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    Question Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    The new Parfum flanker has been released. I own all of them, really like the scent.
    What is your opinion about the qualities of the three releases, which one is standing out in terms of sillage, projection and longevity?

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Will be picking up the Parfum tomorrow and looking forward to getting it. Will know more then.
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    Have only just acquainted myself with the Parfum but so far my impressions are very positive. With regards to longevity and sillage all three versions comfortably last all day for me. On my skin projection decreases with each increase in concentration (EDT>EDP>Parfum) which I must say I don't mind as the EDT was a tad on the overbearing side for me.
    If I had to say now I'd pick the Parfum as my favourite out of the bunch, I really like the Tonka/Sandalwood drydown. I don't think it will convert anyone who hates the Sauvage DNA into a fan but I certainly find it to be the smoothest and most likeable.

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    I have the original EDT, and I find it "OK". It's just to linear and loud and I guess too popular... smelling it at the gym on people causes nausea.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Own the entire line including very cool spray.
    Edt and cool spray the best in longevity, projection and sillage, edp the most composed in all 3 categories, Parfum lacks projection and sillage but lasts a decent time.
    This tends to be the case with most lines when they have different concentrations.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Now as owner of all three, for me, Parfum then EDP and then EDT
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    Just got my hands on a bottle of parfum. Smells better than the carded sample I smelled last week.
    I like it better than edp and edt. Agree with hednic’s rankings.

    Really enjoying the way this wears on my skin. Glad I purchased a full bottle. Now if have the dior parfum Quattro (DHP, FP, ESP 2017, SP).

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    Where is everyone picking these up at? Local stores? Online?
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    Got it at local Dillard’s.

    I also saw it at Saks local. Also saw it at Nordstrom.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Can’t wait to get out and try this latest addition
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyJB View Post
    Where is everyone picking these up at? Local stores? Online?
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    Hednic. What's your opinion on performance in terms of sillage and projection? EDT, EDP and parfum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattyboh74 View Post
    Hednic. What's your opinion on performance in terms of sillage and projection? EDT, EDP and parfum?
    For me overall performance is very good.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Not in the shops in Greece thus far so will be trying this when I’m back in the UK. People on fragrantica are slating it but reports say it is available there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me overall performance is very good.
    Did one stand out more than the other? I have two 5ml samples, edt and edp. I've been doing two sprays on each arm respectfully, And it seems the edt is lasting longer... Not what I expected

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    Parfum > EDP > EDT

    That said, almost all of it is down to turning down the shoutiness, which is exactly what has been needed.

    Anything else claimed about the notes isn't really relevant, as once they dry down for an hour the DNA is the same.

    Buying any of the Sauvages is just going to have you smelling like anyone else wearing it, of which there are so many. Strangers who know Sauvage aren't going to pick up which of the three you are wearing. So, if you have to wear it, and have a little self-restraint, the new Parfum version is definitely the one to buy if you really have to buy a Sauvage because it's delivery is more bearable.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by mfinz8 View Post
    Parfum > EDP > EDT

    That said, almost all of it is down to turning down the shoutiness, which is exactly what has been needed.

    Anything else claimed about the notes isn't really relevant, as once they dry down for an hour the DNA is the same.

    Buying any of the Sauvages is just going to have you smelling like anyone else wearing it, of which there are so many. Strangers who know Sauvage aren't going to pick up which of the three you are wearing. So, if you have to wear it, and have a little self-restraint, the new Parfum version is definitely the one to buy if you really have to buy a Sauvage because it's delivery is more bearable.
    Two wearings on and I am beginning to believe that the Parfum is the way to go. I need to really give it a proper full wearing, fresh out of the shower, with no other scents anywhere near me - just got to get hold of a sample from somewhere.

    It's definitely a toned down version of the EdT but notably different to the EdP which has less spices and added vanilla. The Parfum is also a step closer to Bleu's Parfum from 2018 but I could still justify having both.

    Totally agree with your last paragraph about strangers not being able to pick out which version this is... I certainly can't tell which version of Bleu or TdH another person is wearing unless I ask them. Even then, the average Joe Bloggs wouldn't know what they're wearing exactly.

