The Scented Hound

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Mechant Loup by L’Artisan Perfumeur

WHAT I SMELL: Oddly, when I first applied Mechant Loup it was hardly noticable.  I asked my better half to take a sniff and he said he couldn’t tell what it smelled like because it was almost non-existent.  Maybe it was due to the fact that I had just gotten out of the shower because later in the day I applied some more and it didn’t disappear like it had in the morning.  In any case, it does not go on strong.  This fragrance has a bit of a sharp edge to it in the beginning, I smell the licorice and I get almost a bit of green tea (don’t see that in the note, maybe it’s the cedar).  It stays in that location for a bit but then moves into the base which ends up as a mild honeyed hazelnut close-to-the-skin fragrance which is cool in nature.  Mechant Loup doesn’t have great longevity or sillage.  I find it rather boring and don’t find it particularily distinguishable from many other men’s fragrances (although I am having problems defining which ones, which means they too have not made an impression on me).

Mechant Loup Notes:  licorice, hazelnut, cedar, honey

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Mechant Loup means “Big Wolf” in French, but the L’Artisan Perfumeur website lists it as “Big Bad Wolf.”  With that kind of name, I expect something over the top and powerful.  Sorry, there is nothing wolf like about this scent.  Instead, maybe it should be called “Nutty Ecureuil” or “Nutty Squirrel,” in English as it’s about as big and bad as a squirrel and holds a hazelnut note.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE MECHANT LOUP:  forgettable, sharp, cool

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MECHANT LOUP: The Non-Blonde, EauMG, Daniel Tharp

  • Bone Rating: 2 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Woody Spicy
  • Classification: Masculine
  • Nose:  Bertrand Duchafour
  • Expense: Approximately $100 for 50ml EdT