Dior Fleurs Bibliques Vertical Book Tote

French Maison Christian Dior knows again how to suprise….. So ladies!! Make haste and head down to your nearest Dior boutique because these vertical totes have finally arrived on our shores. No, these are not China or Japan-exclusives as some of the previous designs were, but rather part of the current Cruise 2021 collection that also includes these vertical totes decorated with an array of flower motifs.

The Dior Book Tote, an original style introduced by Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, has become a staple of the Dior aesthetic. This vertical pink style is entirely embroidered with the multicolor Fleurs Bibliques motif. Adorned with the ‘Christian Dior’ signature, this bag is an excellent example of Dior savoir-faire and can be paired with other Fleurs Bibliques (which translates to ‘biblical flowers’ in English) creations from the collection.

Aside from Mille Fleurs (which will be covered in time to come), there’s the gorgeous Fleurs Bibliques spotted in 3 colour combinations over on the Vertical Book Tote. The intricate pattern features different flowers on different bags, and you will find a blue/purple blooms on the grey, a bold red on the latte (almost white) and finally a purples and greens on the pink tote.

Each bag follows the common theme of Fleurs Bibliques, each special and unique in their very own way, with the vertical format measuring some 26 cm by 20 cm.

The model above is wearing a light pink technical cashmere jacquard sweater with Fleurs Bibliques motif, a technical taffeta jacquard short with multicolor Mille Fleurs motif, and multicolor technical fabric sneakers with Mille Fleurs Print.

The Dior Book Tote is available at Christian Dior Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. You can also opt to have it personalised with your initials (exclusive personalization service available in a selection of boutiques.) over at the back, or just leave it be with the embroidered flowers taking centerstage. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Spring Into Next Season With Dior’s New ‘Pure Glow’ Collection

Shortly after unveiling its limited collection of fragrances, iconic French Maison Christian Dior has now returned with a new range of makeup products for the upcoming spring season. The Maison’s latest lineup consists of eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes, and nail polishes.

Inspired by the beautiful pink hues of fully-bloomed cherry blossoms Dior is Spring Ready

With product names, just as pretty as nature’s inspiration for the range they will be hard for makeup lovers to resist. Metallic, sparkly and velvety matte shades of ‘Pure Petals’ and ‘Triple Bloom’ are featured in the 3 Couleurs Tri(o)blique Pure Glow palettes whilst cherry blossom is the inspiration for the 5 Couleurs Couture palette.

Enriched with floral lip care, the Maisons’s iconic Rouge Dior lipstick receives two spring-ready colorways: ‘Pink Sakura’ and ‘Coral Peony’. For those who like to keep things simple, try out the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil and Lip Maximizer in ‘Pink’, ‘Coral’ or ‘Ultra Pink’. For an enhanced glow, with a subtle luminous finish, the Stick Glow blush perfectly enhances the cheeks’ natural radiance. Finally, the Dior Vernis nail polish in ‘Coral’ and ‘Hot Pink’ round out the line.

Pink, pink and more pink. We love it!

Dior’s ‘Pure Glow’ Spring Collectionis now available online, at all Dior boutiques, beauty counters, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Gives Its Fragrances An Toile de Jouy Makeover

A legacy of Christian Dior’s passion for 18th century refinement, Toile de Jouy is a major theme in the Maison’s universe. This cotton fabric with rural motifs has remained a key design code, inspiring a number of designers up until now, with Maria Grazia Chiuri successfully giving it a modern take in her collections. The Dior Toile de Jouy has come a long way.

Following the updated version of its Forever Diormania Couture Cuhion, the French Maison has now introduced a limited collection of its fragrances. Four of the most popular scents are dressed in the Maison’s iconic ‘Toile de Jouy’ packaging – the perfect addition to your 2021 perfume lineup.

Christian Dior Lucky

Created to be a good luck charm, Lucky is the fragrance of good luck, echoing the history between the house of Dior and Lily-of-the-Valley. Lucky is a fragrance that plays with its white flowers and Lily-of-the-Valley notes for a subtle discovery of its scent.

Light. Behind the freshness of white flowers, the fragrance Lucky offers a glimpse of the delicate notes of Lily-of-the-Valley.

