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    Default Re: Creed Green Valley

    from someone whose a huge fan of the creed house, i honestly have no desire to sample this. from what i read it's just a typical fresh fragrance, overshadowed by the houses more popular releases

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    from someone whose a huge fan of the creed house, i honestly have no desire to sample this. from what i read it's just a typical fresh fragrance, overshadowed by the houses more popular releases
    no no no no no No NO NO NO !!

    If you're a fan of Creed, Green Valley, in sum of it's parts, is not typical or overshadowed. It contains some accords and notes found in many of the popular aforementioned millesimes, but it's definitely got it's own unique aura. It really does smell like a freshly cut fairway, flanked by lush flowering and fruiting plants, honeysuckle, and mossy deciduous trees.

    An absolutely peaceful, comforting, and wonderful fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    from someone whose a huge fan of the creed house, i honestly have no desire to sample this. from what i read it's just a typical fresh fragrance, overshadowed by the houses more popular releases
    Yeah, as DULLAH said, "typical" it is not. Nor would I describe it as a "fresh" fragrance. It is unique to the point that I can't think of anything l've smelled that is quite like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Yeah, as DULLAH said, "typical" it is not. Nor would I describe it as a "fresh" fragrance. It is unique to the point that I can't think of anything l've smelled that is quite like it.
    The only way I could describe it is take GIT and mix is with Tabarome Millesime along with mint and you have Green Valley.
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    Creed Boutique is out of stock. Is it seriously discontinued?
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Creed Boutique is out of stock. Is it seriously discontinued?
    Yes, it hasn't been made for a long time now. Even if you were lucky enough to find a bottle of it recently, the date on it was probably from 2005 or 2006.

    I assume it's another one that's gone because of the oak moss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I think it's great and actually like it better than GIT and it's beautiful frag for Spring time. I detect elements from GIT and SMW in this one. I highly recommend this if you can find one or a sample to test.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    from someone whose a huge fan of the creed house, i honestly have no desire to sample this. from what i read it's just a typical fresh fragrance, overshadowed by the houses more popular releases
    The only thing keeping you from being a total " fanboy" is Aventus. GIT is the most challenging scent you have. Green Valley is more basic and natural than GIT, and that is what separates the two and makes GV the better of the two in my opinion.
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    I still have about 1/3 of a bottle left. It's a nice progression/variation of the green theme found in the likes of Green Irish Tweed, Feuille Verte and to some extent, Selection Verte. Green Valley has a nice combination of black currant, vetiver, citrus and vanilla. It's what Green Irish Tweed would be like if it were dressed down as a sports flanker for the golf course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Profumo Saggio View Post
    The only thing keeping you from being a total " fanboy" is Aventus. GIT is the most challenging scent you have. Green Valley is more basic and natural than GIT, and that is what separates the two and makes GV the better of the two in my opinion.
    I don't think the ingredients are any more natural smelling than GIT, but it's toned down and the notes are more subtle. In my opinion it's the female or unisex version of GIT. I think if they would have labeled it as feminine it might have done better because it sure didn't compete well against GIT.

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    Guess I'm in the minority -- I don't like it at all. To me it takes away the interesting parts of GIT (like the violet) and replaces them with some kind of synthetic soapy elements. If I want a greeny-fresh Creed, I wear Original Vetiver.
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    Where's jcrich?

    This is one of his all time faves
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    I bought a bottle of Green Valley from The London Perfume Company and I can honestly say I have never been so disappointed in a fragrance purchase (well, Code Ultimate I got as a pressie may be worse...). Can't sample this anywhere so had to buy blind and if my bottle was a good'un then I can't see what folk are talking about.

    Basically Green Valley, to me, is an ultra smooth sweet ambergris blend with vanishingly small amounts of greenery way in the background. Take MI's dry down - that sweet yet airy amber/musk - and add an extremely small amount of smooth mint and that's it. Lasts less than MI and projects less than a couple of inches. In fact Green Valley almost smells like half a fragrance and someone forgot to put some of the juice in the bottle! There wasn't anything sharp, fresh, uplifting or anything like a valley, green or otherwise.

    I love Creed scents and have had a few but Green valley, unless my bottle was a dodgy one, is something to be missed.

