Btw, in case anybody is wondering why I'd ever buy 15-20 fragrances from a company whose products I don't particularly like, about 10 years ago Creed changed US distributors and the old distributor liquidated her entire stock for cheap prices. Back then basenotes was a much smaller community of "noses," and basically we bought her out. She was notoriously bad at communication, flakey, and would sometimes disappear for weeks at a time, but she generally came through, and the prices were so amazing it was worth the risk. I ended up being able to get full bottles of nearly the entire men's line, along with some of the rarer ones, and even a few of the leather atomizers.
Overall, of all of them, probably Aubepine Acacia was my favorite... a complex, yet very wearable, citrus scent. Not light and fleeting, but not too sweet or floral. Ambre Canelle was a really sultry, weird, dark one, and Musc Cypres was shockingly stinky (in a good way) for Creed, whose stuff is usually always "nice."
Hard to justify the price, but Royal Scottish Lavender was one of the best lavenders I tried, and Epicea was a delightul pine. Baie Genievre was a men's 80's sort of scent (think Puig or Antaeus).
Anyway, the point is that if you are interested in Creed, try more than whatever the SA at Neimans tries to spray on you. Look past the new "hype" ones, and past GIT and MI. There ARE a few gems hidden back there, though it takes some hunting to find them. Finally, if you decide to buy one, but it ONLY because you like the smell. They'll tell you that they use ONLY real ingredients... they're lying. They'll tell you their stuff is very rare and in limited supply... it's not. They'll tell you all sorts of amazing tales, none of which are true, to get you to lay down some cash. In all my time as a buyer of fragrances, manbags, fashion, anything... NOBODY tells a tall tale as well as Creed.
Oh, and Original Vetiver, try Mugler Cologne. Original Santal, good god stay away from it... or just get JOOP if you must.