I was reading that Oger thread - hednic had to negotiate to a stiff price for an overseas flacon! Scary stuff to see hednic admit to even the slightest difficulty obtaining something. These rare Creeds are an addiction I don't need! I think I'll stick with Curve flankers for now!
I haven't been to the beaches in SF. The only brush with the oceans were at Crissy Fields and Fisherman's Wharf. Oh wait, is the beach next to Crissy Fields one of those that you are referring to?
I plan to visit again when possible, I loved the city of SF. I bought Five from Tiger Lily, and Granville from Saks near Union Square. The food is excellent, but I specifically cherish Tony's pizza, Sotto Mare and Shalimar (the last one is a basic no-frills Pakistani restaurant, the food is authentic and terrific!).
It's true, I do love Baie de Genièvre! My favorite Creed and a lovely scent in general. A bit barbershoppy, a bit of a spiced fougere, all around enjoyable. As to Angelique Encens, I don't know if I have a well-formed opinion of it because I've only got a tiny dab sample and usually wear a very small amount at a time (I find spraying can lend a different experience). From what I do smell, I like it well enough but am not wild about it. Strikes me as Creeds riff on Shalimar. Well done either way, it makes me want to try more of the gray cap EdT's.
Ha! This is going to be interesting! It's KOUROS DAY, and I'm planning on wearing BOTH Kouros and Kouros Silver for part of the day. So I need a GREEN CREED that works well with KOUROS. OH THE TORMENT!!! :wink:
I've really been enjoying the samples you sent! I do think the newer SDV is missing something, so I'll be hoarding my older bottle, but I'll also be ok with getting a backup of the newer vintage. I also really like the Vaniglia del Madagascar, but it seems to remind me of something I already have (that I can't recall). I probably don't need a full bottle of that one yet. Between the Pure Malt and Pure Havane, I was surprised to find that I prefer the Havane. I like that one quite a bit! They've all been delicious. What do you think of yours?
Thank you for the friend add! I happily accept! I've been meaning to drop by here anyway as I've been wondering if you ever got to try the Mexique flanker of Shalimar. If not, could I send some? Would be glad to!