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    Nice try Creed marketing dept.

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    Being pushed over the edge into a state of catatonic inertia round about now! In the big wide wonderful world of fragrance from all corners of the earth why oh why would you settle for such a limited lexicon of fragrances? I find the premise deeply depressing. Creed fragrances are fine but by no stretch of the imagination do the encapsulate the depth and breadth of creative perfumery. We are talking about the output of a small family firm with a distinctive sensibility here. Just the thought makes me claustrophobic!

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    9 bottles of Creed for a little over $1000? I know your not talking 4 oz bottles. More like a few 2.5 oz and the rest being 1 oz bottles.

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    Creed is my favorite house and I think that most people could get by with what you are suggestions and maybe with the addition of BDP.

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    If you're not the least bothered by batch variations, by all means, go with Creed. After all, it is the fragrance house favored by royalty, Elvis, King Kong, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    Creed is my favorite house and I think that most people could get by with what you are suggestions and maybe with the addition of BDP.
    That's the key term right there: 'get by'. But for many of us, we do not wish to simply 'get by'.

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    Low quality products and gimmicky marketing plan. I don't even care to sample Creed let alone owning them with such price for such low quality and the rant about natural product.

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    I don't often wear Creed but when i do...i wear Orange Spice.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    If you're not the least bothered by batch variations, by all means, go with Creed. After all, it is the fragrance house favored by royalty, Elvis, King Kong, etc.
    lol!

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    If all I had were creed scents, I would never wear any fragrance...

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    it this the official "creed fanboy thread" ?
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    The idea of limiting oneself to a single house is kind of sad, really. It suggests the name Creed is more important than what your own nose smells. I like Creed. Creed makes some excellent scents, but so do many other houses.

    Yes, of course, one could limit oneself to a single house, but why? One could limit oneself to a single fragrance, quite frankly, and it'd be easier to justify. The moment you decide to own more than one fragrance, why on earth would you limit your options? To me, that's just plain silly. It's like limiting the things you'll eat to foods whose names begin with the letter G.

    Perfume Fanboyism is for people who care more about brand names than smells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    If you're not the least bothered by batch variations, by all means, go with Creed. After all, it is the fragrance house favored by royalty, Elvis, King Kong, etc.
    Haha. That actually made me chuckle out loud a bit.

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    I haven't found a Creed I consider worth purchasing, and I have a fairly large collection. I'm not saying they smell bad (although I do think some of them are really terrible) - they're sort of like an average designer house with prices 3-4x higher than normal. So no - Creed is not all I need.

    But everyone has their own taste. I wouldn't tell someone not to buy Creeds if it makes them happy. Have at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    Creed is like Apple products.
    This is true for someone that either loves both, or thinks both are overhyped and overpriced. I'm one of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    The idea of limiting oneself to a single house is kind of sad, really. It suggests the name Creed is more important than what your own nose smells. I like Creed. Creed makes some excellent scents, but so do many other houses.
    This is basically my thoughts exactly.

    Creed is just a name and there is no point liking a name because they made a fragrance you've worn since it came out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo Lapin X View Post
    And Luca Turin is Satan, perhaps?
    LMFAO !

    I'm with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    Very silly thread
    The latest in a long line of very silly Creed threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerbia View Post
    I always chuckle when people say Creed is bad or just plain boring. You guys know deep down that most Creeds do in fact smell good. I understand how some people want to venture off far into unheard of niche fragrances to smell different, even if it means smelling like cat litter and baby diapers, but in reality Creed is top notch.
    They are boring though...and I think if you did actually explore around more you would find better instead of limiting yourself to one house. Also, cat litter and baby diapers? I don't think you've actually smelled anything from another house have you...

    Boring isn't always bad either, I have 4 Creed's and I think of them as some high quality boring stuff that I use when I don't feel like picking something that excites me.

    Anyways, my point is they are not "top notch" especially in the fragrance world, they rank slightly above any given designer scent most of the time with me. From their made up back story to the whole image they project, they are all for show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Low quality products and gimmicky marketing plan. I don't even care to sample Creed let alone owning them with such price for such low quality and the rant about natural product.
    I can understand the moot point about the marketing but to say the quality is low and then say you've not even bothered to sample them is quite self defeating.

    I don't see how anyone who's remotely impartial can even argue about the quality of scents like Windsor, Vintage Tab, Selection Verte, Cypres-Musc and Angelique Encens.

    These topics would be alot less gimmicky if people actually bothered to try fragrances.

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    Great, wonderful and unique house, with some the greatest fragrances of all times and some that are pretty average on my skin - but there is more than Creed out there....really, there is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    I can understand the moot point about the marketing but to say the quality is low and then say you've not even bothered to sample them is quite self defeating.

    I don't see how anyone who's remotely impartial can even argue about the quality of scents like Windsor, Vintage Tab, Selection Verte, Cypres-Musc and Angelique Encens.

    These topics would be alot less gimmicky if people actually bothered to try fragrances.
    Yes. Very well said.

    And simply put: for pure smell, in my opinion, Creed has more scents I like than any other house. WAY more.

