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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Royal_Oud View Post
    yes, this post is old. If you happen to read this I spoke to the customer service rep over at the Creed boutique who told me that Fragerancenet sells fake and that they don't sell to them. You posted a number of pictures and in my opinion its better to purchase from the creed's website and pay an extra $100. Its not worth the headache.
    I haven't been burned by Fragrancenet over fakes yet. Probably picked up about ten different Creeds from them.

    Old stock...sometimes, fakes...no.

  2. #722

    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by scotch06 View Post
    I haven't been burned by Fragrancenet over fakes yet. Probably picked up about ten different Creeds from them.

    Old stock...sometimes, fakes...no.
    Agreed!

    Here's the thing: Forget about the names for a moment and just think about it logically. Brand A sells ____ at boutiques and online for $350. A discounter sells it for $125. Brand A makes much more profit if you buy X directly from them, so of course, they're going to trash talk the discounter.

    The Creeds I've bought from discounters have been legit and smell fantastic.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

  3. #723

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Agreed!

    Here's the thing: Forget about the names for a moment and just think about it logically. Brand A sells ____ at boutiques and online for $350. A discounter sells it for $125. Brand A makes much more profit if you buy X directly from them, so of course, they're going to trash talk the discounter.

    The Creeds I've bought from discounters have been legit and smell fantastic.
    Oh yeah and everyone does it not just the Creed boutique. I even had a CK sales rep at Macy's last fall plead with me to buy from her and not Fragnet, FragX. She stopped short of calling them fakes, but stated that they are really old stock and I can get brand new from her. Heck, this lady also said to avoid TJmaxx and Marshalls for the very same reasons.

  4. #724

    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by scotch06 View Post
    Oh yeah and everyone does it not just the Creed boutique. I even had a CK sales rep at Macy's last fall plead with me to buy from her and not Fragnet, FragX. She stopped short of calling them fakes, but stated that they are really old stock and I can get brand new from her. Heck, this lady also said to avoid TJmaxx and Marshalls for the very same reasons.
    I personally wouldn't NEVER buy from a boutique,there markup is ASTRONOMICAL and you can get the EXACT same product 95% of the time,I've never had any bad experiences from any product I ever bought online at a fragranceNET,fragranceX,etc,and the best part is I saved a TON OF MONEY...

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  6. #726

    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Just talked with the Creed boutique in NY about batch variations and I don't know if he was steering me to by directly from them or the company but I am convinced after our talk splits are the safest way to go. My first sample of Aventus was from myperfumesamples and its opening note were very ashy. I almost didn't like the frag but it grew on me and the frag lasted 8+ hrs. My wife liked it so much that she bought me a 4oz bottle from BJ's wholesale. But the frag she bought doesn't seem to have that strong opening ashy note its more pineapple and the longevity doesn't last no more that 4 hrs I think on me. So my question to the boutique was is there a way to determine smell variations by batch # and if so could I buy specific batch#'s. Basically I was told its impossible to do that and was explained the reasoning for that. Further he said that more than likely my Aventus is a fake because they don't distribute to anyone but NM and 1 or 2 other places. What about myfragrences.com then do they sell fakes, I don't get that comment. Well I doubt mine is a fake everything seems to check out on the bottle and box and it smells like Aventus too. But my thinking is to buy an online sample first and if the smell is what you're looking for then buy a split! Forget the boutique. Anyway, what is everyones thoughts on frags from walgreens, which he mentioned to me specifically and BJ's, fragrance.com etc.?

  7. #727

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubaguy View Post
    Just talked with the Creed boutique in NY about batch variations and I don't know if he was steering me to by directly from them or the company but I am convinced after our talk splits are the safest way to go. My first sample of Aventus was from myperfumesamples and its opening note were very ashy. I almost didn't like the frag but it grew on me and the frag lasted 8+ hrs. My wife liked it so much that she bought me a 4oz bottle from BJ's wholesale. But the frag she bought doesn't seem to have that strong opening ashy note its more pineapple and the longevity doesn't last no more that 4 hrs I think on me. So my question to the boutique was is there a way to determine smell variations by batch # and if so could I buy specific batch#'s. Basically I was told its impossible to do that and was explained the reasoning for that. Further he said that more than likely my Aventus is a fake because they don't distribute to anyone but NM and 1 or 2 other places. What about myfragrences.com then do they sell fakes, I don't get that comment. Well I doubt mine is a fake everything seems to check out on the bottle and box and it smells like Aventus too. But my thinking is to buy an online sample first and if the smell is what you're looking for then buy a split! Forget the boutique. Anyway, what is everyones thoughts on frags from walgreens, which he mentioned to me specifically and BJ's, fragrance.com etc.?

