No, I am not a student of Jeremy, but sometimes such a title must be allowed ;-) Here is the story:
As a victim ;) of my somewhat one-sided smell preference for fruity-fresh smells I felt a few months ago the desire to make a trip into other smells again. Iris has never been my case in men's perfumes before, but maybe a citrus-fresh fragrance on a slightly powdery basis would be something for me.
Said done, ... first Parfumo decliniert and finally stuck with the Pradas, beside Dior yes the reference for mainstream powder.
Unfortunately, the Dior Homme Sport failed because of a slight gourmand tendency and too little powder, and Prada's L'Homme Water Splash was too squishy for me (Neroli is not citric but rather flowery for me). Only the "L'Homme L'Eau" by Prada remained, which I liked better, but was a bit too thin, pointed and not round enough. Slightly frustrated, I soon realized that the powder-citrus mix is perhaps only a wishful thinking, but can never function properly.
In spite of that I thought "just powder, everybody is so enthusiastic about it, why not me?" So Pradas L'Homme tested again ... Result: 3-4 hours of a wonderful fragrance, but then (as with so many) Amber prevails again and makes it too sweet, too penetrating and annoying for me. Even more frustrated ;) I thought "now more than ever" and fogged myself completely with "Dior Homme". But -help- that was of course far too much of a (powder)good thing for a freshness fan like me. But wait a minute, there was a great note in there, in this thing. She had something, what was that? Anyway, it went down in the powder cloud and I forgot the scent soon ...
A week later, same shelf, similar thought "but they can be in powder, because MUST be something for me" ... and then it happened: I spotted the flacon of the Dior Homme Eau for Men and was instantly enchanted. Not only because this one is one of the most beautiful I know, but also because the fragrance itself immediately captivated me. What I smelled was so outrageously good that for the next two hours I stuck it to my wrist like a magnet.
I then quickly found out that it must be the Kakau, which here, just like in Dior Homme, subtly contributes its mild aroma, although it is not to be found in the fragrance pyramid. And because the iris is still reserved at first, this results in an almost beguiling melange, in harmony with the slightly citric notes, to accommodate Floyd's favourite word, hehe. PhilipFrag also writes enthusiastically in his commique "the best opening I have ever smelled with a perfume" and titles it "The best top note".
100% approval, and the very best thing about it: it lasts about 2 hours! But I would go one step further: Dior Homme Eau for Men is the most sexy perfume I know (not to create "sexiest" and to offer our dear treasure hunter a steep lead in Anglicism, haha).
Ok, fun aside, both language gags are at my expense, but that would have meant a malus of scent - at least for me. Unfortunately, it doesn't just end in the cedar, which I only perceive to a limited extent anyway, but much more in amber, which is not exactly one of my favourites. Fortunately, however, the slight freshness of the Eau for Men holds against it and remains until the end. Nevertheless, once again Amber plays along and pulls the scent down a bit, by now also becoming a bit too sweet-woody, I think. Everything is a matter of taste, and for amber fans perhaps even a treat:)
No Amber in it, you mean? I thought so too, but here is the official description of the fragrance on the Dior page "The sparkling base note with a woody amber accent spreads a strong, intense fragrance", which I would like to recommend to the ladies not least because of that.
Anyway, I'm sticking with it. Diors Eau for Men is my
Most Sexy Perfume !