I've been wearing Creed for about 15 years. Never came into contact with this until now.
It is absolutely exquisite. Lots of debate about "is it worth it?" That's a question that is subjective depending on your personal financial state, and your priorities. A better question is, "does it deserve this price point compared to other fragrances?" And the answer to that question is a resounding "YES".
The delicacy and complexity of this fragrance justbarelytops Windsor, and everything else I've wrapped my olifactory glands around. Overall, it is my second favorite fragrance ever (right behind the aforementioned Windsor).
And I am someone who is NOT a fan of Tabarome Millesime. This ain't the same ballpark... ain't even the same freakin sport!
Vintage Tabarome winds a confident road between high-class exclusivity and approachable familiarity. The top notes upon application are stunning, including a world-class bergamot and a commanding (but not off-putting) pepper. About 20 minutes in reveals a wonderfully organic green quality with a hint of Dad's shaving bowl from your childhood memory bank. An hour into this fragrance reveals a drydown that makes this fragrance more and more approachable and laid back. A sexy soapy scent comes in to unbutton this fragrance's starched dress shirt and roll the sleeves up. The wonderfully warm Creed house-note joins to create a hint of sweetness that is the hidden gem of this fragrance.
Those who trump this as a stuffy, "presidential", upper-class fragrance is missing the boat, in my opinion. I think this is no less than the benchmark to which all other male fragrances need measure, and applicable to far more personalities and situations than given credit for.
Just ordered one of the last 5 left (period) at the Creed Boutique in NYC (as of today). I've never felt better about dropping $405.
Unbelievable. "Thumbs Up" is an understatement.
02 April, 2010