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    Default Erolfa is wonderful

    Erolfa doesn't seem to be discussed very often. I've been anticipating for weeks, and my hopes were not set high.

    The more I smell it, the less I understand it, but that said, I love it. I'm not an expert, (or an amateur even) but this strikes me as one well-blended fragrance. Easily the most sophisticated summery fragrance, crushing things like l'eau d'issey under its feet.

    Longevity, however, is derp. I wouldn't mind applying often, however.

    I'm finally blown away by a Creed fragrance, just after I was done being butthurt about Aventus batch variations.

    Any of you fans of Erolfa?

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    Like it, although the longevity is admittedly frustrating, so I question the retail cost of it.

    When I think of Erolfa, I always think about a review I read of it here by DULLAH. It's an interesting read and worth seeking out. Basically, there is much more to Erolfa than there seems.
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    it would be wonderful if it lasted more than half an hour!

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    I obtained a sample of it and I really like it. To me, it seems like Erolfa is the "skeleton" of Millesime Imperial, like a deconstructed version of it, without the fruit notes. They are both great.

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    I think it is a nice scent. Not anywhere near bad, but not anything I need to go out of my way to own. But I can see how some would really like it.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    I felt Erolfa was underwhelming at first because of its uncanny resemblance to a Tommy Hilfiger fragrance. I can't remember which one (maybe tommy) but when you give it a chance it's quite stunning in its own right. Far too often I see members go too far in criticizing this fragrance, bottom line: Would you like to smell like this? For me the answer is yes
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    Green Irish Tweed
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    Scandal Pour Homme
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    I like it very much. It reminds me of a fresh, salty, ocean breeze. I have no problems with longevity and sillage. One of the best marine scent imo.

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    I love EROLFA. To me it has some aspects of GIT (green notes) , MI (drydown almost identifical) and even VIW (lime). A beautiful masterpiece that should be tried by everyone.

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    Own and love it. Always been a favorite of mine, but it does take a thrashing on BN.

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    Nice fragrace. Have a decent amount left. Summer gem that I use quite a lot.

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    Nice enough, but it has changed from its original formula into something a bit weaker than it used to be. It's never been terribly impressive to me overall.

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    Own it and love it.
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    I'm a big fan and think it's one of the more underrated Creeds out there. It's perfect for summer. You're right, the performance is not the greatest, but a lot of citrusy aquatics are lacking in that department. It makes me think about a family vacation we took at a resort, and I brought this with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladdypwnz View Post
    Longevity, however, is derp
    I wonder if you're having trouble smelling the musk note in Erolfa, or maybe you get olfactory fatigue from it (that wouldn't be surprising since Erolfa evolves into such a simple but lovely sweet-ish musky accord).

    On my skin, longevity is excellent, but - and this is a big but (I like big buts and I cannot lie) - but, Erolfa is basically two different scents in one bottle. The first scent is the aquatic top. The second is the musky base. The two smell very different, and it would be easy to think Erolfa is gone after the top notes fade away. On a hot day, I find that the musk blooms nicely. Softly, but nicely.

    Erolfa is a scent that I really enjoy but haven't quite committed to buying... but maybe I should. I really enjoy it!
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Nice fragrance but the best longevity i got out of it was 2 hours.

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    Its the one Creed left that i have yet to try that i really want to. I shall remember to next time im in central London, as creed dont do samples of this.

    The main reason I want to try it is MI is to feminine for me but i love the idea in general and im under the impression if im looking for a masculine MI this will be right up my alley.

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    It's a great summer scent, one of the best of the lineup. It was one of those that grew on me, I liked it at first but wasn't blown away. It took a few applications to appreciate it.

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    I'm interested in Erolfa... how many of you, if any, get 7+ hours longevity with it (without smelling the sprayed area close-up)?
    (Formerly Jouho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    I'm interested in Erolfa... how many of you, if any, get 7+ hours longevity with it (without smelling the sprayed area close-up)?
    More like 3 hours. 4 on a good day.

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    Erolfa just didn't catch me. I think maybe it was too salty. I like my aquatics to be super clean.

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    Erolfa is a great summer scent! Superb drydown and amazing longevity on my skin with 2 sprays! Love it!

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    To me Erolfa with all respects is like Beautiful Aventu's Introverted Ugly cousin, unfortunately has beautiful intentions and inerly has remnants of being wonderful but without a standout beauty like its beautifl relative Aventus IMO
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    i think the best thing about erolfa is the violet note. its not my favourite creed but a top 5 perhaps after OS, millesime imperial and aventus. the downside of this fragrance i think is that it doesnt smell that unique.
    Last edited by Chados; 9th August 2014 at 12:59 PM.

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    Just bought a bottle myself. Sold my Millesime Imperial because of the horrible longevity. Erolfa on the other hand sits on the skin for a LONG time. Not much sillage or projection but it's still there. 18 hours + when smelling up close though. This is a perfect scent if you dont want to offend your environment with cologne and stay fresch all day...and night.

    And to the people that has these longevity issues, I'm just curious to know if the scent is all gone after these few hours? Just bad projection/sillage maybe?

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