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    Default Creed Blending

    I wanted to share something I learned from my good friend J.W. who has contributed so much to Basenotes. His presence here is missed of late. J.W. has contributed a review for just about all of the Creed scents and I consider him a tremendous wealth of information on Creed and all other aspects of scent.
    Creed recently changed its North American distributor but previously the organization now known as Bond 9 was Creed‚s distributor. They had three flagship stores in New York City and aside from offering the whole Creed lineup including the Vintage scents, room sprays and ancillary products, they offered a custom blending service. They would decant desired amounts of Creed scent, usually into a custom Creed atomizer and most of the time these decants were pre-existing custom Creed blends.
    They had a listing of these blends and which pre-existing Creed scents they contained but I have no specific information on the ratios of each fragrance in the mixture.
    I would like to share what I have on this and I would like to ask if anyone has any further info to add to this Creed blending. I have not seen this mentioned anywhere yet I understand that this blending was quite common in the New York City Creed shops.
    I will use abbreviations for the scents to save some time and space and most are already familiar with them.

    „Royal Blendš = RW+MI (or SMW)
    „Enigmatic Blendš = New Tab+MI (or RW)
    „The Smart Blendš = Fluerissimo+GIT
    „Crystal Blendš = RW+ Bois de Cedrat (or MI)
    „Oceanic Breezeš= Erolfa + Neroli Sauvage
    „Elixer of Youthš = Orange Spice+RW+MI
    „Sensual Waterš = Chevrefeuille+MI
    „Blend of Seductionš= Acier Aluminum+Neroli Sauvage+ZMP
    „Majestical Waterš = MI+BdP
    „Sunshine Blendš = Spring Flower + SMW
    „Divine Blendš= Fantasia de Fleurs + Fleurissimo
    „Blend of Loveš = SF +MI
    „Innocent Blendš= SF+MI+SMW
    „Noble Blendš = Vintage Tab + Citrus Bigarade
    „Scent of Styleš = RW+SF (or MI)
    „Magical Scentš = GIT+SMW+ZMP
    „Cocktail of Passionš = Erolfa+BdP
    „Capture by Desireš = New Tab+MI+Green Valley
    „The Love Affair Blendš=FdF+Tuberose Indiana+MI
    „Secret of Immortalityš= BdP+Selection Verte
    „The Blend of Successš = GV+GIT+Vintage Tab
    „Blend of Magnetic Forcesš= ZMP+NS+RW
    „The Royal Iberianš = BdP+REL+GIT
    and an unnamed blend that is just amazingly deep and rich = Fleur de the Rose Bulgarie +Vintage Tabarome.

    Please note that the last two are J.W.‚s own blends and rest assured, they are absolutely terrific!


    Notice that there are several Creed‚s that are not listed in any blends. Some may be difficult to combine such as Epicea, Aubepine Acacia, Cuir de Russie,Baie de Genievre and a few others that don‚t immediately come to mind. I am sure there is a place for these others in your personal blends but I don‚t have any other specific info for them.

    Any other information on this is appreciated as well as any other specific blends that you have created that worked out well.

    Happy blending!
    Regards, Eric



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    WOW!
    This is great info...considering I'm a Creed Rookie...In less than 1 month I have amassed 17 diferent creed scents....and I'm thinking of going all the way to 23...what the hell?
    I'm wondering if you would be able to spray on the same spot to achieve similar effects of decanting together.


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    I notice the absense of Himalaya in these blends. When something is perfect, the only reason to blend is to improve on another.

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    Actually.....I think the info was all compiled before the introduction of Himalaya....... ;D I would bet that Himalaya would nicely fit into a blend, possibly with MI, SMW,RW or even GIT? OV is another newer release that can likely be blended as well.
    I would reckon that experimentation is the key here since we don't know what we are dealing with as far as ratios and/or layering by alternate spray/splash or blending just by decanting, which is likely the only way they did it at Creed on Bond.

    Eric

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    I tried Blending/layering AA and NS today...the result?
    Not bad at all. I wouldn't say it was outstanding but it held its own.
    I first sprayed on AA then 5 minutes later applied NS.
    The first hr the NS was clearly dominant but now after 4 hrs I can smell the strange sweetness of AA combined with the orange blossem...pretty cool.

