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    Default Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Still trying to find something for Summer/Fall, considering these. Im young, 20, and have not fallen in love with GIT or Aventus. Any help with these or any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Maybe something from Frederic Malle?

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    Personally would side with SMW. Himalaya is pretty ho hum.
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    OV or SMW. Do a skin test and see what suits your nose.
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    OV is my personal recommendation.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    i just smelled all three on sunday for the first time. SMW didn't do it. Himalaya and OV were pretty decent. They are the first two creed that I think I could wear.

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    Out if those three I would go with SMW. Honestly though I'm not that big a fan of any of them. I just think you could get a better fragrance for the money.

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    For me, in order of preference, based on scent alone, it would be OV, SMW and Himalaya last. Though, I'm not sure OV would be good for fall wear, so I'm leaning towards SMW for year round use. I think OV would be better as a spring scent. Himalaya is a soapy boring-ness IMO.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Plus Comme des Garcons, Slumberhouse, etc., - you could check out the Splits Board here to see what's popular.

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    There are plenty of things out there better and cheaper than those Creeds. For summer, perhaps try Frapins amazing L'Humaniste, a beautiful, fresh and aromatic fragrance with citrus, juniper, gin & tonic, light spices, oak moss and a beautiful and ethereal floral note. Terre d'Hermes is a modern classic that will do well in both summer and fall. If you want something a bit more unique and avantgarde, Comme des Garcons is a line full of affordable and amazing masterpieces, and they have several gems for every season. Good luck exploring he world of fragrances, there are many wonders and suprises once you look past the usual suspects and the hype-machine monsters.
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    +1 for Original Vetiver
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    OV is my personal recommendation.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    My preference in this order: Silver Mountain Water ............................ Original Vetiver.............Himalaya.


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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    I own all three , but my favorite is OV, then SMW, then Himalaya. If you want something similar, to OV, you may want to consider Gendarme, Neroli Portofino, or Mugler Cologne.

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    Of those you mentioned, OV, but I prefer Millesime Imperial, and Erolfa for warm weather.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Own all three and like all three,but prefer Original Vetiver
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    I love Himalaya and Original Vetiver. For me, SMW is borderline scrubber.
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    My preference, in order: Silver Mountain Water, Original Vetiver, Himalaya.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    If I had to pick from the three, I would pick SMW. Himalaya is fine, too, but OV is too close to Mugler Cologne (at a fraction of the price).

    As others have said, don't just limit yourself to Creed. Order some samples of a few other niche summer scents before you decide (I second the recommendation for Frapin's L'Humaniste).
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Own all three and like all three,but prefer Original Vetiver
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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    All three are solid, however I always get tired of Himalaya and SMW always gets tiring.

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    +1 ov

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    For me SMW.
    My all time favorite:

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    I don't like SMW. Have not smelt Himalaya. Only have OV so I'll go with that.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Of the 3, I'd pick Original Vetiver.

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    OV is my personal recommendation.
    +1.

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    OV

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    Default Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    None of them is outstanding and a couple I dislike... Himalaya by default, though I also recommend looking at other options.
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