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Green Valley Creed for men

Green Valley Creed for men
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Green Valley by Creed was inspired by golf and a love of nature. Perfumer Olivier Creed played on the French National Champion Golf team in 1984. Green Valley celebrates the pleasure of enjoying this classic sport played in the great outdoors.

The top notes of Green Valley are bergamot and mandarin orange; middle notes are ginger, vanilla, black currant and mint; base notes are vetiver, musk and sandalwood. Green Valley was launched in 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Olivier Creed Sixth Generation.

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Bergamot Mandarin Orange

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Ginger Black Currant

Base Notes
Musk Ambergris

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Green Valley Fragrance Reviews

lalelu
lalelu

the best creed is a discontinued one ... thumbs up :(

Aug
11
2014
PAK
PAK

I haven't found anything quite like it and is also one of my favorite Creed's! Refreshing, clean and sweet. What you will experience once taking a whiff is wild mint, violet leaves and blackcurrant over a base of oak moss, sandalwood, patchouli and musk. Unique and very nice!!

Feb
10
2014
eastcoastguy128
eastcoastguy128

While other Creed perfumes are very soft, this one is strong and loud.

Starts out almost exactly like Vetiver 1948, very spicy and masculine. About a minute later gets a soapy overtone followed by the green Irish spring soap with spicy note. I enjoy the mint, which cools as it evaporates! The herbal and spicy notes balance the green aspect of the fragrance very well.

Very good surprise!

Dec
08
2013
sasher14
sasher14

Saw it online for what some would consider a steal, $185 from a reputable vendor. With only one left in stock, I pulled the trigger. I have yet to smell a Creed that I didn't really like. But when I sprayed it on a tester, it didn't impress me. When I gave it a full wearing to work, I didn't really like it. I reminded me very much of Dior Fahrenheit with mint on the side. Not what I was expecting.


6/10

Oct
18
2013
Redbeard
Redbeard

I'm very excited about this one, because I view it as the Creed that out-Creeds their star player, Green Irish Tweed, in spite of (or thanks to?) their similarities. I think that they've captured some of the points I liked about my long lost Gendarme Green, and combined them favorably with GIT. The opening is a crisp, sharp, sweet blue-green, which turns very astringent very quickly with a short-lived lemon and a longer-lived spearmint. This all sounds very familiar I'm sure, but GV is dustier and grassier than GIT is at this stage. The mint and herbs give it a more mountain-meadow vibe, whereas GIT is down on the plains where it's warmer but the AC is on via the cooling influence of the violet. GV even brings in just a trace of those strong, pithy herbs that seemed so over the top in Chevrefeuille Original. All this time it's been a bit shifty and uncertain, but once it finally settles down, the base is one of the cleanest, brightest, truest grass scents I've encountered. It has less fruit and more sunshine than Greenergy or Bobby Jones, and not as much violet as GIT, as if sweet herbs from Burberry original or D+G original had been introduced. The biggest advantage GV has over GIT, though, is its strength and longevity. I can smell the full grass experience pretty strongly after many hours, under circumstances where GIT would have faded to a mere violet memory. Being forever in the shadow of GIT, GV doesn't get talked about as much, but is very worthwhile to seek out as a substitute or on its own.

Aug
10
2013
curtmaster
curtmaster

Ahhh! Creed's Green Valley, what can I say about this. This is probably the closest to that Green Grass some where in the Valley that you have always dreamed about. This has to be one of my favorite all time fragrances ever and that's saying a lot. Everything put in this fragrance you can tell is so top notch and no one finds ingredients like creed. From the Mint to the bergamont to the ginger, it truly stands out. It seems like they could be bringing this out of retirement which is good for me. 2/3/13

Feb
02
2013
lalelu
lalelu

This fragrance is so good! You get a minty grassy vanilla with hints of blueberry. Sounds good? It is, belive me.
Dont be shocked from the opening it can be a little harsh, but after 5- 10 minutes its one of the best smells you can get from a fragrance. Only issue would be the longavity like with all creeds. Projection is beastly for the first 2 hours *you will fill rooms with this stuff*.. but after that it sits pretty close to the skin. If you like GIT you will adore this.
Its such a shame that Green Valley does not get the attention it desirves :- (

Easily one of my top 5 in my collection out of like 40 fragrances

Jun
20
2012
rienzope
rienzope

This is a unique green which stays fresh, minty and clean. Others are comparing to a very wide range of different fragrances (from Irish Spring to CKOne), but I really don't have anything else like it in my collection. I am not a big fan of grassy fragrances, except for this.

Jun
13
2012
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Creamy pastel green overlacing bitter vetiver and fruit-tinged clovery freshness - this is exactly how Green Valley smells. The top is an explosion of cut grass, shaded by mint stems and ginger. Gradually the mint recedes and the ginger steps forward, accented by blackcurrant and vanilla. There are some who compare this to Fahrenheit by Dior - the blackcurrent somewhat replicates the hawthorne sweetness of Fahrenheit, and one could say they're similar, but I find the resemblance fleeting at best. Green Valley has none of the dark tarriness of Fahrenheit. It remains a bittersweet green chypre to the end.

Comparisons to Green Irish Tweed are also commonly made. Green Valley shares GIT's violet leaf note, but that's it. Everything else about GV is different, and GIT never comes close to replicating the cool bitterness that fuels GV's opening. The vetiver in this is under-appreciated - it is rendered in a moderate dose at the scent's core, enough to keep it from slipping into generic fruity-floraldom. I like Green Valley, and I think it's a worthy member of the Creed lineup, but I don't think I'd repurchase it. For green, I turn to Original Vetiver, which holds that accord in higher esteem and doesn't embellish it with inedible vanillic notes and pinkish fruits.

