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    Default Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    Wore this today, from a sample, for the 1st time.

    Wow! What a beautiful scent. Complex, savory, tannic rose absolute accord but in a sheer and cool texture with a wonderfully satisfying wood base note.

    I haven't been this impressed by a Creed in a while. Sad that it is only sold in the large flacons. (sigh)

    You rose lovers out there must try this one.

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    I just got a sample of this a few weeks ago and I whole heartedly agree.

    My wife, however, thinks it smells like "old lady".

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    Default Re: Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    I love this fragrance as well, but yes, 8.4 oz. is just too much. I don't really understand the reasoning behind selling it only in such large amounts. I have to think they'd sell more if the fragrance were available in the usual bottle sizes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NDN-01 View Post
    I just got a sample of this a few weeks ago and I whole heartedly agree.

    My wife, however, thinks it smells like "old lady".
    my gf said the same damn thing and i think it would smell great on a woman oh well.

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    Intriguing. Is this related to Fleurs de Bulgarie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Intriguing. Is this related to Fleurs de Bulgarie?
    similar but the private collection one is better in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    I don't think Fleurs de Bulgarie smells much like FdTRB. Only the name sounds similar.
    I quite dislike Fleurs de Bulgarie personally.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    similar but the private collection one is better in my opinion.
    Definitely! I believe this is supposed to be a fem but I have sampled it myself and think it could be seen as masculine. It actually reminds me of scents that certain "old school" latin men wear (having worked with a lot of them in the past) although much more refined.

    I got the sample for my wife and she did NOT like it. I also think it would smell fantastic on a woman. Anyhow, I tried it and it is exceptional. I'm not one to wear fems, but I think maybe body chemistry may have turned it more "masculine" on me (just a theory).

    It is certainly out of my price range or I would consider getting some to use myself.

    It is very tenacious on me. Long after I had thought it gone, I took a shower and voila! - it's back again (not nearly as strong but certainly there).

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    Default Re: Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    FdTRB is a wonderful green rose, one of the very best in my opinion. I don't like FdB at all. They are not very similar at all.
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    Default Re: Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    i think it would smell great on a woman.
    It does.

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    FdB is heavier, a bit more [Patou] Joy-like, a lot muskier.

    FDTRB is lighter, greener...

    FDTRB is to Windsor what FDB is to FDTRB.

    I hope that makes (some) sense.

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    Default Re: Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Intriguing. Is this related to Fleurs de Bulgarie?
    Oh no. Very different.

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    I had a strangely similar experience. I liked it quite a lot, but my wife thought it was terrible.
    And, the marketing/packaging is just over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickins View Post
    And, the marketing/packaging is just over the top.
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    What are you talking about??

    The Rose Bulgare is a great, cool, green tea rose fragrance - unlike some other tea rose frags on the market (Penhaligons, The Perfumers Workshop etc), it maintains its quality rose note till the very end where others disintegrate fast into a synthy accord.

    That said, I prefer Fleurs de Bulgarie's dark, rich, gothic musky bulgarian rose accord which smells very alive and raw.
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    Creed's claim: Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt commissioned Fleur de The Rose Bulgare from CREED in 1890. She first learned about CREED four years earlier, during her honeymoon in Europe. Mrs. Roosevelt (known as Edith) asked CREED to make a fragrance with Bulgarian tea roses that she and her husband had smelled in their newlywed days abroad.

    I'm rather fond of Creed's Tea rose fragrance, quality all the way. That said, I would never wear it, I wouldn't want to be accused of trying to emulate Mrs. (Edith) Roosevelt.
    I tried to wear Fleurs de Bulgarie, but I found the heavy, synthetic ambergris base was a bit much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Creed claims: Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt commissioned Fleur de The Rose Bulgare from CREED in 1890. She first learned about CREED four years earlier, during her honeymoon in Europe. Mrs. Roosevelt (known as Edith) asked CREED to make a fragrance with Bulgarian tea roses that she and her husband had smelled in their newlywed days abroad.
    So how's that different from Fleurissimo commissioned by Princess Grace?

    I haven't seen Fleur de The Rose Bulgare being currently marketed prominently or being paraded around in its own distinct packaging, unless SlimPickins comment was on the entire Creed line as whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    So how's that different from Fleurissimo commissioned by Princess Grace?
    Somehow I think this sells more perfumes:.

    Than this:

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