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    I've asked this before but I need to ask again. Is there anything else similar or in the same genre to Creed Windsor? Absolutely love this scent. I have several decants of it and am saving wearing it for special occasions at this point. And don't want to spend more to hoard more juice that's so expensive. Is there anything comparable? I'm not a good nose where I can identify the specific components of Windsor. Some say it's a rose but I don't know of any other rose scents that smell quite like it. BTW I know people say 2009 is better than 2010 but I like 2010 a lot too.

    Is there maybe a woman's scent that I'm not aware of that comes close? I can't think of any mens scents from my sampling that compare. DULLAH has mentioned Prelude to Love by Kilian but I find that more of an orange blossom and more bitter.

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    My personal opinion is that there is nothing quite like it. The closest in my wardrobe are either too little (Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose) or too much (Domenico Caraceni 1913). I can't sign onto Prelude to Love, even though I respect DULLAH's opinion greatly. To me, Kilian's style is so glossy and rich, that it removes it from being anywhere in the proximity of Windsor, which is more natural, humid, and "matte finish" in texture. That is where I cite the Hermès. It has that aspect of Windsor.

    And then there is the eucalyptus. Where else are you going to find that? I'm completely disregarding that in looking for something close, because if you leave that in as a requirement, then there is almost certainly NOTHING that smells like Windsor.
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    Thanks RP.

    For the record I don't want to misquote DULLAH - I think in a "what smells like windsor" prior thread he said only the top notes had similarity, as opposed to saying they smelled the same. He is the Windsor expert IMO lol and I bought a nice big decant from him a while ago. But it bothers me that such an amazing scent is so limited and discontinued. I need an alternative.

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    Personally feel that there is nothing I've come upon yet that is similar to Windsor. I find it quite unique. (355)
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    The Hermès really isn't a good alternative. Most people don't smell the rose strongly. I do, especially with repeated applications, and so it has a Windsor vibe for me. I have not tried the Concentré version, which has more moss and rose, and MIGHT be closer to Windsor, but DULLAH did not note that, so I would say probably not.

    The Domenico Caraceni is probably closer to Rose 31 than to to Windsor, or maybe halfway in between. It's a very classy, sartorial scent - for that reason it has a Windsor-like vibe to me, even though it's more peppery and incense-themed. There is a certain milkiness that fills in for the eucalyptus, in a way, but it's a poor substitute, overall.

    I look forward to a re-release of Windsor. I'd love to see if III is more like I or II.
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    I have never smelled anything even remotely close to the smell of Windsor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Windsor, which is more natural, humid, and "matte finish" in texture.
    Matte finish, probably the best descriptive term I've ever heard to describe Windsor, there is nothing remotely close to it. Prelude to Love for me is a sour green orange, if that makes sense, nothing like Windsor. Domenico Caraceni for me was too piercing, like smelling rose and getting stuck with a thorn at the same time. The only fragrance that has similar elements of Windsor, although in an ultra psychedelic, all the way turned up sort of way for me is SL Tubéreuse Criminelle.
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    One of a kind IMO.

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    Nothing.

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    Windsor is sui generis IMO and one of my very favorite fragrances.

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    Unfortunately I still have not had the pleasure of smelling Windsor. From everything I have read i know I would really like it. If creed ever did a limited release again I would blind buy it. Now it seems the only place that still has some is the perfumed court and I can't justify spending 530 for a 1 oz. I know I could buy less but I don't want a sample size I want a full bottle lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    If creed ever did a limited release again I would blind buy it.
    Neiman Marcus is offering Windsor in selected stores in December. They are offering it at the price of $405.00, which will be one of their atomizers filled with 1.7 oz. of Windsor. You can order one without being at the event.

