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View Poll Results: Prada Amber Intense Vs. Dior Homme

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  • Prada Amber Intense

    17 24.29%
  • Dior Homme

    53 75.71%
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    Default Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    I have a $40 gift card to Sephora and would like to purchase one of the two. Which of the two would you purchase? No specific occasion, just an everyday scent (I don't believe in different fragrances for different seasons, times of day, weather etc. so those are not factors).
    I've tried both and can't decide between the two. Price, weather, occasions, etc. are not factor.
    Based on overall smell, which would you guys take if given the option.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Just an overall vibe:

    Prada - nice and clean

    Dior Homme - sexy and yummy

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    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme

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    Dior

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    Mark me down for Prada.

    Even though I much prefer Infusion d'Homme, my dislike of the cosmetic/iris note in DH means the Amber Intense wins by default.

    I'd love to smell DH with the iris substituted for immortelle.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme wins here for me. I didn't find the Prada Intense to be all that interesting while Dior Homme is pretty unique and of great quality. Although, between a choice of the original Prada Amber and Dior Homme I'd pick Prada.


    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Mark me down for Prada.

    Even though I much prefer Infusion d'Homme, my dislike of the cosmetic/iris note in DH means the Amber Intense wins by default.

    I'd love to smell DH with the iris substituted for immortelle.
    Try Annick Goutal Sables or Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau for a really nice immortelle if you haven't already.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme.

    I tried Prada several times, I just never understood the appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Dior Homme.

    I tried Prada several times, I just never understood the appeal.
    ^^ This

    Prada just underwhelmed me from beginning to end when I blind bought it.

    I really wanted to like it, just couldn't see myself ever wearing it besides a reminder spray of what it smelled like.

    It's THAT forgettable.

    You're much better off with Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post

    Try Annick Goutal Sables or Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau for a really nice immortelle if you haven't already.
    Sorry for the threadjack, MikeJ, but cheers MFR for the tip.
    I've tried JdP but will definitely seek out Sables when I'm next at a stockist. I really like the immortelle in the Cuir Velours I bought recently, and would like to explore the note further. It's just a shame that Mink has rocketed up my 'to buy' list.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    No worries Tim.
    Thanks everyone, I've been leaning more towards the Dior as well.
    I recently purchased a bottle of Issey Miyake from a member here. He was kind enough to include a few samples. While opening the box something smelled really nice. Turns out the Prada Intense sample he sent me had leaked inside, and made the box smell good. I've been eyeing the stuff ever since.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme does not do it for me. Prada amber intense is pretty good though and in my collection.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Although I own and love both, for overall scent it has to be the Dior Homme.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Out of these two, Prada Amber Intense

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    I'd go with Dior Homme.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Neither appeal to me, but of the two I find the Prada more wearable so I voted for that one.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    I have and like them both, but I've really become smitten with Prada Amber Intense. Layering it with the regular Prada Amber pour Homme is very, very nice. Since the Prada is apparently a limited edition, I'd recommend getting it while it's still available.
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    Like them both.

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    I like both but voted for Prada out of sympathy for its day in the stocks.

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    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Amber might be a better work scent but as that wasn't an issue for you it's definitely Dior homme in my book.

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    Thanks for your input, everyone!
    I sprayed the two, one on each hand to compare them. Interestingly enough, the two seem very similar to me. Dior Homme did appeal to me more though. My one concern is that Prada Intense is a limited edition as someone mentioned, so I'm worried that if in a year I want to purchase it I'll have to shell over $100+ for a 100ml bottle. Maybe I'll just buy both

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    Dior Homme is all kinds of alright...total jailbait

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    I don't like any of the Prada line, which smell very fakey synthetic to me. Dior Homme is a winner; I don't crave it every day, but every time I wear it I'm happy.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    I actually believe the same thing barclaydetolly, but Amber Intense smelled really nice for some reason.
    Ultimately I went with DH.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Amber Intense is a competitor to DHI
    Amber = Dior Homme

    I could do with out Amber, but I want the Intense version and will probably purchase it before Dior Homme.
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    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense hands down for me, although not in the slightest bit surprised that the masses all went for DI, as it's the 'safer' option.

    Prada Intense is such an underrated fragrance IMO. Dark, mysterious, 'perfumey', clean and unlike any men's fragrance I have smelled - truly unique in my view.

    Nonetheless, enjoy your bottle of DI!

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    Dior Homme
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    I've tried both and can't decide between the two. Price, weather, occasions, etc. are not factor.
    Based on overall smell, which would you guys take if given the option.
    You've tried both, but what you really need to do is wear both at the same time for an afternoon and evening alone. Spray one on your left arm and the other on your right. As the hours pass, believe me, you'll know. If you decide you enjoy both smells equally, surely one of the two will wear better on you in terms of longevity, projection, sillage, etc. Give it a day with both at the same time and you'll know.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Thanks again for the input everyone.
    L'Homme Blanc, I did have both on for a few hours. I liked them both and honestly couldn't decide. I went with Dior Homme since I was able to find a large bottle for a fairly low price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    L'Homme Blanc, I did have both on for a few hours. I liked them both and honestly couldn't decide. I went with Dior Homme since I was able to find a large bottle for a fairly low price.
    The trick is to wear both for at least 8 hours. 8 seems like the magical number for a scent where you find out how long it lasts, how it develops through the heart and the base, and you find out what it does on skin versus on fabric, etc. I do a test where I'll wash my arms to know they're completely fragrance free, and I'll put on a button down shirt that I haven't worn with any fragrance since washing. I usually do this on a Sunday afternoon. It's sometimes very surprising to see how a scent develops over time. Then I'll smell the sleeves on the shirt the next morning to see how the scents did on fabric even though I never sprayed it on the shirt.

    Often, when debating between two scents I like, the decision only becomes clear AFTER six to eight hours.
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    Default Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    dior homme without a doubt

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