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    Okay, Creed fans! Having never owned any Creeds (and only having sampled ONE spray of GIT, which I loved!), what, in your expert opinions, are the 3 MUST-OWN Creeds? I probably only have enough money now to afford only 2, but I MIGHT be persuaded to buy a 3rd someday.
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    In order:


    *CREED GREEN IRISH TWEED
    *CREED BOIS DE CEDRAT
    *CREED NEW TABAROME
    #TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Creed BayRhum Vetiver,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445

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    In no particular order,

    Imperial
    Bois de Portugal
    Silver Mountain Water

    Honarable mention,

    GIT
    Tabarome

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    Original Vetiver
    Millesime Imperiale
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie
    Original Vetiver
    Millesime Imperiale
    Silver Mountain Water

    These three are the ones I would choose as well.

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    Silver Moutain Water
    Taborame Milliseme
    Bois Du Portugal

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    Millisime Imperial (excellent smell but I wish it had better longevity and sillage)
    Bois Du Portugal
    Himalaya

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    Skip GIT, it's dated, skip MI and SMW unless you like fruity.

    Himalaya for sure, then Original Vetiver or New Tabarome since these are readily available at under $100 online. Those three are fundamental to me. Or you could go for vintage Creeds and pay top retail dollar.

    Himalaya is what finally hooked me on Creed.

    BdP may be very interesting but you will pay about as much for 1 oz of it as you will for a 4 oz jug of the others.

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    Which of the Creeds has the best longevity, ie parfum strength?
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    1) Angelique Encens
    2) Acier Aluminium
    3) Ambre Cannelle
    and
    4) Bois du Portugal

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    "Best" is always a matter of opinion ...

    but my 3 "favorites" are:

    BdP
    OV
    Royal Delight

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    1. Green Valley
    2. Green Irish Tweed
    3. Millesime Imperial
    TOP 10
    1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
    2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
    4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
    6. Puro Intense by Nejma
    7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
    8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    9. Dia For Men by Amouage
    10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    My favorite Creeds in no particular order:

    Vintage Tabarome
    Original Vetiver
    Green Irish Tweed

    Special mention to Neroli Sauvage and Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse.

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    Silver Moutain Water
    Taborame Milliseme
    Green Irish Tweed (this might be replaced by either Bois du Portugal or Millesime Imperiale )
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    Millesime Imperial
    Vintage Tabarome
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Himalaya - took a while for me to appreciate this one as it's quite involving

    Special mention to GIT. I must be one of the only people on here that's not a fan of Bois Portugal or Acier Aluminium. Both too heady for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnnum
    Silver Moutain Water
    Taborame Milliseme
    Green Irish Tweed (this might be replaced by either Bois du Portugal or Millesime Imperiale )
    Replace GIT with Himalaya, and you have my recommendation as well.

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    IMHO...
    Angelique Encense
    Bois du Portugal
    and the third is a toss up between AcierAluminum, Royal English Leather and Cuir de Russie.

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    Well, this was easy as pie.

    Bois du Portugal
    Erolfa
    Acier Aluminium

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    Vintage Tabarome
    Neroli Sauvage (sp?)
    Green Irish Tweed

    I've samples of many of the Millesime creeds, excluding Himalaya snd Silver Mountain Water; however, at a local store, I once sampled SMW and found it as interesting as GIT.

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    Millesime Imperial
    Vintage Tabarome
    Baie de Genievre
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    Original Vetiver
    Ambre Cannelle
    Silver Mountain Water

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    BdP
    SMW
    GIT
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    1) Millesime Imperial
    2) Bois du Portugal
    3) Royal English Leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    Millisime Imperial (excellent smell but I wish it had better longevity and sillage)
    Bois Du Portugal
    Himalaya

    Snap.

    The longest lasting (I find) are BDP, Tabarome Millesime, Himalaya and Royal Water.

