Aubépine-Acacia (1965)
    by Creed






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    Interesting, unique, juxtaposition of bitter-salty over sweet. This fragrance features hawthorne, and it is a beauty. Too bad I can't find it on the Creed website; it must be discontinued. Rich, deep, fascinating. Smells expensive and three-dimensional. Beautiful for men or women -- although I bet it was made for men exclusively back in 1968. So sad that it's not listed anymore.

    06 March, 2014

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    A Citrus impression is present in the opening, and is merging into a green-floral in the drydown. Then the eponymous hawthorn note appears and dominates the overall scent, with some herbal-spicy sweetness that, however, is not cloying. An acacia-wood note arrives in the base with a hint of ambergris added. Amazing quality of the ingredients and exquisitely blended, This is a fragrance of first rating. Decent projection and silage with over four hours of longevity. Sample first as not everybody will like hawthorn.

    23 December, 2013

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    It's a shame this is not available anymore, but I can see why. The ingredients are obviously of superior quality, thus making it difficult and expensive to source.
    AA is sophisticated and nonchalant. By far the greenest of the old-school Creeds, with an immaculate and long-lasting lemon note that endures for several hours.

    24 November, 2013

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    It might be its better-than-average aquatics that make Creed popular, but it's the classics like Aubepine Acacia that make them legendary. Seriously, this is a fantastic perfume.

    For Creed fanatics, it combines a lot of their signature notes and accords. It shares a lot of DNA with Bois Du Portugal and many of their classic masculine woody chypres, starting with their signature old-fashioned-in-a-good-way lemony bergamot topnotes that slip effortlessly into their famous green spices and hawthorn mix. It's got their signature sandalwood/ambrox base that comes through from the start, giving Aubepine Acacia the same expensive-smelling Creed richness as Bois du Portugal. Onto this typical Creed skeleton, they add a subtle honeyed-but-woody floral note (presumably the acacia), as well as some very subtle powdery flowers. The real treat comes later, when that peachy suede note from Royal English Leather peeks out, giving the whole affair a really amazing depth, like a subtle, well-crafted fusion of BDP and Knize Ten, with a subtle wink and a nod to Mitsouko.

    Naturally, with all those masculine elements, I find Aubepine Acacia completely unisex, so try it while you can. It's off their website, so I assume it's discontinued. I understand that Creed is a for-profit business it's scents like Aventus and their silly fruity florals that pay the bills, but it's a real shame to see fantastic pieces of perfume art like this fade away. That being said, the tight new restrictions on natural bergamot are making these old Creeds pretty much impossible to make now, so it's probably new rules as much as changing times that are giving amazing perfumes like Aubepine Acacia their unfortunate death sentences.

    07 June, 2012

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    For today, I'm wearing a relatively new acquaintance, Creed Aubepine Acacia, a scent that smells fine in the heat of summer, but promises to fit autumn-time. For all the sniffing I've done, this one honestly earns the attribute "unique." The bright, citrus opening is exhilarating, then a mild, masculine phase arrives. I don't have real-life points of reference to name what I'm smelling—maybe tobacco-like, but there's no warmth or smoke. Would that make it like green tobacco? I don't know. And then the scent wanders in and out of my awareness with a green leather-like effect. AA makes for a wonderful and interesting companion. Smells like a millionaire on the weekend.

    03 July, 2010

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    Mimi Gardenia
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    Blown away by this scent. Wonderful green citrus opening notes - a real pleasure for the nose. Such an unusual mix- hawthorn and mimosa ,still green as it dries down ,spicey ,a beautiful ,rounded ,sweet ambergris note comes in .Light and aromatic in character but not in scent , if you know what I mean. Very wearable by both sexes. Love !

    16 June, 2010

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