Today after doing some shopping I stopped by a nearby Sephora. They had this new perfume, Dior Homme Cologne 2013. I gave it a discreet spritz and asked SA for a sample to take home.
Dior Homme Cologne 2013 is a completely new fragrance and has nothing to do with Dior Homme Cologne from 2007. Only the name remained the same. It was created by Dior perfumer Francois Demachy and is announced ad simple, natural and sophisticated modern cologne. That’s it.
Notes featured in Dior Homme Cologne 2013 are bergamot, grapefruit blossom and musk. Nothing else. At first spray it brings the brisk calabrian bergamot note that is loaded with high amounts of citric acid. The smell is really pungent and acidic. Grapefruit blossom is slightly bitter-sweet with nicely pronounced floral vibe. Actually its reminiscent of linden blossom. Musk, the base of Dior Homme Cologne 2013 is clean and pure with no surprises. Time to moan!
My first thought after trying this new Dior perfume was – it smells of fresh lining or a laundry drying in the open air. It’s so simple, sheer and so without character that I told my excitement to go to sleep. This perfume is boring! When I read first press releases for it I was excited, I wanted it to be a lovely summer cologne. Yes, it’s a summer cologne but it’s not very lovely. It’s dull.
This thing has no sillage, no longevity. After 20 minutes I smell completely nothing. Not a trace of the scent. What is that supposed to be? It’s available in two bottle sizes: 75 and 125 mls. It has Dior Homme design but with white and blue details. White funnel in the juice makes it look a bit cheap.