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    FYI...
    I just put together the Royal Blend (RW, MI, SMW)
    and it is MONEY! I put 3 equal parts into a spray atomizer...It seems that the Dominant frag is MI with a hint of RW coming into play...I cannot detect the SMW as of yet...it has been 30 minutes.
    I'll check back in in about an hour.
    I have also put together Himalaya and Citrus Bigarrade...I know I know I shouldn't mess with a perfectly good frag but I just had a feeling this might smell pretty good. I'm getting ready to spray this on the other arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjrober22
    FYI...
    I just put together the Royal Blend (RW, MI, SMW)
    and it is MONEY!   I put 3 equal parts into a spray atomizer...It seems that the Dominant frag is MI with a hint of RW coming into play...I cannot detect the SMW as of yet...it has been 30 minutes.
    I'll check back in in about an hour.
    I have also put together Himalaya and Citrus Bigarrade...I know I know I shouldn't mess with a perfectly good frag but I just had a feeling this might smell pretty good.  I'm getting ready to spray this on the other arm.
    The RW is making a stronger appearance ...the MI is still Dominant but the peppermint and musk are becoming stronger in the overall scent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rjrober22

    The RW is making a stronger appearance ...the MI is still Dominant but the peppermint and musk are becoming stronger in the overall scent.
    Oh, about the Himalaya and CB...The CB came out strong with the Limey feature...However, now after about an hour Himal;aya is clearly the dominant scent with a touch of Lime....Smells OK but doesn't really add to the great Himalaya.

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    is spraying (in any order) all two or three or four of the creeds on the same spot on your skin a few seconds apart the proper way to blend?

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    BdP and MI is a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STONEWEED1
    is spraying (in any order) all two or three or four of the creeds on the same spot on your skin a few seconds apart the proper way to blend?
    ???
    I'm not positive, but I believe that is called layering.
    Blending would be actually decanting them into the same spray...I think.
    Does anyone else know for sure ?

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    Layering one onto another can be risky, particularly from different lines. Another way is to apply them adjacently and allow the sillage to combine. That way there will not be an opportunity for them to react chemically.

    Etro is purposely designed for layering so there would be no risk. Apparently Creed too.

    I layered Lucifer No. 3 over Cédre thinking the subtle Cédre would mute the rather flamboyant one. Instead it edged the volitility over the line into a heavy rankness. I did this one morning on the way to the office and had to suffer it all day long.

    I've layered MdM over Etra many times and the subtle Etra does soften the more volitile MdM well enough for the office.

    Another combo I recommend is Égoēste on the chest with some JAIPUR at the neck. This is wonderful. If you find the bitter medicinal note of Égoēste a bit much, JAIPUR will powder it down and the vanillas match up nicely.

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    Just an FYI...

    I've just put two together tonight and am suprised how happy I am with them...

    1. Ocean Breeze (NS and Erolfa)

    Basically this starts off Strong as Erolfa and dries down to a nice blend of Citrus/Neroli and Marine notes...it definitely is a relaxing "Ocean Breeze"


    2. Green Irish Valley (GV and GIT)

    Basically GIT with a hint of Vanilla and Mint....
    Starts off a Strong GV then as the mid-base notes come in it's GIT dominated...The Verbena, Iris, Ambergris, Mint and Vanilla play nicely.
    (I think that's what I smell ?)
    My wife really liked it.

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    I took two shots of NS, two shots of SMW, and a shot of RW, and it's not too shabby. I have a number of Creeds that generally sit back in the collection, and though I've tried blending once before, I think this is a good way of playing around and coming up with something new.

    The Capture of Desire and Blend of Success will be two I'll have to try out later this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterbowles
    BdP and MI is a winner.
    Wow, this really is a great combo!

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    Ain't it, though? BdP and Erolfa will knock your socks off, too.

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    I'm gonna have to try the BdP blends....definitely.

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    I've tried a few of my own combinations (just spraying both on the same spot)...

