Dune is the classic feminine fragrance from Dior, a perfume that was launched 1991 and still continues to amaze. The fragrance was introduced in 1991 as an oriental floral and by 1993 it received the FiFi Award for Women’s Fragrance of the Year in Limited Distribution.
The fragrance was developed by Jean-Louis Sieuzac who managed to create “an invitation to escape and serenity, a search for happiness and one’s inner self” as described in the official website. And for me, Dune represents a reference in the history of perfumery (although the scent is not history!), as an accessory to the classic gallery from the ‘80’s (I’m thinking here more of Calvin Klein).
The structure of Dune opens on a distinct accord of lavender, which is followed closely by a floral mid development in which everything is blended till the point of unrecognizable. The final phase is the time in which Dune turns to a woody-mossy-musky aroma. The listed ingredients for Dune are bergamot, mandarine, aldehyde, palisander, peony and broom for the top notes; heart encompasses notes of jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, wallflower, lily and lichen; base notes are benzoin, patchouli, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, oakmoss and musk.
The bottle that holds Dune was designed by Veronique Monod and features an elegant shape with feminine curves. Since I’m not a fan of Christian Dior’s latest direction in fashion (I still can not believe how easy the French house decided to fire John Galliano from the position of creative director!), I would not say that I appreciate Dune. However, this remains a classic feminine fragrance, the type of timeless scent that gets better with time.
Christian Dior Dune Perfume Details
- Dune by Christian Dior is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1991
- Perfumer: Jean-Louis Sieuzac
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Christian Dior Dune Video Commercial