Christian Dior Dune Eau De Toilette Spray for Her 30ml

£9.9
FREE Shipping

Christian Dior Dune Eau De Toilette Spray for Her 30ml

Christian Dior Dune Eau De Toilette Spray for Her 30ml

RRP: £99
Price: £9.9
£9.9 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods

Description

Today, the second day of fall with temps a little cooler especially in the evening, Dune has enveloped me in pure creamy sandalwood/Brazilian Rosewood? I’m finding it so hard to express my feelings and opinions about this one…but all I can say is that since I first tested it I’ve bought 3 bottles (including one original formula)…all within 1 month. Another vintage that opens all sour like, “ooh, I’m going to hate it,” only to dry down into something soft and beautiful. Interesting transparency and top notes, and there is some realism to the sand aroma some people point out, but I guess at this point I've just had enough of vintage orientals. The base develops into an amber-like chypre that gives comfort to the wearer that amidst an endless desert has always an oasis.

It had been snowing the week before my wedding and whilst bitterly cold on the we had bright sunshine. Dune makes me think of a sophisticated woman wearing a breezy linen shirt with navy blue pinstripes on it, with her hair in a classic but casual French twist, vacationing in the Hamptons. Dune is definitely lighter than Obsession but I prefer Obsession because it's spicier and it does the job well without putting an overwhelming patchouli note. There is something herbal, spicy-dry and mellow after the first spray, while the final outcome is fruity, rosey, delicately woody, slightly powdery, salty and ambery.I was expecting something far more distinctive and jarring because of Dune's arid image and reputation, but instead elusive roundedness seems to be the name of the game.

Nevertheless, many people do find this complex, so this may just be my silly nose - and I still adore it to death.

It's such a familiar scent but I can't think of anyone close to me who uses or has used Dune at any point in their life. Sidenote: there’s some difference between the original formula and the current one but it’s not THAT big, I feel that this is often exaggerated…hmm…maybe the aldehydes, rosewood and oakmoss is more pronounced (in a ”sharper” sense )in the original one? I smell salty sweet oranges so strongly at the start, like in an alternate reality where there is a wood that smells like orange?

Products without packaging are identical to the testers and they are recomended for personal use only. Maybe its not the beast it used to be but thats why I love it so much , summer months are the best time to wear dune its just becomes one with my skin. The fragrance is almost completely unisex now, as the floralcy/lily note has been ratcheted way down. I do think that the choice of name harks a little bit to Frank Herbert’s novels, as there is a dry, exotic, evocative character to Dune that has absolutely nothing in common with a beach.Dune smells like a heavy spicy suntan oil, with a slightly sleazy edge to it, unctuous and intrusive. Finally at the base we find warm accords of sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, benzoin, vanilla and oak moss. Luckily the woody beginning is as masculine as it gets and it did not turn any screethier or sharper than that.

I don't find this fragrance to smell sad or lonely as some do; I find it warm and comforting, though at the same time almost a little unsettling simply because of how strange and abstract it is.Dune, a mass-market designer scent from the 1990s, exceeds many of today's niche/private line collections.



  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns

Fruugo

Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop