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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Apples and oranges or, in this case, apples and pineapples. 17T is heavy on the vanilla and apple. 17W11 is heavy on the vanilla and pineapple. Personally, I prefer 17W11.
  2. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Nah, Aventus is still $300 at Costco. 100ml of GIT can be had for $125 for members last I checked though. That's an absolute steal.
  3. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
    Replica Jazz Club
    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne
  4. Re: Scam, Shill or Just Two Low Watt Bulbs in a Bidding War?

    I feel like it's some version of all of the above. Here's a $500 brick for sale on Ebay that some folks buy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Supreme-Brick-FW16-/263701045125

    Also, 16K11 is not rare at...
  5. Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Personally?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I still love Tuscan Leather and am on my second bottle. Tobacco Oud remains one of the best tobacco frags out there though Iím sick of it after more than a year of wearing it. I find a lot of their...
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    Re: Favorite "fresh fougere?"

    +1 Green Irish Tweed
  8. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Bleu de Chanel edt/edp was an easy reach when I was dating around as was Tuscan Leather. Both were received well. Now I sometimes torture my SO with ouds and some heavy animalic frags like Oud Wood...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Is it smokey pineapple goodness like 19P01? That seems to be your top batch :).
  10. Re: We did it! Got my eau sauvage parfum 2017!

    It's an absolute gem. I love the lavender accord in this one.
  11. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne - a simple, refined take on citruses with very good longevity. A total sleeper imo.

    Creed Virgin Island Water - The lime is outstanding in this one. Also, I never...
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    Re: Grand soir

    Interesting. I ordered a sample from MFK late 2018 and then purchased a bottle on a reputable Amazon seller. Bottle is identical to the sample and GS remains one of the strongest, sometimes...
  13. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Dunhill Icon - I learned I really dislike neroli, especially the overly synthetic variety.

    Remy Latour Cigar - I felt I needed an Adidas track suit to fully understand this fragrance.

    Chanel...
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    Re: Masterpiece

    Unfortunately, I think terms like masterpiece have been deconstructed into oblivion disallowing for any kind of meaningful objective standard, warts and all. Perhaps though, matters of taste should...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers?

    I'd love a decent flanker to Aventus that wasn't just a money grab...:rolleyesold:
  16. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Personally, I think Rimbaud would wear Guerlain Vetiver, if anything, particularly when he decided to go the gun-selling, mercenary route :).
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    It's the only MFK I found to be bottle-worthy. It's incredibly rich and luxuriant. Perfect for Fall and Winter, but no-go in the Summer for me. The downside for me is that it's not as versatile as...
  18. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    I had a very similar turning point. I know synthetics are used across the proverbial board, but I only wear frags that, at the very least, smell natural (to my nose) from opening to dry down. I got...
  19. Re: Bentley Int. vs. Valentino Uomo Int. vs D&G The One EDP: Choosing a Signature Scent for Universi

    You have nice features and an understated charm to your appearance. I say The One edp all the way. Also, check out some wider framed eyeglasses, maybe something dark. I think itíll suit you better....
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    Re: Any houses on your ďno buy listĒ

    Montale, Mancera and Parfums de Marly. Worse than many designer frags while maintaining niche prices. Guerlain blows them out of the water at a third of the price or less. Almost all their offerings...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I like this. I'll try in the Fall/Winter.
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    This is the only layer I do. It's absolutely amazing, especially in the heat. I do 2-3 of VIW and 1-2 of Aventus. I find it incredibly comforting and refreshing.
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    Re: What tobacco fragrances for summer?

    Guerlain Vetiver is fantastic in the heat. Jazz Club is near perfect for a summer evening. Aramis Havana is also noteworthy though the opening is a bit chaotic.
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    Re: How Should I Build My Collection?

