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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Does anyone have flacons with serial #'s?

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    4 oz Millesime Imperial

    Purchased from Creed Boutique NYC

    A3310BO1


    Nice research!

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    Awesome research. Reminds me of cigar bulletin boards.

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    4oz. SMW: A3509X01
    REF: 11'20-35 / SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER (found on UPC sticker on box)
    Origin: BeautyEncounter.com.

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    well this is great news. thanks for the translation. this means my GIT was made in 2010. go walgreens online!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    Edit again to add - the GIT a3201d08 (2001; appears to be inconsistent with the theory?).
    HTH
    See post #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Just out of curiosity, where did you download the dataset?
    I didn't download it. I compiled it from numerous authorized retail stores and from friends' collections, as well as my own. I sorted them into two categories; "observed" and "reported." Only those that I have visually inspected go under the "observed" category. As you can imagine, most of the variation I've seen has been in the "reported" section. Nonetheless, the data collecting was the most tedious step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partagas View Post
    Awesome research. Reminds me of cigar bulletin boards.
    Oh don't get us started on fake Cubans...lol.

    I'm just glad I have a good collection of friends who travel to Cuba and dont smoke. I can always send them some cash and direct them towards the Partagas factory.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Contribootin -- bear in mind I cannot recall the situation of purchase due to selective and/or failing memory.

    Green Irish Tweed 4.0 -- REF 11120-32 LOT A3210F01
    Royal Water 4.0 -- REF 561205 LOT A3610A01
    Original Vetiver 4.0 -- A4009Y02
    Tabarome 4.0 -- unmarked (sticker has fallen off box, too.)
    Royal Water tester 2.5 -- REF 5607536 LOT A361B08
    Royal Delight tester 2.5 -- REF 5607555 LOT CL1Q05
    Silver Mountain Water tester 2.5 -- LOT S3509X02
    Himalaya tester 2.5 -- A3909Y02
    Royal Scottish Lavender 2.5 -- LOT CH22C06
    Erolfa 2.5 -- LOT A3108E01
    Green Irish Tweed 2.5 -- box marked 2002 in the date rectangle
    Love In Black tester 2.5 -- REF 5607560 LOT C6008K01
    Vanisia tester 2.5 -- REF 5607553F
    Fleurs De Bulgarie tester 2.5 -- 56075-51 on box

    Hope this helps!
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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    This thread probably deserves to be stickied, considering the no. of posts wondering if their Creed is legit.
    And somehow I don't see this sort of threads appearing in the Female Fragrance Discussion Boards.

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    I agree it should be stickied.
    If anyone has any question if their creed is real....and you know they will!!....they can just read these posts and figure it out themselves.
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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    This thread probably deserves to be stickied, considering the no. of posts wondering if their Creed is legit.
    And somehow I don't see this sort of threads appearing in the Female Fragrance Discussion Boards.
    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    I agree it should be stickied.
    If anyone has any question if their creed is real....and you know they will!!....they can just read these posts and figure it out themselves.
    It doesn't really authenticate anyone's purchase though, it just identifies, well, the identity according to which scent and what time frame. As the thread notes, there are bottles without codes on them as well.

    But to your point about a sticky, it would then more properly belong to the Basenotes FAQ forum, one of the top two on the index of forums page I think. No stickies about any certain house, please. We could all direct the newCreedworriers to the FAQ forum.
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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    See post #26
    Sorry JH, 100% this is NOT a Tester. Purchased, by myself, at a very well known UK dept store that is an official Creed stockist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    Sorry JH, 100% this is NOT a Tester. Purchased, by myself, at a very well known UK dept store that is an official Creed stockist.
    Definately an anomaly and outlier. I have it recorded.
    Thanks for the info!

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    Definately an anomaly and outlier. I have it recorded.
    Thanks for the info!
    Keep it up, there is definitely something in your theories. Think there is a bit of 'randomness' about Creed e.g. a recent thread describing how they ran out of a certain colour cap and so used a different colour on some bottles of a particular fragrance (they confirmed it when the guy wrote to them regarding this). Also the box of my that has 2different lot nos, but the bottle inside just the one (printing error?).

    FWIW the rear bottom lip of the GIT bottle is etched with the same lot no and it is a 75 ml (the other GIT is 120 ml).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    btw if that is a batch number then this kinda sucks compared to the tester in the store....I tried this in the store and the store was sweeter...smoother. this bottle is kinda harsh and mega smokey. the fruity leaves it 5 min after applied.
    I bought A42B10K03 from the Natick Neiman's, but I returned it today because it varied a lot from the tester, which is C4210E01.

    The SA gave me the line about variability because of natural ingredients, but I eventually got a refund after they were unable to find a C4210E01 to exchange. They either didn't know about or acknowledge the signficant variability across batches.

    A42B10K03 had more pineapple than C4210E01, although the dry down of A42B10K03 wasn't as nice as C4210E01. I got less citrus and more fig/blackcurrant apple in the C4210E01. I also had concerns about the intensity and longevity of A42B10K03 compared to C4210E01. I didn't want to gamble at 280 a pop, so I'll stick to my Himalaya for now.

