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    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    I always found that Cary Grant name drop strange - GIT came out in 1985 - Cary Grant died in 1986 aged 82. That means he started wearing it at age 81 at the earliest, and wore it for one year at the most...
    It was a personal fragrance created for him by Creed and was worn by him during his acting career and was not available to the public during that time. Celebrities purchase the license to a fragrance created for them from Creed for a certain period. After this license has expired Creed puts a name on the scent and release it to the public, if it's good enough to 'massmarket' that is.
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    Ah - that makes more sense! Now that's an impressive story/hook!
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    So, then GIT is not an Olivier creation, but likely introduced by his father. That's interesting to know.

    Speaking of GIT, is it considered best when applied with a light hand? I'm one of those, unfortunately, who can rarely smell fragrance on myself, so I wonder if some of those online reviews are true that say GIT has very strong sillage. My NM SA has given me so many sample vials of GIT, I wouldn't have to buy a spray bottle for a very long time, if I really liked it (I haven't sampled it enough yet to determine that). But maybe it's better this way, just being dabbed on?

    Getting back to original topic, my favorite Creed is Feuille Verte (I wonder if the new industry sensitivity/removal of oakmoss - one of FV's primary notes - will have any bearing on this scent ever being added to the regular line).

    With the warmer weather, I wear a lot of SMW, MI and Green Valley (sometimes MI + GV together).

    During the winter, I especially like Acier Aluminium. My winter "mood" fragrances include Epicea (when Michigan temperatures get bitter and this very UNpotpourri-like pine note is comforting), and occasionally Baie de Geneviere.

    I like FV and Original Santal during all seasons of the year (OS, I KNOW, requires a light touch).

    I have sample vials of Fleur de the Rose Bulgare and Vintage Tabarome, and another sample of the two combined. I love both of these classics, and especially admire Vintage Tabarome, but it is strong and formal, and I'm not sure I could ever "grow into" it.

    I'd love to purchase Neroli Sauvage next, whenever I can budget it in, and there are still many more Creeds I have yet to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigers1901 View Post

    Getting back to original topic, my favorite Creed is Feuille Verte (I wonder if the new industry sensitivity/removal of oakmoss - one of FV's primary notes - will have any bearing on this scent ever being added to the regular line).
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    Feuille Verte is/was fantastic - the combination of tart lime, rich dry moss and one of the most exquisite jasmine notes in the base smells killer. I would love for it to be added to the permanent line.Too bad I am just left with a 5ml decant of it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Feuille Verte is/was fantastic - the combination of tart lime, rich dry moss and one of the most exquisite jasmine notes in the base smells killer. I would love for it to be added to the permanent line.Too bad I am just left with a 5ml decant of it...
    I have only a few ml left too. Wore it the other day. Excellent stuff! Who has a secret bottle here then? Time to break it out and make a killing on decants.
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    Scentronic -

    The name 'Erolfa' came about by Oliver Creed taking the first two letters of his own Christian name and that of his son (Erwin) and wife (whose name I don't recall but someone here will know it).

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    Scentronic -

    The name 'Erolfa' came about by Oliver Creed taking the first two letters of his own Christian name and that of his son (Erwin) and wife (whose name I don't recall but someone here will know it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Farina?
    Fanny? Fatima?
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    More likely its Fabienne. Though its kitschy fun to imagine him having wed Farina Marie Farina, heiress to the Eau de Cologne dynasty - to get at the secret recipe of Farina Eau de Cologne.

    You know K/S (i.e. Kirk/Spock) etc.? Star Trek fan fiction, often erotic or pornographic. We need Creedfiction .

    Sorry for hijacking the thread. I haven't slept for days, beginning to hallucinate
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    I thought Erolfa was the name of the boat on which Erwin Creed was conceived....

    How about some more GIT myth busting ?

    From what I know, Zeste Mandarine pample-whatever (1975) was Olivier Creeds first fragrance as lead perfumer.

    Green Irish Tweed was released in 1985.

