DIOR: Fève Délicieuse + Cuir Cannage + Oud Ispahan

Hi there Perfume Junkies.

The other day Ainslie Walker trotted into DIOR flagship store in Sydney, while there and chatting to our fave DIOR SA Jolanta they started talking about APJ and Jolanta asked where I’d been hiding. So between them they cooked up an idea to get me the newest DIOR releases in their fabulous miniature bottles, which are scale to the real deal. I think they hold 5 or 8ml which is heaps for becoming addicted to their delicious juices. When I went to see Jolanta myself a couple of heavy duty DIOR shoppers came in so we didn’t really get to say more than Hello & Goodbye but I’m going to go in very early one day and have a natter.

DIOR Privée

Francois Demachy has created these beauties for the Privée range. Though not astoundingly new or highly envelope-pushingly-original what I love about the DIOR Privée range is their cool and classic classiness, beautifully blended and nuanced fragrances that fit into my life seamlessly. Sometimes I wish I was a one frag kinda guy so I could purchase an enormous DIOR Privée bottle and drain it to the dregs. I have a fewof the smaller bottles and now that Granville is discontinued I really want to grab some of that too.

Oud Ispahan Dior FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

DIOR: Oud Ispahan

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Labdanum
Heart: Patchouli
Base: Sandalwood, rose, agarwood (oud)

Oud Ispahan is a slightly boozy sweet floral leather. A toffee coated leather opening that blooms beautifully into a brand new, extremely luxe handbag smell drenched in roses and a light dusting of oud. It feels like a very posh version of a 1980s fragrance marketed to men. Totally wearable and yummy. I have a bottle of Oud Ispahan bought in Paris, every time I wear it I am transported back to Winter Paris.

Cuir Cannage Christian Dior FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

DIOR: Cuir Cannage

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, ylang ylang
Heart: Leather, jasmine, rose, iris
Base: Birch, juniper, leather

Cuir Cannage is leather, sweet leather. A gorgeous creamy leather that pays as much homage to flowers as it does to the treated skins of dead animals. The iris, ylang, white flowers create a sumptuous bouquet that is brilliantly offset by the dry rasp of leather and birch and the sharpness of the juniper. This softly, softly leather approach is quite prevalent in modern perfumery and I like it very much. If I owned a bottle of Cuir Cannage I think it would see a lot of skin time.

Fève Délicieuse Christian Dior FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

DIOR: Fève Délicieuse

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Venezuelan tonka bean, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, pralines, woody accords

If DIOR were trying to out-Guerlain Guerlain then Fève Délicieuse is what I would dream they could accomplish. I’m talking about Old School Guerlain, where you could smell a beautiful growling beastie hiding beneath the sweet bakery. Here we have all the sweetness of modern gourmand tempered by tonka and woods, which serve to create a lovely baseline that hints heavily at animal. I’m surprised honey isn’t one of the featured notes. This is exactly how I would like to smell.

DIOR Giveaway 2.6.15

DIOR Giveaway


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Fève Délicieuse + Cuir Cannage + Oud Ispahan DIOR manufacturers samples
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us a favorite DIOR fragrance, from any of their ranges and any vintage

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Christian DIOR Privée GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p3PURw-330   @Dior


Entries Close Sunday 7th June 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 11th June 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

62 comments on “DIOR: Fève Délicieuse + Cuir Cannage + Oud Ispahan

  1. annemarie says:

    Dioressence is my favourite Dior. I dismissed Cuir Cannage at first as being a tad dull, but it’s growing on me as my sample diminishes. It’s very smooth and relaxing to wear. I follow on email.

  2. Liam says:

    Hey there Portia. I am torn between two classics in the Dior masculine line up. I often state I was born into the world of Fahrenheit because my father wore it when I was born and I have fond childhood memories of that scent. However more recently, the day I discovered Eau Sauvage I had personally met Chandler Burr – so there is a sweet memory there. I’d love to try these as they are IMPOSSIBLE to smell in Melbourne.
    I follow on WordPress.
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  3. Bianca b says:

    Great post!
    Haha “out-Guerlain Guerlain” love it!! I’m dying to try Feves, and now the Cuir too, not something i’d normally be attracted to but when you say sweet and creamy- I’m there!
    So many lovely Dior’s….but I think I’d have to say vintage Dune is a winner for me. Warm, sultry, different and reminds me of an awesome time in my life with crazy memories 🙂
    I follow via email.

