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Riverside Drive is a thoughtfully composed, buoyant, green/lavender aquatic men's fragrance. It's a descendent of Cool Water, but it's not one of the cheap imitators hurled at the market since about a minute after Cool Water hit in 1988. In its favor, Riverside Drive is more a reflection on Cool Water than an imitation. It tones down the 'aquatic', turns up the green, and leads to a very well-balanced drydown. The drydown, in fact, is what I think an armful of the Creeds of the last 20 years have strived for and missed. Poised, comfortable, stable. The drydown of these Cool Water wannabes, including the Creeds, is usually described as: (synonym for nice) + "but, well, you know" + ( antonym of nice). Riverside Drive's drydown is likeable. Actually, it's enviable. Coherent, harmonious, firm yet without aberrant sillage.
10th December, 2012 (Last Edited: 11th December, 2012)