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    Question Best Creed for the Summer?

    So I've been a creeper in these forums and based on what I've read here and some samples pulled the trigger recently and got a bottle of Aventus.

    Wow is all I have to say.

    I was so impressed with the Creed lines I bought a bottle of Santal.

    Santal to me is very flowery and somehow smelled better at the counter than when I brought it home and used it for the first time.
    I may take that back and exchange it for another scent.

    Anyways, what would be another great scent to wear from Creed besides Aventus for the summer?

    I've tried Imperial and can't say I like it, I've also tried Green Irish Tweed, and I'm on the fence about this one, it seems to get better smelling by the dry down but the scent doesn't seem to last long.

    I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Virgin Island Water

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    Erolfa

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Green irish tweed
    Millesime imperial
    Aventus

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    Chèvrefeuille Original
    Royal Water

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    Neroli Sauvage
    Citrus Bigarrade

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    I don't know about "best" but I'll rotate in Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade, Scent of Oger and Original Cologne more often on hot days. Original Vetiver is my year round default fragrance.

    Martin

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I'm here in Irvine CA, found it kinda cool two people replied from my area.

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    Welcome to BN, Kristopher.

    Pure White Cologne (formerly Original Cologne) is a beautiful, clean and sparkling summer scent that has good longevity. It has quickly turned into my no. 1 for warmer weather. It's so expensive, however, that the best way to acquire it is via a split....if you can find one.

    Citrus Bigarrade is my second favorite, but unfortunately, it is now very hard to find.

    Selection Verte is my third favorite because the citrus/mint are so perfect for warm weather. But it is another hard to find Creed.

    Baie de Geneviere and Epicea are 2 other Creeds that were bright and good for summer, but again, hard to find.

    Then we have GIT, Virgin Island Water, Erolfa, Silver Mountain Water, Millesime Imperial, Neroli Sauvage and Original Vetiver, and I enjoy all of them when it's warm.

    Aventus has never been a warm weather scent to me, but it is to many.

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Virgin Island Water
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    VIW
    MI
    Erolfa
    GIT
    NS

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    One would be Silver Mountain Water.

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    For summer in Thailand....the best scent IMO is Erolfa.

    You haven't stated where you are from but if you were in the U.S. the best Creed for summer is SMW.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    I like Aventus for the summer, I don't know about the rest, I'll have to pay South Coast Plaza a visit and smell the rest.

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    Well, since no one else has mentioned it -HIMALAYA.

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    Original Vetiver
    Millesime Imperial
    Erolfa

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    Aventus and MI

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    1) Virgin Island Water for day/casual/fun factor tied with Aventus for something more serious/evening
    2) Silver Mountain Water
    3) Millesime Imperial (in third due to it's longevity)

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    ...again...?? This topic is becoming a weekly recurring phenomenon...??

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...again...?? This topic is becoming a weekly recurring phenomenon...??
    IKR .......... Creed Aventus is like buying inline skates in the 90's and bleach blonding the tips of your hair. Soon you'll have every highschooler wearing the stuff

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    Welcome! Go with GIT, VIW, MI.

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    i find VIW to be a bit overwhelming and not casual at all.
    The lime is nice , but the coconut should be tonned down!
    smells like a suntan lotion to my nose. its not airy enough :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristopher View Post
    So I've been a creeper in these forums and based on what I've read here and some samples pulled the trigger recently and got a bottle of Aventus.

    Wow is all I have to say.

    I was so impressed with the Creed lines I bought a bottle of Santal.

    Santal to me is very flowery and somehow smelled better at the counter than when I brought it home and used it for the first time.
    I may take that back and exchange it for another scent.

    Anyways, what would be another great scent to wear from Creed besides Aventus for the summer?

    I've tried Imperial and can't say I like it, I've also tried Green Irish Tweed, and I'm on the fence about this one, it seems to get better smelling by the dry down but the scent doesn't seem to last long.

    I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks!
    OK here is a follow up,

    Which one in your opinion is best for the summer which gets you the most compliments. I'm not going to lie, since I started wearing Aventus I get at least 2 compliments from complete strangers every time I wear it. However I feel its more of a evening wear scent and don't really wish to wear it during these hot California summer days coming up.

    I'll check in later today and with more opinions and information on hand, head to the mall and pull the trigger or just exchanged my Santal for another.


    Thanks!

    Kris

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Nobody has mentioned it since nobody much owns it (including me) but I'd say Bois de Cedrat.

