Revisited: Eau Sauvage Perfume

eau sauvageAlmost exactly two years ago I was hanging out at a Sephora waiting to meet a friend for lunch and I tried and asked for a sample of this then-new flanker to one of my all-time favorite scents, Eau Sauvage. Ay the time, I didn’t hate it, it just wasn’t Eau Sauvage, so why name it that? At the time I wrote: “It’s perfectly nice mind you. I suppose it could be looked at as a darker cousin of the original. Of course “darker” is relative: the original is very much a ‘jumped in the Austin-Healey after a day sailing and made it home in time for a G&T with Mums and Da’ sort of scent. It’s spray-on Cary Grant.”

This one actually grew on me. The myrrh on the opening and bergamot finish is really quite nice. It has good lasting power and isn’t break-the-bank expensive. My issue with it? Why call it Eau Sauvage anything when it has relatively little to do with the original except a carbon copy bottle and the fact that they contain alcohol. It’s like telling me that you’re serving me a “filet mignon extreme” and serving me pork chops. If I was told I was having pork chops, I’d have my face all set for it..

Oh well.

Don’t get me started on the travesty that is that impostor they are claiming is Miss Dior.

Eau Sauvage Parfum is $92 for 3.4 ounces. I asked for and received my sample from Sephora in Century City.

Image: Sephora

  • Danish says:

    Dior sauvage is really old and very nice fragrance in my life i am always use this perfume every day and always purchase from

  • Gwen says:

    Spray-on Cary Grant! LOL! That must be why I chase my perfume-hatin’ hubby with trigger finger on the spray bottle. Did you ever see Dana Carvey on Leno years ago, doing a side-splitting sendup of Cary Grant’s clipped tones, the content of which is too rude to enumerate in polite circles? “Excuse me, but you’re sitting on my…”

  • Musette says:

    “I’d have my face all set for it”. Don’t I know it, baby! …and besides making me laugh you now have me thinking G&T. Then again I always think of G&T. But you helped! xoxoxoA

  • Dina C. says:

    Love the word pictures you paint, Tom. It makes me want to sniff the original since a G&T would taste grand right about now. *goes wandering away from computer to find her bottles of Tangueray, tonic and a lime* Cheers!

  • And then there’s the current Chloe–nothing like the original!

  • solanace says:

    Last year, as I was travelling with a colleague I´m really fond of, she grabbed a bottle of Miss Dior at the duty free. Since she is a bit older than me and super elegant, I felt I´d be super useful with my perfumista inside info, telling her Miss Dior is no more, an so on. However, it turned out she had tried and liked the new iteration. The power of a big name, is my only conclusion – and please, shut up! Polite as she is, it was still obvious that she thought I was pedantic, which still kills me inside because I´m just not. It just didn´t cross my mind she was not a fellow moss lover!