Eau Sauvage Parfum
I don't think it's a big secret that I love Eau Sauvage. I've been wearing it since I was a teenager. As a matter of fact it was the first scent I ever bought for myself, using my allowance and peddling my ten-speed Raleigh over to the local Steiger's to get a bottle. I've never been without one since. I know there have been flankers, including the "extreme" version which I sort of liked, and the "cuir" version which I never warmed to, really. This past weekend I was in Sephora killing time and sucking up AC before meeting a friend for lunch. There on the shelves was a black bottle of Eau Sauvage that wasn't extreme, it was parfum.
So how is it? It's nice.
Is it Eau Sauvage?
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 has myrrh in the opening and bergamot in the finish in an interesting "how did they manage that" inversion. I frankly don't think it's as interesting as the original and don't see it still being sold 40 years from now. But it's nicely done and well priced and about 12 times more interesting than most of the new releases for men that have come out this year.
It's just not Eau Sauvage..