Product Type: Christian Dior fragrances
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Member Name: suziebenn
Dior Dune Eau de Toilette
Disadvantages: Overly sweet, cloying
I have mixed feelings about Dior's Eau de Toilette it is described by Dior as being warm with sensuous sand tones, symbolizing the union of land and ocean. But to be frank, I can smell nothing of the sand or ocean in it at all.
Bergamot, Mandarin, pallisander, aldehyde, peony and broom
Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Lily, Wallflower, Lichen
Vanilla, Patchouli, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Amber, Oakmoss, Musk
For me the blends smell overly sweet and musky. Dune is a very strong perfume and can be quite cloying. On first spray there is a strong chemical smell that soon fades and leaves a very potent sweet aroma that can become sickly.
I never wear this fragrance in the summer the warm weather seems to sweeten the smell even more and if you are going on a long car journey can become overpowering. It is a shame as it has great longevity when on the skin you can still smell it the next day, so if I actually liked the smell I would be thrilled.
I also find that Dune "comes off" as well; if I am dancing closely with Mr. Benn he complains that he can smell it on himself all night, this has never happened with any of my other scents I am also conscious that any clothes I wear with this fragrance needs to be washable as it leaves a stale smell on fabrics after about a day or so.
Benn Junior bought me this fragrance for Christmas unfortunately I did not tell him I was not very keen and he bought me another bottle for my birthday; I can't say that I would buy it myself, the blends just do not suit me and I can't pick out any citrus or a specific flora tone at all.
Dune is packaged very nicely in an angled spray bottle with a gold lid and sits in a deep orange box, finished off with gold and black writing.
Dior's Dune is currently £48.00 for 50ml and £68.00 for 100ml so not cheap but if you shop around there are offers on internet buys.
I have read other reviews raving about this perfume so maybe some will love it, however I would suggest using a tester and leaving it on for the day before purchasing to see if you like it as it goes through its changes.
Summary: Too overpowering for me
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