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    Default Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    After disliking all my fragrances (she 'didn't mind' Terre d'Hermes though)... and dozens of fragrances at the fragrance counter, the only fragrance my girlfriend liked was GIT. But she said it smells a bit too generic/smells similar to something common (i wonder what...hahaha).

    She likes masculine fragrances, and pretty much despises anything with vanilla in it. Doesn't like gourmand fragrances, soapy fragrances, or anything that smells too strongly of one ingredient such as diptyque philosykos (figs) or chanel allure edition blanche (lemons) because they don't smell like cologne.

    I'm a big fan of vanilla and gourmands... so she makes me sad. But might as well get ONE fragrance she likes.. she's so damn picky though

    Any recommendations that fit the bill that has a similar vibe to GIT?

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    i would list the fragrances she disliked but... way too many..
    here are a few:

    -dior homme intense (sigh...i jokingly said we should break up after she cringed her nose after smelling it haha)
    -pure malt
    -la nuit
    -le male
    -bvlgari aqva
    -prada amber
    -philosykos
    -aventus
    -silver mountain water
    -original santal
    -virgin island water
    -grey vetiver

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    I think the best solution here is to get a new girlfriend.


    To be absolutely honest, I haven't found anything like GIT other than CW... Its a great fragrance (GIT)
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    Remotely similar - Creed Royal Water

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    JF by Floris

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    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond is very similar to GIT.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Neil4Speed: hahaha mayhaps...

    ooh one more thing, i have to be able to smell it! (so designer/popular niche brand found in department stores) I tried blind buying a few...but didn't work out too well.

    it doesn't necessarily have to smell like GIT, but something that gives off a similar vibe would be a good start for me. and it needs to have decent silliage/projection..

    a couple more suggestions would be really helpful! thanks

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    You might want to try Monatle Greyland. Not similar exactly to GIT, but she might like it.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Truefitt and Hill Freshman is of similar ilk and considerably cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond is very similar to GIT.
    Big +1. More similar than Cool Water IMO.
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    Heeleys Cuir Plein Fleur goes over well for me. It has that violet that is in git. I enjoy it very much.

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    +1 on JF

    Also you may want to check out Greenbriar by Caswell Massey
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Live Jazz

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    Chez Bond by Bond No. 9 and Garrigue (1988) by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.

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    +1 on Garrigue and I'll add Knize Forest


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    Blind buy R by Revillon

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Please hunt down Boucheron Fraicheur 2004.



    I have both and find the similarities amazing. Different enough though, but a better alternative than Cool Water in all ways.

    Another good alternative is Jacomo de Jacomo Deep Blue.
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    yeah dump the girl, or teach her how to smell better

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Please hunt down Boucheron Fraicheur 2004.



    I have both and find the similarities amazing. Different enough though, but a better alternative than Cool Water in all ways.
    I agree whole-heartedly. And would add Amouage Silver. Expensive, but it's great and from your description your Lady would love it.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Chez Bond
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Voyage by Hermes
    Gray Vetiver - Tom Ford

    2 great masculine,easy to be liked scents
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    If her opinion is that important, just ask her to buy your fragrances, then you will be pleasing her, as it seems like that's what really counts.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    try Aspen for Men by Coty ..... it's cheap, so if it is no good, just throw it away ....

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Grey Flannel is GIT's precursor, very heavy on the violet leaf. Yet somehow, I doubt she'd like it. You might, though.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Aspen by Coty smells even more like GIT than Cool Water and it only costs $15 or so for the big 4 oz online. It's greener smelling than cool water and the opening is closer to GIT. I own GIT, CW, and Aspen and I say Aspen is worth a try. It's definitely not as deep or sophisticated as GIT obviously, but it does last longer.
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    Dunhill Pure is quite similar to GIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Also you may want to check out Greenbriar by Caswell Massey
    +1 for Greenbriar.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Hah! I third the notion of just dumping the girl...

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    Chez Bond for sure

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    Try out some Joop Nightflight easy to find and maybe some of the Bulgari line maybe Pour Homme Soir. Light and fresh along those lines.
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    Hugh Parsons Blue

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    JF by Floris and Chez Bond by Bond No.9!!!
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    +1 Knize Forest

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    Ed Hardy- Love and Luck gives me a similar vibe.

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    Simple fix - Green Irish Tweed by Creed.

    No, I didn't misread the thread.

    Simply give it an hour on your skin, and then get her to smell it again. The drydown is even better than the opening. Also, you'll make her look like an ass, which is always fun!

