AntonPan

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May 8, 2008
Last week Alain Delon and Francois Demachy presented here, in Moscow, the new version of Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme. It will be in classical black bottle of Eau Sauvage Extreme, but the juice will be absolutely new: more fresh and modern. As Demachy said, Eau Sauvage is the classic of fresh scents of XX century, while the new fragrance has all chances to become the classic of XXI century. It will be availbale in Russia from 15th of June, and from September in the rest of the world. The face is young Alain Delon, the TV-commercial will include scenes from his film "La piscine" ("The swimming pool")
 

Renaissance_Man

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Feb 26, 2006
Any info on the notes? I remember reading something about young AD being the face for the new ES campaign but nothing about Extreme.
Interesting.
 

shamu1

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Feb 25, 2009
Though it's not a terrible scent by any means, I think ESE is one that could actually use a reformulation. What bugged me about ESE is the vinegary smell that's so prevalent for the first hour or so, plus the fact that it's a lot less citrusy than Eau Sauvage. If they can somehow capture the elegance of Eau Sauvage, retain the citrus notes and make it much stronger than Eau Sauvage - a herculean task - this could be a winner.

I just hope they don't turn it into a boring woody/aquatic "fresh" scent.
 

DULLAH

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Oct 25, 2007
If this has a huge concentrated, longer-lasting dose of materials that emulate the topnotes of the original eau sauvage, and alot less of the "butt jasmine", I'm very interested. Turning up some of the other florals (rose, iris) would be a very good idea, but I think toning down the carnation and the arse note, would be a very good idea. Since the new regulations on Oakmoss, get the dirtiness or wildness from the rooty (orris, vetiver) and herbal (basil, Rosemary), or unique (cumin, patchouli) notes. And Dior by now must realize that the topnotes are what so many love about eau sauvage, hopefully they are amplified to an extreme.
 

DustB

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Apr 5, 2003
The nerve! If they're going to make a new fragrance why not call it a new fragrance?
 

AntonPan

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May 8, 2008
some photos from the presentation
 

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KMF

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Aug 25, 2007
And again I will ask the question, will it be difficult to find in the States?

If it is like any of the other recent Dior flankers (Dior Homme Intense, Dior Homme Cologne, Fahrenheit Absolute), then yes it will be very difficult to get a bottle early on... Though I'm sure the online retailers will get bottles a few months after the release...
 

GodISmellGood

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Jul 3, 2009
Here's a picture from 1966 used last year to portrait Eau Sauvage campaign. It's quite frightening to compare the one taken last week and this...

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AntonPan

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May 8, 2008
Got some new information on this. New Extreme is a version of Eau Sauvage enriched with mint (really trendy note!) and vetiver.
 
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Pollux

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Got some new information on this. New Extreme is a version of Eau Sauvage enriched with mint (really trendy note!) and vetiver.

Well, I was truly afraid it was going to include calone. Now, mint and vetiiver do seem a much better option.
 

Riverwide

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Mar 20, 2006
I noticed Eau Sauvage Extreme prominently displayed in a Dublin department store this week and decided to try it, incase it was the new version and I think it was! I only smelled the old version a couple of times last year and it made no impression on me. This one reminded me immediately of Guerlain Homme. The mint note is very prominent and it lasts a lot longer than Eau Sauvage. Very lovely stuff, but again, it bears a striking resemblance to the lemon/minty Guerlain Homme.

It was displayed on a stand which had the image of a young Alain Delon from the 50s or 60s.

Is it possible that it was indeed the new version that I smelled?
 

AntonPan

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May 8, 2008
I noticed Eau Sauvage Extreme prominently displayed in a Dublin department store this week and decided to try it, incase it was the new version and I think it was! I only smelled the old version a couple of times last year and it made no impression on me. This one reminded me immediately of Guerlain Homme. The mint note is very prominent and it lasts a lot longer than Eau Sauvage. Very lovely stuff, but again, it bears a striking resemblance to the lemon/minty Guerlain Homme.

