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    Hi everyone.

    I thought I'd share a new acquisition with you all, a vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage.
    Based on information gleaned from André Moreau's indispensable website Raiders of the Lost Scent, I'd date this bottle as early-80's (earlier?)

    112ml
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    30, avenue Hoche

    Oddly, the batch code on the box is (from what I can see, it's quite faint) 7400050, while on the bottle of the bottle (which I just saw, it's also very faint) it's 950C if I'm reading it correctly.
    Can anyone account for this?

    As I hope you can see in the photo, the bottle is in pristine condition, it looks like it was bought yesterday. I'm assuming this was always stored in the box.

    How does it smell? Wonderful, if on the lighter side, although I've read similar comments. I bought recently a vintage (not this old) Eau Sauvage after shave balm and I look forward to combining the two.
    Oh.....and this is the only atomizer I've ever owned. Interesting!

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    As always, any comments or questions are greatly appreciated.
    Alan.

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    Ohh nice one! As soon as I finish my 100% Glacon flanker I will start using my 200ml vintage Eau Sauvage.
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    If I may ask, are the top notes still intact? Congratulations on finding a classic.
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    Nice I have the same - it belonged to my grandfather who passed a couple of years ago.
    Wear it in good health!

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    If I may ask, are the top notes still intact? Congratulations on finding a classic.
    Believe it or not there's bright citrus in the opening......how that's possible I'm not quite sure.
    It fades quite quickly, as one one would expect, although it does faintly linger.
    Gorgeous, just wish it was stronger.

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Nice I have the same - it belonged to my grandfather who passed a couple of years ago.
    Wear it in good health!
    Thank you sir!
    I forgot to mention in my original post: The seller told me that it was found in a drawer belonging to an older relative who passed away.
    I love the idea of "inheriting" this from a stranger and continuing to enjoy it as I assume he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    Believe it or not there's bright citrus in the opening......how that's possible I'm not quite sure.
    It fades quite quickly, as one one would expect, although it does faintly linger.
    Gorgeous, just wish it was stronger.
    Nice. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Very nice! Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    That's a good find; probably the oldest Eau Sauvage bottle I would think; have been on the look out for this version...Enjoy!
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    Congrats, enjoy!

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    I just picked up something similar. It is surprisingly fresh to my nose, but there is something in it that slightly troubles me. Not sure what it is - kind of an anamalic saccharin note that lightly repulses me. Oh well, glad I have it as a reference.


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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Thank you everyone for your comments and wishes!
    After sampling I now realize that this doesn't last for very long, 3-4 hours tops.
    As I mentioned above, I've read this on more than one occasion.
    Oh that it would last longer!!!!

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    Congratulations on your acquisition. I'd say it is from the late 70s to early 80s. I notice that the box has an EMB code, which would make it a post-1978 packaging, and I'm sure those aerosol bottles had been phased out by the late 80s.

    I also acquired a partly used aerosol bottle of Eau Sauvage, and I must say, it is the best smelling of the three bottles I have. The top notes seem remarkably intact. I think it is at least partly due to the fact that the gas inside the bottle is not air, but rather a propellant. As such, the juice does not suffer from oxidation in the same way as with a "natural spray" bottle.

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    Interesting theory RoRo! Of the many Habit Rouge EDC's I've tried, the one in aerosol bottle has the most crisp and fresh topnotes.

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Congratulations on your acquisition. I'd say it is from the late 70s to early 80s. I notice that the box has an EMB code, which would make it a post-1978 packaging, and I'm sure those aerosol bottles had been phased out by the late 80s.

    I also acquired a partly used aerosol bottle of Eau Sauvage, and I must say, it is the best smelling of the three bottles I have. The top notes seem remarkably intact. I think it is at least partly due to the fact that the gas inside the bottle is not air, but rather a propellant. As such, the juice does not suffer from oxidation in the same way as with a "natural spray" bottle.
    Excellent comments RoRo, thank you.
    Great point about the propellant, I didn't even consider that.
    Do you find as well that it only lasts a few hours?

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Eau Sauvage doesn´t last long in any formulation....

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Nice find Alan! (I saw it too on the MP site few weeks ago but I am not that much into ES )
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    Do you find as well that it only lasts a few hours?
    It doesn't have great longevity, no. But I usually get 4-5 solid hours of enjoyment, and still catch the occasional whiff even beyond that. That's all I've come to expect from Eau Sauvage, and I can live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Nice find Alan! (I saw it too on the MP site few weeks ago but I am not that much into ES )
    Thanks Slayerized !

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Great find. Congrats on your purchase.
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    Thank you everyone for your comments and wishes!
    After sampling I now realize that this doesn't last for very long, 3-4 hours tops.
    As I mentioned above, I've read this on more than one occasion.
    Oh that it would last longer!!!!
    Its sort of one of those things that you have to live with, if you want a very natural smelling citrus fragrance. All of the really top-notch, natural smelling citrus scents don't have much longevity. I remember reading it explained this way - try taking a lemon or an orange and rubbing your hands all over it for a few seconds so that the citrus oils in the skin and rind come off in your hands...and then quickly smell your hands. That smell is FANTASTIC! But it only lasts for a few seconds before it disappears. Same goes for perfume oils.

    In addition, a VINTAGE fragrance contains older citrus components - even more so it's going to fade fast.

    I love vintage Eau Savage - especially that subdued hint of dirtiness that Roudnitska wove in that scent...right in the middle of that sparkling citrus and hedione notes.
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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Congrats! What a find.. Must smell absolutely fantastic.

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    Congrats on this hunt

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    Default Re: Vintage Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Its sort of one of those things that you have to live with, if you want a very natural smelling citrus fragrance. All of the really top-notch, natural smelling citrus scents don't have much longevity. I remember reading it explained this way - try taking a lemon or an orange and rubbing your hands all over it for a few seconds so that the citrus oils in the skin and rind come off in your hands...and then quickly smell your hands. That smell is FANTASTIC! But it only lasts for a few seconds before it disappears. Same goes for perfume oils.

    In addition, a VINTAGE fragrance contains older citrus components - even more so it's going to fade fast.

    I love vintage Eau Savage - especially that subdued hint of dirtiness that Roudnitska wove in that scent...right in the middle of that sparkling citrus and hedione notes.
    Superb comments and I thank you.
    I realize now that this is the way I need to approach Eau Sauvage.
    Still learning.........
    Alan.




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