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.
This has its place in my "work wardrobe".
It isn't an adventurous romp through a carrot patch like some iris accords I've met, but it's a barely detectable, pleasant fragrance that fits when in close quarters with "normies".
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)