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    Default Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    As I continue my new-found love affair with Acier Aluminum, it's made me think how underrated this gem is. It's made me want to explore some of the lesser-known scents from this house. Conversely, some of the more popular ones like Millisime Imperial have just never clicked with me. What do you guys think are the most underrated and overrated frags from Creed?

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    Overrated (with a grain of salt)- GIT (though still stunning), Royal Water
    Underrated- REL, OV

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    Underrated: Baie de Genievre and Acier Aluminum
    Overrated: Erolfa and Original Vetiver

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    underrated: bois du portugal, royal english leather, vetiver 1948

    overrated: original santal, erolfa, himalaya,

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    Overrated for me: Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, Millesime Imperial and Virgin Island Water
    Underrated: Original Santal, Selection Verte,

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    Overrated:
    Green Irish Tweed
    Silver Mountain Water
    Millesime Imperial

    Underrated:
    Cuir de Russie

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    for me,

    underrated:santal

    overrated: millesime imperial.

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    There's a LOT of over rated, but for me the main culprit is definitely GIT

    Underrated: Green Valley
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    Overrate: GIT

    Underrated: Green Valley

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    overrated - himalaya
    underrated - CdR

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    underrated - Royal Scottish Lavender
    overrated - GIT

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    I'm in with the chorus of GIT being overhyped. It's not a bad fragrance if you like what it does, but it's not the be-all and end-all of fragrance.

    The same applies for the new Aventus. I actually like Aventus, but it's being treated like the second coming.

    In the sadly neglected category, I'll mention the dark and intriguing Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie and the creamy classic Cypres-Musc, both excellent fragrances that don't get a lot of talk.

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    Overrated: Millésime Imperial

    Underrated: Himalaya
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    I think this is more a question of what suits my nose, however;

    Underrated - Green Valley, Baie de Genievre and Cypres Musc

    Overrated, Millesime Imperial, Erolfa, and for being simply vile, Royal Delight.
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    Houses most overrated: Himalaya
    Houses most underrated: Royal Scottish Lavender

    runner up overrated: Cypres Musc / Cuir De Russie
    runner up underrated: Green Valley

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    overrated: Bois du Portugal, Himalaya
    underrated: Acier Aluminium (I've been a long timer wearer of this one)

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    Over: MI, Tabarome
    Under: ?

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    Overrated: Himalaya, MI, Original Santal
    Underrated: Cypres-Musc and maybe REL

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    overrated: Millesime Imperial
    underrated: Himalaya

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    Underrated: VIW and RW
    Overrated: GIT and Aventus

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    I'm not as familiar with the Creeds but just from my store sniffing and sampling I'd come up with this list.

    Over rated : GIT, SMW and even the new one everyone is raving about Aventus. Not that these are bad but as far as the general consensus on 'rating' and compared to my opinion of them. GIT to me is just wtf is this stuff. When I smelled it I though my sniffer was broke cause I thought how can something so highly praised be such a stench in my opinion. SMW is nice but there's some funk to it that makes me think a bear peed upstream in that 'mountain water'. Aventus has a great opening and even for an hour or so but the dry down gets my head hurting.

    Under rated : Tabarome Millesime, everyone uses VT as a baseline comparison and it can't measure up to that timeless classic but it has it's own understated elegance. I enjoy it and have gotten great feedback from my female friends about it. Said it smells manly without being too 'cologny' one even called it an aphrodisiac so take that for what it's worth. Original Vetiver, I guess some like it enough but it gets a knock somewhat for being a copy of something else in many people's minds. Although I just love it and just recently discovered it. Original Santal, another one getting knocked for being a 'copy' but it's really a great frag. I wish I could wear it, it tickles my nose to the point I sneeze. It's pretty darn intense but when I wore it that once one of my g-friends went nuts over it.

    Of course there are alot I haven't had the chance to smell and thus my experience with Creed is limited.
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    Well, I'll pass on the overrated category because GIT is SO popular that's it's too easy a target, and I really like it. As far as underrated, Baie de Genievre is my top choice, followed by Bois de Cedrat.

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    Default Re: Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    Underrated: Original Vetiver

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    Overrated: Green Irish Tweed
    Underrated*: Tabarome Millesime

    * I found this challenging since I find it much more difficult to find one that is not highly and widely rated but still decent. Original Vetiver almost made it, but it's too well liked by too many.

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    Overrated: 99% of Creed stuff
    Underrated: Cypres Musc and Selection Verte

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    Yet another subjective question but here goes nothing.

    Overrated: Green Irish Tweed
    Underrated: Original Santal

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    +1 for all the overrated comments with Himalaya...yes its cold, yes the name and bottle are perfect for the scent, etc etc, it doesn't change the fact that the juice has no raison d'etre. When can you pick it? Its like the clumsy kid being chosen last on a sports team...when I face my wardrobe every morning, there never seems to be a reason to smell synthetically cold that day.

    I guess I am keeping it around for a possible Everest expedition.

    I have not had a chance to sample Aventus, but I cannot image it NOT being RIDICULOUSLY overrated. I have not seen a group of guys this excited about anything since Pure Malt was discontinued. It seems many people here would consider it their go-to desert island fragrance...provided that the only sustenance on the island was not pineapples....

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    Overrated: Himalaya

    Underrated: Virgin Island Water


    With regard to the above posters comments regarding Aventus... yes it is overrated, but then again, people on here have been talking about it like one spray will result in a life changing experience!! It's a great smell, obviously made with high quality ingredients, the wife loves it, but it's pretty one dimensional.

