Vodka on the Rocks 2014

Vodka on the Rocks by Kilian
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Vodka on the Rocks is a perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Coriander, Cardamom, Rose, Lily-of-the-valley, Oakmoss, Ambroxan, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (106 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (89 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (88 Ratings)

Bottle

8.7 (101 Ratings)
Submitted by Lilaea, last update on 28.10.2020.
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6.5
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Smora

147 Reviews
Smora
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Žubrowka on the Rocks? (Sidonie Lancesseur, 2014)
Scentrack: Richard Cheese – Gin and Juice

Good vodka is odorless and devoid of any taste, thus in my opinion, creating a vodka-based fragrance is a challenging task. One has to recreate the essence of this East European drink without obvious ethanol smell that consumers rate as cheap. It seems, the perfumer solved this problem by introducing some spicy and herbal element to the composition. Vodka on the Rocks opens with the pale whiteness of aldehydes accompanied by some pepper, strong coriander and herbal cardamom. The initial blast tenders gradually to washed flowers accord, delicate by design yet strong in performance. This fresh, futuristic bouquet is paired to very nice rhubarb note. All the interplay notes morphs to gray base of Ambroxan and something similar to white musk, which gradually lose their intensity. Does Vodka on the Rocks remind me of real vodka? Yes, but just on one brand. Polish vodka Žubrowka, infused with bison grass, and very distinct herbal qualities, which was prohibited by the FDA until 2010 due to its coumarin content. Additionally, the herbal aspects of this composition reminds of several G&T-inspired fragrances. The performance of the composition is average (5-7 hours) with moderate sillage.
In conclusion, Vodka on the Rocks, is a solid recreation of vodka atmosphere. However, it lacks distinctiveness of the other By Kilian offerings. Personally, it is not my cup of tea, but one who wishes to wear a fresh herbal/alcohol combo could appreciate this fragrance even more. Still, the main question remains - is it proper to drink vodka with ice?
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Berliner
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Travel Set "Blind buy" Error
I'll make it short and sweet:
I had bought the fragrance based on the description and various reviews and had already put it away at the first test. He has something I can't describe and disgusts me - it was one of the few scents I immediately scrubbed off my hand with a nailbrush.

I'd like to describe what it is, but I just can't figure it out.
Actually I like almost all components of the fragrance itself...

What did I learn? Test before you buy!

The unused 7.5ml refill sprayer for the pocket sprayer I will probably sell at Souk....
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DarkWinterCS
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An aftershave in a package of a Kilian fragrance
It's a little sad for me to say it, but this scent is unfortunately a shot in the oven. To anticipate. He's totally unbalanced and in no real harmony. The alcoholic note already has something medically salty that does not suit this fragrance at all. It is a series of aquatic and herb notes which are not so well balanced that they are pleasant to wear. In the end it just smells like a better aftershave, which has ventured into the spicy corner.
Especially if you know the other scents of Kilian, he is completely out of the line, although he is already in the line "fresh" with others. But here is nothing new, nothing unknown, nothing that makes other Kilian fragrances special.
If then the price comes to speech, then one will demonstratively decline even as a Niche-lover, because even with much pleasant thoughts this smell would hardly find in a collection
Too bad, next time please better and rather a direction like Allure L´Homme Sport Edition Blanche, in an even creamier version.

Statements

Pietros921Pietros921 3 years ago
If you like this one ...try l'eau froide by lutens or creed royal mayfair
HajuvanaHajuvana 4 years ago
As if cardamom was used to conceal a lab accident.
Hideous.

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