Lily-of-the-valley was Christian Dior's favorite, "lucky" flower, because it reminded him of his childhood in Normandie and his wonderful native home in Granville, which was surraunded with these flowers. When monsieur Dior died in 1957. his friends, collegues and admirers overlayed his coffin with these flowers. Knowing all of that, I would like to love this romantic perfume more. Unfortunately the scent of lily-of-the-valley is too sharp for me. This is not exactly a "one flower perfume" (has some other notes, too) but in my case all that I smell are lilys-of-the-valley. Too headache inducing for me, too flowery, with a soapy-flowery-sharpness.
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Diorissimo was the first perfume my parents purchased for me (when I started the seventh grade). I adore this fragrance since lily-of-the-valley is my favorite flower. Diorissimo captupred the scent very well, without the artificial plastic notes that are so common to lilly-of-the-valley scents. I always have a bottle of this scent purely out of nostalgia. The staying power is not the greatest, but that is to be expected with such a light scent. I actually enjoy spritzing copiously in the summer to cool down. I think I will always be repurchasing this one.
This is Serge Lutens's A la nuit's cleaned-up relative. Gorgeous, ladylike floral. This starts off slightly green and almost sharp, then becomes a blooming floral that stops just short of becoming heady. I like tempering this with something smoother, like vanilla, to take the green edge off. Just a drop would be daytime appropriate; a couple drops more would be great for an outdoor shopping excursion. I agree with the other posters--this doesn't last long, but with an edt, I'm not expecting much. I suspect this will become a staple for me.
i got the EDT a couple of months ago and i was SO excited about it because i really loved the smell. i even bought my mom a bottle for her birthday five years ago. i SO wanted it to be my HG fragrance but after i sprayed it on and before i left the house the smell has vanished on me already!!! huh? it has like 30 minutes of staying power on me. im dying to try their EDP but its almost impossible to find in australia. it is so frustrating cos i paid AU$120 for a tiny 50ml bottle and the smell doesnt even last! my two lippies are solely for the lovely smell.
now im contemplating on buying Estee Lauder's good ol' Pleasures. well, at least that one stays. continued >>
I remember Diorissimo being the first fragrance I've ever owned. My mom gave me a tiny bottle of it when I was about 5 just to play around with. I loved the scent so much, and I still do, lol. It has a very pure lily of the valley note. The EDT is too sharp on me (someone below also noted the sharpness) so I prefer the EDP which is slightly softer. It lasts almost the entire day on me.
Smooth, round, lucious lily of the valley. Long lasting and intoxicating.
I actually finished a 1.7 oz. bottle of Diorissimo back a few years ago. I had originally purchased it because I'd heard it was one of Princess Diana's favorite scents. I repurchased it a few months ago and I absolutely hated it! It smelled like bug spray to me. I tried and tried to wear it because I do like lily-of-the-valley, but there was just something "off" in this one. Maybe my chemistry has changed, but I will definitely not be wearing this again.
Something about lily of the valley fragrances turns to mothballs on me. No, I take that back, not just mothballs; mothballs and plastic. Had to swap this one right away and of course it was easy because a lot of people love this! My crazy chemistry....
Pretty boring scent. First thing that came to mind when I put it on was...roses and jasmine. I got the miniture bottle and the box it came in is cute, the bottle is an old fashion screw top with no pump so its easy to spill. Not very impressed.
Tried Diorissimo for the first time recently when I received a miniature bottle in a gift set. Not a fan of it at all and its scent reminds me of old-fashioned perfumes my grandmother used to wear. My mum would probably like this one for the Lily of the Valley notes though.