6 Refined Dior Homme Fragrances Every Man Should Wear


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As luxury male fragrances go, Dior Homme is an incredibly well-blended contemporary fragrance collection. The best Dior Homme fragrances for men are confident, classy, and refined.

The secret to Dior Homme’s success is the unforgettable blend of powdery iris, leather, citrus and resin. These fragrances turn heads, and each scent adds a little something different to the collection.

To create this enigmatic male cologne, Dior enlisted two of the most notable perfumer names in the business, namely Francois Demachy and Francis Kurkdjian.

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Best Dior Homme Fragrances

With powdery iris, leather and zesty fruits, the best Dior Homme fragrances for men are confident and classy. Here are 6 scents every man should consider.

1. Dior Homme Eau de Toilette

Dior Homme Eau de Toilette
Credit: Dior

Review

Dior Homme Eau de Toilette is a woody, powdery and slightly musky male scent released in 2020. This Francois Demachy creation is lightweight, sweet, resinous and incredibly manly.

Opening with bergamot, resin, and pink pepper, Dior Homme Eau de Toilette is initially spicy and warm, with citrus edges softened by a smoky heart of patchouli. 

The base of cedar, leather, and fresh vetiver lends a dry sweetness that enhances the resinous scent. Settles to a confident woody/musky male scent.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Resin, Pink Pepper

Mid Notes:

Patchouli

Base Notes:

Leather, Vetiver

Seasons & Longevity

This is one of the most versatile male fragrances that Dior makes; it fares well year-round and can be worn day or night. With that said, I prefer this as a spring or winter daytime fragrance – cool temperatures really enhance the freshness of this scent. 

Alas, it’s not an incredible performer. Expect 4+ of wear from one application with moderate projection. You may want to check out the Bleu de Chanel collection.

Any Season
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA sexy, mature, and elegant scent that will get attention without being obtrusive
ConsDoes not last as long as others in the collection

2. Dior Homme Sport Eau de Toilette

Dior Homme Sport Eau de Toilette
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Review

Launched in 2021, Dior Homme Sport is a bright, woody, spicy scent that is both energetic and elegant. Think fresh out of the shower, leaving the gym, and jogging on a fresh spring day.

The luminous opening is a mix of lemon, bergamot and aldehydes supported by a compliment-getting heart of rich resin and warming pink pepper.

A base of smooth wood and smoky frankincense adds a rich dryness. Settles to an uplifting citrus and woody combo that will turn heads.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon, Aldehydes

Mid Notes:

Elemi Resin, Pink Pepper

Base Notes:

Woody Notes, Frankincense

Seasons & Longevity

Ideal for spring, summer and fall, this versatile scent leans more towards casual day wear and post-exercise, plus it is office safe.

You can expect 4+ hours of wear from one application before it becomes a skin scent, making it a reasonably durable fragrance. Projects well for the first hour or so, then slowly fades.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsSmells fantastic; if you wear this scent, you will certainly turn heads!
ConsNot an incredible performer, so more for discreet events, post-gym, and the office

3. Dior Homme Intense Eau de Parfum

Dior Homme Intense Eau de Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Dior Homme Intense is a punchier version of the previous fragrance as it’s slightly herbal with lavender undertones. In my opinion, this 2011 release is more youthful and ideal if you don’t mind a scent that’s somewhat unisex at first.

Tuscan iris and lavender make the opening slightly more feminine than you might expect. A heart ambrette and pear bleed through to remove some of the classic Dior Homme powdery edges. 

A base of Virginia cedar adds resinous undertones and pulls the blend firmly towards classic masculinity. Think professional, powerful, and complex – this is what Dior Homme Intense brings to the table. 

Top Notes:

Tuscan Iris, Lavender

Mid Notes:

Ambrette, Pear

Base Notes:

Virginia Cedar

Seasons & Longevity

Dior Homme Intense is a cold-weather cologne best worn in autumn, winter and spring. I feel it makes a superb day-to-night fragrance for those who want something robust but not harsh.

You can expect five or 6+ hours of wear from one application with decent projection and sillage trail. Create a nice fragrance bubble similar to Givenchy Gentleman, probably due to the lavender.

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA modern, complex and stylish cold-weather fragrance
ConsMaybe too unisex leaning for some

4. Dior Homme Cologne

Dior Homme Cologne
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Review

Revamped for 2022, Dior Homme Cologne is a unique floral, musky, and zesty scent, it was created by perfumer Francis Demachy.

A fresh opening of vibrant, zesty Italian bergamot leads to a fresh floral heart of clean and slightly sharp grapefruit blossom.

White musk makes the dry down powdery and cotton fresh. The result is an unexpected complicated, evolving freshie guaranteed to turn heads.

