Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creed - Himalaya

According to Creed's website, Himalaya contains notes of Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, and Ambergris.

Himalaya is one of those dualities which are both hot and cold - and these come few and far between. It has a cold, almost metallic feel to the top, buffered by a warm, musky base. It is complex, classy, confident - fresh, and yet rich and subtly woody. It calls to mind the fougere genre, but Creed does not list it as having oakmoss or lavender in the mix.

If you've never smelled ambergris before, sniffing Himalaya will suffice. The ambergris is dominant and amazing. Ambergris is reminiscent of the scent of the beach to me, and smelling the many different types of beach-animal feces. Don't worry, it's a good scent.

The combination of its fruity/citrus opening and its aromatic cedar/pepper heart accords is very refreshing and at the same time warm. Himalaya goes under the radar after 5 hours and then becomes more of a skin scent - one which is still noticeable to others and garners compliments. Still, it could do with just a little more longevity.

Himalaya works very well as both a warm and cool weather scent, but you could pick a more interesting scent for the hottest summer days and the coldest winter days.

Women love this out of the bottle, and love it more on your skin. Perfect!

Himalaya gets a 9/10 due to longevity.

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