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    Default Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    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.

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    I tried them, but I didn't like any.
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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I tried them, but I didn't like any.
    Same here. Really disappointing line.

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    My favorite so far is Asian Green Tea, but I think they are all pretty good. But none of them are quite FBW IMO.
    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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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    Congrats on your purchase.

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    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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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    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 "

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Congrats on your purchase.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    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!
    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Amazing acquisition might I say lad..congrats.
    Thanks! These are exciting times

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    I don't like any of the fragrances from this new Acqua Originale line.
    They all sound like skin scents to me. That's an immediate turnoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    They all sound like skin scents to me. That's an immediate turnoff.
    Asian Green Tea and Vetiver Geranium are definitely not skin scents. I got a compliment after 8+ hours on Vetiver Geranium the other day. I don't like Aberdeen Lavender enough to test it out to see (though I have grown to like it more than I did initially), and I haven't done longevity tests on the feminine Iris Tuberose. Cedre Blanc does sit too close to the skin on drydown, though.

    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.

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    Congratulations on Your purchase... I have not tried these new Creeds yet!!!

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    Default Re: Just bought my first Creed and got some new samples

    Not sure why, but to me, Asian Green Tea smelled vile. I only smelled it on paper though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit13 View Post
    So after saving my hard earned dollars I finally went and got myself 120ml bottle of Aventus.
    My Top 5, In no particular order
    1). Creed Aventus - S042C13ZZ01
    2). Creed Aventus - C42C14F01
    3). Creed Aventus - FP42C14A02
    4). Creed Aventus - A42B11Y02
    5). Creed Aventus - A42C13Z01

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    Congrats on your acquisition!

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