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Wilde (2013)
by Jardins D'Ecrivains


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Year of Launch2013
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About Wilde

Wilde is a masculine fragrance by Jardins D'Ecrivains. The scent was launched in 2013

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Reviews of Wilde

The relationship of this composition to the man in whose honour is named is clear: classic English perfumery in the form of oak moss and bergamot to evoke Wilde’s stature as a giant in the realm of English letters; carnation to signal his effete effervescence and the flower’s Victorian role in signifying sexual orientation to others of the same persuasion; fig and grapes to evoke Greece and the significant influence of Hellenism on Wilde’s oeuvre.

Anais Biguine is a self-trained parfumeur, and there’s an unorthodox brilliance in Wilde of which, one imagines, Wilde himself would have approved. The fig in particular gets bent like no fig I’ve ever smelled, combining orgiastically with the grapes, but then suddenly seeming to remember its manners and offering amends in the form of whiffs of acute and mannerly bergamot. I think what others object to in Wilde is that Biguine has clearly not followed any set of rules, but the “muddle” others bemoan is her own, quite brilliant, interpretation of Wilde—intentionally iconoclastic and unlike anything else.
08th August, 2015
A mess for real, a really soapy un-textured and un-structured synthetic blast of indiscernible fruits, acid greenish/leafy elements (with a strongly plastic undertone lingering for long), a touch of milky fig and a generally disturbing citronellol/galaxolide centered undertone. The dry down is powdery, balmy-floral (I detect the simil-carnation effect), overly chemical, slightly salty (or better, tremendously soapy) and still veined by a really weird greenish/plastic feel. I'm sorry but this unhappy experiment lacks the basic elements (structure, evolution, basic concept etc) in order to be defined properly a fragrance. Just I hope the main Wilde's concept could have been the one to reproduce in perfumery the aroma of a really neutral bath foam with a light floral spark. The bath soap-like dry down should be more acceptable if you appreciate that type of feel but nobody can deny the total absence of structure.
06th April, 2015 (last edited: 20th September, 2015)
Wilde opens with an accord of aldehydes and galaxolide, with a green-floral touch (fig, carnation, mossy notes). The ambiance is "bath tub", withouth any possible romance, powdery elegance, sumptuous nostalgia, just more the bath you middle-class prototypical reader - no offense - took last night with your usual supermarket bath gel. It smells cheap and I don't get the connection with Wilde, or better in a way I do according to my personal tastes, as I don't like Wilde, but I am quite sure that was not the aim of the line.

22nd May, 2014
Marais Show all reviews
United Kingdom
According to the marketing blurb, 'Wilde eau de parfum is for aesthetes who are striving to become what they are'. Food for thought, indeed.

What we have here is a semi-sweet, light, fruity scent dominated by white grape and green fig. The carnation note is no more than an afterthought.

Projection is poor after the first hour. Longevity is about 4 hours (from 7 sprays). Unisex.

Far too tame for old Oscar.
23rd January, 2014

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