BNer ZZ Topp got a sneak preview and posted about it around a month ago. The rest of us are waiting patiently!
Thread: CREED Original Cologne
Anyone try it yet?
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BNer ZZ Topp got a sneak preview and posted about it around a month ago. The rest of us are waiting patiently!
When exactly is it supposed to appear in the general market?
Must smell ASAP.
Its coming out this summer. It is a blend of limes and champagne. Sounds interesting! There is also another coming out this summer called Royal Aoud.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Now available to order on the UK Creed store:
250ml - £375
If anyone is doing a decant I'd love 50ml
I also noticed theres a dark red leather atomiser available on the US Creed store today.
its on sale at Harrods currently, think it was die for release June but they have it a month early. it was a perfectly pleasant edc but for £395 i was expecting fireworks, but it was just 'pleasant' & other things would take my £395 ahead of this!!
Oh thank goodness, they put Ambergris in the base. They must have a pile that they're trying to get rid of to make space to park a car or something - "New perfume? Let's make sure there's Ambergris in it"
When are the new Royal Exclusives coming to US?
Also , guys, I don't know too much about Creed. The ambergris- is it synthetic or a mix of real and synthetic ?
OKay - not sure whether to be happy or disappointed !
I'm saving my lunch money for this one. My breakfast and dinner money, too, since that's what it will take to pay for the big Creed binge I feel coming on. It's like a new book, or an article in Town & Country: The Creed Diet.
SEEKING BOTTLES OF:
Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
Gloria by Cacharel
PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!
I've set up a split in the for sale forum for this last week, We have one space left if anyone would like to take it?
As soon as the flacon arrives I'd be happy to post some impressions.
And today is the day....
For the guys involved in the split your 50ml decants are done and will be shipped out to you tomorrow (Friday UK time). Now some impressions:
The first thing that hits you is the Rice powder basenote, Certainly evokes a feeling of past centuries gone by and has a definate old school vibe which is parried by the very modern sharp and clinical evigorating lemon grapefruit and orange which lingers quite nicely.
This one is quite understated and will definately polarize opinion but its quite a beautiful composition which is incredibly easy to wear. With it being very new juice I'm quite interested how it will mature as most agree Creed's get better with age.
I'll give it a full wear tomorrow as I only tested a small amount on my arm.
Last edited by Kron; 26th May 2011 at 06:46 PM.
I've worn this quite a few times now so here are some observations:
Creed Original Cologne - batch C0310F01
Method of application: 2 sprays to the neck
Longevity: 7-8 Hours
Overall Smell: Takes some time to appreciate it but its eminently wearable 8.5-9
Projection: Fantastic for the first 4 hours then settles down to a very elegant skin scent
Its quite an unusual scent to start as it smells like a fusion of traditional and modern perfumery all at the same time. With a very prominant mix of rice powder and unbelivably clinical citrus it would make for one hell of a great signature scent for someone 25+
Its composed and so well balanced it would suite a dinner date but it really shines and comes to life in the outdoors. Its not something that strikes me as a one trick pony, Its certainly versatile and has an edge to it that is very uplifting and elegant never offputting.
Its the only one of the three that fits the royal exclusive moniker im my opinion, Its very confident and constantly whiffs for attention. Its probably not something everyone could wear but its a delightful experience and one of those aura scents that improves your mood when you do.
A strong thumbs up from me
That's absolutely insane for any fragrance
Very good review, Mr. Kron. I am excited about this one. I visited the Creed boutique in NYC on Monday - not even a sample there yet. Can't wait to try it.
$550 for 250ml of this is really shameful.
It's so incredibly synthetic, in a dominant way.
Very "Shampoo", very "Dishwashing soap".
Very feminine-unisex, very "cheap sheer body spray".
Alot like if you take the plasticky-floral-aquatic drydowns of Acqua Di Gio and Mugler Cologne together, and pair them with a totally synthetic Galbanum note, a totally synthetic "Bath and body works" Pear note, and to top it all off, we don't even get top shelf, natural citrus, like as has been the case with Creed Eaux's like Selection Verte, Citrus Biggarade, Bois De Cedrat, etc.
No, here we get the dishwashing detergent citrus, much like Azzaro's Chrome, Davidoff Adventure Eau Fraiche, Mugler cologne, with Perhaps a taste of Hermes Jardin SUr Le Nil's tansparent synthetic citrus.
This is astonishingly synthetic, even for a mid-level designer citrus fragrance. The perfumer here smells like their talent level belongs in functional perfumery. Maybe barely worthy of a place in Hermes Jardin series, or Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria line, at best. But the obvious excess plasticity makes those scenarios unlikely. This synthetic swill is much more at home in an azzaro bottle.
Horrendously bad, given Creed's excellent history of pristine, natural citrus notes.
Just buy some Lemon Joy and some floral shampoo. I honestly can't believe it's this poor and offering.
Spice and Wood and Sublime Vanille are genius by comparison.
No way olivier made this. NO WAY.
Just wondering because I had my first full wearing of Aventus today (thanks for that, Kron), and outside, along with the fresh air, it really came to life too! Is this a (newer) Creed phenomenon?
