Dior Eau Sauvage - Sensoriam's natural perfume switch out suggestions

Did you know that the original Eau Sauvage by Dior, the classic men’s fragrance, was originally released in 1966. It has been around for a long time. The current cult favourite Sauvage Eau de parfum by Dior which launched in 2018 has had a few modifications.

Dior's Sauvage Eau de Parfum recalls the wild and untameable wilderness while still managing to project an air of luxury and refinement. It expresses the character of a guy who is both strong and elegant with its bold and spicy opening notes of black pepper and bergamot blended with a fresh and earthy hint of lavender.

A rich and deep foundation of patchouli, vanilla, and ambroxan follows, until the scent mellows into a warm and sensual heart of star anise and nutmeg. The end result is a distinctive and seductive fragrance that marries the unbridled strength of nature with the sophistication of good perfumery, giving it the ideal aroma for the contemporary guy who is both tough and sophisticated.

You may not have heard of Ambroxan before. It is a synthetic aroma compound widely used in the fragrance industry as a substitute for ambergris. It is often described as having a warm, musky and slightly woody scent with notes of amber, tobacco and earthiness. The ambergris that it is imitating is actually a natural substance obtained from the digestive system of sperm whales and is now largely banned. None of our perfumes here at Sensoriam have ambergris in them. Nor do they have Ambroxan in them.

Top Note: Bergamot
Middle Notes: Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Star Anise and Nutmeg
Base Notes: Ambroxan and Vanilla

Considering a natural alternative to Dior’s Eau Sauvage?

Popular perfumes, such as Eau Sauvage, are known for their cult status, but they are not made using 100% natural ingredients.

For those of you that believe in going natural with your fragrances, we’ve put together a list of 3 of our favourite natural alternatives to Eau Sauvage. So you can be confident switching to natural.

These natural scents have similar scent notes to Eau Sauvage and therefore can make lovely natural alternatives.

Melis Motus No. 4

Motus No. 4 by Melis embodies masculinity. Its forest floor and tobacco notes meld with hints of aged French oak and fir needle to create a charismatic and enriching scent. Featuring Fir Needle from Siberia, Rosemary and Labdanum from Spain, Black Pepper and Cedarwood from India, Grapefruit from USA.

Natural Alternative: Melis Motus No. 4

A refreshing and invigorating fragrance that captures the essence of a crisp forest breeze. The top notes of Fir Needle and Grapefruit combine to create a bright and zesty opening, evoking the scent of fresh evergreen needles and the tangy sweetness of citrus fruit. As the fragrance develops, the Middle note of Black Pepper adds a spicy warmth, adding depth and complexity to the composition. The scent is not only fresh and bright but also bold and captivating. Finally, the Base note of Labdanum and Rosemary provides an earthy and herbaceous richness that lingers on the skin, making the scent both memorable and long-lasting.

Overall, this fragrance is perfect for those who love the great outdoors and seek a fragrance that captures the beauty and ruggedness of nature.

Top Note: Fir Needle, Grapefruit
Middle Note: Black Pepper
Base Note: Labdanum, Rosemary

One Seed Solitude

Solitude by One Seed is fresh herbs over a smouldering fire. A unisex fragrance. A celebration of solitude and of all that we gain from some time spent alone. Solitary and yet at ease in the wilderness, like a well-cared for woodland cabin.

Natural Alternative: One Seed Solitude

Solitude by One Seed is fresh herbs over a smouldering fire. A unisex fragrance. A celebration of solitude and of all that we gain from some time spent alone. Solitary and yet at ease in the wilderness, like a well-cared for woodland cabin.

This fragrance is a sensual and sophisticated blend that exudes both warmth and mystery. It opens with a spicy kick of Black Pepper, which is both bold and inviting. The Top note of Black Pepper is sharp and invigorating, making a strong first impression that captures the attention. As the fragrance settles, the Middle note of Tarragon brings a fresh and herbaceous quality, providing balance to the spiciness of the Black Pepper. This Middle note adds a layer of complexity to the composition, giving the fragrance a refined and elegant character. The Base note of Ambrette Seed, Tonka Bean, Orris Butter, Vanilla, and Dry Woods is a rich and creamy blend of exotic ingredients, providing a warm and inviting foundation that lingers on the skin. These ingredients combine to create a sensuous and captivating aroma that is both comforting and alluring.

Overall, this fragrance is a perfect choice for those who seek a scent that is both bold and sophisticated.

Top Note: Black Pepper
Middle Note: Tarragon
Base Notes: Ambrette Seed, Tonka Bean, Orris Butter, Vanilla, Dry Woods

What is Ambrette Seed?

It is a seed used in perfumery as a natural substitute for animal-derived musk. The seeds have a strong, musky aroma and also help to make the scent last longer. The seeds are also used in traditional medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties.

One Seed Slow Fire

Slow Fire by One Seed is smouldering embers and smokey maple. A unisex fragrance that is seductive and strong. Syrupy cologne of a dark and uninhibited cosiness.

Natural Alternative: One Seed Slow Fire

This perfume has a vivid, powerful scent that is also seductive. Invigorating and strong, the top notes of Mandarin, Blood Orange, Cardamom, and Black Peppercorn produce an initial explosion of citrous and spice. You feel as though you are enveloped by a revitalising atmosphere that draws your focus right away. The Middle notes of Cedarwood, Fenugreek, and Basil produce a layered and nuanced aroma that is both woody and herbaceous as the scent matures. These notes give the brisk and citrous Top notes a natural and earthy counterpoint, resulting in a complex and elegant fragrance. The base note of vanilla offers a creamy and opulent touch to finish the fragrance, giving it a pleasing and calming finish.

Top notes: Mandarin, Blood Orange, Cardamom, Black Peppercorn
Middle notes: Cedarwood, Fenugreek, Basil
Base note: Vanilla

Create your personal mini discovery kit of natural alternatives to Dior's Eau Sauvage. 2ml Mini perfumes available for each of these switch out alternatives. To get yours, email us now at hello@sensoriam.com

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