@ checker, Yeh the drydown is always wonderful...just the first 1 hour can be little difficult to wear.
One of my favorites. If I ever had to go down to just one bottle of something (scary thought!), It would be GIT.
Current Favorites - Creed Green Irish Tweed, Costume National Homme, Hanae Mori HiM EDP, Chanel Platinum Egoiste
I have to admit I went from feeling indifferent/neutral about GIT to enjoying it more and more. I'm glad I tried it again. The batch I have seems so rich and fragrant in comparison to a tester I had last year. I am curious to sample GIT at a Creed counter for the sake of comparison.
The bottle against the light trick worked! I have 45% left in my bottle. Is it considered heavy use if I went through 55% in a year's time?
This knockoff additive is supposed to be great for laundry and/or shower gel. I could see adding it to a bottle of Dr Bronner's Unscented soap and trying it out. Might be a good substitute for the official but tepid body wash.
Message from Creed:
"Perhaps the best known and most widely embraced of Olivier CREED's creations is Green Irish Tweed, the fresh verbena, violet leaf and sandalwood blend in a signature black bottle that evokes the sleek perfection of a Savile Row tuxedo jacket. Green Irish Tweed is beloved worldwide, but perhaps especially so by clients of Irish ancestry.
For St. Patrick's Day, the CEO of CREED North America presented bottles of Green Irish Tweed to the grand marshals of March 17 parades in Manhattan, Boston and Chicago. This celebratory day on the cusp of spring is made all the more enjoyable with the charmed air of Green Irish Tweed, perhaps the most versatile, popular and distinctive CREED fragrance of all."
Also, turn off all your lights and put your GIT bottle against a naked bulb, also does it.
Just bought a tester from fragrancenet. It is a little different then my early 2009 bottle but it's great to have a backup..
I think GIT is my year round fav..
GIT and Erolfa are great!!
It was previously mentioned that FP3209X01 is a good GIT batch? For others that have this FP3209X01 batch, just want to hear if they feel the same before I spend my hard earned money on it.
I couldn't see through either of my two black bottles either.
When I used a 20milliWatt saser, I could just see a glow through the top edge, but not enough to see the level of the liquid.
Perhaps we need to invest in an industrial strength laser?
i have a flacon of FP3209X01 (it's my workhorse scent). longevity is all right, though right now i don't remember how well it did in the summer. i lost about 50 ml or so in a horrible traveling accident, so i've gone through more of that flacon than i wish i had but i do dearly love my green irish tweed.
Does anyone find that Green Irish Tweed lasts much longer in the summer than the winter?
I experienced the full dry down for the first time today... Amazing! I usually don't spray my arm (just neck and chest)..but usually by the dry down I think my nose is fatigued from the scent... I sprayed some on my arm so I could smell it later and I'm so glad I did. No wonder why the girl followed me around the first time I wore this out...mmm
My 8oz flacon is arriving tomorrow!! First time I bought a single fragrance over 4oz. Really hope it will be better than my last 4oz batch of GIT>
I'll be the first to ask the saddest question ever lol. Just received my 8oz flacon of GIT.
But how do I open it???? Took out the leather wrap, and the glass / rubber top is tightly sealed. Is it a twist or pull? It feels like I'm going to shatter the bottle with the amount of force I had to use and it still won't budge!
It won't ruin or hurt the fragrance. Ivan isn't talking about putting it in over night.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Let us know which metod worked Sniffa, good luck.
Hi Martin, I eventually managed to open the flacon. 15 minutes of freezer and a towel around the stopper. It felt like something just snapped apart. If there's meant to be soft rubber around the stopper then it's definitely not there / hardened. Unfortunately the bigger issue is I'm very concerned with the fragrance itself.
I've compared over the past 12 hours.
* 4oz GIT (my old bottle)
* 8oz GIT (the new bottle I've just opened)
* Davidoff Cool Water (CW) from a local pharmacy
New 8oz smells horribly like CW with only a tiny touch of GIT difference. New 8oz bottle juice fades in very similar amount of time with CW. Warm, floral, almost no citrus, nice but nothing very special. Their similarities lead me to believe I received a flacon of GIT with 1/3 real juice at the bottom with the rest filled with CW.
Since I've tried CW vs my 4oz GIT so many time I can tell the differences. Think I'm going into depressed mode
Sniffa, Glad you got the flacon open. There is no rubber at all, just glass on glass. I'm a bit surprised you came to that conclusion! I have a larger flacon of GIT from the same source with the same lot# (I think) and I do not share your concerns. I also have a number of other Creed flacons to compare what I received and there is nothing amiss whatsoever. Just for fun tonight I poured a 2ml carded sample of GIT I received from the NYC Boutique into a small atomizer and sprayed myself liberally. Same fragrance as what's in my flacon. What on Earth are you Sniffing Sniffa? Best wishes! Martin
Last edited by Jazznpool; 26th March 2011 at 07:05 AM.
Is it possible that GIT or other perfume in general after sitting on a shelf for a long time. That I need to shake the bottle to stir up any GIT particle that has settle over time at the bottom of the flacon? Does this happen?
I received my flacon and move it around a little but didn't shake it, then just put it in freezer, opened it and poured it into atomizer. It'll be interesting to hear from people that knows about this.
