Code of Conduct
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 61 to 86 of 86
o
  1. #61
    Basenotes Junkie
    raygsoko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    864

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Received my cute little 40ml bottle of this one. I've had it on for about half an hour and it's got a resemblance to Ambre Nuit, but richer and sweeter. It's not sweet per se, but a sweeter Ambre Nuit. To me, it doesn't seem to have its own identity, but it's early days.

    I personally wouldn't classify this as spicy, but then again I tend to lean towards scents like Spice Bazaar by Nishane for a truly spicy experience.
    Any further updates or insight to add since your initial impressions? Thank you!
    "And I am a weapon of massive consumption
    and its not my fault its how I'm program to function"
    Currently wearing: Santos by Cartier

  2. #62
    Basenotes Junkie
    raygsoko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    864

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Anyone else have experience with this one? Any additional insight is welcome. Thanks!
    "And I am a weapon of massive consumption
    and its not my fault its how I'm program to function"
    Currently wearing: Santos by Cartier

  3. #63

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Slightly sweet with hints of bubble gum in the opening . The spices are there (cinnamon and pink pepper). Not too realistic and no kitchen spices smell or anything like that . The fragrance smells perfumy/ with hints of something feminine. Something that I got in balade sauvage. Now the fragrance overall is unisex not feminine . It's a transparent scent and it's not thick.
    Currently wearing: Lost Cherry by Tom Ford

  4. #64
    Basenotes Institution rynegne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    15,570

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    I bought this one from joov84 a few weeks ago and just received yesterday. I'm wearing it for the first time this morning.

    What an absolutely LAME release from Dior. Complete and utter disappointment I have to be completely honest here.

    Spice Blend is a redundant fragrance in a crowded sea of woody-spicy-aromatic fragrances. This smells like a "lite" Bvlgari Man In Black or Azzaro Wanted by Night - both of which I find more interesting. Dior could have done something really special with this...maybe like I don't know...amping up the spice a bit or adding an interesting wood element? This smells like the base of 100 various woody-spicy scents I've tried and does nothing to differentiate itself from others within the same genre. If I had to rate this out of 10 I'd give it a 4/10 for simply smelling pleasant but a 1/10 for originality. This is not the Dior that released the likes of Vetiver, Granville, Leather Oud and other countless classics within the Privee line.

    This should have been bottled as a department store release alongside Sauvage. It would sell like crazy with the Dior name and the unoriginal but pleasant modern woody-spicy smell that you can get for 1/4 the price from Bvlgari or Azzaro.

  5. #65

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    I am in total agreement with the disappointment in Spice Blend expressed by deltasun and rynegne above. This Dior lacks character and individuality. Why release something so bland? Possibly Dior is leading the industry into a new phase of style that favors subtlety over substance, background over focal point.
    Last edited by Buzzlepuff; 9th August 2019 at 04:33 PM.
    december line up: z zegna milan • scent one hinoki • le labo baie 19 • le labo thé noir 29 • moth and rabbit la haine • heretic blood cedar • bvlgari man dark orient • madras cardamom • phuong dang artist • hermes osmanthe yunnan • boadicea the victorious imperial • olibanum profumum • fahrenheit parfum • dusita issara • papyrus oud/71 • oud alif • sahraa oud • mfk oud extrait • baccarat rouge 540 extrait

  6. #66

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Tried it today, I like it, despite not understanding the relevance of the name.
    My top 30

    1. Gucci Envy / D&G By Man
    2. Amber Sky /Cedrat Boise
    3. Costarela / TFK Arab Spring
    4. Dior Homme Intense / Incense Oud
    5. Dior Homme Cologne / Chez Bond
    6. Layton / Aventus
    7. Antidote / By the Fireplace
    8. Gucci Pour Homme / Armani Attitude
    9. Black Phantom / Baccarat Rouge 540
    10. D&G The One EDP / M7
    11. Santal Majuscule / Reckless
    12. Diadema / Prada L’Homme
    13. Habdan / Tuxedo
    14. Lira / Dior Homme Sport 2012
    15. Citric Santa Eulalia / Clive X

  7. #67

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Sounds interesting and will have to try.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

  8. #68
    Basenotes Junkie Andy the frenchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    US
    Posts
    722

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by raygsoko View Post
    Anyone else have experience with this one? Any additional insight is welcome. Thanks!
    Tested on paper in Paris. Pretty simple and disappointing to my nose, and definitely not full bottle worthy for my standards. Not unique.

  9. #69
    Dependent MELVCMS01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,548

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Great to see peoples experiences here.

    I've now decided to pass on this and focus more on the earlier Privee releases.

  10. #70
    Basenotes Junkie Andy the frenchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    US
    Posts
    722

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Great to see peoples experiences here.

    I've now decided to pass on this and focus more on the earlier Privee releases.
    Good choice imo.

    I would suggest Vetiver, Leather Oud, Mitzah and Eau Noire should you stop by Paris.
    If not, the recent Ambre Nue, Purple Oud and Santal Noir are great options to start with.

  11. #71
    Dependent crashtestbrummie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    1,556

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    Good choice imo.

    I would suggest Vetiver, Leather Oud, Mitzah and Eau Noire should you stop by Paris.
    If not, the recent Ambre Nue, Purple Oud and Santal Noir are great options to start with.
    Vetiver is still available in some regions, isn't it? Need to get my nose on this. I love Mitzah and Bois d'Argent to pieces from the Privee line, and have a soft spot for a few of the others.
    Currently wearing: Ambre Éternel by Guerlain

  12. #72
    Basenotes Junkie Andy the frenchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    US
    Posts
    722

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    Vetiver is still available in some regions, isn't it?.
    In Paris only. You'll have to ask a SA, they'll pull it out from under the counter.
    To my nose, it's similar to Elie Saab N.6 Vetiver, a tiny tiny bit darker, and with better performance.

