Dior Homme Cologne 2013

Version from 2013
Dior Homme Cologne (2013) by Dior
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Ranked 89 in Men's Perfume
8.2 / 10 1026 Ratings
A popular perfume by Dior for men, released in 2013. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Citrus
Fresh
Fruity
Floral
Aquatic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Calabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Moroccan grapefruit blossomMoroccan grapefruit blossom
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk

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Scent
8.21026 Ratings
Longevity
6.1880 Ratings
Sillage
5.8881 Ratings
Bottle
8.2898 Ratings
Value for money
7.0432 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 27.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is actor Robert Pattinson.

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36 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Ernstheiter

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Ernstheiter
Top Review 35  
The Facebook Cologne
There is the saying "Standing with both feet in life", but what does it mean to me? I spend most of my time working, a little less sleeping and resting and unfortunately even less with social activities. For me it is still important to use "that" and "that" correctly when writing and I don't use Facebook or Instagramm. Do I have both feet on the ground or not?

As a perfumer I also feel more attracted to traditional houses like Guerlain and Caron than to Escentric Molecules and Tom Ford. It is not enough for me to wear a fragrance that I only like, no, it must also have an effect with me when worn; this can be memories, fantasies or sometimes just mixed feelings, which I try to bundle in their pendulum movement between agreement and rejection to a definite judgement.

And then there's Dior Homme Cologne, who doesn't fit at all with what I've just written. No memories, no fantasies, no mixed feelings. Just one of the nicest minimalist flacons I've ever seen. Already the entire appearance in the transparent, light blue bottle refreshes before you even spray a drop of the contents onto the skin
And the resulting expectation of a freshness that will stand the test of time in summer temperatures is not disappointed either. DHC does not offer a guerlinade, nor does it offer the typical Colognes interplay of citric notes. But it wraps you in a cloud of finest retorts - lemon. Not the juicy freshness of ripe lemons, but the coolness of a citrus fruit created in the laboratory sets the tone. At the same time, a fluffiness develops which prevents the retort lemon from appearing too slicing or too acidic. This fluffiness is caused by the skilful use of white musk, which is necessary as a fixation to give the citric aroma shelf life. The fragrance itself has no fragrance development, but rather a shift of emphasis. In the beginning the citrus is emphasized and is accompanied by the fluffiness of the musk, while after a few hours the fluffy comes to the fore, but the lemon remains well perceptible. At no time does DHC drift into powder or get a lipstick effect. If you apply DHC GROSSZUEGIG, and you can do that without hesitation, since it is not a room-filling fragrance, you can still perceive it after 7 hours well on the skin.

DHC is a perfectly made retort - summer fragrance that refreshes, is not intrusive and lasts very long. Still, I don't have it in my collection anymore. Today I generously applied the fragrance one last time and the bottle was used up. Afterwards I went to the cinema and while watching the latest Soderbergh film, I noticed this fluffy citrus note full of comfort.

Of course I have already bought a worthy successor for DHC. This time I chose a more classic Cologne, one that besides smelling good, also tells stories and evokes pictures, Granville. At least I stayed true to Dior.

DHC is a great fragrance, has a great packaging and is for me a product of our time - Facebook and Instagramm. It's not enough for me in the long run. But whether I "stand with both feet in the life" because of that, I still don't know.
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Egalite

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Egalite
Egalite
Top Review 19  
Cologne for the beautiful summer evenings
On a hot summer day.
Took a cold shower. Put on my jeans.
Over that, a freshly washed white t-shirt.
The table in the garden is set with a white tablecloth.
The friends are there.
We are drinking Lugana.
We eat pasta al limone.
And dance tarantella.
We laugh.
Let's dance.
Let's have fun.
Life is beautiful.
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Ischgelroi

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Ischgelroi
Top Review 17  
The secret of simplicity ?
I ordered Dior Homme Cologne three years ago just blindly and since then my second Dior Homme Cologne bottle accompanies me now. I think it's a shame that Dior Homme Cologne is completely overshadowed by its brothers, but I also find the name somehow wrongly chosen, because Homme Cologne actually has nothing in common with the other Homme perfumes, at most the bottle design, unfortunately, too little is said about this great perfume, but now to the reason why I love this perfume so much. This simplicity is just so overwhelming there is just this fresh bergamot and grapefruit note combined with a portion of musk as a fixation for the performance there is not much around, here is just not a lot of unnecessary frills just the reduction to the essentials, but that's all a good summer fragrance needs. I also get frequent compliments from those around me on this great perfume, it's the perfect perfume for people who don't like being perfumed. Dior Homme Cologne is so light and pleasant that it will never annoy anyone.
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N471v3

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N471v3
Top Review 11  
More than just a cologne
Ladies and gentlemen, come closer! This Cologne does more than honour to its name.

