I have spoken to 4 Dior reps from different department stores (chains) in the UK and have asked them to enquire about a reformulation.
All asked at recent Dior training events and all say there will be no reformulation.
The article from fragrantica, which is causing this uproar is here:http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Dior...2011-2383.html
The new notes are apparently:
DIOR HOMME INTENSE
top notes: lavender
heart: iris, ambrette, pear liqueur, powdery chords
base: Virginian cedar, vetiver
The notes are not too different from the old ones. Just the cocoa and pear notes are interchanged.
Now to the big caveat!
The author of the fragrantica article is not a native English speaker, which you can reference from the author's name and writing style. It is easy to make mistakes and the pear notes could be a genuine mistake. Given that this is the only source that I can find via Google with the 'new' list of notes, I am inclined to think that a reformulation is not happening.
Before I get flamed to death. I am more than happy to be corrected by someone in the know. But I personally think a reformulation, stated by the afore-mentioned reasons is very unlikely.
Nevertheless I have just bought a 100ml bottle of the current formulation, :-)