I think I can be of help here as I went through a little Epicea phase at one point.
At first I had a sample and thought it was awesome, so I jumped on the opportunity for a cheap bottle when I saw it. At first I was extremely impressed. I loved the fresh, true to nature scent it has. Really a nice, natural pine smell, like what you might get on a day of skiing going up the chairlift as you pass over a foresty patch. Another comparison: It almost smells as one's fingers might if they rubbed their hands with pines and grapefruit. Not air freshenery, cologney, or X-mas tree-ey. Ey. I also got one of the best compliments of my life on it-I was sitting in the middle of the room, about 5 rows back from the front, during a chemistry lecture. When it was over, I walked to the front to ask a question. After I asked the question, as I turned to go back to my seat, a girl in the front row said "Woh, that's YOU who smells amazing! I kept getting these great wafts of scent coming from behind me, kind of distracting really." So that added to the fun. The interesting thing though was that this was from my sample!
Maybe there was something wrong with the bottle I got, who knows, but at any rate when I wore it out of the bottle I just didn't get nearly as good of an overall scent impression as I did from the sample. The top notes were still nice but it simply didn't last on me. It would disappear/lose character very quickly, even if I applied a lot. I eventually gave up on it and sold the bottle. Very sad, because it was absolutely awesome from the sample.
I'd try it out if I were you and see if you can get some lasting power out of it. It is at the very worst a very pleasant and natural smell, so you certainly won't dislike it. Very different from the majority of Creeds that I've tried.
p.s.-I'll be back in the Lou soon. I'll be busy at the get-go but we should definately meet up down the road a month or two once I'm settled in and in the rhythm of things.