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    Lightbulb Which fragrance will appeal to my taste?

    Hello guys,

    I been reading the forums for a while and I got to say this forum is amazing!! I really enjoyed reading from all of you and you guys seems really nice, makes me wish I knew about this place 2-3 years ago . Anyhow my thread is related to couple of things first I will list you some of the fragrances I like just so you have an idea of my taste versus which one from creed you think I will enjoy. I am looking to buy 1 or 2 bottles as my first Creed. I have ordered some samples online:

    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Chevrefeuille Original
    Creed Erolfa
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Néroli Sauvage
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    Already got GIT sample it's a small 1ml so testing it doesn't seem that great. Here's my collection that I like. I will not list the other fragrances I bought and hated

    Eau d'issey, JPG summer, Unforgivable, Lavin l'homme, D&G The one, D&G Light Blue, Baldessarini the original / Ambre, all the del mar, Polo Black, Bulgari Aqua, Ungaro III, St. Barts South Seas ( still not 100% positive I like it)

    So which one out the sample I ordered you think will be my first buys? I really heared great stuff on SMW and Himalaya.

    Last, I would like to know where you guys buy your Creeds, I emailed fragrancenet asking them about their Creeds and how authentic they are, since it seems the US martket is flooded with the fake ones and I never gotten a reply from them.

    Thanks a lot for your help is much appreciated
    Last edited by ede_desire; 5th August 2008 at 06:19 AM.

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    Hey..... I would go for the SMW... and the cheapest place that you can find it is Costco. They also have GIT and OS and Tabrome so you have a choice of 4, plus the price is very nice..... and the lot date I believe was 07 so there kinda pretty fresh.

    I said SMW because of the smellies that you mentioned above, of which I own alot of.... and I think you will like SMW....
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    Thanks for the fast reply deadhacker, ya I am believing SMW as well from the kind of fragrances I like, a friend told me to check out the virgin island water but I did hold out on getting a sample as I read it's the same as st.barts or close to it.

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    if you go for Himalaya, you will get a mix of SMW and GIT...i think its a pretty good one too.

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    Fragrancenet is a great online store - they don't sell fakes. If they sold fakes you can bet they wouldn't buy banner ads on this website.

    Most verified, online sellers from the U.S. are great and you don't have to worry about fakes, which is a problem on eBay or at fly-by-night fragrance stands and shops.

    Any of the following stores will have 100% legit Creed (and everything else):

    FragranceNet.com
    PerfumeEmporium.com
    Perfume.com
    FragranceX.com
    99perfume.com
    StrawberryNet.com
    FragranceExpress.com

    There are plenty of others, many of which link from the fragrance review pages on this website.

    There is no one site that has the best prices on everything - some will be the lowest on one item or brand while being expensive on another. StrawberryNet tends to be on the high side, but they have a lot of unique items found nowhere else.

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    Thank you very much bbBD on the links and post much appreciated!

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    By the way, if you're just starting a collection, don't feel absolutely compelled to buy a Creed because of all the chatter it gets here..... I have a decent bottle collection but I only have Creed samples - no bottles. I like some of them a lot (Acier Aluminum, Citrus Birragade, Himalaya), but they're not so amazing to me to justify for spending that much. If you're going to spend $150+ on a bottle, you could also look at houses like Serge Lutens, Montale, Comme des Garcons, and Bond No. 9. Just my opinion...

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    Thanks again for the reply bbBD you mentionned: houses like Serge Lutens, Montale, Comme des Garcons, and Bond No. 9

    Any particular ones I should try that you think I will like from my line of tastes, I just got my creed samples today. I really liked Himalaya a lot so far. SMW did not impress me as I thought I would be ( maybe I was expecting too much and set the bar for it too high ) lot of people did not seem to care much for it either and thought it was too powdery. Private Tabarome was just too strong for me did not like it neither Neroli Sauvage too much citrus to my liking..., as far as Erofla goes, it wasn't bad just extremely weak scent gone in like 15 mins.

    Will test the others left.

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    You really should try Creed Original Vetiver.

