56: wild hybrid lover’s walk

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Wild Hybrid is a new company for me – I’d only heard of them in passing until Jeanine from The Rhinestone Housewife slipped this bottle into one of my orders as an extra.

A moonlit beach walk.  Beach daisies, peony, spiced peach, cassia, honey, blue musk, citrus peel, petitgrain, golden resins and vanilla.

In the bottle, Lover’s Walk is a sweet, resin-spicy floral.

Wet on skin, it’s very strongly floral – white flowers, sweet, with a sort of citrus bitterness and a musky base. It’s strong and definitely not my usual style, but I actually kinda like it.

After a few minutes, a bit of fruity peachiness develops, not overly bright but sort of resinous and golden in tone.

A little while into dry down, the golden resins and vanilla are more present. The florals are still very much center stage, but they’re not heady or too perfumey. It gets slightly sweeter and smoother, a bit less floral and more golden, as it wears.

Sillage is very strong on this one.

This scent is surprisingly lovely. I didn’t really expect to like it, being floral and all, but I have to say I’m impressed. Lover’s Walk is a sweet, interesting floral blend that I actually like quite a bit. I had pretty much planned to test it out and then destash the bottle, but now I’ll definitely keep it around, and look into trying out some more scents from Wild Hybrid.

Elevator Pitch: A sweet floral scent with a shot of citrus and vanilla over a base of musk and golden resins. Strong and definitely a floral scent, but sweet and complex enough that floral haters might want to give it a try.

Bonus Boy Impressions: “I get something vaguely apple-y? I don’t like it the most of anything you’ve had me smell, but it’s not bad.”

P.S. I don’t know about you, but the first place my mind goes when I think “lover’s walk” isn’t holding hands while strolling along a path lined with wildflowers. It’s this:

spike_lovesbitchI’m not sure that version of Lover’s Walk would smell so good, but someone please make me a Love’s Bitch perfume for next Valentine’s Day? Smelly Yeti, you hear me girl?

 

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