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    Default New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Well, first, I went to Holt Renfrew in Ottawa, which really should have a better selection than it does and found out that there is a new version of Dior Homme hitting the stores June 1.

    I saw the educational literature that the SA's receive and it states the fragrance is a 'cologne', stronger....the excitement caused me to blank out and faint in the store so I don't remember the note pyramid.

    The bottle seems to be taller, no diversion from the current style of Dior homme.

    Ain't that nice?
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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    LOL. Did you hit your head on the edge of the counter as you fainted?

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    LOL. Did you hit your head on the edge of the counter as you fainted?
    No, 'cause I immediately composed myself as I don't like to show retail emotion to the SA's.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    OMG. Retail Emotion. I understand. Like falling in love with a car and not wanting the salesman to see that you are drooling.

    Dior Homme was a super longevity and sillage monster on me, so I can't possibly bring myself to even imagine what a 'stronger' Dior Homme would be like. Surely they have tinkered a little bit with this new offering huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    I saw the educational literature that the SA's recieve and it states the fragrance is a 'cologne', stronger....the excitement caused me to blank out ?
    Correct me if I'm wrong ... but Dior Homme is an edt. So if this new one is supposed to be a "cologne" ... wouldn't that make it weaker, not stronger???

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    One would think that a Cologne would be weaker than an EdT......A New Version.....Stronger...Wow.....That's interesting.....Gary

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Cologne. I may be wrong but the literature did say it's 'stronger'. So, maybe not a cologne.
    Maybe an EAU DE PARFUM!

    But that would be too much to ask for.

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    The confusion rest with the word "cologne" used as a substitute for "eau de cologne" which is definitely weaker than eau de toilette. The two, however, are not the same and many companies have always issued their lines as colognes. All of the fragrances in the Dior Homme line: Bois d'Argent, Cologne Blanche, and Eau Noire are designated as "colognes" and they are certainly closer to EDP strength than they are to EDT strength.

    Another house which issues its fragrances as "colognes" is Czech & Speake. All of their colognes as definitely EDP strength, particularly the vintage versions made in Italy up to about late 2005 and early 2006, after which they shifted their production to England.
    Dior Homme at EDP strength; there is a perfume God after all, and He has heard our prayers.:bounce:

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I wonder if it will have any different notes or if it will just be more potent. Either way, I am very interested and ready to buy.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Maybe by cologne they meant more masculine? Lipstick, powder, and iris are hardly masculine. If that's the case, I'm not so excited, DH always smelled so natural to me, like I just woke up smelling like that today.
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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Graffham, are you sure it's a different variation of Dior Homme? Maybe she was talking about having the Dior Homme trio: Cologne Blanche, Eau Noire and Bois d'Argent in stores June 1st.

    I just want to make sure cuz the Holt Renfrew store here in Vancouver had them available late summer last year. Maybe she was talking about them as they are labeled also as colognes. Thought a stronger Dior Homme would be nice.
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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    The Dior website updated with a Fahrenheit 32, but it still says the Dior Homme we know is the "new fragrance for men" Maybe it's what nsamadi said?

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    OH, no. It's a totally new version of Dior Homme. The promotional material showed the new taller bottle, still blockish, in keeping with the original Dior homme.

    Again, as was noted, this is a cologne or an edp version like the high-end series cologne blanche, bois d'argent, and eau noire.

    But what may be putting off the industry is North American men and their aversion to the term 'eau de parfum'. They know we like our juice strong so maybe this is how they'll do it. They'll get smart and just call them cologne, version extreme, testosterone, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    Again, as was noted, this is a cologne or an edp version like the high-end series cologne blanche, bois d'argent, and eau noire.
    That sounds great! I'm on my second bottle of Bois d'Argent (this time, it's the 8.4 oz.) and I have to say honestly ... it lasts MUCH longer than most of my edt's, and some of my edp's. Definitely longer than Helmut Lang edp and Daim Blond edp. Even Eau Noire (I was in on that "bottle split" some time back) lasts forever.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    North American men and their aversion to the term 'eau de parfum'. They know we like our juice strong so maybe this is how they'll do it. They'll get smart and just call them cologne, version extreme, testosterone, etc.
    So funny ... so true ...
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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Yep, it's official.

    DIOR HOMME COLOGNE that's what they're calling it. Just called the SA at Holt Renfrew to confirm the name and now you have the facts!

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I wonder how it will be changed. I think someone once said that Dior Homme failed to appeal to the American market and that's why Nordstrom stopped carrying it. I hope the Dior Homme Cologne isn't more "friendly" or appealing to the mass market, i.e. typical change that would make average buyers more likely to buy.

    Furthermore, if this change does go that way, I hope they don't stop producing the "vintage" version.

