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    Default Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    I really like the tropical open airy smell of Crete Virgin Island water.
    The problem I have with it is the performance on it is pure garbage. I honestly couldn’t notice anything even after one hour. Does anybody else share this experience? What are my alternatives to this fragrance?

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Nope - My experience is just pure love. I personally don't experience any performance issues with it.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Wonderful stuff.

    Hadn't smelled it for ages and split a flacon earlier this week and awash in tropical delight whilst decanting it. Its not a huge, heavy number but I used to wear around 5 sprays and get a good days wear out of it easily in the sense that I could still smell wafts of it floating off me every now and then which given the makeup of the scent is perfect. Try applying 2 to the base of the neck and 1 behind each ear with one to the lower chest and see where that gets you.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    lt lasts all day on me, but it definitely performs best in hot weather.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Great stuff; all-day performance.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    On my second bottle. I get about 7 hours of longevity with this gem. One of my favorites.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by frldyz View Post
    I really like the tropical open airy smell of Crete Virgin Island water.
    The problem I have with it is the performance on it is pure garbage. I honestly couldn’t notice anything even after one hour. Does anybody else share this experience? What are my alternatives to this fragrance?
    I was exactly like you - I couldn't smell the stuff at all. Now - I smell it all day.

    I just bought a small bottle and used it up. I the process, I "learned" how to smell it. Now I have a flacon.

    It helps to use a good number of sprays, like 4 or 5. Spraying 1 on clothing helps, and for me, spraying far away from my nose is very helpful to avoid olfactory fatigue.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Very good performance for me, too.

    As a matter of fact, in warm weather I have to watch my number of sprays because I find that it can really radiate off of me....close to the point of being a bit cloying.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes is said to be very similar to VIW but with much better performance.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    I'm surprised to see so many reports of good performance with VIW. It's usually panned for the opposite reason. But I can join in, because it lasts all day on me. It's almost too strong.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Its one of my favorite scents out of anything I own, in my top 5. Something about it that just gets me every time I smell it. It gets me in a vacation beach mindset and relaxes me whenever I wear it. Previous decants didn't perform the best. I wanted to pickup another bottle a few weeks back and had the choice of the 120ml or the 100ml, the 120 was a better deal but I wanted the 100ml since its a new design and more recent batch. No telling with the fragrancenet roulette. It was a recent batch and was more on the limey side which is exactly what I wanted. I get amazing performance out of it and it literally lasts on me all day. I was so happy to get a batch like that, as opposed to more coconut dominate. Batch is 16k01. Chances are if you get a 50/100ml bottle which is part of the redesign in the last year, it will be good imo.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by frldyz View Post
    I really like the tropical open airy smell of Crete Virgin Island water.
    The problem I have with it is the performance on it is pure garbage. I honestly couldn’t notice anything even after one hour. Does anybody else share this experience? What are my alternatives to this fragrance?
    Have you tried the one by Creed? That's probably your best best, it lasts a good 4-6 hours on me
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    I, too experience very good performance with it.
    As said before, try to use it away from your nose.
    O. Creed recommends the back of neck, hands and inside jacket.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Envy View Post
    Crete Virgin Island water.
    The scent already transported him to an island

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJeff View Post
    The scent already transported him to an island
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by frldyz View Post
    I really like the tropical open airy smell of Crete Virgin Island water.
    The problem I have with it is the performance on it is pure garbage. I honestly couldn’t notice anything even after one hour. Does anybody else share this experience? What are my alternatives to this fragrance?

    Well, I guess since Crete Virgin Island water is pure garbage, it isn’t for you.

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by DrJeff View Post
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Lasts 30 minutes to 2 hours max on my skin.
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    It's a very good one , but does not last that long on me

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    I love this wonderful accord of musk and Ylang Ylang which appears when the body notes fade away. Overall I find the longevity very correct for a citrus based scent. Brilliant.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Can't stand anything with prominent coconut. Makes me sick to smell or taste. But I do enjoy lying under its tree staring at the Caribbean sea.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    VIW is good stuff.

    You could also look into Xerjoff - 1861 Renaissance, as to me it's kinda like a mix between Xerjoff Nio (citrus + green) and the coconutty vibe of VIW.
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    love it. but one question.....

    why isn't coconut listed as a note in the official pyramid from Creed? seems to be the dominant signature to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Lasts 30 minutes to 2 hours max on my skin.
    Unfortunately, I'm with FWV...love the scent but it's short lived on my skin as well. I do look forward to giving it another go this summer and see how it does. The original poster was saying the performance was garbage not the fragrance.
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    Default Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm with FWV...love the scent but it's short lived on my skin as well. I do look forward to giving it another go this summer and see how it does. The original poster was saying the performance was garbage not the fragrance.
    Always surprising to hear people say the performance on this is poor. VIW is one of my best performing Creed fragrances. I routinely get 10+ hours off of it, and the projection is also excellent. Last summer, I wore three sprays to work, and around 1pm (six hours after application), someone 4-5 feet away complimented me on it. Everyone's skin is different of course, but it is funny how wildly different performance can be.

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    One of my favorite millesime bottles. This goes hand in hand with Millesime Imperial during the warmer months. 2-4 hours on a cool day, 4-6 hours on a warm day.
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