Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden is one of those perfumes that plays up the cool, minty aspect of white florals. And when perfumes do that, it’s like they play up the “wildness” of florals like ylang-ylang.
Savage Garden opens with tangled wild weeds and ylang-ylang. The ylang in this is cool, minty. Tarragon gives the impression of a “cool anise”. It’s like anise but greener and cooler. Savage Garden wears as a cool, herbal white floral. It eventually dries down to bitter herbs and woods with a cool, grassy vetiver.
Many white florals seem “polished” and this can be intimidating. Savage Garden is like the wild, untamed side of white florals. And in my mind, this makes it more casual, less “stuffy”.
Notes listed include bluegrass, tarragon, ylang ylang, tuberose, vetiver, orris root and sandalwood. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Jennifer Botto
Give Savage Garden a try if you like cool florals or ylang-ylang. Or if you like perfumes like Providence Perfume Co. Violet Beauregarde, Diptyque Eau Moheli, Clairvoyant Beauty perfume, Aftelier Haute Claire and/or LUSH Love.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1 oz bottle retails for $200 at Thorn & Bloom. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Cool, green, herbal ylang-ylang. I typically like my ylangs to be creamy and custardy. However, it’s nice to see someone play up the minty coolness of ylang by pairing it with green, grassy and herbal notes.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Helen Mirren pic from www.fanpix.net.