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    Default Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    if you could only have one of the two, which would you pick and why?

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    Elysium. No contest. One of my top three.


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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Elysium. Viking is not bad, but Elysium is genuinely good. I've been nursing a sample of it for a while.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Viking. It's just more interesting to me than Elysium, especially if you're talking about Elysium Parfum Cologne, which is just garbage.

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    Viking for me.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Well,

    IMO, Viking, but these are very different scents. If you lean towards the style of fragrance that either represents you will likely pick that, but it's mostly based on genre moreso than the individual scent itself.

    Elysium is quite expensive and I just don't know if I would plunk down the money for it. I also, need to re-sample it because it's been over a year since I last smelled it. I don't remember being blown away and it seemed like a higher-end version of a modern "blue" scent (aka, Bleu de Chanel, etc). I am beginning to tire of the number of scents doing the "blue" thing. I seem to remember that Elysium had more florals though and wasn't 'too' stuck in the genre for its own good like some other fragrances are.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Quote Originally Posted by Histone View Post
    if you could only have one of the two, which would you pick and why?
    Creed Viking as it smells better to me.
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    Have both, use Elysium more as it is easier to wear. Especially if you work around people. It is good, like a very high quality designer perfume. Viking I find more unique, and on a personal level I enjoy it very much. But use it more for special or a bit more formal occasions. But they are not a straight comparison as they are very different. So my answer would be, if you want a crowd pleaser, go for Elysium. If you want something more unique, which smells great, go for Viking.

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    Elysium...I wasn't really keen on Viking
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    Viking is much better scent. Elysium is easier to wear and more versatile.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Viking
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    Viking. I think Elysium is cheap (smelling) and very unnatural. at least the parfum version is.

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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Probably one of the only cases in which I prefer the watered down, Parfum Cologne version.

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    Viking. I think Elysium is cheap (smelling) and very unnatural. at least the parfum version is.
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    Viking

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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hothamwater View Post
    Viking. I think Elysium is cheap (smelling) and very unnatural. at least the parfum version is.
    Pretty much this answer.......

    Viking hands down

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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Neither.

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    Would it be odd to say both? They fill different moods and needs if you were to really ask me.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Elysium...I wasn't really keen on Viking
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Neither.
    I feel about the same... If I had to choose, I’d go with Viking.
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    Without looking to offend I see Viking as an older mans scent. Something a man in his 40s would rock. Also it feels like a special fragrance. Almost one you shouldn’t wear everyday. Elysium however feels like a daily driver. Like it would be hard to find a place not to wear it. So my pick is Elysium by Roja Parfums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Would it be odd to say both? They fill different moods and needs if you were to really ask me.
    I was going to say something similar. I really enjoy both of them.

    People say Elysium is another blue scent, but I dont get that. I get a green fragrance, the vetiver stands out to me. Vetiver, lemon, grapefruit, ambergris, and the other day my nose pulled out the black currant. That's what I get from Elysium.

    I really like Viking because imo it took spice and wood and did so much more to it. The mint for me really put it over the top. There is just so many different aspects to this one.
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    Default Re: Creed Viking or Roja Elysium?

    If it is Elysium Parfum (extrait version), then Elysium wins easily for me, otherwise neither of them.
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