Monday, September 21, 2015

New Fragrance for Men: Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette Review

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New from Dior for Men and with a campaign featuring the one and only Johnny Depp, Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette ($82 CAD) is a described as a "radically fresh composition that is raw and noble all at once". With notes of bergamot, black pepper, ambergris, and patchouli, the scent promises a wild and masculine ride. Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side? Read on to find out, click......
Sauvage Eau de Toilette for Men
The Bottle:
The Sauvage fragrance comes in a simple round glass bottle. The bottle has a dark inky top-down gradient with a sleek magnetic cap that shuts with a satisfying snap. I love the little details Dior puts in its products and with this fragrance, you can find a tiny etching of a bee under the cap.
Sauvage Eau de Toilette for Men
The Scent:
Starting off with a strong, cool bergamot scent, Sauvage feels very masculine and strong. Interestingly though, that strong citrus fades very quickly (within minutes) to reveal the sweet, creamy and rich ambergris smell of the ambroxan. The patchouli is pretty subtle on this one, I can detect a bit of its warm, almost chocolatey allure but to me, this scent is not at all wild. With such a masculine name and bottle, I was really expecting a more exciting and raw scent profile. Don't get me wrong, I love the sweet ambergris, but it overwhelms the other notes; I could hardly detect the pepper which I think would have added a sharp zing to the sweetness.
Overall, this is one for the fans of warm and sweet scents. The campaign and marketing for me is a tad misleading, so it's definitely worth checking it out in person to see if this is the scent for you.

Top Notes: Calabria bergamot, Sichuan black pepper
Base Notes: Grey amber ambroxan, patchouli
Sauvage Eau de Toilette for Men
Availability:
Dior fragrances are available online and in stores at Sephora, Nordstrom, The Bay, and Holt Renfrew.
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