Diorella 1972 Eau de Toilette

Diorella (Eau de Toilette) by Dior
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Diorella (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dior for women and was released in 1972. The scent is chypre-floral. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes BasilBasil BergamotBergamot Green notesGreen notes MelonMelon LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes CyclamenCyclamen CarnationCarnation HoneysuckleHoneysuckle JasmineJasmine PeachPeach RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes OakmossOakmoss MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver
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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 03.12.2022.
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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SchatzSucher
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Top Review 35  
Don't be shy of chypre scents, they don't bite
There is an almost unmanageable selection of chypre scents, whereby I personally like the classic structure with the fresh hesperidic start, the flowery heart and the tart oakmoss base best. Decorative accessories such as a touch of animalism (but only a touch, please), patchouli to earth, vetiver or sandalwood are also very welcome.
Many a person may feel rather repulsed by chypre scents, too harsh, too harsh, too rough, too this, too that. This is understandable, as our scent sensations and preferences are as different as the big world of scents and not everyone likes it particularly harsh But I am of the opinion that with the green chypre scents of the classic design a look or a sniff is worthwhile.
Diorella (already the name sounds so lovely) is one of those treasures my nose loves to get stuck on.
From the great hand of Edmond Roudnitskas, brought to the market in 1972, which is also my year of birth, balanced proportion of citrus, flowers and moss and also still unobtrusive, the fragrance must please me or ?
And how!
What I find extremely interesting here at Diorella is the close relationship to Eau Sauvage, also created by Mr Roudnitska.
I have never really found my way into Eau Sauvage. An excellent scent, no question about it, but for me it was too harsh, too serious and I never really felt comfortable with the scent But Diorella was extended by some aspects and so for me it became a nice alternative to Eau Sauvage.
If you compare the scent pyramids, you will find some similarities, from the citric start to the mossy base.
Diorella has been debittered and cheered up, so to speak, and you notice that right from the start. Where Eau Sauvage starts off rather tart, Diorella starts off sunnier and friendlier, missing the tangy and spicy ingredients, which were replaced by undefined green notes and a touch of melon.
In the heart, where Eau Sauvage continues on its serious path, the sun is already shining at Diorella with many flowers, from which mainly jasmine and carnation emerge. These floral aspects are not sweet and not too opulent. I have read that Diorella's hedione content has been increased to 8% compared to Eau Sauvage 2%. This may also explain the more friendly and cheerful impression.
Towards the base, Diorella also shows his tart and mossy nature, but is in no way strict or dismissive, which I have always felt with Eau Sauvage.
Diorella literally smiles at me, while Eau Sauvage is not able to smile at me.

I clearly assign the color green to Diorella, but it is a much brighter green than Dioressence. Diorella is more delicate, more delicate and much less opulent than Dioressence. I think Diorella needs a little bit higher temperatures to show to advantage. On a cold winter day like today, the fragrance might get a bit lost. Diorella is absolutely not obtrusive, so it is very suitable for the office and for leisure time as well. The durability is very good for a rather light scent, 6-7 hours are in it, after 2 hours it becomes very close but still well perceptible.
Those who have otherwise kept their distance with chypre scents may like to try Diorella, here it doesn't creak, the scent is consistently cheerful and friendly and doesn't kill.

I would also like to mention that Diorella is one of the classically designed fragrances that can be worn by men as well. Also the gentlemen who have a certain shyness for flowers can be carefree, here everything is very well balanced. This might be an alternative if someone feels the same way about Eau Sauvage as I do. Diorella can pass for a Diorello
In this case I have commented the current version of Diorella, unfortunately I do not know the vintage version (yet). This one was certainly richer in all points, especially concerning oakmoss. But we don't have to discuss the idle topic of reformulations now.
If the earlier version of Diorella ever comes into my hands, I will probably give the current version the cold shoulder. But as I know it now, I like it very much and the classic style can be seen very well. By the way, I'm aware that Diorella and Eau Sauvage are not fragrance twins, but only somewhat closer relatives, with similarities as well as differences. In any case, you can see that they were created by the same master craftsman.
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Top Review 27  
in a blue and white houndstooth pattern
That's how it originally came about, this fragrance from the house of Christian Dior: boxes and flacons with the "belly bands" in the differently colored pattern, were immediately recognizable.
This houndstooth pattern accompanied my fragrances from Christian Dior for many years.
Because through the wife of my first boss, who was employed in a then well-known perfumery, I got to know them well: the early beauties, which still pleased the "patron" himself and also the later creations of this house.
The other day, by the way, I read about one of the first flacons with this design for "Miss Dior" a nevertheless very cute translation; they called it there "chicken foot flacon"!
But this only as a side note!

