wish people would stop reviving old threads and keep it to this one.
these are my thoughts after taking delivery this morning. Though I've been using a sample for the past three weeks. (I also had a 10ml decant of the 2006 release that I got back in 2008. I finished that last year)
In my opinion, it's the same fragrance. If i was forced to find a discrepancy, I'd say the oakmoss is toned down a bit, but that is due to new IRFA regulations. So what was an ephemeral fragrance in 2006 is a tad more ephemeral. Every other note hits as well if not better.
I am honestly in awe that such an old-school fragrance can still be made. For every Creed fan that has been complaining about the new, modern approach they are taking with their new fragrances (Aventus, Original Cologne, etc)... this re-release of Feuille Vertes should be your savior golden child. This hits the same spot as Vintage Tabarome, Cypres Musc, and Angelique Encens.
smelling Feuille Vertes transports me back in time to a simpler America... post WWII... when men combined the hard-working spirit of America with a new sense of style and sophistication they learned in their travails thru Europe. This is Jon Hamm in Mad Men. This is Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road.
Very masculine. Extremely high quality, yet not confused or overbearing. No, this fragrance knows itself very well, and is unapologetic. Metrosexuals, college frat-boys looking to get attention, and those who need to be able to identify 15 different notes in a fragrance for it to be considered good, don't even bother.
This is a fragrance for grown men, who appreciate real perfumery, who know themselves and exude a quiet confidence, and who have a preference for vintage-style fragrances.
All others need not apply.