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Diorama Christian Dior for women

Diorama Christian Dior for women
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I have it: 68 I had it: 13 I want it: 219

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Diorama by Christian Dior is a Chypre Fruity fragrance for women. Diorama was launched in 1948. The nose behind this fragrance is Edmond Roudnitska. Top notes are bergamot, peach, melon and plum; middle notes are jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, rose, lily-of-the-valley, violet, caraway and pepper; base notes are vetiver, musk, sandalwood, oak moss, virginia cedar, castoreum, civetta and leather.

Perfume rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 71 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Peach Melon Plum

Middle Notes
Jasmine Gardenia Tuberose Nutmeg Clove Cinnamon Rose Lily-of-the-Valley Violet Caraway Pepper

Base Notes
Vetiver Musk Sandalwood oak moss Virginia Cedar Castoreum Civetta Leather

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This perfume reminds me of  
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Femme Rochas
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Diorama Fragrance Reviews


Diorama, a fabulous fragrance, by the parfumeur who gave us Rochas Femme, and Elizabeth Arden On Dit. They are all very similar, but Diorama had the edge for me. This perfume was not for everyone, as it must not wear you. I had my bag snatched in Amsterdam station, and was wearing Diorama, never wore it again, and not long after, both it and later Diorling were discontinued, but by then i was a Chanel ""19"" and Courreges Empreinte girl!
Love to all.


I smel the vintag diorama this frag is mix between diorssimo+diorella that's i sempl

Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

This is a review for the vintage parfum. This is a muskier version of Femme by Rochas. Perhaps too musky for some people but not for me. This is like a beautiful woman who is a shape shifter and can turn into animal. I am an animal. This scent starts off with the fruitiness that I like in openings less citrus and more peach and plum. Sweet, soft, but ripe and delicious. It's seductive and fragrant like fruit bowls on a table in a garden with white flowers all about. The gardenia, jasmine tuberose and violet are all detectable. This is a very floral perfume. However the day turns into night and it becomes an evening cologne with animalic scents of beaver and civet. Yes my purchase is very old and comes with that great bottle and even though it has turned a bit it still smells like something from out of this world, and out of my own world. It smells very expensive very elegant. A tad Oriental and spicy, and definitely mature and womanly but so sexy. I find that the muskiness makes it warm and so this is the Dior frag I will wear as the winter enters it's final phase before I can start wearing florals again.


This is for the vintage pure parfum I got.. anything for science!

This opens with a strong note of bergamot and evolves into dirty civet, plum and strong powdery violet and oakmoss - most certainly not a white floral as most of us know it - yet. A warming, pleasant drydown of tuberose and civet, together with the oakmoss that dominates this scent through the whole experience. Intoxicating, animalic, heady. This reminds me slightly of Cartier Panthere and the beautiful drydown of vintage Giorgio Beverly Hills. In the end, this is a creamy tuberose with civet. Becomes richer after time and is very complex, a true pleasure for the senses. Anyone would appreciate this one way or another, since it's so well blended. It's an honor to own it. The sillage is greater than anything.

The modern Diorama (EDT) is a warm beautiful white floral with soft spices, its scent has nothing in common with the vintage.


I have a vintage sample of Diorama that has perhaps lost some of its top notes, but I forgive it. I think it's the heart and base notes that make this perfume the lady it is.

As has often been noted, it's a flower and animal chypre, but what does that tell you if you've never smelled it? Does it tell you, for instance, that I was drinking unsweetened chai as I first smelled Diorama this morning, and that after attending to my wrist for a few minutes I took a sip of my drink and it tasted sweet? Does it tell you that while the perfume lasts, the sillage is stupendous, head-turning? Would you know that it smells like a fur stole and new leather gloves worn by a woman who would simply laugh at you if you told her "fur is murder"?

I have no objection to the use of synthetics in perfumes. I know that they preserve natural resources,allow for a constancy that might otherwise be impossible, give us unprecedented notes etc...but what I cannot endure is ingredients that smell chemical. I loathe the biting, harsh, sinus-scouring edges so common to cheap perfumes, and now increasingly found in not-cheap perfumes.

Diorama stands with you licking her chops at the prospect of trashing those little science projects. She's a gorgeous chimera, a force of nature.


