In this post, I am going to continue my cologne reviews for men by taking a closer look at yet another Creed fragrance, Green Irish Tweed. I have already done 5 or so reviews of Creed scents and have created a list of the Best of Creed but have as of yet had a chance to tackle the popular, Green Irish Tweed. How does this cologne measure up? Is it worth a purchase?
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Notes include: violet leaf, sandalwood, iris, ambergris, lemon verbena
The opening of Green Irish Tweed is very earthy and has a sort of mossy/pine type of scent to it. To be honest, I’m not that big of a fan of the opening of this Creed fragrance, it doesn’t repulse me but it doesn’t draw me in really either. It’s that first 15-20 minutes where I am sort of at a loss on how to feel about this cologne. I know some people really like it but it’s not quite my style.
However, once Green Irish Tweed starts to transition and the more citrus based notes begin to emerge, this stuff becomes quite nice and smooth. It has a refined and elegant aroma which is masculine without being overbearing or obnoxious. To me, the whole fragrance is green, fresh, with a citrus kick provided by the lemon verbena.
Longevity and projection wise, I would give Green Irish Tweed, high marks. It lasts 7-10 hours on my skin in mid-50 degree weather here in early winter. Although, I think this is more of a spring cologne with its clean, woodsy, soapy element. Projection on this is really good, so, I’d advise not using too much, as it would simply be overkill.
Is Creed’s Green Irish Tweed worth a purchase? Well, it is expensive but if you’re in the market for a Creed fragrance, then money isn’t much of an issue. If you are the type of guy that likes woodsy/earthy type of smells and wants something that is fresh and distinct, then I’d say yes. For me, I can wear it and enjoy it, but it isn’t my favorite by any stretch. In the Creed line, I prefer Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, Aventus, and maybe even Original Santal (despite the longevity issues). I recognize Green Irish Tweed as among the best of the Creed family, it will just appeal to some guys more than others.