I caved into the hype and bought a bottle of Aventus. It's a great scent. Solid, long lasting, modern, sexy. The whole package. I still don't get the hype though! I like it as much as Silver Mountain Water and Erolfa (two of my faves).
It's a 2012 batch as far as I can tell. Btw the packaging sucks! The box has this crappy logo of a dude on a horse made out of tin foil and the bottle is kinda bleh. Anyway, it's the juice on the inside that counts. Just surprised they didn't do better with the "look."