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

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Question:

    Would you prefer:

    Large-scale effective boycott resulting in their demise, and return to small scale distributors and retailers?
    Large-scale effective and prideful unionization of all US Wal-Mart employees, resulting in good wages and benefits, still utilizing the benefits of the entity's immense size and trading power?
    I don't shop at Wal-Mart because they scored a 40 (out of 100) on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index Survery. If they corrected their discriminatory policies, then maybe I would frequent them. Until then, I will buy my discount Creed at Target.
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    Interesting.

    At this link


    http://www.hrc.org/issues/best-place...010.htm#Retail

    one can find which retail stores are included among those "best to work" in.

    Among Walmart's competitors one notices Target, which doesn't even have prices majorly bigger than Walmart.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Addict View Post
    Interesting.

    At this link


    http://www.hrc.org/issues/best-place...010.htm#Retail

    one can find which retail stores are included among those "best to work" in.

    Among Walmart's competitors one notices Target, which doesn't even have prices majorly bigger than Walmart.
    Costco too. Particularly relevant in a discussion of Creed!
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    Default Re: Would you wear Creed if......

    Quote Originally Posted by bradw View Post
    fast forward 10 years:

    Girl: Oh my, is that green irish tweed you're wearing?
    Guy: Well, actually this is cool water
    girl: Cool what?
    lmao
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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.
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    .....Say you walked into Wal-Mart...
    I prefer to give my money to others.

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    Well, I definitely don't agree with others who enjoy spending more because they think that makes them more unique. I don't think I've ever smelled Fendi Uomo on anybody else and i bought my bottle for about $25 a couple of years ago. I also don't think I've ever smelled Yatagan on anybody else. I don't mind paying for Creed ... and SL, etc., etc., but of the four Creeds I own, I only bought one at full retail price. I'd also like to add that it does rub me the wrong way when houses up their prices simply because they want to be in the ranks of the most elite. It has kept me away from Profumum so far, and Olivier Durbano's recent jump from $125 to $200 was pretty obnoxious.

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    Nope!
    Creeds are not special for me generally. Also never i didn't get compliment from Creeds that i say, problem is my taste.
    I think price is a policy that Creed want to use it. It doesn't have relation to quality. It's not important how many people can spend their money for Creed. They want to keep Creed on top by price. It doesn't mean that i don't use expensive fragrances. I like to feel luxury!
    I admire Armani for their ingenuity, making simple fragrances and popular, and very good marketing. Armani has been chosen another difficult way.

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    I really dont mind a bottle of Royal Water for my gf and a bottle of GIT/SMW for myself , altogether for 40 bux !
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    Regardless of price, I only purchase those fragrances that move me.

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    I really don't know how to answer this question. Creed certainly has an appeal like any luxury good. They also have carefully cultivated a mystique that enchants some and annoys many.

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    I love Creed, I hate their price tags. So the answer to your question is definitely YES.
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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.
    But hasn't almost every creed been knocked off by a mainstream house?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Well, I definitely don't agree with others who enjoy spending more because they think that makes them more unique. I don't think I've ever smelled Fendi Uomo on anybody else and i bought my bottle for about $25 a couple of years ago. I also don't think I've ever smelled Yatagan on anybody else. I don't mind paying for Creed ... and SL, etc., etc., but of the four Creeds I own, I only bought one at full retail price. I'd also like to add that it does rub me the wrong way when houses up their prices simply because they want to be in the ranks of the most elite. It has kept me away from Profumum so far, and Olivier Durbano's recent jump from $125 to $200 was pretty obnoxious.
    Exactly. I could wear something like Horizon which doesn't really smell like anything else for 20 bucks. Or if I wanted to spend a little more, I could get TdH or Fahrenheit for under 75, still a fraction of the price of Creeds.

