Dune (1991)
    by Christian Dior




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    Dune is a women's fragrance by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1991 and the bottle was designed by Veronique Monod

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    Noraed's avatar

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    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.

    09 October, 2014

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    Genre: Oriental

    Dune is based on a powdery woody amber with a fuzzy texture, flat character, and preternatural potency. Itís an ingredient I detest, and one which has become near ubiquitous in menís 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!

    12 June, 2014

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    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.

    12 April, 2014

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    Orange and anise drying down to - well, another negative review here said it and I must concur - wet dog.

    Trivial and unpleasant, despite the usual Turin undeserved five stars and nonsense description - "fresh oriental."

    27 January, 2014

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    Essence of Summer

    When I was little, one of my favorite summer pastimes was to go amber hunting. I would get up early in the morning and walk the few steps from our Baltic Sea summer house to the beach, eager to see what the waves had brought in during the night. After a quick dip in the cold, salty water, I would wrap myself in a bathrobe and walk, bent over, near the water line, carefully scanning the shore for a brown or golden pebble that seemed out of place in the white sand. A gentle sea breeze would blow, bringing with it a palette of scents ranging from brackish water and dry sand to warm sunscreen and old kelp.

    This is what I get from Dune. When first applied, I get a burst of something fresh and floral, as innocent as a childhood memory. That quickly gives way to a deeper, aromatic flower and incense both resting on a bed of warm sandalwood. When I lean closer, I get the salty sea, the warm sand and even a whiff of the musty kelp, backed up by musk and amber. For me, Dune works best on warm, even sweaty, skin where it leaves a more balanced foot print; it is softer, rounder and I am even able to pick up a trace of vanilla.

    Dune is a complex and interesting fragrance with scents ranging from delightful to downright strange. But it works. For several years, Dune has been my favorite summer daytime fragrance and, like the amber I once found, I treasure it like a gem.

    01st October, 2013

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    Floral plus

    A gentle orange opening with a wood tone give way to an aldehyde based floral drydown of ylang-ylang, peonie and lily. Later vanilla gives sweetness, counterbalanced in the base by benzoin and a mild patchouli. Pleasant, decent silage and projection with three hours of longevity. Quite versatile.

    22 September, 2013

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