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  • Dior Homme Intense

    63 71.59%
  • Pure Havane

    25 28.41%
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    Default Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Who wins this battle?

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    Dior Homme Intense by miles..

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    Dior Homme Intense for me
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial


    TOP 3 cold weather:

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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    +1 dhi
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Not even a fair fight. Dior muthereffin' Homme Intense.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Ok so in this battle we have Roger Federer (DHI) vs Boris Becker (PH) in terms of ranking....Federer for the win!

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Both are sweet in an easy-pleasing way, but DHI is far more natural smelling than Pure Havane, which just seems a bit much to me.

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    Both, if possible, I like both and would enjoy to own both. But Pure Havane comes off as even more uncommonly beautiful, creative and complex to me, though I'd be more likely to get DHI first, simply because it's easier to find in retail.
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    Dior Homme Intense. probably wear this 50 times for every 1 i wear Havane

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Ok so in this battle we have Roger Federer (DHI) vs Boris Becker (PH) in terms of ranking....Federer for the win!
    Or Roger (DHI) versus Roddick (Havane). Haha.

    The current score is 14-2. I think that's actually pretty close to their HtH record.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Dhi

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    Tough question for me...I'd go with DHI.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    A*Men Pure Havane for me.





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    I don't even know how to vote in a contest like this. The two scents are so different. DHI is a smooth, silky scent that, to me, whispers elegance and sophistication. Pure Havane is an in-your-face strong scent that, while smelling good, is more appropriate for casual wear.

    I like them both, but since I enjoy Dior Homme over DHI recently and wear Pure Havane more often, I'll vote for PH.
    Current Top Five:

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    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI hands down for me.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Close call for me. I'll pick DHI though because I feel like other perfumes can satisfy my PH craving.

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    Pure Havane is an awesome scent, but Dior Homme Intense is better.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI by a hair.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Tie, they are very different.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Very different fragrances IMO. Both are quite pleasing and well crafted fragrances deserving of praise.

    However, I selected Pure Havane, since it is much more wearable in public. DHI, while a nice fragrance comes off as far too feminine IMO.

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    LOL.. while choosing my pick (DHI) I was imagining how big the difference would be. Game over.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Although I own and like, my vote goes to the Dior.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI. Can't even compare the quality between these two fragrances.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    I have both but if I had to choose I would have to pick DHI

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronx1924 View Post
    I have both but if I had to choose I would have to pick DHI
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    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
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    I have a real appreciation for Havane, but DHI has to win between the two. That iris just keeps me smelling myself.
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    Although I love both and have backup bottles of both, I should say DHI is way better than Pure Havane.
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    I love both and have backup bottles of both (the only other backup bottle I have is for Aventus).

    Which do I personally like better (ie. I keep sniffing myself)? DHI

    Which one is more wearable for everyday use? Pure Havane

    Which one would I wear out on a cool night? DHI

    Which one could I wear from day to night? Pure Havane

    They're both good. DHI has just more of a sexy, elegant vibe going on, but it has its limits when/where you can wear it. Pure Havane is more wearable everyday

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Not even a contest. DHI!
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Both good but two distinct fragrances, not sure a fight betweem them is fair but I tend to agree with Pure Havane being more casual. That being said DHI can be dressed up for a night out or lightly worn to work imo.

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    Both good but two distinct fragrances, not sure a fight betweem them is fair but I tend to agree with Pure Havane being more casual. That being said DHI can be dressed up for a night out or lightly worn to work imo.
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    Pure Havane. DHI is so girly.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight. Pure Havane is outlined in chalk.

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    Pure Havane by a mile, it's a better scent and much more versatile. DHI's lipstick note is a turnoff IMHO.

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    ​DHI 2009✔️"master piece"
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    DHI by a mile, it's better scent and much more sophisticated and natural smelling. PH cherry note is very feminine IMHO .
    TOP 3 hot weather:

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    2. Lalique Encre Noire
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    TOP 3 cold weather:

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    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Dior Homme Intense
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    If I wear bra I'll pick DHI LOL

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by skism View Post
    Dior Homme Intense by miles..
    DHI, but by inches. Both are top-shelf in my collection.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Just got rid of PH
    DHI for sure

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    I can't vote in this poll, because I've never smelled DHI, but....

    The times I sampled PH, I liked it. I just thought that it pushed the envelope as far as being "too sweet" and too feminine....like dreamer81 is alluding to here:

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    DHI by a mile, it's better scent and much more sophisticated and natural smelling. PH cherry note is very feminine IMHO .
    That said.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I selected Pure Havane, since it is much more wearable in public. DHI, while a nice fragrance comes off as far too feminine IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by fragrance123 View Post
    Pure Havane. DHI is so girly.
    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    Pure Havane by a mile, it's a better scent and much more versatile. DHI's lipstick note is a turnoff IMHO.
    Quote Originally Posted by fragrance123 View Post
    If I wear bra I'll pick DHI LOL


    Sounds like Pure Havane is more masculine than DHI, from the comments in this thread. I owned Dior Homme, and wasn't crazy about the lipstick vibe and thought it was a bit feminine. Is DHI more feminine than the regular Dior Homme?

    Anyway, at this point, I don't even have an option to smell or sample DHI unless I blind buy it, so it doesn't look like one that I will be adding anytime soon.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI. I used to own both and sold Pure Havane to a friend. Everytime I go to put my DHI up for sale, I sniff the cap and I just cannot get rid of it. Fantastic scent.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI, not by much. DHI is great but I can't see myself wearing it more than 2-3 times a month, it'll become overwhelming. Pure Havane is good but smells too similar to cough cherry syrup, gets better in the drydown.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post

    Sounds like Pure Havane is more masculine than DHI, from the comments in this thread. I owned Dior Homme, and wasn't crazy about the lipstick vibe and thought it was a bit feminine. Is DHI more feminine than the regular Dior Homme?
    DHI is not more feminine - actually it is a bit less feminine than DH. But if DH turned you off from that makeup bag smell, DHI will only be a little less of a turn off.

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    SportsFan

    I perceive DH (I have vintage) as iris + cocoa + some leather and lavender.
    DHI (1r02 batch) is more like vanilla shake + some iris and touch of cocoa.

    So it depends what you find more feminine. To me DHI is more feminine than DH but I dont find DH feminine at all. Its just pure elegance that should not be worn with something worse than nice shirt.
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    2. Lalique Encre Noire
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    TOP 3 cold weather:

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    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Default Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    PH by a landslide
    Current top 5:
    1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Guerlain Heritage (any formulation)

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    There´s no doubt about which fragrance will win...(DHI).

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