Thanks for the report. I am definitely interested in this one.
Thread: Creed Feuille Verte 2011
I received a sample of Creed Feuille Verte 2011 recently. This scent exudes quality and is in the same league as Windsor, Vintage Tabarome, Cyres-Musc and Angelique Encens, IMO. I love the herbal greeness of it and the retro fragrance vibe. I pick up citrus/lime, jasmine and a feint rose but really can't identify anything else. From what I hear there will be 250 flacons available in early November. I'd be interested in hearing how this edition compares to the 2006 release. I am not affiliated with Creed but I am a fan of many of their fragrances. Feuille Verte will get extra days in my rotation as soon as it arrives.
Thanks for the report. I am definitely interested in this one.
Have the first release of this. If the re-release is anything like the first release, it's definitely a winner IMO.
I have tiny bit left of the original FV, I am very interested in smelling the new one.
For the life of me I can't figure out why Creed is releasing this in November, when IMO this scent screams Spring, but...whatever.
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Is it gonna be available only in Flacon or in regular 4oz size as well.
Only in flacon. I tried this a long time ago and really liked it. I'm glad to hear the new one is great too. I have a flacon on reserve.
Busting to get my nostrils over this one when it's rereleased in Nov. Missed it first time around. Any idea what the price will be?
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I've been told its over $600 per flacon too, I've had quite alot of people interested in the upcoming splits for this one and I'm quite eager to try it myself as I also missed out on the 2006 release.
I do remember that FV faded away very very fast to. I only got maybe 2-3 hours out of it. Its a beautiful scent but I wish it lasted longer.
It is floral in the heart, but remains very masculine. The jasmine is merely a counter to the greenery, so it never gets too floral. I recall earlier talk of this possibly leaning feminine. I am wearing a sample of the 2011 batch today and to me, it's clearly a masculine scent.
Sounds great - I want to try this FOR SURE.
I will be interested to see how the 2006 and 2011 versions compare.
Somehow a flacon seems impractical (for me). I love it, but has taken me 3 years to go through 25 mls of 2006 edition. The jasmine is definitely present and pronounced in the 2006 version. I don't see it as feminine though.
Actually, I think a woman could wear this as well, but hopefully they aren't reading this thread.
I still don't know what to expect from this scent. I've heard some of the most great things about this... but as of late I've been somewhat underwhelmed by some of the past Creed offerings that seem to get a lot of love around here.
That's not a swipe about your personal tastes... but can anybody explain this scent in terms around whether or not this is a retro type of scent or a more modern composition, or something like Windsor - okay, I admit, I bought into the hype of Windsor and then actually liked it, so not all is lost on my amateur nostrils - but just so curious about this.
BN sales: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300...avidoff-Bombay.
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I've never smelled the original batch, but the sample I have of the relaunch opens very vegetal - did you ever get a glass of freshly-juiced wheat grass? That's what I'm getting in the very opening. Then the jasmine comes through and it becomes a perfume, no longer just photo-realistic greenery. At this point, it becomes unfathomably beautiful.
I have one on koch when they arrive, but have never smelled the original and haven't sampled the new, but still unfathomably interested in trying this one.
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UPDATE: I had a chance to sample Fueille Verte 2011, what I get is a lemony lime citrus accord with a hint of Bulgarian rose. It is bright green, clean, and soapy. In the dry down it becomes a powdery rose skin scent. Longevity was about 2hrs, with absolute minimal sillage, I used about .75ml. IMO, it may use quality ingredients, but it is not in the same league as Vintage Tabarome, Windsor or Cypres Musc. In fact, if you are looking for a green, clean, versatile scent from Creed, you will be better served by GIT, OV or Vetiver 48, all of which I consider to be much better than FV in longevity, sillage, and presentation. YMMV.
The only way to get this one would be to sell my kidney
I wish they sell smaller bottles of some scents: Windsor, Original Cologne, white Flowers, Feuille Verte...
I've worn FV a couple of times now and I still think that in terms of overall scent type and smell, that GIT will give FV a run. In terms of MY perception of synthetics vs natural ingredients, IMO FV is of superior quality.
I am trying to get at the reason of how they can reach such prices without blushing and is it at all worth it? Are there perhaps some "secret ingredients" that have to be used in order to put together such a fragrance or is what I mentioned all there is to it?
Oh, and before I forget, how does this compare to Selection Verte and Green Valley (I prefer the former)? Thanks.
Through a kind BNer, I was able to get a small sample of 2006 Feuille Verte to compare to the 2011 release. In my sampling of them this evening, I would describe the 2006 version as having more luscious depth/ presence on the skin. I do like the smell of the 2011 release of FV and it is in the same ballpark but more fleeting and thin by comparison. I'm thinking the difference is not in the quality of the ingredients at all. The difference is that the 2006 version has considerably more oakmoss in it. Since sometime in 2009, IFRA regulations reduced the amount of allowable oakmoss to a miniscule level. Creed could have chosen to not release FV in a degraded form but I'm glad they did (and I think this is exactly what will keep them from re-releasing Vintage Tabarome again). All in all, I'll be happy to have the 2011 version of FV even if it means reapplying more frequently than I'd like.
I keep asking me this in cases like this: if its really only some oakmoss missing, wouldn't it be possible to add some oakmoss ourselves? I mean you can still buy Oakmoss absolute.