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    Default Creed product reviews

    I have tried out virgin island water soap, shower gel and green irish tweed shower gel. On me to be honest the soap lathers really good, you can very slightly smell the fragrance in the soap but not projection or longevity out of the shower, shower gels have stronger scent but once you leave the shower it is gone, and yes i am talking about green irish tweed too. Are they bad? No they are not, I suggest people who do love Creed to try them out they may or may not work for you depending on your ph ,etc. I am going to try out some other stuff soon. I will keep you all posted.

    Ps. the room sprays are not that great in my opinion, keep in mind i have sampled the shower gel and the room sprays i did not buy them.

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    Creed is one of the worst niche company in history in terms of longevity and sillage and the overhyped sense of quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Creed is one of the worst niche company in history in terms of longevity and sillage and the overhyped sense of quality.
    Geeeez!
    What have you done mate? You've just put the future of this thread in jeopardy..... ;-)

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    Dont get me wrong i still like MI =] But for the longevity and sillage its the worst in my wardrobe along with Polo Blue.
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    when you deal with more natural materials they projection and longevity will suffer but the quality is unmatched by anyone. fragrance is not supposed to go 50 miles long and last 5 years on the skin, many times those are synthetics that you do not even want to mess with all the time, given i have some nice designer gourmands and i use that if i want attention, but buying Creed is primarily buying for yourself, fragrance is person, if they are in my personal space they will smell it.

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    "unmatched by anyone" ?
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    you can smell the quality in their frags, i do not see that with other companies and i have smelled a ton of them.

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    All threads mentioning Creed must have a fight in them...

    In the spirit of the initial post, I have the shower gels for Original Vetiver and Original Santal. Both smell dead-on like their perfumes. The OV is strong enough that you really don't need to apply a scent after using it, which is nice, but makes it so I can really only use it when I plan on wearing OV, which is kind of limiting, but keeps it as more of a special occasion luxury, which is probably proper, considering the price.

    The OS gel, on the other hand, smells great while you use it, but doesn't leave anywhere near as much scent on the body. I can use it and then apply something different. (which is odd, given that OS is easily the strongest, longest lasting Creed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    "unmatched by anyone" ?
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    Hi 007!

    I am also a fan of Creed, though we differ in taste: 3 stars only for Himalaya? And only one for Baie de Genièvre?

    Nevertheless, I'm with you 100% in giving 5 stars for Vintage Tabarome and Royal English Leather!

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    Yes! Creeds have top-notch offerings, and a lot of them. They were the first niche I've tried and I fell in love. As time grew by, I sampled even more houses and my fragrance knowledge improved and Creed still keeps a pace in my top 3 niche houses.

    At their retail price 250$ for 4.2 ounces the poor longevity is frustrating, I guess this is what keeps me from buying all of the Creeds available (thanks Creed for saving my bank account).

    Their gig is that they only use natural ingredients, that may be true, but come on, who wouldn't want to smell like Millesime Imperial for 10 hours?
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    Its the same with Creed as with many other companies. Some has bad sillage/longevity, and some are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    when you deal with more natural materials they projection and longevity will suffer but the quality is unmatched by anyone. fragrance is not supposed to go 50 miles long and last 5 years on the skin, many times those are synthetics that you do not even want to mess with all the time, given i have some nice designer gourmands and i use that if i want attention, but buying Creed is primarily buying for yourself, fragrance is person, if they are in my personal space they will smell it.
    And the award for best (non-compensated!) marketing spiel goes to............

    Davidbond, I thought I already told you about the evil truth behind Creed's use of naturals!

    I'm sincerely glad you found a house you really like though. Creed does have some gems in their lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Creed is one of the worst niche company in history in terms of longevity and sillage and the overhyped sense of quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Geeeez!
    What have you done mate? You've just put the future of this thread in jeopardy..... ;-)
    lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Hi 007!

    I am also a fan of Creed, though we differ in taste: 3 stars only for Himalaya? And only one for Baie de Genièvre?

    Nevertheless, I'm with you 100% in giving 5 stars for Vintage Tabarome and Royal English Leather!

    Cheers,

    Mario
    Thanks Mario we all got our preferences on Creed lol, i know people who love Himalaya but it is a bit bland for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    And the award for best (non-compensated!) marketing spiel goes to............

    Davidbond, I thought I already told you about the evil truth behind Creed's use of naturals!

    I'm sincerely glad you found a house you really like though. Creed does have some gems in their lineup.
    all frag companies use some sort of synthetic i am aware but Creed has nice smelling colognes and i like that they use more natural ingredients than other companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    creed is one of the worst niche company in history in terms of longevity and sillage and the overhyped sense of quality.
    indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    all frag companies use some sort of synthetic i am aware but Creed has nice smelling colognes and i like that they use more natural ingredients than other companies.
    erhhh... ahhh... right.

    *L'Aventurier takes a deep breathe and sighs*
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    Creed bodywashes almost ALL I use. With that in mind...

    ALL three that I use are 100% accurate to their alcohol-oil fragrance counterpart.

    Silver Mountain Water...FILLS your bathroom with the fragrance. It does stick to your body as well.
    Green Irish Tweed...not so great stick-to-it, and moderately fills your bathroom when showering.
    Virgin Island Water...poorly adheres, but it's a fun scent.

    I gave Love In White (for women) to someone special. It's dead-on accurate.

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    get a bottle of unscented Aveeno body wash. Add a sample vial of your favorite Creed. Mix.

    $5.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    get a bottle of unscented Aveeno body wash. Add a sample vial of your favorite Creed. Mix.

    $5.99.
    You just gave me a very sweet idea. Maybe not a sample vial, but I think 8ml would do well for an 100ml of body-wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensual View Post
    Creed bodywashes almost ALL I use. With that in mind...