Lucky is a fragrance good luck charm, like a scented lucky star, the olfactory signature of luck. The white purity of flowers, the wet green of the Lily-of-the Valley accords. Floral. Lucky is a delicate fragrance composed with an abundance of Lily-of-the-Valley and white flower notes.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Lucky fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a body cream, hand wash and soap bar in the same scent.

Christian Dior Holy Peony

Holy Peony is the fragrance that personifies the peony blossom, often immortalized by the greatest artists as a symbol of beauty. This Maison Christian Dior fragrance interprets the olfactory translation of the plump and generous beauty of this sacred flower. Holy Peony is a fragrance draped in the lightest of cloaks: Rose woven with Lily of the Valley, sparkling notes of Strawberry and Raspberry, as well as Woods and Musks that give it an amber charm.

Holy Peony is a fragrance that strikes a balance between softness and fruity vivacity.

Holy Peony is an olfactory ‘trompe-l’œil’. The peony is not easily cajoled: the fleeting beauty of the flower had to be imagined and tamed to capture it in a fragrance. Red, the scarlet velvet that blankets the corolla of the peony blossom, the olfactory image of its bright crimson petals. Floral. Holy Peony is a floral portrait of the peony, which plays on its seductive fullness and botanical freshness.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Holy Peonie fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a ‘Thé Osmanthus’ candle and ‘Rose Ispahan’ hand wash.

Christian Dior Gris Dior

Gris Dior is a signature fragrance that is now more than ever closely tied to the history of Dior Couture. The fragrance is the olfactory expression of the Dior gray, the now-iconic colour Christian Dior loved to celebrate: the couture gray, the sentimental gray of the couturier’s family home in Granville, Normandy, and the pearl gray of the shopfront on Avenue Montaigne.

Gris Dior is an intense fragrance that makes a strong, recognizable statement, always with elegance, and leaves a compelling trail.

Multi-faceted, Gris Dior is a subtle and elegant olfactory signature. An elegant fragrance that uninhibitedly combines heritage with a modern twist. Like the colour gray, the fragrance Gris Dior cannot be broken down into its component parts. It is an indivisible mix, the seamless reading of a chypre.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Gris Dior fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with a ’30 Montaigne’ candle and ‘Néroli Imperial’ soap bar.

Christian Dior Oud Ispahan

Oud Ispahan elegantly embraces an oriental identity: it is the olfactory translation of an Oriental palace, where shimmering hues meld with intoxicating scents to become one. Sophisticated charm and a traveler’s soul influence the powerful character and accents of Oud Ispahan. It is an uncompromising fragrance that highlights its woody force with the spicy, decisive character of Damascus Rose.

Oud Ispahan is an intense fragrance that cannot be forgotten.

Oud Ispahan is a fragrance that arouses curiosity and invites you on an olfactory journey with its oriental soul tinged with a floral softness. The ochre hue of the Oriental palace that inspired the fragrance and the intense red of the Damascus Rose. Oud-floral. It is the member of the Maison Christian Dior family of precious Ouds with a floral signature. A captivating fragrance that gives this olfactory evocation of the Orient a powerful identity, based on an Oud accord adorned with the softness of Rose.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Oud Ispahan fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with an ‘Encens Mystique’ candle.

The Christian Dior Toile de Jouy Collection is available at Christian Dior Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Keep Your Lips Soft And Hydrated With Dior’s New Satin Balm

French Maison Christian Dior is making a lot of people very happy! The Maison is welcoming 2021 with a range of new beauty products, including its latest Rouge Dior Satin Balm, as well as the the brand’s signature Rouge Dior lipstick in a revamped packaging.

The new lip care product is made of 95 percent natural ingredients like red peony extract, pomegranate blossom extract and shea butter that all work together to hydrate and nourish the lips. Arriving in a universal hue, ‘000 Diornatural’, this translucent balm caters to all skin tones.

In addition, Dior’s Makeup Creative and Image Director Peter Philips has revealed that the Rouge Dior will arrive in a new refillable case with a bold, modern design. Available in 72 shades and four different finishes, the lipstick is infused with lip care ingredients as well.

