Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso fragrance notes

  • Head

    • aquatic notes, basil, marigold, geranium
  • Heart

    • milkwood, lavender, tobacco, hay absolute, bran absolute
  • Base

    • labdanum, sandalwood, cypress

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In short, Intenso is a richer, yet noticably weaker version of the original. It’s an easy wear and relatively affordable, but likely not full bottle worthy for most.

Reviews that mention bathrooms and floor cleaner must have different scent associations than myself, for this really smells to me like a more concentrated version of Pour Homme.

Suitable for doctor’s offices, air travel, or anywhere one doesn’t want to be noticed, really. Were performance better, I could see recommending this as a dumb reach fragrance to add to one’s cart to hit shopping thresholds, but sillage and longevity are laughably low (and I prefer my fragrances intimate).
12th April 2023
Nothing new and quite safe and subtle, but it does get a thumbs up as it is a pleasant wear, and sometimes you might want subtle.

Also as one did mention, it got a nice blend of old and new, its somewhat spicy, fresh and sweet at the same time, and thats a plus for me not just going the sweet route that seems so popular these days.

On me i still smell it very well now after 6h+ so longivity seems quite good, projection is good first 1-2h then becomes a pleasant close to skin scent.

A safe choice, good for office, i see it as best in colder months, but still can be worn in summer also.
25th November 2021

Alright so in my opinion this is like Invictus legend. Only better projection. Worse in how long it lasts. It is cheaper that Invictus legend so I'd hands down go with DG Intenso every time. I personally don't love the fragrance but I will be purchasing a small bottle for my small collection
7th May 2020
I'm going to give it a thumbs up even though I do have some complaints

First of all, it should not be called INTENSO, as it is not a big projection and longevity beast in any way, so it should be called "Black" or "Dark" or whatever, as it has a darker tone to the smell.

Now to the good stuff!! I think it smells amazing, very professional, very safe and very masculine, it is a sexy fragrance.

I don't know what went wrong with the projection and longevity side, but I would say it's safe to overspray a little bit with this one

Overall, very nice fragrance, just not the best performer, hopefully D&G will release "Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme Truly Intenso" as an actual intense version of this flanker.....they should, guys...they should.
31st March 2020
Its hard to find something I can jive with that melds the new and old schools of men's fragrance. Aquatic in the opening, barbershop in the drydown. Its a killer...and I have been through 300 plus fragrances. I can wear it anywhere - and could care less about how it is complimented.

Longevity on clothes is a full 24 hours. On skin - maybe 6-7, which gets me through an evening or a work day.

Sillage is moderate - but I hate being the cologne guy so it works. I am a mid 40s masculine guy, who is also a Dad id that helps. Intenso is perfect for me. To reference the others in my rotation may help:

Burberry London
Angel Men, Malt, Havane and Kryptomint
Boss Number 1
Michael Kors (original)
Varvatos Dark Rebel
Dirty English
Guerlain Vetiver
31st December 2019
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso (2015) is a very late-coming "intense" version of their famed eponymous masculine, and a fair bit of "too little, too late". First of all, the scent isn't really more intense, especially in view of the vintages available of the original, plus is too late because an intense version of a scent already a decade old at the time seems irrelevant since D&G have long since moved on from pushing the original. What is actually bestowed in the bottle is a "rounder" version of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (1994), filling in the tobacco bottom with cistus labdanum, plus smoothing the top with aquatic notes, to make a far more linear experience than the original offers. The only thing perhaps more intense about "Intenso" is the sweetness tacked on, which makes the dry down feel a bit cloying and uncomfortable. I'm not sure who this was marketed for, but it just feels like "hey let's make a flanker for something we should have years ago because we have flankers of everything else" in a bottle.

The opening of the scent is dihydromyrcenol and lemon with marigold, and some barbershop notes like geranium and basil. It's pretty much Jack in the Box Bathroom smell at this point, and nothing like the original Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. I don't blame the perfumer for being unlisted here, as this was clearly a rush job. "Milkwood" (alstonia) is claimed to be in the middle, with lavender, "Hay absolute" (really?), "Bran absolute" (are we making breakfast cereal here?), and tobacco moved up from it's place in the base to the middle. This last note is an important difference from the original Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme, which dries down to a beautiful tobacco finish, but with that note in the middle instead of forming the base, it burns off before we reach skin scent levels and this version end up smelling entirely like something else at the end. Cistus labadanum, cypress, a fake sandalwood note (like composited with whatever norlimbanol is there), plus tonka and musk form the end of this. I like labadanum, which is why I'm a huge fan of oldies like Wind Drift (1970) and Duoro Eau de Portugal (1986), but it's rolled into some coumarin and white musk funk glued together with "karmawood sandalwood fusion" that comes across scratchy, sweet, and gross.

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso is anything but, as it's wear time of maybe 4 hours and mild sillage mean it can't even hold a candle when oversprayed to the original. Granted, reformulated versions of D&G PH are a bit sharper and weaker than older ones, with the tobacco note more standout at the end due to the synthetics disappearing faster in the dry down, but it's still better than this. The only slight nod of praise I can give this is that is does seem a tad more appropriate for romantic use, but there are a million other things that would be better in a situation calling for that kind of atmosphere than an aquatic lavender tobacco labadanum karmawood stew with tonka bean crust, so don't dare serve this up to your love interest on the first date or you're unlikely to get a call back. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Intenso should have the subtitle "If You Say So" added to the name, because that's what this really feels like to me. Smelled good on paper though! A hard pass for me. Sorry Dolce & Gabbana, I'm usually a fan of your non-aquatic output, but there's just too much wrong here, so not in this case.

27th August 2018
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