...as are all Creeds...!
...as are all Creeds...!
Bulgaria pour homme extreme? I dont get that at all. Aventus is super unique IMO.
I kinda like the woods in Aventus..that part of it is kinda nice I suppose but I wouldn't buy a bottle. Idk..it just doesn't smell worth the money imo. The big pineapple note(Dole pineapple juice opening) and just the juice in general doesn't really do it for me.
I wonder if anyone has tried layering Aventus with something like Molecule 01 or maybe a really woody scent? I think Aventus is excellent, partly because I love the smell, and partly because it's quite simple yet elegant. I doubt Creed would ever do this, but Aventus would be the perfect scent to create flankers of because I think many great variations could be made, some of which could even be better than the original. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a dark/night/winter version, perhaps with incense and more woods.
As for the topic of this thread... is Aventus a waste of money? It's a ridiculous question. How can one person decide what is or isn't a waste of money for anyone else? If it's a waste of money to you, don't buy it. Problem solved.
The other ridiculous question that gets asked here again and again is "Is it worth it?" Only you can decide if something is worth spending your money on, and only you can decide how much of your money you'd spend. It's your money. Only you know how much of it you even have, so only you can make that sort of decision. I decided that if I could get a 4oz of Aventus for under a certain price, I'd buy it. If not, I wouldn't. I waited a while, but thanks to a fragrancenet sale plus ebates, I got it for less than I was willing to pay. And I'm glad.
Girls absolutely love it, and no one else seems to know what it is. Worth paying a bit more $$$ in my books.
By the way... since this thread started with the topic of money... if you're trying to save on Aventus, don't forget about ebates! It may take ages, but eventually you'll get a check from them. I got back somewhere between $15 and $20 from ebates when I bought Aventus, on top of the fragrancenet sale.
All Creed frags are overrated and overpriced.
There, I said it.
And I feel sorry for those who spend all that $$$$$ because girls love it.
I find it strange how polarising this fragrance is. In my experience this is a good fragrance. It is made of good ingredients and has a decent, if not outstanding composition. It has interesting notes, the balance isn't perfect but it works.
It is similar in quality to a good designer scent from 20 - 25 years ago back when they still spent some money on their formulae. A large dose of dihydromyrcenol emphasises this recollection of the 80s and 90s (for anyone who doesn't know dihydromyrcenol is sometimes described as grey-citrus but I smell it as soapy. It was the main feature in drakkar noir and many creeds such as GIT, neroli sauvage, MI feature it heavily).
I own Aventus and enjoy it. It doesn't shake my world and I struggle to see how it could do to anyone who has been around frags for many years. Equally it is undoubtably made of good stuff and smells good.
I bought a decant to sample it. It smells "nice" but nice is not enough to justify a FB purchase. For that price i want "omg that's divine" and some amazing longevity. I didn't get either of those.
I think you may have answered your own question when you wrote, "I don't seriously don't see....." Most persons who "Don't See...," cannot appreciate the complexity that makes up Creed's Aventus. It takes a trained nose my man. If you think that Aventus smells similar to Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme, than you have a long ways to go in discerning fragrances. This is not meant to demean you in any way. It is more of a constructive critique. Enjoy your fragrances.
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And yes, Creed fragrances are on the expensive side. However, I always manage to find a bottle at a discounted price or a decant at a very reasonable price.
Aventus is one of the best out there. You probably got a bad batch. And yes, Virgin Island Water is another good one. More of a summer frag though.
Awesome! Another lengthy Aventus thread. Can't wait for the next one. Oh yeah, CREED SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think it is. I'd rank it ahead of MI or GIT. I receive more compliments on Aventus than any other scent, and if anything, that just means that in general, it smells really good and people like it. As far as a personal scent, I think it's great--original, appealing, and never cloying or irritating. Versatile as well. What more can you ask for?
For me it's a very nice scent. Glad I have it and it does get the compliments.
Aventus is the best bang for your buck.
I bought a decant of Aventus from a member here who did a split not long ago and was pleased with it. I did put Aventus to the test during a trip to my home town in Puerto Rico in which we had a big local festival full of people mainly hot looking Hispanic women I mean thousands of people! Not one compliment from anyone! Some of my old family and friends both males and females were there and no one said a word about it which was very unusual because I could smell it on me myself so I know the projection was there. I was very disappointed!!! I even went back to my rental car and sprayed a bit more just in case the humid weather had an effect on it but nothing changed even after doing that. I even danced with a few of my ex girlfriends and not one word on my cologne...............that sucked!!!!