    Fragrancenet.com and Fragrancx.com are grey market, so Creed does not directly distribute to them (Although I have heard theories that suggest otherwise).

    I have not had any major issues with Fragrancenet.com besides a bottle or two being old etc. It helps if you know what to spot in a fake, and to have a reliable sample to compare your online purchase with.
    Last edited by scotch06; 3rd May 2014 at 08:21 PM.

  8. #728

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    I wonder whether the grey market sources from outside the US.

  9. #729

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    I just wouldn't expect places like Walgreens and BJ's to deal in the grey market. Sort of hard to believe

  10. #730

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubaguy View Post
    I just wouldn't expect places like Walgreens and BJ's to deal in the grey market. Sort of hard to believe
    I find it tough to call fragrancenet part of the "grey market" as they are very reliable and have a great return policy if not completely satisfied/assured that your bottle is real (I have dealt with them first hand on that). They seem to me to be just as legitimate as any retail store, so sure, call them the grey market but I call them my market

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    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Quote Originally Posted by scubaguy View Post
    Just talked with the Creed boutique in NY about batch variations and I don't know if he was steering me to by directly from them or the company but I am convinced after our talk splits are the safest way to go. My first sample of Aventus was from myperfumesamples and its opening note were very ashy. I almost didn't like the frag but it grew on me and the frag lasted 8+ hrs. My wife liked it so much that she bought me a 4oz bottle from BJ's wholesale. But the frag she bought doesn't seem to have that strong opening ashy note its more pineapple and the longevity doesn't last no more that 4 hrs I think on me. So my question to the boutique was is there a way to determine smell variations by batch # and if so could I buy specific batch#'s. Basically I was told its impossible to do that and was explained the reasoning for that. Further he said that more than likely my Aventus is a fake because they don't distribute to anyone but NM and 1 or 2 other places. What about myfragrences.com then do they sell fakes, I don't get that comment. Well I doubt mine is a fake everything seems to check out on the bottle and box and it smells like Aventus too. But my thinking is to buy an online sample first and if the smell is what you're looking for then buy a split! Forget the boutique. Anyway, what is everyones thoughts on frags from walgreens, which he mentioned to me specifically and BJ's, fragrance.com etc.?
    Of course the Creed boutique told you that your bottle was fake if you didn't buy it directly from them. That's one of their biggest marketing strategies, and one of the ways that they cover up the batch variations on some of their scents.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Royal_Oud View Post
    yes, this post is old. If you happen to read this I spoke to the customer service rep over at the Creed boutique who told me that Fragerancenet sells fake and that they don't sell to them. You posted a number of pictures and in my opinion its better to purchase from the creed's website and pay an extra $100. Its not worth the headache.
    The thing is, it's not just an extra $100 that you're paying. Much of the time, it's closer to an extra $200 that you're paying through the boutique. And if you buy from a reliable retailer, then there is no headache. But if $200 is worth your peace of mind, then by all means...

  13. #733

    Default Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Royal_Oud View Post
    yes, this post is old. If you happen to read this I spoke to the customer service rep over at the Creed boutique who told me that Fragerancenet sells fake and that they don't sell to them. You posted a number of pictures and in my opinion its better to purchase from the creed's website and pay an extra $100. Its not worth the headache.
    When your selling the exact same product for 3 times the price it's pretty hard to tell the truth. Then again this company makes up fairy tales and expects people will believe them. I stopped the magical thinking at around 8 years old.


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  14. #734

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    Hi!

    Please note that this thread has been re-located.

    Thank you!

  15. #735

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Hi!

    Please note that this thread has been re-located.

    Thank you!
    Why is this thread in JSO? This will only result in the thing this thread is supposed to prevent (and more work for you), as there will now be even MORE random Creed query threads in MFD because they don't see the sticky.

