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7 Best Dior Colognes in 2023 – Classy Perfume for Men

Dior’s line of fragrances is purpose-made for the modern man. They specialize in projecting classy scent that lasts all day. 

Over the past few years, I’ve learned that there’s a Dior fragrance for every style and situation. 

My top pick, Dior Sauvage, is one of the most popular colognes in the world. This sophisticated blend of bergamot, pepper, lavender, and woodsy notes feels classy and masculine.

It works pretty much everywhere – professional enough for the office, but with enough personality for post-work drinks. Every Gent should try this long-lasting fragrance at least once.

While Sauvage works best for handsome men in their 20’s and 30’s, older gents might appreciate Eau Sauvage’s more retro palate. The profile here is more mature, with stiffer herbal and woodsy notes that pay homage to traditional masculinity.

While Sauvage is undeniably the most popular Dior cologne, my personal favorite is Dune. I like having the feeling of wearing something no one else is, and Dune is a hidden gem from Dior.

It tilts a little more masculine like Eau Sauvage, but with a brighter, lighter feeling from green notes of herbs and fig leaf in the heart. It’s a great pick for masculinity in warmer weather.

Retro Masculinity
Most Popular
 
4.7
5.0
4.5
$91.97 ($27.05 / Fl Oz)
$114.00 ($57.00 / Fl Oz)
$107.95 ($31.75 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Retro masculinity with throwback 60s notes of punchy vetiver and bergamot.
  • Even the bottle feels like something you'd find hidden away in an attic, lost in time.
Pros:
  • Strong bergamot and pepper with bright flashes of lavender and cedar.
  • This is one of the most popular colognes in the world - and for good reason.
Pros:
  • Natural-smelling cologne packed with masculine woods and hints of greenery.
  • Refined, gentlemanly, and unobtrusive.
Retro Masculinity
4.7
$91.97 ($27.05 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Retro masculinity with throwback 60s notes of punchy vetiver and bergamot.
  • Even the bottle feels like something you'd find hidden away in an attic, lost in time.
Most Popular
5.0
$114.00 ($57.00 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Strong bergamot and pepper with bright flashes of lavender and cedar.
  • This is one of the most popular colognes in the world - and for good reason.
4.5
$107.95 ($31.75 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Natural-smelling cologne packed with masculine woods and hints of greenery.
  • Refined, gentlemanly, and unobtrusive.
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In this guide, we’ll step you through the 7 Dior colognes that I’ve enjoyed the most – including 3 from the Dior Homme collection.  I’ll let you know when and where to deploy them, based on:

  • Value for money
  • Note profile (what does it smell like)
  • Longevity (how long does it last)
  • Projection (how subtle/strong is it)
  • Occasion (season, time of day, setting)

I’ve tried to cover all bases here – so hopefully we’ll be able to find the ideal Dior cologne for you.

TOP PICKS

Best Dior Perfume for Him

Dior Sauvage – Best Dior Cologne Overall

Eau Sauvage – Best Dior Cologne for Retro Masculinity

Dune – Most Unique Dior Perfume for Men

Fahrenheit – Best Dior Perfume for Men in Autumn

And the Dior Homme collection…

Dior Homme Sport – Best Dior Cologne for Summer

Dior Homme Intense – Best Dior Cologne for the Winter Months

Dior Homme – Best Dior Cologne for the Office


What’s the Best Dior Perfume for Men?

Dior Sauvage – Best Dior Cologne Overall

Dior Sauvage is universally admired – and it’s popular for good reason. A fresh, spicy, and woody fragrance – the holy trinity!

On the initial sniff, you’re instantly hit with a smokey campfire smell of smoldering embers. After a few minutes, notes of grapefruit and organic lavender arrive alongside a sensual blend of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Dior Sauvage Dior Sauvage
$114.00 ($57.00 / Fl Oz)

Strong bergamot and pepper with bright flashes of lavender and cedar.

This is one of the most popular fragrances in the world - and for good reason.

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Occasion: A modern classicLongevity: 10 hours
Age group: 23 – 45Projection: Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Dior Sauvage: Need to Know

The base is held together by rich and aromatic woodiness and the signature Dior amber fragrance notes.

It’s definitely on the sweeter side, with the lavender, cardamom, and cinnamon- but I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a sweet scent.

