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    Question Creed Queries & Discussions.


    well, hi there.
    This is my second bottle GIT, my first bottle was a tester from fragrancenet, which I believed to be real, had a lot number engraved on the bottom, and smelled just like in the store, and had a noticeable difference to my cool water. Fast forward about 1.5~2 years I'm out and its time to order a new one... just so happens i had a bonus 20% off any order waiting in my email (how convienint )
    Anyways my problem with this bottle (gut says its real, but brain saying the stuff isn't matching)

    Things that trigger me to think its not real (compared to other threads I have seen on the net):
    The box, no gold emblem on the front,
    Different looking back side,

    Inside, missing the card of authenticity (i think that is what its called)
    not the card with the pictures on it but the other one with all the writing (seen in other threads)

    On the bottle... no engraved lot number on the buttom rim
    I've read some things yelling its fake, others saying its grey market.

    here are a bunch of photos, maybe you guys can help me.
    as far as smell, It smells like i remember my old one (been empty for 4 months now :S )

    Thank you in advanced for your help

    Images are set to private, so if you click on them it will tell you not available
    here is a guess pass to my Flickr set: http://flickr.com/gp/nathaniel-allen/A8sMU8/


    DSCF1290 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1291 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1293 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1294 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1295 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    top flap

    DSCF1296 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    only card

    DSCF1297 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1298 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1299 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1301 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1302 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1304 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1305 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1306 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1307 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    No engraved lot number on bottom rim!!!

    DSCF1308 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1309 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    Again thank you for your help

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks fine to me. If you got it again at Fragrancenet - no worries IMO.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks real, nice crisp embossing on the box, correct cap and nozzle, if it's from Walgreens/Fragrancenet it's fine. 2011 batch if the whole code thing is correct. For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Notice how the word MILLESIME has an ' over the E.....

    I notice your box doesn't the MILLESIME spelled with the ' on the front.






    Notice how the back doesn't have MILLESIME with the ' over the E.

    Creed does this to throw off counterfeiters.



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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Toilet water engraved text alert! FAKE!!!!!








    Just kidding. White inside the sprayer and legit lot number that matches the bottle...it's real brotato.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Thanks for the quick replies,
    This is what is throwing me off
    there is no engraved serial number, and the box is completely different from others I've seen, different fonts, missing gold, and different layout.

    Frosty, what year did you purchase yours? and what lot code year does yours have?

    I'm wondering if they changed box designed b/c by code mines 2011 production year. (which is pretty new, i'll have to check my old bottle when I get home bought it in 09 I believe )
    smell, is very similar to what i remember my old bottle ( that had engraved lot number)

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Well actually that's not even mine....I have seen a bottle like yours in this perfume shop that is sketchy.

    Here is the website tho. This guy gives a full comprehensive breakdown of the real vs fake.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...eed-Looks-Like

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It has an engraved # just not on the rim. Please stop being paranoid. They change the boxes all the time also. If you got it from fragrancenet its real end of story.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe spraying toilet water on myself :P

    Thanks frosty, that was one of the threads that confused me :S

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    No problem man....so do you think its the real deal or what???

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe spraying toilet water on myself :P

    Thanks frosty, that was one of the threads that confused me :S

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    I just checked my boxes, have two current GIT's, neither has the accent over the Millesime, and there are other differences, my batch is another 2011 one. I have gold trim and sides are somewhat different, mine says fondee a londres en 1760 on the front as well. I think the boxes do vary a lot from country to country. The batch I have matches the number of a batch that someone on BN got at the Paris store. I think there are a lot of grey market differences. The main thing is the bottle and the scent, and I'm sure mine is not fake. The fakes tend to have misspellings. Mine has eau de parfum on the sticker on the bottom, yours says toilet water, which I think is used in different countries, as I've heard of that occurring, plus no engraving on the back of mine and lot number is ink jet printed on the bottom. It's a nightmare trying to keep up with the differences in authentic stuff.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    As of late last year Creed took the gold of several of the boxes...helps lower their packaging cost. The sharpness of the box embossing and the distinctive stamping in the cap tell me your bottle is the real deal. Fakes of GIT and Original Vetiver are all over eBay, however.

    Martin

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    multipost lag
    Thanks Mesa, That is why I'm thinking it is real also.

