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Dior Homme (2005)
by Christian Dior

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Dior Homme information

Year of Launch2005
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 1567 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerOlivier Polge
PackagingTsutomu Kiyama
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Dior Homme

Dior Homme is a masculine fragrance by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Polge. The bottle was designed by Tsutomu Kiyama

Dior Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Dior Homme

There are a few milestones in perfume history, that really changed the way of the whole industry and the way consumers understood what male perfumery is all about. Dior Homme is one of them.

Originally released back in 2005 and getting a slight reformulation in 2011, Dior Homme is one of the all time best sellers, something that didn't just happened by chance or just because of a strong marketing campaign. It is not only the way this perfume was presented or advertised, it was a perfect combination of a brand new revolutionary way of how male perfumes may smell like, while sharply representing the philosophy of the Dior Homme line.

I remember the first time I smelled Dior Homme and how I instantly fell in love with it. Traditionally, female perfumes smell a lot like flowers while male perfumes smell a bit like a barber shop: I am not really sure if this is just the way perfume industry and social belief defined how it should be or it is based to something more primitive and animalistic, like hormones and subconscious sexual attraction. Dior Homme came to mix this up.

What is really exceptional here is that Dior Homme goes a lot into the flower based female perfumery, while keeping a strong male core in it. I read a lot of complaints that Dior Homme smells like "lipstick in a leather bag" but this is not the case. Things are not so simple here. Its smell is a lot more complicated, with a lot of layers that slowly develop over time. Iris is really the strong note here, in a creamy and powdery base with hints of leather, which - quite peculiarly - keeps this perfume in the male side of the board.

Moreover what is really remarkable here is that the whole line of Dior Homme fragrances that followed (Intense, Cologne and Parfum) are little pieces of art too. It is really exceptional how they all succeed in taking the base of the original Dior Homme EDT and developing its smell to a different, still elegant and sophisticated level.

I think if someone asks me to describe this perfume in a few words, I would say that this is the definition of class and elegance.

No matter if you will love it or hate it you should give it a try. Dior Homme will be the kind of perfume that everyone's going to mention in the future as an eternal and vital part of male perfumery.

*This review was written after several full wearings of the perfume and not just after smelling this on paper or on wrist.
04th June, 2018
I like this much better than the Intense version. Dior Homme EDT comes across much fresher with a touch of powdery iris and leather.

Dior Homme Intense smells good but is enormously sweet and way too strong for my tastes. More like a melted chocolate bar in your pocket.
15th May, 2018
I sniffed this on the strip at Sephora a few times. The top notes smelled carboardish to me and I walked away from it on each occasion.
Then one day I gave myself a good spray and left.

About a half hour later I got out of my car and a breeze picked up the scent and sent it swirling about. I was like, oh wow, this is beautiful.

The worst thing I can say about it is that the scent does have a bit of lipstick-ishness. But if you can get over that, I was able to, this scent is a real gem.

This is the best designer/mainstream fragrance that I own.

Longevity is great for an EDT. Sillage is mighty, too.

This is a 10. What a surprise.
15th April, 2018
This to me is as good as perfection...... Love at first sniff... This defo better for a day scent, and Intense better for evening, or date night, either way these are what all designer frags should be aiming towards, the quality is undeniably top notch. Quality through and through.
Big thumbs up for me.
02nd March, 2018
Where to start? This wonderful creation has changed my olfactory life! I really don't know where to begin so i'll begin by bouncing off of a previous review:

I disagree that it smells like a women's fragrance. Yes its general feel is sweet (but never sickly) but it smells nothing like any perfume aimed at women, past or present. Its base and background have very traditional masculine notes which is what makes it so beautifully ambiguous. It is a genuinely 21st century perfume, it could not have come from any other time in history. In some ways you could imagine a dandified gent in the 1920's wearing it but i think it's too subtle a scent for that time period.

You will hear and read many people saying that Dior Homme Intense is the better and much improved version of this perfume but i strongly disagree with that notion too. DHI amplifies the most populist aspects of Dior Homme but to my nose it is a sugar-candy cartoon of the original and lacks all the refinement, subtlety and perfect balance of Dior Homme.

There is so much that is perfect about this rare gem of a perfume that i simply don't have the words for. I was completely under its spell from the first time we met and i have never tired of it. It feels warm and cosy without ever feeling overly spiced so i find i can happily wear it all year around. The iris has a gentle sweetness that is just the right level so you would never be accused of wearing some dreadful Britney Spears concoction (!) and the amber, leather, sage and patchouli root the whole fragrance in a groundedness that confirms this to be indeed a masculine fragrance. But of course a masculine fragrance that a woman could well enjoy wearing if she so chose to do so, i think it would make just as intriguing a fragrance on women as it does on men.

And i'm pleased to (selfishly) say i have very rarely encountered Dior Homme on anyone other than myself which either means that is doesn't shout at people or it simply isn't popular with the masses. I think both are true. It probably doesn't appeal to a lot of men, but the ones it does appeal to are just the sort you'd like to know!

I have no doubt in my mind that Dior Homme EDT will go on to be considered an undisputed classic if it is not already and i cannot salute Dior enough for making this their flagship mens line... and for creating trite like Sauvage to distract the tasteless masses!!
18th November, 2017


One of the most important fragrances in male perfumery history!!

Almost edible!

Very fresh and light with the obvious iris blast. Great for daytime but could easily be worn for more formal settings.

Original, Captivating and sophisticated. Love it!!


07th November, 2017 (last edited: 27th March, 2018)

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