Evening Shave, 26th November 2020, Ginger’s Garden Eau Sauvage

  • Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
  • Brush : PAA Peregrino
  • Soap : Ginger’s Garden Eau Sauvage
  • Razor : Parker Variant w/Gillette Nacet
  • Post Shave : Thayers Witchhazel : Lemon
  • Others : Dior Eau Sauvage EDT

I want to preface this to first just say that making soaps and matching scents aren’t the easiest nor the most perfect of arts. So sometimes things don’t go as expected and even more so when it has to do with scents that has “secret notes” as many Perfumeries tend not to spill all the beans as to what make a specific scent of theirs smell the way it does.

So, this morning’s shave kinda bugged me.
I remember the original Eau Sauvage to be a very fresh lemony scent and when Dior finally came out with a EDP version of it in 2012, I jumped on it, and I remember at first I HATED it as it wasn’t the same scent as the Original Eau Sauvage’s fresh lemon.
In time I became used to, and loved the “Myrrh bomb” as I used to call it, going through several bottles of it.

Fast forward to 2017, 2 years after Dior released Dior Sauvage (you know, the one with Johnny Depp plastered all over its advertisements) and again I jumped on getting the newly released EDP when Dior announced a new reformulation of Eau Sauvage EDP.
By now I had, in my mind, I had associated Myrrh with the scent.
Not having used the EDT for years now.

So this morning, when I said that Eau Sauvage was Lemon and Myrrh, I was wrong. Or at least, wrong if I am referring to the original EDT releases.

The EDT is a very different animal and, to be honest, I could only remember that it was “fresh lemon and woods” but wasn’t sure if it had Myrrh.
So I went out and bought a bottle of Dior Eau Sauvage EDT.

And no. It does not have Myrrh.

So, back to Irena’s take on the scent.
Is it “Eau Sauvage”?
It is close but there is enough of a difference that it is noticeable.

The DNA is definitely there, but there’s something off and I can’t put my finger on it.
It definitely needed a bit more of that fresh lemon to pop and there is that note that is either ambroxan or mimicking ambroxan that you immediately think of the 2015 Sauvage.

Still, this is the closest to, if not the only soap as far as I know to resemble the original Eau Sauvage EDT and for that I am thankful of its existence.

Had a fantastic shave, feeling great and smelling epically awesome.
Wife will definitely raise eyebrows. 😛

Stay safe
Stay sane
Stay happy

ps : Oh! If you like fresh Vintage old school scents. YOU HAVE TO TRY this one at least.

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