Originally Posted by Robert G.
Guerlain also offer their Bee Bottles in gold leaf with engraved initials for significant additional fee. For CREED, I prefer the standard Royal Exclusives bottles and would rather spend the money on other things. Although, I don't seen anything wrong with providing consumers choice.
Well, I don't think there's anything wrong with it, either. If people are willing to spend it, Creed is willing to satisfy them. It's just very . . . I don't know, gross . . . that people are spending so much on a meaningless personalization.
Kinda reminds me of what Salvador Dali did at the end of his life, when he autographed thousands upon thousands of blank pieces of paper onto which a company later silkscreened his works. When he was asked about it, Dali said something like: "If an unscrupulous seller is willing to put an inferior likeness of my genius on a piece of scrap paper that I sign, and an idiotic buyer is willing to pay good money for that inferior image, they deserve each other."