I blindly bought this from Sephora online. It was on clearance and had some really good reviews so I took a gamble. I really like it! It's definitely a cool weather fragrance. Very sophisticated and deep. It smells very similiar to Paloma Picasso. You know that expensive smelling scent almost like new money with a hint of leather? Well this is it and it's obviously a Chypre. I can tell by the depth and sillage. I love patchouli so when I saw that note listed, I knew it was going in my collection. This is one of those fragrances that you use when your're dressed to the nines and going out for the evening. I feel like royalty when I wear it.
This smells to me exactly like Paco Rabanne's Lady million only a bit lighter so I wear this during the day. Lovely Perfume and long lasting.
I don't find this at all akin to SJP Lovely, instead it's very similar to Sisley 'Eau de Soir' both being gorgeous heady florals. This is more of a winter/ evening fragrance but I love how it smells in the heat of summer so it's become an all seasons scent. Amazing sillage!
I love the SJP fragrance Lovely and found this DVF fragrance to be very similar, albeit less intense. I adored Tatiana in the 80s and I think I love Diane by DVF even more, if that's possible.
This is a classy, sophisticated scent that smells more "woman" than "girl" (no sweet, candy-ish notes, nothing that smells like the little girls' fragrance selection at the drugstore). It's a unique combination of smells that lasts all day with just a quick spritz or two and never fails to bring compliments. It's subtle yet strong enough to last all day, and I find it suitable for both daytime and evening wear.
If you're a fan of SJP's Lovely, you would undoubtedly love Diane by DVF. If nothing else, stop by and pick up a sample at Sephora and give it a try if you're bored with the "kiddie" smelling sweet fragrances that seem to be permeating the market and see how it works for you.
I definitely plan on repurchasing...although it won't be for awhile because the bottle lasts quite a long time.
First of all, I bought this on the Sephora site and the 3.3 oz bottle was less expensive than the 1.7 oz and it was a great deal! I had to try it after reading reviews and saw that it was on sale. This fragrance is exactly what I have been looking for. It's sophisticated, unique and powerful and I feel enveloped by it and transported to an era when women "dressed" and were elegant. When I wear this, I know I don't smell like everyone else wearing typical dept store perfume. There's something magical and mysterious about it. Be cautious when spritzing, though. This fragrance is strong and one little spritz will get you through day and night and you will still smell it when you wake up in the morning. Love it!
Was given the Eau de Parfum and body lotion gift set--love it. Get compliments almost every time I wear it.
Diane (the original version, not the variations-on-a-name which have come since) is a sophisticated, elegant floral chypre. It reminds me of other floral or green chypres, like Eau du Soir by Sisley. I am surprised by some of the negative reviews, but that might be because it does not smell at all like the sweet and fruity fragrances which are popular right now (and which I hate).
I love DVF and can say that her latest fragrance creation is the best one yet. DIANE is a soft clean sweet floral. Reminds me of turkish delight confections which is not a bad thing. A powdery clean floral with medium sillage. I can see it being worn year round. I agree with a previous reviewer that its smells like walking through the Saks or Neiman's Fragrance/Cosmetics section--an amalgam of all the glorious scents and cosmetics of the world!
I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned that this smells very much like Sarah Jessica Parker's "Lovely". I tried them both, one on each wrist, and sure enough the scents are very comparable. Diane is a bit lighter, more refined if you will, more mature but NOT old-lady at all. Lovely is a bit stronger. This one has notes of frangipani blossom, violet, patchouli, myrrh and musk. It's very soft and feminine, a must try if you like "Lovely".
Like some of the previous reviewers, I got this as a sample from Sephora. The fragrance on me is a floral, but dried down to a more powdery scent. Upon first spritz, I realized that this is not the fragrance /not my cup of tea. I typically go for sweet or fresh scents and occasionally fruity scents. Therefore this fragrance is not for me. I will not purchase.