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Wanted (2014)
by Diane Pernet


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Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Wanted

Wanted is a shared / unisex perfume by Diane Pernet. The scent was launched in 2014

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First discovered Wanted at If Boutique a year and half ago. Tried it on and walked around with a half smile and a faraway look in my eyes for a couple hours.

Finally bought it a year later and have been wearing it several times a week for a few months. My faded memories of it alluded to something evocative, misty and mysterious. But after repeated wearings I have to say this is an ultramodern, and ultimately very subtle skin scent.

The first couple months I had this I would notice a campfire or barbecue aura hovering around me especially if I over sprayed it - one spray is all I really need. The initial blast is that of very dark ink, a solid, synthetic block of it right in the middle of your chest. Over the next few minutes it opens up into a complex, multifaceted scent. There is spiciness and sweetness, but it is always subdued to the texture of that initial block of dark black ink that is slowly turning grey - soft, muted spice, the fleeting effervescence of the "juniper" note and the earthy "leather" grounded by an airy and clean musk. This progression reminds me of Scent Intense but Wanted differs from my other favorite in that there is no high pitched sweetness in the top and no warm amber grounding this in the base.

I smell nothing organic here, but love this scent anyway. It leaves me wanting more. It hints at the organic dirtiness of many of my other fragrances while embodying a metallic post modernism. Sprayed lightly it is a great office scent. An effective study in contrasts and minimalism.
06th June, 2018
Diane Pernet Wanted is a refined spicy take on leather with a compelling spicy-fizzy-aromatic opening. This top welcome is a humid blast of splashing spices (kind of sparkling and vaguely liquorous a la Laboratorio Olfattivo Daimiris) and woody-piney suede yet rising from the background. Spiciness is initially stout, liquorous and steamy in a way you can be surprised by a sort of boozy elixir (it seems such the exotic spiciness you can get in several special seasoned rums). It seems to detect mostly saffron and clove as backbone of a spicy substance. Despite the "liquid-spicy" approach (a la Abdes Salaam Attar Cuoio Tartaro) leather is by soon supremely smooth and kind of almost "culinary" (kind of tasty, edible, savory and visceral), with a tad of lingering woodiness. Muskiness is undoubtedly here and is something enveloping the elements in a sort of definitely soothing embrace (it seems the spongy smoothness you can catch as well in several musky iris-leather connections a la La Parfumerie Moderne Cuir X). I have to say to detect an arcane "rubbery-ash tray-like" twist, something like a sort of tempered warm/tire-like effect a la Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, a kind of rising austere "ashy smokiness" surrounding the elements and saturating the leather. All the elements are in perfect symphony in order to provide the smoothest and warmest of the effects, something apparently impossible with such "temperamental ingredients". The juice gradually evolves towards something ethereal and spiritual, like an austere orthodox sanctuary lost in the depths of russian steppe. Dry down is quite intimate, warm, kind of organic and super refined, a blissful piece of aromatic perfection (in which leather seems evanescent, vaguely mineral and sort of "soapy-molecular") jumping by soon on the stages of the best leather-based creations approached by my perverted "omnivorous" nose.
10th June, 2016 (last edited: 11th June, 2016)

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