Eau Sauvage

Eau Sauvage is a perfume for men that is produced by Parfums Christian Dior and was created by perfumer Edmond Roudnitska.[1] The perfume was introduced in 1966,[2] and it was Dior's first perfume for men.[3]

Eau Sauvage
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Fragrance by Christian Dior
TypeMen's fragrance
LabelParfums Christian Dior

The name of the fragrance is reputedly the result of a late arrival by Christian Dior's friend Percy Savage to Dior's home. Dior had asked Savage to help find a name for a perfume for men. When Savage arrived, he was announced by Dior's butler as "Monsieur Sauvage"; the designer decided that "Oh, Sauvage" would be a fitting name.[4]

On its release, advertisements for the perfume featured French actor Alain Delon.[5]


  1. ^ Savigneau, Josyane (17 October 2013). "Un parfum de Grasse". Le Monde (in French). La Vie-Le Monde. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Eau Sauvage". Christian Dior S.A. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ Reynaud, Stéphane (17 August 2012). "1968, Eau Sauvage de Christian Dior". Le Figaro (in French). Dassault Group. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Percy Savage - Fashion publicist who introduced Yves Saint Laurent to Christian Dior and gave his name to Eau Sauvage". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  5. ^ Dormoy, Géraldine (14 June 2010). "Alain Delon replonge dans La Piscine pour Eau Sauvage". L'Express. Retrieved 30 November 2014.