Christian Dior Sauvage EDP Review - The Smell of The Cool Desert Night
Sauvage from Christian Dior is like a wild animal; it's raw, powerful, intense and unapologetic. This perfume has been described as having notes of leather, ambergris, cedar wood and musk. There are even some spicy undertones thrown into the mix for added depth.
When you smell it, you will know exactly why the name was chosen. It reminds me of a lion stalking its prey—it knows how to use all its senses to its advantage. A few spritzes and you'll be ready to take on whatever comes your way.
What Does Christian Dior Sauvage EDP Smell Like
When you open up the bottle you're going to be greeted with Bergamot, Sichuan pepper, lavender, and ambroxan, and enriches them with spices and warm, oriental tones of star anise, nutmeg, and Papua vanilla. As soon as you apply it you'll notice the musk right away. The notes are incredibly smooth. They don't overpower you; they just give off a subtle aroma that will linger long after you've put it on.
The dry down is sweet like honeycomb with a dash of cinnamon bark. After a couple of minutes the entire room fills with warmth and comfort—like sitting next to a crackling fireplace on a cold winter night while you look out at the stars above. It's perfect for nights out with friends or family (or both!) and makes for a wonderful gift idea as well.
Christian Dior Sauvage has medium projection and lasts between 4-6 hours depending on how often you reapply throughout the day. It's definitely more suited for cooler weather though; if you were to wear it outside in the heat you'd likely have to reapply several times a day. It works really well indoors, however, so it isn't a complete loss.
The best part about this one is that no matter where you are, you can always rely on it to help you feel like you're in a different environment entirely. That's something special—you won't find many perfumes that can do that.
When To Wear Christian Dior Sauvage EDP
If you're planning on spending most of the evening outdoors or doing outdoor activities like hiking, biking or camping, then you should probably skip this one. Otherwise, it's a fantastic option for anytime you need to feel refreshed.
If you work in an office or school setting, though, this might be a better fit. It won't make you stand out too much—it's not offensive or anything—but it will help you stay calm and collected if the pressure gets to be too much.
It's also perfect for people who travel frequently because it doesn't have such a strong scent that it lingers in your hair or clothes; it's light enough that it won't bother anyone around you.