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  1. #451

    Default Creed

    Hello everyone, long-time lurker but first-time poster,

    I recently purchased Creed Aventus from Neiman Marcus (Fort Lauderdale). The scent smelled absolutely like an "ashtray" to which even the Creed Specialist on duty confirmed was "overly smokey". I requested another bottle and it was a more of a fruity scent (pineapple/apple) yet had the same batch number as the previous ashy, overly smokey batch. Can someone provide insight as why scents smell differently yet are supposedly from the "same batch"??....

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    Default Re: Creed

    Hi & welcome crypto !

    We'll merge your thread with our Creed Queries thread.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    hey guys i have a quick question about my bottle mine is a 2013 batch i believe , the word CREED on the front of my bottle is in black while on some pics around the net the words arnt painted in black ? is that normal was the bottle changed a while ago or something ?

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    Default Re: Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by crypto View Post
    Hello everyone, long-time lurker but first-time poster,

    I recently purchased Creed Aventus from Neiman Marcus (Fort Lauderdale). The scent smelled absolutely like an "ashtray" to which even the Creed Specialist on duty confirmed was "overly smokey". I requested another bottle and it was a more of a fruity scent (pineapple/apple) yet had the same batch number as the previous ashy, overly smokey batch. Can someone provide insight as why scents smell differently yet are supposedly from the "same batch"??....
    Experienced similar things with Aventus and certain other frags. I believe that certain scents in high concentrations assault the nose and the mind blocks/distorts the scent. As you search on Aventus you will see that syndrome mentioned many times. Trust me don't spray the stuff more than 1-2 times. Any more than that and people around you at gagging. Personally I hate certain fragrances that perform that way because I can not enjoy/smell the scent on my own skin although others can smell it.

  5. #455

    Default Fake Creed On Ebay

    Came across this, It looks like a fake to me, I already have a bottle but I like to know how to spot a fake. This is looks like it to me.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVENTUS-BY-C...3D231128106704

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    Default Re: Fake Creed On Ebay

    If they have good feedback, odds are it is legit.

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    Default Re: Fake Creed On Ebay

    Hi!

    We'll transfer this to the Creed queries thread in order to keep all of the info. together.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Fake Creed On Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by 2quik View Post
    Came across this, It looks like a fake to me, I already have a bottle but I like to know how to spot a fake. This is looks like it to me.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVENTUS-BY-C...3D231128106704

    Dude it's fake.

    Check the pics I posted of the real vs fake at the beginning of this page.

  9. #459

    Default Creed sprayer, need help.

    Hey folks.


    I've bought creed for many years now and every bottle took 3 pumps to get the first spray out. Today I bought a bottle of OV...it is completely filled to the top yet it sprayed immediately. Has this ever happened to you ? I find it hard to believe it would have been sprayed given how high the juice is. It's a 2013 bottle, would you be concerned?


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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    I've always had to prime the Creeds I purchased as new. As long as the sprayer works and it smells like OV then there's nothing to worry about. Matter of fact you probably came out with more juice so that's a plus.
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  11. #461

    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    It's definitely real because I got it from the Creed Boutique. This is just the first creed I've gotten that sprayed after one shot. I'm just asking if that means if was definitely used.

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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    Maybe someone else in your home used it?

    If it hasnt been used yet, thats not suppose to happen.

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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by checker View Post
    would you be concerned?


