Excellent reviews as always.
I just posted my review of the two latest by Creed here:
I like both of them quite a bit but I am especially impressed by Windsor. The more I wear it the more I feel this might be one of Creed's best masculine fragrances.
Excellent reviews as always.
Nice review SMM.
I don't get quite as much eucalyptus as you (and many others here on BN) mention...not nearly as much as the Scent One: Hinoki. It's there...humming along but not jumping out at me. Maybe my eucalyptus threshold is too high?
Thanks for the writeups. I believe Sublime Vanille isn't getting its due here - it really is a technically impressive fragrance and one of the most slick (and unisex) vanilla fragrances in quite some time.
Very well done. Agree completely with the Windsor review. Now anxious to try vanille. . .
Thanks for the write-ups.
I definitely zoned in to and appreciated your comments on Windsor. Gotta try that soon, I have a sample. Thanks for the very insightful and well-written review.
"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas
Yes, great reviews! I'm fascinated by your longevity experience with Windsor! This fragrance is amazingly skin-sensitive, and it shows by one more instance of variability. I also like how you find the eucalyptus is going through to the base. I had noticed it mostly in the topnotes, but I need to go back and dissect it out of the base for a better judgment of the cedar. Thanks for noticing that.
[PS - Let it never be said that I never disagreed with anything in your reviews, but I must. The title is missing the "t" in "Not". What can I say - my inner editor. But I'll make up for it by saying great job again, for putting these scents in so much context, and for.... ]
Finally, I want to say something else which echoes the review of Windsor. We complain so bitterly about "major" perfumers (niche or designer) staying safe. Windsor is not safe. It doesn't even go for the diva safety of Amouage, which does "wall of fragrance" so well (I do love Amouage - don't get me wrong. They're my next love shack). No - Windsor's a quiet little thing - but brilliant in its non-pompous, goofy/classy-as-true-royalty elegance.
I am very interested in the heritage of Windsor. I would trade my entire stock of "vintage" Tabarôme for a single sniff of the original Windsor juice - even if spoiled by time. That would, gladly, be my "Scent Trek in Time".
The thing that gets me is Creed releases two fragrances right on top of each other that are among the best they've done for the last few years.
I am hoping this is the beginning of a renaissance for the House and not an anomaly.
Honestly I go even a little further than you, niche houses like Creed should have the courage to be less "safe".That is why I am actually pretty pleased with these last three Creed releases starting with Acqua Fiorentina. I think all of them have shown an ability to use the advantages a niche house has in composing a perfume.
Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
Windsor's a quiet little thing - but brilliant in its non-pompous, goofy.........elegance.
Yes, those cute little royals with their little stick-out ears and silly story-book fashions - like they just walked out of a Miyazaki movie - I just want to pinch their rosy-red cheeks and give the a good noogie! (...and spend a little time in the holding cells at Scotland Yard, while I'm at it! )