Dior Sauvage is a notorious performance beast. It lasts for 10 hours, which will have you easily covered for a full day. It’s astonishingly strong, with every note exploding out with a top-tier projection.

This makes it a great pick if you’re a little limited in your budget, but still want a signature scent that will impress.

Dior Sauvage is one of the few colognes you can genuinely wear all year round. Okay, it might be a bit much for those couple of weeks in summer when everything is just too hot, but you get the idea.

It’s a good pick to buy in bulk for better value as a year-round signature fragrance.

Sure, Dior Sauvage is not one of the most niche fragrances in the world, and most people have probably smelt it once or twice before. 

But we have to remember that most people aren’t genuine frag-heads and spend a lot less time than you or I wondering about the subtleties of notes or batch variations.

Does it smell good? Because that’s more than enough for most strangers you’ll meet. They usually won’t care about your “famous perfumes”.

Top Notes:Bergamot and Sichuan Pepper
Heart Notes:Lavender, Star Anise and Nutmeg
Base NotesAmbroxan and Vanilla
Dior Sauvage Fragrance Notes

Eau Sauvage – Best Dior Cologne for Retro Masculinity

Eau Sauvage is an all-time classic. It was the first fragrance for men released by Christian Dior in 1966 – named after Percy Savage, addressed as “Monsieur Sauvage” by Dior’s Butler upon his late arrival to his apartment.

Since then, it’s gone through a few iterations and updates, but it still fundamentally pays homage to traditional masculinity.

Eau Sauvage by Dior Eau Sauvage by Dior
$91.97 ($27.05 / Fl Oz)

Retro masculinity with throwback 60s notes of punchy vetiver and bergamot.

Even the bottle feels like something you'd find hidden away in an attic, lost in time.

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Occasion: Retro masculinityLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 35 – 60Projection: Moderate/strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Eau Sauvage: Need to Know

Eau Sauvage employs a soothing fresh opening of citron, lavender, and bergamot, before descending earthy-fresh patchouli and vetiver heart. It all rests on a warm, woodsy base with touches of amber and musk.

This blend of light and deeper elements means Eau Sauvage isn’t really pigeonholed to a particular season and works year-round.

Given its more mature palate, it’s probably best for more formal situations over casual occasions. This is the sort of fragrance I’d pair with a suit and tie for adding some unstuffy confidence to your business attire.

Top Notes:Lemon, Bergamot, Basil, Rosemary, Caraway and Fruity Notes
Heart Notes:Jasmine, Coriander, Orris Root, Carnation, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Rose
Base NotesOakmoss, Vetiver, Musk and Amber
Eau Sauvage Fragrance Notes

Dune – Most Unique Dior Perfume for Men

Dune is another mature men’s cologne from Dior. Released in 1997, this gentlemanly sensibility is similar to Eau Sauvage, but a touch lighter.

Dune Pour Homme Dune Pour Homme
$107.95 ($31.75 / Fl Oz)

Natural-smelling cologne packed with masculine woods and hints of greenery.

Refined, gentlemanly, and unobtrusive.

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Occasion: Maturity in the sunLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 30 – 50Projection: Moderate/strong
Season: Spring/SummerValue for money: 4.5/5
Dior Dune: Need to Know

It brings in marine tones for a sense of tranquility by the seashore. Dune feels like it’s in harmony with nature compared to some of the more urban scents on this list, with hints of greenery in the body from fig leaf, rose and mignonette.

While Eau Sauvage is a year-round fragrance, I’d say that Dune tilts more towards spring and summer because of the brighter green notes.

A thread of vanilla and tonka bean sweetness elevates a masculine base of cedar and sandalwood. These deeper notes help Dune last for an impressive 8 hours, which is plenty to cover you full a full day’s wear.

This Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Oliver Cresp creation comes in a vintage-style bottle that echoes its maturity and looks great on a dresser.

Top Notes:Cassis, Sage and Basil
Heart Notes:Fig Leaf, Rose and Mignonette
Base NotesSandalwood, Cedar, Tonka Bean and Vanilla
Dior Dune Fragrance Notes

Fahrenheit – Best Dior Perfume for Men in Autumn

Like Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit has been around for ages. This fragrance was released back in 1988 and has maintained its traditional masculinity since then.

