Originally Posted by dreamchaser
This may sound strange, but in my experience with Creed, I find that the fragrance can appear to be stronger/more potent on bottles that are not that new. I have noticed this with Original Vetiver and Green Irish Tweed. Is it possible the age can become more potent as it settles over time?
I've wondered the same thing. I got my bottle of MI from a reliable Ebay seller (reliable in the sense that my bottle of AA from this seller was authentic) today. Although it smells a little better than my bottle from Fragrancenet, it's still nowhere near as good as my samples from TPC and Nordstrom. It's in the same ballpark, but still much weaker / more watered down.
If the newer Millesimes smell weak and get better over time, then my bottles from Fragrancenet and Ebay are newer than the bottles used at TPC and Nordstrom. But if Millesimes weaken over time, then my bottles are older than those bottles at TPC & Nordstorm.
So, I don't know what the heck to think. I'm debating on whether or not to send it back, or just hold on to it and hope that it developes into the same rich, creamy scent I get from my samples. How old were the bottles you found to be more potent?