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    That would personally not bother me, but understand how that might for others.
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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    I've never bought a bnib box bottle that did not need to be primed. I don't have any creed bottles though. Does the atomizer come off? If it doesn't, maybe it was a return and they repackaged it.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    I recently bought a small bottle of GIT from frangrancenet and I'm not concerned about whether it's genuine, it smells great. The problem I have is that the bottle absolutely reeks! (not badly, just seriously emenates the smell of GIT). I've kept it inside the Creed box and on my shelf and my entire bedroom absolutely smells sooo strongly of GIT, how can this be? Is there something wrong with my bottle or something? It has been like this for about a week now since I received it. I love the smell but I only want to smell it when I spray it!!! The room smells like someone poured an entire bottle of GIT out on the ground.
    Last edited by Windhand; 12th March 2014 at 02:37 AM.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Windhand View Post
    I recently bought a small bottle of GIT from frangrancenet and I'm not concerned about whether it's genuine, it smells great. The problem I have is that the bottle absolutely reeks! (not badly, just seriously emenates the smell of GIT). I've kept it inside the Creed box and on my shelf and my entire bedroom absolutely smells sooo strongly of GIT, how can this be? Is there something wrong with my bottle or something? It has been like this for about a week now since I received it. I love the smell but I only want to smell it when I spray it!!! The room smells like someone poured an entire bottle of GIT out on the ground.
    Perhaps one of the following or so?:

    a) Sprayer got depressed before you took it out of box and got inside of the Creed box.
    b) Sprayer cap not on correctly and when you try to depress it to spray it, it sprays AND leaks out from 'inside' the spray cap area.
    c) Faulty sprayer that was manufactured wrong thus causing leakage when attempting to spray

    I dunno though.
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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    I've had this happen a couple of times with legitimate bottles cellphone wrapped. Nothing to worry about.

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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by rollzst View Post
    I've had this happen a couple of times with legitimate bottles cellphone wrapped. Nothing to worry about.
    Yup it was cellphone wrapped along with another fragrance I've purchased. It's filled all the way to the top, it's just hard to imagine it was sprayed.

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    Default Re: Creed sprayer, need help.

    Hi checker!
    We'll merge this with the existing Creed Queries thread for future reference.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by lpp; 12th March 2014 at 12:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Sounds like my recent experience with Fragrancenet a few weeks ago. I picked up Original Santal, and the bottle was completely full...but both box and bottle were kicking out some serious fumes. I actually had to throw the box out in the garage, my house was starting to smell like Santal.

    The bottle was completely full and does not appear to be leaking in any way.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Perhaps one of the following or so?:

    a) Sprayer got depressed before you took it out of box and got inside of the Creed box.
    b) Sprayer cap not on correctly and when you try to depress it to spray it, it sprays AND leaks out from 'inside' the spray cap area.
    c) Faulty sprayer that was manufactured wrong thus causing leakage when attempting to spray

    I dunno though.
    Well I had to press the sprayer about 15 times before any came out so I'm sure it was unused and didn't spray any inside the box.
    I don't understand why it's smelling so strongly even still, and I haven't even sprayed it since Friday but it's still filling my room with strong GIT smell.
    I'm worried if there is some kind of air leak that's letting out the smell, won't that mess with the juice and age it prematurely or something?
    Last edited by Windhand; 13th March 2014 at 08:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by scotch06 View Post
    Sounds like my recent experience with Fragrancenet a few weeks ago. I picked up Original Santal, and the bottle was completely full...but both box and bottle were kicking out some serious fumes. I actually had to throw the box out in the garage, my house was starting to smell like Santal.

    The bottle was completely full and does not appear to be leaking in any way.
    Did getting rid of the box help? Or is it still smelling like Santal everywhere for you? I don't know what to do.

  23. #473

    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Talked to a Creed SA.

    Supposedly Creed infuses their boxes with the scents that come in them so you get the full experience of the scent.

    Customers have reported to 'layer' different boxes together to give a room a distinct aroma to add a touch of personality when you walk in.


    I'm just kidding. I made that up.

    I'm not sure why the box smelling good is such an issue, lol. If it gets too strong stick it outside.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Windhand View Post
    Did getting rid of the box help? Or is it still smelling like Santal everywhere for you? I don't know what to do.

    It was a tester that came wrapped in bubble wrap. So the Fragrancenet.com box was dry....but smelled big time out of the Santal. I put the box in my garage and come morning when I leave for work....you guessed it, a garage smelling of Santal. I have since pitched the box in my garbage can, I'm sure that smells of Santal as well.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    Talked to a Creed SA.

