Creed fragrances are synonymous with class, sophistication, and style. Worn by celebrities and royalty alike, Silver Mountain Water has become one of their most popular fragrances to date. If you’re finding it difficult to track down a bottle of this cologne, you’re in luck. I’ve reviewed fifteen dupes and alternatives for Silver Mountain Water you can try if you’re looking for something comparable to the original.
What We Are looking for in Creed Silver Mountain Water
Silver Mountain Water is a fresh, aromatic fragrance that smells like crisp citrus and green tea paired with a musky, woody base. This fragrance is refreshing, uplifting, and not overly masculine, making it a great option for both men and women. When looking for a similar fragrance you want to find options that feature a bright, citrusy top note paired with a cozy, woody base. It should not be overly floral or sweet, though some floral notes may appear throughout the day. Look for options that remind you of being surrounded by nature on a crisp, clear summer morning and you’re sure to find the perfect scent reminiscent of Silver Mountain Water.
15 Clones of Creed Silver Mountain Water
1. Musky Green Tea by Dossier
For a fresh, everyday fragrance with similar vibes as Silver Mountain Water I suggest checking out Musky Green Tea. Although Dossier’s fragrance starts out a bit cloying, it settles nicely and projects well. This fragrance has a musky, sandalwood base that is similar to Silver Mountain Water. There is a slightly powdery note that I don’t notice in Creed’s fragrance, which may be bothersome to some people. Its longevity is decent and will last you all day with just a couple of sprays. Overall, I think this is a simple, light dupe of Silver Mountain Water that could work well for those looking for something similar. If you want to discover more perfumes like this I encourage you to read my Dossier perfume review guide.
2. Club de Nuit Sillage Armaf for women and men
Although the opening of this fragrance is overwhelmingly lemony, give it some time to develop and you will see that it smells like a more floral version of Silver Mountain Water. As it moves through citrus notes I notice a floral middle layer of rose, jasmine, and iris start to unfold before settling into a musky base of cedar, sandalwood, and ambroxan. The floral notes stay noticeable throughout the day, making this fragrance more unisex than most. The dry down is very similar to Silver Mountain Water, although it is a bit rough around the edges and less refined. But I suppose that’s what makes Club de Nuit Sillage so alluring in the first place.
3. Mefisto Xerjoff for men
To me, Mefisto by Xerjoff smells like a fresher, greener take on Silver Mountain Water. Upon first spray, I noticed bright notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and lemon that smell sweeter than Silver Mountain Water’s opening. These notes transcend into floral notes of lavender and iris with a subtle hint of rose before settling into a musky base of sandalwood and amber. I think it matures a bit creamier and softer than Silver Mountain Water, which is probably due to the lack of petitgrain and galbanum. It’s longevity is decent and it projects well for the first few hours before becoming more of a skin scent. I think this fragrance leans more masculine, though the sillage is pretty strong. You may want to try this one out first before purchasing it to make sure you like the way it smells on you.
4. Al Wisam Day Rasasi For Men
While this fragrance has a floral heart, it definitely gives off vibes similar to Silver Mountain Water. Upon first spray, it starts with citrusy bergamot at the head, though notes of lavender and geranium tend to soften the sharpness a bit. To my nose, Al Wisam Day projects well, and a couple of sprays will get you through your whole workday. While Al Wisam Day features a similar warm, musky base, it’s the fragrant notes of rose, sage, and sandalwood that stay throughout wear. There are also subtle hints of amber that reappear during the day. Al Wisam Day may be worth a try if you enjoy floral rose notes within your fragrances.
5. Water of Arabia by The Dua Brand
I had to try this one out a couple of times since when I first sprayed it I only noticed overwhelmingly floral notes that seemed to just get stronger. Initially, it did not smell anything like Silver Mountain Water to me, so I put it back on the shelf to try again later. A few weeks later I still noticed sharp floral notes but they finally faded and transcended into a fruitier accord of bergamot and mandarin. As these notes settled they transitioned into a base of subtle green tea and warm sandalwood. Initially, I was not impressed with my first experience with this fragrance, but I think it needed time to develop before its true accords could be revealed. Still, I’m not sure I would want to take a gamble on another bottle. It’s much less expensive than Creed’s fragrance, but may not be worth the risk.
6. Hamptons Bond No 9 for women and men
To my nose, Hamptons Bond No 9 is more floral and musky than Silver Mountain Water. It has a slightly greener opening due to top notes of sage that accompany bergamot, lime, and lemon. Middle notes of magnolia and jasmine linger alongside Turkish rose, making this fragrance fully unisex. It’s fresh and light, however, I think the sillage is strong and there is a synthetic quality that is somewhat bothersome to my nose. There is a hint of sea salt which I found interesting, as it’s quite transient and fleeting. Overall, it projects well and lasts several hours, though may require reapplication around midday.
7. Boisé Fruité Montale for women and men
Boisé Fruité might start off sour, but it quickly lightens up with familiar hints of fresh bergamot and lime before transforming into a slightly spicy, floral fragrance. A little goes a long way with Boisé Fruité from Montale, as it’s pretty potent and heavy if you’re not careful. It projects well and might even outlast your workday if you spritz any more than necessary. The citrus top notes are reminiscent of Silver Mountain Water, but the dry down is much more woody with hints of spice. Those citrus notes will redevelop throughout the day, but they do lie closer to the skin as the fragrance matures. I think Boisé Fruité is a good option if you want something stronger than Silver Mountain Water, but err on the side of caution when spraying it for the first time. You might be surprised with just how potent it really is.
