This iconic chypre for women.was created in 1979 by Guy Robert for the house of Christian Dior. Marked by its generous dose of oakmoss, Dioressence is a reference chypre of the highest quality. Ingredients include:
aldehydes, orange, fruity notes, patchouli, green notes and bergamot;
carnation, tuberose, cinnamon, violet, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and geranium;
musk, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, oakmoss, vetiver and styrax.
Available for sale is a 3oz unused vintage 1970s "friction lotion", which was intended as a sort of after-bath splash. No discoloration or increase in viscosity, and only a smidge of evaporation. Almost perfect!