Originally Posted by DavidBond007
you can smell the quality in their frags, i do not see that with other companies and i have smelled a ton of them.
Lots of people dont see the *apparently very high* quality in Creed. (me! me!)
What is quality really ? If you say Creed is high quality, then high quality relative to what? People say Creed is mainstream niche, it *might* be better than some new designer fragrances. But, compared to top notch niche houses, sorry, no way mate.
How do you know Creed uses more "natural quality ingredients" than the other houses?
On luckyscent:Wherever possible, Olivier Creed insists on using natural essences instead of the synthetic ones used increasingly by large perfume companies these days. This enables Olivier Creed, a perfectionist, to preserve the originality and superior quality of his fragrances. The components are then weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered, all by hand, before being shipped to only the finest department stores and specialist retailers worldwide. Creed fragrances offer all those who appreciate excellence the opportunity to rediscover the art of fine fragrance.
Does it sound like a marketing statement ? Yes.
Is it overpriced ? Yep. Definitely. $240 for 120ml of an eau de cologne ?
They say more natural ingredients but they didnt dare to say which houses, nor did they dare to say that those houses dont use natural ingredients. They don't even dare compare, coz im sure ppl will rebut them. So they try to make it sound so 50 50, that you can't really accuse them for making false statements. They use natural essence, but they didnt say other houses don't use natural. They just say other houses use synthetic as well. All perfumes have synthetic even creed. Natural doesnt smell as good, and as consistent as synthetic sometimes, partly due to the batch differences. As long as they create a nice smelling perfume, i rather it be synthetic, "at least they last longer" .
The only reason i bought my MI is because it was cheap. Im not saying Creed is bad. But for the retail price... no thanks.
My point is, since you are a basenoter, do not get too obsessed with one, because you might be fooled (you are) by the marketing campaigns, and missing out on the REAL deals.
Btw, my MI from 3-4 years ago still smells the same.