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    For me, I would choose Virgin Island Water and Neroli Sauvage as my favorite summer scents from Creed. I'd also put Green Valley in there as well if we are including discontinued fragrances (I personally prefer the sweeter/brighter aspect of GV over Green Irish Tweed).

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    Well, returned my bottle of Santal, it was too sweet and flowery for my style and taste.

    Picked up a bottle of

    Silver Mountain Water
    and
    Green Irish Tweed

    BTW was close between VIW and SMW, however the coconut really stands out and here in the OC I think allot of people would mistake it for suntan lotion.


    Thanks for the input everybody!
    Last edited by Kristopher; 21st May 2012 at 03:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    MI

    I dont even consider MI in the cold weather because it's such a summer scent for me.
    GIT and Windsor I can wear anytime.

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    For me, GIT is way too heavy for a hot and humid summer, if it's like that where you live. Even himalaya would be too warm for that. I would say Virgin island water, or spring flower which for me at least, is unisex.

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    I agree, GIT is far too 'full-bodied' for extreme heat. GIT works best in cooler weather, spring time or in wet conditions.
    In the heat, Aventus is OK, but MI probably the best for me.

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    Some real good suggestions so far. Of the Creed frags I own, for summer I'm'a go with VIW and Millesime Imperial and perhaps for the evenings Original Santal and perhaps Aventus. Just wore MI a couple of days ago in around 95ish heat, worked out real nice.

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    Virgin Island Water for day and Aventus for night.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Apple Brandy
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Aventus is more fresh
    GIT is more clasy
    MI is just overall nice and inviting (might pickup a bottle in the near future)

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    chevrefeuille original

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    aventus in the morning, then again at brunch, then once more mid-day, and a final application later on at night should do the trick

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    SMW can be done year round. Summer freshness, Christmas, a fine wine at night on the town... original.

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    Wearing it right now.

    Millesime Imperial.
    A super heavy, rich, salty 2006 batch

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    Personally, I can't see Aventus as a summer fragrance. It's too heavy, smoky, leathery and oak mossy with lots of musk. In the heat this will be over-powering and cloying. There's also a note or combination of resinous notes that smell like a Christmas tree (pine/balsam).

    For a Creed summer fragrance, there are better choices: Erolfa (a bit synthetic), Virgin Island Water (on the feminine side of unisex), Green Irish Tweed, even Himalaya.

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    MI
    VIW
    SMW
    Erolfa
    NS

    I also think Green Valley is good for spring/summer since it is so green.
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    MI
    Himalaya
    Original Santal

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    Original Vetiver gets my vote as tops for Summer, but several of them are certainly feasible for wear in the warmer weather.

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    1. Jardin Di'Amalfi
    2. Virgin Island Water
    3. Millesime Imperial
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    Millesime Imperial
    Jardin d' Amalfi
    Original Vetiver
    Virgin Island Water

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    Why doesn't anyone mention bois du portugal? I think it works best in heat...

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Virgin Island Water

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    Original Vetiver
    Aventus
    Pure White Cologne
    Millesime Imperial
    Jardin d' Amalfi
    Green Irish Tweed
    Green Valley (if you can find it)
    Fleurs de Bulgarie (yea I wear it, idc )

    Maybe Orange Spice, but for me too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...again...?? This topic is becoming a weekly recurring phenomenon...??
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomdeplume View Post
    Original Vetiver
    Aventus
    Pure White Cologne
    Millesime Imperial
    Jardin d' Amalfi
    Green Irish Tweed
    Green Valley (if you can find it)
    Fleurs de Bulgarie (yea I wear it, idc )

    Maybe Orange Spice, but for me too heavy.
    Damn, that's the whole Creed line

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Ditto.

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    Damn, that's the whole Creed line
    lol...well I didn't mention Spice & Wood...

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    Best Creeds in the heat of summer:

    Virgin Island Water
    Original Cologne
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    Millesime Imperial

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    VIW and MI, by a lot.

    Then Neroli Sauvage and Erolfa.

    Then the rest.

    But really, I think any Creed can be worn in any weather, just like any cologne. It's all a matter of how much you apply and where on your body you apply it.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    I enjoy Silver Mountain Water a lot, but I think its on the same level as MI, which I also love

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopscotchy View Post
    Green irish tweed
    Millesime imperial
    Aventus
    Can't agree more.

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    Green Valley is a great choice if you can find it

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    Default Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    Virgin Island Water is the best 'summer scent'

    Millesime Imperial and Aventus are also nice.

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