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 leathery-citrusy. 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

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Scent

8.1 (65 Ratings)

Longevity

6.3 (44 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (43 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (54 Ratings)
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Parma

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Parma
Parma
Greatly helpful Review   
Very soft leather cloth
This flanker of the classic Eau Sauvage came out 41 years after its famous brother and looks quite classic despite its relatively new year of origin. It is also not a leather scent in the conventional sense, at least I don't hear a typical leather scent. If at all, the note in this fragrance is only very delicate, almost parchment-like thin, so that it is hardly recognizable. The smell of leather here reminds me of a leather cloth with which one takes up the remaining water from the cleaned amartures in the kitchen, bathroom or from the window glass. These cloths also exude only a very subtle, fresh leather scent, mostly soaked with the scent of citrus cleaners. I also have this scent impression with this perfume - of course in the high-end version.

Fragrance:
The start is reminiscent of the big brother. A sparkling lemon, although not quite so radiant due to the missing aldehyde, but nevertheless quite full-bodied, sweet and sour, sets the pace. Almost at the same time, it is accompanied by a soapy note that makes the fragrance appear fresh and slightly conservative.
After a short time, a discreet sweet-dry wood tone can be heard - almost translucent - which is warmed up by a light amber tone and becomes slightly softer. A leather wrap as described above is only very timidly recognizable. This wafer-thin, slightly warmed wood/leather note covers the fragrance like a soft veil and gives it a very slight deepening.
However, the original, freshly-cared-for scent character is maintained throughout by the dominance of the slightly acidic soapy lemon.

Personally, I like the original better, especially because of the aldehydes in the top note and its complex chyprecharacter.
The Fraicheur Cuir looks natural, a little more distinguished, but also flatter than the original.

Durability and Sillage:
Despite its filigree nature, it has a reasonable endurance of 6-7 hours of good perceptibility on my skin. Radiation and sillage are very restrained.

Availability:
Due to its very understated and pleasantly fresh nature, it can actually be used anywhere, although mainly in the warmer months and because of its somewhat classic appearance it is not necessarily suitable for casual occasions. Besides I feel it as unisex.

Result:
With Fraicheur Cuir, Dior has succeeded in creating a nice finger exercise by adding a soft wood orientation and a subtle leather note to the seeded original. If you can free yourself from the loss of aldehydes and chypre build-up, you will get a subtle, classic lemony soapy fragrance with a delicate wood/leather flap. For me no alternative to the original, but a nice change.
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ColinM

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ColinM
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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.

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Miaw2

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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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