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Wish von Chopard has been around since 1997. In 1922 Angel von Mugler appeared first and at some point Chopard rode with the upcoming gourmand wave.
I've known him before, but I never had him. And he wasn't exactly early either. But once in a while I tested. By the time I got him it was 2015 and he was of course already strongly reformulated.
It was a gift from my love for Valentine's Day and of course I was very happy. I even got a large 75 ml bottle, although I only wish for 30 ml at all times.
Wish is a very heavy, sweet, at the same time slightly bitter fragrance, which falls into the category Gourmand.
Overall, Wish is a very densely woven and compact fragrance, with which I find it very difficult to break it down into individual notes.
I smell honey-sweet, thick patchouli out here most dominant. Anyway, I think that's the patchouli that seems like honey here. There's no honey inside according to the scent pyramid. I don't take the opening notes at all, they immediately pass into the heart notes. From the flowers I take only jasmine was of course paired with lots of patchouli.
Afterwards I see Amber, who gives the whole thing even more warmth. Tonka bean and vanilla still line up.
Of course, Wish is a very synthetic fragrance, but gourmands in general are gourmands and it still appears balanced and successful. To the sweetness, which is not exaggerated as is often the case with today's fragrances, there is always a slightly bitter, dark note vibrating, as a counterpart, so to speak, so that it does not become too sweet. The toffee is probably Angel's. It's the chocolate. I wouldn't call Wish a twin fragrance by Angel. He goes in the same direction of course, but both are independent fragrances with their own character.
In the meantime I have also found two old flacons. Unfortunately, I don't know when Wish was reformulated. I can't tell the difference by the bottle itself, but by the packaging. While the current version has a matt dark packaging it used to be entirely in the same shade. The Chopard lettering on the new version is very large, while on the old version it was printed smaller than the Wish. At the top of the packaging is a C for Chopard on the new version, on the old one this is completely missing. At the bottom of the old version is "Lancaster-group", at the bottom of the new version is "Coty", at the bottom of the old version is sometimes a kneeling man, but not always. Which suggests he's been reformulated before. With the new one the man is of course always missing.
I also took some photos of the optical differences, which you can see if you go in the upper right under Forum.
The fragrance itself is simply rounder and fuller in vintage. I can also smell like a pear at the beginning. Nevertheless it is still good in the new version, as long as you don't overdose.
Also with my new 4 years old bottle the blue liquid has turned brown in the meantime, which doesn't matter about the scent itself. So that goes relatively fast with the decay from blue to brown.
Sillage and durability I would start with both versions in the upper middle range. I think with my three flacons I have enough Wish stock for the next few years,