Sauvage 2018 Eau de Parfum

Sauvage (Eau de Parfum) by Dior
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Sauvage (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Dior for men and was released in 2018. The scent is fresh-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
Goes well with Molecule 01
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BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender Sichuan pepperSichuan pepper Star aniseStar anise NutmegNutmeg AmbroxanAmbroxan Papua New Guinea vanillaPapua New Guinea vanilla

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7.91340 Ratings
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8.21261 Ratings
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7.91258 Ratings
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8.11293 Ratings
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7.6724 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 01.02.2023.
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The face of the advertising campaign is actor Johnny Depp.
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FabianO
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Helpful Review 57  
Ambroxan veil of the more unruly kind that no longer wants to leave the nose
It's horrible: at the moment I don't manage to cross our really short shopping street in Bad Segeberg - even with a brisk pace - without being enveloped by "Sauvage" swaths at least twice. Perfectly sausages thereby, whether 20 or 65 years old - this mass compatibility monster integrates obviously all age groups and devours, whoever it gets at the trouser hem.

I don't know why a perfume variant has to clog the shelves in addition to the highly average and clean many-grey EdT and the somewhat airier, yet 90 % identical "Cool Spray". Here again - almost cowardly to be called - the aroma screw was touched at best, but hardly moved from the place. And if it is, it's made worse.

This stuff is driving me crazy. Of all the would-be savages, this is really the worst. Ambroxan has become even more spacious and obtrusive, occupying 80% of the aroma volume when felt. Artificially clean, shower gel synthetic, literally loud in its affected laundry cleanliness, in the middle of it still somewhat annoyingly mint like, mineral in an intensifier-pushed, techno-like way.

There is no room for nature, no room for free associations, no room for development in the many hours that "Sauvage" remains leaden and lies on the skin like a fixation solution and spits like a banal radio pop song with the same beat and shallow singing all the time.
That's all I can think of...

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Turandot

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Top Review 49  
Easy, easy....
...the only thing I resent about the fragrance or Dior is its name. The fragrance has to follow in great footsteps and it really doesn't. But on the other hand it is of course a lure to address customers for whom the great ancestor Eau Sauvage is too elitist and who still want to hold a piece of the big wide world in their hands. Silly? Maybe - but that's how the story works at the point of sale. I've experienced it this way for almost 50 years and yes, even with the wolves howling. We do not sell goods in the first place, we sell good feelings, the goods are only the means to an end. This is about turnover and not about ancestor worship.

In contrast to some perfume monasen, I don't recognize bergamot first in the top note, even though it is listed first in the pyramid. For me, the story begins with a fine lavender note and only then does a synthetic spiciness become noticeable, which is not bad per se. I'm often bothered by an aggressive synthetic, but that's not the case here, at least for me. The combination is banal and also available in umpteen other men's fragrances. Which just means the recipe works. That is no reason to judge the scent negatively. No niche was promised and no niche was supplied. It was stacked a little high at most if you want to nag at the name again.

The ending disturbs me more than anything else, because here too the inevitable vanilla comes out again, while for my nose and for my sensation at least sandalwood would have fitted better. But what the heck, the scent corresponds to the spirit of the times and that is his task.

Sauvage EdP - I don't know the EdT - certainly meets the expectations the makers have of the fragrance. A scent on the dioro shelf that sells itself over time and generates the sales per square metre of shelf space one would expect from it. This is not "very good" but in any case more than "mediocre". And so the perfume community at least judged him fair on average.

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Taurus

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Top Review 23  
What's wrong with me if I think it's good?
Well, I found the eau de toilette somewhat ok, although I can't sniff out Ambroxan as well as I had already written in the commentary.

But with the Eau de Parfum the Ambroxan value was increased substantially, so that even I cannot ignore this ingredient any longer. What I perceive is a very peppy freshness scent with neat citric and woody spicy notes plus this penetrating synthetic. Normally I wouldn't want to deepen myself seriously with it, but here at EdP Dior has succeeded in creating a certain spirit, which probably fascinates the masses more and more. After all, the fragrance doesn't try to sniff at all naturally, but rather signals crystal clear that things are going unconventionally here.

The concept seems to work, because Sauvage as EdP enjoyed more and more popularity this summer, so it seems to stick to every third person. That's not really my case, but I'm still worried that he actually fascinates me so much that I want to wear him for a season. I just missed this summer, but the next one won't be long in coming unless my conscience stops me.

For Dior, Sauvage as a Fahrenheit alternative, which doesn't necessarily have a natural aura, means a fat cash cow that can be optimally milked. Especially since I cannot imagine that the synthetic ingredients contained in a bottle are worth more than 3 €. Anyway - I want to have him too and wear him before he will be hated by connoisseurs in the next years just as Joop Homme, Cool Water and JPG Le Mâle are hated and burned for my nose.

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Egalite
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Top Review 24  
Jammerduft at Parfumo - Hate or Love?
Meanwhile, one has the feeling at Parfumo that the comments and statements all turn out similarly and the Parfumos influence each other, copy texts and all are uniformly of one opinion.

