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    Default I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I have the 4.0 oz. bottle, bought it about a year ago. Wore it often. I'll guesstimate that my bottle is down to 75%, and I usually wore it if I needed a safe scent that gets compliments. No complaints there. But I don't enjoy wearing it. As hard as I tried, I just don't 'get' it and click with it like I do with Aventus, MI, or OV. Anyone else have this problem with certain scents that everyone else seems to love and go nuts over?

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    I think we all have probably tried a popular fragrance and just not understood why everyone else has gone absolutely gaga over it, even if we recognize some good (but not great) things about it...however, for me GIT is not one of them. It's a well-made classic that truly deserves its popularity.

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    I think it's best to hate what your wearing as long as other people are attracted to what you smell like. I personally have found with Creed (I own Aventus and GIT - MI and VIW on the way right now) once their fragrances become unnoticeable to your own senses - they stand out most. Too many people overspray "6-12 sprays" and it's just unnecessary. Once you cannot smell your own fragrance and can accept this people will notice it and possibly not even compliment it. Smelling great in a subtle way is better than being known for smelling too "good" in a strong way.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I feel the same way about GIT, CW, and the myriad other similar frags.
    And I will add Egoiste, Heritage, LpNo.9; all of them are scrubbers for me, and yet they are loved by many.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I have no issues with GIT.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    The current Cool Water formulation would be one I struggle with. I've also struggled with Opium ph in the past but I'm starting to 'get it' now that I'm experiencing a greater variety of fragrances more often.

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    I'll swap you a 3.3oz of Riverside Drive for it, lol.
    For Swap or Sell: Green Irish Tweed 4.0oz 55% full. Bond No. 9 7ml travel spray of West Side. Le Male 2.50z 92% full with stopper, no can.

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    It's kind of like how many guys are into Jessica Alba, but you may think she's too skinny for you, and you're into more of a BBW (Big Beautiful Women) Carney Wilson etc.. GIT is the Jessica Alba...
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    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
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    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I'm the same as you OP, but when it comes to MI.

    I love GIT and Aventus, but to me MI doesnt capture me as the other two do which is odd because its one that gets a lot of hype as well.

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    negged brah




    There are a lot of fragrances that everyone love, and I just don't "get". I think you just have to respect everyone has different taste, as well as nose, and skin chemistry. To me in this situation it depends on what you're going for. If you're going to please yourself you need to pick another bottle. But you said it's getting you compliments, so if that's the goal, you may just have to learn to live with it.
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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    Creed's Bois De Portugal is the scent that most everyone adores around here, but I just don't get.
    But GIT I get.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcgonigal View Post
    negged brah




    There are a lot of fragrances that everyone love, and I just don't "get". I think you just have to respect everyone has different taste, as well as nose, and skin chemistry. To me in this situation it depends on what you're going for. If you're going to please yourself you need to pick another bottle. But you said it's getting you compliments, so if that's the goal, you may just have to learn to live with it.
    Ohhh snap lol.. sup brah! I'm sure you already know i'm thecokebaron on the misc, I just figured out who you were haha.. I was looking and the name seemed so familiar from somewhere, and then I saw the signature. I should neg myself.

    But yeah I definitely agree with you, its different tastes in the end. I was just curious if there were others who experience this with other popular scents. I'll keep GIT for the hell of it since I got it legit from Creed. Anyways brah, you should consider doing a Millesime Imperial split, I think it would be popular.

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    I have no issues with GIT either.....Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiu25 View Post
    Ohhh snap lol.. sup brah! I'm sure you already know i'm thecokebaron on the misc, I just figured out who you were haha.. I was looking and the name seemed so familiar from somewhere, and then I saw the signature. I should neg myself.

    But yeah I definitely agree with you, its different tastes in the end. I was just curious if there were others who experience this with other popular scents. I'll keep GIT for the hell of it since I got it legit from Creed. Anyways brah, you should consider doing a Millesime Imperial split, I think it would be popular.
    You think there would be interest? I'll put something together tomorrow and put it up if you're interested.
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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    My first Creed was GIT and I loved it, but one day I decided I was tired of the scent. Then I got MI and immediately decided it was overhyped and traded it. I no longer own GIT (I might get another bottle), but I tried MI again and I wear it 3 or 4 times a week...sometimes you need to give the scent a chance (as you did with GIT) before you can determine if you like it or not. I finally got some Aventus samples today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcgonigal View Post
    You think there would be interest? I'll put something together tomorrow and put it up if you're interested.
    I think there would be, yes. Maybe run it by the misc thread first and see if we get any positive replies. It is a great alternative to Aventus, which was very popular in the cologne crew, and with spring rolling around, it would be a perfect time, especially with it being as pricey as it is, splits are awesome for getting good scents for an accessible price.