    Speculation is that they might start offering Windsor again following this event, but it's only speculation.
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    I was told by a Creed rep that there is not enough raw materials to re-release Windsor in 2014. The only way to get it is through the Neimans promotion in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    I was told by a Creed rep that there is not enough raw materials to re-release Windsor in 2014. The only way to get it is through the Neimans promotion in December.
    I'm not disputing what you were told, but I doubt Creed can't come up with enough "raw materials" to produce another limited edition of Windsor. This was a huge seller for the house, and I'm betting they'll come up with another release of it well before we have forgotten how good it is. At least I hope so; it's one of their best ever creations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I'm not disputing what you were told, but I doubt Creed can't come up with enough "raw materials" to produce another limited edition of Windsor. This was a huge seller for the house, and I'm betting they'll come up with another release of it well before we have forgotten how good it is. At least I hope so; it's one of their best ever creations.
    I understand your reluctance to take what the rep has to say as gospel. I will purchase the 50 ml for over $400 to play it safe since Windsor is on my Must have list. I'm certain I will then see it re-released soon after my purchase in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Neiman Marcus is offering Windsor in selected stores in December. They are offering it at the price of $405.00, which will be one of their atomizers filled with 1.7 oz. of Windsor. You can order one without being at the event.
    There seems to be a discrepancy in the price from what I heard. The SA at my Niemans that is one of the stores that is also hosting the event read from her price sheet and said they would be going for $380. Has it already been posted on the website for $405?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    There seems to be a discrepancy in the price from what I heard. The SA at my Niemans that is one of the stores that is also hosting the event read from her price sheet and said they would be going for $380. Has it already been posted on the website for $405?
    I recall you saying your SA said that, but that is not consistent with what the majority are saying. There seems to be a consistent price quote of $405.00. My local contact person also told me that Creed told him it's a "new batch" of Windsor; neither 2009 or 2010. I'll believe it when I see it. However, if it IS a brand new batch, that should increase the probability of Windsor being released again, as it would not make sense to produce a completely new batch only for a brief NM promotion.
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    Thanks for all that Info. I'm gonna call my local Neiman's to see what the deal is but I did receive an email invitation for November 23 for an atomizer event at my local neimans (short hills nj) but the only fragrances they had listed were Aventus, Millesime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed, Love in White, Fleurs de Gardenia, Silver Mountain Water, Acqua Fiorentina, Original Santal.



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    Thankyou for all that info. I'm going to call my local Neiman's to find out more. The only atomizer event that I knew about was one for November 23 but the email only had Aventus, Millesime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed, Love in White, Fleurs de Gardenia, Silver Mountain Water, Acqua Fiorentina, Original Santal as options for the complementary fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    Thankyou for all that info. I'm going to call my local Neiman's to find out more. The only atomizer event that I knew about was one for November 23 but the email only had Aventus, Millesime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed, Love in White, Fleurs de Gardenia, Silver Mountain Water, Acqua Fiorentina, Original Santal as options for the complementary fill.

    Yea the windsor event is in december. I got in on this atomizer event but was lucky enough to get mine filled with Jardin D' Amalfi which made it worth it to me as i cant find this discounted anywhere and i'm not dropping the $$ for a full flaccon.

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    Which Is better Creed Windsor -OR- Creed Jardin d'Almalfi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    Yea the windsor event is in december. I got in on this atomizer event but was lucky enough to get mine filled with Jardin D' Amalfi which made it worth it to me as i cant find this discounted anywhere and i'm not dropping the $$ for a full flaccon.
    Now that's really worth it to be able to get jardin d amalfi as to complementary fill. I love jardin d amalfi it's one of my favorites. I recently got in on a split from palmbeach (who I highly recommend btw). I payed 225 for 2.5oz Which is worth it considering they want 225 plus tax for 1 oz. I love all of the fruity notes but I really like the hint of rose. Is the rose note similar to the rose in Windsor in any way? And could you compare jardin d amalfi to Windsor in anyway or is it not a fair comparison to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    Now that's really worth it to be able to get jardin d amalfi as to complementary fill. I love jardin d amalfi it's one of my favorites. I recently got in on a split from palmbeach (who I highly recommend btw). I payed 225 for 2.5oz Which is worth it considering they want 225 plus tax for 1 oz. I love all of the fruity notes but I really like the hint of rose. Is the rose note similar to the rose in Windsor in any way? And could you compare jardin d amalfi to Windsor in anyway or is it not a fair comparison to make?
    Yea i thought so as well. Unfortunately, i've never smelled Windsor so i cant compare both. I am waiting for a sample of windsor to arrive (hopefully prior to the event next month) so i can see if it is for me. I'm sure others in this thread have tried out both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    Yea i thought so as well. Unfortunately, i've never smelled Windsor so i cant compare both. I am waiting for a sample of windsor to arrive (hopefully prior to the event next month) so i can see if it is for me. I'm sure others in this thread have tried out both.
    Where are you getting your sample from perfumedcourt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    Where are you getting your sample from perfumedcourt?
    No. Waiting to receive one in the mail from my SA when she gets some in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshSmell View Post
    Which Is better Creed Windsor -OR- Creed Jardin d'Almalfi?
    Both superb fragrances, but I'd have to go with Windsor. JdA is a bit too feminine for me. Smells great on my wife though.

