There are some things that never age, some things that retain their charm and grace with the years that go by. This, GIT, as it is commonly called, is one of them.
I'm really impressed how fresh it still is, how it still fits in the current wave of fragrances, knowing that it was released 30 years back!
This scent has 'spring' written all over it. Almost my perfect spring fragrance, a wearing of GIT makes me feel like I'm walking in the country side with greenery all around and a cool breeze blowing through. Everywhere around is green and fresh vegetation surrounds throughout.
A mixture of fresh, green, herbal notes from the start.. and maintaining its green floral vibe throughout (violet and sandalwood) with the lemon verbana and iris in the background and then joined by the creed signature millesime base.
Extremely versatile scent, can be worn both casually and formally. Well worth the price (120-140 for a 4 oz at fragnet etc) and can often be found cheaper in the case of partial bottles.
I'm very happy with it's performance, lasts 8-10 hours on me on an average with 2-3 sprays. The sprayer has changed and the newer sprayers spray less juice than before (beastly pumps before).
A well loved classic, it shall continue to remain so and I'll always have a bottle in my collection.
GIT GIT GIT, where do I start. Everyone I took the first whiff off it, it was the love at first sniff and it keeps growing strondger every single time I wear it.
The aldehyde opening is refreshingly citrus and readily takes you on a journey over wet grass in a cloudy morning with a minimal drizzle.
The aldehydes are complemented with violet leaves which give it the green persona as well.
The combination of these two gives a very clean, airy and subtle opening character.
A perfect sandalwood dry down makes this fragrence orgasmically complete.
I really really love this fragrence because it's subtlity makes feel like a man who doesn't have to try too hard to get what he wants.
I strongly recommend this fragrence for the ones who are new to the world of niche because it's very easy to dissect this masterpiece and at same time is truly unforgettable.
The opening burst lasts about 2 hours on me and after settling down it sits there for a good 7-8 hours after which it becomes a skin scent which lasts another 2-3 hours for me depending on the weather.
One should wear it on the skin as well as clothes( couple of sprays each) for best results.
The word classic gets bandied about a lot these days but GIT actually justifies that tag in all senses of the word. Classic as in groundbreaking, the nose behind it is actually Pierre Bourdon according to Luca Turin's review ( I know it says Oliver Creed on Fragrantica) and he revisited this for a few years down the line in 1988 for Davidoff and Cool Water and the world has'nt been the same since. Cool Water might be more mainstream but this was where it started. Sadly at Creed's price point, your average person is probably never going to own this which really is a shame.Thankfully, we live in the age of decants so getting a 10ml of this gem from Mohit is within anybody's budget.
The frag itself has the greenest top note I have ever smelled, an exact perfect olfactory representation of dewy green grass. This alone is full bottle worthy for me, I could smell it for ever. Reminds me of sitting on the wet lawn after a rain shower. What makes GIT "Green" to Cool water's "Blue". They share similarity in the violet leaf and sandalwood notes but when you smell them side by side, you definitely can smell the better quality ingredients in the Creed and that ambergris base is a killer. And I am talking of older Cool Water here, the current version is a reformulated synthetic mess that gives me headaches.
In the end it depends on whether you can justify the price difference. For me personally, this is in a different league and I will always have a bottle of it. Like I said at the beginning, a true Classic. 10/10
All the other reviews sum it up