Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Dior Homme aftershave is part of a huge collection of perfumes and aftershaves from the Dior fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. At this website, we research the perfumes and aftershaves on the market, the History of the company and more importantly how do they smell. We tested Dior Homme aftershave to give you our honest opinion on how the fragrance matched up to public reviews and was it worth the money that you could be about to invest.
We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the;
- Description of Notes
- What was our Findings
- Public Reviews
- Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
- Description of different types of Perfumes
- Where to store your fragrance
- Media Section
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Dior was born 21st January 1905 in Granville, Normandy and died on 23rd October 1957 from a heart attack while on holiday in Italy.
In 1928, when Dior left school he sold his clothing design’s from outside his house until he started a small arts studio selling different artists work but this closed down due to Dior having financial trouble due to the deep economic depression that engulfed the business world in the late 1920’s as being the main cause.
In 1937, he was employed by Robert Piquet who was a well-known fashion designer. When, the second World War started he joined up. But not for long due to the French capitulation to the Germans, but he was able to continue his work in France at Lelong Co on being released.
In 1946, The House of Dior was established at a private residence with Marcel Boussac who was a wealthy business man. The House of Dior actually celebrate the opening of the company as 1947 not 1946. Reason behind this is that the first line of clothing was released on 12th February that year.
Although Francois Demachy was training to be a Doctor and Dentist he actually became a perfumer by accident while working for perfume giant Charabot just to earn extra money for his studies to become a doctor.
He decided that he couldn’t do both so luckily Charabot were looking for trainee perfumers and so then it all started. After 5 years with the company he was offered a position at Chanel where he worked till he became a Director at Dior in 2006.
Aqua Fahrenheit (2011) | Eau sauvage collection | Escale to Portofino (2008) | Fahrenheit 32 (2007) | Eau sauvage collection | Fahrenheit Absolute (2009) | Hypnotic Poison (2000) | Midnight Poison (2007) | Miss Dior collection | Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (2012) | Sauvage (2015) | And many more….
Top Notes – Sage, Lavender and bergamot
Middle Notes – Amber, Iris, and Cacao
Base Notes – Patchouli, Vetiver
Description of Notes
- Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
- Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
- Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.
What was our Findings
Dior Homme aftershave can be worn by females as well as it has a slight and delicate scent that will last you all day. You first get the fragrance of Lavender, then the Iris takes over to be complemented by Patchouli. On testing the fragrance lasted all day and it still was fantastic to wear into the night.
If, you want a classic aftershave that you will continue to purchase then this is the one for you. With a price tag of between £58.00 – £90.00, depends on the bottle size is great value for money.
- This to me is as good as perfection…. Love at first sniff.. This defo better for a day scent, and Intense better for evening, or date night, either way these are what all designer frags should be aiming towards, the quality is undeniably top-notch. Quality through and through.
- Big thumbs up for me.
- I avoided this one for a while but wish I hadn’t. Will surely go down as one of the classics. A unisex scent but I would prefer to describe it as a unique masculine. Has the infamous smell of lipstick, making it an acquired taste for some. I never tire of this one. An all time great from the house of Dior.
- Wonderful delicate masculine/feminine waxy iris scent with great structure ..groundbreaking in many respects regarding the use of iris..takes a stroke of genius and bravery to launch this sort of fragrance in a well-established house..for the scent and originality it has to be in the masterpiece bracket. Performance is just right for me ..projects two feet and last’s most of the day without ever becoming cloying or irritating. The fragrance is that good I often just smell the cap and smile.
Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume
Reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.
Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.
There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;
Description of Types of Perfume
- Perfume or Extrait – in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds.
- Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) – 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
- Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) – 10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
- Eau de toilette (EDT) – 5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
- Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) – Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
- Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.
Well most people will put their perfume in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.
Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.
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