Creed Silver Mountain Water is a revered scent with a phalanx of fans that easily outnumber little old me, who is sitting here looking singularly unimpressed.
Creed Silver Mountain Water evokes such purity and blue skies, that it was a disappointment to find that on my skin it bore only dried tea- and I emphasise the word dried as this reminded me of pot pourri. Sadly the dried-leaf effect was dominant at the expense of the notes I was looking forward to meeting: namely galbanum, bergamot and my beloved petitgrain.
Silver Mountain Water led me to expect a scent that evoked a crashing cold wave on a baking hot day, or a froth of powdery snow as a dashing skier whizzed past, making the snow looking like confetti in his wake, but no. I’m still there with the rather unpleasant pot pourri fragrance with a slightly scorched edge as if it’s been left on a hot windowsill too long.
After a couple of hours, this bizarrely turned into Carolina Herrera 212 For Men, which has negative connotations for me- so beloved was it of a former flatmate who marinated in it to eclipse other less salubrious odours.
This is the third Creed fragrance I have reviewed and I remain underwhelmed. It brought to mind a quote from Dr Cuddy in House MD ( my current favourite Netflix boxset) “Well she’s not as delightful as she thinks she is”, and if Creed Silver Mountain Water was a person, that is what I would say about them.
Creed Silver Mountain water is available word wide- try Sephora.com, Amazon or the big department stores. In the UK you can try Harrods, Liberty or House of Fraser. At £160 a bottle, try before you buy.
With thanks to friend of the blog Patsi, who kindly supplied the sample.