Originally Posted by Black_Orchid
Ok I `ve mentioned your advices and getting a sample soon
. I ´ve readed that the longevity of aventus is really changeable and that doesn`t depend on the skin, but it depending on inconsistent quality of aventus. The scents filled up at 2011 should be the best. Is that all true? I`m a bit confused now, and not sure, if I should by Creed`s Aventus, then!
I don't think longevity is as variable as you might think. Keep in mind many of the folks here on basenotes buying niche frags are pretty much experts. They have so much experience and can detect the slightest differences that most of us wouldn't. In the end, the only thing that matters is your own nose. If the sample smells good to you - good enough that you want to actually buy Aventus, you'll enjoy the Aventus you get.
Whatever you do, don't get caught up in the hype. I've seen people waste a lot of money because they got sucked into the hype. If you're more of a 1 Million/A*Men kind of guy, Aventus may be a big letdown. Really, just trust your own nose.
When I got a sample, I wore it for three days straight. Then, I went back to wearing my signature scent for the next 2 days to give my nose a break. Kind of like hitting a reset button. Then, when I wore Aventus again on the 6th day, it was easy to come up with a verdict.
Originally Posted by Stayclose
I wouldn't blind buy unless its limited edition or being discontinued.
That's superb advice. Aventus is excellent, but there's no rush since it's still quite new and a smash hit for Creed. It's going to remain easy to find for many years.