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Both are worthy but RO is more conventional and versatile. I offer my bottle of Jub.
What they said. Above and below. I tend to think it's a bit too much for the office, in fact.
All inquires responded to.
Probably unofficial Creed blends.
You're in for an exceptional fragrance experience!
I just received a 120ml Original Vetiver in original box with cap from a respected eBay vendor for 109.20 delivered. The bottle is several years old and has an arabic code sticker on the bottom of...
What he said.
Creed Bois de Santal is the very best true sandalwood fragrance I've worn.
I'm so glad I have plenty of the Creed fragrances I like a lot. The price increases are simply obscene. I go though a good amount of Original Vetiver. I recently bought 2 120ml testers (I had...
I'm thrilled I've used up my 50ml bottle. I like the smell but I'd never buy another no matter how cheap. This one didn't last on me at all. Maybe I'd get a hour or so with several sprays. ...
I have a bottle of Baie de Geneivre from late 80's or early 90's that is fabulous. I have a flacon of Bayrhum Vetiver that is mid to late 90's.
I bought one. The price was good and the fact it was boxed sealed the deal. Blind buy for me but I'm anticipating liking it based on what I've read in the last few years.
Creed Bois de Santal. Now long gone but I've seen decants available.
A favorite Creed salesman called recently to let me know that a green flacon of Angelique Encens was available. I couldn't resist the thought of being able to wear this one with reckless abandon for...
Pleasantly surprised with MDCI Invasion Barbare sample I received recently. I love the vibrant spiciness and the longevity is acceptable. I'm on go for a bottle of this one. Martin
I agree. Beware of the complete fakes on eBay of GIT and Original Vetiver.
Overall, given colognes, EdTs, EdPs and extraits, I'd estimate I go through at least 500-700 mls a year of fragrance. Maybe more considering I sometimes wear one fragrance earlier in the day and...
After going through a 10ml decant I received in a swap with a friend, I bought a bottle of Harrod's Oud about 6 months ago on eBay. I think I paid $225.00 shipped. I like this one much better than...
Thanks for the thread. Paco Rabanne was my signature fragrance for many moons starting in the mid 70's. I scored a few boxed spray bottles about 2 years ago that I thought were from the early to...
A few Creeds that come to mind:
Scent of Oger
Yes, the IN YOUR FACE pop ups are sad, insulting and off putting. I try to not ever buy anything advertized in this manner. The guy that owns the site must be getting desperate to resort this.
Wow. Did the bottles come from an estate sale? Nice pickup. We know who the smell good guy is in your neighborhood! :) Martin
I just bought 60ml Puredistance M and was delighted to learn that it was available in this size. After going through a 17.5ml atomizer, I was ready to buy the 100ml bottle. Strangely, the 60ml...
Creed Private Collection "Vintage" Tabarome (easily surpasses the BN hype)
Guerlain Philtre d'Amour
Eau de Guerlain
Puredistance M. Martin
Thanks ZZ. It was a good and interesting read. Martin
These are all from my collection. Well stored. No trades. Shipping in ConUSA included. Verified PayPal or money order only. Thanks, Martin
NO SALES TO ANY MEMBERS WITH NO BN FEEDBACK.
Yes and no. Many of the older testers and flacons have NO batch numbers of any kind. I have had or have many.
I've learned to go real easy with Reflection Man--it is quite powerful. One or two sprays maximum--otherwise it is annoyingly cloying to me. Martin
With ground shipping bottles are subject be jostled and vibrate more in transit than they would with priority mail shipping. Hence, there is a greater possibility of the contents leaking. I noticed...
I basically agree. It's my pet peeve of most fragrances made and sold today. Martin (Puredistance M fan)
Very likable and just as wearble as the vintage version which has a hint of tobacco. Great fragrance value too at discounted prices. I believe I paid about $40 for the latest bottle, 100ml, from...
Photo of long discontinued Creed Bayrhum Vetiver Private Collection (leaked a good 25mls in transit) just added. Also a photo of vintage Jasmal from when it was a Private Collection fragrance. Now...
Oger, which I think is a French name, is pronounced "Oh-zhay." Oger has high end men's fashion stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Two kind BNers and a gal in the Oger corporate office helped me...