    Cary Grant (1904 - 1986).

    Selection Verte (1955) is the fragrance which was created for Cary Grant by Creed. ( http://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/sit...ate_collection )

    Its possible that a variant of GIT was worn by Cary Grant before 1985, perhaps in the late 70s if its created by Olivier Creed.
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    To continue..

    Millesime Imperial (1995) might not be an Olivier Creed creation.

    It was originally made for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906-1975).

    Olivier Creed became master perfumer in 1975, the same year King Faisal died.

    My guess is that in 1995, Olivier Creed released his own creation (Silver Mountain Water), and also launched a back catalog scent (Millesime Imperial).
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    Could someone speak of Royal Delight? From the reviews I guess it is a kind of "unusual" Creed (e.g. in being an oriental or something similar). I'm very curious to try this one out because there's one thing that I miss a bit in fragrances from this house: heavy, "nose gripping" opulence (like the best one's from Serge Lutens).

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    Could someone speak of Royal Delight? From the reviews I guess it is a kind of "unusual" Creed (e.g. in being an oriental or something similar). I'm very curious to try this one out because there's one thing that I miss a bit in fragrances from this house: heavy, "nose gripping" opulence (like the best one's from Serge Lutens).
    Oh, this is nose gripping opulence allright. In fact it is the most Lutenesque of all Creeds. Imagine Royal English Leather as the point of departure: its fruity mandarin top note and the creamy oriental leather base, already very rich and heady. This is your sandwich roll, which is now stuffed with the floral richesse of jasmin, rose, and violet middle notes, plus some vanilla, amber and sandalwood to boot. The result is addiction or nausea, the former for me. It does develop that "scotch tape" thing, which you really have to like. This is so showy that for now I only wear it around the (opera) house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    Could someone speak of Royal Delight? From the reviews I guess it is a kind of "unusual" Creed (e.g. in being an oriental or something similar). I'm very curious to try this one out because there's one thing that I miss a bit in fragrances from this house: heavy, "nose gripping" opulence (like the best one's from Serge Lutens).
    Royal Delight is a rich, well balanced fragrance. Not too floral, not too sweet, just right. When I first tested it, the rose note reminded me of the rose in C&S No. 88. Then the vanilla and amber enter and sweeten the mix a little more. Definitely give it a test.

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    I have 8-hour plus longevity with 5-7 sprays.
    Thats the problem! 7 sprays for only 8 hours?!
    meaning the first hour or two of application you smell like you swam inside the creed bottle..then by midday-evening it smells "nice". Its rough for me because I cant go into work smelling like that. People complained with 5 sprays!
    I do 3-4. By 3pm its gone.
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    That said I really need some nice size sampled of Creed GIT, MW, and the new one that just came out!! please PM me
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    My Creeds (14):

    Acier Aluminum
    Angélique Encens
    Baie de Genièvre
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Himalaya
    Irisia
    Néroli Sauvage
    Original Santal
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Royal Water
    Santal Impérial
    Tabarôme 'Private Collection'
    Vétiver (1948
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    My five faves: Acier Aluminium, Bois du Portugal. Baie de Genièvre, Néroli Sauvage, and Angélique Encens, not necessarily in that order.

    Creeds I hate: Millésime Impériale, Érolfa. (I don't like aquatic-citrus scents.)

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    still covet: Sélection Verte, Cyprès Musc, Bois de Cédrat, Citrus Bigarrade.
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    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194413
    ^ maybe someone can identify this fake or real bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsink View Post
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194413
    ^ maybe someone can identify this fake or real bottle
    I dont want to turn this into a "my Creed is fake!" thread, so I will try to answer this and get it over with - the bottle looks real, and most probably was acquired from the Middle East/Arabian countries (UAE, most probably). The leaflet is in arabic, and states the Creed history etc (I can understand a bit of arabic and arabic numerals). The only way to know for sure is to smell it, and then compare it by going to your local authorized Creed retailer and trying MI there.

    Perhaps now you can share what Creeds you like/dislike ..
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    Thanks for the "policing", zztop! I love this thread.

