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    Talking Geir ness

    What can I say! Believe all the hype!

    "The Power of Crisp Norwegian Mountains Blended with wild herbs, wet woods and natural oils...creates this clean, distinctive and sensual scent"

    Nails it too a tea, I have met my new holy grail - believe!

    P.S the greatest thanks to Vijay!

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    I suppose I will have to get this eventually. Via some online route. But I far prefer buying in brick/mortar shops. Just annoys the hell out of me that you can't just walk in a store in UK and buy the damn stuff.

    Why oh why do they not market this in UK?

    EDIT: I have no idea really what this is like, having never smelt it. But I guess I'm "sold" on the hype. I've yet to see a bad word said against it!
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    I am in the UK in essex. I just purchased from Vijay. He is a very cool guy. v. friendly....give it a go. you wouldn't regret it.

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    Absolutley!

    I almost bought this a Nordstroms a few weeks ago and for some reason decided not to. 30 minutes after I left Nordstroms I went into a fagrence store in West Los Angeles and they had a tester for $20!

    This has become on of my favorit scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    I suppose I will have to get this eventually. Via some online route. But I far prefer buying in brick/mortar shops. Just annoys the hell out of me that you can't just walk in a store in UK and buy the damn stuff.

    Why oh why do they not market this in UK?

    EDIT: I have no idea really what this is like, having never smelt it. But I guess I'm "sold" on the hype. I've yet to see a bad word said against it!
    ill show you the first bad word, its musc ravageur meets aqua di gio meets quasar. unfortunatley its all the worst parts of each. this stuff is really not as spectacular as most people make it sound. its barely above average after the initial (rather pleasant ill admit) few minutes. I don't want to start a geir ness fight or anything, im just letting you know that at least one person out there isnt enthralled by it.

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    I'm with Czesc! This is sugar and flowers and more sugar. It's a nasty mess. I got a headache within the first 5 minutes. It's supposed to be a fresh fragrance but if sticky sweetness is fresh then, yeah, I guess it's fresh. It's sort of like scented laundry sheets shoved up your nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    ill show you the first bad word, its musc ravageur meets aqua di gio meets quasar. unfortunatley its all the worst parts of each. this stuff is really not as spectacular as most people make it sound. its barely above average after the initial (rather pleasant ill admit) few minutes. I don't want to start a geir ness fight or anything, im just letting you know that at least one person out there isnt enthralled by it.
    Hmmm. And I'm quite particular about scents. I don't like any obvious artificial or chemical over- or undertones. I'm very sensitive to anything bitter or harsh. I like natural lovable scents which are cuddly and gentle.

    Whether or not I would like Geir is of course a mystery so far. The more I read these boards, the more obvious it is that's everyone has a totally different experience of idential scents. (Makes me wonder if we see colours differently as well, but that's another story). But the problem ought to get solved in reasonable future history. Perhaps I'll link up with Vijay. He sounds like a great guy to deal with. I just happen to be an old-fashioned bloke who likes buying froms shops most of the time (you can smell it, look at it, etc). Probably the best bet will be for me to get a sample or decant from him. Will give that some thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman
    I'm with Czesc! This is sugar and flowers and more sugar. It's a nasty mess. I got a headache within the first 5 minutes. It's supposed to be a fresh fragrance but if sticky sweetness is fresh then, yeah, I guess it's fresh. It's sort of like scented laundry sheets shoved up your nose.
    Is it anything like Tobacco Flower by Fresh (which I love)?
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    Nice top notes, but the drydown is nothing to scream about, smells common and nothing special. It gave me headache a few times when I wore it, and I just don't see why people praise it so much. I find Creeds Silver Mountain Water far Superior.
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    do it! vijay is the man and geir is the frag. A perfect combo!

    as the summer comes to an end this will be *the* perfect autumn frag.

    (Are you sold yet)?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    Nice top notes, but the drydown is nothing to scream about, smells common and nothing special. It gave me headache a few times when I wore it, and I just don't see why people praise it so much. I find Creeds Silver Mountain Water far Superior.
    Is it similar to SMW? If so, then it might well be right up my street!