I used to wear Curve around her.
I love Aventus, and I wear it because I enjoy it. I also love occasionally spraying a cotton ball with it to stash in my top desk drawer. I do that once every other month or so. Every time I reach in for a pen, I get a hint of smell that's just fantastic. But I'd never recommend Aventus as the ultimate compliment getter. It's quite good, but other scents including some which are MUCH cheaper get me more compliments, not to mention more enthusiastic compliments from women.
^^^interesting point, in my experience, the sweeter, warmer stuff draws more compliments than something like Aventus
I had a good sniff of this today out of curiousity. A potent, blunt, citrus with a similar heady drydown to GIT. Similar ingredients to GIT all round, I thought... apart from the citrus. Very long-lasting.
I didn't think it was bad and can certainly see how it's popular. It bore a heavy resemblance to air-fresheners and bathroom cleaners - just a bit more refined, obviously. I don't know what it costs but I imagine it's not cheap coming from Creed.
I bought some samples last week. I ordered Aventus too. I wanted to smell what the fuss is all about. For the obsessed, my sample is from the C42B11Z01 batch. First impression: is this all there is to it? What's so special about it? I don't get it. Unpleasant? No not unpleasant. Smells OK but not great. Aventus didn't bowl me over. Must sample it some more, see if the penny drops later. Waste of money? Not full bottle worthy for me. YMMV.
Other samples I ordered: Yatagan, Knize Ten, Colonia Intensa and Colonia Intensa Oud (this one does bowl me over BTW).
It looks like you may have smelled a fake. I haven't found anything that resembles Aventus in any way. I too was looking for a scent that was similar because I didn't want to shell out the $$$... I just bough a bottle.
After trying Royal Oud and Aventus from new samples for about a month, I feel that apart from GIT Creed is not a scent house to my tastes - no, not at all.
I was in Selfridges Trafford yesterday heading toward the menswear section, when i smelled something heavenly. I found myself wondering what fragrance the guy in front of me had on, when i discovered it was coming from the huge Creed Aventus display.
I took a sample card off the girl and spent the rest of the day thinking how nice it was. My wife went back to get me some for Christmas, and then informed me it was £90 for 30ml! That is seriously expensive. But i loved the friuty yet masculine fragrance, something distinctively classy about it, had good longevity too.
I doubt at that price that the wife bought any, so it looks like it will be Dolce & Gabbana the One Sport for me this time.
On another note, i can't believe after so many years of buying (mainstream) fragrance from my teens to now (38) i have only just discovered basenotes.net.
i personally like aventus a lot
i hope you enjoy silver mountain water. smw is one of my all time favorites.
I've managed to get a sample set from Creed which has Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Love in White, Silver Mountain Water and Virgin Island Water in it.
I'm looking forward to trying the SMW too, and will then decide whether i'm pushing the boat out for Aventus or SMW...
Where did you get this sample set?
Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked, 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes.' People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves
Whoa, this is an old thread that's been resurrected from the dead... While I feel Aventus is a mediocre scent that I personally would never purchase, it smells nothing like Bulgari pour Homme Extreme which I own from a blind buy years ago but also don't care much for (albeit I like it more than Aventus).
I will first say this - your nose is your own, this is subjective. I am not going to take a position on Creed Aventus in this discussion, but realize that you have (perhaps, not purposely), insulted the taste and noses of a lot of people. If they spent the money on it and like it, then it is not a waste of money to them. Whether or not you think if one fragrance smells like another - simply mention a likeliness you have found without being insulting.
Body chemistry, climate, amount applied, and many more factors can alter a composition's notes.
Enjoy this passion of yours without insulting others who enjoy a scent, regardless of what it is or the price tag.
Final two points - if you want a wonderful pineapple note, try Kouros Fraicheur (it is magnificent - the entire composition). And, Silver Mountain Water (depending on your taste) is a good scent from the Creed house and one that I enjoy wearing on occasion.
Everyone has different likes and dislikes. If this thread was about whatever, there still would folks who like and dislike whatever the subject was about. If you purchase an item and you are happy with it, rock on.
If Bvlgari pH Exteme smells like Aventus, then Joop! smells like Encre Noire! I beg to differ by a mile on this one. However.. to me, and a few others in the community Bvlgari pH Extreme smells a bit like Voyage d'Hermes.
