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DescriptionDaringly Different is a tribute to Mrs. Vreeland’s passion for the Middle East and its light, colors and scents. <br><br> A luxurious and sophisticated iris note is balanced by the smoky depth of oud and accents of Turkish rose, sweet tonka, and leather notes.
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Diana Vreeland Daringly Different rating and reviews
Average rating (61 reviews)
3.5 out of 5
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Great scent. Love the woodsy notes but they are in a very classy type way. Perfect for a date night.
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Way too woodsy
I love the woodsy smelling perfume but I really don't like this one. It is very strong and seems to over power any other notes
The smell of this is awful. I threw it out.
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
INSTANT HEADACHE - CLOYING
This is horrible. One drop has tainted my existence. I’m not even joking. This is on my back porch in a ziploc bag as we speak. It was the color of tea, so I treaded lightly, and did like 1/5th of a spray -but not lightly enough! It smells horrible. It will make everything it touches, smell like it. I’m 4 rooms away from my family and they’re asking me what is that smell? It’s floral and tobacco. If you’re trying to cover up that you smoke or that you haven’t showered in a week- this is for you. Ugh! I need an exhaust fan!
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Lovely notes, but reminds me of my grandmother's perfume. Lasts a long time.
Loved the smell. Would get this in a larger size. Love loved it just my style
Love this parfum
This scent lasts all day and I love the way it makes me feel.
not for me
not for me I have worn Shalimar for 50 years and still cannot find something else to use as an alternative.
This has a very intense powdery smell. It's way too mature for me.
Sophisticated (doesn't smell like cotton candy) and complex. My husband loves it. Wish the scent lasted a bit longer, but a great find.
Normally, I enjoy these types of fragrances. However, this one has an overpowering "tobacco-like" note that overwhelms everything else. I don't think it is well balanced in that regard. My boyfriend commented that my perfume was too strong and masculine while wearing it, and he is a cologne and perfume enthusiast.
I was delighted when I received this fragrance. I took a chance on it and absolutely love it. It is bold but mingles well with your chemistry.. It lasts all day and the next morning I can always smell hints of it on my coat.
Proud to smell like a “grandma”
I read in reviews over and over that the fragrance is a “grandma or old lady” scent. What is a grandma or an old lady scent??? Can you really not find a better way of describing it? Is it the floral? Is it powdery? Does it settle into a sweet and softer slightly spicy scent? Because that’s how I would describe Daringly Differet and it is just that, different! Just because it’s not a loud or citrusy scent does not make it old lady or grandma but if that’s really the best way you can describe it then that’s the scent I like. It does last most of the day but it’s not big projection after it settles down.
Thank you! Funny enough I've decided that most of the "old lady" comments are indicators to put the scent in my queue. I figure it probably means that they're not super sugary and bubblegum scented. Which are scents I choose to avoid.
Thank you, Tami. I have to sparingly read reviews on scentbird because most of them are not descriptive at all and my blood boils when I see yet another person using that descriptor. I immediately file them away as not very bright if they really think it was necessary to review a fragrance, saying it’s “old lady”, it must be a complex, a fear and insecurity- nobody comfortable with themselves would be worried about smelling like an “old lady”.
Jeremy Fragrance said Tuberose is the “old lady note”. Take that with a grain of salt, but I haven’t heard anyone else talk about it.
Old lady perfume
Contrary to its name, this smells like the stuff my mom's had sitting on her dresser for 30+ years. I will be giving it to her, actually, and she will probably love it. 😂
I love this scent! It is the perfect mix of sweet, floral, and a little masculine to tone it down. It is strong at first but tones down after a little. Also layers well with other perfumes.
I love this scent. You can definitely smell the leather but it's still a little sweet. Maybe a little rosey. It reminds me of Opium but better. It starts out strong but tones down and all the different components come out. It is good for a night out. This is a mature scent. Very sexy. I enjoy this alot. My sprayer didn't work... So i have to dab it on.
Rich and deep, but fades quickly
Enjoyed it very much. A strong scent, but can be worn for daytime, because it fades fairly quickly.
I don't think I would purchase this. It is too strong for my taste.
This is definitely me
This is definitely me It’s fun flirtatious inviting mysterious that perfect perfume that just screams me
Elegant and yummy
Also has a slight smell of mint? Just for a moment :-)
Not for me
This scent wasn't what I expected. I thought it would have a sweeter scent to it but it didn't.... rather to spicy strong for me.
Not what was expected
It smelt amazing right out the package. However as I've learned over the years what smells good from the bottle doesn't always smell as nice on me. Unfortunately this would be 1 of those scents that don't smell good on me. Still a great scent all the same.
A little too intense for me
Very mature scent
I don’t know if it’s just my chemistry, but this dried to a very elderly, powdery scent. It’s akin to satches in an underwear drawer. Not a fan.
Diana Vreeland Daringly Different
Decided to move away from my usual floral scents and try something different this month. Big mistake. Smells like my grandma. Definitely not for me. The musk / woods overpower the iris and rose.
