Millesime 1849 - Creed
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Millesime 1849 - Creed
I have the 100ml EDP and the sprayer on mine is silver.
Creed Millesime 1849
I like the current version of Acqua di Parma Colonia. Quite a difference (for the better) to a vintage bottle I own.
This pretty much sums it up! :-D
Would kind of depend on what your situation/intentions are - for example if you are looking for a signature scent I think La Nuit is probably the more versatile of the two.
Personally, though, I...
This has been discussed before. I seem to recall that many/most here dismiss the theory. I however think there could be something to it - more than once I've noticed far superior projection /...
Absolutely yes. I arrived at Basenotes when it was in the grip of Pure Malt mania, for example......
Out of well over 100 full bottles, the only things I'm 'running out' of are the fragrances that I have only in sample sizes or very small decants...!
Sunday Cologne - Byredo
I have also heard of Creed associations with living members of the British royal family.....but who knows how true they are!
Tom Ford for men.
Congrats. This was a 90's favourite for me too - I think I got through two 100ml FB's. Would love to smell the vintage - I've toyed with the idea of buying the current issue as a nostalgia purchase,...
As a collector I definitely relate to this, but only up to a point.
My collection is dominated by an attachment to certain lines and houses. For example, I own every in production Acqua di Parma...
Definitely agree with all of that.
I personally love this, am wearing it today. Was very pleased to pick up a bottle in Canada recently. I find something rather spicy about the opening, but overall I think the lavender is great. A...
Portrait by Paul Smith is IMO very good quality for the price, and it can usually be found at a large discount to its RRP.
I'm not a Davidoff fan either, but this one does look interesting...!
Acqua di Parma Colonia. There are others, of course. But I own the largest quantity of this one and, while it isn't my absolute favourite, it is the centrepiece of my collection.
This goes for me too. I sampled 10+ Kilian fragrances and this was by far my favourite. I did experience some longevity issues though, which tipped the balance against me buying a full bottle at the...
Certainly different from the top 3 on your list (being the ones listed that I have experience of).
I own both, and while there may be some similarities, Colonia Essenza is NOT an NP clone. Therefore, if you love NP and want something as close as possible but cheaper, this isn't the answer IMO.
GPHII, then L'homme, then D&G is my order of preference
PH by far preferable for me. I was looking forward to PW and fully expected/intended adding it to my 'Pure' collection. I'm glad I sampled first, though - I just didn't like it.
Similar category of scent perhaps, but not similar smelling side-by-side. DHI is better IMO.
I voted 'other' as my very favourite house is Acqua di Parma. However, that was without reading the first line.....!
With that condition attached, how could I not go for Creed?!
I'll second 1849, possibly the most impressive Creed scent I've come across. I can't speak for Windsor or REL, other than to say that both are very high on my wish list!
Creed - Cedre Blanc (from a sample)
This was my first thought. Perhaps Tuscan Leather as well?
I've seen this pop up on ebay a handful of times but further than that I can't help I'm afraid. Hopefully someone here can!
You aren't alone, OP. LIDGE & Derby aside, I too have been underwhelmed by virtually everything I've sampled from this house, including (infact, especially) those that you name.
Didn't think I've ever make this post, but...........Vintage Tabarome! :smiley:
Absolutely it is. I was extremely disappointed with these two when I tried them back in July. I preferred one to the other for what it was worth, although I can't even remember which! (not the 7-up...
I've purchased several bottles, don't recall having a major issue but have experienced a couple of minor annoyances.
For example, a pet hate of mine is people listing items on ebay as "brand...
I personally prefer Burberry London, of the two.
I agree with you. I often hear them praised, however! Not my experience at all, unfortunately, but many on here claim excellent longevity from NP.....
As someone who struggles with the longevity & projection of the original, this sounds like a good shout to me!
Paul Smith London for men
You're definitely right about that, it's very much suited to these seasons IMO.
I think Harrods have it too - I'm not sure if that's any help to international bn'ers?
Yes, absolutely legit.
The only word of caution I would offer is that delivery isn't always the quickest. I think my last order took 8 or 9 days before it arrived. Next time, I might consider...
From one vintage Polo lover to another, that's great to hear!
Paul Smith London, complimented with matching shower gel!
'Back in the day' so to speak (ie the 90's), I preferred Tommy. I loved it.
That was pre-hobby, though. If you asked me for an objective recommendation today, I'd say Boss Bottled. I own BB today,...
^ ^ ^ Just for the record, a couple of hours after the above post, I received a compliment from a total stranger in my office block on what I was wearing! They obviously thought more of it than I...
Off the top of my head, the few bottles I have sold on have almost always been at a loss (they were bad purchases, not intended investments). I may have roughly got my money back once or twice, but...
Definitely Pure Coffee. I actually dislike Pure Wood. I had intended to blind buy. I'm glad I didn't.
