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

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

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    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

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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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    1.smw
    2.git

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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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    I'm surprised by the number of posters who have things like OV and TM ranked above the more commonly beloved frags like GIT and SMW. I like them better, too, but I thought it was just me and I'm weird like that but it seems more others than I expected feel the same way.
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    Dullah,
    So, you don't like Spices and Wood? I was hoping it would be a great frag for me. I have not tried it yet, but now I am worried it's going to be one of my regretable blind buys. What about Scent of Oger? How do you like it? I must say Aventus is at the top of my list of Creeds fragrance right now. I would love it even more if the base were a little stronger. I just love the smell of a shirt the following day after I worn Aventus.
    I am still to try Windsor and Vintage Tabarome, where do you rate these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    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?

    Man... we have like 9 threads dedicated to Spice & Woods, and now it's bleeding into this one. More frustrating... I submitted a pretty lengthy review of it, and it's been waiting on approval for like 2 weeks. alas... i'll try to sum it up again...

    Why Spice and Wood over Aventus? They could be interchangeable really. But my list is based on which fragrance I'm most dying to reach for on a consistent basis. I think Cuir de Russie is a knockout, but not very wearable. I think Santal Imperial is extremely wearable, but not a knockout or very lustworthy at all.

    I think both Aventus and Spice and Wood are both knockouts, AND very wearable. I think Spice and Wood has a more sophisticated composition, which is why I nudged it ahead of Aventus.

    Here's the thing, DULLAH, you said in the other thread that Sublime Vanille, Aventus, and S&W are "duds". I can see how you would say that if they are simply accords that you don't personally like (like you're not a vanilla person or a spice guy). But my main difference with you is about quality, craftsmanship, and sophistication. Whether you like SV and S&W or not, you HAVE to admit that they are extremely well-made fragrances. The folks at CREED are not out to rip-off their clients with these Royal Exclusive scents as you seem to be accusing them of doing. They DO involve higher quality ingredients, they DO take more time to develop and produce, they DO have a higher level of craftsmanship than the "regular" line. Do you really think they would come out with a line called Royal Exclusives, promote it as they are, charge for it as they are, and then just blow it off and create some cheap dreck and hope no one notices? Do you think Olivier Creed has gotten WORSE as a perfumist lately? I just don't see how that's possible. He's in his prime, and his son seems to be pretty talented as well. They are ATCQ in 1993, on an album tour for Midnight Marauders! Top of their game!

    Whether you like vanilla or not, you have to admit that Sublime Vanille is by far the most accurate and quality presentation of vanilla on the market. If you are a vanilla fan, maybe you aren't a fan of SV because you like your vanilla with tobacco or spices or some other complement. So I can see you not liking vanilla, and that's why you don't like SV. But to call it a "dud" is insane. It's an extraordinarily well made fragrance.

    The same with S&W. You might not like the smell of S&W, but you can't deny how well-made it is. (and you should seriously wait for the atomized spray of it... far better than dabbing a little liquid on your skin. it "blossoms" a lot more)

    Aventus, while a bit more blunt and simpler than either of the RE line, is made with a top-notch pineapple note, mated to a base of high-quality oakmoss and musk.

    Both Aventus and S&W have a "modern" style and feel to them. I think you automatically equate this with "designer" or "cheap". Not so. Tell me ONE designer fragrance that comes close to having the depth, complexity, quality, and development of either Aventus or S&W. I'll be more than willing to go try them.

    Also, you call S&W "weak". We'll disregard your now infamous levels of application of all fragrances for the moment. CREED has stated that the RE line will be "sheer" and "transparent". You consider this a negative. I consider it a positive. That's just personal preference I guess... I can't stand when I put a Tom Ford or Amouage on, and it sits there and screams for 8 hours. I literally get sick to my stomach. Part of the reason I prefer CREED in general is that they transform rapidly, then are gone after a few hours. I don't mind reapplying if necessary.

