Is Dior Homme Intense Still Worth Buying in 2022? [Review]
Dior Homme Intense is a fragrance for men launched in 2011. Since release, it consistently rates as a top masculine floral scent from the house of Dior. However, DHI has been out for over a decade – therefore, people often ask me if it’s still worth buying. I think it absolutely is – stick with me for a few minutes and I’ll explain.
Dior Homme Intense smells like iris, woods, and musk
The key cologne notes include lavender, cedar, pear, musk, iris, and vetiver.
When I spray this on my skin, I first smell the sophisticated and elegant combination of lavender, iris and musk. In the background I pick up the mildly fruity elements of the pear.
Although not listed as notes, I identify a subtle leather/suede accord which adds a mature, masculine element to the aroma.
These ingredients are blended excellently, and although I consider it a bold and unique combination, it never gets too intense. This is one of the reasons I rank it so highly on my Top 5 Dior Cologne list.
As it dries, the iris and musk stay, however they accommodate the woody notes of cedar and vetiver.
Overall, the fragrance doesn’t change too much from first spray to dry down, so you know exactly what you’re going to get. However, the woody elements become more noticeable as the scent develops.
I’m very happy with the performance of this scent, it’s one of the best performing colognes in my collection. It projects out from my skin for the first 2-3 hours and lasts on my skin for 12 hours total.
For confident, modern men
Dior Homme Intense is for confident men. Personally, I like to wear this scent during job interviews, important meetings, or colder nights out.
If you consider yourself a modern, sophisticated man who takes pride in their appearance, this cologne is definitely for you.
I’d recommend you try a Mont Blanc colognes if you’re under the age of 21 and want to smell classy, because this scent is better suited to men over that age.
Have a look at what this reviewer thinks of DHI:
A very nice ‘date night’ fragrance that women love, a unique scent, built around iris, with notes of lavender, amber, vetiver, and leather. Its got a slight lipstick vibe though.Fragrantica.com
Should You Buy Dior Homme Intense?
Update: Dior Homme Intense is definitely still worth buying this year.
This cologne blends woody, musky and floral elements to perfection in a professional, modern way.
Lastly, the performance of this fragrance is excellent and will turn heads due to its intriguing scent trail. These are solid results for a scent in this price range.
Looking for something else that’s masculine, smooth but with way more leather? Check out Tom Ford Ombre Leather!