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    Default Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade!

    Anyone had the chance to try any of these newest ones? Thoughts positive and/or negative?

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Very interested in Zeste Mandarine -- I really liked the original ZMP and thought it was unfairly slated on longevity issues

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    These are just reissued as I understand.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    These are just reissued as I understand.
    As far as I know, there's never been a Green Neroli. I do have the original Zeste Mandarine and Citrus Bigarade though.

    These are all currently in stock and available in the Creed Australian Website:

    https://creedperfume.com.au/product-...qua-originale/
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Citrus Bigarade, original version, is a real beauty. Glad to see it’s coming back. Hope it’s close to the older formulation. Thanks for the news!

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    As far as I know, there's never been a Green Neroli. I do have the original Zeste Mandarine and Citrus Bigarade though.

    These are all currently in stock and available in the Creed Australian Website:

    https://creedperfume.com.au/product-...qua-originale/
    Green Neroli sounds an awful lot like Selection Verte.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Thanks!

    I'd wait for Green Valley.

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Wow - thanks for the heads-up on these. I am very interested to give these a sniff.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    Green Neroli sounds an awful lot like Selection Verte.
    I hope it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I'd wait for Green Valley.
    That would be a great one to bring back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Wow - thanks for the heads-up on these. I am very interested to give these a sniff.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Thanks for the heads up! Excited to try these.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Thanks!

    I'd wait for Green Valley.
    This. Gimme!
    I was chatting to a guy who had some in his own vault but wouldn't sell.
    I am really curious to try it.

    No doubt these 3 "new" ones will all be fresh and clean but I also fear lackluster performance.
    Will sample if I see them but won't actively chase them.

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    Well dang. Something from Creed that has my attention.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Is it safe to say that these Creed's will have terrible longevity?
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by DudeLebowski View Post
    Is it safe to say that these Creed's will have terrible longevity?
    very safe.

    should smell good though.

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    These are just reissued as I understand.
    Yes, these were originally released in the earlier days of the House of Creed, back when it was formed in the 9th century as the perfumer for Pope Gregory IV.

    In all seriousness though, I'm interested in smelling these.

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    I'd be opened to sniffing it although I have doubts that it will smell the same as to the original release.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Thanks!

    I'd wait for Green Valley.

    A reincarnation of Vintage Tabarome would be nice, like they did with Windsor to Royal Mayfair.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    I’ve got samples of all of them now, had to try Green Neroli first. It’s only been 10 minutes so I can’t really comment on longevity, initial impression is a toned down version of Ateliers Grand Neroli. You wouldn’t mix the 2 up as they’re not the same scent but that’s the closest Neroli scent I own that I’d compare to. I only pick up the similarity if I put my nose right up to my wrist and inhale.

    It’s actually a very pleasant scent, a little sweetness from the mandarin, a little soapy, thankfully I don’t pick up much mint nothing groundbreaking if that’s what you seek but I do find myself sniffing my hand quite a lot as it keeps drawing me in. I’ve only used one spray as it’s a small sample, I’d usually do 3 sprays to test. I’d say it’s probably on the lighter side but it’s definitely noticeable. I can only guess it will be a skin scent within 2-3 hours but don’t quote me on that.

    I own a lot of Neroli focused fragrances and so far this is one I’m interested in buying although not a fan of the price point at all and feel I may regret rushing to buy it now as this range seems to drop in price later on the grey market.

    As the scent develops and I start up smell the Tarragon and Orange I’m definitely enjoying it more and can feel my wallet getting lighter. At this stage you can scrap the initial comparisons to Grand Neroli. I’d give this a 7/10
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Envy View Post
    I’ve got samples of all of them now, had to try Green Neroli first. It’s only been 10 minutes so I can’t really comment on longevity, initial impression is a toned down version of Ateliers Grand Neroli. You wouldn’t mix the 2 up as they’re not the same scent but that’s the closest Neroli scent I own that I’d compare to. I only pick up the similarity if I put my nose right up to my wrist and inhale.

