I have possessed this fragrance since it was first released and I have always enjoyed wearing it. What I particularly like about this perfume by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian is its well-balanced blend of fruit, sweetness, spice and wood. This happens very rarely. Usually one or two fragrances are rather dominant, here it is not so. The sweetness of Davidoff's Silver Shadow is never heavy, but light and fruity. In the course of time a woody spiciness predominates before the fragrance (somewhat boring) fades away amber-vanilla.
I cannot understand comparisons to Terre d'Hermes, because Silver Shadow is much rounder, softer and sweeter than that one. The comparison drawn here with Boss Bottled is already more comprehensible. If one would exchange apple and orange, they would already be close. I still notice some similarity to Dolce and Gabbana's The One. Especially the interaction of orange and amber here and there.
The ideal time to wear this perfume is, I think, late summer and early autumn. For the summer it is too spicy and sweet and for the winter it has too little punch. But when it starts to get a bit harsh, but you still carry summer in your heart, when it is sometimes already a bit chilly and you long for comforting warmth, then it is just the right fragrance!