Summary: I've worn Diorissimo since 1992 when I first encountered it on a French friend of mine. I've flirted with other scents since then (Joy, Eau d'Issey, Hermes' Un Jardin Sure Le Nil, etc.) - but always returned within several months to Diorissimo. Sadly, I find the new formula a poor imitation and have stopped buying it. When I bought my first bottle of the new formula from Saks in NYC, I returned it because I though it had gone bad.
Summary: If it's Lily of the Valley that you love, please try other more affordable choices. Crabtree and Evelyn make a lovely Lily of the Valley scent. Diorissimo was a great disappointment to me. Upon dry down there was an unpleasant note. The LOTV was still evident but muttled down with other notes that were not complementary in the least. Glad I didn't buy this one and just test drove it.
Summary: i got the EDT a couple of months ago and i was SO excited about it because i really loved the smell. i even bought my mom a bottle for her birthday five years ago. i SO wanted it to be my HG fragrance but after i sprayed it on and before i left the house the smell has vanished on me already!!! huh? it has like 30 minutes of staying power on me. im dying to try their EDP but its almost impossible to find in australia.
Summary: Pretty boring scent. First thing that came to mind when I put it on was...roses and jasmine. I got the miniture bottle and the box it came in is cute, the bottle is an old fashion screw top with no pump so its easy to spill. Not very impressed.
Summary: Someone below says this "fades fairly quickly." I'd say that's a HUGE understatement. I hunted this fragrance down at Saks because of the good reviews but was sooooo disappointed. It's a nice enough lily of the valley, though a trifle boring -- needs a little something to liven it up IMO. But my biggest complaint is that it has absolutely NO staying power. I sprayed it on liberally when I got to the mall and walked around a little to see how I liked it.
Summary: This is my all time spring/summer favourite. It is strange, because my winter/autumn perfume is Chanel's Coco, and they don't come any further apart than fresh sweet Diorissimo and the sultry Coco! I guess though that both are classics and very classy in different ways. Diorissimo is fresh, light, feminine, and haunting. It evokes spring, childhood, innocence, and playfulness, yet still manages an understated sexiness.