Also, I'm 21 and am not really ready for what one may call "daring" scents, would you say Original Cologne is easy for a 21 year old to pull off?
EDIT: WOW! DULLAH hates this stuff and his reviews/opinions are generally near spot on! Worried about Creed right now...
Last edited by boosh; 5th July 2011 at 09:30 PM.
"Smell with your nose, not your ears"
ACJIGGA'S TOP 10 - Neil Morris for Takashimaya, Xerjoff Nio, Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Gandini Lime & Basil, Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack, YSL Opium Pour Homme EDP, Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud, Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black and Slumberhouse Jeke extrait
For $550 the ingredient quality in the two main stages of the fragrance should far exceed "synthetic floral scented shampoo" and "lysol healthy touch antibacterial grapefruit scented handsoap".
I'll say one thing, the longevity and sillage tenacity are probably decent for a light inoffensive scent. It's radiance is alot like most strong designer feminine EDT's. But even Gendarme Green EDP and Hermes Jardin Sur Le Nil have a more "Natural" aura than Original Cologne. Creed normally mixes synthetics and naturals so well.....their recent move to use less naturals is really hurting their qualitative reputation.
Seriously, TGL, it's THAT synthetic. Floral Shampoo and antibacterial grapefruit handsoap and Lemon Joy dishsoap...it's getting sad. This smells like a feminine citrus/green/floral designer scent, at no stage does it smell like a top-shef composition..
I tried Original Cologne several times over the last few days. I've applied it liberally and it is very fleeting on me (as is Bois de Cedrat which smells crisp and wonderful). I anticipated liking Original Cologne but I'm going to hold off on a purchase. I get better longevity and from Citrus Bigarrade and Selection Verte which I much prefer.
Thats a weird turnaround as OC lasts ages on me 8+ hours with 2 sprays and Citrus Bigarrade is gone in an instant.
Is it the rice powder smell thats putting you off Dullah? There's always been an astringent artificial smell to rice compounds and I can understand why this would underpin the whole composition for you. Try it in a few different situations as its one which makes a weird first impression.
I normally have a problem with synth heavy fragrance (headaches etc) but I didn't have it with this and I didn't find it THAT obvious.
Still would like to sample it. . . but the esteemed Mr. Dullah's negative review makes me feel like I just put $550 back into my bank account. Thanks for the heads up. Please give it another try or two and let us know your thoughts.
Tried this today and was instantly disappointed. Pleasant, clean, citric, boring. I was at Bergdorf today and smelled a half dozen other things which excited me more. You guys know I bleed Creed, but in this case... Perhaps a couple more samplings might change my opinion to at least neutral. My money's going to the amazing Royal Oud.
Just got a sample of this too.
I really love it. I am pretty much in line with Kron. this is a very sophisticated fragrance, yet true to its goal of being a simple, classic cologne.
anyone who likes Fueille Verte will like this. They are similar in style and quality. I like it a good bit more than Royal-Oud, which smells like a fancy Marc Jacobs Bang.
Last edited by fumegator; 6th July 2011 at 12:29 AM.
The sad thing is that Royal Oud and this Original Cologne make Aventus seem like a bargain price-wise. Whew! Creed's getting too big for its britches! Their prices are finally leaving me behind. I topped out with Aventus. Oh, well...lotsa other options out there.
It is no more natural than Jardin Sur Le Nil or bvlgari Omnia Crystalline, and the blending is worse than those.
For those who like Gendarme Green EDP, and like the Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline series, and Un Jardin Sur Le Nil......Original Cologne could be your grail citrus scent.
But for me, it is repulsive.
- Expect the unexpected
those were your first words about Aventus (which you literally highlighted and made a big deal of), which would be followed by a long and sustained hate-campaign against it. looks like you are changing your tune now due to the sheer massive popularity of the fragrance. please go re-read your words in the 15-page Aventus thread.
you sound the same here. my take on Original Cologne is that it smells good. Really really good.
And yes, I own a flacon of Fuielle Verte from 2006, and I stand by my assertion of their similarity. Looking forward to the new release as I'm about out of it. But thanks for asking before leaping to conclusions.
geez man, I simply disagreed with you about synthetics in the fragrance, and I compared it to Fuielle Verte... WHICH I OWN. DO YOU!?!??!?!?
does having 3,738 posts make everyone as self-righteous as you? good lord...
anybody know when this is coming out in North America?
BTW, if anyone wants to get rid of a decant , PM me.
As for me being agressive,
Maybe I have lied dormant for way too long and Dullah is inspiring me to re-start writing some of my at-times nasty fragrance reviews which had ruffled quite a few feathers back in the day
Dullah's house 1 mile
I don't think this one is worthy of the vitriol, I had to sit next to someone who was wearing Prada Amber Intense this morning and I've got a smell of burning plastic and the worlds cheapest synthetic ingrained up my nostrils.
Last edited by Kron; 6th July 2011 at 05:47 PM.
The scent that Original Cologne was meant to be already exists, and it is called Chanel Cristalle EDT!
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Last edited by Kron; 7th July 2011 at 12:53 PM.