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    Question Green Irish Tweed.

    I would like to say at the onset of this thread that it is not my intention to be disrespectful of Creed fragrances. Having said that, I have tried GIT many times now and just cannot see it as a sophisticated fragrance. Since this is the only Creed fragrance I have really tried perhaps that is the reason, undeservedly so, that I have not tried the others. I would appreciate suggestions as to what in the Creed line I should try. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Hmmmm. Well I can see where some may not think GIT sophisticated. To me, GIT is just a rock solid scent.

    My two cents:

    Vetiver (1948)
    Windsor
    Royal English Leather
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Vintage Tabarome (but it's pretty much gone)

    Some may say Bois du Portugal. My jury out on that.

    There are a lot of great Creed scents I like, but these represent "sophisticated" the most to me. I think Millesime Imperiale, Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, Original Vetiver and Tabarome Millesime are great scents, but might be a bit "modern" for what you seek.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 14th May 2010 at 03:40 AM.

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    GIT outta 'ere!


    well, I've only tried a few but the original vetiver's not bad. I like the Santal but that one causes quite a stir. and Bois Du Portugal is probably another must try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Hmmmm. Well I can see where some may not think GIT sophisticated.

    My two cents:

    Vetiver (1948)
    Windsor
    Royal English Leather
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Vintage Tabarome (but it's pretty much gone)

    Some may say Bois du Portugal. My jury out on that.
    great picks!! Definitely try royal english leather, you cannot go wrong that screams elegance. Bois du portugal , virgin island water and vintage tabarome are great as well.

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    Silver Mountain Water, My favorite so far.....

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    The recommendations will depend on what you are seeking. Creed has a vast and a diverse array of fragrances that cater to a variety of needs. If you are looking at aquatics then you should be trying the younger Creeds. These would include
    Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, Erolfa. However there are some older Creeds that cover the Citrus theme very well. They would include Selection Verte, Neroli Sauvage, Citrus Bigarrade.

    You'd find plenty of fanboys here for Creed Bois du Portugal which is a spicy oriental.
    If you are after vetiver scents then Creed Original Vetiver and Creed Vetiver (1948) is the one to seek.

    It's kind of hard to get a majority vote on which Creeds are the best to try because every Creed out there has its followers and dissenters.
    Like you I too never could understand the hullabaloo around GIT but lately I've had a massive turnaround. I got around testing GIT once again from
    my sample vial and I am a convert now. I have been looking to acquire a cheapish bottle, ever since.

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    There's also a possibility you may not like this line at all.

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    Did anyone from the company claim that it was sophisticated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    I would like to say at the onset of this thread that it is not my intention to be disrespectful of Creed fragrances. Having said that, I have tried GIT many times now and just cannot see it as a sophisticated fragrance. Since this is the only Creed fragrance I have really tried perhaps that is the reason, undeservedly so, that I have not tried the others. I would appreciate suggestions as to what in the Creed line I should try. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
    the only criteria you mention is "sophisticated". that can mean many different things to many different people.

    that said, if you find GIT unsophisticated (and I don't)... then try:

    Baie de Genievre
    Bois de Portugal
    Santal Imperial
    Windsor
    Vetiver '48
    Tabarome Millesime.

    As StylinLA said, Vintage Tabarome is the very definition of "sophisticated"... unfortunately there is no more left.

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    Have you tried Green Valley? It's like Green Irish Tweed, but feels more natural and complex. It's awesome in Spring/Summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarneyB View Post
    Silver Mountain Water, My favorite so far.....
    great scent... but would you really call it "sophisticated"? I wouldn't. It's a rather young and unisex frag IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    great scent... but would you really call it "sophisticated"? I wouldn't. It's a rather young and unisex frag IMO...
    Yup. Great scent. But not suit and tie kinda juice.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    I think I might try to get a sample of Royal Delight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    I think I might try to get a sample of Royal Delight.
    No one has even mentioned Royal Delight (and for good reason).

