yup, thats how it comes...
I recently purchased a 2.5 ounce size of Bois de Cedrat and a 1.0 ounce size of Green Irish Tweed from fragrancex.com. Both came with all the things I'd expect from authentic creed (boxes and inserts looked fine), but neither bottle has the name of the cologne on its front -- instead, both have what appears to be a piece of plastic tape on the bottom with the name of the cologne stenciled in gold. Is this typical? It doesn't match the Creeds I've purchased before.
Here is an older thread that might help. The archives have a lot that might answer your questions.
"There is no accessory greater, nor more intimate, than scent." --Tim Gunn