GIT is too much of an old man smell for me.
Everyone is somebody's weirdo.
An NM SA told me that if you spray a vampire with GIT it will burn them due to the extremely high purity of the ingredients. Could this explain the many complaints by some about GIT having a "harsh" opening? I don't want to even think about what might happen with Silver Mountain Water.
I love GIT however after having about 3 full bottles in the last four years I traded one away.
I see that there are some differences between batches and years and etc...
I am sick of it I want consistency,
I just ordered a Tester on fragrancenet and I love it, It isnt as dusty violet as the two other bottle I have had.
And now I order a 4.0 ounce from fragrancenet.com is one batch away my tester is F01.
The 4.0 ounce is F02 but the 4.0 ounce bottle is obviously a grey market arabic bottle marked "Toilet Water PGS" on box and back of the bottle.
Not only does it say TOILET WATER PGS on the bottle is has ingredients etched in the back of bottle as well.
I am returning it because it smells exactly like my 2 year old bottle of GIT and it has a dusty musty violet note and the etchings on the bottle toilet water PGS dont make any sense to me.
Anyone else notice this? or know what toilet water PGS means?
I've never really experienced wildly different batch variations with Creed. There have been some minor differences here or there, but nothing to cry over. In fact, they're usually pleasant. So what if one GIT has a little extra dihydromyrcenol? Or a heavier sandalwood/ambergris base? That's the charm of the fragrance, and of Creed. Not a damning point. Do you think every years' vintage champagne is the same? When one year has a little extra sweetness, and another is super dry, do you think wine connoisseurs get angry over it?
If you want consistency, buy designer frags, and enjoy that utterly predictable and long-term snore of an experience. I like the batch inconsistencies, minor as they are, and hope this aspect of Creed's production never changes. Because if and when it does, it won't be for the better. The infusion technique will go out the window and be replaced with 100% chemicals, which of course will always be consistent. And then people will just be bitching about that.
Apologies to all Creed Haters, but Green Irish Tweed is Fantastic, YES it resembles Cool Water, however much Better, If both fragrances could be translated into a Video Format, I would say Cool water would have a VHS quality in a another hand Green Irish Tweed will have the stoning graphics that only could have been achieved via Blu Ray quality. Unfortunately Creed has implemented lately an Increase of € 20,00 on top of all of its range, allegedly reason for such increase, was that costs with Raw Materials have been equally increased, Well, that really makes me wonder:
- How could possibly all raw materials, have had their prices increased simontaniously worldwide?
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i really hate to say it but its the ultimate manly frag. based on the ingredients, it's MAN all the way, regardless of age. it's mature, but that in no way detracts from it's composition and balance as a frag.
well done on this one, Creed
adversity introduces a man to himself -anonymous
Anyone seen this yet? Green Irish Tweed is a timeless cologne!
Apologies if it has been posted already.
Current Favorites - Creed Green Irish Tweed, Costume National Homme, Hanae Mori HiM EDP, Chanel Platinum Egoiste
What does the lot number signify? My code is A3208E02 on a 4 ounce bottle of GIT, black bottle.
It means your bottle is from 2008. The two numbers for GIT after the A32 indicate the year. The E02 is the batch number for that year. Some dispute this decoding but I have seen enough that I buy it. My bottle is A3210F01. GIT smells better as it ages to a point. Your 2008 version is likely pretty potent.
Has anyone ordered GIT from fragrancenet since it's come back in stock recently? I wanted to place an order but wanted to get an idea of the batch I might be receiving.
I don't know about the batch inconsistences being minor. I recently bought a bottle from the creed boutique and it has an extremelly harsh opening and the sillage is minimal compared to bottles that I had In the past. So what do I do? Let it sit for a time and it will get better???
SoLippy.co.uk is selling the GIT and OV for about 130€ (170$), do you think it is the real stuff?
$170 seems like a reasonable price for GIT online.
I got a GIT decant, smelled great, longevity was great.
I bought a bottle, smelled even better, but longevity was ass. If I had a choice, I'd take my decant batch any day.
Still satisfied with my purchase, but not 100% thrilled. I'll probably still buy GIT again once mine runs out.
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Directly comparing my 4 oz from 2001, the 2010 bottle had noticeably less sillage than the 2001 bottle. I called the boutique and they said it can take several months AFTER THE FIRST spray for "millesimes to age, just like good wines" and get more potent according to the specialist. He said spraying it allows more oxygen to enter and causes oxidation to age it. Also, just as a note, they said the fragrance can last up to 14 years or more before going rancid.
Hey folks I decided to buy a 40z bottle that will arrive tomorrow the batch is A3210k01 anyone have this and if so how is it?
whats the difference between git for men and git for women?
There is none, its the same fragrance, it's just that some internet sites have it as a Woman and/or Male section.
Got my bottle of GIT today batch #A3210K01 and it smells terribly synthetic, with no sillage...a terrible mess. It's from 2010 so what should I do? Hope it gets better?
