So anything from 2011 batch is great?
Just sold my second bottle from the Walgreens deal on Ebay. After everything is said and done, my bottle cost me $42.10. Pretty, pretty, prettty good.
testing GIT for the first time today and my first creed, to be honest i'm not crazy about this fragrance at the moment and dont see all the hype but i think its one of those fragrances that will grow on me as i like it more and more as it drys down. Have to give it more testing though
Just picked up a 500ml Flacon (about 200ml remaining) of this GREAT stuff along with a leather atomizer and funky Gold plated funnel. This is just Class in a bottle and good in any situation !!!
Anyone have an extra bottle from the Walgreens sale? I was just about to pay for it then found out they don't ship to Canada.
I got my 2 bottles from Walgreens (shipped by Fragrancenet) on Thursday. Just tried one bottle today. Lot S3211P02. Seems weak, watered down.
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I have a bottle of the S3211P02 lot, from 2011, matches a known lot from the Creed boutique in Paris mentioned in another thread. I don't find it weak on me, I have had comments on it when I can't even smell it anymore. GIT is one of those fragrances which projects more than you think. It seems more than a few folks bought this blind, which I don't quite get, kind of a high risk even at a discount.
My bottle from Walgreens is awesome. Incredibly potent and fresh. In fact, a little too much violet leaves especially in the opening.
Batch / lot#: A3211P03
God canīt believe I missed this Walgreens bargain... Shame on me!!!!!!!!!
The S3211P02 bottle has nothing at all on the back and the bottom has the lot number stamped, not etched. It has no Arabic sticker. Is it common for there to be bottle variations like this?
I also did a side-be-side test of both batches. I expected them to be identical but as good as the A3211U01 batch is, the S3211P02 lot is slightly stronger.
I have the U01 and mine also has same prints and what not. I like it. I think it's pretty potent and strong. Lasts a long time on me. It does have a very potent violet opening but it eventually tones down. I didn't take part in the Walgreens deal because I use GIT but I will wear it more in spring/summer. I use Aventus like water so I stock up on that one. If only they had two bottles of Aventus for $167 lol.
Wore GIT again last night...wife still loves it. Not as much as me though. Great stuff.
I find that GIT in the winter has a wonderfully fresh feeling to it. Last night as my fiance and I were on our way to the car she commented how she caught a whiff of my GIT, and how nice it is. Amazing how one fragrance can have such an impact, especially on women.
Question for those with 2011 batches: Would you describe the scent as green, damp, and maybe a little dark? Like you're strolling through a wet Irish hillside on a cloudy rainy morning?
That's how mine smells and I'm pretty sure mine is a 2010 (Lot number was shaved off). Mine unfortunately is not strong like the 2011 seems to be. In fact, it's pretty average in strength and lasts 6 or so hours.
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I don't get too much damp moss or darkness. Maybe some of it in the opening but the fresh, strong blast of violet leaves is what I smell the most.
Definately Green, Fresh. Dark? probably not. I'll describe this from a review I heard which I agree. More fizzy, like popping open a cold can of of Lemon Lime Soda on a very hot and humid day, and you can feel the carbonation and freshness from the can aticipating the freshness from the can. I think this is probably as close to me as it gets to describing this wonderful Scent.
I agree with all of these descriptions. The viliet is very potent in mine also. It kind of stinks bc although I like GIT, I don't "omg love it" like I do Aventus. The difference is---GIT wears so well on me, it literally wears for 12 hours still strong but I just don't get that "wow" factor from it. Don't get me wrong, by no means am I bashing it, I do like it a lot just wish other creed fragrances wore the same on me as GIT. But to answer the question, I think of the color purple when I wear it. One bottle will last me awhile but I can see how this could be someone's signature scent
I'm wearing it right now. It does smell mighty fine right now. It's a great switch up from my aventus or MI. Question to everyone--- has anyone tried Bleeker Street? If so how is it?
This stuff is a projection monster on me. The cologne trail coming off my neck is the same as looking at gas fumes coming off the ground lol. It just wears well with my chemistry. Actually so does aventus and MI from creed.
