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.
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.
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.
It's been a while, but those lavender top notes, the buttery iris and cacao and leather in this scent smell perfect to my nose. I love anything smelling even remotely lipstick-like, and I did get that makeup vibe when I smelled it on paper, but it was a little more spicy than I'd like. I think Armani Code Profumo might have it beat, but I haven't done a performance test yet that'll be my next review since I received that today as well.... Dior homme is one of the classiest fragrances I have ever smelled. I would wear this on formal ocassions or on a date. Scent - 10/10 Performance - 7/10 Presentation - 10/10 My favorite from the Dior Homme line.
This is such a classy, sexy scent for cool weather. I am signing it right now and right here: hands down, the best male's perfume, the iris is absolutely phenomenal. Fast forward a few months, and I smelled it on a guy and WOW! It was a VERY attractive masculine perfume but not the regular sport-citrus type. I don't know how to explain this, but it feels like something a sophisticated 40 man would wear. Glad that I didn't let the reviews about the lipstick make-up bag smell persuade my decision about not buying it.... Dominating notes are Iris, Lavender, Vetiver and Cocoa. I tested this after sampling the intense version, and this one is certainly the lighter one.