I get a smokey, gasoline feel from this fragrance – it’s an intoxicating blend.

Fahrenheit by Dior Fahrenheit by Dior
$98.81 ($29.06 / Fl Oz)

A musky base of leather and amber lends Fahrenheit unique retro masculinity.

I love the beautifully seductive violet note. A great example of subtle masculine florals. 

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Occasion: Smokey, intoxicating masculinity Longevity: 6 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Moderate/strong
Season: AutumnValue for money: 4/5
Dior Fahrenheit: Need to Know

It opens up with a dose of Sicilian-ripened mandarin orange with a touch of nutmeg warmth and mature, soothing lavender.

As the heart opens up things become more seductive, with a streak of violet and a primal leather note. The base rounds things off with classic, long-lasting Dior woodsy warmth and powdery muskiness.

For me, this is an unequivocal fall fragrance. Enough warmth and depth to cut through the cold, but not at all moody and brooding.

Compared to other Dior colognes, Fahrenheit’s sillage is not quite as long-lasting. I get around 6 hours of solid projection.

It works for me because I tend to use Fahrenheit as an evening fragrance for a few hours at a time, rather than an office cologne that’s supposed to carry me through a full 8-hour day.

Top Notes:Nutmeg Flower, Lavender, Cedar, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot and Lemon
Heart Notes:Violet Leaf, Nutmeg, Jasmine and Leather
Base NotesCedar, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber, Patchouli and Tonka Bean
Dior Fahrenheit Fragrance Notes

Best Dior Homme Cologne

Dior Homme Sport – Best Dior Cologne for Summer

Dior Homme Sport is an ideal scent for spring and summer, presenting bright and energizing notes in a way that still feels decidedly sophisticated and masculine.

Dior Homme Sport Dior Homme Sport

A great pick for an active individual living a dynamic city life.

Lighter and fresher than some other Dior colognes. Emphasizes breezier citrus for day-wear. 

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Occasion: For busy go-getters in summerLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 22 – 35Projection: Light/Moderate
Season: Spring/SummerValue for money: 5/5
Dior Homme Sport: Need to Know

It’s perfect for the fast pace of modern life. Opening trinity of citrus (lemon, grapefruit, and blood orange) leads to a warmer heart of nutmeg and prickly pink pepper.

The balance of brightness and warmth continues in the base, with a smokey, creamy sandalwood sense lingering on for up to 8 hours.

Dior Homme Sport is the sort of fragrance that picks up compliments for me when I’m running errands around the city. It’s the epitome of urban elegance, and a strong recommendation for Gents looking for a cologne to pair with a busy cosmopolitan lifestyle.

The first Cologne was released in 2008 and has gone through two major updates in 2012 and 2017.

The most recent version lasts longer than its predecessors. Once the citrus scent bubble wears off in the first 3 – 4 hours, you’re left with another 4 hours of intimate, woodsy skin scent.

Top Notes:Lemon and Bergamot
Heart Notes:Pink Pepper and Elemi
Base NotesWoody Notes, Olibanum and Amber
Dior Homme Sport Fragrance Notes

Dior Homme Intense – Best Dior Cologne for the Winter Months

Dior Homme Intense is my top Dior cologne for men during winter, perfect for cozy dates as the nights draw in.

Dior Homme Intense Dior Homme Intense
$150.00 $110.50 ($32.50 / Fl Oz)

A sensual and seductive blend that is perfect for Winter dates.

Dark florals like Iris make Dior Homme Intense potentially unisex in the same mold as YSL's Black Opium or Tom Ford's Black Orchid.

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Occasion: Longevity in WinterLongevity: 10 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Moderate/Strong
Season: WinterValue for money: 4.5/5
Dior Homme Intense: Need to Know

A deep base of cedar and vetiver combine with a vivid iris streak to cut through the cold and make a seductive, masculine impression.

The reformulation in 2011 added a lavender note to the opening to help add some maturity to the blend – and now it’s undisputably sophisticated and classy.

There’s a reason A-listers like Robert Pattinson back it. This is a seductive scent that disrupts cliches while still respecting tradition

It is one of the longest-lasting Dior colognes out there. I get up to 10 hours of wear out of Dior Homme Intense. It’s the kind of scent you can still smell on yourself when you wake up the next morning  – and in all likelihood, there will be someone next to you to verify that.

