A classic chypre formula - this one almost duplicates the Coty 1983 re-formulation of their Chypre - which had nothing in common with their original, but was on its own, perfectly lovely.
The overall effect I get is that of crushed caraway seed floating over a complex floral/animalic base that is sophisticated and very very sexy.
The patchouli, oakmoss, musk and amber base opens like a flower, giving the impression of the no longer available civet and castoreum.
A really really fine creation.
And so affordable!!!!
I once heard that this was the 'poor man's Mitsouko', not so, it is a wonderful treasure, and a must have always for me - I use it every day!
How gorgeous and feminine is this?
A beautiful citrus, floral, fruity chypre which I bought blind based on reviews and a bargain price and which I think may well be a staple of my wardrobe from now on. I too can feel old Dior in this one, which is great because Dior have forgotten how to do the old Dior and that's a great shame because old Dior is wonderful.
Edgy niche perfume may have its place and the right time of day and circumstances in which it's worn, but this is the sort of perfume which wouldn't smell out of place no matter what the weather or occasion.
Chypre D'Orient is an overlooked gem! Not one review that I had read before I purchased it could prepare me for the surprise this would be. First off, this is misnamed because there's nothing "Oriental" about this scent. This is a chypre that pays homage to to the classic chypres of the 1930's, 40's and 50's. The real surprise is that Chypre D'Orient is the closest thing to vintage Diorama! It also pays homage to vintage Femme Rochas and Guerlain Mitsouko in that it's both peachy and plummy. Miraculously, there is oakmoss too. So for anyone who has ever wanted to experience what vintage Diorama was, try this before you purchase the reformulated version of Diorama. Dior should be ashamed of themselves for letting Molinard show them up!