Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior, 1966
I liked this well enough to buy it. Opens with pungent LEMON that is very pure and natural, if a bit overwhelming as that is all you smell. After 30 minutes or so, it softens and an interesting savory herb (rosemary, basil?) projects slightly through the lemon. Lasts at least 5+ hours on skin/clothes.
Bracingly fresh opening, a combination of citrus and herbs with a mildly soapy edge. The vetiver stays constant from heart to drydown, but is never overly dry or burnt. Effortlessly fresh and masculine and without any boring stereotypical screechy laundry or aquatic notes. I can see why this one has stuck around.
Take a fresh and ripe lemon peel and bent it to release the intense spray of essential oils from the skin. That is the citrus fireworks opening notes of Eau Sauvage bring to my mind. This superb beginning quiets down rapidly and evolves languidly into a less explosive but still rich mixtue of citrus, patchouli, caraway and much more. Definitely a fragrance for those who cut their own path and would never leave a trail of fluff in their wake
perhaps one of the most classics and constat fragances I have known. It was my first, and it is among my top. fresh, classy elegant
Following in my father's footsteps, this was a staple for me for years. The lemon, green basil and vetiver were counterbalanced by amber and very mossy notes. Wearing now the 2012 reformulations I note that the moss/fougère component has been excised, resulting in a fresh, purely summery and light scent, which exudes a certain watery blandness on my skin. Poor projection and a longevity of about two hours. No balls left.
I stayed away from Eau Sauvage for a long time because I did not like the way the EdP smelled on my skin. After smelling nearly everything at Sephora one bored evening, I revisited the EdT and was blown away by how different it is from the EdP. It's totally citric and fresh...almost soapy, which I attribute to the vetiver. It's very similar to the Acqua di Parma stuff that I own...and it's half the price, so as far as practicality goes - there is a very good chance I'm going to use the heck out of this one. Just the EdT though...
the most stylish fragrance. very classy. subtle and discreet. works great with my skin. last for about six hours.
One of the great all time French classics! Lots of things going on in this clean citrus scent with very natural smelling ingredients hence being considered a masterpiece. It opens with very fresh and pure smelling lemon and basil with a fruity herbal touch, lots of flowery stuff going on in the heart, which combo with the herbs give it a little dirty vibe, with a base of vetiver, musk, amber and oakmoss. To me the flowery heart combined with the fresh herbal opening makes this fragrance so different from other fragrances in this genre with its brilliant dirty vibe. The blend of all these complementing notes and their smell is so perfect that it's called a masterpiece by many! It's refreshing, elegant, very mature, and gives you a very gentlemanly sophisticated feeling! Only for real men I'd say! To be used for 30 and up. To me it's more of a edc than edt as the lasting power is like 2 hrs tops when applied liberally and on clothes! After that the scent lingers on for still a while but so close to the skin that it is hardly detactable anymore for yourself and others. It is worth the first two hours and of course to be extended by reapplication. Mainly to be used in spring and summer. Rated: 8/10
Grown men, please wear this in summer. It's to die for. I most sincerely cannot think of a sexier men's cologne. I immediately get a vision of a square-jawed, mature man (30s, minimum) - tan and fit, wearing a gorgeously disheveled white collared shirt by the sea. Possibly sailing. Shorts and bare feet. It just screams, "HANDSOME!" And also polished, but not too polished. Relaxed and confident. Perfect. Don Draper would have worn this. Heck, I may have to start wearing it myself in the "borrowed from the boyfriend" manner.
Bought a sample vial from a cologne store for a $1.00. It ACTUALLY smells worse than the designer imposter's cologne sold for $1.00 in vending machines in men's rooms! Yeah, the owner of the fragrance shop said it was one of the best fragrances Dior ever made. After getting a whiff of this antiquated cleaning product-like scent, I wondered if this was true. Turns out this cologne was "cool" over 45yrs ago. Unless you're an old man, or like Pledge-esque scents, avoid at all costs. The longevity sucks too...thankfully...
Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior, 1966
By: Christian Dior
|Top Notes||Lemon, Rosemary|
|Middle Notes||Petitgrain, Basil|
|Bottle Designer||Pierre Dinand|
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