Eating my words -- Creed

    Eating my words -- Creed

    post #1 of 52
    Thread Starter 

    I am someone taken aback at how quickly my thoughts are changing in regards to scent.  As I'm sure you 'pros' know, exposure seems to make all the difference.

     

    I decided to go back to the only perfume shop in my area and try to like Creed again.

     

    Several days ago I was dead set against them. But today, I must eat my words.  I found not one, not two, not three....but four scents which I found myself liking.  This is a habit I can ill afford!

     

    Allas, Fleurs de Bularie, Spring Flower, Milleseme Imperial, and Original Santal all appealed.

     

    So, I humbly retract my previous statements and shall henceforth attempt never to make such rash comments again.

     

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll even find myself liking No. 5?? 

    post #2 of 52
    Congratulations on your "turn around" I take it you actually purchased the four? If so, congrats on great acquisitions! if not you will most likely get them soon. Perceptions often change and I'm happy they changed positively for you!
    post #3 of 52

    oh nice - creed lovers are going to be so happy to read this thread first up in the morning cheesy.gif

     

    & yes, they make some good parfums for sure - from your 4, i own MI & Original Santal - both are good...

     

    u should also try neroli sauvage, jasmal, fleurissimo and fleurs de bulgarie if u get a chance...

    post #4 of 52

    I can see why you have had a "turnaround" as they are very likable, though your bank balance will not thank you.

    post #5 of 52
    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.
    post #6 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.

    I had a similar thing but replace tuberose with Iris.


    And good to hear you're enjoying the fragrant journey. Sometimes it's the ones that take more effort to understand that ultimately hold our attention for longest.
    post #7 of 52

    I'm glad to hear you've given Creed another chance, there are several that are really good.

    post #8 of 52

    try getting splits also to avoid spending 150+ per bottle

    post #9 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.
    Now that you've come to like it, who do you think smells better with tuberose on now?!!
    post #10 of 52

    honestly i was very skeptical about creed too - but there is just something about their fragrance that really sets them apart. its hard to describe, but the closest word i would use is 'refine'. its just very refine, without being too 'perfumey' and just classy! as of today i own 4 creeds : jardin almafi, white flowers, pure white cologne, and bulgare tea. 

    post #11 of 52
    If there was one profound thing I have learned on my perfume journey, its that one should never say never. Its incredible how your tastes evolve, and often its for no particular reason. One day something may smell uninspiring, the next you may find yourself obsessed with loving it.
    post #12 of 52

    I found it is far different to sample a fragrance at home from a sample, than to spray something on from a counter in a store where there are other things you or others may have sprayed, etc.

     

    Better to get a sample of something and give it a proper wearing than to do a drive by spritz at the local mall.  My opinion of Bleu de Chanel did a complete 180° after buying a sample and wearing it once.

    post #13 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieq View Post

     

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll even find myself liking No. 5?? 

    Try Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere first and work up to No. 5. I predict you will be a No 5 lover like many of us, before you know it. smiley.gif

    post #14 of 52

    In my strictly personal opinion, this is a good, solid niche house, with a few well-made to outstanding fragrances behind/beyond all its hype. 

    post #15 of 52

    I love many Creeds - they do have a very sillage on me. I adore Silver Mountain Water amongst others. 

    post #16 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chanellover09 View Post

    Don't understand the hype of this brand at all, their scents are generic at best, you can find Dior, dolce and gabbana and many other generic brands that smell exactly like Creed and may even have more quality and sillage.

    I have learned that no perfume really warrants over 150 dollars price tag. Everyone I've smelled over that has been incredibly disappointing. You simply cannot quantify the value, you are indeed being ripped off. If Chanel which uses the best of the absolute best can create masterpieces under 150 dollars I don't see what is so great about Creed. There is a reason why some brands have universal reputations while Creed is more like Creed who? Emperors with new clothes syndrome tbh. Same with Tom Ford, Bond No. 9, and others, pure quackery.

    I feel sorry for the perfume lovers really, constantly broke, spending money on scents that are truly not worth it, like Creed. The golden age of perfumery is long dead, and it has already developed its masterpieces, like no 5 and shalimar, and none of those masterpieces are Creed ones and I think we can all agree.

    Sure, we can all spend money in what we like, and the masterpieces are not for everyone obviously, but you know deep down that you are just throwing away 900 dollars down the drain when you buy one of Creed's 8 oz perfumes. They are smart, they have used their royal appointments since Queen Victoria to their advantage, unlike Yardly of London, but they are still fooling the public. Well, they don't fool me.
     