Aventus is the new Aqua di Gio. And yes, it is a waste of money.
Aventus just smells good, fruity and fresh to me. But yeah, its not worth the asking price at all!
Threads like this are so silly. One person decides a scent isn't worth it for HIM, so he decides it isn't worth it for anyone. Such foolishness.
Value works like this: You smell a scent. You see a price. You decide if you'd pay that price to own the scent. If you would, it's worth it. If not, it isn't. Only you can decide how much of your money something is worth.
If all you want is a fruity scent, you can find many that cost much less. If all you want is a scent that gets compliments, you can find many that get lots of compliments and cost much less. If you want an incredibly versatile scent, again, there are many choices that cost much less. Yeah, Aventus gets a ton of hype, but you're intelligent enough to not fall for hype, right?
If you fall for the hype, that's nobody's fault but your own... but like I said, you're smarter than that. Right?
I really enjoy Aventus, but I wasn't willing to pay full retail because that price wasn't worth it for me. I decided if I could buy a new 4oz bottle from a reputable shop for $175 or less, it was worth it for me. I found a great deal. I bought it. I only tend to wear it once a week, so my bottle is going to last me for ages, and I'm very happy about that. I think it is an excellent scent.
Fragrancenet plus ebates FTW!
I've spent about $5,000 on Sonos speakers throughout my house, now that is debatable waste of money, haha
One bottle of Creed Aventus is expensive, but its not like its an everyday wear. I wear it maybe 5 times a month and figure it'll last me quite a few years since I store all my fragrances properly.
Bought direct from Creed UK for £25. I presume they would have something similar on their US website?
I had a look on Ebay (UK) last night and there are quite a few sellers of Aventus and SMW and it sells for significantly less than retail.
The sellers claim to decant from a larger bottle into atomisers. As it won't come labelled with the creed name i suppose there is actually no way of knowing whether it is fake or not, other than just placing your trust in the seller.
Does anyone have any experience of buying from Ebay or any problems please?
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Here is the link to the UK website:- http://tinyurl.com/c2hpb4m
They also offer a £15 discount on your next purchase if you buy the sample set
Aventus prices are slowly falling. Legit bottles can be found online for around $180 or less for the 120ml. If you already have a decent sized collection, then this should last you a while.
The only downside to the cheaper prices is that more guys will be wearing it. Even then, it will never be as widespread as Acqua di Gio.
If it becomes too popular and widespread it won't smell as good anymore.
I have tried it and thought it was nothing special.
I reckon most of the positive reviews come from people embarrassed by the fact they've fallen for the hype and splashed out more money than they can realistically afford on something that most people would just say 'meh?' at.
Save your money.
I got mine in a split, so it worked out to be a dollar & some change per ml. Considering I love the scent of Aventus, it lasts forever on me, gets compliments & is my wife's favorite on me, and it's very versatile, I consider it one of my best fragrance values, actually. Would I pay full retail for it? Nope, but these days you rarely have to, as long as you do your research and are patient enough to buy at the right place at the right time.
There are plenty of "popular" or highly acclaimed fragrances here on basenotes, that either I don't really see what's so great about them, or even can't stand them, so I completely get that there are plenty of people who don't like or see the appeal of Aventus. Personally, I do. It develops beautifully on my skin over the course of an entire day, and maybe I got lucky with my "batch", but I get wafts of pineapple throughout, as well as rose and vanilla at different points, with very little "smoke." Hype or no hype, I don't care...it's easily one of the best fragrances I've ever had.
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If you like it and can afford it, buy it
If you like it and can't afford it
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I keep hearing about how unremarkable this fragrance is. I need someone to send me a free bottle/decant to confirm this.
Creed Aventus works so well on my skin. I like the fragrance a lot, it lasts for a long time and projects crazy. Worth the money..
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Don't tell me it's crap. I've just ordered some!
Aventus is not in my top 3 and I think it's never groundbreaking or special, but is definitely a very good scent with good longevity and projection which I never regret purchasing the full 120ml bottle.
Truely a 4-star scent to me...
Tried some Aventus in the department store today, pine needles with a very very slight sweetness to it. No fabled pineapple note. I have another sample of it coming through the mail, I'll see if that is any better. The tester was just opened (wasn't there yesterday) so it couldn't have gone bad. I can't smell any smoke or ash either. I don't get it, is this the batch variation or am I just anosmic to the pineapple chemical?