    I don't consider the brightest TV on the wall the best picture. I don't consider the loudest speaker in the room to sound the best. Therefore, CREED's approach to sillage and longevity suit me perfectly. I want TWO people to smell the cologne on me. Myself, and anyone who cares to give me a hug. That's it. I don't want to fill a room. If I did, maybe I'd be a Tom Ford or Amouage fanatic.

    I also think that I like to look at fragrances with a handheld microscope, and you tend to look at fragrances with an electron-microscope. A lot times, the ability to say "damn this just smells gooood" is enough. You seem to skip that "zoomed-out" take and go right into the iso-eugen-hydro-specto-freako-nutzo chemistry of it. I respect you for your knowledge, but sometimes I think you miss the boat being so critical.

    Specifically about Spice and Woods, I like its modern and clean take on two classic and usually "dirty" accords. Most spice scents are overpowering gourmands that remind me of my grandfather. Most wood scents are boring. This is none of that. I think S&W also develops VERY interestingly. it weaves from spice to apple to angelic root to wood to musk effortlessly. I can see this also suiting a lot of different occasions, and not just be limited to cold, winter days like most spice frags are. I like how light it is, and because of that, its unisex nature. I also like S&W because it's unique... i haven't smelled anything else like it.

    In the end, putting my microscope down, this just clicked with me, the same way Aventus did. Aventus has clicked with a LOT of people the same way. I'm sorry that CREED has put out a few in a row here recently that aren't up your alley. I just wish your disappointment with the chosen accord/style didn't cloud your judgment of its quality of composition, and recognize how others might find them REALLY REALLY GOOD.
    Last edited by fugazi; 27th October 2010 at 09:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentdawg View Post
    Dullah,
    So, you don't like Spices and Wood? I was hoping it would be a great frag for me. I have not tried it yet, but now I am worried it's going to be one of my regretable blind buys. What about Scent of Oger? How do you like it? I must say Aventus is at the top of my list of Creeds fragrance right now. I would love it even more if the base were a little stronger. I just love the smell of a shirt the following day after I worn Aventus.
    I am still to try Windsor and Vintage Tabarome, where do you rate these?
    I liked Scent of Oger alot. It will be my formal scent for when the event/meeting is amongst men only(a boardroom scent for citrus/green lovers), as it has a certain "masculine spice/herbal gourmand" Italo-centric style that I think is more apt at gaining the admiration and respect of men, than girls my age.

    The Spice and Wood is a letdown both in sillage/longevity (probably the weakest creed besides citrus bigarrade), and in terms of composition......basic, boring, and uninspired. It's very masculine, and very elegant, and by all accounts not a terrible scent. But, it is very dry, very stern, joyless even. Maybe lovers of Marc Jacobs BANG, the Comme Des Garcons Woody/woody-incense scents, or dry niche woodies like Tam Dao will love it, but I don't. However, if you like Aventus, the drier/smokier aspects of the Aventus base are here in Spice and Wood, so it may be perfect for you.

    Windsor is my favorite CREED, and favorite scent ever. Tabarome is one of the greatest masculines created IMO, but it's soo "old man", I personally would never wear it out. But I do own some to spray every now and then to appreciate. These are both ranked high in the history of maculine perfumery.

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    As a believer that Creed is the most over-priced, over-hyped house in existence, I will do as the OP suggests and walk on by...
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    As a believer that Creed is the most over-priced, over-hyped house in existence, I will do as the OP suggests and walk on by...
    but.... you didn't walk on by. You purposely took the time to stop in here, tell everyone that CREED is "the most over-priced, over-hyped house in existence", and then say that you're gonna keep walking.

    CREED haters are so transparent. they choose to hate something that they would otherwise love if only they could afford it. what they are really angry at is the fact that they can't afford it, but they instead project that anger onto CREED as a company so that they can sleep a little easier tonight.

    it'd be funny if it weren't so sad.


    p.s.- if you really kept walking, you'd never see this message, HDS1963, and therefore, you wouldn't be able to respond to this truism. let's wait and see just how transparent you are...

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    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Creed Silver Mountain Water
    3. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I liked Scent of Oger alot. It will be my formal scent for when the event/meeting is amongst men only(a boardroom scent for citrus/green lovers), as it has a certain "masculine spice/herbal gourmand" Italo-centric style that I think is more apt at gaining the admiration and respect of men, than girls my age.