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    Many of the merged threads actually originate here so it's probably going to be less work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Hi!

    Please note that this thread has been re-located.

    Thank you!


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  18. #738

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    Bottle porn will still be available for the foreseeable future .

  19. #739

    Default is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my conc

    I will be making my first creed purchase. I settled on buying virgin island water from fragrancenet. They have a 2.5 and 4.0 with top brand
    New. My concern is freshness. Are the 2.5 newer inventory then the 4.0? The difference is only 20 dollars for a 4.0. Which is the better option scent wise?. I also saw testers that are cheaper with no top. I have about 80 fragrances so I won't use the Virgin island water fast enough. So in this case are the ones with cap better or would the testers age the same? Thanks

  20. #740

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    I don't know if you'll find much variation in freshness between one bottle size and another. Without a doubt in my mind fragrancenet pushes more of the 4 oz bottles than anything else, so if there was any variation my guess would be the 4 oz bottles would be the freshest. I personally got a 4 oz bottle and it smells flawless (besides some longevity issues), absolutely fantastic scent. Although you have 80 bottles I don't think the larger size will go to waste!

  21. #741

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Would the testers with no top and regular bottles smell the same and age alike? Or should I spend the extra 40 and get a cap?

  22. #742

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellingGoodMexican View Post
    Would the testers with no top and regular bottles smell the same and age alike? Or should I spend the extra 40 and get a cap?
    Can't really answer from experience but I'd personally pay for a bottle with the cap. It keeps air from getting in to the bottle which can mess with the juices composition. That being said I would imagine that a tester may age/change composition quicker

  23. #743

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    The cap does not effect the composition, and it does not stop air from getting in. If you don't mind not having a cap, then go with the tester. The scent itself will be exactly the same. As far as 2.5oz vs 4oz, I would guess that it's more likely the 4oz would be a newer batch since there is a higher turnover with the larger bottles. They're a much better deal too, the difference is only $20, but you're getting an extra 45ml.

  24. #744

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Very interesting jivehippo. Can anyone second this. The cap doesn't bother me at all. Just want to preserve the fragrance for as long as I can. And the no cap 4.0 is 117 dollars

  25. #745

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    http://youtu.be/7ZpsqL9Pn6M
    8:17-11:30 he discusses air damage. I would watch it as I don't agree with JiveHippo. It makes sense to me that the cap is there to stop air from entering the bottle.
    Hopefully the link works, I copied the link from my phone so it looks a little odd.. If it doesn't search dracdoc storing fragrances and watch that segment

  26. #746

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    http://youtu.be/7ZpsqL9Pn6M
    8:17-11:30 he discusses air damage. I would watch it as I don't agree with JiveHippo. It makes sense to me that the cap is there to stop air from entering the bottle.
    Hopefully the link works, I copied the link from my phone so it looks a little odd.. If it doesn't search dracdoc storing fragrances and watch that segment
    Lol. That guy has no idea what he's talking about. The atomizers are crimped air tight on the bottle, no air can permeate. Have you seen how loose fitting Creed caps are? To think that they provide an air tight seal is laughable.

  27. #747

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Lol. That guy has no idea what he's talking about. The atomizers a crimped air tight on the bottle, no air can permeate. Have you seen how loose fitting Creed caps are? To think that they provide an air tight seal is laughable.
    They provide more of a seal than no cap at all.
    Personally I like this guy, think he gives solid reviews of fragrances and valuable information that benefit me in the long run. That being said I'm going to have to take his words into higher consideration than yours, as I don't think he has "no idea what he's talking about"

  28. #748

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    I'd get the 4oz for three reasons.. 1. Its probably fresher since they have a higher turn over rate as mentioned above. 2. Since this is your first creed and probably not your last.. you'll most likely get the 4oz of your future bottle and will wish you got the 4oz VIW so your bottles would all be the same size. 3. Its just a better value volume wise. Plus you'll probably use it a lot & creed sprayers put out a lot of juice. Lol

  29. #749

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    The cap thing is all preference I suppose. But as dracdoc said I will never personally buy a bottle without a cap

  30. #750

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    The cap thing is all preference I suppose. But as dracdoc said I will never personally buy a bottle without a cap
    Lol, now you're flip flopping. Is it just preference, or does having a cap actually protect the fragrance from spoiling?

