If you wear Creed, kindly get ITT - Page 3
Tabarome if you want something deeply masculine. Incredible tobacco notes.
Imperial if you simply want the best. Originally created for the King of Saudi and made available to the public only after they begged and cried for it, it is truly the bottom bitch of colognes - try whatever else you want, but you will always come back to this one.
Warning: your girlfriend will steal this and wear this and it will smell fucking awesome on her, too...you've been forewarned
I have been unable to get a sample from Nieman, but Sak's has always been generous. They don't always offer it, so you may have to ask. Just tell them you need to see how it smells on your skin, but that you are already wearing something else and don't want to mix.
I will add to this, some Saks stores carry TF, you can sample from there as well.
Personally, i emailed the TF website, asking for samples. They arranged for me to talk with the TF boutique in NY. They were kind enough to send me samples of the entire private blend line, free of charge. Their generous help has won my loyalty ever since..
So that explains why samples always seem to turn up on eBay for, like, $50 a vial. Hopefully there aren't enough exploiters out there to ruin this.
Not the case my friend, if they are stored correctly they can last for many years with the exception of the top notes which can dissipate in the early years. As for the batch variations with Creed go look at basenotes.
Yeah I second that, keep an eye out for Kron / PalmBeach/ Herperd's splits. I don't think any Tuscan leather splits are running at the moment but just ask, there's usually demand for them.
What nonsense is this? Why is it obvious or are you employed or otherwise financially benefited by people purchasing this substance?
I'm no connoisseur, but I have not noticed a huge drop off in potency and it certainly hasn't become rancid after a year or two of owning a bottle.
I dunno, I'm probably just a plebe though.
I called back today and asked if they'd go $125 (which, according to the basenotes forum is within the realm of possibility) and after the woman did some checking, agreed to sell it at that price.
At that point, I started googling "fake Creed" and was able to learn a few things to look for but this video was just what I needed to arm myself before making a 3 figure mistake.
- The box had the larger "font" of the Creed embossed logo as opposed to the smaller, more intense stamping on the real box in the video.
- Although the "four language" notes were properly folded, there were some glaring punctuation errors and some misspellings that MIGHT have been due to a UK version vs. U.S. usage but I doubt it.
- Also, the Creed logo at the top of the page was larger than real one in the video.
- The cap was plastic with a solid chrome finish instead of the "painted silver" that he describes
- The Creed medallion in the center of the cap was several degrees off dead level.
- The 4 oz. size is apparently the most faked due to the crooks' need to make the biggest splash for the buck.
With so many tells, even though it had a number stamped in the right place on the bottle, I just felt it was too much of a risk and passed. I didn't even get around to removing the pump cap to look for the white plastic washer. I'll order it online from a recommended legit site like Fragrancenet and pay $30ish more.
I'm not saying the store was crooked but the Creed they were selling was certainly dicey.