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.
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.
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.
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.