Dune was created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Nejla Barbir.I finally took the courage and tested it on my skin, after hating it on paper every time tried.And I cannot say that I envy whoever can pull it off.It just simply does NOT work with my chemistry, NOR suit my characters. Having said all that, I still think Dune belongs to the group of "classy" fragrances, and I have no doubt that it even earns a high rank in that group.Dune, if it is up to me, I would put it on the list of perfumes/fragrances for "bosses", as I personally think, that it is the scent which people don't necessarily have to like nor hate. I would not wear Dune (I may try it again...years from now), but I appreciate its existence! The dryness is like the desert heat and sands that burn the skin. It's a great alternative sea scent and a perfect sandalwood. There's something so mysterious, so magical and heady about this fragrance.The aldehydes and florals like the cooling, crystal oasis in the middle of the desert. It starts off strong and mighty but then the heart and dry down are soft and whispery - I love oriental/spicy fragrances and base notes such as oakmoss, benzoine and amber...
And this is what I think about this fragrance by its most current EDT version (don't know if it ever came out as EDP).
Base notes are vanilla, patchouli, benzoin, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, and musk.
Its innovative bottle with rounded edges is designed by Veronique Monod. Bottle is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette together with Bath & Body line.
Every single co-worker of mine was in disbelief it was Dune and so was I.
It performs relatively well in extreme dry heat, 4-5hrs for longevity with soft sillage but have to stress it was dry with 10% humidity when I tried.
So any surprise could only be positive - a nice way to test!