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There is a nice maturity about this particular fragrance from Dior and Diorissimo is well worth the £41 I paid for a 100ml bottle which was reduced by 20% on the normal retail price in a pre xmas sale. It is a quality product with a nice solid glass bottle and stopper that are clear in colour and some classy writing on the bottle. There is a nice simplicity about the bottle, as if it is saying that its function is to just be a container for the quality liquid inside and nothing else, it is refreshing to see something quite mature and conservative given some of the overly ornate styles some fragrances come in.
This is more of a subtle scent rather than one of those in your face brash fragrances, there is a floral freshness to it which is very pleasant indeed and makes it an ideal day scent in my opinion. The main notes are jasmine and lily of the valley, there are others but these are the two which do give the fragrance its essence as a nice gentle scent with a fresh summer feel to it. There is also sandalwood to be found in this fragrance. I do notice a subtle change in this perfume over time, the first hour the lily tends to dominate and then the jasmine really does take over with a nice crisp fragarnce that is a delight to smell and the sandalwood gives it a bit of depth as well.
This is a fragrance that has excellent staying power despite the subtle smell, it is one of those fragrances that keeps on going, I can apply it in the morning and it will stuill be detectable at the end of the day and it is very consistent in the smell that it gives off once it has settled down. I would certainly recommend this as a very mature and stylish fragrance that is a delight to wear and one to which I'm quite loyal.
Dior make some really attractive smelling perfumes and in recent years I have worked my way through quite a lot of them. I find Dior on the whole quite a grown up Perfume brand and it is only in recent years with Dior Cherie they have really tried to target the younger market. This is one of their classics; probably not as infamous as Poison but still just as classic. This perfume was brought out in 1956 but it has not aged.
==Price and availability==
The cost of a 100 ml bottle EDT is around £53.00. This is an average price for a Dior perfume.
The EDT comes in a see through bottle made from glass with a glass stopper that is thick and rounded. The bottle is classy looking, sophisticated and very swarve. There is nothing remarkable about the bottle but it falls in line with the rest of the Dior collection which is elegant and simple.
The perfume has been modernised over the years and although I have not had the chance to smell the vintage version; the perfume is supposed to have been adapted for the modern woman with a lot of improvements. What I like best about this scent is that it is so light and delicate; it does not try too hard. It reminds me of spring mornings; slightly chilly but full of awakening and delicate flowers that are starting to grown. The perfume uses gentle white flower notes that are classy and more-ish. The notes detected in the scent are lily of the valley, jasmine, ylang ylang and frangipani. The frangipani brings the scent a sweet smell but this does settle down which allows the gorgeous lily of the valley to come through and develop into a delicate floral perfume.
I bought my sister a bottle of this as she kept saying how much she loved it whenever I wore it. Unfortunately this is one of those perfumes that not everyone can wear as it smells completely different to her! Hormones can alter the scent of a perfume and it just smells far too sickly sweet on her. It is incredible, you would not know it was the same perfume that we were both wearing. I can wear this with ease and find it a really gorgeous subtle scent that has good staying power.
I like the way the perfume makes me feel like a princess; sophisticated and I always imagine that Kate Middleton would wear a perfume like this! I would advise you to smell it first before buying it as it can smell different on different people but on the whole; it is an utterly sensual scent. I wonder what the vintage scent smells like? But this modern version is beautiful and for this I award it four stars!
This beautiful perfume which is one of the Christian Dior classics has been around since the 1950's and has all the elegance and glamour of the Hollywood Greats. Interestingly, it also has a distinct resemblence to the name of the scent Fleurissimo, the perfume that Prince Rainier III had created for his beloved princess and wife Grace Kelly.
Allegedly, when Princess Diana dated and and then married Prince Charles, she wore Diorissimo which was one of her all-time favorite for many years .
Personally, I have worn this perfume since the mid 80s myself and still wear it today 30 years on. On reflection, I not only was influenced by the fragrance itself but also that Christian Dior counters in department stores in the UK at that time used to make a point of telling you that Diana wore Diorissimo and I remember thinking if it is good enough for Diana it is good enough for me!
The underlying fragrance notes of Diorissimo are: green leaves, bergamot, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, rosewood, rosemary, lilac, amaryllis, boronia, jasmine, sandalwood, and civet.
It is a refreshing, feminine and flowery fragrance. It can be a little 'heavy' on the initial spray but settles very quickly resulting in compliments from men and women alike.
Designed by Christian Dior in 1956 as part of the Dior Classice Fragrance Range, Diorissimo is a refreshing, flowery fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of jasmine and lily of the valley and is recommended for daytime wear.