Himalaya 2002

Himalaya by Creed
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7.7 / 10 948 Ratings
Himalaya is a popular perfume by Creed for men and was released in 2002. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Spicy
Woody
Aquatic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot LemonLemon Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Juniper berryJuniper berry PepperPepper JasmineJasmine LavenderLavender NutmegNutmeg Gun powderGun powder
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver
Ratings
Scent
7.7948 Ratings
Longevity
7.0798 Ratings
Sillage
6.6786 Ratings
Bottle
7.8758 Ratings
Value for money
5.7319 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.04.2024.

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8.5
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Pollita

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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review 45  
An office worker in the mountains
I know a guy like that, he's the CEO of a company, but that's not enough for him. I think he's actually okay, but his constant extreme sports activities, with the aim of getting as many compliments as possible on the Internet and in the local press, in Swabian "mei Kerle, Du bisch hald dr Greschde", sometimes really get on my nerves. You have to run the toughest ultramarathon, climb Mont Blanc with a touring group, the main thing is that you were there and the local paper writes the usual stuff. Even if you can not move for at least a week afterwards.

Do not misunderstand. I love the fragrance of Creed Himalaya, but a mountain fragrance, so à la Reinhold Messner, is just not. The fragrance wants to be as much mountain, as just this actually quite nice guy. And the fragrance doesn't need the attention any more than this guy does. Because he's already really good and doesn't need all that. I find anyway, the fewest fragrances of the brand Creed have this eternal kerfuffle of because king and emperor xy have worn the now and then, not necessary. But that's another topic.

Himalaya is for me a business fragrance. It fits quite wonderfully in a business setting with its cool aura, spicy notes and soft white musk. It's not as cuddly and approachable as Silver Mountain Water, even though the two are definitely related. It's a bit more oddball, more austere, due to the pepper, nutmeg, and its soft vetiver notes, which are a bit along the lines of Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver. The citrusy top notes are only there at the very beginning, making way quite quickly for the fine white musk in the base that carries the fragrance. A bit of amber adds some warmth and tonka dutifully holds back and doesn't sweet around. I think the scent is quite wonderful. A bit notchy, but flattering. Unapproachable and approachable at the same time. If I were the boss of a company with an office workspace, I'd probably wear this more often. I don't like the term everwalker, but this is just such a scent and it's wonderful.

Aaaabut: Himalaya is not a mountain scent. Never smells up there like a freshly washed and ironed shirt. And just as Himalaya smells through its gentle musk just. If you're looking for authentic mountain scents, you'd better ask the experts Chizza, Floyd or Flioline and better not look at Creed. You're in the wrong place. OK, compared to Tauer's L'Air des Alpes Suisses Himalaya is definitely closer to real mountain freshness, but, oh, let's leave that.

The fragrance is in any case a fine 8.5. Unfortunately, durability and sillage are a bit poor, which is why I will probably not buy it again Mr. Polly, who is also increasingly in offices and not in the mountains, for the quite high price. Nevertheless, I sniff him damn gladly, I've found yesterday again, after Mr. Polly had applied a sample, which was a gift from me.
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Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
Top Review 37  
Sach ma Creed, are you still..
...better?

This comment replaces my first comment on the fragrance, which was written in March 2019 and does not do justice to my attachment to the Himalayas, which I have rediscovered. Therefore a reformulation of the other kind. Well, actually it's a hymn of praise for the almost perfect fragrance.

Himalaya is incredibly classical without being old-fashioned. The expression "senior citizens' residence", which I have used several times in connection with overly classical scents, does not fit here at all. Also "barbershop-feeling" (barbershop sounds too uncool) doesn't really come up here with me.

This ice-grey claw of rocky freshness, which I spray extensively onto my chest and neck in the morning, immediately and lastingly clings to me. The first impression every time is, "haven't you perhaps overdosed it a bit?", because the top note is already intense. The bergamot fortunately keeps itself nicely in the background for my taste, with the grapefruit-lemon mix bringing the most power here. I can't smell tangerine. It's not too bad Woods, grasses and - you'll be amazed - gunpowder should then come from the heart note. Maybe so. I have the sensation of spiced, very slightly salted lemon on the rocks. The really potent base lasts, with a slightly citric touch, for well over eight hours. Please note paragraph 3, sentence 1.

