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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlesslySurprised View Post
    In White? In Black?

    Inquiring noses want to know
    You caught me there, LOL!
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerbia View Post
    If all you had were the popular Creed scents, not only would you have enough cologne for every season, but also any occasion.

    Aventus
    GIT
    SMW
    MI
    OS
    OV
    Himalaya
    Virgin Island Water
    Royal Oud

    If these were the only fragrances you owned, you would be swimming in compliments, and still manage to smell different from most. You could get a bottle of each for a little over 1k$ and would be set for quite awhile. I've been thinking of selling most of my collection and doing this.

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    I might be in the minority here but I find GIT to be very boring. I enjoy Aventus all year round, Virgin Island Water in the summer, Bois du Portugal in the fall, Spice and Wood in the winter and Himalaya in the spring.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Its funny you should say that, because i wore half of my sample of GIT yesterday. I thought to myself something similar. Its a very safe scent, unoffensive.

    I remember smelling Cool Water when it first came out and it was kind of groundbreaking at the time, but theres not going to be any suprise in that style of scent in 2013, we have to be realistic.

    Im not sure i would pay retail for GIT, maybe for nostalgias sake as i never did own Cool Water at the height of its popularity, but its a very expensive investment for such a regular generic scent that were all accustomed to, and im sure if you spoke to many people theyd say theyve smelt Cool Water so much in the last 30 years that there actually sick of that scent now.

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    No not really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I think the OP's sentiments are correct in as much as you could also say I could live the rest of my life without wearing any fragrance, or I could stay in the same job or just eat baked beans - I'd survive. I like fragrances, so why would I limit myself to just one ok house??
    If you just ate baked beans you might need an awful lot more Creed.

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    I like Creed. There hasn't been but maybe 1-2 scents of theirs that I haven't liked. They are well made. But the reality is that they all aren't for me and I don't want to spend that much. I just tried Aventus for a week and though it had great longevity and quality I'd had enough pineapple to last me a year. Overall for me it is "do I really need that" when I can smell just as good with TdH or some designers. Most of the time the answer is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Honestly, if I only had to pick 1 house to wear for the rest of my life, it would be Creed.
    Exactly this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    Creed is like Apple products.
    LOL! At least proposal that started this thread certainly makes it seem that way..
    ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    of all my Creeds, Bois de Portugal; GIT and Aventus will be finished and bought again...
    Have only smelled Aventus on a tester strip, but agree with you on the other two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    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.
    I don't think this is a perfectly fair appraisal. Creed makes my favorite scents, and unlike the people you complain about I have tried 80% or more of Creed's current scents. I have more bottles of Creeds in my collection than any other house, and wear (and recommend) Creeds more often than any other house, too. While I can't speak to Aventus since I just don't like that particular fragrance, here's where we diverge.

    You say people should "avoid MI and GIT made in 2010," which pretty much indicates that they was something wrong then. I agree, from what I remember, that those batches smelled pretty poor. But even since that time, I've found different batches from 2011 smell different -- some MI, for example, smell very salty, while others are very melony. Now, I'm not saying any are bad, and I'd wear all of them happily. My point is simply that the smell isn't consistent. Could my nose be playing tricks on me? Sure. Could I be reading about Creed's production issues, and then my brain subconsciously tells my nose that it's true? Also a possibility. I'm not as experienced as most of the people on this board, and certainly not as experienced as you.

    Production variability does not mean the bottles smell bad, just that they're not consistent. And lack of consistency, to me, equates to "poor quality control," since Creed is the only major house that seems to have a lack of consistency. And the definitive proof is this: even Creed admits that different bottles smell different, though it says the variable smells are due to the percentage of natural ingredients. So, if you don't buy that explanation, you can't say that production issues are all just a dead letter.

    I'm not being critical of your opinion, but just wanted to point out that even those of us who love and buy MI and GIT may wish every single bottle smelled like every other bottle, which does not seem to be the case, even now.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
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    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    You could say the same thing about any house now that I think of it.

    YSL..you have L'Homme, Rice Gauche, Opium, M7 and many endless flankers fit for summer, spring, winter, and fall!

    Chanel..Bleu, Egoiste, Pour Monsieur Concentree, Allure..again, something for every occasion!

    Dior..Fahrenheit, Dune, Dior Homme, Eau Savage..breakfast, lunch & dinner!

    Why limit yourself?
    ..On the other hand, Creeds all lined up front-to-back on your shelf can look quite charming.

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    After thinking about the premise of this thread, I decided, if I could have the full line up from any one house only (on both sides of the gender marketing of course), I'd probably go for Amouage as my first choice (all attars and womens' line perfume extraits certainly included), and I could get them all for only like $15,000 or so. I'd only have to sell almost all of my current collection, my motorcycle, and mostly everything else I own to afford it though. My second choices might be Malle, Lutens, or Guerlain.

    OP I would assume would go Creed.

    How about the rest of you?

