"To create Sauvage, I used man as my starting point."
Dior Sauvage is one of the most popular and best-selling men’s fragrance line from the House of Dior.
It is a fierce, crowd-pleasing cologne that can in most cases be identified due to its popularity and amazing scent DNA. Particularly, the word ‘Sauvage’ means wild in French.
From the high popularity of the 2015 powerhouse, Dior Sauvage EDT sees two more variations come into its family.
One being Dior Sauvage EDP and the other being Dior Sauvage Parfum.
We take a look at the different versions of Dior Sauvage, seeing what makes them brilliant and the words from perfumer-creator Francois Demachy.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette
Top Notes: Sichuan Pepper, Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Lavender, Geranium.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Ambroxan.
Entering the fragrance scene spectacularly in 2015, the infamous Dior Sauvage EDT reveals. This natural and clean cologne is part of the aromatic fragrance family.
This is the original version of Sauvage. Generally, fragrances that are Eau de Toilette carry 5 to 20% oil concentration, making the scent light.
However, the fresh composition of Sauvage EDT allows it to perform great on the skin.
Dior Sauvage EDT is for the man who is true to himself and oozes masculinity. Although he is fierce at times, he perfectly balances this by being noble.
Interestingly, this aroma takes inspiration from wide-open spaces. It is like a crisp blue sky which dominates hot, rocky landscapes.
The use of quality natural ingredients makes this flanker unique. The House of Dior ensured the ingredients were selected with exceptional care.
Perfumer-creator of Dior, Francois Demachy admires the top notes of his men’s fragrances to have a citrusy kick. As a result, the bergamot creates a whirlwind of zesty freshness, sweeping anything that comes in its way.
Also, ambroxan is a natural woody ingredient derived from the precious ambergris. Having his say on his popular art form Dior Sauvage EDT, Francois Demachy states:
“To create Sauvage, I used man as my starting point. A strong and unmistakable masculinity. Like the image of a man who transcends time and fashion.”
This cologne’s bottle is simple yet effective, featuring a cool magnetic top. Sauvage EDT gears more towards the hotter days of the year but can be rocked during autumn and winter.
Handle with care as the immense scent trail and bubble will allure women and men. It lingers well like background music that never fades away.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Top Note: Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Lavender, Sichuan Pepper, Star Anise, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Ambroxan, Vanilla.
After the huge success of the original Sauvage, Dior introduces an Eau de Parfum concentration of this exquisite line. Releasing in 2018, Dior Sauvage EDP is once again a crowd-pleaser which gracefully falls into the woody fragrance family.
Specifically, this EDP version contains 10 to 30% oil concentration. Basically, this version of Sauvage will last even longer on your skin due to the higher levels of oil excellence.
Dior Sauvage EDP will take you on a deep and mysterious journey. The sheer freshness of this beast will be unleashed, exciting those walking past the wearer.
Ultimately, this will cause all sorts of havoc leaving a tremendous trail for those to seize. This is the time for wolves to come out, set the sky alight, unravelling all elements.
The beautiful bergamot opening note will definitely lift up your spirits. Additionally, the base featuring vanilla is seductive, meaning the wearer will have to be careful with the bombardment of compliments.
Dior perfume-creator Francois Demachy takes inspiration from the burning desert air and cool night. Speaking on his creation of Dior Sauvage EDP, Demachy expresses:
“When creating Sauvage Eau de Parfum, I didn’t focus on its power. Its signature is already quite identifiable. The goal was not to accentuate this or to saturate its compositions.
“Instead, I wanted to enrich each of its dominant notes to reveal new colours.”
Similarly, the bottle for this release is identical to the original but with its own take. The juice features in the same shape bottle, including the magnetic top.
Whether you are enjoying the summer sun or the wonderful winter, you can spritz Sauvage EDP. This flanker is very versatile and is suitable in most, if not all situations.
Dior Sauvage Parfum
Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Virginian Cedar, Sandalwood.
Base Notes: Vanilla.
The latest instalment of Sauvage, releases in 2019 sees a parfum revamp. Comparatively, this version belongs to the aromatic fresh fragrance family.
Significantly, this parfum form comes with an intense 15% to 40% oil concentration. More so indicating that this scent will long last on your skin, ensuring there is no need for re-application.
This interpretation of the popular Sauvage merges freshness alongside warm woody tones. Most importantly, Sauvage Parfum takes on the blueprint of the original but emphasises depth.
To clarify, wide-open spaces inspires it including the wilderness beneath a night sky light blue.
The magic of Sauvage Parfum is once again made possible because of its glorious ingredients. Bergamot plays a key part like the original with the added fruitier opening with the mandarin.
Chiefly, the sandalwood from Sri Lanka is dense as the addictive wood unleashes its powerful milky and creamy accords. Also, the presence of vanilla initiates an irresistibly delicious attraction, with the addition of smoky accents giving the masculine burst.
Francois Demachy talks about the latest product of the Dior Sauvage line, conveying:
“Sauvage is an endless score. Its incredibly dense composition is shaped with subtle nuances to create unique flashes of light.
“For Sauvage Parfum, I imagined the impact when intense freshness meets the smooth depth of an oriental.”
“I maintained the powerful soul of Sauvage by giving it nocturnal accents, an animal attraction and rounder facets.”
The liquid features in the same bottle as all the previous Sauvage models.
Altogether, this vibrant scent is superb for fall and winter, it can be worn during spring, working magically day and night.
In conclusion, to understand this beautiful men’s fragrances, it is best to go try them out on the skin. See the scent work wonders and develop elegantly.
Looking for a fragrance that is bright, fresh and easy to wear? Go for Dior Sauvage EDT.
Admire the original but want a warmer vibe? Try Dior Sauvage EDP.
Like the other two but want a masculine undertone? Go for Dior Sauvage Parfum.