Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to re-create life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival. It was to have its service of the intellect, certainly; yet it was never to accept any theory or system that would involve the sacrifice of any mode of passionate experience. Its aim, indeed, was to be experience itself, and not the fruits of experience, sweet or bitter as they might be. Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing. But it was to teach man to concentrate himself upon the moments of a life that is itself but a moment.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 11. Dorian has fallen completely under the spell of Lord Henry’s hedonism. He wants to live a hedonistic lifestyle and embrace the worship of the senses, as taught to him by the silver-tongued Henry. Every kind of "passionate experience" is now to be sought out by Dorian in a rejection of the morality of the day. Henry’s "new Hedonism" will recreate life and save it from the harsh puritanism that is on the rise, Dorian believes.