Creed vs Bond No 9 vs ???

    Creed vs Bond No 9 vs ???

    post #1 of 23
    Thread Starter 

    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.

     

    My Take:

    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.

    post #2 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Anyone that can relate to this, are there any houses I should sample next that have this (Creed) type of quality and great scents?

    Actually there are quite a few. I'll just name two off the top of my head: Serge Lutens & Parfums D'Empire
    post #3 of 23

    Serge Lutens, Tom Ford, Dior Privee, Malle....

    post #4 of 23

    which scent from Bond no 9 did you like then? Will be easier to narrow search down to which scent from the collection you could like. I'm a fan of Tom Ford

    post #5 of 23
    Try phaedon or by Killian.
    post #6 of 23

    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    post #7 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by martinijo View Post

    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    Good question - is it sort of like the mint that grows in Mrs. Smith's yard is superior to the mint that grows next door in Mrs. Jones's yard because you like Mrs. Smith better?


    Edited by Katana - 8/5/13 at 7:25am
    post #8 of 23
    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    I own 12 100 ml Bond's and they may not always be innovative and original, but the juice is always real EDP strength - at least I always get at least 7-8 hours longevity from them, and often 10+ hours longevity.

    Do I respect other houses more: Yes, most certainly
    But that does not change the fact that Bond No.9 makes solid high quality juice.

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

    I will be adding 2 more bottles of Bond No.9 - totalling 14 bottles of Bond in my collection - before I stop (for now) and will look into my other Favorite houses, where I only own 1-4 bottles from and expand my collection in that direction.

    But stating that Creed just smells less synthetic. Come on, man.
    Some could argue Creed is too natural with all the batch variations. But I won't go there.

    I love Creed too. Just bought 2 full bottles of Creed, so I now am the happy owner of 14 Creeds

    Still enjoy my Bond's though ;-)
    post #9 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by martinijo View Post

    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    Cant YOU tell when something is of higher quality? It is more refined, there is more going on, and just better ingredients. Like with food.

    post #10 of 23
    Tom Ford. They use high qualities similar to Creed. I can also tell the ingredients in creed are superior to Bond no9. But Bond has longevity going for it, and they have several very unique scents that are worth giving a try.
    post #11 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    Maybe all the "attacks" on Bond No9 really says something about BondNo9 and the only "Lemmings" are the ones paying $200 for a bottle of juice that's not worth $50.

     

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

     

    You must be talking about Wall Street. lol. That was horrible!

    post #12 of 23

    L'artisan

    Chanel

    Dior

    post #13 of 23

    Where are you testing? If you are going into New York and testing Creed and Bond No 9 on Madison Avenue, within a few hunderd feet you have Frederic Malle, Diptyque, Serge Lutens at Barneys, Hermessence at Hermes, Dior, Chanel, and others. Tis Mecca for smellies.

    post #14 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    I own 12 100 ml Bond's and they may not always be innovative and original, but the juice is always real EDP strength - at least I always get at least 7-8 hours longevity from them, and often 10+ hours longevity.

    Do I respect other houses more: Yes, most certainly
    But that does not change the fact that Bond No.9 makes solid high quality juice.

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

    I will be adding 2 more bottles of Bond No.9 - totalling 14 bottles of Bond in my collection - before I stop (for now) and will look into my other Favorite houses, where I only own 1-4 bottles from and expand my collection in that direction.

    But stating that Creed just smells less synthetic. Come on, man.
    Some could argue Creed is too natural with all the batch variations. But I won't go there.

    I love Creed too. Just bought 2 full bottles of Creed, so I now am the happy owner of 14 Creeds

    Still enjoy my Bond's though ;-)

    I don't have any loyalties to one "house" or another either and if something smells good I buy it if I can afford it.  I don't like Creeds falsifying of pedigree but they have nice smelling stuff so I don't know why they have to make up stuff and I'm no  expert by a LONG shot but I do know most all of them use synthetics AND that a 200 bottle might only have 3 dollars worth of raw materials/ingredients and that goes for most if not ALL of the houses a lot of the extra you pay is to pay for the advertising and all the other stuff the rest is profit after the employers are paid and the overhead is taken care of for factories stores etc

    post #15 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Maybe all the "attacks" on Bond No9 really says something about BondNo9 and the only "Lemmings" are the ones paying $200 for a bottle of juice that's not worth $50.

     

     

    You must be talking about Wall Street. lol. That was horrible!

     

    So a bottle of Bond No.9 is worth $50?
    How much are the ingredients worth?
    How much are the ingredients in a bottle of your average Creed scent worth? 
    I am genuinely interested.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Cant YOU tell when something is of higher quality? It is more refined, there is more going on, and just better ingredients. Like with food.


     I can tell when some marketing is bullshit and I can tell when something is massively overpriced.
    Higher quality I won't be so quick to answer..

    post #16 of 23
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    post #17 of 23

    8/4/13 at 10:48pm

    Dothraki said:



    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.

     

    My Take:

    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.

    8/4/13 at 10:55pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Anyone that can relate to this, are there any houses I should sample next that have this (Creed) type of quality and great scents?

    Actually there are quite a few. I'll just name two off the top of my head: Serge Lutens & Parfums D'Empire

    8/4/13 at 11:40pm

    heperd said:



    Serge Lutens, Tom Ford, Dior Privee, Malle....

