I can't bring myself to buy DHI even for a good price, having just opened a sample of the 2011 version. Which I think is OK, but not spectacular in the way the original seems to have been. If 2011 is 'nice but', I wonder what the latest version is like ?
I tried the modern version but didn't care for it, maybe the vintage I would have more respect for. In my experience that seems to be the trend.
What made you decide otherwise?
Edition Blanche I keep going back and forth on concentration (EDT v new EDP), even though I know that the EDT is better, and Pour Monsieur just b/c I've never sampled it, so it would be a blind buy but those notes just seem right up my alley. Might just splurge and buy it today.
Vintage Cartier Santos - There's no question this is a beauty. I recommend it to anyone, and yet, I never quite feel like going for a bottle. It's a sexy, chalky-floral, woods fragrance. To me, this bridges some of the women's classics from the 50s (and earlier) and something like Chanel Antaeus. I think it's my favorite Cartier.
As it develops, it gets better and better, but it never gets me past the feeling that I already have all the perfume I need.