  31. #751

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Lol, now you're flip flopping. Is it just preference, or does having a cap actually protect the fragrance from spoiling?
    Look at my second post in response to what you said. I totally think it does. My mind didn't just change in a matter of seconds. However if it doesn't bother you than go for it. I'm no chemist, I can't tell you if your juice has changed due to air damage or not. But the thing is it makes sense that a cap protects the juice from air, which can be very damaging considering when a fragrance is exposed to air it will evaporate and slowly fade away. So no, I'm not flip flopping, I'm just not going to tell you guys what to do. I've proven my point and gave you an example, now it's a decision you have to make for yourself based on what you think, but again I will never buy a bottle with no cap

  32. #752

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    The cap thing is all preference I suppose. But as dracdoc said I will never personally buy a bottle without a cap
    So I purchased the Virgin island 4.0 with a cap. Not sure if my phobia was well founded. At least I have a cap for my future creed purchases. Is there a way to buy caps from people that don't want or need them? Lol

  33. #753

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Now this is just a theory but creed sprayers have a bb in them. I'm wondering if it helps to prevent air from entering through the tube?

  34. #754

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellingGoodMexican View Post
    So I purchased the Virgin island 4.0 with a cap. Not sure if my phobia was well founded. At least I have a cap for my future creed purchases. Is there a way to buy caps from people that don't want or need them? Lol
    Doubt it. I wouldn't put a cap on a fragrance it doesn't belong to though, as after a couple sprays your cap will smell of some luscious VIW.
    I'm sitting next to my cabinet so I actually just took a wiff of my cap for the hell of it hopefully Wednesday will be warm enough in Chicago to pull this one out again..

  35. #755

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    Now this is just a theory but creed sprayers have a bb in them. I'm wondering if it helps to prevent air from entering through the tube?
    Wouldn't surprise me. If there is a bb, it must be there to serve a purpose. I still stick behind my buying with a cap logic though

  36. #756

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    Look at my second post in response to what you said. I totally think it does. My mind didn't just change in a matter of seconds. However if it doesn't bother you than go for it. I'm no chemist, I can't tell you if your juice has changed due to air damage or not. But the thing is it makes sense that a cap protects the juice from air, which can be very damaging considering when a fragrance is exposed to air it will evaporate and slowly fade away. So no, I'm not flip flopping, I'm just not going to tell you guys what to do. I've proven my point and gave you an example, now it's a decision you have to make for yourself based on what you think, but again I will never buy a bottle with no cap
    No, It doesn't make sense at all. As I've stated, the atomizer is already affixed on the bottle air tight. The cap is meaningless. Why would companies send out thousands of testers with no caps knowing that the fragrance will spoil quicker? Why do companies like Mugler and Slumberhouse make fragrances without caps? I think these companies know more about the product they're selling than some guy with a YouTube channel. Blind leading the blind.

  37. #757

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    No, It doesn't make sense at all. As I've stated, the atomizer is already affixed on the bottle air tight. The cap is meaningless. Why would companies send out thousands of testers with no caps knowing that the fragrance will spoil quicker? Why do companies like Mugler and Slumberhouse make fragrances without caps? I think these companies know more about the product they're selling than some guy with a YouTube channel. Blind leading the blind.
    I know you buy testers so your going to support your side. I don't buy testers so I'm going to support my side. It's not worth an argument. We both have the right to believe what we want to believe, and quite frankly my belief is contrary to yours.

  38. #758

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Always get the big one...regardless on whether or not it is a tester. This is just my own personal opinion.

  39. #759

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    I know you buy testers so your going to support your side.
    I don't, unless they have a cap.

  40. #760

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I don't, unless they have a cap.
    I remember you correcting me because I thought testers were slightly used. In the process you mentioned every tester you have bought was never sprayed. So that's why I said that, I saw you several times post about testers. Can you not rebuttal this post?

  41. #761

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    I only buy testers if they have a cap. Not because I think caps preserve the fragrance, but because I don't like the look of a bottle without a cap.