I find it tiresome when people complain about Luca Turin and The Guide. The complaints seem full of straw men to me: who are the people in danger of slavishly following The Guide and not trusting their own tastes? And so what if they did, and they never learned to appreciate Creed? This does not make my list of things to get churlish about. But then my parents started me on Pauline Kael as a young child, and now I am grateful to them.

It is true that sometimes Luca Turin seems jaded, like the only thing that will grab his attention these days is the latest from some experimental house with a witty new iceberg lettuce and shorted-out motherboard accord. For me, this just adds to the fun. However I do wonder if he steered us a bit wrong on this and Parfum de Therese. I was lucky enough to find a half a vintage bottle of this in a thrift store. The top notes were messed up, but as soon as I put it on, I perceived the relationship between Diorella, PDT and this, and felt very pleased with myself. I am not advanced enough to understand why this supposedly sucks and PDT is not a masterpiece. I actually wear this once in a while now, just because I want to, not as an experiment. And my boyfriend likes it too, he says he wishes they still made things more like this. So there.

ms rochambeau
ms rochambeau

In my experience, Vintage Diorama, which I own in EDT and parfum, is a slightly sweeter version of vintage Miss Dior. In other words, it's wonderful with its Miss Dior structure and hints of the plummy Femme Rochas.

However, the reformulated version is more like a salty/ citrus-y combination of vintage Diorella and Frederic Malle's Parfum de Theresse where the original Diorama scent only shows its beautiful self in the far dry down, just as it starts to fade out.

I have to say that I really like this reformulated Diorama for the scent that it is, but it's not really Diorama as it was originally intended. If you want to experience something closer to what the original Diorama was, try Molinard's Chypre de Orient for which I've also written a review.


today i got original diorama and now my vintage diorama and diorling set is complete. i actually thought i may like diorling more but i think diorama has impressed me more.

btw, Henrietta, new diorling has no resemblance to original diorling and same is true for diorama..anyone who has smelled both versions can testify to that...even Dior's perfumer who has created new versions admitted he doesnt like new versions but his hands were tied due to material new versions of diorling and diorama should be taken as completely different fragrances that only share brand and perfume name with their ancestors


What sophistication, spicy, woody, elegant. I utterly adored it and felt like a forties model when I wore it, which is a style that suits me down to the ground. I have been trying to get hold of it for a while now. Unfortunately my ex-husband hated it, claiming it smelled like fly spray. That only made me fonder of it!
This is really an unusual perfume, very individual, and definitely everyone's perfume, but for those whom it suits, it is just perfect. Tres Dior!!


I got a bottle of vintage cologne for a great price on ebay and it was 2/3 full by the picture. When it got to me, the package was in USPS plastic baggy, uh oh. There remained about 1/3 in the bottle, the lid was loose. Grrr.... Anyway, the package and the room I opened it in smelled FANTASTIC. Slightly aftershave-ish, I believe that would be the vetiver. But man, what an addictive scent.

I got a big bottle of the new Diorama edt again on ebay, it was a tester and I have no reason to doubt the authenticity. What a disappointment. This one is primarily jasmine on me. There is just a hint of the vetiver and other ingredients, barely, on drydown. Not even close. I don't even mind that it only lasts about 2 hours. Now I have no idea how to rate this scent!


That Roudnitska is a genius we already know. That you can buy his creations blindly is another truth. Obviously if you like his style which is elegant, refined, never too claimed, understated.
This scents is a powerful mixture of every nuance can be found in a perfume: there are flowers, citrus notes, powder, fruits, leather. All so well balanced that one may wonder how this could be possible by a human. I really wonder if Monsieur Roudnitska was only human.
Wearing Diorama you have the impression of wearing Diorella (the citrus opening notes), Dior Dior (the exploding of flowers and honeysuckle coming from behind), Diorling (the powder and leather notes). The fruits is the new note, the innovation in this wonderful scent from the range of the other Dior's masterpieces I have listed here. Among the whole of Dior's range this is certainly the best creation in my opinion, it sums up what Dior used to be, what elegance was, what a classy woman anchored to the past but with her eyes to the future should wear. Incredible scent, just in between past and future, perfect if you love the vintage feel and the modern trend. Unbelievable.


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