    But Creed's insipid production variations , high prices, and general longevity issues for some of its scents will always keep Creed from dominating my lineup. And the cutesy gimmicky fakey marketing has become mildly irritating as time has gone on. So much less interesting to me than if Creed just junked the winks and said, "Here's our true history. It's pretty interesting how we developed these scents, even if they weren't for freakin' George III."

    Hey, I just hit 1,000 posts. Figures it would be a post about Creed.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    If only every person on earth could have a bottle of Aventus...

    Image a world without war, hunger and poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerbia View Post
    I've been thinking of selling most of my collection and doing this.
    I don't get it, from some of the responses, I am now believing that my reading comprehension level is indeed low. The OP's post, especially the statement above, signifies to me a couple things; that he has explored other fragrances from different houses and actually owns some and that in addition to the Creeds he wants, will actually only sell MOST of his collection and maintain some of the others. It does not signify that he has limited himself, but rather that he has ventured elsewhere and has found that a collection centered around Creed, with some others, will satisfy his fragrant needs. I don't see any problem with that, in fact, with regard EDT/EDPs my small wardrobe is one house heavy after sampling, owning, selling and dashing offerings from many, many different houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    I can understand the moot point about the marketing but to say the quality is low and then say you've not even bothered to sample them is quite self defeating.

    I don't see how anyone who's remotely impartial can even argue about the quality of scents like Windsor, Vintage Tab, Selection Verte, Cypres-Musc and Angelique Encens.

    These topics would be alot less gimmicky if people actually bothered to try fragrances.
    If they have a decent quality control system then people won't be worrying about being victims of bad batches from Creed. Do you know that other houses like Amouage, Le Labo, etc will send you a replace bottle if you complain about the quality of their juice? Take that complain to Creed and I bet they say that it is because of the "natural ingredients" and it's your bad luck so deal with it. That's my point when I say the quality of their products is low

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    If they have a decent quality control system then people won't be worrying about being victims of bad batches from Creed. Do you know that other houses like Amouage, Le Labo, etc will send you a replace bottle if you complain about the quality of their juice? Take that complain to Creed and I bet they say that it is because of the "natural ingredients" and it's your bad luck so deal with it. That's my point when I say the quality of their products is low
    I think I'd probably say the quality of their products is high, but the quality of their production is low. Perhaps a small difference, but it conveys my meaning.

    And I totally agree that Creed seems to try and mask the production issues by invoking the nonsynthetic nature of its ingredients, while other houses seem to have at least as many natural-smelling scents and suffer few production quirks.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I think I'd probably say the quality of their products is high, but the quality of their production is low. Perhaps a small difference, but it conveys my meaning.
    Don't you think separating product and production sounds like an excuse since to me it all comes down to what the consumers receive in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I think I'd probably say the quality of their products is high, but the quality of their production is low. Perhaps a small difference, but it conveys my meaning.

    And I totally agree that Creed seems to try and mask the production issues by invoking the nonsynthetic nature of its ingredients, while other houses seem to have at least as many natural-smelling scents and suffer few production quirks.
    Quite true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    If they have a decent quality control system then people won't be worrying about being victims of bad batches from Creed. Do you know that other houses like Amouage, Le Labo, etc will send you a replace bottle if you complain about the quality of their juice? Take that complain to Creed and I bet they say that it is because of the "natural ingredients" and it's your bad luck so deal with it. That's my point when I say the quality of their products is low
    If people spent 5 minutes reading the forum and immediately understood the whole batch situation is blown massively out of proportion (ie there's one bad Aventus batch from back in 2010 and you should avoid MI and GIT made in 2010) then they wouldn't even have a problem.

    The reality is anyone buying a Creed throughout 2011-2012 won't have had a single issue, Plus anything 2009 and below will be fine too.

    But its funny how a certain group of people who don't even try Creed want to continue with the impression that the 'bad quality control' is still an ongoing thing when in reality its not even remotely accurate.

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    OP has taken a beating, but I agree with him. The same thought has actually crossed my mind. I'm the only person I have ever smelled Creed on, so it's unique and quite wide in scope. I could live with it quite easily. Give me YSL and Dior, as well and I'm definitely good. Top 3 houses for me, but Creed is my Daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Don't you think separating product and production sounds like an excuse since to me it all comes down to what the consumers receive in the end
    No, I don't.

    First of all, I'm not making excuses. I've gone on record, many times, as sharply criticizing Creed's production issues. I think it's a major problem that causes me to have a lower opinion of Creed, and at its core it's vaguely insulting to the consumer for Creed to deny that it, alone among major houses, has a production quality control problem.

    Second, what customers are getting is an admittedly high quality product. Whether I particularly like a certain batch of Millesime Imperial or not, I can't deny that the ingredients that went into the product are high quality. I also realize that some people like certain batch characteristics, while others like different ones; there are, for example, those that like the smokier Aventus batches, while the majority seem to like the more fruity smelling ones.

    The problem, again, is not that consumers are not getting a high quality product. It's that consumers are getting a product that is not consistent in its smell, when consistency of smell is critical in the perfume industry.

    At least that's my take on the dead horse that is Creed's batch variations.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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