I don't know maybe it just needs a shake to bring GIT stuff to the top before I pour it. Of course until someone here comes and prove me wrong. The bottle I got from FragranceNet a year ago, however. All the girls at the office just couldn't stop smiling when they got close to me. Even if I over apply my new GIT it disappears in 2 and a half hours where as the other GIT lasts up to 6 hours or more and still smells amazing when over applied.
Actually I'm just tempted to pour what's in the atomizer back into the flacon, shake it real thorough and pour it back into the atomizer. What do you think? I actually considered pouring what's in the atomizer down the drain and fill it with what's left in the flacon. It's that dull and boring.
Last edited by Sniffa; 28th March 2011 at 11:36 PM.
it doesn't need to be "shaken"! it's not iced tea... it got plenty of sloshing around during transit. perfumes are micro-level complex-chained chemical mixtures... any kind of "settling" of ingredients just doesn't happen.
looks like you have the most recent "batch" of GIT. trust me when i say that it will smell very very different a year from now, three years from now, five years from now. you have very young juice. it's not "bad", it just hasn't really bloomed yet.
i got a very recent bottle of Millesime Imperial last year. one of the first from the 2010 batch. when i first sprayed it, i thought i had been ripped off (by the creed boutique, no less!). it smelled like straight rubbing alcohol. barely any actual "fragrance" in it at all. i literally couldn't smell it after 10 minutes. i called the boutique, furious, and they explained how young it was, and to put it aside for a while and continue to use up my current bottle.
i did that, and just came back to that bottle i bought last year. it is now absolutely beautiful. very floral, very fragrant, very long-lasting. by far the best MI i've ever had (this is my 4th bottle going back about 15 years).
i know this sounds crazy, but it's a GOOD thing that you have such young juice. it will last much longer. you have opened it, so it has some exposure to air (but try to keep it close from now on). it will now start to age, and open up. enjoy it man, it's kind of cool to watch (well, smell).
do you have any more of your old bottle? if so, great, continue to use that. in fact, layer the two. put a spray or two of your old bottle, then a spray or two from your new batch from the atomizer. then, every month or so, do a "check-up" of your new GIT on its own. I guarantee you, you will be pleased.
be happy you got such fresh juice. if you had gotten a 5 year old flacon, it might smell better now, but it would probably start to go skank before you're done with the bottle. with this, you are assured great GIT for the life of the bottle (well, except for a little while at the beginning!)
be patient. good things come to those who wait.
Last edited by Topsail; 28th March 2011 at 03:28 PM.
GIT was my first niche fragrance over two years ago and I have 75ml in the old clear bottle. I have only worn it several times as I was buying and trying a lot of other fragrances. Well I have recently revisted the scent and its fantastic and so gorgeous from the opening to the drydown.
The thing is this got me thinking why have I not been using this that often as I have virtually a full bottle and it seems better now than it did a few years ago which is weird. Do Creeds get better with age?
Thanks Topsail, I got a little carreid away but just had to throw it out there as there isn't much information online about what I asked.
The flacon is FP3209X01 (FP = ? / 32 = GIT / 09 = year? / X01 ?), I think it's 2009 bottle.
Hi Martin, if you have a chance to try 2009 X03, tell me what you think. It's way more amazing in my personal opinion. Would love to hear your thoughts. I can't tell you enough how many of my favorite ladies at work loves it. I do hope that this X01 will mature in a few months, I bought it to wear it now not in a year or two. So when I have more money, I'll get another 4oz from FragranceNet.
Thanks anyway though for your good intention and advise. To be honest, my X03 didn't smell as good in the first week, and 3 months later it smells so much different. Thought it did last longer.
Yeh I just got my bottle of GIT from the boutique, it's extremely synthetic and barely has any lasting power...I'm hoping it smells better in the months to come.
Just received a sample of GIT from Jazznpool aka Martin today and it smells amazing! It smells extremely fresh from top to bottom. This is what GIT should smell like! Thanks again Martin!
Sometimes I think GIT is to good to wear as it is gorgeous and wears a bit thick and heavy and it never fails to get me noticed. And because of this it feels like GIT is wearing me as it leaves a trail everywhere you go especially in the first few hours of spraying it on. I am trying to wear this more often as I have nearly a full bottle but you cannot wear it discreetly.
Jack Hunter - I always respect what you say but this is GIT as you sure you got the right one on? If so there is definitely a batch issue at Creeds.
Seriously though what I have said is just from my experience if it was awful or off I would say so. So as many others have found its Creed with their batch issues.
if my bottle looks like this, when do you think it was made?
Last edited by pearlfingering; 21st April 2011 at 04:57 AM.
While they may be similar, only one of them is fit for a king.
Green Irish Tweed is the same amazing fragrance, with or without the existence of Cool Water.
I need to correct my last post about the GIT I bought, the smell has changed and is better than before. I still like the bottle I bought from FragranceNet a lot better.
Fragrancenet had the black bottles in stock a few days ago but now it's all gone. If anyone bought it let us know what you think.
Yes, fragrance net is out but I am worried that perfume emporium has not got a sterling reputation. Wish Allshewants still had it on ebay. Been about two years since I went online to grab a bottle and wow, the number of bottles that are available on EEEbay has great diminished. Guess that is the crackdown going on. Need to grab a bottle now since I have 2.5 ounces left, and this is my favorite. Anyone know a great deal, PM me?