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    Just wanted to give everyone an update as to what I found out. I emailed Elena Chandler who is the Neiman Marcus beauty specialist for the website and she confirmed the event in December but didn't give me an exact date. She said the price is 405 for the 1.7 oz atomizer. Unfortunately they will not be selling flacons and she said once there all gone they won't be offering Windsor for the foreseeable future.
    I also came across 2 articles, the first said that the Creed boutique was going to be offering Windsor in December as well but I can't find that link. Has anyone called the boutique to confirm this? The 2nd which the link is bellow talks about Windsor along with the 2 other vaulted fragrances that they are releasing for this event but they have the prices listed as 325 for each one. I found this article after hearing back from Elena. I'm now curious which price is the correct one. Does anyone have any more info?

    http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.c...ances.html?m=1


    Edit: I found the 1st link I was talking about in my post and I realize it's the creeds online site that will have Windsor and Amalfi flowers. It doesn't talk about the actual store carrying it. sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    Just wanted to give everyone an update as to what I found out. I emailed Elena Chandler who is the Neiman Marcus beauty specialist for the website and she confirmed the event in December but didn't give me an exact date. She said the price is 405 for the 1.7 oz atomizer. Unfortunately they will not be selling flacons and she said once there all gone they won't be offering Windsor for the foreseeable future.
    I also came across 2 articles, the first said that the Creed boutique was going to be offering Windsor in December as well but I can't find that link. Has anyone called the boutique to confirm this? The 2nd which the link is bellow talks about Windsor along with the 2 other vaulted fragrances that they are releasing for this event but they have the prices listed as 325 for each one. I found this article after hearing back from Elena. I'm now curious which price is the correct one. Does anyone have any more info?

    http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.c...ances.html?m=1


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    Thanks for the update. That is in line with the price my SA has repeatedly stated. She got very few in and they have been snapped up pretty quickly. I got tiny samples of all 3 listed in the article. I didn't care for Feuille Verte, Amalfi flowers smelled nice but is a bit too feminine for me. Windsor is the best rose i've smelled but I'm not sure about the projection and/or longevity of this one to be sure it warrants 325 for 50 ml. granted it was a tiny sample. Although if you factor in the price of the atomizer, it is the same price as one would pay for a 50ml split.

    Edit: Actually, i just realized that the SA in the article is the SA i use. I would recommend that people interested call her up on the number listed in that article to see if there are any left at that price.

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    Wow, mucho very expensive fur these limited vaulted releases: all a gimmick to make a frenzy out of them ....
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    this is weird.
    the NM rep I talked with told me it's gonna be 405 + tax for Windsor, one-day only event.

    Here is what she said;
    "Thank you for contacting me in regards to the Creed Refill Event. The Windsor will be available on one day only on December 21 st. It will come in a silver on silver 1.7 oz atomizer and it is $405.00. We are only one of seven stores in the country that will have it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachtop View Post
    this is weird.
    the NM rep I talked with told me it's gonna be 405 + tax for Windsor, one-day only event.

    Here is what she said;
    "Thank you for contacting me in regards to the Creed Refill Event. The Windsor will be available on one day only on December 21 st. It will come in a silver on silver 1.7 oz atomizer and it is $405.00. We are only one of seven stores in the country that will have it."
    Call Wendy Grigelis a call at (703) 761-1600, extension 3290 and say you saw the blog about Windsor and express your interest in getting one. Don't mention the $405 price. She may be off for thanksgiving though..

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    Just heard from one of the more informed NM SA's in Charlotte (Arleen and Natasha said that they won't have Windsor btw) that it's $405 for the 50ml atomizer in whatever color you'd want. To be honest, I've all but forgotten that I have a flacon of the 2010 whereas earlier I was wearing this religiously.