    Believe it or not, Creed fragrances are becoming less and less exclusive, would this mean a decline in their regular buyers? I was playing a game online the other day, and in one of the chat rooms on there, 2 young men.. and I do mean young, one was 14, were talking about Creed fragrances. Of course i had to get into the fragrance topic then and threw them all off track and lost them, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    No, because on me the longevity and projection is almost nil.
    I think that's mostly due to the Creeds you've tried (according to your wardrobe). Many Creeds have no problem with projection or longevity, I can get well over 12 hours with many of them.

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    Nah, i wouldn't wear it at all. I'd buy it and sell it for much more!

    Regardless of price tag, i wouldn't wear it. Natural ingredients? Expires faster. Disgusting price tags? It's just cologne... Lack of gourmands? Thats minus 100000 points for me lol. None of their frags are even remotely appealing to me. I'm perfectly happy in my designer fragrance world.

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    I think Creed have a knack for showing their quality in their fragrances. I couldn't tell you if they truly DO use the highest quality ingredients, but IMO, Creed smell like some of the highest quality fragrances you can get your hands on. They just reek of opulence.
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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.
    Joe, I've got a question for you. What employee policies are you referencing? I really don't mean to derail this thread too much. But, my brother works at Walmart as a part-time employee for 2 years now, and, honestly, it's shocking how good the benefits they get are. I've worked at some very highly respected corporations both as a full-time and part-time employee, that are constantly ranked as some of the best company benefit packages, and the stuff they give my brother is trumps mine easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Joe, I've got a question for you. What employee policies are you referencing? I really don't mean to derail this thread too much. But, my brother works at Walmart as a part-time employee for 2 years now, and, honestly, it's shocking how good the benefits they get are. I've worked at some very highly respected corporations both as a full-time and part-time employee, that are constantly ranked as some of the best company benefit packages, and the stuff they give my brother is trumps mine easily.
    Isn't the controversy about Walmart more centered on how their pricing policies can crush the businesses they work with? That said, whenever I am in America I go to Walmart, I just love to look at the crazy poeple this store seems to attract, especially in the wee hours. If you want to know what I mean, visit:

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?page_id=9798

    As a warning - It's a pretty voyeuristic website and might upset some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I don't shop at Wal-Mart because they scored a 40 (out of 100) on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index Survery. If they corrected their discriminatory policies, then maybe I would frequent them. Until then, I will buy my discount Creed at Target.
    Sorry, I didn't read this post before posting mine regarding which policies you were talking about. Really? I honestly didn't know this, nor would I ever guess Walmart had discriminatory policies. If anything I'd think they'd score incredibly high for their diversity. Every WalMart I've ever been in, including my brothers, has an immense amount of diversity (race,gender and age), not to mention they constantly employ both physically and mentally handicapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klute View Post
    Isn't the controversy about Walmart more centered on how their pricing policies can crush the businesses they work with? That said, whenever I am in America I go to Walmart, I just love to look at the crazy poeple this store seems to attract, especially in the wee hours. If you want to know what I mean, visit:

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?page_id=9798

    As a warning - It's a pretty voyeuristic website and might upset some people.
    THIS, I can get behind. Their pricing policies CAN crush other companies and I've seen it happen. However, perhaps a major weakness they have because of what they have become, is that they can't carry a LOT of anything, only a little of everything. Thus, they become a quick one-stop shop for most things, but if you are ever looking for a lot of variety of ANYTHING (in my case dvds are a perfect example) Walmart isn't the place you're going to find it, for that I prefer a place like Best Buy (or online of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    ....... They were 95% cheaper?.
    What a strange question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zizanioides View Post


    =X *fuel on the fire*

    And maybe. Creed is ok, I despise their marketing/"aura of prestige" but they aren't overall bad . . .
    Oh stop being silly. Did you know that Santa Clause, Grey Aliens, Jesus Christ, AND Luke Skywalker ALL wore Creeds? I crap you not.

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    I don't get the attraction. I have yet to come across a Creed that I enjoy. However, Strangely, i think I might try harder if they were cheaper- weird, huh?
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    Yes of course. I would have been able to make purchases without thinking hard and/or plan my purchases. And I love variety in fragrances so lower prices I'll buy more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post

    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.
    It seems to me that most people who are highly enthusiastic about many Creed scents, have at least a couple that they dislike.

