Creed Aventus Authenticity Concerns and Questions.

    Creed Aventus Authenticity Concerns and Questions.

    post #1 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    Hello everyone!

     

    Earlier this weekend I found this place in West Edmonton Mall called "No Excuses: Fragrances for Less". It actually seems to be the only place you can get Creed in Edmonton at least.

     

    I sampled Aventus, and while it seemed legit, I'm still not entirely sure as I've only tried out Aventus maybe three or four times prior to this one. It definitely seems like a good batch to me. Pretty decent longevity and projection compared to other batches of Aventus I've tried. It's been about 6 hours and I can still smell it fairly decently. As for the sample bottle they had, it definitely seems legit. The engraving on the cap and on the sprayer itself seem to be correct, although the label on the bottle itself was peeling off.

     

    The store itself definitely looks a bit sketch and I'd honestly say that I'm only 90% certain it's legit. I believe for the large bottle, they were charging $280, which presents itself as a pretty decent discount. Initially I was going to purchase it and post some pictures of the box, etc to get it authenticated but they don't accept returns.

     

    Has anybody purchased something from a store like this before? Every mall seems to have at least one store similar to this one.

     

     

    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/no-excuses-edmonton

     

    http://www.wem.ca/store-directory-maps/no-excuses-perfumes-for-less

     

     

    Also, right now my only other immediate options are to order it online either directly from the Creed website itself or from another place. I've heard pretty varied things about FragranceNet. Does anybody have any recommendations as far as shipping to Canada goes? Also, I'm a bit concerned about batch variations. Will any of these sites provide me with the batch/lot number before I purchase it upon request?


    Edited by BlueTooth - 9/15/13 at 10:48pm
    post #2 of 7
    You can get it much cheaper from fragrancenet, or fragrancex. I would trust these vendors before I would trust a place called "Fragrances for Less". Fragrancex offer free shipping, and Fragrancenet have all kinds of coupons.
    post #3 of 7

    Hi, Bluetooth!

    If you're concerned about Creed batches, there's a special thread here:-

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/270780/creed-batches-discussion-info

     

     

    n.b. This thread has been moved to the Shopping section and the duplicate thread started there has been deleted.

    post #4 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post

    You can get it much cheaper from fragrancenet, or fragrancex. I would trust these vendors before I would trust a place called "Fragrances for Less". Fragrancex offer free shipping, and Fragrancenet have all kinds of coupons.
    Much better options. I agree with JiveHippo
    post #5 of 7
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    Originally Posted by hednic View Post



    Much better options. I agree with JiveHippo

     

    +1 for this option.
    post #6 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    Oh cheers everyone!

     

    I think that's what I might end up doing. I was just looking at FragranceEx, and the prices are pretty incredible. Is this actually a legitimate website? How can they even afford to sell Creed and other fragrances for THAT much cheaper? Have you guys ordered from FragranceEx and FragranceNet before?

     

    Thanks everyone for all of your input!

    post #7 of 7

    I have bought a lot from fragrancenet - no issues at all - highly recommend it; never used the X, so unable to comment.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BlueTooth View PostHave you guys ordered from FragranceEx and FragranceNet before?
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    9/15/13 at 10:36pm

    BlueTooth said:



    Hello everyone!

     

    Earlier this weekend I found this place in West Edmonton Mall called "No Excuses: Fragrances for Less". It actually seems to be the only place you can get Creed in Edmonton at least.

     

    I sampled Aventus, and while it seemed legit, I'm still not entirely sure as I've only tried out Aventus maybe three or four times prior to this one. It definitely seems like a good batch to me. Pretty decent longevity and projection compared to other batches of Aventus I've tried. It's been about 6 hours and I can still smell it fairly decently. As for the sample bottle they had, it definitely seems legit. The engraving on the cap and on the sprayer itself seem to be correct, although the label on the bottle itself was peeling off.

     

    The store itself definitely looks a bit sketch and I'd honestly say that I'm only 90% certain it's legit. I believe for the large bottle, they were charging $280, which presents itself as a pretty decent discount. Initially I was going to purchase it and post some pictures of the box, etc to get it authenticated but they don't accept returns.

     

    Has anybody purchased something from a store like this before? Every mall seems to have at least one store similar to this one.

     

     

    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/no-excuses-edmonton

     

    http://www.wem.ca/store-directory-maps/no-excuses-perfumes-for-less

     

     

    Also, right now my only other immediate options are to order it online either directly from the Creed website itself or from another place. I've heard pretty varied things about FragranceNet. Does anybody have any recommendations as far as shipping to Canada goes? Also, I'm a bit concerned about batch variations. Will any of these sites provide me with the batch/lot number before I purchase it upon request?


    Edited by BlueTooth - 9/15/13 at 10:48pm

    9/15/13 at 11:36pm

    JiveHippo said:



    You can get it much cheaper from fragrancenet, or fragrancex. I would trust these vendors before I would trust a place called "Fragrances for Less". Fragrancex offer free shipping, and Fragrancenet have all kinds of coupons.

    9/16/13 at 2:17am

    lpp said:



    Hi, Bluetooth!

    If you're concerned about Creed batches, there's a special thread here:-

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/270780/creed-batches-discussion-info

     

     

    n.b. This thread has been moved to the Shopping section and the duplicate thread started there has been deleted.

    9/16/13 at 4:07am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post

    You can get it much cheaper from fragrancenet, or fragrancex. I would trust these vendors before I would trust a place called "Fragrances for Less". Fragrancex offer free shipping, and Fragrancenet have all kinds of coupons.
    Much better options. I agree with JiveHippo

    9/16/13 at 5:55am

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post



    Much better options. I agree with JiveHippo

     

    +1 for this option.

    9/16/13 at 5:27pm

    BlueTooth said:



    Oh cheers everyone!

     

    I think that's what I might end up doing. I was just looking at FragranceEx, and the prices are pretty incredible. Is this actually a legitimate website? How can they even afford to sell Creed and other fragrances for THAT much cheaper? Have you guys ordered from FragranceEx and FragranceNet before?

     

    Thanks everyone for all of your input!

    9/16/13 at 5:38pm

    badarun said:



    I have bought a lot from fragrancenet - no issues at all - highly recommend it; never used the X, so unable to comment.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BlueTooth View PostHave you guys ordered from FragranceEx and FragranceNet before?