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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vojskovođa View Post
    I now curse the day I bad mouthed GIT... I smelt it again (with my nose being more refined) and couldn't get over how amazing it smelt and now I totally understand why it's Creeds #1 selling fragrance. .................. Cool Water doesn't even come close to it.
    Same happened to me. I actually posted here that GIT was way too close to Cool Water. Now I have three big bottles of GIT.

    Consider it as akin to your nose used to be in a learning phase, but has now just graduated.
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Can everyone play nice again in this thread?

    If you don't like Creed then simply say you don't like them and move on without trying to diminish the enjoyment of others.

    Also leave all the political comments out of the thread please.

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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I'd like to welcome the OP to Creed. If you can get hold of it, try Green Valley. For me, it's their most underappreciated frag.

    The old Creed hostility arises again, I see. Personally, I don't give a flying frig what porkies Creed tell. I think that most of us are smart enough to see through the bullshit and just appreciate the frags.

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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Welcome to the Dark Side!

    Green Irish Tweed is a great fragrance - enjoy it!
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Quote Originally Posted by merry.waters View Post
    Ronald Reagan is history. So, it's not politics I thought. It's a matter of fact that the nation separated into Yes and No then, isn't it? A schism, wording wrong?
    Edit: Hadn't read Lian's post, mine contained politics. Merry, you need to stop constantly seeking conflict. Stop trying to stir the pot.
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I had the same double take on GIT. I love the fragrance. Check out my review on it!
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I didn't have a chance to not like GIT and then learn to love it.

    I read an article about GIT in GQ Mag in 1997 and it sounded great - I showed the article to a friend. A couple of months later (23rd December, 1997, actually) at a company birthday lunch (mine) I was handed a large flacon of GIT the same lady I had showed the article to had ordered from Harrods and everyone wanted to know what it smelt like. Potentially one of those awkward grin and nod moments ('tell us what you think, go on') but I loved it

    Over a decade later, having plumbed the depths and scaled the heights of designer, niche, vintage and all the rest, discovered from an adamant LT that Pierre Bourdon composed GIT with OC and then a couple of years later, it seems, revisited the idea on a smaller budget with Cool Water, that the Creed history is convoluted and that (shock, horror) Creed MARKETS THE PRODUCTS THEY SELL and perhaps take a little liberty with their story for the sake of romance and so on (no-one else does this, do they?) and lived through countless Creed threads here since arriving which seem to act more and more as a litmus test for reason, intelligence, wit, decency, respect for one's peers and healthy skepticism and willingness to engage in discussion (on the one hand) vs well . . . whatever you want to call it, on the other . . . I'm stuck because . . .

    I still really love GIT.

    Sorry to be such a bore - just felt like sharing, and congrats to the OP for finding something nice to enjoy (that is sort of what this is all about, right?).

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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I agree with Good Life's assessment - just because you wear Creed doesn't mean you buy into their marketing. I'm probably one of the biggest haters of Creed's marketing ploys. Their PR gets under my skin like no other. However, I own full bottles of GIT, Bois du Portugal, Cypres Musc, Original Vetiver, Neroli Sauvage, Vintage Tabarome, Erolfa and Epicea, and I love all of them!

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    Creed's Baron von Münchhausen style tales are a lot of fun. They make some nice fragrances, too.
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    So far I have avoided Creed like the plague , dont know why but I just have , as a brand for some reason it doesnt appeal but cant help but think that maybe I should at least give it a whirl .... a few of you know my tastes likes and dislikes . Are there any that I might like or should I just follow my hunch and steer clear

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    Go on Pete, give it a go!

    I can understand why people are put off Creed. Personally, I am a fan, but then again I fail to see the fascination with Serge Lutens, amongst others. Each to their own, it would be a boring old world if we all liked the same things.

    Of the millesime range, I own BdP, GIT, VIW, Neroli Sauvage and the wonderful, underappreciated, Green Valley.

    I have decants of SMW, Himalaya, Original Santal and Tabarome Millesime. They're ok, but nothing ultra special.

    I don't care much at all for Millesime Imperial, Original Vetiver or Erolfa and if I never smelled Royal Delight again, it would be too soon.

    Just my two penneth!

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    Thank you

    Maybe I will order some samples then
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    So far I have avoided Creed like the plague , dont know why but I just have , as a brand for some reason it doesnt appeal but cant help but think that maybe I should at least give it a whirl .... a few of you know my tastes likes and dislikes . Are there any that I might like or should I just follow my hunch and steer clear
    I think the newer Millesime ones (GIT, SMW, OS, OV, Himalaya, VIW, MI, Erolfa) are good but have become a bit mainstream (for niche scents). Still, they're worth smelling. Some of the older ones plus Bois Du Portugal are quite interesting. Santal Imperial is beautiful but short lasting. Royal Scottish Lavender, Royal English Leather, et al are very interesting and deserve a sniff.

    If you're going to get samples, I'd suggest Millesime Imperial, GIT, Bois Du Portugal, Santa Imperial, Royal Scottish Lavender - MI and GIT purely because they're discussed so frequently around here.

    Since you're in the UK, you should also tour the Trumper line of scents. There are some really good ones in there.
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    PM, as an ensemble I think the older edt line is really great. The more contemporary millesime line just okay to pretty good, with a few standouts in BdP, and new Tabarome.

