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 are vintage new in cellophane 7.5ml splash parfums (first photo). Contemporaneous samples are made from the larger, open 15ml bottle of parfum shown with the vial in front (second photo).
Review from our costumer.
"Love Dioressence! Rich Deep Sultry Sensuous Spicy Lush Opulent Floral. Fruit is sweet and dense but not cloying or suffocating. Touch of green on opening brightens things to clarity, but is never piercing. The cinnamon/carnation spiciness unfold like a richly woven silk brocade amidst the complex depth of florals here. The patchouli is especially magnificent in tandem with the spices, never dirty, moldy or musty....just perfectly dark green and herbal, chewy and enveloping. The benzoin resin and vanilla meld seamlessly providing a buttery sweet depth just off of gourmand territory. The musk adds a touch of warm skin like sensuality without oppressiveness. I get no negatives from anything on my skin. Gets more beautiful the more it dries down. Becomes so cozy even though it is so exciting in its liveliness and spiciness. I just love how the cinnamon and carnation go on and on forever as the florals rise and abate and the resins slowly burn down. This is a masterpiece."