Clone Formula: Green Irish Tweed (Creed)

This formula is now available only as a one-off purchase. If you previously had access via Patreon, feel free to email me and I will supply you with a copy for free.

Green Irish Tweed is one of the most brilliantly constructed green fougere type fragrances ever created.

In this, my version, I am including all of the original non-IFRA and non-EU compliant ingredients because it is profoundly beautiful in its original form. You can always do substitutes if you are concerned with those regulating bodies.

Additionally, I have made a few improvements (at least I believe them to be so) to enhance the fragrance with ingredients that have come on the market since the perfume was first released or simply because they make beautiful additions.

You’ll love this formula – it is a knock out. The high quantity of naturals used indicates the reason that Creed fragrances are legitimately expensivel. This formula includes six different extractions taken from the orange blossom plant (seven if you include the bergamot oil)!


Top Notes

Galbanum, Bergamot, Lavender
Petitgrain, Cascarilla, Peppermint

Heart Notes

Iris, Violet Leaf, Neroli
Geranium, Lily of the Valley, Rose

Base Notes

Orange Blossom, Iso E Super, Sandalwood
Ambrox, Musk, Oakmoss


To purchase the complete formula for Green Irish tweed, go here:

4.8 4 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
148 Comments
Oldest
Newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Florian
Florian
4 months ago

So many Formulas at the moment. Nice!
I just have to replace 2 ingredients if possible.
Madranol and Methyl Octine Carbonate.
Any way to substitute for them?

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thank you for the good suggestions.
WIll do it like that!
I got some Undecavertol and i like the smell of that AC really much.
Wil get some Madranol maybe when i decide to buy some things from overseas but first i will try it with Ionone Alpha then.
I havnt smelled the real Green Irish Tweed, just a Clone from ParfumeParlor (thats a UK based cloning company) and thats a really nice smell in my opinion.
I’m sure this Formula here will smell much better

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Sounds really good!
So after some research i am able to get Violettyne. Its better than undecavertol when i understand it right.
And for galbanolene super, could i increase galbanum oil or dynascone?
Or maybe using Spirogalbanone instead?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I think you mean Petitgrain Water Absolute with Eau de Brouts Absolute.
What do you think about Orange Flower Water absolute to incorporate in this formula or replacing the normal orange Flower absolute or neroli with it?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay yes i understand that. There are 2 different types i can get. The Petitgrain Water absolute is from Citrus aurantium variation amara Marocco (Petitgrain water absolute aka orange brouts absolute is a solvent extracted material from orange leaves hydrolate. With its dark green colour and dark deep scent this absolute needs to be used with a light hand) And Orange Flower Water Absolute is from Citrus aurantium variation amara Tunisia. (When neroli essential oil is produced the left over distillation water will contain water soluble components from the essential oil. This by-product which most may know in the form… Read more »

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I planned on getting them from Hermitage Oils.
Good i will get the ”Petitgrain Water Absolute” for this formula.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Would you use Violettyne over Methyl Octine Carbonate Replacer 0912 (IFF) ?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

So its probably better to use pure Violiff instead of the MOC replacer blend?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Yes you are right.
I thought about getting MOC from PerfumersWorld but i dont know about the quality from them.
Havnt found another supplier for small amounts

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

That is good to know!
I was sceptical because of the prices there and sometimes they dont specify 100% what Material it is, for example Habanolide there has the CAS No of Globalide (Symrise)
But i Like it really much that u can buy everything in 1 Gram and Not premade sizes

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Do you think Orange Flower Tunisia CO2 (Robertet) works as Orange Flower Absolute? With the CAS No i find different Things on TGSC.
Its the only Orange Flower Material that perfumers supply House offers besides neroli

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I looked Into edenbotanicals but its 17$ shipping for me and for the small amount i need its much i think but when the quality is good i would get it there.
I thought about getting Orange Blossom abs Tunisia from Hermitage Oils but that Starts at 2,5grams for 60€ , i dont need that much at the Moment

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

thats good, thank you
but i dont really find a cheaper alternative for me than Hermitage Oils

Frank Saunders
4 months ago

I’m really intrigued to see how vertofix works at this level. I have always used it sparingly due to failed attempts at larger quantities. It’s always great to learn new things! I’m looking forward to putting this together tonight! On a side note, I always hoped for a great use for my methyl octine carbonate, it is one of my absolute favorite smells!! It’s easily one of the most unique and distinctive features on Fahrenheit and other copies/analogies of Fahrenheit.

