The main reason I bought my first bottle of Miss Dior Chérie was the dreamy Sofia Coppola-directed Paris-set advertisement.
In the advert model Maryna Linchuk cycles around the city, eats cake, tries on sunglasses (incidentally my favourite way to kill time in a department store), plays on a swing, kisses a cute guy and, finally, floats above the streets of Paris clutching a huge bunch of pastel-coloured balloons. Sold!
Luckily I adored the fragrance as much as the advert. I’m not one for heavy perfumes that enter a room before you do and linger around long after you’ve left, and this light, pretty, fun, feminine-floral fragrance became my signature scent. The list of ingredients, which included strawberries, butter popcorn and caramel, sounded as tasty as it smelt good. And the bottle, with its decorative bow, looked pretty on the mantelpiece in my bedroom.
Nearing the end of a bottle just before Christmas one year, I put it on my Christmas list and, through miscommunication (or possibly a lack of communication, I’m not sure which), I received three bottles, one from my Mum and one each from my two sisters. All I can say is thank goodness for that gifting mishap. Not long after, the powers that be at Dior, in their wisdom, discontinued Miss Dior Chérie, bringing out a new version I don’t like nearly so much. I know, quelle horreur! Through careful management I still have the best part of one bottle left. I spritz it on for special occasions and consequently it’s forever linked with some of my best memories. I’m not sure what I’ll do when it’s finally finished.
And that’s the point of this post. As something of a creature of habit when it comes to beauty products I get rather attached to my favourites. There’s a long list of fragrances, lip colours, nail varnishes, even beauty brands, that I have loved and lost. I’m sure there’s a list of beauty goodies you miss too. Which products do you still think of wistfully and wish the beauty bosses would bring back? Do share. We could start the campaign here…