    And yet you say the SMW is superior. Could it be a similar comparison to the TM Cologne vs Creed OV debate?
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    i have SMW and geir ness smells *nothing* like it. Geir is unique plain and simple. I will wear it to work tomorrow and if i don't get at least one complement I with throw it in the bin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    Is it similar to SMW? If so, then it might well be right up my street!

    And yet you say the SMW is superior. Could it be a similar comparison to the TM Cologne vs Creed OV debate?
    They smell nothing a like, Geir has the Mountain air slogan whiles Creeds is Silver Mountain Water. I find Creeds much more closer to mountain air than I do Geir. I am am not sure if you will like it, for me it was just to boring and smelt common and nothing unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP1
    i have SMW and geir ness smells *nothing* like it. Geir is unique plain and simple. I will wear it to work tomorrow and if i don't get at least one complement I with throw it in the bin!
    I'm going to try it blind - well, I just ordered a decant.
    I really want to believe the hype, but I'm deeply worried about the Allure Homme Sport references on the reviews page (several of them).
    However mountain air + cherry sweetness sounds excellent.

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    of course there's always going to be two sides. me, geir gets a thumbs up. I can find something about geir that I may not like, but that's with every frag and everything. with me geir doesn't get noticed much after 3 hours unless the person gets very close to me. when first applied, its beautiful. let us know what u think about geir when you try it. flee

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    Geir and SMW don't smell too similar, but they fill the same niche, if you know what I mean?

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    To me Geir is a very overhyped and ordinary fragrance. Just because Mr. Geir is a nice guy doesnt mean we go out and buy his fragrance. Grabazzi by gendarme is the most appropriate for all those mountain accord references.
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    Yes, definitely test this one first. It's very "feminine" to me. Whatever that means. Vijay is the best. I just ordered a bottle of Greyland from him yesterday. His screen name is maisonstinky around here.

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    This thread has some of the most frustrating posts I've ever read. Do you guys realize how ridiculous it is to say "Geir sucks because Silver Mountain Water is better" and then turn around and admit that they aren't actually very similar? Well you're right, they aren't similar at all. And guess what: Geir doesn't smell like Allure Homme Sport either. Come to think of it, I can't really think of any scent that Geir does smell like. Yet it's accused of being ordinary?!?! Geir is unique in its ability to come off as fresh yet be so deep at the same time. I'm also confused by comments that it is cloying. It has good sillage and whatnot, but the sillage it has is really light and airy in a beautiful away. It doesn't seem suffocating to me at all, and I haven't noticed that other people find it suffocating either. It's fine if you guys don't like it, but please at least try to make valid criticisms. I've worn this scent probably about 75 times. I be you guys who are making nonsensical criticisms haven't gone beyond the realm of a sample vial or a passing spray at Nordsroms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
    This thread has some of the most frustrating posts I've ever read. Do you guys realize how ridiculous it is to say "Geir sucks because Silver Mountain Water is better" and then turn around and admit that they aren't actually very similar? Well you're right, they aren't similar at all. And guess what: Geir doesn't smell like Allure Homme Sport either. Come to think of it, I can't really think of any scent that Geir does smell like. Yet it's accused of being ordinary?!?! Geir is unique in its ability to come off as fresh yet be so deep at the same time.
    Dude cool down, there were many people voicing their opinion on Geir, hence there are many different, sometimes contrasting, views on this thread.

    To me, yes, it smells ordinary because nothing in it that stands out and yes it smells very sweet too - theres nothing "Fresh" smelling in it. If you like to wear it, all the power (of Norway) to you. Just because a certain population doesnt like it shouldnt stop you from enjoying it.
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    If you don't get anything fresh out of it then you don't actually know what it smells like. I'm not trying to bash your ability to review a scent but I recall that you only had a sample of it and many times that isn't enough. It smells very fresh to me (though not at all in a generic way) and MANY people have commented that it smells fresh when I wear it. Whether or not you think that the entire composition comes off as fresh, there are some really obvious fresh elements to the scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
    If you don't get anything fresh out of it then you don't actually know what it smells like. I'm not trying to bash your ability to review a scent but I recall that you only had a sample of it and many times that isn't enough. It smells very fresh to me (though not at all in a generic way) and MANY people have commented that it smells fresh when I wear it. Whether or not you think that the entire composition comes off as fresh, there are some really obvious fresh elements to the scent.
    Yes my observations are based on two sample vials of it. I even poured half of one of the vials on my chest to get a better sense of it, as was (maybe) suggested by you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    I suppose I will have to get this eventually. Via some online route. But I far prefer buying in brick/mortar shops.
    Vijay's place is brick and mortar. The pix on the website makes it look like the store even has glass for the windows! Paint on the walls too. Brick, mortar, glass, paint: An honest to God shop (granted Florida is a bit far from the UK)