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay i will wait until i got some MOC then, looks like it is much better than undecavertol

Joye
Joye
4 months ago

Felling thrilled with the possibility to compare your nose on Cool Water and compare to this one and see the light 20/20 FullHD.
Orange Blossom doing more for the human race more than Sinatra did in 59 albums

Fougères are definitely above the creativity

Another one, thanks for sharing

Roberto
Roberto
4 months ago

Hi Jamie, i don’t understand the question of MOC. IN formula write moc but after write in blog MHC. Is this an error?

Roberto
Roberto
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

hence mhc and moc are very similar? and the substances that replace moc also replace mhc?

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Roberto

yes, i understand it like that.
but theres only moc included in this formula.
i will use violettyne instead of moc

Roberto
Roberto
4 months ago
Reply to  Florian

but if the mhc and moc are restricted but are very similar i can use them in mixture in low concentrations?

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Roberto

if u dont want restricted materials then u cant use lyral too
and when u have moc then just use that
or am i missing your point?

Roberto
Roberto
4 months ago
Reply to  Florian

at the concentration reported in formula the moc you can’t use it. But if put it in the formula at a low concentration (es. 1g) and put in 2g of mhc, then the mixture could work and not would be restricted!

Roberto
Roberto
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks Jamie and Florian for your reply! this topic is very interesting and stimulating. i will treasure this information! 2,6-nonadienal can work?

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago
Reply to  Roberto

Even with Alpha-Damascone we are out of IFRA if the concentration of the fragrance is used at 20% EDP. 10% is ok.

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago

Hi, Jamie. Really 2.5% of AAG? Thanks! G. 🙂

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I tried to make a small batch, but there must be something wrong with my AAG because it is too intrusive when I smell on a blotter (from the concentrate), or maybe it requires a long maceration so as to balance itself? I’ll see how it behaves in a little while.

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

Hi G. How’s your batch now. Has it balanced itself. Did you manage to use all the ingredients listed? I’m very interested of this formula. Thanks

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Would you let it “meld together” in pure Form or in the dilution you want it at for using as a perfume? (20% in Alcohol) or doesnt it Matter?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thank you, that is really valuable information for me!
I’ve read different explanations but i was never really sure if it matters or not.
I will let it sit without diluting it from now on.
I have tubes made of poly propylene, is it possible to let it sit in there or do u think amber glas bottles or better? i dont really know if poly propylene will alter the composition after some time
And i’ve wrote you an email 2 days ago, did u get it or went something wrong there?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Yes its plastic but the best when it comes to this purpose.
I understand that Amber Glas ist the best, have only used the plastic ones to Mix things but then immedietly transfered it.
My scale can only handle up to 50grams so Glas is to heavy when it gets above 20ml bottles

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Hi, the concentrate after a week is becoming less hard and rounder, AAG still predominates but much less than in the first few days. Jamie is right, at least a month of maceration is appropriate.

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago

Hi guys, do you know where in Uk I can still supply with lyral?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi
Jimmy Zair
Jimmy Zair
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Thanks, I completely forgot for them. Any success with the recreation? I have tried another GIT formula witch is so much of hedione and too much floral accords. Not even close to GIT inspiration. Hope this one is better.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Zair

I havnt Made this formula Up so far, im Missing some Ingredients. Will do it in 1-2 weeks

Guido
Guido
3 months ago

Where to find cascarilla oil? And Galbanolene super… or can I use something similar?

Last edited 3 months ago by Guido
Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Guido

I got cascarilla oil from a german seller for essential oils.
And for gabanolene super, i asked the same thing a few days ago and jamie said u can omit it

Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Ok thanks, I saw cascarilla oil here at a local webshop Anthémis but they ask 37 euros for 1 ml! They have Costus oil for an affordable price so that’s great.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Guido

Cascarilla is expensive.
i got 1 ml for 20€ that was the cheapest i could find
costus is expensive too, i got some costus olifac

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

What do you think about incorporating Methyl Geranate in this Formula? I will get a sample of it.
Firmenich Description says: ”Floral, herbal, citrus fruity and green note closely related to part
METHYL GERANIATE is a key link between the lavender aspect and the geranium character for a fougere note. It gives excellent effects in many florals to develop richness and naturalness and should be tried in colognes especially with neroli and green notes in combination with galbanum. Usage levels: 0.5-10%.”

When reading that i thought it could work good in this

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

What do you think about BHT the antioxidant?
Should i add that to every Formula and if yes, what about the amount?
I’ve read that 0,1% should be enough but im not sure

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay yes BHT is the only one i got and thought its usefull even when the fragrance is not for Sale and only for Personal use because it is longer good for use.
I will read the thread now, thanks for linking IT!

