Now don’t get this one confused with the 1966 version that shares the same name – they’re entirely different. A creation of celebrated perfumer Francois Demachy, Sauvage by Christian Dior is the perfect embodiment of the great outdoors. Inspired by wild, open spaces and airy landscapes presided by the blazing desert sun, the fragrance is for the urban male that’s searching for an escape into nature, where the ways of the city do not apply.
One spritz and you’re practically on the road away from the monotonous urban jungle. Your journey is kicked off with an opening note of refreshing citrus, owed to the Reggio di Calabria bergamot that’s filled to the brim under the Calabrian sun. The ideal accompaniment to your travels, elemi provides invigorating zest while Szechuan peppers provide a spicy hint that gives the scent an undoubted masculinity. At the finish line, a strong woody punch at the base awaits you.
It doesn’t get any better, especially when Johnny Depp serves as the face for the fragrance. The cinematic short film depicts the heartthrob bolting off into the desert, seemingly looking to break away from the confines of his former life – and likewise, you can do the same.