Today I'm testing a Creed fragrance again. And don't worry, this time I'm not joking about the Aventus disciples, whose scent is sacred to them above all, especially with the right batch code, which was already responsible for some declarations of war! Okay, at least I'm gonna try not to joke :DD
The fragrance I'm testing today is... yeah,... and off I go... stupid as I am, I'm looking here in the perfumo database all the time for the fragrance name that just doesn't seem to show up. I search Google for the fragrance name, but suddenly all sorts of Creed fragrances appear... and you know why?
I have here an original sample of Creed in my hands, the sprayers that are stuck in these big cards. I open the thing and read the "fragrance name": Echantillon Eau de Parfum. Yes... the way it stands together, I actually think all the time that the fragrance is called Echantillon and I hold the EDP of it in my hands. I mean, how am I supposed to know that now again, that Echantillon really means nothing more than "test" in French?!
Only then do I discover the real name of the fragrance: Love in White. Ooh, well.
Well, I'm kind of stupid sometimes, aren't I?.... "Nooo, you're not stupid, we all love you and we're all so stupid!" :DD
*sigh* Of course nobody says that here, so I immediately times somewhat offended the smell..... argh!
The fragrance starts with a light, but also somewhat watered down scented orange or orange peel, because it also smells a little bitter. At almost the same time you can smell floral notes, especially general white flowers.
Even if the beginning is fresh and citric, it quickly becomes more flowery-sweet. Somehow the fragrance also has something synthetic about it, which I normally don't know about Creed fragrances.
Then the floral notes become a little weaker, so that you can smell the diluted orange peel again. A slight amber note can be heard, and something tart and herbaceous is also added, where I suspect that this should have come from the daffodil, but at least for me the daffodil smells rather weak and not as clearly identifiable as in Hermès Eau de Narcisse Bleu, for example.
Then, a little later, the orange gets weaker, even if you can still smell a certain bitter note for a short while. However, the fragrance then remains mostly floral.
In the later base you can still smell flowers, but for me the scent doesn't smell nice at all and is also quite stuffy. In the background I perceive a strangely slightly pungent and not at all great smelling smell. Maybe this is the iris-vanilla combination, but an iris and or the vanilla usually smells VERY VERY beautiful to me with almost all scents! Strange...
Oh and sweet the smell is also not really despite indicated amber and vanilla. No, I didn't like the scent.
Sillage and durability:
The sillage is above average, diminishes a little afterwards and is therefore, in my opinion, best to smell only from close up with others.
But the shelf life is okay, the fragrance lasts about eight hours like most fragrances.
The beautiful bottle is high quality and pretty as always. It has a matt white, shield-shaped shape with the Creed logo on the front, which has been worked into the bottle glass in the form of a recess. Below you can see the famous Creed lettering. The lid, which is also white, is square, but is pressed in spherically from top to bottom on each side and thus looks like part of a vault. There's a silver bow on the neck. It's a nice bottle, but there are more beautiful ones from Creed.
Hm... so I have to say that this is one of the most insignificant Creed fragrances I have ever sniffed out. He really smells like nothing really. I mean, there's some oranges that don't seem to know if they're supposed to turn up the heat or not. The floral notes can't really decide if they should go in a certain direction either and smell just like that. Sure, they are white flowers, but the fragrance is just so boring for me that it's almost sacrilege that the bottle says "Creed" on it. You can find such a fragrance for a fraction of the money, what this fragrance costs here, and even then most would certainly not buy it, because even among the cheap fragrances there are much better and more beautiful fragrances. Fragrances a thousand times better. Because for me the biggest point of criticism is not that the scent simply smells boring, but quite fast also simply does not become pleasantly smelling with its dry, stuffy scents, where besides the (here not beautiful) iris or vanilla smells even somewhat stinging.
Otherwise the fragrance, as it smells, would be suitable for spring and summer (but not on very hot days, as it would then have to be extremely overwhelming) as a simple day fragrance, but I really can't recommend it. That also means, it is not worth testing the fragrance, at least not on your arm, that would really be a pure waste of valuable spray surfaces, if you are in the city in a perfumery!
Echantillon... yes, yes, I am a linguistic genius, aren't I? :D
That's exactly how a friend once said, "I got a scent!" I replied, of course: "Really? Cool! Which smell then??", and then she had to laugh, since it had meant that she had just caught a cold! Arghrgh! :DD