Dior Diorissimo was first released in 1956. Created by the legendary Edmond Roudnitska, it has becomea classic from and older world to a modern world. Focused on Lily of the valley, the flower Dior thought was his lucky flower, it is a beautiful, feminine fragrance. He was also quite alarmed by the sweet direction perfumes were going.
Notes of bergamot, amaryllis, sandalwood, civet, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang and jasmine.
This is the EDT, eau de toilette, and it is the current formulation being sold after reformulation in about 2010 or 2011 and is in the new style Dior bottle.
Reviews of Dior Diorissimo
From Bois de Jasmin - "In Roudnitska’s vast repertoire, Diorissimo stands out as the least abstract and yet it is rather stylized. It is not a posy of delicate lily of the valley, but rather a dream-like image of flowers growing in the forest. Diorissimo unfolds with green leafy notes, which suggest the buds of springtime covered with translucent sap. The heart of the beautiful lily of the valley is painstakingly reconstructed from a range of materials, from natural essences to synthetic components. Its radiance and harmony are breathtaking.
From Now Smell This - "Diorissimo starts slightly sharp, with heavy green notes and a perfect lily of the valley accord. The lily of the valley continues to dominate, but there is also quite a bit of jasmine, and just a touch of wood. It is crisp and sparkling, very elegant, very young, and personifies spring like no other fragrance I know. It is not terribly long lasting, maybe a few hours at most."