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    Default I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    ... but I can't say I'm blown away with it. Maybe my expactations where too high (Le Grand Duc is to blame for this ).

    Dior Homme Intense is obviously the gourmand of the series. It is much more masculine, darker and heavier than it's predecessor. The infamous iris note is subdued and what I get is an all around creamy chocolate vibe. Only for the first 15 to 20 minutes I get much similarities with the original Dior Homme. In the late drydown the overall feel is like when you are smelling choco mousse wint hints of hazelnut.
    I can only see myself wearing this in a formal setting and maybe on a night out.
    The lasting power and sillage are excellent.

    Where I would rate the original Dior Homme with 4 stars out of 5, I would give Dior Homme Intense 3 stars for now. Maybe I have to grow into it. Dior Homme is much more original and creative in my opinion. With Dior Homme Intense, I just have the feeling that I've all smelled it before.
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    Such a coincidence. I happened to try it today too, and while I haven't tried the original "Dior Homme" version, I think that there is a lot of chocolate going on in here for my tastes.

    It's not a bad scent, but not my cup of tea.

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    I agree that Dior Homme is more interesting than Dior Homme Intense. Also I have to say that there are real gourmands like Rochas, Pure Malt, A*Men that are way more fun than Dior Intense, leaving it in category "smelling good and well done with exceptional longevity but not that much interesting". It is well done but I dont feel like I'd need a bottle of this.
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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I also prefer the regular Dior Homme over the Intense. But I still think Dior Intense is much better than many others gourmands out there, like A*men, Pure Malt, Rochas Man.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I ordered a sample online, should be here in a few days. I enjoyed Dior Homme but tend to gravitate toward gourmands, so I'm hoping that I will like this one better. I love fragrances like A*Men and Lolita Lempicka.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    DH Intense grows on you. Give it a couple more wears. I find it good for cozy evenings at home. The "baked goods" smell is very comforting and pleasant. Good stuff at bedtime.

    I like it much better than most other gourmands I've smelled, including Pure Malt and New Haarlem, which both get high marks around here.

    Of the DH family, my favorite is DH Cologne. It's been tweaked just a pinch to make it a bit more light and refreshing. Highly recommended if you like the EdT version.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Give it more scrutiny the next time you wear it. It really is one of the best releases of the last three years.
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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I can still smell it on my wrist after a shower and a bath (more than 24hs). Smells like chocolate ice cream, I don't like it.
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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Can anyone compare it to Amour de Cacao ?

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    ... but I can't say I'm blown away with it. Maybe my expactations where too high (Le Grand Duc is to blame for this ).

    Dior Homme Intense is obviously the gourmand of the series. It is much more masculine, darker and heavier than it's predecessor. The infamous iris note is subdued and what I get is an all around creamy chocolate vibe. Only for the first 15 to 20 minutes I get much similarities with the original Dior Homme. In the late drydown the overall feel is like when you are smelling choco mousse wint hints of hazelnut.
    I can only see myself wearing this in a formal setting and maybe on a night out.
    The lasting power and sillage are excellent.

    Where I would rate the original Dior Homme with 4 stars out of 5, I would give Dior Homme Intense 3 stars for now. Maybe I have to grow into it. Dior Homme is much more original and creative in my opinion. With Dior Homme Intense, I just have the feeling that I've all smelled it before.
    Can it be that you are also from Belgium? (like me)
    Can I ask you where you tested this, or did you order a sample online?

    A more masculine and darker Dior Homme sounds very good to me.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    ... but I can't say I'm blown away with it. Maybe my expactations where too high (Le Grand Duc is to blame for this ).
    What ... what?!

    When I have praised DHI here on BN, I've always, well, almost always, said,
    that it's not for everybody, and that some ppl find it vile.
    Still, to me, it's the closest any designer frag has ever come to niche standart.

