Originally Posted by OctaVariuM
If you look on fragrantica they have little blurbs about the fragrances from Creed. Most of them aren't talking about models or actors, but they do have some pretty interesting "back stories" if you choose to believe them.
Also, I love all the drama that always surrounds Creed in the fragrance community. When did we all become 13 year old girls? If you like the fragrances, great. If you don't, fine. Calling something a con just comes off as petty.
Thanks - yes, I have see the fragrantica blurb before. I can't imagine that is what all the Creed bashing is about when the refer to their "marketing".
Sounds like the Creed hating is mostly
1) about a few batch inconsistencies - but never bring up the constant reformulations other houses do. I don't hear about Creed reformulations - is the GIT today the same as it was 10 years ago? Can people name some of the Creed fragrances today that have undergone reformulation?
2) about the royal history they "claim"- if it is true, then who cares? if it is not, then who cares? - It sounds like a straw man argument that people create just so they can criticize, since I am not aware of any Creed marketing - the blurb on fragrantica hardly counts as "marketing". I saw many commercials showing Tiger Woods driving a Buick. If you really think a young multi-millionaire cruises around in a Buick. What do you think the point of marketing is?
3) Price - but they are cheaper or right in line with most Amouage products, Heeley, Bond No. 9, Tauer, by Kilian, and many other fragrance houses.
4) about Creed likers - saying "they see no wrong", "think everything about Creed is perfect", etc... I have yet to see a single Basenoter claim Creed is perfect. This is another straw man argument. It seems like it is the Creed haters that are more interested in pushing their views (and they usually come back to these 4 things, which, by the way, have nothing to do with how good the juice smells).
If you have labels peeling off, you may have a fake - or one that has been so mistreated along its journey it might as well be - I have never had any problems with anything like that. I don't like the misfiring Aventus nozzle, but the others seem to work ok. However, I usually get all my Creed products from "proper" channels, not off the back of someones truck.
If you don't like a fragrance by them (for me it's Baie de Genievre, MI, SMW, and Tabarome), thats fine. But they make 12 that I do find bottle worthy. And I have not found a house that even comes close to that. I am not defensive (I have no personal interest in the company), nor do I feel I need to justify my investment - they have been some of my best purchases I have made.