The reputation that Dior benefits nowadays is clearly an indication of achievement by its founder, Mr. Christian Dior. And although the company is currently named simply Dior, we will always find means to remember the man who is responsible for the success, and in my opinion one of the best ways to do this is represented by the brand’s classic perfumes.
Given that I’m not head over heels with their latest releases (in feminine or masculine departments) I’m constantly trying to expand my horizon by way of sampling their iconic scents. A thing which remains pretty difficult because, on one hand these are quite hard to get by, and on the other, I’m not sure whether or not the composition remain the same since their introduction on the market.
Diorissimo is one of Dior’s classics and most of all is considered a reference in feminine perfumery. Developed by the famous perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, this essence was presented in 1956 as a floral feminine that featured a break from the current tendencies at that time. Intuitive with the fact that people will want to explore different possibilities, Edmond Roudnitska structured his creation in a simple way, providing it with originality.
The official notes are bergamot, greens, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, rosewood, amaryllis, boronia, jasmine, sandalwood and civet, and at the same time the effect rendered by the perfume is impressive. After the initial accords of citrus that accompanies the opening, Diorissimo shifts quite rapidly into a floral facet that extends all the way until dry down, passing through mid development. In about one hour from the initial spraying, you will detect a powerful aroma of flowers (perhaps jasmine?), which is sustained later by some animalic accords, thanks to the civet note.
The flacon that contains this essence is characterized by some feminine forms that highlight better the transparent glass from which that bottle was manufactured. In contrast, the packaging box is dominated by a dark pink color scheme, over which the name of the perfume and the brand appear written on a grey background. Overall, I do not think of Diorissimo as a perfume for anyone, therefore I would rather say that this is dedicated to the women defined by a classic style.
Christian Dior Diorissimo Perfume Details
- Diorissimo by Christian Dior is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 15 ml Extrait de Parfum; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1956
- Perfumer: Edmond Roudnitska
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual