I mean I know it’s smells good, but something in it reminds me of the perfume my grandma used to wear. Fragrances like this push the boundaries of how sublime a designer fragrance can be. Mature and more "feminine" but a guy can easily wear this. It needs a note to liven things up but it stays leathery. Then, I was wondering how could something smell like crayons have so much love. I admit that I did not treat it right the first time. I don't get the lipstick smell like what people say. It is so natural and I must say that it is very well blended.
I can only imagine a much more mature man pulling it off in a very formal setting. artistry, blend, complexity and quality are all there. If smooth powdery leather is your thing then you will love this but its all a bit smooth and lifeless So, I have heard and watched so many reviews on this. Then, I decided just to go for a 50ml bottle on Fragrancenet. This is not a fragrance that a test strip deserves. I just get a very very smooth, creamy floral smell with a woody undertone. Sweet floral that gets balanced out with rich wood and just a little but a right amount of leather. For perfomance, I get an good longevity and a moderate projection for 1-2 hours. Basically, the performance on this one is like La nuit de L'Homme on my skin, which is another one of my favorite. 1-2 hours of moderate projection when I meet someone is awesome.
far more exceeding then one might come to expect from a 100 dollar fragrance. After a warm/hot summer, there is a cool breeze in the air as Fall sets in. I don't know why people bashing the fragrance so much. Then the person can come close to me or catch a whiff of the scent here and there.
In my opinion it's not cloying but it definitely is just a few strides on the sweet side of the men's scent spectrum.
Take that for what it's worth from a guy who likes to dabble in the truly sweet options (A*Men, etc.) from time-to-time or when I need a quick mood-boost.
Dior Homme by Christian Dior is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. The nose behind this fragrance is Francois Demachy. Still, it is uncommon enough as to be a conversation starter.
Top notes are lavender, sage and bergamot; middle notes are iris, amber and cacao; base notes are vetiver, patchouli and leather. It smells just like women's lipstick / make-up and I don't find it suitable for men at all. I don't reach for this very often because the opening is kind of harsh with the intense lavender and iris cosmetics vibe.
then stand taller, make eye contact, smile a bit, and be secure in yourself. now that feminine aspect has become exactly what makes Dior Homme sexy. I was in a cafe today and the waitress says "someone smells gorgeous, who is it? If pressed I'd say I prefer this in transitional seasons, but I'd have no problem using this year-round either.
Use this whenever you want others to think "that guy is classy as %$#@." It is very soft, bordering on unisex, which is why so many women seem to love it.
There's a woodiness that resides at the central core of Dior Homme, probably coming from a tangle of the patchouli and vetiver notes. It's no tee-shirt scent, but it's a great sweater or comfortable sportscoat and loafers scent.
You can't smell them in a sense that lets you clearly define either note, but they're blended into the base in a way that provides a backbone for the creamy, powdery florals. But if you think it might be, and you're having a hard time meshing with it... I'd call this business or casual formal because it's a perfect work, date, or museum scent.
I get the "make-up" comments - though that's really the iris and amber giving a lightly sweet touch to the balsamics and leather - in fact balsamic/leather accords seem to get similar comments from many men whenever they are joined in a scent (see Midnight in Paris as another example).
It smells incredible when opening up with a nice citrus splash that's gone by the drydown, and equally incredible when it's settled into its moderate-projection groove when that cocoa-balsamic-leather accord really goes to work.
In terms of scent, people talk too much about the femininity. It does has a slight lipstick/waxy scent but believe me, it doesn't take long to turn into a sweet masculine scent. and that's exactly what makes it hard to say when is a good time of year or day to wear this.