Yfirlit: A Unisex hesperidic ilm í kringum neroli (blóma frá bitur appelsína tré) og aðrar skýringar sítrusávöxtum.
Pros: Fresh með lemony zing, en einnig hefur hlýrri og dýpri brún að henni en flestir sítrus eða einfalt neroli ilmur.
Cons: Priced a little high considering the simplicity of the composition and the lack of longevity and sillage.
Skýringar: “Neroli, Bergamot, petitgrain, sítrónu, greipaldin, sandelviður, ambergris.” CreedBoutique
Minnir mig á: Whereas other neroli-focused fragrances are either sweet and heady, or straightforward neroli blossom, Neroli Sauvage is a well-blended eau de parfum with the typical Creed Millesime base accord. Eins og svo, there’s really nothing else that compares to this aroma; leans more towards Acqua di Parma than say L’Occitane’s or Prada’s orange blossom fragrances.
Hönnuður Lýsing: "A symphony of tangy citrus notes including Orange Flower (Neroli), Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lemon and Grapefruit married to the earthiness of Sandalwood and Ambergris. Fresh and zesty, yet remarkably enduring." CreedBoutique
Fjöldi sinnum prófað: Fjölmargir wearings á allan líkamann.
Fjöldi sprey sem sótt er um þessa umfjöllun: One on the back of hand.
Ilm Styrkur: Millesime (EDP)
Þróun: (Línuleg / Meðaltal / Complex): The neroli is present at the opening but soon gives way to the zesty grapefruit and petitgrain. As the scent dries, the sandalwood and ambergris make a faint appearance and that’s the whole story, gott fólk. Pretty straightforward, but definitely changes during the wearing.
Langlífi: (Short / Meðaltal / Langvarandi): With Creed, longevity varies wildly. Því miður, Neroli Sauvage is gone in about 2 klst.
Wake: (A Little / Meðaltal / A Lot): After about an hour, no one will smell this but you.
Hvar get ég keypt það? $240 US fyrir 2.5 oz and $285 US fyrir 4.0 oz sprays, respectively at CreedBoutique
Ath Um Packaging: Typical Creed glass bottle with gold lettering and white paper box.
The Bottom Line: Creed’s Neroli Sauvage (or wild orange blossom) is an odd little fragrance – truly unique among orange blossom fragrances, and dare I say it, slightly more masculine than most thanks to the preponderance of other citrus fruits and the Creed Millesime basenotes. I first met Neroli Sauvage in Barney’s New York (gamla miðbænum verslun) back in 1997. At first sniff, NS felt retro vintage, as if I had stepped into the men’s lounge at a British polo club back in the 1960’s (ok, so I have no idea how the 60’s smelled, but based on other fragrances created in that era, NS shares some similarities).
Being a HUGE fan of anything neroli, I have to admit that NS isn’t as much about neroli as it is about petitgrain, lemon and grapefruit. Í raun, after wearing it one morning and shoving my hand under a bunch of friends’ noses, the only thing anyone could come up with was “smells like a dirty lemon rind” or “were you just eating a grapefruit?” For those of us who are obsessed with fragrance, we know that those kinds of comments can actually be compliments considering how difficult it is to find a decent lemon or grapefruit aroma that lasts more than 10 mínútur!
Svo, about that “dirty” comment. There indeed is something slightly rich about NS and I chalk it up to the ambergris and sandalwood accord. Eftir allt, it is called “Neroli Sauvage”, not “Neroli Docile”. Forget for a moment that ambergris is in fact crystallized whale vomit (hard to forget, isn’t it?) and imagine it as a warm, slightly musky, even slightly fecal resin, something akin to a vetiver or patchouli incense, and you’ll have an idea as to the balance of light yet dark, reserved yet pungent, fresh yet earthy that is Neroli Sauvage.
The sad part is that though the ingredients used in the fragrance are undoubtedly of top quality, NS doesn’t really feel like $200. In my imagination, á sauvage could have been taken a little more literally than an edge of ambergris and the entire fragrance could have gone the way of…say Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake’s Fleurs d’Oranger, but I’ll admit that I much prefer Neroli Sauvage with its Sean Connery as James Bond old world charm.
I suppose if one is looking for a grapefruit and lemon fragrance that also has a prominent though fleeting note of neroli, then NS is your go to scent. Athyglisvert, Creed’s other big citrus scent, Zeste Mandarin Pamplemousse is also not quite what its name might imply. In fact I think that the two are quite close, but NS feels more like a zesty mandarin and grapefruit than it does a neroli scent. And ZMP smells more like a 1940’s men’s aftershave than a zesty citrus scent. Sama, since I’ve never come across anything that quite resembles NS I’m happy to have it in my collection, even if I have to spray myself about 10 times and repeat the application throughout the day to truly enjoy it.
What’s your favorite neroli aroma?