Now I am a proven expert and semi-non-audited expert for so-called business fragrances. With a few exceptions there are many fragrances in my collection to which I attribute this attribute. I do not want to say that Himalaya is the business fragrance par excellence, because that would not do it justice. Himalaya is versatile, for sports, games and entertainment. The only thing is, if it becomes a bit more cozy and you go out with your loved one in a comfortable way, it would be too harsh for me. Otherwise he always leaves.

But be careful (no light without shadow), the nose of the Himalayan wearer needs variety. The fragrance can also be worn two days in a row. However, you should always make sure that you offer your nose some variety, otherwise the Himalayas can bury you under an avalanche of olfactory debris. And here I draw the bow to my first comment. For almost a year I had the feeling that after wearing it extensively and very regularly I really couldn't stand it anymore. I got a headache when I smelled him. It should be worn with care, which at the same time increases the appreciation of the Himalayas ?
For me a modern classic, which does not go every day, but almost always.

Thanks for reading it
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Benedikt2019

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Benedikt2019
Top Review 20  
Reinhold Messner
climbed all 8000s,
A man like a tree, the landscape has eaten into his face, created furrows and written his life.

I have a special relationship with this man, because every year I go to South Tyrol in the mountains for hiking and climbing. The funny thing about it: my annually rented holiday apartment is directly opposite the castle, where Messner lives in the summer months. This means that I have often seen him in the valley while shopping etc. He is a nature freak who is close by and who gives everything for the mountains, but who has made many a decision and statement with a double-morality.

By the way, he also has a perfume series :D

When I smell Creed's "Himalayas" and get dieselled with it, Reinhold always comes to mind. Likewise, the pictures of the last mountain vacations open up to me, I see landscapes that are rocky and barren, I see frozen mountain lakes and smell the herbs of the mountains. Creed has succeeded in creating a fragrance that knows how to unite many things in itself, it is tart, fresh, dry, masculine, cool, metallic and slightly citric (at least at the beginning). It is a calm fragrance, a still life, which gives the wearer a reserved elegance. You look like a mountain yourself, you stand securely and firmly in life, you no longer need experiments and proofs and you are content with what you have. A fragrance that you could choose if you admit to yourself that you have already tested everything and that you are satisfied with whatever works. A fragrance that can be worn in every season, that is uncomplicated, that is pleasing to the eye, that looks good on young and old and doesn't make any fuss.

The scent pyramid also bears witness to the fact that Creed has succeeded in creating the FRISCHE-HERBE men's perfume. All you need is the three-step plan:

1. Refreshingly citric start, through which the interest is aroused
2. Slightly peppery heart note, which is added after a few minutes and gives the whole thing a subtly sharp undertone.
3. And a seductive base where musk skilfully combines the first two steps and wraps them in a veil that prevents it from becoming too peppery or citrusy.

And Tada: The result is the most universal men's perfume in the upper price range!
But there are also deductions in the B grade:
It is actually not the most durable of fragrances. In my case it lasts about 6-7 hours and is well perceptible for about 2 hours, then the glacier melt begins...
At the height of summer he manages a little more ;)

Conclusion: In conclusion, it remains to say that I have searched for a long time and have fished almost exclusively in the fresh segment and have found my all-rounder with Himalaya. Especially the mountain world to which he takes me back is a gift that only scents can give. Besides, if you rummage in the net for a long time, you can also land a good snapper and get 50ml for under 100 Euro.

I think that Reinhold Messner would also enjoy this unagitated, simple and simply beautiful fragrance.
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MajorTom

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MajorTom
Very helpful Review 18  
Creed can
there are houses or brands whose creations inspire me. Acqua du Parma for example, especially the Blu Mediterraneo series. Or Profumum Roma, some fragrances have also found their way into my home. Lorenzo Villoresi is also one of those I can warm to. All Italian, coincidentally. With the English, however, I have my difficulties, which I only noticed when writing here. So it took years until a Penhaligon's found my favour with Sartorial. And Creed could not attract any attention from me, not even the Aventus celebrated by so many.

