Originally Posted by the_good_life
Like with most high-priced perfumes, this will be artificially generated exclusivity via wanton pricing, rathern than genuine exclusivity based on limited availability of ingredients or production capacity.
at this point, I think it fair to say that Creed can pretty much charge whatever they want for a scent, regardless of the bottle's contents (or in spite of them, one could argue). personally, I'm altogether nonplussed by all this forced "exclusivity;" Nathan Branch recently reported on his blog about Hermes components factory-manufactured in factories in Asia, and some of their leather stitching, long performed by human hands, has also gone the way of the machine.
in the luxury goods marketplace, the concepts of value and cost are becoming increasingly arbitrary, and are more based on theory than pragmatic reality.
in spite of all this... oh, what I would pay for a truly vintage formulation of vintage Tabarome. if only. Creed, please take note.
[hope it's ok to pull out a quote from you, t_g_l.]