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    both ones you own and have had a chance to properly sample/test.

    (Creed-haters, just keep on walking...)


    Best of the Best
    1. Windsor
    2. Vintage Tabarome

    Flagship
    3. Millesime Imperial
    4. Green Irish Tweed
    5. Aventus

    the Great
    6. Acier Aluminium
    7. Cypres Musc
    8. Selection Verte
    9. Green Valley
    10. Ambre Canelle

    the Good
    11. Himalaya
    12. Baie de Genievre
    13. Silver Mountain Water
    14. Original Santal
    15. Neroli Sauvage
    16. Erolfa
    17. Virgin Island Water
    18. Original Vetiver
    19. Bois de Cedrat (sample)
    20. Aubepine Acacia (sample)
    21. Bois de Portugal (sample)
    22. Royal Water

    the Average
    23. Santal Imperial
    24. Chevrefueille (sample)
    25. Cuir de Russie (sample)
    26. Vetiver '48 (sample)
    27. Royal Scottish Lavender (sample)
    28. Tabarome Millesime (sample)

    the Bad
    29. Sublime Vanille (sample)
    30. Citrus Biggarade (sample)
    31. Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse (sample)
    32. Orange Spice (sample)
    33. Epicea (sample)
    34. Royal Delight (sample)
    35. Royal English Leather (sample)


    i know i'll get ripped for my placement of Aventus and Bois de Portugal, but this is how I smell it!
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    Default Re: Rank your CREED

    From what I own:

    1) Vintage Tabarome
    2) Bois du Portugal
    3) Green Irish Tweed
    4) Virgin Island Water

    If I don't own them, then they are not worth ranking - plus I am too lazy to go through that exercise.
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    I will only rank the Creeds I have in my rotation:

    Starting with the best:
    1 Himalaya
    2 Tabarome Millesine
    3 Erolfa
    4 Green Irish Tweed
    5 Original Vetiver.
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    1 GIT
    2 MI
    3 SMW
    4. Selection Verte
    5. OV
    6. REL
    7. TM (this is down here because it is way inferior to vintage tabarome which I did not rank since its not available)
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    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Bois Du Portugal

    Haven't given any others enough time to judge them properly

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    1. Bois du portugal and vintage tabarome for two way tie
    2. royal english leather
    3. virgin island water
    4. millesime imperial
    5. vetiver 1948
    6. green irish tweed
    7.acier alumium
    8.silver mountain water
    9.tabarome millesime

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    1. GIT 1997 (Friend bought me a flacon from Harrods)
    2. Tabarome Millesime 2002 (Little shop in Milan)
    3. Original Vetiver 2005 (When I dropped my son off at UofT, Toronto).

    These are my three, still like 'em in the order I found 'em - nice memories attached.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 3rd May 2012 at 04:33 AM.

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    1. BdP
    2. Windsor
    3. MI
    4. Vetiver 48
    5. Fleur de The Rose Bulgarie

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    Not gonna rank 'em - but I really enjoy Millesime Imperial, Royal Scottish Lavender, Royal Water, Acier Aluminium, and Spring Flowers. I know, I know...Spring Flowers? Yep - love it. One that definitely DOESN'T make my list is Green Irish Tweed. Just don't get what everybody sees in it. I can appreciate that it's well made and of high-quality - it just doesn't appeal to me.

    Oh yea - and Original Vetiver. Dig that one, too.

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    Of the Creeds I have tried/own: (1-4) I own and I really like, (5-6) I hope to buy, undecided on Himalaya, and I did not care for Orig. Santal.....
    1) GIT
    2) SMW
    3) MI
    4) GV
    5) Acier Alum.
    6) Orig Vetiver
    7) Himalaya
    8) Orig Santal
    Last edited by BarneyB; 21st July 2010 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    both ones you own and have had a chance to properly sample/test.

    (Creed-haters, just keep on walking...)


    Best of the Best
    1. Windsor
    2. Vintage Tabarome
    I see we agree with #1 and #2.

