Silver Mountain Water 1995

Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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Ranked 85 in Unisex Perfume
7.9 / 10 1412 Ratings
A popular perfume by Creed for women and men, released in 1995. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Kering Beauté.
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Aquatic
Fruity
Green

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot BlackcurrantBlackcurrant GalbanumGalbanum OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Ozonic notesOzonic notes TeaTea
Base Notes Base Notes
MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood
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7.91412 Ratings
Longevity
6.71203 Ratings
Sillage
6.41183 Ratings
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7.91127 Ratings
Value for money
5.6569 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.06.2024.

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Pollita

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Top Review 61  
For likeable people
The fragrance house Creed is mainly known for its high prices, crazy stories of which one does not know if they are true and of course Aventus. The Cashcow, which helped Creed to become very popular, especially in the past years. Whether the fragrances are worth their money is another issue and I - myself a fragrance lover - see this very subjectively. Because I too usually take out my wallet when I really like a fragrance, even if I always grind my teeth a little as a Baden-Württemberg resident. People say about us Swabians that we are proven Scotsmen. And a little bit that is true
But it wasn't Aventus that won my heart, it was this one. For me, the most beautiful Creed scent yet. Silver Mountain Water is an understated scent, but it's still a damn good memory. At least in mine. If my better half wore this one, I could follow it all day, nose to nose. The Silver Mountain Water has something that attracts me like magic.

The fragrance is fresh and rather cool at first and there is a subtle light sweetness that I find fruity. I attribute the freshness to the citric and maritime notes, which do not come across as typically aquatic. This is not my case at all. The fragrance is simply beautifully fresh without being pungent or synthetic at any stage. At the same time the fruity sweetness sets in. I don't know what blackcurrant buds smell like, but the fruit could also be processed in this fragrance, which I clearly perceive a slightly fruity accord before the fragrance drifts into an absolutely wonderful combination of wood and light musk notes. For my nose, Silver Mountain Water is clearly a fragrance for men, although ladies can certainly wear it. For me, however, this adorable fragrance belongs to men's skin.

As an eau de parfum, the fragrance is not exactly reserved. As I have often written, my husband is one of the frequent sprayers, which is not always an advantage with every fragrance. Especially with the brother scent Aventus, it quickly becomes too much for my nose. Aventus can smell very pungent when overdosed. SWM has a relatively strong sillage, but this scent doesn't get on your nerves even if you've got a few too many sprayers. The composition is so restrained in itself that it doesn't kill you.

For me, SWM does not belong on the mountain, but fits best in an office or at a business event. Unfortunately, such understated fragrances are not so often found in the business world. Instead, one encounters fragrances like Dior Sauvage or LV Orage much more often, which for my taste don't really fit in there. Also a nice business scent from Creed is Himalaya, but this one is much more spicy and masculine than SWM.

But what makes SWM so magical for my nose now? Laugh at me, but there is something honest about this scent. Men who smell like Silver Mountain Water are not proles. They don't want to stand out at any price, but stand by their understatement. SWM is a sympathetic scent to me. And even though they only have two common scents in the pyramid, bergamot and sandalwood (OK, musk is certainly one of them, as it is rarely found in all scent pyramids), I can find similarities to my beloved Cašran in SWM, and that's enough magic for me. Yes, this is one I would like to sniff more often. Sooner or later you will probably not be able to avoid a bottle for my husband. Let's grind our teeth.
Many thanks to Chizza for the rehearsal!
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Parma

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Creeds Cleanman
What a name for a fragrance! For everyone who loves fresh fragrances, this probably sounds like the ultimate fulfillment of all dreams. Sure, pure, fresh, natural, refreshing, reserved. Since I am very fond of fresh scents, I was curious to see to what extent he could fulfil these expectations.

