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Balade Sauvage (2018)
by Christian Dior

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Balade Sauvage information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 11 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Balade Sauvage

François Demachy:

If you are lucky enough to visit the island of Panarea, you can feel the sea breeze and the mineral aspect of the volcanic stone warmed by the sun and smell the flowers, fruits and rockrose. This fragrance draws inspiration from these strong sensations, like a moment spent in the shade of the fig tree, where effusive citrus fruits and a fresh breeze reminiscent of the Mediterranean sun, are liberated.

Balade Sauvage fragrance notes

Reviews of Balade Sauvage

This is an excellent release by Dior as it finally provides us with a truly tropical scent that is both unisex and modern. While it is centered around fig, the fig isn't so strong and direct as to totally make this a fig fragrance. It's less "figgy" than scents like Philosykos, Premier Figuier, and Figuier Eden, which focus purely on the fruit and little else. Balade Sauvage blends fig with other fruity notes as well, perhaps pear, apricot, and peach among others. It also incorporates soft tropical floral notes and blends them with the fruit, creating a scent that fresh and tropical but also kind of warm. There's a definite comfortable warmth that accompanies the fruit and floral notes and it comes across very smooth and natural feeling. Some citrus notes provide a little edge as well, but they're not particularly strong or sharp, so you never feel like you're wearing a citrus fragrance exactly. Labdanum in the base ensures a very smooth, plush finish. Balade Sauvage is never screechy, synthetic feeling, or anything other than unisex. Overall the quality is great and the performance is solid with good projection and longevity. It has a casual appeal, but would be very easy to wear a little dressed up as well. I would rate this a 9/10 easily, with perhaps the chance to give it another half a point once I have a little more time with it.

12th August, 2019
Greetings! Balade Sauvage from the House of Dior's La Collection Privée, from The Colognesseur's perspective.

This is very refreshing, very fruity, and very aromatic blend full of light citruses with peaches in the opening. Neroli for sure to be more specific.

To me, the opening was very reminiscent of Creed's Jardin D'Amalfi, even through the opening and into the heart notes. The major difference being the gorgeous floral musky drydown of Jardin D'Amalfi complimenting the citrus where as Balade Sauvage stayed more linear, at least on my skin.

Though I sit in the midst of Winter as I write this review, this would be an absolutely beautiful Spring into Summer scent as pleasant a smell on a gentleman or a lady - a fragrance this fine discerns no gender.

Having received this as a small complimentary sample courtesy of Dior for ordering Dior Leather Oud (quite a different direction on that needless to say) I certainly may consider picking this one up.

Longevity on my skin was a satisfactory 6-7 hours, having moderate sillage, as i could smell it off my wrist well into the 3 hour mark until about 5 hours in when the projection began fading.

Certainly full bottle-worthy in terns of quality, however as is the case for all blends of the esteemed Privée line, price is certainly up there, so to the buyer be the decision.
And of course, due to the polarity of neroli, I certainly advise sampling before making any purchase!

May you all have a pleasant evening!
03rd January, 2019
A very outdoorsy scent experience! Fragrance notes include:

Head - bergamot, petitgrain, ozonic notes
Heart - fig, hedione, orange blossom, rose, fig tree, sea notes, solar notes, peach
Base - labdanum, pebbles, amberwood, vanilla

Starts with a very green, bright citrus and fresh touch, soon to be filled with a fruity mix and only a smidgen of fig. The rock rose emerges to smooth things down, along with a sweetened touch by powdery amberwood and vanilla.

A unisex scent for sure, evoking sensations of fancy landscapes rife with natural, warming fragrance. Not for everyone, so I'd recommend a test spritz first.
19th November, 2018

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