Originally Posted by samplermike
Pierre Bourdon copied Green Irish Tweed (Cool Water) as well as Orange Spice (Kouros) so that the average Joe on a budget could smell like a million bucks too.
My nose says 'no!' in both cases. But maybe you can substantiate your allegation to be a little more convincing? Creed are always rather secretive about actual ingredients used.
There is a difference between copies and forward developments. All art, science, and business progresses that way! GIT
and Cool Water are both popular fragrances, and have strong legs of their own. Cool Water
, has been acknowledged by experts as the quintessential aqua, or one that other aquatic fragrances were based upon. The French Associataion of Perfumers celebrated P. Bourdon as an innovator, not top copier if I remember correctly. The idea that Yves SL and Bourdon would have felt inspired to come up with nothing better than a citrus (again) is simply absurd. No one put them under pressure either. 1950
- that were two different generations, in fact different epochs altogether in Europe's fashion and perfume world (except for Creed maybe)! Orange Spice must have been too old a hat to copy for the eighties
Michael Edwards describes Orange Spice
(soft oriental, unisex) as follows: "Spicy and fruity with delicious orange. Aromatic, fresh, mysterious and spicy with a powdery dry down, for those who appreciate a long lasting citrus." I have nothing to add or take away from that. A fine, orange fragrance indeed, slightly spicy, and quite powdery. The same author describes Kouros, 'a chypre, spicy harmony' with similar precision: "The fragrance of the triumphant masculinity: a divine and conquering fragrance for a powerful and intense scent."
How is it possible that men in the whole world (not just freaks) still speak of, and buy Kouros while only a fraction of afficionados know of Orange Spice?"Basenotes says
:Creed say that this fragrance is enjoyed by Michael Jackson..."