Eau Sauvage Extrême 
Christian Dior (1982)

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Eau Sauvage Extrême by Christian Dior

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Eau Sauvage Extrême is a men's fragrance launched in 1982 by Christian Dior

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There are 41 reviews of Eau Sauvage Extrême by Christian Dior.

A quite restrained woody dark barber-shop fragrance a la V&A Pour Homme or Battistoni Marte, based on herbal-aromatic patterns, dry "fluidy" cadarwood and virile cistus (the latter quite intense and warmly masculine). A "signature kind of" fragrance with no frills for classic conservative gentlemen loving tradition and dry woody/herbal perfumes. A veritable must from Christian Dior.

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I agree with Colin. The original was delicate, this is in your face. More lemony and sweet. The sweetness is what does this in.
I am not a big fan of original so this one is a pass for me.

The Extreme flanker to Dior Eau Sauvage is, to me, an uninteresting departure from the classic original. Extreme deviates toward a smell of more alcohol, and almost more of a deep aquatic smell as well. It certainly doesn't seem to be hyped due to the more recent release of Parfum, but I'd argue that it merits less attention that the original, and now that seems to be appropriately what it receives. It doesn't seem to exceed the original in any respect of its scent. Fresher? Perhaps. More alcohol and strength? Definitely. Wearable? Sure. But a scent worth owning in a world where the original exists? Doubtfully.

Its use of lavender is not as prominent as in the original--Extreme is less of a spicy fougere than a spicy fresh alcohol type of scent. The lavender still brings a freshness with the citrus, but it's not there nearly enough to keep it interesting. It's a nice scent but I'm simply blase toward it after sampling the original this morning.

Like the original, Extreme's performance (an "intense EDT") leaves something to be desired, though it is arguably slightly more robust in terms of performance. I'm unimpressed, though, especially given the higher price points (citing FragranceNet) of $52 for 50ml and $77 for 100ml. A good scent but it's not an addition to the original, just an odd departure.

7 out of 10

EAU SAUVAGE EXTREME?Not only this one but also i always recommend DIOR fragrances to anyone who wants only the best because this great designer always does exceptional on all of their scents.ESE is a must have for all gentleman and after all these years still contemporary.this EDT never go out of style however usually for me original version are more memorable and surpriser than next versions.

Versatile,spontaneous,excitement, elegant,classy,fresh,citrusy and superior scent.ESE is a new tale of refinement,re-interpreting citrus and wood notes to depict a quiet evening bathed in the emerging twilight:a stroll under a just starring mediterranean sky,where lemon groves waft their fresh aroma from a distance and aromatic herbs are crushed underfoot.

The notes are real nice for this fragrance. the scent ignites the senses with top notes of lemon,bergamot, basil and lavender, heart notes of coriander,bay leaf, sandalwood and aldehydes and a base of oakmoss,cedar,patchouli and musk that makes it exceedingly sophisticated and long lasting.Great for any occasion, business or pleasure.for those that want a richer feel to EAU SAUVAGE then this will suit them well.

Eau Sauvage Extreme opens with a pleasant whiff of subtle and quite sweetened citrus with minty herbs on lavender and woods – a woody accord that smells quite warm and almost ambery, with a darker shade of mossy patchouli. Somehow sharp and peppery too, overall honestly not that distant from many other fresh woody-mossy colognes. Take away all the refined warmth of original Eau Sauvage and add some herbal-mossy stuff... I don't get the “extreme” though, and I don't see the point of this version since it smells like a cheaper Eau Sauvage, but it smells decent. Nice try!


I don't know why many people here keep bashing this fragrance while I believe it's a nice fresh, oriental and aromatic fragrance that is a very good choice for spring and fall.
I didn't have the opportunity to test the original Eau Sauvage and I can't compare them to each other but this fragrance by itself is a quality and well made fragrance and I like it.
The opening is a nice fresh, slightly bitter and juicy lemony scent with some sweetness from tonka bean (or maybe benzoin) and some bitter aromatic herbal notes in the background.
The quality of the notes is really good and the overall smell even though it's not something new, is pleasant and inoffensive.
As time passes by I'm getting less citruses and more bitter green herbal notes plus a little more sweetness.
The sweetness doesn't smell like vanilla or musk. it's kind of a slightly woody and bitter sweet smell that we usually get from tonka bean.
This can be someones signature scent easily but you should be more careful in the summer and you have to spray less or it can get cloying a little bit.
Projection is above average and longevity is around 5-7 hours.

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