CB I Hate Perfume • Wild Hunt • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Christopher Brosius uses perfume accords which he creates himself, and his scents reveal themselves in layers. They are not typical perfumes but are created to evoke memories.
Of Wild Hunt, he says it "is the scent of an ancient forest in the heat of a summer afternoon. It is a blend of Torn Leaves, Crushed Twigs, Flowing Sap, Fallen Branches, Old Leaves, Green Moss, Fir, Pine and Tiny Mushrooms."
"Wild Hunt" opens with earthy and woody scents. It is followed by the scent of fir and pine. Next i get hints of spices, although i can't identify which. After this comes the scent of hidden flowers, not light, not strong, but somewhat heady and seductive, yet the spice and woods remain. I love the scent of earth and bark and this is a favorite of mine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
When I bought a sample of Wild Hunt, I expected to detect earthy forest notes, perhaps a bit a sweat from an energetic hunt and possibly the astringent scent of decaying leaves. However, what I got from Wild Hunt was the pure smell of dirt. It is extremely realistic and the creator is certainly talented to achieve the exact smell.... But, as far as smelling like this, I don't want my skin to emit the odor of dirt.
Here are the notes per The Perfumed Court: Leaves, Crushed Twigs, Flowing Sap, Fallen Branches, Old Leaves, Green Moss, Fir, Pine and Tiny Mushrooms.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I just received my 2ml absolute of this fragrance. Upon first putting it on, it was very dirty and green, and I thought I was really going to like it. Upon drying, I can still smell the dirt and some green, but it also has a very strong cologne-y odor (with maybe some pine?) that is manly and giving me an awful headache. This is what I hate about most perfumes/colognes, and I hate it in this as well. What a disappointment. It may be nice for a man, or if you're lucky enough to not have it turn cologne-y on you. I really liked the wet dirt scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
In my opinion, CB's true gift is in capturing fragrances that are evocative of a time, a place, a memory, a mood. In the case of Wild Hunt, this is an archetypal (read: buried deep in our unconscious) forest.
At first, casual sniff, Wild Hunt carries a lot of CB's wonderful dirt accord (lovers of Black March will recognize some similarities). Whereas in Black March, this dirt is cut by the first green growing things of Spring, in Wild Hunt the dirt is deepened with the smells of leaves (dead and living), live wood, sap, moss, fir, pine, and even ... tiny mushrooms.
Just under this forest surface, I smell the lightest hint of smoke, as though the last remnants of a long distant camp fire, still clinging to the skin.
There is also an elusive sweetness, which I believe has something to do with the flowing sap that's mentioned in the list of notes. In my experience of Wild Hunt, this hide-and-seek accord of sweetness has the feeling of something rare, something searched for and just-glimpsed before it disappears again - the hunted, perhaps. It is sensual and beautiful in a primal way - it's not musky, gourmand, sweet, or even highly accessible - it's a fragrance that you have to be patient for. If you stick to it, you start smelling something worth a chase.
I currently own one of CB's 2 ml absolute samples, I think it will last a long time, but if I run out, and I still smell that elusive mystery in this fragrance, I'll continue the hunt by buying a full bottle.
UPDATE - I'm changing this from a 4 to a 5 - the more I wear Wild Hunt, the harder I fall for it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
There isn't a closer redition of turning over a patch of forest floor and catching a solid whiff.
Wet: All about the mushrooms. I have an aversion to most things shroomy, and probably some kind of allergic reaction which will remain undiscovered because I completely loathe them. Luckily, on my skin the fungi phase is short lived.
Drydown: Leafy and earthy, to the extreme. I enjoy this phase of the fragrance. If the fungi smell stays at bay we might get along.
Three hours later: Lightly earthy and, well, like you've been outside. This is a love it or hate it scent, IMO. I happen to be on the fence and probably will not order it again soon - if you like the authentic smell of the outdoors, this is a definite keeper. I personally prefer something a little more sweet, a little more sensual...There isn't a bloom to be found on Wild Hunt's forest floor...(could maybe be layered with something else?).
In conclusion, Wild Hunt is definitely evocative and true to it's description - give it a spin if you are a diehard fan of earth scents.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the strangest scent I've ever smelled! Exactly as it is described by CB - forest floor, leaf mould and mushrooms. A brilliant re-creation, but do you want to smell like that? An unwashed camper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the extremely dry, fall, forest floor. It is the smell of dry, brown leaves and a dry bed of dirt, twigs, roots, etc. after being trampled on a run. It even makes your nose feel exactly like you are lying on the ground after it has been stirred up into dust. It is more than just a dirt scent, there is an element of wildness to it. It is more like being in camp for days and the smell of the surrounding woods, cooking on a fire, and sleeping on the ground has become embedded in your clothing, hair, and blankets. It is very unique and captures the tree scent of the woods as well. Everyone may not want to wear it as a scent but I think it is good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
(WaterPerfume) This is my favorite CB scent so far as it literally moves me to tears. It is mainly damp-earthy, complete with stones and with little bursts of roots and herbals and blossoms (?) within. A bit later, the earth fades and an evergreen-type note like balsam fir emerges - now this drydown is what *I* call Foresty Green Goodness! I was fortunate to have grown up on the edge of a lovely forested conservation area and Wild Hunt captures some of the best memories of my childhood in a bottle. I fail to find words adequate to describe how this is for me, the closest is perfection. Thank you Mr. Brosius, you brilliant, brilliant man! I will certainly be making this scent a future addition to my collection. If you like actual, natural forest scents, if you've ever loved drifting off to sleep to the sound of crickets and tree-toads you may well love this too - this scent was made just for you (and me!). FB and backup worthy - an easy 5-lip for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This scent is exactly what it describes. You get a sense that your running through the forest barefoot and it's amazing how Christopher Brosius is able to capture all of these scents and bottle it. I personally believe this should not be worn as a perfume.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I enjoy sniffing Wild Hunt very much out of the bottle and it is great for the first few minutes. After about 5 minutes I just get dirt. Luckily, CB does dirt well so I don't mind it at all. I get the feeling that CB perfumes vary widely with each persons body chemistry so you may wnat to sample this first. Wild Hunt was expensive $17 for 2ml. However, this should last a long time. I would def. recomend Wild Hunt if you are looking for a refined dirt scent.