Just thought I would give my 2 cents on these two houses since I am completely unbiased to both.
I have sampled at least 6 scents (some of the most loved/recommended) from the House Of Creed and the House Of Bond No 9.
Out of all that I sampled I only bought ONE bottle. Creed Aventus. Why? It was unique, fitting to my personality, and something I just plain loved the smell of. VERY interesting to my nose as well.
There were some Creeds I did NOT like and some I did but weren't my style (millesime Imperial). Over all I could tell each scent was of very high quality.
I did NOT however, find ONE Bond No 9 that I liked (so far). But on top of that I didn't even respect the juice they mixed. It just seemed like..... well....cheaper ingredients. On top of the scents either being boring, not my taste, too linear, etc. they did not tempt me to even try any more.
Even the Creed scents that I did NOT like (Bois Du Portugal, Acier Alluminium, Green Irish Tweed, etc. etc.) still were of great quality and I was intrigued by what they were and all the notes hiding and swimming throughout the scent gracefully.
My Question: Anyone that can relate to this, are there any houses I should sample next that have this (Creed) type of quality and great scents?
DISCLAMER: I am still open to see what Bond No 9 has to offer. I am just pushing them to the back of the line for now. These statements only reflect my OPINION and have nothing to do with the actual "quality" of Bond No 9.