28 January 2009
Eau de Toilet.
For my 13th birthday, my equal parts glamorous and disheveled grandmother gave me a bottle of Miss Dior, which was the ne plus ultra in non-suburban life to me. Reading Francine du Plessix Gray's profile of Dior in the New Yorker, I learned "He was born in 1905 in Granville, Normandy, the son of a prominent fertilizer magnate. ('It smells of Dior today,' townsfolk would remark.)"