Thread: Creed Queries & Discussions.
Considering putting in a bid on a tester of Royal Oud with Lot number A4311Q01ICP. Seller is showing this number on both the bottle and on the label. Other than the ICP suffix, the lot looks correct. Anyone know of instances of ICP getting added to Creed lot numbers?
Looking for Creed connoisseur to help me authenticate please.
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140$, 2.5, shipped from Hialeah Florida, Used, seller has good, solid reviews, paypal, no negs, refundable, bottle seems to have good hallmarks of authenticity (creed logo on sprayer head, white sprayer neck, some wear and tear on wrapping).
My main concern is that it comes from Hialeah, Florida and that it has a very prominent smokey smell after its been maximally sprayed. It's almost a pungentness I've noticed, but very smokey like wood burning. I've also noticed that the wrapping is not leather but rather is a ribbed kind of sticker and Napolean seems to be less ribbed and detailed then I was expecting. LOT number is smudged off from the back from what appears to be general wear. Lastly, the cap does not fit and is not the original. This was not labeled as a Tester bottle.
I have a sample from Nordstroms which I'll be comparing today, they've smelt relatively similar but one is much more smokey than the other, almost a burning rubber smell.
Do not close this thread. It is not trolling.
Last edited by ecstasydeprivation; 23rd March 2015 at 09:02 PM.
I wish this forum had a popcorn emoji.
OP, if you're serious, post hi res photos of your purchase.
Ecstasydeprivation: We moved your request for info over to this dedicated Creed thread as you'll stand a better chance of getting a knowledgable response here from the folks most familiar with variations and whatnot. I took out a couple of follow up posts from the original thread as well. Good luck!
Copy and paste URL for pictures, thanks
It seems as though the Creed emblem(?) was taken off of the cap. There is white under the cap, with what appears to be the 'old'er style sprayer, as well as the thicker tubing.
Perhaps it's a legit bottle that's been through some shit (what the hell happened to it? Back area, front looks like it got melted or something, no Creed thing on top of cap, batch code scratched(?) up.)
Last edited by ecstasydeprivation; 23rd March 2015 at 09:16 PM.
Exactly, looks like a bad attempt at a cover up... possibly been sold and resold for many years now. The only "use" it's gotten is when it's being tested for authenticity. Well the cap seems to be a replacement. What bothers me is the batch code being so worn. That doesn't seem like it'd come from usual wear but I'm not an expert on glass markings with ink
Does anyone know if there were batch lot numbers for the Private Collection?
Angelique Encens, Aubepine Acacia, Bois De Santal, Cuir De Russie, Vintage Tabarome
Since these were discontinued after 2004, I would expect there would be lot numbers for these. This question was never discussed in the Batch LOT Solved thread.
Last edited by ILikePeeps; 23rd March 2015 at 09:56 PM.
Socal woman. Yes it is, good find.
Au revoir, 'bud'.
Last edited by ecstasydeprivation; 23rd March 2015 at 11:26 PM.
That seller doesn't do returns but you may have more luck using eBay's money back guarantee. Good luck!
Hi, you seemed to have forgotten to answer one of my questions.
Can you confirm with a yes or a no that this is authentic 100% pure Creed Aventus?
ok, if you have problems let me know, thanks
Hi, I was just hoping you could write back confirming that the product and its contents is 100% Creed Aventus.
Please let me know, I do have a sample directly from Creed and will be making comparisons (of course, with batch differences kept in mind). I will be returning if I notice longevity, sillage, projection issues that are not consistent with authentic Creed fragrances (I have owned Aventus before and have a good idea of its silage and longevity).
Anyways, if it is in fact authentic, thank you VERY MUCH for your generous price. I will be recommending you to my colleagues.
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267...batch-numbers/ . The older batches of Aventus may be more desirable to fragheads 'in the know', in general.
If you read through that thread, you may come to a generalized speculated conclusion of like:
2010-2013 batches are basically the 'better' years so far; 2014 batches are more citrusy and not as smokey.
If I were to hoard Aventus bottles... it'd probably be older stuff. . I've kind of hoarded; I have 2 bottles: 11Z01 and 13R01.
Your bottle seeming more smokey compared to (probably a 2014 batch) the stuff you smelled from/at Nordstrom may give some credence that yours is indeed an 'old'er authentic Aventus.
Last edited by ILikePeeps; 24th March 2015 at 12:38 AM.
Not PC, but I have some SI that has a batch # from 2005.
Any insight on Millesime Imperial batch SO3314D01?
Thanks a lot
I have never seen a batch number associated with any Private Collection fragrances.
Basenotes sales: Many collectible/discontinued CREEDs (Vintage Tabarome, Angelique Encens, Citrus Bigarrade, Selection Verte), Mancera Lemon Line, Heeley Oranges & Lemons, L'Artisan Batucada, L'Essence de Cerruti, numerous popular SAMPLES! http://www.basenotes.net/threads/340...tisan-SAMPLES!
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Selection Verte ID was mentioned to be 79. Cypres Musc ID was listed as 75. Therefore there must be ID's for the other Private Collection Fragrances. I'm guessing maybe they were stamped on the clear flacons (and maybe testers from 2005/2006) since those were the last batches to be made. If I recall correctly a couple of them were still in production in limited quantities as late as 2009 particularly Angelique Encens.
I have a question about the vetiver note in OV and Jardin d'Amalfi: Does anyone detect a sort of foody, almost starchy character to it? It's so strong to me that it almost overwhelms the entire fragrance and makes me never want to buy either fragrance. It's hard to describe, but it's almost like the scent of cooked plain rice.. Maybe someone else has a better description.
Anyone else smell the same thing?
Hi here, is this legit or I got shafted ?
Last edited by adprokid; 26th March 2015 at 03:03 AM.
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Thank you for the reply, I appreciate any input guys, please chime in if you can.
Last edited by adprokid; 26th March 2015 at 11:07 PM.
I have compared it to my Aventus from an official retailer and I can't see anything strange. So I think there is no reason to think it's fake.
That sounds good, thank you for taking the time to look and compare.