If you buy one fragrance this summer...

Even if you don't consider yourself an aftershave connoisseur, you'll probably be familiar with Dior's Eau Sauvage. Created by Edmond Roudnitska in the same year England won the World Cup, this wash-bag stalwart remains the quintessential men's fragrance.

Which is why we were a little concerned when we heard they'd tinkered with the formula. But Dior's new Eau Sauvage Extrême is intended to complement — rather than replace — the original, by combining its forebear's iconic freshness with a blast of Virginian cedarwood.

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The outcome is a little heavier than your average warm weather blend, but one that's perfectly suited to the temperature extremes of our Great British summer. And as for history repeating itself, football trophy-wise? We certainly wouldn't complain.

From £46, www.dior.com. Available exclusively in John Lewis from 24 May, and selected department stores nationwide from 6 September