So, like, maybe the first could be.... this winter? (HINT, HINT)
Well, probably not, but we can always dream!
Perhaps this is news, perhaps it was already known, not sure. I have been working with a Creed Rep. from the Boston Neiman Marcus and she confirmed from Creed that Tabarome Private Collection will be released as an exclusive every ten years or so.
So now we wait. ;')
Tapping fingers sequentially on table sound here.
Actually last fall was the first exclusive. It will only be available in the States at the Creed Boutique in NYC. I just hope that they release it in 50 ml atomizers as 8.4 oz. is simply too much. This has never been an everyday kind of scent, it's so formal. 8.4 oz. would last me a lifetime. In seven years I have gone through perhaps 1/2 of one flacon!
Last edited by neal; 25th August 2010 at 10:54 PM.
I owned 75ml of Vintage Tabarome. I have decanted a bit as gifts, worn it about 2 dozen times the past few years and still have about 30 ml left..enough for the rest of my life should it not turn.
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
I would actually happily buy a flacon of it were I to find one at a decent price, I'd probably never use it all but it would just be nice knowing I had enough to last me a lifetime without having to pay an amount that breaks the bank more than anything.
Vintage Tabarome... there is no equal.
Creed would be remiss if they didn't release some well-liked Private Collection scents on a revolving cycle every 5-10 years. Although I think they should be offered in atomizers & a few flacons...
....Vervaine Narcisse and Bayrhum Vetyver seem as good as canbdidates as any for limited runs over the next few years...
...And perhaps Private Tabarome the winter after next.
BN sales: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300...avidoff-Bombay.
Off-BN sales (super rare CREED): http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=95
Well I'll start spaying away. It will 2020 before you know it.
Makes life seem so short when we have enough of a fragrance to last the rest of a lifetime, yet we can hold it in our hands.
It's shame. I was hoping my almost-full flacon would sell for something like $25,000, and then I could go around with major bragging rights for the rest of my life.
As it is, I merely smell good. Damn good, I might add.
I'm considering a purchase in near future, so this truly is good news
There is no way that they will decide the marketing strategy 10 years ahead of time. If you want some - find it now.
Hmm, thing is by now my hopes and expectations are THAT high that I'm dead certain I'l dissappointet.
Same thing happened with Havanna...
Good news for sure but wasn't the last batch of vintage tabarome that Creed made reformulated? Which wasn't as good and led to it being retired. I remember reading that somewhere.
Oh, how I pine for those simpler days when one could buy two or three flacons for $170 each on Scentiments.com.
And that was only three short years ago.
Last edited by neal; 26th August 2010 at 10:28 PM.
reviving this thread to know if there's been any more information on this?
forgive me if there's another thread about it... but didn't see as such.
Still curious as well.
Assuming this is correct -- that Vintage Tabarome is to be released every ten years -- the last release was in March of 2010. Could be a long wait ...
But if the world ends in 2012 no one will get it
...and while we're on the subject, does anyone know the release prior to the March 2010-leather-atomizer-only release? When it was only available in the green 8.4 oz flacon? My guess is 2007?
I'm not sure MikeNy. I've always had a theory about VT that it was last produced in quantity a few years back and that the flacons that were out there in stores and sold out last year had been been sitting there a long time. I think with VT, it was produced much like wine and that in truth it sold so slowly that the last time they made it may have been the early 2000s or so.
I can only filter it through my own experience which is of course quite limited. But from the time i tried VT in the late 90s, my local Nieman only had it in flacons- never saw it in bottles. The SAs never gave me any impression that it was selling at any sort of clip worth noting. Same with Cuir de Russie. Frankly they made you work to sample those two.
This is guesswork on my part. It is certainly possible they continued producing it every year and distributed to places where it sold better than here. But I still maintain that beloved though it is by many of us, the usual Creed consumer wanted little to do with this juice.
I do think that many of the modern Creeds make use of more synthetics than they let on- out of necessity. I'd bet that VT was made from most or all natural ingredients that current regulations may make difficult to produce now.
I'd welcome other thoughts on this. Just a theory based on what I've observed and learned in the last year or so. Do any Basenoters have a recollection of ever seeing VT sold in a bottle as opposed to a flacon?
Last edited by StylinLA; 22nd January 2011 at 04:47 PM.
if VT were just widely released, say in 2010 (or even 2009 for that matter) it would have been put into the clear glass flacons, no? the only jugs I'd ever seen of it were in the green glass.
and also, from what I remember back when I paid more attention to these kinds of things, VT was part of an exclusive collection of Creeds that were only in flacons, never in sprayers. every now and again you could find testers of them. Angelique Encens, Cypres-Musc, a few others.
again, just my $0.02
^^^ Good point about the green flacons. Hadn't thought about that. But, the partial flacon I bought last year was in a clear glass flacon (generically labeled by the way as simply "Private Collection.")
Flacon I bought a couple of years ago is clear glass. The juice is mighty fine stuff. Can't imagine that there's some magically better version of it out there. It's perfect the way it is.
I think I'll just stick with the 125ml bottle of regular Tabarome that I have.
I have been on the hunt for an elusive flacon of VT for a few months. VT is one of the most rich, distinctive, complex and manly fragrances I've smelled to date. In about a week, I'll post about the serendipity of my search (it's been a wonderful fragrance adventure). At least 3 Creed specialists that I've talked with recently said that VT is the most requested discontinued Creed fragrance and they all hoped Olivier and Erwin would make another last gasp batch--even though it might be a lot of work for them to source the ingredients. I'm also waiting for a response from Olivier. I wrote him in French/ English asking for help with locating a flacon for personal use. I'll gladly share what I learn when/if I receive a response from Olivier or Creed Boutique Paris. BTW, I am rather doubtful now that there are any hidden flacons within the USA authorized distribution network (I've dilgently searched), except with, perhaps, the proprietors of Creed USA. I'll have more to say in about a week or so.
BTW, it is reported in the USA Creed blog that VT has been retired for good because of the difficulty involved of sourcing the appropriate ingredients.
Last edited by Jazznpool; 22nd January 2011 at 07:40 PM.
VT was only produced in Flacons. The atomizer bottles were testers. The green flacon was before the so called reformulation. I have both green and clear flacons and the green flacon juice is, for lack of better description, 'heavier' and 'richer' - not sure why.
Considering X for Men by Clive Christian sells for $570.00
VT if you can find it is worth it