I'd like to try. Anyone had success?
I didn't. I took the leap of faith and just ordered a big fat 4 OZ GIT from them. Wish me luck!
Creeds age in the bottle and gain strength and longevity as you let them sit. You have to use the new bottle and then let it sit a few months. Come back to it and see, it has gotten much stronger. Batch only has something to do with it in that anything brand new from Creed is weaker than it will be months, or even years from now.
Strange that your reasonable request was dismissed in such a terse way. If I owned a fragrance shop I would definitely take or have one of my hired help take the few minutes it took to give my customers that special service that would separate me from the crowd and keep them thinking of me when they decide to buy fragrance again. Very strange.