Feedback on new Reformulated Dior Homme ?

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
How many of you guys have smelled the new reformulation of Dior Homme (Not the Intense and not the sport) just Dior Homme. What do you guys think about it ? Your thoughts and if you are currently wearing it how is the performance experience ?
 

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
I find the 2020 Dior Homme incredibly boring. Performance is fine.

But don't you feel it is an extremely pleasant fragrance ? Very much like a shower gel smell. Ideal for night Clubs. Infact smells very typical of the fragrance you get to smell at the Entry of Discos and Night Clubs where everyone is waiting to get in. lol ! There everyone smells as if they all have taken a shower together and have come. lol !!
 

hednic

Basenotes Institution
Oct 25, 2007
How many of you guys have smelled the new reformulation of Dior Homme (Not the Intense and not the sport) just Dior Homme. What do you guys think about it ? Your thoughts and if you are currently wearing it how is the performance experience ?
It's absolutely fine for me - smell and performance wise.
 
Oct 22, 2021
But don't you feel it is an extremely pleasant fragrance ? Very much like a shower gel smell. Ideal for night Clubs. Infact smells very typical of the fragrance you get to smell at the Entry of Discos and Night Clubs where everyone is waiting to get in. lol ! There everyone smells as if they all have taken a shower together and have come. lol !!
Yeah, it's pleasant. But for me it's pleasant to the point that it smells absolutely devoid of any creativity. There are myriads of fragrances like this.

I find the older style with the iris infinitely more interesting.
 

ScentSensei

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 21, 2020
How many different threads do we need on this particular version of Dior Homme?
Dior Homme 2020 was maligned for good reason, now it has garnered some retro appreciation for good reason. Woody, smooth, and absolutely the perfect office scent. Comes across as very professional and for me performance is spectacular. Treated like 'New Coke' when it arrived - even the hardcore fans of the iris laden version have come around with praise.
 

Taskphorce01

Basenotes Member
Mar 18, 2013
How many of you guys have smelled the new reformulation of Dior Homme (Not the Intense and not the sport) just Dior Homme. What do you guys think about it ? Your thoughts and if you are currently wearing it how is the performance experience ?
-I have Dior Homme (new bottle), have used DH (old version) for years, and I also own DHI and DP. While the new Dior Homme is a bit "mainstream".......meaning it has qualities alike what you'd find in a typical designer fragrance, however I would also add that it is catchy, somewhat unique, and performance is excellent. I find it universally pleasing and can be worn for any occasion. It is absolutely nothing like the original Dior Homme. I would classify it as "woody, fresh."
 

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
Dior Homme 2020 was maligned for good reason, now it has garnered some retro appreciation for good reason. Woody, smooth, and absolutely the perfect office scent. Comes across as very professional and for me performance is spectacular. Treated like 'New Coke' when it arrived - even the hardcore fans of the iris laden version have come around with praise.
Every word of you is correct and true. This scent has unnecessarily taken a lot of Flak but it is a very pleasing, wearable and universally likable scent.
 

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
-I have Dior Homme (new bottle), have used DH (old version) for years, and I also own DHI and DP. While the new Dior Homme is a bit "mainstream".......meaning it has qualities alike what you'd find in a typical designer fragrance, however I would also add that it is catchy, somewhat unique, and performance is excellent. I find it universally pleasing and can be worn for any occasion. It is absolutely nothing like the original Dior Homme. I would classify it as "woody, fresh."
I was just saying this in the above post, it smells very much like fresh and clean as if you have just come out of shower and you are smelling good.
 
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Smells beautiful. Highly versatile. Performs well. I've seen a lot of people call it generic or a Bleu de Chanel ripoff. I could not disagree more. I appreciate the original but I'd rather wear the new one. I am aware that I'm in the minority within the fragrance community.
 

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
Smells beautiful. Highly versatile. Performs well. I've seen a lot of people call it generic or a Bleu de Chanel ripoff. I could not disagree more. I appreciate the original but I'd rather wear the new one. I am aware that I'm in the minority within the fragrance community.
Same here for me the Older Dior Homme was too weak. This one the performance is better. Infact very good.
 

emtee

Basenotes Junkie
Jun 4, 2018
I gave it a sniff when it first came out and my thoughts were it was synthetic woods plus synthetic fresh accords coupled with a synthetic genericness that reminded me of so many other boring, mediocre modern scents. Having said that it was pleasant enough, just like all the others.
 
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Same here for me the Older Dior Homme was too weak. This one the performance is better. Infact very good.
That wouldn't be the reason I prefer the new EDT. From my experience, the new one goes in and out, disappears and reappears.
 

Toxicon

Basenotes Dependent
May 29, 2021
I came to the new Dior Homme (2020) with no history with the original, but plenty of context from the flame wars online, and went in assuming I'd dig it for the streamlined "office woody" vibes everyone described. Instead it has to be one of my single worst fragrance experiences, which is saying something. It has to be a sensitivity to a particular note, as this was intensely unpleasant, just a screeching sour musk top note that only got stronger as it dried down. Nauseating stuff, had to scrub it off after a couple hours.

Glad everyone else seems to love it, though (and I'm really curious which note triggered my gag reflex)!
 

augustya

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 4, 2014
So all of you guys who believe this the Dior Homme is an inspiration, Rip-Off from Blue de Chanel is this better or Blue De Chanel better ? Which one is better ? And what are the Key differences ?

I have a very faint memory of trying out blue De Chanel some years back for me the Fragrance was not strong enough to project and hence even though Ok, I dubbed it off my list because of poor performance. But since i am saying it is a just a faint memory I may be wrong and i may have to try it again.
 
