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    Default If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    As I look at my $2,000 Creed collection (I also have two FMs [MR and GPM], a few A Goutals and Molecule 01) I sometimes wonder if I should have purchased primarily from the FM line instead. Vetiver Extraordinair instead of Original Vetiver. Bigarade Concentree instead of Millesime Imperial. Carnal Flower instead of SMW. Cologne Bigarade instead of Tabarome Millesime, Musc Ravageur instead of Acier Aluminum (does Creed make a real gourmand?) . . . and so on.

    So, let's say you were in a circle of hell where you could only buy from one of these two legendary houses. Which would you choose? I don't know what I would do. I might have to go with FM.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    I'd choose Creed, there's only a couple I really like from Frederic Malle while Creed has many likeable one even though I'd never dish out the cash for most.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    I'd first buy these:

    Une Rose - for the rose
    Portrait of a lady - for the rose & frankinsence
    Bigarade concentre - freshness
    MR - spicy musc
    VE - grassy crisp vetiver
    Noir Epices - spices & floral
    GpM - geranium
    FL - for the light woods
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    I would first own every niche from every house I like then I'd check out Creed. Nothing wrong with Creed, lovely quality perfumes but I feel other houses have more to offer.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Well, I have 12 Creeds and 2 Malles. Guess.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Tough choice for me, but probably Creed.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Creed by a very big margin, From all of the FM's I've only found one that was genuinely interesting, The others have vastly better alternatives.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Creed...I have a decent amount already and hopefully getting Acier Aluminium soon... Malle has a few that I'm interested in, but I think between Windsor, Selection Verte, Aventus, GIT, and MI...there's nothing from FM that I'd need more...maybe Musc Ravageur, but I'd pick a couple before that still..
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    I get more inspired by Creed anyday but not to take anything away from a fantastic house such as FM.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    For pure decadence I'd go with FM. Problem is that there's very few that I could wear on a daily basis. Not to mention the bottles look like poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    For pure decadence I'd go with FM. Problem is that there's very few that I could wear on a daily basis. Not to mention the bottles look like poop.


    I like the way you put things into perspective

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    FM without a doubt. Actually I can't event compare Creed vs. FM. Creed is the most overrated house of all

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    CREED since you can easily like more bottles from their line rather than from Frederic Malle.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Since I like and own Creed's Bois du Portugal and nothing from Malle, Creed wins 1-0.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Sorry but I find this question rather pointless. Why would you limit yourselve and base your choices entirely on such a hypothetical premise?

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Creed.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Overall Creed wins, although FM's Bigarade Concentrée is one of the best smells ever...just a pity it has very poor longevity.
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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    A no-brainer for me really - I own and love many Creeds yet have only found two or three FM's that have sparked any interest.


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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Oh my, I would never have thought that Creed would be the more common choice!

    For me it's malle pretty much by default.
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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Currently, CREED is winning by 6-0 in my wardrobe. Though, I would love to add Vetiver Extraordinaire, L'Eau d'Hiver and Bigarde Concentree to my wardrobe someday.
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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle hands down for me , 2 creeds vs 6 Malles here

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Well, that would be Frederic Malle, given those two choices. I would ofc choose Guerlain above both of those houses... )

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle - without any hesitation or doubt in my mind.
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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    F.M for me.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle for sure.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Creed for me, as I've yet to come across a Frederic Malle that I've liked, although quite a few Creed I have tried and own, in my opinion are over rated anyway.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    CREED - without any hesitation or doubt in my mind.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Malle, without a doubt.

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    Default Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle

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