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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Diorissimo by Christian Dior c1956


Diorissimo by Christian Dior: created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1956.




Fragrance Composition:


Edmond Roudnitska, wanted to create a perfume that would be revolutionary and break the trend of sweet perfumes that were dominating the market. The goal was to simplify perfume’s formula and create a perfume that’s simple and luminous. He dreamed of perfume similar to that of the lily of the valley that enveloped his senses when he was resting in his garden. Dior and Roudnitska met in 1955 and made their dream come true in 1956- Diorissimo was created! The perfume was represented by an illustration by René Gruau. According to Christian Dior, Diorissimo is the perfume of his spirit, or, "the scented expression of his soul".

So what did it smell like? It is classified as a romantic floral fragrance for women. I starts with a delicate, fresh green top, followed by a delicate floral heart, resting on a floral base. All the moods of lily of the valley.
  • Top notes: bergamot, leafy green notes, flower calyx note
  • Middle notes: rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, amaryllis, boronia, ylang ylang, lilac, lily, rosemary
  • Base notes: civet, sandalwood

Diorissimo was available in the following products:
  • Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Eau de Cologne


Bottles:










Fate of the Fragrance:


Diorissimo was discontinued for many years. But it was reformulated with modern ingredients by Francois Demachy and relaunched in 2009 as part of Dior’s collection Les Creations de Monsieur Dior.

The new version's composition:
  • Top notes: lily of the valley, Mayotte ylang ylang, bergamot, green notes
  • Heart notes: lilac, lily, lily of the valley, amaryllis, boronia, rosemary
  • Base notes: Egyptian jasmine absolute, white musk, sandalwood, civet

Les Creations de Monsieur Dior Diorissimo is available as:
  • 50ml eau de toilette
  • 100ml eau de toilette
  • 50ml  eau de parfum
  • 15ml extrait de parfum




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