The new Rouge Dior lipstick range and Satin Balm will release at all Dior beauty boutiques, beauty counters and online on January 1, 2021. Select refill shades will see a later launch date of January 15, 2021. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Christian Dior partnered with Foundation GoodPlanet

At Christian Dior, they are committed to improving our impact on the world around us. The French Maison has partnered with the Foundation GoodPlanet, which aims to make ecology and humanism a central issue in our societies.

From November 27 to December 6, a major digital auction is being held to collect funds in order to develop new projects to encourage people to take concrete action for the Earth and its inhabitants. Among other exceptional prizes, Maison Christian Dior is offering a chance to take a private tour of the Château de La Colle Noire, Christian Dior’s favorite home in the South of France.

Provence and the Grasse area are closely tied to the history of Dior. It was there that Christian Dior chose to have his holiday home: the Château de la Colle Noire.​ Christian Dior’s acquisition of the Château de La Colle Noire was the culmination of his deep fondness for the Provençal south and his dream to be a perfumer.​ This property was his peaceful haven: he decorated each room, designed the garden and oversaw the refurbishment. ​Surrounded by a chorus of crickets and white trails of jasmine, he took off his couturier’s hat and began developing his passion for exceptional flowers.​

Discover the auction here. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Christian Dior The Scent of Poison

French Maison Christian Dior released a new video campaign for its cult fragrance, Hypnotic Poison from 1998, an oriental with notes of almond, jasmine, and vanilla.

Exuding a brazen, conquering spirit, Hypnotic Poison is an intriguing and arresting oriental fragrance.

François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator

Created by François Demachy, Hypnotic Poison isn’t a fragrance you wear, it’s a fragrance that wears you. With Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette, the fashion house has created a magnetic and sensual fragrance, the stuff of modern perfumery legend. A captivating and incredibly sensual Oriental.

In the spirit of the season (on the eve of Halloween) and in accordance with the image of this perfume line (Hypnotic Poison carries epithets of unnerving, bewitching, and enchanting), the new campaign exudes a spooky, mysterious, and surreal atmosphere, as well as the elegance of the French court and the French fashion house.

The face of the new campaign is fashion model Sophie Martynova. Various Dior fashion pieces are evident in the campaign, as well as the iconic flacon of Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette and the Roller Pearl edition. 

The video ad of the new campaign is accompanied by an Instagram campaign, which shows the flacon of the perfume caught in flames and red roses from which blood drips.

Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau the Toilette and a Roller Pearl edition at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Serge Lutens is enigmatic, talented, exceptionally creative – and helped pioneer ‘niche’ perfumery…

 

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The story of Serge Lutens is a very special one, emotional and deep. Loss can lead to extraordinary ways to cope with pain. For Serge Lutens it has created the foundation to become this extraordinary designer and true artist. A visionary of beauty in all its forms, he has led many revolutions in the world of beauty and perfume. For him, ‘perfume is illuminating, affirming, the ultimate final touch’.

Building on his success, in 2000 he created his own brand, Serge Lutens. The brand reflects its authentic, bold creator who conceives his fragrances, designs his flacons and considers every detail of his creations without concession.

To date, he has created around 70 perfumes in timeless collections: the ‘Collection Noire’, ‘Exclusive Bottles’, ‘Section d’Or’, ‘Gratte-Ciel’ and more. His perfumes for men and for women reveal something of the wearer’s character and bring out their true identity. He has also launched a makeup line bringing together beauty essentials, with an expert selection of cosmetics for a high-definition makeup finish.

 

Living at a distance

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Serge Lutens was born during the war, on March 14th, 1942 in Lille, in northern France. Separated from his mother when he was just weeks old, his personality was indelibly marked by this original abandonment. Permanently torn between two families, he lived life at a distance and through his imagination. He was a dreamer. At the École Montesquieu, they said he was ‘on the moon’: he paid no attention, although his teachers recognised that he was a gifted storyteller.

