A romantic stroll through the forest, a fresh, cottony fragrance


After his fashion shows, Christian Dior loved to get away from high society Parisian life in order to recharge his batteries at his home in Milly-la-Forêt. “Hidden away from the world and surrounded only by my flowers, my canals and my small pond, I can listen to the sound of the Milly bells in peace.” He writes.
Wandering through the surrounding woods, François Demachy imagined this fragrance as the embodiment of a romantic walk in the forest, with a fresh, tender and cottony scent.

Perfumer's words

For me, conveying this place in a scent was like describing a walk in the forest. I wanted the accord to be very enveloping—almost cottony—and mysterious. A fresh musk, evoking the contrasts of shadow and light in the undergrowth: where it is dark, but where the halo of a clearing can always been seen in the distance.
François Demachy


  • Top note MANDARIN
  • Heart note NEROLI
  • Base note WHITE MUSC


Travel case
Travel case

La Collection Privée Christian Dior now features modern and sophisticated travel cases. Genuine objects of desire specially designed for travel. Created to hold a selection of fragrances from La Collection Privée Christian Dior, this spray is the ideal travel companion.


  • Base note MANDARIN

    Mandarin is a citrus note that adds a fresh and tangy touch to the head notes of Milly-la-Forêt.

  • Base note NEROLI

    Neroli essence is obtained via the distillation of bitter orange flowers. This evocative note finds full expression in the heart of Milly-La-Forêt with full, smooth scents that enwrap the tender, comforting accord of the fragrance. 

  • Base note WHITE MUSC

    White Musk is a synthetic note and a material prized by perfumers. As a base note of Milly-la-Forêt, it adds a slightly powdery cotton effect that leaves a velvety quality on the skin and gives it the impression of “clean” and lasting freshness.

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