This is a genuine Creed product. I've seen many knock-offs of the Creeds.
Thread: Fake Creed
This is a genuine Creed product. I've seen many knock-offs of the Creeds.
Another vote for 'real'. I don't see anything fishy about it.
I'm glad everyone thinks it's real and thanks for your input, but what about that ring around the emblem on the cap. It's in the 4th photo - it's all faded there. Does anyone else have that on their bottle cap?Originally Posted by apekrul
It's a fading of the metallic paint on the cap.Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder
Here is a question for you....
I have a 4oz bottle of MI and when the sprayer leaked when I sprayed upside down....the gold paint seems to have been eaten away...is this a fake?
I bought it from Parfumsraffy so I would think not....everything about the bottle is thae same as others I have....it smells like it should.."I think"
As I was checking my own box and bottle of a recently purchased 'Himalya', I noticed something that indicates to me that it is genuine.
I found two small 1/8" x 1" foil strips which, when peeled off, reveal the small, metal, 'anti-theft' strips. One was on the bottom of the box. The other on the back, bottom ridge of the bottle itself. Centered in the concave area.
I figure, no one is going to bother with this (especially two of them) to protect a fake.
I recently saw a too good to be true offer on Ebay for a few bottles of GIT and SMW, being that Creed can dig a hole in your pockets price wise I couldn’t let this slip by me. I bought three bottles from three different sellers thinking that sense I Had such good luck with purchasing items from Clair (Creed direct) that maybe I could get lucky again. I guess the saying “if it’s too good to be true then it usually is” is a very true saying. Both of the bottles of GIT were fakes and the SMW was a fake. I received the GIT first in the mail and I had never smelled it before so I was blinded by excitement. I sprayed the juice on me and it smelled great and I was amazed at what I had been missing out on. The next day the SMW came in and the new bottle was just a replacement for my bottle that was running out. I sprayed the SMW on me and I asked myself what the hell is this and I knew it was a knock off. I then decided to compare the bottles and you can’t really tell any differences until you look at the metal neck of the bottle. The knockoffs metal neck it much smaller than the authentic, I compared it to Erolfa, SMW, and Himalaya and they were all bigger. I then looked at the sprayer and noticed that was also constructed differently. The knockoff didn’t spray as good as a mist as the authentic bottles. I just wanted to inform you guys to watch out on Ebay because there is a big serge of fake Creed being sold and you can tell by the drop in prices. I must say that the fake GIT does smell good ha ha ha I wonder how good the real thing must smell. I gotta get me a bottle
Thanks for taking the time to provide all the info. I also got a fake bottle on EBay and have to admit it smells great. You might want to search threads as there is a ton of info on fake creeds here. Welcome to BN and thanks.
I just bought a Creed Millesime Imperial tester from perfume.com. It smells legit, but reading all those fake creed threads on here has made me paranoid so I want to make sure with you all.
Here is a picture of it (sorry about the quality, only have scanner for now)
In case you cant read the bottle, the front of the bottle reads:
"DE PERE EN FILS DEPUIS 1760
38,AV. PIERRE 1ER DE SERBIE PARIS"
The main thing that struck me about this particular bottle of SMW is that is smells more "alcohol-y" and far less "creamy" than my previous sample of (legit) SMW (I still have some legit juice left to do a side-by-side comparison). Could my 4 ouncer be a fake, or maybe just gone bad?
Caesar, I can't tell from the pics...with the bottle standing straight up is the sprayer also straight up, or does it "tilt" a little? I have seen fake bottles with sprayers that look like they were put on crooked but I've never seen a genuine SMW with a crooked sprayer.
It's straight - from what everyone said here (this is an old thread) I'm pretty sure mine is real. But dav-here, who just posted is the one who needs assistance right now, so everyone pay attention to him!
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Upon closer inspection of both the bottle and the box, I have determined that my new 4 oz. SMW is definitely a fake. The giveaways? Not only does the crown logo on the top of the cap look different than the ones on my other 5 genuine Creeds, but the same misspellings that were mentioned for spotting fake Green Irish (Frich) Tweed boxes are also on the back of this particular box!
I've already emailed the seller asking for a refund (his auction description said "100% Guarantee", and he has a 99.5% positive feedback rating). I'm awaiting for his reply.
Buyers beware, indeed!
BTW, the eBayer that sold me that 4 oz. SMW in question here, has sent me a full refund (thank goodness!!).
double_value is a total rip-off artist. He tried to sell me a fake GIT, and then when I caught him he asked me to give him positive feedback for being honest. What?
You are not your perfume.
Yeah Double_Value is notorious for selling fakes. If you bought it from him it's a fake.
These are the 2 versions of SMW boxes I've seen online: A "mostly white" version, and one with a silver border around the name.
