Barbara Herman found Diorling to contain:
"Bright florals, and a touch of green, with a mossy leather base. Narcotic florals and leather saddle effect. Leather is Bandit like, then powdery and mossy. Dry down is fruity rich."
Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Oakmoss, Bitter Orange, Nasturtiam, Fruits
For me, this is a bright floral chypre. I don't get a leather reference at all. What I do get is wonderfully old-fashioned, out of the 1940s, and reminds me of Schiaparelli's incomparable Shocking. It's far sweeter than the acrid Bandit to my nose. There is a wonderful burnt sugar effect that is common to this chypre category.
Anachronistic for its time, but wonderfully welcome. Seek out only the vintage formula.
I have a vintage bottle of the spray parfum that comes in a fluted bottle with a gold scroll design on the cap--but OMG--one spray on a cotton ball, and into my bra--and it is the loveliest
"new car'' leather you could ever imagine. The reaction is always What are you wearing??
I guess it's new Jaguar or new Cadillac leather-but manages not to come off masculine..they aren't made like this anymore, although I must say I haven't tried Lancome's Cuir yet
Hello Luvah!!! First spritz and yeah, it's old school in a big way with a large barnyard accord. I love this facet of old perfume making. I find the juxtaposition of opposing notes makes everything just a bit "more". Then there's a weird yeasty/floral period, then leather, or rather an interpretation of leather which is also what I find Bandit to be. In my mind, so far, the only fragrances that truly approximate leather for me have been Chanel Cuir de Russie and Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's Black Leather Jacket. Next some lovely florals and indoles, then barnyard, then it starts all over again. And the next day when I put on my housecoat, it was mmmmmm, which one did I put on yesterday and yeah, it was Diorling, still there, still beautiful, still intriguing. Just for info, my husband flipped for this and I have given total nasal fatigue with my "smell this and smell that". I didn't even have to ask, he volunteered, "what is that, wow, THAT I really like" While many may pine for Diorling in its vintage form (as I've stated before that's a road I won't set one toe on), the new version (2012) is very old school, doesn't smell like anything else and I would rebuy. Let's all at least give Dior credit for not abandoning all their old greats. 10 thumbs up. In fact, worth hoarding . . . .
04th August, 2012 (last edited: 09th August, 2012)
I have only tried the current version, and it is effortless to wear. The whole progression from top to base is entirely pleasant.
Lucky me - I own the vintage parfum. Absolutely gorgeous!