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    Default sick of Creed

    they've got ugly bottles....the scents are waaaaaay overrated.....and the whole brand is just a big cliche....

    it's the equivelant of someone buying a Benz and putting 20" chrome spinners on it.....LAME!

    but most of all....i'm sick and bloody tired of READING about Creed!!!!

    *mental ignore button for that word: ON*

    now where were we....

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    Blasphemy.....Blasphemy I say!
    Last edited by Maz24; 22nd May 2008 at 04:51 AM.

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    Why did *YOU* start another Creed thread ...just to say you're sick of Creed?

    btw, there's no escape from Creed... all your base belong to us (Creed)


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    Maybe Creed is sick of you.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Maybe Creed is sick of you.
    Touché!

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    Default Re: sick of Creed

    wtf a benz with 20inch spinners

    whats not to like

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    Quote Originally Posted by supracuhz View Post
    wtf a benz with 20inch spinners

    whats not to like
    I'll take a benz with 20s anyday!
    Last edited by Maz24; 22nd May 2008 at 05:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    they've got ugly bottles....the scents are waaaaaay overrated.....and the whole brand is just a big cliche....

    it's the equivelant of someone buying a Benz and putting 20" chrome spinners on it.....LAME!

    but most of all....i'm sick and bloody tired of READING about Creed!!!!

    *mental ignore button for that word: ON*

    now where were we....
    So don't wear them.

    If you're sick of the threads, don't open them.

    Why is this so hard for people to grasp? Were you bludgeoned in the head as a small child or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    they've got ugly bottles....the scents are waaaaaay overrated.....and the whole brand is just a big cliche....
    I find the bottles simple and classy.

    I also feel that the term "overrated" doesn't really apply to something so subjective. Overrated really means "so many people like this fragrance and I don't".

    it's the equivelant of someone buying a Benz and putting 20" chrome spinners on it.....LAME!
    That is lame! But not a great anaology.

    but most of all....i'm sick and bloody tired of READING about Creed!!!!

    *mental ignore button for that word: ON*

    now where were we....
    As Aaron01 said, don't open them.

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    I think they have majestic bottles...cant Ignore bottles of SMW, MI, VIW, Santal imperial, Himalaya, GIT and others too...as for the juice, there are times when nothing else comes close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    they've got ugly bottles....the scents are waaaaaay overrated.....and the whole brand is just a big cliche....

    it's the equivelant of someone buying a Benz and putting 20" chrome spinners on it.....LAME!

    but most of all....i'm sick and bloody tired of READING about Creed!!!!

    *mental ignore button for that word: ON*

    now where were we....
    I second everything you say. With the exception of Green Irish Tweed. GIT is a wonderful scent, the rest is overrated, overpriced and dispensable. And you can believe me, I've tried them all.

    But as always. It's a matter of personal opinion and taste!

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    I don't know but to both my (ex)girlfriend and I, Creed's MI was worth the discounted price of $13 an ounce.
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    I only like a few Creeds myself My fave being Himalaya. To me it's an all year frag that is so fresh. A lot of people get some sort of woodiness out it, but I find it just fresh and soapy. MI is also great - but nothing original. SMW is awesome and I want to get a 1oz bottle just to run a trial. I find GIT to be decent, but nothing worth the price. BdP is spicey and elegant - yet it's not that great and many similar scents beat it out. I don't hate Creeds - I just find a couple worth while when the rest are relatively over-rated. Bottom line, go with what you like. Perfect example is Dior Homme, I adore it. But it's just not a cologne to wear to be noticed and seems very old fashioned to me. Also, M7 on here. It's loved, but I find it way to pungent and in your face. M7 Fresh is awesome though, but isn't really enjoyed by people other than myself.
    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

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    Wow, another thread in which to profess my love for Creed! I just can't help it... I want to buy fragrances from other houses but every time I smell a new Creed I just have to have it!

    Thanks for making this thread possible!
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    It's always nice to have a negative Creed thread, every once in a while, just to balance things out.

    Order has now been restored to the Basenotes universe...


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    Creed is thinking of yet another fragrance, this one to honor their greatest salespersons:

    Silver Mouthing Whiner

    Top notes

    Sour Grapes

    Middle Notes

    Sour Grapes

    Base Notes

    Sour Grapes

    Last edited by kbe; 22nd May 2008 at 10:55 AM.
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    Hate is actually a very powerful emotion, I save it for more important things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    I don't know but to both my (ex)girlfriend and I, Creed's MI was worth the discounted price of $13 an ounce.
    Where did you get MI for $13 per ounce??

