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dior the perfumes

— Author Chandler Burr — Publisher Rizzoli — Presentation The great original classics, from Miss Dior via Diorama to Eau Fraîche, relate the passion of Christian Dior, the visionary Couturier-perfumer, who could not envisage his fashions without the finishing touch of a heavenly fragrance. The legendary scents of Poison and Eau Sauvage sit alongside the current and iconic fragrances of J’adore, Dior Homme, and the opus that is «la Collection Privée Christian Dior,» initiated by François Demachy, the Dior Perfume Creator. Each fragrance composition is narrated by Chandler Burr, the American author and former New York Times perfume critic, who is now the curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. His unusual and exacting approach sets each fragrance in the context of its era, viewing it from the outset as a work of art in its own right. His penmanship transforms each Dior perfume into a reflection of its own era, and a manifestation of the aesthetics of its day.

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