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    Default DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Dior Homme Intense is not a perfume, it's a rollercoaster ride. After the mid-year 2011 reformulation, we saw a U-turn back to origins, during year 2013. A pleasant news, since in 2013 it appeared exactly as in 2007. That's all right? Unfortunately not.
    Suddenly, during last months of 2013, the scent appeared to be reformulated again, with a change in color, less intense, less "ambery", and almost "transparent". Another change in formula?
    Let's go and see what happened.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Great blog. Thanks for all the info....
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Your Work Monsieur Moreau is greatly duly noted....Thx for doing such a thorough job and keeping us peasants and commoners in the loop...lol
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    I always appreciate the analysis on this one - though I've still yet to smell anything after 2010. I own three from 2007-2010. Sounds like vanilla was replaced with pear and then replaced back again with vanilla in most of 2013. This "vanilla cake" vibe that I love so much about DHI is apparently what disappeared after the reform. That and your comments on varying degrees of iris. I need to smell it and weigh in myself.
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Great info in this last installment. Thanks.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    "Studying is Improving"
    ... in perfumery too!

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    It's a shame what they have done but thx for the info..

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    One of my top 5 fragrances. Dior is tinkering with a good one. Hope they don't eventually mess this one up.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Thank you for this update on the last 2013 DHI batches, André. Much appreciated

    Really amazing fragrance...Suspense was going strong after the juice color change...Thankfully DHI retains its outstanding smell...for now

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    What about my DHI, it is 1V02 (2011-08). Might it be a more iris prominent type? Think it'd be worth it to try to get a 2013 DHI?
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Thanks for the info. Knowledgeable insight about a great fragrance.
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    My first DHI is 3P02 from February 2013. At Christmas I got another one as a gift, 3V01 from August 2013. The only change I can see is that there is a bee printed in gloss black under the inner flap of the cover. I think they smell the same but perhaps the lavander seems a bit strongger in the late version. I would be glad if they were different. Also I only opened the second bottle in the hope of a change towards the 2007 original.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    I think it's probable you got the iris-centered version.
    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    What about my DHI, it is 1V02 (2011-08). Might it be a more iris prominent type? Think it'd be worth it to try to get a 2013 DHI?

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    3P02 and 3V02 should smell the same, and very, very close to the 2007 ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by prosperonline View Post
    My first DHI is 3P02 from February 2013. At Christmas I got another one as a gift, 3V01 from August 2013. The only change I can see is that there is a bee printed in gloss black under the inner flap of the cover. I think they smell the same but perhaps the lavander seems a bit strongger in the late version. I would be glad if they were different. Also I only opened the second bottle in the hope of a change towards the 2007 original.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    I'm relatively new the frag game and while I'm not into the whole batch code thing, I just read this thread and it got me wondering: a few minutes ago, bought a new bottle of DHI from the Dior Boutique here in LA and the batch code is 3NO1. Given that 2NO1 is from Jan 2012, is it safe to assume they 3NO1 is from Jan of this year?

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    According to http://checkcosmetic.net/ you are correct, 2N01 is from January 2012 and 3N01 from January 2013. Do you have the bee on the inner cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    I'm relatively new the frag game and while I'm not into the whole batch code thing, I just read this thread and it got me wondering: a few minutes ago, bought a new bottle of DHI from the Dior Boutique here in LA and the batch code is 3NO1. Given that 2NO1 is from Jan 2012, is it safe to assume they 3NO1 is from Jan of this year?
    Last edited by prosperonline; 4th January 2014 at 10:51 PM.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    It means that all this time I've got a closer version to the original? I have always said that no matter if reformed or not my DHI was/is a very nice fragrance, qhen in fact I actually have a good batch/version? Althought it sounds a bit complicated the truth is DHI is a really ttreasure for me and I doubt paying more will give more satisfaction from a scent from the niche/higher end productions. I am very happy now ... Thanks a lot, Mr. Andrè

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    3P02 and 3V02 should smell the same, and very, very close to the 2007 ones.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Quote Originally Posted by prosperonline View Post
    According to http://checkcosmetic.net/ you are correct, 2N01 is from January 2012 and 3N01 from January 2013. Do you have the bee on the inner cover?
    Thanks for that, prosperonline! I'll check on the bee and report back when I get home.