My 2011 GIT does project pretty darn well, moreso than the 2008 and 2009 batches I have. Not as much as Aventus, nor does it project as long, but still, pretty impressive
Yea it does. It must just work really good with my body chemistry. I also have a 2011 batch but honestly it projects awesome. I would say MORE than my aventus longer throughout, but aventus projects harder the 1st hour on
Also, I sprayed one spray to the abdomen and one spray to the base of the neck totaling 2 sprays and 9.5 hours later it's still smells awesome. Not AS strong but A LOT stronger than most of my fragrances from creed for THIS long.
Does anyone have a bottle they got from Walgreen they are selling??
I just picked up a 4oz bottle of GIT from a local discount shop for $130. I was on the fence for the longest time because I thought it was too similar to Cool Water. Man, was I wrong. It's so different when wearing it. Very classy stuff. Oh, I tried a few samples from 2010 and the bottle I have is from 2011--the 2011 is MUCH stronger and better. Very nice stuff indeed.
Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the club. 2011 GIT is absolutely fantastic, Longevity on me is A+. This is one fragrance for me that is good for all four seasons, day of evening. All the best.
Thanks, PA4455. I now see what the fuss was all about. It's an amazing scent. Definitely an all season fragrance.
Now try Aventus ^^ ladies will swoon
I have Aventus and it's amazing. Love it. But for now, I'm really enjoying GIT. I'm amazed at how different it is from Cool Water.
Love GIT too. It's awesome on the switch up from the other scents I have. I have been writing on other threads how diff it is. Some people still don't believe me but it's true. So different. I love GIT too
Currently my only bottle is GIT, very versatile strong scent. (Though I have Blue Sugar on the way) I've gotten a compliment the other day at the bowling alley and again at Target, lol. I kinda wish it was a bottle of SMW, but oh well. People who think this smells like CW has no business on this board, as they are obviously hard of smelling.
Glad Im not the only one that can EASILY smell a HUGE difference between GIT and CW.
You guys are so freaking lucky! I got mine this January from Walgreens. It's the 2010 batch and while it's not bad the longevity and sillage are definitely weak (weaker than some of my designers). So basically you're telling me that if I waited just a bit I could have gotten the 2011 batch? FUUUUUUUUCK lol.
No one at Creed ever confessed to the batches being diferent one year vs. another as far as I know. I wonder how they would answer our concern for aquiring the best GIT?
representatives from CREED have ALWAYS admitted to there being natural variations in their fragrance due to the changing nature of sourcing ingredients. they (and i) consider it a selling point and something to enjoy. if you don't believe me, call the Creed Boutique in NYC and ask them about it.
it's only some people on this website that consider it a negative and go apeshit about it...
I got this recently and I'm enjoying every drop
I'm wearing GIT today and it's amazing. I'm getting great longevity out of it today. However, it doesn't have monster sillage, but rather sits faint and delicately, which I'm really starting to like a lot. It's not bold and loud. This is quickly becoming my signature scent, next to Aventus.
Aventus is better. GIT is harsh. It's too strong IMO. I only sprayed two sprays and it fills up my whole office. I like it but think every month it's getting effin stronger. Maybe I'm just having a bad day. FML
What year was your bottle made? I have 2011 and agree that it's strong, but nothing like the original Polo or Montale's Black Aoud. Both of these scents are powerhouses on me and crank out huge siliage and longevity. What I personally like about GIT is it's strong, but not overbearing.
I have 2011 batch. Shit is stronggggg lol
Yeah, it is strong. It really shines when I do physical activity. My body temp heats up and it cranks out. I absolutely love it. Great stuff.
That's awesome. I'll be excited to wear it in the summer. It's weird though, sometimes GIT starts out real strong(sometimes can't even stand the strength) and then it dries down to a smell of fragrance after being sight in a rainstorm. Kinda like (candies cologne) after being caught in a rain shower
I got a sample of this and I knew I had to get a full bottle. Unfortunely I had the bad fortune to get a fake off of ebay...fortunately the guy refunded me in full (only had to pay for return shipping), said he didn't know they were fake, but he's still listing them on ebay...(is there a way to report this?) Now he has pretty good feedback for other transactions, but this was a bad fake GIT. Eh, anyways I'll be using my refunded money to buy straight from amazon since they seem to have the best price right now that I can trust. Can't Wait!
just ordered one from walgreens. if it isn't a 2011 batch, do you think they'd let me exchange it??