  13. #73
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    158

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    cologne royal also available in paris.

  14. #74

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    If not, the recent Ambre Nue, Purple Oud and Santal Noir are great options to start with.
    Ambre Nuit is wonderful.

    I wasn't that impressed with Purple Oud. The opening is interesting, but it turned out pretty boring after that. I've only worn it once, though.

    I'm glad I was able to pick up Santal Noir in Italy. I think Égoïste lovers should check out Santal Noir. Égoïste is my favorite, and I think it definitely influenced Santal Noir.

  15. #75
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    298,456

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Spice Blend now on The US Dior website for Statesiders who hadn't already obtained it abroad and are interested.

    https://www.dior.com/en_us/products/...28-spice-blend
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  16. #76
    Dependent Cheetah1919's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,347

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    I am in total agreement with the disappointment in Spice Blend expressed by deltasun and rynegne above. This Dior lacks character and individuality. Why release something so bland? Possibly Dior is leading the industry into a new phase of style that favors subtlety over substance, background over focal point.
    Totally agree with all this. High hopes from the description, but didn’t come close to living up to it.

  17. #77
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    London
    Posts
    103

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Terra Bella has been discontinued to make way for Spice Blend, just as Grand Bal was cut to make way for Holy Peony a few months back. Rumour only at this point is that Patchouli Imperial may be next to go. If true I don't support the direction the Maison Dior line has taken since the switch from Privee.

  18. #78

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Alibama68 View Post
    Rumour only at this point is that Patchouli Imperial may be next to go. If true I don't support the direction the Maison Dior line has taken since the switch from Privee.
    My SA here in the States told me a while back that Patchouli Imperial was leaving, along with Terra Bella.

    I hope Feve Deliceuse doesn't end up being pulled, as well.

    I don't want to have to go all the way to Europe/Paris to get some of these good ones.

  19. #79
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    London
    Posts
    103

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    I hope Feve Deliceuse doesn't end up being pulled, as well.
    I heard the same thing about Feve a year ago but it hasn't happened so maybe it will stick around.

    Edit: Unfortunately have more up to date reliable info that Feve is to be discontinued next year.
    Last edited by Alibama68; 21st September 2019 at 10:05 PM.

  20. #80

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Tried this in Moscow. Reminds me of Bvlgari Black Cologne but with a MUCH BETTER quality. In fact, it is really nice scent.
    Watch my recent video review of
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-PW_V1G0aw

  21. #81
    Basenotes Plus
    onethinline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,667

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    I’m wearing this on skin right now (sampled at Neiman Marcus). It’s ... fine. But it reminds me strongly of Spicebomb (it has a similar bubblegum sort of “spice”), with occasional evocations of Oud Wood due to the cardamom. It’s not bad, but it’s not exciting either, and the Spicebomb similarities make it smell like an inexpensive mall scent rather than something special from an expensive line.

  22. #82

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Just tested this in a Dior boutique, as I'm looking to buy a new one to accompany my tried and tested Bois d'Argent. I knew some of them, but I also tested some I didn't before, namely this, Gris Dior and Balade Sauvage.

    Maybe this will infuriate some users, but I think the hate this one received is completely unjustified.

    In my humble opinion, I am personally impressed, as I'm not even a big cinnamon fan. First of all, the smoothness of this is incredible, and the syrupy quality creates an interesting contrast with the somewhat fresher take on the spices (not the heavy Spicebomb-type spices). I find it interesting that although the notes are mostly heavy hitters, the scent itself has an interesting airy quality. I think Demachy's description of this perfectly underlines the most interesting aspect of the scent: The warm signature of this fragrance is highlighted by a surprising multitude of intertwining spices in dialogue. Like a gust of wind, Spice Blend leaves us wondering if it fans the fire or cools it down.. Because of this syrupy/airy contrast, I find the complexity to be very good, and personally, I prefer Spice Blend over Ambre Nuit (although I can notice some influence it had on this one).

    Currently, I'm torn between choosing this or Feve Delicieuse as my next buy (Ambre Nuit is a distant 3rd).

  23. #83
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    298,456

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by FragrA(nce)ddict View Post
    Currently, I'm torn between choosing this or Feve Delicieuse as my next buy (Ambre Nuit is a distant 3rd).
    IMO, you're a winner with any of these three.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  24. #84

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO, you're a winner with any of these three.
    It's only my pockets that will cry!
    Nonetheless, it's good to know there are others who also like Spice Blend. Seems a rare occurence in the fraghead community.

  25. #85

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by FragrA(nce)ddict View Post
    It's only my pockets that will cry!
    Nonetheless, it's good to know there are others who also like Spice Blend. Seems a rare occurence in the fraghead community.
    Spice Blend isn't bad, but to me it certainly isn't up to par with the older releases like Feve Delicieuse and Ambre Nuit.

    In my opinion, the only one of the newer additions to Dior's exclusive line that is anywhere close to the older ones is Santal Noir, but it's pretty hard to get if you're in the US.

  26. #86
    Basenotes Institution
    sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    43,221

    Default Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Will have to check this one out when I can.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>




Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 35
    Last Post: 13th January 2017, 12:43 AM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th February 2015, 03:18 PM
  3. Tom Ford Private Blend vs Christian Dior La Collection Privee
    By Dcampbell in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 13th March 2014, 04:43 PM
  4. Asian spice blend fragrance???
    By Timothy in forum Ancient Stuff
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15th December 2004, 10:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000