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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Pour Monsieur if you favor spice, but Eau Sauvage if you favor citrus.

    Both are elegant, crisp, masculine and very French fragrances.

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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    I'm curious if you'll think the original is similar. By most reports it's not, but I haven't smelled it myself.
    hehe..... just got my sample PM edt from TPC. Have it on my wrist next to PM Concentree. To my nose, they are very similar. PMC named correctly that it is a condensed version of PM. PMC lasts way longer and has much more silage. The dry down is almost identical.


    Great! I can have peace with my PMC then.

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    I love them both and I would chose them both without hesitation.

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    Newbie here...


    Was just to post a thread posing this exact question, thought I'd search first just in case it had been asked before, and to my surprise it has!


    I'm reasonably new to the world of fragrance, but have developed a liking for warm, spicy, evening type fragrances. I'm looking for something more suitable for casual day time wear though. Problem is I find most citrus based scents terribly dull and uninteresting. ES and PM are exceptions for me - both being delightfully fresh and interesting at the same time.

    Can't for the life of me decide between them though... am looking for something just for day to day university wear. I see both have longevity problems, this isn't a massive issue however I guess if one lasts a fair bit longer then that would be a positive for it.
    My 'tested' list gives an idea to other sort of smells I am fond of.

    With that, any recommendations would be highly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Quote Originally Posted by abc1234 View Post
    hehe..... just got my sample PM edt from TPC. Have it on my wrist next to PM Concentree. To my nose, they are very similar. PMC named correctly that it is a condensed version of PM. PMC lasts way longer and has much more silage. The dry down is almost identical.


    Great! I can have peace with my PMC then.
    Thanks for this test and post.

    I can end this quest.

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    Both deserve a mention in the great catagory.I lean a bit toward Eau Sauvage, and I do so because it lasts forever on me, has a sparkling opening, and has a more pronounced drydown. Can't go wrong with either, but I would choose Dior's Eau Sauvage.
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    RDFCHarry,
    Welcome to Basenotes and hearty kudos to you for successfully searching the forum before posting your own. And on your first post no less!

    In answer to your question, I would say that PM is marginally better for casual day wear than ES due to the slight animalic note in the latter, but it's really a toss up. Both are quite appropriate for business and formal occasions, but that doesn't stop me from wearing either to work, where casual dress is the norm.

    Bottom line: I don't see how you can go wrong with either choice.
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    I started this thread and I'm happy to report that I eventually bought both ES and CPM, although not at the same time. At first both smelled similar but after months of constant usage, I really see the differences between both. For a more casual event I would go with ES as the bright citrus opening is one of the best I know of and the drydown although I find it hard to detect sometimes is quite good too. CPM is more of a formal/office scent for me. I found CPM to have better longevity compared to ES.
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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Chanel pour Monsieur - by a long, long mile......
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    I definitely respect both fragrances for their historical significance. however, perhaps due my skin chemistry, both fragrances have abysmal longevity and sillage.

    Wearability is the issue for me with both Eau Sauvage and Chanel Pour Monsieur. Personally, I would not purchase either. As I write this, I am experiencing what I truly expect to be a modern gentleman's classic, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.

    Just my 2 scents.

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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Get them both! You will not regret it! Eau Sauvage and Chanel pour Monsieur are possibly the two best men's scents of the 20th Century. Even LT gives them both five stars.

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    Default Re: Dior Eau Sauvage or Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    I own and love them both. But I tend to enjoy Eau Sauvage more, even though it doesn't last as long. But both are surely worth owning.

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    i own both...I like Chane'ls PM better...it's a bit smoother in the drydown. It is however one of the lesser Chanels imho.

    Most Chanels are terrific quality frags with great longlivety and sillage...PM falls short on both. Grow some balls and get somthing really "sauvage" like Chanels Antaeus, Egoiste or Puig's Quorum.

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    both are magnific !! you can choose one of two and not to regret because
    both are incomparables and magnifics and can wear in any moment.
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    I own both, both are equally good. Eau Sauvage is fresher but CPM last longer on me.

    Just get any one, you will end up getting the other anyway.

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    Proud owner of Eau Sauvage, but sadly, haven't tried CPM yet. I haven't seen it anywhere around town, besides the Concentree version which I don't care for.

    Eau Sauvage will always be in my collection and most likely in my top 5. It smells expensive, and I love every phase of the fragrance. I may have a tip for those who're having longevity issues.

    I have gotten more scent life out of ES when you place the bottle in fridge over night. I swear by it.

    Second, when you spray it on, first apply to your bare chest and then once you put your shirt on, open the top and spray down towards the chest so a slight amount hits the shirt. I'm not one to influence spraying anything on clothes, but this really helps with this particular scent.

    I easily get 10 hrs out of Eau Sauvage and others smell it on me within a 5-10 ft radius.

    What I love the most about ES is that out of all my collection, its more of skin scent rather than a cover up. I tend to like fragrances that are more of a additive to my skins natural aroma, rather than a replacement.

    Over time ES dries down to a sweaty lemony vetiver on my skin, that I can't get enough of.

    I'd say get both if you've test driven the two and feel equally in love with each.

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    I love both of them, but I ended up buying Eau Sauvage first because it seemed to be less formal.
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    I can never imagine NOT having both

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    Thanks for the responses guys, much appreciated.

    I'm now very tempted to go for both!
    Think I may get Eau Sauvage now, then a few months down the line, when funds allow it, add Pour Monsieur.

    Wore an Eau Sauvage sample all day yesterday and was very confused by the longevity.
    After only an hour or so, I could no longer smell it on my skin when I put my wrist to my nose.
    Despite this; for about 10 hours after, I was getting gorgeous whiffs of lemon regularly. It was almost as if it were the sillage from a fragrance of someone walking past me, but it was definitely coming from me!

    Over all it was a fantastic experience, but I wish it I could have smelt it close to my skin for longer.

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    Sweating or getting wet (rain) seems to resurrect Eau Sauvage. Alas after that, not a whiff is left.

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    I have both and would take Eau Sauvage in a second. PM is rather powdery for me and is too similar to so many other fragrances. (Many much cheaper) Eau Sauvage does not last as long but is wonderful. Very citrusy and some green mixed in. I am seeking out a good deal on what will be my third bottle. Good luck.

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