I've been wearing Creed a long time, never ran across anything I didn't love. So I went ahead and took the AA plunge. Got a bottle from creedboutique, BLIND! It came yesterday. I will write an official review once I get my head around this thing, but I am far from that right now.
This one absolutely confounds me.
One minute, it is a cheap old-man's fragrance. The next, it's a unique, sexy modern scent.
Then it reminds me of (as Dullah eloquently puts it), an astronaut's toilet water. Next, it's a rich floral/fruit combo with infinite depth and beauty.
Then it's a transport back to a hot 1974 summer, in the back seat of a brown Buick with vinyl seats, making drunk, sweaty, hairy sex with a FINE woman with a massive bush of pubic hair. Next, it's perfectly at home in a modern martini bar in L.A.
I can not WAIT to get my wife's reaction to this one. She loves most all of my "normal" Creeds... green, fresh, light. She despised Bois du Portugal because it was a "dad's cologne". She will either force me into the shower, or jump my bones. One or the other. I'll update after tonight! :-)
Received a 75ml. bottle of Acier Aluminium from parfumsraffy today. Unfortunately the spray-nozzle was leaking, so I have to send it back. In the square on the back of the box it was printed 2002. The Box Was also plain white, without the Creed logo printed all over the box wich is usual. I have never seen this box before.. Enyone else seen this kind of Creed box? Is it the old one? It is so irritating I have to send it back. I like the fragrance, but i wan`t buy from them again.
So I put it on, waited 5 minutes, and stuck my wrist in her face, expecting the love/hate reaction.
She said, "ehh... a little too powdery".
Just goes to show that there is probably nothing more subjective than one's olifactory tastes. Discussion about it is fun, but arguing about a scent being "good" or "bad" or "better" or "worse" is a futile and senseless exercise.
MY UPDATE - I have finally accepted and have begun to understand AA... and have come to like it quite a bit. It's not like any other Creed, where you wear a scent that reminds you of nature depending on your mood. No... wearing Acier Aluminium is like bringing along a personality wherever you go. It's hard to describe. This scent has a life of its own. You're just there for the ride. And the ride can be damn fun.
My brother loves AA, i hated it at first, i got some samples of it and i kinda like it. Spicy, fruity with some vanilla, strong gourmand with a masculine vibe. I would buy it but I like royal english, bois and virgin island better.
I think there are some similarities with Habit Rouge in the dry-down. Enyone agreed?