  4. Jane says:

    Definitely Dioressence, it’s my favourite rainy day fragrance. I follow on email

  5. Bernadette Winfield-Gray says:

    Diorama was my wedding scent a long time ago. Later I worked with a lovely man who wore ‘Oh! Savage!’ I wanted it! Miss Dior from the 1980’s, which I guess makes her vintage. Back then MD was one of my grown up, serious scents in the office. I follow you via email.

  6. Jaybee says:

    I’ll go with Dune, so radical at its release for being more ocean than boudoir. But I’d like to get hold of the older vintage Diors. I follow by email. 🙂

  7. RuthF says:

    Great giveaway! I wore Hypnotic Poison for years, can’t wear it now though. I follow by email.

    • Scarlett says:

      I’m the same. I can’t wear Hypnotic Poison EDT, but love Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle, which was also conveniently discontinued *shakes fist*

  8. Rhiannon says:

    Hiya! My favourite Dior is Hypnotic Poison EDP!

  9. Morrigan says:

    I don’t actually have a favourite Dior. I just haven’t sampled much of their stuff – weird, I know. I’ve spent some time with some, enjoyed a few… but nothing really loyalty inspiring? I hear many good things about Oud Isaphan, though, so it’s on my hitlist.
    I follow by email.

  10. Aelfrik says:

    I follow via email and far and away my favourite Dior is Oud Ispahan. Sillage for miles on that baby. Have been aching to try the Feve, sweet and animalic is my jam 🙂

  11. Meredith Russell says:

    I follow you by email. I love Diorissimo, and Dune, and Cuir Cannage sounds like it would suit me very well. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Scarlett says:

    Midnight Poison is my all time favourite from the Poison range. So far I have 3 bottles I’ve been hoarding since the discontinuation of it. Why, Dior, why?! :'(
    What an amazing prize I must say… I follow by email.

  13. Patty Pong says:

    I like the very first formula of Poison and the most vintage Eau Sauvage. 🙂 E-mail follower.

  14. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    What a wonderful give-away! I follow by e-mail and bloglovin. I have not tried many of the newer Dior fragrances. I am stuck in the past and still trying to use up my various vintages (1998 through 2011) of my favorite Dior – Hypnotic Poison.
    Azar xx

  15. Marion says:

    My old favorite was vintage (60’s) Diorama, oozing respect and danger, later replaced by 80’s Poison, the bomb. You only needed two sprays. I follow by e-mail. So want to sample these three. Thanks for the chance.

  16. gina tabasso says:

    I follow via email and have never tried Dior!!!!

  17. Annet says:

    Miss Dior edp is my favorite DIOR fragrance.
    Follow via email.

  18. Sun Mi says:

    Holy smokes – what a giveaway! You know, it’s really unfortunate but I don’t think I’ve tried ANY Dior fragrances yet. Not even one. These all look really interesting. I’m not typically a huge fan of gourmandy scents, but Fève Délicieuse looks amazing (as do the others, but I’m more surprised by my on-paper attraction to Fève Délicieuse). Thanks for the mini reviews and the draw!

  19. willa says:

    I LOVE manufacturers samples! Diorissimo – the others are fab but Diorissimo is the one and only Dior fragrance that makes my heart skip a beat. Email.

  20. rincoglionita says:

    What fun is this post and this giveaway! My favorite Dior (but maybe the only Dior I’ve even tried??) IS Oud Ispahan. I feel like it’s pretty much “me.” The rose and the patch and the sandalwood–that’s me right there. I’d kind of do anything to try Fève Délicieuse, as that sounds like it could also be me! I follow by email.

  21. Nemo says:

    This is kind of embarassing to admit, but I have tried very few perfumes from Dior! And many of them were so close to the beginning of my perfume adventure that I don’t really trust my memories of them anyway. My favorite of the few I have tried so far is Eau Sauvage (I think the EDT?), but really I have been quite neglectful. I follow by email, and thank you!

