But while I find it a curiosity with a noteworthy place in poker boku deposit the history of fragrance, I confess that I can't stand the stuff.
In matters of taste and aesthetics there is no right or wrong, and the opinion and experience of each individual is as valid as that of the next - so long as it is truly their own.
Tabarôme was the scent created for Churchill that was supposedly also favoured by Cary Grant, among others.To be brutally honest I suspect that many of the deliriously amorous reviews of this mediocre fragrance - and let's face it: despite its legacy as a trailbrazer it's really not that good - have fallen victim to a "Chinese Whispers" effect similar to that.Anyhow, in my humble opinion, after many many years I can say that I have grown to detest GIT, although as tastes and opinions usually change and evolve over time, perhaps sometime in the distant future - most likely when in the grip of senile.The ouverture is stereotypical Creed, followed by an overwhelming blast of nausea-inducing notes that combine to create the "green"-ness, and it is this stage of its development that I find most repellent.I note that one reviewer below had clearly confused GIT with Tabarôme because they claimed GIT was the signature scent of Cary Grant and Winston Churchill, both of whom were long dead before it was even conceived.The one saving grace is the subtle woody undertones of the drydown, but this is too faint in my opinion to be as effective as it could be and if, as per the hype, the house of Creed is using its own select supplies.In fact it seems to be one of those scents one either loves or hates and over the years I have inclined more towards the latter.It is without doubt the most overpowering, least subtle, least sophisticated and most un-sexy of the entire oeuvre of the House of Creed.Irish, tweed which I've owned for well over ten years now and although I was mildly curious about it at first (and I have a huge bottle of vintage Millesime) I must confess that I don't actually like it at all, and of all the."De gustibus non disputandum est".
Definitely not a romantic scent, nowadays I prefer to wear GIT to events hosted by people I dislike or who irritate me, and to deter any potential bunny boilers or stalkers because GIT is the kind of fragrance that could be worn by a monk.There is no doubt that, like all Creed creations it is composed of the finest ingredients, but I find the balance and harmony of the composition to be unbalanced and discordant.I recall someone else claiming that JFK even wore GIT but his preferred Creed was their classic Vetiver.However "de gustibus non disputandum est" as the Romans used to say.The few times I wear it, I find it necessary to apply it sparingly because otherwise it makes me want to vomit, and when I used to wear it to work (I worked in financial markets at the time) it attracted comments, but NOT favourable.And in any event, we are all different in our ability to perceive, detect and appreciate different tastes and olfactory sensations, which mostly depend on our genetic makeup so what appeals to some may be revolting to others, yet having spent more than a decade.I can kind of understand the appeal and success of GIT given the strategically clever name and in the context of the year it was created, when Sloane Rangers, Young Fogeys and Preppies were in their heyday, as GIT comes across as a very pseudo-country.while the very word "tweed" has associations with the landed gentry, country houses, horses, fox hunts, Yorkshire peasants gratefully tugging their forelocks and that sort of thing.In terms of the evolution of modern perfumery it was in many ways unique and revolutionary, but it remains trapped in a bygone era and is definitely not a crowd pleaser.Just got Lattafa's Raghba for Men and the immediate association was Green.