WHAT I SMELL: Signature Wild’s opening is bright and sparkling with a fresh blast of herbal spice which moves quickly to a bone dry flattened fruit. The perfume takes on a slightly sour edge that feels like it has been drained of juice and has been left out to dry and age. Soon, the sour and light decay start to retreat and a warm labdanum seems to roll on in like a fog covering the horizon. At this point, the perfume becomes more rugged and incredibly sexy. There’s a hefty beef that’s evident, but it’s not in the way that overt…instead it radiates confidence. A quiet and subdued leather is then met with a lightly sweetened balsam and a buzzing vetiver. Here the perfume remains…unassuming with subdued sexiness that’s easy to wear.
From the Art de Parfum website:
UNAPOLOGETICALLY DARK AND WILD.
This highly addictive fragrance combines a powerful leather accord with the boozy and syrupy davana herb and sweet delicacy of orange blossom
TOP NOTES: cinnamon, davana, cardamon
MIDDLE NOTES: orange blossom, dried fruits, radiant woods
BASE NOTES: labdanum (cistus), leather, sandalwood, Peru balsam, Haitian vetiver
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SIGNATURE WILD: self-assured, unpretentious, manly
BOTTOM LINE: Art de Parfum debuted five fragrances in 2016. Signature Wild is my favorite in the line, but there is something for everyone from a refreshing cologne (Gin & Tonic) to a beautiful and mysterious rose oud (Sensual Oud). Nicely done Art de Parfum!
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental Leather
- Classification: Masculine
- Expense: $135 for 50 ml parfum extrait
*Sample provided by Art de Parfum. Opinion my own.