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    To me, saying any of them are overrated is just picking the ones I don't like.

    I will say imo Virgin Island Water is underrated. That one snuck up and surprised me big time. I eschewed it for years. It's quite nice and shockingly love lived on me.

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    Default Re: Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    Overrated: Viagr... I mean Aventus.

    I think it's great, personally, and it really is a compliment getter, but the rep is just getting so huge, and the unearned title of "panty-dropper" looming so large, that this scent is now demanding its own float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    No.

    Underrated: Bois de Cedrat, Santal Imperial, Tabarôme Millesime, Epicea, Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Underrated: Bois de Cedrat, Santal Imperial, Tabarôme Millesime, Epicea, Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie.
    Tabarome Millesime is quite nice and seems to me have gotten lost in the shadow and reputation of big brother Vintage Tabarome. I think it would be more popular had they named it something else.

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    overrated: Himalaya, original santal, bois du protugal
    underrated: santal imperial, jasmal, others
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    Underrated: Green Valley and Acier Aluminium

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    Overrated: Millesime Imperial. Nice, and I enjoy the smell of it but nothing mind blowing

    Underrated: Selection Verte. Smells like a crisp, green, slightly overhung morning, when winter is finally becoming spring.

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    Overrated: GIT, Huge price tag for smelling like fresh forest wet grass.

    Underrated: Aventus, needs more hype so online sellers can carry it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctran019 View Post
    Underrated: Aventus, needs more hype so online sellers can carry it.
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    I have only sampled a handful of Creeds ( GIT, RW, SMW, Himalaya and REL.) All of them were pretty good at what they do.
    REL was excellent in my opinion and I rarely hear anyone talk it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Tabarome Millesime is quite nice and seems to me have gotten lost in the shadow and reputation of big brother Vintage Tabarome. I think it would be more popular had they named it something else.
    Agree. This has been at the top of my underrateds for a long time. It is classy and a true gentleman's fragrance

    Overrated: Definitely Aventus. I think the stuff smelsl "good." I've gotten compliments. But in reality it is pineapple to a light, almost non-existent musk/ambergris drydown and that is it. I just don't get wow out of it at all.
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    I'm *shocked* that nobody mentioned Angelique Encens as the single most underrated Creed. As an aside, it was, for a very long time, Creed's most expensive fragrance to produce (according to an interview with Erwin Creed). I'll +1 Selection Verte.

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    Overrated: Green Irish Tweed and Millesime İmperial.

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    Overrated: Original Santal and Original Vetiver ("original"? Yeah, right!)
    Underrated: Bois Du Portugal, Baie De Genièvre, Green Valley
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    Millesime İmperial is overrated, as is Virgin Island Water (what good is it if it only lasts a so briefly, what a joke)....in a way GIT falls there too...Aventus' longevity is good, so that I like a lot. Bois du Portugal also impressed me, I thought that was going to be an outdated, old man smell but it's a surprisingly great fragrance.

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    Overrated: The hate MI gets
    Actually Overrated: Original Vetiver, Bois du Portugal
    Underrated: Silver Mountain Water, although I dunno if I can truly say any Creed is underrated...

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    Green Valley is underrated and sadly discontinued...VIW is neither under or over IMO...and my bottle has amazing longevity (12 hours or more).

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    Underrated: Green Irish Tweed. Seriously, why doesn't anybody ever talk about this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Underrated: Green Irish Tweed. Seriously, why doesn't anybody ever talk about this one?
    Yes, very odd that it is so off our radar.

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    Overated: Aventus
    Underated: Green Valley

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    I cannot say underrated because of my lack of exposure to Creeds, but MI is definitely a let down. It's good, but nothing too special.

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    Overrated: Adventus, GIT, Love in White;
    Underrated: SMW, Original Vetiver, Love in Black;
    Sadly not the same anymore: Jasmin I.E. and other female ones.
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    Overrated: Green Irish Tweed... I can't stand this stuff! If I got a free bottle of it, I would trade it sooo fast!
    Underrated: Original Santal (great stuff, it makes you stand out and is refined at the same time.)
    Himalaya is another Great underrated summer fragrance also
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    Overrated: Aventus, Himalaya
    Underrated: BDP, Tabarome

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    Overrated: Aventus, Himalaya, Royal Water
    Underrated: SMW (really starting to like this one), Alcier Aluminum

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    Underrated: Acier Aluminum
    Overrated: GIT

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    Underrated: Windsor
    Overrated: GIT

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    Over - Himalaya

    Under - Tabaome Millesime

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    Overrated: MI (although it is very nice)
    Underrated: Spice and Woods, Vetiver '48, Green Valley.

    Actually, many Creeds are underrated.

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    Overrated: Aventus, Green Irish Tweed
    Underrated: Erolfa, Royal Water

    In general, the house of Creed is overrated. Not a bad thing for me though, as I do like this fragrance house.

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    Overrated: MI (airy with no projection at all)
    Underrated: SMW, VIW

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    I feel Original Vetiver isn't getting enough love. It's just wonderful - and I get this amazing fusion of "clean" mixed with fresh basil, a fantastic take on vetiver.

    Most over-rated, I'm tempted to appoint MI. I have it - and really like it, but I don't think I'd put it top three on my Creed-list. Dunno, could be growing on me during warmer weather. It DOES last quite a bit on me - even though I fail to detect it on myself after a while. My girlfriend can easily detect it close by six hours after application.

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