Originally Posted by Nasenmann
C4210E01 - that's the one I have. It's indeed a good one. I have noticed something strange though: those ashy notes that many are complaining about usually seem to be very subdued in this batch.
Originally Posted by b0n3z
I have a bottle of that batch too. It is one of the very first batches, and I get no ash from it whatsoever.
Yes, for the lovers of Aventus' fruity combo of Apple/Currant/Pineapple, who don't like alot of Ashy/BBQ Dry Birch wood.........batch C4210E01 is great, although A4210E01 I felt is the most exemplary of the fruity batches. But those are the two greatest fruity batches IMHO. But I'm not super fond of the quality level of the fruit notes (too synthetic for the CREED price point), I'm more of a fan of the long lasting basenotes, which in the initial batches, were too weak....
.....For lovers of the Musks/Ambergris/Oakmoss base, batch C42B10J01 is the best, very long lasting and pleasing, if maybe just a tiny touch more "vanilla" is needed to perfect the drydown of C42b10J01.
I've said many times, creed should get their quality control up on this predominantly synthetic scent, and take the base of C42b10J01, add slightly more vanilla/isobutavan, Add a little more citral/rose/juniper berry to keep the heart from such ashy birch dominance, and then top it off with a concentrated dose of A4210E01 or C4210e01's fruity topnotes. That batch would likely be all things to all Aventus' fans. Because as it stands now, the quality control for such a synthetic scent is laughable.