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    Default Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Just wondering, given all the discussion of Creed's history:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Olivier-...item4aa9b91965

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Just wondering, given all the discussion of Creed's history:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Olivier-...item4aa9b91965
    This seller operates nearby, I wish I had the money to purchase some of the stuff he/she puts up for auctions. I'm always amazed how some sellers come up with such "mint" items.





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    Some BNer needs to buy this and give us a write-up.

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    This is the oldest I've ever seen!!!
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    That does look pretty darn old. Gives some creed-ence to the fact they have been around since before GIT came along in the 80s.
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    WHOA! That's a find. Quite a beauty, and cheap at that!
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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    A couple of us analyzed a similar bottle few years ago. It was a mexican distributor.

    This is from circa 1965, most probably housing Selection Verte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    A couple of us analyzed a similar bottle few years ago. It was a mexican distributor.

    This is from circa 1965, most probably housing Selection Verte.
    I guess this is common sense, but would you speculate the color is due to its age then?
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    This seller had quite a large collection of vintage (50s/60s) Creeds, but most have since sold.
    His cachet of 'fumes are great.

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    When did they add the 1760 to the label?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Just wondering, given all the discussion of Creed's history:http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Olivier-...item4aa9b91965
    The seller, Jaime, is an excellent man to deal with. I've bought a few vintage Guerlains from him. I think his grandparents owned a large perfume store or wholesale fragrance business in Tijuana. He somehow inherited all the stock and is selling things off on eBay. He auctioned the same Creed Olivier after shave earlier in the week, it went for $75.00. It looks like it is from the early 70's, maybe late 60's. I wonder if at some point one Basenoter will score an old flacon of bespoke fragrance that might predate the aftershave or cologne. I don't vilify Creed at all for confabulating/ amplifying their fragrance history. It does appear that they started in the tailoring business and that fine fragrance was a part of that. The fact that they have a centuries old father to son business legacy is huge as far as marketing goes. The associations of Creed fragrances with icons of the past is likely a blend of fact and fiction. I find this architypal or mythical marketing amusing and fun. It is also quite powerful. Nevertheless, I care more about how the individual Creed fragrances smell/ wear on me.

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    If this houses Selection Verte, then that's one amazing aftershave. I suppose it can't predate the days of Olivier running the biz, for an obvious reason. As a design grad, I'm drawn to the simplicity of the bottle and the box. I also notice that the bottle is the same shape as today's Millesime bottles. Really nice.

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    It houses a the aftershave version of "Olivier Creed" which was a cologne somewhat similar to Selection Verte designed by Olivier Creed. I have a small period decant of the cologne. I would estimate 1960-1970 for the bottle. The cologne was know merely as "Olivier Creed."

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsieur_sparkle View Post
    Some BNer needs to buy this and give us a write-up.
    Look forward to hearing your review!!!

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Somebody did buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Somebody did buy it.
    i'll let you all know how i like it.

    can't believe i just paid $99 for something that originally sold for like $5. but if unopened like he claims, that's just a vintage relic i have to add to my collection.

    and if it's vintage Selection Verte, even better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    i'll let you all know how i like it.

    can't believe i just paid $99 for something that originally sold for like $5. but if unopened like he claims, that's just a vintage relic i have to add to my collection.

    and if it's vintage Selection Verte, even better!!!
    It's aftershave so don't be all that surprised if there isn't that much aroma, or if the aroma is very fleeting. As mentioned above the seller is 100% professional and legit. I buy from him frequently and he does not misrepresent his items.

    A couple years ago he had Creed EdTs of the same age (same packaging, bottle design, label, etc.) and I bought into a split of one. Nothing to write home about, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    i'll let you all know how i like it.

    can't believe i just paid $99 for something that originally sold for like $5. but if unopened like he claims, that's just a vintage relic i have to add to my collection.

    and if it's vintage Selection Verte, even better!!!
    What makes you think it was really $5 originally?

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    Indeed, the oldest I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    What makes you think it was really $5 originally?
    i saw another picture of this, and the cologne with the red label, and they still had the price tag on them. it said like $6.99 i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nineXseven View Post
    A couple years ago he had Creed EdTs of the same age (same packaging, bottle design, label, etc.) and I bought into a split of one. Nothing to write home about, unfortunately.
    i might not even open it. just have it for collector's sake. if it really is unopened, then i probably won't either.

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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    ^^^ It looks like a screw cap. Go ahead, open and sniff, it won't hurt anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    i might not even open it. just have it for collector's sake. if it really is unopened, then i probably won't either.
    A stunning display of willpower!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    This seller had quite a large collection of vintage (50s/60s) Creeds, but most have since sold.
    His cachet of 'fumes are great.
    ive been buying from eurofinescents for a while now. my secret is out, i guess!

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    In answer to the original question: yes, this is the oldest Creed bottle that I've ever seen. Love to see some older ones, one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    In answer to the original question: yes, this is the oldest Creed bottle that I've ever seen. Love to see some older ones, one day.
    www.sarahsperfumes.com under "vintage" she has a few Creeds of the same age that probably came from Jaime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    www.sarahsperfumes.com under "vintage" she has a few Creeds of the same age that probably came from Jaime.

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    Olivier Creed took over the house in 1973 so this is unlikely to predate that (which makes it more 40 than 50). The seller has had fantastic genuine vintage stock from a stash in the cellar of his eldery relative's perfume shop. He doesn't know much about perfume history though and does tend to elaborate or make things up in order to make them seem more attratctive. A few years ago when selling the cologne mentioned above in this thread he adorned his listing with a story that all Creeds, upon taking over the house had to make a cologne as a right of passage....he larer admitted on these boards after some discussion and excitement that he had made that story up. Stock is all real though....

    This comes from the same period as the aforementioned colognes and at 40 ish years old, are the oldest Creeds which anyone here, including at least one professor of history who has spent quite some time researching, has found. I think it is a reasonable assumption that these are the earliest "creed" labelled perfumes/colognes that were made and mark the beginning of creed as a perfume house as opposed to its earlier existence as a taylor (tayloring is what Creed received royal warrants for, not perfume which makes it somewhat misleading to print them on the side of perfume boxes...)
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    Default Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    ^^^ would've convinced me! he's a good storyteller.

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    So if this is the oldest, then the guys who said that there's no way Creed made this stuff in like 1700's are onto something then.

    Go figure. Just read this one.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/261...-Creed-bottles

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