Higher perfume by Christian Dior was launched in 2001 and the structure of the base notes is fresh, fruity citrus, and green aromatic. One of the official ingredients is pear, both fruit (in the opening) and as tree (in the base).
At the start this fragrance has striking citrus notes (the same intensity can be found in Tender Poison perfume also by Dior). Although there is no lemon, it is not clear if they are of mandarin, oranges or bergamot. The only note that can be clearly recognized is banana peel. The official note of pear can only be detected once you know it is there, and it is very well hidden in the background. After about thirty minutes the change to the middle notes is drastic: citrus are no longer dominant and there is a change to a fresh floral with notes of jasmine or carnation plus traces of aromatic herbs (rosemary flower according to the Dior website). At a later stage of the middle notes, the floral lower their intensity and the green herbs become more prominent, giving a feeling of basil mixed with lemon. The pear note appears again, it is quite intense, and dry, but it is only for a couple of minutes, then the green notes are again dominant. In the base notes there is an intense fresh musk, plus some residual herbal and citrus notes, which give the fragrance an aquatic aroma. According to the official notes there should be a note of pear tree at this stage, but if it is there at all, it is mixed with mild spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
Although it is more of a summer fragrance, this Higher pefume by Christian Dior can be worn in any season of the year. The aromatic notes are relaxed and suitable for a daily use, both in a work environment and outside. It is also intense enough for a night use, preferably in informal occasions. On the romantic side it doesnâ€™t have much to say, unfortunately. If you are looking for a D ior fragrance which is more first-date oriented, then I would recommend Fahrenheit perfume. It is suitable for men over 25.