If I need to give one example of a great citrus aromatic masculine, my olfactory memory instantly thinks of Chanel Pour Monsieur, a quite recent discovery and, to my opinion, one of the few perfumes that is complex in this olfactory category. Having this image in my mind and needing a reference for a woody aromatic masculine, I decided to sample Eau Sauvage Extreme. Coming after several failed attempts, this is Christian Dior’s reinterpretation of a true classic.
The perfume arrived on the market in 1984 as a flanker to the iconic 1956’s Eau Sauvage, and on the official website Eau Sauvage Extreme is called “fresher, more powerful and with more depth”. After having a chance to sniff it, If I wanted to synthesize this experience in a few words, I would say that this perfume means subdued masculinity perceived by way of an intense woody accord.
The top notes in Eau Sauvage Extreme are dominated by Sicilian lemon, which is obvious right from the first moments, followed by a heart imbued with an unmistakable accord of lavender of Vaucluse (a department in the south east of France) and a base that is warm and exquisite, thanks to the Virginia cedar notes.
The bottle that contains Eau Sauvage Extreme is a replica of its predecessor, this time the ribbed glass being painted in black and topped by a silver stopper. Overall, in spite of the fact that for me, this perfume did not manage to qualify as a reference in the woody aromatic category, it still remains a perfume characterized by timeless elegance and a typical aroma that does not put into jeopardy its heritage.
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme Perfume Details
- Eau Sauvage Extreme by Christian Dior is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is moderate.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1984
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual
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