    Baie de Genievre and Neroli Sauvage is quite excellent, masculine and clean but not sharp-edged. It removes the bad aspects of both (NS can be slightly over-sweet and simple, and BdG can be a bit feminine), and it combines the best parts of both. I'd love to hear anyone else's opinion of this combination. It's not flamboyant but it's quite unique.

    Neroli Sauvage and Epicia is almost EXACTLY like Erolfa, just a bit less salty.

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    I'm gonna try MI + SMW...I'm hoping the SMW can carry the MI a little bit longer. Should be interesting!

    TNMA
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    Default Re: Creed Blending

    I just found out about this at Halls yesterday. I was quite shocked at first, but Creed makes it's own atomizers in which to mix these, and you can reuse and refill whenever you want, so it seems like they thought about it before encouraging customers to make their own mixes. Just wondering, I neglected to ask, how much are the creed atomizers?
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    I don't think the Creed Atomizers are for "mixing" per se...but they are available for those with Flacons. Retail, they are insanely expensive as their scents are. However, creedirect on ebay was selling them for super cheap. If you can tolerate the wait.

    TNMA
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    . . . how much are the creed atomizers?
    - Rich
    Leather Atomizer US$110.00 at neiman marcus
    quite an expensive "cannister" just for blending purposes.

    Creedirect hasn't listed any for quite some time (must be finally OOS).
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    LOL i was doing a decant for someone 2 hours ago and put Green Irish Tweed into a atomizer that had previously had Virgin Island water by mistake
    i decided i may as well fill up the final 3rd with the VIW as it was already tainted , i gave it a shake and sprayed it on my wrist.
    well at first it was a minty boozy coconut smell
    it has now dried down and the Green Irish Tweed is predominant with a creamy tinge of coconut
    it actually smells quite nice
    i have a 10ml dose of it which i will try again another night and let you know how i get on
    if anyone in the uk fancies trying a bit send me a atomizer and il put a dose in it for you to try (pm me)
    so i guess it will be named
    Virgin Irish Tweed ? any other suggestions?
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    Green Irish Island hehe!

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    Wow, you resurrected my thread from ancient times!

    Your blend seems excellent. The Creed's that have come out since this was written seem to add some nice options to the blending possibilities.
    Adding GIT to VIW likely gives some nice depth and added longevity/sillage to the VIW and doesn't seem to completely overshadow it per your findings.
    Very cool.
    Eric

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    I'm surprised this thread isn't more active given the number of Creed fans on BN. I have seen other threads talking about blending Creeds, but is there anything more comprehensive than this thread? Based on the Creed UK website product listings, if you consider only the Men's Millesimes (14) and EdTs (13), that means there are (27*26) = 702 possible combinations of two to consider, so somebody's got a lot of work to do (smile).

    PS -- I hope I did the math right ... I'm a lawyer, so I make no warranties.

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    been a good 3 hourrs now and its still going strong and getting smoother as the minuites pass
    its like green irish tweed with a hint of coconut , sort of a fragrance equivalent of cherry coke i guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s130178 View Post
    LOL i was doing a decant for someone 2 hours ago and put Green Irish Tweed into a atomizer that had previously had Virgin Island water by mistake
    i decided i may as well fill up the final 3rd with the VIW as it was already tainted , i gave it a shake and sprayed it on my wrist.
    well at first it was a minty boozy coconut smell
    it has now dried down and the Green Irish Tweed is predominant with a creamy tinge of coconut
    it actually smells quite nice
    i have a 10ml dose of it which i will try again another night and let you know how i get on
    if anyone in the uk fancies trying a bit send me a atomizer and il put a dose in it for you to try (pm me)
    so i guess it will be named
    Virgin Irish Tweed ? any other suggestions?
    "Irish Virgin wearing Green Tweed miniskirt will love you if you wear this Water"

    Hmmm where's that post about mind f%^* fragrances, I think I've found mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    "Irish Virgin wearing Green Tweed miniskirt will love you if you wear this Water"

    Hmmm where's that post about mind f%^* fragrances, I think I've found mine!
    LOL! GREAT STUFF
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