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    Default Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    Do you think Silver Mountain Water is more feminine than masculine?

    I find myself going back and forth on this issue, and would appreciate hearing your opinions!

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    smw is not feminine at all totally unisex but in my opinion definitely masculine

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    The first time I tried SMW, and Himalaya for that matter(though to a lesser extent), I thought they were a bit on the feminine side. I think this was because at the time I was moving out of the Armani ADG and Chrome phase of my fragrance life...back when I was still very much a newb and had yet to try many fragrances. Now, however, I don't really find this to be the case at all, and the two have become some of my favorite fragrances. SMW, is in fact, one of my top compliment getters.
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    I agree with Seccho. SMW is a very unisex scent and it gets compliments from both men and women. It is subtle rather than light and I find it rather complex. It doesn't reek masculinity, but it has an edge (metalic) which is not feminine at all.

    SMW is not my favorite Creed - but it is very nice to wear on the right day - like today. A very pleasant Saturday afternoon frag.


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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    Personally, I don't find SMW to be either too feminine or too masculine. It's a refreshing, uplifting and pleasant scent- period.
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    SMW is more of a "feel-good" than a "smell-sexy" kind of scent. You probably wouldn't wear it for a romantic evening, but certainly when you feel down and wouldn't mind a nice pick-up for your soul. I've never felt like categorizing "feel-good" scents into masculine or feminine, wheras I certainly could do that with "smell-sexy" scents. My answer would be: SWM - definitely wearable by men, even a bit "masculine", although not in a sexual sort of way.

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    When I first smelled SMW, I thought it was a little too "fem" for me (I'd never worn a "unisex" frag before). *Now, it's one of my personal faves (and my SOTD, BTW)! *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    And I agree with Atisankey that it smells "refreshing and uplifting". *That's what I like best about it, and the similar (sort of) Imperial Millesime, which I actually prefer, slightly.
    Dave here.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olfaction
    SMW is more of a "feel-good" than a "smell-sexy" kind of scent. You probably wouldn't wear it for a romantic evening, but certainly when you feel down and wouldn't mind a nice pick-up for your soul. I've never felt like categorizing "feel-good" scents into masculine or feminine, wheras I certainly could do that with "smell-sexy" scents. My answer would be: SWM - definitely wearable by men, even a bit "masculine", although not in a sexual sort of way.
    I actually think that it is a sexy fragrance & can be worn for romantic settings, that's just my opinion...

    SMW is unisex but leaning more on the masculine side, definitely not feminine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnnum
    [quote author=Olfaction link=1136653666/0#5 date=1136676287]SMW is more of a "feel-good" than a "smell-sexy" kind of scent. You probably wouldn't wear it for a romantic evening, but certainly when you feel down and wouldn't mind a nice pick-up for your soul. I've never felt like categorizing "feel-good" scents into masculine or feminine, wheras I certainly could do that with "smell-sexy" scents. My answer would be: SWM - definitely wearable by men, even a bit "masculine", although not in a sexual sort of way.
    I actually think that it is a sexy fragrance & can be worn for romantic settings, that's just my opinion...

    SMW is unisex but leaning more on the masculine side, definitely not feminine...[/quote]

    I actually think that too, because if you feel happy you appear to be more sexy . You're absolutely right and I would rather phrase my sentence above as "people will usually not think of it as a seductive scent", but if you wear it, it certainly makes you more sexy because you will feel better ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olfaction
    [quote author=magnnum link=1136653666/0#7 date=1136680838][quote author=Olfaction link=1136653666/0#5 date=1136676287]SMW is more of a "feel-good" than a "smell-sexy" kind of scent. You probably wouldn't wear it for a romantic evening, but certainly when you feel down and wouldn't mind a nice pick-up for your soul. I've never felt like categorizing "feel-good" scents into masculine or feminine, wheras I certainly could do that with "smell-sexy" scents. My answer would be: SWM - definitely wearable by men, even a bit "masculine", although not in a sexual sort of way.
    I actually think that it is a sexy fragrance & can be worn for romantic settings, that's just my opinion...

    SMW is unisex but leaning more on the masculine side, definitely not feminine...[/quote]

    I actually think that too, because if you feel happy you appear to be more sexy *. You're absolutely right and I would rather phrase my sentence above as "people will usually not think of it as a seductive scent", but if you wear it, it certainly makes you more sexy because you will feel better ... [/quote]

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    SMW smells very much like my dad's wine vats - the woody smell just after he's washed them out and before we start crushing the grapes. Thus you can imagine my astonishment when I first smelled SMW.
    There's nothing feminine whatsoever in that smell.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    I appreciate everyone's responses!

    So far, the prevailing opinion seems to be that SMW is a little to the masculine side of the genderless line, but with (as I interpret what people are saying) a kind of universal appeal.

    Anyone else care to weigh in? (C'mon, you know you want to....)

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    Dennis:

    Not feminine or masculine. I'd chategorize it along the same lines as Gendarme, 4711, & Guerlain's Cologne Imperiale & Habit Rouge. SMW reminds me of all those fresh, clean, brisk scents that came out in the mid to latter part of the 60's - like something Mick Jagger would have had on his dressing table in some hotel room in Paris, & then Marianne Faithfull just stepped out of the shower & decided ot borrow some....

    It's one of those fragrances that ties together the swinging links between the genders. The cleanliness & simplicity of it alone is what makes it sexy.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    Not at all. It is one of my favs!

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    To me, this is about as unisex as they come! I can imagine smelling this on just about anyone.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    I have to disagree with everyone here - it definitely smelled feminine to me. I wear Himalaya, and proudly, but SMW smelled very feminine to me. And I also agree whoever else noticed the smell of wine on it. Gave it an almost lusty smell to it, which I didn't mind, but certainly did not feel struck me as masculine at all.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water: feminine?

    Definitely leans to the masculine side on the unisex scale. That said, I just didn't care for the black currant notes.
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