Green Irish Tweed by Creed is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men launched in 1985. Green Irish Tweed was created by perfumers Olivier Creed and Pierre Bourdon.
Green Irish Tweed has always been a very popular fragrance ever since it was released more than three decades ago.
The keynotes of this Woody Floral Musk are Lemon Verbena, Violet Leaf, and Ambergris.
A note from the brand:
Inspired by Olivier Creed’s family couture legacy, Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum is a true fougère fragrance that is both aromatic and fresh. Evoking the lush green countryside of the Emerald Isle, freshly cut grass and a fresh sea breeze, this classic men’s fragrance is a clean and natural smelling scent, characterised by its dry, grassy, hay-like dry down.
|Perfume Name||Green Irish Tweed|
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum|
|Scent Family||Woody Floral Musk|
I recently was given a sample of this fragrance with a different perfume order. This is my experience of experimenting with Green Irish Tweed.
What does Green Irish Tweed by Creed smell like?
This fragrance smells fresh, grassy, and earthy. This grassy aroma is supplemented by doses of citrus that come and go throughout the duration of the wear.
Green Irish Tweed is the scent of a sophisticated guy that has his things in order. It’s not flashy or in your face, but it brings about an air of confidence. It smells like walking in a huge grass field in the summer in the Irish countryside.
To me, this smells like a much more complex and refined version of Cool Water by Davidoff, as there is some similarity in the top notes. However, Cool Water has more of a herbal vibe to it than Green Irish Tweed, which I would describe as being a more grassy aroma.
|Top Notes||Lemon Verbena and iris|
|Middle Notes||Violet Leaf|
|Base Notes||Ambergris and Sandalwood|
The moment I spray this scent, I get this very interesting mossy and earthy opening. Based on the name of this fragrance, it feels really fitting, and I quite like it. Very soon after this, the violet leaf and lemon verbena start coming through. However, the lemon isn’t super strong at this point.
After a while, I can pick up a lot more citrus. I really like this scent even more at this stage, as the addition of the citrus adds an extra dimension of complexity. As the scent dries down, the ambergris appears, and this is the only time I start picking up the iris.
I can definitely see myself wearing this scent, although I don’t think I love it enough to invest in a bottle for my own collection.
Sillage & Projection
I’d describe the sillage of this scent as being quite strong and will radiate at least 6 feet. The projection is moderate for the most part and the strongest in the first 3 hours. This is a fragrance you need to be careful with in order not to overspray.
Longevity & Versatility
In terms of longevity, I can bargain on at least 6-8 hours on my skin, but most of the time, I get a solid 7 hours of wear. Every time I tried it, I put it on late morning, and by late afternoon it was still pretty noticeable.
I’d score this scent highly when it comes to versatility. It’s something that could be worn year-round, but personally, I’d avoid the hottest days of summer. To me, it feels like something that’s most appropriate for the spring. You can also wear it to any event or in any circumstances. It’s pleasing and inoffensive, so you can never really go wrong.
Green Irish Tweed is a great option for someone in the market for something woodsy and earthy with a dash of citrus. It’s fresh and versatile, so if this is something in your budget, by all means, go for it.
However, if this scent isn’t in your budget, don’t fret because there are plenty of clones out there that can get you pretty close to this scent. I think this is a scent that will appeal to older and more mature tastes.
It’s certainly sophisticated, but it’s not sexy, as it’s not the type of scent you will wear out to a club to meet someone. So if this is something you want, then perhaps it’s wise to search for another scent to wear on occasions such as nights out.
I’d warn against blind buying this unless you already like Cool Water or other masculine scents from the 80s or 90s.