    Start out with samples and decants of frags you're curious about. More importantly, give them more than just a few wears. You'll be surprised how your opinions will shift over time. Some of my...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Unfortunately, it's possible you received a fake bottle or a bottle refilled with bogus juice. It's increasingly common these days, especially for a coveted batch like 15X21. Perhaps, file a...
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    Re: Help please choosing my 1st.bottle of Creed aventus

    Get the 16M01! It's a fantastic batch and a basenotes favorite. It's also increasingly hard to find. 19P21 is readily available everywhere as it's new.
  27. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    Green Irish Tweed and Aventus imo...
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    Re: $1000 budget

    hahaha as long as it's a nice pull from clean lines, I'll leave a generous tip ;).
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    Re: $1000 budget

    You can get a ton of great juice, especially if you seek out gray market prices. Personally, I would get the following:

    Green Irish Tweed ~ $165
    Virgin Island Water ~ $165
    Aventus ~ $225...
  30. Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    I highly recommend you sniff Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017. It's a very modern take on some classic notes and not at all stuffy, dated or loud.
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I've been sampling Tom Ford Beau de Jour. I really like the oakmoss and lavender in the opening. The scent reminds me of Heritage (which I love) with slightly better ingredients though not enough to...
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    Re: Acqua De Parma - Colonia

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne - It's also heavy on the citruses and performs really well especially for a citrus-based frag.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Just sniffed this a few days ago. It's very dark, dry and heavy on the castoreum and leather. Reminded me a lot more of Oud Wood Intense than the original Tuscan Leather - a favorite of mine. There's...
  34. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Green Irish Tweed
    Virgin Island Water
    Aventus
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Tuscan Leather
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain L'eau Boisee
    The One edp
    Clive Christian 1872
    Egoiste
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    $400-600 from what I've seen. Even higher for some as it's a coveted batch for many.
  36. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir might be right up your alley then though I have yet to smell it. I'm sure others can chime in though. I personally really love GS and feel like it leans masculine but these...
  37. Re: Random thought I was talking to my GF about. An entire collection of Aventus + clones

    Batch variations are not that extreme to allow for such potential variety. Particularly in the dry down, most batches of Aventus are exceedingly similar to most noses. For instance, I've owned 12J01,...
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne remains a hidden gem, especially in this category.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I agree. I'm starting to really dig this batch. It's bright and sweet with a good amount of birch. 19P01 is just too sweet atm.
  40. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Perhaps, but I really found the accords in AC quite cheap to my nose. Surprisingly so given my experience with their other frags. There are a lot of Creeds I don't like - MI, Tabarome, Erolfa,...
  41. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Totally agree.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    I wear Chanel Allure Sport Cologne and sometimes Guerlain Vetiver when I gym it mainly as protection from some of the stanky ass folks who smell like some abysmal combo of ancient ranch dressing and...
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Speaking of Tommy Girl, I just smelled Santal Blush and found it quite nice. I'm on the hunt for a sandalwood-dominant frag...
  44. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I still can't believe how cheap and boring Aventus Cologne smells. If it was $25-30 at Bath and Body Works, I'd be like, "Maybe." At Creed prices though? Hell no.
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    I love Jazz Club and find it deceptively complex though some fragheads would contend otherwise....
  46. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Ah now this is where we differ. I simply can't enjoy a film without my scepter, favorite concubine and Aventus :).
  47. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    GIT is an absolute gem. I go back and forth between what I like better: Aventus or GIT. VIW beats them both in the high heat of summer though. Otherwise, all three are in my top five :).
  48. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Tobacco Oud
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aventus
  49. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Ah jeez, found the party pooper...:tongue:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I don't detect the pronounced vanilla that other 17's have in 17S at all FWIW. If it's there it's seamlessly blended enough to be undetectable in 17S to me unlike, say, 17X, 17W11, 17T, etc. I highly...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    You should consider 17S01 if you haven't already. Many consider it exceedingly similar to 16D. However, to my nose it's more reminiscent of 16M with a more pronounced pineapple accord.
  52. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    This is my feeling as well...
  53. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Nice answers and solid speculation here. I dig it :).
  54. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Yeah, craftsmanship and artistry must come into play a great deal. Great point. I love Rogue and Areej La Dore for their instance on natural ingredients and just find Creed to have an exceedingly...
  55. Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I find almost all of my Creed frags (with the exception of the new AC) to smell incredibly natural, again, to my nose. Aside from unusual compositional structures they smell as natural as, say, my...
  56. Re: 15x01 think itís fake but just want confirmation

