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Description
Daringly Different is a tribute to Mrs. Vreeland’s passion for the Middle East and its light, colors and scents. 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 main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Mysterious
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Refined

Diana Vreeland Daringly Different rating and reviews

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Average rating (53 reviews)
3.6 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/02/2019
Daringly Different
This has a very intense powdery smell. It's way too mature for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/31/2019
Love
Sophisticated (doesn't smell like cotton candy) and complex. My husband loves it. Wish the scent lasted a bit longer, but a great find.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/29/2019
Meh
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/18/2019
Striking Fragrance
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/14/2019
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.
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Veronica
01/19/2019
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.
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Michele
02/18/2019
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.
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Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/13/2019
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. 😂
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/06/2019
Definitely Daring!!
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/04/2019
Really nice
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/04/2019
Rich and deep, but fades quickly
Enjoyed it very much. A strong scent, but can be worn for daytime, because it fades fairly quickly.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/02/2019
strong scent
I don't think I would purchase this. It is too strong for my taste.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/31/2018
This is definitely me
This is definitely me It’s fun flirtatious inviting mysterious that perfect perfume that just screams me
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/31/2018
Elegant and yummy
Also has a slight smell of mint? Just for a moment :-)
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/30/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/28/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/28/2018
Too strong
A little too intense for me
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/27/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/26/2018
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.
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Kelly
01/13/2019
Grandma and not in a good way!
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/09/2018
Unique
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/03/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/02/2018
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
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/01/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/26/2018
A Naylor
Love it
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/25/2018
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.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 2
Products received: 1
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/22/2018
Grandma
Old lady stinky - I do not recommend it at. Can these be returned?
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/20/2018
holy moly
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/14/2018
Great
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/13/2018
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
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 7
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/13/2018
LOVE
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/10/2018
Delicious
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/07/2018
Intense
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/07/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/07/2018
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
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/06/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/04/2018
Gross
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. 🙄
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/03/2018
Very Pleasant and Mysterious
This is my favorite out of three so far.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/02/2018
To masculine
Smelled too masculine to me.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/28/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
10/28/2018
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
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/27/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/21/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/10/2018
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.
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 6
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 3
Rated2on the scale of0to10
10/09/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/08/2018
Rich Grabowski
Love it
Rated4on the scale of0to10
09/05/2018
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).
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/30/2018
strong bur fades quickly
Begins with a strong incense smell but quickly fades to a wine like aroma.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/21/2018
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/21/2018
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?
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/16/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/25/2018
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.
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Tami
09/26/2018
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.
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Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/25/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/22/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/19/2018
Old Lay
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
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Lisa
07/29/2018
Yet you say nothing on how it smells... just to pass- just take your word for it, I guess
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/12/2018
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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