A classic remains a classic whether you like it or not and in light of this, I must admit that Dune pour Homme belongs to the aforementioned category. Introduced in 1997, 6 years after is feminine counterpart, this scent is a woody floral musk that was developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp. At the time of its release I wasn’t much of a perfume lover, however I had several opportunities to sample Dune pour Homme over the last years.
On Dior official website, the perfume is advertised with the tagline “a fragrance between serenity and escape” which “takes its inspiration from breezy seaside escape”, however upon sampling it on my wrist I sensed a distinct aroma of grass.
Every stage of the olfactory pyramid is built around a dominant note. The beginning of Dune pour Homme contains a good dosage of fig leaf, next to a blend of sage, basil and cassis. Next, in the heart hedione (a molecule discovered in the 60’s and made famous in 1966, on the occasion of Eau Sauvage Dior’s launch) is fighting for prominence. The rest of the middle notes are: Rose, mignonette and fig wood bark. The base is warmed by accords of cedar wood, juxtaposed to vanilla, Tonka bean and sandalwood.
Dune pour Homme comes in a bottle that exhibits rounded contours, in a demonstration of subtle masculinity. The transparent glass reveals an almost colorless liquid, while being topped by a silver stopper. In case you appreciate the House of Dior and its products, Dune pour Homme could be an ideal choice, as an escape for a man who is looking for freedom.
Dune pour Homme Christian Dior Perfume Details
- Dune pour Homme by Christian Dior is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion and 100 ml After-Shave Balm; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1997
- Perfumer: Olivier Cresp
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual