The blog, Now Smell This, posted a bit of information about this today.
As mr.cologneguy mentioned above, the proper name is Spice & Wood. The list of notes are discussed as:
...top notes of Italian bergamot, Egyptian lemon and Court Pendu Plat apple with a heart of Angelic root, rose, clove, desert peppers, patchouli and Italian birch. It dries down into Egyptian iris and cedar, oak moss and musk...
$550 for 250 ml
Launching in November.
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
A very fancy bottle I must say.
If anything, these 'Creed previews/news' gives NST's hardened anti-Creed following a chance to air their same old 'Creed aint my thing' views in the comments over and over and over (dont believe me, check out any of the previous Creed "news" there). I don't care if you give thumbs down or up, show some balls, try the fragrances and put thought to (virtual) paper. Else stop mentioning Creed to score some hits.
Its like 2002 all over again..
The Creed rep I spoke to said it smelled like a toned down OS without the sweetness.
If someone dislikes Creed or thinks Aventus smells cheap or generic or what have you, just let it go. I mean, it's fine to try and encourage someone to sniff more closely and find and admire the qualities that you see in a scent, but constantly defending the brands every move and confronting those who disagree is only going to push people away from Creed. More flies with honey, and all that.
How many are going to pay that price? I've spent tons of money over the years, but not that much on just one frag.
I don't want to take this further, and I am sure you understand.
You just proved Sculpture's point you know? :/ Anyways, I do enjoy reading Sculpture's posts about Amouage, because he brings a different dimension to the fragrances and opens my eyes (or nose) to smell another facet of Reflection, or Dia, or XXV, or what have you. Sometimes, its just better to agree to disagree, even if it means others taking potshots at you. Life is too short to get embroiled in disagreeing over a disagreement.
Anyways back to the topic, I would love to sample this, but sadly here in Singapore, the distributor is not bringing in Spice and Wood, and the cost of the sample from TPC is a tad prohibitive for me. Guess I'll pass on this one
The bottle looks nice, all i have heard it is a lighter bois du portugal, it is more transparent but it smells spicy woodsy and there is no citrus in the smell.
in the picture, you can see the affixed sprayer on top, with the glass cap fitting over it.
as opposed to the same bottle Sublime Vanille with the removable poofer.
Any more speculation out there?
I for one hope it's not too powdery, but with desert pepper, cedar, dry birch, and iris....? Could be. And perhaps it will be as subtle as Sublime Vanille ? Hope not.
Also, I wonder if the Royal Exclusives will ever leak out to discounters, or be tightly controlled to the luxury retail B&M's, and the NY boutique...
Looks good, I definitely want to try this I have been hearing good things.
I want to try this too ! I love the notes listed. The bottle is gorgeous ( with an atomiser, no less ) I don't care if this is for men ,it just sounds lovely. I love my woods and spice notes.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Last edited by ToughCool; 21st September 2010 at 05:25 PM.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
After wearing a BdP layering today, I couldn't help but think of the word choices made for this fragrance:
Obviously I think the "aged spices" means the clove wil no doubt be alot more Iso-eugenol than regular eugenol (which will please Vetiver48/BdG/RSL fans), but I am left wondering what the cedar will be....Originally Posted by CREED
Now, of course, I would prefer a huge dose of the Cedar/tonka from the base of windsor, but does anyone else think these "pungent/aged" linguistics indicate the use of the exact same powerful Cedar note from BdP ?
I am so geeked for this scent I cant get it off my mind!
I have yet to find the perfect winter scent!
My guess at this point is a slighty greener but ultimately more masculine (and stronger) take on something like Costes EdT. They share rose, incense, woods, pepper and spices in structure.