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    CREED Epicea

    Epicea means "spicy", a fitting description for this fragrance worn by a handsome American championship skier renowned in Aspen for his skill on the slopes and romantic prowess apres ski


    I did some research and perhaps this guy was Billy Kid, champion skier from the USA. He also had a victory in Aspen in 1968 and since Epicea was made in 1965 it does sound consistent. Oh well just me wondering.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Kidd

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    Just got sprayed with Epicea a half hour ago by my Creed rep. Too light for me.

    She's making lots of noise about discontinuations...

    I was there to renew my relationship with BdP.

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    It was (is) claimed that the actor Gary Cooper wore Epicea. One reference: http://www.aedes.com/magazine.php

    Epicea is the Creed I like least.
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    I also dislike Epicea, my least fav as well. I love bdp Stylin so i can feel you on that, i got the bottle and samples of it. As for epicea i gave it off to a friend and he hated it too! It is the gift that keeps on giving lol. It has a lot of pine and it smells unpleasant to me it is strong.

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    In many ways, I hate to pass judgement on those little in store squirts, but I don't see that I would like this one.

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    Yep, another non-fan of Epicea here. It made my nose say, "That's it?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    Yep, another non-fan of Epicea here. It made my nose say, "That's it?"
    it made my nose say , " How about a HELL NO!!!!" lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    In many ways, I hate to pass judgement on those little in store squirts, but I don't see that I would like this one.
    Epicea smells like Indian food.

    i like eating Indian food. i don't like smelling like Indian food.

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    Moderate here. Don't love it, but don't abhor it either. There are a couple of Creeds which annoy me. Epicea ain't one.

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    Am I the only fan of this fragrance? Oh, well. Seriously - if there is talk of discontinuation, then I may be picking up a bottle. I do NOT want to be left with only memories of this one.

    I wore this stuff on vacation a couple of years ago, and it was friggin' awesome for me. Hey, what can I say? There's somebody for every frag.
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    I often get a kind of celery and/or vegetable vibe from it; not nearly as piney as, say, Z-14. I keep trying to like it, but so far it hasn't knocked me out. Maybe needs more of a road test in chilly weather?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Am I the only fan of this fragrance? Oh, well. Seriously - if there is talk of discontinuation, then I may be picking up a bottle.
    D'OH! Don't want to start any rumors or runs on Epicea! Epicea was not one of the scents she was referring to as being discontinued. She did specify an older feminine scent named Irisia was being dropped, and was trying to push it on me as a old school scent with a bit of Vintage Tabarome vibe (I was trying in vain to see if she had any hidden old testers of VT).

    I'll stick with the "manly" Creeds, but Irisia does have an old vibe to it for sure. A tad too floral for me.

    She did imply a rash of stuff was likely going to be phased out, but other than Irisia, gave no details.
    Personally, I've thought for awhile that some of my old style faves from them likely don't sell well and when supplies run out, won't be continued. I'll probably break down and back up REL and Vetiver 48 before year's end.

    If you go to the Creed Boutique and see which products they back up with soap, deos, shower gels, or shave soaps- that's likely what's moving.
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    Great - thanks for the info! Irisia was mildly interesting, but not nearly enough for me to worry about.

    Whew! Temporarily dodging the discontinuation bullet on Epicea.
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    actually i talked with the boutique and it is being discontinued

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Great - thanks for the info! Irisia was mildly interesting, but not nearly enough for me to worry about.

    Whew! Temporarily dodging the discontinuation bullet on Epicea.
    Yeah...just sent you a PM! Don't want to freak anybody out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    actually i talked with the boutique and it is being discontinued
    Double D'OH!

