Erolfa (1992)
    by Creed




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    Erolfa is a men's fragrance by Creed. The scent was launched in 1992

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    75ml EdP
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    75ml EdP
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    118ml EdP

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

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    Genre: Aquatic

    Erolfa fascinates me. For all of its ostensible simplicity, it shifts moods and intensity in unpredictable ways. Like the ocean it endeavors to conjure, it manages to be at once fresh and mysterious, successfully avoiding a certain well-fashioned blandness I have found in some other modern Creed scents. At the same time, it dodges the suntan lotion banality of so many "beach" scents.

    It's not Erolfa's brine that I encounter first, but a sharp, tart citrus, one that is more lemon juice than orange rind. The salt, ozone, and iodine reveal themselves over the first fifteen to thirty minutes, while the citrus smoothes out and mellows. (Though without ever becoming sweet.)

    This is where the much-discussed ocean pier/seaside impression solidifies, if "solidifies" applies to a scent as elusive and evanescent as Erolfa. I sense no kelp or dune grass here. Oddly, for an "oceanic" scent, I find nothing moist at all about Erolfa. This is salt-soaked, sun-drenched driftwood blending with dry citrus and the faintest hint of the creosote used to waterproof pilings beneath a dock.

    Erolfa stays quite close to my skin, drying down toward the same enjoyable, if slightly over-familiar millésime base I know from Silver Mountain Water, Millésime Imperial, and other green/aquatic modern Creeds. In this case though, the drydown is distinguished by a lasting hint of iodine and sea salt, which keeps Erolfa's late stages drier and a touch sharper than its cousins'.

    Erolfa remains far craggier and decidedly more "masculine" than Silver Mountain Water or Millésime Imperial, and I understand why Creed's not marketing it as unisex. This is an austere, perhaps even slightly forbidding, fragrance: the ghost of some old sailor that flickers in and out of view against a background of ocean spray and gray surf.

    How remarkable that over a millésime base not too far removed from the congenial Green Irish Tweed, Erolfa can make such a contrasting impression. It's taken me a long time to decide how I feel about Erolfa, and that in itself helped me decide that there really is something to it. Silver Mountain Water and Millésime Imperial are both very beautiful, but it's the far less pretty Erolfa that holds my attention.

    13 June, 2014

    Adama's avatar

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    Erolfa is a very nice scent.

    It opens with a combination of salty oceanic and very strong bergamot notes. The bergamot creates a very soapy scent, which deepens with the addition of pepper.

    After a few minutes the bergamot and pepper disappear, leaving the salty oceanic notes, as well as herbal mint. This stage reminds me a lot of the "fizzy citrus" notes of Sean John Unforgivable, though the note pyramids look nothing alike.

    I doubt most people would be able to tell them apart, though admittedly Erolfa is a much nicer scent that fills the nostrils, feels more natural, and is much more refined. It's less sweet than Unforgivable, saltier, and does an excellent job of creating the feeling of an ocean breeze.

    Rated Positive, it's a shame that it's so expensive. It's much better than Green Irish Tweed, and I think I like it even more than Aventus.

    17 April, 2014

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    Without a doubt my favourite aquatic of all time I get a wonderful briny sour note that for me pins down the fragrance and gives it a true sea air.
    I feel like I'm on an Italian beach surrounded by old pines sitting close to an old wooden jetty I can smell the wood drying out under the late afternoon sun. The sea breeze brings in a sour note like sea weed drying out but luckily a young lady next to me is eating some fresh melon that just cancels out the sour note.
    My skin has that smell of dips in the sea mixed with suntan lotions that have been washed away but leave there trace just under the iodine left by the sea. It's that wonderful mix of contrasting smells only ever found on a hot summers day down at the beach there not always the prettiest of smells but luckily another nicer smell always comes along to neutralise it. That's erolfa! Don't waste this fragrance in the winter or fall! Even spring might be too early. Give it a hot summers day to bring out the full glory and simmer in its journey.

    I own both versions of Erolfa and this review is based on the original formula, I find the newer formula to have a fresher feel possibly a cleaner linen smell where as the original has more of a fresh beach towel vibe? I hope this makes sense or I'm going to look proper bonkers...

    29 March, 2014

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    This is probably my favourite Summer scent. It's one of the few summer scents that doesn't end up smelling like "cologne" if you know what I mean. Wear this and imagine yourself on a yacht with an all white outfit. There is a good balance between citrus, fresh and salty in this. I find on my skin it does a good job for longevity, somewhere around 6 hours.

    25 March, 2014

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    Vying at they top for the most versatile Creed.

    An invigorating briney aquatic. You can wear this casually AND with a suit as there's no fruity or sweet notes that other aquatics often come with (and is their ultimate limitations). Similar in vibe to Bulgari's Aqua, or, less so, to the vintage CW.

    Great scent and longevity (one spray lasts all day).

    Only con is the price.

    07 February, 2014

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    The perfect balanced smell for all ocassions. I bought this fragance based on the reviews of people that said that Erolfa is the most aquatic fragance ever. Nah!!!!!!! To me it smells like water. The only con is that it doesn't last enough but it appears every now and then. This would be the perfect go to fragance if it wasn't for the longevity thing. Thumbs up anyway.

    02 October, 2013 (Last Edited: 06 March, 2014)

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