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    Angry Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Current BDP is a disgrace!

    How is it possible that a $400 fragrance lasts about 3-4 hours on the skin with a very very low projection.

    I just bought one of my favorite fragrances (Creed Bois du Portugal) and I am too disappointed. The new version is a simple Eau de Cologne! No more. Creed have destroyed their heritage!

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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Yeah I haven’t tried the newest formulas but my bottle from the 90s is extremely rich and strong.

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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Creed and Disappointment often go hand in hand

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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    I can only imagine what older juice is like but when I wear it, it lasts about 6 hours. I wish it was a bit longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I can only imagine what older juice is like but when I wear it, it lasts about 6 hours. I wish it was a bit longer.
    Hi DM,

    Uggggh, I am sadden to hear this news about my once beloved "Bois Du Portugal". I very much appreciate your posting this information as I was planning of a future purchase of CREED. I'm sorry to learn about your disappointment regarding your current purchase of BdP.

    SixCats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braxton1990 View Post
    Current BDP is a disgrace!

    How is it possible that a $400 fragrance lasts about 3-4 hours on the skin with a very very low projection.

    I just bought one of my favorite fragrances (Creed Bois du Portugal) and I am too disappointed. The new version is a simple Eau de Cologne! No more. Creed have destroyed their heritage!
    I'm similarly disgusted by the new Aventus to the point where I think I'm done with it and the house as a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixCats View Post
    Hi DM,

    Uggggh, I am sadden to hear this news about my once beloved "Bois Du Portugal". I very much appreciate your posting this information as I was planning of a future purchase of CREED. I'm sorry to learn about your disappointment regarding your current purchase of BdP.

    SixCats!
    I would not consider it a complete disappointment. Though I do wish it lasted longer, I still love it and am very happy with it.
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    I confirm your disappointment.

    My current BDP juice is very poor. It's just a strong scent the first hour and then it turns into a skin scent that disappears after 4 hours.

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    That is unfortunate to hear. I doubt the reformulation was by choice. I doubt most reformulations are by choice.
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    Too bad. I really regret selling a bottle circa 2010. I have been considering trying the new stuff, but will probably just pass.

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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Haven't tried the current version but the bottle I own performs admirably.
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    Oh no! Can't say I'm too surprised. This is my favorite Creed and is a top ten overall for me. I will cherish what I have left from my older bottle.

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    My bottle is about 5 years old and performs like a wild beast.
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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Batch codes anyone? Year 18, 19 or 20?

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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    My bottle is a year or two old and it seems to be fine.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    I have no complaints but my bottles are older.

    If there are more and more restrictions on what can go into a fragrance it’s bound to happen. Reformulations are now commonplace either because a material becomes restricted or because the manufacturer wants to reduce production costs. Either way, what is in the bottle won’t be the same. The only way to avoid disappointment is to buy backups of the version you’re happy with - it’s what I and many others here also do where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    My bottle is a year or two old and it seems to be fine.
    My bottle is from 2018 (18b01) and is still pretty nuclear
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBos View Post
    My bottle is from 2018 (18b01) and is still pretty nuclear
    Have 50 ml same batch and agree with this. Fresher start but mid and base are about the same.
    Seek out 18B01

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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Creed and Disappointment often go hand in hand
    That's true sometimes. But I will say I have had a great run in Creed the past week with fantastic performance from Viking, GIT and SMW. My wife even commented something like "Creed never lets us down".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mak-7 View Post
    Batch codes anyone? Year 18, 19 or 20?
    I'll have to check. Mine's a large decant bottle so it might be older. Back when FrangranceX had them on clearance last summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braxton1990 View Post
    Current BDP is a disgrace!

    How is it possible that a $400 fragrance lasts about 3-4 hours on the skin with a very very low projection.

    I just bought one of my favorite fragrances (Creed Bois du Portugal) and I am too disappointed. The new version is a simple Eau de Cologne! No more. Creed have destroyed their heritage!
    It's also worth mentioning that the maceration may end up giving your bottle some more power than what you're currently getting. Depending, of course, on how long you've had it/used it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I'll have to check. Mine's a large decant bottle so it might be older. Back when FrangranceX had them on clearance last summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
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    Oh, did you buy one, too?
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    What a shame! My older bottle lasts forever and projects like mad.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    I have a 10ml decant and I like it.

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    Creed's are known to get stronger over time (or at least perceived to) so maybe in another year or two it might perform moderately. But that is very disappointing to hear. I only have a decant which I purchased back in 2018 (no idea of batch code or date) and it performs quite admirably. Making me rethink whether I want to drop $400 on a full bottle of the current stuff.
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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    I have a 250ml flacon from 2018 and it's decent - it smells a little different than my older bottles but it still smells good and it doesn't last as long but it's not as bad as OP's.

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    Would be a shame but not uncommon for certain batches to vary or age stronger with time.
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    Luckily stockpiled a couple of back ups from the Golden Age!
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    Default Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    I bought a 2020 Royal Oud and it's so weak compared to previous years. And it's not even about the longevity- the fragrance doesn't smell rich or have as much depth as previous bottles. Tried buying Aventus last year as well and was so utterly disappointed. I too am done with Creed. It's a shame as they were my favorite house. Something has DEFINITELY changed, and it's not about bottles being too fresh and needing maceration.

    I'm sorry about your loss




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