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Is it same percentage if used coctus oliffac as replacer?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

There is no costus in this formula or what do you mean?

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Jaime says, costus oliffac is a good replacer in your previous conversation. I thought you’re familiar with it. As only cascarilla oil missing in my ingredients. Thought can replace it with costus oliffac

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

im pretty sure he meant costus ollifac is a good replacer for normal costus oil, its maybe a bit misleading because here is no costus oil used. sorry for that.
it smells really really different

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian, is your cascarilla Bark oil or just cascarilla. What did you use for your batch? If costus oliffac used is it at 10% dilution as well?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

I think the only Essential Oil of cascarilla is from the bark

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Sorry my misunderstanding, I’ve got cascarilla from British supplier. I’m not sure about the quality. Hopefully will work

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I’ve been told today my order of cascarilla is on hold, no supply to UK at the moment. I would like to try with cascarilla first and maybe in near future with coctus. Cheers

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago

Update.
After about 20 days of maturation everything is reaching a nice balance. AAG is much rounder and much less intrusive than the first few days. I wait for other days and then I will dilute to 20% in food alcohol 96° non denarured. Already promises very well. 🙂

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hi Jamie, which Iralia/Iralia total from perfumer’s apprentice would you recommend? Both Firmenich

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

So i dont know the Iralia Total but when price is no problem then i would get the normal variation. The Iralia Total doesnt have a refined floral aspact as Iralia, thats what pefumers apprentice says in the description.
So better will be the normal Iralia but i dont know how big the difference is.
All i can say is that the normal Iralia smells really nice

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Thanks. Did you use all ingredients at 100% dilution?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Yes everything at 100%, Just the Last 6 Ingredients at 10%. Exactly like it is in the Formula. Just without gabanolene super and ionone Alpha instead of madranol

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian, can’t find AmberXtreme, Dextro norlimbanol and cascarilla oil. Irone alpha so much expensive at perfumer’s apprentice. Where did you get it from?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Amberxtreme is the Same as cashmeran velvet, U can use normal norlimbanol instead of dextro and cascarilla i got from a German Essential Oil seller. The irone Alpha at perfumersworld can be bought 1gram only so that isnt too expensive then

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

AmberXtreme is totally different from Cashmeran Velvet. CV is a less hard, smoother Cashmeran. AX is almost on the same profile as Ambrocenide or Ambermax.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

At TGSC they share the same description
Thats why i thought its the same but i can be wrong

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

So ive added Cashmeran Velvet instead of AmberXtreme.
Would you say i can add the AmberXtreme too or would that be too much? Maybe a lesser dosage?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay looks like i got confused because of PellWall.
Yes i’ve added the Cashmeran allready, will get the real AmberXtreme and try adding it the mixture.
Yes its a really expensive error but it cant be helped then, i just hope it will work out

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

the problem is i dont have amberxtreme, would have to buy it from overseas, but there is nothing like it right? Got ambrocenide and it would be easier to get ambermax (if its a substitute that could work)

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Yes i will buy the real thing.
I ask Perfumers Supply House if they can make a slower but cheaper delivery, i think you have said that its possible

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

I have read a thread in Basenotes stating that odor of AX is similar to norlimbanol. Did you order Amber XTreme already, it seems we don’t have supply in Europe?

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

$40 shipping for 1 aroma. Really!!!

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Got a bit cheaper after asking. and u get 5 samples with every order at PSH so its worth it in my opinion.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

yes i’ve ordered amber xtreme, shipping was 29$, still expensive but i think its worth. there are many ‘similar’ items to amber xtreme but when reading more about it it seems its a special ingredient and cant be replaced that easily so im getting the real thing

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hi Jamie, got Evernyl and tonalide in a powder form how to add them in formula as it require 100% dilution?Sorry for the silly question. I’m newbie

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

just add the powder, when done just shake it and it will dissolve

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thank you Jamie, will stick to weights. I have a sample of Ambrox DL @5% dilution. Shall I go with it multiplied by 20 or can substitute with Ambroxan?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

I dont want to Tell Something wrong again but Chris Bartlett from PellWall and perfumers apprentice say that ambrox DL is the Same as Cetalox.
Its different from Ambroxan but i dont really know If it works to use ambroxan instead

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

I had to replace 10% of the ambrox DL amount in this formula with ambroxan too because i Ran Out of IT, was a Bit stupid of me

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Perfumers apprentice out of stock until August 14, 2020

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

i got cetalox from perfumersworld

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

They’re seems to be a bit different. I’ve read a lot of comments regarding this. And Creed genuinely use Ambrox DL in their formula I guess

