Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Need Some Time

Hello everyone!

Well, today I have a bit of bad news: I am strongly considering taking a break once the splits are completed. I don't just mean from splits, I mean from everything...

I do reviews, splits, updates, blogTV sessions and everything because I love it and (most) viewers like it. If I am not enjoying myself, why continue? I am NOT quitting. I want to take a break once the splits are complete (current ones as well as the last Creed bottles). I want to continue but frankly I will be doing you all an injustice if I don't give it my all. I hope to go out with a bang and come back even stronger!

More splits, more reviews, more BlogTV sessions, more Ashkan! Until then though, please take this as notice of my leaving for a while. I will finish off all unfinished business I have and then take some 'me' time. I'm sure you all can appreciate and agree that I need it.

The Sultan of Scent

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Creed - Silver Mountain Water (1995) Fragrance Review

Creed's Silver Mountain Water is a fragrance that doesn't get the attention that it deserves. Amongst its brothers, it and Himalaya are the odd ducks out. Being the new kid on the block, Aventus naturally has stolen much of the limelight the other Creed children have been enjoying for so many years. Luckily for me, I decided to give it some attention and am happy I've done so.

Ever since this new round of Creed splits have started, I got quite a few samples of Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, and the other front-runners for testing. I decided to carry around a few samples with me everywhere I go in case I forget to apply something as I step out. I had Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir as well as Creed's SMW. I wore them both a few times but have been wearing SMW more as here in California it has been warming up quite a bit and not soon enough. Summertime is for fruitful entanglements, fun in the sun, and water sports. Why not wear a watery scent that does EXCELLENT in the heat and get in some compromising situations with someone you love, or might know the name of?

Throughout the past few weeks I've been testing random fragrances getting a feel for what I wanted to review next, always with Pom Noir and SMW in my pocket in case I forgot to apply. After a few days I realized I made a poor decision on my fragrance. I jetted to the closest washroom, washed my wrists, wet a towel and rubbed the fragrance off my neck and applied SMW. Success and crisis averted. A few days later the same thing happened and I pulled a Bill O'Reilly. "Do it Live" were the words on my mind as I layered SMW on top of Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche which is one of my favorite summer scents. I went on my merry way with SMW paving the path to excellence, confidence, and silky-smoothness.

In the beginning of my whiff I get a smooth creamy vibe reminiscent of a mix of Creed's Millesime Imperial and Atelier's Orange Sanguine. As the fragrance dries down I get a little bit of a dry tobacco that reminds me of the drydown of Versace's Dreamer. Don't fret haters of the Dreamer, it is far from prominent as this Creed develops throughout it's short-lived stay.

All in all, Creed's Silver Mountain Water is one of the best Creeds I have smelled and trust me, I have smelled a lot.

Longevity: 4-6hours
Projection: Mild-Moderate
Scent: 9.5
X-Factor: 10

Overall Rating (out of 10): 9.0

"Thank you for refreshing this otherwise boring party, sir"
"No doubt, I'm the boss."
"Won't you stay, Silver Mountain Water?"
"Nah, that ain't me."
"I'm pretty sure you said you're the Man from the Silver Mountain."

Monday, June 20, 2011

SOTD: Creed - Virgin Island Water

It is warming up in Northern California, so I thought I would bring out the big boys. Virgin Island Water is smelling so good.

Furthermore, I am experimenting a possible Acqua di Million Night. It's in the testing phases but stay tuned for more!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scent Shares update

I tweaked the layout a little of ScentShares and hopefully will have a FAQ section soon. Until then, send all inquiries to me through youtube. Thanks. Ordering is good to go for US residents.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I'm sorry I haven't updated this in a long time. I have been busy splitting fragrances like a mad man! Speaking of which, I am adding a few things to Scent Shares as we speak as "COMING SOON," so keep your eyes peeled and your wallets ready. I have some good stuff on the way.

-The Sultan of Scent

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scent Shares is up and running!

I just got my scent shares up and running. I will try to add things and stay up to date on my fragrances in the Scent Shares blog (link to the right).

One thing to note: Orders placed with Dior Homme Intense will NOT be shipped until I actually receive my package containing DHI. I just wanted to get it up on the site in addition to the others so we could have an interesting selection lol. Enjoy and as always,

Stay Fragrant,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scent Shares

Hey everyone, Ashkan here with an update. I am trying to get something going that I can sell off shares of scents that I have in my collection. I don't need this many full bottles, and you guys/gals can benefit by not spending +$300 on a bottle of niche when you only need 5ml at a much more reasonable price.

The link is to the right, but I am not done getting it ready. I will make an announcement on youtube when things are ready for purchase. As for now, if you would like you can head over there and let me know what you think. I will try to make improvements aesthetically.

Last thing to note: Chris (cformosa4) is the first person that I saw doing this sort of thing and he takes credit. Here's a link to his store because all-in-all, I don't want to be competition. He's a good friend and I want to try and not offer what he has available.

-The Sultan of Scent