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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Iris?

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Iris?
    The Dreamer supposedly has a lot of iris in it, but I don't smell lipstick.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Iris+Chocolate= powdery, therefore lipstick I guess.

    I smell no lipstick in Dior Homme, so I don't really know.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy View Post
    Iris+Chocolate= powdery, therefore lipstick I guess.

    I smell no lipstick in Dior Homme, so I don't really know.
    Do you smell lipstick in PdN New York? I get a lot of lipstick from that one.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Do you smell lipstick in PdN New York? I get a lot of lipstick from that one.
    I absolutely detest PdN New York, and all I get is sharp orange and awful scratchy woods. It smells overly synthetic and utterly revolting to me. I know it gets a lot of respect from LT and basenotes but I hate it. I smell nothing particularly powdery about it actually, nor anything cosmetically-inclined.

    At what stage in Dior Homme's development do you smell lipstick? I smell fishy lipstick in Rive Gauche (women's) up close (but from afar its all succulent rose). The lipstick smell I know smells slightly fishy and powdery.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    No lipstick smell to my nose, either.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy View Post
    I absolutely detest PdN New York, and all I get is sharp orange and awful scratchy woods. It smells overly synthetic and utterly revolting to me. I know it gets a lot of respect from LT and basenotes but I hate it. I smell nothing particularly powdery about it actually, nor anything cosmetically-inclined.

    At what stage in Dior Homme's development do you smell lipstick? I smell fishy lipstick in Rive Gauche (women's) up close (but from afar its all succulent rose). The lipstick smell I know smells slightly fishy and powdery.
    I smell the lipstick 2 minutes after spraying it on my skin.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    No lipstick smell to my nose, either.
    Do you know of any scents that smell like lipstick or makeup?

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    I get no lipstick from Dior Homme or from New York.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Lipstick city for me! I'm not sure why, either. I prefer Iris Silver Mist, which is to say I like carrots more than lipstick.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Oh, Drole de Rose also smells just like lipstick to me.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Do you know of any scents that smell like lipstick or makeup?
    Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose (Ralf Schweiger) smells like lipstick. Strange, eh?
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    From Dior Homme, I get not as much of lipstick note, yet an immense powderiness during the drydown- may this also be explained because of the iris?
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Do you know of any scents that smell like lipstick or makeup?
    Try Clinique Happy For Women - I get a cosmetics bag accord in this one. Pretty good scent.
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    Hermes Hiris too, slightly.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose (Ralf Schweiger) smells like lipstick. Strange, eh?
    The negative review for that one says the rose and violet combo conjure old Revlon lipstick.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Iris is probably the culprit. Orris root is used as a stabilizer in cosmetics and accounts for both their violet and powdery smell. Lipstick, I think, and especially face powder. Sniff and see - lipstick, face powder, and Dior Homme are kindred spirits. Scent-wise.

    I suppose the "lip-stickiness" of a scent depends on how much iris is used and what with, no?
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    To me, Dior Homme smells of vintage pressed powder. Lipstick has a waxy, plastic-y smell which I don't find in DH.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Do you know of any scents that smell like lipstick or makeup?
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    From the Dior Homme Cologne, perhaps. But not from DH. And I get more 'lipstick' from TDC's Bois d'Iris and even more from Serge Lutens' Rousse.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Iris + Amber = Lipstick? I dunno. I asked a friend if he thought it smelled like a make up bag and he said, "Yea, it kinda does man." Oddly enough, I feel comfortable wearing this than PdN New York. New York just smells like some icky lotion my mom puts on. My mom annoys the hell out of me, so it really traumatized me from wearing New York ever again. LOL.

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    Someone else thinks it does too? I thought I was alone on this.

    It really does smell like lipstick to me. It's weird.. I might try it again and try to look past that.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Do you smell lipstick in PdN New York? I get a lot of lipstick from that one.
    Zero. And I am very predisposed to picking up on lipstick-type accords as I hate them with a passion.

    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy View Post
    I absolutely detest PdN New York, and all I get is sharp orange and awful scratchy woods. It smells overly synthetic and utterly revolting to me. I know it gets a lot of respect from LT and basenotes but I hate it. I smell nothing particularly powdery about it actually, nor anything cosmetically-inclined.
    You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but I've worn PdN NY for years and have never even remotely detected any "sharp orange and awful scratchy woods".
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    I love both DH and NY. Two of the finest Men's colognes available. I can understand the lipstick associations with an iris based scent (DH) even though it doesn't smell like it to me. I don't know where you are picking up the lipstick association with NY.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    To me, the opening notes of Dior Homme smells like "mom's purse." Not just lipstick, but the combination of cosmetics, powders, lipstick together. It lasts about 20 minutes or so and settles into a nice iris scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    No lipstick smell to my nose, either.
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Yep, iris. It shows up in a lot of cosmetics, which explains the association with the "makeup bag" smell. (not specifically lipstick to my nose)

    I love Dior Homme though.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    I'm just not getting that lipstick from Dior Homme at all...
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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    The iris note in Dior Homme is similar to what I recall lipstick smelling like when I was growing up. Not everyone's mothers and grandmothers wore Avon, so YMMV.

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    Default Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

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    As for Dior Homme, I clearly get the make-up smell,
    it's what I love about it. Dunno what it is, though!

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