    So I think people actually like the juice that they say they like.
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    I feel like theres a psychology behind buying expensive stuff. If your mind is being told its high quality, natural, best ingredients, youre gunna believe that it DOES small better. Albeit true, is it ENOUGH where its worth another 100+ dollars? some will say yes, but me? heeeeeck no.

    to me, its kinda like wine. the price ranges reach a point where its kinda like "okay, is it REALLY worth it?" like i said, to some yes. But for a casual cologne wearer such as myself, not at all

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    [QUOTE=Neurosis;1890641to me, its kinda like wine. the price ranges reach a point where its kinda like "okay, is it REALLY worth it?" like i said, to some yes.[/QUOTE]

    You likely don't drink much wine. There's a huge difference.

    I really wish they sold Creed GIT for 20 cents cheaper than Cool Water so I could read one thousand postings that all said GIT was wayyyyyyyy better than Cool Water and that Cool Water wasn't worth the extra 20 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Joe, I've got a question for you. What employee policies are you referencing? I really don't mean to derail this thread too much. But, my brother works at Walmart as a part-time employee for 2 years now, and, honestly, it's shocking how good the benefits they get are. I've worked at some very highly respected corporations both as a full-time and part-time employee, that are constantly ranked as some of the best company benefit packages, and the stuff they give my brother is trumps mine easily.
    I don't want to speak for anybody, but I believe he was referring to their vehement anti-union policies (see The High Cost of Low Price). That's one of the reasons I don't shop there, in addition to their business model, which puts mom and pop shops out of business and leaves smaller cities and towns with a streamlined (to put it politely) selection of goods. That's not really on topic for this forum, but the documentary I mentioned is worth a gander if you're interested.

    To the OP's question....there's a $22/4oz Demeter that is among my favourites, so yeah, I would. That said, I probably wouldn't try this $15 cologne in the first place until somebody on this forum raved about it, peeking my curiosity.

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    Appreciation. The word has meaning. I used to only appreciate wine to the point of $6, then maybe $10, and recently up to $20. But I don't drink much, or often, so "casual" is pretty much what kind of a wine drinker I am. I don't truly appreciate the finest wines, and it would be folly for me to pay for something I'm not capable of appreciating. I don't appreciate sporty cars, or even really good vehicles. I appreciate durable trucks, and also cheap, rugged ones. I'm not about to buy something there that I can't really appreciate.

    I am NOT a casual cologne user. And that has upped my spending limits, growing right along with my appreciation.

    Appreciation has to be personal. I agree - I would NOT spend an extra hundred for a cologne that I don't love down to the point of every nuance (unless it was for splitting, sale or olfactory analysis). But with Creed's lineup, there are easily several fragrances that fall into that region. Ditto Hermès and Guerlain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    I feel like theres a psychology behind buying expensive stuff. If your mind is being told its high quality, natural, best ingredients, youre gunna believe that it DOES small better. Albeit true, is it ENOUGH where its worth another 100+ dollars? some will say yes, but me? heeeeeck no.

    to me, its kinda like wine. the price ranges reach a point where its kinda like "okay, is it REALLY worth it?" like i said, to some yes. But for a casual cologne wearer such as myself, not at all
    Stanford did a fascinating study on price perception and pleasure. Subjects were given two wines and told their prices, one much more expensive than the other. Not only were the more expensive wines ranked higher but MRI scans showed increased neural activity in a pleasure center of the brain; people didn't award more marks to the expensive wine because they assumed a correlation between price and quality but because they genuinely enjoyed them more. The punchline, obviously, is that they were the same wines.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-9849949-39.html.

    So even if the perfume doesn't smell any better than a cheaper version, we would experience more genuine pleasure from the price alone. You could attribute it to the (in this case mistaken) perception of higher quality but the pleasure would still be there. It explains a great deal about niche and designer products.
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