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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by myk13 View Post
    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.
    If it's a newer fragrance which isn't hard to find, then yes, I'd exchange it for a fresher bottle.

    If it's one of the discontinued Creeds which is hard to find, then there's really no choice. If you want it badly enough, keep it. If not, send it back. I recently found a 4 oz bottle of Green Valley and it was from 2006. But I kept it because I really wanted the fragrance and it still smells great. No way I would have kept it, however, if it was still being produced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    If it's a newer fragrance which isn't hard to find, then yes, I'd exchange it for a fresher bottle.

    If it's one of the discontinued Creeds which is hard to find, then there's really no choice. If you want it badly enough, keep it. If not, send it back. I recently found a 4 oz bottle of Green Valley and it was from 2006. But I kept it because I really wanted the fragrance and it still smells great. No way I would have kept it, however, if it was still being produced.
    Thank you, it's a bottle of VIW

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    I'm beginning to think this batch thing is getting out of hand, no one is completely sure if the batch system here is correct, it just seems that way most of the time, but there seem to be all sorts of one-off variations to the rules. If it smells fine keep it. Unless it's skunked there is no reason to waste a bottle by returning it for some supposedly better newer batch. An older bottle can age beautifully, I have a 1999 bottle of Heritage I just got, it's prereformulation and it's fantastic. If you like it keep it.
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    I Just received a 4oz bottle of Creed Erolfa lot # S3110L01. I thought all Creed fragrances began with the letter A or C. The number on the ridge of this bottle is in ink as opposed to being etched. Does anyone have a bottle similar to this?

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    I have never tried Erolfa, but if you read through the 12 page Aventus batch numbers tread some people do list batch numbers that begin with an "S".

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    MI 8.4oz flacon bought 1/12 - C3311N02
    Windsor 8.4oz flacon bought 3/12 - C8110E01

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    I'm beginning to think this batch thing is getting out of hand, no one is completely sure if the batch system here is correct, it just seems that way most of the time, but there seem to be all sorts of one-off variations to the rules. If it smells fine keep it. Unless it's skunked there is no reason to waste a bottle by returning it for some supposedly better newer batch. An older bottle can age beautifully, I have a 1999 bottle of Heritage I just got, it's prereformulation and it's fantastic. If you like it keep it.
    Yeah, I think it's just a way to keep track of how old the bottle is, for the majority of the scents. Not much point in trying to note differences between "batches."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA4455 View Post
    I Just received a 4oz bottle of Creed Erolfa lot # S3110L01. I thought all Creed fragrances began with the letter A or C. The number on the ridge of this bottle is in ink as opposed to being etched. Does anyone have a bottle similar to this?
    Your ok. They been using S along with A & C's.

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    Hey, i got my GIT from walgreen's online. the lot number is S3211P02. i believe it is legit.

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    Hi, I just purchased a bottle of Creed Millesime from overstock.com and the batch number is A3311N02. I'm wondering if the product is 100% authentic. Has anyone ever bought from overstock before? I noticed that the 6th number in the batch is an N and from reading that the 6th number is usually A, E, F, G, K, X, or Y I'm becoming skeptical. Can it maybe be that the 6th letter is an N becuase its an 2011 batch? Please help and reply with your opinions on if it is legit or not. Thank you.

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    ^ Youre fine dont stress. N01 is a common ending

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    BdP 75ml: C3010K01

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    I have:
    2.5 oz Baie de Genievre lot CA21Z05 (also have an almost empty bottle with same #).
    1 oz GIT lot S3211P01
    1 oz MI lot IPAAD206
    4 oz OV lot AK02S07
    1 oz GV lot CH1W05

    All lot #'s are on the boxes and bottles, OV and MI are etched on bottles all others are printed.
    I have a Jasmal tester with the word Testeur and what looks like UA, something I can't make out, 58, and possibly T.
    I have a 1 oz bottle of GV with no lot # on either box or bottle that I have had for at least five years and got from a reputable seller. I also have a 4 oz bottle of MI on which the gold covering on the bottle where the lot # was has flaked off and i no longer have the box. My final bottle is a 2.5 oz Royal Scottish Lavender tester with no lot #. All of my bottles I've had since before 2008 except for the GV that has a lot number and the GIT.

    Actually didn't really realize I had this many Creeds until pulling them all out for this little exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimandT View Post
    Just out of curiosity, with all the "batch disparity" how do you like that "batch" of Creed Aventus? Let me know. Thanks
    Sorry for late reply TimandT - AVE batch - S42B11S01 - smells fantastic, strong pineapple and incense both strong all the way! Longevety on 8 hours.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    PLEASE update the first post in this thread to confirm any of what we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.T. View Post
    Your ok. They been using S along with A & C's.
    This makes me wonder what S A and C mean. My Aventus batch is S42B12A01
    ...it has to mean something.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    I've often wondered about "S" too. I've wondered if it is an indication for the Middle East.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    I've often wondered about "S" too. I've wondered if it is an indication for the Middle East.
    I don't think so. My bottle of Aventus is an S. S42B12A01 I assume 12A01 means it's the 1st "A" batch of 2012. Or, maybe A01 is the batch.

    I wonder what the difference between A42, C42 and S42 is. Maybe the letter has something to do with specifically where 42 was made?

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    I'm beginning to think this batch thing is getting out of hand, no one is completely sure if the batch system here is correct.
    It's accurate 99.9% of the time.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    It's accurate 99.9% of the time.
    this. the sad thing is there is a huge smell difference between the batches. very frustrating. hopefully, they can eventually work this thing out

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    FP5509B01

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    It was purchased from Beautyencounter and it doesn't smell good, but I'll be damned if the facts aren't pointing to it being legit. There is nothing in that code that screams "FAKE" to me.

    Bare in mind that it doesn't smell horrible, but it does smell like an imitation of the intoxicating magic that is Royal Delight.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    And none of this amazingly poor quality control and hours of confusing research to determine if you are buying a good or a crappy bottle of CREED concerns any of you??? I agree with someone else in another post. This could be the best marketing ploy I have ever seen. Creed purposely changes recipes of a few batches, causing endless numbers of followers to spend endless hours speculating, genius! free advertising...either that or morons working quality control.
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    Aventus from fragrancenet
    REF: 11120
    Lot A42B12C02
    Fragrances Production 77760 Ury

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattk View Post
    Aventus from fragrancenet
    REF: 11120
    Lot A42B12C02
    Fragrances Production 77760 Ury
    How do you like it?

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    This all seems like an exercise in trying to complicate a game of snap.

    Got to love Creed threads.

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    I thoroughly enjoy it.

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    I have been wondering if my git is a fake. If it was a fake, would the lot number work with the equation you presented? In other words, will the counterfeiters go to the trouble of making a lot number that work's with creeds lot number formula?

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Likely not.

    If the number on the box matches the number on the bottle, no worries. If they don't match, send it back for your peace of mind.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHarvard View Post
    Give it some time. I've heard from secondary sources that Mr. Creed himself prefers "aged" batches over newer ones. I guess it's kind of like a wine, seeing that they're both comprised of organic ingredients.

    For what it's worth, I think my new bottle of OV (A4009Y02), doesnt have the complexity of my older stock, but I'm not bothered and I still love it. I mean, I'm glad all my bottles of Bordeaux don't taste the same. There's something special about each one!
    I am looking forward to a 1961 Château Vetiver.

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    Default Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Fakes either have no batch # or they have a legitimate batch number stolen from a genuine bottle so there you go...
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    Has anyone simply called and asked them to explain the numbers?

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