No it is not cuddly, but the comparison with cuddly skirt (is there still?) I would like to draw nevertheless. On the albums there were usually beautiful songs, but you had already heard them all year long, some of them really noodled. But it was handy to have them all on one CD so you don't have to change them all the time. So or so it is with Balade Sauvage, a collection of beautiful smells, which one knows however so already all, at least if one is friend of citric, ethereal smells.
The greeting from the kitchen is Petit Matin, tender, tangy fresh lemons with a green-vegetal touch, not particularly sour or tangy, rather shy in the morning, tender, slightly creamy.
A sweet and salty fig is quickly served as a second course, strongly reminiscent of Figuier Ardent by Atelier Cologne. Very ethereally fresh, like a single fig tree on a Mediterranean headland by the sea, rarely smelled such a pleasant fig, often it gets on my nerves quickly, especially when it gets too sweet. Often she moves too much into focus, occupies you, so that you don't notice other, fine facets of the fragrance anymore, Ferragamo's classic is a good example. So it needs an opponent, here it would be the citric and flowery nuances, they can't compete with the fig, but by the slightly woody undertone, it is kept in check. Similar fragrances such as Fico di Amalfi and Cedro di Taormina are partially incorporated here.
The sweetness in the background reminds me of ELDO's Remarkable People, it makes the whole thing a bit creamy and provides a further counterweight. Unfortunately I couldn't find out who caused it.
All this together really smells very pleasant, but just not new.
It doesn't have to be, it also appeals to me, because it's so easy to wear without being a soliflore, which can quickly be monotonous and boring. I would also like to keep him happy that the wheel cannot be reinvented in this fragrance segment. All citrus fruits of this world have been pressed out completely in all possible combinations except for the peel and beyond. Atelier Cologne in particular offers a fragrant overview here. What makes the fragrance exciting is its counterpart. Just Aqua Sextius shows that with his oak moss wonderful. More casual and easier to wear is of course Balade Sauvage.
Similar to Paris-Deuville by Chanel, he conveys this light-heartedness, even a piece of purity, a high degree of being cared for. So I guess they'll both have to fight for my favor next spring. In my ready-made sympathy for the Dior Prive series, I already have a hunch who will make the game. Even if he can't compete with the big scents of the Prive series, like Gris Montaigne, Bois d'Argent or Mitzah, and I don't like basic brands and doubt their inspiration, which bring out 5 scents at the same time or 10 scents in 2 years, I still like him as a perfect all-rounder, as a wonderful day scent in warm temperatures, in winter he will go down mercilessly.
Here we would be already with his big deficiency, his durability.
If I want to express it benevolently, he remains loyal to me for 3 hours rounded up, there would be like then again on Acqua di Parma level. The Sillage is really good in the first hours, there is a really good surge of good mood and fresh showers, but unfortunately it retreats too fast for me, too bad. Here then the 125ml should fit very well.
Everyday use: 10/10
Well-being factor: 10/10
Wow effect: 5/10