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    why does every female ive ever asked about there opinion on this scent say i smells like a female perfume? My gf even said it smells like shalimar. WTF was i given the right bottle. I ordered it off the main retailer. It doesn't even matter anymore, i gave it to my nephew for him to mack it down the halls of his highschool. He seemed to like it. I just wanted to like that damn fragrance and a part of me still does, but damn it has something feminine about it, please tell me i'm right.

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    This fragrance is one of those "nothing else like it" type of scent. It's so special that no fragrance wardrobe is really complete without it. Of should I say: " If you're a fragrance/perfume afficionado, you should at least smell it once." Personally, I am quite fond of this fragrance. It's definitely in my top 10! Congratulations on your newest acquisition:-)
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    As I said on another recent thread...it's not cool to bash people for having a different opinion than yours. It is cool to bash a fragrance (if that's what you feel) because they don't have feelings and that's why we are here on Basenotes, to learn to distinguish between good and not so good fragrances. We aren't here to put other people down.

    Oh, and I wore it several days in a row hoping to eventually get over the headache inducing sweetness but nope. I agree that some fragrances should be given a chance. Many of them eventually grew on me. Geir, on the other hand (probably because of my chemistry) just smelled like sweet flowers. Hey...more for you all!
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    Firstly, Geir is EDP so method of application is important. If it gives you headaches, you're putting it on too close to your face and in a manner you usually use for your EDTs, ie. a few hard spitzes to the neck and other spots on your body. IMO it's not meant to be worn that way. I wear mine with 2 spritzes, walkthrough, on the bare chest. Throughout the day, i could detect subtle wafts of the scent permeating the cloth and infusing the air around me with a soft floral bouquet. The subtleness induced by that method of application creates an amicable aura around me that people have found to be inviting. It's unique because it is one of the few florals, men can wear.

    SMW is similar in style but not in composition. Nevertheless, i have both and find different occasions to wear each scent.

    About the "mountain air accord", that's just a concept brief. Whether Geir really fulfils that brief is a very subjective matter though i do feel a certain "coolness" about it that might be the mountain air component, but i'd ignore it and sample the fragrance for what it is, not what it's meant to be. My brief for it would be different. I like to see it as the embodiment of almost child-like innocence. Clean and pure, like tears of an angel.

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    I am convinced that I must be from another planet. I can't stand Geir as it gives me a monstrous headache everytime I try. That, and it reminds me too much of Chanel Allure Sport...

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    I really think geir could have done without that watermellon note, that and less sweetness on the drydown, it honestly could have been better. I think it started out as a good concept but Geir even said himself that he had to add the sweetness and watermellon notes to make it more commercially acceptable!

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    I do not get half the comments about this stuff either. I hear people who don't like it say that its pleasent at first, but with bad drydown. I think exact opposite. I can barely stand this stuff out of the bottle, its that refreshing wet wood smellt hat I cant get enough of. I've sprayed this stuff on my neck and got a headache, will never do that again. Hands down the most powerful stuff I own and thats why I love it. 1 Spray to the chest, 1 to back of legs (Or 2 walkthroughs on chest) and you are good for the next 16 hours.

    Its like damn near every scent, you shove ur nose down your shirt and it probably will smell a bit sweet. Smell it in the air as someone walks by with it, pure magic. This has been my work cologne for almost a year now after getting suggestions for it and it has been fabulous. Numerous compliments from customers and most important it triggers itself very nicely whenever I have to a get a lille sweaty lifting objects.

    Only regret is I shoulda bought the smaller bottle, this stuff goes a long way.

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