Dior Homme Cologne 2007

Version from 2007
Dior Homme Cologne (2007) by Dior
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Dior Homme Cologne (2007) is a popular perfume by Dior for men and was released in 2007. The scent is powdery-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Cardamom, Lavender, Mandarin orange, Neroli, Sage
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Cocoa, Leather, Patchouli, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (112 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (75 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (74 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (90 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 30.07.2019.
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8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Carlitos01

284 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
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Ten years after - an old Dior scent comes alive
I was a big fan of Dior Homme Cologne 2007. I prefer it to both the 2005 and 2011 EDTs, and rank it on a pair with Dior Homme Intense. Four years ago, I tried to replace an empty bottle (no! I didn't have a backup) but the fragrance had been discontinued and was nowhere to be purchased. I end up buying the citrusy version from 2013 but I don't like it and do not use it. But in September of 2018...

I bought and use Aguas Masculinas - N°3 Seducción Magnética by Victorio & Lucchino almost since one year ago and like it very much. A couple of Parfumo pals, Elysium and Darkbeat, have it and praise it a lot as well. Someone close to me bought it recently and became an addict of it. Today I spent quite sometime discussing this fragrance with three Parfumo coleagues. All of us had similar thoughts about the Victorio & Lucchino EDC.
I claimed from the start that Aguas Masculinas - N°3 was very similar to the unfortunately discontinued Dior gem, the Homme Cologne from 2007 (no! no! no!... forget the lemony version from 2013).
Are they really similar? Can this unexpensive gem make me forget the almost market vanished Dior Homme Cologne from 2007?

Opening and Heart - both open with very nice citrus, some cardamom and very heavy lipsticky iris.
Bottom and drydown - both develop reasonably heavy vetiver and patchouli notes with cocoa and resinous accords.
Top, heart and bottom, have very similar blending with similar notes. Seducción Magnética does not seem to be behind Dior's 2007 EDC in what concerns quality and performance as well.

Let's look at some objective rating. How does Seducción Magnética (V) and Homme Cologne 2007 (D) compare with each other through scoring:
______________________(V)___________(D)__________________________________________________________
Scent opening............8.0.................8.0
Scent Dry Down.........9.0.................9.0
Longevity (h) ..............6.0.................6.0 (V: 6h with 3 sprays; D: 6h with 3 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................6.0.................6.5 (V: 4~5 ft sillage /1h projection; D: 5 ft /1.5h)
Versatility....................9.0.................9.0 (both above average for fresh EDC fragrances)
Usability......................9.0.................9.0 (Literally everywhere except cold outdoors)
Compliments..............8.0.................8.0 (Both scents attract compliments)
Uniqueness.................7.5.................8.5 (V may be considered a clone of D, and both of Dior Homme 2005)
Quality.........................9.0.................9.5 (quite high in both cases)
Presentation...............7.0.................9.0 (a matter of opinion)
Price...........................10.0.................6.0 (V: €10 /150ml; D: €100 /100ml)
______________________(V)___________(D)__________________________________________________________
Average:................8.05/10.0.........8,05/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on this match:
Both fragrances are very similar, both are very good and provide a similar satisfaction. We are in presence of EDCs, so naturaly the performance is not so high as in similar EDTs . Both are fresh and highly versatile perfumes. Value for money is quite low for the Dior fragrance and quite high for the Victorio & Lucchino EDC. The final choice only depends on your purse, and if you are lucky enough to find a sample of Dior's 2007 fragrance on sale anywhere. The Dior bottle is very nice and does make a difference.
Recommended? I recommend both fragrances but pose that question to your wallet first as the Dior fragrance costs at least 10X more.
Blind buy worthy? Yes for the Victorio & Lucchino EDC as it costs €10.0.
Final conclusion: You love Dior EDC 2007 but are not able to purchase it due to sheer unavailability... Well, Aguas Masculinas - N°3 Seducción Magnética by Victorio & Lucchino does totally the job, it's inexpensive and easy to find.

