metallic, fruit chypre that develops great with body heat and this makes it a good summer scent, alas it has poor duration....
Acier Aluminum was polarizing from start to finish evoking memories of eating fruit that I disliked at a young age. In short, this one did not work out for me and I consider it one of my least favorite Creeds that I’ve smelled. The opening consisted of fruits and spices with a dab of bergamot. Many people suggested the presence of a banana note and I do agree to an extent. This ‘banana’ note I thought smelled more like a fusion between over-powering lab chemical smells in a chemistry lab and rotten fruit that was forgotten about in someone’s kitchen. I suspect the spices and fruit notes with bergamot created this illusion. In time, this profound smell subsided drying down to an amber/vanilla and ambergris drydown. Some of the fruits and spices linger into the drydown tinging it making sure that it’s not forgotten at the end. Overall, AA does have a dated feel to it and does not resemble stuff that is worn today. As mentioned from others, AA gives off a ‘1970’s porn/sexual’ vibe although I don’t get this correlation at all to the scent. Longevity and silage was excellent in which I got a good 8 hours with above moderate silage for the first several hours. As for versatility and occasions, I can’t think of an occasion to wear this fragrance. For versatility, I will say that it will be more suited for the colder weather as it’s quite potent. IMO, it probably won’t be the best choice of a fragrance in both casual and formal occasions. Overall, Acier Aluminum was a profound disappointment and I really have no kind words for it, good riddance.
It's like a fruity spice with wood underneath it. The wood reminds a little of the wood in Royal English Leather but more subdued.
From the start I get the flavour of a nice bown of overripe fruit: banana pear, pineapple, and more, counterbalanced by a touch of bergamot. The base is the hallmark Creed ambergris, softened up by a bit of vanilla, ending on a nice barbershop-soapy accord on my skin. Very pleasant, never cloying, with decent silage, good projection on about six hours of longevity on my skin - a nice spring scent.
I went to Saks looking for a feminine floral and thankfully Saad at the Creed counter totally derailed me. I somehow came home with a new bottle of Acier Aluminum. I mean, when someone tells you a fragrance smells like bananas, steel and late 70s porn, you have to pay attention right?
I am not great at deciphering notes but I can tell you if Mitsouko and Eau de Soir by Sisley had a baby, this would be it.
Mossy, fruity and crystalline all at once, it evokes hot and cold simultaneously. It's odd. And I like odd.