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    Question "Erolfa" by Creed?

    Today I bought a bottle of Erolfa by Creed, the sales rep of the Paris boutique said that she had never smelled it smell that good on another person. In fact I wanted to buy another scent and she almost begged me to buy Erolfa, I ended up being convinced and that was even before she said that "my girlfriend would rip the clothes off my body when I'd come home". Publicity gag, crush or can a fragrance really smell different depending on the skin type?

    What do you people think of Erolfa? Evening wear? Day? Anywhere, anytime?

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    What do i think of EROLFA? smelled terrible on my skin i was surprised at how bad it was to me considering alot of people do like it

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    Whenever I wear it my girlfriend rips my clothes off my body. Now she wears it too.

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    So maybe it does have something to do with skin types. My sister just told me if I wasn't her brother she'd bury her nose in my chest! O.o

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    Default Re: "Erolfa" by Creed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    Publicity gag, crush or can a fragrance really smell different depending on the skin type?
    none of the above. Answer: Saleswoman.

    that being said, Erolfa is an extremely versatile and variable scent. from bottle to bottle, from person to person, and in different climates/temps/humidity.

    still my go to when at the beach (which is a lot). i love how it smells different at the beach in the heat of summer as opposed to a cool autumn day.

    that said, i hardly ever reach for it when not at the beach. that goes for VIW as well. love both fragrances, but they are very niche for me.

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    From bottle to bottle? Is that a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    From bottle to bottle? Is that a bad thing?
    to some it is! from my readings on here, it seems that really pisses people off.

    knowing how they concoct their frags though, I don't mind. I actually think it's pretty cool. Kind of like wine, no two vintages are alike. could be the same grapes in the same field, but the wine will vary from year to year depending on climate and other factors.

    I think recent buyers of Erolfa get something a bit less "sharp" than an Erolfa buyer 10 years ago. I remember smelling Erolfa for the first time in 1998(ish) and I remember it having sturdier legs to stand on. I own a brand new bottle, though, and it has a fresher, more versatile and citrusy scent.

    that said, the changes in Erolfa over the years have not been nearly as pronounced as Millesime Imperial. MI is all over the place! I've owned three bottles over the past 15 years and they have all smelled noticeably different. One of them, the juice was actually green!!

    again, this comes with the territory of buying Creed, who still uses the infusion technique. there will be lots of variance. if you can't handle that, then don't blind-buy... definitely sample the very bottle you are looking to buy first.

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    To be honest i think one of the Bulgari Aqva is like Erolfa but way cheaper, i dont like either. Too salty for me.

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    I don't get any salt at all, surprising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    What do i think of EROLFA? smelled terrible on my skin i was surprised at how bad it was to me considering alot of people do like it
    same it is too salty and herbaly for my taste.

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    Smells uninteresting and develops a little too old, barbershop-ish, on me. Like most frags on me, it quickly vanishes.

    If it smelled like feces but caused attractive women to rip their clothes off and throw themselves at me, I might wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    same it is too salty and herbaly for my taste.
    thats EXACTLY what i didn't like. I hadn't smelled a "salty" fragrance and that intrigued me but it ended up being this extremely herbal, somewhat bitter aroma...

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    I actually want to buy this because it is interesting.

    I get a dentist's office type smell from it. Anyone else? I like it.

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    Dentist's office? O.o

    The thing that comes to mind is a rallye dansant as once organized for upper class french people. Or maybe a young man in a blue shirt on a boat with his girlfriend.

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    It used to be a favorite of mine. Somehow I have lost interest in it.

    As a sanity check, I tried a different from a tester. It didn't smell different actually.

    I did get compliments for it though.
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    IMO, one of the best and most intresting fragrance from Creed. Salty? -Yes! And I love it! Maby it`s a bit on the casual side, but it`s a bit dirty and herbal, so It can also be used on more formal settings. great stuff!

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    I love Erolfa. It is my favorite of the Creeds I've tried (the only one I would pay that kind of price for), and one of my overall favorite frags as well.

    As far as making my someone want to rip my clothes of??? Nah. I've never even thought of it as that type of fragrance. On me its beautiful, fresh, clean, etc., but I don't really view it as "sexy" in any way. Unless, it is "sexy" in the way AdG is. It smells much better than AdG, but it's definitely in that classification. I've never gotten a compliment on it at all, but I do wear it kind of light (office), and I don't really expect any.

    I get a little bit of saltiness, but nowhere near the saltiness of Bvlgari Aqva (which I also love). I don't get anything I would call herbal on my skin either. I do get some sweetness that I don't get out of Aqva, something akin to the base of L'eau D'Issey (just not that strong).

