Not sure if you were referencing this thread but here you go
Not sure if you were referencing this thread but here you go
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
Walgreens also is offering a 20% off code for perfume online (PERFUME) good through the 20th of November.
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Thanks, just got a backup!
If you'll take the time to go through the entire 589-item men's fragrance list, you'll see several Creed selections as well as a surprising list of designer names, JPG, Hermes, Givenchy, DSquared, Dior, Cartier, Guerlain, Varvatos... it's quite a list for what one tends to think of as a corner drug store/variety store.
Some of the prices are better than others. Few are truly amazing. But the 20% off code mentioned above changes the equation quite a bit.
I suspect that one can order from a major retailer such as Walgreens with complete confidence.
So I mean what's the downside to ordering through them? Potentially old product? I mean this is pretty heft discount, on par with what you see on many fragrance etailers.. And many people have issues with buying creeds off of certain websites.
While I have no experience ordering from Walgreens, I suspect that there is no risk. Walgreens is a huge company with big buying power. I'm sure that they are dealing only through auhorized channels and, probably, directly with the manufacturers. They are savvy buyers and retailers. They are not, themselves, going to be "hoodwinked" into buying counterfeits or out-dated or factory-second stuff and they're not going to risk their own good reputation by retailing such problems. I also suspect that they move a good volume of product so nothin goes stale in their warehouse.
So you think Walgreens is really getting their stuff straight from France like say Nieman Marcus?
Well, I just got a 4 piece Coolwater gift set for my Godfather
$29.99 in store
I'll probably get one for me for the summer
sigh, I just wish that VIW wasn't the 75ml... it's almost the same price as the 4oz GIT.
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Since placing my order I have learned that most of the fragrances on Walgreen's website are drop shipped from Fragrancenet. That would mean their Creed offerings are most certainly grey market though it works for me. I doubt Walgreens is aware of it. Both my box and the underside of the bottle had a clear arabic sticker on them which makes me suspect these are sourced from the middle east. Interestingly enough I was at my local mall last week and they have a store called Fragrance Hut that has a sizeable offering of fragrances. I was talking to the sales associate about 1 Million and asked him how they get it and he said, "We import most of our fragrances from Dubai." Am I seeing a pattern here?
Anyway chalk up a good experience for Walgreens. In the event that I was unhappy, I would have been able to return this to any local Walgreens for a full refund without having to mail it back.
Last edited by Fletch31; 29th November 2010 at 11:40 PM.
It goes to show you that Creed is more designer than niche these days I think. I never would have thought Walgreens would be selling Creeds.
I ordered GIT 4oz bottle from Walgreens yesterday.
Next week I will order Aventus 4oz from Creed Boutique.
I noticed that within 48 hours this thread being posted on basenotes the first time OV bumped up $20 in price, then in another 48 hours it dropped back down. Basenote related flood of orders trigger some price change? Maybe.... When it dropped back down I seized on that OV deal with the discount they were offering at the time and got the 120ml OV for $103. Just showed up yesterday and it smells perfect. The only issue I might have is that the box didn't come sealed, it had no shrink wrap on it at all. Although the sprayer needed 3-4 pumps to prime up so I know the bottle was brand new.
Another thing that was weird. They dropped part of my address off the shipping info and if I didn't happen to be sitting here and heard the UPS truck go by I wouldn't have gotten the package. It was making another delivery across the street, very luckily, and I went to the driver and explained. Told him I'm waiting for a package, that the website says it should be delivered today and I just noticed that the address listed isn't complete on the info. He asked for the tracking number and my name. I gave him the number and my name and he told me they also dropped my last name off the shipping info. So make sure your shipping info is correct.
I got an extra bottle of OV before the $20 increase. Made it by two days!
GIT is available for $120 until this evening. $150 - 20% off.
Come on, for that price, I had to order one. Fake or no fake!! Worst case scenario, I can take it back to the local store.
So I think we can finally say Creed is no longer a niche brand? Unless MPG, Nicolai, l'Artisan and the like are also available through Walgreens, and Costco???
regardless of label put on it, you should be able to enjoy it no matter what if you like the scent. of course if it becomes very main stream and many more people start wearing and you find yourself no longer unique, then of course that sucks.. majority of the people I would think do not look at walgreens as their cologne to-go store and I don't think people not familiar with Creed would ever buy this at this price
Niche means that the company exclusively makes fragrances. As opposed to Ralph Lauren who makes fragrances AND clothes.
Regardless... you are insinuating that because Walgreens.com and Costco sell CREED for $140 bottle, that it's somehow less worthy than Beauty Encounter selling it for the same?
Your own prejudices are coming into play here...
Regardless, back to my aforementioned point... does a niche, or in this case, a controlled product obtaining more mainstream appeal and availability really affect the enjoyment of said product?
That's like cars. In 1920, only the rich were able to purchase a car. Now, everybody has one. So to "feel special", niches were created to cater to people hellbent on finding a way to set themselves apart from the "filthy masses" - think supercar/sports car like the Bugatti Veyron. Yet for much less, the new Corvette Z06 is able to hit an electronically controlled 190mph - short of the Veyron's 254mph, but for a few million dollars less, I can accept 64 miles lesser and be that much richer.
I guess I don't get the fuss about it. If it smells good, enjoy it. If you can afford it, buy it. And if other people have it, find camaraderie instead of banal announcements that it's no longer niche, exclusive nor "special". Those are only labels that mean something if you decide they do.
I just went to Costco's website and they only have two frags for sale. Neither Creed.
As a person that bought from Walgreen's a GIT bottle on a 30% discount a while back, compared to my purchased bottle from Nieman Marcus is that the one from Walgreen's smells fresher, lasts as long, smells as great... and I had enough money left in my pocket to later purchase other things I wanted also.