I was really looking forward to this one; from how I had heard it described I was hoping I might make it my signature scent. Alas, such was not meant to happen; my biggest dissapointment in fragrances yet. The worst part is, if I smell some after it has been applied for a while, I love the complex, mature mixture of freshness and spice. Unfortunately, I get a strong note of some type of wood initially, and this ruins the whole mix for me, makes it go almost sour. Hmmph.
I find this to be somewhat similar to their True Star for woman, but the masculine basenotes keep it from smelling totally unisex. Very light and fresh, seems to capture fairly well the essence of summer, of watching a sunset on some beach in the Caribbean, a wonderful breeze on your casual clothing. Perhaps I'm slightly biased to these images because I purchased this while on vacation in Florida, but it's what inevitably comes to mind on every sniff.
I agree with foetidus, this is not a fragrance you should sample on a card in the store, as I too was pretty unimpressed with it at first. Upon giving it a proper application, though, I was completely awestruck. This scent is extroardinary! It smells so clean, yet raw and dirty at the same time, as impossible as that sounds. I can see its warm, inviting, spicy aroma applying to pretty much any scenario, as it manages to smell refined without losing any of its "youthful" vigor or seeming outdated. This is and will be one of my top scents for some time!
Used to be my favorite fragrance in high school, now when I revisit it I realize how one-dimensional it is... this scent does not evolve on your skin. Still, whatever it is that makes this smell so good to me, I really enjoy the sugary-sweet, fresh, aquatic notes, especially since the stuff is so cheap!
My initial impressions of Pi were the same as teflondog's - this smells so edible, "Pie" would have made more sense. Personally, I don't find the vanilla to be overpowering; in fact, I find it smells fairly different from vanilla, as vanilla-based scents usually bore me. Rather, the woodsy heart note compliments the the sweetness to creat an incredibly warm fragrance. Oh, and this has the greatest longevity I have ever encountered in a fragrance by far. Whenever I wear Pi, it's usually not until my second shower that I can no longer pick up on it. I have never had problems with over-application of this myself, as I usually don't spray more than 2-3 times depending on the fragrance, but I can see how one spritz too many could breed contempt; two sprays of this beast should be enough for anyone.
Probably my favorite mass-market fragrance, I love the apple and pepper in the top notes. A very fresh, invigorating smell, my only complaint would be its lack of power and longevity. For a cologne of its caliber though, it's pretty impressive.
If you wait for the dry down, this scent is actually pretty good, blending woods with an aquatic aroma. Out of the bottle though, I find it initially way too harsh; all I can smell is alcohol and all the different notes in sharp disarray.
It took a while for this scent to grow on me. At first I was overwhelmed by the almost sickly-sweet citrus. However, after wearing it a few times I grew to really enjoy this unique fresh fragrance. I think part of the reason I was overwhelmed in the first place is that the initial spray *is* pretty powerful, but this potency quickly fades, leaving a light, pleasant aroma on you. I can't wait to try this one out in summer.
My sample of GIT finally arriving, I rushed to grab an atomizer, rinsed it, and prepared to decant. As I was opening the sample vial, a small drop splashed out from the release of the cap and landed on my arm. For the next two minutes, the decanting process was halted by me not being able to stop smelling this wonderful scent. Yes, it does share similarities with Cool Water, but there not as pronounced as I'd thought they'd be. Whereas some of aspects of Cool Water I do not enjoy, I cannot find anything I do not love with this fragrance. What an excellent first encounter with the house of Creed, I plan on buying this one!