Silver Essence (2012)

Silver Essence by Ferrari
Bottle Design: Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Silver Essence is a popular perfume by Ferrari for men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-spicy. It was last marketed by Perfume Holding.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSilver sage, Grey pepper, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Thyme
Heart Notes Heart NotesSilver birch, Lavender, Patchouli, Coconut powder
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac wood, Mineral musk, Atlas cedar, Frankincense

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Scent

7.6 (34 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (30 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.08.2019
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Elysium

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50 shades of silver
To begin with, at the moment I'm writing this review, I've got three Ferrari Essence collection scents, namely Oud, Leather, and Vetiver, which I am in love with. Nonetheless I've been so skeptical about SIlver for too long now, given that I dislike anything smelling like tropical coconut, for instance bath foam, body milk, or sunscreen cream. That sweet and mellow odor you can find in pina colada makes me sick after few minutes.
But I've read too many positive reviews about FSE, and taking into account the good experience I've had with the other Ferrari's scents I've ultimately decided to give it a try, taking a change on the very cheap original bottle I've found on eBay for nearly 24€.

Oh man! Silver Essence is a green - woody – spicy – oriental fragrance, which opens on fusing silver notes with sage, thyme, and grey pepper. That's the fresh green side that gives a hint of amenity. From the very beginning I notice the presence of black coconut, though an interesting combination to start with the other notes, and fortunately not sweet at all, but a good one, dark and herbal, similar to the milk you get when crashing a brown nut or you smell the grated coconut... It's terribly well done!

Very soon a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg pops up offering the spicy side, and that gives a hint of lustiness.
It's at this point that the coconut starts to move in the back and the spices come forth along with the birch and a bit of a smokiness, a kind of incense vibe. This is allegedly the most enjoyable phase as there's a lot of elements at play with this metallic "silver" vibe running throughout. The silver birch accord is the cornerstone of the composition intensified by hot and cold spices. At this stage, the scent reveals its leathery-smoky facet, not mild, rather harsh, wild, and masculine. I reckon the wildness and dirtiness come from the concoction of patchouli and lavender with its silver seeds just after the blossom.

Finally, the trail reveals itself in a bewitching combination of frankincense and mineral musk, not the white and mild musk rather a real mineral one you could find in Terre d'Hermes, which is a vegetable and mineral juice, made without animal by-products or musk, sustained by the elegance of cedar and gaiac woods.

To me Silver Essence has a male character with a very balanced aroma, and honestly I cannot recall any other scent I have in my collection that smells as similar as this. It's definitely a fall/winter scent and a fairly good buy for the price. If you spray consciously it is suitable for working days and evenings, longevity is great 8 to 10 hours, while sillage goes not far from your arms. The main notes to my nose are dark coconut, leather birch tar, smoky incense and creamy cedar.

Don't be shy, go and test it if you have a chance, you won't regret it!

Have fun,
Gianluca
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Miaw2

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Ferrari Silver Essence is another great surprise from this house, along with Essence Oud and Essence Musk.

Looks like Ferrari wants to climb to a higher level in fragrance market with these newest releases. There's no comparision with older releases: the new ones smells much more natural and better balanced.

Silver Essence is a wonderful coconut based fragrance, surrounded by a round woody note and some spices.

The drydown is absolutely great, with lots of sillage and a heavy projection. It lasts about 10 hours on my dry skin.

Definetely worth sampling, and why not buying?

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Elysium 3 years ago
The Latins called it argentum, and due to coconut I've neglected it for too long. Now I'm in love with it, so smoky, spicy, woody & oriental+1
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