Monday, September 10, 2012
Mechant Loup by L'Artisan Parfumeur
The "Angry Wolf" opens with a pretty interesting licorice note on my skin. It only takes about 2 minutes before evolving beyond that, but since I like licorice, I admit to enjoying it quite a bit. The note has that expected transparency quite common in L'Artisan creations. There was a time I eschewed sheer fragrances, but I suppose my tastes have transitioned like accord movements.
That aside, Mechant Loup is rather tame and refined to my nose. Honey can sometimes change the direction of a scent, but in Mechant Loup, I can't say it's a game changer. I realize more of a combination of Licorice, Myrrh and sweet resin than anything animalic. This never takes that path in my wearings, although I wonder if others perceive a more distinct honey experience. It simply never blooms on me.
Another attribute of Mechant Loup is that it's understated, but never feeble. It has a quiet strength that's quite admirable. Sillage is average at best, with longevity approximately 4 to 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for L'Artisan Parfumeur's Mechant Loup. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.