I'm doing good at bumping older threads. Ok, so...I don't have much experience with Creed, or Bond for that matter, although I spent a few hours testing out the Bonds yesterday. Here is my take...You gotta take the fragrance for what it is...what I mean by that is just look at it by itself and analyze it for what it is, don't compare, just test it out. To me it's like comparing a movie to the book that it's based on...is the movie ever as good as the book? No, not usually, BUT can the movie still be good even if it doesn't follow the book with exactness, I say a resounding YES!! I hated it when people said that the Harry Potter movies were crap because they weren't exactly like the book. If the movies were made NOT from a book would people have said that they were original and amazing, I think so, but, since they were based on a book that they didn't follow with extreme exactness, they just called them crap and moved on. OK, I really haven't smelled very many Creeds at all, but I have smelled a lot of Bonds and am continuing to test the samples and full bottles that I now possess...yes, FULL bottles...two to be exact-New Haarlem which I absolutely love and am not ashamed to admit it, and Little Italy which my wife wanted and absolutely loves. With nothing to compare to them...I think they are awesome..I am really impressed with the whole line...and you know what, I think that I still would be impressed with them even if I did have something to compare them to, why? Because I can appreciate the fragrance for what it IS, not slam it for what it ISN'T. I am seeing a whole heck of a lot of Creed snobbery on Basenotes like it is the God of fragrances and that other fragrances are mere mortals to be squashed by the almighty Creed. Come on people...analyze it by itself, test it out and see what you think of it, not that it's not a Creed. I know the OP was asking to see opinions between the Creeds and Bonds and I get that, but then it turns into ONLY Creed because nothing else in this world is good...I mean I like Chocolate Chip cookies and I think they smell good...but I don't know how they can smell good because I'm sure that there is a Creed fragrance that smells SO MUCH better than the actually chocolate chip cookie. I love the Bonds, I'm ok with saying that...they are fragrances and they smell good to me, so, I'll take it. If I smell some more Creeds soon and they smell good, which I don't know how they couldn't because everything smells better if it's named Creed right, then I will buy a Creed based on how IT smells, not on how it doesn't smell. Whew, I'm not saying you can't dislike Bond, I'm just saying that you should base your distaste on what it is and not what it isn't. And...by the way, aren't there a LOT of fragrances by Bond that smell NOTHING like Creed, meaning that there are a lot more that don't smell like a Creed than there are that do? Yep, I'm just saying. And, I have sampled GIT and gave it a fair shot, but I like Chez Bond better, I know, blasphemy, but it's true. It's a lot smoother and somewhat sweeter and that is what I wanted.