    I should quote Adonis's post because he's really spot on. I'd agree with what he's said except I don't know Royal Scottish Lavender, so his knowledge there exceeds mine.

    Orange Spice, Royal English Leather, and Vetiver '48 (the vetiver in the edt line) are all worthy because it's good to know what they are when they get mentioned. They're good too.
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    great choice , i smelt bois du portugal by creed the first time when i sprayed it and i did not like it at all because the intro was so strong to my nose. i let it dry down and i loved the rich, woodsy and masculine smell it emitted and became my favorite Creed and it still is. and yes i have a bottle of it.

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    The fragrances that make you say, "what;s the big deal about this?" are often the best. Simple, balanced, clean. Brands like Lacoste have spoiled our expectations by making us think a cologne should punch you in the face when you smell them. GIT, Cool Water, and other frags are successful because they are mature and balanced.

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    Love in Black is awesome. Its sweet, earthy, smouldering cedary violet-iris accord floating on a cool rose is orgasmic..
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    Weird, I just bought my first Creed bottle a few hours ago. (GIT) I enjoyed all of the Creeds I've sampled thus far. My favorite part is the sugary syrupy (ambergris?) dry down that they have, where most colognes are bitter and flat. Though some of them are a little too similar smelling, so I think I'll settle with samples of the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Love in Black is awesome. Its sweet, earthy, smouldering cedary violet-iris accord floating on a cool rose is orgasmic..
    1. are you a guy?

    if so - do you really wear this?

    I just got a bottle for my sister for her birthday. She loves it... but I can't imagine it on a guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    My favorite part is the sugary syrupy (ambergris?) dry down that they have, where most colognes are bitter and flat..
    You just described why I own 16 bottles of Creed and maybe 4 of any other brand (and those rarely get worn). The sugary-salty-syrupy dry down is what first attracted me to Creed 13 years ago and is what still separates them from everything else.

    You experienced this with Green Irish Tweed first. I experienced it with Millesime Imperial first. Those are probably the two best Creeds if you love that dry-down signature. I'd put Himalaya third in that regard.
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Vetiver 1948, Royal English Leather, Royal Scottish Lavender are hard to beat if you like rich, mature frags. All are thick with what TalkingMuffin describes as suagry-salty-syrupy drydowns. Tabarome Millesime is very underrated I think due to the fact that it isn't Vintage Tabarome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markb View Post
    Happened to me with Royal English Leather.. First try was "Meh".. Tried it again later and loved it!! Plan on picking up a bottle soon.
    good man, it does smell awesome, i loved it at first sniff. now bois du portugal i didnt like it at first but as the day went on i loved it and it is my favorite creed.

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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Love in Black is awesome. Its sweet, earthy, smouldering cedary violet-iris accord floating on a cool rose is orgasmic..
    Totally agree. Could not have described it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Vetiver 1948, Royal English Leather, Royal Scottish Lavender are hard to beat if you like rich, mature frags. All are thick with what TalkingMuffin describes as suagry-salty-syrupy drydowns. Tabarome Millesime is very underrated I think due to the fact that it isn't Vintage Tabarome.
    Agreed. Tabarome Millesime is my no.1 Creed favourite. The fresh top notes and classy tobacco dry-down makes it extremely elegant and refined. Tested R-E-L on time, and IMO it was a bit weird..

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    GIT just wasn't for me but I sure like Green Valley Tabarome Millesime is also really nice
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    I originally thought GIT smelled similar to a urinal puck, but now I go through it like water and when I don't wear it for a while, miss it dearly. I am hoping for a similar effect with Himalaya and B d P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamchaser View Post
    I originally thought GIT smelled similar to a urinal puck.
    No, that’s Original Vetiver. Seriously, who (like me) finds OV too pucky should try Frederic Malle’s Vertiver Extraordinaire (same pricerange). It’s what OV wanted to be imho. Himalaya is boring, GIT is ok to me, MI is great and SMW is heavenly. For me the better VIW is Aramis Bermuda Tonic, but i don’t like coconut scents anyway.

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    I hve to say ,that I think all the Creed Love on the male forum has 'brainwashed' me somewhat ! *LOL*My mind is open !

    I went to Neiman Marcus and tried every single Creed I could with my skin real estate available. For once, the SAs were virtually invisible - only there to make up a sample of Royal English Leather for me which as DavidBond knows, I LOVE!
    My faves were REL,Selection Verte ( I already love Jasmal ),Acier Aluminum - mostly the men's scents. I can say it was royally wonderful to sit ( they had a chair !!! ) undisturbed and go through virtually every single Creed I could ( with my poor DH who was completely 'nose battered' ) .
    I did not think much of Virgin Island Water ( tried several times before too ) or Tuberose Indiana ( but my nose must have been dead by then so I will re try )
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    Default Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I recently gave Creed a chance and I am glad I did, they have really good choices like Bois de Portugal, Royal English Leather and Royal Scottish Lavender, also like a lot the Selection Verte. I found that the Nordstrom in Santa Anita Mall here in LA carries the line, so all of you who live by the area can go there and the SA is super friendly and into fragrances as well, so i like to go there try one by one and have a nice talk with this really cool girl, she told me that they are gonna get the new Aventus pretty soon, and also she told me that they are gonna get Windsor too.

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