Creed Silver Mountain Water:
Originally Posted by jpr1991
i've also been looking at creed, silver mountain water & serge lutens, douce amere. wondering if you had any opinions of those?
Unlike the three brands I always recommend (Amouage, Montale, Tom Ford), Creed is the opposite of them for me. I never felt any of their fragrance are unique or of high quality enough for the price, except Bois de Portugal. Silver Mountain Water is just another of their many Fresh/Aquatics, nothing impressive. I can Not tell how much you like it, maybe it's your thing, but I can definitely, as with most Aquatics, it is not going to be a sexy addition to your Wardrobe.Serge Lutens Douce Amere:
Not my favorite Serge Lutens, I think Five O'Clock is a better sweet somewhat gourmand fragrance by them. Douce Amere is a gourmand with a middle eastern vibe. Smells like Baklava or something I forgot the name of, in addition to a syrpy/dried fruit note. It's very nice, as with most Serge Lutens, very unique as well. But despite being a Gourmand, I fail to view this one as sexy, it's just not something most people would enjoy. And it beats Silver Mountain Water in the sexy department by a milestone. Actually to think about it, it is somewhat yummy, but as I said, Serge Lutens is not an easy house to wear something from, if you find it sexy, that's good enough though.
I forgot to mention Musc Ravageur
, a really expensive one (for such average quality. you could get an Amouage for that much money, and they're miles apart in quality). But it's sexy nevertheless since it's a really nice clean very creamy gourmand. It is the best in the department of a simple creamy, musky, ambery, vanilla, and I emphasize on simple. There are many gourmands dominated by those three notes (Musk, Vanilla, Amber), and they're so simple to begin with, this one is just too simple. But people swear by it, it's a good place to start if not for the price. I actually got it today as a gift from my girlfriend, and she doesn't usually buy me expensive things that often, if that tells you anything. I'll summarize this quick review by simply saying, Musc Ravageur, not complex, not of that high quality. But the job it attempts to accomplish, and accomplishes it better than any other fragrance, does not require complexity or quality, does that make it worth the price? Countless reviewers as of late consider Musc Ravageur to be the sexiest and best gourmand. At least try it, I warn you as with most Frederic Malle Fragrances they have a "Rusty" top note, they're all about the dry down.
By the way, I completely agree with WildThingy, and you need to keep in mind that what people perceive as warm, seductive or sexy varies. I am just giving you guidelines to what is generally
perceived as sexy, seductive and also warm.