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    Default Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    supposedly it is a cross between green irish tweed and virgin island water
    I find that difficult to believe in view of the notes posted. I would think it would have at least violet, coconut and lime listed to be a GIT and VIW cross. But we will see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I find that difficult to believe in view of the notes posted. I would think it would have at least violet, coconut and lime listed to be a GIT and VIW cross. But we will see.
    we will see for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    we will see for sure
    we'll definitely see soon, won't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    we'll definitely see soon, won't we?
    I know I will

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    I know I will
    i know you know you will. did you know i know i will soon as well? i guess we'll know soon, won't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    i know you know you will. did you know i know i will soon as well? i guess we'll know soon, won't we?
    Of course I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    supposedly it is a cross between green irish tweed and virgin island water
    Nothing like that at all. It is a wierd pineapple/citrus/patchouli/musk with a little blackcurrant. References to SMW and MI are there but only distantly. It has what I would describe as a generic woody heart and a light variation on the millesime base which drops into the same everlasting musk at the bottom of original vetiver. There is a little birch tar and moss, but subtle. The whole thing is a light cologne type affair with reasonable longevity.
    Not really worthy of a creed quality accolade in my opinion, it smells quite ordinary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Nothing like that at all. It is a wierd pineapple/citrus/patchouli/musk with a little blackcurrant. References to SMW and MI are there but only distantly. It has what I would describe as a generic woody heart and a light variation on the millesime base which drops into the same everlasting musk at the bottom of original vetiver. There is a little birch tar and moss, but subtle. The whole thing is a light cologne type affair with reasonable longevity.
    Not really worthy of a creed quality accolade in my opinion, it smells quite ordinary to me.
    ok, i guess it does not live up to the hype.

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    Default Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I should add to H_D's review that the more I smell it the more I realise that the swirling citrus and fruits top notes accomplish something special with how the apple and pineapple notes (rendered in an excellent manner here) are integrated. I must have tried over 30 fragrances featuring these two notes and nothing comes close. The rest of the fragrances is a light and quiet affair of patchouli, a bit of moss and vanilla-ambergris (all toned down to give a cologne like feel).
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    I figured that it wasn't a "blow me away" experience and perhaps underwhelming when I saw the first two reviews come in. Neither reviewer did anything to fuel the hype and that says volumes to me. As much as I like certain Creed fragrances (BdP Vetiver 48, MI and Windsor really stand out), I wouldn't be keeping it 100 if I said that the house was consistent. Very much a hit or miss. I'm very aware that the family probably view these posts as this forum is usually the first public response to a release and probably very representative of the general public given the huge amount of views expressed. Thus, this site provides valuable information. So, with that being said I will say this..stop trying to create fragrances that smell good and start creating art. Niches houses are the lesser for playing it safe. Get out of the box so that you can give us the masterpiece.

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    I didn't realize some people already had access to this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I didn't realize some people already had access to this!
    same here and some arent even in the usa where they claimed they were going to ship it first. what a crock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Nothing like that at all. It is a wierd pineapple/citrus/patchouli/musk with a little blackcurrant. References to SMW and MI are there but only distantly. It has what I would describe as a generic woody heart and a light variation on the millesime base which drops into the same everlasting musk at the bottom of original vetiver. There is a little birch tar and moss, but subtle. The whole thing is a light cologne type affair with reasonable longevity.
    Not really worthy of a creed quality accolade in my opinion, it smells quite ordinary to me.
    Sounds really interesting to me. Your review starts with "weird" and ends with "ordinary." The part about "light cologne type" might be telling. Have you tried a fairly heavy dose yet? Seems like the kind of thing that might require a few heavy wearings. Windsor is like that for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    supposedly it is a cross between green irish tweed and virgin island water
    I'm down for that.
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    Default Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by litworth View Post
    So, with that being said I will say this..stop trying to create fragrances that smell good and start creating art. Niches houses are the lesser for playing it safe. Get out of the box so that you can give us the masterpiece.
    Etat Libre heard you loud and clear.

    However I like to wear and enjoy my fragrances, not hang them on a wall and admire from a distance..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    However I like to wear and enjoy my fragrances, not hang them on a wall and admire from a distance..
    Hear hear -- very well-stated.