8. Silver Shade Ajmal
Silver Shade Ajmal may be a suitable alternative fragrance for some, but I wasn’t impressed with its opening. Upon first spray, I found this fragrance to be pretty synthetic with a metallic note that is overwhelming. It’s also much more citrusy than Silver Mountain Water. However, the metallic qualities stick with this fragrance throughout wear and are too distracting. Its sillage is moderate, so I think this is just a quality of its overall formulation. I also think it’s much more animalic than Silver Mountain Water, as its base is heavily scented with musk and civet notes. There are also hints of tonka bean which soften its muskiness, but not enough to change its overall scent. I think this may be a fragrance you have to try in order to make sure you really enjoy the way it develops. It may just be too synthetic or metallic on some people.
9. DIVAIN-666 inspired by Silver Mountain Water from Creed
666 from DIVAIN is arguably one of the most inexpensive fragrances featured on my list of dupes and alternatives to Silver Mountain Water. This fragrance starts off citrusy and somewhat sweeter than Silver Mountain Water due to prominent mandarin notes. It eventually settles into a musky base of sandalwood fairly quickly before fading into a subtle skin scent. To my nose, its heart gives off a slightly greener vibe than Silver Mountain Water, but the dry down and opening are similar. Its projection is weak and longevity is definitely lackluster, so you will likely need to layer this one with something else in order to make it last.
10. Crystal Peak by Alexandria Fragrances
Crystal Peak is probably one of the best dupes of Silver Mountain Water that I have come across in a long time. The citrus opening is nearly identical, as are the fruity middle notes of black currant, but it’s the dry down and longevity that make this fragrance one to definitely check out. While there are some subtle metallic notes that are present in the opening with Silver Mountain Water, these notes are quite diluted in this fragrance and are virtually nonexistent within the first few minutes of application. Crystal Peak is a bit greener than Silver Mountain Water and there are notes of fresh galbanum that settle intimately on the skin throughout wear. If you’re looking for a much more affordable option that is nearly identical in every way to Silver Mountain Water then Crystal Peak is certainly worth checking out.
11. Silver Water & Birch by Cremo
For a crisp, light fragrance with a similar vibe to Silver Mountain Water, check out Silver Water & Birch by Cremo. I immediately noticed hints of soothing lavender in this fragrance, which gives it a somewhat more feminine quality than other options on my list. It is a simple fragrance, featuring aquatic top notes mixed in with oakmoss and a base of white birch. It’s a relaxing, calming fragrance that could be layered with something more complex to bring more depth to this mostly one dimensional formulation. Overall, this fragrance smells similar to Silver Mountain Water, but it is slightly synthetic which could be off putting to some people.
12. Platinum Water by ALT.
For a good layering option, check out Platinum Water by ALT. This fragrance features the same main accords as Silver Mountain Water, but it’s quite subtle and is a very intimate scent. To my nose, it simply smells like a watered down version of Silver Mountain Water. It’s major drawback is that it’s virtually undetectable after about an hour. I noticed that it does seem to project a little more in warmer weather, but fades quickly as temperatures drop. If you’re looking for something that’s very light then you may want to give Platinum Water a try. This fragrance could also work well when layered with something a little more floral or with a spicy, woodier cologne.
13. Burgeon by Oakcha
While Silver Mountain Water gives off an outdoorsy, fresh vibe, Burgeon by Oakcha smells a bit cleaner and somewhat less musky. To my nose the opening gives off sweeter citrus notes, but as it dries there’s a powdery note that becomes more subtle over time. The longevity is also comparable to Silver Mountain Water, which makes this a great fragrance to wear on a busy day. Notes of green tea do pop up throughout the dry down process, but overall I’d say Burgeon does a pretty good job of capturing the essence of what Silver Mountain Water is all about.
14. Derby Club House Blanche Armaf for men
To my nose, Derby Club House Blanche smells like a more oceanic version of Silver Mountain Water, but its middle and base notes are quite similar. Upon first spray I immediately notice watery floral notes and hints of sea air that disappeared after just a few minutes. You need to spray this one a few times before you can get a real sense of this fragrance. I think it has a very floral quality to it that tends to project more than the rest of the accord. After it dries down it does smell more like Silver Mountain Water, but it takes a while for it to get to that point. If you don’t mind waiting for your fragrance to develop a while then this might be a good option for you to try.
15. Our Impression of Creed Silver Mountain Water by Oil Perfumery
I appreciate the roller ball delivery of OilPerfumery’s fragrances, as it allows me to get a feel for how their formulations smell when applied directly to the skin. This is a pretty good dupe of Silver Mountain Water, although notes of neroli give it a slightly bitter opening. It does have a bit of a soapy quality to it, though it’s not overly bothersome to my nose and doesn’t detract from its performance. The longevity is quite good so there may not be a need for reapplication. Check this fragrance out if you’re looking for something, small, portable, and convenient to carry with you throughout the day.
When looking for a suitable dupe or alternative to Silver Mountain Water, you need to find options that feature fresh citrus notes with slightly tangy notes of black currant and green tea. Pair these notes with a soft, woody base of sandalwood and musk and you’re sure to find your perfect alternative for Creed’s Silver Mountain Water.