TOP NOTE: TUSCAN IRIS Iris absolute is one of the most precious elements of the perfumer’s palette. Its extraction is a very long and delicate process. The rhizome must first be dried for at least three years. Its extraordinarily strong, almost pervasive fragrance of powdery accords reveals its woody green tones, bringing to mind the reassuring aroma of warm bread as the top note of Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense.
HEART NOTE: Ambrette is a fine ingredient in any perfume organ. Hibiscus fruit seeds are distilled to obtain an ambrette “butter”. The fatty acids are then washed away, leaving only a purified essence. Its musky and slightly fruity accents, between pear liqueur and silk talc, feature in Dior Homme Intense.
BASE NOTE: VIRGINIA CEDAR Native to the United States, cedarwood essence is obtained using steam distillation. Its refined, noble aura makes it a perfect base note in a host of men’s fragrances, to which it brings an intense, energetic quality.