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    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellingGoodMexican View Post
    So I purchased the Virgin island 4.0 with a cap. Not sure if my phobia was well founded. At least I have a cap for my future creed purchases. Is there a way to buy caps from people that don't want or need them? Lol
    Some Basenoters, including myself have willingly and gladly offered their empty Creed bottle caps to others at no cost to those who might have a need for them.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

  43. #763

    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    What's the purpose for the bb in creed sprayers? I've got two theories 1. To prevent air from entering through the tube. 2. To prevent air/juice from escaping.. since creed uses natural ingredients i'm thinking theirs possibly gases created from fermintation. Which would explain why it takes a sec for the juice to come out after you push the spray button.. it pushes the bb down to release the pressurized juice. Again just a theory. Thoughts?

  44. #764

    Default Re: is it better to buy the 2.5 or 4.0 creed virgin island water from fragrancenet? freshness is my

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Lol. That guy has no idea what he's talking about. The atomizers are crimped air tight on the bottle, no air can permeate. Have you seen how loose fitting Creed caps are? To think that they provide an air tight seal is laughable.
    +1 especially Ceeed caps. There are a number of fragrances out there that don't come with caps.

    But personally I wouldn't play too much attention to someone whom spends more money on fragrances then their own living accommodations.
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  45. #765

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Looks fine to me. If you got it again at Fragrancenet - no worries IMO.
    +1
    Stop creating stress for yourself and just enjoy as Frgcnet is legit!!!
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  46. #766

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    Hello all. I need some opinions on a bottle of Royal Scottish Lavender that I recently purchased.

    It does not have a Lot or Reference # written on the box OR the bottle. There is just a year imprinted on the back of the box, towards the top, 2002.

    Can anyone else who owns RSL chime in?

  47. #767

    Default How does fragrancenet get new batches of creed?

    How does this happen is supposedly only NM or the boutiques get these fresh batches? How would fragrancenet or any other well known online shop end up with these new batches? You often hear that these online places get stuck with old batches and therefore can sell for cheap but I have a 2014 batch of creed and have heard of many others with 2013 batches of creeds getting then from here. Anyone know how this all works? Thanks!

  48. #768

    Default Re: How does fragrancenet get new batches of creed?

    I think it's reasonable to say fragrancenet sells more 4 oz Creed bottles than NM, Saks, and other retailers in that neighborhood. They push ALOT of quantity, which is why the prices are so cheap. There was a thread discussing how their business revolves around high traffic which allows them to get away with such low cost, where as most other retailers are relying on less traffic but a heftier price. That being said it makes sense that they have new stock, as I could imagine they're constantly re-upping their supplies. Personally I was never concerned with the whole "receiving old stock" complaint when it comes to buying from fragrancenet. I mean think about how many bottles of popular frags such as Creed that they sell. I highly doubt they have anything from 2011 and even 2012 left in their warehouse

  49. #769

    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    But would the creed factory sell it to them that inexpensive? Especially when actual creed stores sell the stuff for 300+???

  50. #770

    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Any old stock - if non-compliant, for example, will be sold off.

  51. #771

    Default Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaverX View Post
    But would the creed factory sell it to them that inexpensive? Especially when actual creed stores sell the stuff for 300+???
    I spoke to customer service from fragrancenet. The woman told me the get their bottles from several different sources, which is why some bottles still have the creed logo on the atomizer and some do not. That being said I'm unsure if fragrancenet buys there stock straight from Creed. But even if they did, think about the bulk that they are taking off of their hands. Whoever fragrancenet buys their products from -- they still make money. The mark up on fragrances is HUGE plus when buying in such heavy quantity your really doing them a favor by selling their product for them. So in my opinion, fragrancenet just helps turn over the mass quantity they produce. With the many bottles sold at full retail, plus the many bottles sold at a discounted price, Creed is racking in mad $$$

  52. #772

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    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    I spoke to customer service from fragrancenet. The woman told me the get their bottles from several different sources, which is why some bottles still have the creed logo on the atomizer and some do not. That being said I'm unsure if fragrancenet buys there stock straight from Creed. But even if they did, think about the bulk that they are taking off of their hands. Whoever fragrancenet buys their products from -- they still make money. The mark up on fragrances is HUGE plus when buying in such heavy quantity your really doing them a favor by selling their product for them. So in my opinion, fragrancenet just helps turn over the mass quantity they produce. With the many bottles sold at full retail, plus the many bottles sold at a discounted price, Creed is racking in mad $$$

    Hey nKelly95. I was reading your posts about your dissatisfaction with your bottle of GIT. I bought mine of fragrancenet and have a similar issue. First of all my box has the same writing on the back as yours. at first i thought it was incorrect spelling therefore fake, but as i read on i realized that it is correct as they have changed the verbage on the back. Do you have a pic of the front of your GIT box to show?

