I love this fragrance. A true masterpiece. But it's a little bit expensive, i don't think it's worth the price.
Aventus by Creed, 2010
Pros: long lasting , well rounded mans frag
Cons: overpriced just like all Creeds, but wort the $$$ if you can
One of the most hyped (and anti-hyped) fragrances around these parts, I find myself pretty squarely in the lovers category of this scent. As far as the notes go, the two notes that everyone immediately gravitates towards - the pineapple and the smoke - are the attention grabbers, and I find them to be very appealing and well put together. Unlike many of the popular Creeds (and despite the fruity top), this is not a unisex scent - I get a faint leather underneath the smoke and fruit which adds to the overwhelming masculinity of this scent.
Where Aventus really shines is performance. Simply put, this is a projection monster; I have received comments along the lines of "running into a brick wall" and "I could tell you were in the room from the moment I opened the door" from multiple coworkers with just 3-4 sprays applied 30 minutes earlier. There is definitely a fine line between just the right amount and a "brick wall", so to speak. My experience has been to err on the conservative side for this one, which is unusual for Creeds, but definitely welcome given the price! Longevity has been excellent for me as well; easily lasts 6-8 hours on my skin and sometimes into the next day. Versatility is unmatched - cold weather, hot weather, work, gym, out with friends, Aventus works in pretty much any situation.
The stories of this fragrance's compliment garnering powering have reached somewhat mythical status, but it's hard for me to say anything contradictory when I receive more unsolicited, "strangers stopping in their tracks to ask me what I'm wearing" compliments with this one than the rest of my collection combined. I initially purchased this because my closest female friend called it "the most heavenly thing she had ever smelled", and have even had a "brick wall" comment immediately followed up with "this is the best smelling brick wall ever". If you are looking for a Creed that gets compliments, look no further.
Overall, I find the scent to be great but slightly below the best Creeds; however, in terms of performance and compliments Aventus is such a powerhouse that I find myself reaching for it more than anything else in my collection at the moment.
Pros: Fresh and inviting scent
Cons: Average longevity
Writing as a casual fragrance user, I think the fruity opening is fresh and inviting, and as the scent progresses, I want to sniff it even more. The projection is pretty wide for the first 30 to 45 minutes, then becomes a personal cloud for a few hours, before sitting on skin the rest of the way. There’s an inconsistent ash note in the middle, comparable to a cigarette ashtray; sometimes I smell it, sometimes I don’t. Aventus dries down to a nice musky scent with faint sweetness.
Just like GIT, Aventus has an average longevity on my skin, but lasts very long on unwashed shirt. It’s a nice fragrance -- hyped and pricey, but worth a try/sample.
Pros: Longevity, Sillage are Strong and scent is above average
Cons: It smells familiar and gives testosterone an uneven and unnecessary boost
I didn't like this scent at first. I found it amateurish and a bit redundant. I gave my sample away to a buddy that's a womanizer. End of story.
I walk into Scent Bar looking for Wode by Boudicca. I see Aventus and it sees me. I sniff it and it smells good, actually. I give my wife a sniff. She says it smells great.
Long story short, someone gave me a great deal on a bottle and apparently a good batch. Whatever that means.
So I guess I lucked out, somehow. In the end, it's nothing all that special but it's the best of the "not so special" crowd and my girl seems to like it. It's the action movie of fragrances.
|Top Notes||blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples, pineapple|
|Middle Notes||roses. dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, patchouli|
|Base Notes||Musk, oak moss, ambergris, vanilla.|