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  1. #31

    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    Personally, I find the vibe of Aventus similar to Blue de Chanel. Get your hands on Blue de Chanel (2-3 times cheaper than Aventus) and you won't be dissapointed.

  2. #32

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    I think Aventus smells similar to a stronger Gucci by Gucci. My first snif of Aventus, Gucci by Gucci came to mind.
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  3. #33


    I remember someone on here posting that Zara Sprint 9 something or other smelled like it. I can't vouch for that and have never shopped at a Zara store but someone posted that quite often.

  4. #34

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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
    So what was the result?

  5. #35

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    Get this, Creeds Aventus = (you ready for this?!) Versace BLUE JEANS!

    So I just got a 2.5 oz. bottle of aventus and I gave it a try. Initially I got the pineapple on top but it quickly turns into a dated but refined musky leathery type of scent. Through out the day as I was wearing it, it kept bringing up a familiar scent but couldnt put my nose on it. So I go to spray my air freshener (Versace Blue Jeans) and low and behold what do I get? Creeds Aventus!

    And before anyone gets their panties up in a bunch, I'll say this,"They aren't identical twins but very much similar".

  6. #36

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    I would recommend the relaunched DK Fuel. It has a pineapple note but is more leathery than Aventus. Excellent fragrance. It is only available online at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. I've only seen it in one Neiman Marcus store. It is $98 for 3.4 oz. Unfortunately neither store ships to Canada. I don't know if anyone in Canada sells t.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    fragnet has 2.5 for around 178 plus 15% discount makes it even less. i got a bottle from them and it is very nice

  8. #38

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    For me Aventus is a fruity (and stronger!) version of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme / Ralph Lauren Silver Romance, especially in drydown. I feel a masculine tobacco-like drydown with a mildness of fruits.

  9. #39

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    what about Joop! Nightflight? It's got the pineapple, herbs, a little woody...
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  10. #40

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    I can decant some for ya. PM me.
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  11. #41

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    OK, I think I've found something which mimics the base of Aventus as well as Zara Sprint 9.58 mimics the top. Well, maybe not AS well, but it's surprisingly reminiscent of Aventus.

    That fragrance is.... oddly enough.....

    Rocawear 9IX.

    It's a bit weaker than Aventus, but it is very similar to the later lots of Aventus where the fruity top is diminished, and it goes straight into the smoky birch. In the case of 9IX, smoky suede is probably a better description, but the bases smell very similar. I did not spot this when I first smelled Aventus, even though I had smelled 9IX before. I think that I recognized Aventus as having a designer base, but didn't remember where I had smelled it.

    However, once I sniffed 9IX, after buying a bottle, the similarity to Aventus was obvious.

    I even tested it by layering some Zara Sprint and Rocawear 9IX together - it really smells like a bad imitation of Aventus. My wife smelled the two (layered vs. Aventus) and thought that the Aventus was clearly better, but that they were very similar.

    The layered mixture is opaque, muddled, and just makes me wish I was wearing Aventus. The fruit (not quite pineapple) and smoky base are there, but it's just plain complicated, with two or three blobs of something stuck in the spot were Aventus is transparent. You realize how good and how transparent Aventus is when compared to this mix of two low-end designer frags. However, I'm glad that I got the Rocawear ($19.95 at Marshall's), because it's actually pretty good by itself. I liked it when it came out, and I'm glad I kept an eye out for a discount bottle.

    Here's a website blurb for the notes in 9IX...

    A contemporary mix of Asian Coriander, Mandarin Zest, and Living Cantaloupe linger over a pulsating heart of Spike Lavendar, Geranium Leaf, and intense, textural suede accord. A base blend of Amber, Musk, and rugged Timber Wood complete the essence...
    The base is noticeably different from Aventus, but overall it comes very close.

    PS - I know I owe a couple of you guys some Zara. I'll get it out soon. Sorry for the delays. - raging for the machines
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  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Sounds like Romance Silver Men (light, musky tobacco), though no pineapple there.
    Not in the slightest bit, in my personal experience. I do have a cheap 50mL bottle of RSM for sale in the marketplace, though, if you're interested

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