The version that I recently received (and returned) was the "mostly white" version, with the misspelled French words on the back (same misspellings as are found on the back of fake GIT boxes). Is it safe to assume that all the ones being sold in the "mostly white" boxes are fakes? Did everyone's genuine SMW come in the "silver bordered" box?
Last edited by dav-here; 20th May 2007 at 12:39 AM.
I recently bought a fake Silver Mountain Water from ebay. I contacted Creed's US store with the sellers name but never heard back. Ebay told me it was between the seller and I, and the seller ignored my emails. Ebay is the largest seller of counterfit items on the planet and they don't care because they are getting their cut even if it's fake. The only time ebay would care is if the legal department of a corporation was breathing down their neck.
Even if you go by the pictures of the box, you still have a good chance of being ripped off on ebay. A lot of times they use Creed's actual stock photos of the products instead of taking new digital photos.
So, bottom line is make sure you only order Creed from legit sellers.
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It's funny, all this talk about the silver border on the front of the box. The one Creed that I have that I suspected anything fishy about was my Tabarome Millesime that I got from Scentiments. (And this is the only one-- all of the 11 other Creeds I've gotten from them, I never had a doubt).
The reason being this. Only on the box for my Tabarome Millesime is there no silver coloring on the border around the Tabarome decal. Also there is no coloring where the Price of Wales crest/ plume thingy is above that-- All the other boxes have this embossed area colored in some way or another. There are no spelling errors and the box looks otherwise perfect. The juice however just smells kind of weird. Not necessarily bad. When I tried it against the tester at Neimans, it seemed just a tad different. A different balance in the notes. Also, everything else about the bottle, sprayer, and juice was exactly like that of all the other Creeds I've seen.
Really it's the box on this one that bugs me just a bit. Because it doesn't seem like a fake at all. I have heard that Tabarome does go off quickly and this box was stamped 2005. The juice does strike me as slightly more bergamot/less ginger than the tester. Who knows. But yeah, Tabarome is the only Creed I've gotten that I'm a bit iffy about.
I just bought a 4 fl oz tester GIT bottle from a small shop in Singapore. I didn't know that they sell Creed testers until yesterday. They have Himalaya, Original Santal, Original Vetiver, Royal water and other Creed that i can't remember. They priced each bottle at (S$65 ~ US$43).
I bought it because they have many range of Creeds and to my knowledge, only SMW and GIT have been faked.
1. The GIT bottle has:
GREEN IRISH TWEED
DE PERE EN FILS DEPUIS 1760
38, AV. PIERRE 1er DE SERBIE PARIS
2. Bottom of the bottle: Creed Made in France Paris. HP printed on the left and small 5 (or probably S) printed on the right.
3. back of the bottle: small 'Lot: AC2D06' printed near to the bottom of the bottle.
4. The tester box (brown box with no Creed logo) has this small sticker printed:
GREEN IRISH TWEED 120 ML
INGREDIENTS / CONTAINS
ALCOHOL DENAT (SD-ALCOHOL 39-C)
5. The whole bottle is black and on the top of the spray: Creed with his logo is printed. The logo looked the same as HIMALAYA that I just purchased from Basenoter. Any idea if this is original.
I really don't have any idea about the smell since I have never tried Creed before.
Thank you very much.
Last edited by ultranova3; 7th October 2007 at 05:49 AM.
Sounds like it's probably okay. Enjoy...
Most Creed testers are safer bets than non-testers when you purchase from unknown source
It sounds good.
If you are in any doubt.. Spray coolwater on one wrist and your G.I.T on the other
Give it around 45 mins and if they smell the same.. Its not the real deal!!
I have only seen Creed testers in 2.5 oz bottles but looking it up on Ebay I do see some 4.0 oz testers.
Last edited by AZsmells; 8th October 2007 at 02:39 PM.
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I just bought a 120ml bottle of Millesime Imperial from Australian eBay for A$50. That was the ending auction price, not a buy-it-now - I was the only bidder. It's a used bottle and the seller doesn't seem to have sold perfume before, so it isn't a professional seller of fakes like the other ones in this thread, but the price seems too good to be true. My concern is that the seller might have bought a fake for his personal use and is reselling it because it's too late for him to return it or something. I'm also concerned because it has no box and no lid - maybe he threw them away because they are telltale signs that it's fake? Unfortunately I hadn't visited this forum for a while so all the warnings about fake Creed slipped my mind when I bid on it (frantically, in the last few minutes of the auction). :P
So I have three questions, I hope someone can help me:
1. Most of the warnings are about GIT and SMW - has anyone seen fake Millesime Imperial before?
2. Does this bottle look fake in any way?
3. I haven't paid for it yet - do I use PayPal to get a better chance at a refund if it turns out to be fake, or does the method of payment not matter?
ETA: Oops, I meant to post this in the main "fake Creed" thread - mods, feel free to move it there if that's better!
Last edited by Clare; 8th December 2007 at 10:18 PM.