    Digger- Definitely! Hope you like Aventus, its my favorite.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    While GIT is quite popular and loved by many, nothing is universally loved.

    If you don't really dig it, you don't really dig it. There's nothing wrong with you.

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    I never liked GIT until I got some from a fresh batch from the Creed Boutique. The stuff I was trying before was rancid from Ebay or an unofficial retailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiu25 View Post
    I think there would be, yes. Maybe run it by the misc thread first and see if we get any positive replies. It is a great alternative to Aventus, which was very popular in the cologne crew, and with spring rolling around, it would be a perfect time, especially with it being as pricey as it is, splits are awesome for getting good scents for an accessible price.

    Digger- Definitely! Hope you like Aventus, its my favorite.
    Will do, I'll get this Jubilation XXV split finished and shipped out. Then I'll look into the the MI. The wait for Aventus is pissing me off immensely as it's making me look bad.
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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    GIT is nice enough but, to me, it seems a bit overpriced. I can take it or leave it.

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    I usually agree with the general consensus when it comes to very popular fragrances but oddly enough, I'm also not a big fan of GIT.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I respect GIT, but I don't really enjoy the smell of it. It's a well-done fragrance that's just not my style. No point in trying to force myself to like it. Then again, I didn't buy a 4 ounce bottle of it.

    If you bought it legit from Neimans or Creed or whatever, maybe you could do a GIT split. I'm sure lots of people are interested enough to want to buy some instead of throwing down for a full bottle.

    That being said, as a word of warning, Basenotes doesn't allow sales of splits on the main boards, only the sales board, and you have to have been a member for a long time, or have a certain number of posts before you're allowed to start a thread there (as a way of keeping out spammers and people who are only here for the money, not the love). If you try to set up a split here, or look like you're going to, the mods will shut down the thread.
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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiu25 View Post
    I have the 4.0 oz. bottle, bought it about a year ago. Wore it often. I'll guesstimate that my bottle is down to 75%, and I usually wore it if I needed a safe scent that gets compliments. No complaints there. But I don't enjoy wearing it. As hard as I tried, I just don't 'get' it and click with it like I do with Aventus, MI, or OV. Anyone else have this problem with certain scents that everyone else seems to love and go nuts over?

    I purchased a tester of GIT last summer and after a brief trial sold my bottle. I just didn't get GIT either at that time and now I think my bottle was stale or something. The fragrance I tried at the time was weak. I subsequently have tried other samples and recently purchased a flacon of what I believe is an excellent and strong batch of GIT perfume. While not at the very top my Creeds, GIT is enjoyable and it is growing on me. I like the fact that it is versatile. Maybe you and GIT have just run the course and it's time for a break or separation! No harm, no foul...many great fragrances await.

    Martin

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    Terre D'Hermes is one I just can't figure out. I must be anosmic to it. I just get Iso E Super and literally nothing else.
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    What jubilation XXV split?

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    I have worn many different types of colognes and my wife almost never comments on any, even if i don't get much of a compliment. I bought some GIT and bam a compliment without even asking her opinion.

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed either. And I've tried it many times. Just annoys me, when I smell it.

    Oh well.
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Creed's Bois De Portugal is the scent that most everyone adores around here, but I just don't get.
    But GIT I get.
    Renato
    +1. I think B-D-P is a great scent, but to be honest.. It is "a bit" overrated

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    Default Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiu25 View Post
    I have the 4.0 oz. bottle, bought it about a year ago. Wore it often. I'll guesstimate that my bottle is down to 75%, and I usually wore it if I needed a safe scent that gets compliments. No complaints there. But I don't enjoy wearing it. As hard as I tried, I just don't 'get' it and click with it [...]
    I don't like the stuff either, but I really liked your post because you gave the stuff so much chance. I really like it when people really work a scent over and give it every chance they can. I really respect that and think it comes down to the best part of the scent hunt--saying you know yourself and how you like to smell well enough to give up a scent you don't like despite the compliments.

    A tip of the hat to you!
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    I don't get it at all either. I love the scent it's just sometimes th opening starts off extremely harsh and other times its quite fresh. The drydown Is always great though and it gets a lot of compliments.

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