At the end of the day, fragrances are and remain a highly individual matter and a question of personal taste. And that's a good thing, because how bad would it be if entire airports, trains, buses or trams smelled exactly the same. I like it when people, whether male or female, leave a scent trail past me, always different, often familiar, sometimes new and all the more interesting, sometimes appropriate and sometimes not. I find it enormously exciting and I am happy when I (presumably) recognize which scent a person is wearing.

But back to Creed, as I said, a long-established, almost venerable brand that hasn't convinced me yet. By chance, a power outage in the office "damned" me to stroll and so I ended up in a temple of fragrance. The Himalayan tester was stolen, as the saleswoman explained to me (it's really incredible, but in this day and age people steal what's holding the stuff), so a mini-tube had to serve the purpose and be used.
Himalayas. Once many, many years ago the subject of a paper I gave when I was at school. Hence a name that is familiar to me, that evokes memories (of good nature), but which also evokes reverence for the irrepressible power of the elements, which in the case of the Himalayas has also claimed many lives. Expectations therefore exist, but limited due to my previous experience with Creeds.

It starts out fresh and fruity, then becomes slightly woody as it progresses, and the base note then fades away somewhat softer overall.
A great scent. He is not a loudspeaker, not a market crier, not one who attacks or attacks you, not one who takes your breath away.
He's clean, elegant, virile. One that, when you feel good, makes you feel even better. One that underlines your personality but never changes. One who emphasizes that here comes a man who has everything under control, but never gets pushy. One that is perceived in a personal conversation, but without polarizing or dominating your counterpart. One that does not take up meeting rooms within minutes, but still leaves traces. A gentleman.

For me very very close to the perfect fragrance. I find composition and progression equally successful. What am I missing for perfection? A slightly better performance. Although Himalayas have a fantastic sillage and shelf life compared to other creed freshies such as Milessime Imperial. The Sillage decreases after 2-3 hours, but the durability is really good, on my skin it lasts about 9 hours, that's okay. Thus a 10 for the fragrance per se, 7 for the Sillage (because fresh scents practically always struggle to close range), 8 for the shelf life. Yeah, and the bottle, typical Creed, you can like it, you don't have to. A joke is the packaging, just a despicable cardboard box, so you can sell a supermarket fragrance but not a high end product for 160 eurons. Others can and do this much better.

But in the end it all depends on what's in the bucket, doesn't it? And for me it is already my personal fragrance of the year 2020, so after several attempts Creed even got a super critical nose like mine :-)
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ChillBean

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ChillBean
Top Review 16  
Against the summer in the city
Any day of the week in any city on any form of public transportation. All kinds of smells penetrate my perception, most of them I would like to be able to do without. You can look away, with a little practice (practiced daily in a relationship) you can also listen away, but unfortunately you cannot completely switch off your sense of smell. But my silver shield prevents me from letting these impressions affect my well-being. The scent is so fresh and clear and of such cleanness that one feels like being on a snow field at the glacier. You really don't need to be blessed with good powers of combination to understand why the fragrance is called "Himalaya". For me, the head, heart and base notes turn out to be much less than most other fragrances as separate olfactory pictures that show a typical temporal course. Himalaya simply smells the whole day (at mit the shelf life is quite long) like "no matter what comes, I stay clean and fresh"
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KingPinKingPin 5 years ago
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6
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Feels unbalanced, the notes are not working in harmony. Not bad, not good, not worth the price.
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DiegoeskDiegoesk 2 years ago
Not sure why ratings on this is low. I love this scent. Its like a mix between GIT and Aventus Cologne.
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Traian1999Traian1999 2 years ago
Elegant clean scent when you have no idea what to wear. Love the gunpowder touch
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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A fresh and clean, powdery spicy-woody Spring fragrance, with an uplifting, metallic spicy-citric opening. Masculine. Very versatile!
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Connoisseur6Connoisseur6 2 years ago
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This interesting freshie is just amazing in colder weather. It's snowing right now and Himalaya is very pleasant in this climate!
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