I went through hell and high water chasing the last 2 available flacons of this about 2 years ago. I've said before that this fragrance, reportedly the first bespoke crafted by Erwin, for a...
OV is my default daily fragrance. Perfect for the office. Martin
Don't bother with the reissue (I have a bee bottle). Find a boxed vintage bottle. It is vastly superior to the reissue.
What he says! Martin
Okay, please forgive me for gloating a bit. Creed fanboy (or sucker) that I am, I received a call today from a Neiman Marcus store and was offered a full unopened flacon of Creed Bayrhum Vetiver...
What he says...but only IF I had to go with one. I wear about 25 of their fragrances. Nobody else even comes close. Sure I like some Guerlains, Puredistance M, etc.
Philtre d'Amour is absolutely a marvel of perfumery! The EdP and EdT are a delight. I salute my Canadian BN friend Anthony DG for alerting me to this one. Discontinued but 30ml spray bottles have...
You can hope but it isn't going to happen as IFRA regulations would not allow this. VT is over with.
VT has to be very difficult (and pricey) to source these days. IMO it is one of the very few fragrances here that lives up to the hype. An awesome sensory experience upon application...and it has...
I concur... Martin
According to your thread title...woe is me! Yes...I do admit, I am a Creed fanboy :) I'm going to purchase another atomizer real soon (Nubuck). I could use a few more and then I'll be in good...
Although I had a small wardrobe that included other things, Paco Rabanne was my signature fragrance. About 2 years ago I located a few time capsule boxed spray bottles from mid-80's. It was...
OV. GV smells like a phoney/ nauseating aroma chemical.
I have both. I prefer Puredistance M. It is, IMO, one of the best releases of recent times.
Mine would be Creed Scent of Oger. It also might be the only clothing store fragrance I own!
Unfortunately for the Creed Boutique, a Silver Atomizer (for Himalaya) was stolen off my porch following UPS delivery! It will probably be for sale on eBay before too long. Local police say there...
Actually, I've heard (from trusted friend SA) it's quite the opposite with Erwin! Panties are said to drop but not shorts. :)
Thanks OP for your informative post!
These are the ones I like as well. Vintage Derby too, although I don't really think of it as a leather fragrance.
I know for a fact this has caused some consternation among Creed sales associates! I highly prefer the atomizer.
Habit Rouge Extrait
Philtre d'Amour EdP
With some things, assuming you have the means, it's better to just go ahead and buy what you like and enjoy your life, IMO. I have not ever seen the newer issue atomizers discounted. I have found...
[QUOTE=DavidBond007;1793761]I am talking about pure class, fragrances of sophistication and maturity. Suit and tie frags only.
It would only be Floris Vetiver IMO. Anyone who was around when the...
I have several of the deos including OV. They're okay but, of course, way overpriced.
The older batches of BdP and BdG have more depth and power, IMO. Your search is do-able. Good luck. To the OP, I have had good experiences with BE in purchases of Creed. Snagged flacons of Green...
I largely agree and will add that I'm glad to have the supply of Creed fragrances I already have, because I will seldom if ever pay full retail again for any of their fragrances. They simply aren't...
No need to be a chameleon--absolutely wear what you like but don't wear anything too heavily or odd/ weird. I think you're better off under doing it than over doing it with fragrance. Besides you...
Creed Bois de Santal is the best I've tried. Wore it today.
There are very few TF fragrances I like anyway AND I'll only purchase from discount grey market vendors from here on out.
I also prefer to spray. Puredistance M is one of the better releases of the last few years, IMO. I like the fact that it is rich and long lasting. Many (if not most) of today's fragrances lack...
I have about 1500ml of Creed Original Vetiver in 4 bottles. An unopened 1000ml, 2 opened 250ml and a newly opened 120ml bottle. I do wear it liberally but what I have should hold me for a good 7-8...
I like and wear OV often. No smoke or buttery notes that I detect.
I have seen a downward drift for Creed pricing on the grey market over the last year due, I would assume, to competition. Surely I can't be the only BNer to observe this. I would not expect drastic...