Fragrance.
Silver Mountain Water starts off beautifully fresh with a very natural, but also restrained green citric, tart bergamot note, which is quickly underpinned by a fluffy, slightly soap-clean, musky note. Both components are the clearly determining protagonists on my skin over the entire course. The astringency of the bergamot in this fragrance is significantly attenuated by the musk, but is still well perceptible, so that it still retains a sufficient "character". The indicated fruit note (from the bud!) comes on my skin only very dimmed through (slightly berry), but also fits pleasantly into the very reserved character of the fragrance. A slightly fresh flowery and discreetly woody nuance (neroli, sandalwood), which interact well with the musk, also flow in.

In the course of the soap-clean musk note clearly increases and gives the fragrance a very cultivated, green-white radiance, which is found in many fresh Creed fragrances by the tendency.
Silver Mountain Water is a very reserved representative who only underlines his own appearance discreetly. This very clean bergamot scent reminds me in its lightness - almost permeability - its restraint and the slightly tannic purity among other things of the classic "CK One", which appeared one year earlier, whereby the Calvin Klein scent is rather casual and clearly more flowery and the Creed radiates an understated elegance. The Calvin Klein fragrance with its resounding success might have inspired Creed to become SMW.
But I already had the feedback that the SMW smells a bit cheap. I had this impression at the very first test, too, but then it happened to me like with some other Creed fragrances, that this perception has subsided after an "entry time" and the qualitative difference e.g. to the CK One (which is a bit more citric, especially more flowery, a bit less musky and more synthetic) or also to the Dupe "Silver" from Al Rehab is clear (SMW is fresher and more natural, the Silver is more potent and harsher)
Sometimes, however, the very clean musk is a little too much for me, which is why SMW only fully satisfies the sparkling, refreshing part of a Fresh Scent for me at the beginning. All the other features mentioned above are handled really well by him.

Durability and Sillage:
Both are very manageable. On my skin I perceive him about 4 hours, whereby he already loses much of his "presence" after one hour. The Sillage is very moderate. In my eyes it is already shortly after beginning a skin smell. On the clothes, however, it remains surprisingly long on days in constant quality and thereby present, which I experience rather rarely with fresh and light scents.

Availability:
Due to its fresh, clean and very reserved character, it can basically always be worn. You won't be noticed negatively, but you won't be noticed particularly either. As described above, its casual elegance makes it more suitable for more formal occasions, but it is also ideal as an office fragrance. It underlines a well-groomed appearance very subtly and is, apart from the warmer months, also well wearable all year round, since the musk already offers proper relining. For me it is a little bit more on the male side due to the slightly green astringency, but also very well wearable by women who prefer a little more astringent scents.

Result:
With Silver Mountain Water Creed has succeeded in creating a very restrained, casual, elegant, timeless, fresh and clean bergamot/musk scent, which for me is a skin scent and subtly underlines a cultivated appearance. If Green Irish Tweed is too traditional for you, Millesime Imperial too harsh and Aventus too loud, you should take a closer look at this pleasant man.
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Heldenvater

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The best mistake of the year!
Are you annoyed by other people's mistakes?

Me yes - and especially those that have an impact on me.

Today was such a mistake. An expensive mistake - and I'm so glad that I want to share it with you.

To start the story early enough, but not too early: I started my small collection of perfumes in March of this year and I have firmly resolved to keep it manageable - if not for the sake of money, then for the sake of domestic peace alone...

Over the years I have tested all the fragrances that I think are of value and so my collection grew piece by piece. In the end there were only three higher priced ones: Jubilation 25, Royal Oud and Original Santal.

Then came the highest secular holiday this year, Black Friday - and there I got an offer I couldn't refuse: I bought all three and both Creed fragrances were available for 50 Euro less than normal.
From Italy indeed and with longer delivery time... Nevertheless: I had to
In the end, I waited just under 2 weeks.

Today the waiting came to an end: the postman rang twice and the package was there.

