Dior Sauvage VS Bvlgari Aqva

Smelling good makes you and other people around you feel comfortable and when it comes to fragrance, there are so many to consider based on your personal taste such as Dior Sauvage Vs Bvlgari Aqva. These masculine and famous fragrances are great for active men who want to appear sexy and alluring but they smell completely different. For those considering buying one of the two, let’s see below about what they can offer.

In this comparison, we are going to talk about:

  • Why Citrus is Very Popular in Fragrances
  • What are Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva
  • How are the Presentation of Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva
  • How are the Notes of Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva
  • How are the Impression of Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva
  • How are the Performance of Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva
  • Dior Sauvage Vs Bvlgari Aqva

Citrus in Fragrance Notes

When it comes to fragrance it is like choosing a skin care for your type of skin and hairstyle shape because the choice is highly subjective. They won’t smell the same on everyone’s skin even though we use the same fragrance. This is because these fragrances will interact with our skin and the body chemistry will produce different scents than those from the bottles. We recommend buying something that you are comfortable wearing or smells great on your skin.

Usually fragrances in modern days are made of layers and this is why they are unique because different times produce different scents and each composition will affect each other, creating a different and extreme experience for the people smelling it. The most common method is three layers or notes made of top, mid or heart, and base notes. As expected the top notes will be the first to fade off and the base notes will be the last leaving our skin.

Heart on the other hand is affecting both layers making it an important component to consider as well. Among those many typical or common notes, we are sure many will agree that citrus is very popular that it is almost everywhere, especially on men’s fragrance. They are usually associated with the warmer months like summer because of the fresh nuance and zesty. There are lots of common fruits in this category such as green mandarin, clementine, grapefruit, lemon, and lime.

What’s so unique about them is the fact that this type of scent is known to enhance all fragrance family themes and while the scent itself is quite strong, they are fleeting and volatile too. In fact, they have been used in fragrance making since many centuries ago, dating back to when Alexander the Great was still ruling. The story said that citron is transported during Asian expedition to Greece while the usage has spread around in the 10th century to Arab Mediterranean cultures who cultivate bitter oranges.

Besides the above reason, citrus seems to be very popular because of the energy itself since most of us are connecting it to the quality of something such as the smell of orange gives us an idea of its vitamin content but the natural scent is also carrying an aromatherapy effect such as to relieve anxiety. Citrus is fresh in general and by adding it especially on the top notes, the perfume becomes airy and light. Depending on the type of ingredient to produce this scent, they can be refreshing or too sharp and offending.

Dior Sauvage Bvlgari Aqva
Product Dimensions3 x 3 x 7 inches2 x 2 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight12 ounces10 Ounces
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About Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva

If you are liking the quality of fresh citrus in fragrances, there are so many that you can opt for. Most brands and huge names carry some type of scent that is opened or dominated by citrus whether it is an expensive or affordable brand. They are typically making up the top notes and will be the first you notice when spraying the liquid. Usually they will vapor faster as well, revealing a more complicated scent below.

Men fragrances are most well-known to use citrus scent as the top because it is refreshing and also gives the fragrance a sense of being sporty since they are typically marketed for active people. The Dior and Bvlgari are famous brands for designer men fragrances and it is easy to see why for how good their formulations are. Many people seem to like their popular fragrances and thus makes the choice safer too in case you worry about how other people will think about the scents.

Choosing mainstream fragrances is safe as many of us are familiar with the scent and probably liking it too, such as Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva. These are perfect fragrances for active people and great summery scents for young and adult men. They have been around for quite some time so we do think many have already smelled them before. They are also carrying citrus as one of the compositions and in comparison, the Aqva will be the one with a more prominent orange scent.

It is aquatic as well which relates so much to the brand naming and in comparison Sauvage is slightly darker. It is not as sweet and unique or refined as Aventus that you can check in our Dior Sauvage Vs Creed Aventus here but it is loved by many for how the combination gives you this sexy and mature nuance. Scent is highly subjective and we do like both fragrances on men especially when it is worn during the day in a more modest application. 

Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva Presentation

Not only the scent itself, we personally find bottle fragrances give off a good feeling about how they will smell. Starting with Aqva, we are sure many people will say it is quite eye-catching, especially when it was just launched back then in 2005. The round bottle is shaped like a water drop and this is what you will get from the fragrance too, water notes. The cap is rounded and silver, very contrast to the blue/green bottle which is transparent.

On the other hand we always say that Sauvage is very simple and there is beauty in simplicity. The bottle is tinted black which gradually turns clear near the bottom and it makes the liquid easier to see. The cap is added with this simple detailing as well and not forgetting the Dior brand logo at the top. The one we have today is EDT however but you can find the EDP as well which is more expensive and also last slightly longer.

Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva Notes

Now for the most important part, let’s see what the Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva can offer starting from the notes because this can give you an idea how the fragrance will smell like. With Sauvage, this is a very sexy fragrance with bergamot and pepper at the top to give you that fresh and spicy scent. The heart is made of Sichuan pepper, lavender, pink pepper, patchouli, vetiver, geranium, and elemi while the base notes are softer with cedar, ambroxan, and labdanum. 

Still citrus at top, the Aqva is an even fresher fragrance with mandarin orange, orange, and petitgrain at the top. It is also very unique because not every so often you can smell seaweed with lavender and cotton flower combination. At the base it is warmer with cedar, woods notes, patchouli, clary sage, and amber. 

Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva Impression 

Now for the impression, both Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva are very different. When first spraying Sauvage what you will notice is the freshness of bergamot and for some people it somehow resembles pineapple too. On the other hand the Aqva first impression is the water scents and this can be surprising for some people because people usually love or hate it. Personally, both orange and marine or salty scent is pretty strong for our nose so it may not be for everyone too.

The further they dry down, Aqva is becoming more aromatic but it is not as aromatic as Sauvage because the pepper is quite prominent on Dior fragrance and this is probably why it turns out warmer and also sexy at the same time. For Aqva its marine notes are dominating the dry down and a little bit we can smell the wood notes too. In comparison, once the fragrance is almost gone, what’s left on the skin is warm and aromatic Sauvage and fresh yet powdery Aqva.

Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva Performance 

Lastly is for the performance of Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva but we have different experiences here. Sauvage is famous for being very long lasting yet, many people complain it won’t last on their skin and if you can make it last, the EDT will leave your skin after 6 hours with Aqva not far behind. It has an even longer projection however than Sauvage but lasting power is about 5-6 hours too. What we are a bit concerned about is the saltiness doesn’t go away until the scent of Aqva is gone from your skin.

Dior Sauvage Vs Bvlgari Aqva

Both Dior Sauvage and Bvlgari Aqva are popular; in fact very popular fragrances that you may have smelled before. In comparison we do think the Aqva is tricky to wear because it is not versatile and highly dependent on the season or where you are currently. As an outdoor, especially any beach and water related activity Aqva will be great but for daily application the Sauvage is safer. It may not be as unique but safer and easy to wear.

- It is an elegance, refinement, and good humor
- For all skin types
- Recommended for casual wear
- Introduced by the design house of Bvlgari in 2005
- This masculine fragrance possesses a blend of amber, santolina, petit grain, posidonia, and mandarin
- It is recommended for casual wear
- Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above


The choice is all yours because taste matters and we do like them but probably for different occasions and among the two we will recommend the Sauvage because most people like it and thus, it is a safer and versatile option. 


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