Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul
This faux limited edition thing (w/ Windsor and Pure Malt) is really bullshit. It's a cheap way to generate interest and talk about a perfume, and I know if I was one of the people to buy Windsor during its original, and supposedly only
release, I'd be pissed.
We need to boycott this stupid behavior.
I have mixed feelings, myself, having bought it (and having sold off most of it to others). I recall thinking at the time that it was too good to keep limited to 70 bottles, and I think that was pretty obvious to Creed as well. Had Windsor been a major squib, there is no way they would be doing this. But no fragrance maker will turn down a replay of a hit limited edition fragrance. They have to pay the bills, too. I guess I'm a bit forgiving, even though I do feel a bit used.
On the one hand we have companies releasing scads of smell-alike mainstreamers, or scents that walk that way to make a buck. On the other, we get one-off weirdo quality scents like Windsor, where they have to use gimmicks like "one-time limited editions" to keep them from being interesting duds that don't get appreciated until they're long gone. But what happens if it exceeds expectations? Ah, yes. Compromise. As always.
I suspect that the perfumista crowd bought up so much of the Windsor and generated so much hype, that Creed's "Powers That Be" clientele started asking for it and came up short on juice. Second "one time" edition is as easy as the stroke of a pen.
But, on the other hand, at least Creed made the stuff and offered it a a decent price, once it's parted out by the mL.
C'est le parfum.