Originally Posted by scentemental What's the point of all this. Well the point is that the Creed distribution system remains a mystery expect perhaps to the inner sanctum of the Creed family, I suspect. I thought that ordering from Parfumsraffy I was going to get an absolutely new flacon. I didn't. How do I know that? Simple, the new flacons I have observed from a recent purchase of Bois du Portugal have the creed coat of arms on the bottles and/or a sticker on the box which meets the EC/IFRA disclosure requirements for certain aromachemicals. Unless you have one of those bottles with the coat of arms on the actual bottle and/or a sticker listing the EC/IFRA aromachemicals to be found in the Creed fragrances--yes folks Creed does use aromachemicals, sorry to be the one to disabuse you all--you probably don't have a new bottle. I say "probably" because along with most of you, I can't be really sure that that's the way to tell. And so much for buying from one of their official supplier: leaking flacons and possibly old stock.
Thanks for the insight Scentemental, I just checked the boxes of SMW from Neimans, and Neroli Sauvage from Saks (bought within the past month) and Santal Imperial from Saks (given to me as a gift, bough from the same local Saks early summer).
Theres no sticker of any sorts regarding the ingredients list in either Neroli Sauvage or Santal Imperial.
The SMW from Neimans though has the ingredients sticker, with the following info:
Ingredients/contains: Alcohol denat, Aqua(water), Parfum, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Limonene, ButylPhenyl methylpropional, citronellol
I looked up my box of Original Vetiver bought from fragrancenet.com and sure enough, it had the sticker, with the following info:
**lot number is blocked out**
Ingredients: Alcohol denat, parfum, benzyl alcohol, cinnamyl alcohol, citral, eugenol, iso eugenol, benzyl salycylate, cinnamal coumarin, geraniol, anise alcohol, benzyl cinnamate, farnesol, linalool, benzyl benzoate, citronellol, lemonene
A google search on the ingredients highlighted above reveals that almost all of them are naturally occurring organic compounds but can cause allergies and skin irritation. So just because an ingredient is natural doesn't mean its 100% safe.