    The Spice and Wood is a letdown both in sillage/longevity (probably the weakest creed besides citrus bigarrade), and in terms of composition......basic, boring, and uninspired. It's very masculine, and very elegant, and by all accounts not a terrible scent. But, it is very dry, very stern, joyless even. Maybe lovers of Marc Jacobs BANG, the Comme Des Garcons Woody/woody-incense scents, or dry niche woodies like Tam Dao will love it, but I don't. However, if you like Aventus, the drier/smokier aspects of the Aventus base are here in Spice and Wood, so it may be perfect for you.

    Windsor is my favorite CREED, and favorite scent ever. Tabarome is one of the greatest masculines created IMO, but it's soo "old man", I personally would never wear it out. But I do own some to spray every now and then to appreciate. These are both ranked high in the history of maculine perfumery.
    Thank you for your response. I was actually afraid I was not going to like it just a few hours ago, but now I am leaning to possibly liking it. However, I am not so sure for I like longevity and a little sillage. And from the looks of it, this has none. At least on that, you and fugazi both agree on. So, there could be my hang up with this fragrance. Just like Erolfa, I like it but it's gone from my skin in a matter or minutes. That is the reason I would rate it so low. If I pay good money for a fragrance, I would like a fragrance to last me a while. The longer the longevity, the less applications, therefore, the longer it would last. In short, the more bang for your buck.
    I would like to try some Vintage Tabarome, but that may have to wait. I have signed up for a Windsor split, thanks to your advice and also Jubilation XXV. I wish I had a money tree outside to go pick a few bills and try VT. lol
    Thanks for all your help and insight on fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    Whether you like SV and S&W or not, you HAVE to admit that they are extremely well-made fragrances.
    Creed should have thaught twice about naming Sublime Vanille, as this is an large scale insult to Selection Verte's acronym.

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    The folks at CREED are not out to rip-off their clients with these Royal Exclusive scents as you seem to be accusing them of doing. They DO involve higher quality ingredients, they DO take more time to develop and produce, they DO have a higher level of craftsmanship than the "regular" line. Do you really think they would come out with a line called Royal Exclusives, promote it as they are, charge for it as they are, and then just blow it off and create some cheap dreck and hope no one notices? Do you think Olivier Creed has gotten WORSE as a perfumist lately? I just don't see how that's possible. He's in his prime, and his son seems to be pretty talented as well. They are ATCQ in 1993, on an album tour for Midnight Marauders!
    IDK man, these last three sound like somebody let f#@king Jarobi be executive producer. Ali Shaheed Muhammad is nowhere to be found...

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    you have to admit that Sublime Vanille is by far the most accurate and quality presentation of vanilla on the market.
    Guerlain's SDV or Micallef's Note Vanille > Creed's Sublime vanille, and even though the Tom Ford's composition and ingredient quality are far below the standards of Creed's Sublime Vanille, I drastically prefer it as it has more character, and is more daring. Sublime Vanille is like an elegant paint-by-numbers type steez.

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    A lot of times, the ability to say "damn this just smells gooood" is enough. You seem to skip that "zoomed-out" take and go right into the iso-eugen-hydro-specto-freako-nutzo chemistry of it. I respect you for your knowledge, but sometimes I think you miss the boat being so critical.
    Not at all, your typed words give the impression that you assume going the extra mile means one isn't cognizant of the first, natural impression. Or at least they are meant to influence others to have that impression, as I believe you are too intelligent to hold such an opinion.