    I love it though. Great fragrance on my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    Today I bought a bottle of Erolfa by Creed, the sales rep of the Paris boutique said that she had never smelled it smell that good on another person. In fact I wanted to buy another scent and she almost begged me to buy Erolfa, I ended up being convinced and that was even before she said that "my girlfriend would rip the clothes off my body when I'd come home". Publicity gag, crush or can a fragrance really smell different depending on the skin type?

    What do you people think of Erolfa? Evening wear? Day? Anywhere, anytime?

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    But Erofla is a scent from 1992.

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    I personally like Erolfa a lot and think it can be worn anywhere, anytime.

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    Thanks hednic

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    I was wearing my sample of Erolfa today.

    I often change my opinion on this scent. Today it worked really well on my skin. I think of it as a fruity aquatic. It is one of the smoothest scents I know. I also find it a bit dark and cold, much more so than other Creeds. It reminds me of the fresh, clear air after a thunderstorm. Yes there is a hint of salt, but I detect more citrus and woods, with the "ozonic notes" taking centre stage. The scent is very versatile, with average sillage and longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    thats EXACTLY what i didn't like. I hadn't smelled a "salty" fragrance and that intrigued me but it ended up being this extremely herbal, somewhat bitter aroma...
    Millesime imperial has sea salt but at least it is done well, this is overtly salty and bitter and herbal that it is not appealing to me. It seems we share similar tastes in colognes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I personally like Erolfa a lot and think it can be worn anywhere, anytime.
    Likewise.
    It was my SOTD.
    Although I think the tangerine and fresh marine notes are wasted in temps below 50'F.

    I actually like the newest, super-salty almost abrasively-fresh batches. It's a very complex scent that is alot more herbal and masculine than any other Aquatic. To think, the best aquatic to date was made a few years prior to the aquatic trend going big in the mainstream. And to think even before that, it's ancestor, CREED's Herbe marine, was an aquatic of similar pedigree.....I think Erolfa will be around for a long time.

    The notes are all used and blended so well, that people don't at first realize how floral or herbal it is:

    Ozone, Sea Salt, Marine Algae, Seaweed, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Lime, Morrocan Tangerine, Mandarin, Violet, Honeydew Melon, Jasmine, Cyclamen, Ginger, Coriander, Pepper, Caesarean Basil, Rosemary, Cumin, Pine, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk, Ambergris
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    It used to be a favorite of mine. Somehow I have lost interest in it.

    As a sanity check, I tried a different from a tester. It didn't smell different actually.

    I did get compliments for it though.
    Wow, every word of this rings true for me, too. Used to like it. Haven't enjoyed it so much on the last few wearings. So I wondered if my bottle has gone off, but I tried it from a tester the other day and it smelled just like the juice in my bottle. And it has been a steady compliment-getter. Hmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Ozone, Sea Salt, Marine Algae, Seaweed, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Lime, Morrocan Tangerine, Mandarin, Violet, Honeydew Melon, Jasmine, Cyclamen, Ginger, Coriander, Pepper, Caesarean Basil, Rosemary, Cumin, Pine, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk, Ambergris
    wow... that's a lot.

    add just 24 more notes and you'd have an Amouage! ;-)

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    I like Erolfa, I usually get 5-7 hours longevity on it, but last night I put about 6 sprays on my arm and it was STILL there 12 hours later. Many people think it's strictly a summer scent because of the salty/marine feel to it, but this would definitely work with a suit and tie. One of the more unique fresh scents from Creed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Millesime imperial has sea salt but at least it is done well, this is overtly salty and bitter and herbal that it is not appealing to me. It seems we share similar tastes in colognes.
    Maby, but Erolfa last 10 times longer.. It`s a waist, spending so much money on a fragrance (M-I) that`s gone from the skin after 30min.

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    Well I heard people say that while it is in truth not gone after a while it seems so as it becomes undetectable to one's own nose, people around us can still smell it though. What do you think gents?

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    Default Re: "Erolfa" by Creed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    Well I heard people say that while it is in truth not gone after a while it seems so as it becomes undetectable to one's own nose, people around us can still smell it though. What do you think gents?
    Erolfa is one Creed I can still smell for a good long time. Even when it fades there's still a "thickness" to the air. I used to layer 1 spray of Erolfa to 2 sprays of Neroli Sauvage in order for the NS to last much longer than if it was NS alone.

    With autumn soon approaching, perhaps Erolfa wouldn't be the ideal fragrance as it's more ocean beachy in character.

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