Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Dia Woman description
Ask anyone new to perfumery what they like best, and most likely they’ll answer with:“Something fresh and clean!” Which is a fine answer, and if that describes what you love most in a bottle of perfume, allow us to introduce you to Amouage’s Dia Woman, which is quite possibly the most luxurious “fresh, clean” scent ever produced.
Dia Woman is a stunning example of a scent being quite a bit more than the sum of its parts, as Amouage has packed this scent with no less than 18 separate notes, with representation from every family of fragrance.
There’s citrus (bergamot, fig), spices (tarragon, sage), resins and animalics (incense, musk), an entire Flower District of florals (cyclamen, violet leaves, orris, rose oil, peony, jasmine, iris, neroli, peach blossoms, orange flower and heliotrope), gourmand notes (vanilla), and finally woods (guaiac wood, sandalwood and cedar).
So, the question remains, then: what does it smell like? It smells like the most luxurious soap you will ever own. Amouage Dia is the skin scent to end all skin scents – somehow, all these notes gathered together and decided that triple-milled imported soap was how they wanted to express themselves all at once.
This is a good thing. Because after following all these separate olfactive strands, your nose will discover the delicate texture hidden underneath the cacophony of notes. For example, the fig and the bergamot are shaved down to the zested rind of their fruit, which helps to brings out the tender, soft neroli blossom in the heart. And without the sharp tang of the tarragon and sage, your nose will pass right by the antique roses and the silk ribbon of jasmine running underneath them.
But even with all of this happening at once, Dia Woman remains a serenely clean and fresh perfume. The scent stays close to the skin, with feather-light brushstrokes of powdery facets and blended floral notes reminiscent of the High Classic style that houses like Chanel pioneered almost 100 years ago.
This powdered floral aura floats through Dia Woman like a hostess in a glittering ball gown, impeccable in her manners and delightful in demeanor. And the party she’s hosting goes on and on into the night – Amouage Dia has tremendous longevity. You could step into this fragrance to start your day, and come home after midnight before it’s even begun to dry down in earnest.