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    Default Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Could you imagine there is something more feminine in the masculine perfumery than Dior Homme? Valentino Uomo is that case.

    9 years after creation of Dior Homme Olivier Polge crafted its modern version. It starts somewhat in the middle of DH and DHI: not so carrot-y as DH but not so sweet as DHI. Then the scent becomes fruitier, cheaper and less sophisticated and suddenly begins to remind of... womens Lancome La Vie Est Belle, also done by Polge. It seems that hazelnut+chocolate note in Valentino Uomo = praline in La Vie Est Belle. Taking into consideration the feminine bottle, I'm hesitating Valentino Uomo is truly mens release.

    Uomo is quite pricey, and it is better to buy Dior Homme. However I'm sure some of you will love the new Valentino.
    Watch my recent video review of
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    Well i like the bottle and i like the notes. I think the carroty vibe in Dior Homme comes from the combination of iris with something else.

    Will have to try this one, since i'm sucker for anything that even teases on the gourmand side !
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    Default Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    The bottle looks nice. Will try this out if I cross paths with it. Not very fond of his previous mens offerings.

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    Default Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Anton after you declared Eros as the next best thing, I need second opinions lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Anton after you declared Eros as the next best thing, I need second opinions lol
    I'm sure the description and opinion are different things.

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    What longevity did you get from this Anton?

    I checked other reviews and they said its a feminine Dior Homme. I will test it when it comes stateside this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    What longevity did you get from this Anton?

    I checked other reviews and they said its a feminine Dior Homme. I will test it when it comes stateside this year.
    Normal to good. On a paper it lasts longer than Dior Homme. On a skin it has a very good longevity. The sillage is not bad as well.
    Watch my recent video review of
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-PW_V1G0aw

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    Sounds interesting, bottle look awesome, I read that it was going to be release as a nordstrom exclusive this year, not sure though and how pricy is it?

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    This sounds like a pass. I have numerous others that I'm much more interested in acquiring.

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    i cant wait!!! I am a suker for those notes

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    I don't understand the marketing idea behind this fragrance.

    There is a segment of the male fragrance buying public who think Dior Homme is too feminine. What is Valentino's reasoning behind making a more feminine version of it and putting it in a bottle that looks like one of Valentino's dresses and marketing it to men?

    The fragrance itself may be good, if rather redundant given what's already in the market, but the marketing concept completely eludes me.
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    Looks great and bottle looks awesome.

    Off topic but.. Paul Smith Man is one of the most underrated scents ever, and it smells like a slightly darker Dior Homme, with a light presence of tonka in the dry down, don't worry, it isn't that cheap nasty tonka, it's just there a little bit to keep it sweet.
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    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Default Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I don't understand the marketing idea behind this fragrance.

    There is a segment of the male fragrance buying public who think Dior Homme is too feminine. What is Valentino's reasoning behind making a more feminine version of it and putting it in a bottle that looks like one of Valentino's dresses and marketing it to men?

    The fragrance itself may be good, if rather redundant given what's already in the market, but the marketing concept completely eludes me.

    Kinda like PDM Herod making a lighter version of Tom Ford's TV

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    Will have to try this, thanks for sharing the info.

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    The whole image behind this new Valentino fragrance is to capture the Bourque Rococo period so of course the bottle and the fragrance are going to match. I can't wait to get my hands on a bottle which I believe looks like an old elixir bottle from 1718 France

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    I love my DH & DHI so this is a pass for me, as for the bottle is very nice of this Valentino uomo, so bottle collectors be ready for this one is very nice , too bad Conus has to wait till 2015 for this one, anyways thanks for info Eventhough it's a pass for me....peace
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    just bought it today im not sure because i have to taste it better but i can argue it should be a big hit in 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by absynthium View Post
    just bought it today im not sure because i have to taste it better but i can argue it should be a big hit in 2014
    Where are located? Could you give a review, and how much did you pay?

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    Wow look at that bottle! I want it just for that!

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    I think I will buy it just for the bottle lol, just like I did for MIP lmao.

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    will pass on this!

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    I must be the only one, but the bottle is way too flashy for my taste. I personally can't stand it. Fragrance-wise I do not like Dior Homme and another in its vein sounds completely unappealing to me. That said, I really love the past Valentino releases so I'll have to give this a sniff whenever I come across it.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    too flashy
    Maybe. But i love gaudy! In fact, i wish more perfume house would put a little more style into their designs. I appreciate minimalism. And even uniformity across the board for a particular line (Tom Ford Prive).

    But i think its nice to have a beautifully designed bottle. So long as the juice inside is equally as beautiful.

    I bought this(below) one for the bottle, and will never forgive myself. The perfume is horrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo0119 View Post
    Where are located? Could you give a review, and how much did you pay?
    i'm in italy i paid 70 euro for a 100 ml bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    Wow look at that bottle! I want it just for that!


    beautiful bottle and very good frag

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    Maybe. But i love gaudy! In fact, i wish more perfume house would put a little more style into their designs. I appreciate minimalism. And even uniformity across the board for a particular line (Tom Ford Prive).

    But i think its nice to have a beautifully designed bottle. So long as the juice inside is equally as beautiful.

    I bought this(below) one for the bottle, and will never forgive myself. The perfume is horrible.

    Well, I *do* like the look of *that* bottle. :-). Too bad about the juice though... I never got a chance to try the X-Ray house, but I have not heard great things from others so far unfortunately... Maybe I'll get a chance during a trip to Barney's in a couple months while on vacation in Las Vegas.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    I've seen some tacky bottles but that one takes the cake. Looks like a teen girls celubuscent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Well, I *do* like the look of *that* bottle. :-). Too bad about the juice though... I never got a chance to try the X-Ray house, but I have not heard great things from others so far unfortunately... Maybe I'll get a chance during a trip to Barney's in a couple months while on vacation in Las Vegas.
    Don't go out of your way to sample anything from this house. The cap started rusting and seized itself to the atomizer. I politely contacted X-Ray Profumo to handle it, since i didn't think it would be fair to bother Barney's with it. Not Barney's fault. After about 1 full month of waiting i got 2 whole emails from them telling me that they redesigned the bottles because of the rusting and i need to take it back to barneys.

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    Default Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    It's supposed to smell 'smoky' according to an article I read in British GQ. Does it?

    I happen to like the bottle but I don't really like Dior Homme.

    Another scent that smells a LOT like Dior Homme is Shalimar Parfum Initial. Does the Valentino smell like the Guerlain?
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