    8/5/13 at 2:19am

    Alex9 said:



    which scent from Bond no 9 did you like then? Will be easier to narrow search down to which scent from the collection you could like. I'm a fan of Tom Ford

    8/5/13 at 3:24am

    Preston H said:



    Try phaedon or by Killian.

    8/5/13 at 3:27am

    martinijo said:



    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    8/5/13 at 6:11am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by martinijo View Post

    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    Good question - is it sort of like the mint that grows in Mrs. Smith's yard is superior to the mint that grows next door in Mrs. Jones's yard because you like Mrs. Smith better?


    Edited by Katana - 8/5/13 at 7:25am

    8/5/13 at 7:22am

    CHSeifert said:



    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    I own 12 100 ml Bond's and they may not always be innovative and original, but the juice is always real EDP strength - at least I always get at least 7-8 hours longevity from them, and often 10+ hours longevity.

    Do I respect other houses more: Yes, most certainly
    But that does not change the fact that Bond No.9 makes solid high quality juice.

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

    I will be adding 2 more bottles of Bond No.9 - totalling 14 bottles of Bond in my collection - before I stop (for now) and will look into my other Favorite houses, where I only own 1-4 bottles from and expand my collection in that direction.

    But stating that Creed just smells less synthetic. Come on, man.
    Some could argue Creed is too natural with all the batch variations. But I won't go there.

    I love Creed too. Just bought 2 full bottles of Creed, so I now am the happy owner of 14 Creeds

    Still enjoy my Bond's though ;-)

    8/5/13 at 7:23am

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by martinijo View Post

    How could you tell that each Creed scent "was of very high quality" ?

    Cant YOU tell when something is of higher quality? It is more refined, there is more going on, and just better ingredients. Like with food.

    8/5/13 at 7:27am

    williampaul1969 said:



    Tom Ford. They use high qualities similar to Creed. I can also tell the ingredients in creed are superior to Bond no9. But Bond has longevity going for it, and they have several very unique scents that are worth giving a try.

    8/5/13 at 7:34am

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    Maybe all the "attacks" on Bond No9 really says something about BondNo9 and the only "Lemmings" are the ones paying $200 for a bottle of juice that's not worth $50.

     

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

     

    You must be talking about Wall Street. lol. That was horrible!

    8/5/13 at 8:14am

    Tony T said:



    L'artisan

    Chanel

    Dior

    8/5/13 at 9:16am

    Sticky Threads said:



    Where are you testing? If you are going into New York and testing Creed and Bond No 9 on Madison Avenue, within a few hunderd feet you have Frederic Malle, Diptyque, Serge Lutens at Barneys, Hermessence at Hermes, Dior, Chanel, and others. Tis Mecca for smellies.

    8/5/13 at 9:34am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    As a fan of both houses, I think the lemming attacks on Bond No.9 should stop.

    People are entitled to their own personal opinion, but lately with the Bond house things are getting out of control IMHO

    I own 12 100 ml Bond's and they may not always be innovative and original, but the juice is always real EDP strength - at least I always get at least 7-8 hours longevity from them, and often 10+ hours longevity.

    Do I respect other houses more: Yes, most certainly
    But that does not change the fact that Bond No.9 makes solid high quality juice.

    What is swamp water to some is magical or at least great juice to others.

    I will be adding 2 more bottles of Bond No.9 - totalling 14 bottles of Bond in my collection - before I stop (for now) and will look into my other Favorite houses, where I only own 1-4 bottles from and expand my collection in that direction.

    But stating that Creed just smells less synthetic. Come on, man.
    Some could argue Creed is too natural with all the batch variations. But I won't go there.

    I love Creed too. Just bought 2 full bottles of Creed, so I now am the happy owner of 14 Creeds

    Still enjoy my Bond's though ;-)

    I don't have any loyalties to one "house" or another either and if something smells good I buy it if I can afford it.  I don't like Creeds falsifying of pedigree but they have nice smelling stuff so I don't know why they have to make up stuff and I'm no  expert by a LONG shot but I do know most all of them use synthetics AND that a 200 bottle might only have 3 dollars worth of raw materials/ingredients and that goes for most if not ALL of the houses a lot of the extra you pay is to pay for the advertising and all the other stuff the rest is profit after the employers are paid and the overhead is taken care of for factories stores etc

    8/5/13 at 10:09am

    martinijo said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Maybe all the "attacks" on Bond No9 really says something about BondNo9 and the only "Lemmings" are the ones paying $200 for a bottle of juice that's not worth $50.

     

     

    You must be talking about Wall Street. lol. That was horrible!

     

    So a bottle of Bond No.9 is worth $50?
    How much are the ingredients worth?
    How much are the ingredients in a bottle of your average Creed scent worth? 
    I am genuinely interested.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post

    Cant YOU tell when something is of higher quality? It is more refined, there is more going on, and just better ingredients. Like with food.


     I can tell when some marketing is bullshit and I can tell when something is massively overpriced.
    Higher quality I won't be so quick to answer..

    8/5/13 at 11:01am

    JiveHippo said:



    I share your opinion here Dothraki. Check out..

    L'artisan
    Diptyque
    Chanel & Dior exclusive lines

    8/5/13 at 11:38am

    Preston H said: