Originally Posted by taint it sweet
I have to admit, I doubted most comments on here about the '11 batch being so much better than '10. I owned three '10 bottles, and sold one of them to buy an '11 bottle. I will confess that the '11 batch is noticeably better. So unfortunate that Creed can't/won't get a better handle on this. It almost makes me feel like I wasted my money on three bottles. I still have around 150ml of GIT that I don't even know if I'll ever wear. Frustrating. Anyway, I wore the '11 today, and it was fantastic. Just like I remember from many years ago. GIT never gets old.
Let me ask you... before you wore the 11 batch, did your 10's make you happy? probably so.
you have to realize how much of this "batch variation" thing is all in the mind. we come here and read PAGES of threads about it, and it gets to be a bigger deal in our perception/mind than it is in reality.
reality is that your 2010 GIT and 2011 GIT might be 1-2% different. And there might be aspects of the 2010 that are MORE prominent/better than the 2011, but because everyone has come on here declaring 2011 so much superior, you automatically assume so.
basically, be happy with ALL of it. if the 2011 lasts longer, great, use that bottle when you are going out for the day and wear the 2010 at home when you know you can reapply whenever you want. or try layering them. I have a 2009 bottle that I honestly think has better/fresher topnotes than these 2011 batches. But the 2011 lasts longer. So I apply one spray of 11 with two sprays of 2009 on top. amazing!
you now own 3 bottles of one of the best fragrances ever made, and that's a LOT to be happy about.