Nice first part, not so nice second part.
The first part is reminiscent of the original DH and DHI with that lovely powdery, smooth iris prominent. This time though it is lighter and supported by fresh citrus and coriander. It's a nice start.
I find the second part overly synthetic compared to the first, unfortunately. The iris disappeared and I was left with a non-descript but unnatural smelling woody-floral dry down that I've smelled many times before. Maybe that was the intention when DHE was conceived: a more accessible, recognisable and versatile Dior Homme. It is not an accord I like, however.
I'm in the minority for not loving this but I still consider DHE to be a competent perfume. It's development however left me wishing for more. That second part just isn't for me.
01st October, 2016 (last edited: 02nd October, 2016)
Aquatic/fresh fragrance and classy at the same time. Not able to determine the top note and that makes it a good composition. Nice bootle.
No hesitation in giving this scent a BIG thumbs up.
This is a great scent that seems like it was made for autumn, not so light but not cloying like the Dior Hommes that came before it. When I wear this I feel as if I'm just not trying so hard like I do when I wear Dior's Homme, Guerlain's LIDGE and other mainstream scents that are nice but a little too stuffy for me.
As for longevity, I guess my skin just loves to hold fragrances a little longer than that of other reviewers. Does it radiate? I think it does, rather well.
Dior Homme Light...
So I've been wearing this one and have actually been enjoying it. It reminds me of a lighter and (at first) slightly generic version of Dior Homme. In other words, more like an imitation of Dior Homme than the real thing. I do like it though. This one has definitely grown on me. I find it very soothing and the fact that they weren't shy on using the iris here is a real bonus. I love iris in all forms so for me I really cannot call this a bad fragrance. I have never ever been disappointed in any of the Dior Homme line. I think this one is worth it if you like iris fragrances for men.
The opening is similar to those of the previous Dior Hommes... a little lighter and perhaps a bit more citrus. I like it, just as I have enjoyed the others. Within the opening there is already a firm iris note that grows stronger as the citrus wanes. The iris continues until it is joined by the base’s cedar. Of the three levels, the base isn't quite as interesting as the opening and heart, but it is competent enough and I enjoy it anyway.
I really enjoy this flanker of the original Dior Homme. As I have spent more and more time with fragrances, I’ve become increasingly interested in scents that are more subtle-rich than flamboyantly dramatic; I also appreciate ones with a more discreet sillage. This is my favorite of the Dior Hommes.