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    Default How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Have not smelled this in SOOOO Long... how does it hold up ?
    Worth a bottle ? Or is there something close ?


    I thought I had a sample of it a few days ago but turns out it was just Elrofa

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Odd you’re asking this question seeing as this was one of the fragrances you claimed to have tested on your group of female testers.

    Unless of course you made those threads up? That’s kinda hard to believe though as they seemed really genuine

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    Have not smelled this in SOOOO Long... how does it hold up ?
    Worth a bottle ? Or is there something close ?
    Quote Originally Posted by emtee View Post
    Odd you’re asking this question seeing as this was one of the fragrances you claimed to have tested on your group of female testers.

    Unless of course you made those threads up? That’s kinda hard to believe though as they seemed really genuine
    You're just coming to that realization now? lol
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emtee View Post
    Odd you’re asking this question seeing as this was one of the fragrances you claimed to have tested on your group of female testers.

    Unless of course you made those threads up? That’s kinda hard to believe though as they seemed really genuine
    it was a mistake it was elrofa I put in twice instead of royal water

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    it was a mistake it was elrofa I put in twice instead of royal water
    Any other mistakes?
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Any other mistakes?
    yes thinking Creed Aventus was a good fragrance

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    it was a mistake it was elrofa I put in twice instead of royal water
    You mean you should have put Erolfa in twice and not have put Royal Water?

    Anyway that’s a relief! They definitely all looked like Taylor Swift though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtee View Post
    You mean you should have put Erolfa in twice and not have put Royal Water?

    Anyway that’s a relief! They definitely all looked like Taylor Swift though right?
    no I mean I was going to put in Creed Royal Water with the rest but it turns out the sample
    that had no ID on it was Elrofa

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    Worth a bottle ?
    IMO worth a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    yes thinking Creed Aventus was a good fragrance
    Creed Aventus "is" a good fragrance. I personally don't rank it high in my collection, but I definitely think it smells great. Sometimes people get caught up in a backlash against any art that is 'hyped' and gets a lot of public attention. Whether it's the Bee Gees of the late 1970's and the backlash against them or Aventus nowadays in fragrance enthusiast circles. I tend not to follow the crowd, so I'm able to just say things like they are. One of my favorite fragrances of all-time, Old Spice, gets a horrible rap from the general public who have this idea that anything 'old' that was hugely popular is somehow to be shunned. Again, I like what I like and I won't hide my opinion about it like I'm some young kid looking for social acceptance. I'm confident in my opinion of what I consider good in art or style or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO worth a bottle.

    I agree. I love Royal Water. Along with Green Irish Tweed they were both the first Creed fragrances I bought (and my first 'niche' buys nearly 5 years ago when this fragrance interest started for me). The lemon, faint natural mint and slight gin accent just make a great summer fragrance. It's not a complicated fragrance. It's fairly simple and pleasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    no I mean I was going to put in Creed Royal Water with the rest but it turns out the sample
    that had no ID on it was Elrofa
    Who sent you a sample with no ID on it?
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Who sent you a sample with no ID on it?
    I lost the label

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    I lost the label
    If you lost the label, how do you know it was Erolfa?

    Are your samples small decants or vials?
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    If you lost the label, how do you know it was Erolfa?

    Are your samples small decants or vials?
    I smelled my other sample of elrofa 10 ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    I smelled my other sample of elrofa 10 ml
    I see.

    That's interesting. I've had over 150 samples and decants over the years and all have had an adhesive label firmly affixed.
    Never "lost" a label.

    So when you went out testing you assumed the unmarked decant was CREED ROYAL WATER even though you have never obtained a sample of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I see.

    That's interesting. I've had over 150 samples and decants over the years and all have had an adhesive label firmly affixed.
    Never "lost" a label.

    So when you went out testing you assumed the unmarked decant was CREED ROYAL WATER even though you have never obtained a sample of it.
    I have samples I never even checked tons and tons some I have not even smelled

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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emtee View Post
    Odd you’re asking this question seeing as this was one of the fragrances you claimed to have tested on your group of female testers.


    As for Royal Water: It's very good but it leans a bit toward a classic or vintage style, but I wouldn't call it a classic scent. It's just not quite as modern smelling as I prefer, style wise, so I don't reach for it often. But it's very good.
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post


    As for Royal Water: It's very good but it leans a bit toward a classic or vintage style, but I wouldn't call it a classic scent. It's just not quite as modern smelling as I prefer, style wise, so I don't reach for it often. But it's very good.
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Older batches had more pronounced rose. Current ones lean towards the citruses and juniper. It's a very non-sweet citrus chypre with a lovely ambergris base. I only have old 90's frosted bottles but I wore a decant of modern before I bought them, so I can vouch for both versions. You just have to enjoy classic citrus chypres without sweetness. If you need that sweetness and modern fragbro compliment factor, you're better off sticking to JF videos and GQ magazine. This one is not that kind of Creed.
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tspencer View Post
    Creed Aventus "is" a good fragrance. I personally don't rank it high in my collection, but I definitely think it smells great. Sometimes people get caught up in a backlash against any art that is 'hyped' and gets a lot of public attention. Whether it's the Bee Gees of the late 1970's and the backlash against them or Aventus nowadays in fragrance enthusiast circles. I tend not to follow the crowd, so I'm able to just say things like they are. One of my favorite fragrances of all-time, Old Spice, gets a horrible rap from the general public who have this idea that anything 'old' that was hugely popular is somehow to be shunned. Again, I like what I like and I won't hide my opinion about it like I'm some young kid looking for social acceptance. I'm confident in my opinion of what I consider good in art or style or whatever.
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    I can't imagine Royal Water, Erofla, or anything else from Creed being good scent wise or performance in 2021. The several years preceding 2021 weren't that good IMO.
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I can't imagine Royal Water, Erofla, or anything else from Creed being good scent wise or performance in 2021. The several years preceding 2021 weren't that good IMO.
    Interesting. My bottle of Royal Water is from 2015 (A3615R01). Both the scent and performance are excellent. I should probably create a swap list because I'd gladly swap it for something I'd wear more often.

    I only have a sample of Erolfa, but it's at least 5 years old. The top notes don't last particularly long, but that base lasts forever on my skin. I don't get a transition from top to heart to base from Erolfa. On my skin at least, it seems like it's just a top and a base. The citrus/floral/melon top doesn't last long, but the ambergris/etc base goes on and on and on.
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    Default Re: How is Creed Royal Water in 2021 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CH MEN PRIVE View Post
    I have samples I never even checked tons and tons some I have not even smelled
    So you randomly picked one of these unlabeled samples and said, "let's call this one Royal Water" even though you knew you didn't have a sample because you hadn't smelled it for a long time?
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