  22. Irina says:

    wow, what a giveaway!!! I used to love and wear ” cologne noire” and I would like very much to try “Feve delicieuse”
    I follow via e-mail

  23. Joanne Schindler says:

    I think my favorite has to be vintage diorissimo. I did love the older version but not so fond of what is available now.
    Thanks for the chance at this fantastic giveaway!
    I follow by email.

  24. verena says:

    I love Miss Dior old formulation because it reminds me of my first boyfriend.
    I follow by email

  25. FeralJasmine says:

    I follow by email. My favorite in this line is Oud Isphahan and my mini is almost empty ( sob.) so hell yeah, enter me!

  26. Janice says:

    I’m going to have to go with Dune as well.
    I follow by email.

  27. Tenzin says:

    I love the Dior Homme line – Dior Homme, Dior Homme sport and Dior Homme Intense 🙂
    DHI was the first serious fragrance that I bought and it kickstarted my journey.

    I follow via email.

  28. jalesley says:

    Jalesley – bloglovin
    I Love Poison, but can not use it, it is so beautiful but so LAUD

  29. Radmila says:

    I’ve used to be a miss dior fan years ago, but what i am really addicted to is fahrenheit. I have been your follower by email. Thanks!

  30. The AL says:

    I follow APJ as a fellow WP blogger, and I would love a chance to win samples of these lovelies. At first I was also dismissive of these Diors but now I have grown to really appreciate them. I’m open to trying more!! 🙂 I love Mitzah from this line (sadly discontinued) and as for Dior in general I love old-school Poison, which I don’t wear around people, but often wear at home to bed. 🙂

  31. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail,facebook and twitter.My Dior of choice is Diorella which was the first bottle of perfume I got as a teen.

  32. Caroline says:

    Fave Diors are the vintage versions of Diorama and Eau Sauvage–haven’t as yet had the opportunity to try any of the Privees. I’m all stocked up on Diorama’s orange peel leathery chypre goodness, thanks to ebay. Have yet to find a good vintage bottle of Sauvage. I follow by email–thanks for the draw.

  33. Virginia says:

    Hi there, I do love Hypnotic Poison and Pure poison but would love to smell some of this exclusive range. I follow by email.

  34. Teri Singer says:

    Hi. I follow by email and I’ve always had a soft spot for Diorissimo.

  35. Jackie b says:

    What a great draw! I really liked Bois d’Argent for the 30 seconds it lasted on me, and have been wanting to try Cuir Cannage too.
    I follow by email.

  36. greennote2 says:

    Once upon a time, many scented lifetimes ago, I wore Diorella. Now I see leather and animal and I’m curious, intrigued, lustful. I follow by email.

  37. Fazal Cheema says:

    what a sensational draw 🙂 My favorite dior is original Dioressence in Esprit de Parfum formula which Guy Robert created. but Dior Homme original from Olivier Polge would also be close but so would be original Eau Sauvage by Roudnitska..Dior has so many amazing creations, this question is really challenging..thanks so so much for the wonderful draw. I follow APJ through email.

  38. Ingeborg says:

    I really like Dior Escale à Pondichéry for use in summer,tolerated by everyone, but with better staying power than a cologne. I am on my second small sample of Grand Bal and think I would already have bought a bottle had it been available locally. Would especially love to try the Fève Délicieuse. I follow via e-mail.

  39. Moira says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love Hypnotic Poison and Dioressence. I would love to find any of the legendary vintage Dior scents: Dior, Diorling, Miss Dior, Diorissimo. Sigh. So many!

  40. Rockinruby says:

    I am following you via email. My favorite Dior is probably vintage Diorama, but that’s hard to come by these days. Of their current line, it has to be Bois d’Argent. Thanks!

  41. TL Reiber says:

    Hello, I follow by email and I have never used a Dior perfume yet, I have seen the Dior addict and been tempted, but I have no idea what is smells like. I adore fragrance and have recently joined a few fragrance groups to earn more. Thank you for the opportunity.

