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    Default Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    Hey Guys,

    Thought I would reach out here. I tried out Creed Aventus a few months back and the scent was simply eurphoric.

    Unfortunately right now I can't stomach the $260 price tag, and have a nice bottle of GIT sitting on my dresser waiting to be used. I know its somewhat of a unique cologne, but I was just wondering if anyone knows of an alternative which may smell similar.

    Any input would be really appreciated! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    I don't k now how to answer questions like this. Aventus smells like Aventus.

    There are many other great scents that are less money. Maybe someone here will know of something that smells similar.
    Can you elaborate at all on what about Aventus you liked?

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    aint nothing like the real thing....no matter how close it gets......save your pennies and do yourself a favour..........go on, you know you want to!!

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    Why not get the 1 oz/30 ml travel size? $140

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    Just get a small bottle of it. Or a decant.

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    Get a decant. You can probably nab 30ml for less than a bottle of a designer frag - that's what I had done. Now I'm wanting a full-bottle... I love how it lasts and wears on me.

    Great scent. For now, get a decent sized decant in a good atomizer and you'll be set until you can afford that price.
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    Thanks guys, I think I will just cough up for it when the time comes.

    Sometimes you can get away with it! (ie. Dunhill Pure for GIT)

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    Okay well Dunhill pure isn't exactly GIT - but just curious more than anything! lol

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    I forget which Cerruti, but there os a cerruti flanker which smelled alot like the topnotes/pineapple. But the Cerruti didn't have the conservative/dry-smoke/musk drydown. A similar style with alot of apple/pineapple up top, that dries into a light conservative tobacco type drydown, one which was higher quality than expected, was baldinini. Baldinini has a very similar apple/spice accord to Burberry London, and features the same light-dry tobacco note as london also. Baldinini also features a prominent pineapple note that lasts well, lasting all the way to the end on fabric. Baldinini has a pineapple/spice/dry-tobacco/musk drydown, stylistically similar to Aventus, in the balance of pineapple/apple-to-dry-masculine notes.

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    Bond Riverside Drive sourced from eBay. Not as refined as Aventus, but longer lasting (IME, at least). I actually have a couple partial bottles if you're interested...

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    get some pineapple juice and apply, and call it diabeetus.

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    In my early Basenotes days, part of what I hoped to find was something that smelled like Clive Christian X for less money.
    So, I relate to the fact that many stumble in here with those same kinds of thoughts.

    The fact that GIT and Cool Water bear a somewhat similar vibe also seems to inspire many to think whatever pricey fragrance you like, there's a cheaper alternative that smells just like it - or close. But I find with many of these threads, the scent under discussion doesn't really have anything close. Sometimes similar, but they are not, and never will be the scent the person really wants.

    Too, everyone's nose and judgement is different. After a year+ and dozens and dozens of "smells like GIT" threads, now I see OP says something called Dunhill Pure smells like GIT.

    The only thing that smells like GIT to me is GIT.

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    Sounds like Romance Silver Men (light, musky tobacco), though no pineapple there.

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    For me Aventus kind of smells like D&G - the one and Chanel - Platinum Egoiste combined, so my best guess would be those two layered

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    In my early Basenotes days, part of what I hoped to find was something that smelled like Clive Christian X for less money.
    So, I relate to the fact that many stumble in here with those same kinds of thoughts.

    The fact that GIT and Cool Water bear a somewhat similar vibe also seems to inspire many to think whatever pricey fragrance you like, there's a cheaper alternative that smells just like it - or close. But I find with many of these threads, the scent under discussion doesn't really have anything close. Sometimes similar, but they are not, and never will be the scent the person really wants.

    Too, everyone's nose and judgement is different. After a year+ and dozens and dozens of "smells like GIT" threads, now I see OP says something called Dunhill Pure smells like GIT.

    The only thing that smells like GIT to me is GIT.
    Despite it ruins your whole point - just out of curiousity did you find anything that came "close" to Clive Christian "X"? In the word "close" i would say GIT and CW are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abliss View Post
    For me Aventus kind of smells like D&G - the one and Chanel - Platinum Egoiste combined, so my best guess would be those two layered
    Julio is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Julio is that you?
    I am afraid you have me mistaken with someone else

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    Wait until you can spring for a bottle, you won't be sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abliss View Post
    Despite it ruins your whole point - just out of curiousity did you find anything that came "close" to Clive Christian "X"? In the word "close" i would say GIT and CW are
    No, nothing that gives the same feeling as X. Not even close. I just found dozens of other scents I like as much or more.

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    Boss in Motion by Hugo Boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    No, nothing that gives the same feeling as X. Not even close. I just found dozens of other scents I like as much or more.
    This goes back to the yahoo boards, but there was some discussion as to how California North smelled like Clive Christian X. I bought a bottle (pretty cheap), and it was similar - but obviously not the same quality. Here's the old post:

    [Basenotes.com] Re: Clive Christian "X" --Nevermind!!

    That's where I found it, as you would say, CHEEP! A few people e-
    mailed me and said they couldn't find any fragrances listed on the
    site, but if you do a search for that particular scent on
    Bizrate.com, you'll see several products--all good deals (one was
    actually for $2 aftershave or something similar.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Abliss View Post
    For me Aventus kind of smells like D&G - the one and Chanel - Platinum Egoiste combined, so my best guess would be those two layered
    So you're saying just buy D&G The One and Chanel Platinum Egoiste and just spray them both on you? HAHAHAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistawho View Post
    So you're saying just buy D&G The One and Chanel Platinum Egoiste and just spray them both on you? HAHAHAH
    That is exactly what i am saying. The fruity vipe from The One, and the "metallic smoke from Platinum Egoiste" for me is Aventus. Where is the funny part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abliss View Post
    That is exactly what i am saying. The fruity vipe from The One, and the "metallic smoke from Platinum Egoiste" for me is Aventus. Where is the funny part?
    I'm going to try it! I'll tell you how it goes! hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistawho View Post
    I'm going to try it! I'll tell you how it goes! hehe
    Do not hold me accountable for the result - it might fail miserably. I have never attempt to layer my fragrance, be sure to post the results here.

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    Paco Rabanne Black XS

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    For the pineapple note, what about Hula by Neil Morris - scroll down... perhaps?
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    Joop Nightflight has a Pineapple note, but smells more like GIT/CW than it does Aventus

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    I read that reminds Allure Pour Homme Chanel

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    I recently ordered a sample and haven't gotten to try this one out yet. I think it would be hilarious if Aventus turned out to be a niche copy of Curve, which has a distinct pineapple note to my nose.

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