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    Default Real or fake Viking?

    Can anybody help verify if this is authentic? I thought Viking came out in 2017. I also thought they stopped putting the Creed logo when they switched atomizer. Did they make batches in 2016 to sell in 2017? What say you?
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F174034188378

    According to the seller they made 4 oz bottles initially. He said he called a Creed boutique.
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    I see your concern. The bottle looks good but I have seen fake Creeds with that batch code on them. If you scroll through eBay and see 16C01 on Creeds I would be cautious. I checked the sellers feedback and they have sold Aventus with the same batch code as the Viking one. The Aventus has a pic of under the cap, I would go check that out on their sold reviews.

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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Quote Originally Posted by adamn2020 View Post
    I see your concern. The bottle looks good but I have seen fake Creeds with that batch code on them. If you scroll through eBay and see 16C01 on Creeds I would be cautious. I checked the sellers feedback and they have sold Aventus with the same batch code as the Viking one. The Aventus has a pic of under the cap, I would go check that out on their sold reviews.
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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    My understanding is that Viking never came in 120ml bottles, and the release of Viking also ushered in the 100ml flask as the "biggest" spray size for Creeds. I also think the first batch code of Viking was 17U01, and relatively late in the year (2H 2017 release) so a 2016 batch screams fake to me.

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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigserver1 View Post
    My understanding is that Viking never came in 120ml bottles.
    That's what I thought also.
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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigserver1 View Post
    My understanding is that Viking never came in 120ml bottles, and the release of Viking also ushered in the 100ml flask as the "biggest" spray size for Creeds. I also think the first batch code of Viking was 17U01, and relatively late in the year (2H 2017 release) so a 2016 batch screams fake to me.
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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Thank you all for the information. I was adamant it was a fake. The seller obviously is lying about contacting a Creed boutique lol. I also seen that Aventus and chuckled when I seen the lot number. Poor guy!
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    I think you dodged a hefty bullet on that.. crazy they can make such good looking fakes with batch codes printed on them. Good luck on your journey!

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    definitely looks fake. the color/paint just seems like a different shade

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    Make sure to report these sellers too, not sure if it will help, but aye maybe you'll save some sucker so he doesn't get stuck with one of these...

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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Quote Originally Posted by My two scents View Post
    No, Viking never came in 120 ml/4 oz bottles. The color is off. It's not THAT red, and the lettering looks like ghoulish Halloween writing that's dripping blood.
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    Default Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    No, Viking never came in 120 ml/4 oz bottles. The color is off. It's not THAT red, and the lettering looks like ghoulish Halloween writing that's dripping blood.
    Yeah, the lettering looks horrible!
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