I'd like to think of this fragrance as a fusion between different Creeds, specifically Silver Mountain Water, and Tabarome Millesime. The overall scent has some similarities to Green Irish Tweed and Selection Verte although the notes breakdown is different save for the ambergris. Some of the notes from these other scents I mentioned (SMW and TM) were used into making Green Valley. In the opening I detected citrus, bergamont, and black currant which gave off a fresh citrusy green opening. Even though these notes weren't listed, I also got some violetleaf and herbal notes. It’s kind of like a green version of Silver Mountain Water. In the mid, the citrus and bergamont started to fade while the ginger, ambergris, and musk begin to creep into the front. At this point the scent began to smell less natural and more synthetic smelling. This is where I find direct comparison to Tabarome Millesime because of the strong ginger/ambergris/musk drydown. Towards the end, I want to say it was a little bit powdery and sweet perhaps a dab of vanilla and tonka bean notes were added in the composition of the scent. The scent lasted about six hours, with silage being moderate for the first several hours before staying closer to the skin. This would be good daytime scent preferably for the spring and summer months. Wonderful scent from Creed!
The ambergris/musk warms up the subtle Irish Spring smell and it lasts a good number of hours [added note: berries came a few hours later. Good longevity]. It's a little like Silver Mountain Water but stronger. I detect a little ginger as well in the background and citrus/berry. I actually think this could be worn all year. Green Valley is clean warm citrus bergamot berry musk.
Green Valley is a perky, herbaceous-fruity twist on the ever-congenial, if not terribly original “Millésime” formula that Creed exploited previously in scents like Green Irish Tweed, Millésime Imperial, and Silver Mountain Water. It also borrows cues from the highly-regarded but hard-to-find Sélection Verte, particularly the mint, basil, and grassy top notes. Green Valley is more bitter-green in flavor than Green Irish Tweed, which may be its closest relation in the Creed lineup. It eschews most of the “aquatic” notes employed by Millésime Imperial and Silver Mountain Water, which leaves it smelling incidentally more rounded and natural. It’s also less instantly recognizable than Green Irish Tweed, which may appeal to anyone who thinks Creed’s best-seller is tainted by overexposure.
On the downside, Green Valley’s overall fruity green physiognomy is still very close to the scads of drab Green Irish Tweed imitators, so it doesn’t necessarily offer individuality in proportion to its quality. If you’ve got a bunch of fruity green fougères in your wardrobe already, you probably don’t need Green Valley, but it does represent its genre well, providing you can live with mediocre longevity.
Not for me. I want my greens with more emphasis on the plant material and less on the fruit and spice. This Green Valley has citrus, ginger, and blackcurrent, and a musk/ambergris base, according to Creed. Why would it smell like a meadow or a golf course? AFAIAK, that would smell like grass. Yes, it's cool, but it's not green to me.
The Bond No.9 prototype
Green, fruity, synthetic with surprisingly good projection. Smells alot like Millesime Imperial, albeit with that weirdly chemical or plasticky fruity green note grafted on top. I don't know if I should spray it on or call in the HazMat team.
But hang on a minute.... Bond No.9 just called. They want their prototype back.
Pros: Right up your alley ...if you're into neon-colored tights.
Cons: Neon-colored tights.