"Diorella" I still know in its original form and remember it well; so the fragrance sample the other day, after I picked out the miniature again with the newer version to send on to Gelis, was really just a little mnemonic aid.
Because also "Diorella" belonged in the 1972 version still in the impressive family of floral chypre fragrances, which followed in their classic structure almost a textbook.
Top notes: hesperides, mostly bergamot - Heart notes: rose and jasmine with appropriate company - Base notes: oakmoss, patchouli and musk.
And of course the very personal staffage, which ultimately makes the charm.

So here, too, first appears the bergamot, which was perhaps some time in the damp, dew wet grass. This green, just awakened freshness gets a special kick from the Sicilian lemon (a uniquely beautiful fruit), before the melon peppered with spicy basil joins in. The allure of the south has already been captured.
The beauties of a Provençal country garden in the warm sunshine now find themselves: of course, rose queen and thick clusters of jasmine flowers, hanging heavy in their dark foliage, can not be missing. Here, once again, homage is paid to the beauty of women; according to Christian Dior goddesses alongside his beloved flowers.
Honey-sweet honeysuckle scent drifts through the summer air; spicy garden carnations also proudly rearing their heads. Why have they become so unfashionable now? I love their fragrance.
The not-so-large cyclamen in their leafy nests, slightly hidden among the bushes, don't want to bloom in obscurity. So they send their special fragrance and also immediately a first hint of earth: and thus become a harbinger of vetiver.
But this must first give way to the ripe, juicy peaches: their sweet fruitiness only completes this sunlit garden impression.
Now, finally, vetiver may also really appear; earthy and slightly moist fragrant marries this fragrance with patchouli, also oak moss may not be missing, of course. With the result:
The fertile earth comes to life at this moment and combines the previous fragrance building blocks into a harmonious whole.
Another cleverly placed dose of musk and it is achieved:
"Diorella" is born, raises its fine head and unfolds its wings like a butterfly under the warmth.

Not too heavy, therefore not extremely long-lasting, this fine fragrance creature seems to float; circling and caressing its wearer like the first warm days of spring, the first fragrant promises of early summer.
Beautiful they both are and if we are lucky we can hear them laughing with joy!
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Early memory ....
Diorella is the fragrance I have the earliest memory of.

In the 70s - my teenage years - I read an old book from the bookcase of my parents. The lover in this book wore "Diorissimo", this lily of the valley fragrance was mentioned there several times and described very beautifully and my curiosity was aroused. A little later I had to disclose this secret in our local H department store (I had not yet dared to try a "real" perfumery at that time, the "turquoises" did not yet exist).

I actually sniffed my way through the scents of Dior and my favourite was definitely "Diorella". I didn't buy it then (it was too expensive for me), but I got samples again and again, until one day I got it as a present. Over the years I lost sight of Diorella, there were too many other exciting scents. Very much later it ran me then again over the way and moved in meanwhile as a permanent companion again with me.

The fragrance still convinces me - even though it has changed in the meantime -: the start is tart, green, even a little scratchy, but immediately afterwards the unique, wonderful Diorella note appears and it becomes more floral. The fragrance becomes a little warmer and softer over time, but it remains bright and still fresh, only a little bit of sweetness creeps in, it doesn't get musty or musty at all. It is not a light fragrance, it has a wonderful intensity in its own way. It reminds me of a walk in the forest after a light rain, wild flowers blooming along the way, birds singing and the sun shining. I connect it with nature and do not want to give it away in the reformulated version.
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No words.
It’s so easy to liken Diorella to other perfumes because it has so many points of obvious comparison: fruity chypres, citrus chypres, green chypres, Roudnitska classics, dirty jasmines, 1970s liberated perfumes. Sometimes I feel that relying on comparison is a cop-out. As if I can’t be creative enough on my own to capture what I mean. In this case, though, the use of comparison simply points to how rich a composition Diorella is, and the fact that it is the standard-bearer in the above categories.

