If ever there is proof that a flanker almost never lives up to the original, Eau Savage Extreme has to be it. Great, striking bottle - it looks as good in real life as in the picture at left. Great pedigree as well. After all, the original Eau Sauvage is a classic of men's perfumery. Short of substance I'm afraid. Dior has taken away most of what was special about the original and amped it up with 21st century modern men's ingredients, as cliched as they are overdone. Gone is the magic and in it's place you have what to me smells like a synthetic citrus-amber-musk concoction, loud, leery and frankly, quite grating on the olfactory senses.
I don't like to be so negative, but give me the original any day, thank you.
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