    How much is he or she asking for that bottle? A nearly full bottle of 15X01 can easily fetch $400-600 sometimes more. Knowing that that batch in particular is faked often I'd personally pass. Again,...
  57. Re: 15x01 think itís fake but just want confirmation

    Is this yours or are you debating the purchase? If it's the latter, what's the asking price? If it's too good to be true then I'd be far more wary. The Arabic card inserts are standard when purchased...
  58. Re: 15x01 think itís fake but just want confirmation

    The only concern is that fake bottles of 15X01 are legion online. The bottle and sprayer look fine. What does it smell like? What's the scent profile? Counterfeiters have become even craftier now by...
  59. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I tried both a number of times and couldn't quite get into them. I liked MI but something about it gave me a bit of a headache. I'm actually surprised I like VIW as much as I do. There something in...
  60. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thanks, man! Long live Bootsy Collins and Steve Harris :).
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Virgin Island Water. I loved the sample I received. It's great in the high heat and is just a happy, whimsical scent. I find frags like Aventus and GIT difficult to wear when it's in the 90's or...
  62. Re: Does Aventus use natural Ambergris or is it Ambrox?

    While most will say it's mainly synthetic, whatever they're using is incredible imo. The late dry down remains incredibly pleasant to the nose and not at all like the sticky, overly sweet ambroxan I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    You have a winner. It's matured into a banger according to many on the Aventus FB pages. I'm actually surprised you were still able to find one brand new. I own 17S which apparently shares the same...
  64. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    I'm at 16 bottles and it already feels like too much (alongside innumerable decants and samples). That's down from roughly 30ish though. My goal now is 10-12.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    In fact, the exact opposite has happened. I've seen plenty of folks on the FB groups with rows upon rows of every single batch available to them. Shoot, I own three retail bottles and find them all...
  66. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    You have not seen what I can do to bean dip...
  67. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    Me too! These days you'll find me listening to a lot of Springsteen, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, etc. I've always been a huge Motown fan as well - Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, etc. I have a huge...
  68. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    Nice! Maiden, Priest and Motorhead are my Holy Trinity of metal. Maiden being tops for me :).
  69. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    You must be a riot at parties...
  70. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    That's awesome. If I had to guess, I'd say you'll receive 17Q11, possibly 17N01. Both are gems and I hope you enjoy your new bottle to the fullest. Batch variances are fun albeit in a bit of a...
  71. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Guerlain Heritage edt and another bottle of GIT...
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    Re: Do You Feel Like You're Cheating?

    I refer to my small collection as my harem of scents :smiley:
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    Re: Bugs Donít Like My SOTD

    Royal Oud + Gardening. Who knew?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Try to get a decant if possible. That’s what many here do before purchasing a bottle. Also check out the Aventus FB groups. Detailed batch info there as well...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    For sure! I’m sure others will confirm what I’m saying as well :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    17S01. I guarantee that's what you're looking for. It's literally pineapple over a dank base with no apple, berry or vanilla. It's also probably my all-time favorite batch :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The 19's I sniffed so far (19P01/19P11) all seem lighter with less base though they may develop over time. Certainly, lighter to my nose than when I purchased 17's at around the same time. For my...
  78. Re: Is this Creed GIT Fake (pics attached) Tester bottle

    Unfortunately, I think it's fake. Aside from the painted green, the ridges on the bottom of the bottle seem to be a dead giveaway that the bottle is fake. Hopefully, someone with an older bottle can...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Speaking of indirect smokiness, the amped up oakmoss in 16M01 is absolutely fantastic. I think this is why people refer to it is Manventus. 19P11 is epic so far. I'm glad Creed is making the...
  80. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Guerlain Heritage edt for me as well. It doesn't go all cinderella at midnight in the dry down either. The late dry down is my benchmark as of late. I'm so sick of smelling some cheap vanilla/amber...
  81. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Platinum …goÔste: If you could only choose one which would it be?

