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Baie de Genièvre (1982)
by Creed


Baie de Genièvre information

Year of Launch1982
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 226 votes)

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Parent CompanyCreed

About Baie de Genièvre

Baie de Genièvre is a masculine fragrance by Creed. The scent was launched in 1982

Baie de Genièvre fragrance notes

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Reviews of Baie de Genièvre

One of the few perfumes that Creed has a lot of reasons to be proud about, so it's no wonder it's been 'vaulted' (Creed's fancy-pants synonym for discontinuation). Baie de Genievre is a simple (not simplistic) fragrance that has a great idea and a top notch execution. Juniper berries come together with cinnamon and cloves to create a warm barbershop vibe, laid down over a base of vetiver and ambergris. There is adequate separation of notes, a rarefied feel, and this smells much more natural than most of the modern Creeds. I find sillage to be a little muted, but duration is excellent and lasts through a day at work.

Baie de Genievre brings to mind bespoke suits, and the warm ambience created by playing Lester Young LPs at home in the after hours. An unsolicited advice: best if you can avoid the silly prices, you'd rather want to get those LPs instead.

25th January, 2018
Stardate 20161114:

A typical barbershop. Like Worth PH HC and PRPH.
One of the better ones from Creed and does not have that Creed synthetic drydown that most fanbois love.
I would recommend it but only if the price is right (<$1/ml).

14th November, 2016
With the opening blast Cinnamon Leaf and Clove? I thought I had another Songe d'un Bois d'Ete Guerlain. Rather than the billowing sweet Guerlainade, this takes the London Dry road and eventually settles into the frame as a creamy clean soapy masculine with a whiff of Gin and a left twist of Bergamot Rind. Off in the distance is a Masala
Very pleasant and deserves a starched shirt and a visit to "The Raj"
This is my second test with a 2003 Vintage
kindly provided by a good Basenote friend.
06th September, 2016 (last edited: 07th October, 2017)
A marginal thumbs up for the 2003 version of this I am sampling. The initial opening was promising enough to put on a generous dose. There's a warmth and a richness to it, but there was also a note in the early development reminding me of a car air freshener.
07th August, 2016
Baie de Genièvre to me is soapy, spicy, and 100% masculine. I can't help but to compare it to Creed's other 100% masculine offering: Bois du Portugal. They aren't really similar, but they would probably appeal to the same audience. Where Bois du Portugal is for a very important man or for a very important occasion, Baie de Genièvre is a more casual, everyday, everyman fragrance. I can understand why it was discontinued as I doubt that it would at all appeal to a modern audience. But to call it dated is unfair. It still works today, but I guess it takes a special man (like me!) to pull it off. I get excellent performance. It projects all day for me. If you like 1970's style masculines, then this vaulted EDT deserves a place in your wardrobe.
26th July, 2016
BLUF: A warm, dry, herbal, spicy, incredibly unique masculine offering from Creed. Bordering on hyper-masculine, but not in a brash, hairy-chested manner. It's more of a refined sense of capable and confident masculinity.

The opening blast of dry resinous juniper berry is accompanied by a restrained light sweetness and simple but remarkably natural-smelling spicy cinnamon leaf that almost has a smokiness to it. I didn't experience a "syrupy" sweetness, as a previous reviewer did, but a sweetness is there throughout. The whole scent carries a smooth, warm dryness and has a bit of a fougère leaning. I also agree that there is a bit of a fuzzy barbershop facet, but it's far from a full-blown barbershop. The base of earthy, dirty, crunchy vetiver compliments the scent and becomes more present as it develops.

It's a very simple structure, but immensely enjoyable. Although discontinued and typically expensive, I was able to pick up a barely-used full presentation specimen in an eBay auction for ~$130, but would probably have paid more. I recommend keeping an eye out for this gem, which I consider to be one of the best of the Creed line.

I suppose it's dated in the sense that some of the best masculine fragrances were conceived decades ago and in line with the lamentation that "they don't make 'em like they used to". And it's a shame they don't, because this is just plain excellent.
24th May, 2016

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