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    Default Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I don't see that. What makes it so formal? Iris? Top notes go away pretty fast on my skin and it starts to smell like very delicious vanilla-cacao combo. It is as casual as some other gourmand fragrances imo. Actually I think that smell is very informal. I will continue to wear it daily no matter what people say but I'm just curious about the reason why everyone thinks so.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I agree with everything you said, this isn't formal at all to me, not tuxedo formal. Go out casual, date, get together its all good but corporate bosses formal not so much.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Maybe, in small quantities, semi-formal and/or smart casual at most.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Yeah I don't find it formal either. Probably would fit well with dressed up casual for a date or something though.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Never personally thought of it as a formal scent, just a good everyday scent.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    You're the person who decides if it's formal or not. Just for the sake of conversation OP, what would you consider to be a formal frag?

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think it's only really an evening fragrance. Going out for the night would be the only time I would really wear it.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think formal and informal is as outdated as the day or night thing that was prolific pre-90's. You can wear anything you want whenever you want. If it smells good, why should a stuffy boardroom full of busyworkers get to smell it and not your wife when you're out playing in the park with the kids? Or having a meal with friends?

    All it should depend on is how you feel in it and how it affects your mood.

    I can wear DHI just as easily in pyjamas at home or at a work conference.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Maybe because it feels very smooth... so smooth like a suit.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Relaxed formal perhaps. It does smell more sophisticated than your standard gourmands like A*Men, LLAM, etc. Frankly, whilst I like it, I'm not sure what it suits best, I don't reach for it that often. I also think that some women may actually not care for it that much as it's so soft and sweet.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    The only relevant classification of a scent for me is 'do I like the smell of this or not?' If I like it I will wear anywhere, anytime, any setting.

    None of this formal/casual/masculine/feminine etc nonsense. IMO

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    It's considered formal because the opening smells like lipstick.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think all perfume should be worn whenever you feel like wearing it.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    As you noticed, the iris settles down very fast which turns it into a formal scent.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think it could go either way. I think it would be great with a tux, or jeans and a t-shirt. It is what you make it.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    It's a gourmand. I can't see any gourmand as formal.
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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    It's a gourmand. I can't see any gourmand as formal.
    I'm sure someone will find an exception - but I agree with this point.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    The last wedding I went had dress code: formal, black tie, iris notes required in fragrance,

    Seriously... Who cares... No one is gonna say, your under-scented. You need a more formal scent for this occasion. Sometimes we take our own rules too seriously and act as if anyone in the outside world cares.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Never personally thought of it as a formal scent, just a good everyday scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    The only relevant classification of a scent for me is 'do I like the smell of this or not?' If I like it I will wear anywhere, anytime, any setting.

    None of this formal/casual/masculine/feminine etc nonsense. IMO
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