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    Default creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    im planing two buy my next creed i want a versatile summer day creed, i own already aventus and millesime imperial now i want or creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water. i tryed bouth like 4 times,right now i wear each on my wrists and my nose gets much more the himalaya i get in the background a similar base but himalaya last a little longer on my skin like 6 hours.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Both are nice. Himalaya lasts 8 hours or so while SMW lasts 4 hours so Himalaya will get my vote by default.
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    I like SMW much more than Himalaya, but I'm sure it's different for other people.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    yes i noticed the poor longevity on the smw every time i wear it this really sucks but seems that smw gets more compliments than himalaya,i have the impresion that himalaya is a modified smw is that posible.

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    SMW lasts ALL DAY for me. Maybe mine is some über strength batch, but too many sprays will totally kill you. Himalaya is more of an older person scent to me, but that's just my take.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Quote Originally Posted by pcrisp View Post
    SMW lasts ALL DAY for me. Maybe mine is some über strength batch, but too many sprays will totally kill you. Himalaya is more of an older person scent to me, but that's just my take.
    is,s there also so much batch variation like with the aventus if it,s so what are the better batches for each.

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    Another one for the icy fresh white musky Himalaya which can be worn anyplace and anywhere.

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    Smw

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    The "ink" note in SMW can be very oppressive/cloying in the heat for me - so my vote goes to the airy and cool Himalaya.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Either would be fine IMO.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Both are nice and have a similar vibe but SMW for me

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    I also like them both very much. I used to think SMW had poor longevity but recently that's changed. Now I notice that I get longevity equal to Himalaya. SMW is more unique I think.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    I've only sprayed/tested Himalaya once, so I can't speak about it in details. SMW I think will work in hot summer days. My wife loves it, and prefers it over other Creeds that we tried before.

    I used to experience "just decent" longevity with SMW, but my technique to make it last is simple: spray more.

    The same is true for Aventus -- despite reviews of it being potent, I find myself spraying more than usual.

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    SMW by a mile. Lasts 6-8 hours on me. So refreshing. The tea note adds a calming effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Both are nice and have a similar vibe but SMW for me
    +1.

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    Of the two i'd go with SMW although I don't really care for either, and tbh they both seem more suited for colder weather. For a versatile summer Creed you'd be better off looking into Erolfa, Original Vetiver, or Neroli Sauvage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Both are nice and have a similar vibe but SMW for me
    this.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Himalaya out of these two, but Virgin Island Water would be my Creed summer scent.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Himalaya is like the swiss army knife of the line so if your looking for something pleasant and versatile go with that.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    SMW. Himalaya seems a bit stuffy (as in formal/old-fashioned) for casual summer days.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    SMW. I can't smell Himalaya on my skin after 20 mins
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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Either would be fine IMO.
    I agree.

    However, if as you said: ".... my nose gets much more the himalaya i get in the background a similar base but himalaya last a little longer on my skin like 6 hours.", I think that your skin has made the choice clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrisp View Post
    SMW lasts ALL DAY for me. Maybe mine is some über strength batch, but too many sprays will totally kill you. Himalaya is more of an older person scent to me, but that's just my take.
    Me too, I used 1 spray to the chest at 6:00 am it's now after 9:00pm and I still smell it. I also regularly get compliments on SMW many hours after application. Himalaya, while good, is just a bit too soapy and common IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Both are nice. Himalaya lasts 8 hours or so while SMW lasts 4 hours so Himalaya will get my vote by default.
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    I enjoy Himalaya much more than SMW. Not to mention the projection and longevity are one the best that I have ever experienced with Creed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Both are nice and have a similar vibe but SMW for me
    This

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    Himalaya. SMW smells too feminine for me.
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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Out of the two I'd choose Silver Mountain Water.

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    Default Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Silver Mountain Water gets cloying in high heat. Himalaya is much more light-bodied.

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    SMW is so cooling. Himalaya has elements of metallic cool, but feels like a slightly warmer fragrance than SMW. SMW is also more distinct.

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    Buy both, wear both, and you won't have to worry about choosing between them. Toss Green Valley into the rotation too, while it's still around.

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