As inspiration boards tend to go, mine have always prominently featured layered magazine cutouts of the ultimate in femininity, often starring the iconic images of Natalie Portman as Miss Dior, of course. I’m not sure what I love most: the bed of florals, her classic cat eye, or the seductively sweet undertone. Whatever it may be, I’ve always dreamed of embodying the illustrious personality that is Miss Dior.

Elegant, ethereal, and romantic, Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is an homage to the ultimate Dior girl. From the iconic houndstooth pattern engraved at the base to the dainty bow on the neck, the bottle’s delicate characteristics perfectly match what every girly girl desires to be at heart. To me, though, the beauty of a signature scent lies in nostalgia. While style is ever evolving, the one thing that remains constant and defines who you are is your signature scent—reminding you of who you once were, how far you’ve come, and the strong woman you are now.

So how do you find your signature scent? All eau-savvy women know when they’ve found “the one.” It’s a combination of the mood and the moment. Still, don’t be afraid to request samples before making an investment. Fragrance sits differently on everyone’s skin, so it’s important to get a sense of how it wears on yours throughout the day. And if you receive compliments on “what you’re wearing,” take note.

When I wear Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming, it inspires me to feel lighthearted, positive, and joyful, which is the best gift to give anyone who comes my way. Its delicate characteristics beautifully blend my all-time favorite notes to wear—white musk and peony—in addition to berries and roses. That’s why it’s quickly become my top-shelf contender, but it’s a fragrance that can complete every girl’s fragrance wardrobe.

Photos by Jessica Alexander 

Thank you Dior and Byrdie for sponsoring this post.