Creed Bids Adieu To Vintage Tabarome-------
The House of Creed has bad news and good news for loyalists of its luxe Vintage Tabarome scent. Due to the earth’s changing climate and landscapes, it’s become nearly impossible to procure a constant flow of the 60 natural essences needed to create the ginger, bergamot, and Cuban tobacco eau, which was originally formulated in 1875. Seeing as how the quantity and quality of ingredients no longer meet the standards of the family-owned brand, Creed has decided to stop all production rather than supply an inferior composition. But all is not lost. Fifty bottles from the personal reserve of the president of Creed North America, who used the embossed Italian leather-clad bottles for VIP gift-giving and performance recognition, will be offered to the public beginning March 9. Twenty-five bottles will go to the new Creed boutique on Madison Avenue and the other half will be available online; each flacon will retail for a hefty $405. In our experience, nothing provokes a true fragrance fiend to drop some cash like a limited-edition, once-in-a-lifetime purchasing opportunity, so mark your calendars—they’ll likely go pretty fast.