    I only delve into the chemistry side of things, when figuring out WHY the initial impression wasn't as good as it could have been. I have extremely discriminating taste, and none of that taste is rooted in my limited understanding of perfumery. All of that taste is rooted in my sense of smell. All else is secondary. Granted, my expectations are higher for the CREED house, as I believe the mto be the best house in existence. And with my expectations so high, it makes these last two releases that share common notes a bigger dissapointment than if Chanel or YSL released them, at their prices ($75-$79 for 100ml):

    --Aventus ($270 / 120ml) seems to not have enough balance, not enough supporting the Pineaple Express smoke-a-thon. additional bergamot, currant, rose, patchouli, moss, ambergris could make it OBVIOUSLY greater in class/quality-of-composition than then upper-level designer citrus/fruity/woods releases. We'll see if subsequent MILLESIME batches produce "variation"[for the better] as there has been on many millesime batches of the past

    --Spice and Wood ($550 / 250ml) somewhat uninspired and no better composition wise than many lower-priced Niche woodies. And although ingredient quality is indeed quite high, the scent is soo weak that it almost needs to be in an 8.4oz spray.

    Take Jarobi off duty son.
    Send that n!gga to the bricks for some Chinese during rush hour.
    On to the next.
    Last edited by DULLAH; 27th October 2010 at 10:54 PM.

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    These are what I own in large bottles and I love all of them equally:

    Acier Aluminium
    Ambre Canelle
    Aventus
    Baie De Genievre
    Bois De Cedrat
    Bois Du Portugal
    Chevrefeuille Original
    Citrus Bigarrade
    Epicea
    Erolfa
    Green Irish Tweed
    Green Valley
    Himalaya
    Imperial Millesime
    Neroli Sauvage
    Orange Spice
    Original Santal
    Original Vetiver
    Royal Delight
    Royal English Leather
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Royal Water
    Santal Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Tabarome Millesime
    Vetiver
    Virgin Island Water
    Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    but.... you didn't walk on by. You purposely took the time to stop in here, tell everyone that CREED is "the most over-priced, over-hyped house in existence", and then say that you're gonna keep walking.

    CREED haters are so transparent. they choose to hate something that they would otherwise love if only they could afford it. what they are really angry at is the fact that they can't afford it, but they instead project that anger onto CREED as a company so that they can sleep a little easier tonight.

    it'd be funny if it weren't so sad.


    p.s.- if you really kept walking, you'd never see this message, HDS1963, and therefore, you wouldn't be able to respond to this truism. let's wait and see just how transparent you are...
    So I am left with a double bluff therefore.

    It's interesting you resort to financial snobbery as a justification for me not liking Creed - or rather, having smelled the majority of Creed fragrances, with their ridiculous "history" hyperbole, I have made a decision that on the whole, it's a whole lot of stuff about nothin', so to speak.

    And so I am left being condemned for not liking Creed. It's almost verging on a form of cultist religiosity.

    The fact of the matter is this: as a perfumisti, price is not the issue, quality and value is. Sorry but Creed just doesn't match up. If they did, I would own considerably more Creeds than I actually do, because, if I had sufficient desire to buy one, or several, I would buy whatever I wanted.

    I don't condemn you for liking Creed. The joy of Basenotes is diversity of opinion. However, you DO condemn me for not being particularly impressed with what I honestly believe is one of the most over-blown, self-loving houses in the fragrance industry.

    What is your fear? That I might have secretly touched on a nerve that you don't want touched? That, despite all the hype you have bought into, all the massive amounts of money you have thrown into the Creed mythology, that somewhere, deep down you recognise that I might have a point?

    I'm not threatened by your condemnation of me not buying into the Creed "legend", but you clearly are threatened by anyone who suggests a contrary view.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I'm not threatened by your condemnation of me not buying into the Creed "legend", but you clearly are threatened by anyone who suggests a contrary view.

    transparency noted.

    I don't "condemn" you for not liking CREED. that would be ridiculous. that would be like chastising someone who doesn't like a particular wine that i like.

    I am, however, continually amazed at how people who don't like CREED feel they MUST share that view at all times, in all threads... even threads that specifically ask that they not do that.

    for instance, I do not care much for Amouage. Now, I COULD seek out every Amouage thread on the board everyday and proceed to interject my dislike for it. But I don't care, and it wouldn't make a positive contribution to those who are having a good discussion of it. i did a test that you should see... for an example of this, see here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/260...olonia-Essenza

    now... could you please leave this thread so that those who do enjoy CREED fragrances can talk about them in peace? thaaaaanks!

