I've been dying to get my hands on a new bottle of Diorissimo, because a lovely person sent me an older bottle of it, and it just smelled different from the sample I received. The older version seems less sweet, and is heavier, bolder, richer. It's still beautiful, but it seems to fade fairly quickly on me.
a beautiful, clean and sweet smell of lily-of-the-valleys. my mother used to wear it when she was my age, and a lovely aunt has been wearing it forever. i've always associated diorissimo with beauty, charm and poise because of this! one - well, two gripes: the bottle in malaysia is different from the US and just as ugly, and the price is a mite steep for EDT. but i'm a believer! P.S. this is my boy's favourite scent on me:-)
Diorissimo is one of very few lily of the valley fragrances that does not turn super-soapy or metallic on my skin. It is lovely and feminine, nearly all LOTV on me, but with hints of other elements. It is not overly strong, and modest amounts work well in my conservative office. Lasting power of the EDT is about 7-8 hours. A must-try for lily of the valley fans.
This is my all time spring/summer favourite. It is strange, because my winter/autumn perfume is Chanel's Coco, and they don't come any further apart than fresh sweet Diorissimo and the sultry Coco! I guess though that both are classics and very classy in different ways. Diorissimo is fresh, light, feminine, and haunting. It evokes spring, childhood, innocence, and playfulness, yet still manages an understated sexiness. Lily of the Valley dominates throughout, green to begin, then sweeter, drying down into a mysterious, darkly green/woody smell - a bit like the mossy undregrowth in the woods where Lily of the Valley grows. Somehow, the scent achieves a balance between a playful innocence, and a grown up ladylike mysterious edge. The sillage is delicate Lily of the Valley - wonderful! Come spring, my warm spicy Coco goes for its rest, and out comes Diorissimo! Each of the two expresses a different side to me!
Update: I have gone off this in a big way. Suddenly, the jasmine undertone strikes me as heavy and sickly, and kind of cold. I know what the reviewer who mentioned funeral parlour lilies meant now. I don't know if it is because I have been habitually using Coco by Chanel (a very warm scent) but I just can't see myself wearing this again.
I only wear this when I want a very flowery scent. Definitely not an everyday kind of scent for me, but it is lovely. Hate the bottle b/c it looks cheap. I don't see myself ever running out but I'd probably repurchase if I did.
I'm not a floral fantatic, but this is simple and classy. I received this as a gift and I'm not all that big into the splash bottle, but I love opening it up to smell the lily and jasmine. So good!
I loved reading EnAvion's description of this fragrance, especially that its creator is Edmond Roudnitska, who created another beautiful and unusual scent, Frederic Malle's Perfume de Therese. I just bought this, based on reviews here, and I love it. I wanted something soft and pretty for day wear and this is perfect. Very feminine and pure, sweet but not cloying at all. Thanks for the great reviews!
This. Is. Heaven. The LOTV note is pronounced, but underscored every so sweetly and discretely by a harmonious accord of musk, ylangylang, and a hint (on me) of jasmine. It's feminine without being powdery. It's lush without being lusty. It's sexy without being crude. It's ladylike without being prissy. I'm in love with it. What more can I say?
This perfume is so elegant, glamourous, and lovely - a true classic. I'm not surprised that it is in my "Bombshell's Manual to Style" as one of the few fragrances that true "bombshells" would wear. I was introduced to it by the lovely ladies on the fragrance board, who recommended this because I love notes of lily of the valley. It is a very 'powerful' fragrance - I don't mean that as in it's too heady or strong - but it's only something I wear when I feel like I'm in "diva" mode. :)
Truly one of the great perfumes around. I have had many, many perfumes thru the years (I didn't realize just how many until I started writing these reviews) and I love this one even though I usually go for the heavy, spicy, dark, sultry orientals and this is far from any of that. It's light, fresh, delicate, flowery and just
totally wonderful. I agree that it doesn't last long enough but I'll just keep spraying more on until I can try the EDP if I can find it. The Dior scents are all great, expensive smelling, ritzy, beautifully bottled perfumes and you can't go wrong with any of them.