 

A style is born

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In 1956, at the age of 14, he was given a job against his will – he would have preferred being an actor – in a beauty salon in his native city. Two years later, he had already established the feminine hallmarks that he would make his own: eye shadow, ethereally beautiful skin, short, plastered down hair. He also became known for the colour black, from which he never deviated. He confirmed his tastes and his choices with the female friends of his whom he photographed.

He was 18 when he was called up to serve in the army during the Algerian War. He was remoulded. This was an important break that led him to make his decision: to leave Lille and head for Paris. This was 1962. Helped by a friend, Madeleine Levy, and bearing large prints of his photographs of his friends, Serge Lutens, experiencing his first years in Paris at a time of insecurity and want, contacted Vogue magazine. For him, this magazine represented the essence of beauty: a sort of convent that he mythologised. Three days later, he collaborated on the Christmas issue.

The creator of a vision through make-up, jewellery and extraordinary objets, Serge Lutens quickly became the person to call, and the fashion magazines made no mistake: Elle, Jardin des Modes, Harper’s Bazaar were constantly after him: he worked with the greatest photographers of the time, such as Richard Avedon, Bob Richardson and Irving Penn, all the while pursuing his own photographic work. During these years, his talent was fully acknowledged.

 

The Christian Dior years

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In 1967, Christian Dior, who was preparing to launch its make-up line, called upon him. For the Maison Dior he would create colours, style and images. Finally, his vision was unified through photography. In the early 1970s, the famous editor-in-chief of US Vogue, Diana Vreeland, was unstinting in her enthusiasm: ‘Serge Lutens, Revolution of Make-up!’ His success was resounding.

In 1973, Serge Lutens’ series of photographs (inspired by the artists Claude Monet, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani) was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Serge Lutens became the symbol of the freedom created through make-up, for a whole new generation. In 1974, mirroring his taste for films and the legendary actresses in them, he made a short movie, ‘Les Stars’, and in 1976, ‘Suaire’. Both were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

During this period, he travelled widely, exploring Morocco and later Japan. These two countries, with their rich and yet so different cultures, came together in him and confirmed his way of seeing and feeling.

 

The Shiseido years

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He recalled them some years later, in 1980, when he signed on with Shiseido for a collaboration that was to enable the Japanese cosmetics group, until then unknown on the international scene, to establish such a powerful visual identity that it became one of the world’s leading market players in the 1980s and ‘90s.

Shiseido gave Lutens his start in the fragrance industry in 1982, when they commissioned a fragrance from him Nombre Noir. Lutens and Shiseido partnered on another legendary fragrance, 1992’s Feminite du Bois.

Continuing to make fragrances for Shiseido, assisted by the company’s in-house nose Christopher Sheldrake, in 1992 Lutens established Les Salons du Palais Royal – a former bookshop in Paris’s Jardins du Palais Royal, converted into a house of perfume. Originally intended to launch his second Shiseido scent, Féminité du Bois.

Lutens also designed and conceptualized the luxurious perfume house – with its dreamlike décorfor the exclusive marketing of Shiseido and Lutens scents, which stamped Serge Lutens’ first olfactory revolution on the perfume world.

 

Marrakech, the awakening of the senses

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Deeply moved by his discovery of Morocco, more specifically Marrakech (where he bought an old house in the heart of the Medina in 1974), this was where Serge Lutens established his perfume business. Waxes, cedarwood, orange blossom…, Marrakech provided the inspiration for his first perfumes: Ambre sultan, Cuir mauresque, Chergui…  He channels his very life experiences into these fragrances (which are in many cases a collaboration with great noses, including Maurice Roucel and Christopher Sheldrake), which are worn by women and men alike.

Now well-established, at the time they wrote a whole new chapter in the history of essences. In 2000, Serge Lutens took the logical step of creating the brand which carries his name and embodies his uncompromising style. Perfumes, make-up… distributed through specialist retail channels and, for the select few, his own network of shops.

 

The Serge Lutens Foundation

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In 2007, Serge Lutens received the ‘Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters’ accolade and went on to receive many awards for his multifaceted talent, before he set up the Serge Lutens Foundation in 2014. Based in the house he purchased in 1974, in the historical heart of the Medina in Marrakech, this vast museum-like space of over 3,000 m2 is today a vibrant testimony to an artist who breaks norms and never rests on his laurels.