  42. Hans says:

    Hi.. I followed thru email and my fav Dior is Fahrenheit (vintage).. And thanx for the giveaway..

  43. jennifer says:

    I like the older version of Addict! I follow you via email. Thanks!

  44. Kandice says:

    I would love to try these since I haven’t tried any Dior fragrances in awhile. My favorite Dior is vintage Poision. Since nothing has come close in a long time to this I’ve avoided the line. But perhaps one of these new lovelies might fit the bill. Thanks for the opportunity. I follow via email.

  45. flowergirlbee! says:

    thanks for the amazing giveaway: )i follow by email.
    i like so many dior’s i don’t know which to chose and i don’t own any of them !!i must try to get brave and go into the dior store.. i find those places so challenging.they all sound hugely delicious..yum,yum,yum.

  46. amanda says:

    I am following by email. I haven’t had much of a chance to sample Dior widely. I do like J’Adore, and would like to sample more of their range.

  47. Lena says:

    I think Dolce Vita was the first Dior I ever owned, and as such it remains dear to my heart. I follow by email.

  48. Lindaloo says:

    Happily following by email. Favourite Dior is Diorella from when I first encountered it in the late 70s through to the 90s formulations. Follwed by Diorissimo, Dioressence and Miss Dior.
    As for more recent releases, Dior Addict was a rare scrubber, but the Escale a Portofino I blind bought last year has been getting a lot of wear.
    Thanks so much for the generous draw opportunity.

  49. Hamish MacInnes says:

    It’s a tough decision, but I think my favourite would have to be Diorella. I would love to sample this Prive line, but I was so disappointed when the local Dior boutique opened recently and only sells handbags. I follow your RSS feed using Feed Wrangler.

  50. Cerulean says:

    Have always loved Poison (signature scent for years). The Privée line sounds heavenly! I follow by email.

  51. empliau says:

    If I’m not too late, I’d like to enter. I love Diorissimo, especially vintage. I was just speaking my (very broken) Italian to some guests at a party whose English was similarly broken – they were admiring my flowers, and I wanted to show them the corner where the lilies of the valley grow. I didn’t know the name in Italian, so I said “Diorissimo” and their faces lit up and as one they cried out Muguetto! So I learned a new word. Ah, perfume brings us together.

    I follow by e-mail.

  52. El says:

    What a fantabulous prize, that’s so sweet of you to share <3
    I followed you by email, same as quoted above 😉

  53. El says:

    What a fantabulous prize, that’s so sweet of you to share <3
    I follow you by email, same as quoted above 😉
    My favorite Dior by far is Eau Noire – discovered it by chance, but it was love at first sniff <3 I like most of the other exclusives as well, but none has so far proven FB worthy. Other Dior favorites are Tendre Poison (alas, discontinued) and Hypnotic poison (in the Elixir version).

  54. Yin says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win any of these let alone all three. My favourite Dior for nostalgia’s sake is Tendre Poison because I associate it with my mother. But my favourite as of now is Mitzah (which I imagine will be a short-lived monogamous relationship once my decant runs out – tragedy of discontinuation!)

    Oh, and I follow by email

  55. Tim says:

    Hi Portia,

    Greetings from London.
    Hope you are well.
    Wow. Another generous giveaway. Mwah!!!
    My favourite Dior fragrances are Fahrenheit and Dune. And yes they are both released In 80’s.
    Love the Privée collection but not enough to outshine the above two.
    I follow by email.
    XXX… Tim

  56. Ramona says:

    Hope I’m not so late…Dune is one of my favorite Dior creations. And on the second place is Addict. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

    I’m following via email.

  57. Lubka K. says:

    Following via bloglovin (at gmail) and email newsletter (at hotmail). My fav Dior fragrance is Dolce Vita – so warm and clean. But also Addict that I have in my collection.
    Also tweeted as @mejlik
    Thank you!

  58. Katherine says:

    I follow by email. I love Hypnotic Poison, Miss Dior Cherie, Miss Dior Le Parfum and Escale de Portefino. I’ve been a Dior fan for a long time.

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