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    Bois du Portugal
    Himalaya
    Green Irish Tweed

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    1. GIT
    2. HIM
    3. OV
    4. MI
    5. SMW
    6. GV

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    Royal Scottish Lavender (1856)
    Tabaróme (original) (1875)
    Bois du Portugal (1987)
    **************************
    Erolfa (1992)
    Tabaróme Millésime (2000)
    Verveine Narcisse

    Cg
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    BdP
    BdP
    BdP

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! *After careful consideration, I've gone ahead and ordered GIT and OV online (for a very good discount) and should have them both by the middle or end of next week.

    I hope to purchase a 3rd Creed in a few months (most likely Bois du Portugal, based on recommendations, reviews, and the Frank Sinatra connection!), when my bank account recovers!! *[smiley=embarassed.gif]
    David and Becca forever!!

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    GIT
    HIMALAYA
    BdP

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    I forgot all about Baie de Genievre. Tied w/Acier IMHO.

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    In order of 1st to 3rd place:

    1) Bois du Portugal (simply the best)
    2) Tabarome Millesime (reminds me of a DOCG red wine)
    3) Acier Aluminium (very unconventional, and under-appreciated)

    Runner-ups:
    Green Irish Tweed (pleasant and well-crafted scent, if somewhat more "common" than other Creeds)
    Millesime Imperial (fantastically fresh scent, though it is short on staying power)

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    1. GIT
    2. Green Valley
    3. New Tabarome

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    Angélique Encens
    Tabarome
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    Quote Originally Posted by M
    BdP
    BdP
    BdP

    m
    Okay, okay!! *I ordered this one yesterday...should be here next week! *[smiley=grin.gif]
    David and Becca forever!!

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    the 3 that i own;

    bdp(in the big green 8 oz.bottle)
    ambre cannelle(smells a lot like jhl to me)
    green valley

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    GIT is in no way dated! I have had more compliments from young, university chics than most people can relate. Is it me? Is it GIT? Its both! They specifically make mention to h ow beautiful I smell and want to know what it is I am wearing only to find out that they have never heard of it!

    -GIT
    -SMW
    -NS



    -OV
    -MI

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    I wore my new bottle of GIT as my SOTD for the first time yesterday...LOVE IT!!! [smiley=cool.gif]
    David and Becca forever!!

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    SMW
    ZMP
    MI

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    Out of all that I've sniffed, the only two Creeds I would recommend to anyone would be Bois du Portugal and Himalaya. Although MI, SMW, and GIT are all praised here, they really don't do it for me. Of course, as always, you must try them for yourself.

    The one I haven't sniffed yet, but am eager to do is Tabarome.

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    [blue]Santal Impérial
    Sivler Mountain Water
    Bois du Portugal[/blue]

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    I'm on a roll...

    I just bit the bullet and purchased Himalaya ($69 for a NIB 4 oz. bottle on eBay), based on your recommendations. *This will be my 4th Creed purchase in less than a month!! *[smiley=shocked.gif]
    David and Becca forever!!

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    vintage tabarome,bois du portugal and cypres musc

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    Of the 4 Creeds that I own (GIT, OV, BdP, and HIM), my favorite thus far is Himalaya (with GIT a very close second).
    David and Becca forever!!

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    You still need to try SMW and MI, and I'd think you'll like Erolfa as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav-here
    Thanks for the feedback, guys! After careful consideration, I've gone ahead and ordered GIT and OV online (for a very good discount) and should have them both by the middle or end of next week.

    I hope to purchase a 3rd Creed in a few months (most likely Bois du Portugal, based on recommendations, reviews, and the Frank Sinatra connection!), when my bank account recovers!! [smiley=embarassed.gif]

    I think GIT and OV are much safer blind buys than BDP. I was SO close to buying BDP blind, then one day I find myself at the Creed counter at Neiman Marcus and didn't like BDP at all. It's WAY too heady and overly masculine, and actually a bit stinky. New Tabarome is as well, IMHO.

    I'd say buy a sample for $4 before you commit to $100+ for the whole bottle.