    I'll rank only the masculine/Unisex ones I have worn or tested extensively. And my ranking is based on the quality of the scent and genius (or lack thereof) of the composition, factored equally in my taste for the frags. Also, the good/bad/ugly system is not according to industry standards, they are good/bad/ugly by standards set by the house's best. Bolded if I own at least 4oz of the scent. An asterisk is placed next to a scent I would never wear, but still rank very highly:


    Best of the Best
    1. Windsor
    2. Vintage Tabarome*
    3. Selection Verte

    Flagship
    4. Green Irish Tweed
    5. Millesime Imperial
    6. Erolfa

    the Great
    7. Green Valley
    8. Bois Du Portugal*
    9. Royal Scottish Lavender
    10. Feuille Verte*
    11. Baie De Genievre*

    the Good
    12. Silver Mountain Water
    13. Original Vetiver
    14. Bois De Santal
    15. Virgin Island Water
    16. Citrus Biggarade
    17. Zeste mandarine Panpelmousse
    18. Santal Imperial
    19. Epicea
    20. Neroli Sauvage
    21. Bois De Cedrat

    the Average
    22. Vetiver '48
    23. Aventus
    24. Tabarome Millesime
    25. Himalaya
    26. Cypres Musc
    27. Chevrefueille Original

    the Bad
    28. Acier Aluminum
    29. Royal Delight
    30. Sublime Vanille
    31. Orange Spice
    32. Cuir de Russie
    33. Royal English Leather
    34. Original Santal
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    These are things I either own or I've smelled enough to have a strong belief.

    Best of the Best (great works of perfumery that I don't give a damn what anybody thinks)
    1. Vintage Tabarôme - blew me away the first time I smelled it.
    2. Windsor - almost as impressive, and perhaps more relevant.
    3. Angelique Encens - I should have bought it when I had the chance...
    4. Les Floralies - terribly underappreciated.

    Flagship (acknowledged greats that I agree with)
    5. Spring Flower - a truly great feminine.
    6. Green Irish Tweed - highly perfected example of its genre.
    7. Bois du Portugal - perhaps the most essential Creed.

    the Great (my personal greats that I acknowledge are less so than flagship)
    8. Neroli Sauvage - if only it lasted longer.
    9. Bois de Cedrat - if only it lasted at all...
    10. Jasmine Imperatrice Eugenie - nearly bought it instead of BdP
    11. Santal Imperial - perfection in light fragrance.
    12. Epicea - just plain nice.

    the Good (borderline for me)
    13. Original Santal - I need to learn how to apply this for most complexity and least over-sillage.
    14. Baie de Genievre - dated but classy.
    15. Tabarôme Millesime - nice but I wish it were a tad stronger.
    16. Virgin Island Water - ditto.
    17. Fleurs de Bulgarie - just interesting.
    18. Love in Black - probably better than just good, but violet freaks out my nose.

    I'm looking forward to trying Aventus and the other coming (Spice & Woods?). I'm also growing more fond of Acqua Fiorentina. Some might see it as a dabble in trendy candyfloss, but I think it brings Creed sensibility to the genre, and it just smells good. Also not sure where REL goes - might be flagship.

    Nothing strikes me as bad, just meh, or not distinguished from the pack.
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    For me:

    1. Vintage Tabarome
    2. Royal English Leather
    3. Windsor
    4. GIT
    5. Vetiver 48
    6. Tabarome Millesime
    7. Miilesime Imperial
    8. Royal Scottish Lavender
    9. Silver Mountain Water

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    From what I've tried:

    MI
    Himalaya
    GIT
    Bois de Portugal
    Silver mountain water
    Royal water
    Tabarome millesime

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    From what I've tried:

    MI
    Himalaya
    GIT
    Bois de Portugal
    Silver mountain water
    Royal water
    Tabarome millesime

