I tried them, but I didn't like any.
So after saving my hard earned dollars I finally went and got myself 120ml bottle of Aventus. It was not easy to get, I think there is only one shop in my whole city (population 2.2 million) that sells it but I found my way there and dropped my cash on it. The sales assistant was surprisingly knowledgeable when it came to fragrances... I guess that's why you pay the extra dollars when buying in a store as the service was exceptional.
Anyway, she told me it was my lucky day because they had just got some new Creed sample packs in. She gave me 5 x 2ml samples of a range called "Acqua Originale". The five different ones were:
Asian Green Tea: tested on paper and my skin, quite pleasant and safe with a VERY strong tea note.
Vetiver Geranium: tested on paper and my skin, smells awesome, very green and fresh.
Iris tubureuse: tested on paper and on my girlfriends skin, smells nice and soft however far too feminine for a man to wear.
Aberdeen Lavander: tested on paper but can't remember much, didn't seem too impressive.
Cedre Blanc: same as the Aberdeen, tested on paper but didn't stand out.
Anyone else tried these new Creeds? The sales assistant said they had only just got them in but I live in Australia so I suspect they have been available in other countries for a while.
I tried them, but I didn't like any.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
My favorite so far is Asian Green Tea, but I think they are all pretty good. But none of them are quite FBW IMO.
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
Congrats on your purchase.
I have bottles of four out of the five in the Aqua series and am happy with all of them especially Aberdeen Lavender. Congrats on acquiring your first Creed!
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Amazing acquisition might I say lad..congrats.
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
I don't like any of the fragrances from this new Acqua Originale line.
Last edited by Flatbush Ave; 4th December 2014 at 08:53 PM.
Vetiver Geranium is definitely FBW, without a doubt. It's amazing. My favorite woody floral right now, though I'm not sure why the OP describes it as green.
It's a great spring/fall fragrance. Fresh enough for the spring from the geranium and rose, but the cinnamon gives it a warmth that screams "fall". Gorgeous! One of my favorites!
Asian Green Tea is great, too. Sweet, fresh tea + citrus combo. At first I thought it was too sweet, but the sweetness tames as it dries down. The only thing preventing me from buying a full bottle is that it might be just a tad too feminine.
Last edited by tensor9; 4th December 2014 at 09:23 PM.
Congratulations on Your purchase... I have not tried these new Creeds yet!!!
Not sure why, but to me, Asian Green Tea smelled vile. I only smelled it on paper though.
Congrats on your acquisition!