Fragrances Like Dior Sauvage
Like Dior Sauvage
Sauvage is one of the most famous men’s fragrances.
In the UK, it is the top-selling perfume for men.
if you want to stand out from the crowd or choose a more cost-effective option,
there are alternatives to Dior Sauvage.
it seems that many men across the world don’t shop around for alternatives. If
you live in the UK, there are plenty of choices. So, why are men so hooked on
History of Dior Sauvage
Dior brand was founded in 1946 after the Second World War. In France, Dior
clothes and accessories have always been considered premier quality. Although
the company made accessories for men, it took them until 1966 to launch a men’s
many ways, Dior set the trend. Since the 1960s, many perfume brands have
launched perfumes and fragrances for men. Unisex perfumes are also becoming
the 1960s, men realised they were missing out on
quality fragrances. Women had for a long time been able to enjoy luxury
perfumes and scents.
But, quality and branded aftershaves and perfumes for men were
rare. You can say that Dior set a trend and led the way for the way we see
men’s fragrances today.
men are just as likely to go shopping for fragrances as women. Smelling good is
important to all of us.
Has Led The Trend in Men’s Colognes?
are many things which have influenced what can be called an invasion of
fragrances for men.
and lifestyle are two of the main influencing factors. Before the 1960s, men
were traditionally involved in manual jobs. Over the years the trend has
changed. As work forces are becoming lest determined by stereotype and gender,
more men are finding their way into office based work.
Needless to say, it’s nice to smell good when you go into
lifestyle changes have taken place as well. We have started to socialise more outside the home. The people we socialise with have changed.
new normal often means going out for dinner, taking part in sports activities
and meeting for drinks. Yes, we used to go to the pub, but compared to the
1960s, there are far more places for us to meet up. Who would have thought
hanging out in coffee shops like Starbucks would be the thing to do?
also socialise with friends more and meet up with
family members less. Gone are the days when socialising
meant going for a traditional Sunday roast with the extended family.
changes are one of the top reasons we are spending more on fragrances. There is
another factor to consider - disposable income.
we may be going through a financial crisis at the moment,
but spending on the little extras is something we are far more likely to do
when compared to yesteryear.
course, it does not mean all of us have the opportunity to
buy branded fragrances. But, thanks to the influences of social media and
advertising, we are more likely to spend our hard-earned cash on luxury goods.
The Sauvage History
men’s line of fragrances was at risk of becoming the forgotten before 2015 when
Johnny Depp joined forces with Dior.
adverts featuring Johnny Depp are exactly what you’d expect from this type of
scent. Rugged and wild is the theme they’ve gone for, and it works with the
whole aesthetic of both the brand and Depp himself. It gives Sauvage a real edge and brings everything about this
fragrance to life.
used to be seen as a rather “stuffy” brand for men. The original version (Eau Sauvage) had become less
desirable. Instead of buying Eau Sauvage,
men often opted to buy Fahrenheit instead. All of that changed with the arrival
of Depp. This combination of a great scent and phenomenal marketing really
propelled this fragrance to a level rarely seen by most designer brands.
is still a popular Dior fragrance, but Sauvage is the
men’s fragrance market leader as far as the brand goes.
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you are not sure that the Dior Sauvage range is for you,
there are other men’s fragrances you can enjoy.
your bathroom shelf is already piled high with everything from Eau Sauvage to Sauvage Intense, it is perhaps time you checked out the
Dior Homme range is excellent offering classic and new style fragrances
including Homme Sport. Higher Energy and Fahrenheit are also excellent choices
if you like what the Dior brand has to offer.
What Alternatives Should I Choose?
there alternatives to Sauvage that smell similar and
there are alternatives which may be more comfortably affordable or if you are
not into the culture which seems to have sprung up around the fragrance.
you know what fragrance notes to look for, you can find Sauvage
alternatives. Look out for men’s fragrances or aftershaves containing
sandalwood, tonka bean and the freshness of mandarin.
alternatives to Sauvage include Prada Luna Rossa
Carbon for Men, Versace Dylan Blue and Chanel Bleu de Chanel. If you ask a
perfume adviser, these are three men’s fragrances they would often mention.
have a few more to add to the selection. If you like masculine fragrances, you
should also check out something a little different in; Paco Rabanne
1 Million, Mont Blanc Legend and Jimmy Choo Man Blue.
To that list, you can add Joop! Eau Pour Homme.
About Cheaper Non-Branded Eau Sauvage
High Street retailers like to think they can copy what Sauvage
has to offer. If you check out their Composition range, you will notice
sandalwood is a popular ingredient.
a word of warning before you buy anything from copy ranges, you need to know
the products are unlikely to contain natural perfume essences. The fragrances
are more likely to contain man-made essences.
about other dupes or copies you’ll find in budget supermarkets? Some of these
do sell ranges of fragrances that enthusiastic influencers claim are perfect
copies of designer brand perfumes.
have tried them, and I have to say I am not impressed. Immediately they smell
very similar, but in the long run you probably end up spending as much on your
fragrance as you have to use more of Aldi and Lidl
fragrances don’t linger and you’ll soon be back with
the bottle in hand for another spray.
