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    Question Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    Hi people [ Bumped this thread up again on August 1st. Eager to hear all suggestions... ]

    I'm looking for some new fragrances, telling the same story as DHI (Dior Homme Intense). What do I mean by that: DHI for me is sensual, warm, classy, sexy and sophisticated all at the same time. It's no loudmouth screaming fragrance, yet it's very potent (lasts for hours on my skin). It's not an immature teenage scent, but it's also no 'old gentleman'-smell that feels too old on a 25 year-old guy like myself. I have yet to encounter a fragrance that could rival DHI when it's comes to pure class, sexiness and sweet elegance, all in 1 bottle.

    The fragrances I'm looking for do not need to be similar in notes to DHI, but they have to tell the same story. What kind of fragrances spring to everyone's mind here? Very much looking forward to suggestions.
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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

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    Yohji Homme
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    Cuir Beluga
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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    DHI is tough to beat, but you might try these...

    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Amouage Honour Man
    Creed Royal Oud
    VC&A Midnight in Paris
    Lanvin Avante Garde

    The last two are very good cheapies!

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    I know just what you mean with Dior Homme: classy, modern, not over-stated, easy to reach for, sexy, uniquely masculine. Some of my favorites share these qualities. Some I'd suggest:

    Amouage Jubilation XXV -- for all its richness, it's not an overpowering fragrance. I wear it to work without any worries.
    Le Labo Rose 31 -- subtly sexy, has a "well dressed" feeling without recalling classic men's fragrance structures
    Dior Vetiver or Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire -- for the "outdoorsy" type of guy
    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme (regular or Extreme)
    Comme des Garçons Blue Encens or Dover Street Market -- for spicy, incense-marked, and refined sexiness

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    Armani Privé - Cuir Noir
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Vince Camuto for Men
    Teo Cabanel - Barkhane
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    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Good one. Add MFK APOM pour Homme as well.

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    Perhaps also Guerlain Homme EDP and Jaipur Homme EDP.

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    I second Lumiere Noire

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    Definitely +1 Lanvin Avante Garde, that's the first thing that popped in my head. My addition would be DSquared2 Potion.
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    My suggestions:

    +1 Lanvin Avant garde
    +1 Dior Bois d'Argent

    I would also add VC&A Bois d'Iris

    All of these seem to have an iris with a very light vanilla.
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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    +1 for Midnight in Paris

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    Paul Smith Story

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    I'll add Tom Ford Noir to the above suggestions.
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    L' Instant D' Gurerlain Extreme

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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    Dior Bois d'Argent

    Creed Royal Oud

    AdP Colonia Intensa Oud

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    Funny how 95% of the suggestions are more than twice the price of DHI. Goes to show...

    If you want a dark leather tonka scent with some class check out Midnight in Paris EDP. Great performance, distinctive and it won't break the bank.

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    Royal Oud by Creed and l'Instant de Guerlain Extreme are wonderful suggestions, but the first thing that came to my mind was The One by Dolce and Gabbana. I think it's exactly what you are looking for, but unfortunately the performance is terrible...REALLY terrible. Regardless, it's in my to 10 fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    Royal Oud by Creed and l'Instant de Guerlain Extreme are wonderful suggestions, but the first thing that came to my mind was The One by Dolce and Gabbana. I think it's exactly what you are looking for, but unfortunately the performance is terrible...REALLY terrible. Regardless, it's in my to 10 fragrances.
    +1 for The One

    Beautiful scent with below average performance. Spray it on clothes and go heavy.

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    La Nuit by YSL

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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    LIDGE would be the closest vibe to DHI. Frapin 1270 and Frapin L'Humaniste are also really nice.


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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I forgot to mention in my opening post that I strongly favour designer fragrances (due to the bigger cost of niche). Seems like LIDGE, Midnight in Paris EDP and Lanvin Avant Garde are defintely worth checking out.

    All suggestions are still very welcome, so keep 'm coming

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    D600 by Carner Barcelona
    DH original less cocoa/vanilla more iris
    LEMale
    "the one"
    "noir de noir"
    "24 Gold"
    "Plum Japonais" ladies love it ....
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    Hard to beat the price of DHI. Many of the stuff recommended here is twice the price. But I agree with magnus' recommendations

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    Went out to try some stuff today.... LIDGE came out the winner. Like silentrich and others said, this has very much the DHI-vibe, right from the first smell. The store was all out of Midnight in Paris, so I will save that one for another day.

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    I'm bumping this thread again. I'm going to give Midnight in Paris and AvantGarde a chance, but I'm curious and open to all suggestions Fire away!

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    Valentino Uomo

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    Default Re: Fragrances telling the same story as DHI

    If I thought a scent was telling me a story I would be more interested in why I was thinking that way than anything else!

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