    Well that's a cracking post. Welcome to BN.
    I think its been established that a perfume is worth as much as a person loves it. I dont think anyone here need sympathy, (it may come off as condescending) because they know what they're getting into and it makes them happy. Someone elses money is their business, we shouldn't offend people by questioning their financial savvy and humiliating or judging them because they find joy in a fragrance house.
    post #17 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chanellover09 View Post


    There is a certain snobbery in the perfume world that feels what costs more is more and it is not so lol. I saw in another post someone who had all of the Creed scents and all of the Tom Ford scents, yikes, how much money is that? And it's two houses that don't offer anything spectacular or different from the rest. Like I said, the golden age is over and the masterpieces are done. No one has come up with anything new that isn't derivative from before, not saying that it is impossible, I'm just saying it hasn't been done by anyone and certainly not someone like Creed. It's quite surprising and telling of the house's history how, in spite of existing since the 18th Century, they have not churned out one fragrance that could compete with the other grounbreaking ones in history. In fact they even follow the trends from other younger, more innovative brands! I feel sorry for anyone that falls for their delusion.

    I agree, there always has been and (for the foreseeable future) there always will be snobbery among the perfume world. But fighting it with more snobbery is retarded. Judging people on their spending habits and choice of fragrance, questioning their taste and intelligence by the perfumes and houses they adore is no better. What business is it of anyone's if someone drops bills on Creed, Tom Ford, Bond or whatever else?
    One persons Black Orchid is anothers Shalimar.

    In the end it comes down to some people feeling as if they're superior because they think they have better taste/savvy/fragrance wisdom. Its all snobbery, whichever end you're aiming your poison darts from. Its really quite retarded when you think about it- you're looked down on if you like a $40 Britney fragrance and now if you like a $300 Creed. And if we all went around exclusively wearing Chanel, Guerlain and the 'masterpieces', we would all be mindless clones who wear them for the status. Its a no-win situation all round.

    So instead of fighting a futile bclass="

    8/16/13 at 11:52pm

    danieq said:



    I am someone taken aback at how quickly my thoughts are changing in regards to scent.  As I'm sure you 'pros' know, exposure seems to make all the difference.

     

    I decided to go back to the only perfume shop in my area and try to like Creed again.

     

    Several days ago I was dead set against them. But today, I must eat my words.  I found not one, not two, not three....but four scents which I found myself liking.  This is a habit I can ill afford!

     

    Allas, Fleurs de Bularie, Spring Flower, Milleseme Imperial, and Original Santal all appealed.

     

    So, I humbly retract my previous statements and shall henceforth attempt never to make such rash comments again.

     

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll even find myself liking No. 5?? 

    8/16/13 at 11:59pm

    hednic said:



    Congratulations on your "turn around" I take it you actually purchased the four? If so, congrats on great acquisitions! if not you will most likely get them soon. Perceptions often change and I'm happy they changed positively for you!

    8/17/13 at 12:07am

    badarun said:



    oh nice - creed lovers are going to be so happy to read this thread first up in the morning cheesy.gif

     

    & yes, they make some good parfums for sure - from your 4, i own MI & Original Santal - both are good...

     

    u should also try neroli sauvage, jasmal, fleurissimo and fleurs de bulgarie if u get a chance...

    8/17/13 at 2:51am

    Jack Hunter said:



    I can see why you have had a "turnaround" as they are very likable, though your bank balance will not thank you.

    8/17/13 at 4:27am

    hedonist222 said:



    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.

    8/17/13 at 6:40am

    Mick_Trick said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.

    I had a similar thing but replace tuberose with Iris.


    And good to hear you're enjoying the fragrant journey. Sometimes it's the ones that take more effort to understand that ultimately hold our attention for longest.

    8/17/13 at 7:33am

    Kiliwia said:



    I'm glad to hear you've given Creed another chance, there are several that are really good.

    8/17/13 at 9:53am

    Tony T said:



    try getting splits also to avoid spending 150+ per bottle

    8/17/13 at 10:49am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    Very normal.

    I couldn't wear tuberose for the longest time but loved it on my wife. Then one day it clicked.
    Now I love tuberose.
    Now that you've come to like it, who do you think smells better with tuberose on now?!!

    8/17/13 at 1:09pm

    colourblind said:



    honestly i was very skeptical about creed too - but there is just something about their fragrance that really sets them apart. its hard to describe, but the closest word i would use is 'refine'. its just very refine, without being too 'perfumey' and just classy! as of today i own 4 creeds : jardin almafi, white flowers, pure white cologne, and bulgare tea. 

