How does this guy even know that bottle is not simply NIB old stock?
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How does this guy even know that bottle is not simply NIB old stock?
Shit. I'm seriously worried after that review. The cocoa is what I really loved about the original DHI, as well as its strength and longevity.
I'm absolutely going to buy up some bottles of the original this weekend.
Thanks for uploading this.
I'm glad I have the sexy smooth original, I would not waste my cash on the stripped down diet version.lol
I'll have to smell it for myself regardless.
Last edited by neal; 1st October 2011 at 01:11 AM.
I see a lot of trust issues arising between buyers and sellers regarding the original version. The problem is that the most recent box for the original DHI formula is identical to the box for the new DHI. And of course the bottles are the same.
So now the only bottles you can truly trust (if you are unable to smell them) as the original are the ones with silver collars or the ones with the old box with multiple rectangles on the front.
You would think Dior could have done something to alleviate the confusion that is bound to ensue, even the slightest change in font or a note on the back. I kind of wonder why they did not--is there an advantage from a business standpoint in leaving everything the same?
This should be interesting...
I had the opportunity to smell the new Dior Homme (both intense and the edt) and I have to say that while the reformulations are very obviously high quality fragrances, they feel like photocopies of the originals. The EDT, in particular, smells less curvaceous, sleeker than the older version. I think they will now appeal to many who thought the iris was too overpowering in the older versions.
I ordered one from the boutique yesterday, it may of came today..not sure because I'm still at work. As soon as I get it I will post. The guy at the boutique did tell me it was the same as the vintage according to the new tester they received.
Is it possible to check the batch code/ date of the juice inside from the box itself? Information could be useful when buying, especially with the cosmetic calculator (http://checkcosmetic.net/)
My heart just sunk a little... I only have one bottle of the original
I trust that this is the new bottle. The Dior boutique in NYC, and other Dior boutiques had sold out of the old stock at least a couple of months ago, and this is where Al got it from just in te past couple of days. It would have to be some huge coincidence that they sold out and just happened to find new stock in the back at the same time as the reported release of the reformulation, and that old stock also happened to have similar notes as those reported to be in the new formulation.
I just read a recent review on Fragrantica and the reviewer says that this reformulation has already been available for a few months in Europe. His main gripe is that it isn't as powerful or long-lasting as the original DHI. I'm beginning to wonder if that's the one I've spraying on myself for the past few weeks in my local store. They have a tester, but currently no stock. The tester I've been using doesn't seem anywhere near as strong or long-lasting as the DHI I remember, which was a serious powerhouse. On clothing, it used to last for days and days. When I spray the "new" tester on my clothes, it's barely there a day or so later. Hmmm...
This scares me because I bought a bottled a few days ago. It should be arriving soon but i think with the increase in the demand, i believe that the old formulation was long gone before I placed my order in.
I guess that means i'll be getting the new juice :-(
I just dont get it why reviewer had sealed box of "preformulated" version and not opened one. They may actually smell same if he opens it and spray it on second wrist.
Al has multiple bottles of the original DHI.
I trust his reviews . Still need to test it myself though.
Like he said, to the average "blind-folded" nose, both versions can easily smell the same .
Really bummed by the longevity shortage on the new one ( according to his review). It just shows how Dior is using cheaper ingredients to get by .
If this review is accurate on other skins , Dior will be losing tons of fans to------->L'instant extreme.
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
Anything reformulated is always watered down and ready for the crap shoot lol.
Ok folks I received the new Dior Homme intense from NYC this is definitely lighter than the vintage formula not not by much! I do not get any pear accord in the mid notes though but definitely cocoa and vanilla! But again lighter than vintage DHI. The iris does stick around longer than the vintage as well. Is this is masterpiece? IMO yes because it's not a totally different fragrance at all. I would say it's about 85-90% the same as the original. I wouldnt tell anyone on here to blind buy this but definitely test it out. I think you will still like it.... The original is a Mercedes the reformulation is a BMW..
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i messaged 'al - FRAGRANCEFANATIC1' about his new bottle code earlier today. he said it was 1H02 - august 2011 according to that site. i have doubts about my bottle which is code 1U01 - july 2011.
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Who is that guy in the video ?! What does he have to do with Basenotes ?! What happened to getting credible reviews from credible Basenoters ?
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he is a massive frag head so i feel its a valuable point of view.
a question in his video comments is relevant to the topic:
Q: Can I just ask how you know for sure that this is actually the new, reformulated version? If everything is identical from a visual standpoint, how do you know that it isn't just the previous version? I'm just intrigued to know if the Dior people confirmed it to you or something? Thanks!
A: Yes I bought my previous bottles from the Dior Homme Boutique, When they sold out for 2 months it was released that DHI was getting Reformulated I called The Dior Boutique a few times had conversations with them and they confirmed it when they get there stock back in it will be reformulated. It was out of stock for 2 months they were waiting to release this.
http://checkcosmetic.net/, what is the date of manufacture?