    Makes sense. I ultimately went with another bottle of GIT after a few weeks of sampling PE. Ultimately, it struck me as more natural in the dry down than PE to my nose. GIT might also be a desert...
  82. Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Lavender and Myrrh are the main notes that I detect in Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 (especially past the opening) and they play well together.
  83. Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I get a very pronounced lavender accord in Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017). It's blended so well that it doesn't stand alone, but it's the kind of lavender note that smells sharp and fresh to my nose....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Ah good to know. Thank you. I believe they took out the rose and added the pink pepper which has a rosey accord to it. I was taken aback by just how sweet 19P01 is and was wondering if the change...
  85. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I did GIT the other week. 16L. Absolutely love it. What was your take on it? I grew somewhat anosmic near the end. This week I did Aventus though I cheated and switched up the batches a few times. I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I saw this on a FB group and thought it was a joke, but according to the Creed website Aventus now has a pink berry accord? https://www.creedboutique.com/US/fragrance/aventus/100ML

    What exactly is...
  87. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting and familiar comment on a 2011 batch from six years ago as we continue the discussion on GIT:
  88. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ah good to know. Mousse Illuminee is masterfully done, but I just can't wear it. My sample had an almost pissy quality to it. Rogue is great though.
  89. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Also, I wonder if you might like Areej La Dore Baikal Gris. I may order a sample soon. While it's not a clone at all, a lot of the notes seem to resonate with GIT. It's also almost entirely composed...
  90. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    For sure. I think it just comes down to preference and how we first experienced the scent as well. It's impossible to find, but I'm incredibly curious what a bottle from the late 80's/early 90's...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yeah I could see that as a possibility for sure. I'm also wondering if maybe 16M causes a lot more olfactory fatigue than other batches, at least for me...
  92. Re: Areej le Dorť : The Official Discussion Thread

    How does Oud Luwak compare to Russian Oud? The latter is absolutely gorgeous but impossible to find.
  93. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yeah, I agree with this as well mainly because it's been demonstrated time and time again with Aventus. As for what batches are better, worse, less or more synthetic, etc., it's all relative. I find...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    So I recently picked up some 16M01 again. I love the smell of this batch, particularly the oakmossy vibe. However, it seems to ghost on me. Sometimes it will disappear altogether then suddenly show...
  95. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I definitely agree with this. I have two identical bottles from 2016. One is brand new, the other is half-empty. The former is sweeter and floral while the latter opens with more verbena alongside...
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Samples of Areej Le Dore. Malik El Taif, Russian Oud and Walimah. Incredible stuff. Almost surreal and other-worldly. I'm debating a bottle, but am not sure when I'd wear it. I could see myself...
  97. Re: Areej le Dorť : The Official Discussion Thread

    I just received some samples of Russian Oud, Walimah and Malik Al Taif. I'm blown away by the quality. I was expecting something far too animalic for my tastes, but they're so natural that I'm...
  98. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ah, I see. I understand what you're saying now. I definitely notice the similarities with Himalaya as well though I don't like that particular frag at all. While I really love the new dry down in...
  99. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    How would you compare and contrast the dry downs of new vs. vintage? I really love the dry down of my 2016 bottle. Definitely curious about older bottles though. I also prefer new batches of Aventus...
  100. Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne
    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    L'eau Boisee
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Heritage edt
    Jazz Club
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