    How would you hypothetically fill in "__________ is all you need"? (If you just had to take one house)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    After thinking about the premise of this thread, I decided, if I could have the full line up from any one house only (on both sides of the gender marketing of course), I'd probably go for Amouage as my first choice (all attars and womens' line perfume extraits certainly included), and I could get them all for only like $15,000 or so. I'd only have to sell almost all of my current collection, my motorcycle, and mostly everything else I own. My second choices might be Malle, Lutens, or Guerlain.

    OP I would assume would go Creed.

    How about the rest of you?

    How would hypothetically fill in "__________ is all you need"? (If you just had to take one house)
    Good question!

    I'd choose Histories De Parfum, Frederick Malle, Guerlain, Amouage, Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Hermes - yep I think I could get by with just that one... Could probably live without Creed...

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    Creed would be my pick if I were confined to one house.

    But I could happily be confined to scents from Hermes or Tom Ford. I think I like a higher percentage of Hermes scents than any other house, and while Tom Ford has some hits and misses, his hits are all home runs, and there's a lot of diversity there.

    Hmmm...I think I could live with nothing but Chanel, too. Lutens comes close, but I'd bet eventually there'd be an occasion where I just couldn't find a "perfect" Lutens scent.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post

    OP I would assume would go Creed.

    How about the rest of you?

    How would hypothetically fill in "__________ is all you need"? (If you just had to take one house)
    I definitely would never want to only go with one house as I like or love fragrances from tens, maybe even hundreds of them. That said, if I had to pick only one, it most likely would be either EdP Frederic Malle or Mona di Orio.
    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'driù) - 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    After thinking about the premise of this thread, I decided, if I could have the full line up from any one house only (on both sides of the gender marketing of course), I'd probably go for Amouage as my first choice (all attars and womens' line perfume extraits certainly included), and I could get them all for only like $15,000 or so. I'd only have to sell almost all of my current collection, my motorcycle, and mostly everything else I own. My second choices might be Malle, Lutens, or Guerlain.

    OP I would assume would go Creed.

    How about the rest of you?

    How would you hypothetically fill in "__________ is all you need"? (If you just had to take one house)
    Guerlain, of course. With few regrets. In fact, if so had to choose between Guerlain and everything else together, I'd still choose Guerlain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    After thinking about the premise of this thread, I decided, if I could have the full line up from any one house only (on both sides of the gender marketing of course), I'd probably go for Amouage as my first choice (all attars and womens' line perfume extraits certainly included), and I could get them all for only like $15,000 or so. I'd only have to sell almost all of my current collection, my motorcycle, and mostly everything else I own to afford it though. My second choices might be Malle, Lutens, or Guerlain.

    OP I would assume would go Creed.

    How about the rest of you?

    How would you hypothetically fill in "__________ is all you need"? (If you just had to take one house)
    Serge Lutens I think would probably fit everything I'd need...but ONLY if I had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerbia View Post
    You could get a bottle of each for a little over 1k$
    You could just buy a hat with 'I am wealthy' written on it.

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    I loooooove this thread!
    I feel so good right now I'm jonesin' for something,anything about Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    If I coud only own fragrances from one house, it would certainly be Creed.
    I concur.


    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    Creed is like Apple products.
    I agree, both high quality, respected brands, that have kept their customers happy for a very long time.


    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Honestly, if I only had to pick 1 house to wear for the rest of my life, it would be Creed.
    Again, I must agree.

    I like many other fragrances outside of the Creed line, however, my favorite 4 fragrances are; Creed Millesime 1849, Creed Aventus, Creed Green Irish Tweed, and Creed Royal Oud.
    Currently wearing: Royal Oud by Creed

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    Default Re: Creed is all you Need..

    creed is good but mancera is better .

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    mancera cedrat boise is better is what i was ment to say . lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by briankeith513 View Post
    I concur.
    I agree, both high quality, respected brands, that have kept their customers happy for a very long time.
    Again, I must agree.
    I like many other fragrances outside of the Creed line, however, my favorite 4 fragrances are; Creed Millesime 1849, Creed Aventus, Creed Green Irish Tweed, and Creed Royal Oud.
    Thanks for reviving an old thread by a guy (Xerbia) that was proven to be a troll here, and when he was "outed," he bailed pretty fast from BN. Though I'm sure you weren't aware of this.
    So I wouldn't take the original post too seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Thanks for reviving an old thread by a guy (Xerbia) that was proven to be a troll here, and when he was "outed," he bailed pretty fast from BN.
    So I wouldn't take the original post too seriously.
    I'm not sure why this is happening, but I've counted seven old Creed threads getting revived today as well as a handful of new Aventus threads popping up. It's not the end of the world, but still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    For colder weather you need more powerful scents. I think Dior has the ultimate and most versatile lineup
    This would be the ultimate combo IMO if I could only choose one niche house, one designer and cover hot and cold weather.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: Sel Marin by Heeley

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    Default Re: Creed is all you Need..

    If you include the "older" fragrances, Creed does have a wide breadth of styles though the newer fragrances certainly leave something to be desired.

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    Default Re: Creed is all you Need..

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    I'm not sure why this is happening, but I've counted seven old Creed threads getting revived today as well as a handful of new Aventus threads popping up. It's not the end of the world, but still!
    New Creed thread bumper in town.
    Just what the forums need


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