DIOR SPRING 2012 – Preview

If ever a collection  was going to slap you back into beauty blogging territory it’s this one. Although yesterday’s press preview was entitled Spring 2012 most of these products will be on counter by January 2nd in Selfridges and nationwide from 16th January.
Be warned: it being Dior, and me, this is another picture-heavy post, but when a launch is done so beautifully and encapsulates the entire feel of the range – it has to be done. First up: fragrance.

Patchouli Imperial is the latest addition to La Collection Privee Christian Dior and does not disappoint. This is not your ‘typical’ patchouli that for me brings back memories of festivals and goths (thank god). This is refined and fresh and a definite one for the colder months and holds notes of Sicilian Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot, Russian Coriander (it’s ok – love the smell – just don’t ask me to eat it) and Indian Patchouli on a base of Cedar Wood, Sandalwood – and the catch for me – Amber.
Delicious. On counter 23rd January at Maison de Parfums in Selfridges, London. 

Diorling is new to the Les Creations de Monsieur Dior family and is really green – to me anyway. Calabrian Bergamot and Egyptian Jasmine on a base of patchouli and leather.
On counter nationwide 30th January.

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The hugely successful Capture Totale range offers up an eye serum – Capture Totale Eyes Essential which comes with 10 patents, 32 scientific publications and a lot of stats. It claims to provide a ‘targeted response to the various signs of age and fatigue’. Game on my friend. I’ll report back on results.

And so to the main event. ‘Garden Party’ is a truly beautiful collection. A mixture of Limited Editions and new permanent additions to the core range, it is based around Christian Dior’s gardens in Granville in Normandy.

Limited Edition Garden Pastel and Garden Roses Palettes. Beautiful useable colours finished with hand pressed rose overlays.

Predictably my favourite was the blusher… Rouge Dior Haute Couleur in Corolle Pink. Another Limited Edition – all of the above are on counter 2nd January in Selfridges and Brown Thomas.

Trish Lomax – Nail Ambassador for Dior – and her team

Roll on Spring! (January)

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