Byredo: Mister Marvellous & Sunday Cologne
I've been wearing this from a sample the past couple of days. Personally I find it uninteresting and relatively weak. Will certainly not be purchasing.
Royal Scottish Lavender
Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
Couldn't agree more. It's a Yes from me!
Coffee by a large margin IMO.
Polo as my first ever fragrance. Paul Smith London as a later favourite and for helping me into the hobby. Could mention several others but these are probably my top two for 'specialness'!
Volume wise, probably Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger. I think I had & finished two 100ml bottles pre-hobby, late 90's/early 00's.
Since the hobby kicked in, I'd guess at either Paul Smith London or AdP...
Royal Scottish Lavender
Creed Aberdeen Lavander
Me too, but on a massively reduced scale to your good self....! I picked the top option, but am clearly in a pretty small minority.
My collecting has featured a big element of this kind of...
Harrods website says EDP, Selfridges say EDT.........!
I have a new bottle. Off the top of my head I thought it was an EDP, but I'll check when I get home.
I think there might be a little bit of confusion here as to exactly which item the OP is referring to. Did you mean;
a) the set of 6 (?) minitures
b) the set (Tuscan Leather only, I believe)...
I personally haven't been impressed with the brief sampling I've done so far. I do however have samples of AGT and AL to work through, so I'll be giving them more of a chance yet.
That's some haul, congrats! Where did you pick up Pure Wood? I was under the impression it had only been released in the states at this point?
I think coffee would fit well into the line, although maybe the chance was missed with cafe rose, which was rumoured to originally have been called 'coffee rose'.
My only experience was a sample of GFT, which I used up a couple of years back. I do recall being impressed with it's quality, though. I should explore the line further....
Personally I have never sampled anything especially close to L'eau Bleue. It is a very good fragrance though, and is one of a handful that have a special nostalgic meaning for me.
Favourite(s): Ralph Lauren Polo & Dior Homme Intense
Worst: The Dreamer
Was just about to say the same. It's lighter than TL, although not in a negative way; in a 'more easily wearable, more versatile' way, at least to my nose. It's also slightly cheaper, I think, than...
Selection Verte - final wearing from a sample.
M1849 and Royal Oud both seem excellent to me, longevity wise.
At the other end of the extreme, Selection Verte's longevity is lousy, based on the 4ml sample I've just used up. I also passed on...
That's interesting. They retail at £165 in the UK (approx 200 Euros).....
I can't speak for France, but this certainly isn't the case in the UK.
+1. This was the first line that came to mind for me. I remember initially being very drawn to the line's presentation several years ago, although I've recently grown a little tired of it (but maybe...
Has it landed yet, Boss? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts when it does. Even though it is listed as feminine, some of the notes, especially the teas, make it sound very interesting to me.
I briefly sampled Aberdeen Lavander and Vetiver Geranium at Harvey Nichols in Leeds this week, and can't say I was especially impressed. To the point that I let a new FB of AL pass by on ebay today...
The first thought that came to my mind, too.
My personal favourite of the three is Burberry London. However as others have said, I wouldn't particularly recommend it as a warm weather scent.
Agree. The current offering is one of the few purchases that I've resold. I sought out the vintage instead. Worlds apart.
Different but both decent IMO. Easy to own both.
Those I own, or have worn enough to comment on are all fairly close to be honest, apart from one. The approximate order would probably be;
Royal Scottish Lavender
Royal Oud ...
Interesting reading. Thanks Boss.
Haha, yeah I'm definitely going through a Creed phase at the moment...! :laugh: Enjoy.
I saw this too, and I'd have beaten you to the purchase, if only Creed shipped to Europe.... :angry:
Something tells me they only had the one, so congrats on a great purchase. Hope you enjoy it....
If this were taken to be true for fragrances in general, it would be very bad news for anyone with a collection in excess of say, 5 or 6 bottles.
However, I suspect this might be an extention of...
I think the exclusivity of this one was limited to it's first few months after launch, when it was exclusive to the London Sloane Street store. I bought it during that period, but as I understand...
Creed Selection Verte
Thanks for the replies guys.
Can any UK based Creed collectors comment on the difficulties of obtaining certain scents from over here? Was Windsor available in the UK in 2009 & 2010 for example?
By Kilian: Prelude to Love
Speaking from a purely personal perspective, I would like to think that my recent purchase of Royal Scottish Lavender by Creed fits this description, but of course there are many, many more.
On a recent trip to the US and Canada, I noticed that many of Creed's 'vaulted' fragrances (as per their US website) are actually still easily available for purchase. I bought Royal Scottish...
This was my initial thought also - I'm pretty sure that if they were marketed as 'flacon + atomiser' packages, sales would enjoy a definite bump.
While it appears from this thread that you should...
Good choice. The original Colonia for me.
My first thought too. Surely will figure somewhere in the conversation.