A newb wears Millesime Imperial for the first time.

    A newb wears Millesime Imperial for the first time.

    post #1 of 23
    Thread Starter 

    Where's the beef? Or rather,where's the melon?

    Here are my notes on the first two applications:

    1st app 2 sprays to neck; 1 to arm. Herbes de provence& lavender for a few minutes, then fades out to faint ambergris base, which isn't all that great. 2nd app same day: 2 sprays to neck; smells vaguely like GIT, w a rooty earthy vetiver vibe; and there is some salt coming through; but all fades rather quickly. Wtf?

    Then I read the note pyramid for MI and a couple of reviews, and learned it has prominent floral notes and reminds many folks of ripe melon. I got no flowers and no melon.

    Is there something wrong w my nose, or my sample of MI? Wonder now if I even have MI?

    post #2 of 23

    could be both, out of curiosity what is the batch number of the sample vial?

    post #3 of 23
    Perhaps your perception of what you thought it was supposed to smell like differs from others'. Wait a few days and give it another try.
    post #4 of 23
    MI is one of those highly regarded scents that I just can't seem to warm up to. I haven't smelled it in quite a while so there is always the possibility that my impression will have changed but for now it resides squarely in my "meh" column.
    Trust your own nose as there are going to be a LOT more scents that seem universally loved that you won't like. That's part of it. The good news is that your tastes will change over time and you'll come to love some scents that you initially dismissed. So unless you really hate them, hang on to your samples and revisit them a few months down the road. You may be surprised.
    post #5 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eugeView Post

    could be both, out of curiosity what is the batch number of the sample vial?

    The fact that the very first response to this thread is asking about a batch number speaks volumes. Maintain your sanity; avoid Creed.

    post #6 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eugeView Post

    could be both, out of curiosity what is the batch number of the sample vial?

    D01-2012

    post #7 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SunsetspawnView Post

    The fact that the very first response to this thread is asking about a batch number speaks volumes. Maintain your sanity; avoid Creed.

    :2vrolijk_08:

    post #8 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Perhaps your perception of what you thought it was supposed to smell like differs from others'. Wait a few days and give it another try.

    I didn't know what it was supposed to smell like until I had tried it twice. Then I read the notes and the reviews. I admit I did know it was well regarded; that's about it. And so I was really looking forward to it.

    post #9 of 23
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    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Perhaps your perception of what you thought it was supposed to smell like differs from others'. Wait a few days and give it another try.

    +1

    Try another day.

    post #10 of 23

    Unforgivable by Sean John?

    post #11 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DothrakiView Post

    +1

    Try another day.

    good advice. I have a 5 mL sample, so will have another 6-8 chances with MI.

    post #12 of 23
    Thread Starter 
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    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    Unforgivable by Sean John?

    why do you mention that one?

    post #13 of 23
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    Originally Posted by james1051View Post

    why do you mention that one?

    Supposed to smell similar, although I haven't yet smelt it...

    post #14 of 23

    there's no watermelon in millesime imperiale. the company that makes it Creed says there's no watermelon in it. I detect no watermelon in it.

    But it goes to show how far a rumor can go if people just repeat what others say.

    post #15 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noirdrakkarView Post

    there's no watermelon in millesime imperiale. the company that makes it Creed says there's no watermelon in it. I detect no watermelon in it.

    But it goes to show how far a rumor can go if people just repeat what others say.

    When I bought a bottle 2 weeks ago and tried it on for the first time, my girlfriend smelled it without knowing anything about MI and said "oh that one smells like watermelon!"

    Anecdotal at best, but some people do detect watermelon in there when smelling it blind. She did, and so do I.

    post #16 of 23
    Everyone takes in information differently. Taste, vision, sound and smell are all perceived uniquely by the individual. Eyewitness's to the same incident see things differently. People's sense of smell follows the same path. The fact that MI does have a slightly off melon smell to me and not to you does not make one of us wrong. We just associate smells differently. I am sure you can train yourself to perceive more notes and such but you bring a lot of previous experience to figuring out what is pleasant to you or not. The question is: do you enjoy the fragrance? IMO, that is what matters the most. What I think about it is only for your amusement.
    post #17 of 23
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    Originally Posted by pdescendoView Post

    When I bought a bottle 2 weeks ago and tried it on for the first time, my girlfriend smelled it without knowing anything about MI and said "oh that one smells like watermelon!"

    Anecdotal at best, but some people do detect watermelon in there when smelling it blind. She did, and so do I.

    despite creed outright saying theres no watermelon. why would creed lie?

    but i agree that some people will be able to detect melon in it and some wont

    post #18 of 23




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