Grandma and not in a good way!
I was intimidated by this one at first. It is unique and kind of off putting in the beginning, but as I tried it more it grew on me.
Not that different
It reminds me of Givenchy Hot Couture. I don't find the fragrance to be nuanced, but I don't like it enough to spray it ever again. Good enough if you're looking for an austere scent.
Give it time
On first spray, this smells like hollow men's cologne. But, as it transitions into the middle notes, it settles to a very pleasing, unique feminine leathery scent I couldn't stop breathing in. However, at the price, I wouldn't buy a bottle. A good fall/winter scent
Mysterious and lovely
Like others have said, this goes on really strong at first and is initially overpowering. However, once it settled after a few minutes I loved the heavy woodsy notes. The rose is there but less obvious, so I think this would be a good scent for people who like woodsy perfumes rather than overtly floral ones. It's mysterious but warm and even comforting at the same time, perfect for this time of year.
Old lady scent!
Smells like an old lady perfume at first but dries down to a semi ok powdery scent. Not my favorite but just ok. May give to my grandmother for Christmas.
Old lady stinky - I do not recommend it at. Can these be returned?
I LOVE this scent. it sprays on strong as first but once it settles, this is the most beautiful, sexy scent ever. my fiance never noticed my perfume but the first time I wore this, he couldnt stop sniffing me. he LOVED it.
I was looking for a fragrance with oud to try. I picked this one and I really happy with my choice. It is really beautiful and perfect for the 30 degree weather I have been experiencing. It makes me feel warm and coazy.
My first from scentbird and I love it
So mysterious and pretty. At first it screams at you then it mellows into a leathry rose. Such a perfect rose “not old lady” at all. This is perfect for this time of year and sweater weather. I am going to purchase the big bottle as a Christmas gift for myself. Sillage is great and longevity too. Highly recommended
I love this perfume. I am not sure what an "old lady scent" is exactly. To me heavy rose florals are what people doused themselves with when I was little. I think some scents are too heavy and layered and just flat out don't work. This scent is AMAZING. From the bottle it goes on weird. Know that. It is heavy with alcohol. But half an hour later and for the rest of the day this perfume is spicy bliss. Don't spritz this before walking into a restaurant or in a car before stepping out. Give the dry down a little time. I've probably gotten 20+ perfumes from Scentbird and this is my first review. As a reference I have been impressed with Nest fragrances though none of them have worked for me. Also, note, I do not like florals. I like spicy, sexy, sweet, candy, gourmand, fruity scents.
Love this scent. My favorite of the three I’ve gotten so far. Deep, mysterious, sexy, a little spicy. And quite sophisticated, so probably more suitable for a woman 30+. I would have given it five stars, but the full size is very expensive - more than I normally spend for a fragrance. This scent actually reminds me of Flowerbomb, which is quite a bit less expensive, so I’d probably just stick with that.
I love the scent but it is very strong. One or two spritzes is more than enough. I wouldn’t recommend this for casual wear, but overall the scent is pleasing.
Not so great
It's a very deep strong smell, makes me think of my grandma everytime I smell it. After a couple hours when the scent is not as strong its not too bad. Overall, not really a scent I would recommend.
Powdery and mature
I get a little bit of the leather and sweeter vanilla notes but overall just smells very old on me. Disappointed since I was trying to branch out into warmer more heady scents
Mature woodsy scent for those who avoid floral and sweet
I absolutely adore this scent. At first spray it's hard to pin the scent. Strong, but not overpowering. You catch the leather and oud at first, but once it sits it lightens up a bit and you catch hints of tonka bean and very little rose. Perfect fall and winter scent and I've taken to wearing it daily. Lasts all day and I would recommend it for those who prefer a mature almost masculine scent. I generally avoid most floral/sweet scents and this was a spot on recommendation by scentbird.
This fragrance absolutely stinks! It smells cheap and very "old lady"-ish. It choked me when I sprayed it, reaking of alcohol, Musk and baby powder. It reminded me of a magazine with a bunch of perfume sprayed pages inside... random stale scents that weren't cohesive.. along with paper.. I literally cringed. I felt like it is something a cheap a "bar fly" would wear to mask the alcohol seeping from their poors. Not to mention the color of the fragrance looked disgusting, brown and dirty. Needless to say, I'm not a fan at all. I'm extremely disappointed I wasted my money on this. And to add insult to injury, it took well over a month to arrive. 🙄
Ditto to everything you just said. Down to the “it took over a month to arrive”! Ugh!
Very Pleasant and Mysterious
This is my favorite out of three so far.
Smelled too masculine to me.