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    Hey samplermike, what does it smell like if you had to compare it to another cologne, I haven't had any luck liking the too much lime/citrus fragrances so far

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    I think Himalaya would be your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    You really should try Creed Original Vetiver.
    Creed's Original Vetiver is ok but there are vetiver fragrances that cost a lot less and last longer; i.e Guerlain Vetiver and CdG Vettiveru (about the same longevity os OV but 1/4 of the price).
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    why on earth would anyone buy Himalaya, when Paco Rabanne XS is the same scent, only done BETTER IMO.

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    Thanks for the tip everso that would be awesome if you are right. I will make a trip to the mall in the weekend and check it out . Surreality I don't know any of those you mentioned but a friend of mine suggested me to try the Lanvin vetiver. You guys are very helpful so thank you.

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    As you live in Abu Dahbi, where the weather is extremely hot, all those Creed scents are useless. As are most of your other ones.

    A bottle of Chrome would be much better for you.
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    I think what Surreality was suggesting was that you try these instead of Creed Original Vetiver:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru

    I'm not exactly sure what to suggest from the Houses I mentioned before based on the fragrances you listed - I would suggest to find samples, read reviews, and give everything a few tries before you decide whether you like it or not. I can't tell you how many times I like something at first and then end up not liking it a few weeks later, or don't like a fragrance and then realize how great it is two months after I first try it.
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    I do not live in abu dahbi :P I live in Canada ( had the abu dahbi flag by default ) fixed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    I think what Surreality was suggesting was that you try these instead of Creed Original Vetiver:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru
    That is indeed what I meant.

    I would suggest to find samples, read reviews, and give everything a few tries before you decide whether you like it or not. I can't tell you how many times I like something at first and then end up not liking it a few weeks later, or don't like a fragrance and then realize how great it is two months after I first try it.
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    I'd suggest that after you've tested those you've ordered, let your own nose and personal preference be the deciding factor.

    I also second bbBD's online sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ede_desire View Post
    I do not live in abu dahbi :P I live in Canada ( had the abu dahbi flag by default ) fixed now.
    In that case, don't buy
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Erolfa
    Creed Néroli Sauvage
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    without testing. Especially the ultra short lived Neroli Sauvage. BDP is a love it or shrug over it scent. Erolfa hangs around a fair while, but it kind of stops being marine at some point. MI is very variable,some years it lasts, some years it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ede_desire View Post
    Hey samplermike, what does it smell like if you had to compare it to another cologne, I haven't had any luck liking the too much lime/citrus fragrances so far
    Creed Original Vetiver is similar to Mugler Cologne, just 10x better. It reminds me of Irish Spring soap. Definitely a must try. Vetivers tend to smell old fashioned, but this one is very modern.

    Oh, and don't let others steer you away from at least trying Creed. It's the steep price tag that turns people off more than the actual scents themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    It's the steep price tag that turns people off more than the actual scents themselves.
    I think it more to be a combination of the two. High price tags aren't usually a bother; if the fragrance is special. There are a few Profumum's and one or two MDCI's that have a pricetag somewhat higher than Creed's that are in my wishlist to buy over the next few months (along with one Creed, either AA or Himalaya). I just don't think OV is a very original or special vetiver when you take the huge number of vetiver based scents out there on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    I think it more to be a combination of the two. High price tags aren't usually a bother, if the fragrance is special. There are a few Profumum's and one or two MDCI's that have a pricetag somewhat higher than Creed's that are in my wishlist to buy over the next few months (along with one Creed, either AA or Himalaya). I just don't think OV is a very original or special vetiver when you take the huge number of vetiver based scents out there on the market.
    surreality...I can't help but notice you enjoy quoting me so much. Is this your way of flirting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    surreality...I can't help but notice you enjoy quoting me so much. Is this your way of flirting?
    No Mike, your'e definitely not my type (now Maggie Lawson... that's my type) Its just that I don't agree with your recommendation of OV or some of your observations .
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    No Mike, your'e definitely not my type (now Maggie Lawson... that's my type) Its just that I don't agree with your recommendation of OV or some of your observations .
    There are at least 10 other recommendations on this thread.

    I'm still not sure why you are so hung up on what I think.

    Any way you can get my GF to think about me as much as you apparently do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    There are at least 10 other recommendations on this thread.

    I'm still not sure why you are so hung up on what I think.

