Thread: MI longevity and Creed 'Bloom'
Bois Du Portugal
MI is a tricky one. After a few hours I really can't detect much of it, but my girlfriend confirms it's pretty much "there" after at least six hours. It's not strong, do mind, but it's still there. Seems to be olfactory fatigue on my part, but I'm happy to report that it still smells good long after I think it's gone.
Get someone to smell you after you've lost trace of it yourself - I can almost guarantee you it's still there.
All fragrances change over time; the change is quite rapid at first, usually before it is shipped for sale, then tends to slow down unless the bottle is exposed to light or excessive heat. But they all change (see thread mentioned above for a professional perfumer saying this...)
Also, almost all fragrances, including Creed, are mostly synthetic these days for a variety of reasons (cost is a fairly minor factor; more importantly, many traditional naturals are either unavailable or banned). The whole history of modern fragrance, as has often been pointed out here and elsewhere, is founded on synthetics that were not available before the 19th century. GIT is, in fact, mostly based on and inspired by modern, lab-created ingredients. Creed does use more naturals than some houses and buys higher-quality ingredients, so some variation in sourcing could affect the smell.
I to have that batch#a3311U02 and it has a melon note to it...I sprayed five spray on my shirt just to test its projection and I must say very good. Also this batch has a slight green tint to it, which is darker than my other MI juice! I could smell this juice in my closet four four days straight! The first two days was fairly loud! I bought two bottles. I'm very happy with this batch...