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    Default Millesime imperial perfect batch

    I apologize for another MI "creed" thread but im close to making a big flacon purchase of MI and I want to buy a batch that has the perfect combination of topnotes middle and base.. I've owned a 99 and a 07 batch and they are both decent but I think there's probably a better batch out there... So that being said if you've owned a batch that you think is the best out there I'd like to know which batch to try to hunt for?...thankyou for any help. also I tried to look over past threads but there's not to much info on diffrent batches

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    I have a 2.5 oz bottle from 08 and it's the best one I've come across for longevity. I really haven't smelled a batch that I don't like or don't get the watermelon note. The only thing I've heard is that from 2010 on they were different, but since I don't own a newer bottle I can't verify it.

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    Default Re: Millesime imperial perfect batch

    can you tell from what years the batch is made from ie: serial number???

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    I have a 4 oz bottle from 09 lot number A3309W02 and it's great with the lush melon note that dominates and it lasts eight/nine hours on me. I am very happy with it.
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    Default Re: Millesime imperial perfect batch

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I really haven't smelled a batch that I don't like or don't get the watermelon note.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    can you tell from what years the batch is made from ie: serial number???
    There's a huge thread on how to identify a bottle of Creed by the lot #. Just as an example on Jack's bottle the year it was made is the fouth and fifth digits, the A33 signifies the fragrance, and i believe the last 3 digits are a region code, and the batch #.

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    I think my 2006 (AD??_?06) bottle is as close to perfect as MI gets. It's both the strongest, tartest, sweetest, and saltiest of any MI I've smelled, which is probably over 20 different lot numbers.
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    I have A3310K01 here at home and a bottle at the office that is 6-7 years old (it's in the gold colored bottle). The watermelon note is much stronger in the older bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I have A3310K01 here at home and a bottle at the office that is 6-7 years old (it's in the gold colored bottle). The watermelon note is much stronger in the older bottle.
    I have almost the same lot number as you. Mine is A3310K02. How long does yours last? I get 4 or so hours out of it. I definitely get the melon note.
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    I'm with Dullah, The best one I've encountered has been from 2006.

    From the ones I've tried I'd say..

    1.2006
    2.2011
    3.2009
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    4.2010 (not that great imho)

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    I have 08 and the juice is slightly green. It's one of my stronger projecting and longer lasting fragrances. at least 15 hours longevity with almost too much projection..no kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I have almost the same lot number as you. Mine is A3310K02. How long does yours last? I get 4 or so hours out of it. I definitely get the melon note.
    4 hours is about what I get with the newer one as well.

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    I have A42b11N01 and it smells good, the salt note is a bit strong but I'm ok with that, lasts Arond 6 hours with modest projection

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm View Post
    I have 08 and the juice is slightly green. It's one of my stronger projecting and longer lasting fragrances. at least 15 hours longevity with almost too much projection..no kidding
    wow that's awesome, did you get it back In 2008 or was it a recent purchase?

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    I got it this year. I had different samples of MI before purchasing.Never had any problems with longevity/projection with any of the different "batches". To be honest I've never experienced low longevity/projection with any frag.So I guess it's my skin type.

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    just watched street scent new video about this cologne : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQncN...&feature=feedu
    he gave MI 20 out of 10 rate. wow, is it really that great?
    hard find the bottle here, even for just a sample. any similar designer bottle? i reallly am curious about how great this scent is.

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    The question is, do you have a choice in what batch you're even getting?

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    All the newer batches I've smelled have a more pronounced salty note than I'm used to. I don't like the salt, but it's not enough to keep me from still loving MI completely. Best I've smelled was an 09 batch.
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    Default Re: Millesime imperial perfect batch

    I also have 09' batch and am extremely happy with it.

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    i find that worrying about batch variations ruin your own perception on a cologne

    just get the juice its going to be great regardless

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    I tried 2 original Creed samples from Fragrancenet and I was devastated as to how bad this smelled on my skin. All I got was salt! I thought maybe it was just me but it wasn't... This one smelled ok on others but it just sucked on me. Maybe it was a body chemistry thing? Who knows? I am going to have to re sample one day. Just not any time soon. As far as batch variations my GIT is from 2011 and it is amazing.
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    Default Re: Millesime imperial perfect batch

    Just to throw my recent experience in, and I really have liked a few Creed juices very much so I consider myself impartial: got a sample of this from the Creed boutique in NYC in January, juice is salty, vaguely fruity and aquatic. Has a diet dose of the Creed base. Really unimpressive stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdbrains View Post
    Just to throw my recent experience in, and I really have liked a few Creed juices very much so I consider myself impartial: got a sample of this from the Creed boutique in NYC in January, juice is salty, vaguely fruity and aquatic. Has a diet dose of the Creed base. Really unimpressive stuff.


    So i guess wait until all 2010 bottles are sold out, then buy? Lol dont think there really is a solution here. When you buy online also they will never tell you the batch number before you buy.

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    You are paying a lot of money for salted water and alcohol? I only tested this fragrance once, is it similar to the salt in d&g light blue or aqua marine?

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    Default Re: Millesime imperial perfect batch

    Quote Originally Posted by DAX View Post
    So i guess wait until all 2010 bottles are sold out, then buy? Lol dont think there really is a solution here. When you buy online also they will never tell you the batch number before you buy.
    Or maybe do a split with someone that really knows their Creed/MI batches and confirms it before the buy. I know I'd been looking at Kron's splits recently and he seems to be able to confirm good batches. The problem is that my experience with MI and my ridiculously huge list of things to smell, along with the list of things that I already find amazing probably won't lead me to ever go out of my way to try this one again.

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    I have the 2008 batch and it is excellent. I've owned about 4 or 5 separate bottles of MI and this one is the best I've owned. Still, I get zero compliments on it.

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    I just got a 2011 batch today and it is great! Great watermelon top notes and it stayed on my skin for 8-9 hours! Crazy for an MI. I got it off Fragrancenet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logantrky View Post
    I just got a 2011 batch today and it is great! Great watermelon top notes and it stayed on my skin for 8-9 hours! Crazy for an MI. I got it off Fragrancenet.
    I received mine also from fragrancenet. Batch number, A3311U01. It is awesome as well!!! What's your lot number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimandT View Post
    I received mine also from fragrancenet. Batch number, A3311U01. It is awesome as well!!! What's your lot number?
    Mine is the same number. It's a great batch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by logantrky View Post
    Mine is the same number. It's a great batch!
    Guess we got some good luck! Very pleased. Let me know how it continues to create magic as you wear it over time!

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