Literally fascinated by the excess of the
imposing balls that he would not miss for anything, Christian Dior used
his fashion to celebrate a certain luxurious and timeless celebratory
spirit. Seen in the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, Normandy, the fashions of Dior as presented in 2010 in an exhibition of 50 classic couture gowns, cannot but make one catch their breath; such is their beauty, their clever engineering and grandiose style.
A new chapter in the "Christian Dior Collection Privée", the upcoming Grand Bal perfume elegantly embodies the intoxication of a summer's night at the first light of dawn.
Like the most beautiful of gowns, its radiant composition, dominated by Grasse Jasmine, conceals noble raw materials. "Grand Bal is an echo of Christian Dior's great ball gowns, whose full full skirts and beauty evoked the petals of a flower in full bloom" , according to head perfumer François Demachy.
The classicism of jasmine is further enhanced by sparkling bergamot, Tunisian orange blossom, Comorian ylang ylang, New Caledonia sandalwood (this is a different sandalwood species that smells rather different than the Indian species or the Australian one) and sweet musk.
The matter of IFRA restrictions on natural jasmine absolutes creates its own little tension and anticipation in perfume lovers.
Christian Dior Grand Bal is a Dior boutique exclusive fragrance (collection privée) and will be available in the standard cylindrical bottles of 250ml of La Collection Couturier Parfumeur.
info & bottle pic via dior.com