There they were: beautifully packaged... and wrongly delivered.
Royal Oud was there - fortunately, I wanted him in any case.
But the other was Silver Mountain Water! Never tested. For a price that was, in spite of the offer, very reasonable
Now what? Send it back and wait 4 weeks?

Spray on and hope.

And what can I say?
A revelation!
Sensational!
Terrific!
A dream!!

Silver Mountain Water is a fresh, pure, highly pleasing fragrance!

At the beginning citric freshness, clear like the name-giving mountain river and refreshing like a bath in it.

Right from the start, this creed shows its own exclusive smelling freshness, which you know from its siblings like Millesime Imperial - and the fear of underground durability that comes with it, I can dispel at this point: it's clearly above it.

Over time, the warmer, woody tones will come through - without Silver Mountain Water losing its freshness.

Until the end, the fragrance radiates an exclusive, fabulously pleasing aura - and it smells like no other fragrance I know of, by no means generic or boring.

Conclusion:
Silver Mountain Water is a great scent - fresh like a mountain river, beautiful like the sun reflected in it and an absolute recommendation.

Best mistake I ever made in perfume!
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Basti87

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Beautiful summer scent, pleasant and clean
For me, Creed is a brand that never really warmed me up. With Virgin Island Water I have one in my collection, but the rest is less appealing to me. I find Aventus, Millesime Imperial and the like quite successful and acceptable, but they are far too expensive for me. Especially since there are usually good cheaper alternatives and twins that are available for a fraction of the price.
I also wanted to test this Silver Montain Water, as it is one of Creed's big litters in terms of sales figures. If you disregard the price: In my opinion, right. A really great scent that can't do much wrong with this DNA on warm days.

I have tested it several times since I ordered a sample of this fragrance. Typical Creed price. One gets it already under 200 Euro a 100ml in some shops, but nevertheless a juicy price for the middle class.
The fragrance is very uncomplicated right from the start and convinces me especially at the start. Especially the beautiful maritime flair I find quite pleasant, which is especially the case after about half an hour. Otherwise, the scent with bergamot, a little neroli, a nice relaxed tea note and especially currant is very pleasant and gentle. Especially the currant stands out if one may say so with this discreet Sillage. Unfortunately the Sillage is for me the biggest problem of this smell: This is extremely very close and weak after not even one hour. First of all with the beautiful musk sandal base is not much charisma. For people who like a body close Sillage a plus point. I don't need a giant fragrance cloud, but in this price range I expect at least some charisma. I have the same problem with Millesime Imperial. Too bad, two really great scents with unfortunately weak Sillage.
I really like this Silver Mountain Water, but the DNA is not very complex and easy to build. One will find many good and above all inexpensive alternatives. Whether or not they can get their hands on this original is up to each and every one of them.

As a conclusion I can say: A fragrance I would recommend, if it would be cheaper or the performance would be better. It is rather short-lived and the Sillage is extremely very close. Otherwise, the DNA of this fragrance is very pleasant and summery
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Wombatkönig

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The world of fragrances is not a disc
My first comment and that of all things to Creed's Silver Mountain Water, which actually does not fit into my scheme. Because - so much in advance - it was not love at first smell. Nevertheless, SMW is exactly the right fragrance for my first comment. Because he symbolizes the beginning of my journey on the I rediscover the world of fragrances....

I've never been a fan of fresh scents. Arbitrary, same, unspectacular were for me until some time ago all fragrances that go in the fresh direction.
Sweet fragrances, yes that's what I've always liked. So for a long time Givenchy's Pi was my favorite (I can imagine how the average parfumo just turns up his nose) and even now my favorites are mainly in the sweet direction.
In autumn and winter such preferences are no problem. It is more tricky in the summer. But even here I have unerringly to fragrances with residual sweetness as to "Acqua di Parma - Fico di Amalfi", parts of the Luna Rossa series or - to my shame - also rather cheap fresh-sweet / fruity representatives grabbed. The main thing a touch of sweetness was just in the soup.
So you could say I was an olfactory Flat-Earther...

