Diva 1983 Eau de Parfum

Diva (Eau de Parfum) by Emanuel Ungaro
Bottle Design Jacques Helleu
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Diva (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Emanuel Ungaro for women and was released in 1983. The scent is floral-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Salvatore Ferragamo Group.
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Perfumer

Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Cardamom, Coriander, Mandarin orange, Tuberose
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris root, Jasmine, Narcissus, Carnation, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Honey, Iris, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Civet

Ratings

Scent

8.548 Ratings

Longevity

8.746 Ratings

Sillage

8.246 Ratings

Bottle

8.847 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 10.05.2021.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Diva (Eau de Toilette) by Emanuel Ungaro, which differs in concentration.
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Wearable, Classic-Style, Floral Aldehyde Chypre
Diva by Emanuel Ungaro is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women. Diva was launched in 1983 and was available in both eau de parfum and eau de toilette formulations. The nose behind this fragrance is the legendary perfumer Jacques Polge, later in-house parfumer to CHANEL.

Ungaro’s first perfume was dedicated to women. The word ‘Diva’ carries an association with prima donna and has the Italian meaning "goddess." Diva was/is a classic-style perfume, and its composition is built around rose, Ungaro’s symbol. The bottle imitates curves of the female body, which is again one of Ungaro’s idols. The opening is classic, floral with a citrusy note, which harmonises with tuberose. Ylang-ylang is mixed with rose. The sweet and sensual finale is reached by the notes of vanilla, sandalwood and iris.

Top notes: Aldehydes, Indian Tuberose, Coriander, Cardamom, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot

Heart notes: Turkish Rose, Moroccan Rose, Carnation, Ylang-Ylang, Narcissus, Orris Root and Egyptian Jasmine

Base notes: Honey, Oakmoss, Civet, iris, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Vetiver, Musk and Vanilla

Diva is definitely a fragrance of its time meaning that you will not likely come across anyone around you wearing this fragrance these days. I have a vintage eau de parfum formulation. This is one of a few chypre fragrances I am able to wear. I must have a sensitivity to oakmoss in large quantities because that note makes some chypre fragrances unwearable or very seldom wearable for me, e.g. Estee Lauder Knowing and Christian Dior Dioressence---both of which are oakmoss bombs on my skin.

Diva is a beautiful chypre floral aldehyde fragrance with a lovely warm honey note in the base which I think is what allows me to wear this fragrance as it smooths out the hard, rough oakmoss note in the base. I particularly enjoy the top notes and the base notes. I mainly detect the rose and the oakmoss notes. I love ylang-ylang, jasmine, and iris, but I cannot differentiate these notes in this composition.

Diva is not overtly sugary sweet, but there is a sort of savoury sweetness to the base with the combined honey and oakmoss notes that are what draws me to this fragrance. I am happy to wear Diva on quite chilly Autumn and cold Winter nights either at home alone or out. I personally would not wear this fragrance to an office or even to church/synagogue/mosque. Two sprays would be sufficient in most instances. Three sprays would border on unbearable, and four sprays would be unbearable for all but those who are long anosmic to it.

I find this fragrance unisex. It is a sophisticated fragrance that is very classical in style (some may say "old style") and more apropos to someone over 30. I would not ever pair this fragrance with jeans or very casual clothing. Normally, I wear whatever fragrance I fancy with whatever clothing I wish, but in this case, that would not work. Diva requires some degree of dressiness if you are going to wear it in public.

Performance is above average compared to most fragrances these days with projection of 6'easily.
Personally, I find the bottle very appealing. It catches the light beautifully and feels nice in hand. All my fragrances are stored in a dark, cool cupboard, but this bottle would look very attractive on a vanity.

Fragrance: 7/10 (very high marks for a chypre for me personally)

Longevity: 8/10

Projection: 8/10

Sillage: 7/10

Presentation: 8/10
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In the early '90s I was in my early '20s. A good friend had bought "Diva". She is a very dark type, beautiful like a Spaniard and the scent was stunning at her. I had to have him, even if he didn't really fit me,
The days I had reordered a fragrance and still rummaged in the offers of the Internet perfumery. Diva was offered at an incredibly cheap price and I could not resist .....
The parcel came today. Was already quite excited with joy, The package was opened quickly, the fragrance sprayed on and then ... Horror, is that diva? It's been many years since I last smelled it, but I still have it right in my "nose", very warm, oriental, adult but not old-fashioned. He smells like "Omaparfum" to me now! ... yikes :-(
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