 

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Serge Lutens’ fragrances are available at the Les Salons du Palais Royal and Saint-Honoré Boutiques, on the Serge Lutens’ website, and at selected stores worldwide.

Discover the Serge Lutens universe and be surprised by its unique olfactory creations. Come into the beautiful world of Serge Lutens.

 

 

 

 

Harvest time for Christian Dior J’adore

 

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Created by Calice Becker in 1999, J’adore is a modern, glamorous fragrance, which has become incredibly popular, and for that reason developed in number of variants and different concentrations. J’adore is a luminous fragrance. It’s opulent, golden scent shimmers on the skin like sunbeams.

J’adore presents a new conception of the French Maison’s feminity, a scent so new and so in line with Dior style at the same time – sweet but balmy, slightly sharp floral with fresh mandarin in the top, Grasse jasmine, plum, rose and orchid in the heart. Amaranth musk and blackberry in the trail.

Grasse Jasmine is a unique and intense flower harvested from July to October in Christian Dior’s beloved region in the South of France. More than a flower, it is the symbol of a terroir and is unique in the world with its powerful olfactive qualities. This exceptional flower reveals the plural richness of J’adore.​

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The classic and ambitions of this fragrance reflects in the now iconic flacon shaped like a Greek amphora.

Christian Dior J’adore is available in different sizes , concentrations and a wonderful matching bath series at Dior Boutiques, online, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of French Maison Christian Dior.

 

 

 

Dior Releases Its Redesigned Bobby Bag

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Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, French Maison Christian Dior has unveiled a re-designed Bobby Bag as part of its Fall 2020 collection release. The new It bag pays homage to Monsieur Christian Dior’s beloved dog Bobby, who lent his name to many designs in the Maison’s archive. Bobby has also inspired a limited-edition perfume bottle, like a work of art in his image, designed by Fernand Guery-Colas among many other things.

A nod to monsieur Christian Dior’s dog, the Bobby carries an air of ‘timeless modernity’ with its contemporary contoured shape, smooth box calfskin that is selected for its superior quality., flexible suede interior and craftmanship.

The fashion house’s iconic signature ‘CD’ initials, made of antique gold-finished metal, is defined atop the classic military-style buckle which neatly hides the magnetic clasp of this petit flap bag. An emblematic signature, the ’30 Montaigne’, Dior’s landmark Paris address, is relief hand-embossed in tone-on-tone and finished by hand — giving a subtle echo of the eponymous emblematic bag.

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Hand made in Florance, Italy, the Bobby Bag is available in three sizes and two versions: the calfskin and the embroidered Oblique Jacquard. The former is available in four colors of black, blue, latte and camel, and the latter just in the color blue.

These exceptional designs are realized in Florence, the beating heart of leather goods production, according to a precise and demanding artisanal savoir-faire.

A must-have piece in the collection for every apostle of Dior, the Bobby can be carried in the hand, worn on the shoulder, or cross-body thanks to its detachable shoulder straps. The latter also comes in matching leathers or an embroidered version, offering an endless possibility to mix and match for a resolute couture result.

Watch how the Bobby Bag is hand crafted in the video above. The Bobby Bag is available at Dior Boutiques, Dior’s official website, and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Lights on Catherine Dior, the real Miss Dior

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Christian Dior’s sister was a woman of strong character, heroine of the Resistance. She was the vigilant guardian of her brother’s memory, always preferring the present moment to nostalgia worship. Simplicity, courage and loyalty seemed to be the watchwords of Catherine Dior’s life. Miss Dior was created for her… A brother’s discreet tribute to his beloved sister.

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Created in 1947 by Jean Charles and Paul Vacher, Miss Dior is a Chypre floral. Top notes are aldehydes, gardenia, clary saga, galbanum, and bergamot. Middle-notes are iris, carnation, jasmine, neroli, lilly-of-the-valley, orris root, rose, and narcissus. Base notes are vetiver, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, labdanum and leather.

Today Miss Dior is available in several sizes and different flacons, accompanied by a beautiful bathline. The collection is available at Dior boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.