Dioressence (1969)

Dioressence by Dior
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Dioressence (Dior)
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Dioressence is a popular perfume by Dior for women and was released in 1969. The scent is chypre-flowery. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Fruity notes, Green note, Orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Orris root, Jasmine, Carnation, Rose, Tuberose, Violet, Ylang-ylang, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Oakmoss, Musk, Patchouli, Styrax, Vanilla, Vetiver



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7.8 (99 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 09.11.2017

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was reformulated in 2009 by François Demachy according to IFRA guidelines. Since then it is part of the collection "Les Creations de Monsieur Dior".

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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
An Oak Moss Bomb!
This review is for the original, vintage formulation. Top Notes: Aldehydes, Orange, Fruity Notes, Patchouli, Green Notes, Bergamot. Heart Notes: Carnation, Tuberose, Cinnamon, Violet, Orris, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Geranium. Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Benzoin, Vanilla, Oak Moss,... Read more
Helpful Review    5
2013–I’ve seen some discussions online about the merits and pathologies of vintage perfume collecting. I’m live-and-let-live on this one. If it feels good, do it. But how far will you go for vintage? Me, not far. Of course my consolation prize is all of contemporary perfumery, so I’m not... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Dangerous Dior
This is for the vintage edt version in the ribbed glass bottles. Soft, warm, smooth and elegantly spiced. This somehow makes me think of mink coats and cigarettes in long holders. I love it, don't wear it that often but couldn't be without it.
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Not Your Typical Old Lady Perfume!
I have no doubt that the dark, dry dusty roses and styrax would drive young perfumistas away from DIORESSENCE in droves screaming "old lady" and relaying anecdotes from their grandmother's retirement home. But patience pays off in this case, as the big dusty attic opening evolves... Read more
Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    2
I tested an edt sample from TPC. I love the wet, green opening in this, but it heads straight for business in about 10 minutes ... and that business is patchouli with just a bit of cinnamon & spice. It's quite likable but not what I was expecting from such a revered classic. It would probably... Read more
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Green and earthy
Dioressence is green, powdery love. I'm a young woman and I really like this fragrance. The opening is quite strong and chemical in a sense. Dioressence establishes the earthy greeness in the top notes, which is then followed by intense aldehydes and delicate fruits. The heart makes way for... Read more

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