Top Notes:

Italian Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Grapefruit Blossom

Base Notes:

White Musks

Seasons & Longevity

This cologne is ideal for spring and summer days and performs well on warm autumnal evenings too. I feel this is perfect for casual and more formal events, so very versatile.

Moderate in sillage and staying power, this scent will stay with you for 4+ hours after each application. If you want to wear it day-to-night, you will need to reapply, in my opinion.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsThe fresh blend of citrus and powdery florals with a musky base feels confident and manly
ConsDoes not last as long as I had hoped for

5. Dior Homme Original Eau de Parfum

Dior Homme Original Eau de Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Launched in 2021 as an update to the original scent, Dior Homme Original exudes effortless confidence that transforms and evolves over time. Boy, this fragrance has layers! 

The opening of powdery Tuscan iris has all the DNA of the original Dior Homme. It soon takes on a richer, earthier persona thanks to the heart of spicy cardamom

The base of vetiver never really comes to the fore but instead provides a dry, sweet base with a resinous edge. This supports the overall blend without dominating it and will leave you feeling incredibly classy.

Top Notes:

Tuscan Iris

Mid Notes:

Guatemalan Cardamom

Base Notes:

Vetiver

Seasons & Longevity

This scent can be worn from autumn to spring easily, though it doesn’t fare as well in the summer heat. Thanks to its simple elegance, this is a great day-to-night cologne for daily wear. 

As for performance, it’s good; I managed to get 6+ hours of longevity with decent projection and a nice sillage trail.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA spicier take on the classic Dior Homme that gets compliments
ConsIf you don’t love cardamom, then don’t buy this one

6. Dior Homme Parfum

Dior Homme Parfum
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Review

I included Dior Homme Parfum as although it’s just gone discontinued, you can still pick up a bottle on 3rd part sites like eBay. Don’t let the deceptively simple note list fool you – this is a complex scent that’s intense, slightly unusual, and oozes seduction. Launched in 2014.

Tuscan iris and sweet orange create a powdery/sweet and slightly zesty opening that quickly deepens to a heart of rich leather and smooth birch bark. 

As this blend evolves and dries, exotic Sri Lankan sandalwood begins to seep through, adding a smooth and resinous aroma. Settles to a magnificent powdery woody/leather male scent.

Top Notes:

Tuscan Iris, Orange

Mid Notes:

Leather Accord, Birch Bark

Base Notes:

Sri Lankan Sandalwood

Seasons & Longevity

This is a winter cologne at heart and will do best on cold winter nights when the warming effects can really stand out. However, this is also great for fresh spring days when you have events to go to. 

The initial opening can be a little heavy, but it soon settles. Expect 7+ hours of wear with good sillage and projection. Similar to Valentino Uomo Intense Eau de Parfum.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 7+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsSmells classy, elegant and confident and will get you noticed
ConsMore of an evening-only cold-weather dressy scent
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Andrew’s Top Pick

Dior Homme Intense Eau de Parfum

This was tough, but my top pick is Dior Homme Intense Parfum because it’s so elegant and classy. Tuscan iris, lavender, cedar and a splash of pear will leave you smelling incredible.

Conclusion

If I was going to blind buy or gift Dior Homme, the EDT or Sport versions are great for relaxed daytime wear. The Parfum and Intense versions are more ideal as classy evening scents.

Most Dior Homme fragrances are available in 50 and 100 ml (1.7 and 3.4 oz) bottles. Like the scent, the bottles of Dior Homme are weighty, clean-cut, and sophisticated, looking great in your collection.

I recommend you try both fragrances in-store (or order samples online) and decide which one you prefer. Don’t forget to let them dry down for at least 20-30 minutes before making your final decision.

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3 thoughts on “6 Refined Dior Homme Fragrances Every Man Should Wear”

  1. Dior Homme Parfum has been on my wish-list for nearly 2 years now. I love Homme Intense and whenever I see someone recommend this masterpiece I get the urge to visit Dior and get myself a bottle.
    I am not sure this is discontinued. It is still listed on Dior’s website, but I think I’ll have to get a bottle soon or feel disappointed I never got to try it!

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  2. I like Dior fragrances but the performance of these flankers is lackluster. Everyone wants the Parfum yet they discontinue it. What will it take for Dior to get the message? If they reindroduce the Parfum, sales of the flankers will drop precipitiously. They should pause production of the flankers and sell down inventory. Then bring back the original with great fanfare. Dior could fasion itself a hero to the fragrance world.

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  3. Hi Ingrid and Andrew!
    I haven’t tried the Dior Homme line, but the parfum Intense sounds like one I would love. I do own quite a few Dior women’s fragrances, and Libre is a favorite, as well as the Intense. Thanks for your articles, I look forward to them!!

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