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    Default Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    If you have to choose only one for Spring/Summer? and why?
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    I'd choose the latter as it performs better on my skin though I own and like both.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Both are great, I would give the edge to Millesime Imperial though.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    like Vetiver Geranium.

    LOVE Millesime Imperial.


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    Own both, love both. Slight edge to Millesime Imperial but always get compliments for Vetiver Geranium.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Well,

    I passed on Millesime Imperial.
    After much time passed, I recently got around to buying a partially used tester bottle of Vetiver Geranium.

    So, I think Millesime Imperial has a more pleasing opening (when first sprayed and the first 5-20 minutes). Buuuutttt, after both have time to settle, Vetiver Geranium is the one I prefer. I have sampled Millesime Imperial 3 times on the skin and have had uncounted test strip sniffs. Millesime Imperial is nice, but it's not something I was going to burn a bunch of money on. I opted to buy the $20 Ed Hardy Love and Luck EDT, which is similar to Millesime Imperial and that is around what the scent is truly worth to me. And, I've worn Love and Luck maybe twice since I bought it and will maybe wear it 2-3 times this upcoming Summer and subsequent Autumn.

    Vetiver Geranium, while full bottle worthy, for me needed to be a bargain tester price of $54 at 80% full (I would have paid $90 for it, but got a great deal at $54). I don't honestly think I would have put the cash down for a new bottle of Vetiver Geranium ($160'ish) and likely would have put any such purchase off for another year before spending that much. Luckily finding a private seller willing to part with a legit tester with 80% remaining at $54.......SOLD. Worth every penny. I nearly always keep the fragrance boxes (for decoration or in case I sell it later on) and normally insist on a box when buying it from someone, but for this one I can live with cutting corners. I look forward to getting extended experience with Vetiver Geranium as it seems to be a decently complex fragrance that might hold more surprises for the long term wearings.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Own both, like both. Vetiver Geranium for me. Millesime Imperial has never really bowled me over. Might just be my own bottle, though. I get the idea that MI is subject to significant batch variations. Perhaps I should try another bottle or three.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Millesime by default because I haven't smelled Vetiver Geranium as of yet.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Millesime Imperial is a great choice for summer as it thrives in warmer conditions.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    I like both of them but would choose Millesime Imperial for that lush watermelon accord. The only thing with MI is the batch variation where you can get a salty batch, short or long lasting scent, lush watermelon accord. Bit of a gamble really!
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Own both and love Vetiver Geranium. Performance of MI on my skin is possibly the worst of all of the Creeds that I own.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Vetiver Geranium is one of my favorite Creed fragrances. It kind of flies under the radar, which is nice too.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Expected it to be a Millesime Imperiale landslide.

    Personally, I am not really a fan of it, but I do like Vetiver Geranium quite a bit, so I would say that one.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Something to also note, it seems the newer batches of MI (gold bottle) actually outperform and smell slightly more rich than the previous batches (like 2016), without going way far back. This is something I noticed myself, and other fragheads have reported the same to me. So, if you go with Millesime Imperial, try to seek out a newer bottle, which isn't that hard.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    MI is easier to like and more crowd pleasing imo. Very pleasant.
    VG is nice, but the geranium is strong and might annoy some people. Definitely try it before buying.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    MI. Just smells better IMO.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    MI is the one I prefer

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    MI but don't get the newer gold bottles go for a 15-16 batch (ideally 15) if possible.

    Vetiver Geranium is just ok pleasant opening dries down to a musty apple scent.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oud&Musk View Post
    If you have to choose only one for Spring/Summer? and why?
    MI; it really shines in the warmer months and it's one of my fav's from Creed.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Both are very good. I had an MI batch that was too salty for my tastes. Gifted it to my daughter and it smells terrific on her.
    VG is very good but in the end I chose to spend a bit more and purchase Pure White Cologne. No regrets. One of my top summer scents. I preferred the fragrance to VG and Pure White lasts a lot longer on my skin.

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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    I was thinking, you could take a look at Original Vetiver as well.
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    Default Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Love the opening of VG but somehow can't get passed the dry down. I did own MI and eventually moved off it, but i have never had VG for these reasons.




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