Top Notes:Lavender
Heart Notes:Iris, Musk Mallow and Pear
Base NotesVirginia Cedar and Vetiver
Dior Homme Intense Fragrance Notes

Dior Homme – Best Dior Cologne for the Office

Dior Homme is a scent for the man who knows what he wants and goes after it, but doesn’t let his ego get in the way.

This classic palate of woodsy and sensual notes smells expensive, french, and masculine. There’s maturity in the blend, an aura that feels like it belongs to a CEO of a large company.

Dior Homme Dior Homme
$92.53 ($27.21 / Fl Oz)

Contemporary and subtle masculinity. A modernization of classic woodsy tones.

Natural, clean-smelling blend that offers versatility that supports your personality rather than stealing the show.

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Occasion: Classy WoodinessLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 30 – 50Projection: Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4/5
Dior Homme: Need to Know

The woods are very prevalent in the heart and the base, but not in an aggressive or overpowering way. It feels more comforting and warm than earthy or deep, let’s say.

It’s also livened up by refreshing pops of fresh citrus and the prickle of pink pepper. These levelers offer enough texture to prevent Dior Homme from descending into a wave of woodsiness. There’s enough going on to keep the cologne from feeling stagnant, or one-dimensional.

It’s a great way to add a masculine undercurrent to your day, from lounging at home to dominating in the workplace. The key is all in how much you apply; 1-2 sprays for casual situations, or 3-4 sprays for more of a statement.

Top Notes:Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Elemi
Middle Notes:Cashmere Wood, Cedar and Patchouli
Base Notes:Haitian Vetiver and White Musk
Dior Homme Fragrance Notes

Retro Masculinity
Most Popular
 
4.7
5.0
4.5
$91.97 ($27.05 / Fl Oz)
$114.00 ($57.00 / Fl Oz)
$107.95 ($31.75 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Retro masculinity with throwback 60s notes of punchy vetiver and bergamot.
  • Even the bottle feels like something you'd find hidden away in an attic, lost in time.
Pros:
  • Strong bergamot and pepper with bright flashes of lavender and cedar.
  • This is one of the most popular colognes in the world - and for good reason.
Pros:
  • Natural-smelling cologne packed with masculine woods and hints of greenery.
  • Refined, gentlemanly, and unobtrusive.
Retro Masculinity
4.7
$91.97 ($27.05 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Retro masculinity with throwback 60s notes of punchy vetiver and bergamot.
  • Even the bottle feels like something you'd find hidden away in an attic, lost in time.
Most Popular
5.0
$114.00 ($57.00 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Strong bergamot and pepper with bright flashes of lavender and cedar.
  • This is one of the most popular colognes in the world - and for good reason.
4.5
$107.95 ($31.75 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Natural-smelling cologne packed with masculine woods and hints of greenery.
  • Refined, gentlemanly, and unobtrusive.
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What You Should Know About the Best Dior Perfume for Men

Which Dior perfume for men lasts the longest?

The longest-lasting Dior cologne is Dior Sauvage, with 10 hours of longevity. It’s a powerful mix of bergamot, pepper, lavender, and ambroxan that will keep you smelling masculine and classy all day.

Dior Homme Intense is equally long-lasting, but the reason I recommend Sauvage ahead of it is because the lighter notes in Homme Intense will have a harder time cutting through the cold toward the latter stages of the fragrance’s lifetime.

FragranceLongevity
Dior Sauvage10 Hours
Eau Sauvage7 Hours
Dune8 Hours
Fahrenheit6 Hours
Dior Homme Sport8 Hours
Dior Homme Intense10 Hours
Dior Homme7 Hours
Dior fragrances for men longevity comparison

Dior colognes in general are pretty long-lasting, tending to clock in at least 7 hours. That’s plenty to keep you covered for a full day at the office or an evening out.

The only exception is Dior Fahrenheit, which lasts around 6 hours. But as more of an evening-wear fragrance, that sort of longevity doesn’t tend to influence its practicality.

What’s the Cheapest Dior Cologne for Men?

The cheapest Dior cologne is Dior Fahrenheit, clocking in at $20.59 per Oz.