It was displayed on a stand which had the image of a young Alain Delon from the 50s or 60s.

Is it possible that it was indeed the new version that I smelled?

Yes, it was a new version.
 

manicboy

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Oct 12, 2005
Shouldn't Delon be hawking his own fragrances?:laugh: Also, it seems strange that Dior are relaunching ESE when it's been widely available for a while, and it wasn't that good to begin with.

Anybody notice that the more interesting Dune PH was recently relaunched and is available everywhere now?
 

teger

Banned
Aug 14, 2007
Shouldn't Delon be hawking his own fragrances?:laugh: Also, it seems strange that Dior are relaunching ESE when it's been widely available for a while, and it wasn't that good to begin with.

Anybody notice that the more interesting Dune PH was recently relaunched and is available everywhere now?

Did you read that it was re-formulated making the fragrance much different from the previous ESE? IMO that warrants a relaunch!
 

renzo

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Mar 14, 2005
Bought it last week... had jugded it ont the first impressions on my hand..... not bad but absolutely NO longlivety on me :-((( The original was better..
 

moon_fish

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Apr 26, 2003
I tried new ESE yesterday. It happens to be great - for me it`s much better than before reformulation.
smooth, juicy and full-bodied.
It has mint and lavender, extra-vetiver, extra-hedione, and citrussy-spicy elemi oil to extend from lemon to cedar. so it`s flowery citrus-vetiver cologne. And it lasts and lasts! as it`s INTENSE Eau de toilette (but I forgot to see the concentration). Some Ambre Nuit accord is detected after 2 hours.
But in far end of sillage it smells a bit monotonous.
I like new ESE better than new ES and old ESE.
But I still prefer old ES as classic masterpiece - though new ESE is specially made for hot summer time to last about 4-6 hours.

Yes, new ESE is in black bottle with silver label. And black box.
 

perfaddict

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Basenotes Plus
Oct 3, 2008
If the current version gets discontinued we may just be looking at the creation of a sought-after vintage in years to come. I have always loved the current/vintage ESE and dont think it needed an "update" to replace it. I believe Dior should have done a "Polo Modern Reserve" with the new ESE and left the original as is.
 

Riverwide

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Mar 20, 2006
This new formulation has serious longevity on me also. It's definitely one of those "all day long" scents!

I still think it's very like Guerlain Homme.
 

rmlj

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Sep 6, 2005
How would I know if the one I am buying is the new ESE by just looking at the bottle? Is there a difference between the new and the old one as far as packaging or labeling is concerned?
 

AntonPan

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May 8, 2008
How would I know if the one I am buying is the new ESE by just looking at the bottle? Is there a difference between the new and the old one as far as packaging or labeling is concerned?

There is a word 'concentree' on the old bottle.
 

Killer_Vavoom

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2005
What a sad thing to do. Thankfully, I have 2 bottles of the original extreme version. What a shame. The new one is a replica of Guirlain Homme.
 

Beau Garçon

Well-known member
Sep 16, 2007
I agree with you. The new "extreme" is an almost exact copy of Guerlain Homme eau de parfum (mixed with some notes of the original Eau Sauvage). Another wrong step from LVMH. Disappointing.
 

AntonPan

Well-known member
May 8, 2008
No, ESE is not a copy of Guerlain Homme. ESE is the original ES combined with green notes (first of all mint, then vetiver), that's why for someone it seems similar to Guerlain Homme, which also contains mint. But similarity is not noticable. I should say that ESE is more mature but at the same time more modern than original ES, and I like it.
 

martinbenner

New member
Apr 26, 2010
The visual difference between the old ESE and the reformulated one is: the new one is called »Eau Sauvage Extreme Intense«, the word »Intense« is missing on the old ESE bottle and package!
As far as i know this is the only way to find an old bottle, instead of buying blind.
 

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