Green Irish Tweed fragrance notes

  • Head

    • lemon, verbena
  • Heart

    • iris, violet leaf
  • Base

    • mysore sandalwood, ambergris

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Latest Reviews of Green Irish Tweed

GIT is green, herbaceous, balsamic, ozonated, with a vague synthetic scent. It looks a lot like Davidoff's CW but differs from it in the distinctly more chemical scent of its Teuton cousin, furthermore GIT remains greener and more aromatic where CW veers more towards the bubble bath effect. It is undoubtedly a perfume that has little natural but it must be admitted that it does not give the sensation of nauseating squirt, on the contrary... it remains very natural in its scents and extremely pleasant. Its ideal period is spring and early autumn but I must say that even in these sultry days it behaves very well and gives breaths of green, dry and masculine freshness. The performances, compared to the other Creeds, are atomic .. in the sense that it easily lasts 7 hours and feels good for the first 2; In short, all in all adequate performance. Does it cost much? definitely yes.... is it worth it? you must know ... I also had some bottles of CW very first version and in any case the comparison didn't hold up, the GIT is much more beautiful in my opinion, less synthetic in the rendering and in general at least 3 steps above the Davidoff. Masculine without ifs and buts. Handsome.
13th July 2023
It's one of the greatest fragrances ever created. An artistic masterpiece. 5 out of 5. Timeless. It can never smell "old" in my opinion. This is already an historic perfume, not because critics made it historic, but because fragrance enthusiasts made it historic and legendary.

In my opinion/observation, this fragrance doesn't have any volatile top notes that burn off within 20-30 minutes. The opening of the fragrance stays for around 3-5 hours before the heart notes fade off and reveal the base. I think your skin chemistry will heavily determine how long the opening lasts, although this is one fragrance where I don't think your skin chemistry is going to dramatically alter how it smells. This should smell practically the same on anyone's skin as off the test strip as well. 'Maybe' the lemon verbena note could shift sour on some skin, but shouldn't be noticeable among the other more prominent notes.

The base of the fragrance sets a foundation of a white cloudy, fairly-dense texture with hints of synthetic-chalky-mint. The Sandalwood plays an integral supporting role even though it's not really detectable for me, I know it's merging with other notes in the base to create a very pleasing combination. The heart of the fragrance is a deep natural quasi-vegetal grass/shrub green that has hints of sparkling spearmint in it IMO. The green heart notes have some intermittent moments of that sparkling green effervescence. (This is what separates the 'fakes' and 'knockoffs' from Green Irish Tweed, and IMO, what separates Green Irish Tweed from Davidoff's "Cool Water"). The lemon verbena gives a nice atmospheric touch and isn't dramatically noticeable. You can detect it if you focus on trying to pick it up, but if you're not thinking 'lemon' you won't really notice it's even there.

I generally describe this fragrance as a white cloudy, slightly chalky, sparkling green fragrance with touches of what smells like ionized moisture in the air. An effect sort of like you're near a river or around water that permeates the air. The green in the fragrance fluctuates from a dark lush green to a sparkling spearmint green off and on, which is what you will only find in Creed's fragrance. None of the copycats or knockoffs have this multi-green dark/bright flux in the heart. So, if you want the highest quality experience of this scent buy the Creed, not Cool Water or any knockoff.

This is inarguably one of the most beloved fragrances among those who have perfume as a hobby. If there is one fragrance where you would pony up several hundred dollars, this should be one of the easiest recommendations.
13th May 2023

This may be the bee's knees for the urbanite, but for someone who grew up in the countryside this just smells like a hot and humid summer morning in the South. Reminds me of all the smells when my dad would mow our 5 acres of grass, weeds, and fallen branches.
16th April 2023
Opening is very earthy, I definitely understand the “Green” in the name. Fresh, crisp and clean. After around 30 minutes, the top note fades and I began to notice the more floral violet notes, and some iris. The dry down is musky and woody, due to the ambergris and sandalwood. It’s a lovely dry down and my favorite part of this fragrance. The entire thing some captures the essence of rolling hills, crisp spring air, and the freshness of a light breeze. Perfect for a spring day when it’s not too hot out yet but not cold either, nice and fresh after the cold winter. A clean, safe, fresh scent.
17th March 2023
Green Irish Tweed is a great scent.
I am totally biased too because I am a fan of Bleecker Street by bond
This one features a similar composition.
Scent is year round
This does lean more masculine but scent is awesome.
A lot of folks take issue with GIT price point and liken it to an expensive soap but it's not that.
I've become a fan of dua solo scents that nail popular scents. Please check for GIT there. The scent is awesome. Who will be able to tell the difference?
24th February 2023
Green Irish Tweed... very lush... very stately... very sensual... very expensive... It's a big middle finger to the Stetsons and Jovan Musks of the world, and it isn't apologizing for it.