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    Dior Homme Intense is on my to get list! Everlasting is the correct term for this frag & it should fit inside any wardrobe that craves gourmand scents! Especially the chocolate ones!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Can it be that you are also from Belgium? (like me)
    Can I ask you where you tested this, or did you order a sample online?

    A more masculine and darker Dior Homme sounds very good to me.
    Yes, I am from Belgium. I tried it in Planet Parfum in Leuven (Bondgenotenlaan). They have 50 ml and 100 ml bottles. Inno only carries Dior Homme, Sport and Cologne.

    If you love chocolate gourmands that last with sillage, you can order it blind!
    Acqua di Giò is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Yes, I am from Belgium. I tried it in Planet Parfum in Leuven (Bondgenotenlaan). They have 50 ml and 100 ml bottles. Inno only carries Dior Homme, Sport and Cologne.

    If you love chocolate gourmands that last with sillage, you can order it blind!
    Thank you for your answer. I thought the Intense was a hard to get fragrance, but it's just available in Planet Parfum!
    Great news.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    By preference I would rate the DH Series as:

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Homme

    While, I respect the direction that Dior took with the release of Dior Homme, I feel they perfected the theme with Dior Homme Cologne, and took an interesting, and well-executed twist on that theme with Intense. IMO, Dior Homme was done with a heavy hand, and has a tendency to merely "sit" on the skin, without doing much of anything for its duration.
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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I tested the Intense version and to me it smelled like a hundred of make-up bags

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    after 30 minutes it reminded me somehow of l'instant de guirlan !!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    is it worth getting if I already have Rochas Man and Pure malt?

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by archelon View Post
    is it worth getting if I already have Rochas Man and Pure malt?
    Yes yes. It's much better, more high quality, more versatile, fewer harsh tangents. . . I could go on. It's an essential part of my wardrobe, and I own Rochas Man and Pure Malt, too. Wearing Rochas Man right now, actually.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I tried Dior Homme and personally, I would rather smell it on a women.

    I am not a big fan of gourmands, esp ones with a lipstick smell to them
    Gotta admit, I love the lipstick smell. Guess that's why I love DHI. I've received many compliments while wearing it, too. I don't think its too girly, but you do have to go very slowly with application. Be careful for office or professional wear. On weekends and evenings, it's an extraordinary treat - rich, sweet, smooth, smoky, vanilla, cocoa, and lipstick iris - so enjoyable. . . just relax and say yes as the rich and complex layers come forward in shifting and unexpected ways. It's beautiful stuff.

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    I hated the lipstick smell at first. The more and more I wore it the more and more I came around to it. Now I actually think I may purchase a bottle. Probably a 50ml since it seems pretty potent.
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    It's one of the gr8st fragrances on the market. You smell like a BOSS.
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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by archelon View Post
    is it worth getting if I already have Rochas Man and Pure malt?
    In my opinion I think it is. They're noticeably different.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I wanted to start a new thread, as I just tried myself, but will just put my thoughts here. Besides Pure Malt, I haven't seen hype like this in quite a while!

    I really like it, but It reminds me quite a lot of Flowerbomb. My sister sometimes overdoes it with FB, so I can't say I'm exactly crazy about that particular fragrance. Might be the powdery vanilla, and iris (lipstick smell). Let me see how it smells as it goes through the mid and base.

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    I am among the ones who prefer Intense to the regular Dior Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    I agree that Dior Homme is more interesting than Dior Homme Intense. Also I have to say that there are real gourmands like Rochas, Pure Malt, A*Men that are way more fun than Dior Intense, leaving it in category "smelling good and well done with exceptional longevity but not that much interesting". It is well done but I dont feel like I'd need a bottle of this.
    Ok, but somehow you have it at the top of your list...?

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I am among the ones who prefer Intense to the regular Dior Homme
    I agree, though both are very good.

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    Default Re: I finally tried Dior Homme Intense

    I discovered L'Instant before this, believing I had found heaven in a bottle, it pretty much made all other gourmands look pretty crude. Then came DHI and was even better. Brilliant and powerful.

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