This constant "smelling it on every corner"...! I don't know where you all hang out at the same time, but I have definitely never consciously noticed this fragrance :-). Would love to know where exactly in Germany sooo many men wear Dior fragrances :-P

Sauvage: Solid-wearable-replaceable. Fulfills certainly for many men the criteria for a good everyday fragrance. This is from Dior point of view probably so planned and wanted, thus the goal was achieved.

Sauvage, no matter which variant, will never become my first choice. Neither in everyday life nor as a companion to special occasions. This "you-find-me-right-good" has unfortunately failed with me. It's probably because I favor all the brothers and think they're really great. Sauvage doesn't come close to the brothers DH Original, DH Intense and DH Parfum, unfortunately. So why cheat?
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Very helpful Review 18  
A love-hate relationship
Disclaimer: I have to put this scent into context for me - "wall of text" danger!

Dior Sauvage EDP is largely responsible for my interest in perfume since January of this year. I've always had a bit of a "chip on my shoulder" when it comes to collecting stuff and making wish lists....somewhere along the line, the initial spark comes and I keep having new hobbies . ;-)

It's January 2021... Until now I have always worn only so-called "Cheapies" (including Cool Water and so terrible shower gel / perfume sets from the drugstore for 11.99 EUR) and never really dealt more deeply with perfume - Whereas: I have in my youth always envied my relatives who had given my cousins for Christmas every year the thick Invictus flacons and Co ... well: Fate wanted me to get a sample of the Sauvage EDP in a cosmetics order. I myself wore the fragrance 2-3 times in the office and forgot it relatively quickly (the interest was as already explained not yet so there). But my environment was so convinced of the fragrance that he had to be given to me for my birthday, even if I claimed again and again "I just buy Cool Water for 20 euros, I do not need such an expensive perfume. ;-)

But then Sauvage was already ordered without my consent and I started to look into fragrances on the internet for the first time, of course came across the familiar faces and the well-known "hype fragrances".... and bang, the aforementioned initial ignition took place, which in the first instance ensured that I then slowly looked at any perfume reviews for days after work in anticipation. Valentino Uomo Intense I had then also bought directly blind to have another nice autumn / winter fragrance, which arrived even before I got the Sauvage EDP for my birthday. With Uomo Intense I had the first time the feeling to have fallen in love with a fragrance - it was so powdery and just wonderful. When I then sprayed on the Sauvage, which goes in a different direction, for the first time, I somehow didn't like it... too synthetic and intense with a note that had settled on my breath. "Too bad" I thought and put the bottle first on my shelf and wear the fragrance here and there, while I began to inform me more and more on Parfumo about fragrances among other things.

A few months later, the sun actually rose. I wore the fragrance in the office (With us are not permanently all in the home office) and was asked by a colleague whether I had just driven an elevator, because the elevator smells like me and I would smell really good (Despite FFP2 mask). Completely astonished, I thought that Sauvage must smell really good and that there was something wrong with me. A little later, I sprayed the scent again for myself in the room (don't worry, not in my office...) and suddenly noticed this fruity note that I had never really smelled before. Then also came this very slight sweetness, which is probably supposed to provide for the generally rather smooth impression with the EDP compared to the EDT. A few comments from those around me and a few "Sauvage wear days" later, I finally understood why so many hate it for its "boring" fragrance DNA, but many non-scent enthusiasts still like it so much. On top of that, I happened to have the fragrance in my toiletry bag that I carried in my big bag at work. So I sprayed it onto a business card of a colleague who was also interested in fragrances, so that she could smell it. Thereupon, according to her tale, first her cardigan and later probably her entire wardrobe at home took on the smell of Sauvage and her roommate then additionally asked what smelled so good in the shared flat.... It was really a mystery to me how a) the scent could be so penetratingly strong and b) why everyone seemed to love it so much. Except: the perfume community with their love-hate relationship with the fragrance DNA.

Meanwhile, I really like to wear the fragrance, even in conjunction with my real leather jacket, which then smells so wonderfully masculine in the drydown of the fragrance in conjunction with the leather smell.

Now finally to the Review... ;-)

I now understand - even after smelling many other fragrances - why many find the Sauvage so generic and boring. I too sometimes still have problems with the synthetic note immediately after spraying on, so I always have to hold my breath at first. BUT: He smells very good in the drydown, he comes on very well and I am now often positively addressed to him.

Scent: Even if he seems to have become a little dull, a not only subjectively good fragrance. Everything else is unfair to him.
H/S: With me, especially if something comes on the clothes - forever.

And yes: You get 5,000 characters of text for two lines to rate the scent. :-)
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HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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7.5
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Thanks to vanilla and subtle sweetness, EdP appears rounder and more harmonious than EdT. Besides, ambroxan is restrained. It did a good job
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 5 years ago
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The EDT pepper harshness disappeared.
The “look at me, I am wearing Sauvage as everyone else!” feeling is gone.
Ca c'est un parfum Dior !
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RubymigRubymig 3 years ago
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I feel that the edp its a more well rounded version with a added note of star anise and more vanilla, which makes it better for the evening
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
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Fresh shower gel scent with pepper and tons of Ambroxan. Citric, sweet and aquatic with a slightly woody drydown. Smoother than the EDT.
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PioPio 2 years ago
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Easy to wear and a crowd pleaser. You cant go wrong with it...
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