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    I'm inclined to agree with the original poster to be honest. I do think they're over-rated and I don't particularly like their bottles either.

    I don't hate Creed as such, I'm just indifferent to the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    they've got ugly bottles....the scents are waaaaaay overrated.....and the whole brand is just a big cliche....

    it's the equivelant of someone buying a Benz and putting 20" chrome spinners on it.....LAME!

    but most of all....i'm sick and bloody tired of READING about Creed!!!!

    *mental ignore button for that word: ON*

    now where were we....
    As my posting signature says, "In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane" and there are few things in this world which are more a matter of opinion then fragrance preference. So if someone likes Creed, more power too them.

    I will admit that I've yet to find a Creed fragrance which has been able to make the cut in my fragrance wardrobe, even disregarding price. I'll also admit that the obsessive Creed boosters on Basenotes are very tiresome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Creed is thinking of yet another fragrance, this one to honor their greatest salespersons:

    Silver Mouthing Whiner

    Top notes

    Sour Grapes

    Middle Notes

    Sour Grapes

    Base Notes


    Sour Grapes




    That's pretty damned funny!

    I must say that whereas I used to find Creeds somewhat underwhelming, over time I find that I'm wearing them more and more and everything else less and less. To me GIT and SMW are flawless 5 star masterpieces, which can be worn every day without getting sick of them. They've got many dimensions, and are good from start to finish. Meanwhile many other creeds are near masterpieces.

    Contrast these to my other favourites - Lutens and Montales - While these may be more impressive, more interesting, more thought provoking and more artistic than Creeds, the drydowns are usually weaker than the head and body, and the evolution, while perhaps more spectacular, is never as satisfying as the evolution of a creed. There is always a flaw in most of these fragrances so that no matter how much I love them, they're half a notch away from perfect.

    For example Cuir Mauresque which is a stunning leather cinnamon orange three dimensional beauty - it dries into orange cinnamon powder, which is too damned dry. It needs alot of humidity to give it life. I have a gripe like that about almost all of my favourites, but not about my favourite Creeds.

    Creeds usually have their own life, probably thanks to that ambergris/musk and addictive sandalwood chord that everyone is sick of, but which I adore.

    Even a relatively boring and rather linear creed like Royal Water has a lovely evolution into something that is just a glowing aura of pleasantness. Some are better than others, but the best ones tend to be the overall best fragrances I've tried over the long haul.

    And Creed 75ml bottles are my favourite of any house really.
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    I really love how people think opposing viewpoints shouldn't be posted on a public forum - by definition a place where people meet and discuss. Just because you don't like people who post their dislike of something doesn't mean you need to post a reply.

    On topic, Creed - meh. I like the concept of what they're trying to do, but my nose hasn't been impressed, except with one of their frags. But, in my limited experience, that seems typical of many houses. There may be one or two scents I like from a house, but not everything. Even though I have found one house that has a number of frags I like. But that seems to be an exception.

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    I love the classy packaging, but I find the fragrances, with a few exceptions, to be rather sexless and stuffy. I do think their rose fragrances are spectacular. That said, Creed could benefit by putting a little bit of dirt in their juices. And hiring a real nose, wouldn't be a such bad idea either.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 22nd May 2008 at 02:49 PM.

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    I'm sick of people buying old stock (or fake) Creeds from the internet and start complaining about Creed.
    Safe some money and buy the real stuff for a change and maybe then I'll start listening.

    It's like buying an expired bottle of milk and start complaining afterwards that the milk tastes bad.
    Last edited by eric; 22nd May 2008 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoos View Post
    I really love how people think opposing viewpoints shouldn't be posted on a public forum - by definition a place where people meet and discuss. Just because you don't like people who post their dislike of something doesn't mean you need to post a reply.
    You took the words right out of my keyboard.

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    This thread is ugly and overrated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post

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    Everso is just expressing his views, but then again, there's also leading with the chin
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    I dont get strong feelings about this topic. You like what you like and if you hate it, fine, I can still like it. Besides, I don't think you and I will meet anytime soon and so that way, you don't have to smell me.

    Having found Lutens, and Villoresi, I do find that those scents are more thought provoking. Chergui makes me wistful in winter, wheareas GIT is just plain nice.

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