I haven’t tried the original version of Silver Rain since I’ve never been much interested into La Prairie products.
It is a mix of fruity spicy floral, although the combination smells less fresh and less sexy than, let’s say Versace Crystal Noir.
I was a bit surprised by how it smells since I’ve been expecting something chypre. The top notes are fresh, slightly fruity – maybe apple combined with gardenia, mint and pepper.
The mint is a surprise here – it can be felt even in middle notes which are still fruity, but with more spice.
The drydown is fruity-spicy. There is no mint here – just a hint of pepper and sandalwood wrapped into a bouquet of vanilla and heliotrope which have a very, very slight citrusy feel. It is a very long-wearing scent.
Even though it appears very elegant and expensive, Silver Rain, while being a nice scent, is too bland and generic for my taste.