But to be honest, the price difference between Fahrenheit and other fragrances like Dior Homme Sport or Dior Sauvage is so marginal (a dollar or two per ounce) that it just makes sense to pick the fragrance you prefer the smell of.

For this comparison, I’ve chosen the largest sizes bottle sizes available for maximum value. Fragrances like Dior Sauvage and Fahrenheit are available in smaller denominations for a lower price, but it works out significantly more expensive per spray.

FragrancePriceSizeCost per Oz
Dior Sauvage$149.996.8 Oz$22.06
Eau Sauvage$93.993.4 Oz$27.64
Dune$98.723.4 Oz$29.04
Fahrenheit$139.996.8 Oz$20.59
Dior Homme Sport$88.004.2 Oz$20.95
Dior Homme Intense$109.993.4 Oz$32.35
Dior Homme$89.943.4 Oz$26.45
Dior perfume for men price comparison

The most expensive fragrance ounce for ounce is Dior Homme intense. It’s not available in any sizes larger than 3.4 Oz, so there’s no opportunity to buy in bulk to make savings.

This 20 – 30% premium is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Dior Homme Intense lasts for up to 10 hours, meaning you’re less likely to have to reapply it and your bottle might last longer than you expect.


About Dior Colognes

The brand, Christian Dior, has amassed attention for the affluence of its fashion design house. This marque associated with French elegance and opulence spread worldwide.

Established in 1946 in Paris, the world’s vogue city, it soon grew to own high-end fashion collections and custom-made pieces, advertised and appreciated by both sexes.

As though Dior’s hallmark of excellence in clothing wasn’t enough, Monsieur Christian Dior has gone ahead as a sucker for grace and beauty to create premier cosmetics and unique fragrances which would complement the quality of his vespiary designs.

The atelier offers only the best in sophistication to its customers, colognes befitting of its exclusive fashion designs. The first Christian Dior cologne was launched in 1947, and its brand name continues to improve.

What to Look for When Buying Dior Cologne

If you’re a stranger to fragrance shopping, it may be a time-consuming challenge to find the most appropriate fragrance for your tastes and personality. Some quick insights are helpful regarding this.

Confident guys tend to prefer woody notes in the scent. If you’re the romantic type, unisex scents with floral sillage will excite you. This is why testing scents at the store helps – though my guide here will steer you in the right direction for your personality type.

How do you choose the Dior fragrance for you?

  • Perhaps the name, aesthetic, or brand stirs you?
  • You want a fragrance that appeals to your partner.
  • Upon wearing a fragrance, do you adore how it smells on your skin and clothes?

The next factor to consider is your personal style. What influences how often you wear the fragrances? Another is having an awareness of the different colognes available hence why I write these guides, which will save you time.

As a ‘cardinal rule’, do be aware of the difference between Eau De Toilette and Eau De Perfume.

This is a quick one. The Eau De Parfum range tends to be stronger and lasts longer. It’s the choice for several hours of sillage.

The Eau de Toilette suits you best when you only need a few hours of sillage and a light scent on your skin.

Dior appeals to both sexes, and various people of various tastes and personalities. Having an awareness of your preferences is key in acing the selection process.


FAQ: What You Should Know About the Best Dior Colognes

Is Dior Sauvage for men?

Yes, the Dior Sauvage was designed with that bold composition for a masculine fragrance.

Do women like Dior Sauvage?

Based on the article published by LA Times, Dior Sauvage offers women a classic scent and what is deemed as “compelling” about a man’s fragrance, and this is from a woman’s perspective.

What are the men’s Dior collections?

Here are the most popular men’s fragrance collections from Dior:

Dune Pour Homme
Eau Sauvage Collection
Fahrenheit Collection
Homme Collection
Sauvage Collection


Which is the Best Dior Men’s Cologne for You?

Christian Dior and luxury are intertwined. Dior’s colognes are the crème de la crème of affluence; high-end quality perfumes designed perfectly for every weather and event.

Besides being easy to wear, they are refreshing fragrances excellent for both casual and official wear.

If you are still in the decision-making process, we hope that this review will enable you to make a more stress-free and informed decision. The moment you choose the Dior cologne that suits your preference, then you can purchase your luxurious, original Dior fragrance.

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