Diane Von Furstenberg • DIANE • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I love the SJP fragrance Lovely and found this DVF fragrance to be very similar, albeit less intense. I adored Tatiana in the 80s and I think I love Diane by DVF even more, if that's possible.
This is a classy, sophisticated scent that smells more "woman" than "girl" (no sweet, candy-ish notes, nothing that smells like the little girls' fragrance selection at the drugstore). It's a unique combination of smells that lasts all day with just a quick spritz or two and never fails to bring compliments. It's subtle yet strong enough to last all day, and I find it suitable for both daytime and evening wear.
If you're a fan of SJP's Lovely, you would undoubtedly love Diane by DVF. If nothing else, stop by and pick up a sample at Sephora and give it a try if you're bored with the "kiddie" smelling sweet fragrances that seem to be permeating the market and see how it works for you.
I definitely plan on repurchasing...although it won't be for awhile because the bottle lasts quite a long time.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First of all, I bought this on the Sephora site and the 3.3 oz bottle was less expensive than the 1.7 oz and it was a great deal! I had to try it after reading reviews and saw that it was on sale. This fragrance is exactly what I have been looking for. It's sophisticated, unique and powerful and I feel enveloped by it and transported to an era when women "dressed" and were elegant. When I wear this, I know I don't smell like everyone else wearing typical dept store perfume. There's something magical and mysterious about it. Be cautious when spritzing, though. This fragrance is strong and one little spritz will get you through day and night and you will still smell it when you wake up in the morning. Love it!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Was given the Eau de Parfum and body lotion gift set--love it. Get compliments almost every time I wear it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Diane (the original version, not the variations-on-a-name which have come since) is a sophisticated, elegant floral chypre. It reminds me of other floral or green chypres, like Eau du Soir by Sisley. I am surprised by some of the negative reviews, but that might be because it does not smell at all like the sweet and fruity fragrances which are popular right now (and which I hate).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I love DVF and can say that her latest fragrance creation is the best one yet. DIANE is a soft clean sweet floral. Reminds me of turkish delight confections which is not a bad thing. A powdery clean floral with medium sillage. I can see it being worn year round. I agree with a previous reviewer that its smells like walking through the Saks or Neiman's Fragrance/Cosmetics section--an amalgam of all the glorious scents and cosmetics of the world!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned that this smells very much like Sarah Jessica Parker's "Lovely". I tried them both, one on each wrist, and sure enough the scents are very comparable. Diane is a bit lighter, more refined if you will, more mature but NOT old-lady at all. Lovely is a bit stronger. This one has notes of frangipani blossom, violet, patchouli, myrrh and musk. It's very soft and feminine, a must try if you like "Lovely".
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like some of the previous reviewers, I got this as a sample from Sephora. The fragrance on me is a floral, but dried down to a more powdery scent. Upon first spritz, I realized that this is not the fragrance /not my cup of tea. I typically go for sweet or fresh scents and occasionally fruity scents. Therefore this fragrance is not for me. I will not purchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Yes it does smell a little like Charmin or fabric softener. BUT...I still love it. And let's be honest. "Smells like fabric softener" and "smells like soap" remarks mean...what? What gives anything its smell? Perfume. So, those types of observations are actually pretty meaningless. Diane does have an old-fashioned feel. It is not "in your face," but it is not wimpy either. And hallelujah! No fruit! Supposedly there are violets, but it doesn't feel floral to me. I can see why this wouldn't appeal to the more childish perfume wearers, but I can't imagine it being offensive to the people around you either. I decided I would use this even if it was only so-so, since my name happens to be Diane. But I'm pretty sure I would have liked it above average anyway. Try it, if you're not pigeon-holed by arbitrary ideas of what smells "old lady" and what smells "like a teenager."
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this fragrance in a recent Sephora.com order and I love it! Such a classic scent -- it reminds me of walking through the makeup/fragrance section in high end department stores as a teenager. It's so sophisticated! It's long lasting yet not too strong. It's a great scent for women of all ages. I will definitely be purchasing a full-sized bottle of this perfume.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
The main, contrasting notes in this fragrance are frangipani and violets. It's pretty heavy on the violets, and there's also some noticeable patchouli. I received a sample of this in a Sephora order, tried it on, and promptly had to buy a bottle by the end of the day! It's long lasting, but it's not too strong. Very feminine, absolutely no fruity or sweet notes in this. It's classic scent that you don't see very often anymore.This will work in any season.
A quote from Diane Von Furstenberg (per Fragrantica): “I wanted to put the power of women in a bottle,” said Diane von Furstenberg to wwd. “I feel like in the past 10 years, people have forgotten the magic that a perfume can have, and the power that it has. And therefore, I definitely wanted to do something powerful and seductive, without being aggressive.”