I have ordered multiple fragrances from scentiments.com, including Creed, and all have been fresh and authentic.
My fiance had a similar experience to yours with the Hermes store in Beverly Hills. They argued that Hermes fragrances online were not authentic, but the bottles I've received were without a doubt Hermes.
Ebay seller creeddirect has also been reported to offer authentic Creed, but I have no experience with them.
Do your research and you should be fine.