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)
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.