In The Spotlight: Dior Joy

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Dior just surprised everybody when they released their new fragrance out of nowhere!
And me being me, a total perfume junkie,  I just had to run out to the department store to give it a smell.
The scent wow'd me, I instantly fell in love and nearly cried... because this freaking perfume is so damn expensive!

However, I did some more research on this fragrance to figure out if I really needed it or not (or to find any reason I could justify this purchase, let's me honest) and I looove the story around this launch!
JOY by Dior - €95 per 50 ml

"JOY by Dior expresses this remarkable feeling of joy by offering an olfactive interpretation of light. 
This perfume resembles certain pointillist paintings that are rich with a precise, yet not too obvious, technique. It is constructed with multiple nuances, a myriad of facets that lead to an expression that is clear and self-evident. 
Bringing a new Dior perfume to life is an event. For the entire House, as well as for me. It should rally and delight both women and men."
                                                                                - Francois Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator


A perfume that was created to be an interpretation of light - do I need to say anymore? 

The scent is not hard to describe, it is very floral and fresh, almost a bit fruity, yet there is something more heavy lingering when wearing the scent for a longer period of time - super interesting and definitely something you do not come across with every odd frangrance launch!

Here are the notes:
Zested Bergamot
Mandarin
Grasse Rose
Jasmine
Sandalwood
Musk
 

What do we think about the bottle though? My immediate thought was that I did not like it at all, and, not to be a victim of pretty, sparkle packaging ever, that was one of the reasons I did not just pick it up right there and then - the other one was the price tag...
I feel like fragrances are not only about what is inside, but packaging really matters here! Isn't it all about picking up a gorgeous perfume bottle to apply your favorite scent and then placing it delicately back into that perfect spot on your vanity?

What do you think, do you think perfume packaging is important? Would you buy a scent you love if the outside does not match? And what are your thoughts on this new Dior release?

I hope you enjoyed this post! 


xx Janine

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