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Dior Homme by Christian Dior

I bought the deodorant stick on a blind buy.

It smells like powdery moisturising cream with a hint of vanilla.

It's not offensive, but it's boring and practically unisex. Should be stocked in the hand cream section of the supermarket.


English Leather by Dana

The box of English Leather cologne splash I got says it's made up of:
Top notes: Italian Bergamot, Kafir Lime
Middle notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Vetiver
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk

To me, this is an odd scent that strangely has me coming back for more.
I liked the deodorant, which to me, had a fresh musk scent, but I then got the aftershave/cologne splash and it smells much more refined.

I got a sample cologne bottle and my first impression was a spacious, musty 80s hotel lobby covered in carpet. There's dimmed lighting, carpeted staircases, wood and gold fittings and the slight smell of stale smoke.

I couldn't imagine it smelling sexy or attractive so I wrote it off for a while. Still, it has a strange, subtle allure and it smells almost comforting or nostalgic. I started wearing it more often just because I find it intriguing.

A few years later I got a full sized cologne, and the lime note is more pronounced and the whole scent is more refined. It's grown on me.

I don't get an 'old person' vibe, but I think that all depends on the history of a fragrance in your location. I have not seen English Leather available in my country (well in the last 20 years or so that I remember), so it never became a grocery store cheapie here like Old Spice or Brut has become.

All I can say is give it a go.

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