Definitely not like a lot of fragrances out there
My all-time favorite perfume is Opium by YSL. Not the new Black Opium (which is totally different), but the original. It's not a common scent these days. But this is very reminiscent of that type of fragrance. I despise sweet, fruity or overly sweet florals. I like a fragrance to be rich, woody, herbal and almost masculine but with none of that "fresh" fake ocean scent. Upon first spray, the leather and oud is very noticeable. As it dries down, I got more of the tonka bean (SO GOOD) and it sweetens ever so slightly to reveal the rose and iris when totally dry. I am very selective about fragrance and I was nervous about ordering for the first time and not being familiar with this scent, but I love it. The title says it all.
good after it sits for a bit
I first sprayed it on and thought like it mainly smelled like baby powder, musk, and alcohol with some better notes underneath all that. As it sits the better flavors come out and you get the great undertones. I think as a scent it is strong but not obnixiously so. I think it is a mature scent, not like my grandma but I wouldn't call it young and lively. I will wear it for sure, but it isn't my favorite
It Grew On Me
Upon first spraying this perfume my immediate thought was “this smells like a mixture of whiskey and tequila...” I’ve worn it a few times to give it a chance and i actually do love it, once it’s on for a little while. It turns into a warm, sweet, woodsy smell after about 15 minutes and it lasts all day. It isn’t overpowering either. I’m very happy I chose to try this scent.
Bold and Strong
This sent I was nervous about but I like it. It has a bold strong smell but it is quite nice once it settles down. It has a high end fancy smell that would be great for Winter months for a high end evening or event, or a great date night. Great for mature woman that like a high end smell. I am in my late 30’s and would recommend this smell for someone who has expensive taste.
Strong but sexy
This month's choice, Daringly Different, arrived today and I have to say I absolutely love it! The carefully mixed scent is on the strong side but that means only a little bit is needed, making the product last longer. With the floral, woodsy, and exotic scents used I feel more confidant, something every woman I know wants more of. Definitely recommend this one.
Not for me
I was really hoping to like this as it was rated really high. However, I think there was too much depth in this scent without there being a lighter note to balance. It also ended up being too sweet after a while. I was kind of disappointed but you may like this if you like extremely heavy scents.
Takes a minute
When I first sprayed it I was a little worried that it smelled a little "old lady" but I really liked the smell when I got a whiff of it later in the day. It's nice and not too feminine (once you get past the old lady beginning).
strong bur fades quickly
Begins with a strong incense smell but quickly fades to a wine like aroma.
Easily my favorite fragrance
I was a little afraid about adding this to my que, I thought it might be a little stronger than what I usually use. I fell in love the first time I used this one!!!! It has a strong, lasting yet feminine scent. A must have!
I think I found the one!
Okay ladies!!!!!!! This fragrance is the most sexiest, daring, smooth, sensual perfume I have ever tried. This scent drives me crazy! I feel so classy and elegant, but sexy and confident. This smell will turn heads and YOU will be the center of attention! Long lasting and very bold, do you dare to try?
Diana Vreeland Daringly Different
This fragrance is lovely. It makes me feel pretty and it only takes one spritz as to not overwhelm. I wear it day and night, but I think other people would probably use it as an evening fragrance. It reminds me of dreaming, romance, peace and love. It is sweet and spicy at the same time. I definitely would recommend this fragrance and considering the retail price of a whole bottle; I feel special having been able to try it and not commit to purchasing an entire bottle.
It’s a nice perfume
This scent is very rich, it is a very sexy scent. You can definitely smell the agarwood (oud) and the leather...when I first sprayed it on my wrist it was like, “okay I kinda like it...” But once it sits a little bit it definitely ripens. One spray is all you need. The flower backgrounds is more of a hint, but not the main scent at all. It reminds me more of a musk than anything. It’s a dirty scent. Soooo I did rate this a 2 star at first...but now I’m editing it... this perfume grew on me, when I spray it, I do one of those walk through the spray maneuvers, it helps with the concentration so it’s not so directly strong. Now that it disperses more, I can really smell the floral accents. It is so fresh and warm...I really do like it.
Ashley, thank you for taking the time to give an actual description of the fragrance rather than the typical “I love it”. Your review is very helpful.
I like the scent.
I like this scent a lot but for me it just doesn't last. In about an hour it is barely detectable on me. Sillage of zero! This scent has a very spicy start that quickly fades to a warm, powdery clean with a slightly sweet effect. I would wear this every day in a full size bottle if it would last. However, even after using 4 sprays it is gone in no time. If it lasts on you, it would be perfect for a daily wear.
Unique Everyday/Weekend Scent
I really enjoy this scent. It reminds me of two of my favorite scents that I have longed for. I can see why some people might say its a bit too much for every day wear. It is something that I would wear. It lasts for a very long time. IMHO, it has a nice rich, sensual scent to it. It is definitely more of a fall scent, but those seem to be my favorite.
This is what I get for trying a brand I never heard of. Been a member for quite some time and this is the 2nd review so that says alot. 1st review was of another one i didnt like. Pass on this one ladies
Yet you say nothing on how it smells... just to pass- just take your word for it, I guess
Nice date night scent
Very nice scent. I would probably save for date night just a little too sophisticated for every day wear.
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