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    Default creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    i have had millesime imperial for a long time and had a sample of silver mountain, i liked it and about a year after i decided to buy it. i got it today and at first it smells like its own but after about 2-3 hours i felt i could feel something in the background reminding me of aventus. not that it smelled the same but i looked it up and apparentely there's blackberrys and musk in both so that might be it. it now smells really close to imperial. has anyone noticed this?

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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Personally don't get that similarity in the dry down.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Absolutely. I've said this a couple times on basenotes. It's not an identical similarity, however. They're like cousins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally don't get that similarity in the dry down.
    Same. They are quite different to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    Absolutely. I've said this a couple times on basenotes. It's not an identical similarity, however. They're like cousins.
    I get a bit of a similarity. More like 2nd cousins.

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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    In the late drydown(after maybe 8 hours), I agree. They both have the heavy musky/woody combo. The similarities are definitely there.
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    Well, there goes another cologne that I don't have to worry about trying.

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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    It's the Ambergris in both that give me the similarity.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    I consider it part of the "millesime" base, shared by most of the millesime line from creed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    It's the Ambergris in both that give me the similarity.
    Yep. I also think GIT and Himalaya also share the dry down.


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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Sorry guys, but I don't think there's any ambergris in either one of these (SMW or MI). It's the musk.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Yep. I also think GIT and Himalaya also share the dry down.


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    I certainly notice the ambregris in GiT to some degree - not nearly the levels I do in SMW and MI. It blasts through in both of those scents.

    I can't stand the smell of Himalaya, so I can't comment on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    Sorry guys, but I don't think there's any ambergris in either one of these. It's the musk.
    I definitely think it's the ambergris :P

    edit: I'm thinking I didn't detect sarcasm from you Tensor, which I should have? :P
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally don't get that similarity in the dry down.
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    I get some similarities between the two but only after many hours.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Ambergris
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Ambergris
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Neither do I.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally don't get that similarity in the dry down.

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    I don't find the similar at all.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    I definitely notice it, and the MI is a much better implementation of it, IMO.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    i think again with creed different batches might give a little different smell. at first it was just citrus/metallic kind of smell that most people notice. then it got musky like aventus but still smelled pretty much the same. and now maybe 7-8 hours later i am not sure i would be able to tell the difference with imperial

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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by Puremugler View Post
    I consider it part of the "millesime" base, shared by most of the millesime line from creed.

    Either love it or hate it it seems.

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    There's definitely a common base in a lot of the millesimes. I feel there's a common thread in GIT, SMW, Himalaya, MI and Erolfa. Whether it is purely the use of ambergris or a few more common elements, I couldn't say.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    There's definitely a common base in a lot of the millesimes. I feel there's a common thread in GIT, SMW, Himalaya, MI and Erolfa. Whether it is purely the use of ambergris or a few more common elements, I couldn't say.
    Too me, it's that same rich ambergris that shines through - far more in some than others. I notice it loud and clear with MI and SMW, but it's very muted to me in GiT. I was tempted to try and see if it existed with my Himalaya sample, but I really didn't want that crap on my arm.
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    Yeah, definitely ambergris.

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    to me they share a slight similarities in the initial spray, but are very different scents over all

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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Silver Mountain Water smells way better than Millesime Imperial in the top, mid and the dry down. Bam!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Silver Mountain Water smells way better than Millesime Imperial in the top, mid and the dry down. Bam!


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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    In the late drydown(after maybe 8 hours), I agree. They both have the heavy musky/woody combo. The similarities are definitely there.
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    Default Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Silver Mountain Water smells way better than Millesime Imperial in the top, mid and the dry down. Bam!


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    Agree completely.

    While Silver Mountain Water is not my favourite from Creed, it smells very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremugler View Post
    I consider it part of the "millesime" base, shared by most of the millesime line from creed.

    Either love it or hate it it seems.

    I love it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    There's definitely a common base in a lot of the millesimes. I feel there's a common thread in GIT, SMW, Himalaya, MI and Erolfa. Whether it is purely the use of ambergris or a few more common elements, I couldn't say.
    whatever it is persists through the entire line. i smelled it in the dry down of cedre blanc that im wearing today too. im not a big fan of this note.

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