I was hoping to buy a flacon aventus from Creed Boutique (the huge 17oz to split up), but would prefer not risk them distributing a poor batch from 2011, especially with how slow im sure the flacons sell.

Anyone ordered a flacon from them, and if so, what batch # did you get?

I emailed them with no response, and generally they are not able to obtain such information anyway (customer service in a different location than warehouse).