    Why ask the question if you are going to just take your own advice in the end anyway? Royal Delight is a light, floral, feminine, overly-sweet fragrance. Not what I call "sophisticated".

    It would help if you explained what you mean by "sophisticated".

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    SMW, MI and Erolfa are three of the most offensive, room clearing scents I know.

    I like GIT when it's worn in the right quantity.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    If you want sophisticated then Baie de Genievre is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    SMW, MI and Erolfa are three of the most offensive, room clearing scents I know.

    I like GIT when it's worn in the right quantity.
    I know of a few scents that are offensive but those 3 are not on the list .

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    BdP is pretty damn classy. The question is, can you pull it off? I can't.

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    The most classy and sophisticated creeds I own, are Tabarome Millesime and Millesime Imperial. They smell very luxurious. I will also mention Himalaya, that IMO is fresh, woody, modern, and sexy in a stylish/sophisticated way..

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    Silver Mountain Water

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    No one has even mentioned Royal Delight (and for good reason).

    Why ask the question if you are going to just take your own advice in the end anyway? Royal Delight is a light, floral, feminine, overly-sweet fragrance. Not what I call "sophisticated".

    It would help if you explained what you mean by "sophisticated".
    Royal Delight is floral, but not feminine. Sophisticated as well, IMO, although defining "sophisticated" is the stuff of Doctorate theses.

    GIT would have a bit more respect if a certain Davidoff frag never existed. I think, from long use, that GIT is a beautiful, high quality scent, and in itself, is quite sophisticated. Oft-bashed, frequently slammed, but sophisticated all the same.

    A Creed not already suggested above for testing is Neroli Sauvage.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    GIT is a nice safe fragrance. That's it. Nothing more. I don't find it spectacular at all. I don't see many people not liking it but I also don't see many people being blown away by it. You may be in love with the idea of Creed causing your decision making to be blurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0bdigz View Post
    GIT is a nice safe fragrance. That's it. Nothing more. I don't find it spectacular at all. I don't see many people not liking it but I also don't see many people being blown away by it. You may be in love with the idea of Creed causing your decision making to be blurred.
    GIT is may safest choise when I don't want to offend someone. Is it sophisticated? It certainly was back in the late 80ies, when, along with CW, it belonged to the first groundbreaking of its kind, meaning aromatic aquatic fougères in a time ruled by powerhouses such as Kouros, Antaeus and so on. I didn't know GIT back then, but I still remember the first time I sniffed CW. This was a revelation. Today, however, along a zillion of (bad) copies, it probably isn't sophisticated anymore. It still stands out of the crowd though.

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    I owned GIT for a while. For a bit I loved it. Then, I kind of grew tired of it. Rather quickly, actually. A couple of months. I've had the opportunity to try 8 or 9 Creeds fragrances. I own 3. Royal Water, Millesime Imperial, and my favorite...Royal Scottish Lavender. I'm not sure (as has already been said) what, exactly, you mean by "sophisticated," but in my opinion, Royal Scottish Lavender is the most "sophisticated" one I've tried. Granted, I've yet to (and probably never will) try Windsor or Vintage Tabarome, but RSL is great. Unlike any other lavender I've ever experienced. A recommendation, though; if you go with Royal Scottish Lavender, save your money and buy a new bottle from the Creed boutique or Saks. Creeds already have a shorter-than-average shelf-life, then add the fact that lavender frags are infamous for being short-lived. Basically, it'll be worth you money (and peace of mind) to splurge on a "fresh" bottle. There's my .02. Hope it's helped. Good luck in your quest. Oh, and as an aside - keep in mind there are lots of other great houses. Maybe Creed isn't the house for you. If you're looking for true "sophistication" maybe try a house like Geo. F. Trumper or Acqua di Parma.

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    +1 on Baie de Genievre.

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    Silver Mountain Water, Love in Black, Virgin Island Water, Original Vetiver are all awesome.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed.

    Creed's Cuir de Russie. Refined, gentlemanly and rather ahead of its time. Not particularly complex nor long-lasting but I love it.

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    Vetiver(1948)! and BDP!

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