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Imperial
    Erolfa
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    Quote Originally Posted by M
    BdP
    BdP
    BdP

    m
    that's it ! (ok, maybe SMW as third)
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    From the recent 6-pack sampler I received, I'd have t say my favorites thus far are

    1) SMW
    2) Himalaya
    3) MI

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    royal english leather
    zeste mandarine pamplemousse
    selection verte

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitosennomusha
    GIT is in no way dated! I have had more compliments from young, university chics than most people can relate.
    I absolutely agree that GIT is in no way dated. *Even my 12 year-old daughter says this smells good on me! *
    David and Becca forever!!

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    WITH YOUR VOTES

    1ST GROUP
    Bois de Portugal
    Millesime Imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    Silver Mountain Water

    2ND GROUP
    Tabarome Milesime
    Himalaya
    Original Vetiver
    Original Tabarome

    3RD GROUP
    Acier Aluminium
    Angelique Encens
    Green Valley
    Ambre Cannelle
    Neroli Sauvage

    4TH GROUP
    Royal English Leather
    Erolfa
    Zeste Manderine Pamplemouse
    Bois de Cedrat
    Royal Delight

    5TH GROUP
    Cuir de Russie
    Baie Genievre
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Verveine Narciso
    Cipres Musc


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    Of the four I've smelled and used GIT (but I sure don't like the initial sporty blast, yuck. the drydown though... yummy!), Tabaróme Millésime and Himalaya stands out. SMW and RW get low ratings from me. SMW has smelled good once, when the drydown was on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi
    You still need to try SMW and MI...
    I have, and I love 'em both. They're the only 2 "unisex" frags I own/like.
    David and Becca forever!!

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    of the creeds i've tried:

    BdP
    Vintage Tabarome
    REL
    Tabarome Millesime (if it lasted longer, it'd be higher on the list)
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    I have tried 8 samples/decants of different creed scents and I must say I am totally in shock by how little love Baie de Genièvre gets. Why does this creed scent seem to get no love?! I must admit it bugs me how little love this scent gets! If you haven't tried Baie de Genièvre yet, you are really missing out in my opinion

    My top 3 of the ones I have sampled so far would be..

    GIT (which I own a bottle of and seems to be the hands down favorite)
    Baie de Genièvre (VERY close 2nd)
    Bois de Portugal

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    Haven't tried many Creed scents, but there are two that stand out: GIT which is my SOTD and Original Santal. I found OS to be far too sweet in the beginning. It smelled very much like candy. But give it an hour or so, and the drydown is sublime. SMW and MI only lasts a few hours on me.

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    1. GIT - because you won't be full member of Basenotes until you own it and can throw in your two cents worth on any discussion like (choose one "What do ladies dig?", "What's the BEST scent in the whole world?", or "What scent has been totally overrated in the past?", ooooor : "What does GIT stand for? Is it a company? I can't find it in the directory!"

    Myself, I got GIT, first liked it, then found it to be a bit boring, now love it. It's a good, well done scent and really a must-have.

    2. Bois du Portugal - BdP is one of the very few scents "unlike any others". It just smells so damn great and you really detect it's a "rich scent" in every sense of the word. I'm 28, anything but conservative and although BdP sure smells a bit more "dignified" and salespeople sure would never recommend it to a young person, I'm in love!!!

    3. Silver Mountain Water - the name itself is pure gold! SWM is definetely NOT a scent you would choose for a date, a night out on the clubs or any formal event ... it's just a good-mood, pick-me-up scent which works wonders with its predominant berry notes. Lovely!


    SWM is the only one I don't own (yet), I do have samples of Tabarome and New Tabarome (okish, but not for me), and full bottles of Zeste Mandarine (smells like cleaning fluid, good for people who want to feel ... umh, productive - so, not bad!) and Original Vetiver (NICE, but it reminds me personally of childhood holidays at the lake, might not be for you if it doesn't trigger anything.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olfaction
    1. GIT - because you won't be a full member of Basenotes until you own it and can throw in your two cents worth on any discussion...
    Ha-ha, so true!! ;D
    David and Becca forever!!

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