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    Default My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happy?

    It's batch no. A6210M01

    I liked the pungent lemon. My last bottle of VIW was a very citrusy scent.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    I mean lime.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    omg this has horrible longevity too. DAMN YOU CREED!

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    where did u buy it from?

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    I never got much lime out of mine which was bough when first released from Neiman Marcus.
    The Bark Bites Back.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Shoulda got AVENTUS!!!

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by Jer350 View Post
    where did u buy it from?
    The internet. I'm sure it's real.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    I never got much lime out of mine which was bough when first released from Neiman Marcus.
    The lime added a hint of sophistication and professionalism to the VIW. This batch is all party.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by dorje123 View Post
    shoulda got aventus!!!
    LOL....

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    Shoulda got AVENTUS!!!
    No way. Aventus is horrible. A cologne head who wore odd stuff to work every day, without any problems, got sent home for wearing Aventus. That's how bad it is. Based on that experiment it's the worst cologne ever made.

    See here http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291...to-you-too-%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    The internet. I'm sure it's real.
    I would send it back and get a bottle from an authorized dealer anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    omg this has horrible longevity too. DAMN YOU CREED!
    you misspelled ebay

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    I'd keep it. It will grow on you.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    hahahahahahahaha
    *BASENOTES SPLITS*
    Tom Ford Oud Fleur, AVENTUS
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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    No way. Aventus is horrible. A cologne head who wore odd stuff to work every day, without any problems, got sent home for wearing Aventus. That's how bad it is. Based on that experiment it's the worst cologne ever made.

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    OMG, how could that happened?

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Never mind about the lack of longevity. I think I was smelling it too much.

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    Is this thread real?

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    It's batch no. A6210M01

    I liked the pungent lemon. My last bottle of VIW was a very citrusy scent.
    It's a little "green" still... Let it age a while, it will bloom.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Well the creeds these days have been dealing with quality control issues these days. I have not bought any lately. I hope things turn around.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    You should not be happy.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Well the creeds these days have been dealing with quality control issues these days. I have not bought any lately. I hope things turn around.
    I'm with David on this one. I'm down to just GIT, but plan to try MI once a year to see if I can find a magical, melony batch that smells like the old ones did.

    Oh, and VIW? Maybe I should try it now; my biggest complaint used to be that the lime overpowered the rest of the scent.
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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    I really wanted to like VIW. I loved it for the first half an hour and then nothing. Talk about longevity issues.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    My VIW has an initial, short-lived burst of lime followed by light coconut. It definitely has overall longevity issues but I still like it very much.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    If you are not happy with it, then return it if possible. I wanted to like this one, but longevity sucks.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Mine smells of too much lime. You (we) should be unhappy that Creed can't control the strength of these basic ingredients to a point where there is some consistency.

    With a note like lime, there should be no excuse for being able to control it. It isn't as if the lime season varied so much that it caused such a disparity.

    It's lack of quality control or reformulation (for whatever reason).

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    long-lasting Creed = "Creed is using too many synthetics these days. They are really going downhill."

    short-lived Creed = "Creed is using too many naturals these days. They are really going downhill."

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Perhaps your bottle is from a batch for which smaller limes were used as too many griffins had blocked out the sun in Creed's garden that summer.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Someone probably diluted it with baby oil.

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    Default Re: My new VIW smells mostly of sugar, a little coconut and rum and almost no lime. Should I be happ

    Strange,

    I at one point had a batch of VIW that had a ton of lime, and the tiare flower, sugar, and coconut were all weak. Maybe we should mix our bottles together OP !!

    Would it kill creed to stir the mixture a little more thoroughly before bottling ?....because these variations shouldn't be this extreme in scents that are predominantly synthetic like VIW.

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