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  • Great - One of Creed's best new releases and I'm completely in love!

    60 43.48%
  • Good - It's definitely a good fragrance, but not spectacular. Would be nice if it were cheaper.

    54 39.13%
  • Disappointed - It's pretty run-of-the-mill and I expected more from this release (and from Creed).

    20 14.49%
  • Terrible - I do not think it smells good. I would never choose to wear this again.

    4 2.90%
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    Default CREED Aventus breakdown

    i am amazed at how polarizing Aventus is. In the official Aventus thread, it seems a slight majority of people really love it. Though a good number of people are also really disappointed by it, and a few actively hate it!

    So, being a numbers guy, I wanted to get a better measure of opinions.



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    To me it is not bad but not worth the hype it has generated and i would not buy it, but hey i like it Creed is making a ton of money off of it and that is great for me because I want it to stay for a long time.

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    I can't agree with any of the categories in the poll. It IS one of their better new releases but it isn't 'completely in love'. Enamored maybe.

    It would be nice if EVERYTHNG were cheaper, but that isn't likely to happen.

    I'm obviously not disappointed with it and don't consider it terrible - because I WILL wear it again and again. Actually, Wonderwood was much more of an overhyped letdown that Aventus, but advertising writers do what they do - it's up to us to cut to the chase.

    Aventus - for me - began as an average, run of the mill, nothing special frag.
    The more I wore it, the more I liked it. The more I wore it, the more people around me commented positively on it. It's smooth & pleasant - and I STILL say, some days smoothly pleasant that doesn't rattle the windows when you put it on is JUST RIGHT.

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    It'd be nice with the same base stronger for designer prices

    = dissapointing

    Only thing terrible about it is the packaging.
    and the name and concept themselves are good, no where close to great.
    But the fragrance itself, is very dissapointing for $280/120ml
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    I own a 2.5 Oz bottle...it feels fantastic, the leather is wrapped tightly around the flacon. It looks like a bad-ass bottle which would whip any of the girly and bombastic Guerlain/Xerjoff bottles any time....its the GIT bottle for the year 3k.

    The fragrance itself is between good and great for me..its an excellent fruity-chypre, certainly the best I have smelled amongst any in the past 15 years. A fruity-chypre for men which they can wear without getting 'metrosexual' looks.

    And top points for one of the best pineapple notes on the market.
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    It's a decent fragrance, well made, though not what I'm personally looking for and ridiculously priced. While Xerjoff flacons are pompously ugly, this Creed label looks like it was designed with a Wingdings horseman and printed out on my deskjet.
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    Default Re: CREED Aventus breakdown

    It's an adequate designer fragrance. However, it is way overpriced - and the label is fugly.
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    Default Re: CREED Aventus breakdown

    75% like
    25% dislike

    about what i expected. thanks

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    i thoroughly enjoy the base notes, very masculine but still a little bit fresh. can anyone suggest a citrus fragrance with the sort of basenotes in aventus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPJNY View Post
    i thoroughly enjoy the base notes, very masculine but still a little bit fresh. can anyone suggest a citrus fragrance with the sort of basenotes in aventus?
    Yes, I recommend Aventus. Welcome to Basenotes!
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    I am quite pleased with this fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Yes, I recommend Aventus. Welcome to Basenotes!
    fair enough - anything at a lower price point? and not a 1oz bottle =)

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    I'm quite eager to try it, but man the bottle design is so ugly. The square label with a cheap looking illustration just sort of.. on it. It makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    ... the bottle design is so ugly. The square label with a cheap looking illustration just sort of.. on it. It makes no sense.
    Welcome to Erwin Creed's generation.

    Perhaps we should page Olivia? . . .

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    just got my 4oz today, yay!

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    I really enjoy this one regardless of price. Maybe it's over priced, maybe it's not. It just smells good! It just has a certain quality that sets it apart from the regular old millesime line.

    Erwin, at some point, will be the head of the house and will have his own style. This is unavoidable. It's very generous of Olivier to let his son stretch his wings, so to speak. In fact, I've read somewhere, that Erwin was also intimately involved in the creation of Windsor and the new Royal Exclusives line. If true, what better way to introduce your son to the world by letting him compose/collaborate with you and then charge almost double the regular line? Olivier must be very proud of his son. Aventus sells out almost as soon as it hits the shelves at Neiman's. I would like to see what Erwin does 5 or 10 years from now.

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    Robert, your nice post is quite generous.

    I - and I stress out that's only me! - believe a lot more in earned merit than in inheriting a name.

    Nothing Erwin was involved in so far strikes me as successful in terms of fragrance art, rather than money. (If he was involved in Windsor II, he should be held responsible for the unforgivable North Korea-nization of this wonderful masterpiece in a merely good scent.)

    Aventus might sell out, but really seasoned noses such as Dullah's are not impressed.

    "Windsor" II, for those who know Windsor intimately, is a sham. (If not, is there ANYBODY willing to exchange a flacon of Windsor for a flacon of "Windsor" II? Even if I add a $200 bonus? ANYBODY?)

    Wood and Spice is, once again, a failure. For Creed standards, I repeat myself. (No, it is not a bad fragrance for Bergners. For $550 it is an outrageously bad fragrance.) It is a bit like a Tabarome Millesime which is both more simplistic, more boring, more primitive than the much cheaper (still not cheap) real Tabarome M.

    I don't speak out out of some irrational hostility towards the House of Creed. For more than one decade, I have worn different Creeds 80% of the time. I spoke out for years against what I perceived to be the naysayers and such. At some point I simply could not pretend anymore I did not see the judiciousness of many of their points.

