This one has been my number one for quite some time. It is ranked in top four of all time.
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When you have four favourite scents like that, it is very hard to say which one is the best, or which one is better than the other. They are all unique and they should all be treated the same, and your mood of the moment is going to decide which one will go on your skin that day.
Since all of these are Millesimes and have up to 80% of natural ingredients as compared to 6% (Chanel, YSL etc.) you can start to appreciate it like a good wine.
Keep it away from light and in room temperature or slightly below at all times.
Creed, depending of the harvest year can vary in a hue of the scent from year to year.
It is too light if new and kept for less than a year. As it gets older it matures, and each note can evolve a tad different or stronger but never start to deteriorate like most of synthetic fragrances out there.
However, every cologne is different, you may keep Selectio Verte in your closet for a 100 years and detect no change except in strenght and after 100 years it may in fact begin to deteriorate.
You can have Himalaya be good only for 15-25 years for it to reach its prime and after which slowly start to deteriorate. Maybe that is why it is placed in a silver, light resistant bottle.
They are all different, just like women from different countries that age at different rate when compared to American.
Himalaya has the best opening of all, together with Royal Water; except that Royal Water starts to sink into feminine realm too much right after the opening.
Himalaya has that creamy, musky scent that I do not enjoy wearing on dates or in the summer. It's sort of Mr. untouchable type and only good for business meeting or something formal; it is even good for everyday wear provided its not hot summer day or a date.
For dates I would use Selection Verte or Feuille Verte.
Himalaya also has that peppery scent to it right after some 30 min of use that makes is an all time classic.
It does, however, take some time to get used to it especially after you swich from gaudy synthetic brands.
Don't make a mistake and misjudge it.