Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc: Gimme The Rose But Hold The Scent

Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc

The Prestige Collection is Dior’s top-of-the-line range of skincare products. The White Collection is the brightening range, which is somewhat similar to their already existing brightening range, Diorsnow (popular in Asia) but on a more luxurious level (read: a heck more expensive 😛 ). This range is formulated for Asian skin but really, anyone could use this.

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to try out one of their White Collection products, which is the Le Nectar Blanc. After using it for a couple of months, I thought it was time I share my thoughts about it with you.

To be honest, even though I’m about to finish the serum, I have to admit that I’m still on the fence about it.

Concentrated in White Rose Pearls, this silky and white serum is like a potent drop of sap that deeply penetrates the skin to regenerate and clarify its delicate beauty. Its instant action helps to restore the virtues of vitally youthful skin. Used day after day, it visibly and lastingly reduces the appearance of dark spots while targeting the memory bank deep inside.

Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc Ingredients

The Le Nectar Blanc is essentially a dark-spot-correcting-and-brightening sort of serum. It comes in a milky white creamy lotion that feels very luxurious on the skin. I have quite a bit of hyperpigmentation on my skin so I was hoping this might help with it somewhat. I’m not expecting miracles but given how much this serum costs, I do, at the very least, expect some sort of positive result.

Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc

I must say that I do have a bit of mixed feelings about this serum. I’m happy that as a serum, it works quite well for me. Even though there’s no significant reduction in the appearance of my hyperpigmentation and dark spots, it did even my skin tone somewhat and made my skin appear brighter and more radiant. That’s a good plus point in my books.

My problem with it is the scent, or the amount of it. Dior is notorious for heavily-scented skincare products and this one certainly didn’t disappoint in that department. When I first tried it out on the back of my hand, it smelled really lovely. The floral fragrance was beautiful and I thought, hmm I could fall in love with it. However, when I applied this all over my face, neck and decolletage, the scent became really overwhelming. It’s very heavily-scented and if you’re not a fan of fragranced skincare, then you won’t like this one at all. If you don’t mind it at all and love sweet, floral scents, then you might want to check it out.

Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc

I’ve been using this as my day serum for the past couple of months. I don’t use this during that time of the month because that’s when my sense of smell is heightened and this totally turned me off. Other times, it doesn’t bother me that much. I really wish Dior would dial the amount of fragrance they put into their skincare products way back. They have really good products and a lot of money goes into the research and development of better skincare. It would be a real shame to turn prospective customers off just because they’re too heavily fragranced. If this serum wasn’t so strongly-scented, I would have loved it a whole lot more.

Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc

The Dior Prestige White Collection Le Nectar Blanc retails at AU$460.00 for 30ml and is available at MYER, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationwide.

What I like about it: Feels mighty luxurious on the skin. Helped my skin appear brighter and more luminous.

What I do not like about it: Very heavily-fragranced. Very pricey too, but again, this is their top-of-the-line range so I didn’t expect anything less.

Have you tried this or any of Dior’s skincare? Do you have any favourites? What are your thoughts on their fragranced skincare?

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14 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    Ickh! Fragrances! I’ve slowly learnt I can tolerate a lot of stuff but Dior skincare? No. I still don’t see the need for fragrances in skincare. If I want fragrances, I’ll wear it on my wrists and behind my ears. But on my skin? I just need it to work!

    1. Tine

      It’s so frustrating because they do have some good stuff but why oh why must they inject so much perfume? Sigh.

  2. Asha

    Hmm…shame! Sounds like a decent product barring the unfortunate scent. Speaking of hyperpigmentation, which serums are your favourites to deal with hyperpigmentation?

    1. Asha

      Just saw the price point…$460?!! For that kinda dough that shiz better be made of liquid gold! Who the ^&@R#^ shells outs that kinda money!

      1. Tine

        Ritchie McRich and all the Riches I reckon. 😛

    2. Tine

      Hmm I can’t remember if I’ve tried any “dark spot correcting” serums that made a significant difference to my hyperpigmentation. I’ve tried a number but they didn’t really do all that much in that department. I’d say Vitamin C serums for all-round brightening and radiance, those work better.

  3. Paris B

    The fragrance is the reason why I no longer go for many department store brands of skincare. While I tolerated them well before this, I find I’m now very picky about fragrance in skincare. I don’t mind it if it’s smelly but natural, but smelly and perfumed, I run far away 😛 I used another product from the Dior Prestige line before this (not blanc) and while I liked it, it too was far too fragranced for my liking. Cloyingly so!
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    1. Tine

      I know right? This too is cloyingly sweet. I soldiered on with it (geez, like it’s a really big deal :P) because I do like the consistency and how it felt on my skin. I used to not mind fragranced skincare and I don’t think they’d bother me much if the scent is quite subtle. This one is pretty full-on.

  4. Robert C.

    For some reason, looking through the ingredient list, I don’t think the price is justified. But ultimately I think you’re paying for the name and packaging (and it looks good lol).Heavily fragranced products also puts me off badly especially artificial ones but then products that have a mild aromatherapy smell I like haha.
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    1. Tine

      This is Dior’s top of the line range so I expected it to be crazy expensive. Just like La Mer, y’know (their ingredients are pretty meh too)? Oh I do like the ones with a mild aromatherapy scent. Very relaxing, very spa-like. 🙂

  5. Jade

    Sounds like a nice serum shame about the fragrance. I like my skincare to be fragrance free (or very minimal) 🙂

    1. Tine

      I would actually like skincare to have a marine-like scent, like the ones from Uriage Aqua-Precis. Now those I love!
      Scent is often used to mask the smell of other ingredients. I couldn’t help but wonder, geez how bad did this original formula smell that they had to put so much fragrance in?? 😛

  6. MonicaP

    Depends on the scent. Floral, I like, but rose .. not so much ( and I love roses!! ).

    I was just at the Estee Lauder counter inhaling the Lilac lotion from Aerin and I also looked at a Aerin Rose lip conditioner and ugh, no rose for me, especially on my lips.

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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I have the Aerin rose lip conditioner and yeah, that one’s pretty darn strong!

      You know, I used to dislike rose scents. For years I’d stay away from anything that has a rose scent. Now I love them. Funny how our noses change over the years. 🙂

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