When Creed launched their Acqua Original Collection in 2014, I thought it was a good idea. I thought it would be kind of in line with what Guerlain did with Aqua Allegoria, only with Creed’s signature woods and florals. I got the Jasmine one and do enjoy it from time to time, but everything else in the line underwhelmed me. So I have been rummaging through my samples lately and found that I have a vile of Vetiver Geranium, so I thought to give it a second chance.
So true to the idea, we get a real fresh, watery vetiver at first spritz. It’s nice and clean, and boring, if you ask me. There are some woodsy notes (light patchouli) to round it all up, and yes, it’s okay, but nothing to write home about. Then it just disappears. I spray more, and get the same blast of greenery, and after a couple of minutes it’s gone again. I have not even turned the corner upon leaving my apartment and already it’s gone. Is it just me, or is this really weak? I read that this has the feel of a cologne but the tenacity of a perfume, but some colognes last longer on my skin. So yeah, to say I am underwhelmed is an understatement. There is nothing for me to smell, and there is no way in hell I would pay Creed prices for something that’s…nothing.