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    Default Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    I’m my latest wearings of both, I find MI and GIT first cousins.
    They are very similar in a lot of ways.
    Most other houses would’ve called MI. Green Irish tweed sport.
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    Yep, nearly all Creed fragrances are far too 'samey' to be worth buying more than a few select bottles from the house. Pick the best version of each and settle on it - they're particularly guilty of producing pleasant yet underwhelming citruses with the 'Creed DNA' drydown.

    I don't find GIT and MI all that similar tbh. In the grand scheme of things GIT is quite different and distinct to most of Creed's offerings. However, if you've noticed it in these two scents, I won't argue - the Creed DNA was one of the most underwhelming and frustrating part of sampling the house for me. Yes, further wearing will reveal delicate differences over time but it still misses the point. Once you've tried one, you've tried most.
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    I find them sort of similar as well; probably because they're from the same brand.
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Don't pick up any similarities.
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Quote Originally Posted by eriqesque View Post
    I’m my latest wearings of both, I find MI and GIT first cousins.
    They are very similar in a lot of ways.
    Most other houses would’ve called MI. Green Irish tweed sport.
    The top notes are chalk and cheese. No similarities at all.

    But once the dry down hits, they are very similar. It's what people refer to as the 'Creed DNA' - most of it is a synthetic ambergris base.

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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    The top notes are chalk and cheese. No similarities at all.

    But once the dry down hits, they are very similar. It's what people refer to as the 'Creed DNA' - most of it is a synthetic ambergris base.
    I agree. Prior to seeing this, I was going to say the same thing.....Creed DNA/ambergris.
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    Bring back the vaulted ones! Those are all quite distinctive imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Don't pick up any similarities.
    +1 both are nice and worth owning.
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    Only similarity..they are both from Creed

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    There are a group of Creed fragrances which do have note and ingredient overlap. Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, Silver Mountain Water, Millesime Imperial and Erolfa share many similarities but mainly the ambergris, musk base and sometimes citruses. Aventus and Royal Water to a lesser extent. Bois du Portugal is quite a way away but it clearly still contains the Creed DNA.

    Royal Oud utilises the Creed cedar note.
    Virgin Island Water, Tabarome, Original Vetiver and Original Santal are all different.

    Royal Mayfair (previously Windsor) is unique and probably has one foot in the vault. Viking also has no real similarities with any of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    The top notes are chalk and cheese. No similarities at all.

    But once the dry down hits, they are very similar. It's what people refer to as the 'Creed DNA' - most of it is a synthetic ambergris base.
    I would look beyond the notes for the Creed DNA as well.

    Although, as I said, GIT and MI wouldn't be the most obvious linking of fragrances within the house, thinking about it I believe they both have almost an identical 'texture' and that is present in the top. There's almost a...hmmm...it's hard to describe, but I suppose fuzziness, not in a bad way, that the two share. MI would be 'fuzzier' than GIT but GIT has it as well. I don't get that fuzziness in all of Creed's fragrances, so it's different to the base DNA and ambergris which is what makes most/all their fragrances SMELL similar to each other. It's a 'texture' - hard to really convey but I wonder if that might not be what is binding GIT and MI together, particularly in the top?
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I would look beyond the notes for the Creed DNA as well.

    Although, as I said, GIT and MI wouldn't be the most obvious linking of fragrances within the house, thinking about it I believe they both have almost an identical 'texture' and that is present in the top. There's almost a...hmmm...it's hard to describe, but I suppose fuzziness, not in a bad way, that the two share. MI would be 'fuzzier' than GIT but GIT has it as well. I don't get that fuzziness in all of Creed's fragrances, so it's different to the base DNA and ambergris which is what makes most/all their fragrances SMELL similar to each other. It's a 'texture' - hard to really convey but I wonder if that might not be what is binding GIT and MI together, particularly in the top?
    It's a salty-sweet accord in both GIT and MI that is underpinned by ambergris which is common in both, so it's more than a texture to my nose. I even remember posting about this many years ago on the site (not sure I have time to dig through past posts but I'm sure someone could check if they wanted to).

