It’s not unusual to have a woman go completely crazy about a certain perfume, originally destined for gentlemen. But to have her religiously wear it, that’s pretty rare. Personally, not only do I find Sauvage by Dior to be extravagantly dark, smoky and sexy, but there are days on which I do not identify with the fruity, floral sweetness that most women’s perfumes are built upon and can only imagine pairing this with my high heels.

I can’t explain it, but it has a certain power on me. Triggering wilder instincts. I find, it lends a subtle complexity and edge, I sometimes desperately need to feel on my skin.

Fresh and sophisticated, the men’s fragrance Sauvage is composed of essence of Calabrian bergamot set off by Sichuan pepper, and the sun-drenched notes of Vaucluse lavender and patchouli. This resolutely masculine scent is destined for those unafraid to brave the elements  – dictated by a name that has the ring of a manifesto. That was the way François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, wanted it: raw and noble all at once.

Radiant top notes burst with the juicy freshness of Reggio di Calabria Bergamot. Ambroxan, derived from precious ambergris, unleashes a powerfully woody trail. This radically fresh composition is raw and noble for a strong and unmistakable masculinity.

Ladies, you should definitely try it on. This is nothing less than an ozone blue sky sprawled above a rocky landscape, white-hot beneath the desert sun. But on your skin.