Originally Posted by Flame
Mr Cairo sir, I have a quick question. I have been on a steady diet of Gucci Envy the past 15 months, and would like to try something similar, but with a more modern feel. I'm thinking of Dior Homme, since it's peppery and woodsy, but a little on the sweet side, giving a younger scent. What's your opinion?
I'm a huge Dior Homme supporter. It didnt do well here in the states (as is evidenced by Nordstroms already phasing it off the shelves), but that's mostly because of its strange topnotes. Most Americans buy based on first impression alone, and DH's initial whiff must seem sharp and off-putting to the usual AmJack raised on Aqua di Gio. At first it is very powdery and smells (as many before me have said) like women's makeup. This note is Iris (which Hedi seemed to be in love with; it featured prominently in 2 of the 4 Men's frags released by Dior while he was at the helm). But very soon Dior Homme settles into this awesome rich leathery sun-baked kind of thing. I love it. It definatly shares Gucci Envy's dry warmth, but it smells aomehow more "organic" or "earthy. There's a "glossiness" to Gucci Envy, you know? Dior Homme, on the other hand, always makes me think of suede. I totally recommend going for it. It may be too sweet for a humid summer day, but at night, its awesome. As always, I suugest looking for it at Scentiments, where I recently paid about $35 for a 3.4 oz. Tester (which is the exact same as a normal retail unit, just w/o the box, as they are produced with the intention of sitting out on the counter in stores)