I have a brand new 8.4 oz flacon of Selection Verte. Just wondering how much something like this would typically go for, given it's discontinued.
$365/ 8.4 oz at creedboutique.com
well that was a short thread.
A lot of money.
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It is discontinued. I called the Creed Boutique.
You can buy it directly from Creed online.
yes it is discontinued, and yes you can buy it online currently.
it's called "inventory".
I've seen it from the very reasonable to the outlandishly astronomical.
Is it in a Green Glass Flacon or a clear glass flacon ?
I have a huge 1000ml green glass flacon of awesomely rich, vibrant juice, with a heavy green-floral-spicy/sweet, vegetal base
And a 250ml clear glass flacon bought two years ago, where the juice is fresh, very citrusy/minty, but is very thin and transparent texturally, with very little of that rich intoxicating vine/floral note in the base.
I called the Creed boutique in Paris - they said it was not being made any longer but production of it would resume again shortly. That was two months ago. The entire Private Collection (which Selection Verte was a part of) has technically been discontinued, with Selection Verte being an exception and Fleur de The Rose Bulgarie being another exception. Confusing?
Selection Verte in the green flacon will fetch a higher price than the juice in the clear glass flacons, which was reformulated (same goes for Fleur de The Rose Bulgarie).
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To think that Creed would discontinue Selection Verte and/or reformulate it from the fragrance I know, to something much weaker and less enjoyable, is really quite sad. Every lover of fragrance should experience Selection Verte and see why many see it as one of the best green fragrances ever composed... in its original composition, not reformulated to the point of being unrecognizable. Several sprays of SV to the chest and neck on a warm day is unbeatable.
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^If the juice is a darker, amber/orange/brownish color....it's vintage. the vintage will have a very distinct drydown, that is quite strong, still a bit of Verbena hanging on.......sweetly spicy, grassy/minty/green/vegetal, and very sweetly-floral. The drydown in the vintage is very "texturally thick".
If it's that lighter, pale-yellowish, less opaque, more clear juice, it's newer formula. I have smelled two distinct newer formulas, both of which had the very pale colored juice.
One from several years ago which was very citrusy/minty, and herbal, but not richly-floral or sweetly-spicy.....and an even newer formula from a tester my nieman marcus just got in last autumn, which is slightly less citrusy, not as vibrantly minty, and seems to be more transparently-synthetically grassy/floral, in a different (much less rich) way than the vintage was floral, and not overtly herbal.
They also said all the large flacons still have the green glass, because sometimes stores order them for display purposes, and the green filters out some of the light.
I have juice from 5 batches of FdTRB, and they all differ slightly, but I do not think it's reasonable to think Creed reformulated 5 times recently. It seems more likely that the batches varied somewhat to begin with, and some have aged as well; the oldest batch has lost some of its green top notes, so smells less green.
Edit: Also with FdTRB I've noticed the testers' juice suffers considerably from being exposed to light, and is less long-lasting than the juice in a purchased bottle. I noticed this about the testers of FdTRB at 2 different Saks stores. This is one fragrance that really needs to be kept in the dark.
Last edited by 30 Roses; 25th March 2011 at 01:40 AM.