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    Default 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    Hi all.

    I was wondering if you had to choose between

    Option 1

    - Roja Dove - Elysium (EDP) It was love at first sniff only sampled it in store twice. I like it a lot but that pricetag... Pff

    Option 2

    - Creed - SMW
    - Creed - OV

    I also like both Creeds I am torn what to do because 2 Creeds 100ML bottles are cheaper the one 50 ML Elysium

    Opinions and other recommendations are very welcome. ( Favorite houses from me are MFK and Dior Les Exclusives. From them for spring I got Petit Matin and Gris Montagne already as that helps)

    PS Please do not advise Aventus, do like it but not enough for a fb after having about 6 1.5ml samples.

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    I vote for the two Creeds. However I'd swap OV for VIW (for summer) and pick up a cheap bottle of Mugler Cologne as well.

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    Another vote for the two Creeds-probably due to a personal bias in favor of these as effortless and highly interesting fresh/warm weather scents

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    not sure where you’re getting your prices.

    Roja Elysium Eau de Parfum is a 100ml bottle that retails for $290.
    Roja Elysium Parfum is a 50ml bottle that retails for $485.

    the better choice here is definitely the EdP concentration.

    those 100ml Creeds retail for $395. and neither of them are as good as Elysium, which has been a compliment monster for me lately and i love more with each wear.

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    None. Get Mugler Cologne, Rasasi Al Wisam Day, Alfred Sung Homme, or Prada Amber. Absolutely do NOT EVER spend money on those brands. It's smelly water ffs.

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    @ Finnster

    I live in Holland

    Roja Elysium EDP 50 ml costs €450 ( EDC 100 ml €270) I am going for the EDP

    Most normal creeds ( As OV and SMW) cost €165 for 50 ml and €210 for 100 ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
    None. Get Mugler Cologne, Rasasi Al Wisam Day, Alfred Sung Homme, or Prada Amber.
    I agree with getting Mugler Cologne and Al Wisam Day instead of the Creeds. Mugler Cologne is close enough to OV, and Al Wisam Day actually improves on SMW in terms of depth, longevity and silage massively in my opinion. Try them first before you commit to the Creed.

    I also like Elysium a lot, but personally, I would find it hard to justify spending that much money on it.

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    You said you love the Roja. Go with that I say. You can get the others later.
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    go with the Creeds!

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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    I would choose the one I love the most. In this case I would choose the Creeds.

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    Finally!! - one of the more 'decent' questions/posts on these forums as of late!

    You dont 'need' to get full bottles of Creed when there are plenty of splits and decants you can get it on which wont break the bank.

    The Roja -- thats the one to go for!
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    Silver Mountain Water and Original Vetiver are outstanding fragrances I would have to vote these in this instance. I own all three and Elysium is very well done as I have been on a Roja binge in recent months. Perhaps you could opt for the creeds first then save for Elysium as a future purchase maybe next summer if you could wait that long. Also, as a side note I really prefer Roja Danger for the summer months maybe that may be one to check out sometime.

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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    Out of those two, Option 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Finally!! - one of the more 'decent' questions/posts on these forums as of late!
    you have a point.

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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    A general rule of mine when torn between options like this,



    If you have a small collection... go for quantity

    If you already have a large collection... go for the more exclusive / rare / favorite
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    1. Xerjoff - Nio
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    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
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    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    The two Creeds.
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    Creeds, definately
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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Finally!! - one of the more 'decent' questions/posts on these forums as of late!

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    Roja - Creeds are not so new (and not so niche anymore). Elysium is better in smell, ingredients and perfomance.

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    While it is expensive, you love the Roja, get the roja over something you merely like. The Creeds you can find at a discount at Notino.

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    2 Creeds
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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    I would go w the roja. It is the first option in your list and it is perhaps the one that may be more elusive for you to get at another financial situation down the line. The creeds you can get readily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    You dont 'need' to get full bottles of Creed when there are plenty of splits and decants you can get it on which wont break the bank.
    Very true but I also thoroughly understand the disdain for having a bunch of poverty looking decant tubes on ones desk/dresser/whatever. I for one can't stand to see anymore than 2 or 3 around my full bottles before I start throwing them in the garbage.
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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    I would go for the Elysium.

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    Generally speaking I would always go for one good Roja Dove over any two Creeds I can think of. That is because I think Roja Dove's best is better than Creeds best - imo. However, I am not too sure about Elysium - only tried it once and thought it was an example of Roja Dove selling out to a fresh SMW or MI Creed style aesthetic. Creed makes really good fresh citrus and green oriented scents and has Roja Dove beat in that category (the likes of Aventus, SMW, MI, GIT). I would try for buying just one fragrance but go for the brand and model that you like the most irregardless of cost. One great fragrance out performs a whole shelf full of bottles that are slightly less good. So go for your favorite irregardless of brand or price.

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    No bad choice among them.
    If you get the Roja go for the Parume Cologne and go through Alan at Beverly Hills Perfume. He will always give you the best price

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    Default Re: 1 Roja or 2 creeds for spring/summer

    Option 2

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