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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Roja Dove

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tarragon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlackcurrant bud, Heliotrope, Grasse jasmine, Peach, May 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

Ratings

Scent

8.5 (210 Ratings)

Longevity

9.1 (185 Ratings)

Sillage

8.4 (186 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (178 Ratings)
Submitted by Feylamia, last update on 07.05.2020.
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Chippie386
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Mitsouko Homme Intense
... ...that's what it might be called in the commercial world. But still, he has rather little to do with the current wording of Mitsouko. He polarizes strongly as soon as the top note has evaporated. The original Mitsouko, which Diaghilev himself used for his stage, was probably a bit sweeter and fruitier in the overall picture according to tradition.

It starts with the most beautiful peach note you can find at the moment. At the beginning peach, highly powdery iris and the gently embedded flower bouquet play the decisive role. Whoever buys it for this reason will be disappointed. Because it quickly transforms into a monstrous Oak Moss Civet Beast in a class of its own! The top notes evaporate quickly depending on the temperature, leaving rather masculine notes that are absolutely dry and very dark.

After the first hour it becomes more and more mossy and also smoky. Imagine a burning cigarillo drizzled with Civet over a huge carpet of oak moss. The fruit is completely absent in the drydown and soon nothing remains of the golden sweetness in the opening.

On textiles the chypre character remains for days, on the skin it quickly becomes a dark, heavy companion. Dress code! Or you can provoke in a hoodie... i've worn it every day for months. The durability is not quite as violent as often read, but this is probably due to the fact that it gets very close to the skin very quickly and it projects much better on textiles
Whoever is looking for a historically oriented fragrance that is rather smoky and animalistic in its drydown, should give it a chance
It's beautifully made. But you should be prepared for a very heavy, smoky oakmoss nerd. If you can handle it, feel free to try it.
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Back from the past
This smell has hit me again fully in black. A mixture of memories of earlier times from my childhood with modern twist. Very similar to Guerlain Mitsouko but less powdery and clearly masculine. I know it's officially unisex, but clearly masculine to me. Maybe that's just my personal association, but I'm immediately taken back to the 70s to 80s with the first nose, because my father smelled similar at that time. I don't know exactly what he was wearing, but I loved it. A familiar feeling, which I am allowed to relive with this wonderful creation.

For me it's a fragrance from the past, but that was so long ago that you can wear it again - in the fashion world it's similar. Besides, I don't really care if a fragrance is now in, modern or old fashioned - it has to please me and last a long time. Diaghilev does both, even if the sillage or projection is not overwhelming now. He is present at close range throughout the day, and even the next morning on his clothes. By the way, I have already received compliments from women, which is not unimportant :-).

I'm glad I found a 10-something again. Pleasant, familiar, striking and for me a great enrichment that I don't want to miss anymore.
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"If he's too strong..."
... once began a famous claim of a cough drop. And I admit it bluntly: Diaghilev is too strong for me. Like most Rojas it starts very massive, opulent and massive. Diaghilev is certainly one of the most characterful Rojas, but although it gets a bit softer in the course of time and loses its initial bulkiness a bit, there is still an angular note that would most likely be described as "cigarety". Despite the slight sweetness he develops in the base, which makes him a little more tolerable for me, one thing was clear to me: this fragrance would wear me, not me. There is always an animalism recognizable, which seems known to me far away from Malbrums "Tigre du Bengale", and there are masses of Bibergeil contained, therefore I guess also on appropriate doses of it in Diaghilev.

That's why I value it more abstractly because of its extreme complexity and less because it's "beautiful". For me personally, it would therefore be unacceptable. But I can fully understand the hymns of praise that the fragrance regularly experiences.

My rating:

Joy: 5 of 30
Quality, depth, vitality: 30 of 30
Shelf life: 20 of 20
Portability: 4 of 10
Flacon, packaging, presentation: 7 of 10

Total: 66 of 100
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Verbeene
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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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Perfumemania

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Perfumemania
Perfumemania
Helpful Review    2  
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'.
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Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
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!).
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Drseid

723 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    7  
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.

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KingPinKingPin 14 months ago
5
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9
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8
Bottle
I know this is swearing in the church, but I don't like this very much. Feels dated and like something for old people. Sorry...
LexaLexa 3 years 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..
HermeshHermesh 4 years ago
9
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10
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7.5
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10
Bottle
Quality speaks here for itself: classic chypre, well made, complex, mature and cultivated.
FarouhaFarouha 4 years ago
This perfume is a work of art but so expensive. Wonderful elegant scent. Smells of luxury.

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