    ALL three that I use are 100% accurate to their alcohol-oil fragrance counterpart.

    Silver Mountain Water...FILLS your bathroom with the fragrance. It does stick to your body as well.
    Green Irish Tweed...not so great stick-to-it, and moderately fills your bathroom when showering.
    Virgin Island Water...poorly adheres, but it's a fun scent.

    I gave Love In White (for women) to someone special. It's dead-on accurate.
    i will keep that in mind

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    Longevity: I applied Erolfa this morning. Still a nice, faint skin scent 8+ hours later.

    Products: I bought Original Santal deodorant. It smells good, but the deodorant effect is kinda weak. I wouldn't recommend it for long-distance wear.

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    when you deal with more natural materials they projection and longevity will suffer but the quality is unmatched by anyone.
    People should try telling the Arabs that the "natural" agarwood oils and attars they use are going to suffer from lack of longevity and projection.
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    it really depends on skin type and body chemistry...
    I used to have longevity problems with one of my beloved fragrances, EAU SAUVAGE by DIOR... after 1 hour nobody could detect anything, on the other hand a friend of mine wear 3 sprays in the morning and you could smell it 7 hours later...!

    Back to CREED.
    As for me and my very dry skin: Bois Du Portugal gives the strongest Sillage and Longevity, since it contains woody ingredients such as Sandalwood, Cedarwood... etc.
    Green Irish Tweed works well in warm weather and stays long on skin too...

    So best thing is really try out several Creeds you like for several days and you can say which ones work with your body and which ones not...!
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    Tabarome Millesime, Erolfa, and Acier Aluminium stays for a long time on my skin. M-I has no longevity at all. Max one hour, and after that it`s gone! I use Himalay edp spray, showergel,and deo-stick, so the longevity on that one is quite good. The sillage could be better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    when you deal with more natural materials
    When you deal with more natural materials apparently you have to be invested enough into the fragrance to turn it's application (i'm looking at you, MI and GIT) into a part-time job and carry a decant with you everywhere. I'm not ready for that -$200 level of commitment just yet

    That's beside the point, sorry I couldn't resist - you're the #1 Creed fan.

    Can you tell me what the GIT bodywash is like? I mean like in terms of quality and a lot of subtleties that I'd hope distinguish it from something you can get at walmart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    you can smell the quality in their frags, i do not see that with other companies and i have smelled a ton of them.
    Lots of people dont see the *apparently very high* quality in Creed. (me! me!)

    What is quality really ? If you say Creed is high quality, then high quality relative to what? People say Creed is mainstream niche, it *might* be better than some new designer fragrances. But, compared to top notch niche houses, sorry, no way mate.

    How do you know Creed uses more "natural quality ingredients" than the other houses?

    On luckyscent:

    Wherever possible, Olivier Creed insists on using natural essences instead of the synthetic ones used increasingly by large perfume companies these days. This enables Olivier Creed, a perfectionist, to preserve the originality and superior quality of his fragrances. The components are then weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered, all by hand, before being shipped to only the finest department stores and specialist retailers worldwide. Creed fragrances offer all those who appreciate excellence the opportunity to rediscover the art of fine fragrance.

    Does it sound like a marketing statement ? Yes.

    Is it overpriced ? Yep. Definitely. $240 for 120ml of an eau de cologne ?

    They say more natural ingredients but they didnt dare to say which houses, nor did they dare to say that those houses dont use natural ingredients. They don't even dare compare, coz im sure ppl will rebut them. So they try to make it sound so 50 50, that you can't really accuse them for making false statements. They use natural essence, but they didnt say other houses don't use natural. They just say other houses use synthetic as well. All perfumes have synthetic even creed. Natural doesnt smell as good, and as consistent as synthetic sometimes, partly due to the batch differences. As long as they create a nice smelling perfume, i rather it be synthetic, "at least they last longer" .


    The only reason i bought my MI is because it was cheap. Im not saying Creed is bad. But for the retail price... no thanks.

    My point is, since you are a basenoter, do not get too obsessed with one, because you might be fooled (you are) by the marketing campaigns, and missing out on the REAL deals.

    Btw, my MI from 3-4 years ago still smells the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladdypwnz View Post
    When you deal with more natural materials apparently you have to be invested enough into the fragrance to turn it's application (i'm looking at you, MI and GIT) into a part-time job and carry a decant with you everywhere. I'm not ready for that -$200 level of commitment just yet

    That's beside the point, sorry I couldn't resist - you're the #1 Creed fan.

    Can you tell me what the GIT bodywash is like? I mean like in terms of quality and a lot of subtleties that I'd hope distinguish it from something you can get at walmart?
    well the wash is good, it smells just like the fragrance, sadly the longevity and projection suffer. As one said earlier you can mix some of the fragrance with unscented bodywash, same as if you want lotion do the same thing, there are deodorant creams and you could probably do the same thing with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Lots of people dont see the *apparently very high* quality in Creed. (me! me!)
    I agree, words can really deceive you, more so if a bunch of people on basenotes.com rank Creed as the best house ever which produces the best natural fragrances ever, and the *anything* ever can continue endlessly.

    Creed is a well established niche house, they have great fragrances as Bois du Portugal, G.I.T., M.I., etc and they are easily accessible to the masses that's why I think it is so praised, because I must admit when you're used with designer fragrances, smelling a niche will blow your mind into tiny pieces, then it'll reconstruct itself after you've taken your nose out of the Creed smelling area.

    In terms of ingredient's quality (even synthetic ones) they rank very high, that is true (you can feel it) but that is no excuse for the poor longevity, and it really pisses me off that they 'blame' it on the natural ingredients.

    I still want a Millesime Imperial that will last 10 hours, Wall Street and Unforgivable aren't doing it for me.
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