There are so many colognes, light, fresh fragrances that pride themselves on being sparkling and summery, and above all on giving a pleasant feeling at high temperatures. What not so many of them can do, however, is to be special and special at the same time, and perhaps also to offer good performance.

This one, however, already.

Dior Homme Cologne smells like the most beautiful lemon you can imagine. It brings back memories of the taste but also smell in me when you add lemon to the black tea in the morning. It has something so refreshing, but at the same time relaxing...
But it's not just the fresh lemon, but also a slightly floral note, but I think above all the musk in the base, which gives the cologne a lot of depth. This makes it more spatial, more three-dimensional, if you will.
I can understand that many people don't like the fragrance as much as I do in the beginning, because you have smelled citrus fruits so often.
Aaabut for me it's like I've smelled so many colognes that are only ethereal, alcoholic and transparent,- have no foundation, you know what I mean? Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, for example, is something like that for me. Quite similar, but without the "certain something".

When I smelled DHC, on the other hand, it had happened to me immediately. It was one of those pafums where I immediately knew I had to buy it. I just think DHC is wonderful. It is also through this special composition such a good mood brightener, just a little sunshine.

If someone asked me what perfumes a man should have in his collection, it would be very clear.
Although it is always portable, I find it especially suitable for the following occasions:
Brunches, job interviews, family celebrations, spring, Easter, first meeting of the parents-in-law, etc usf.

You see, it's just a happy fragrance.

But in order to define it a little, I have to say that I would not want to wear it every day. You just have to feel a little bit like it, you don't always want that "easy living" feeling either.

So I don't find him, although he's actually always walking, a real signature scent. A&F Fierce, on the other hand, if I had to take a real Cologne as a comparison now, is clearly possible as a daily companion, and has a bit more identity.
Dior Homme Cologne is more a statement to give the day a little face, to underline an attitude towards life. And that makes it more than just a cologne.

By the way, I think the performance is really good and pleasant for a fresh Cologne, strong, but not too strong, so that you can calmly achieve an even wetting of the body with a few sprayers. :)
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Sunstorm

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Sunstorm
Top Review 14  
When life gives you lemons....
Why am I just now discovering this perfect summer scent? I don't know. Actually, I've always found the bottle very appealing. Since I don't like powdery scents that much, I thought this smelled similar to the original Dior Homme. Further away, the truth could not lie.

My biggest compliment for this fragrance: it's light and unobtrusive. You can also hardly overdose him, which is often the case for a cologne, but here especially. Unfortunately, the great lemon doesn't last long on my skin. One could almost think that is so intentional, so that one should repurchase faster.

However. The fragrance is suitable for hot days, but also already for spring. The fragrance is super light, does not annoy, gives no headache and is THE definition of freshness. Dior succeeds here in the art of not letting the lemon seem artificial. The balancing act between toilet cleaner and a good perfume is very difficult. Dior delivers across the board.

Ideal also for sports. For me, even THE fragrance for the gym, because he just does not annoy! I repeat myself, but that's what matters. Besides, the Strellson No.1 is the only fragrance for people who do not like perfume. Sounds funny, but it is so.

And thank you Dior for keeping the fragrance relatively linear as it progresses. Nothing is worse than when the top note tempts you to buy to then drift afterwards into something...unattractive.

So: shorts, white sneakers with (please) short white sneaker socks and a white T-shirt. Optimally, there is still a lemon on the shirt. And if you want to take it to the extreme, use bonecrusher pomade in your hair. You can't get more light delicious citrus scent and visual overkill than that. You walk around as a fresh lemon, wonderful.
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ElysiumElysium 7 years ago
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A real compliment-getter, despite its very simple formula. At the end of the day I got asked what cologne I was wearing, so lovely and nice!
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TelekinecTelekinec 11 months ago
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Beautiful refreshing and energizing citrus scent for warm weather. Marketed towards men, but can be worn by anybody.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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One of the best scents for very hot weather. Refreshing, sparkling bergamot with a bit of musk. Linear but great. Performance is awful.
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IbarrenaIbarrena 8 months ago
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Very refreshing, but with the horrible performance (lasts 2-3h) is not bottle worthy, maybe if you find it with a huge discount.
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LuchovzlaLuchovzla 12 months ago
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Fresh, citrus, lemon, perfect for hot weather. Simple structure, flawless execution. Reapply with confidence, as it is ephemeral.
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