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

‘Ambrox DL is 70% Cetalox 30% Firmenich captive Cachalox. Cetalox is well, Cetalox http://www.basenotes.net/vbimages/smilies/smile.gif. Cachalox is similar to the ambergris family, but more woody which of course gives Ambrox DL its woody profile.’

thats what i found on basenotes

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

yes, maybe you miss that woody profile with Cetalox only. I would go with Cetalox either as my A-DP not enough. It’s a sample 5ml @5%
But some people saying they smell very different 🤔

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

havnt found any statement who said they smell very different.
i will make another batch in the future with real ambrox dl, will see then how different it is.
most ppl said they are not much different

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Liaison carbone sells a chemical called Ambermor DL Pure, its made by IFF and not Firmenich.
The only thing i found is by PKiler, he doesnt have it but thinks it is the same as Ambrox DL

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Shares same Cas

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

Yes thats right.
But ambrox DL and Cetalox Share the Same CAS too right?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay good that it works Out.
We were confused because Cetalox and Ambrox DL have the Same CAS but both are a bit different somehow
I havnt thought about ambrox super because ambrox super is a tradename of ambroxan right? Like ambroxide by Symrise for example or is that wrong?

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay thats good.
I got the Ambroxan from PerfumersSupplyHouse atm, they said the manufacturer changes so i dont really know what i have.

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

Just made this Formula up and its true that the allyl amyl glycolate overwhelms everything lets see how it is in a month, i cant wait!

Jimi
Jimi
3 months ago
Reply to  Giomara

Hi G. How’s your batch going. It’s been a month of mature now?

Guido
Guido
2 months ago

Today I’ve received my order of methyl octine carbonate from Sigma.. and boy…It sure is a trip down memory lane !! instant reminder of vintage Dior’s Fahrenheit.. this is great!

Last edited 2 months ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I’ve had I one bottle about 26 years ago, back then that juice was very powerful probably due to the MOC. It wasn’t my favorite perfume but the cucumber/violet fresh scent did intrigue me.

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Guido

The Amber Xtreme i ordered is unfortunately stuck in customs since monday.
I Hope it will get Here fast that i can Finish this formula.
But yes i Like the smell of methyl octine carbonate too
Got mine from perfumersworld

Jimi
Jimi
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian, does your supplier of cascarilla oil ship to UK, as I’m really struggling find any sellers here. I have an order which is on hold for 3 weeks now. Very disappointing. Just cascarilla missing from my formula 🙁

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

I got mine here:
https://pegam-aetherische-oele.com/aromatherapie/naturreine-aetherische-oele-c-d/cascarillaoel-1-ml
They ship worldwide.
But there is also this seller in Germany:
https://maienfelser-naturkosmetik.de/Cascarilla-1-ml
They ship to the UK too.

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

I just commented but that comment somehow needs an approval to be posted, maybe because of the shop links.
There is a shop called ”pegam-aetherische-oele . com”
I got mine there and they ship worldwide

Last edited 2 months ago by Florian
Jimi
Jimi
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Thank you so much Florian, I really appreciate it

Jimi
Jimi
2 months ago

Mixed my batch 4 days ago, I’m very glad with the result. First impression is amazing smell but I think needs time for balancing as it seems something overwhelming compared to the Creed’s GIT. Would you advise where to purchase food grade alcohol or pure ethanol? I wouldn’t like to dilute with denatured one

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

It will settle down after some time.

I get 95% pure drink Alcohol from small russian Stores. We have Them everywhere in Germany. Its 500ml for 13€.

Jimi
Jimi
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Any online retailers with delivery to UK. Can I have brand name please?

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

i dont think that there is an online retailer that sends it to the UK. When its easy to get in the UK you shouldnt have a problem getting it in russian markets.
Warszawska Wytwornia Wodek Koneser <- that is the producer from poland.
Its the one i use

Jimi
Jimi
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

£35 same one. Spirit’s prices are ridiculous here. Anyway I’ve ordered it. Hopefully much better than perfumers alcohol. Thank you Florian

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimi

i dont know how much better it is than perfumers alcohol but wow at that price i would probably go with the denatured one

Konstantin
1 month ago

Of all the formulas lately, I find this to be one of the more special ones. It is a super exquisite result (even if I didn’t have all the ingredients and took some liberties also trying to keep to regulations). It is powerful, it is super green and refined, and with its sharpness it almost feels like the kind of thing that would be worn in a suit (perhaps not black-tie events but certainly not in trainers). Love it!

Scroll to Top