    Thanks to this forum for validating this significant and unacceptable variation.
    Last edited by himalaya; 13th February 2011 at 11:54 PM. Reason: make more precise

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    Awesome Thread John! Just wanted to post the serial number for the MI flacon you participated in the split of. FP3310B01. From what you said the F is for flacon. The 33 for MI. 10 for 2010 and maybe B01 for batch 01? It is nice to finally have some clue what the numbers mean and makes it easier to see if a bottle is legit.

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    GIT flacon FP3209X01 Newer style clear flacon. I'm thinking made in 2009? If it was older juice, what would be the harm if it was sealed? I've read where Olivier suggests to purchase older bottles. Any comments or experience?

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    Fantastic research! Gotta love a man with passion!

    Here's my stuff. Most of it comes from reputable online stores such as FragranceX. The only one I purchased in a 'real store' is GIT.

    Acier Aluminium (75ml) C1008A01
    Aventus (75ml) A4210G01C
    Baie de Genièvre (75ml) A1207101
    Green Irish Tweed (75ml) A3208E02 (authorised Creed outlet, Sydney Australia)
    Green Valley (75ml) AH1T05 (on bottle and box)
    Himalaya (75ml) A3909Y02 (tester)
    Millésime Impériale (120 ml) batch number removed
    Orange Spice (75ml) C1808A01
    Original Santal (120ml) AM1T05 (on bottle) AM1W05 (on box)
    Royal Delight (75ml) AL2B06
    Sélection Verte (250ml) on box: “fabriqué par fragrances production 77760 URY”
    Silver Mountain Water (120ml) A3508G03
    Vetiver (1948, 75ml) no batch number (tester)
    Virgin Island Water (120ml) A626C08

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    Mine is the same except as your second pictured bottle it ends in 02. Is your juice fresh and good and long lasting? My bottle came from a guy who got his at Neiman Marcus
    Last edited by finsfan; 2nd May 2011 at 08:10 PM.

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    Interesting thread! Here is what I have:

    GIT, 30ML (Jan 2010 @ Nordstrom) - A3209P02
    MI, 75ML (Feb 2010 @ Nordstrom) - A2208F02
    Acier Aluminium, 75ML (Apr 2010 @ Creed Boutique) - C1808A01
    GIT, 120ML (June 2011 @ Walgreens.com) - A3211N01

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    Here is what I have:

    GIT, 120 ML (Out 2011 @ Cheapsmells) - A3211N01
    AVE, 120 ML (Out 2011 @ Skins Rtt) - S42B11S01
    VWI, 120 ML (Apr 2011 @ Celeste DH) - A6208C01
    OV , 120 ML (Apr 2011 @ Celeste DH) - A4009Y02
    BDP, 75 ML (May 2011@ Celeste DH) - A3008F04
    REL, 75 ML (Jun 2011@ Skins Rtt ) - C1908A01
    Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 28th April 2012 at 08:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Have to admit, I honestly never give these numbers a second thought, but the analysis is interesting.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Just received a 1.0 oz bottle of Bois du Portugal from Beautyencounter.com. The Lot # is CA1T05. Has anyone seen a Lot # that short? (6 characters)

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Makes no sense as the production year says 2002.

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    Default Anyone know how to decode the date code on Creed's batch?

    Hello, anyone knows how to decode the date code on Creed's batch?
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to decode the date code on Creed's batch?

    Use the Little Orphan Annie Decoder Pin...ok but seriously I don't know but there is a thread floating around talking about this I believe.

    Found it for you: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/270...ht=creed+batch
    Last edited by Jer350; 28th December 2011 at 03:01 PM. Reason: add

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    Here is what I have:

    GIT, 120 ML (Out 2011 @ Cheapsmells) - A3211N01
    AVE, 120 ML (Out 2011 @ Skins Rtt) - S42B11S01
    VIW, 120 ML (Apr 2011 @ Celeste DH) - A6208C01
    OV , 120 ML (Apr 2011 @ Celeste DH) - A4009Y02
    BDP, 75 ML (May 2011@ Celeste DH) - A3008F04
    REL, 75 ML (Jun 2011@ Skins Rtt ) - C1908A01
    Just out of curiosity, with all the "batch disparity" how do you like that "batch" of Creed Aventus? Let me know. Thanks

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Doesn't look like John's commenting on this anymore but thought I'd ask anyway.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    From 2008 and on Creed used the 8-character lot number designation where the first letter (usually an "A") represents the house of Creed (some newer bottles seem to have a "C" which also stands for "C"reed).
    What would be indicated if the first letter starts with an "S?"

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    The 6th character is always a letter, and in all my data I've only seen either an: A, E, F, G, K, X, or Y.
    Again, what would be indicated if the 6th character is an "S?"

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    my bottle I just bought today has 7 numbers so its earlier than 08? Should I exchange it for another? This is my first Creed purchase.
    Last edited by myk13; 31st January 2012 at 04:46 AM.

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