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    Cool So, what is actually in those Creeds?

    Let's see two examples:

    Millesime Imperial:
    Top Notes: Crisp fruit notes, sea salt
    Middle Notes: Sicilian lemon, bergamot, mandarin, Florentine Iris
    Base Notes: Musk, woody and marine notes
    Top notes: Bergamot, Green Mandarin, Lemon.
    Heart notes: Iris, Sea Scent.
    Back notes: Sandalwood, Amber, musk.

    and Tabarome:
    Top Notes: Bergamot, Tangerine
    Middle Notes: Ginger
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, ambergris Tobacco, leather
    Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Ginger
    Heart notes: Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver
    Base notes: Musk, Tea, Tobacco

    Which one is telling the truth?


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    Default Re: So, what is actually in those Creeds?

    Quote Originally Posted by steve_123 View Post

    Which one is telling the truth?

    Interesting find. Looks like even the Creed advertising department has some slip ups.

    The answer? Both, neither and a combination there of. The note pyramids are chiefly a marketing device and can bear zero resemblance to the fragrance they purportedly describe or its ingredients; you might suffer some customer backlash, angry emails about how their is no discernible "Sea Scent" in Millesime Imperial middle section, but you wouldn't be breaking any laws or regulations. Even if we had the formulas for these perfumes to compare with the descriptions we couldn't determine much because, even if the Tabarome contains no real Tobacco accord, the other ingredients might create the effect in combination.

    Here's an example! One website lists Tabac Blond as follows:"Top Notes:leather, carnation, lime Middle Notes:iris, vetiver, ylang-ylang, Base Notes:cedar, patchouli, vanilla, ambergris, musk."
    And here's a formula for Tabac Blond (reposted from david in this thread!!!?p=969508 many thanks david):
    118 Perubalsam
    118 Labdangum
    114 Benzoe Siam
    118 Vanillin
    94 Cinnamonalcohol
    59 Resinoid Olibanum
    23,5 Amberoil (rectified)
    59 Jonon
    59 Moschus Keton
    35 Patchouli
    23,5 Rose Absolue
    59 Phenylethylphenylacetat So.
    35 Petitgrain Gr
    23,5 Dimethylhydrochinon
    47 Isoeugenol
    14,5 Ambrette seed oil
    Please note I have no idea how accurate this is or which formulation but it's interesting to see what might be readily identified and what is an illusion =)

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    Default Re: So, what is actually in those Creeds?

    A skilled parfumeur can create an interesting array of notes to smell like something else. Cumin, in Alexander McQueen's Kingdom, gives the "sweat" note. Leather notes and tobacco notes are not derived from real leather or tobacco.

    It's part of the artistry of scent.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881
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    Default Re: So, what is actually in those Creeds?

    Haha, the thing is that these 2 sites are supposed to be "THE" official ones.
    What can I say, looks like they can't get their notes straight.

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    Default Re: So, what is actually in those Creeds?

    I'd go with's info because I can't get no (SATISFACTION) Sea scent from Millesime Imperial.
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