Wicked was a free sample with my Supercell/spring sampler order, and Claire must be a mind-reader because I had it in my cart but removed it right before checkout.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
– Emily Brontë
Three vanillas, dark aged patchouli, almond buttercream.
In the vial, Wicked smells like almond extract or marzipan, with a dark underbelly.
Wet on skin, it’s sharp, sweet almond extract and dark patchouli. It’s like fresh almond muffins on the counter at a new age store.
More vanilla comes out as it dries, dark and sweet. I’m not a big fan of patchouli, but the combination here works pretty well – there’s enough sweetness to keep the patchouli from being overwhelming. There is a sharpness to it that I’m not overly fond of, though.
I’m middle-of-the-road on the this one. I kind of like it, but I think the patchouli is still a little too strong for me personally.
Elevator Pitch: Sharp almond extract and dark vanilla over a base of deep, resinous patchouli. Not too sweet, a bit heavier on the patchouli.
Bonus Boy Review: M said Wicked is “spicy… and almost kind of flowery?”