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    Default Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I have a first date lined up and I am wondering if it's a good choice to wear a single spray on the neck of Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Also, do those fragrances match a preppy way of dressing (chinos, button down shirts, overcoat, etc)?

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakehere1980 View Post
    I have a first date lined up and I am wondering if it's a good choice to wear a single spray on the neck of Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
    I don't see why not.
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme is the only one I have experience with it's a very pleasant fragrance.
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    I kinda wonder how the average female these days feels about those 2 fragrances. I would probably be confident wearing Dior Homme Eau, but at this stage in my fragrance journey, I might not be confident wearing the other 2 if I didn't know the taste of the woman in question.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Absolutely. Just make sure to not overspray, but that goes for any fragrance on a first date.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    As the others said, seems good. It's pleasant, modern, won't turn off anyone, and one spray doesn't disturb. if it's cold, I'd say the intense version may work even better, with the vanilla and the sweet notes that are usually well liked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakehere1980 View Post
    I have a first date lined up and I am wondering if it's a good choice to wear a single spray on the neck of Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
    I guess DHI is seen as more of an evening and maybe seductive type of scent, but I'd hate to feel responsible if your date thought " he's my kind of guy but he smelled just a little too much of cocoa ".

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    I’d probably go for Dior Homme Intense since we are now in the colder part of the year, since it’s a first date I’d spray with caution “less is more” with the optimal sprays for a first date being behind each ear and the rear base of your neck (think where a head lines up when you hug as that’s when you want them to notice your fragrance).
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Don't use a fragrance and see how it goes by simply being yourself.

    Or, try announcing that you went online and asked a bunch of strangers what to wear, your date will probably make an excuse and leave.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme first date, Dior Homme Intense second date.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme Intense is perfectly acceptable for a first date. I am not sure how old you are but consider something more mature, fresher if you are over 30. I myself am 37 and only wear Dior Homme for my own pleasure at home or in family and friends situations because I don’t think it suits my personality in wider public situations
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Just go light on the spray. Either one should be good. I'd say just stick with Homme, as it's not as overpowering.
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme Intense would be an excellent choice for a first date, my preference would be that one of the two. Dior Homme would work as well.
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Wear whatever makes you feel good go light on the trigger and stop seeking approval. Enjoy your date.
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    No...better wear something unique!
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Either would suit your outfit.

    Whether they’re suitable for a first date might depend on your date.
    Do you wear a fragrance because they need to know up front that you are a perfume wearer or do you treat it like a job interview and try to avoid the risk of creating a bad impression and then slowly easing into the fragrances as the dates/relationship develops?
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    No, I wouldn’t. They seem too obvious. I have never tried anywhere near that hard on first dates. But I’m probably not a good example as typically I was always the one who got asked out. Not to brag really but just that the type of women who find me interesting are often the go-getting sort. And I probably wouldn’t even call it a ‘date’. It’ll be just be a meeting where we both see if there’s any spark to consider a second meeting /first real date.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakehere1980 View Post
    Also, do those fragrances match a preppy way of dressing (chinos, button down shirts, overcoat, etc)?
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    In the cold weather and the evening, yes absolutely.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakehere1980 View Post
    I have a first date lined up and I am wondering if it's a good choice to wear a single spray on the neck of Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
    Yeah , you'll be fine. I'd wear DH for a quieter date, such as just hanging out in a coffee shop and chatting; and DHI for a date in a more dynamic or outdoors setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    No, I wouldn’t. They seem too obvious. I have never tried anywhere near that hard on first dates. But I’m probably not a good example as typically I was always the one who got asked out. Not to brag really but just that the type of women who find me interesting are often the go-getting sort. And I probably wouldn’t even call it a ‘date’. It’ll be just be a meeting where we both see if there’s any spark to consider a second meeting /first real date.

    Long story short. Just wear your usual workhorse. Lightly applied.
    So you have the perspective of the prey and not the hunter, eh?

    What do you mean by trying hard? I'd never consider DH an obvious or try-hard scent. I could see how some people might say that about DHI. But they would be wrong, of course!
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I would wear either if it’s your style. DH for a day date or DHI for an evening outing. And as you say, one spray on the neck is the optimum amount with either - you don’t want to come off smelling as “that cologne guy”.
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    Dior Homme Intense even likelier, due to liking this one even more than the regular Dior Homme, while maybe slightly refraining from overs-praying and keeping the fragrance amount applied quite limited
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I wouldn't. You would likely wind up smelling just like her, and that would just be weird.
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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Would depend on the target. Many women prefer a man to smell masculine, so, unless I knew the target is a young/romantic girl who likes sweet, feminine, pretty scents, I wouldn't reach for DHI. It can also be bit loud and persistent, especially if one uses a spray too much.

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Would depend on the target. Many women prefer a man to smell masculine, so, unless I knew the target is a young/romantic girl who likes sweet, feminine, pretty scents, I wouldn't reach for DHI. It can also be bit loud and persistent, especially if one uses a spray too much.
    I think if many women wanted their men to smell "masculine" as implied here, the current state of designer perfumery would reflect that on a broader scale.
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    Without a doubt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Just go light on the spray. Either one should be good. I'd say just stick with Homme, as it's not as overpowering.
    This. I wore Dior Homme for a Leadership meeting first thing this AM. Just two sprays...know the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    I think if many women wanted their men to smell "masculine" as implied here, the current state of designer perfumery would reflect that on a broader scale.
    Apart from many factors such as age, backround, etc (these threads always tempt me to mock, do women like this or that on a first date, because they're all the same....), many people just follow current fashion/advertising and have really bad taste (just turn on the tv and see what people seem to watch...). I don't follow mainstream releases that closely, so couldn't tell you if more feminine scents like DHI outsell fresh scents or Aventus or whatever else is popular. From personal experience, women may find these more androgenous scents nice and pleasant (on a friend) but not particularly sexy on a man. Maybe I just attract that sort of woman, of course.

    Indeed I think DHI is one of the scents women really don't like that much whilst men seem to like it (I still own it but am well aware that if I wear it I will have to endure comments like "Are you wearing Shalimar?", "I don't like it" and "Too feminine for you").

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    Default Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    This. I wore Dior Homme for a Leadership meeting first thing this AM. Just two sprays...know the room.
    Because Intense is a pretty strong punch. Not unpleasant, but it's pretty strong. So even if the people around you may enjoy it, if it's too much it can be a distraction.
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