    Supposedly Creed infuses their boxes with the scents that come in them so you get the full experience of the scent.

    Customers have reported to 'layer' different boxes together to give a room a distinct aroma to add a touch of personality when you walk in.


    I'm just kidding. I made that up.

    I'm not sure why the box smelling good is such an issue, lol. If it gets too strong stick it outside.
    Well I haven't established whether it's the box or the bottle yet. Will be getting rid of the box today. But it's not just a matter of it smelling good, it's filling the whole room with a massive smell, like someone poured some out of the bottle or something. I'm inclined to think there's a leak but there's no wetness when I check it. *scratch head*

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    Talked to a Creed SA.

    Supposedly Creed infuses their boxes with the scents that come in them so you get the full experience of the scent.

    Customers have reported to 'layer' different boxes together to give a room a distinct aroma to add a touch of personality when you walk in.


    I'm just kidding. I made that up.
    LOL, good one! :-)

    But I have to say, all official carded Creed samples I ever got do came with the cardboard sleeve heavily scented. NOT the scent of the sample inside, just some very nice smelling stuff. I'm not a Creed fanboi, I got over that years ago when I discovered much better fragrances, but I have to say - if Creed was to sell the fragrance they use to scent their sample cardboard sleeves, I'd probably buy a bottle. If not for anything else than a room spray - I'd buy it.

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Great info on spotting Creed imposters. Is there any advice on spotting fake flacons? Do such exist?

    I just bought an 8.4oz Creed Flacon from Fragrancenet.com I spoke to their Fragrance buying dept personnel and she said that they have a partnership with the manufacturer and sell only authentic Creed fragrances manufactured by Creed.

    Still then. Any advice on checking Flacons?

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by mystickid View Post
    Great info on spotting Creed imposters. Is there any advice on spotting fake flacons? Do such exist?

    I just bought an 8.4oz Creed Flacon from Fragrancenet.com I spoke to their Fragrance buying dept personnel and she said that they have a partnership with the manufacturer and sell only authentic Creed fragrances manufactured by Creed.

    Still then. Any advice on checking Flacons?
    Buying from Fragrancenet is safe. They only sell the real deal.

    As far as fake flacon's.. I couldn't imagine a counterfeiter faking the entire glass vial when all they have to do is fill up an empty one.

    Which makes me curious as to the intentions of buyers purchasing the empty bottles and flacons on eBay... unless they really are purchasing them for presenting in a collection..

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    Default Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    Buying from Fragrancenet is safe. They only sell the real deal.

    As far as fake flacon's.. I couldn't imagine a counterfeiter faking the entire glass vial when all they have to do is fill up an empty one.

    Which makes me curious as to the intentions of buyers purchasing the empty bottles and flacons on eBay... unless they really are purchasing them for presenting in a collection..
    Thank you, Makes sense Adam.

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    Default Aventus from Fragnet

    Recently I received a 4oz Aventus from Fragnet. Once I got it and took a close look at it, I was 97% sure it was fake. I know that Fragnet is a trusted vendor on here which is why I ordered from them in the first place. That's why it was weird to me that the bottle had so many flags when compared it to legitimate bottles on here. Here's some pics of what threw me off.

    The atomizer in the pic seems much shorter than the taller ones I've seen here on BN. Also there is no steel ball in the sprayer.






    The 'o-ring' is smaller, and also not white in color.





    No 'CREED' on cap.





    Batch/lot number pretty much invisible, the only thing actually 'etched' in the glass is one letter (the X from X01)




    The box has 'misspellings' that were said to be on fake boxes. "Absolues" instead of "Absolus" and "selectionnees" instead of "selectionnes"




    With intent to return this bottle, I ordered one from the boutique. It turns out the bottles are identical in every way. I know that Fragnet's bottle is real now but can anyone explain to me why these two bottles are different than the other creed bottles I've seen? I thought for sure the lack of white under the spray cap was a give away..

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