Dior Eau Sauvage - cologne for men

Eau Sauvage by Dior - The eternally masculine, timelessly chic, great classic of men's perfumery. "The quintessential French classic since its creation, Dior's first men's fragrance remains revolutionary for its simple audacity. Its world-class composition offers a perfect blend of crisp citrus notes and distinctly masculine woody undertones; an eternal favorite." --dior.com

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Dior Eau Sauvage - fragrance info

Perfume House Dior
Introduced 1966
Perfumer Edmond Roudnitska
Scent Classification Woody Citrus
Fragrance Notes Top -- Calabrian bergamot
Heart -- hedione, lavender of vaucluse
Base -- chypre accord, oak moss, patchouli
Package Design Pierre Camin - Bottle inspired by a flask, glass curves like draped fabric, and Mr. Dior's thimble cap.
Print/TV Campaign Models - Alain Delon (2009)
Illustrator - Rene Gruau (1980)
Available Products Eau de Toilette 1.7oz / $57, 3.4oz / $76
After Shave 3.4oz / $50, Deodorant 75g / $18.50

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Dior Eau Sauvage

"A revolution in 1966, Eau Sauvage has since become one of the great classics in Men's Fragrance. Absolutely wild and resolutely sensual, the first fragrance for men by Dior embodies the timeless elegance of the House, with balance between natural simplicity and elegance." --dior.com

To describe Eau Sauvage, I would quite simply give Monsieur Dior's definition of elegance, which was 'a balance of simplicity, attention, natural and distinction.'

- Francois Demachy

Dior Eau Sauvage - cologne editorials

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Marie Claire - May 2015
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Field Guide: Calabria - Sweet Tart
Erin Flaherty heads to the south of Italy in search of citrusy bergamot. Bergamot may well be the world's original "designer fruit": It's thought that Arabs first cultivated the chartreuse-colored blend of bitter orange and lemon that's almost too tart to eat - but pretty to look at and pleasant to smell. In the 1700s, bergamot landed in the southern Italian region of Calabria, now known far and wide for growing it. The fruit's scent is somehow bold yet subtle, both faintly sweet and strikingly crisp, a perfect juicy medley so sophisticated that it had become a perfume world MVP and one of the most common notes in both men's and women's fragrances. ...Here in Calabria, our love affair is renewed. Just as Florida has its oranges... this part of the Mediterranean boasts acre upon acre of bergamot orchards. ...I stop by the family owned Capua factory, where the fruit rind is cold-pressed in order to extract the essential oil. The company makes exquisite, high-quality oil and is a major provider to Christian Dior, a perfume house known for iconic bergamot-infused blends such as Eau Sauvage and Eau Fraiche. This month marks the launch of Feve Delicieuse, an addition to the La Collection Privee line, a luscious, earthy-sweet Oriental fragrance with top notes of - you guessed it - Calabrian bergamot.... Dior Eau Sauvage Eau de Toilette, 65. Dior La Collection Privee Feve Delicieuse, $210. dior.com

(Flaherty, Erin. "Beauty: Field Guide." Marie Claire May 2015: 26)

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Allure Magazine - May 2012
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Raw Power
Some of these experimental ingredients are so novel that they border on unnerving.

In 1959, Firmenich discovered a chemical that captured the airy, transparent quality of the jasmine flower. Perfumer Edmond Roudnitska mixed it with citrus to create Dior Eau Sauvage, one of the most popular men's fragrances of all time. Today, it's very difficult to find a fragrance that doesn't have Hedione in it.

(Malle, Frederic. "The Fragrance Guy: Raw Power." Allure May 2012: 116)

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