    It’s actually a very pleasant scent, a little sweetness from the mandarin, a little soapy, thankfully I don’t pick up much mint nothing groundbreaking if that’s what you seek but I do find myself sniffing my hand quite a lot as it keeps drawing me in. I’ve only used one spray as it’s a small sample, I’d usually do 3 sprays to test. I’d say it’s probably on the lighter side but it’s definitely noticeable. I can only guess it will be a skin scent within 2-3 hours but don’t quote me on that.

    I own a lot of Neroli focused fragrances and so far this is one I’m interested in buying although not a fan of the price point at all and feel I may regret rushing to buy it now as this range seems to drop in price later on the grey market.

    As the scent develops and I start up smell the Tarragon and Orange I’m definitely enjoying it more and can feel my wallet getting lighter. At this stage you can scrap the initial comparisons to Grand Neroli. I’d give this a 7/10
    A great initial impressions. I'm looking forward to trying it out once it's available here.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Envy View Post
    I’ve got samples of all of them now, had to try Green Neroli first. It’s only been 10 minutes so I can’t really comment on longevity, initial impression is a toned down version of Ateliers Grand Neroli. You wouldn’t mix the 2 up as they’re not the same scent but that’s the closest Neroli scent I own that I’d compare to. I only pick up the similarity if I put my nose right up to my wrist and inhale.

    It’s actually a very pleasant scent, a little sweetness from the mandarin, a little soapy, thankfully I don’t pick up much mint nothing groundbreaking if that’s what you seek but I do find myself sniffing my hand quite a lot as it keeps drawing me in. I’ve only used one spray as it’s a small sample, I’d usually do 3 sprays to test. I’d say it’s probably on the lighter side but it’s definitely noticeable. I can only guess it will be a skin scent within 2-3 hours but don’t quote me on that.

    I own a lot of Neroli focused fragrances and so far this is one I’m interested in buying although not a fan of the price point at all and feel I may regret rushing to buy it now as this range seems to drop in price later on the grey market.

    As the scent develops and I start up smell the Tarragon and Orange I’m definitely enjoying it more and can feel my wallet getting lighter. At this stage you can scrap the initial comparisons to Grand Neroli. I’d give this a 7/10
    It sounds like one I have to have.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Let's compare batch codes.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    IS IT SAFE TO ASSUME THESE ARE IFRA-COMPLIANT REFORMULATIONS ?

    I hope they didn’t have to change the scent drastically like with selection verte post 2011.
    They really gutted all the character from that one.

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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Interesting that the spelling of the former "Bigarrade" now only has one "r" in the new version of Citrus Bigarade.

    The notes listed with the current don't appear to be very close to the original, so it doesn't look like it's the same fragrance.

    I was thinking these might be unvaulted Creeds, but it appears they are their own (new) fragrance.

    The bottles they are in are also in their "Aqua line" bottles instead of their regular bottles. Wonder what the significance of that is? I never cared much for any in that line.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Interesting that the spelling of the former "Bigarrade" now only has one "r" in the new version of Citrus Bigarade.

    The notes listed with the current don't appear to be very close to the original, so it doesn't look like it's the same fragrance.

    I was thinking these might be unvaulted Creeds, but it appears they are their own (new) fragrance.

    The bottles they are in are also in their "Aqua line" bottles instead of their regular bottles. Wonder what the significance of that is? I never cared much for any in that line.
    I don't expect Citrus Bigarrade to be the same but if the opportunity presents itself I wouldn't sampling it. I didn't find one bottle from the Aqua Originale collection close to impressive.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    IS IT SAFE TO ASSUME THESE ARE IFRA-COMPLIANT REFORMULATIONS ?

    I hope they didn’t have to change the scent drastically like with selection verte post 2011.
    They really gutted all the character from that one.

    The good days are long gone. Everything from the last 10+ years from Creed I've been unimpressed by - Virgin Island Water and Scent Of Oger being the last releases that I consider great fragrances.
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    Default Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    but it appears they are their own (new) fragrance.
    At least one is if only by name.
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