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If you wear Creed, kindly get ITT

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GentryLtd, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Hey a fragrance thread, some of you go to such great lengths with your wardrobe, nice to see this accessory not getting overlooked.

    Well whats your right occasion OP?

    Different fragrances for different occasions and different seasons / weathers. Creed isn't the be all and end all although a great house with a few timeless classics and some more recent ubiquitious successes that the masses have stumbled onto (Yep talking about the pineapple in the room).

    - Green Irish Tweed is a great all rounder and classic masculine scent suitable for many occasions but really shines in the summer time (imo - although could easily be worn all year). Its only downside is many find it similar to the much cheaper Cool water. They certainly have similarities but GiT is natural as opposed to the synthetic smell you get with Cool water. Its pretty versatile and easily a Creed you should try for yourself if you want to sample the house.

    - Green Valley is a great alternative to GiT with a slight mint accord, nice differentiator and again shines in summer time (imo) and as an office scent. If you love mint give selection Verte a go certainly one of the freshest and mint based scents out there.

    - Tabarome is another great allrounder the dryer notes of it lend easily lend itself to warmer or cooler weather, I consider it a pretty safe scent, have worn it in the office and had positive reactions. I forget the notes of this one but often have a hard time describing it, just a nie scent thats easy to enjoy.

    - Virgin Island water - fun summer scent with strong boozy coconut and lime accords. Downside here is it often gets equated to suntan lotion.

    - Himmalaya, lovely citrus / fresh scent however for many - myself included - it becomes an ephemeral skin scent way too quickly for the price.

    - SMW, similar to HM above, but longeviety and projection is a bit better with the mix of berry and blackcurrent notes although as another poster mentioned does often get described as having a metallic vibe. Still great safe office scent.

    - Aventus has become one you should try even if its just for the hype. Whilst it lends itself to a summery vibe can be worn all year around with its mix of pineapple, smokey fresh notes. Also lends itself as a going out scent and with the right batch will give you all the longevity and projection you want. Pretty solid compliment getter if thats what you are going for.

    - Original Santal very interesting scent, has a smooth masculine woody / Cherry vibe to it. Longevity and projection is fair for most, becomes a skin scent on me within 5 hours but can still smell it on my skin 10hrs later. Often described as being very similar to a toned down Joop Homme. Mont Blanc Individuel is almost unanimously accredited as being its twin brother.

    Hrmm think thats all the creeds I own or have tried. Only tips would be if you are buying from the net do some research first particularly around batch numbers. Creed is notorious for variations of the same scents but between batches.
     


  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    GIT is a wonderful smell, alas it is short lived on my skin. Original Santal and Aventus are equally as masterful. Bois, while I enjoy the smell, is too powerful on my nose.

    I must also add that my fall and winter months are mostly monopolized by TF Tobacco Vanille. Divine...
     


  3. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Nice choice with the TV. That as well Noir De Noir would be among my fav winter scents, probably more so evening winter wear for NdN.
     


  4. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    A sidebar question, but how do you guys try different scents? Do you just buy samplers? I don't know any stores near me that stock anything great. I don't think Nordstrom even has anything great, or maybe the one time I tried, the lady at the counter had bad taste.
     


  5. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    You can order online, places like surrender to chance, luckyscent, the perfumed court. You may be surprised by the cost of some samples but in contrast to the cost of a bottle.
     


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    Does Creed offer anything by way of a light, slightly citrusy vetiver scent? I'm thinking something similar to Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver, but hopefully with a bit more staying power.
     


  7. Osiris2012

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    2004's Original Vetiver

    Its light with citrus as opposed to say FM's veviter extraordinaire which is earthy roots and doesn't have the sparkle that some of creeds green scents do. Unfortunately longevity and sillage for this one doesn't look to be its strong point for most.
     


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    I understand I can order samples online, but do stores sell it that might have samples?
     


  9. bboysdontcryy

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    I use the Royal Oud and English Leather. Does nobody like it? I do recommend that the OP goes and get a whiff of the scents, however.
     


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    Most stores carry samples of what they sell, if not, plenty of them have offered to make me samples in the absence an official sample. Go to a store like Neimans, be nice and honest with your fragrance sales associate, and ask for some after you selected the ones you like. It doesn't hurt to buy something either... :)
     


  12. Latour

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    You never wear a scent but then name the most expensive lol
     


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    I just call the salesgirl at Saks and tell her to send me any samples I want.
     


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    That just means they are different ages.This stuff needs to be used within a year or two or it begins to become rancid.That $20 bottle of Creed at the "bargain" outlet is past its prime from laying on the shelf and is worth 0
     


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    where did you purchase the tom Ford. I'd like to try it before dropping $250 on a bottle.
     


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