Creed’s newest release is Acqua Fiorentina. It has notes of plum, roses, carnation, bergamot orange, lemon, cedar, and sandalwood. Prices are $130 for 1 ounce, $230 for 2.5 ounces and $350 for 8.4 ounces.
Did Creed’s prices go up? A lot?
It opens fairly aquatic with a typical Creed base, but don’t get worried, it loses that watery feel and turns much more plummy and floral. It’s not a sweet plum, not heavy on any of the fruitish notes at all. Very fresh and springlike floral with cedary underpinnings. It’s done well and doesn’t fall into the Creed side of the fence of scents I hate. It falls on the much sparser side of Creed scents I like. It’s very nice, though I like Love in Black a lot more, it’s just more my kind of scent.
But the pricing? I mean, the $350 for 8.4 ounces is darn reasonable. It’s good that they are offering it in a 1 ounce size, but $130? Which brings me to my question of the day, what is a reasonable price for perfume in this year’s astronomical pricing? Hard to believe we are in a recession with the hikes that have been going on just in the last three quarters. Ideas on what marketing strategy is at play here?
Let’s give away some samples of this since I got some for my review. 10 winners will get a sample of this. Just drop your name in comments, and I’ll do a drawing.