The definitions1 of "dilettante" are interesting and a bit confusing / conflicting:
1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way — if you have the chance, do watch the hilarious TV series Mapp & Lucia for examples of Dabblers-Dilettantes Supreme.
2. a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.
I'm guessing Hiram Green's dilettante combines amusement with love for the creation of fragrances?
Hiram Green's new perfume, Dilettante, debuted recently and it's a heady mix of fruit, flowers and spice. Dilettane's orange note is deep and syrupy (not a fleeting squirt of orange juice or a drop of airborne oil from an orange peel). The orange is a perfect match for Dilettante's vibrant opening of strong orange blossom and green notes. Dilettante is mood altering; for me, this is one of the "happiest" perfumes I've smelled in a long time. Situated between the oranges and orange blossoms are more flowers (a mildly indolic jasmine? a touch of creamy tuberose?) and cloves — for awhile Dilettante smelled like a large bouquet of pungent stocks. There's also a hint of vegetal muskiness in Dilettante's base. The perfume broadcasts its different facets widely (it has great sillage) and has good tenacity for an all-natural fragrance.
In its style, Dilettante reminds me of fragrances by another favorite perfume house of mine, La Via del Profumo. Dilettante is (as all scents can be) unisex but if you don't like overtly floral perfumes, try before you buy.
Dilettante instantly became my favorite Hiram Green creation and it arrived just in time for summer enjoyment (I guess...I wore it while gardening one evening and every bee, fly and wasp flew on over to sniff me). If summer finds you in the concrete jungle, Dilettante will help you imagine a summer garden in full glory.
Hiram Green Dilettante is $165 for 50 ml. (Mr. Green: thanks for getting rid of the bulb atomizers used on earlier Hiram Green perfumes!) For buying information, see the listing for Hiram Green under Perfume Houses.
1. From Dictionary.com