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    Default Re: Are Creeds worth it?

    The level of emotion that many Creed threads evoke, never ceases to amaze me.
    To the OP, if there is a Creed that you want right now, find bottle worthy, and have the disposable income to purchase, only you can determine if you'll purchase or not.
    Many of us here have more than one bottle of perfume in our collection. Also, many of us here have a bottle(or 2, or 3) of Creed in our collection. Having a bottle of Creed in ones collection does not preclude one from having other bottles, which may be less expensive and subjectively better, or the opposite.
    As to longevity, I have the smell of BdP on a jacket from over a week ago, and a shirt that absolutely reeks(in a good way) of Aventus from yesterday. Conversely, I refresh SMW after about 6hrs, YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckoner View Post
    2 - this comes down to two groups of people... the first group has enough money to afford CREED fragrances, owns many, and absolutely think they are worth it. the second group doesn't have enough money to afford CREED fragrances, and spends their days trying to come up with reasons why CREED sucks so that they can sleep better at night.
    I've seen collections of over a thousand bottles with expensive tom ford exclusives and other niches without Creed representation. I've seen other similar collections with minimal Creed representation. Rest assured, they have the money to spend on Creed but for whatever their reasons, don't. So i cannot abide by this comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    I'm sorry that this has been your experience. Have you tried Love in Black? I'm not sure if it would work for you because I don't know your tastes, but in my somewhat limited experience, LiB is the Creed for those who can't get more than an hour out of Creeds. It's like a nuclear bomb of iris and woodsy violet notes. Definitely unisex, too.
    I'm really sorry to drag you back into this LOL I just wanted to stress that I mean it as a broad generalization. Several have really good longevity, and others I wouldn't complain about. My new Windsor as an example has fantastic longevity/projection for what it is. So much so, I was surprised. I started the thread trying to offer positive things about Creed and it got turned. I didn't want it to sound like I disrespect Creed, or that I don't like them or don't own them. I do own some myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarrhymester View Post
    I'm really sorry to drag you back into this LOL I just wanted to stress that I mean it as a broad generalization. Several have really good longevity, and others I wouldn't complain about. My new Windsor as an example has fantastic longevity/projection for what it is. So much so, I was surprised. I started the thread trying to offer positive things about Creed and it got turned. I didn't want it to sound like I disrespect Creed, or that I don't like them or don't own them. I do own some myself.
    No harm, no foul. I'd like to try Windsor at some point, although I doubt I'll ever own it - just too pricey for me. I suppose if I get a Christmas bonus or something some year it may happen. No doubt it's a good one though. I do have Green Irish Tweed and had Original Vetiver. GIT is actually almost too strong for me, and I'm in the market for a subtler Creed in the future. OV was a weird disappearing act that others could smell long after I stopped smelling it. Women went nuts over that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckoner View Post
    ^^^ second group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    A lot of people don't seem to get that Creed's popularity is generated in part by the controversy behind its self-proclaimed history. They don't have the budget of Chanel or Dior, but they have the controversy, which is ultimately better than those other larger marketing budgets combined.
    I wonder, can anyone verify if there is truth to their self proclaimed history? Some documentation that Queen Victoria (or whoever it was supposed to be) had a bottle of Creed, or something like that?

    Sorry, not to hijack the thread (if that is even possible at this point) but it seems relevant and interesting. Probably not worth its own thread, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srmd22 View Post
    I wonder, can anyone verify if there is truth to their self proclaimed history? Some documentation that Queen Victoria (or whoever it was supposed to be) had a bottle of Creed, or something like that?

    Sorry, not to hijack the thread (if that is even possible at this point) but it seems relevant and interesting. Probably not worth its own thread, though.
    Lots of threads on this already actually, although I don't have any links offhand. I imagine documentation would kill the controversy and render their marketing tactic much less effective than it already is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    As with most other houses - some are very good, some are just OK, and some are just bad.

    The ones I have liked, I have bought ...
    to the OP, this ^^^^^^^^^

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    There are never any kind of conclusion to these debates.

    But I quote from another basenoter "If you love it, it's worth it. If you don't love it, it's not worth it". I guess this goes with everything else in life.
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    I agree with the Canadian above

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    Default Re: Are Creeds worth it?

    Also, regarding longevity of some Creeds, if one complains of longevity issues with the likes of MI, SMW, And Selection Verte type scents against frags like Tobacco Vanille, LIDGE or Creeds own BdP. Then you lack some fundamental, basic knowledge of perfumery.

