Iconic perfume houses Dior and Chanel have been producing elegant and stylish feminine fragrances since the early 1900s. As several of our readers have asked for a Miss Dior vs Coco Mademoiselle comparison, we decided to put both fragrances to the test.
I am comparing Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (2021) with Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense (2018). Both fragrances share main notes of rose and vanilla, but whereas Miss Dior EDP is more floral and fruity, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP Intense introduces the muskiness of patchouli.
Miss Dior vs Coco Mademoiselle
Armed with official samples of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (2021) and Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense (2018), it’s time to review, test and compare. I have also included my full video review too!
1. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
Released in 2021, Dior’s Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is a youthful and carfree fruity floral fragrance with a vanilla kick. This scent was composed by perfumer François Demachy.
An opening of apricot-scented peony mixes with powdery iris and fragrant Lilly of the valley. The heart of Centifolia rose petals delivers delicate floral hints of honey and pepper.
Once dry, a light musky woody base is soon sweetened by vanilla and tonka bean. Finally settles to a feminine rose fragrance with sweet vanilla and a moreish fruity tones.
When comparing to Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense, I would say Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is less complicated, it’s pretty and easier to wear for any occasion.
Lilly of the valley, Peony, Iris
Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Musk, Sandalwood
Seasons & Longevity
This confident, fun and carefree perfume is suitable for any season and occasion. I would wear this more of a daytime scent for lunches, days out and it is also office safe.
Performance is good, you can expect 6+ hours of wear with noticeable sillage and projection.
Benefits & Drawbacks
|Pros||Beautiful rose scent with light fruity and vanilla|
|Cons||More of a daytime-only scent.|
2. Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense
Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is an elegant amber woody fragrance that oozes class. Released in 2018, the perfumer behind this scent is Olivier Polge.
This fragrance opens with a surprising amount of fresh citrus that soon calms down. A heart of fragrant rose dominates nicely, supported by hints of jasmine.
Upon dry-down, the moreish sweetness of vanilla and tonka bean emerges, with earthy/musky patchouli taking effect after 20 minutes. Settles to an elegant dark and slightly musky rose fragrance with hints of vanilla and tonka bean.
When comparing to Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, I would say Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is the more mysterious and worldly older sister.
Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Vanilla
Seasons & Longevity
As for when to wear, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is ideal for autumn/winter and even creeping into spring. It feels a little more dressy and refined than Miss Dior.
The performance of this fragrance is good and you can expect 5+ hours of wear with decent sillage and projection before it relaxes to hover just above the skin.
Benefits & Drawbacks
|Pros||Elegant, refined and utterly classy dark rose scent.|
|Cons||Maybe too much depth for younger noses|
Miss Dior vs Coco Mademoiselle – Comparison
|Miss Dior Eau de Parfum||Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense|
|Viora Says… Miss Dior Eau de Parfum blends powdery rose, vanilla and hints of apricot-tinged peony to create a pretty any-season everyday fragrance.||Viora Says… Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is more sultry. A darker and more exotic rose scent that’s perfect for eveningwear.|
Our Top Pick
Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense
The winner has to be Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense. I love the depth of the rose and patchouli that is brightened by vanilla, just what you want to wear for any slightly dressy occasion.
Miss Dior vs Coco Mademoiselle: Video Review
Overall, Miss Dior Eau de Parfum and Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense are both well-balanced, feminine and perform well. I recommend you try both fragrances in-store and decide which one you prefer. Coco Mademoiselle needs to settle for 20 minutes to reveal its sensual muskiness so please bear that in mind.
As we mentioned at the end of our full review video, you can easily add both of these fragrances to your collection as Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is a versatile any season fragrance, whilst Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is more of an any-season daytime scent.
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Ingrid is an avid perfume collector, fragrance writer & reviewer, fragrance Youtuber and Friend member of the British Society of Perfumers who has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years.