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    Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior

    This is a review if the DHI new formulation with the black collar: there is a good iris note in the beginning, that is followed by a drydown mainly composed of an amber-cedarwood scent that is convincing in its depth and originality.  When  compared with the original DH I find that on my skin there is only minimal lipstick present in the first few minutes, and there is much less of cocoa.  Nonetheless, this is a sweet scent that can possibly be cloying on some skins in the heat.  This is a gourmand designer fragrance of de-facto niche quality, something that hitherto was to me mainly the preserve of Hermes and Chanel, but with this product - like with DH - LVMH has proven that they can produce more interesting fragrances that they usually do - albeit as an exception.   DHI is softer and more velvety than other lighter gourmands like, for instance, Casual Friday.  A great scent for colder seasons.  

    10th March, 2013