Originally Posted by lovingthealien
Never had Beauty Encounter shave off the serial of anything I've ordered.
I still don't get the creed fascination, especially when it comes to this particular scent.
BE shaves MI serial numbers off; simple as that. And if you return a bottle because of the defaced number, you'll pay a hefty restocking fee, which they won't waive (though one person reported in another thread that they waived his after he called and bitched long enough).
I'm sorry if you don't get the fascination for this particular scent. All I can say is that the first bottle of MI I purchased, from about 2007 or 2008, was the most beautiful, perfect thing I have every smelled. I adopted it as my signature scent, and all was right with the world. But the bottles I've bought from 2009 and 2010 have been so different they've turned me into a typical Creed detective, compiling information about individual batches to try to see if I can find magic in a bottle again. I don't do it for any other Creed but MI.