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    Default Would you wear Creed if......

    ....... They were 95% cheaper?

    Say you walked into Wal-Mart, and there was Creed GIT for 20 bucks. Would you wear it? Clearly, it would be more purchased and worn. Making it less original. Do you wear Creed because it's less worn, less common amongst average Joe's, do you actually love the juice, or is it something else..

    No disrespect to Creed fans, but I just find their fragrances to be mediocre with super high price tags. Do you really find Creed's fragrances to be above all else? Or is it more of a confidence thing. I mean when I would wear GIT I felt far more confident, knowing I had on a fragrance that the more affluent wear, kind of a power thing.

    So do you actually like that fragrance juice? Or is it more of a feeling. A feeling of affluence, and the finer things in life.

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    I wear the Creeds that I do because they're good fragrances; same as with the scents from any other house. No one here is posturing when they wear them. If you don't like any of them, fine, but don't assume that those who do like them do so for reasons other then simply enjoying the smell, such as trying to feel affluent.

    Creed per ml is actually cheaper than many other lines. If they were $20 a bottle, they'd still smell just as good. A sense of exclusivity doesn't enter into; there may be exceptions, but I'm sure they're quite rare.
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    No disrespect here either, but no, I wouldn't. Price isn't really the big problem most of the time (as evident by my wardrobe) but the scents just didn't work for me. I find much more exciting choices available out there regardless of price. I respect those who enjoy Creeds and wish them more pleasure and joy. The same goes with fans of any other brand.

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    No because everyone else would wear them. I like being unique and being exclusive and having a high price helps with that.

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    No, because on me the longevity and projection is almost nil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    No because everyone else would wear them. I like being unique and being exclusive and having a high price helps with that.
    Hate to sound snotty, but I agree. Knowing how much it costs is part of the appeal. Weird, huh? That said, I have gotten many compliments on my Creeds from people who have no clue that it's expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Creed GIT for 20 bucks.
    OMG, not only would I wear it, I would back the truck up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Hate to sound snotty, but I agree. Knowing how much it costs is part of the appeal. Weird, huh? That said, I have gotten many compliments on my Creeds from people who have no clue that it's expensive.
    Exactly, I do not want acqua di gio because every man and their grandpa is wearing it and it is subpar. I would rather wear quality colognes and usually they come with a price.

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    No. But only because I don't shop at Wal-Mart, due to their employee policies.
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    I would bathe in GIT if it were 95% cheaper.......
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    GIT, SMW

    That's about it...

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    I'd probably grab a bottle of BdP and put it between my bottles of Chaz and Quorum. LOL.

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    Yep, I would. Price has zero reasoning behind the few Creeds I own. In fact, I'm always looking for a cheaper, and safe way to own the ones I do like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Exactly, I do not want acqua di gio because every man and their grandpa is wearing it and it is subpar. I would rather wear quality colognes and usually they come with a price.
    Except that Creed is the Armani of niche fragrances...

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    Default Re: Would you wear Creed if......

    Absolutely! I love getting a good deal. Cheap Creed would be like Caron masculines or YSL on sale at Filene's Basement - a huge bang-for-buck ratio. However, it ain't gonna happen. Why not? Look at every fragrance manufacturer working out formulas on spreadsheets and pinching every penny on components - charging 50-100 bucks for bottles of increasingly weak juice. Would they be cranking out Vintage Tabarôme for $20 a pop?

    Impossible. But would I buy such a thing? Sure. There are some great cheap frags out there, and I'm as proud of those as my Creeds. But just look at the responses ^. Exclusivity is very important to a lot of people, and it's almost impossible to find shared interest in cheapies around here, even when they do stuff right. NOBODY gives a shit that McGraw has some very interesting stuff in it.

    For me, fragrance is about the experience. I want to experience many fragrances to truly understand - to see in the world of perfume. To experience the beauty. Creeds offer that final 10% of beauty for me in many of their fragrances. Yes, other fragrances get a good ratio of bang to buck, but at a certain point I'm willing to pay more to get more. It's the difference between Cool Water and GIT for me. GIT strikes me, personally, as the more beautiful of the two. But I prefer Wall Street to MI, and own the Bond because it works for me.

    I'm the kind of guy who brags how little I spent on something. Although in the case of Creed, that often indicates a fake.

    Creed's expense does not, in every case, result in a fragrance that I, personally, think is superior to all others like it. However, in almost all Creeds, there is an undeniable attention to detail that I can smell. I smell, in many of them, an extra edge of craftsmanship that simply costs money. When that craftsmanship results in a fragrance I like better than something cheaper (should happen anyway, for statistical reasons alone, about 50% of the time, all things being equal), then I'm willing to pay the difference. Or not, the other 50% of the time.