    Time to start back enjoying this. It's a lovely scent, nothing like I've ever owned before and I do not regret jumping on this and making a special trip just to get it (250 mile round trip).

    But this was for a November 23rd, 2013 refill event. Nothing about a December local event... hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshSmell View Post
    Which Is better Creed Windsor -OR- Creed Jardin d'Almalfi?
    I think both are nice, but prefer Windsor.
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    Hold the phone,.... I just received some Creed Windsor in the mail November 25th, 2013. I have enough to wear for about 2months (1-oz) and it's the 2010 version. The first initial sniff I have to admit it was "alright/decent" BUT nothing to write home about in my honest opinion. Certainly not worth $405 for a 1.7oz atomizer.

    I felt it almost smelled a lil'bit like "Cherries, Lime, Roses, & Mothballs". If you dare think this stuff smells better than Jardin d'Amalfi you are in sad need of a olfactory reset.

    My second wearing of it was not all that awesome either. The drydown is good. Although, when a person who enjoys the House of Creed for its uniqueness, I feel their is nothing close to Windsor on the open market. But we all know that there are other Creed scents we can get by on without Windsor. Aventus, Jardin d'Amalfi, Millesime 1849, & Royal Oud are steps beyond and more unique than Windsor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshSmell View Post
    Hold the phone,.... I just received some Creed Windsor in the mail November 25th, 2013. I have enough to wear for about 2months (1-oz) and it's the 2010 version. The first intial sniff I had of it I have to admit it was "decent" BUT nothing to write home about in my honest opinion. Certainly not worth $405 for a 1.7oz.

    I felt it almost smelled a lil'bit like "Cherries, Lime, Roses, & Mothballs". If you think this dare think this stuff smells better than Jardin d'Amalfi you are sad in need of a olfactory reset.

    My second wearing of it was not all that awesome either. The drydown is good. Although, when a person who enjoys Creed for its uniqueness I feel its nothing close to Windsor on that open market. But we all know that there are other Creed scents we can get by on without Windsor. Aventus, Jardin d'Amalfi, Millesime 1849, & Royal Oud are steps beyond and more unique than Windsor.
    I'm curious how does the rose note compare to that of Jardin D Amalfi?


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    Quote Originally Posted by versaceboy54 View Post
    I'm curious how does the rose note compare to that of Jardin D Amalfi?


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    I feel the rose is more pronounced in Windsor "compared" to Jardin d'Amalfi. Windsor has more of a rose note, but the combination of pine with eucalyptus & gin notes helps compliment the rose note. However this doesn't come into effect until the drydown. The most prized possession of Windsor is the drydown. I think most users of Creed Windsor are wow'ed by Creed making this a Private Collection offering. Now in terms of Jardin d'Amalfi which of course is a Les Royal Exclusive [Whatever the hell that means]; I felt this scent has a better blending of the tangerine, neroli, bergamot, rose, vetiver, cedar, musk, and cinnamon. When I really say this and being serious. You can pick-up/smell every single note in Jardin d'Amalfi without hesitation.

    For me, on the first spray of Jardin d'Amalfi the opening is gorgeous, nothing in the Creed collection comes close. Much better than Windsor and definitely not feminine as most basenoters' have said. Windsor is sort of harsh because of eucalyptus/gin/pine/rose notes jammed together. I was not instantly thrilled with the 2-wearings I've experienced with it, but it changing.
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    I have to get my hands and nose on Windsor. I have a 50ml decant of Almafi and 5ml of 1849 and I'm in love with both. I'll shell out 405 for Windsor as I seem to like most fragrances from Creed. Can anyone personally comment on how these three stack up?

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    Yes. I couldn't agree with you more Jardin d Amalfi is a perfect scent in my option. I enjoy both the opening and dry down. As I said before I love the rose note and for that reason I really want to get my hands on Windsor. 405 is bit pricy for only 1.7oz but I'm thinking if I don't pull the trigger and get it this time around who knows when I will have the opportunity to again.


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    Hednic, could you be so kind to provide the number for your NM? By any chance are there more available at that locale?