GIT takes you for a journey. Upon spritzing, there's invigorating, vivacious, yet dark and somewhat melancholic greenery. This bit fades fairly quickly, then it becomes (to my nose) a white floral-sprinkled iris with musky wood scent. Not many floral notes are listed, but GIT smells much more floral than the notes and reviewers mention, in my opinion. Don't worry, though, as these are not girly flowers, but rather sultry and stern ones. This stage reminds me a bit of Dior's Pure Poison,--a women's fragrance that I never thought smelled terribly feminine to begin with, so no surprise. Similar-smelling to Irish Spring soap and Cool Water? Sure, but there's a certain refined character that those two don't quite have.

I found both longevity and projection to be better than reported.

Green Irish Tweed is a solid special occasion option as opposed to one you douse yourself in. It would make a primo wedding fragrance in particular. Age? Anyone over 20. Of all 80s fragrances, I believe GIT aged the best.

Cannot imagine not having this in my collection.

19th January 2023
Before trying my first Creed fragrance, I assumed the fragrances were so overpriced as to achieve that boujoire reputation, and I figured a lot of people just bought into that, and it kinda bugged me.

But now I've tried my first Creed fragrance - Green Irish Tweed - and I stand corrected. It's a masterpiece. Dammit. I really wanted to not like this one. I'll never be able to justify paying what they want for it. But man I'd love having this in my collection.

Up front it comes out swinging with bright green lemon and verbena. Tart and herbaceous at once, it's almost overpowering. I didn't love it at first, though I did find it very fresh, 'masculine' and powerful.

It's all about that drydown, though. Wow. What this ultimately settles into is pure class. I typically can't stand either iris or jasmine, on their own, or if they are front-and-center. Jasmine screeches medicine, and iris is the inside of my grandma's purse, or lipstick. Here, though, they're blended to absolute perfection, forming a roundness with the aforementioned lemon and verbena. As the sandalwood and ambergris finally join in, it just makes for the most incredible olfactory experience. In that drydown, and once it's settled - it's nostalgia at first sniff. Something indiscernible that triggers memories I don't think I actually have. Boards of Canada achieved this with music, Creed has achieved this with fragrance. It's just the classiest, warmest, most comforting nostalgic thing I can even think of.

So I stand corrected, Creed. You'll earn every dollar you make off of this one, and now I must smell all your others. Because this is a masterpiece.
28th April 2022
green Irish tweed is a real SCRUBBER! Harsh, head-achy, department store drivel pretending to be high end stuff. ALL the worthwhile Creed presentations have been "vaulted". Thanks to Ebay, I have a few of them.
23rd April 2022
A fougère-like scent that is green and very fresh. Dark citrus, violet and "ambergris". That's basically it, but it is a wonderful accord none the less. There is some sharpness up top that gives the impression of minty verbena. Sandalwood adds to a lovely drydown. Not getting much of an "Irish countryside" vibe, but that's OK. There is an obvious similarity to Cool Water (Davidoff) and at one point I thougt it madness to shell out for GIT. CW is a great scent in it's own right, but GIT has a drier and more airy composition which becomes obvious on closer comparison.

It's harder to swallow the price tag, along with the marketing rubbish from Creed and their 4,000 year old infusion techniques. This creation relies most heavily on synthetics. It was of course not created for Mr Grant either. But it is a beatiful fragrance, good for almost any occasion. You feel a million bucks wearing this.

My personal favorite from the house of Creed, as well as from Pierre Bourdon.

9th January 2022
Yes, it does remind me of Cool Water. It obviously is of better quality, more complex and has better performance (at least compared to modern bottles), but considering I don't like either scent that much (kind of dated and synthetic) and the price differential, it's a pass for me.

19th July 2021
My current favorite.

I bought this blind buy but nearly passed as there were SO many reviews comparing it to Cool Water. In all honesty I haven't knowingly smelled Cool Water in 25 years, but I didn't like it then, and can't pretend that I'll consider sampling it anytime soon.

My only complaint is that at this price point, longetivity should not be a problem and I find that it kinda is. It's low-key, but sillage is still good after a couple of hours.

It's definitely a spring/summer scent, but here in South Texas those seasons last 9 months so I can nearly wear it year-round.
1st December 2020
One of the best offerings from creed in my opinion. This along with Bois du Portugal screams class and money. I can't comment on newer batches but my 2016 and 2015 one I've owned have the most beautiful green fresh quality combined with zesty citrus but the magic happens in the base where we are introduced to sandalwood and an ambergris accord which knocked my socks off five years ago and still does today.
18th November 2020