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Unexpectedly to the luck
First of all - this is my first comment. But after I am now a few months here on Parfumo on the road and have read many great comments, I thought it time to write a comment myself and thus to honor a fragrance that has done it to me.
It all started with my usual hunt (when Corona still allowed it) for new scents from my watch list. When I was through, however, I still had room for one scent on my arm. I took heart and reached for my first Xerjoff in a great blue bottle. Rather skeptical at first, I found the scent got better and better as time went on. When I was at home, I researched the price. Oh, no thanks.
The next day, however, the fragrance did not let me go and looked here times for Dufttzwillingen. I found - Silver Mountain Water. Hm ok, on the watch list and tried at the next opportunity. Oh yes, very similar and also very very nice. But the durability was subterranean, after 3 hours only very faintly perceptible, after 4 hours completely gone. And for that such a price? Also, no thanks.
Next fragrance twin - Armaf Sillage. Test? Can not, there are hardly in perfumeries. Price? Oh, 50 euros for 105ml. Well, if it smells like SMW and Mefisto, then I can't go wrong.
No sooner said than done (ordered).
So today it arrived and what can I say? I am thrilled. Really very similar to both fragrances. Mefisto is for me a little more plastic and SMW a little less fresh in the opening as Sillage. Initially I even find Armaf a bit bitingly fresh in the opening, but after 20 minutes this subsides and this floral freshness kicks in (iris for sure). In fact, I imagine seeing a river somewhere in the mountains, inhaling that freshness and noticing the flowers growing along the banks as well. A slightly herbaceous, tart freshness is also present, which bothers me a little, but can only be perceived if you take a deep puff with your nose directly from the skin.
Of course, the fragrance is not quite as refined and delicate as the original, but I gladly forgive that for the price. ZUMAL the durability is better by SOMETHING. Certainly not a performance monster, but respectable for a freshener. Creed should be ashamed!
I could see this fragrance being my new signature scent, although I own much more expensive fragrances. But with its floral freshness, it fits easily in 3 seasons (although winter would also be feasible) and for almost any occasion. He acts young, dynamic, but also noble and stylish, so that the fragrance can be worn by almost anyone.
Sure, it is a clone. Who that bothers, may not access here. But if the original calls up such prices and performs so miserably, you can not be surprised if people do not tolerate this further and look for alternatives.
Who this does not bother, finds with Armafs Sillage just this alternative, and at a price-performance ratio, which is unparalleled