    ETA: My batch does not have a bee printed anywhere on the packaging.
    Last edited by caferacer; 5th January 2014 at 12:49 AM. Reason: Added some info.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    i have 3S01 (may 2013 according to checkcosmetic.net) - no bee on the inside cover,.. so thats a good one i suppose? (im a frag noob, i wouldnt know the difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petp View Post
    i have 3S01 (may 2013 according to checkcosmetic.net) - no bee on the inside cover,.. so thats a good one i suppose? (im a frag noob, i wouldnt know the difference)
    They're all good ones.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    longtime lurker posting...

    i got a couple of shop counter samples to try and fell in love with it...liked enough to go out and buy a full bottle (Oct 2013 make) next day...

    now the thing is the samples i had got were much stronger, in your face kind...specially the opening lipstick note...the bottle is a bit more subtle and toned down...

    still smells nice and i like it but some of the loud lipsticky smell seems to be gone with the same number of 3-5 sprays

    wondering if the samples were of an older batch maybe

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Quote Originally Posted by blackheart2925 View Post
    longtime lurker posting...

    i got a couple of shop counter samples to try and fell in love with it...liked enough to go out and buy a full bottle (Oct 2013 make) next day...

    now the thing is the samples i had got were much stronger, in your face kind...specially the opening lipstick note...the bottle is a bit more subtle and toned down...

    still smells nice and i like it but some of the loud lipsticky smell seems to be gone with the same number of 3-5 sprays

    wondering if the samples were of an older batch maybe
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    Is there any information in regards to dating the sample(s)?
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    sorry about that...as i said lurking around for a long time and forgotten i had created an account already. But will surely make up for it

    the triggers to becoming active were Gucci Envy being discontinued leading me to search for a new frag once the stockpile had finished and the current discussion on various niche fragrances which i have been avidly following.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Quote Originally Posted by blackheart2925 View Post
    sorry about that...as i said lurking around for a long time and forgotten i had created an account already. But will surely make up for it

    the triggers to becoming active were Gucci Envy being discontinued leading me to search for a new frag once the stockpile had finished and the current discussion on various niche fragrances which i have been avidly following.
    No need to apologize. . I haven't tried Gucci Envy for Men that I'm aware of.
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    That's funny. If someone could kindly tell me how to post a photo I would post one from my latest bottle. It was bought at Geneve airport dutyfree shop. I just don't know what it means as I have many Dior fragrances, DH family but the Cologne and L'Eau. Never heard anything about Dior and bees, like Hermès and oranges, for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Thanks for that, prosperonline! I'll check on the bee and report back when I get home.

    ETA: My batch does not have a bee printed anywhere on the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Thanks for that, prosperonline! I'll check on the bee and report back when I get home.

    ETA: My batch does not have a bee printed anywhere on the packaging.
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Yo fellas.. if any of you wanna sell DHI holla back. Send me a pm

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Quote Originally Posted by noirtomford View Post
    Yo fellas.. if any of you wanna sell DHI holla back. Send me a pm
    The Dior boutique in Las Vegas used to offer free shipping if you bought a bottle from them over the phone. Might be worth calling to see if they still do that.

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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Very helpful thread, thanks all...
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    Default Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Received my new bottle of DHI today, batch code 3x01. This smells actually very different to the last bottle I picked up about a year ago now.

    The old bottle had an overpowering Iris opening, and eventually a very subtle cocoa and vanilla whilst retaining strong Iris.

    The new bottle, the Iris is very much toned down but obviously still there, and almost immediately the cocoa comes through far stronger than my old bottle that was barely noticeable.

    Absolutely stunning fragrance. Going to pick up another couple of bottles before it gets messed about with again as this current batch is dreamy!

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