I love Green Valley. It took me a while to REALLY love it.
Green Valley differs from some of the typical Creeds in that it's very clean and seems to have no ambergris/animalic notes. It's a very natural mint note up top. Like a freshly muddled mint mojito. This is compounded by the blackcurrant note. Something that occurs in perfumery is when you combine mint and notes of rum, you get a third note (like a harmony in music) and that note is blackcurrant-- and it's why mojitos have a slight blackcurrant character to them.
Anyway, along with the mint, you will notice a very prominent violet leaf scent. This is what garners comparisons to scents like Fahrenheit. The violet leaf note can be a real attention getter. Then the scent has a slightly sharp, tangy patchouli/sandalwood base that is really nice. A touch of vanilla and powderiness in there in places.
I had relegated this to daytime/casual wear-- until the other night I wore 3 full sprays and took it to a nightclub. I was a bit stunned to at how well it performed and at all the positive vibes I was getting from women. I even overheard two girls talking about how great my cologne was. Green Valley smells very natural, composed, expensive, and crisp. Yes, it's super "green", of course this means different things to different people. There's no vetiver in this, that I can detect.
You've got to try Green Valley-- it's a vastly underrated Creed.
Wonderful scent. NOT LIKE GIT, in my opinion (which I don't like) but more like Selection Verte also by Creed. Kind of like a dressed up version of Gap by Grass (the discontinued one) with more longevity and complexity.
I just sold my remaining GV by creed. I think it's a better scent than my getting rid of it might indicate -- It's just dominated by the sweeter notes on my skin. On me, it's a much 'warmer' scent than I anticipated, given the notes. Definite similarities to GIT, to my nose. On my skin, though, the blackcurrant ran amok and overrode everything else.
I do find some -slight- similarities to Fahrenheit.
The violet is quite powerful and the mint mild, like a high sugar spearmint, not really sharp or fresh to me. I find the floral aspect to be significant and the dry down to be musky and sweet. It doesn't fit with my concept of my masculinity; I find it feminine but don't read too much into that, I wear Fleur de The Rose bulgare and L'Heure bleue happily.
I am not a great lover of GIT either (though I will wear it sometimes) , or SMW and this shares aspects of both. Of the three I think GIT is by far the strongest composition and GV the weakest.
"Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. ” - Henri Matisse.