    Royal Delight inquiry: Amazing, but not incredibly versatile. I use it as a special occasion type, but wear it more than I think I'd wear the Vintage Tab or REL. (which I want both of!)

    Erolfa: Wow, I wasn't expecting an answer as to the origin of the name!

    Irisia: I've never smelled this one! Can anyone describe it any further? The GIT "boasts" it's iris, could this be equally luxurious?!
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    I would like to know what people think of Vetiver '48. I tried a small sample of it and was hooked - it had that fresh mineral smell.

    In recent news .. Erwin Creed was spotted at a Creed event in the phillipines:

    http://www.shopcrazy.com.ph/2007/03/...pen-in-manila/

    At the same event, during an interview, he stated that Creed are thinking of a limited edition scent in a crystal bottle for 2010, which will be Creeds 250 year anniversary.
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    My first Creed purchase was a bottle of MI for my wife on Valentine's Day last year. It was sprayed on a card for me, and I said OK. When it came time to pay, I almost soiled myself! When she started blowing through it, I was happy she liked it, but not that damn much.

    Fast forward almost a year to my discovering Basenotes, and seeing MI as suitable for a man. I tried it, but it is just not for me. But I did learn about the rest of Creed's line, and went to a local Blue Mercury, and have tested a few. I tried GIT because of all the love here, and again, for me good not great. I did like Himalaya, blanched yet again at the retail price, and bought some from creedirect on eBay. This is a keeper for me. I got many compliments on it from people who don't notice when I wear something else. So now I'll see what's next.

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    My experience with Creed is Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, Tabarome Millesime and Erolfa.

    All of them are very smooth, even the Tabarome which has a spicy kick in it, and I want to drink them. However, none of them suit me except for Silver Mountain Water which is one of my main staples.

    Erolfa smells butterscotch pudding with a hint of sea salt to me. It's the first fragrance that I can describe as "humid". It transforms very quickly from something bright at the first spray, and ten in about 30 seconds as it dries it becomes very thick and rich. It's very intriguing and I smell my wrist over and over again, but it just isn't me at all.

    I'm very curious to try the Royal English Leather and Neroli Sauvage, as leathers and nerolis are always a favourite.

    Himalaya smells like puffy pink and yellow clouds. Liek Erolfa, it goes from bright to very smooth in less than a minute. Like erolfa it's quite intriguing and I smelled it over and over again when I tested it, but I don't think I could wear it in public.

    Tabarome Millesime starts off with a nice gingery note, and dries into a light spice, which I'm not qualified to describe. It's more conventional than the other two, and more "mature" but again not for me. My favourite "mature male" fragrance is Equipage.

    Silver Mountain Water is wonderful. Again smooth and drinkeable. Smells like fruity wine and tea. It took my awhile to appreciate it fully, but even when I wasn't sure if I liked it yet, I wasn't afraid to wear it out in public.
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    I went to Neiman's yesterday intending on picking up some Millesime Imperial, but ended up coming home with some Baie de Genievre. I picked up a sample of it a week or two ago, and have been more and more interested in it every day! I noticed that even the testers of Millesime Imperial were from 2005, and they smelled fine, so I think I will just get it online and save a hundred bucks. (I believe GIT goes off after a couple years)

    I really want to pick up bottles of Selection Verte and Cypres Musc, but the Creed rep is telling me that they only come in the 8.4 oz flacons. I don't need quite that much! Plus, I'd have to get atomizers for them as well. I've seen 2.5 oz bottle of both, either online or in tester form, so I know they have to exist...Anyone ever seen them?

    I'm enjoying the BdG very much! It is so incredibly masculine, and a perfect addition to my collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    I really want to pick up bottles of Selection Verte and Cypres Musc, but the Creed rep is telling me that they only come in the 8.4 oz flacons.
    I think the Creed rep is correct. Selection Verte and Cypres Musc are part of the Private Collection and that series is available in 8.4 oz flacons only.

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