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    The original Windsor was the real deal and worth it. The 2010 batch was nothing special. I hate having to nit pick about the batch discrepancies; but for Windsor, my reality is that the 2010 fragrance while not drastically different from the 2009 batch, is missing the exact aspects that wowed many when Windsor was first released. In the 2009 version the rose was more intense, realistic, and there was some green aspects. It just seemed a little more natural. As much as I liked the 2009 version and would spring to buy it; I don't think the 2010 version is worth it.

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    I purchased it today at Neiman's in Houston. Nice fragrance, looking forward to wearing it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litworth View Post
    The original Windsor was the real deal and worth it. The 2010 batch was nothing special. I hate having to nit pick about the batch discrepancies; but for Windsor, my reality is that the 2010 fragrance while not drastically different from the 2009 batch, is missing the exact aspects that wowed many when Windsor was first released. In the 2009 version the rose was more intense, realistic, and there was some green aspects. It just seemed a little more natural. As much as I liked the 2009 version and would spring to buy it; I don't think the 2010 version is worth it.
    I'm of roughly the same opinion. When the cash is on the line, it's 2009. Don't really care for the later one. Kinda wish I hadn't sniffed this stuff to the point of being able to tell the difference so easily, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles.
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    I still have yet to wrap my head around it. I bought a 50mL split of this ages ago and I've only worn it a few times since then. I get this old man smell really strongly, probably from the eucalyptus. I've contemplated selling it a few times, but I still don't think I've given it a fair shake. I just struggle to find an appropriate time to wear it as a 22 year old college student.
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    Quote Originally Posted by litworth View Post
    The original Windsor was the real deal and worth it. The 2010 batch was nothing special. I hate having to nit pick about the batch discrepancies; but for Windsor, my reality is that the 2010 fragrance while not drastically different from the 2009 batch, is missing the exact aspects that wowed many when Windsor was first released. In the 2009 version the rose was more intense, realistic, and there was some green aspects. It just seemed a little more natural. As much as I liked the 2009 version and would spring to buy it; I don't think the 2010 version is worth it.
    2010 was the year the latest IFRA regulation went in effect. New limits were set for many natural ingredients. Based on what you said, this probably is a reformulation, not batch variance.

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    Bought it yesterday, wore it today. Three women (I didn't know) wanted to ravage my body because of this wonderful fragrance. Go figure...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacipher View Post
    I have to get my hands and nose on Windsor. I have a 50ml decant of Almafi and 5ml of 1849 and I'm in love with both. I'll shell out 405 for Windsor as I seem to like most fragrances from Creed. Can anyone personally comment on how these three stack up?
    For the money I would buy M1849. I am wearing my sample of Windsor from NM and in all honesty it is Gucci Pour Homme II, the blue juice with the gold cap. I already have M1849 for 350 in a 2.5 and it's spectacular! Jardin is not worth the 225 for an ounce, I tossed on it and passed. Money is not the issue, the price is.
    Believe me, you will enjoy the M1849....

    Good Luck,

    C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cologniano View Post
    For the money I would buy M1849. I am wearing my sample of Windsor from NM and in all honesty it is Gucci Pour Homme II, the blue juice with the gold cap. I already have M1849 for 350 in a 2.5 and it's spectacular! Jardin is not worth the 225 for an ounce, I tossed on it and passed. Money is not the issue, the price is.
    Believe me, you will enjoy the M1849....

    Good Luck,

    C
    I have not smelled 1849 so i cant comment on that. I absolutely love Jardin D Amalfi and im not sure Windsor tops that in the hierachy. The best part of Windsor to me is the excellent excellent rose dry down. The opening with the gin is quite frankly a bit harsh for me. Jardin D Amalfi has a lot many layers and notes that you can pickout as it progresses through its phases that makes me rate it a bit higher than Windsor.

    That being said, to my nose, Windsor smells as close to Gucci Pour Homme II to me as it does to Black Afgano (i.e. they smell NOTHING alike).

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    That being said, to my nose, Windsor smells as close to Gucci Pour Homme II to me as it does to Black Afgano (i.e. they smell NOTHING alike).
    Yeah, I too do not see any similarity between Gucci Pour Homme II and Windsor.

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    I dont see the similarity of GPH2 and Windsor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Yeah, I too do not see any similarity between Gucci Pour Homme II and Windsor.
    I didn't feel like reading through all the responses, but whoever thinks it is similar to Gucci PH II is not smelling the same Windsor as I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cologniano View Post
    I am wearing my sample of Windsor from NM and in all honesty it is Gucci Pour Homme II, the blue juice with the gold cap.


