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    Hey!

    Between these two which is more of a compliment getter? Dior Homme (2012) or Givenchy Play Intense
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    Not sure about compliments but Dior Homme is the better frag.

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    I have gotten more compliments from Dior Homme. But that could be because I would never wear Play Intense.
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    Dior Homme... no competition.

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    Dior homme because you can wear it year round. Play intense I enjoy just as much, but for the cooler months and winter.

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    Dior Homme even with the 2012? ... I been hearing good stuff about it.

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    Dior Homme is 100x better

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnkhan82 View Post
    Dior Homme even with the 2012? ... I been hearing good stuff about it.
    My 2012 batch Dior Homme smells better than the reformulated Dior Homme Intense I have.

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    thats because the reformulated dhi sucks @adam

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    Both are good as compliment getters, wear whatever you like.

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    Don't even think twice about it, Dior Homme! Quality, scent, in every respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I have gotten more compliments from Dior Homme. But that could be because I would never wear Play Intense.
    This is hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by theEastsidEbullEE View Post
    thats because the reformulated dhi sucks @adam
    Maybe it does against the Vintage DHI but even the reformulated smells amazing.

    I just feel the new Dior Homme is better crafted than the new Dior Homme Intense.

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    dh(i)

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    Come on my man, this one is a no brainer: Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense.

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    Well this thread was a one-punch knockout for DHI...

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    Nothing can come out ahead after going head to head with DH or DHI.

    joking aside, out of the two, I think DH is much better in every way

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    Francois Demachy did the reformulations of DH and DHI right? Not Olivier Polge? Or am I mistaken?

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    ^ yes, but demachy did the vintage DHI as well. Polge only did vintage DH.

    that being said, I prefer vintage DHI over reform DHI

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    Is the mercy rule in effect for this thread? haha

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    Dior Homme without a doubt.

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    Dior Homme hands down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Not sure about compliments but Dior Homme is the better frag.
    ^^

    Not even close.

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    Dior Homme

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    Dior Homme

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    Play Intense is more of a compliment getter compared to Dior Homme.

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    I prefer Play Intense over Dior Homme. I must admit, Dior Homme is probably a better compliment getter.

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    Givenchy Play Intense by a country mile.

    Dior homme smells like a cheap bug spray. Quite amusing that some people actually spray it on their skin.

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    I'd take Play Intense over Dior Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropics View Post
    Givenchy Play Intense by a country mile.

    Dior homme smells like a cheap bug spray. Quite amusing that some people actually spray it on their skin.
    Wow, please point me in the direction of where to find this magical bug spray.

    Tropics, are you making a list of everyone here that prefers Dior Homme? It's going to be a long list...

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    Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I'd take Play Intense over Dior Homme.

    Finally. I probably would too. I Just wear PI in during the winter months.

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    Judging from the reactions on this thread....I probably shouldn't have any problem selling my 95% full bottle of Dior Homme....right?

    Seriously...I'm beginning to think that Dior Homme is very over-rated. Because while I liked it initially enough to plunk down the $80 American to buy it, I've used it so infrequently because....well...I'm not really all that crazy about it.

    Yes, I understand it is good quality. Yes, I understand that it has good projection and longevity. And yes I realize it's a bit of a compliment getter....I just don't really seem to care all that much for it.

    I sampled Play Intense the other day and didn't think it was all that bad. Not something I would consider buying, because it seemed to have a similar vibe to it that A*Men has.....but still, of good enough quality that I'm surprised that so many people had jumped on the Dior Homme bandwagon to the point that some don't even seem to think that it's discussion worthy......

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    I have to go with Dior Homme also!!!
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    I'm going to go against the grain on this one. OP said Compliment getter, DH IMO wouldn't do as well as Play Intense.

    I personally enjoy PI better too.
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    I really really want to try Dior homme unreformalated version need to get a sample but for now Givenchy Play Intense.
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    Dior Homme. I didn't mind Play Intense but two sprays and I choked myself out...extremely cloying.

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    Dior Homme

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    Dior Homme is very beautiful, really great smelling scent, that people like. It's a pleaser for sure. I prefer the Intense version myself, but Dior Homme is class.

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    Givenchy Play Intense gets a LOT of compliments - a softer, smoother gourmand with great longevity.

    With all due respect to DH/DHI lovers (I guess there are many), I wouldn't leave the house wearing Dior Homme Intense, because IMO that is what women smell like. However, smelling like women's makeup just might get a lot of compliments, since market research must show women like that smell (or else they wouldn't make their makeup with those notes). I don't know anything about the "original" formulation for DH or DHI, so I am only talking about the current formulations.
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    ^ that's perfectly understandable. Years ago, i bet men wearing cologne of any kind was considered feminine since perfume was only for females and consistently made fun of

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    Dior Homme is certainly some kind of masterpiece. And as far as the regular version, the reformulation hasn't hurt it. It's still great.

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    Dior Homme just isn't for me. Play Intense by default.