I guess others feel the same way about Green Valley, which is why it has been discontinued - it's nice, but it doesn't blow your mind. With that said, it's worth a try, if you can find a good bottle. One should be aware that Green Valley spoils after a certain time.

May
07
2011
Cheeva
Cheeva

This stuff is nice,

The opening smells similar to Bowling Green Imo
or just imagine the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer morning.

Then the middle notes of vanilla and mint ; which stand out to me most among the others.


Lastly, you get the ginger and musk with the mint still making itself known in the background.

Very Nice.

Jan
14
2011
Sissi
Sissi

This smells almost similar to Carrillon pour un ange by Tauer but less harsher and
less oily, the opening sharp and greenish
but dries smooth with a unusual sweetness
a fruity drydown with a glossy leather basenote effect which i find a bit cloying
and uncomfortable to my senses and it has a minty edge when the harsh fruit and leather are ceasing.
this is just an average scent to me nothing exciting.

Oct
22
2010
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

A very naturally green scent, very clean and crisp, not unlike Irish Spring soap but due to the quality of the ingredients this smell much, much better...

I would have thought this would be an aromatic green, because the definition of chypre (flowers in the top and/or heart and a dry down of woods, mosses and/or musk) does not really fit here.

There are actually no floral notes in this and it begins as a warm and woody green that becomes sweeter in the heart with light fruity notes touched with vanilla and the green is added to by the mint. The ultimate drydown is musky with a slight spicy warmth. I love GREEN scents and this is a nice one, but the sillage is weak(on me) and the longevity, though decent could be better for the asking price.

I enjoyed my sample and applied it after showering with a 'green' shower gel and a palm leaf based lotion and applied it lightly (fearing an attack of Irish Spring!)and then again, before dressing and still strained to smell it. I can't see buying this in a large bottle although I would consider a 1 ounce cologne if the price was right, because it is a very beautiful natural aroma. I was using a vial sample and not a spray and maybe that is why it seemed more a skinscent on me. I have half the 3 ml sample left and will try it again when the days draw colder and see if August's heat diminished it's power...

Sillage: very close
Longevity: average to good
Overall: 3.5/5

If Homme Nature by YR was the color of grass, GV would be a pale spring green. This is a very fresh and clear soapy smelling scent so IrishSpring soap is a very good comparison, though in my opinion it is 1000 times better and infinitely more luxurious. It does remind me of some of the green meadows and forest glens I played in as a child. I would love to own a FB, but there are better Creed scents I wish to acquire first and since it is relatively new, compared to how long some Creeds have been around, I am hoping it is not discontinued any time soon...

Aug
29
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Creed IRISH SPRING, er, GREEN VALLEY opened with such promise: a lively aromatic vetiver with a lemon verbena vibe. Unfortunately, things went downhill fast shortly thereafter. To be precise: down deep into a valley replete with Irish springs connected by Irish streams, in which bars of Irish Spring soap are floating by, jostling one another, bobbing up and down with the ebb and flow of the Creed water frothy slosh.

I have nothing personally against Irish Spring soap--although I do prefer white Dial--and this fragrance may well work for gents who harbor latent (or manifest!) fears of smelling too "perfumed". But this is not a soapy drydown that I can recommend, and anyone who wants to wear this scent needs to apply it as perfume, for it just keeps growing bigger and bigger. And greener and greener, like a big green blob seeping into and filling every available volume of space. Yes, it is certainly safe to say that a little goes a long way: I applied but a tiny fraction of my vial (perhaps .3ml?), and I simply cannot get away from the monster sillage.

While attempting to eat dinner, I felt as though my mouth was being washed out with a bar of Irish Spring soap. Now I see before my eyes bars of green marble-streaked Irish Spring soap everywhere around me, closing in on me. Will I succumb finally, crushed to nothing by the ever-approaching and multiplying bars as they continue to proliferate, filling the volume of space I currently occupy until all that remains is my limp body and oxygen-evacuated lungs?

Nope, this soap's not for me. Nor, for the record, is it a chypre!

May
09
2010
andrew85
andrew85

unique perfume.. It smells of grass, green, green, green and then you have a vanilla, musk drydown.. Omg, i really love this perfume.. another Creed winner..

Jan
08
2010
denmaz
denmaz

green opening but the drydown will remind u about Silver Mountain Water or Milessime Imperiale. I guess their basenotes are more or less same.

Nov
20
2009
shamus1
shamus1

I'd call this a very "90's" fragrance because it reminds me of all the cKOne and Eau d'Issey clones that came out during that time. It's obviously made of very high quality materials, better than either those two, but is really nothing more than a slightly sweeter and louder version of those two fragrances. I found Green Valley to be appealing for the first ten minutes, but after that, it just felt very cloying and irritated me - way too sweet and loud. It became just plain repellent after an hour, I could taste it; I tried to wash it off, to no effect. It's rather wimpy smelling. In summary, it's made of very good materials, but is totally unoriginal because it rips off fragrances that were release a few years earlier. I guess I wouldn't mind smelling it on someone else who applied it sparingly, but as for wearing it myself, forget it.

Apr
15
2009
Herzeleid
Herzeleid

unique expirience,delicius perfume very spicy in the beginning and turn onto very fresh fragance

Oct
15
2008

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