    Interesting. I don't get that at all.
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    I recently sniffed Jardin d'Amalfi and I prefer Windsor. But I've smelled Windsor many times and have several decants. JdA was initial sniff - they only had the big flacon but would like to try it again. And M1849 sounds amazing. Must sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    I have not smelled 1849 so i cant comment on that. I absolutely love Jardin D Amalfi and im not sure Windsor tops that in the hierachy. The best part of Windsor to me is the excellent excellent rose dry down. The opening with the gin is quite frankly a bit harsh for me. Jardin D Amalfi has a lot many layers and notes that you can pickout as it progresses through its phases that makes me rate it a bit higher than Windsor.

    That being said, to my nose, Windsor smells as close to Gucci Pour Homme II to me as it does to Black Afgano (i.e. they smell NOTHING alike).
    I beg to differ you know why? I already tested my finding on the "Creed Specialist" at NM. I sprayed GPHII on my wrist at home, went to NM and bragged how great Windsor smells on me. She said let me see, I put up my wrist, in a proper manner of course, and she said WOW this goes so well on your skin. I said I know, I'm elated and I wish I can buy one from here (They had reservations). I had no intentions on buying.
    I own 14 bottles of Creed, I know my Creeds. I'm not a Creed fan boy so they call it. I have been wearing fragrance since I was 15, or I should say over 30 yrs. so I know fragrances.

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    Please don't take this as a criticism, but I don't find any similarity between GPH2 and Windsor. I don't think any of the previous posters, nor myself, dispute your knowledge of fragrances; everyone has a different nose, skin, etc. I own both; for me, Windsor is a great fragrance, and GPH2 is an above average one.
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    Let's have a look at the notes.....

    Gucci Pour Homme II: Bergamot, Violet Leaves, Cinnamon, Pimento, Black Tea, Myrrh, Tobacco Leaves, White Musk, Olive Wood.

    Windsor: British gin, Jamaican lime, a touch of Scottish highland pine, "Duke of Windsor" roses, Bahamian orange, Canadian cedar and a dab of Australian eucalyptus.

    Since not one single note matches, this would explain why no one is smelling even a remotely close similarity, as they are clearly two distinctly different fragrances.
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    Those S.A.'s ....love to hear her story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Please don't take this as a criticism, but I don't find any similarity between GPH2 and Windsor. I don't think any of the previous posters, nor myself, dispute your knowledge of fragrances; everyone has a different nose, skin, etc. I own both; for me, Windsor is a great fragrance, and GPH2 is an above average one.
    Very well said. I personally find something about Guerlain Homme to have a touch of Windsor - and I'm probably the only one who notes this similarity (not saying they smell same at all....just one thing when I smell GH I think "huh that has a little windsor going on there" but not completely). Not a criticism at all just a comment of I respectfully don't see what you're seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Let's have a look at the notes.....

    Gucci Pour Homme II: Bergamot, Violet Leaves, Cinnamon, Pimento, Black Tea, Myrrh, Tobacco Leaves, White Musk, Olive Wood.

    Windsor: British gin, Jamaican lime, a touch of Scottish highland pine, "Duke of Windsor" roses, Bahamian orange, Canadian cedar and a dab of Australian eucalyptus.

    Since not one single note matches, this would explain why no one is smelling even a remotely close similarity, as they are clearly two distinctly different fragrances.
    Red, Cologniano owns 15 Creeds and has been into fragrance for 30 years and knows his fragrances, so I guess we have to be wrong. Lets also remember, the Creed Specialist at NM agrees.

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    Some people perceive notes differently. I've seen Gucci Pour Homme II and Guerlain Homme both brought up and despite owning all of the discussed fragrances (Windsor 2010 batch, 2009 via decant and the two aforesaid fragrances), I don't get the references personally.

    The woodsy part of GP2 could be seen as the slight cedar part of Windsor perhaps. And the gin/lime in Windsor could be the rum/lime combo in Guerlain Homme perhaps. But to my nose - which is very limited mind you - I'm not getting these references.

    But it does make for fun testing and discussion.

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