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    this is roughly the order of the ones i have:

    green irish tweed/bois de santal (not much separating these two for me, i need to lay off the bois de santal...)
    selection verte
    millesime imperial
    vetiver 48
    baie de genievre
    santal imperial
    chevrefueille original
    cuir de russie*
    original vetiver
    bois de portugal*
    green valley

    i ranked bois de portugal and cuir de russie so "low" because there just aren't situations i've found myself in that i could pull them off, sadly... and i'm 33 years old! i hate to put some so "low" on the list, but i'm ranking them amongst each other but i feel they're all outstanding scents and much better than average. i have 5ml of aventus i'm trying to get my head around to see if i will be buying a flacon, and i'm eagerly anticipating the re-release of windsor. can't believe i'm so ready to drop so much on a blind buy, but i can't seem to find a reasonably priced sample anywhere. i'm sure i'll like it, though.

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    1. Millesime Imperial
    2 Original Santal
    3 Himalaya
    4 Virgin Island Water
    5 Erolfa
    6. GIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I see we agree with #1 and #2.

    I'll rank only the masculine/Unisex ones I have worn or tested extensively. And my ranking is based on the quality of the scent and genius (or lack thereof) of the composition, factored equally in my taste for the frags. Also, the good/bad/ugly system is not according to industry standards, they are good/bad/ugly by standards set by the house's best. Bolded if I own at least 4oz of the scent.
    Wow, you like Original Santal that much, huh? lol...

    I see you left Royal Water off your list. What are your thoughts on that fragrance? I recently have come around to it... cautiously. It's one of those baffling scents that you can't decide if it's brilliant or old-lady like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    Wank your Creed?
    good one!

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    Of the ones I own, in general categories:

    Top: REL, Vintage Tabarome, Fleurs de Bulgarie

    Middle: Royal Water, Royal Delight, Epicea, Baie de Genievre, OV

    Bottom: MI, Green Valley, GIT, VIW, Tabarome

    So, in general, I like the older ones better than the newer ones.

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    The below captures my opinions on the masculines and unisex that I have worn enough to form an opinion on. Scattered comments included. I may update for things I missed.

    Exceptional:

    Feuille Verte - I think the best Creed ever.

    Very Good:

    Bois du Portugal - Love the drydown; opening a bit sharp
    Cypres-Musc - My first Creed and a favorite
    Erolfa - Was a favorite, less so now
    Millesime Imperial - Another favorite, but fails to deliver a consistent experience
    Selection Verte - Very refreshing, but I would rarely reach for it
    Vetiver (1948) - Mineralic and fresh.


    Good:

    Acier Aluminium - I like, but not enough to buy
    Baie de Genièvre Quirky. Too bad this doesn't come in 1 oz bottles.
    Bois de Cedrat - I love the base, but it is too close to the skin. I like a zestier opening as well for citrus
    Citrus Bigarrade - Wonderful opening, drydown bores me somewhat
    Cuir de Russie - Love the opening; drydown bores me
    Green Irish Tweed
    Neroli Sauvage - Didn't work for me, but still good.
    Royal Scottish Lavender - I think I may end up moving to another lavender, though this is good.
    Original Vetiver - I need to revisit this as I do like grassy vetivers.
    Virgin Island Water

    Below Average:

    Ambre Canelle - Stuffy opening, drydown is nice
    Green Valley
    Santal Imperial - So faint and bearly there
    Silver Mountain Water - Used to be a favorite; now bearly wearable
    Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse - Fails to interest me

    Unwearable:

    Epicea - I don't like this pine presentation at all
    Original Santal - Excessively sweet
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    1.) Millesime Imperial
    2.) Silver Mountain Water
    3.) Original Vetiver
    4.) Windsor
    5.) Tabarome Millesime
    6.) Green Irish Tweed
    7.) Virgin Island Water
    8.) Himalaya
    9.) Erolfa
    10.) Bois du Portugal
    11.) Original Santal

    All subject to change quickly of course, especially since I haven't really tested ones not mentioned. This took some conscientious tasking. I had to weigh my decisions based on basic factors like 1.) structure/design 2.) how it wears on me 3.) quality 4.) how often it's worn 5.) if ladies like it
    Last edited by Sensual; 30th July 2010 at 03:43 AM.

