This classic citrus fragrance by Dior is a favourite of many. Packaged in a very classy bottle and a classy box to match. A more "Extreme" version is available (in black packaging) called 'Eau Sauvage Extreme'. Other Dior fragrances for men include Fahrenheit and most recently, Dune for Men.
Eau Sauvage fragrance notes
- lemon, Bergamot, Cumin, rosemary
- petitgrain, Jasmine, Patchouli, Carnation, basil, Coriander, Orris
- vetiver, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk
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Latest Reviews of Eau Sauvage
Being that I have never worn a vintage version of Eau Sauvage, I can’t comment on what is missing, but only on what is present.
Eau Sauvage opens with a blast of citrus ranging from lemon to bitter orange, interspersed with cumin and rosemary. The spices stop the citrus becoming generic, and the balance between the components suggests at the sophistication to come.
After about fifteen minutes I get an elegant combination of basil, carnation, and iris, which joins with the citrus and spice and lasts for at least eight hours on my skin.
The base is a combination of soft sandalwood, soapy vetiver, and a little bit of amber and moss.
Wearing Eau Sauvage makes me want to play George Benson tunes on my Nashville telecaster.
Eau Sauvage is probably a bit too elegant for sitting on the couch playing a guitar in jeans and a T-shirt, but somehow it works.
Don’t wait as long as I did to get yourself a bottle.
Expect from it all the beauty of traditional Eau De Colognes plus some more - not notes, I mean, discretion, as demanded by good taste. You might as well contrast it with today's Sauvage to check how things changed in fifty years. Yes, the sense of elegance either changed or dissapeared.
For those not content with Eau Sauvage's perceived longevity, try a spray on the neck and one on each wrist followed up by the same a few minutes after the first have thoroughly dried. Mine is very dry skin, even in humid central Florida, but this method has allowed me to enjoy many a fragrance I otherwise felt had questionable performance. Undeniably good juice and worth the attention.
The addition of a dirty' jasmine and herbs to a sparkling lemon top creates a real thirst quenching' effect that the citrus itself could never achieve. I liken it to the effect of a good cup of English Breakfast Tea - it's not a cold, sparkling beverage but it has such a balance of invigoration and depth that when done properly will quench your thirst like nothing else.
Eau Sauvage is a timeless, intimate, gentlemanly' and versatile fragrance. A real joy to wear.
I'll comment on performance but my sample didn't come with any indication of what year it was produced, so I assume it's fairly recent and probably what's available in stock at retail. Projection was just okay throughout but longevity was pretty good, lasting 8 hours.
This review is of the EDT.
So I'll keep it brief: it's an impeccably made, perfectly balanced, anywhere-anytime creation with a gorgeous lemon-citrus opening and an herbal heart. It gets as close to "timelessness" as fragrances can get.
Yes, silage is low and it does not last that long, but I find it lasts longer when sprayed on clothes in warmer weather. There is a slight differnce in the vintage vs. the new re-formulation. I find the vintage to be just a little more "heavy", and the newer lighter.