    So many worries! But I still look forward to trying out the Dior Homme Cologne. Kinda rhymes, if i'm pronouncing the words correctly lol.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Why mess with a masterpiece?

    Also, Sephora just started carrying it. Maybe they bought Nordies stock.
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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I don't know...how come there's no info on the site or anywhere...it's like 2 months before it's release date. I'm still uncertain cuz I never really trust what SA's say..I'll have to wait and see this for myself.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    how come there's no info on the site or anywhere...I never really trust what SA's say..I'll have to wait and see this for myself.

    Well, I have a great relationship with my SA and as the literature was there for me to see and read I find no reason to discount the material. It's too early for April Fool's day.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Just one question about Dior Homme: Has anyone been accused of 'messing around', by their girlfriend/wife, while wearing this?


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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Honestly, I initially thought that is what it was supposed to smell like: a man who has been with a woman. That is the only way the "make-up" notes made any sense to me.
    You are not your perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V View Post
    Honestly, I initially thought that is what it was supposed to smell like: a man who has been with a woman. That is the only way the "make-up" notes made any sense to me.
    No not really...if you're familiar with Hedi Slimane's (the designer for Dior Homme) clothing designs...his stuff is really androgynous....even uses 6 foot male models that weight almost 120 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    ....even uses 6 foot male models that weight almost 120 pounds.
    6 foot MALE models ALMOST 120 pounds?!?!

    You sure they're not Praying Mantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    6 foot MALE models ALMOST 120 pounds?!?!

    You sure they're not Praying Mantis?
    Well..they all are extremely thin guys...I think most of them are teen boys...not really males. Just go to vogue.co.uk or mens.style.com and see any present or past mens collection from Dior Homme. His choice of models are a little different then what most designers will use in a show.

    His Dior Homme EDT wasn't really any surprise to me...something I would have expected from him.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Well..they all are extremely thin guys...I think most of them are teen boys...not really males. Just go to vogue.co.uk or mens.style.com and see any present or past mens collection from Dior Homme. His choice of models are a little different then what most designers will use in a show.

    His Dior Homme EDT wasn't really any surprise to me...something I would have expected from him.
    Very interesting - is Dior Homme marketed to effeminate men ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Just one question about Dior Homme: Has anyone been accused of 'messing around', by their girlfriend/wife, while wearing this?

    I sprayed some on the other night just before going out for dinner, and I found it to be almost annoyingly feminine. I have worn it before but this time it got to me in a different way. I had to wet-wipe most of it off and still had a sillage that was almost too much female powder-like. I will give it another go in a week or so but this past wearing was not very pleasant for me. Too many better scents in my collection for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Very interesting - is Dior Homme marketed to effeminate men ?
    I don't really know....the way the clothes are represented in his runway shows are a lot different then the stuff actually hitting the stores. I frequent the forums at thefashionspot.com and everyone from guys with a 36 inch waist to girls there wear Dior Homme. I don't think there's really a target market.

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    Default Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I'm 6'2 220 pounds, far from effeminate. I spend a lot of time around beautiful women of various ages, temperaments, backgrounds, and lifestyles. They almost universally tend to love Dior Homme, want to know the name so they can buy it for their husbands, boyfriends etc. I've asked several of them if they think it's feminine. "Oh nooooo" is the general response.

    Matter of fact, if I were looking to get laid (I've been with the same woman for many years and tend not to look anymore) Dior Homme would be something I'd wear. It's not my girlfriend's favorite, but she also doesn't find it feminine.

    I've asked a lot of people what they think of certain fragrances. It invariably contradicts popular opinion here on Basenotes. One thing to keep in mind is the difference between the sillage perceived by others, and what you smell directly on your skin, etc The difference is often profound.

    Besides my own body, my girlfriend's has been the testing ground for hundreds of fragrances. It's fun, and always provides a beneficial dynamic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    I'm 6'2 220 pounds, far from effeminate. I spend a lot of time around beautiful women of various ages, temperaments, backgrounds, and lifestyles. They almost universally tend to love Dior Homme, want to know the name so they can buy it for their husbands, boyfriends etc. I've asked several of them if they think it's feminine. "Oh nooooo" is the general response.

    Matter of fact, if I were looking to get laid (I've been with the same woman for many years and tend not to look anymore) Dior Homme would be something I'd wear. It's not my girlfriend's favorite, but she also doesn't find it feminine.
    Yeah..for sure, the clothes aren't feminine at all....thought the clothes are very slim and in smaller sizes, I think a girl could pull off. I've seen one of the Olsen twins wearing a DH shirt to Kayne West wearing a DH jacket. Thought I think the clothes look better on a slimmer body frame...I think that's what they were meant for.

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