Parfums de Cologne

Afternoon Swim 2019

Afternoon Swim by Louis Vuitton
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Ranked 28 in Unisex Perfume
8.5 / 10 1669 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team Afternoon Swim is a popular perfume by Louis Vuitton for women and men and was released in 2019. Furthermore The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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8.51669 Ratings
Longevity
6.21578 Ratings
Sillage
6.31561 Ratings
Bottle
8.91488 Ratings
Value for money
5.51338 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 21.04.2024.
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The fragrance is part of the "Parfums de Cologne" collection.

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43 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Chizza

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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review 16  
The short swimming pleasure
It's time for fresh scents and there's one thing you can't miss: Afternoon Swim from Louis Vuitton. I would argue that its elegance is simple. There are not many ingredients. That's not necessary, because it smells wonderfully citric, for me even a bit aquatic, very linear, very refreshing, very life-affirming. Well, then everything is great, you could say. Sure, it doesn't keep for long, but we don't expect that with fragrances of this kind. At least I don't.

Yes, all that's true. Nevertheless, one must simply say: so little durability and so little sillage for the price? It is very little. But first things first. You spray the Afternoon Swim, feast on the freshness, take a short break from an activity or just sit there. And then something happens... the smell is gone. It happens very quickly and with force. As if this were a fleeting touch in a bottle. For example: I spray myself with a summer scent from AdP, not performance kings. A few hours later I take the LV and forget about AdP. Only half an hour to hour later, what do I smell on my wrist? Unfortunately not the LV.

In the end, it's every man for himself. The fragrance here is refreshing, linear and fun, it brings the right vibes. But only for a very short time, which is why it is only enough for me to test it. I like to spray after but not that often. Especially not for more than 200 Euros for a better 4711. The fragrance itself doesn't need many words, much more than described above doesn't happen. But purely olfactorically this is enough
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Mariusuit

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Mariusuit
Mariusuit
Helpful Review 10  
Maximum one lap in the paddling pool
Gosh, what expectations and hopes I had for this fragrance. Alone the title, the fragrance components - it must be! THE fragrance for the summer.

What then rose to my nose, however, could not have turned out more sober. No great heights, nothing that stays in the nose - simple (sweet) average. Not only does the scent not stay particularly in my memory, it didn't even stay particularly long on the clothes. H&S was really VERY disappointing for me.

For ME (very important, as purely subjective) an arbitrary, pleasing fragrance with no particular character. "Fresh and citrus" goes better and especially cheaper. Too bad, could have been the great summer love.

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Loopmer

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Loopmer
Loopmer
Very helpful Review 15  
Summer holidays
This fragrance makes me feel emotional. It brings back memories of summer vacations I spent in my home country when I was in elementary school. Afternoon Swim smells for me not of the sea, but simply of everything that makes up a summer. Of the days at the lake with lots of sunscreen, of the scent that lingers in the air in the evening after scorching hot days. To my uncle, who came after a warm day from work and has made himself fresh with his Amber deodorant....man I miss these times!

The opening is fresh, citrusy and unspectacular. Pretty quickly, however, amber mixes in. This leads to the fact that one now particularly perceives the orange in the citrusy mixture. Sounds unspectacular, but it is not. Afternoon Swim seems so simple, but it is unique. Not synthetic and not comparable to the usual aquatic stuff. As time goes by, the citrusy nuances move clearly into the background and amber/ginger say "hello" once again. A heavenly composition.

A really nice fragrance that lasts about 6 hours on me. The sillage is average, but in rooms you perceive him very clearly. I was constantly addressed to my fragrance.

I'm looking forward to the summer.
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SlickRic

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SlickRic
SlickRic
Helpful Review 15  
Can it be worth it?
A fresh fragrance for over 200 euros? Can it be worth it?

The answer to this question for me is actually always: No. Most of the fresh niche fragrances I know are ultimately nice designer fragrances in Louis Vuitton/Tom Ford packaging and the price tag that goes with it. Maybe I'm just not an expert, but for me most fresh fragrances smell nice and pleasant, I don't notice any big differences in quality.

Afternoon Swim is the first expensive freshie where my reaction after smelling it was not: "nice and pleasant", but "oh, they'll gladly take all my money, Mr. Vuitton".

For me, this smells so incredibly high-quality that I could hardly believe it the first time I smelled it. Nothing stands out. The individual citrusy notes combine to create an incredibly soft overall scent. I can't smell a single note, I can only marvel at how everything here synergizes into what is probably the most expensive freshie I will ever buy. Cooling, soft citrus at the very highest level. Nothing new, but familiar in a quality that in my opinion really does justice to the price.

In the end, everyone has to know for themselves whether a 40 Euro Freshie, which will fulfill roughly the same purpose, is not the financially cleverer solution. However, I recommend everyone to try the fragrance at least once to see what is possible in terms of quality.
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LiRadieschen

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LiRadieschen
Very helpful Review 13  
Office chair "Tropical", top!
"Afternoon Swim" the name fits the fragrance and the fragrance fits the name.

For me, it is the Sicilian kin to "Wood Sage & Sea Salt" by Jo Malone. Less salty, but more fruity.

Bergamot I perceive less, which I do not find bad because I find the individually smelled anyway not so great. ^^ Ginger also keeps rather in the background.

The "players" are here aufjedenfall the orange&Mandarine. For me, even the tangerine a little more. The rises one at the first spraying directly in the nose, which is why so much probably get this "Fanta vibe". I can understand and I find not so bad comparison. :)

But I find that can do more.
Sure if you do not like Fanta or tangerine, then he is for the probably nix.

I find, however, he brings a holiday / holiday vibe. Similar just like the "WS&SS".
I find it to be loose and fruity, a bit 'juicy' even. I smell it and immediately think of a citrus ripened in the sun and a sweet orange whose juice runs over my fingers when I eat without being toouu sticky.
Amber does what it should do and adds to the ripe tangerine a little sea breeze.

So I look at it this way, me on vacation in a warm country, a kl bungalow with an ocean view. "WoodSage&SeaSalt" I wear underground for swimming on the beach and "Afternoon Swim" in the evening in the restaurant when my, heated by the sun, skin a pleasant breeze plays around, I wear a fluttering, comfortable beyond measure summer dress and wait with my cocktail in hand for my delicious meal while I look at the sunset.

Addition: Since I have just neither vacation nor sun, cocktail and Flatterkleid wear but in the HomeOffice sit with a splash "AS" on the wrist I can dream myself there beautifully from the dull weather away... Office chair "Tropical" works quasi also, top! :-D

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ScottMcArronScottMcArron 8 months ago
A beautiful, short-lived, citrusy orange. That’s all it is. That’s all you need to know.
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Ch03npCh03np 7 months ago
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Photorealistic orange cologne behind a chlorinated sheen. Dry-down introduces more sensual, salty skin aspects much more intimate in scale.
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NicetosmelluNicetosmellu 11 months ago
10
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3
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7
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Divine, incredibly good citrus scent. However, terrible performance. Did 15 sprays with sample. Miniscule projection but 8 hours longevity.
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 2 years ago
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7
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Scent
This is a quality pure citrus scent that is great for summer use. The fact that it takes us to summer is spectacular.
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Ka3nKa3n 3 years ago
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It does remind me a lot of Simone Andreoli fragrance but it is. more fizzy and lighter take on it. Longevity could be a bit better though.
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