This is classic for me. One of my best friends gave it to me for my birthday years ago and I keep coming back to it. I recently discovered that the EDT and perfume can be purchased through the Saks Fifth Avenue website. This is a true LOTV/floral scent. Clean without being cloying or overly sweet as so many florals can be. It's a unique scent. One day I arrived at work, having just applied the scent. A lovely European coworker walked past and said "Ah, Dior".
Absolutely gorgeous, classy, classic, very feminine scent. I first heard of it when I asked my client what she was wearing and she said Diorissimo. It's funny, though,how personal fragrance is. I would never wear this myself. It just wouldn't feel like "me". But I just love the way this smells.
This is a gorgeous scent. Really truly does smell like a bouquet of lily of the valley. There is nothing shrill about this fragrance like some lily perfumes. Very well rounded, voluptuous, and classy. Floral with some sweetness, very versatile........you could wear this to something as informal as a picnic as well as to the specialist of days like your very own wedding. Considering when Diorissimo was first developed, there is nothing old fashioned about this perfume........ it's timeless. I really want a bottle of this as part of my collection.
Edit: April 7, 09 - I purchased the parfum via Fragrancenet and it's much richer than the edt, (above review based on edt). I'll probably purchase the edt as well since there is enough of a difference. Both versions are gorgeous.
Beautiful lilly of the valley fragarance... Gorgeous, tender, sensual... Perfume for big moments in someone's life - for wedding, for teaching your baby to walk, for every moment that is big for it's significance when you don't want to steal the show...
I love this! I wear Chanel No 19, Alien Body Cream (the perfume is a bit too strong for me), Pink Sugar periodically, and Must de Cartier as well as the original Burberry every so often. I was looking for something with Jasmine - something not sharp, not complicated. The SA said to try Dior, but I was hesitant. I tried a couple, too sweet, too weird, then I asked what this Diorissimo was - it looked like a classic! The SA said I wouldn't like it, but I sprayed it and, voila, loved it! She said it was pretty pure Lily of the Valley, but there was something else I loved. It stayed true, although it wears off quickly so no staying power, but hey for a great scent, I can spray it into a purse decanter. Anyway, when I got home, I looked up the notes and the base note is Jasmine! So lo and behold, I got what I wanted. And I love it - I am wearing it everyday because it is so easy to wear, feminine and pleasant. Lovin' it!
This is a beautiful floral fragrance and to me, it's Lilly of the Valley all the way . It's gorgeous of course but I am not that into Lily Of the Valley so I gave it 4 lippies. Between Miss Dior and this, I would take Miss Dior simply because on my skin, the Lily of The Valley note is very strong and I smell like a florist's !
I wore this during my college days and to this day love it. Diorissimo is a perfect lily of the valley floral and although quite green it doesn't turn metallic on me as so many green scents do. This is very feminine but not femme fatale, lady like but not prudish and floral without being insipid and sweet. Diorissimo is the scent of rebirth and all the possibilities for growth that the spingtime suggests. This is a perfect scent for a garden party wedding.
I like this fragrance a lot. Not too sweet and is clean. Elegant yet not overpowering. But everywhere I go I smell this a lot.
I cannot wear this because of allergies but I am entranced by this scent. It is one of the most recognizable fragrances. I just LOVE when I catch a whiff of it and I think...wow! Lucky woman that can wear it! A pure classic ( with an edge) BEAUTY! Leaves a wonderful signature trail.
From the first moment of opening the vial, I thought, "Wow, spring bouquet!" Hyacinth in particular, it seemed, or those narcissus bulbs that people grow indoors in late winter, though that's only because I'm not as familiar with lily of the valley in the natural world. But either way, this perfume does smell natural; it captures the beautiful feel of a fresh, dewy flower in spring. It makes me think of the softest, lightest cotton frocks (the word "dresses" would be too heavy for this scent). It's old-fashioned but young. It reminds me a bit of Clinique Happy, but without those meddlesome fruit notes. I tend to like more complex scents, ones with greens and spices and resins and hints of smoke, but I do like this little handful of blossoms.