Creed Silver Mountain Water vs Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage: How Does the Dupe Rate?

Welcome to my review of Creed Silver Mountain Water vs Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage.

If you love the fresh and crisp citrus musk scent of Creed Silver Mountain Water but hate the price, check out Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage! Club de Nuit Sillage is a decent dupe at a fraction of the price.

I compared both fragrances head to head to assess Club de Nuit Sillage as a clone of Silver Mountain Water in terms of scent and performance. 

Overall
Scent
Longevity
Versatility
Value
Creed Silver Mountain Water

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Creed Silver Mountain Water

Creed Silver Mountain Water is a clean, crisp, fresh fragrance perfect for warm summer days.

The opening of Silver Mountain Water blends slightly sweet, realistic, and juicy citrus notes with a fresh tea note. 

As the opening citrus notes fade, the fresh, green tea note and slightly metallic ozonic accord become the stars. Later into the dry down the clean woody musk takes over, with the green tea lingering in the background.

Overall, this is a classy and clean fragrance with very high versatility. This is very much a unisex fragrance, though it leans toward the traditionally masculine side.

The only downside to Silver Mountain Water is its reputation for very poor performance. I personally don’t find it to be that awful. I get a solid 5 hours of longevity with decent projection for the first few hours, followed by a lingering subtle scent for a few more hours. 

However, I have read many reviews noting very poor longevity of 1 – 3 hours, so that is something to keep in mind.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Black Currant, Galbanum, Orange
  • Middle Notes: Tea, Ozonic Accord
  • Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood

✓ Pros

  • Fresh and clean musk scent with bright citrus and green tea notes
  • Unisex, leaning masculine
  • Very versatile, good for office, gym, casual and formal

✗ Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some report very poor longevity


Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage

Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage is a decent dupe for Creed Silver Mountain Water! While it isn’t a perfect clone by any means, it definitely bears a striking resemblance for a fraction of the price.

Club de Nuit Sillage opens with strong citrus and strong metallic ambroxan notes. This opening is stronger and harsh compared to Silver Mountain Water, but it calms down within 5 minutes or so. 

As Club de Nuit Sillage dries down, the citrus notes become smoother and sweeter and the ambroxan remains very present and very strong. 

Interestingly, there is no tea note listed in Club de Nuit Sillage, which is prominent in Silver Mountain Water. However, the floral and woody notes in Club de Nuit Sillage combine to recreate a scent similar to the tea note in Silver Mountain Water. 

Further into the drydown, Club de Nuit Sillage becomes a clean metallic musk with some woody notes and lingering citrus, quite similar to Silver Mountain Water. 

Club de Nuit Sillage is a strong fragrance with longevity of well over 8 hours and very strong projection for at least the first half of that. Be light on the application with this one, as the ambroxan can quickly become overpowering. 

I’d say that this is just as versatile as Silver Mountain Water, but I rated it lower as it can easily be overpowering if too much is applied.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Black Currant, Lemon, Lime, Violet Leaf, Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Rose, Iris, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Musk, Ambroxan, Sandalwood, Cedar

✓ Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Great longevity and projection
  • Decent dupe for Creed Silver Mountain Water, mainly in the dry down

✗ Cons

  • Harsh, synthetic opening
  • Strong ambroxan note, can be headache-inducing to some
  • Lacking the tea note of Silver Mountain Water
  • Some find the floral notes too noticeable


Creed Silver Mountain Water vs Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage 

Let’s compare Creed Silver Mountain Water vs Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage in terms of scent, performance, and price.

Scent

Opening: The opening of Silver Mountain Water is very smooth with a touch of sweetness to the citrus, while Club de Nuit Sillage’s opening has harsher citrus notes with a strong synthetic metallic note for the first 5 minutes or so.

Dry down: The drydown of both fragrances is a very clean and metallic musk with woody and citrus notes in the background. There are drawbacks to both, as Silver Mountain Water’s dry down is smooth yet doesn’t last long, and Club de Nuit Sillage’s dry down is on the harsher side, but it is strong and it lasts.

Winner: Creed Silver Mountain Water

Performance

Silver Mountain Water has a reputation of poor longevity and projection, although I find it to be average. Club de Nuit Sillage is a beast in both longevity and projection, easily becoming overpowering if too much is applied.

Winner: Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage

Price

Club de Nuit Sillage is extremely inexpensive and can be purchased for less than one-tenth of the price of Silver Mountain Water.

Winner: Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage

FAQ

Can I buy a sample of Creed Silver Mountain Water to compare to Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage?

Yes! Scent Split and Twisted Lily are trustworthy sources to buy samples of Silver Mountain Water.

Is Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage a good clone or dupe of Creed Silver Mountain Water?

While it isn’t a perfect clone, it is quite similar in the dry down, and is extremely inexpensive compared to Creed.

How does Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage compare in price to Creed Silver Mountain Water?

Club de Nuit Sillage can be found at less than 1/10 of the price of Creed Silver Mountain Water!

Can I wear Creed Silver Mountain Water and Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage all year round?

I think so! Many people enjoy these fragrances in the summer because they are very clean and crisp, but the clean musk scent is very versatile and works well year-round.

Are Creed Silver Mountain Water and Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage appropriate for all occasions?

These are very versatile fragrances, working well in both casual and professional settings.

Final Verdict

While it isn’t a perfect clone or dupe for Creed Silver Mountain Water, Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage is a decent option with a very similar dry down at a fraction of the price!

Thank you for reading my review of Creed Silver Mountain Water vs Armaf Club de Nuit Sillage! 

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**Fragrance note infographic obtained from www.fragrantica.com.