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    Smelled it today at Neiman Marcus in Northbrook, IL. I was just lookin' to browse, and saw it on the Creed counter. The new Creed rep saw me do a double take and laughed. They had put it out just minutes before I arrived.

    The leather wrapped bottle is nice, and feels good. The initial burst does remind of a cross between GIT and VIW. And I had been toying with a VIW purchase anyway. I was asked if I wanted to preorder, as it will be for sale as of August 2. I took a stroll for a bit, and the pineapple notes seemed to emerge. All in all, light and fruity - and longevity seems on par with most other Creeds, which for me is fair. Nice, but alas not full bottle worthy for me at this time.

    We also talked about the upcoming Spice and Woods - but no release date as of yet.

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    yo quiero Woods & Spice
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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    Smelled it today at Neiman Marcus in Northbrook, IL. I was just lookin' to browse, and saw it on the Creed counter. The new Creed rep saw me do a double take and laughed. They had put it out just minutes before I arrived.

    The leather wrapped bottle is nice, and feels good. The initial burst does remind of a cross between GIT and VIW. And I had been toying with a VIW purchase anyway. I was asked if I wanted to preorder, as it will be for sale as of August 2. I took a stroll for a bit, and the pineapple notes seemed to emerge. All in all, light and fruity - and longevity seems on par with most other Creeds, which for me is fair. Nice, but alas not full bottle worthy for me at this time.

    We also talked about the upcoming Spice and Woods - but no release date as of yet.

    Any idea about the longevity on that beast? Sounds interesting

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    Just read this add copy on Uncrate:
    Creed Aventus
    "You might not be successful, but you can surely smell like it with Creed Aventus ($280/4 oz.). In keeping with the fragrance company's father to son lineage — it has been passed from father to son in an unbroken line since 1760 — Aventus is made with ingredients selected by Erwin Creed, and was originally created using hand production methods dating back to Creed's founding. Notes of black currant, apples, and pineapple abound, supported by jasmine, birch, oak moss, and vanilla. If it's good enough for queens, kings, and America's modern royalty — the Kennedys — it's good enough for us."

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    Default Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickins View Post

    My lord. Have they no shame?

    -Slim
    You obviously have a problem with the promo ads of a brand which you have no interest in (which is actually more baffling).

    Have you ever read the page long, dripping with snobby illusions of grandeur, promo ads of releases from Serge Lutens et al.? Do those ever make your stomach churn or is your focus Creed and Creed only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    You obviously have a problem with the promo ads of a brand which you have no interest in (which is actually more baffling).

    Have you ever read the page long, dripping with snobby illusions of grandeur, promo ads of releases from Serge Lutens et al.? Do those ever make your stomach churn or is your focus Creed and Creed only?

    If you read my past posts, you will see that I really abhor this sort of garbage from any company (or website ie. Luckyscent). It does nothing but insult the intelligence of the buyer and reduces the legitimacy of perfumery as a whole. And yes, Lutens is guilty of some pretty heinous snobbery.
    For the record, I own and enjoy several Creeds. I think the company is capable of producing strikingly beautiful fragrances. My gripe has always been that they don't seem to be able to rest on the quality of their perfumes, and insist on throwing in all this pompous garbage. If they let the quality of their fragrances speak for themselves, I would have a lot more respect for their company.

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    Wore it today at an outdoor event...after the citrus burned off, got an alluring smoky-birch accord with little patchouli (instead of the patchouli with little birch) in the heart notes. Smelled different, heat might be needed to bring out the latent smokiness.
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    Just secured my split portion. Excited to try it blind. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Just secured my split portion. Excited to try it blind. =)
    Wow...hats off to creative people who thought YouTube could be used to get fragrance splits going....Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Wow...hats off to creative people who thought YouTube could be used to get fragrance splits going....Great!
    Yeah, I just put him down as one of my favorites. He does a professional job plus the split portions are very affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Yeah, I just put him down as one of my favorites. He does a professional job plus the split portions are very affordable.
    I think that your link completed the split. Thank you for helping me out and for your kind words.

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    Thanks Nsamadi and Pigasus 27! I can't wait to try Aventus!
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    this will be the same as with all Creeds.

    If you are a Creed fan (as I am), you will most likely love Aventus.

    If you are a Creed doubter or non-fan, you will most likely not like Aventus.
    you do not have to like every creed to be a fan, you do not have to be a non fan to dislike many.

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