My bottle of GIT is now pushing 2.5 years old and its now starting to smell stale and different. Almost an old cardboard smell. Anyone else get this?
Ugh. My GIT seriously doesn't last three hours. My decanted sample lasted over six.
I just bought a bottle lot A3210k01 and it smells terribly synthetic with no fresh notes at the top. I have to wait for the drydown to get a semi pleasant ambergris and sandlewood note, but even then longevity and sillage stink. What should i do send it back or hope it ages well in the next several months?
I would not except a substandard product especially as it costs so much. So send it back if you can, if they have a no return policy on fragrances then wait and it should get better. Mine is from a 08 batch and I bought it in that year to and I was not to impressed at first from the same things you are saying.
I left mine at the back of a cupboard and hardly ever used it. A few years later I tried it and I love it and cannot believe its the same juice.
So jack maybe mine will get better I'n a year or so? There is a new juice theory going around invent forums that says GIT ages like fine wine.
Mine from Fragrancex arrived and although I was delighted by itīs quality, I was too disapointed about lasting power (max 3 hours). Since January itīs been put aside on the back of my wardrobe, hoping this "aging" helps.
Kind of real disapointment for such an expensive product...
lol i find that the sillage lasts a couple hours but it stays close to the skin for a long long time
I have heard that to that they age well something to do with the materials in new bottles needing time to meld together to become richer.lol....... Have you seen the Aventus thread, that is one that even has greater batch differences than GIT.
They are sending me a different bottle one that ends I'n a 02 at the end, according to the lady it's much fresher than the 01 batch I received so well see. Jack when you first got the bottle did it smell stale?
And as I have said before two years later it smells lush I get the iris and lemon verbena on the opening and then the violet leaves for a good few hours before it hits the vanilla/ambergris drydown.
As I remember the 4th and 5th numbers on the back of the bottle represent the year it was bottled and the last two numbers represent the year the ingredients came from a particular batch that was harvested.lol
It's crazy that we are all here discussing various differences in batch's on a cologne. Especially on how much it costs you would expect from Creed nothing less than perfect every time for your money.lol
Jack you ain't kiddin! I own many creeds and only have problems with batch differences on GIT and MI. The rest are all consistent. I'n assuming sillage has improved as well on your bottle since the change?
Yes the sillage seems to be thick/lush from the lacklustre performance I was getting from it when I first purchased it. I'm glad I have not purchased Aventus as one problematic fragrance in my wardrobe is ENOUGH.lol
When GIT is on it sure is an amazing fragrance, bottles I'n the past have gotten me lots of compliments..
If it is true that their fragrances must age in order to attain their maximum sillage, longevity and potency, then you must consider this.
GIT/MI/Aventus are probably their top selling fragrances. They must keep up with a sharp increase in demand, which probably increases every day thanks to basenotes, ect... So they don't really have time to let batches sit around and ripen for years. So what happens is the consumers get "unripe" batches, but at least Creed has met their demand.
Whereas less popular fragrances get to sit around for a few years before consumers get hold of them, because they don't sell as fast.
For example, the testers at Nordstrom for Aventus, GIT, MI were all 2010. SMW, VIW, ect.. were 08 and 09 testers.
This isn't a defense for the house, but just something to consider.
You have an excellent point G Man, all the other creeds I have smell great and the batches range from 2008 to 2009. I just find it furstrating that a blooming GIT can take up to 2 years to fully mature. I will say this my aventus is one from their first batch and it smells awesome
does anyone mix colognes with GIT? I don't have a lot of different ones and I figure the best way to get more colognes without paying is to mix them :].
any good recommendations for a GIT mix?
Ok I was sent batch #A3210A02 and it is a lot LESS harsh than batch A3210A01, but it still doesn't smell like the GIT I remember. It lacks longevity and seems a bit stale in the the opening. I'm going to to let this sit for a long time and see if it gets better over time.
Creed knows that noone will use up a whole bottle in less than a year or two unless they are sharing it with friends or it is the only bottle the consumer owns then then they will fly through it and the notes won't have time to mature. Give the bottle some time guys treat yours frags like wine they get better with time
I swear that the new batch lasts 2 hours on me tops with no sillage, I sure hope it gets better with time. A good GIT is killer stuff.
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I would like to buy GIT but how to know if the places I go are real, legit authorized dealers? I don't want to buy fake things... I live in Quebec, Montreal. There is 2 stores I can go for it :
2- LeParfumier, a big perfume shop in a shopping center...
Do you thing these places are good or I should buy online from the official creed boutique?
Weird thing lately. Sometimes I've been getting a ton of the iris from my GIT. It's almost gourmand smelling, I want to even say like powdered dark/barely sweet chocolate. Then other times I get more of a kind of salty, green drydown. Kinda cool how this smells different every time I wear it.