By February 2011, the House of Dior was in scandal after accusations of John Galliano making anti-Semitic remarks made international headlines: the company found itself in a \"public relations nightmare.\" Galliano was fired in March and the scheduled presentation of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 ready-to-wear collection went ahead without him, amid the controversy, on 4 March. Before the start of the show, chief executive Sydney Toledano gave a sentimental speech on the values of Christian Dior and alluded to the family's ties to The Holocaust. The show closed with the staff of the atelier coming out to accept applause in the absence of their artistic director. (The previous January 2011 presentation of Spring-Summer 2011 haute-couture was the last appearance of Galliano on the Dior runway.) The company went on ahead and appointed Bill Gaytten as head designer interim in absence of artistic director. Gaytten had worked under Galliano for Dior and for the John Galliano label. The first haute-couture collection (for the Fall-Winter 2011 season) under Gaytten's management was presented in July and was received with mainly negative reviews. Meanwhile, speculation remained for months as it was unknown who would be selected to replace Galliano. During its 13-month period of having no artistic director, Dior began undergoing subtle changes in its designs as the influence of the theatrical and flamboyant Galliano faded. The all-new resigned dior.com was launched in late 2011.
Ok, so... I just got Valentino Uomo Intense 2 days ago. I wore it today for the second time and I absolutely love it. I finally got into my 4th sample box from Alexandria and when I sprayed \"Leather Intense\" on, I realized that it's very difficult to tell the difference between the two. I'm not the best at deciphering notes, but it seems like this is a mix between Valentino Uomo Intense and Prada L'homme Intense. I love both of those fragrances, so that's definitely a compliment. Not sure if I'll buy a full bottle of this since I JUST got the Uomo Intense, but \"Leather Intense\" will definitely take the place of Uomo Intense should Valentino ever discontinue it. Prada L'homme Intense is already discontinued. If I smelled Leather Intense first, I probably wouldn't have purchased the Uomo or L'homme. The three mentioned scents smell that similar (to me, at least). 59ce067264