All I can say is a lot of folks have great smelling dogs.
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.
My vet says that women who wear that perfume have dogs trying to mount them. So it must have a real "wet dog" effect!
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!
What a fun scent! You may not hear that often but I'm watching this history out of order. I smell in this one the mathematical mean of Paloma Picasso's jasmine-and-musky-hay-Minotaure and the sunscreen and salt of Salvador Dali's Le Roy Soleil. It's not great. It's not everyday. It IS Fun, it smells good, and it sure is a nice break from what I had been reviewing recently. Such is the power of retrospect, I suppose. Dune is a 'candywood' fragrance that even the collectors will like.