I've ordered from FragranceX at least 10 times and every time all went well. The fragrances shipping cost they charge from US to EU is about 10 â‚¬ and for that money they ship via courier like ups, tnt or dhl, so that the frags arrive in a few days. That's what i call great service. The frags have always been authentic.
FWIW, I've bought a lot from: http://fragranceshop.com , including Creeds, and they were all legit and perfect. I was happy with the normal stuff, but then had a long email conversation with them before ordering a Creed. They explained that they only keep a few in stock due to the potential shelf life issues, guaranteed they are authentic and explained where they come from, so I pulled the trigger. Perfect products all around.
Virtually all my Creeds come from fragrancex, fragrancenet, or scentiments. No complaints with any of them, and I recommend them all.
I WILL NOT buy Creeds from Beauty Encounter, and would strongly encourage others not to do so. The last time I bought a MI from Beauty Encounter, it shaved off the serial number. I returned it, and was hit with a hefty restocking fee, which BE refused to waive.
To me, this is a shady practice.