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I don’t blame you for trying to find out where to get Dior Sauvage cologne samples–it’s incredible. You’ve probably heard it’s a crowd-pleasing fragrance that can do no wrong, but it’s always a good idea to test out a cologne before you spring for a full bottle. The best places to get a sample of it are:
- Surrender to Chance
- Sephora (in-store, since you can’t order specific samples online there)
- A Dior counter
Keep reading for a rundown on what you can expect from each option, sample sizes available, and more.
As a beauty writer and fragrance collector, not many colognes wow me anymore. Dior Sauvage did. My husband only has a 30-day supply of it, but I’m buying him a full bottle soon. Still, starting with a sample, whether it’s a three-day supply or a 30-day one, is the way to go.
Where to Get Dior Sauvage Cologne Samples
You can get a sample of Dior Sauvage cologne online (and maybe even in person, depending on where you live).
My husband’s Dior Sauvage cologne sample is from MicroPerfumes. I like these because the sleek travel spray bottles with twist-up nozzles look nice on the counter on their own, even before you’re ready to spring for a whole bottle.
The twist-up nozzle sample option is weighty and sturdy enough to get tossed in a gym bag, so if you like to go work out first thing in the morning and get ready at the gym, you won’t have to worry about spills.
The travel spray is my favorite, but they have other sizes, too:
- Sample vial
- Sample spray (I like this middle ground option because it’s easier to spray than pop the lid off the vial, and it’s less expensive than the travel spray. However, it’s not available in all the versions of Dior Sauvage cologne samples.)
- Full bottle
You can choose from the following:
- Eau de Toilette
- Eau de Parfum
- Elixir Parfum
Some samples are under $5.00.
You’ll get a 25% off coupon if you join their email list. I’ve also spotted a few other coupons on the site here and there.
Surrender to Chance
You can get EDP, Parfum, and Elixir Dior Sauvage samples at Surrender to Chance. I’ve always enjoyed shopping here because of the wide range of options they have here (niche, indie, retro) and ways to narrow your search. In this case, you’ll have the option to choose from:
- 1/2 ml glass vial (Elixir only)
- 1 ml glass vial
- 2 ml glass spray
- 3 ml glass spray
- 5 ml glass spray
- 5 ml glass roll-on
- 8 ml glass spray
- 10 ml glass spray
Prices start at just over $3.00. You can get 10 percent off your first order by signing up for their mailing list.
Even though they carry the EDT, EDP, and Parfum versions of Dior Sauvage at FragranceNet, there’s only one sample option available–EDP. You can get a .27 oz travel spray for just over $35.00. No other sample sizes are listed as of this writing.
If you’re happy to sign up for a subscription and try a new cologne every month, you can join Purpl Lux, FragranceNet’s subscription club, and choose Dior Sauvage EDP as your first cologne sample. It’s a Premium scent, so you’ll pay $15.00 above the subscription price for it. (The current first month’s cost is $6.95, so it’ll be $21.95 total if you make Sauvage your first Purpl Lux fragrance.)
You can ask for a sample of the EDT, EDP, or both at Sephora. If they only have one or the other, be sure to take note of which one you’re trying, so you know what to buy later (if you like it) or know to try the other version if the sample you get isn’t your cup of tea.
Keep in mind, these aren’t the same samples you get for free in your online orders. An associate will make you one–or even two or three to compare–from one of the tester bottles. They’re still free and will hold enough to let you try them out for at least several days.
The Dior Counter at Your Favorite Department Store
In my experience, you can’t count on the Dior counter to always have the fragrance sample you’d like. Still, it’s worth asking for one if you live near one or happen to be shopping in a store that sells Dior cologne and perfume. Strike up a conversation with the salesperson; they’ll be happy to give you one if they have any.
What Does Dior Sauvage Cologne Smell Like?
The EDT is the freshest of the bunch, with bergamot, pepper, and amberwood notes.
The EDP’s notes are ambroxan, bergamot, Sichuan pepper, vanilla, lavender, star anise, and nutmeg. This is the one my husband has. I definitely get a warm, woody vibe with a hint of sweetness. Something about it smells like a cozy fall day, like warm cinnamon apples, and it’s definitely comforting, thanks to the vanilla and lavender.
There’s an overlay of something fresh (perhaps the bergamot?). Still, overall, I classify it as a warm, spicy cologne that works well for anytime. It sits close enough to the skin to be an everyday fragrance, but it’s sexy enough for date nights. If you want a fresher option, the EDT will be more of what you’re looking for.
The Parfum is an enhanced version of the EDP–richer, stronger, longer-lasting–and has grapefruit listed in the top notes. It’s the most intense.
I can’t imagine anyone not liking this, but I’m sure they’re out there. Cologne is such a personal thing, it’s still best to get your hands on a sample first–even on a crowd-pleaser like Dior Sauvage. Plus, you might like it but not love it, and nobody wants a full-size bottle of a fragrance they don’t love wearing.
- Chanel Bleu de Chanel: I gave my husband a bottle of this for Christmas. The vibe is similar and the notes overlap, but Bleu de Chanel doesn’t have the projection or lasting power we were hoping for. They’re both gorgeous fragrances, but Sauvage is less subtle.
- Versace Dylan Blue: I wouldn’t call them interchangeable, but Dylan Blue and Dior Sauvage have similarities. Both have a bright, citrusy opening, peppery middle, and woody/earthy base.
- Prada Luna Rossa: This one has orange (vs. bergamot) in the top notes, lavender in the middle (just like the Sauvage EDP), and finishes with a rich blend of sweetness, musk, and warmth from notes of ambroxan and ambrette absolute.
Where to Get Dior Sauvage Cologne Samples: FAQs
Question: What is the Most Popular Sauvage Cologne?
Answer: The EDP is listed as a bestseller at MicroPerfumes. With Dior Sauvage listed as the second most popular fragrance in the world in Harper’s Bazaar, it’s hard to imagine you can go wrong with any of them, though. Sample them all and see which one’s the best on your skin.
Question: How do I get an Expensive Cologne Sample?
Answer: If you have a department store near you that carries the expensive fragrance you’re interested in, you might be able to score a sample there. However, you can pay a few bucks for a larger sample when you shop online somewhere like MicroPerfumes.
Question: Why do People Like Dior Sauvage so Much?
Answer: It’s masculine in a warm, comforting way. It’s a little sexy, so you can wear it for date nights, but it’s understated enough to be an everyday, casual scent. There’s a good mix of spices, woods, and sweetness to keep it well-rounded. It’s no wonder it’s a people-pleaser.
Now, What Size and Which Version?
Now that you know where to get Dior Sauvage cologne samples, the next questions are, which version and how much should you buy? I’m always a fan of the twist-up travel sprays, but you can’t go wrong. Plus, if you’re on a budget and want to compare the EDT to EDP, for example, buying a couple of smaller vials might be the perfect solution.