    Rather ridiculously I was told by a SA that the EdT is meant for daytime, the EdP for evening and the Parfum for "wearing overnight" as it sits so close to the skin. I'm guessing it's intended as a going out, clubbing sort of scent so that says a lot about the market they are going for.
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    Funny it's being compared to the Blue Parfum. I can't pickup the scent on that one either, even right after smelling it. Too subdued, I guess. I really enjoy the smell but I go back and take another whiff and I just can't detect it enough. Again, right after I've sprayed it. Frustrating.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Own EDT. Sampled the EDP version. The EDP version was better IMO. A richer toned down version.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Own EDT. Sampled the EDP version. The EDP version was better IMO. A richer toned down version.
    Yeah but where does the Parfum stack up with you with the other two?
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    I’ve been familiarizing myself with all three recently since the release of the Parfum inspired me to give Sauvage another chance. I’m one of the people for whom the sillage of the original is just too much. I don’t find it vile or anything; just very chemical and loud, and very far from either “fresh” or “sexy.” Since the parfum was supposed to be much quieter, and because I like sandalwood, incense, and tonka, I was at least curious.

    Before getting my nose on the parfum I dug up my old sample of the EDT and did some card and skin tests. I surprised myself by discovering that I really enjoy the opening and mid of the EDT; it’s a mass-pleasing juicy-fresh bergamot-and-pepper effect that’s just a bit edgy, but I like it. The trouble is, it doesn’t last long at all before the EDT moves into that very distinct signature scratchy peppery-woods-and-ambroxan accord. That’s the bit which creates the weird toilet-paper-section-of-the-drugstore cloud for me, though interestingly wearing it myself, I mostly get the scratchy peppery wood chemical (norlimbanol?), and I don’t really hate it, but it’s ... a lot. This accord doesn’t “speak” for me, in that it doesn’t (so far at least) express anything I want to express (fresh, or sexy, or mysterious, or elegant, etc.), but it’s SO LOUD in making its point. I’m just not comfortable with this part.

    Yesterday, though, I went out to try the parfum, and gave the EDP a sniff for good measure. My curiosity got the best of me and I headed home with a small bottle of the EDP and several samples of the parfum. I was wearing the parfum on my hand, and now I’ve tested the EDP on paper, so in both cases my sense is more initial, but, here’s how it’s feeling right now:

    The parfum either creates a ton of olfactory fatigue, or it’s pretty quiet (which makes sense for any pure parfum). At first I got a hit of the “classic” Sauvage woody-amber scratch, but then it toned way down and the impression, honestly, was just a quieter slightly rounder focus on that same woody aroma-chemical. Not the Ambroxan, mind you, but the scratchy woods. I got the FAINTEST note of incense at one point, and at no point did I register sandalwood. It’s nothing obnoxious at all, just a lot more subdued and ho-hum than I expected. I’ll give it some more wears, though.

    I was more surprised by the EDP, after seeing so many people say it’s very similar to the EDT. I actually find the EDP pretty distinct. The star anise warms up the opening right away, cutting away a good bit of the zest of the original, and lasts all the way into the dry down, where it produces a bit of an Azzaro Pour Homme effect (star anise is shared by both). Most notably, the heart of the EDP lasts a lot longer than the EDT, and here, at least up close, it smells a lot like Bleu de Chanel’s opening. I’d chalk this up to lavender and nutmeg (with maybe some dihydromyrcenol) echoing the same in BdC. I like this accord, so, no complaints though also it feels a little redundant. In the dry down, the scratchy woods are dialed down (whew), and the Ambroxan melds with the vanilla to create a ... vanilla toiletries? ... accord to me. It’s certainly less rough ‘n’ scratchy than the EDT, but still has the weirdly off-putting base. (I say weirdly because obviously a lot of people like it, which at the very least leaves me fascinated.) It also seems like the EDP’s cloud is indeed toned down from the apocalyptic klaxon that is the EDT.

    Oh, I should say, I tested the EDT while checking against a strip sprayed with Molecule 02, which is nothing but Ambroxan. I knew the loved/hated Sauvage cloud was more than just Ambroxan, and this confirmed it for me. Ambroxan on its own is sort of a sheer-sweet wood, recognizable from a lot of things I like (a bunch of CdG stuff, for instance), and on its own I don’t mind it at all. Sauvage combines it with that very scratchy-peppery woods chemical and likely something else to create its weird, hugely effusive base. A lot of reviewers refer to that signature accord as “Ambroxan” but it’s definitely more than just Ambroxan.