Music: Marilyn Monroe - "Happy Birthday Mr President"

Below tags refer to both fragrances.
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7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
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A hidden gem
Luckly i've found a bottle of this great scent.

This is a lighter version of Dior Homme - the iris is still the main player here. Also it has less lasting power than DH, but sillage and projection are okay.

I guess the neroli and sage notes does give to it a real freshness that makes this scent versatile for summer/spring.

Dont be fooled by the notes itself: all the notes are light but very well blended - you won't smell a huge cocoa or leather note, but you can detect some of these notes in the drydown.

If you find this, just dont hesitate: BUY IT. Thumbs up!

Updated January 2014
9
Scent
5
Longevity
Apicius

220 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
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Dior's Cinderella
No, the Cologne was not reformulated, I was assured at Berlin's luxury department store KaDeWe. I have it on my list for a long time now, also because it stands in the shadow of the Eau de Toilette and the Intense version. If at all it is only available in big stores that can afford a Dior scent bar.

Dior Homme is a wonderful fragrance – an oriental scent for men that has lots of orris root. The famous dry and powdery “lipstick” accord is something you just have to get to know before you die. The latest reformulations, however, were completely in vain from a customer's point of view. They did not improve anything and were only caused – as one can read – by copyright problems. In case of the Intense version, the result is disgusting. I have not looked closely yet at the 2011' Eau de Toilette.

Due to these ongoings, the Cologne Version should get a bit more interest by us. Well, the current leads us into another direction. Whenever there is a release of an Intense or Eau de Parfum version of any decent perfume, there is also immediate interest among the Parfumo users. However, many people do not take Colognes seriously – but why! Colognes and light variants are very often less complicated, more accessible and thus, more wearable. What use is a great but too intense perfume that people buy but do not wear?

For me, Dior Homme is such a case. The original 2005' Eau de Toilette version is grand – maybe the best men's perfume you could get in the medium price segment. Nevertheless, it stays in the drawer. Never I am in the right mood for this dry, powdery and cuddly fragrance. Always other perfumes seem to be more suitable.

Dior Homme Cologne has all the essentials of the 2005' Eau de Toilette – especially the lipstick accord, the dry powder note, the vanillic notes and that appeal of foxy paper. It is not so far away from the original, and occasional customers will not find lots of differences. But nevertheless, Dior Homme Cologne is much more than just the original diluted. It has light citruses in the head note. They lead the Cologne into a somewhat fresher direction. Suddenly, the common classification of an autumn and winter scent becomes questionable. Dior Homme will never be a summer scent, but as a fresh fragrance for spring the Cologne will do.

The citruses in the head note do not last very long – they soon fade away. Only in the heart note I still sense some kind of neroli. With this twist, Dior Homme Cologne breaks out into the direction of the classic Eau de Cologne, but only a little bit! This small twist is enough to provide a transparent and somewhat whafting character. The Cologne is less robust and sturdy than the original – it might appear even a bit more refined.

Dior Homme Cologne is a true Cologne with a limited longevity. After the neroli note is gone, the whole scent fades away after about two hours. If the overall result is so good as it is here, this is okay for me. It might make sense to by a pocket flacon and a miniature funnel – so one can have fun with this beautiful Cologne all day long.

Yes, the Cologne indeed is more accessible than the original, and it is the answer to at least my reservations. But you will not like it if you do not also like the original. Dior Homme Cologne is quite near the same style as the original version – it is neither a citrus bomb, nor full of fresh notes. Possible, that it will enter my collection one day.

Statements

Carlitos01Carlitos01 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
I love Dior Homme Cologne 2007 and prefer it to both the 2005 and 2011 EDTs. I rank it on a pair with Dior Homme Intense and Valentino Uomo.
AmberScentAmberScent 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Not easy to find nowadays, but it's the best Dior EDC ever, way better than the more recent lemony version. Dior, please bring it back!

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