    Any way you can get my GF to think about me as much as you apparently do?
    You flatter yourself Mike. I spend no time whatsoever thinking about you. I just think that there are better vetiver options than OV for ede-desire to try.

    Now let's get back on track and help ede-desire find a smelly that he will like to wear.
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    The price is not an issue otherwise I would not bother looking into it these type of fragrance. I just want to have something I will love to warrant wearing it most the time making it "my signature scent". Sameplermike I see you have a Creed bottle as your avatar you must really love it I guess... not sure if I can guess this one right "Acier Aluminium"? I should've gotten a sample for AA seems like a favorite among so many people, always a next time! I will try what you guys have suggested me, if I do not find testers in the mall I will look it up online. I never tried Mugler to know what it smells like (soapy, clean, fresh) seems pretty good to me. I went through the other samples left from Creed.

    Creed Baie de Genievre - Was ok, but did not like it to warrant a purchase.
    Creed Bois du Portugal - I liked it, seems rich to me, sophisticated, not sure I can wear this all the time though.
    Creed Chevrefeuille Original - Was ok, but did not like it to warrant a purchase.
    Creed Millesime Imperial - At first whiff this reminded me sooo much of Unforgivable which I own a bottle, I will have to test this further to see the exact difference between the 2. I already have a similar smell in unforgivable so will not purchase this as I am looking for something new.

    Second try of Himalaya, still liking this a lot and seems to have a longevity of a monster on me I could smell it on my skin at night and I have tried it in the morning, I really like the dry down of it. People liked the smell so that was a plus too. I still have like 1-2 testing times left from the juice in the sample. I know everso mentionned it's the same as Paco Xs not sure until I try it, some people said from what I read that Himalaya is better because of the Creed typical dry down ( not sure what that means ). Someone suggest Original Santal to me I will try to see what it smells like.

    Thanks again for your help guys much thankful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ede_desire View Post
    some people said from what I read that Himalaya is better because of the Creed typical dry down ( not sure what that means ).
    Most Creeds have a musk/ambergris base to give it that upscale and magical "money" smell. It really sets a Creed apart from your run of the mill department store fragrance. That, and it also smells more natural.
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    Thanks for the explanation samplermike Coming soon for the testing.

    Epicea
    Creed Green Valley
    Santal
    Original Vetiver
    Royal Water
    Virgin Island Water

    Second time testing Chevrefeuille, got lots of "this cologne smells nice" and it actually was smelling good I am liking it more the second time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ede_desire View Post
    Creed Millesime Imperial - At first whiff this reminded me sooo much of Unforgivable which I own a bottle, I will have to test this further to see the exact difference between the 2. I already have a similar smell in unforgivable so will not purchase this as I am looking for something new.
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    I read somewhere that Sean Combs love M.I, which is why his fragrance Unforgivable smells just like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    Most Creeds have a musk/ambergris base to give it that upscale and magical "money" smell. It really sets a Creed apart from your run of the mill department store fragrance. That, and it also smells more natural.l
    This is one of the most absurd things I've read on this website (the part about it smelling having a 'money' smell). There are any number of very high quality fragrances, including niche and designer, as well as Creed, that project quality. Except for precious few houses (like Red Flower and Rich Hippie) perfume oils are delivered in alcohol, which is a chemical. Perfume oils constitute less than 15-20% of what's in a bottle (citation, wikipedia article 'perfume'), so the 'natural' components are even less of a percentage.

    Knowing you're in Canada, you might want to try going to the high-end department stores and sampling, or do what I did recently, which is to go crazy ordering samples from theperfumedcourt.com and beautyhabit.com. They're a little pricey, but before I drop $150+ a bottle it's worth a few bucks to me to preview.

    I just got samples today from Serge Lutens (Bois Vanille and 5 O'Clock Gingerbre), Comme des Garcons (Hinoki), Ineke (Chemical Bonding) and Dyptique (Eau L'Neroli). I'm pretty happy with all of them and might buy one of the Serge Lutens and the Dyptique.

    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    Any way you can get my GF to think about me as much as you apparently do?l
    Does your 'girlfriend' know you spend your saturday nights hitting on girls at the mall instead of hanging out with her? Just curious...

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