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Powdery-sweet also works well for men
It is very dangerous to be registered here and to dive bit by bit deeper and deeper into the fascinating world of fragrances, to renew old acquaintances, to make new acquaintances, which can even lead to love. Dislikes are also shaped.
Even before my active time here at Parfumo, I enjoyed reading along as a silent partner and discovered many things that had escaped me over the years.
That's how I came across the Dior-Homme series, which is generally very popular.
The first fragrance I bought from this series was 2015 Dior Homme Intense. This series had already been around for a few years and the fragrances were already in the 2nd generation.
So also the Dior Homme Eau de Toilette, which was given to me as a beautiful miniature when I bought it.
After some research I found out that there is an original version, which was created in 2005 by Olivier Polge, now house perfumer at Chanel.
And this version, which was replaced in 2011 by a version by François Demachy, is something that some perfumers mourn for.
Now a few months ago I was able to get hold of an almost full 50 ml bottle here in the souk and I am also very enthusiastic about this fragrance.
Surely not everyone likes powdery-sweet scents. I have read in many comments and statements that the scent of iris reminds me of make-up tables or lipstick. Partly I was very amused about the associations.
But I always think that not everyone has to like everything and in our fragrant world there is something for everyone.
Dior has paved new paths with this fragrance direction, because the term powdery did not previously appear in men's fragrances, as far as I know. There was talk of woody, spicy, animal, fougere or oriental. Dismissed by some as being too feminine, this scent is in my opinion masculine enough.
First of all, I smell a nice soft lavender note, which is refined with the typical herbal green bergamot aroma and a slight saline note. The prelude lingers only very briefly on its own, because the unmistakable powdery-dry iris note quickly becomes apparent, combined with a finely spiced cocoa note. Amber gives this certain sweetness, but it is not so oppressively heavy.
The powdery heart is the part that can be perceived most clearly and for the longest time over the entire fragrance process. Later, finely dosed notes of patchouli and an idea of leather add a little depth But leather does not come to the fore, that would have spoiled the scent for sure.
The fragrance appears very elegant and wonderfully composed. I would like to say that it is a perfect companion for official occasions, for beautiful evenings and festivities. In the office it also does very well, because it does not spread such an immense veil of scent. One is noticed, but the scent is not disturbing at all. Nothing scratches, pricks or irritates the nose.
On the contrary, Dior Homme is an absolute nose flatterer, cuddly, cuddly, soft, sensual and lovable.
I find the durability with 9 hours very good, after about 2 hours he withdraws a little bit, but you can still perceive the fragrance for a long time.
The bottle with the silver tube is simple as well as ingenious, perfectly matching the stylish elegance of the fragrance and is equipped with a very good sprayer.
Dior Homme fits in my opinion in every season, never seems out of place.
Are there any differences to the 2011 version? A few, I would like to say.
The current version seems to me a little woody, a little less sweet and a little spicier.
As far as durability is concerned, the current version is slightly inferior to the 2005 version with about 8 hours. Nevertheless a successful revision.
On the one hand it is of course a pity if a very good and popular fragrance is replaced by another version, on the other hand you will have had your reasons, even if we consumers cannot always understand them. And in this case one very good scent has been replaced by another very good scent.
In any case, I am extremely pleased that the original version of this great and outstanding fragrance has fallen into my hands and I was able to get to know it extensively.
And for this beautiful and more than successful fragrance composition and the interesting and polarizing scent direction I am happy to give full marks, because in the mainstream people were once willing to take a chance. And that has really succeeded.