May 3, 2013

Gris
Montaigne

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La Collection Privée Christian Dior—a collection of rare and authentic fragrances created using only noble raw materials—has been enriched with a new scent, evocatively christened Gris Montaigne.

Christian Dior was fascinated by the timeless seduction of the color gray, a hue he celebrated in his creations. But there’s certainly nothing drab about Dior gray. The decidedly couture shade brims with the life story and personal references of the designer who would revolutionize fashion with his New Look in 1947.

The fragrance composition echoes the sophistication of a couture gown, with a radically refined, unadorned chypre note. The perfume, whose name evokes the façade of the legendary boutique at 30 avenue Montaigne as well as the medallion chairs in the Dior salons, is a bold interpretation of Dior gray. The taught and invigorating olfactory structure is expressed in myriad nuances.

The harmony and balance of this jus springs from its noble ingredients: patchouli, Calabrian bergamot, absolute of Turkish rose, and jasmine sambac from the Indian region of Tamil Nadu. They envelope the body like the finest fabric worn against bare skin.

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