    Anyway, I’m actually having fun getting to know Sauvage, even if it’s from a skeptical distance, because despite not loving it, and being a bit flabberghasted (or at least curious) about Demachy’s interest in hugely diffusive woody ambers, the truth is I find the EDT (and I suppose the EDP) to be clearly intelligent compositions. In the EDT, there’s a pepper through-line: peppery bergamot, to “szechuan pepper” notes in the middle, to the distinctly “peppery” texture of that woody amber beast in the dry down. That, plus the bright/dark contrast of the opening and the base, are all structurally smart, or sound, or what have you. It’s more that I’m not convinced of where it all ends up. I’m still surprised so many people find the final effect “fresh” or, more unaccountable to me, at all sexy.

    Still, here I am now owning a bottle of the EDP and I don’t have any regrets, even though I mostly wanted it to spray and examine here and there (might do the same with the EDT). Still not feeling like Sauvage expresses “me,” if that makes sense.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    If having to recommend and thus also to prefer and to choose only one of these two, it would be most likely Sauvage Parfum-due to both performance and actual scent in fairly equal, comparable proportions

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Yeah but where does the Parfum stack up with you with the other two?
    Like the EDP slightly better than the parfum as well. I like the richness in the EDP. A fan of all 3 though.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Tried Sauvage EdP and Parfum side by side out of small decants - exact the same ones with the same sprayer, same amount of sprays. So similar conditions for both.

    The EdP is much stronger, projects more and has more of that Sauvagey metallic "zing" in the air.
    The Parfum has a fuller base (where some may get those BdC Parfum resemblance), which I notice, when I put my nose close to the skin. The projection of the Parfum is very weak, about half an arm's lenght away I smell almost nothing of it. Longevity however is quite good with the Parfum (up to 8 hours and then the metallic note alone remains even longer).

    Conclusion: To me a purchase of the Parfum doesn't make any sense because I can barely smell it. And I doubt, that others can.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Will be able to test Perfume in few days.
    But for the rest:

    EdT: Cant wear it, too harsh to my nose - strong pass
    Cool spray: better than EdT but still too harsh - pass
    EdP: Nice one, pleasant scent - ~4/5

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    Conclusion: To me a purchase of the Parfum doesn't make any sense because I can barely smell it. And I doubt, that others can.
    They can. I couldn't smell it after a couple of hours but I was waiting for an iced coffee the other day and I was wearing three sprays from a Nordy sample atomizer (if you're unfamiliar read that as a little less than a single spray from the Dior atomizer) and I heard someone say "somebody smells really good!" They were easily 10 feet away.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    EdT: a citrus-garnished ambroxan and norlimbanol sledgehammer to the face.

    EdP: Citrus and spiced lavender ambroxan bomb made smooth but still strong.

    Parfum: Citrus and sage-topped amber and tonka near-fougère with low-key performance.
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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    They can. I couldn't smell it after a couple of hours but I was waiting for an iced coffee the other day and I was wearing three sprays from a Nordy sample atomizer (if you're unfamiliar read that as a little less than a single spray from the Dior atomizer) and I heard someone say "somebody smells really good!" They were easily 10 feet away.
    Maybe it performed better off your skin? Or Dior has big batch tolerances with Sauvage Parfum?
    However I'm not the only one who complained about that poor performance.
    And not to forget that I compared it to the EDP, which was MUCH stronger. I have samples of the EDT, too, which is even more potent and appears almost abrasive.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    Pure parfums, generally speaking, have low projection (though perhaps still some sillage, an in an actual trail when wafted, whereas projection is more just outright radiation), and are more dense and intimate. On the women’s side of things this has long been the case (consider the different Chanel extraits for example). So in that sense Sauvage Parfum is performing like other parfums/extraits I have. It’s definitely quiet and more intimate, and I just get trails here and there. I also get quite a lot of labdanum, creating a more natural-smelling rough woodsy texture than the one in the EDT.

    But, there are things like BDC Parfum or Dior Homme Parfum which are no slouches as far as projection (especially the DHP), so I get where people are expecting this to be louder. I’d say that it’s more that the BDC and Dior Homme Parfums are the exceptions. Usually when you want the big projection, you go for the EDT.

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    Default Re: Dior Sauvage Parfum vs EDP vs EDT

    We are talking about Dior's designer fragrances here.
    The Dior Parfums are all very potent (DHP, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Eau Sauvage Parfum) - the Sauvage Parfum is not. It has the longevity, yes, but a nearly non existent projection.
    And in regards to projection of BdC Parfum and DHP - BdC Parfum is a fart in the wind compared to DHP!




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