Dior Beauty has arrived in Highland Park Village straight from Paris as one of only three beauty boutiques in the United States. I popped in opening evening to see my friend Christian Iles, one of the stylists, and I felt like a kid in a candy store!
All the beautiful shades of lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows, and fragrances pop against the stark white and black displays. I loved every aspect of the store, the clean lines and bright lighting to the extremely lush offerings.
They have what’s called the cabine, where facials are complimentary with a minimum Dior Skincare purchase. It’s a futuristic looking mini spa that reminds me of The Jetsons, but looks oh so relaxing! National skin care specialist, Andre´ Hébert is in house 2 weeks a month and there are several items in the skin-care line exclusive to the boutique.
Then, there is the fragrance wall. I particularly love La Collection Privée, which was created by master perfumer François Demachy who can identify over 2,500 raw ingredients correctly by smell. How incredible is that? Think about it.
The closest city from Dallas to carry the line is Chicago. Grand Bal, one of the scents in the collection, is my personal favorite. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship is something Monsieur Dior would be proud of. To create J’adore Parfum alone they spend over 1,700 hours handpicking Jasmine Absolute, in Grasse, France, to acquire 2.2 pounds worth of the essence.
Let’s not forget the makeup, eyeshadows, cheek color, lip colors, and nail lacquers — what a plethora of glossy fun! One 2016 spring item is only available here, but you’ll have to ask for boutique manager D’Onna Winn to find out what it is. J’adore Dior. Welcome to the land of big hair and makeup.