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Néroli Sauvage (1994)
by Creed

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Néroli Sauvage information

Year of Launch1994
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 267 votes)

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HouseCreed
Parent CompanyCreed

About Néroli Sauvage

Neroli Sauvage celebrates the 17th century Duchess of Nerola (a small city near Rome), whose castle and gardens were famous for jubilant summer parties. Taking its inspiration from the French word for “wild”, this invigorating blend captures the luxuriant atmosphere of the Duchess’ gatherings during which guests would crush neroli flowers against their skin to release the bittersweet yet invigorating floral essence.

Néroli Sauvage fragrance notes

Reviews of Néroli Sauvage

Wildly civilized.
Orgasmic floral citrus
Looking to move in.
26th June, 2017
This is an overshadowed fragrance, a misunderstood fragrance, and it is plagued by batch variations. It is overshadowed by its opening, a frenzy of mouthwatering, natural-smelling citruses that induce your senses into a frenzy for the first 30 minutes. The softer side of this fragrance often cannot be heard after such a loud opening, but that softer side has a lot to say.

This fragrance is also misunderstood because the neroli in the name hides the fact that the heart of this fragrance is primarily based around a sensual, woody orange blossom note in the basic sense, and there's not much of the steam distilled version of orange blossom that is referred to as neroli. This orange blossom is made masculine by a touch of cedar and given depth with the Creed ambergris. Verbena ducks its head in and out. It's cozy, elegant, and unique.

But if you get one of the many sub-standard batches, this is indeed an underwhelming, overpriced fragrance. Therefore, test with care and when you find a nice tester, buy a batch that is at the very least, from the same year.
12th June, 2017
A masterpiece of a fragrance. It has this smooth creamy sweet vibe to it that dries down into that beautiful ambergris base that Creed is known for. For me, it's a reincarnation of Silver Mountain Water and I tend to use the two interchangeably for similar settings (also kinda similar to Pure White, but Pure White is definitely the king of this genre). It's definitely masculine, but not too masculine- I'd say it approaches, but doesn't quite cross the line into the unisex zone. This fragrance isn't loud and projecting at all, but more mellow and subdued- great for professional settings and probably meant to be enjoyed best during close encounters. The most common complaint I've seen about this one is the longevity- but I'm thinking this is one that fatigues the nose very easily. It's very light and airy, and might seem to fade away pretty quick, but I know I still catch whiffs of this at random times throughout the day. For me this one lasts just as long as the other Creeds I have: about 6+ hours depending on how I apply it- very typical for this house. It has everything Creed lovers love about Creed, and everything the haters hate. For me, it's 2 thumbs up!
19th April, 2017 (last edited: 20th April, 2017)
Tried NS finally on a weekend trip to the Bahamas. I've always sort of avoided NS because when I've smelled it in shops it didn't strike me as either original or unique. After wearing, my opinion hasn't changed.

NS is pretty much the scent of a springtime orange blossom. It's citrus, floral, woody and maybe even slightly aquatic. Initial projection is good, but within 20 minutes, it's gone and your left with floral-woodsy skin scent.

There's lots of better alternatives in this crowded genre and they won't hit you up for Creed prices. Check out L'Occitane's Eau de Cedrat. It's very similar, better performance and a fraction of the price.

Neutral at best.
28th August, 2016
i have a decant sample of this ..and have been wearing it quite regularly...even though the notes and perfume is very classy and has a very nice fragrance but the major problem with this is the longevity and sillage ... as both are below average ..doesn't last beyond 20 mins ...with the result that you have to apply it again and again ..with the hope that it stays ..which defeats the purpose of a fragrance which you love and expect to last ....considering that you paid through your nose such a high creed price for it ..
if Neroli is your thing , this is not the perfume for it due to the above issue ...and hence I will give it a neutral rating --Nice perfume but doesn't last beyond 20mins --hence cant recommend.
01st September, 2015
Neroli Sauvage is a good bergamot/lemon/neroli combo, so a citrus/soap combination of a warm weather fragrance. Best suited for a summer day, the citrus-dominant opening give way to a neroli- and ambergris-dominated dry down, certainly appropriate for both formal and informal circumstances in the warmer months. It adopts some of the pleasant cleanliness of a bathroom without smelling like cleaning fluid. Certifiably fresh, for sure. Some seem to identify this as a women's fragrance but it certainly is innocuous enough to work for either gender, though I'm sure opinions on neroli vary.

At the millesime/EDP concentration, the projection and longevity expectations are decently high, so at merely average for both, I found Neroli Sauvage a little disappointing, given the Creed price tag (Silver Mountain Water and Aventus, for example, are other warm weather Creed entries that last and project greater, at least on my skin). One might be better served by Thierry Mugler cologne for something a little lighter and a lot cheaper (or 4711, even lighter and cheaper, to that point), or Tom Ford Neroli Portofino for something more concentrated and even more expensive. It just seems that enough fragrances have gone down the road of neroli to render Neroli Sauvage unappealing in the quality/price spectrum.

Still, an enjoyable scent that, if price were not a factor, might end up in my collection.

7 out of 10
01st April, 2015

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