Choose Your DIOR Sauvage Fragrance

Choose Your DIOR Sauvage Fragrance; Sauvage Range Review

In French, Sauvage means ‘wild’, and with the masculine fragrance of the same name, DIOR aimed to create a fresh masculine scent inspired by wide-open spaces, representing nature at its most untouched and wild. DIOR presents Sauvage as “an ozone blue sky sprawled above a rocky landscape, white-hot beneath the desert sun”. It’s a fragrance collection built on the idea of contrast – with vast freshness (the blue sky) juxtaposed by something harsher and more rugged (the rocky landscape). These contrasting facets create a harmonious signature that is thoroughly modern and undeniably wild.

The DIOR Sauvage range consists of four editions. The original DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette, with its clear, fresh signature; the DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum, which adds a warm, sun-scorched interpretation to the mix; the DIOR Sauvage Parfum an amplified interpretation and the Very Cool Spray which, as it sounds, provides a cooler take on the fragrance in an unconventional application method. In this edit, I’m going to guide you through all things Sauvage so you can answer that burning question: which one is for me? Spoiler alert: it may be all of them!


What’s The Story Behind DIOR Sauvage?

François Demachy, DIOR’s Perfume-Creator since 2006, used man as his starting point when creating the DIOR Sauvage aftershave, focusing on strong, unmistakable masculinity. Christian Dior wanted to create an outstanding composition that fused harsh pleasure with extreme quality.

The Sauvage name was chosen for its snappy DIOR-esque quality, and what for it signified. The fragrance is ‘Sauvage’ with a DIOR touch, tightly balanced between a man’s inborn animal instinct and natural sophistication.

Known as the Johnny Depp aftershave, Johnny exudes mystery and intrigue, making him the perfect face for this virile and confident aroma. He had never represented a fragrance before, but now he is the DIOR Sauvage man – actor and man merged into one.


Is DIOR Sauvage Unisex?

Here at Escentual, we believe that fragrance has no gender and that anyone can enjoy any perfume. Although marketed toward men, Sauvage from DIOR can be classed as unisex. It perfectly combines aromatic lavender and bergamot in various intensities so that everyone can find their perfect DIOR Sauvage fragrance.


Which DIOR Sauvage is best for me?


1. DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette

As the first entry into the Sauvage collection, Sauvage Eau de Toilette created the signature that has become so distinctly ‘Sauvage’. Here the contrast between fresh and rugged facets is most distinct. The top half of the fragrance is a white-out of sparkling bergamot and pepper, creating a crisp opening that feels reviving but also grey and rocky. Lavender, a signature of masculine perfumery, brings history into the scent and makes an impression of dry shrub-land, linking the citrus of the top notes to the wave of ambroxan, which brings a silvery breeze and a mineral quality to the base.

DIOR Sauvage Toilette has a freshly-laundered feeling to it. It feels clean but also dazzlingly bright, creating the idea of giant pieces of white fabric, almost luminous under the sun, clashing against the deep azure of a cloudless sky. It’s the perfect aftershave for the man who has a casual spirit and a rebellious nature.

As part of DIOR’s mission to offer responsible luxury, the iconic Sauvage EDT comes in a refillable 100ml bottle, which uses 60% less energy, 35% less water and 56% fewer greenhouse gases. With the DIOR Sauvage refill, you can enjoy a powerful woody trail and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

Available in bottle sizes:

DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette 60ml
DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette 100ml
DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette 200ml
DIOR Sauvage Eau de Toilette Spray Refill 300ml

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2. DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum

Smelling Sauvage Eau de Parfum, one can instantly recognise the Sauvage signature, but it feels as if the balance has shifted somewhat. In the DIOR Sauvage EDP, the Sichuan pepper, which played a big part in the Eau de Toilette, has an even more prominent role and boasts a stronger, more effervescent character and grainy texture. It adds a suave, grey quality that feels more sophisticated. A further key difference is the addition of vanilla – a surprising twist that gives Sauvage Eau de Parfume a new character that is distinctly more oriental, allowing Sauvage DIOR Eau de Parfum to evoke the feeling of rocks warmed under the evening sun.

In the DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum vs Eau de Toilette face-off, The Sauvage Eau de Toilette is for the free-spirited rebellious man, whilst the Eau de Parfum is a fragrance for when he wants to display a softer side with a fragrance that is ultimately more inviting and soothing.

Available in bottle sizes:

DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum 60ml
DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum 100ml
DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum 200ml

DIOR Sauvage Eau de Parfum

3. DIOR Sauvage Very Cool Spray

And now for something entirely different. Sauvage Very Cool Spray is a bit of a technical marvel. It’s an Eau de Toilette Air Spray that comes in an unbreakable spray canister that also boasts an environmentally friendly mister. This interpretation of DIOR Sauvage celebrates and enhances the elements of this fragrance through freshness and lightness. It is hugely radiant, with a more transparent quality but a much larger presence. Everything feels cooler, with an icier tone to the bergamot and an airier section of musks, which works with the rugged Sichuan pepper to create a cool, silvery cloud of scent.

If you’re a fan of Sauvage, then the DIOR Sauvage Cool Spray is a no-brainer. You need it in your bag, whether your gym bag or man bag, for a top-up on the go at any time; this is Sauvage at its most exuberant and enveloping, so it’s perfect for fans of the fragrance to spray generously and revel in its wild charms.

Available in bottle sizes:

DIOR Sauvage Very Cool 100ml

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4. DIOR Sauvage Parfum

The DIOR Sauvage Parfum is a highly concentrated interpretation of Sauvage with a brighter signature freshness of plump, juicy mandarin. The Sauvage Parfum provides a warmer comfort than the EDP with swirls of mellow tonka bean and sensual Sri Lanken sandalwood that release the full power of its milky accords, heightening the fragrance. The scent finishes with delicious vanilla absolute for a slightly bitter and mouth-watering finale.

If you’re looking for a longer-lasting Sauvage that’ll take you from day to night, the Sauvage Parfum is for you! Delivering full impact freshness and with an Eastern wilderness feeling.

Available in bottle sizes:

DIOR Sauvage Parfum 60ml
DIOR Sauvage Parfum 100ml
DIOR Sauvage Parfum 200ml


5. DIOR Sauvage Elixir

The DIOR Sauvage Elixir is described as the quintessence of Sauvage, it’s as Sauvage as it gets! Launched in 2021, the Sauvage Elixir is deeper and more long-lasting (8+ hours) than any other Sauvage fragrance; it’s spicier, too. The Elixir is the ideal choice for someone who is a die-hard Sauvage fan – it takes what we know and love about this iconic fragrance to new heights.

Available in bottle sizes:

DIOR Sauvage Elixir 60ml


6. DIOR Sauvage Ancillaries

If you’ve made it this far into Escentual’s Sauvage edit, it’s probably safe to assume that you are a Sauvage fan – you live and breathe it. Luckily for you, DIOR has several Sauvage ancillary products to bring your favourite scent into every aspect of life, creating a Sauvage ritual to complement and bolster the fragrance.

The Sauvage Shaving Gel assist your shave for a precise finish. The After Shave Balm and Sauvage After Shave Lotion brings soothing moisture and fresh scent after a shave, alongside the Face and Beard Moisturizer to keep skin hydrated. Of course, the Sauvage Shower Gel provides a wild cleansing experience. Then there’s the Sauvage Deodorant Stick and Deodorant Spray – two products to keep you smelling ace throughout the day.

The Sauvage ancillary products are for the guy who wants to bring Sauvage into the fabric of all that he does – he is committed to the wild, and he layers up for full impact.


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