Wild Country 1967Cologne

Wild Country (Cologne) by Avon
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Wild Country (Cologne) is a popular perfume by Avon for men and was released in 1967. The scent is fougère-spicy. It is being marketed by Natura Cosméticos.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoriander, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Geranium
Base Notes Base NotesCoumarin, Tobacco, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (25 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (20 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (20 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (30 Ratings)
Submitted by LuckyDog, last update on 13.08.2020.
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6.5
Scent
8
Longevity
4
Sillage
8
Bottle
Drseid

742 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Old School Barbershop Fougere...
*This review is of vintage Wild Country

The top notes of the vintage bottle reviewed here apparently burned off many years ago... So skipping those, the composition's early heart is quite powdery, very similar to the smell of talcum powder barbershops use to powder your face after a shave and haircut. There is a significant musky presence complementing the powder, most likely derived from the liberal oakmoss used throughout with dulled carnation in support. During the late dry-down the powder fades then vacates, leaving the carnation infused musk through the finish. Projection is below average, with the composition projecting just a bit more than a skin scent, but longevity is very good at over 10 hours on skin.

Vintage Wild Country has "barbershop fougere" written all over it. I am not a huge fan of barbershop fougeres (as I am powder averse), but this one is well-done and brings back memories that go beyond just the perfume itself. The memories I speak of are of my childhood, as I would look through the printed colorful Avon catalog with its various offerings, only to focus on the fine marketing copy and interesting collectible bottle housings used for the Wild Country perfume. The logo in particular was rather distinctive, and even 40+ years later still has remained ingrained in my mind. As for the composition smell itself, I don't remember much about it, but I was too young back then to really know anyway. Now, smelling Wild Country again all these years later I can admire the good work by the perfumer to create a true barbershop experience in a bottle. Obviously I wish it had less powder, but that is pretty much par for the course with barbershop fougeres, and as time passes the powder recedes, leaving the musk more the focus without ever going overboard. In truth, Wild Country always remains relatively smooth and rather polished. Definitely this kind of thing is "old school," but that suits me just fine. The bottom line is the sub $10 per 60ml bottle on the after market vintage Wild Country is a fine example of a budget barbershop fougere that in no way smells like its relatively low price tag, earning a "good" to "very good" 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 rating and a recommendation to fans of old school barbershop fougeres.
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Camey5000
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Camey5000
Camey5000
Top Review    11  
My Amber Number 24

Avon - Wild Country (approx. 2015 ?? )
This test refers to the EDT version of approx. 2015. picture is set by me, at Bild-Foto. I think the one tested by Minigolf is completely not vintage. The profile picture here is the vintage version, which is heavy and soapy. And also still available in stores.
Now the end first.

Nice finish after 5 hours of enjoyment, with a reminder of the beautiful whisky bottle. This has character.

Where did you meet him?
Just behind the lavender field, at the rhubarb, where the brown fields allow a strong gallop. The saddle was well worn. Nothing squeaks. At the sandalwood gate we encountered a distinct amber warmth and a flattering scent, like that of roses. We also came across a fine tobacco smoke, without sweetness.

It is a hardly iridescent unit that accompanies us for a long time with a delicate background soap.

Nice to meet him.
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8.5 / 7.5 / 7.5 / 9.0 (!) New bottle

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10
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Gmmcnair

40 Reviews
Gmmcnair
Gmmcnair
Helpful Review    4  
Classic Aromatic Fougere in the Best Sense
In addition to the lavender and oakmoss in this scent, there is also a fair amount of vanilla, and some musk. It all adds up to a mature, powdery scent that lasts quite well, especially given the price point.

A lot of folks tend to give Avon a bad rap, but there is a reason why this fragrance is still in production 45 years later....it smells good. It is a powdery and clean smell in a classical barbershop way, less brash than Brut, and more refined and complex than Dana's Canoe.

This one is a worthy addition to anyone's collection who doesn't mind the more mature scent. If you like Pinaud's Clubman, Canoe, Pour Un Homme de Caron, and Rive Gauche PH by YSL, you will likely like, if not love this fragrance. If the powdery barbershop scents turn you off, walk away.

Another plus is the price point. This fragrance is well under $20 US at retail, and is often on sale, many times in fragrance sets with a good quality deodorant, body wash etc. Great value for the right person.

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