Just got an update on this from Creed USA. The query went all the way to Olivier Creed who personally replied to this query. Yes, its the real thing, and it once housed Selection Verte. Here's the reply from Creed USA:
I write you to convey a correction of earlier information we provided concerning the fragrance container seen in the attached photo. You had inquired about the container's authenticity.
Mr. CREED contacted us today to say that, despite earlier recollections to the contrary, this particular style of container was briefly used to hold CREED Selection Verte in the year 1965. Mr. CREED was in his early 20's at that time and was still completing his university studies, and I'm sorry to say the container was not immediately recognized by him when he saw it recently. As you know, Mr. CREED's father was master perfumer and CEO of CREED in 1965.
The container is indeed authentic, according to our research and archives, and I apologize for the error.