Simplicity meets perfection.
Dior Homme Cologne is an exceptionally clean and crisp presentation of grapefruit and bergamot. It opens bright, sharp, and fizzy, and exudes a moderate though persistent sillage for several hours after. The effect of the grapefruit blossom and white musk adds the white floral dimension of neroli, holding everything together on an evenly clean and well-composed keel. The texture and density of DHC reminds me very much of Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, while its smell is most similar to the 2008 version of Dior Homme Sport, however, DHC is snappier and less aquatic than its sporty predecessor. I think this is a great scent, and for me it combines my favorite aspects of several fragrances into one perfume. The clean neroli of Mugler Cologne, sharp citrus of Bergamotto Marino, and the fizzy energetic ginger of DIor Homme Sport all comes together in the latest cologne flanker of what is probably the best men's fragrance line to date. Easily dressed up or down, in my opinion this is a must-have for any enthusiast looking to add to his summer wardrobe. Highly recommended.
This is such a simple, straightforward scent! I can only describe it as cool or frosty. Only three notes are listed and it seems they brought out the lightest, coolest and/or airy aspect of each one.
People here and on another site, within their reviews, detect and mention direct lemon/lime notes, I don't. I get a great lite citrus blossom/tree aroma that only alludes towards citric and not in your face fruit, peel or zest.
I have worn this on hot, humid days when I get the feeling anything else would feel heavy or cloying after a while. This one though cuts through the thick humid days to make you feel relaxed and confident in your choice of fragrance.
This is one of those scents where you go in knowing it might not last long but you still purchase it because it promises you a great aroma while it lasts.
The best way to remedy this is to overspray on clothing when applying at the start off the day.
A modern cotton scent – clean and clear from the outset, rooted in a translucent base, with a filmy rasping texture. It has a sharply rendered, slightly bitter, crystalline structure with a metallic feel which may remind one of lactonic citruses or glass fiber. The composition develops through out and, what caught more my attention, becomes softer in its early base while keeping its metallic, aromatic, citrus-like quality. Its feathery bitterness and delicately dry (woodsy) vibration go very well together with certain aspects of vetiver – notes of grapefruit and blond woods as you may find them in some vetiver absolutes or Vetiveryl acetat. At this stage I connect vetiver to the flowery and purple sides of iris. Later, after 48 hours observed on a blotter, the base fades out into a restrained iris – powdery, almost creamy, violet, carrot root.
This is the best of the Dior Homme line--the lipstick has been put back in the purse, the bottle of foundation screwed closed and the powder puff put back in the compact. This is a light, fresh cologne with just enough musk in its base to give it a little oomph. Refreshing and citric, it has the typical longevity of a cologne and is definitely unisex. Is it an improvement on the Guerlain eaux? On Chanel's Cologne? Dior's own Cologne Blanche with its almond note? Mugler's Cologne with its "S" note? 4711? Not really, but it is a respectable offering and certainly an improvement on its parent.
I bought this for my husband because he needed a good summer fragrance, and it turned out to be perfect! As many have mentioned, it's a very zesty citrus opening (lemon-lime, or a fresh cut of lemongrass) which transitions to iced sweet tea and gradually develops into a cedar-infused musk.
The fragrance lasts a long time (4-5 hours) despite being a cologne, and it's never overpowering.
My husband wears it as an everyday fragrance, and I'm glad I got the larger bottle because I must admit, I sneak a spray in here and there on myself--it definitely works for men and women as it is neither overly feminine or masculine.
It's very reasonably priced so I think this will be a summer staple. Versatile, alluring, and refreshing, this one is sure to please.