Creed Green Irish Tweed – Do you want to smell like George Clooney on Oscar night? It’ll cost you a pretty penny, but you can do it. Creed’s 1985 masterpiece, Green Irish Tweed, is supposedly the signature scent of many of Hollywood’s leading men, and it’s easy to see why.
The cologne is a classic Fougre: rich, fresh and sporty – but that doesn’t quite do it justice. With top notes of iris and lemon verbena, middle notes including violet leaves and base notes of ambergris (basically, whale mucus) and sandalwood, GIT is frequently imitated but never reproduced. Counterfeits are rampant, and the decant I already had in my possession only smelled a little like the tiny, hand-poured sample Creed sent me. A poor man’s version of GIT is Cool Water By Davidoff, but don’t let that sway you; the real deal can’t be copied from this legendary French fragrance house that once made cologne for Napoleon. At Creed’s official Web site, this stuff costs $155 for an ounce, but you know what, it smells like money. And Clooney. That’s a lot to spend on a blind buy, so you’ll have to trust me (unless you want to visit Neiman Marcus). Save your Green Irish Tweed for power meetings, special occasions … and maybe Oscar Night, too.
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