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    I am a big fan of a lot of Creed fragrances and own quite a few, but do not care most of them. In the 1970s-1980s Creed was reissuing 1920s-1950s classics using top shelf ingredients. Before you pass judgement on Creed, I would suggest trying some of the older ones like Royal Scottish Lavender, Royal English Leather, Bois de Santal, Neroli Sauvage, Citrus Bigarrade, and "vintage" Tabarome among others. I do not care for some of the newer stocks: Milesime Imperial, SIW, Himalaya, etc. I am ambivalent toward GIT--it's go for what it is, but not much else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarrhymester View Post
    I've seen collections of over a thousand bottles with expensive tom ford exclusives and other niches without Creed representation. I've seen other similar collections with minimal Creed representation. Rest assured, they have the money to spend on Creed but for whatever their reasons, don't. So i cannot abide by this comment.
    I'm glad you posted this. I have always been into fragrances, but recently have been exploring niche for the first time. Money is not a factor for me if I love the scent and it is of high quality (has good projection/longevity). I was planning on getting in on a Tom Ford TV split, but decided to just buy the 8.4 oz because I like it that much. I tried the popular Creeds and expected to find similar quality. What I found is that for me Creed has some great frags I really like, but longevity and projection seem to be poor for me. I am still not done testing them out to be sure I am giving them a fair shot. I still have hopes in finding one I think is bottle worthy. For now it's hard for me to drop even the discounted price on a bottle when so many designer brands outperform Creed on my skin. And I hate all the talk of batch variation. Buying a bottle at that price should not be a roll of the dice.

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    I have just made Himalaya, Original Vetiver, Green Irish Tweed, Original Santal, and Silver Mountain Water obsolete!
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    Basenotes Law No. 1: Every Creed thread will, given enough time, degenerate into personal attacks and name calling.

    There are a great many people who post that Creed is overpriced, mediocre smelling stuff. I generally ignore those. There are an equal number of posts claiming Creed makes unique works of art. I generally ignore those too.

    At this point in my fragrance career, I have disliked about a third of the Creeds I've tried, thought about a third were okay, and thought about a third were wonderful. Creed probably has a higher percentage at the top than most other houses (for example, the only Chanel I really like right now is Egoiste). And at the very top go GIT and MI (the good batches). If I had to wear only two colognes for the rest of my life, they'd both be Creeds. I may curse their batch variations, but I'm stuck with Creed. I became a much happier person when I realized that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsta View Post
    You forgot the third group... people who make that ignorant argument.
    Plus One. Well said. I always wonder how people who make such idiotic comments cannot be embarassed of themselves ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    is it really four to five times better than the best lower priced colognes.
    Nope.
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    My family started making perfumes 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, unless you can prove differently. We have now decided to make a selection of our time-honored fragrances available to discerning members of the general public, under the brand name Tapputi. They will be costly. If you need to ask about the price, you probably cannot afford them. But remember, these are scents that have been worn by famous individuals throughout the millennia. Individuals such as, for example, Jesus Christ---the frankincense and myrrh presented to him on his birth by the Magi came from us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
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    I have just made Himalaya, Original Vetiver, Green Irish Tweed, Original Santal, and Silver Mountain Water obsolete!
    Does Silver really smell like SMW? I got Saat Safa and Dehn Al-Oud and they are not very good.
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    Default Re: Are Creeds worth it?

    Since were on the topic of creed, do most of you guys buy the 75ml or the 125ml. I know the difference in price is only 20-30 bucks. What do you guys buy. Do you go for the big one even though you have lets say 40-50+ bottles in your collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Since were on the topic of creed, do most of you guys buy the 75ml or the 125ml. I know the difference in price is only 20-30 bucks. What do you guys buy. Do you go for the big one even though you have lets say 40-50+ bottles in your collection?
    Might as well get the 250ml.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Might as well get the 250ml.....
    what in the world for...other then splits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    what in the world for...other then splits?
    Splash it on to choke out the hate-errrrrrrs!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Splash it on to choke out the hate-errrrrrrs!!!
    I tink that compiles the various misguided attempts of conventional Creed users verry well. Creed users tend to tink perfume has to 'say' something or has whatever otherwise effect. Particularly Creed in the hands of certain perfumistas is loud, offensive and may become choking due to that. It has as much style as this one:



    Kitsch I know, a love or hate relationship. I tend to see it from a more scientific standpoint. But is it art? (Dick Feynman)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    I tink that compiles the various misguided attempts of conventional Creed users verry well. Creed users tend to tink perfume has to 'say' something or has whatever otherwise effect. Particularly Creed in the hands of certain perfumistas is loud, offensive and may become choking due to that. It has as much style as this one:





    Kitsch I know, a love or hate relationship. I tend to see it from a more scientific standpoint. But is it art? (Dick Feynman)
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    At these prices, I think most people, like me, should sample and narrow things down to one or two they might want to "take the plunge" on. When I first started, I thought Creed would be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Most didn't last long enough on me. Most didn't impress me that much with their aroma - i.e., they "sounded" better than they smelled. I finally narrowed it down to my favorite which, even though it lasts longer than my second-favorite, I still wish would last longer.

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