    Amouage does the same basic thing, albeit differently. They splurge on richness of the composition and components, whereas Creed tends to go for a sort of elegant faux-traditional feel. Both of these are admirable approaches to luxury quality. Luca and Tania personally appreciate Amouage more than Creed, I'm probably more Creed than Amouage.

    You don't have to be rich to appreciate luxury items for what they are. My best watch was a Swiss job that I found in the gravel by the side of the highway while hitchhiking as a teenager. It was probably hot, and tossed from a passing car. I'm sure I loved it just as much as the original owner did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Except that Creed is the Armani of niche fragrances...
    oh snap!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    oh snap!!!
    It's true...

    I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. It's just that of all the niche brands, Creed is by far the most popular and common. You can even buy Creed in Costco! Can't say that about other brands. Again, it's not a knock on the scents themselves, which generally are good, but it's hard to argue that Creed is to niche what Armani is to designer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    It's true...

    I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. It's just that of all the niche brands, Creed is by far the most popular and common. You can even buy Creed in Costco! Can't say that about other brands. Again, it's not a knock on the scents themselves, which generally are good, but it's hard to argue that Creed is to niche what Armani is to designer...

    Armani for the most part makes crap colognes Creed does not, as for as popularity i would agree they are the highest.

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    Personally, I feel very fortunate that I'm able to enjoy fresh, authentic Creed at half of their suggested retail price. Though, I have paid full retail for a couple of them.

    Incidentally, the original Armani Pour Homme was my signature scent beginning in the eighties and well into the early ninties.
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    I have no idea what the finer things in life are, nor do I care because I think that is a bankrupt concept. I suppose I would buy it anywhere if I like the way it smells.

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    YES!

    I wouldn't have to blink an eye when it comes to buying, if they were 95% cheaper - but that will never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    I would bathe in GIT if it were 95% cheaper.......


    =X *fuel on the fire*

    And maybe. Creed is ok, I despise their marketing/"aura of prestige" but they aren't overall bad . . . just absurdly overpriced. For the cost of a new Creed release I could buy a) a half ounce of NZ ambergris b)a half cup of vintage Chypre Coty c)a civet cat d) a tailor made perfume from various vendors etc etc.
    Popularity only cheapens art if you were looking for something to make you distinctive (hence the legion of indy bands). I'm not immune to antipathy of mass market products but it's something I realize has no valid reason. For my supremely obscure and unique fragrances I scour antique stores and pick up forgotten gems for a few dollars.

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    Redneck hit it out of the park on like 5 points.

    Creed at the price of typical Walmart designer scents?
    what is that like $28.99/125ml perpetually available?


    Of course, at that price and commonality I'd douse myself in my favorites and reapply with no 2nd thaught ever about cost. I'd carry around flacons of Windsor and Selection Verte daily, splashing them on every other hour LOL. Banned in Detroit for real.

    Also, I'd buy all the great old-style works that i respect but wouldn't wear often or ever (Private Tabarome, Baie De Genievre, BdP, Royal Scottish Lavender, Epicea) just as room sprays/special occasion scents.

    It's simply the greatest house of French/british perfumery, at any price. (high or low)
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. But only because I don't shop at Wal-Mart, due to their employee policies.
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    Hell yes! Considering that I would wear it at the current price, than why not at 95% cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    ....... They were 95% cheaper?

    Say you walked into Wal-Mart, and there was Creed GIT for 20 bucks. Would you wear it? Clearly, it would be more purchased and worn. Making it less original. Do you wear Creed because it's less worn, less common amongst average Joe's, do you actually love the juice, or is it something else..

    No disrespect to Creed fans, but I just find their fragrances to be mediocre with super high price tags. Do you really find Creed's fragrances to be above all else? Or is it more of a confidence thing. I mean when I would wear GIT I felt far more confident, knowing I had on a fragrance that the more affluent wear, kind of a power thing.

    So do you actually like that fragrance juice? Or is it more of a feeling. A feeling of affluence, and the finer things in life.
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    I really do adore some of the Creed line, which is the number 1 contributing factor why I wear it... but still, I suppose the Creed line would be a bit less appealing were it not so exclusive? I don't know, all I know for sure is that they make quality fragrances, and that doesn't come cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert G. View Post
    OMG, not only would I wear it, I would back the truck up.
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    I'm not a big Creed fan, SMW is the only one I really like. All the others, I don't know, I just can't really get that excited about them.

    That said, I am one of those people who prefer niche perfumes and disregard mainstream fragances. One reason is that I find that niche perfumes are very often much better crafted (or at last that's the feeling I get as a consumer) and a lot more interesting, but I do have to admit part of the appeal to me is that not many people know or wear these scents. I guess to a true perfume lover that shouldn't matter - it should be all about the juice...

    The price is not a factor for me. I would LOVE to get some of the fragrances I really like for a better price. Having to spend a lot of money for something does not make it more appealing to me. (Although it does help to keep my favourites in their niche...)

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    Absolutely, whatever the price.

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