I currently own Creed RD but I'm curious about REL since it's the first Creed and all... I've never sniffed REL but they both seem to be leather based scents with mandarin in it. Seeing as how it's not available in The Netherlands I'd have to make either a blind purchase online or buy it when I'm in Paris for some reason. I was wondering about how similar the two are and whether it's justified buying REL when one already owns RD?
Thanks (and my sincerest apologies for yet another Creed thread )
Last edited by Merlino; 3rd April 2008 at 12:44 PM.
I've to add just a personal annotation. I own both, but I prefer Royal Delight. It has much more "going on", seems quite multi-faceted, compared to Royal English Leather. I hold Royal Delight in high regards for combining sensuality and seriousness. All I get from Royal English Leather is seriousness... It's certainly a venerable leather composition, but the one-dimensionality with which it "performs" on my skin doesn't appeal to me any longer.
Last edited by DesGrieux; 3rd April 2008 at 01:19 PM.
Not Available in the Netherlands?
I bet you haven't been to Skins Cosmetics, for they do have it.
You can find one here: http://www.skins.nl/locaties.htm
Last edited by Domingo; 3rd April 2008 at 01:45 PM.
Ruggles: do you think they're sufficiently similar to get a good impression of REL by sniffing K10?
Last edited by Merlino; 3rd April 2008 at 02:35 PM.
Last edited by Merlino; 3rd April 2008 at 04:31 PM.
No, not at all. No need to apologize.
I guess you didn't used the search the first time, for if you just go to their Creed section, you won't find it listed.
But good you called and if they are sending you a sample that's even better!
Btw, I can't imagine they won't be able to order a smaller bottle, if you should happen to like it.
Last edited by Domingo; 3rd April 2008 at 04:51 PM.
Just get Acier Aluminium and live in euphoria.
They're both great compositions. RD is certainly more complex, but I rarely find an opportunity to wear its baroque opulence. REL is straightforward (in an ingenious more than in a boring way, IMHO) sweet leather and I find nothing more satisfying when at leisure or in black tie. It wears easily and is a constant source of pleasure to me (I inhale). RD is Belle Epoque historicism, REL is Georgian neo-classicism, it's a matter of stylistic preference.
Last edited by the_good_life; 3rd April 2008 at 05:10 PM.
It would be interesting to see the sales figures for Creeds, but I'm pretty sure GIT outsells REL or RD 100:1.
Last edited by Merlino; 3rd April 2008 at 07:48 PM.