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    So I was in Chicago this weekend and they had 2 testers of Aventus on their counter. I spray a few times on my arms and I really like it. Nothing about it stand out to me and I'm not sure I would pay the high price they are asking for it but as a fragrance it was pretty good. I had a ton of other fragrances on my arms and hands from all my sniffing so I really can't do a review on it. Also the SA's at the Creed counter weren't very helpful. They said they don't have Aventus for sale but can do a "pre-sale" but they didn't know when they would actually get it in stock. Also they never heard of Vintage Tabarome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zizanioides View Post
    . . .someone's not a Napoleon fan, I take it.

    On the bright side, at least it's not the "personal scent" of a Nazi collaborator, like the last one. =X
    Indeed. The Shmuck of Windsor was, after all, a braindead twat, whose clothes were alot smarter than he was. Napoleon, for all the unquestionable evil, at least left us the Code Napoleon, a genuine advance in civilization, which, getting back to perfume, cannot be said, of Aventus. Apart from the - secondarily relevant - ghastly bottle design, is a nicely done but very much stuck-in-the-90s fragrance and I cannot imagine spending the price asked when you can get plenty of similar and equally decent fragrances for a fraction of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Napoleon, for all the unquestionable evil, at least left us the Code Napoleon (...)

    I am afraid that often "all the unequestionable evil" is arguably mentioned too parenthetically, when it comes to dictators and their supposed benefits to humanity...

    Ever heard about the expression: "at least 'he' made trains run on time"?

    Even that is questionable.

    http://www.snopes.com/history/govern/trains.asp

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    Got to try it out today thanks to a kind and benevolent Bnoter. Wow, lots and lots of fruity pineapple. Have you ever bought pre-sliced fresh pineapple in a plastic container? There's a connection. While it's supposed to invoke the conquests of a French emperor from 200 years ago, it's a very young smelling scent. If you like the carefree VIW vibe, Aventus is similar, although it smells completely different.
    Last edited by adonis; 7th July 2010 at 06:29 AM.

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    you do not have to like every creed to be a fan, you do not have to be a non fan to dislike many.
    unfortunately, that was not the point i was making at all.
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    I can't remember ever being quite as disappointed with a Creed release as I am with Aventus. I got a sample yesterday and was immediately shocked at how faint and incredibly boring this stuff is. I haven't been crazy about any of the men's releases that Creed has put out in recent years, but this is a new low.
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    I just got an e-mail from the Creed boutique in NY that it's available now.

    (212) 439-7777, if you're interested...
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  8. #68

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    neiman marcus in northbrook has it, i will be getting a sample in soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    I haven't been crazy about any of the men's releases that Creed has put out in recent years, but this is a new low.
    this, however, is exactly the point i was making.

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    So...is this a pineapple prominent scent - sort of like Ananas Fizz by L' Artisan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    So...is this a pineapple prominent scent - sort of like Ananas Fizz by L' Artisan?
    It's a very pronounced pineapple start to the frag, but that only lasts 30 minutes or so. From there it's too subtle on me to form much of an opinion. I've got a pretty dense nose and tend like pretty strong frags. It's very light and cologn-ish to me.

    Some may really like it. It may be great in hot weather and right now SoCal is stuck in 60s and low 70s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    It's a very pronounced pineapple start to the frag, but that only lasts 30 minutes or so. From there it's too subtle on me to form much of an opinion. I've got a pretty dense nose and tend like pretty strong frags. It's very light and cologn-ish to me.

    Some may really like it. It may be great in hot weather and right now SoCal is stuck in 60s and low 70s.
    When I saw the bottle for the first time, I imagined that this should be a dark, spicy, woody, strong masculine scent.. -The world will be taken in! ;-)

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    Time to swing by Nieman's.
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    Yeah....this is starting to sound not so good. I guess I'll stick to Windsor and I'll look forward to Spices & Wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    It's a very pronounced pineapple start to the frag, but that only lasts 30 minutes or so. From there it's too subtle on me to form much of an opinion. I've got a pretty dense nose and tend like pretty strong frags. It's very light and cologn-ish to me.

    Some may really like it. It may be great in hot weather and right now SoCal is stuck in 60s and low 70s.
    I smelled the pinapple right to the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    I smelled the pinapple right to the end
    What other Pineapple notes could you compare the note to?
    Riverside Drive?
    Nightflight?

