Thread: AVENTUS by Creed
Someone send me a sample so I can know as well too =)
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Not really worthy of a creed quality accolade in my opinion, it smells quite ordinary to me.
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).
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.
I didn't realize some people already had access to this!
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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.
yo quiero Woods & Spice
Last edited by TalkingMuffin; 19th July 2010 at 04:41 PM.
Just read this add copy on Uncrate:
"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."
My lord. Have they no shame?
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.
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.
Just secured my split portion. Excited to try it blind. =)
Thanks Nsamadi and Pigasus 27! I can't wait to try Aventus!
"Smell with your nose, not your ears".
AC'S FAVORITES - Neil Morris for Takashimaya, Creed Royal Mayfair, Le Labo Rose 31, Xerjoff Nio, Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack, Olympic Orchids Woodcut, Olympic Orchids Blackbird, Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud, Amouage Epic Man, Profumum Del Forte Ambra Mediterranea & Slumberhouse Jeke extrait