These Lesser-Known Dior Fragrances Always Have People Asking Me What I'm Wearing

Lately, one perfume brand has been all over my social media feeds. I can't open my Instagram without seeing one of these fragrances on the profiles of fashion people or in-the-know beauty lovers. The brand? Dior.

You're likely well-acquainted with the Dior's iconic J'Adore and Miss Dior perfumes, which are among the best-selling fragrances in the world. Miss Dior Cherie was one of my first fragrances before I then fell for Hypnotic Poison as a teenager. But you might not know about Dior's luxe line of perfumes, La Collection Privée. 

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Not only do the tall vials of perfume look chic on any dressing table, but the juice inside these bottles is expensive-smelling. The Maison Christian Dior line is inspired by precious fragrance ingredients, and you'll also find the fragrances in body cream, hand soap and candle form. After seeing them dotted on my social feeds (top nail technician Harriet Westmoreland often uses the body creams and hand soaps as part of her nail treatments), I took it as a sign that I needed to try some of the fragrances for myself.

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Within the collection, there are 25 scents to choose from, which are split into different fragrance families. Amber, Florals, Sensuals (think lightweight and delicate scents), Light Florals and Fruity Florals. The names of each are also intriguing (I see the Lucky scent most on Instagram) and are a nod to the codes of the fashion house, so each one tells a story.

With 25 to choose from, I reached out to Dior to try some of the best-selling scents and shared my honest thoughts below. And spoiler alert: They're guaranteed compliment-generators.

Dior La Collection Privée Perfume Review

1. Vanilla Diorama

2. Eden-Roc

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3. Gris Dior

4. Oud Ispahan

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5. Tobacolor

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.

Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.

Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.

When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.