About Green Irish Tweed
Green Irish Tweed is a masculine fragrance by Creed. The scent was launched in 1985. One of the signature scents of the house of Creed, this "walk through the Irish countrywide" is a favorite of many celebrities. The fragrance is rich, fresh, sporty and unforgettable.Green Irish Tweed Cologne by Creed, Creed green irish tweed was originally created for actor cary grant . The spicy, sporty blend contains notes of mysore sandalwood, ambergris, violet leaves, french verbena, and florentine irAs classic as a perfectly tailored tuxedo on Oscar night, Green Irish Tweed is loyally worn by today's Hollywood leading men who ask for it by name. As legendary as its celebrity fans, Green Irish Tweed combines an invigorating freshness and pure masculinity that have made it not only one of the most artistic fragrances from sixth generation master perfumer Olivier CREED, but also one of the most popular of all time. As refreshing as a walk through the Irish countryside, Green Irish Tweed is one of the premier scents of the House of CREED. Rich, fresh, green, spicy, sporty, original and unforgettable.
Now at this point readers with a modern olfactory palette would need some contexts before smelling this fragrance for the first time, for its idioms have been widely utilized ever since. The bookends of this fragrance, the green and the fougère, was to me referenced in Chanel Platinum Egoiste (1993), albeit in an arguably more acrid, slightly more high-pitched incarnation. Of course, Bourdon would also famously reprise the structural integrity of GIT by plugging in Calone into the mix, producing the watershed Cool Water for Men in 1988, just three short years after the release of the Creed.
Comparing Green Irish Tweed with Cool Water for Men is indeed a gentlemen pursuit worth partaking, for the differences are quite interesting. To me GIT is gentler in character, less intrusive than its marine sibling. Both perform quite well in diffusion and sillage, although Cool Water for Men balances out the freshness from Calone with a more assertive base in my humble opinion. Now much has been said about the use of Calone, the synthetic chemical first discovered by Pfizer in 1966 but left on the shelves for decades due to its bizarre slant: in high concentration its scent has been described as oyster like! Yet at a lower pitch it gives off a fresh marine impression with, depending on the context, melon or cucumber with a slightly saline dent. Yet Calone isn’t the magic pill within Cool Water for Men, as its similarities with the Creed imply. Of course, the Davidoff is more budget conscious, done with broader brush brushstrokes, but Bourdon’s signature touches are decidedly present in both. After all, the instrument alone doesn’t make a concert: neither in perfumery does the overdose of a novel ingredient take away from the thought process. We also pay for the perfumer’s time, not just for the sum of the bottled ingredients.