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    Only own 2 from Creed's line. Thanks everyone for the input.
    Looking into exploring and adding more to my collection.

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    I only own these three:

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Millesime Imperial
    3. Aventus

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    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tabarome (Modern).
    3. Green Valley
    4. Royal Water
    5. Original Vetiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    transparency noted.

    I don't "condemn" you for not liking CREED. that would be ridiculous. that would be like chastising someone who doesn't like a particular wine that i like.

    I am, however, continually amazed at how people who don't like CREED feel they MUST share that view at all times, in all threads... even threads that specifically ask that they not do that.

    for instance, I do not care much for Amouage. Now, I COULD seek out every Amouage thread on the board everyday and proceed to interject my dislike for it. But I don't care, and it wouldn't make a positive contribution to those who are having a good discussion of it. i did a test that you should see... for an example of this, see here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/260...olonia-Essenza

    now... could you please leave this thread so that those who do enjoy CREED fragrances can talk about them in peace? thaaaaanks!
    It's not transparency at all, I was more pointing out the double bluff you'd left me with.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    The good:
    1. Bois Du Portugal

    The average:
    2. Aventus (maybe)
    3. Original Vetiver
    4. Santal Noble

    The only creeds I find decent, bois du portugal being the only one worth a purchase for me. Though I'm dying to try Vintage Tabarome.

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    My new creed classification. (still have not tried vintange tabarome)
    1. Windsor.
    2. Aventus.
    3a. Royal oud
    3b. Original cologne
    4. Spice and wood
    5. Selection verte.
    6. Git
    7. Silver mountain water.
    8a. Tabarome millesime
    8b. Bois du portugal
    9. Green valley
    10. Original vetiver
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    From what I own:

    1. Millesime Imperial
    2. Himalaya
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Silver Mountain Water
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    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    1. Original Vetiver
    2. Virgin Island Water
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Millesime Imperial

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    I own 12 creeds but my favorites are


    Aventus
    MI
    Original Santal
    Royal Oud
    Bois Du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Vetiver 48
    Windsor

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    1. Royal Oud
    2. MI
    3. Aventus
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Parfums de Marly Galloway
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Yosh Sombre Negra
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Only based on what I own:

    1.) Aventus
    2.) MI
    3.) GIT
    4.)SMW
    5.) OS

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    My Best:

    Selection Verte
    Vintage Tabarome
    Citrus Bigarrade
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Bois de Santal
    Jasmal
    Neroli Sauvage
    Feuilles Verte
    Royal English Leather

    I love Creed in some senses and hate it in others (i.e. price, PR bologna). There was a time when Creed masterfully blended top quality exotic naturals that surely justified its high prices. Today, most the fragrances from 1990s on are not much better that run of the mill designer fragrances capitalizing on current fads (Royal Oud). Creed, nonetheless, occasionally releases top quality limited perfumes. Creed only began making scents in the 1970s and existed before that as a tailoring business. Despite their claims, Creed did not make fragrances for Marie Antoinette, Eleanor Roosevelt, or anyone else for that matter unless they were alive after 1970.
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    My opinion of how they rank is below. The first two would rank somewhere in my top 50 fragrances and the next three would be in my top 150 somewhere, if I were to rank my fragrance preferences. I've owned a dozen different Creed fragrances, but these are my top five.

    1) Royal Oud
    2) Aventus
    3) Millesime Imperial
    4) Bois du Portugal
    5) Orange Spice

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    1. Virgin Island Water
    2. Himalaya
    3. Selection Verte
    4. Original Santal
    5. Original Vetiver
    6. Neroli Sauvage

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    I only have one: Royal Delight.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    1. SMW
    2. Himalaya
    3. VIW
    4. Aventus
    5. MI
    6. Bois du Portugal
    7. GIT

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    It's hard to rank Creeds when there are 347 versions of each one.

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    A good many of my favourites have been discontinued.

    Of those still available (from the UK website):
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Orange Spice

    Of all time:
    Cuir de Russie
    Royal English Leather
    Vetiver
    Vintage Tabarome

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