WHAT I SMELL: Wilde opens with a bright bergamot and a very light green tea accord. It’s kind of zingy and snappy and almost a bit sweet in a green kind of way. The fig soon comes to prominence, making this fruity, but not succulent as the vetiver and oakmoss keep it from being too round and juicy. After around 10 minutes or so, a bit of warmth emerges which comforts without taking away the zestful aspects of the fragrance. In the meantime, the oak moss combined with the carnation provides for a dusty and slightly spicy backdrop from the fig. In the end Wilde leaves you with a clean, and slightly beefy vetiver that is very easy to wear.
Notes from the Jardins d’Ecrivains website:
Top notes are bergamot and grapes; middle notes are fig, carnation and tea; base notes are oakmoss and vetiver.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A zest for life… like a fig and green cornucopia of goodness.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE WILDE: lively, joyful, positive
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WILDE: The Silver Fox, Chemist in a Bottle, Cafleurebon
BOTTOM LINE: I normally would have passed Wilde by, just by the fig and carnation notes alone. But here they don’t overwhelm, but add additional zest to this very uplifting fragrance. I am rather wild about Wilde!
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Aromatic Fruity
- Noses: Anais Biguine
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $110 for 100ml EdP