    I am not so sure how pronounced this accord is now. I have a 2015 bottle of GIT now and a little amount of a more modern batch. The salty-sweet note is definitely present in the 2015 bottle. As for MI, I haven't owned this one for a while now so I can't say what current bottles are like. When I last tried it from a store tester bottle a few months ago now, MI was quite different from what I remember. I also get that accord in SMW which I've worn before (full wearings I might add), but again do not own it to do a side-by-side comparison.

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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I don't find GIT and MI all that similar tbh.
    Likewise.
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    I don't know about GIT, MI, SMW, BDP or R.Oud being similar but that Aventus and Aventus Cologne have me awfully suspicious.

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    I'm curious if specifically regarding the aquatic accord...do any of you think that that accord is similar between GIT and MI? I'm curious because the aquatic accord is what I don't like in GIT, but I've seen different comments on MI...that it is salty but not generally marine in the same way as GIT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    I'm curious if specifically regarding the aquatic accord...do any of you think that that accord is similar between GIT and MI? I'm curious because the aquatic accord is what I don't like in GIT, but I've seen different comments on MI...that it is salty but not generally marine in the same way as GIT.
    Good question "salty but not generally marine in the same was as GIT" - is what I would lean towards on the MI vs GIT. I personally find MI a lot more marine/aquatic. Where-as GIT, not any recent bottles as I lean towards other things but as I remember - if Aquatic is to be listed as an accord of the fragrance, it does one of hell of a job being discreet and embodying it along with it's more present top notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fragrantseller View Post
    Good question "salty but not generally marine in the same was as GIT" - is what I would lean towards on the MI vs GIT. I personally find MI a lot more marine/aquatic. Where-as GIT, not any recent bottles as I lean towards other things but as I remember - if Aquatic is to be listed as an accord of the fragrance, it does one of hell of a job being discreet and embodying it along with it's more present top notes.
    Thank you for the response. You're right that GIT doesn't specifically list calone or marine or aquatic as an accord, only ambergris. However that is generated, to me it's very similar to what I call calone in effect. I saw in some other thread that it might be created from Dihyromyrcenol and/or ambroxan with some debate whether Creed actually uses any authentic ambergris at all. But either way, I must be sensitive to it because my nose reads it as seafood not the sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    Thank you for the response. You're right that GIT doesn't specifically list calone or marine or aquatic as an accord, only ambergris. However that is generated, to me it's very similar to what I call calone in effect. I saw in some other thread that it might be created from Dihyromyrcenol and/or ambroxan with some debate whether Creed actually uses any authentic ambergris at all. But either way, I must be sensitive to it because my nose reads it as seafood not the sea.
    Interesting, now that you mention ambroxan I can definitely get a vibe. edit; so I would definitely lean towards your POV regarding this
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    It's a salty-sweet accord in both GIT and MI that is underpinned by ambergris which is common in both, so it's more than a texture to my nose. .
    Yes, I'm not discounting that, but it's also a texture, not just a 'smell' i.e. notes. That's the point I was trying to make. Particularly as it relates to the opening, where the actual 'note smell' of both isn't that similar (violet leaf v salty citrus).
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    Himalaya reminds me of an 'unfinished' GIT but that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Don't pick up any similarities.
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    +1 both are nice and worth owning.
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    If someone find them somewhat similar I won't argue, but I do not get MI as a "sport" version of GIT.
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    Default Re: Similarities in Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    There are a group of Creed fragrances which do have note and ingredient overlap. Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, Silver Mountain Water, Millesime Imperial and Erolfa share many similarities but mainly the ambergris, musk base and sometimes citruses. Aventus and Royal Water to a lesser extent. Bois du Portugal is quite a way away but it clearly still contains the Creed DNA.
    This is pretty much my experience too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    but I do not get MI as a "sport" version of GIT.
    Not surprising. It was however a joke hence the smiley.
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