Diaghilev (2010) Parfum

Diaghilev (Parfum) by Roja Parfums
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Diaghilev (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Roja Parfums for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is chypre-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tarragon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlackcurrant bud, Heliotrope, Jasmine, Peach, Rose, Tuberose, Violet, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Ambrette, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Clove, Cumin, Gaiac wood, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Peru balsam, Sandalwood, Styrax, Vanilla, Vetiver, Iris



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Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Helpful Review    6
light and weight
she was sitting in the old theatre. the deep red curtains, heavy, were still closed. there was a soft smell of dust on them and on the velvet covers of the chairs. slowly the auditorium filled up.
expectation crackled in the air, the perfumes mixed with a touch of cool and fresh air, carried in from the autumnal parisian streets.leaves, stone, wood,...
and then still.
the curtain opens.
a stage in magical light,
dancers who move weightlessly and with the greatest aesthetics.
modern, timeless, sophisticated.

so is this fragrance: opened with a somewhat heavy flowered citric-herbal overture. and then opens into a bright sea of flowers and spices. bright, creamy, varied.
iridescent and energizing.
underneath lies a carpet of woody patchouli-like stability. knowledge, experience. primes the blossom dance with high standards and discipline. weaves spice and structure into the floating, lush blossom notes.
creamy, golden glow combines with dark, earthy weight. one increases the other.
harmony of opposites.

no harmless scent...a scented painting with a whole life in it...

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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Very helpful Review    8
Explosion of the senses
I did not dare to write a comment so far, too well seem to me the contributions written here. From expertly analyzing to personally narrating to ironically funny - everything is included. For that, my great respect to everyone.
I'm writing for the first time for two reasons: On the one hand this is my 300th tested scent and on the other hand it is (purely coincidentally) the legendary Roja Diaghilev. Thanks to Maggy4u a bottling found its way to me. He isn't shy, immediately after the first spray he took over the olfactory command in the room and doesn't seem to want to give it up anymore. I've never smelled such an intense essence before. Anyone who sprays more than once either has to be a real daredevil or is simply overmotivated. There a question arises to me: why exclusively in the 100ml Flakon available?
But now to the fragrance: unfortunately I can't describe it exactly, the individual ingredients are too complex and too perfectly interwoven. It is a classic chypre fragrance, certainly oldfashioned but in the most positive sense. He reminds me of my childhood. One of my aunts - she was a very noble and distinguished lady, cuddled me whenever she had me close at hand (most will know this feeling). She always smelled like Diaghilev, so for me it is clearly a woman's scent, or rather a woman's scent, but in the best sense of the word, because I really liked my aunt.
This fragrance is a timeless masterpiece of perfumery. Whether worn by men or women, it will cause a sensation and compliment.
So, and now I will try to find an almost adequate red wine in the cellar, which rounds off my first comment according to my status. ;-)
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    1
Absolutely gorgeous scent!
I just love, love, love this scent. I have the parfum extrait and also the original EDP which is just breathtaking. I bagged the limited edition EDP bottle on ebay which came with a wooden cork and the atomiser. Wow! the cork alone perfumed my wardrobe for weeks on end. Another masterpiece from the 'professor of perfumery'.
Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    5
Is quite interesting that the differences between the original Dighilev composition and the relaunched parfum strenght are, somehow, the same differences between Mitsouko and what is known to have inspired Mitsouko, the legendary Coty Chypre. The Original Diaghilev is more muscular, dry, almost masculine, putting much more emphasis on the moss and on driest citrus and flower aromas. The Parfum, however, is like a classic Mitsouko with a nod to current chypres (it comes to my mind, besides the Amouage one listed on the similarities, Gucci Rush too). It fills the driest sections of the first version with soft peachy tones and sensual flowers that blooms on different moments on skin. The spices also seem to be more intense and dirty, but the scent itself isn't dirty. It's complex, abstract, very sensual but in a refined way. It's not a kind of fragrance that is on trend anymore, but i guess that there is always space for some high quality chypre (too bad that it's so expensive!).
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
Simply A Breathtaking Masterpiece...
*This is a review of the Parfum version of Diaghilev.

Diaghilev opens with an amazing orange-laced luscious rose floral accord with a very slight dirty cumin-like undertone. As the fragrance enters the early heart phase the very full rose remains, now joined by relatively indolic jasmine and slightly powdery iris supporting florals with a minuscule measure of early patchouli driven sweetness before hints of leather and sharp vetiver quash it. The vetiver grows in intensity throughout the dry-down until by the end of the heart phase it is a solid co-star to the rose. During the late dry-down the rose finally dissipates, leaving the sharp vetiver and supporting leather to take control, with a surprising quantity of slightly powdery oakmoss underpinning the base accord. Projection is outstanding, as is longevity at nearly 15 hours on skin.

Let's get this out of the way straight off, Diaghilev is an amazing composition that conjures up visions of deep animalic's like Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo early, then leather-laced vetiver from the base of Puredistance M (another great Roja Dove composition), while infusing the composition with a similar captivating rose to the one used in Lalfeorosa by O'driu. Successfully channeling aspects of those three greats, Diaghilev is as close to a "sure thing" for lovers of those masterpieces as you will find. The bottom line is the approximately $1000 per 100ml Diaghilev in its parfum concentration is a masterpiece through and through, earning a corresponding 4.5+ stars out of 5 and an extremely strong recommendation. The near $10 per ml cost is quite dear, but compositions of this quality are extremely rare, meriting one to at least try to get their nose on a sample to witness near-perfection in a true modern day chypre composition that keeps close ties to the classics.


Lexa 15 months ago
Takes time to fall in love with the most incredible chypre ever made,but when you do is forever. Natural oakmoss comes with a price though..+5
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Hermesh 3 years ago
Quality speaks here for itself: classic chypre, well made, complex, mature and cultivated.+2
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 7.5
Longevity 10.0
Scent 9.0
Farouha 3 years ago
This perfume is a work of art but so expensive. Wonderful elegant scent. Smells of luxury.+3

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