Jul 7, 2012
So all of you guys who believe this the Dior Homme is an inspiration, Rip-Off from Blue de Chanel is this better or Blue De Chanel better ? Which one is better ? And what are the Key differences ?

The key difference is that it smells nothing like Bleu De Chanel. They both have citrus, but so do a bajillion other scents. Bleu De Chanel is fake wood/incense with a citrus/ginger top. The new Dior Homme is a very common but nice citrus over smooth but synthetic wood/patchouli. Even though they both have woody bases, they woods are totally different.

I suspect the inspiration for the new Dior Homme was that Dior wanted something more mass appeal than the original Dior Homme to serve as a starting point for the brand. The original Dior Homme is superb but challenging to the typical mall shopper. The iris smell some people refer to as "lipsticky" was very stylish but also very metrosexual. It probably served Dior well a decade ago, and they're still selling it under the name Dior Homme Original, but I suspect they wanted something less challenging for the "Dior Homme" name, at least for the 2020s.

Honestly, smell them and let your nose decide.
 

Zenwannabee

Super Member
Sep 15, 2009
I agree that Dior Homme 2020 was an attempt by Dior to have a fragrance like Bleu de Chanel that would have greater mass market appeal. And while I don’t dislike BdC, I find myelf reaching for the Dior more. I like its effervescence and versatility. But I also agree that it’s chock full of Iso E Super, which can sometimes be a bit much.

However, for me personally DH 2020 doesn’t come close to the original Dior Homme or DHI. Those two feel far less synthetic to me and I love the richness of the iris.
 
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peter4ptv

Basenotes Dependent
Jun 1, 2015
The current Dior Homme isn't a reformulation of the old Dior Homme. It's an entirely new scent... just as the name Gucci Pour Homme has been used multiple times for totally unrelated scents.
that is correct, not sure why so much colognes with the same name and so much different it is just so confusing for some people.
I cannot stand the original 2005
2014 Dior Homme Parfum for me is a total masterpiece
Current Dior Homme is totally different very generic aroma total meh, not sure how someone can like it, this is Dior not some crappy Walmart cologne, total disappointment for me.
 
Jul 7, 2012
that is correct, not sure why so much colognes with the same name and so much different it is just so confusing for some people.
I agree that it's confusing, but I can tell you why it happens. Somebody at corporate decided the name "Dior Homme" was important for branding, but they thought the scent didn't fit what they wanted the core image of the brand to be, so they created a new scent and re-used the name. It's dumb, but it's the way corporate execs tend to think. Gucci is on at least their 3rd totally different scent using the name Gucci Pour Homme.

One of my favorite examples of abysmal corporate branding is Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport. Honestly, they should have released it as Chanel Cologne, or Chanel Allure Homme Cologne... but not only did they release it as a flanker of Allure Homme Sport... they named it Cologne Sport, thus using the word Sport twice in the name, because the name of the scent is actually "Cologne Sport," a flanker of Allure Home Sport. They even printed it that way on the bottle:
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Eventually, they realized how stoooooooooooopid that name was, so they dropped the 2nd Sport.

That's what happens when the suits get caught up in fussing over the branding rather than on the product itself. I see this nonsense all the time, in all kinds of businesses, not just perfume. It's so dumb, but it happens all the time.

P.S. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne
Sport
is actually a great scent.
 

bbfan

Basenotes Junkie
May 24, 2013
And for a counterpoint…

For me DH 2020 is one of the best scents I’ve smelled in years. I’m likely in the minority here on BN but I’ve actually been surprised by some of the other positive comments about it. Seems to be generally well received by the public (based on online comments outside BN) but even here it’s gotten some praise which always shocks me. If I was a fan of the prior version(s) I might be upset as well but I was not a fan. Fortunately I really enjoy 2020 which has rapidly become a favorite. It comes across as classy, elegant, super easy to wear and extremely versatile. Longevity is good although projection seems to be minimal. I’m ok with that perf profile and the scent itself is fantastic. Great for any weather, any setting and any occasion. Can’t beat that!
 

Effortless

Basenotes Member
Jan 11, 2022
Longevity is good although projection seems to be minimal.

Not sure about that, I'm always amazed at how far away some other people can smell it on me, even many hours into the drydown.
Seems like it's one of those that the wearer quickly loses track of, but it's always around for others to pick up.
 

Toxicon

Basenotes Dependent
May 29, 2021
Not sure about that, I'm always amazed at how far away some other people can smell it on me, even many hours into the drydown.
Seems like it's one of those that the wearer quickly loses track of, but it's always around for others to pick up.
I think the ISO E and other strong aromachems make this one hard to gauge for some folks. As I mentioned above, there's a note in here that practically screams off my skin and lasts until I scrub it off; only a handful of reviews mention it, and I suspect most people who enjoy this can't smell it at all (at least not the way I do). On a tester strip, I don't mind that note but it lasts for days. But my one word of caution is that a small percentage of folks you encounter might have the same strong reaction I do, where the sour musk note smells almost overwhelmingly strong.
 
Jul 7, 2012
I think the ISO E and other strong aromachems make this one hard to gauge for some folks. As I mentioned above, there's a note in here that practically screams off my skin and lasts until I scrub it off
Also, whatever chemicals they're using in the base can't be scrubbed off.

I suspect that it's easy to go nose-blind to this stuff because once the citrus fades, you're left with an unending monotone smell that is easy for your olfactory system to cancel out ("olfactory fatigue").
 
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