Lot number: 42 is the Creed code for Aventus. 12 represents the year 2012. The final 01 indicates it was manufactured in the first quarter of the year. Creed caps are often loose. The bottles spray a good bit of juice. Nothing jumps out as being fake. But that doesn't mean it's good quality. The bottle looks beat up, and if it was exposed to heat and light that could burn off some of the top notes or otherwise mess up the fragrance. That's always a risk when you buy gray market goods from unauthorized dealers.