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    I have to think your bottle had gone bad for any number of reasons. This is often an issue with frags that have been out of production for years, like this one; sometimes poor storage conditions can cause them to deteriorate. You should ask your merchant for a replacement. Your description of GV doesn't come close to my experience with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russraff View Post
    I bought a bottle of Green Valley from The London Perfume Company and I can honestly say I have never been so disappointed in a fragrance purchase (well, Code Ultimate I got as a pressie may be worse...). Can't sample this anywhere so had to buy blind and if my bottle was a good'un then I can't see what folk are talking about.

    Basically Green Valley, to me, is an ultra smooth sweet ambergris blend with vanishingly small amounts of greenery way in the background. Take MI's dry down - that sweet yet airy amber/musk - and add an extremely small amount of smooth mint and that's it. Lasts less than MI and projects less than a couple of inches. In fact Green Valley almost smells like half a fragrance and someone forgot to put some of the juice in the bottle! There wasn't anything sharp, fresh, uplifting or anything like a valley, green or otherwise.

    I love Creed scents and have had a few but Green valley, unless my bottle was a dodgy one, is something to be missed.

    Russell

    Yep, that's pretty much my experience as well from a sample I purchased. To me, it's basically like GIT (a fragrance I love) but with an amped up violet note and less longevity. Overall, it seemed redundant when GIT is readily available and it just wasn't appealing to me. I can understand why Creed discontinued this fragrance.

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    I've had this for over a year and for some reason just never really wore it other than testing it. I put it on today and was really surprised. Women at work were going crazy over it. Take Fahrenheit and add a pinch of pine and the mint from "BY" D&G and you have Green Valley. As excited i was though, it only lasted 3 hours before retreating to the skin. Bummer as much as i love it, i may wind up trading it. I can't think of a more perfect scent for warm weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarNoseThroat View Post
    Creed Green Valley is basically better version of Fahrenheit..
    True. That's why it reminds me of the 80s, making it an outdated scent to me.

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    Discontinued for sure.

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    Green Valley is my "go to" sunny spring day fragrance. it smells like a freshly cut meadow. The longevity is only a few hours, but those few hours are bright, and happy and fresh. I have three different bottles, and there are substantial differences from bottle to bottle. My least favorite came from Beauty Encounter. It was very watered down and lacked the freshness of the ones I purchased from the Creed Boutique.

    To my nose, Green Valley smells nothing like vintage Fahrenheit. I have one on each hand: other than the violets, they are totally different. Fahrenheit is dark smelling and is perfect for nighttime wear. Green Valley is bright and effervescent: a perfect daytime scent.

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    http://www.luxuryperfume.com/green-v...eed-10254.html

    Too good to be true? I'm so curious about this, I think I might just try and order

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTimeOnePlace View Post
    http://www.luxuryperfume.com/green-v...eed-10254.html

    Too good to be true? I'm so curious about this, I think I might just try and order
    I wouldn't get your hopes up...
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    Just called them and they said it was an error. They do not have it.
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    Wonder why we never get official answer for why such a popular fragrance is discontinued

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Wonder why we never get official answer for why such a popular fragrance is discontinued
    Usually because it wasn't popular enough to continue production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Wonder why we never get official answer for why such a popular fragrance is discontinued
    If IFRA regulations prevent Creed from making a fragrance the way they have always made it, Olivier Creed reportedly prefers to stop making a fragrance rather than change the formula/ingredients. In other words, if IFRA interferes with the company's ability to continue to make a fragrance of the same quality that they have always made it, they will simply quit making it.

    The problem is.....who knows where the truth lies? They said they would not sell anymore Windsor after the 2009 release, and they have broken that promise now on numerous occasions. Currently, it appears that Windsor is not only going to be brought back, but it might be around for a long time. So it's hard to really trust anything they say. If they wind up bringing back Vintage Tabarome, Green Valley, Vetiver '48 and other very desired colognes, that will be even more reason to not trust a thing they say.

    Creed has had a lot of discontinued fragrances over the past few years. I don't suppose we will ever really know if it has something to do with IFRA regulations, quality issues, poor sales issues, fragrances simply becoming outdated, or a combination of all of these reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    If IFRA regulations prevent Creed from making a fragrance the way they have always made it, Olivier Creed reportedly prefers to stop making a fragrance rather than change the formula/ingredients. In other words, if IFRA interferes with the company's ability to continue to make a fragrance of the same quality that they have always made it, they will simply quit making it.
    Even if this can't be verified it makes perfect sense to me.
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    Get real! After everything this house is known for, do you guys really think they discontinue fragrances out of integrity?

    Green Valley was a good one, but they discontinue slow sellers, just like any other profit minded venture.

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