Smelling classic doesn’t mean smelling cheap, right?. The basil in the top notes of Green Irish Tweed is quite natural, and soon mixes with florals. At some – very interesting – point, there is a turnover between sweet, floral and even sweet notes. All of that in moderation and all masculine of course. The result is extremely clean stuff.
And then amber kicks in a little harder and, well I have to say it kind of took over and spoiled the magic a little. But until then, the complexity of this aromatic fragrance for men had been up to its fame and price. Woods are waiting in the end, still with a warm amber with intensity, and the aromatic herbs struggling a little to come out from the background.
The mix of basil and other herbs with soapy florals and amber of this Creed Cologne may be something you already smelt before, and there seems to be a never-ending row between Green Irish Tweed’s lovers and detractors about the similarity with Cool Water, which came later but it’s way cheaper.
I guess I’ll have to write my own comparison at some point, in the meantime if you’re looking for a fresh aromatic, your budget is generous but you don’t want to have the feeling you overpaid, you might want to try the two on your own.