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What do I do about Batch codes etc...
Where do I buy from.
Let's say I want to get 4 ounces of Millisime imperial, how do I make sure I get the "good" batch people keep talking about with the pronounced melon note
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Do I contact the Creed boutique and tell them to give me the "Mellon Batch" ?
Go to the nearest high-end retail outlet. Sniff to your heart's content. Buy what you like. Forget about batch numbers, and other esoterica. Trust your own style and taste.
If you get it from the creed boutique it will be a 2011 batch which have all been great, there was a huge thread on this recently. 2010 batches were the ones that some people were unhappy with. they are all gone from the creed boutique and most popular websites.
Best advice I could give you is buy some samples off of Ebay and when your ready to buy go in on a split which the bottles usually come from the Creed Website. If you want a full bottle I'd recommend online websites D'Dara, ScentedMonkey, or Fragrancenet. I've bought Green Irish Tweed 2011 batch, Millesime Imperial 2009 batch, Virgin Island Water 2010 batch, Silver Mountain Water 2010 batch, and Tabarome Millesime 2008 batch from those online retailers and haven't been disappointed yet. The only really bad batches I've heard of are the 2010 MI batches and some of the older Aventus batches.
Looks like D'dara's website is down or they went out of business. Glad I bought mine when I did. Good luck.
For MI, just wait for 2012 batches. In a couple months or sooner they will probably be out. Never know, could be a mega melon year. Just buy a 2011 decant for now if your pants are itching that bad. Why gamble on a 2011 bottle now when 2012 could bring something even better.
I'd think Creed would have gotten the message by now: MORE MELON DAMNIT.
Forget MI. Get GIT. Superior in every way. And forget batch numbers. You could go crazy trying to keep track of all that stuff, and it's not worth the headache. Most of the batch number stuff is a lot of hooey anyway. Any variations are miniscule, and even then there's never a "better" or "worse" batch, just slightly different from time to time.
Buy from the Creed Boutique. Buy from anywhere else except Neimans, and you're asking for old stock, bad stock, counterfeit stock, and a future of hating Creed without ever having smelled a fresh, straight-from-the-Creed Boutique warehouse bottle of the good stuff.
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Aspen smells even more like GIT. Doesnt look like you are quite ready to take the plunge.................
He meant buy from anywhere else but Creed boutique or NM and youre looking for trouble.
Fragrancenet and fragrancex are ok also,2011 batches there if you care about that.
Thing about Creeds is everyone has their opinions on which ones are the best, but the only way your going to know is to sample, sample, sample. There's been a ton of "What's your top 5 Creeds" threads on this site and all of them are pretty varied on which one's they like. My personal favorites are GIT, SMW, and VIW. Again sample and hope you get a bottle your pleased with.
I was just going off the vid you posted.
Forget all of those and go right to Aventus. Cant be mistaken for anything else.
Whichever you decide to get, get it from the Creed boutique.
As others have mentioned, get samples first. Ebay is where I get a lot of my Creed samples. You can usually find good deals, like 3 sample vials for $12-$13. From there, you can determine which particular Creed(s) you enjoy.
As to where to buy Creeds, if you want to play it safe, get it from Neiman Marcus or CreedBoutique.com. So far, I only have two bottles of Creed and I got them both from Fragrancenet. I am very satisfied with the quality and will most likely buy my future Creeds from them. I think they have a really good return policy as well.
Creed is my favorite niche house by far. They have consistently made classy scents that I really enjoy. So far, I have tried Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, Green Irish Tweed, Original Vetiver, Millesime Imperial, Aventus, Royal Oud, Original Santal, Erolfa, Bois du Portugal, Virgin Island Water, and Royal Water. Out of those, there were only two that I didn't like: Original Santal & Royal Water. For the rest, I would consider bottle worthy.
Check eBay for 2011 decants... If u like what u smell, run through your decant and buy a bottle
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