Reminds me of a watered down Green Irish Tweed mixed with a little Erolfa. Pretty smooth, kinda medicinal. The violet elements do remind one of Fahrenheit's top-notes, but with out the rest of the petrol scent. I'd just as soon wear GIT or Original Vetiver. I almost think that the Mercedes-Benz scent is based on this.
Green Valley by Creed, 1999
Rated #724 in Fragrances
Since this fragrance is vaulted, i dont wear this a lot. Kinda smells like Fahrenheit at first spray, once it opens up you get a fresh citrus with subtle spicy notes. Closest fragrance to green Irish tweed I've ever smelled, not as good tho
As a big fan of Creed, I really wanted to like this more than I do--actually, there is nothing NOT to like about it. It is a fresh, fruity, green scent that is neither here nor there. It reminds me of a watered down version of MI and also brings to mind the mediocrity of all of the Bond scents that I have smelled--sweet, fruity and unisex. Good quality, nothing to scare the horses, but nothing to write home about, either. I do not get the connection with the golf course at all. A round of golf certainly has smells associated with it, but these ain't it!
Hmmm.... It's got that interplay of melon and mint over creamy rich ambrox that I like from M.I., but with the greens from GIT. There's also that Creed chemical that smells to me like paint fumes or hot plastic. All in all, it's a bit greener and more "plastic" than MI, and it's sweeter and fruitier than GIT. Of it weren't for that upfront plastic smell, I'd say it was the best of both worlds but, as is, it's a step too unpleasant for me. Oh, and after an hour or so, the fruits and greens faded and it basically just smelled like rubbing alcohol. I honestly don't know why anyone would want to walk around smelling like rubbing alcohol, especially at Creed prices, but it's all a matter of taste. A neutral rating for me, because I liked the balance of fruits and greens and ambrox richness at the start, but the plastic and the rubbing alcohol smell ended up leaving me disappointed.
Fresh cut grass and fresh cut violet leaves. It is green and smells like a freshly cut meadow. Although it is not as refined as GIT, I like Green Valley much better, since it smells more natural. Green Valley is an excellent daytime scent for the spring, summer, and early autumn. I recommend it to anyone that is looking for a quality, brighter alternative to GIT. Comparisons to Fahrenheit are, to my nose at least, not well-founded. Although both fragrances have a strong violet presence, Fahrenheit is dark and tarry, while Green Valley is bright and green. I recommend this one. If you can find it, please give it a try.
Well, this one isn't going to replace GIT in anyone's wardrobe. It does have some similarities to GIT, but Green Valley is ultimately a strange mix of soap and green. Unfortunately, the result is not an Irish Spring soap kind of clean, but a synthetic detergent smell that is not pleasant to me.
The freshness of this scent is striking, as is its perfect balance of freshly cut grass, berry-fruitiness and wood with a hint of mint. There are blackcurrant notes and later touches of mandarin, violet and bergamot with oakmoss. A conservative but very fresh, invigorating daytime country-inspired fragrance that is quite close to the skin after the first couple of hours. It is lighter and with less wood and violet than GIT, and lacks GITs sensational longevity, but Green Valley constitutes a valid, cheerier and brighter alternative with a good longevity of nearly five hours on me.
I'm very excited about this one, because I view it as the Creed that out-Creeds their star player, Green Irish Tweed, in spite of (or thanks to?) their similarities. I think that they've captured some of the points I liked about my long lost Gendarme Green, and combined them favorably with GIT. The opening is a crisp, sharp, sweet blue-green, which turns very astringent very quickly with a short-lived lemon and a longer-lived spearmint. This all sounds very familiar I'm sure, but GV is dustier and grassier than GIT is at this stage. The mint and herbs give it a more mountain-meadow vibe, whereas GIT is down on the plains where it's warmer but the AC is on via the cooling influence of the violet. GV even brings in just a trace of those strong, pithy herbs that seemed so over the top in Chevrefeuille Original. All this time it's been a bit shifty and uncertain, but once it finally settles down, the base is one of the cleanest, brightest, truest grass scents I've encountered. It has less fruit and more sunshine than Greenergy or Bobby Jones, and not as much violet as GIT, as if sweet herbs from Burberry original or D+G original had been introduced. The biggest advantage GV has over GIT, though, is its strength and longevity. I can smell the full grass experience pretty strongly after many hours, under circumstances where GIT would have faded to a mere violet memory. Being forever in the shadow of GIT, GV doesn't get talked about as much, but is very worthwhile to seek out as a substitute or on its own.
I get strong, vivid images of fresh cut grass, wildflowers, a sunny day on a hillside pasture. What's not to love? It's an amazing spring/summer scent. Works well at other times of the year too, when you want a flashback to a beautiful spring day. Rumored to be discontinued, I can only say pounce on it immediately. It's a very good investment, even if you just want to use it all up in the next few months. Easily one of my all time favorite spring/summer scents.
It's a shame they're phasing this one out. I just got a bottle from 2006 from the Creed Boutique, one of a precious few they dispensed for this spring season. Since I live in a middle-class valley, I figured Green Valley would be the most fitting Creed for a valley guy to wear. It certainly is a pleasant little fragrance. It also smells like Creed's "middle class" Millesime, if such a thing were to exist. There's something very casual and laid back about it. I can't help but get a not-so-veiled allusion to Irish Spring soap from the box, with its white and green speckles, and indeed the scent does match the classic Irish Spring soap (the version predating the '90s). Colgate called Irish Spring's scent "Ulster", and it's a strange concept: green vanilla. With Green Valley, I get just that - an airy citrus with blackcurrant, a wall of bitter herbs and uncut mint, all strewn across a base of nutty vanilla. It's really an interesting scent. A five year-old bottle isn't old enough to suffer the ravages of time, and I have a much older bottle that smells like blackcurrant over an old shoe, but I can see why Creed discontinued this formula. It smells like it took a lot of work to make, and the ends didn't justify the means. There's something a little uneven in the blending that makes Green Valley a second-tier Creed, although I should note that it was a product of a time when the company devoted more time to its infusion technique. I'll enjoy wearing this smooth green scent, and I agree that it conjures images of golf and sipping highballs on the club terrace. But when my bottle's up, I doubt I'll be rueful of Green Valley's commercial demise.
Green Valley by Creed, 1999
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