Monday, January 30, 2017
FRAGRANCE | Dior Homme Intense: Another one for the cooler months
Opened only after almost a year, this bottle of Christian Dior's Dior Homme Intense is finally on active rotation. I was saving it for the "cooler" months, so it was quite an exercise on self-restraint for me.
Packed in a sturdy and straightforward bottle, and with a distinctive black cylinder covering the pump's siphon, Dior Homme Intense is a warm and woodsy fragrance perfect for cooler temperatures. It's obvious from my other fragrance reviews and posts that I'm partial to warm scents, so me getting a bottle of this Dior creation is no surprise at all.
It may be woodsy and musky but Dior Homme Intense has a sweetness to it that balances everything out. In addition to lavender as top note, iris and pear are also listed as middle notes after all. I think this is why I can still wear it in a tropical climate like ours, although I'm mostly indoors in an office most of the day anyway. It's never cloying to me, neither is it too strong.
Projection is very good for about 1 to 2 hours, 3 at most, but it stays on your skin throughout the day, springing back to life every time you release some body heat from moving around. Great performance, I must say.
Overall, Dior Homme Intense is a classy men's fragrance that's worth your buck. Although it's best suited for cooler temperatures, to me it's still wearable in warmer climates, provided you're not out in the sun the whole time or playing sports for that matter.