    Also, about the scent itself. Although the box and bottle looks to be 100% legit (if it is a fake it's a mighty fine replica) the juice smells different. It is much more green and the drydown isn't that soft ambergris/sandlewood that I got from a sample. I am starting to think that I infact have real GIT but it's possible that 2014 GIT is reformulated. Is your 2014 too? Did you return it?

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    This is what my box looks like. Please note there is no 1760 under Creed on the front. I don't know if that's a big deal or not.
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    Here are some more in case those others weren't clear enough. Does this box look like yours? Anyone else confirm that this is a real box. Also i notice that it doesn't mention ambergris on the back anymore. is this perhaps because they no longer use ambergris or perhaps are using some cheap synthetic ambergris in more recent formulas? Sometimes i think I spend to much time investigating this stuff but would like to have piece of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaverX View Post
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    Here are some more in case those others weren't clear enough. Does this box look like yours? Anyone else confirm that this is a real box. Also i notice that it doesn't mention ambergris on the back anymore. is this perhaps because they no longer use ambergris or perhaps are using some cheap synthetic ambergris in more recent formulas? Sometimes i think I spend to much time investigating this stuff but would like to have piece of mind.
    Not to be rude, but you've asked this same exact question before and it was answered. Yes, it's a real box. All you had to do was look through this thread. Here's one post that addresses it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371...=1#post3124744

    Scroll down to #649 for the back of a new Aventus box. They made minor changes on the front and back (including the wording) of all boxes. I doubt it has anything to do with changing ingredients or formulas. You are correct that you spend too much time investigating this stuff. Just enjoy your juice.

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    Your box is fine and your juice is real. The only reason I wasn't satisfied was because the whole box change and atomizer change was unknown or at least not discussed here on basenotes yet

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    Literally right after I shipped mine back someone posted a bottle of Aventus bought from the Creed Boutique and it was the same as mine in terms of what I thought were issues. Following that someone called the Creed Boutique and they confirmed the recent changes. I was so mad that I didn't hear that just an hour earlier, cuz now I still don't have my bottle back yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaverX View Post
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    This is what my box looks like. Please note there is no 1760 under Creed on the front. I don't know if that's a big deal or not.
    You bought it from fragrancenet so it is real. Period.

    Also,its crazy that fragnet already has 2014 batches. Some people claim that GIT changes/deepens/gets stronger over time. That may be the why your brand new batch smells a little different.
    Its from fragran

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    Not to be rude, but you've asked this same exact question before and it was answered. Yes, it's a real box. All you had to do was look through this thread. Here's one post that addresses it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371...=1#post3124744

    Scroll down to #649 for the back of a new Aventus box. They made minor changes on the front and back (including the wording) of all boxes. I doubt it has anything to do with changing ingredients or formulas. You are correct that you spend too much time investigating this stuff. Just enjoy your juice.

    I read that already but I guess my concern is the front of my box not saying melliseme and also the word "creed" doesn't have "1760" under it. But the more research i do the more i'm realizing is that my juidce is infact real. I think the problem is that I really would like some of the 2011-2012 long lasting juice and the 2014 batch isn't doing it just yet. I am going to store it and spray iit on a couple times a week hoping that oxygen can turn this into a better and longer lasting cologne.

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    I know I keep on hammering this but am I the only basenoter with 2014 GIT. it sure seems like it and I am sure everyone is finding me annoying as hell. I just wish that someone else other than me could give an opinion of this years batch. i suppose in time we will hear things though. I will keep you all updated as the months roll by to let you know if this juice opens up and develops over time. Thanks again everyon!

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