OK. So a few of the comparisons:
Where Eau Sauvage is crisp, starched and shimmering, Diorella is tantalizing and sultry. There is also a cologne-like aspect to Diorella (esp. as in Eau d’Hermès), but if a cologne is refreshing and tonic, Diorella is like a lot of cologne after a few drinks. Diorella smells like Pour Monsieur sprayed on a sweaty body. Ms. Diorella makes the uptight Miss Chanel 19 see red every time they meet. (And, don’t ask me why, but this is the one that captures it for me.) Chanel Cristalle has an infrequently-used, symmetrical smile like a strand of pearls with canines. Diorella shows that Lauren Hutton, gap-toothed smile with every frequent laugh.

Diorella combines the best of all the categories that I love. Green and dry. Sinister fruit. Gorgeous color against mossy darkness. Bitterness with flavor. There are more well-struck balances in this perfume than you might find in another house’s entire line. The striking set of accords set in motion at the start remains in place from its almost tipsy-drunk start through its tart-green heart to its mossy-woody base. Diorella slides back-and-forth between its fruity, mossy, floral and woody tendencies, but remains specific and identifiable at all times. (Caveat. Perfumes change all the time, and chypres are endangered. The Diorella edt I know was bought in 2005.)

We perfume fans (freaks) often list favorites, the one we’d take to prison or a deserted island, the one we’d grab from a burning house. I’ve listed Rabanne’s Metal in my theoretical top 5. I’ve said Givenchy’s Insensé is my favorite in my collection. Both true, but if I could have only one perfume, Diorella would be my easy choice.
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The magic of the past - the power of the present

The souk makes it possible - and the old version of Diorella recently moved in with me. But those who are now afraid of moaning according to the motto: In former times summers were hotter and in winter there were meters and meters of snow, are wrong.
For me, the two versions are like snow-white and rose-red: one more calm and perhaps a bit melancholic, the other more powerful and lively, but possibly lacking the depth and tranquillity of her sister. My vintage version starts with full-bodied green citrus fruits with a decent dose of moss. For lovers of moss a real pleasure! Within a few minutes Diorella becomes translucent and transparent, a fully ripe peach mixes into a lovely, natural bouquet of flowers that is simple and does not push itself forward. Sweet grass, which I love very much, is now clearly to be smelled, the moss remains a companion up to the end. For me it is a rather strict scent, which accompanies me the whole day, but stays close to me.
I find the current Diorella to be bubbly, cheerful and extroverted right from the start. It's brighter, more accessible, even more flowery. It is easy for me to welcome this fragrance, it does not block itself, it does not want to be conquered, it is there from the beginning and spoils me. A major difference for me is that although the top note is also citric-green-spicy, the oak moss of the vintage version is completely missing here. The light green velvety moss comes later to his appearance and then remains on the skin for a long time as a fresh (!) breath.
Beautiful, the two sisters, both my snow white and my rose red! I'm really looking forward to the vintage version in the fully blossoming spring, which I'm sure I'll have emptied in a short time - and I'll then put the new Diorella on my wish list for next spring with just as much pleasure. The two are perfect fragrances to dance into spring and early summer!
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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softly green, lightly powdery, discrete and very classy, it's a second skin to wear as a White silk shirt in every season. Refined.
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KimJongKimJong 3 years ago
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Green vetiver with fresh lemon. It has a pellucid honey-like indolic scent. There are classic elements but I get an image like a little boy.
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Alex1984Alex1984 5 years ago
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1970’s edt: sparkling joie de vivre, lemons and honeysuckle amidst wild jasmine. Innocent but with a wink in her eye. Best summer cologne!
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