Originally Posted by Hey Man
Joel, But you said M7 wasn't a big seller anyway, so no company is probably going to come up with a similar version to it. When I have read the Basenotes reviews, many people offer cheaper versions to the pricey ones or say the smell is very similar - like Cool Water as you suggested smells like GIT according to the reviewers on Basenotes.
GIT is similar to Cool Water in that both have citrus notes. IMO that's where the comparison ends. GIT is a very classy, masculine scent, while Cool Water, although marketed for men, is fairly unisex and I know many women who use the male version of CW rather than their own CW EDP. If that's what you want, then by all means, knock yourself out. The Creed fragrances contain ingredients (such as Ambergris in the case of GIT) that aren't going to be found in less expensive fragrances. Yes, you're going to pay $100+ for MI, most likely, although i believe with a 20% off coupon you'll get MI from fragrancenet for right around $100 shipped for a 4 oz bottle, but there's a reason such fragrances are more expensive, because the ingredients they contain are expensive. Creed doesn't spend as much money on marketing as a fragrance like, say, Armani, so while you're paying a premium for their brand equity and them having been around for 200+ years, but IMO that's better than paying for full page ads in GQ. YMMV Creed MI: http://www.fragrancenet.com/f/net/mf...ter=C&gs_gen=M
JC is referring to M7 Fresh, which wasn't offered in the US. As I mentioned before, this is my everyday fragrances and is a bit expensive. I have about five 3.4 oz bottles of it which should last close to a lifetime, and I paid about $50-60 per bottle (by searching carefully on ebay and other places) Another fragrance I neglected to mention that may also be quite nice is Creed Acier Aluminum, which I love for evening purposes. The previously mentioned Creed Bois de Portugal is nice as well, but I don't like some of the notes, which is what also steers me away from Creed Tabourme.