I have never been so impressed with a fragrance in the likes of this one in awhile. This is an amazing elixir for men and I can truly understand why dior has sleeted this to be their men's fragrance flagship.
The combination of notes is unique in on how they can mimic to the senses nuances of rich Belgian chocolate when the scent contains no classic gourmand notes other then vanilla. WOW! As a young man I was busy playing baseball so I never played with my mom makeup bag or smelled /or wore her lipsticks - so I can comment on those statements about this fragrance.
Both sillage and lastability are off the scale for this fragrance as would be expected. This will be well worn and I feel now always a part of my wardrobe going forward.
I am sad that it took me a while to discover this gem and wish that dior made it more available here in the united states.
Intense has a much richer cocoa and citrus notes. It has a more refined scent and has longer longevity and projection.
oh boy, here we go again
k it goes like this
dior homme>>>>>>>>>>>>dior homme intense>>>>>>>>l'instant x
Unfortunately L'Instant Extreme is even more difficult to find in the USA than Dior Homme Intense.
I was sooo close to ordering samples of both, but decided against it. First of all, if they are so good, why are they a bit difficult to obtain in the freaking USA? I should be able to make 3 clicks on my mouse and have as many bottles as I want if they are in demand. Second, aren't they both just spruced up chocolate and vanilla scents? Of course they are going to be considered good fragrances with those scents in it, virtually everybody loves the smell of that. I'll probably sample them eventually, but I'm not really sure how unique they can be from what I've read.
I was thinking of springing for a bottle of this myself. I have L'Instant EDT as I find it easier to wear in the heat so I didn't want to invest in basically the same fragrance (Extreme). I'm more interested in DHI since it's sillage and longevity are becoming legendary.
I think dior homme intense is much sweeter than l'instant extreme and probably equivalent, or close to it, to the pure malt sweetness. At least that's what I think and how I feel from experience on my skin.
I'm definetely gonna buy the 3.4oz this week or next of DHI.
A good purchase and a very sexy fragrance that is smooth and lasts though I do not find the sillage to be that great on me. And like others have said checking out L instant Extreme Pour Homme would be well worth it. Imo it beats DHI which is no mean feat and is a great fragrance.
Very nice fragrance indeed, with the iris and vanilla, sexy stuff. Hard to find but it's worth the effort.
I really like it too. Got a wedding party over the weekend, and I'm thinking to buy it. I basically needed a good reason to splash few quid Such a sophisticated fragrance. I recently sampled Kenzo Power, and the basenotes are strikingly similar, and after all it is Polge's hand in both scents...
À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)
I own two bottle of Guerlain I'Instante Intense EDP though it is a good scent - Dior Homme Intense is much more luminous like this...
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.
Please PM me !
It is simply awesome.
Another example of the hilarious American ignorance when it comes to the world
outside their own borders.
The Ducth are from the Netherlands/Holland, I'm from Denmark = Dane/Danish!
Call me a racist, but, I actually do love Americans ... you are too funny!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 15th July 2011 at 07:02 PM.
There's a world outside our borders? Wait...we have borders?
That's the spirit!
In before the lock.
I am probably only one that smells more vanilla than cocoa from DHI. It is must try for every vanilla lover and have to be respected by everyone because it smells very natural with above average longevity.
Current TOP 5 from my collection:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
4. Encre Noire
5. Dior Homme Intense
Last edited by Stew; 16th July 2011 at 12:48 AM.
Here's what I would be thinking...."It's hard to find Dior Intense....must not be in demand because it's not that great....I'll just buy something else instead."
Last edited by Stew; 16th July 2011 at 01:30 AM.
DHI - beamed in directly from heaven. Buy now, stock up, before reformulations wreck it.
Le Grand Duc is 100% responsible for my Dior Homme addiction. There should be a law or something. . .