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CREED ? Green Irish Tweed = GIT?
You guys are really talking it up on most Creed posts. Wearing GIT now for the second day. First day minimum projection/silage. Today the second day, right now writing this post same result.
I wanted it so much to work after all the fantastic reviews you professionals have given on this forum.
Keeping an open mind I am going to go to Creed shop in Paris, rue Francoise 1st Serbie, and show them my example (maybe its a poor batch sample) and ask them if this is typical GIT scent before finally ditching GIT as a potential wardrobe addition and before labeling all other CREEDS as over hyped on this forum.
Possibly sending a message too Edwin Creed that maybe they should consider going back to the CREED family roots - tailoring.
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
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Just recently got back into fragrance, and Basenotes, and it is interesting to observe that the Creed talk is just as abundant and lively as ever...haha.
Creeds were some of the earliest "niche" fragrances I ever sampled. Really liked them. I mean, they really seemed a cut above most of the regular department store fare out there, and still do. However, they've become slightly less special to me as I've become more exposed to niche fragrances over the years. Anyway, had been years since I'd smelled anything from Creed other than GIT, so recently got some MI, Himalaya, and SMW from Perfumed Court, and a decant of Erolfa from a fellow basenoter. Must admit that Himalaya, MI, and SMW did not live up to my "scent memory". Pleasant, all, but turd longevity, and nothing overly special. Erolfa, on the other hand (which I'd also sampled years ago), is still pretty awesome to my nose. Yes, Erolfa and GIT, you guys should all go out and buy a ton of it!
And with that being said, I really hope the blizzard outside doesn't affect the shipment of my monthly allotment of GIT and Erolfa from my handlers at the Creed Boutique.
Very likely that Creed does this. =]
And so does this house:
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First of all, I think that ANY other company has the same means and opportunity to have people write good reviews for their products, so this discussion should be on the general fragrance industry, and not on Creed. I doubt companies pay people to hang out on Basenotes, but maybe they do. You're forgetting about all of the other places where people go to read reviews (i.e. perfume.com, fragrancenet, perfume emporium, etc.).
The worst perpetrator is Pherlure, where it is obvious that they pay actors to do Youtube reviews praising their product.
I think the Aventus raving here on BN was instrumental in the massive sales - supposedly selling better than all the other Creeds combined (can't recall source).
Creed are the best fragrance house in the world and the idea that anyone would think that this brilliant, illustrious and exemplary house would do anything untoward with regards it's internet marketing tactics is just utterly absurd!!!
Last edited by Erwin Creed; 9th February 2011 at 07:56 PM.
No one representing Creed has ever influenced or even tried to influence any of the comments I have made on this website or anywhere else.
Nor has any other fragrance house, for that matter.
The notion that posters here can be bought and sold by the fragrance makers goes to the very integrity of basenotes. I hope that this is not the case.
I'm not a Creed apologist by any means, but I happily acknowledge that I enjoy and esteem many of their fragrances. For the record, neither Creed nor any other perfume house, nor any representatives or agents of same, have ever tried to influence my comments on this website or anywhere else for that matter.
Just stumbled upon a pretty interesting read about something that could be described as an automated way to create opinions. For the record: No, I don't accuse anyone of using this on BN (neither do I believe it is really used yet) but rather to show the nay-sayers what is the state of the 'art'.
I don't understand why everyone is so bent out of shape over the OP.
I work in fashion. Part of a business plan includes a budget for PR -- whether you are small upstart one man design company or a giant house. The PR strategy for even the tiniest of upstart companies is to pay people to slip reviews into blogs and forums... the cost for this is $200 - $1000 per month. Any company concerned with staying in business needs to develop a brand, and part of brand development includes this low cost PR strategy.
In the not so distant past, designers made their money mainly from wholesale orders from department stores or boutiques. After the economy collapsed the business model shifted to 60% internet orders.
You betcha, there are people working the internet in forums and in blogs as a way to promote new product whether that product is fragrance, ... or shoes. Are they here, who knows? Maybe they don't need to pay people here because this place is an absolute gift of free PR for every fragrance company. But then again, maybe they do pay people... in samples. Bloggers get paid in samples.