When I smell Christian Dior Diorissimo, I think Britney Spears. Just to clarify, we’re talking Britney circa 1998-2002, right after Crossroads but right before “Toxic”.
Diorissimo does not in any way smell like Kevin Federline, being barefoot in a gas station bathroom, or attacking a car with your umbrella. Personally, I blame Madonna for that whole downward spiral situation. I mean, Brit was doing great until 2003, when they had that ridiculous make out session at the MTV awards, and the next thing you know she married that guy in Vegas for like 36 hours and then all of a sudden she’s knocked up with Kevin Federline’s baby and I would not wish that on ANYONE, y’all.
So why does Diorissimo bring Ms. Spears to mind? Well, Diorissimo has a definite “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” vibe. For the most part, Diorissimo is a very light, green, absolutely stunning lily of the valley fragrance. However, the very heady and slightly spicy top notes whisper, “I’m not that innocent.” From the very beginning, Britney embodied that tension between purity and sexuality. She was the virginal blonde with the sweetest smile, but she was also the barely-legal temptress who dressed up as a Catholic schoolgirl and danced with a boa constrictor.
Diorissimo reads true as a lily fragrance to me. It has a very natural vibe. I am actually finding it difficult to say much about Diorissimo. Perfect lily. What else is there to say? If you do not like the smell of lilies, this fragrance has nothing to offer you. I am fairly sure that I tested this in the EDP formulation (unfortunately one of the samples leaked all over the rest, causing the labels to smudge) but I suspect that I would like the EDT even more.
I personally think that Diorissimo is just beautiful, and very classy. My very favorite model, Naomi Campbell, wears Diorissimo, and she can be very classy indeed when she is not throwing cell phones left and right. Now, just because Diorissimo has excellent breeding does not make it at all boring. On the contrary, it is exuberant and vivacious. Diorissimo sparkles in the way that a particularly charming girl often does.
I am not sure how my beloved readers feel about Britney, so I apologize if this post was more than you ever wanted to know. I bear her an incredible amount of goodwill from her cameo as a fembot in “Austin Powers 3: Goldmember”. As I’ve mentioned before, that movie came out on my birthday, because Beyonce is very thoughtful that way.