Diorling, by Paul Vacher, was an exceptionally elegant floral-leather chypre; a classic coming together of bone-dry suede and a soapy-aldehydic bouquet dominated by muguet, rose and jasmine. Of course, since this is a child of the ’60s, there’s patchouli and real oakmoss aplenty in the fond, just to dirty things up some.
While Diorling may not have caused any seismic shifts in the perfumed paradigm, to sniff it now, one can’t help but smile at its optimistic, retro charms.
Nose: Paul Vacher
Release date: 1963
Notes (per Fragrantica): hyacinth, bergamot; iris, jasmine, rose, lily-of-the-valley; vetiver, musk, patchouli, oak moss, leather.