To celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Dior, house designer John Galliano and perfumier François Demachy have created a trio of limited-edition fragrances called La Collection Particulière. The scents pay homage to Miss Dior, the original perfume created in 1947—the same year Christian Dior introduced the "new look" at his first fashion show. La Collection Particulière captures the sophisticated and feminine aura that Dior has maintained for six decades.
The three fragrances are inspired by three past Dior models and muses: France, Lucky and Victoire. Each scent focuses on one of three flowers: rose, iris, and tuberose.
Octavian Sever Coifan of 1000fragrances believes that the fragrances may also represent modern-day Dior models such as Stella Tennant (Passage N°4), Kate Moss (Passage N°8) and Gisele Bundchen (Passage N°9).
The bottles are made from Baccarat crystal — the same material used in the original and elegant Dior fragrances. The colors of the flacons are the same colors as the French flag. Each bottle is 2.5 ounces and sells for a hefty $490 in 30 Dior boutiques around the world.
For a detailed description of each of the three scents in the La Collection Particulière,
- La Collection Particulière Passage N°4 is a rose based fragrance blended with notes of orange, pepper, amber and musk. It is named after the Dior muse, France.
- La Collection Particulière Passage N°8 is an iris based perfume blended with violet and musk from ambrette seeds. It is named after the Dior muse, Lucky.
- La Collection Particulière Passage N°9 is a tuberose based scent accented with woods, jasmine, patchouli and vanilla. It is named after the Dior muse, Victoire.