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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge & Wildblue Noir: win 2 new bottles of perfume

I'm overjoyed to be able to offer our readers a most generous giveaway today: two full bottles of the newly launched Wildbloom Rouge and Wildblue Noir by Banana Republic. The presentation is gorgeous, let me tell you (caught me by surprise!), and the scents are nice enough, so I'm sure you will be just as happy as I am.

I have decanted 5ml of each for reviewing purposes and the rest is up for grabs for all readers internationally who will comment till Thursday midnight. (please specify if you're interested in the feminine, the masculine or both fragrances). The 2 winners will be announced on Friday.


The two fragrances were developed for Banana Republic by Givaudan and Drom respectively and correspond well to what I think the brand stands for. As to the scents in more detail? Read on.

Following the successful launches of Wildbloom and Wildbloom Vert, Wildbloom Rouge embodies a youthful spirit with a sensual spark for the stylish woman. “The romance of a pink and orange painted sky while the sun sets on the ocean’s horizon was the inspiration behind Wildbloom Rouge,” says Banana Republic Creative Director & Executive Vice President, Simon Kneen. “This scent is for a sensual woman with a shimmering, chic personality.”
 What I can tell you is that it is a woody floral with clean notes of sparkling florals and some fruit (mostly sweet apple) which dries down into a soft woody musk, warmish and cuddly; certainly warmer and sweeter than the regular Wildbloom of which it is an extension. It's the type of scent that people tend to find pleasant and would compliment the wearer on, especially since its heart is a fresh white floral which is a very popular blend for women. It's advertised as a nighttime scent and I can see that the warmish notes of the base might make you think that it would be so, but, really, I see no problem with wearing it all day long. Why not?


“The captivating forces of the ocean waves crashing down under the evening sky inspired the feeling behind Wildblue Noir.” says Banana Republic Creative Director & Executive Vice President, Simon Kneen. “This scent is for the confident man, dressed and ready to head out into the night.”
 If I were French, I'd call it "sympa". It's an aromatic fougere with a sweetish hint in the drydown that recalls gourmand notes of coffee and chocolate (some patchouli) and has a nicely burnished patina about it, when it gets there. It's not very distinctive, but then I don't think the target audience is too bent on smelling exceedingly different anyway. For what it is, however, it's competent. In the night, all cats are black.

Both of the Banana Republic scents are available in the Banana Republic stores starting September 2013.


36 comments:

  1. I love Banana Republic. Very fresh. Love to have Wildblue Noir

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  2. I'm interested in trying ALL fragrances. Wildbloom Rouge sounds like a go-anywhere for most occasions. Sometimes that's a good thing.

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  3. Thanks again for the chance to win a nice scent. I would be interested in either the feminine or masculine set. YAY for Perfume Shrine!

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  4. I am not a lover of blue, oceanic scents but I do love woods in any way shape or form so the floral Wildbloom Rouge sounds perfect. Is there a "rouge" tendency this fall?
    Thanks for this generous give away.

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  5. Thanks for another great draw! I'd be happy to win either.

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  6. Please enter me as well. I wear men's and women's fragrances, so I'd be interested in either. Thanks for the drawing!

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  7. Wildbloom Rouge sounds divine. I'd love to try it.
    Thanks!

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  8. Jackie b23:53

    I would like to try Wildbloom Rouge.
    Sometimes nice enough is good enough!

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  9. I would love it!! Please put me down for the feminine version!! PLEASE!! Thanks! ;)

    Gloria

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  10. I don't know the Banana Republic fragrances and I would love to try either the feminine or the masculine set. Thank you for the draw!

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  11. I would like to try them, description sounds very tempting. Thank you

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  12. forgot to add - Alica
    alicacleis61 at gmail dot com

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  13. I would love to win the Wildbloom Rouge! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. Gigi06:58

    The Wildbloom Rouge sounds like it is right up my alley! I would love to be entered, thank you so much for the opportunity.

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  15. Elia07:34

    I've only ever tried Black Walnut which I quite liked.
    I'd be interested in both, ty.

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  16. I would like to rey either one of them, honestly never knew they made fragrrances. Thanks for the drawing.

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  17. Miss Heliotrope09:03

    I would be interested in either - I always find the presentation of masculine/feminine in a scent fascinating for what it shows of what the producer thinks their audience thinks.

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  18. VeniH09:52

    Your description of the feminine fragrance "Wildbloom Rouge" sounds very appealing to me, so please count me in the draw! Thanks in advance!

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  19. Very generous!
    I would actually be interested in both as sometimes I fall for "masculines" much harder than for feminines. :)

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  20. These both sound interesting and the bottles are very nice. Wildbloom Rouge sounds more my type. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. Mary K14:48

    These sound very nice. I'd be interested in the feminine scent. Thank you for this drawing.

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  22. Mimi G15:05

    Wildbloom Rouge sounds good !
    Thanks for the drawing Elena XXX

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  23. Maureen15:11

    I would love to win both fragrances, as I love both feminine and masculine scents. I like Banana Republic's fashions, and have never tried a fragrance by them, and would be interested to experience them. Thanks for the generous draw!

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  24. Would love to have either in my collection :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Put me in the drawing.

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  26. I'd love to win either or both! Please enter me for the draw.

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  27. Mariantu21:15

    Wildbloom Rouge sounds delicious!! Specially since in my country is becoming harder and harder to find nice imported perfumes. I'd love to try it! Greetings from Argentina

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  28. Anonymous21:28

    Would like to try Wildbloom Rouge
    Thank you for the opportunity
    Phanie C

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  29. Barbara22:03

    Always interested in trying a new fragrance. The men's sounds more like something I'd like but with my finances I'd be interested in winning either one!

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  30. Sandy Cain22:33

    I'd love the chance to win the feminine scent - it sounds like just my style. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Ellen22:46

    Always willing to try something new. I'm interested in both as sometimes the "masculine" one is more to my taste. Thanks for the draw.

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  32. barbaraw20:32

    I'd love to try the rouge! thanks!!

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  33. Anonymous20:33

    What a generous draw! I love these opportunities. My husband would need a new cologne so if possible and not too late please enter me.

    calliope458@in.gr

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  34. I recall wearing Modern by Banana Republic, and liking it quite well. I would love to be entered in the drawing. Either the masculine or feminine would be fine with me. Thank you!

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  35. Olivia02:37

    I'd love to try either scent - thanks for the draw! I've found BR scents to be very strong, but surprisingly well crafted.

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  36. i would love to try the male version. Thanks for draw!

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