Bijan Wicked was recommended to me as a nice alternative to Azzaro Chrome. It was described as being Chrome + pineapple. (nice!)
But to my nose it came off smelling like Chrome + cocktail sauce. (no joke)
Sillage and longevity are great. The fragrance is inexpensive which is another plus. But I just couldn't get over what my nose perceived to be a prominent cocktail sauce accord.
Chrome & Captain D's? I'll pass.
13th April, 2011 (last edited: 15th April, 2011)
Agree that it smells like chrome with pineapples. I'm not a huge fan of chrome and the pineapple is very synthetic. It's not a bad scent it's just not one I would wear everyday. Good for around the house.
19th March, 2011 (last edited: 22nd March, 2011)
Distortech wasn't kidding with the comparisons to CK One and Chrome. Bijan Wicked is somehow both scents combined with all the bad parts removed and at a fraction of the cost. Being from New England, having 'Wicked' in the name automatically garners extra points from me. Above and beyond anything else I have to say Wicked is redolent of Lily Of the Valley, which grows in my yard. The scent is near dead-on and I love it. An ozonic-floral for men that smells like it could have been produced a few streets away? This is Cape Cod in a bottle, minus the sea spray. I'll wear this in warm weather as long as I have it.
Hell yeah this smells like Chrome. A vastly improved Chrome nonetheless. Chrome has an interesting but "gets old fast" note of soapy lavender. Wicked seems to remove this and gives you a better idea what a clean transparent accord should smell like. Somewhat fruity but that part is fleetig. The drydown of the transparent clean accord lasts a very long time. Was Wicked made to be a ripoff? Who cares because Chrome still sells madly but Chrome lovers/wearers are sure to like this alternative.
Add my voice to the chorus for this . . .
It does smell very similar to Chrome and CK One, but slightly better. I think the opening is a bit more "grassy green" than Chrome and a tad more complex the CK One. It is definitely one of those scents that varies alot depending on body temperature. The warmer it is, the better it smells - as it accentuates the mids and the Kashmir.
Top: Ozone, Citrus, Orange Blossom, Fresh Greens, and Pineapple
Middle : Jasmine, Nutmeg, Carnation, and Lily of the Valley.
Base : Kashmir, Sandalwood, Musk, and Blue Amber.
For what it is, this is not bad at all, but too much like any other ozone scent out there. If you would ask me if I would buy it again...I would have to say no - I would go for Nude instead.