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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    similar, but owning one doesnt make the other obsolete. mip is sweeter, more powdery and has a little more citrus in it. less leather and rubber, but they are still present.
    Now, this is what I wanted to hear. Thanks man.
    I love bvlgari black but def thought it could have been a little more powdery with an inclusion of citrus in it. Definitely gonna look to purchase this one after new years.

    Can DHI be repulsive in a way? I have a big family reunion for New Years and we're all gonna spend about 5 or so days together at the house, so I was wondering if it would turn off some people if I wore it around them.
    I mean who doesn't love coco during winter--but you'd be surprised

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragrance_Extraordinaire View Post
    Can DHI be repulsive in a way? I have a big family reunion for New Years and we're all gonna spend about 5 or so days together at the house, so I was wondering if it would turn off some people if I wore it around them. I mean who doesn't love coco during winter--but you'd be surprised
    I wouldn't use the word "repulsive," but DHI is definitely NOT enjoyed by some people. It's a fragrance that is usually reserved for more formal, specialized occasions and is usually not worn as a daily fragrance.

    Yes, many people here love DHI, but there are many here who don't care for it at all. One of the main reasons people don't care for DHI (aside from how strong it is) is because of its very strong iris note.....which many here describe as a "lipstick" smell or a woman's purse. I'm sure you know the smell. If you don't, you'll know it as soon as you smell it. It can be overpowering and usually one or two sprays is enough.

    The cocoa smell, to me, doesn't come around fully until late in the fragrance, or until the iris starts to die away. A lot of people mistakenly buy DHI for the cocoa smell and are disappointed when they are overwhelmed by the iris.

    If you're wanting a wonderful cocoa fragrance that has a decreased chance of being offensive, is enjoyed by most, and is very high quality, I would recommend Guerlain's L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, commonly called "LIDGE" here on BN. Or, another alternative, is to buy the less potent Dior Homme for the same overall smell as DHI, but less of the oft offending lipstick note. Still a beautiful scent.

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    I would pick Egoiste. I didn't care for DHI. To my nose, MiP smells like Bvlgari Black + Armani Code, and I didn't really care for Code.

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    +x dhi
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  5. #35

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    I'd get either DHI or Egoiste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    dior homme intense
    100% approved!
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    DHI to me just isn't as good as so many describe it to be. I much more prefer DH to DHI. I got my DH (original) fom Sephora and my DHI (reform) from fragrancenet. So idk maybe the juice isn't as fresh, I do get all of the notes that everyone speaks of but DH is far superior imo

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    Sample all of them! I DHI after all the hype and found it to be weak and linear, but I'm a huge fan of MIP.

    Bulgari Black is simply horrendous...ground up rubber tires have always made me nauseous and it's no different with BB.
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    Dior Homme Intense without a doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    DHI to me just isn't as good as so many describe it to be. I much more prefer DH to DHI. I got my DH (original) fom Sephora and my DHI (reform) from fragrancenet. So idk maybe the juice isn't as fresh, I do get all of the notes that everyone speaks of but DH is far superior imo
    I agree 100%

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    DHI or Mip

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    Love them all. Right now I'm liking DHI>MIP>Egoiste, but at times I like MIP>DHI. All three are worth owning

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    All 3 are good.

    I say Dior Homme Intense is the best.

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    Egoiste unless its original formulation of DHI

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    I have all of them. DHI is love at first sight. Egoiste took some time to appreciate. MIP I did not like in the beginning, I felt that it was too feminen but I love it now. If I had to make a selection,

    1. DHI
    2.MIP
    3.Egoiste

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    Go for Dior Homme, as other people have said... also I would mention L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme (LIDGE) for the orange and cocoa (more than Dior Homme).

    Out of the two Chanels... I think the Egoiste is better IMO. So out of all your original choices, I would say go for Egoiste.
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    Dior Homme Intense for me...

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    dhi of course then chanel egoiste,

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    If you want to make a softer, cozy-manly impression, go with Ëgoiste. It's very classy and unobtrusive, but definitely a statement.

    Midnight in Paris makes for a more quirky, excentric vibe, but it still is a very pleasant scent – although with a slight dark edge.

    Dior Homme Intense is, although modern and versatile, rather loud, a bit of a powerhouse. Why not test Dior Homme? A laid back version, really complex with more of the cocoa and the leather notes, but still classy and guaranteed to make you noticed.

    The Antaeus is nice as well, but I have the feeling it might make a somewhat dated impression. It is a great scent, but carries a bit of a luggage as an 80's gentlemen's classic. (Even though it has been "modernised," it still has that vibe, IMO.)

    With that said, you can't really go wrong with any of these, all four of them good choices, judging by your original post.
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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    All three are great. My pick would be Dior Homme Intense, but bear in mind that the other two are more versatile.

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    I'm not experienced as a lot of other persons here, but if you care for the opinion of the regular guy who likes fragrances:
    Dior Homme Intense smells really good. I actually like the dry/powdery iris note. It has a 'lipstick vibe', I can't deny that, but the iris smells really good. I wish the industry had chosen an other smell than iris for their lipsticks, so we wouldn't associate this fragrance whit cosmetica.

    Sadly the iris note will be seen as feminine by a lot of people. To be honest I also do think it has something feminine. Nevertheless I think I will buy DHI in the future, because it smells so great. I'll just don't shave my beard to compensate for the feminity of this fragrance .

    And when you use just 1 or 2 sprays the versatility improves in my eyes. I think you could even wear this on a cold winter day if you just use 1 spray.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Chanel Egoiste vs Midnight in Paris

    egoiste

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    DHI >= Egoiste > MIP
    Might consider Dior Homme as well. Beautiful scent.

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    I don't understand what people see about Egoiste. The sample I got smells wretched on me. Midnight in Paris is my favorite of these 3. DHI is good for what it is, but not my thing. I would consider buying a 10ml decant for the few times a year I was in the mood for it.

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    I only have real experience with Antaeus but I love it. Doesn't strike me as feminine in the least, sometimes it seems like verging on too macho. Modern version dries down to that sort of old school barbershop smell a lot of 80s powerhouses seem to have.
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