My experience is pretty much the opposite. I don't get loads of sillage from it, but it lasts a long time on me, and seemingly forever on clothes. Seems to be typical of Creed, though...they vary a good deal from one batch to another, and depending on age.
I used to like it, but now i consider it more of a nice room scent, i used some to spray in my car to keep it fresh, i like how it smells but not on me, rather how a hotel, house or car should smell like.
I was in a locker room not too long ago when I became aware of someone's sillage which I was quite sure was SMW. If anything, I wouldn't say it was 'light'. I would add that I thought the scent, from a distance, was rather nice.
To me the most important part was the black current note at the top, which I love and for which I got the SMW but it dissipated very, very quickly. I didn't smell it on myself after a very short time except for the trademark Creed ambergris/musk base which I don't really enjoy.
I gave 1/4 of the juice in bottle and box to a friend. I suspect olfactory fatigue could also be an issue. Of all the Creeds I sampled extensively (numerous titles) this was my only fbw choice but I finally gave up on it.
My favorite Creed. Definitely not "light" in terms of longevity and sillage. I wore it to church on Sunday, and got some on my clothes when I sprayed on my skin. I had my shirt washed that very day, and I could still smell the SMW linger from a distance from where my shirt was hanging to dry. Go for it. :Thumbup:
As with many Creeds, and a lot of frags in general, I see the answers range a lot. I think you should try to get a small sample (5ml or so) and wear it 3-4 times.
On me, I find it like a lot of lighter Creeds- prominent for about 2 hours, then fades to my nose. But this one does last a fair amount of time on me. Becomes a very close to skin scent is my perception.
But I don't doubt the many comments from people here who say it lasts on them for a long time.
Rather heavy for me and my skin decimates nearly every fragrance. My application technique, however, is unorthodox; I slowly squeeze the nozzle to express about a drop. This is more than enough to get noticed, for me.
Actually I wore SMW yesterday. We came out camping last night and was outside until midnight sitting around the fire. This morning when I picked up my shirt to throw it in the dirty clothes pile, SMW was still crazy strong. That's some crazy longevity especially when it still overpowered the campfire smoke that usually dominates my clothes.
I absolutely love the smell of SMW. The blackcurrant, tea and inky note are awesome. I haven't smelled anything like it and I'd buy a bottle right now BUT...(there's always a but)...longevity and sillage sucks. Today I got less than 2 hours and then it's so close to the skin that it's barely a fragrance. I bought MI recently which has a better dry down and seemed to last 5 hours on my first wear, so right now MI lasts longer than SMW. I can't believe the terrible longevity of SMW. I will admit it's winter here but even then I'd expect it to last at least 5 hours indoors.
I have three-quarters of the Creed sample vial left so i'll get a couple of wears out of that. Fingers crossed I get better results because I would really love to buy a big bottle of this.
I am in my third bottle (4.2 oz) of SMW and I have 3 more in my "little stash", so I do have experienced SMW for a long time and in different batches, and it lasts all day on me. So the only thing I can think for those that say that it doesn't last long is that they get olfatory fatigue and do not smell it any longer, but that does not mean the fragrance is not there anymore. So, to answer your question: No, is not light at all.
Sillage is brutal too.
Goes to show how important it is to let your own nose be the judge and maybe those who smell it on you. 50/50 opinions rarely serve more than a starting point of what to try. (not necessarily what to buy imo)