Elegant, feminine, delicate. "THE" lily of the valley scent! Simple and
sophisticated, at the same time. A classic!
Someone below says this "fades fairly quickly." I'd say that's a HUGE understatement. I hunted this fragrance down at Saks because of the good reviews but was sooooo disappointed. It's a nice enough lily of the valley, though a trifle boring -- needs a little something to liven it up IMO. But my biggest complaint is that it has absolutely NO staying power. I sprayed it on liberally when I got to the mall and walked around a little to see how I liked it. Within about a half-hour, it was completely gone. I'll save my money for something that lasts all day like a perfume should.
Thought I would love this and I very rarely do florals. It seems so popular. Unfortunately, this struck me as an old woman's perfume.
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!