First sour, then garbage-y, it returns to its bright greeness and, in the next movement of the perfume, everything settles into the spicy, warm floral that is Dioressence's basic personality. Glamorous and festive, Dioressence is a party scent.
Top notes: Aldehydes, orange
Heart notes: Jasmine, geranium, cinnamon, carnation, orris, ylang-ylang, tuberose
Base notes: Patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, vanilla, musk
She might be in some Pucci dress (reeking of Dioressence, of course), and you may have to stand back from her when she's regaling some crazy story to you in her too-loud voice. But days later when you catch a whiff of it again on a stranger, you think: glamour, parties, experienced women, too many cigarettes, and flowing glasses of champagne. Barbaric? Sounds like the height of sophistication to me.