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Dune (1991)
by Christian Dior


Dune information

Year of Launch1991
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 407 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerMaurice Roger
PackagingVeronique Monod
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Dune

Dune is a feminine perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1991 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Maurice Roger. The bottle was designed by Veronique Monod

Dune fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Dune

Recently bought this again out of nostalgia; wore it when it first came out in 1991 and remember getting some great compliments when I'd wear it. I don't know if it's because of my body chemistry or lame nose, but I don't recognize any floral notes at all. It's always a rich blend of amber, musk and woody notes, with a touch of the bergamot & mandarin for a delicate reading of citrus. I don't mind at all -- when I want rose, peony, etc. I've got other fragrances to wear. But when I wear Dune it's because I want the warm, soft yumminess of amber. So glad I have this back in my fragrance wardrobe!
14th November, 2015

A warm embrace between freshness and strength,DUNE emanates a feeling of balance and serenity.Every man I've known loved it on ladies.It is an exotic fragrance,not too heavy and not too light,just the perfect blend for every season.Classic,Sweet, Elegance,Radiant,Ladylike and Appealing.

Right top notes of bergamot and peony rest over a soft and feminine bouquet of floral notes while the sweetness of the base notes due of vanilla and especially amber makes you feel like a breath of sunshine.It is a beach party for the senses.

It does not scream for attention.In fact if you like amber,you'll love this scent.DUNE is suitable for any age and any occasion.Totally it is not the best female perfumes by DIOR or the better than male version but this EDT is really lovely and interesting for me.


Longevity?preponderant than a EDT on my skin.DIOR is always interminable.

22nd April, 2015
All I can say is a lot of folks have great smelling dogs.
14th November, 2014
Noraed Show all reviews
United Kingdom
It has a blend of citrus, spices, musk and wood.
It is an oriental-floral type of perfume.

I consider this scent to be sharp, heavy, and mysterious.
I gave this thumbs down, because it is to masculine for my liking.
09th October, 2014
My vet says that women who wear that perfume have dogs trying to mount them. So it must have a real "wet dog" effect!
19th September, 2014
Genre: Oriental

Dune is based on a powdery woody amber with a fuzzy texture, flat character, and preternatural potency. It’s an ingredient I detest, and one which has become near ubiquitous in men’s fragrances since about the mid-1990s. (See Guerlain Homme, Cartier Roadster, and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin.) Remarkably, Dior manages to make it tolerable for me in this scent by cutting it with a sharp, steely galbanum note and some very tart citrus. Dune is a fine reminder that an ingredient may not be inherently objectionable, but rather that its impact will depend upon its treatment and context.

As Dune develops it goes the way of a dark, resinous oriental, with patchouli unseating the citrus and galbanum, while providing similar relief from the potentially oppressive powdery amber. Between the patchouli, some indolic white florals, and a faintly urine-inflected honey note, Dune also projects an understated but insistent animalic stink which I find highly advantageous to the overall composition. In fact, Dune becomes more and more animalic as it ages on me, eventually morphing into a sensuous, appealingly foetid musk and resin skin scent. Nice stuff all around, and a very pleasant surprise!
12th June, 2014

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