Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage cologne is, for fragrance lovers, as iconic as the fashion master’s wasp-waisted New Look.

Ever since the scent was first mixed by perfumer Edmond Roudnitska in 1966, the toilette has embodied elegant simplicity. Fresh citrus and vetiver, a hit of jasmine, and oakmoss for warmth, are its hallmarks.

Take a moment to watch the legendary flick of that era, “La Piscine” by Jacques Deray, and you see the essence of the sun-drenched chic evoked by the masculine toilette.

Sauvage is also rumoured to have enjoyed a significant celebrity fan base, ranging from the iconic Steve McQueen to today’s supermodel Claudia Schiffer.

This season, 46 years later, the brand offers a new interpretation of the classic for the next generation. And it is a modern interpretation. Eau Sauvage perfume is a moodier spritz than its predecessor, combining myrrh, vetiver and a particular Calabrian bergamot grown exclusively for the brand.

It is darker and sexier yes, yet still a classic, appealing to those men (and women too) who have long loved the Eau Sauvage original but are keen to mix it up.

ABOVE: An illustration for Eau Sauvage by renowned illustrator Rene Gruau; and the new Eau Sauvage EDP $96CAD (100 ml),,

The original Eau Sauvage EDT retails for $88CAD (100 ml),

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.