    It smells real, and its from a reputable dealer, not an ebay special
    -Heperd, that is exactly why I posted here, hoping someone like you would confirm they change the box design

    Thank you all!

    Martin and Puig, Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Sounds like you have a real one man....I wouldn't worry. You got it from Fragrancenet their legit.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    p.s., Correct me if I'm wrong but the fakes don't have lot numbers that I recall, and I'm sure someone here has the same lot as you do.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    So how much did you score it for with the 20% off?
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    picked it up for $136
    Could of got another tester for $110, but I wanted the cap and box :S haha,
    my old tester was good, but had no cap or box, so it was more difficult to travel with, and the cap looks cool ! :P

    I might of been able to get it from Walgreens for cheaper, theirs is listed at $140

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Yes, and GIT's not the only one.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's definitely legit. I have this bottle too and got it from CheapSmells here in the UK.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's real, but the most telling aspect is the smell.

    That being said, the fake I got aside from the smell being way off, had a bunch of telling signs. Details commonly missed are the white plastic under the sprayer, "creed" absent from the sprayer top, and the cap being 1 piece instead of 2. Also my box said "Yreen Irish Tweed"...so yea.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's real. I too have exactly the same bottle, i.e. plain white logo on box, no gold trim, etc.
    Good cap, good nozzle, good card...all good and genuine.
    Slight difference though is that mine has the lot no. engraved on the bottom rim. But I wouldn't be too worried if I were you.

    The bottle showed by frostyicy is probably a more recent version of the box, which has the accent over the 'e' in 'Millesime'. This happens with my more recent acquisitions, e.g. Royal Oud and Silver Mountain Water.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Details commonly missed are the white plastic under the sprayer, "creed" absent from the sprayer top, and the cap being 1 piece instead of 2. Also my box said "Yreen Irish Tweed"...so yea.
    Most fakes now have 'creed' engraved on nozzle nowadays I think.
    One sign I'd point out is that 'MADE IN FRANCE' at the bottom is often misspelt 'FRANOE'...LMAO...

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks completely real to me. The box is the same one I bought back in February. I would have no worries buying from Fragrancenet. With their clientele, if they sold fakes, they would be out of business really fast.

    One thing people keep missing is that all fragrances change over time, especially ones with a lot of natural materials in them. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I think the better brands actually improve with a little age, like the better wines. If your previous GIT was several years old by the time you finished it, it would smell different from a fresh batch and probably different from when you first bought it.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks completely real to me. The box is the same one I bought back in February. I would have no worries buying from Fragrancenet. With their clientele, if they sold fakes, they would be out of business really fast.

    One thing people keep missing is that all fragrances change over time, especially ones with a lot of natural materials in them. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I think the better brands actually improve with a little age, like the better wines. If your previous GIT was several years old by the time you finished it, it would smell different from a fresh batch and probably different from when you first bought it.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Pretty sure he figured out it was real yesterday. Probably wont be back for another couple of years when he buys another bottle and needs to verify its authenticity.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe ^
    I don't take it personal
    I'm very active over on a photography forum so i feel what you're saying

    Thanks everyone,
    My old bottle was an 08 batch purchased in 09 when i was a sophomore in college, It's my most complemented fragrance,
    I used the last of it back in december on my trip to china.
    This will probably be the only one i take with me on my upcoming trip to thailand for 6months~ just need to be sure to pack it in the check baggage!

    Also feel free to use any of the pictures in a "real/fake" GIT thread
    Last edited by bedojo; 5th May 2012 at 02:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    6 month trip overseas? You must be rich unless you are travelling for school.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by bedojo View Post
    hehe ^
    I don't take it personal
    I'm very active over on a photography forum so i feel what you're saying

    Thanks everyone,
    My old bottle was an 08 batch purchased in 09 when i was a sophomore in college, It's my most complemented fragrance,
    I used the last of it back in december on my trip to china.
    This will probably be the only one i take with me on my upcoming trip to thailand for 6months~ just need to be sure to pack it in the check baggage!

    Also feel free to use any of the pictures in a "real/fake" GIT thread
    I was going to ask what camera you have. Those pics are nice.

    D7000 here.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Yes, and GIT's not the only one.
    +1 ... I've noticed that with just about all Creeds. The more it gets used, the better the smell.

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