Hiya Posse! If you’re a regular reader then you know how much I love the DIOR prive collection. Vanilla Diorama was on the wishlist for a while. I’m not spending enormous amounts on perfume this year because there is so much travel going on. There’s only so much disposable income at hand. Knowing this, a wonderful girlfriend bought me a surprise 40ml! Getting such a lavish gift that I really wanted was pure heaven. Also, the size is enough to last years at the rate I go through bottles. So happy.
Vanilla Diorama by DIOR 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords::
Top: Orange, Pink Pepper, Lemon
Heart: Rum, Cacao, Cardamom
Base: Bourbon Vanilla, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Vanilla Diorama is beautiful. So beautiful that I decided it would be the scent of 55 for my birthday this week. Yep, 55! While not a zero birthday it still feels like a significant milestone. So wearing a gift makes sense.
The opening of Vanilla Diorama is what I imagine a choc orange liqueur would smell like. Add to that the distinct pink pepper fizz. What a wonderful open, sadly it lasts only a couple of minutes before the vanilla comes through and steals centre stage. A dry, patchouli rich vanilla with boozy/chocolate underpinnings. So if it’s bakery you’re after then you’ll be bitterly disappointed. The fragrance I find it most paralleling with, though not the same. No, sorry, I have to stop myself there. TWO fragrances, parallels but not the same, Jacomo Art Series #2 and Queen Latifa Queen. Imagine these two but done with DIOR Panache and in a low key mode.
You know, we all talk about smelling like the rich. This is EXACTLY the kind of scent that makes me think of the wealthy. Labelled, understated, comes in a simple bottle and has tremendous lasting power. It’s the kind of thing the wearer notices and anyone they allow close, within their sphere.
Dry down is a clean patchouli, slightly rubbery with that modern, dry yet creamy combination of vanilla and ever so slightly green sandalwood.
Is it groundbreaking? No. Did they do it better. My answer is yes. Vanilla Diorama is a gem that’s come out of the DIOR Prive range. If you look hard enough there are still a few beauties that have survived the cheapening and dumbing down of the range.
Surrender To Chance has samples if you’d like to try it at home.
Did you get your sniff one Vanilla Diorama yet?