the first time i smelled this perfume i was just a kid and since then i was like crazy about it and so you might guess this perfume is a staple in my collection of perfumes.frankly i love this fragrance so much and i never smelled till now a great perfume like it (except maybe for cerruti image)which is a phenomenal perfume too.let's all pray that this perfume won't be discontinued from the market or we will be lost.thank you dior for your great signature perfumes
This is my signature scent for years and the first bottle Iíve ever reached the bottom. Although Iíve never sniffed the lily of the valley blossoms, I can imagine the tiny white bells blooming in the green forest. It truly smells like springtime, sweet, fresh, delicate and joyous. It chases the blues away. I also detect jasmine. If I donít know this is classified as the lily of the valley soliflore, I may think this is the perfect jasmine scent, like pure white blossoms falling from the sky. Comparing to A La Nuit with its dark, animalic character, this is luminous and delightful like a little girl laughing. Many people describe this as old ladyish, but I think this is for the young-at-heart. This is the breath of fresh air, making me feel carefree and comforting every time I wear it. I could not believe this was made in 1950s, as it smells very young and modern unlike other classic fragrances with the aldehyde-powdery note which is so cloying. Diorissimo doesnít smell like granny at all. I really admire Edmond Roudnitska who is the nose of this master piece, and hope that Dior will continue making this in the future, as perfumes tend to be very short-lived today, except the true classic. Next time I will splurge for the pure parfum, just hope that the rose note is not too pronounced, as I canít bear any strong rosy smell. Anyway, if you are white floral girls, you should give this a try.
I owe my re-introduction to this world-renowned classic entirely to the Fragrance Board. After years of trying to wear it, I had given it up for lost. Much as I loved the idea of Diorissimo, the reality of it made me feel like an unhappy soprano attempting to hit high C and ending up ruining her vocal chords; such were the metallic, piercing, screeching notes Diorissimo emitted on my skin. However, a few weeks ago a lovely MUAer posted on the board that she had had the same problem with Diorissimo as I had, but could wear it now since the new reformulated presentation was softer, more subtly interpreted than previous incarnations.
I finally decided it was time to revisit and bought it unsniffed. Good news. Shocking though it may seem, reformulation is not always a wholly bad idea. Labour of love here, evidently done with much care and infinite reverence to the original. I detect muguet, fleur de lys, jasmine, sandalwood, all enveloped in a fresh delicate white/green haze that imparts a lively, untamed feeling to an otherwise very civilized bouquet. A timelss beauty, and yet another everlasting testament to the genius of Edmond Roudnitska.
I've been wearing this for years, and I never tire of it. I did buy a mini of Jessica McClintock's "Jess" to see if it smelled similar and/or lasted longer, but no such luck. Diorissimo IS "the" lily of the valley fragrance. It's perfect for spring or summer, but needs to be applied frequently. Too bad the perfume isn't available, at least nowhere I have found. I love this fragrance, and will always re-purchase.
This has for a long time been my HG of perfumes. (I've recently replaced it for everyday use as I figured that a major '0 birthday need some recognition!!!).
As a parfum variety it entered my life as a 16yr old (dad bought some on a trip to Hong Kong and my parents promised it to me as my 16th present!) and I've been hooked ever since. The lily of the valley is just so gorgeous that I can forgive the jasmine influence completely.
While staying power is a bit lacking (why oh why can I no longer get the PARFUM only the EDT?!?!?!?) layering of body wash, lotion and EDT almost make it go the day.
A long term favourite, one I still keep and use!
Read a story once about a woman who got away with murder while wearing Diorissimo. Of course she did, who would suspect a murderess would wear Diorissimo? Very feminine, floral, suitable for all occasions, no matter how nice or naughty.
This is the only perfume I have ever purchased without smelling it first. Fortunately, it smelled *exactly* like I was imagining it would. Pure lily of the valley, which I adore. Early springtime in a bottle and very classic.
I love this perfume. It captures the essence of youth, beauty and spring all in one whiff. All the notes contain extracts of flowers. It's like smelling a bouquet. Like J'adore, I've received compliments from nearly everyone, but I took a lippie off for the staying power... it has the worst staying power. It lasts about an hour.. and I hate having to always reapply, which is why I switched to J'adore quickly. If I ever run out though, I do think I'll repurchase.. it's really reminiscent of bright sunny summer days when I was younger and my mom had the time to take us to the park for walks.... *sigh*
I wore Diorissimo in my 20's (a gift from my mother). It was nice but I moved on after I finished the bottle. Today, 20 years or more later, I tested it again and nearly cried it was so stunningly beautiful. On me, it is the jasmine that dominates, but the muguet is there as a supporting player. This fragrance is "springtime in a bottle", but so much better than that can convey. It smells like that feeling you get when you know spring has truly arrived, that sense of relief and release and joy. If you're from the north you will know what I mean. Furthermore, it is a "quality" fragrance with a capital "Q". They just don't make 'em like this anymore (some people would say, thank goodness for that! But that just leaves more for those of us who appreciate Diorissimo!) My gosh, when I think about all the swill I've come to accept in recent years as tolerable! No more. Diorissimo is now my new (old) benchmark. In future, I refuse to buy any fragrance I don't love as much as this. There are classics for a reason. :-)
My HG! Honestly, I must have tried about 50 to 60 fragrances since I was 13 and I'm 24 now. And this is one of the only 2 fragrances I have ever re-purchased. Prior to finding this piece of gem, I have been looking for a good lily-of-the-valley fragrance for the longest time. Crabtree & Evelyn did not entice me with theirs as it was too sharp in the opening (too much citrus) and has an overdose of Jasmine as it dries down. This is different. The lily-of-the-valley is warmed with some Ylang Ylang which gives this a rosier, sweeter touch and an overall smoother experience. The effect is a simple yet classy scent, elegant but still youthful, like something a 17 year-old in the 1950s will wear. Although it has a few other notes, it remains a true lily-of-the-valley scent. I imagine that wearinig this with a pastel coloured skirt suit and hat, though I personally wear it for all ocassions, and it think it is going to be especially suitable for a garden wedding that I'm attending this weekend. Packaging wise, it is simple and classic, yet not as in-your-face ugly as *ahem* some of the Chanels. It is not the most lasting scent but I loathe fragrances that use tons of amber and woods for their longlasting power. I prefer something that fades away after a few hours and then I can spray more and enjoy it all over again. For this purpose, I have several sizes of this scent. I keep the 100ml at home and carry the 30ml in my bag so I can have this all the time. continued >>