An absolute winner on longevity. The vanilla basenote stays on your skin for at least 24 hours and maybee more if it wasnt for the everyday shower... Getting a lot of great compliments on this one. Opening is as marvelous as for Eau for men or Dior for men.
a nice powdery scent
this one starts with the lipstick/make-up smell which is mostly attributed to the iris. the vanilla and woods later kick in providing a smooth and slightly delicious combination. the smell is very popular these days and gets me compliments. excellent performance.
A deliciously sweetened vanilla version of Dior Homme. It misses the cardamom I love in the opening of Dior Homme, but makes up for it with a long-lasting vanilla base. I go back and forth on whether I prefer the original or the intense flanker, but as of writing I think I prefer the chalky complexity of the original Dior Homme, although I appreciate the increased projection and longevity of Dior Homme Intense, and it's the only fragrance I have that regularly gets positive comments.
I had a very difficult time choosing between this and dior homme. .in the end I decided to go with intense as we are on the cusp of autumn (need a more wintery smell) and the performance seems twice as good although dior homme seems a little bit classier and complexed especially in the dry down that deserves a white shirt. Intense is obviously king of the department store, it sits on the shelf in another class altogether and waits for a gentleman to choose it through like me a long journey of fragrance trying and buying. I love the note of iris , dior blend this ingredient into male fragrances amazingly , I get a wonderful wax note that I first experienced in penhaligons sartorial and I also enjoy the woodsy leathery amber dry down. I don't see lipstick as most of the fragrance community describes ..I see iris and wax separately, admittedly I did feel at first a bit of granny's handbag but after a few wearing's I appreciate the notes and quality for what they are. Longivity is amazing and thanfully didn't really go away til I showered ..projection is good for the first 1hr and a half and then sits on the skin waiting for cuddles for the rest of the evening. Price is great also considering this is niche quality.
Update* I bought this also in the end lol and the parfum version
23rd September, 2016 (last edited: 11th October, 2016)
A heavier sweeter Dior Homme with much more amber and a lot less interest.