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    Ok this isn't the answer you want to hear, but I'm not supportive of threads where dudes say "my gf likes this on me, my gf likes that on me, she hates this, she hates that, what should I get to make HER happy about this". F that bro! LOL. If it matters that much do you and she cares so much about YOUR scent, then don't wear ANYTHING. If you are going to wear SOMETHING, then make it something YOU like.

    If a man can't wear a scent HE likes then what does it say about a relationship? She's got you by the cojones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm kinda exaggerating here but I hope my point is made for all of you.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Ok this isn't the answer you want to hear, but I'm not supportive of threads where dudes say "my gf likes this on me, my gf likes that on me, she hates this, she hates that, what should I get to make HER happy about this". F that bro! LOL. If it matters that much do you and she cares so much about YOUR scent, then don't wear ANYTHING. If you are going to wear SOMETHING, then make it something YOU like.

    If a man can't wear a scent HE likes then what does it say about a relationship? She's got you by the cojones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm kinda exaggerating here but I hope my point is made for all of you.
    I agree with you that a large part of having a fragrance hobby is wearing what you enjoy, but I also get satisfaction when others appreciate what I'm wearing. I don't feel right when other people find off-putting a scent I happen to be wearing.
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    No i understand completely.

    If it's a significant other whose opinion matters, I suggest just taking that person with you. When traveling, I will certainly ask for my wife's input on scents I'm sampling at a store. But I simply cannot predict what she might like and not like, so it's best to take that person with you if it matters that much.

    I've learn from my limited experience that "she likes vanilla based scents" or "she hates vetyvers" simply doesn't work. The nose is very complex for everyone and the complexity of fragrances and combinations and proportions of ingredients are so unpredictable for all of us.

    sample for yourself AND those whose opinion matters greatly when choosing a scent!

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll find and sniff what I can haha

    I'm not sacrificing my hobby for her and changing up my collection. I will continue to wear what I like. Though, if she really doesn't like a particular cologne I won't wear it when meeting her. The reason I am searching for a cologne she likes is I want ONE (or two maybe) cologne she likes to wear on special occasions.

    GIT isn't something I love, but I definitely wouldn't mind wearing it.

    Thanks again for your help!

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    When Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water were launched and sold like crazy, Ralph Lauren wanted his own version of this kind of clean, fresh scent and created Polo Sport. Instead of the green apple and violet leaf accord used in the first two, Polo Sport gives the same basic structure a pineapple and seaweed twist. The result? A refreshing citrus and green fragrance that women love.

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    I'd say that people are focusing too much on the fact that she thinks GIT is OK, and disregarding her dislikes. Looks to me like she wants to smell uber-masculines on you. Run Aramis, Polo, Kouros, Paco Rabanne PH, Moschino PH and the like by her, and see what she thinks.

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    El Paso by Lomani
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    Sorry so explain to me again, why "NOT COOLWATER"...oh right, snobbery over price and conspicuous consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I think the best solution here is to get a new girlfriend.


    To be absolutely honest, I haven't found anything like GIT other than CW... Its a great fragrance (GIT)
    agreed.

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    I wonder what perfume the GF wears herself? That might be instructive.

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    Sounds like an awful woman.

    Aspen by COTY.

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    I found Express Loyalty to be similar to Green Irish Tweed. After recently sampling both, I actually prefer Loyalty. Maybe I got a bad batch of GIT (2011). Personally, I'd take Express Loyalty all day considering the similarities and $100 difference in price point. Additionally, I found GIT to have poor longevity, again maybe this has to do with the particular batch.

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    Floris JF and is better
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    KITON for men

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    Stardust

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyPepper View Post
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    Came here to say this!

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    If my girlfriend did not like most of my fragrances she would immediately fall into the X file.

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    I would say Bond N.o 9 Chez (not at all with its more woody than ambergris kind of dry down) but also Wall Street of the same brand could *vaguely remind GIT (especially in its first part of development) despite the absence of violets in its composition. Garrigue is a good reference but it is more mineral, marine and aromatic than woodsy, dusty and floral *in my humble opinion. Grey Flannel is one to be mentioned and not only because of the violets but expecially because of its minty, woody, restraned and masculine dry down. I would not completely exclude Horizon Guy Laroche in spite of its more marine foundation while i tend to disagree with the Knize Forest's reference cause consider the latter a different and far more complex beast, more focused on the herbal, coniferous, mossy and woodsy-aromatic elements and with a more discreet (in the sense of stuck, hidden and modulated) floral presence. All the other scents reported (included Cool Water and it's the same for New West For Him) are too mineral and ozonic to be associated (apart the fruity-floral initial juicy pungency) at the great and finally "traditional" GIT.
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    +1 jf.

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