    8/17/13 at 2:33pm

    L'eaulita said:



    If there was one profound thing I have learned on my perfume journey, its that one should never say never. Its incredible how your tastes evolve, and often its for no particular reason. One day something may smell uninspiring, the next you may find yourself obsessed with loving it.

    8/17/13 at 2:39pm

    dougczar said:



    I found it is far different to sample a fragrance at home from a sample, than to spray something on from a counter in a store where there are other things you or others may have sprayed, etc.

     

    Better to get a sample of something and give it a proper wearing than to do a drive by spritz at the local mall.  My opinion of Bleu de Chanel did a complete 180° after buying a sample and wearing it once.

    8/17/13 at 3:17pm

    Kiliwia said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieq View Post

     

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll even find myself liking No. 5?? 

    Try Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere first and work up to No. 5. I predict you will be a No 5 lover like many of us, before you know it. smiley.gif

    8/18/13 at 8:02am

    Ken_Russell said:



    In my strictly personal opinion, this is a good, solid niche house, with a few well-made to outstanding fragrances behind/beyond all its hype. 

    8/18/13 at 11:19am

    Mimi Gardenia said:



    I love many Creeds - they do have a very sillage on me. I adore Silver Mountain Water amongst others. 

    8/18/13 at 3:23pm

    L'eaulita said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chanellover09 View Post

    Don't understand the hype of this brand at all, their scents are generic at best, you can find Dior, dolce and gabbana and many other generic brands that smell exactly like Creed and may even have more quality and sillage.

    I have learned that no perfume really warrants over 150 dollars price tag. Everyone I've smelled over that has been incredibly disappointing. You simply cannot quantify the value, you are indeed being ripped off. If Chanel which uses the best of the absolute best can create masterpieces under 150 dollars I don't see what is so great about Creed. There is a reason why some brands have universal reputations while Creed is more like Creed who? Emperors with new clothes syndrome tbh. Same with Tom Ford, Bond No. 9, and others, pure quackery.

    I feel sorry for the perfume lovers really, constantly broke, spending money on scents that are truly not worth it, like Creed. The golden age of perfumery is long dead, and it has already developed its masterpieces, like no 5 and shalimar, and none of those masterpieces are Creed ones and I think we can all agree.

    Sure, we can all spend money in what we like, and the masterpieces are not for everyone obviously, but you know deep down that you are just throwing away 900 dollars down the drain when you buy one of Creed's 8 oz perfumes. They are smart, they have used their royal appointments since Queen Victoria to their advantage, unlike Yardly of London, but they are still fooling the public. Well, they don't fool me.
     

    Well that's a cracking post. Welcome to BN.
    I think its been established that a perfume is worth as much as a person loves it. I dont think anyone here need sympathy, (it may come off as condescending) because they know what they're getting into and it makes them happy. Someone elses money is their business, we shouldn't offend people by questioning their financial savvy and humiliating or judging them because they find joy in a fragrance house.

    8/18/13 at 11:34pm

    L'eaulita said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chanellover09 View Post


    There is a certain snobbery in the perfume world that feels what costs more is more and it is not so lol. I saw in another post someone who had all of the Creed scents and all of the Tom Ford scents, yikes, how much money is that? And it's two houses that don't offer anything spectacular or different from the rest. Like I said, the golden age is over and the masterpieces are done. No one has come up with anything new that isn't derivative from before, not saying that it is impossible, I'm just saying it hasn't been done by anyone and certainly not someone like Creed. It's quite surprising and telling of the house's history how, in spite of existing since the 18th Century, they have not churned out one fragrance that could compete with the other grounbreaking ones in history. In fact they even follow the trends from other younger, more innovative brands! I feel sorry for anyone that falls for their delusion.

    I agree, there always has been and (for the foreseeable future) there always will be snobbery among the perfume world. But fighting it with more snobbery is retarded. Judging people on their spending habits and choice of fragrance, questioning their taste and intelligence by the perfumes and houses they adore is no better. What business is it of anyone's if someone drops bills on Creed, Tom Ford, Bond or whatever else?
    One persons Black Orchid is anothers Shalimar.

    In the end it comes down to some people feeling as if they're superior because they think they have better taste/savvy/fragrance wisdom. Its all snobbery, whichever end you're aiming your poison darts from. Its really quite retarded when you think about it- you're looked down on if you like a $40 Britney fragrance and now if you like a $300 Creed. And if we all went around exclusively wearing Chanel, Guerlain and the 'masterpieces', we would all be mindless clones who wear them for the status. Its a no-win situation all round.

    So instead of fighting a futile bclass="





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