but this should be in the marketplace
Thread: Creed Bois Du Portugal
This morning I received my bottle (75ml), hard to find here and expensive. Dont ask me how much I paid grrr.
Elegant, classy, critrus, velvet, silky and woody, complex. However not my cup of tea there is something in there that is not for me, some spicy note in there that bothers me.
This was a blind purchase. Lesson learned.
Last edited by Basteri; 30th September 2008 at 10:42 AM. Reason: must go to the marketplace forum instead
but this should be in the marketplace
sorry I did not realize there is a market place forum where you can swap, that is nice.
I tried to moved it there but seems you need 500 post to even swap fragrances.
I will edit this one instead.
Too bad. BdP is one of my favorites. Perhaps it was the smoky spicy lavender and cedarwood combo.
I love it! Sorry to hear you don't like it but you won't have any trouble selling it either...
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I don't like it much either.. it's too strong for my taste.
to be honest I dont find it strong.. and I dont find any resemblance with Polo Green (classic).
It is very elegant no doubt of it. There is a spicy note in there that I cant stand yet I dont know what it is, reminds me a some chemical product, cleaning product? Oh well. I am happy I tried though.
With all due respect for the ones that really like this one, I think GIT puts this one to sleep.
Perhaps you might consider setting it aside for a month or two and retrying BdP before selling it. My nose has changed so much that many fragrances I initially disliked have become favorites of mine.
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I loved BdP upon first sniff and every time I open my flacon to sniff it seems to get better and better, sweeter and sweeter, woodier and woodier.
Maybe you should set it aside for a while and later consider cutting your losses and swapping or selling it. I usually wait a few months until I give up on a fragrance.
That is also and option that I have considered, my initial idea was to swap it with someone for different fragrance from Creed. No rush really. As tworoads have mentioned , I as well, have experienced that perfumes that I did not like in the past I do now.
This one I have a hard time feeling it on me, usually when I wear a new fragrance for a few weeks it is present on my own nose all the time, with this one I have to look for it, smell my hands, my shirt.. maybe it is just my imagination :-)
I bought a bottle not too long ago and it smells quite a bit different from the samples I've had in the past. It seems stronger, and has a bit of a clove and pepper, or at least, a lot of spice smell to it that I hadn't noticed with the samples. Anyone else notice this?
Last edited by PJX007; 30th September 2008 at 01:41 PM.
The duke . windex! that is it. bingo. I knew it was something chemical, like a cleaning product but I could not come up with what is was.
I am with TwoRoads on this one. Just give it a chance. It is a babe (or dude) magnet! I had a decant and got a compliment EVERY time I wore BdP. I say give it a month and try it again. Of course I mentioned my story with BdP to my uncle who now owns a bottle and has had the same experience. It is a strange (at first) scent that you will eventually crave.
I love the smoky-sweet-creamy ambergris base of BdP. I think it is beautiful and perfectly balanced. It is a masterful creation.
i think its the same herb used (amplified) in PDN New York...is it thyme?
btw, if you felt BdP wasnt ur type becoz of (presuming) this note..then steer clear from PDN NY....
yes Steve, it is that sort of acid note, window cleaner, at first I thought it was some spice. It is very distinctive but you guys nailed it. Thank you.
I got the same windex "accord" when I first sniffed BdP...but I gave it another try after 4 months of sniffing various scents and my opinion of BdP transformed completely. Let it settle down after the initial blast, Let the potion settle on your skin and after 20-30 minutes or so it settles into something sweet but classy. Don't be in a rush to trade this one off. I'd wait a couple months or longer and re-try it, like some people here have said. You may change your mind.
thank you all for your opinion. I will give it a second try later on, one month or so. BdP is going back to his box, it was a short trip out.
Now I have to get my hands in Imperal and Himalaya, the first is coming from NYC in two weeks.
Imperial!!! My favorite! The melon note is just sublime.
Himalaya...I'll let you experience for yourself, when you first sniff, cierra tus ojos y imaginate en las Montanas!
:-) me lo imagino.. I hope Imperial make a better first impression than BdP .
Himalaya is next in line.
Gee. I love it!!! You won't have a problem on Market place trying to sell it. I might put in for it.
the lesson learned is: NEVER buy Creed stuff blind....you're gonna hate it.
I love it, but like New York by PdN better for the price difference.
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Of course body chemistry means a lot here. What it smells like on subject A is usually different than what it smells like on subject B! It can be the difference here. Same can be said of smelling scents out of the bottle. I find MOST fragrances to be alcohol strong and almost sickening out of the bottle, but applied and then mixed with the persons body chemistry (oils, natural pheromones, glandular secretions) gives you the total sum! Some days certain scents work better than on other days! Hence in the summer where more sweat may be produced, or in the winter where less. In the summer skin can be more oily than in the winter months etc... I would never judge a fragrance after one, or two or even three tries. Give it time then judge! And never smell out of the bottle!!! After that if you still find it doesn't agree with you, than its just not made for your body type. Perhaps your allergic to the constituents? People can be allergic to very things that MAKE the fragrance!
To me it smells like a chinese herbal pharmacy, the type that sells gingseng and shrooms. It smells tooooo woody; negative associations, but some people really like it.
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