Had this been called “Wicked Gardener” I would not have batted an eyelid. The wicked gardener in question has tossed some ingredients in a bowl and calls it a “summer salad”. The salad consists of green bell peppers, grass, jalapeno, roses and soap. He then laughs as you find out, to your horror, that this is no ordinary summer salad. Wicked indeed.
Wicked Love certainly is different, I have to give it that. I received a bag full of samples from MMM and out of all of them, this one was my least favorite. But being a fragrance enthusiast I of course gave it a chance. As soon as I sprayed it on, all my nose picked up was something green. Grass maybe, but at least very loudly green.
I am currently trying to learn to recognize each inpidual note in perfumes and I try to guess the ingredients before I look them up. This one just confused me and I gave up and looked at the notes listed. Green bell pepper? Once I read that it made a lot of sense. It literally smells like a loud salad to me in the beginning, which lasts about 30 minutes on my skin. After that it calms down a little and I can smell roses and cedar, both are very soapy. The green note is there as well but not as loud. I truly dislike the opening, it’s too green for my taste and then settles down to something I feel I’ve smelled many times before. A generic rose perfume. There is no jasmine whatsoever in there either. I don’t hate the drydown but I also don’t like it. But those who like their roses soapy, might very well like it.
I would not associate green bell peppers and soapy roses with love, wicked or not. It does not smell sensual or sexy or enticing. But it does smell loudly green. If that’s your thing, check it out. If not, run away.