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Old 29 May 2020, 10:10 AM   #1
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Creed Fragrance sold at Cosco and Walmart.

So I was looking at both websites for car wash supplies, and laundry detergents. I came across ď Creed ď fragrances. I was surprised to see this. Prices were above 30%-45% less than the big department stores. IE: Nieman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales, etc. Has anyone purchased Creed from both theses stores? I always go to Nieman Marcus to purchase my bottle of Creed. Thanks.
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:14 AM   #2
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They are old stock and are approaching the Creed expiration date.

The Creed Boutique Blog quotes the shelf life on any Creed Fragrance is 6-8 years assuming it is stored away from the elements in a cool, dark, and dry temperature.

It is relevant since the House of Creed is the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume.

Creed uses an average of 65% natural raw materials across their fragrance formulations.
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:40 AM   #3
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Creed Fragrance sold at Cosco and Walmart.

So I was looking at both websites for car wash supplies, and laundry detergents. I came across ď Creed ď fragrances. I was surprised to see this. Prices were above 30%-45% less than the big department stores. IE: Nieman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales, etc. Has anyone purchased Creed from both theses stores? I always go to Nieman Marcus to purchase my bottle of Creed. Thanks.

Creed ships from a company called ď MaxAroma.Ē There site indicates they sell authentic fragrances. There based out of New York.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:00 AM   #4
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Never seen Creed sold at Costco before. Big fan of the brand and their products but have always ordered from NM in the past. I usually wait for a promo there where I can score 25% off any bottle.

I would be cautious about ordering from Walmart online. Check and see who the seller is (Walmart online includes a broader marketplace including listings from sellers that aren't Walmart). Listings at competitive prices may be authentic, but when you get the product you should check the batch number. A lot of discount fragrance sellers do in fact sell authentic products (think FragranceNet and deep discounts on Creed products) but you might be getting a very old batch and can't be sure how it's been stored in the past.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:07 AM   #5
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Never seen Creed sold at Costco before. Big fan of the brand and their products but have always ordered from NM in the past. I usually wait for a promo there where I can score 25% off any bottle.

I would be cautious about ordering from Walmart online. Check and see who the seller is (Walmart online includes a broader marketplace including listings from sellers that aren't Walmart). Listings at competitive prices may be authentic, but when you get the product you should check the batch number. A lot of discount fragrance sellers do in fact sell authentic products (think FragranceNet and deep discounts on Creed products) but you might be getting a very old batch and can't be sure how it's been stored in the past.

I also get my Creed from NM. To bad I missed there 30% sale a few weeks ago.
The seller is “ MaxAroma.” There based out of New York, and say everything is Authentic. I going to call them tomorrow. Knowing me, I might just order from NM. Thanks.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:32 AM   #6
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Beware of 3rd parties selling Creed on the various platforms. Much is made by fakirs due to the high profit margin.


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Old 29 May 2020, 11:37 AM   #7
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I’ve bought Creed from Costco before. They only sell it via their website and the more popular scents are rarely in stock. That being said, the product was absolutely authentic, and Costco has the best return policy around if needed.
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Old 29 May 2020, 12:11 PM   #9
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I have purchased Creed Aventus for Him and Her on the Costco website (Canadian site and store) and can 100% certainly say they are authentic.

Costco around July/August and December (in Canadian stores) receive palettes of fragrances for him and her and usually sell them for around $70 - $80 - prices have been inching up every year. (First year was $57.99)

Last year they moved all high end fragrances (Creed, Tom Ford etc.) to be sold on their website with a limit of 2. As they were finding that employees or managers were buying them and reselling on craigslist/kijiji for triple the price but under what MSRP is. I paid $74.99 last year for 2 his and one her) and they sold out within 10 min.
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Old 29 May 2020, 01:04 PM   #10
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Iíve bought Creed from Costco before. They only sell it via their website and the more popular scents are rarely in stock. That being said, the product was absolutely authentic, and Costco has the best return policy around if needed.
Did your box come wrapped in cellophane? Thanks.
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Old 29 May 2020, 01:22 PM   #11
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Did your box come wrapped in cellophane? Thanks.
I bought 3 bottles ths year and none were wrapped in cellophane. two NM and one nordstrom
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Old 29 May 2020, 01:38 PM   #12
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I bought 3 bottles ths year and none were wrapped in cellophane. two NM and one nordstrom
Great. The reason I ask is because Creed doesnít wrap their box/bottle in cellophane.

My friend works at NM, and thatís what she told me.
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:50 PM   #13
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It is relevant since the House of Creed is the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume.
Don't get me wrong, I like Creed, but their 'history' and marketing is debatable.
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Old 29 May 2020, 06:52 PM   #14
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I was in one the discount fragrance houses recently and they had some Creed scents at a reasonable price. But Creed is one of the few houses that still dates the bottle. These were dated 2004! So yes it may be authentic but it’s 16 years old! Before buying ask the seller to show you the date on the bottom of the box
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:50 PM   #15
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No, it did not. Also, I purchased last year and the batch number was a 2018 batch.
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I did get an order through NM during the 30% promo recently. Was a 2015 production - but I did buy the slower moving 500ml flacon.




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Old 29 May 2020, 11:58 PM   #17
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Never knew the bottle was dated I’ll have to check mine do they just have a date code
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Old 30 May 2020, 01:54 AM   #18
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Don't get me wrong, I like Creed, but their 'history' and marketing is debatable.
But Creed does use some natural ingredients which may in fact turn rancid quicker than a 100% synthetic fragrance.

I am unsure as to why you cherry picked from my post and twisted the context.

And if you visit the www.basenotes.com fragrance forum there are serious perfume collectors who avoid Creed like the plague.
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They are old stock and are approaching the Creed expiration date.

The Creed Boutique Blog quotes the shelf life on any Creed Fragrance is 6-8 years assuming it is stored away from the elements in a cool, dark, and dry temperature.

It is relevant since the House of Creed is the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume.

Creed uses an average of 65% natural raw materials across their fragrance formulations.
Western high end fragrance house may perhaps be accurate. Asia fragrance makers still do it the old fashioned way,. The natural fragrances (such as musk, oud Cambodi, and ambergris) don't go rancid. One can buy 100% formulations throughout Asia and Middle East. A 65% blend would be considered watered down there.
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Old 30 May 2020, 12:06 PM   #20
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I am unsure as to why you cherry picked from my post and twisted the context.
Twisted the content?? Really?

I said I like Creed, but their claimed history and marketing is debatable, which it is. Google it.

When you reply, "...the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume." I question it. I didn't cherry pick your post, it just rings of marketing BS to me.
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Old 30 May 2020, 12:08 PM   #21
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Twisted the content?? Really?

I said I like Creed, but their claimed history and marketing is debatable, which it is. Google it.

When you reply, "...the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume." I question it. I didn't cherry pick your post, it just rings of marketing BS to me.
Sound like the Bremont watch co.
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Sound like the Bremont watch co.
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Twisted the content?? Really?

I said I like Creed, but their claimed history and marketing is debatable, which it is. Google it.

When you reply, "...the only fragrance house in the world that still relies on the ancient infusion technique to capture the raw and rare materials of each perfume." I question it. I didn't cherry pick your post, it just rings of marketing BS to me.
What should I google for?
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What should I google for?
The wiki for Creed addresses the suspect marketing. Basenotes and quora also raise suspicions.

A fragrance is purchased because the wearer loves its' essence, and it doesn't raise hives are cause adverse side effects.
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