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    My subjective opinion:

    Great:
    Erolfa
    GIT

    Good:
    Neroli Sauvage (bordering on great, imo)
    MI

    Average:
    Windsor
    Himalaya
    Silver Mountain Water
    Royal Water
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    My current faves are Love in Black for night time and ViW for daytime wear.

    And goddarn Sublime Vanille is greatly addictive (I dont like ravaging vanilla monsters)...the high fidelity citrus and vanilla accords are superb but toned down just enough to make you go for '...just one more spray'. Its quite expensive and I can't afford it so I need to find a sub. Habit Rouge EDC is now just a distant memory for me as its somewhat synthy citrus and powder/vanilla disappoint and annoy me now...
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    I am going to have to try Vintage Taborome and Windsor. Everyone thinks highly of them and I have not had the opportunity to try them.
    Does anyone have a sample?

    The Ones I've tried.
    1. Silver Mountain Water
    2. Taborome Millesime
    3. Original Vetiver
    4. Green Irish Tweed
    5. Green Valley/ Millesime Imperial a tie
    6. Zesty Mandarine Pamplemousse
    7. Virgin Island Water (would be higher if it lasted longer)
    Bois du Portugal. I had a very small sample so I really did not get to test it well. Erolfa,Original Santal, and Himalaya I am still to try, but I think I like them all.

    I am currently trying Aventus, just got a small sample. I think is going to be on my top 3.
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    at the moment, of what i own...

    1. Vintage Tabarome
    2. Windsor
    3. Spice and Wood
    4. Aventus
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Millesime Imperial
    7. Acier Aluminium
    8. Green Valley
    9. Sublime Vanille
    10. Vetiver '48
    11. Silver Mountain Water
    12. Royal Delight
    13. Baie de Genievre
    14. Original Santal
    15. Selection Verte
    16. Original Vetiver
    17. Cypres Musc
    18. Himalaya
    19. Neroli Sauvage
    20. Erolfa
    21. Virgin Island Water
    22. Citrus Bigarrade
    23. Royal English Leather
    24. Santal Imperial
    25. Cuir de Russie
    26. Royal Scottish Lavender

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    Best of the Best
    1. MI
    2. BdP


    Flagship
    3. SMW

    the Great
    4. GIT
    5. VIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    at the moment, of what i own...

    1. Vintage Tabarome
    2. Windsor
    3. Spice and Wood
    4. Aventus

    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Millesime Imperial
    7. Acier Aluminium
    8. Green Valley
    9. Sublime Vanille
    10. Vetiver '48
    11. Silver Mountain Water
    12. Royal Delight
    13. Baie de Genievre
    14. Original Santal
    15. Selection Verte
    16. Original Vetiver
    17. Cypres Musc
    18. Himalaya
    19. Neroli Sauvage
    20. Erolfa
    21. Virgin Island Water
    22. Citrus Bigarrade
    23. Royal English Leather
    24. Santal Imperial
    25. Cuir de Russie
    26. Royal Scottish Lavender
    Regardless of your high rankings, with both Aventus and Spice and Wood sharing perfumers/signatures/notes, what makes you rank Spice and Wood higher than Aventus? I'm not big on either, as I find them "high end designer" level frags....but between the two, I vastly prefer Aventus. Spice and Wood's entire summation seems like the [unfortuneatly weak] Aventus base with the smooth elements removed, a tiny amount of Aventus apple, and some dry dusty cedar, iso-eugenol, and dry black pepper thrown in, all in very weak amounts.

    I am struggling to see what makes you place Spice and Wood so high.......what is it about SPICE AND WOOD that you like so much to rank it ahead of it's far closer to "complete" cousin, Aventus, and more egregiously, above GIT, MI, GV, BDG, ETC......

    I understand it is your personal taste, but everyone can explain why they have such taste, be it experience/memories with certain smells, or other factors.......you must have a correlation or preference that really makes Spice and Wood special for you, no?
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