Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore (2012)

Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore by Creed
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Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore is a perfume by Creed for women and was released in 2012. The scent is fruity-floral. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Olivier Creed

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApple, Prune, Greengage plum
Heart Notes Heart NotesBergamot, Pear, Rose, Carnation, Lemon
Base Notes Base NotesGrapefruit, Sandalwood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (32 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (30 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (27 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (37 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 13.08.2019.
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really?
Hybrid vigor
In any hybrid you're looking for the best of both worlds. I have a labradoodle, a dod bred for service. The goal of the breeding is to combine the intelligence and trainability of the poodle with the human affiliation and low-key temperament of the labradors retriever. The risk of the mix is getting the reverse and having a high-strung, stupid dog.
The eponymous perfume hybrids shout their goal to the heavens: Fruity floral. Rose chypre. Floral leather. Aromatic fougère. Floriental. Acqua Fiorentina makes me wonder if there is an antonym to synergy. Is there a word for the whole being less than the sum of the parts?

Tools for self-destruction
The disparity between the reality of the worse Creed perfumes and the particularly vapid style of their marketing hyperbole is a sort of performance piece. The inequality is charged enough that as in a fairy tale, it simply comes to life.

From the Creed Aqua Fiorentina webpage (version, The Encore 2012):

Description - Sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed re-introduces a fresh new blend of the beloved fragrance. He adds a lively touch of Diamond Jubilee Apple to mark sixty years of Queen Elizabeth's reign, along with beautiful Renaissance rose, Calabrian lemon, plum and white carnation. This encore offers a fresh harmonious scent that will delight her for any occasion.

Classification - Fruitful / Fresh

Characteristics - A long-awaited scent richly deserved by Creed’s loyal clientele who lavished praise on the original blend.

Notes:
Top note: Lightly sweet greengage plum, often used in cuisine as a dessert plum, Diamond Jubilee Apples and pruneau are the opening notes.
Middle note: Renaissance roses, white carnations, Florentine pear, Sicilian bergamot and Calabrian lemons are a fine serenade of fruits and blooms.
Base note: Virginia cedar and Indian sandalwood are a heart-charming close, with a lively hint of white grapefruit.

Epilogue:
Creed's own excessive protestations tell you more about the nightmare of Acqua Fiorentina than I could ever hope to.  

I used to think the greatest job in the world would be to be a voice actor for the Simpsons. 20+ years of Hollywood pay coupled with anonymity. What could be better? Now I think sitting around with friends, smoking piles of weed, writing Creed press and pissing yourself laughing would be the greatest job in the world. (I assume that that's how the job must be done.)

I leave you to the serenade of fruits and blooms. Buon appetito. 

from scenthurdle.com
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Heavier Acqua Fiorentina
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The part of the [...] will contain a review about a journey in the world of counterfeits, where you think you will get a good perfume, and instead of it you are misleaded for your money.
After testing the REAL Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore, it is clear, that the fragrance is a bit heavier and smoother than the original A.F., but still wonderful - actually I will buy a bottle very soon. I miss a bit the lemon from the composition, but apple compensates for everything. Encore is less aquatic. Good choice for work, daily wear, outing. It fits to younger people well, and it would be a shame to exclude gentlemen from the pleasure of wearing A.F. - The Encore.
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I knew Acqua Fiorentina, I ordered Acqua Fiorentina, and I got The Encore instead. The first blow was quite shocking. I was assuming a light, aquatic and cheerful fragrance, and got an attack. I could not feel anything else but airy pepper killing my olfactory organs. I was waiting and praying for be eased. The Encore was ruthless. Longetivity is extremely good, sillage is even better than 100% - you can feel it from 2 meters after 6-7 hours. After more than 2 hours it changed a bit, turned out to be a gourmand perfume. Gourmand, but not on the cookies-candied fruits line. It literally smelled like fried onions! It took a very long time to identify this odor :D

I am not quite sure, that the version what I tested was not rotten, for as much I would not like to hurt people who like The Encore, let's say, that I had bad experience with it because it was maybe expired or I am hypersensitive to a note in this parfume.
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