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    They are both good. Dior Homme by a nose. Play Intense is a more casual choice.

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    If you want to smell like a girl and lipstick then go for Dior Homme.

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    I swear to god, you people need to step away from basenotes and youtube for a bit...

    Play Intense will get WAY more compliments. It's not even close. Dior Homme is a more refined fragrance, but iris isn't really something girls are going to pick out and say "who smells so good??"

    Play Intense is a crude, sweet, accessible gourmand. AKA something people buy a ton of because it appeals to everyone and gets a lot of compliments.

    I could be wrong, and OP could be asking which will get him more compliments on the internet... then you guys are right... it's Dior Homme

    End of thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    I swear to god, you people need to step away from basenotes and youtube for a bit...

    Play Intense will get WAY more compliments. It's not even close. Dior Homme is a more refined fragrance, but iris isn't really something girls are going to pick out and say "who smells so good??"

    Play Intense is a crude, sweet, accessible gourmand. AKA something people buy a ton of because it appeals to everyone and gets a lot of compliments.

    I could be wrong, and OP could be asking which will get him more compliments on the internet... then you guys are right... it's Dior Homme

    End of thread.
    I kind of felt the same way reading this thread. I MUCH prefer Dior Homme, but I would assume that Play Intense would be the bigger compliment getter just because it's a synthetic sweet edible gourmand fragrance and those always pull in the compliments in my experience.

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    Lupin really nailed it, in my opinion.

    I love basenotes and the online frag community in general, but within any community people lose touch with the world outside of that community. There's actually a guy on basenotes who lies about what scent he's wearing if asked because he thinks it'll stop Aventus from becoming popular. Holy cow. You have to keep in mind the differences between the online world and the real world.

    Dior Homme is the better fragrance, technically speaking. I suspect it has higher quality ingredients than Play Intense and I have no doubt that among the fragrance community, it will be the clear winner. I don't even know if Play Intense is in the same league as Dior Homme. But does it matter? I tend to choose scents based on use just as I choose what clothes to wear. I don't wear the same clothes to a formal event that I'd wear when hanging out with friends. Or when I'm going on a date. Much like clothes, I pick a fragrance to fit whatever is on the agenda.

    If you hang out offline with people who are on basenotes, you're going to want to go with Dior Homme. If you're going on a date with someone who isn't part of the online fragrance community, I'd choose Play Intense.

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    I swear to god, you people need to step away from basenotes and youtube for a bit...

    Play Intense will get WAY more compliments. It's not even close. Dior Homme is a more refined fragrance, but iris isn't really something girls are going to pick out and say "who smells so good??"

    Play Intense is a crude, sweet, accessible gourmand. AKA something people buy a ton of because it appeals to everyone and gets a lot of compliments.

    I could be wrong, and OP could be asking which will get him more compliments on the internet... then you guys are right... it's Dior Homme

    End of thread.
    One more thought on Dior Homme: Some women may find it too feminine for their tastes on a guy. I got this reaction from friends (women) when I sampled it. One of them assumed I'd just returned from a hot date and smelled like her.
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    dior homme

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    Play intense

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    Dior Homme without question, Play and all its flankers are garbage, sorry they are.

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    I will have to go with DH as well! Awesome fragrance
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    I swear to god, you people need to step away from basenotes and youtube for a bit...

    Play Intense will get WAY more compliments. It's not even close. Dior Homme is a more refined fragrance, but iris isn't really something girls are going to pick out and say "who smells so good??"

    Play Intense is a crude, sweet, accessible gourmand. AKA something people buy a ton of because it appeals to everyone and gets a lot of compliments.

    I could be wrong, and OP could be asking which will get him more compliments on the internet... then you guys are right... it's Dior Homme

    End of thread.
    This is simply not true. Check the compliment thread, DH gets way more compliments than PI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnkhan82 View Post
    Hey!

    Between these two which is more of a compliment getter? Dior Homme (2012) or Givenchy Play Intense
    Dior Homme is a classy one, Play Intense is the one for clubbing or getting attention of younger females.

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    Play Intense by Givenchy - a delectable treat.

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    Not a fan of Play Intense. I bought a bottle b/c it's regarded as a great fragrance. It just smells like Iso E Super to me.
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    Iso E Super in Play Intense? Interesting. I can't handle Terre D'Hermes, Azzaro Visit, Michael Kors or Encre Noir because of a smell that I assume is Iso E Super. But I have no problem with Play Intense. In fact, I happen to like it It's not one of my favorites, but I own it and like it. I don't smell Iso E Super in Play Intense at all. I could be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Iso E Super in Play Intense? Interesting. I can't handle Terre D'Hermes, Azzaro Visit, Michael Kors or Encre Noir because of a smell that I assume is Iso E Super. But I have no problem with Play Intense. In fact, I happen to like it It's not one of my favorites, but I own it and like it. I don't smell Iso E Super in Play Intense at all. I could be wrong though.
    Good question but I dont get any ISO E in Play Intense either.

    Im surprised that there is so much love hate for PI.

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