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Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso (2015)
by Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 93 votes)

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About Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso

Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso is a masculine fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2015

Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso fragrance notes

Reviews of Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso (2015) is a very late-coming "intense" version of their famed eponymous masculine, and a fair bit of "too little, too late". First of all, the scent isn't really more intense, especially in view of the vintages available of the original, plus is too late because an intense version of a scent already a decade old at the time seems irrelevant since D&G have long since moved on from pushing the original. What is actually bestowed in the bottle is a "rounder" version of Dolce & Gabbama Pour Homme (1994), filling in the tobacco bottom with cistus labadanum, plus smoothing the top with aquatic notes, to make a far more linear experience than the original offers. The only thing perhaps more intense about "Intenso" is the sweetness tacked on, which makes the dry down feel a bit cloying and uncomfortable. I'm not sure who this was marketed for, but it just feels like "hey let's make a flanker for something we should have years ago because we have flankers of everything else" in a bottle.

The opening of the scent is dihydromyrcenol and lemon with marigold, and some barbershop notes like geranium and basil. It's pretty much Jack in the Box Bathroom smell at this point, and nothing like the original Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. I don't blame the perfumer for being unlisted here, as this was clearly a rush job. "Milkwood" (alstonia) is claimed to be in the middle, with lavender, "Hay absolute" (really?), "Bran absolute" (are we making breakfast cereal here?), and tobacco moved up from it's place in the base to the middle. This last note is an important difference from the original Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme, which dries down to a beautiful tobacco finish, but with that note in the middle instead of forming the base, it burns off before we reach skin scent levels and this version end up smelling entirely like something else at the end. Cistus labadanum, cypress, a fake sandalwood note (like composited with whatever norlimbanol is there), plus tonka and musk form the end of this. I like labadanum, which is why I'm a huge fan of oldies like Wind Drift (1970) and Duoro Eau de Portugal (1986), but it's rolled into some coumarin and white musk funk glued together with "karmawood sandalwood fusion" that comes across scratchy, sweet, and gross.

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso is anything but, as it's wear time of maybe 4 hours and mild sillage mean it can't even hold a candle when oversprayed to the original. Granted, reformulated versions of D&G PH are a bit sharper and weaker than older ones, with the tobacco note more standout at the end due to the synthetics disappearing faster in the dry down, but it's still better than this. The only slight nod of praise I can give this is that is does seem a tad more appropriate for romantic use, but there are a million other things that would be better in a situation calling for that kind of atmosphere than an aquatic lavender tobacco labadanum karmawood stew with tonka bean crust, so don't dare serve this up to your love interest on the first date or you're unlikely to get a call back. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso should have the subtitle "If You Say So" added to the name, because that's what this really feels like to me. Smelled good on paper though! A hard pass for me. Sorry Dolce & Gabbana, I'm usually a fan of your output, even the aquatics, but not in this case.

27th August, 2018
I am surprised in the good way about the opening of this Dolce perfume. Classy and interesting and the dry down is fine for a mainstream perfume.

The minus is at longevity. In 2 hours it almost faded away.
13th June, 2018
More than five years ago I went through a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme, made in Germany, which was a limited but respectable offering. Fast forward to 2018, and I am wearing Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso. I see many superficial similarities to the original, but here the scent is different.

Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme is basically redolent of a lemon scented high quality toilet floor cleaner. I get immediate flashbacks of toilet attendants handing out towels and intermittently spraying lemon-lavender fresheners in air and on the sparkling Italian (the Italian connection) floor tiles, while guys bathed themselves in Axe in the nightclub restrooms at Park Hotel, Calcutta, circa mid 2000s. This was in fact confirmed by my good friend (no perfume snob, has been wearing Acqua di Gio for a decade), who regularly played bass with rock bands at the said venue.

Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intense is lemon-lavender paired to aquatic notes and woody amber, but balanced and more towards the fresher side. However, it’s better suited as an excellent parfum d’ambience.


1.5/5
25th May, 2018
Some of these reviews are flat out humorous. Let me tell you flat out, this is simply an intense version of the original pour Homme. it's deeper, richer, better longevity. Notes smell the same. Less lemon. A good solid release, that should replace the horrible pour Homme.
27th March, 2018
Great scent. My go to for evening. Goes well as a follow-up for my warm weather day time daily driver Cool Water. The start is a deep floral, almost fruity affair with woody notes. Drys down to a resinous smokey sandlewood scent that rides all night. Good for a romantic night on the town with the wife. Only knock is the sillage could be better. Probably not a good one for the club, which thankfully I'm too old for.
03rd March, 2018
Bought this one blind and I love it. It reminds me of PH and Light Blue.
18th January, 2018

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