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Creed's Erolfa

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Has anyone had any experience with Creed's Erolfa? My sister is begging me to buy it and to be honest I like it too but well, looking at the price tag I don't want to be making a mistake. I have sampled it already and women seem to love it but some people tell me it's a common scent...?


 

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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Creed, Bond No. 9, etc... are far too much money IMHO. Spending that much money on a cologne / perfume is like spending $2500 on a pair of Alden's.

What do you recommend to be a good "value."
 

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Originally Posted by taxgenius69
What do you recommend to be a good "value."

All Andy Tauer fragrances.
Easily beats Creed and most other high priced scents in quality.
 

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Originally Posted by The Stranger
So can anyone comment about Erolfa?
You certainly would not go badly wrong with Erolfa (assuming for the time being that cost isn't a consideration). It falls into the aquatic/fresh scent category of fragrances. This category has been enormously popular over the last 10-15 years. I think that's why some people told you it's a common scent. Erolfa itself is certainly not common (it's too expensive for that), but if you wear it, you will smell similar to a lot of other young men. Fragrances in this genre tend to be very easy on the nose; that is, they're not at all difficult to appreciate and they're not going to be offensive to many people. In my opinion, Erolfa is a quality example of the fresh/aquatic genre, but not so good as to justify the price. I don't think there are a lot of fans here of aquatics generally, so you probably won't get a lot of strong encouragement for this one. EDIT: Fragrance questions typically go in the Health and Body forum. You'd probably get more replies there.
 

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I hear Rach likes Erolfa, but I don't know of anyone who actually has a bottle, and because it's one of those overplayed freshy-watery jobbies I can't be bothered to seek it out, much less actually splash out the cash for it.
 

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Search function! Typing in "erolfa" will give you lots of info, as we've talked about it quite often.

Yep, I like it AS AN AQUATIC, which is my least favorite family. It has, instead of the usual soapy-clean garbage, a sort of odd briney note which is kinda fun. Is it worth it? Meh, not really, but if you are dead set on an aquatic and/or an aquatic Creed, go for it.

One used to not be able to swing a dead cat on Basenotes without swapping and/or buying a bottle of it on the cheap... I have no idea if that still is the case, though.
 

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Search function! Typing in "erolfa" will give you lots of info, as we've talked about it quite often.

Yep, I like it AS AN AQUATIC, which is my least favorite family. It has, instead of the usual soapy-clean garbage, a sort of odd briney note which is kinda fun. Is it worth it? Meh, not really, but if you are dead set on an aquatic and/or an aquatic Creed, go for it.

One used to not be able to swing a dead cat on Basenotes without swapping and/or buying a bottle of it on the cheap... I have no idea if that still is the case, though.


Speaking of the ol' swap board, I think most of the offerings there these days smell like the aforementioned dead cat.
 

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It's my favorite ... along with Creed's Vetiver (not Original Vetiver).

Colognes are a very personal thing. If you like it and can afford it ... then it's worth it.
 

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Cannot comment on Erolfa, but I have 11 Creed scents, and they are among the most commented on and the most unique I own. Orange Spice is my all time favorite.
 

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Search function! Typing in "erolfa" will give you lots of info, as we've talked about it quite often.

(...).


I think it's time we updated your nom de poast from Professor Fabulous to Professor Search Function!!
 

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You can get a smaller decant of Erolfa from theperfumedcourt.com . http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...Erolfa-dw.aspx I've ordered from them, they're legit, a tad expensive, but 5 ml of Erolfa should last you a while, especially if it's part of a rotation with your other colognes. Erolfa is pleasant. A bit too salty for me. It's not bad, just kind of...one dimensional. You should try Aventus, Silver Mountain Water and Green Irish Tweed as well.
 

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