I can't believe Angelique Encens has yet to be mentioned even once. Cryin' shame...
1. Vetiver 1948
2. Vetiver 1948
3. Vetiver 1948
Lately I am in love with
Baie De Genievre, Fuelle Verte and Acier Aluminum.
GIT is the best because it revolutionized men's fragrances. This was the beginning of the green chypre that was somewhat aquatic.
Green Irish Tweed is perfect in every way, except longevity. For the time it lasts, it is great. It should be in every serious collection.
Also enjoy very much Royal Oud. The turkish delight top note is fun. Bois de Portugal is very sophisticated and I can imagine wearing it a lot when I am older.
Royal Scottish Lavender and Royal English Leather are both passable.
Other than that, Creeds are either pretty yet transient smells or disappointing.
5. Original Vetiver
Millesime Imperial - although, I have been experiencing longevity issues with my sample. Not sure what the average longevity people get with this is.
SMW and Aventus are the two I am most familiar with, and I love both. Unfortunately after it dries down, SMW is just so dang faint. I love the drydown though. Aventus... I just love it, and it projects and stays like a monster. I get slight moth balls from the C_x02 batch, but no one else seems to think that, and I don't mind it.
Aventus and git
In no order!
My tops are-
In that order.
BdP is a "man's man" cologne. As others have said, I respect it but I would never wear it. It's one of the few Creeds I was not tempted to buy. It just smells like an old man....to me, and brings the image of going down to the Elks Club and mingling with the greasy haired smokers as they play cards.
I could not pick one "best" Creed, but my favorites are OV, SMW, MI, Green Valley, Selection Verte, Windsor, Bois de Santal, Santal Imperial and Citrus Bigarrade.
What can I expect to get for my bottle of 120 mL Tabarome Millesime (~60% full)?
Green Irish Tweed. GOAT. Period.
I've got to go with Green Irish Tweed on this one, one of the greatest of all time.
It begins with an "A" and rhymes with Spaventus.
I've not found a fragrance that suits me more than Creed's Cypres-Musc. Can't get enough of it.
bdp is nice when dressed with a nice sweater during cold winter days. amazing frag that i personally love but my wife adores git and aventus on me enormously.
Hard to pick a favourite really, Selection Verte is the most beautiful summer scent but for all round versatility it has to go to the GIT.
Aventus is my favorite.
It is not really unique, but this scent makes me somehow get addicted.
Its longevity and projection are greater than any other Creed products.
But nevertheless, I wished Aventus would be a bit cheaper.
Totally subjective. However, my review of Baie de Genievre reveals where my heart is:
The 1980s was the golden age of Creed releases. Sure, we have the classical period before that which gave us Cuir de Russie, Cypres-Musc and Angelique Encens. Before that we had Creed's archaic period with its specatular period pieces like vintage Tabarome and Royal English Leather. Following the 80s we have the new age Creed offerings with their unisex appeal... all great fragrances. The 1980s, however, saw the release of Creed's three greatest scents ever: Baie de Genievre, Green Irish Tweed and Bois du Portugal.
While Green Irish Tweed and Bois du Portugal probably far outsell Baie de Genievre, Baie de Genievre, Feuille de Canellier (as it was originally marketed) is the simplest and most elegant of these fragrances, perfectly ballancing it's three simple notes. Its austerity of notes creates one of the purest--yet richest--Creeds available. My favorite Creed.
My vote goes to Aventus. Has the best overall smell, is strong in projection/longevity, and is extremely versatile.
Creed MI in my opinion
Bearing mind that this is based on my own limited experience/exposure.
In no certain order!
Millesime Imperial for the salty beach smell...
BDP (can't wear it yet)
Well, smell is like music, to each their own.
Jardin de Amalfi
and I have a sneaking suspicion I'd love Selection Verte
I've given a full wearing to only aventus, MI and SMW and aventus wins hands down.
GIT for it's simplistic beauty & universal appeal. It smells absolutely amazing from start to finish.
Creed Silver Mountain Water, followed closely by Green Irish Tweed.
Since the question really is just "what are your favorite Creeds," here are mine:
2. Millesime Imperial
3. Virgin Island Water
4. Royal Oud
6. Baie de Genievre
And I detest Aventus and Bois du Portugal.
OV for me - beautiful juice
Does any one have a tip where to buy online for europe? Bit more low priced! This stuff is so expensive.
My wife, younger daughter, and I tested 3 of 'em at Neiman Marcus in Chicago recently. We decided:
Aventus > MI > GIT. All were going for $300 and up for 4 oz.
Yet when all was said and done, we still thought Paco Rabanne 1 Million was better and *way* cheaper than any of these Creeds.
Just my unsophisticated opinion...
I just bought my first Creed and it's being shipped right now. GIT. I can't wait.
Creed Bois du Portugal is a fantastic fragrance. It is very masculine with a beautiful, woodsy dry down. And unlike most Creed fragrances that I use, BDP actually lasts on my skin. Incredible. I would suggest that this fragrance is also a tad on the mature side. I receive many compliments when wearing BDP which happens to be one of my signature scents. Highly recommended and you will not come across many other guys wearing it. A plus as far as I am concerned.
For those who know CREED, have an understanding that every fragrance is made with the finest ingredients from around the world. It's like fine wine! Choosing a fine bottle of wine is not a fast process. Yes I can walk into a store and buy a bottle for a few bucks, but if I am looking for a great tasting wine, I definitely want to have a taste before putting out the dough! :) The same way I say with a fine fragrance. I could not tell you a particular one is the best. Everyone has their own chemistry and with every fragrance, you will naturally pick up certain notes more than others. It's best to sample a few first.
I have been a CREED Fragrance Specialist for some time now. I never expect to sell a bottle of CREED to someone that is just learning about the fragrances. I love to take the time and see what type of notes you enjoy and most importantly, what settles on you the best. That takes time and I understand that. So I say this to you, try a few out on your skin and I don't mean spray yourself all over with different ones!
Two at a time I feel is best. One on each arm and let it settle without rubbing! That's very important. :)
As a Creed Fragrance Specialist, Alejandro-loves-Creed - which is your personal favourite from the line?
My favorite's are GIT, Windsor and Selection Verte.
Tie between Vintage Tabarome and 2006 Fueille Verte
Of the eight Creeds that I've sampled so far (I will be receiving 5 more soon :P), Aventus, GIT, and MI are my favorite.
Not only are they my favorite creeds, they are my favorites, period. Aventus really stands out as the hard-hitter. Unapologetically masculine, but kinda gentle too. GIT is brilliant. It smells much like Cool Water for the majority of the run, but as it starts to fade after several hours, the "green" in Green Irish Tweed starts to come out, and it's brilliant. MI is also simply wonderful. It's the "brightest" of the three, I would say. I honestly can't really describe how it smells, except to so say that it oh so wonderfully... delicious?
We'll see how I feel after I receive Original Vetiver, Spice and Wood, Jardin d'Amalfi, Windsor, and Himalaya. I doubt any will surpass the three I just mentioned, though. What's unfortunate is that I can only afford one at the moment.
Other than a wine tasting (where the selection is typically limited), how do you sample wine before you buy it?
Currently it's silver mountain water. All time, its santal imperial
1.) tie between Creed Imperial 1849 and Aventus
2.) Green Irish Tweed
3.) Royal Oud
4.) Imperial Millesime
5.) Silver Mountain Water
Aw, and he was trying so hard too ;)
Of the ones I have or have tested, in order: