I'm starting to wonder if the Diorissimo decant I have is "off" - I want it to smell as wonderful as so many of the comments below suggest, but no such luck here. Instead, it smells sharp, artificial and completely unpleasant to my floral-loving schnozz. Parfums Delrae Debut is much prettier. Sadly, I've concluded that I'm not a lily of the valley fan.
A beautiful, pure, lily of the valley scent. I have the lotion and find it long-lasting and pure (no soapy, emulsifier scent). I was a tiny bit disappointed with the simplicity of the scent, but overall it's beautiful and worth the effort to track it down!
Diorissimo is the epitome of nature and beauty. It is very ethereal and haunting. Imagine walking through a forest where lily of the valley is growing all around you and a few wild roses growing amongst the lily as well. As you go deeper into the forest, there is dark green, damp moss growing over all the rocks you see and growing up tree trunks. Bright, crystal clear sunlight is illuminating the forest floor beneath you and it is the sunlight that is releasing the fragrance of the lily, rose and moss you see. I found this fragrance to be long lasting and give decent sillage. Diorissimo is a true fragrance of nature itself.
Notes from Ozmos
Top note : Leafy Green, Bergamot
Middle note : Lily of the valley, Jasmine, Lily, Amarylis
Base note : Sandal, Civet/////////
Queen Elizabeth is on the throne, Eisenhower is in the White House, Elvis is on the airwaves and the Ed Sullivan show for the first time, driving teenage girls across America crazy with lust. From the year that Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier, and Sabin discovers the oral polio vaccine, the year that Mickey Mantle is king of the Yankees and Little Richard sings Tutti Frutti, Diorissimo is a fun, stylish and upbeat perfume.
If you like lily of the valley, you will like this. This is the queen of the LotV scents. It is a more mature, chic rendition of the LotV that Penhaglion's, or Crabtree and Evelyn's (this one is more flower, less green) but remains true to the character of a single flower floral. This scent is all pearls and twinsets, well coiffed ladies in skirts (no minis, please- too scandalous!) and was famously worn by Princess Diana. I can also imagine Grace Kelly, sailing to Monaco (to become a Fluerissimo wearing princess)having worn this this. And Jackie O, during her years as 'roving girl reporter'... but I digress. This is a classic, stylishly ladylike scent.
Two out of three points for sillage and only one for lasting power, I wish it hung around longer because it is so gorgeous, but alas, it does not. Pity, because if it did, we would all have to buy a bottle....
I keep going on about all these perfumes that donít work and turn into Bad Misadventures on me but there are some that are just plain good. Diorissimo is one of the good ones. I have not ever in my whole entire life smelled a lily of the valley that I know of but Momma grows all sorts of other lilies so I have them too on account of what we do here is, everybody gives everybody else some of their plants to see if they can grow them better? So your flower gardens are all put together out of part of everybody you ever knew just about. Lilies mostly all smell good but you have to be careful to not get your nose too close to the part with the pollen or youíll get a stain on your nose that donít want to come off. Diorissimo is like that. It is the sunny, cheerful, pretty day sort of lily perfume, just a sweet happy scent like a little girl laughing. I can't think of any time it would not be perfect. It smells wonderful and if you put on enough it will smell wonderful on you all day long. But if you put too much of it all in just one place it will be like that pollen on your nose and make you wish you had backed off a little bit.
I've used this perfume for years, and although i'm out now, I always go back to it, no matter what new fragrance comes along. It's sweet, floral, Lily of the Valley, wonderful classic fragrance. Along with Champs d'Elysee, they're my signature fragrances. I absolutely love it.
The lillies of the Valley are blooming now and Diorissiomo smells very true. Took a whiff of this, at all places, a garage sale--they were selling a mini set. 1st breath, it's all LOTV and very polite...I felt I needed a leather clutch with matching gloves, pearls and a hat! It hung around 3-4 hours and left a soft woodsy drydown. Entirely pleasant and nice if you want something soft and lily o' the valley
In German, lilies of the valley are called "Maigloeckchen," which approximately translates to "little bells of May." And that is exactly what I think of when I sniff the utterly lovely Diorissimo. May bells, because of how clear and pure and springlike it is. One spritz and you're in a sunny forest clearing, reading poetry and wearing a crisp floral dress, even in the dead of winter. I love Diorissimo the most in hot weather, but I wear it all year round. And the EdT lasts a good long time on me. (I'm not an extrait snob. I like plenty of Eaux de Toilette!) Elegant and sparkling: this is springtime in a bottle!
The only note I could detect from this perfume was Jasmine. It lacks depth since it seems like there's only one note and reminds me of toilet/room freshner.
The lasting power is about 4 to 6 hours and it's quite strong for an EDT. But then again, Dior's never really made many light perfumes.
I ended up giving my bottle to a friend. continued >>
Awful awful awful ... I was given Diorissimo by my husband who assumed being as I loved other Dior fragrances I'd also love this - wrong! - It is a sad fragrance, musty dusty old drawers, old hats, old lady smell. I used it once & gave it to my mother-in-law...she loved it :) continued >>