Wasn't really a fan of the DH line when I first got into the hobby but now its becoming one of my favs. DHE starts with a sharp, bright citrus and iris with the cedar notes coming in not long after. Very clean, crisp and pleasing. Later it settles down to a warm, woody floral that is very familiar and comforting. A mall scent to be sure, but smells so good, to me any way. Should be compliment bait, especially in the drydown, but isn't really a huge projector, so others might need to have close contact to smell.
This is Dior Homme for folks who don't get Dior Homme.
Once we get past the imbecilic name, this one opens with some citrusy-ozonic effect on skin, with the iris lurking. A note of coriander is listed, though nothing in it smells like coriander. The iris is the most prominent note, though a lot subdued than in Dior Homme. This is blended together with some remarkably dull faux-aquatic freshness. The base is powdery cedar, and burdened with unpleasant memories of that chemical-fresh accord.
With average projection and tenacity on skin, this release is a filler from start to end in the otherwise respectable Dior Homme line. Dior Homme Sport would be a superior alternative to this if you're looking for a 'fresh' Dior Homme.
Another magical flanker to the original (and surely better than dior homme sport)..this has all the d.n.a of the original but executed in a fresh and lively almost citric way with a bright iris and toned down leather. I could easily wear this in the summer and winter so all seasons are covered and performance is better than the original dior homme for me but not better in note development. You'd think all these flankers are getting a little silly but each one is a superb creation and I can't think of many other fragrances with such good flankers. I think this fragrance is one of those go to fragrances when your in a rush and don't have time to think about it.
17th January, 2017 (last edited: 04th February, 2017)
One of my most favorite, go-to reliable scents in recent times!!
I am a fan of the original Dior Homme, which I had purchased soon after its original release over ten years ago. Dior Homme Eau takes that great oriental scent and refines it even more - the iris and cedar notes act to reinforce the smooth and sweet character of the original. From application to drydown to the whole wear cycle (lasts a very long time on me), DHE never fails to inject a pleasant, relaxing aura that's perfect for informal occasions.
Big thumbs up for this well-crafted flanker! ;^>
Bergamot and Grapefruit sounds very lively and active and yet Dior managed to dilute these two notes with iris. I dont have anything against the iris note but being overpowered by the iris note makes it smell more diluted considering the bubbliness of the mentioned citrus notes. Dior should change the name of this fragrance from Dior Homme to Dior Diluted.
If Dior goals to get the mass market hooked with this new flanker, they have succeeded. But this scent will be remembered just for that - a flanker. A flanker devoid of soul or identity with it in the spotlight for a moment until it goes back to the perfume back burn of many perfume afficionados. To Dior's consolation, I prefer this to Bleu de Chanel. Then again, I will never get caught wearing this one.