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    Epicea has a wonderful pine note, and it also contains a dense, very fleshed out cardamom note, some clove and probably other spices. Its an uplifting, spicy scent, certainly an acquired taste, and a unique pine fragrance. In the Creed line only Windsor contains a higher fidelity pine note (but its also more expensive). Complain more about it and Creed will probably discontinue it, and introduce an easier to love fragrance (which then others will complain about), and the cycle will continue..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Epicea has a wonderful pine note, and it also contains a dense, very fleshed out cardamom note, some clove and probably other spices. Its an uplifting, spicy scent, certainly an acquired taste, and a unique pine fragrance. In the Creed line only Windsor contains a higher fidelity pine note (but its also more expensive). Complain more about it and Creed will probably discontinue it, and introduce an easier to love fragrance (which then others will complain about), and the cycle will continue..
    All too true. I am fond of Creed's older, quirkier fragrances, and this one is certainly in that realm. I jumped on a bottle about a year ago, since it just seems like something that Creed will pull from the market soon. It has strong collectibility appeal.

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    Alright - thanks for the warning, guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    CREED Epicea

    Epicea means "spicy",
    I think the following is more accurate:
    (French) epice = spice
    (French) epicea = spruce.
    The Creed fragrance has a coniferous note which I would call spruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Complain more about it and Creed will probably discontinue it, and introduce an easier to love fragrance (which then others will complain about), and the cycle will continue.
    I doubt that Creed would make decisions based on scattered complaints on basenotes. I would think actual sale figures would far more impact those decisions.
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    I count myself as a fan of this fragrance.

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    I though this was definitely being discontinued along with a few others? ZZ - any good info on this?

    I don't like it overall-I like the piney-green-citric opening but it is very brief , I don't like the huge cardamon which follows.
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    I love pine, but the two times I've tried it, it gave me a right-between-the-eyes headache and this is the case with Epicea.

    I prefer Windsor. Or Polo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I love pine, but the two times I've tried it, it gave me a right-between-the-eyes headache and this is the case with Epicea.

    I prefer Windsor. Or Polo.
    I hate to admit it, but I liked Epicea quite a bit after I got it, but now my reaction is similar to yours, Mike. I remember last December, I was going to go get a Christmas tree for the first time in my adult life and I thought Epicea would get me in the mood. It did for a minute, but as it wore on, that pine/cardamom combo was wearing a hole through my skull. I found it suffocating and brutal. It's in some ways a light scent, but that pine note just goes "thwack!" across my head.

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    The pine is ok in it. The spices remind me of a dental office, for certain or perhaps an apothecary. I'm a fan but don't own a bottle. I prefer windsor to this but it's too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    The pine is ok in it. The spices remind me of a dental office, for certain or perhaps an apothecary. I'm a fan but don't own a bottle. I prefer windsor to this but it's too expensive.
    Yes, abit like Old potpourri in a dentist's office. Dental/medical sterilizing fumigant is a creed house note I believe. But seriously, I do like Epicea, and I do like the dry cardamom, it tempers the pine's sharpness with it's lower register dry spicyness. like to test it every so often, but don't like it enough to buy.

    I prefer Rocabar, Bowling Green, Erolfa and Windsor for my pine notes.
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    With all this attention on spice, may I reiterate the following.
    From Larousse, the standard French dictionary.
    épicéa
    nom masculin
    (bas latin picea, genre de sapin)
    “Grand arbre conifère voisin du sapin, au tronc rougeâtre, aux aiguilles sans lignes blanches et aux cônes pendants.”
    A large coniferous tree, a relative of the pine, with a red trunk, needles without a white line (a solid green colour) and hanging pinecones.
    In English, “spruce”

    In other words, the creedboutique information is incorrect. epicea does not mean spice. There may be spices in it, but it is not labeled as a spicy scent. It is a spruce scent... make of that what we will
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    ^Ody, I've heard some even "looser" translations of the name. Glad to hear the final word on this. I certainly think that spruce is what it mostly is, so it makes sense.
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    I really like Epicea. When I can smell it! Epicea has virtually no sillage on my skin after about an hour, and has terrible staying power. That pine note in Epicea is delightful. I just wish it lasted longer. If it had good projection and longevity, Epicea might have been my holy grail pine fragrance.

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