I approached the owner in this manner (suggesting they might not have known) and received a full refund less the cost of shipping the bottle back. I also informed eBay about the transaction in case...
Agreed on CC! I'll just leave it at that. BTW, everyone knows by now there is no actual Creed "vault", under the Paris boutique or anywhere else for that matter.
GV is a cousin fragrance to GIT and similarly very versatile, IMO. If you like rich orientals and can find an older bottle of Baie de Geneivre (5 years or more), I can't help but think you'd be a...
There is plenty of discussion on this topic available via the search function! There has been almost no new information for more than a year. I have not heard of any new additions to the already...
Many Creed fragrances were never available in 120ml/ 4.0 oz bottles, and the Private Collection fragrances only appear in the 75ml tester bottles. The gold bottle of MI would be new old stock if you...
Be very careful, counterfeits of OV abound. Bought one myself and posted about it here with photos.
How interesting! If it has been years, that would rule out Private Collection Tabarome, since that one was re-released in a limited fashion in 2009. Under current IFRA regulations some older...
They are totally legit. I purchased 2x and both times the sale was fulfilled by a company with same location as Fragrancenet. No problems whatsoever and their pricing is astonishingly good. I'd...
Yes, it's worth it and you will have a supply to last for a good while. By purchasing the 500ml size, you bring the cost per ml way down. Having said that, I usually will only buy large amounts of...
Here's the way I think it goes. I believe Creed, and other in demand fragrances are sold from the maker to the wholesaler for about 25% of retail cost as priced by front line sellers. The...
I basically agree with your assessment Pearl. I wish the TF Oud had better legs than it does. The oud is most certainly synthetic and I am okay with that. The Mona Di Orio oud decant I have has...
Not at all. I have a large flacon from 2009. I like it a lot. No batch bitching here!
This one grew on me big time. I love the orangey opening and the way HR L'eau hangs on. I will replace the bottle when it is gone. Will not do so with HR Sport.
Not the rarest Creed there is, but getting much harder to come by as each month passes. IMO, very worthy of the praise it...
Looks okay to me. I have not heard about Aventus counterfeits but it is only a matter of time. There are actually many reputable dealers of Creed fragrance on eBay and some excellent buys to be...
From Tom Ford I only like Oud Wood so far but I find the longevity subpar. I'm open to liking other things from TF down the road, but otherwise I'm in about the same boat as you are. No shame in...
GIT. Tremedous situational versatility.
Harrod's Oud. I recently had a 10ml decant I went through in a week. I like this one. Otherwise not a fan of the house in general.
The vintage version of Derby, if well kept, is a much better fragrance with considerably more lasting power than the current issue. It was around $3 per ml (eBay) until just a few months ago.
I liked how TF IC smells but in wearing it several times I found it to be linear and too cloying for comfort.
Creed Original Vetiver is my default fragrance but depending on my mood or a new aquisition I'm wanting to road test, I might not wear it for a week. Then again I could wear it 4x in a week. It is...
I don't know about "best" but I'll rotate in Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade, Scent of Oger and Original Cologne more often on hot days. Original Vetiver is my year round default fragrance.
I haven't tried the CPMC, but I own and enjoy the other 3. The vintage EdP version of Heritage is especially noteworthy, IMO.
I purchased one and concur. Might purchase another in the near future. They are boxed and have kept very well.
Oud Wood. However, if I had known the longevity was so weak (maybe an hour at best) I wouldn't have bought a bottle.
This is blatant hogwash! Disrespect? Any differences are far the exception rather than the rule. With some exception most batch to batch variations are mild and due to natural variations one would...
Just wanted to show that there have been a few different versions of Creed Selection Verte, one of my favorite citrus/ summer...
Lack of longevity and and overall strength is a peeve I have with many (but not all) of today's fragrances as well. Today was a good example. Habit Rouge Extrait, EdP and vintage EdT generously...
Even though it doesn't last long on me, I am waiting for a flacon of BdC to arrive. On another note, a frangrance buddy tipped me off to Guerlain Philtre d'Amour. It is an incredibly good...
+1 I found a few mid-80's boxed bottles last year and got reaquainted with a long lost friend!