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Good luck with your purchase and hopefully this one should be the real thing...
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Unlike SMW or GIT, genuine Millesime Imperial bottles do chip off the gold foil. That bottle looks real, and the safest way to buy Creeds on ebay is used, but the best way to tell is from the cap, inside and outside for else the top of the sprayer.
Last edited by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR; 9th December 2007 at 12:29 AM.
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I didn't mean to say that since the gold plating was coming off, its a fake. I meant to say that since the gold plating is coming off i didn't bid for it as the day i acquire a big MI bottle i'd want it to be perfect....I already got a 30ml bottle and the longevity is appalling but i'd want to get a bigger bottle just for the beauty of it...
I recently discovered a place in Viet Nam that sells Creed perfumes. And the price is only 92 AUD, or 1.3 million Viet Nam Dong. (around 80 USD).
I know the BIG BIG BIG FAKE CREED topics, and still not sure how to distinguish between the fake and the real thing (as i never seen the real thing before).
The descriptions in that topic is not very clear (to me), so im asking you guys to post pictures of your real creeds (Especially SMW, GIT and MI )
Thank you !!!
I don't have any of those, but I will have GIT by next week...I'll post then.
go to their website http://www.creedperfumes.us/ or http://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/site/ The UK website has easier accessible photos of the bottles.
here you will be able to see the real bottles. coincidence you've posted this, as my sister has a GREAT smelling bottle of Erolfa but fears it's fake based on the bottle quality... gonna go check this out myself.
Last edited by nthny; 23rd December 2007 at 06:33 AM.
The real bottle in real life (after purchased =P) is differerent i think :-? Those are photoshoped pics so its hard to tell
Buy from a reputable dealer and try to forget the too good to be true because there are a lot of fakes out there.
Gary (a proud <sic> owner of a bottle of Green Frich Tweed)
Last edited by fredricktoo; 23rd December 2007 at 09:15 AM.
I see that you reside in Australia.
Contact http://www.creedperfume.com.au/ for official samples and then compare them to the bottles in Vietnam.
May you win this battle for truth.
Ah well =) Im just thinking if they are good deals. =P
92$ is not a bad price to ignore =))
So i guess i just give it a try =)
opps ....couldn't attach the picture
Last edited by achanna; 24th December 2007 at 02:05 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Many of the Creed bottles are shown right here in the BN Directory:
Look to the left for a bottle image and then click on that frag for a photo of its bottle. Of course, the more recent ones are the ones with a pic.
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Last edited by achanna; 24th December 2007 at 02:15 AM.
Thank you so much for the pictures...
One more question, does it have a REF number on the box and the bottle ? Where it is located. (I got to inspect the creed so ... =) )
Last edited by ohhmygod; 26th December 2007 at 11:16 AM.
be warned.. not all bottles have the same stickers/serials/extra info typed on them. my VIW is diff from others.. and some have no stickers at all on the box
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
hi guys , the number on the box / bottle , does the last 2 digits represent the year of production or is it the first 2 digits after the letters?
thx in advance
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I think last 2 digits represent the year - experts can correct me if I am wrong
You're right on the dot. That's one fresh bottle of SMW you got there!
I think REF number is exactly the same with LOT :P .
Anyway, that helps a lot, achanna >< Lots of respect.
guys, came across some shops in here which sell creed products...they were selling creed MI for like $100
now how do i validate if this is authentic? and also is there a way to find which year its been made? if so, is creed famous for "turning" fast or its juts Bull S.... anything else that i should be looking out for?
how are creed shower products? is it worth the money?
like always...inputs woud highly appreciated...thnx folks...
Pluran, sincere apologies in advance...
This is a very good question.
Here are just four of the many threads which discuss how to indentify fake Creeds:
Good luck - I hope that these guide you in the right direction.
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Here's how to verify:
Is it selling on eBay? Is it 4.0 oz? Did you buy it?
If the answer to all three of these questions is yes... than it's real!
...at least according to the counterfeiters. Happy bidding!
Last edited by somethinpositiv; 12th March 2008 at 06:27 PM.
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Just buy it at an authorized retailer.
ebay sucks imo. neiman marcus is where i'd go if you want complete peace of mind. but it'll cost you retail prices.
scentiments.com is authorized by me as being my preferred place to shop.
real, fresh, and dates were not tampered with as they were from the other online discounter i purchased creeds from (fragrancenet.com had otherwise perfect product but the boxes and bottles both were tampered to remove dates and lot #'s.)
fyi the newest stock (for 2008) has actually started to come without any dates or lot# markings on either box or bottle. this is however different than tampered items where you can tell something was there and then removed.
good luck.. my advice is don't neccessarily look for the cheapest price, unless you are comfortable with the idea that you may not get the best specimen possible. you should look for the most reputable place with which you are happy with the pricing.