    I am sure Creed would survive economically without my business and without that of some other disgruntled customers. I nourish no illusions about that.

    Something they lost, though, and that is no pure nostalgia, malevolence, or made-up complaints. It is reality. May they live and prosper, but there is something about the soul of their business, if you'll pardon my Romanticism, which they sold out in more than one sense.
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    Aventus, imo, is the best of any Creed to date...and I have most of them.

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    Addict, very well reasoned points. Obviously you're passionate and Creed devotee. These may be growing pains we're witnessing. I'm not impressed with Spice and Wood and Sublime Vanille. But so what? Let's wait and see what "the kid" will become?

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    Robert, thank you for your kind response.

    Again, you show more generosity than I am able to afford. If this would all be about a youngster's quest to find himself, with no consequences to others, I would be all in concert with your take on things.

    Given that Erwin's [or whichever the leading Creed team is now) "experimentations" amount to compelling long-time customers to basically gamble, extremely expensively, whenever they try to buy, not only some new Creed, but even some old-time classic, I am less inclined to cut this kind of slack.

    At least some Creed representative should openly, publicly and emphatically state: as of this year, not only do you, customers, have to accept the natural variations in what regards different crops of different essences, but also to accept that, under names you are familiar with, we are entitled to sell you any reformulation we feel like. Expect no consistency from us, and accept huge variations, no matter how wild, for the sake of our prestigious name.

    Perhaps then unhappy customers could at least not contest the brand's level of honesty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addict View Post
    Robert, thank you for your kind response.

    Again, you show more generosity than I am able to afford. If this would all be about a youngster's quest to find himself, with no consequences to others, I would be all in concert with your take on things.

    Given that Erwin's [or whichever the leading Creed team is now) "experimentations" amount to compelling long-time customers to basically gamble, extremely expensively, whenever they try to buy, not only some new Creed, but even some old-time classic, I am less inclined to cut this kind of slack.

    At least some Creed representative should openly, publicly and emphatically state: as of this year, not only do you, customers, have to accept the natural variations in what regards different crops of different essences, but also to accept that, under names you are familiar with, we are entitled to sell you any reformulation we feel like. Expect no consistency from us, and accept huge variations, no matter how wild, for the sake of our prestigious name.

    Perhaps then unhappy customers could at least not contest the brand's level of honesty.
    You echo many of my own reservations about Creed.

    I am not rabidly anti-Creed, I just think many of their fragrances are a triumph of marketing over content.

    I have a great deal of irritation about the hyperbole released about their fragrances, particularly claims of obscure royals wearing them not to mention celebrities alleged to have worn them.

    When you consider that there are smaller perfumers like Bella Bellisimo whose products genuinely are far superior to Creed's offerings and at a much lower price point, the Creed spell is cast into a very bad light.

    I don't buy into the thrall of Creed at all.
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    Erwin Creed was beaming when I complimented him on Aventus, especially when I thanked him on behalf of all men everywhere.

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    i like it but i don't want to buy it for now, maybe i will buy another few samples again next summer to see if i can change my mind

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    I have a Creed Sampler in my office desk drawer (that obviously leaks a bit) and every time I open the drawer I think, yup, probably pick up a bottle for summer.

    My guess is that this could become the new entry point for a new generation younger guys to Creed in the same way as GIT was for some of us 20 years ago.

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    did actually just purchase today from the creed boutique no less. the salesman luis claimed to have been there when the store opened. he indicated that they had sold out of the flacon and he asked paris for a 500ml bottle to be made.

    he also indicated (which im sure is common knowledge here) that 3 new creeds are ready to go. 2 women and 1 man (Original Cologne i think it was called - supposed to be fresh but old school).

    as for aventus - it is enjoyable as a recall when i sampled. i do have some issues of longevity even when i put 4 sprays on my chest. its a fresh frag so presumably i could put more but i am somewhat disappointed with that.

    may be a topic for another thread, but any tactics for how to make the most of your fragrance as far as promoting longevity (short of changing you skin)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPJNY View Post
    may be a topic for another thread, but any tactics for how to make the most of your fragrance as far as promoting longevity (short of changing you skin)?
    It's a subject for another thread. Threads actually, since it comes up pretty often and you can find a few of them with searches. It's not a good one to turn this thread into so that a recent creed release theme thread remains at the top of the forum.
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    Meh.
    Looking to purchase - Aventus any size or participate in a split

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPJNY View Post
    as for aventus - it is enjoyable as a recall when i sampled. i do have some issues of longevity even when i put 4 sprays on my chest. its a fresh frag so presumably i could put more but i am somewhat disappointed with that.
    I thought I had longevity issues with it but apparently I just adapt to the smell and can't detect it after awhile. I've had multiple people comment on it 6-8 hours later. Sticks pretty good to clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I thought I had longevity issues with it but apparently I just adapt to the smell and can't detect it after awhile. I've had multiple people comment on it 6-8 hours later. Sticks pretty good to clothes.
    Yeah, me too. My first two wears seem to have been the victims of olfactory fatigue and "new molecule syndrome" (where some new note just doesn't really register well). My last wear gave me good whiffs after 13 hours. That was just 4 normal sprays in the morning - my usual routine for most fragrances. I got morning sillage from it. I had plotted to add a late spray on clothing if I had longevity problems, but I never needed it..
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    new molecule syndrome

    I like it - this is why I can't even really talk about some new scents until I've worn them a few times. Hats off to those who can, mind you. I tell ya, having Aventus as an ambient blast from a drawer I onlt open once or twice a day for a few months is a very interesting way to get aquainted - it's a very feelgood scent for me.

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