Originally Posted by ChickenFreak
Side question: Why does no one want a 2.5 oz Creed? Apologies if I missed the answer in the thread.
There is a theory that counterfeiters only make Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, and Millesime Imperiale, and only in 4 oz bottles. The only evidence to support this theory is that fake 4 oz bottles of all three have made appearances on Basenotes.
There is no evidence that the rest of Creed's stable isn't being faked, as the absence of evidence doesn't equal the evidence of absence. Also, most of the confirmed fakes have such minute discrepancies in the packaging that it stands to reason that there are plenty of fakes that are perfect, or nearly perfect in packaging. At that point the only remaining discrepancy is the smell, and due to the notorious "batch variations" that the incompetence at Creed can't seem to eliminate, there really is no guarantee that an off-smelling bottle is a fake, because it could just be a lemon. Actually, I might be wrong. Perhaps it isn't incompetence that causes the "batch variations," perhaps it's a brilliant marketing strategy designed to get people to pay retail.
So, that leaves me with investigating every possible error in the packaging I might notice. So the grammar is okay, but...
what about the "FP" that the batch number begins with. Does "FP" ever appear on the 2.5 oz spray bottles? Isn't it only a designation for flacons?
And what about the absence of the word, "MILLESIME," on the bottle. Shouldn't all Royal Delights have that?
This would all be a lot easier if you actually could buy Royal Delight at a retail store.