So with that attitude, I met up with my fragrance buddies in the late summer of 2020 (yes, that's when it was just allowed) for a round of tastings. It was "Creed" on the program. Although I knew the house before for more than Aventus (which in incidentally - who's surprised - quite good but also not really spectacular find). I have to admit that before each rehearsal I secretly thought to myself: "hopefully one will come for me now! Please, please finally a cutie!", only to be disappointed once in a while. We had about 20 men's creeds there as rehearsals. Somewhere there was also SMW, but I only remembered it because of the praising words of my joy. The fragrance seemed to me then as banal and interchangeable as all the other samples that evening.
To the smiles of my fellow testers, I of course liked Virgin Island Father (Yeah, sweet coconut!) the best. At least we could still agree that my second choice, Original Santal, was a pretty good scent.
Overall, it was a very interesting but challenging evening, as it took a lot out of me to hide my ignorance at the time.

Rather by chance and still the praises of my fellow testers in the back of my mind I then bought a short time later (because of the low price) a bottling SMW.
Arrived. Sprayed on. Been disappointed. Yes, he smells exactly as I remember: fresh arbitrary. I do not need. The money I would have times better saved.

Autumn was here, the winter at the door. So my favorite perfume season has begun: Sweet is officially daily wearable!
Funny enough, on the few days I do have to go into the office at the moment, I opt for the not-so-sweet and rather fresh cleaners among my bottles. The fear of leaving a bad impression with a sweet fragrance is simply too great. So one day I picked up SMW. And what can I say: I actually felt good and enjoyed the fragrance around me.

And so I caught myself in the subsequent period repeatedly (just after days on which I tested a sweet that I did not really like) also at home with the desire to smell fresh combined with the reach for my SMW filling. The first two times I didn't think much of it, the third time I started to talk positively about the scent in my environment. And SMW also pleased my fellow men. In the meantime I simply realized that SMW is a damn good fragrance and I really like it. I now understand what my fellow testers at the time liked so much:

SMW is like a mountain stream: clear, natural, and in balance.
No masculine shower gel notes. No "here I come." Discreet and yet present.

SMW radiates on me an almost magical elegance. An understatement without losing its own claim. Not loud, but the quality simply speaks for itself.

It is somewhat difficult for me to put my impressions of the smell itself in words: Definitely citrusy, unsweet but warm, perhaps minimally bitter without being unpleasant. Wearable at any time of day and year.
I feel comfortable with it. Clean, pure and also self-confident.

I now see a whole new, much bigger world of fragrances ahead of me. True, I still tend to like sweet fragrances the best. But I now understand that:

1. A fragrance does not have to be sweet to please me.

2. more importantly, a fragrance doesn't necessarily have to please me (immediately) to be a good fragrance.

With these insights, I look forward to an exciting journey in a globe-trotting world of fragrance!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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SMW opens fresh, citrusy and aquatic. Then some floral notes appear blended with green tea and sandalwood. Boring scent and poor performance
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Connoisseur6Connoisseur6 2 years ago
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After hearing so much about it I wasn't disappointed but not exactly impressed. It smells like cold water in fall. Pleasant but not exciting
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DopeweaselDopeweasel 2 years ago
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Its a blast of inkyness and coolness. Not overly blackcurrant; more of a novel tea scent that starts off with a wow but then evaporates fast
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KingPinKingPin 5 years ago
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Quite nice and fresh, but the bergamot and neroli quickly turns a bit soapy. Not a favourite among the Creeds.
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Tab369Tab369 5 months ago
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This is my go to for a fresh bright scent in the winter! Mefisto is so close but SMW does it better. Easily signature scent worthy.
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DonVanVlietDonVanVliet 10 years ago
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Silver Mountain Water by Creed
It's on my wish list. Loved the top notes and the dry down, not so much for the heart though.

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