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    Default Creed Green Valley

    I take note when I join a small gathering of friends, and everyone notices a fragrance I wear, in a good way. ESPECIALLY when I've just barely dabbed it on pulse points out of a tester. I have only had unanimous praise for a few fragrances, including Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil, Bulgari Aqua, and just today, SURPRISINGLY, with Green Valley. You'd have to have been there to believe it. I joined a few friends to talk and sit around the table eating snacks and catching up and basically shooting the breeze and suddenly about 10 minutes in one friend said, "wow, you smell amazing Anthony!" And slowly everyone else agreed fervently. The only reason I've really been wearing it lately is becuase Jensen (basenotes member) asked me about it. It's easy to forget about but it is really a stunningly beautiful green scent. It has moments of Jolly Rancher candy, countered with beautiful grass and mint reveries which whisk the wearer across a beautiful green landscape interspersed with trees and wildflowers. It's beautiful! Crisp and masculine.

    I've been reading a lot of anti-Creed rhetoric lately and really, to each his own. Here is the place for opinions, but I've not met a Creed I thought smelled horrible, and all have this lovely simplicity, a breeziness, and this is no exception, though it's often overlooked. If there were any doubt, my one friend, a girl, said, "you can tell a man has entered our apartment. It's very sexy but so crisp and clean!" I kid ya not. I was surprised because I never considered it very manly but in that clean, fresh, crisp, green way, it really is! No one really talks about Green Valley, well, relatively speaking, and I find it one of the more beautiful Creeds available. I rarely get overt compliments, let alone from an entire group (and I only dabbed it on with my finger tips, NO LIE ) so I thought I'd share with everyone here my experience with this lovely fragrance!!! If anything I'd love to encourage more people who are sampling Creed through the more popular fragrances of the line to extend it one more to include the lovely Green Valley. Anyone else? Likes, dislikes? p.s. it does not remind me of Fahrenheit.
    Last edited by nthny; 31st May 2008 at 01:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Creed Green Valley

    I instantly liked it when I sampled it last year.

    It's one of those Creed's I always forget about, but it's crisp grass accord is unmistakable and quite original. I usually lean towards the Guerlain AA's to get my garden, grass fix - but GV and it's more austere and sophisticated take on it impressed me.
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    I haven't tested GV in months. Will need to give it a try again...

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    This is one of my favorite Creeds. Great staying power on me also. This is one Creed that I will always have in my collection.
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    Its a well put together frag - sweet, green, minty - but for some reason I don't wear it much. Its just like a good looking well-educated girl from a decent upper middle class family who for some mysterious reason has trouble finding dates.
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    It's on my list of things to try. Looking forward to it.

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    I absolutely agree...GV is a Creed stand-out; I sampled a couple sprays on my wrists for the first time months ago, and 17 hrs. later, when I woke up, I still smelt it. I love that sweet, sharp note(mint?) that singles GV out from the usual suspects...and the unbelievable longevity for a Creed make GV a secret favorite.

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    I'm a fan of Green Valley. I thought it was good, but had relegated it to daytime wearing status just because it's green. Then one night I wore it to nightclub and I was so glad I did. I got a couple of compliments and felt very good wearing it. Since that night, I've realized that this one is an excellent choice for an evening scent. If anyone finds it underwhelming, try giving it a chance to shine on a bigger stage.

    This one changes a lot into the drydown and as the patchouli and sandalwood come into the picture, it reminds me of bits of Montale's Lime Aoud's drydown-- though more laid back.

    Also the mint in this is terrific. As a bartender, I make a lot of mojitos with fresh mint, and Green Valley really nails that freshness. It's an underrated scent for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Its a well put together frag - sweet, green, minty - but for some reason I don't wear it much. Its just like a good looking well-educated girl from a decent upper middle class family who for some mysterious reason has trouble finding dates.
    hahahah! That's hilarious, but I think right on! Thanks everyone for responding I wore it again last night and was a little unsure of its drydown, that is, it seemed a little tiny teeny bit harsh, like the end of 212 by Herrera or something... but that was several hours after application.
    Last edited by nthny; 31st May 2008 at 05:22 PM.

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    I bit melancholic, but a really good scent. There is a faint resemblance to Fahrenheit -which I dislike- but it's not strong enough to spoil it. Not a complex scent, straightforward in development, the drydown is green and herbal. I love it.
    Last edited by Sandy; 31st May 2008 at 07:44 PM.

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    I'm pretty sure GV figures amoung my neglected Creed decants...gotta go and check...yep!...almost 10 ml! It'll have to wait as tonight I'm sampling Declaration ("Essence" version). I was on a sniffing spree earlier in the afternoon.

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    i wonder why this Creed never gets mentioned....

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    For me, this was a great summer fragrance for about four years. Still love it, but have taken a break from it for now. It is wonderful.
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    I liked it.
    Really calm and pleasant.
    The patchouli on the dry down is not headshop type either.
    Pleasant and green, all the way thru.
    Just slightly too feminine for me.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    as always, great review Nthny!

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    Yep,I really liked the samp I recieved. Used it up pretty quick. 4oz in the mail any day now!

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    Hmm, I'll definitely have to put this on my next samples list.....

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    I agree, this is an excellent scent and one of my favorite Creed fragrances. I too wonder why it doesn't get mentioned more often. It lasts a long time and the description on the Creed website of it being inspired by the countryside in summertime is actually quite fitting in my opinion. I especially like the mint and blackcurrant in this one!

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    I have to test it again, but today I will buy Himalaya :-)

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    Well, it is nice to hear good things about a frag. I am about to use. I just bought a "flacon" of GV. Sniffed it years ago and decided to go with SMW and later GIT. Hope it works for me.

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    It smells good, not great. Also, smells a bit cheap to me due to the mint.
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    I love GV.. it's on my list of "must buys." Definitely one that can be overlooked but is really quite nice.
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    This stuff is horrible to me. The combination of black currants and violet leaf, two scents I discovered I had an intense dislike for in SMW and GIT respectively, is repulsive to me. These ingredients both share a certain "high frequency" shrillness that I can't stand.

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    I bought and sold two bottles of this on my way to discovering my dislike for violets. One of a small handful of Creeds I don't like much along with the violet infested GIT (although I respect GIT much more than GV).
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    well, maybe the whether here in india is suitable for these kinda scents...this just sparkles clean green accords on a hot Summer afternoon/evenings alike...can't do anything about dislike for Violets cheers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    well, maybe the whether here in india is suitable for these kinda scents...this just sparkles clean green accords on a hot Summer afternoon/evenings alike...can't do anything about dislike for Violets cheers..
    Of course not . If you like the violet in GIT, the blackcurrant in SMW and green muskyness with a light mint then GV valley is for you.
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    I've owned it twice...meh...

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    Green Valley was the 3rd Creed that I really liked....I would say that GIT is my favorite Creed,,,,and Tabarome is my #2 (not the Vintage Tabarome).....Green Valley would be #3 for me from the Creed family....Great scents for sure.
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    Hello,
    I just bought a 75 ml bottle of Green Valley. It smells good, the box looks ok, but it doesn't have the lot number on it. Same with the bottle itself, no lot number. Is it fake, of is the any chance, that they have put the juice into the bottles without this number. Maybe it has something to do with the fact, that it has been discontinued? Any help?

    Jan

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    If it smells good, I wouldn't worry about the serial number.

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