    And perhaps how would you describe the difference from whatever reference pineapple note in sensory terms? i.e. thicker/thinner, colder/warmer, tarter/sweeter, wetter/dry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Yeah....this is starting to sound not so good. I guess I'll stick to Windsor and I'll look forward to Spices & Wood.
    are you serious?!? you're going to go off a few comments on an obsessive website where its members think bashing Creed makes them look cool?

    sad. go sample this latest Creed with an open mind and enjoy it. it smells great.

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    Thought I'd weigh in again. When I tried this at Neiman's a few days ago, I was somewhat underwhelmed - as I reported earlier in this thread. Pineapple notes are most definitely prominent. But the Creed rep gave me a nice sample to take with, and as I've been using it for the past day or so, I realize that after 30 minutes or so, it warms nicely to the oak moss and some of the other "house notes" that Creed is known for (ambergris, etc.). I probably didn't give it enough time to develop (hmmm, topic for another thread). I had been considering a bottle of Virgin Island Water. There are similarities, but Aventus may be a slightly more masculine or more mature version. I recant my prior statement, and would say that this may wiggle it's way on to my wish list.

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    Guys, I understand that everybody is entitled to their own opinion. However, let's be honest here, this stuff is a really weak (in every sense of the word) release for Creed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    Guys, I understand that everybody is entitled to their own opinion. However, let's be honest here, this stuff is a really weak (in every sense of the word) release for Creed.
    How can you possibly put those two sentences together, side by side?

    Scent is enormously subjective, and Creed even more so because of their broad "scent-palette". That's why I love Acier Aluminium, while Dullah describes it as "astronaut toilet water". That's why I hate Royal English Leather, while Creed-boy-Bond over there thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    seeing as your former name was Creed-fan, you sound like the typical person who had an over-obsession with Creed at first and now is trying to compensate with over-criticism.

    you have amply expressed your dislike with Aventus. Why don't you let others smell it first (or even let the fragrance be released) before you pronounce it a failure?


    IMO - I have had a sample for two days and I think it's wonderful. attractive and very modern (a sorely needed attribute for the house). fits nicely between their overly-"Creedish" citrus scents like Neroli Sauvage and Green Valley but more masculine than their fruity Virgin Island Water. This one is not polarizing... it will appeal to a wide swath of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    How can you possibly put those two sentences together, side by side?

    Scent is enormously subjective, and Creed even more so because of their broad "scent-palette". That's why I love Acier Aluminium, while Dullah describes it as "astronaut toilet water". That's why I hate Royal English Leather, while Creed-boy over there thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    seeing as your former name was Creed-fan, you sound like the typical person who had an over-obsession with Creed at first and now is trying to compensate with over-criticism.

    you have amply expressed your dislike with Aventus. Why don't you let others smell it first (or even let the fragrance be released) before you pronounce it a failure?


    IMO - I have had a sample for two days and I think it's wonderful. fits nicely between their overly-"Creedish" citrus scents like Neroli Sauvage and Green Valley but more masculine than their fruity Virgin Island Water. This one is not polarizing... it will appeal to a wide swath of people.
    Thank you very much both for the informative lecture on the subjectivity of scent, as well as for your insightful psychoanalysis regarding my true motivations in expressing my disappointment with Aventus.

    However, as for my name change, you're way off. I came to BN over five years ago knowing very little about fragrance except that I enjoyed several Creed scents. Thus, when I originally registered, I chose my name without thinking too much about it. I recently decided to change it to reflect the fact that my tastes had evolved far beyond Creed. That's it, end of story.

    I'm not telling anyone not to try Aventus for themselves. To the contrary, I would encourage everyone to try it. All I'm saying is that, in my opinion, this is the most underwhelming men's release from Creed in recent memory and isn't worthy of this legendary house. I can respect "bad" more than "boring", which Aventus certainly is.

    P.S. Given the fact that virtually all of your 258 posts to date relate to Creed in one way or another, perhaps you should ask Grant if you can take over my old name. It certainly suits you better than it does me.
    Last edited by WindyCity1014; 8th July 2010 at 03:35 PM.
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    I'm not going to respond to your insults and attempts at arguing. I own many other frags and post about multitudes of them. It's nice to know you're stalking me though.

    I do wonder if you have forgotten how to judge a fragrance on its own terms. Not by comparing it to other Creeds or comparing it to other houses/fragrances.

    I wonder this because this juice smells SO GOOD. I can't fathom how one can put it on and think anything other than "damn this smells good". Maybe because you think it makes you look more discerning and sophisticated to be critical of everything around here, especially a new, highly anticipated Creed release. Alas, I just ain't like that... sorry.