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man asked me what fragrances he should buy which are similar
to Dior Sauvage, I would recommend the
Prada Lunna Rossa Carbon for Men EDT
Lunna Rossa may not have the same intensity as Sauvage,
but it does have a certain energy about it.
say that Sauvage ebbs and flows. I know what they
mean. What fans of Sauvage are saying is that the
fragrance contains many varied notes.
does Lunna Rossa Carbon. If you like masculine woody
notes, this is a good choice. Nuances of bergamot and patchouli are easy to
distinguish in Lunna Rossa. Lavender adds texture and
depth. Amber gives the scent an interesting and masculine baseline.
2 Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme
Never overlook Versace as a
brand. This excellent Italian perfume house produces some of the best men’s
fragrances in the world.
One of their fragrances I
have not seen advertised a lot is Dylan Blue. It has hidden depths and a broad range
of nuances. If you can only afford one branded perfume, Versace Dylan Blue is a
What does Dylan Blue Smell like? Although it does not contain sandalwood, it contains many of the other essences we associate with masculine fragrances.
Tonka bean and patchouli
are important notes of Dylan Blue. Patchouli and Black Pepper add interest
along with papyrus. Musk and a touch of incense are at the heart of the
fragrance. Grapefruit essence has been added for freshness. Aquatic notes hold
the scent together. A note of saffron and fig leaves has been thrown into the
Dylan Blue offers excellent
value for money when you are shopping for a men’s fragrance.
3 Chanel Bleu de Chanel
It has to be said
that Dior and Chanel are slight rivals. If you like an alternative to Sauvage from Dior, you should check out Chanel Bleu.
Does Chanel Bleu de Chanel contain
sandalwood? Yes, it does. This excellent men’s fragrance also has notes of
geranium and bergamot. As an extra treat when you want freshness, you can enjoy
mint. Cedar and amber are other notes you will pick up on. A touch of tonka
bean has been added. Pineapple lifts the scent making it long-lasting. The
essence of lemon zest makes up the fresher part of the perfume.
4 Paco Rabanne 1 Million
I like many fragrances from Paco Rabanne. Another thing I like about this brand is that
deodorants are readily available. If you like to compliment your men’s perfume,
it is nice to be able to do so with a quality deodorant.
What does 1 Million
for Men smell like? This is a nice and spicy scent. It is packed with both
leather and woody notes which add to its interest. For freshness, you can rely
on Blood Mandarin, grapefruit and mint. If you like spicy, you will find it as
you let the scent linger. Patchouli, cinnamon and amber make the fragrance
slightly spicy. Rose mellows the scent and holds this interesting fragrance
A great choice for an everyday perfume.
5 Mont Blanc Legend
I would call Mont Blanc Legend a classic. It
is a men’s fragrance that transitions easily from day to night. During the day,
you will appreciate Legend for its freshness of Lemon Verbena and pineapple.
In the evening, you will notice other notes
more. Oakmoss and tonka bean tones become more apparent. Rose and sandalwood
also tickle the senses. As a matter of fact, Mont Blanc Legend has a lot in
common with Dior Sauvage.
When you are ready for a change, you can try
Legend Spirit from the same range offered by Mont Blanc. Another choice is
6 Jimmy Choo Man Blue
Let’s not forget about Jimmy Choo Man Blue.
When I read about alternatives to Dior Sauvage, there
is one men’s perfume I expect to see on the list. But, it is almost always missing.
Jimmy Choo Man Blue is a good choice when you
are looking for alternatives. What does Man Blue smell like?
As far as notes go, you are not missing out
on anything. This is a treat for the senses. Jimmy Choo Man Blue has everything
you need including sandalwood and patchouli. Clary sage and pineapple are there
for freshness. Vanilla and cypress put in an appearance.
Bergamot and black pepper add spiciness. Vetiver and leather make interesting
7 Joop! Homme EDT
My final choice as an alternative to Dior Sauvage is Joop! Homme. Once again, this is a brand that
has an extensive range for men. You can even go wild with Joop Homme WILD.
This is not a very complex scent. What makes
it a good choice when you are looking for a cost-effective alternative is the
addition tonka bean. But, that is not all. Joop Homme
also benefits from Iris, lavender and the sweetness of vanilla. A touch of
Praline adds interest.
It is not always easy to find alternatives to
branded perfumes. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can find good
alternatives to Dior Sauvage.
Many of them are affordable and work well at
any time during the day or night. Sauvage is nice,
but I think it is easy to forget that there are other brands and interesting
men’s fragrances. Don’t forget to explore other perfumes from Dior. It is an
excellent brand. Sauvage is not the only Dior men’s
perfume that deserves a place on your bathroom shelf.