The fragrance echoes the lavender, iris and vetiver found in the original fragrance, and increases the strength from Eau de Toilette to Eau de Parfum.
Dior describe the fragrance as:
The quintessence of prestige and sophistication in a generous and powerful Eau de Parfum. Intense Iris, enhanced by a sensual amber facet and precious wood base, exudes its powerful charm. A sensual interpretation with a fragrant trail that is an invitation.
Dior Homme Intense fragrance notes
- iris, ambrette seed
- virginia cedarwood, vetiver, vanilla
Where to buy Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior
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Latest Reviews of Dior Homme Intense
I've had this in my collection well over ten years and my thoughts on it have not changed since I wore it for the first time. I consider this a floral oriental scent. The opening begins with a prominent iris note that is not too floral or feminine. The iris will gradually dissipate overtime allowing for the vanilla to emerge. By the time scent reaches the drydown you have a nice oriental base with some iris florals and woods supporting it. One of the best modern designer scents that I have smelled period. I have since picked up multiple bottles as this going to be a keeper for a lifetime. I could wear this pretty much for any occasion - casually, to work, or an evening out. It will work pretty much anytime of the year.
Dior Homme Intense is as good as it gets. Perfectly conceived and blended. A smooth criminal.
I love the materials and blending - this is a high-quality designer - but really straddling the niche-designer fence.
I just prefer my 2016 formula Dior Homme to any flanker yet. But the Intense version is a close second; just too sweet for my tastes.
But I can see this formula getting traction from a younger crowd, for nighttime use.
7.5/10, personal taste is factored in.
However, this is my first sniff of it, and although I was prepared for the iris and the association with lipstick/makeup, I didn't realize just how much of that said note would be here. It's ... a lot. As someone who fondly remembers days in theater classes and being on the stage with pancake makeup smothered all over my face and the pungent, powdery, waxy, almost bitter flour smell of that - Dior Homme Intense recaptures that very accord. Although a unique scent, it's not one I'd want to linger on for long, or have projecting off of me for all to smell. As others have said, this is the smell of the inside of an older woman's purse. Whoever designed this fragrance, my hat is off to them, they were thinking way outside the traditional box of masculinity.
The drydown is what's intriguing me the most, as this morphs from the straight-up smell of makeup to something richer and more pleasant as vanilla and something mysterious (something leathery or boozy) comes in. As iris and lavender are joined by those richer, creamier, and more mysterious notes, the whole thing becomes far more well-rounded and I can see where, over time, this could become the love interest of some wearers.
On first wearing, it's not for me. But given just how many people are adamant about the addition of this to any serious fragrance-lover's collection, I am willing to give it time to grow on me (or not). For now, I will simply say that this stands apart from all the others, and for that, I am intrigued and willing to continue the relationship to see where it goes.