Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir (2007)

Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir by Dior / Christian Dior
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Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir is a popular limited perfume by Dior / Christian Dior for men and was released in 2007. The scent is citrusy-leathery. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Leather

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (59 Ratings)

Longevity

6.2 (40 Ratings)

Sillage

5.4 (38 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (46 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.04.2018
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Very helpful Review    5
Back to Dior's roots
I have never been an enthusiastic fan of all Eau Sauvage versions and flankers, I only love the vintage classic Eau Sauvage and the recent Extreme version from 2010. This Fraicheur Cuir is a rare and apparently rather neglected flanker which I barely heard about sometimes in then past, I assume also because it was a discontinued limited edition, and now that I got a bottle of it, I can see why it wasn’t apparently that successful. In fact, for being released in 2007, it smells extremely, amazingly close to the vintage version of classic Eau Sauvage, just – as the name says – with an elegant shade of thin, dry leather. That’s it, so the name is perfectly fit: it’s Eau Sauvage at its best, it’s fresh (with a slight, almost unperceivable but well-fitting sort of watery-ozonic vibe at first), and it has leather. All in the most respectable quality you can imagine. As simple as it gets: bracing and pungent at first, slightly more herbal than classic Eau Sauvage maybe (L’Homme de Grès kind of vibrant, pungent green bitterness), gently surrounded by a dry, dark, mannered and austere frame of dry leather, just tinged with a hint of powderiness (lavender, I assume), distantly reminding of some leathery feminine chypres. Simple, but fantastic. An amazing time capsule with a modern vibe, probably too elegantly nostalgic to find its way in nowadays’ market, and a precious and sophisticated homage to Dior’s golden era. Quite worth the price.

8/10
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 4.0/10
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Light leather...
Citric opening with a light leather note on the base.

It would be great if it had a better lasting power, which is actually below average.

Sillage and projection are soft too.

Updated January 2014

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