    This puts Original Vetiver to shame, making it seem completely flat and monotone in comparison. It trumps Himalaya by good measure too, while sharing some similarities to it, notably the bergamot. It is vastly more sophisticated than Virgin Island Water and Original Santal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    I'm not going to respond to your insults and attempts at arguing. I own many other frags and post about multitudes of them. It's nice to know you're stalking me though.

    I do wonder if you have forgotten how to judge a fragrance on its own terms. Not by comparing it to other Creeds or comparing it to other houses/fragrances.

    I wonder this because this juice smells SO GOOD. I can't fathom how one can put it on and think anything other than "damn this smells good". Maybe because you think it makes you look more discerning and sophisticated to be critical of everything around here, especially a new, highly anticipated Creed release. Alas, I just ain't like that... sorry.


    This puts Original Vetiver to shame, making it seem completely flat and monotone in comparison. It trumps Himalaya by good measure too, while sharing some similarities to it, notably the bergamot. It is vastly more sophisticated than Virgin Island Water and Original Santal.
    So I'm stalking you, huh? You have quite a high opinion of yourself. All I did was click on your name and take a quick look through your posts to see that you're an unabashed Creed fanboy.

    Anyway, for someone who doesn't want to argue, you have no problem making a lot of assumptions and speculating about my motivations. The truth is that I really wanted to love Aventus, as I do with every new scent I try. The bottom line is that I was really disappointed. Both my fiancee and I feel that it smells like a can of Dole pineapple juice that quickly fades away to nothing. As I said, BORRRRING!

    Finally, I find it very amusing that you wonder if I have "forgotten how to judge a fragrance on its own terms ... not by comparing it to other Creeds", and then, practically in the same breath, go on to compare Aventus to Original Vetiver, Original Santal and Virgin Island Water! Do you see the irony here?
    Last edited by WindyCity1014; 8th July 2010 at 04:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    Stalking you? All I did was click on your name and take a quick look through your posts to see that you're an unabashed Creed fanboy.
    wow... someone who was literally named "Creed Fan" is calling ME a fan-boy. hahaha!!! LOL "do you see the irony here?"

    Funny, as I don't like half their fragrances. including:

    royal english leather
    citrus birragade
    orange spice
    royal water
    bois de cedrat
    bois de portugal
    royal delight
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    vetiver '48

    But no no, you're right, Creed-Fan, I'm just a shoe-in for whatever they throw at me!! lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    wow... someone who was literally named "Creed Fan" is calling ME a fan-boy. hahaha!!! LOL

    Funny, as I don't like half their fragrances. including:

    royal english leather
    citrus birragade
    orange spice
    royal water
    bois de cedrat
    bois de portugal
    epicea
    royal scottish lavender
    tabarome millesime
    zeste mandarin pamplemousse
    vetiver '48

    But no no, you're right, Creed-Fan, I'm just a shoe-in for whatever they throw at me!! lol...
    OK, as this has now devolved into a pissing contest that is of no interest to the other posters on here, I will now bow out of this "discussion"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    OK, as this has now devolved into a pissing contest that is of no interest to the other posters on here, I will now bow out of this "discussion"...
    it was kind of fun while it lasted.

    though i must admit... when i said I LOL'd before, i really just sort of giggled on the inside. :-/

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    Funny, it was just the other day I was going post how basenotes is the most polite of all the forums I tender. I was actually going to inquire as to why others thought this was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Funny, it was just the other day I was going post how basenotes is the most polite of all the forums I tender. I was actually going to inquire as to why others thought this was.
    Seriously? BN is polite for the most part, but I've seen some incredibly nasty exchanges over the years, as recently as last week when someone posted a gun and told a gay poster (who, to be fair, was intentionally trying to gross everyone out) to point it at his head in another thread. That was just chilling.
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    I must subconsciously only read friendly threads. In all seriousness, with rare exception - I do feel it is one of the more courteous forums out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    seeing as your former name was Creed-fan, you sound like the typical person who had an over-obsession with Creed at first and now is trying to compensate with over-criticism.
    QOTD. This is a trend I have seen here before; the jekyl-and-hyde switch, which I don't understand at all.

    Anyways, some may like the fragrance, some won't, some may think it is weak (while simultaneously proclaiming some other house's anemic EDC as the best thing ever), while some may love its delicate low-key balance.

    Lets just keep this thread focused on discussing the fragrance (both sides of the argument) else its going to be locked soon I bet.
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