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    Jamwires, the link provided came up for the front page of ebay and not the Aventus bottle itself. I am guessing that this was warehoused before shipping. The seller shows her address on ebay as Los Angeles (hawaii1015) and the package shows her address is in Virginia (the label did) and the package was shipped out of Opa Locka or Miami, Fla, (per the information on the tracking number she provided). It smells legit, and the small signs like the all white nozzle, evenness of etching on the spray cap, etc. Yeah, I can see that heat or light might have done that. However, I was also reading another thread on some Creed post here that the Green Frich Tweed fakes are improved, that the fakers are getting better on bottle design. Maybe they read our threads!!

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    I've not posted in a long time. I tried Aventus recently, and I bought it because for a Creed (own GIT and MI) I found it lasted ages. I kept getting a whiff of something on my arm 10hours+ later in the day I tried it. So I went and bought a 30ml bottle. Batch number A42B11N01 and it doesn't even last 4 hours on me. I'm glad I got the small bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emes View Post
    I've not posted in a long time. I tried Aventus recently, and I bought it because for a Creed (own GIT and MI) I found it lasted ages. I kept getting a whiff of something on my arm 10hours+ later in the day I tried it. So I went and bought a 30ml bottle. Batch number A42B11N01 and it doesn't even last 4 hours on me. I'm glad I got the small bottle.
    Have you tried getting a second opinion? Asking someone else if they can smell it on you? As mentioned above, "olfactory fatigue plays a role with Aventus...".

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    i have A42B11N01 and it lasts a long time on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    Have you tried getting a second opinion? Asking someone else if they can smell it on you? As mentioned above, "olfactory fatigue plays a role with Aventus...".
    Yeah. I have. The tester I tried on two seperate occasions and both times it literally stayed on my skin all day, and night. I was getting whiffs walking around which impressed me enough to just go and buy a bottle. I've applied the bottle I bought exactly how I did the sample. Two sprays on the forearm. Couple hours and it's still on my skin but my nose has to be right up to it.

    I've asked a friend and she can still smell it, but the point is I'm not noticing it like I did with the tester. The most basic way of describing it is a watered down version

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    Chasing these different batches is like chasing the dragon..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOST! View Post
    I can't believe that this Aventus "Lucky Dip" stall at the Creed fair is still going!!
    I've got to be honest, neither can I.

    That people are prepared to put up with this lottery when they are paying nose-bleed inducing prices for a fragrance is completely and utterly beyond me.

    If I go into Sainsburys I don't expect to be hoping that the bread I buy is moldy or not. I expect it to be fresh and taste like bread.

    Seriously guys, have a think about this. If it were Hugo Boss, Armani or Gucci, the knives and ridicule would be out in force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I've got to be honest, neither can I.

    That people are prepared to put up with this lottery when they are paying nose-bleed inducing prices for a fragrance is completely and utterly beyond me.

    If I go into Sainsburys I don't expect to be hoping that the bread I buy is moldy or not. I expect it to be fresh and taste like bread.

    Seriously guys, have a think about this. If it were Hugo Boss, Armani or Gucci, the knives and ridicule would be out in force.
    The problem is that Creed seems to have organized this whole intimidation racket, here on BaseNotes. You can say anything about other brands, but not about Creed. Once you dare blaspheme, no matter how slightly, against the Creed Credo, an apocalyptic wave of hatred, abuse and calumny ineluctably comes your way.

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    I dunno, Creed gets bashed pretty hard here. I'm a fan, but at their price points, it's inexcusable to have such inconsistency of products. The prices are truly laughable. Aventus in the 1 OZ size is the last bottle I paid retail for. Royal Oud? You can forget it. I guess they want to maintain exclusivity, and the combo of world wide economics and their staggering price points will guarrantee it.

    Great scents, but many issues, from price down to quality. Reminds me of Land Rover in that respect.

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    I own Aventus batch A42B11N01.

    The top i can smell the pineapple & blackcurrant.. It's very2 fruity and sweet..

    It last me all day long in a heat.. Nothing to complain here :-)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I dunno, Creed gets bashed pretty hard here. I'm a fan, but at their price points, it's inexcusable to have such inconsistency of products. The prices are truly laughable. Aventus in the 1 OZ size is the last bottle I paid retail for. Royal Oud? You can forget it. I guess they want to maintain exclusivity, and the combo of world wide economics and their staggering price points will guarrantee it.

    Great scents, but many issues, from price down to quality. Reminds me of Land Rover in that respect.
    Chuck, I agree. When it was easier to obtain GIT and MI from Allshewants on ebay and the price was about $90 or so for 4 ounces, the batch variations or the one year, it is violet leaf prominent, the next year it is not, the price was not much more per ounce than say Polo Sport. But now, I suspect Creed is cutting back on shipping so that the ebay and grey market is not as saturated and so, when MI now goes for $135 or so for 4 ounces, at that price, I expect more from the juice and quite frankly, I may not pay it. Heck, Coromandel is postively a bargain at $210 for 6 ounces.

    It also is disturbing when some people say they get the pineapple all day, others get only the ash. When it is equal pineapple and ash and it is first on, I love it. But $180 for 4 ounces and I cant smell it past 2 hours on me, I dont think I want it that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazeltov View Post
    The problem is that Creed seems to have organized this whole intimidation racket, here on BaseNotes. You can say anything about other brands, but not about Creed. Once you dare blaspheme, no matter how slightly, against the Creed Credo, an apocalyptic wave of hatred, abuse and calumny ineluctably comes your way.

    Just thank God Creed don't manufacture cars otherwise people would be launching threads like "My Creed GTI's brakes don't work and it's Batch #OMG1237654, anyone else had any near death experiences?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Just thank God Creed don't manufacture cars otherwise people would be launching threads like "My Creed GTI's brakes don't work and it's Batch #OMG1237654, anyone else had any near death experiences?".
    Comeone HDS, you know that Creed does not get a free pass here despite what Mazeltroll says. Infact Creed does get a fair bit of stick here and other brands not punched enough..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Just thank God Creed don't manufacture cars otherwise people would be launching threads like "My Creed GTI's brakes don't work and it's Batch #OMG1237654, anyone else had any near death experiences?".
    Yeah, but then you could expect responses like;

    Quote Originally Posted by CreedShlackyFanboy1 View Post
    Do you know how hard it is to consistently make a car that works safely? So what if every other manufacturer in the world is able to do it, THIS IS A CREED! Elton John drives one, Prince Charles drives one, the ghost of Michael Jackson drives one. The Paparazzi just aren't fast enough on their cameras to get any pics of them to prove it. And chicks dig them. Isn't that enough for you? And they're well established in the auto industry. In fact they started making cars as a side business of their flower shop 200 years or so ago. Of course all the cars were made of wood back then, so there isn't any actual proof of this around these days. We can however provide you with a certificate that the Earl of Sussex once dropped by to use our... I mean their toilet and smell some of the roses. If you don't have the money to drive multiple Aventus S series', you don't have the sort of money to actually worry that your life is worth protecting. I had to go through 4 S series models before I found one that was able to perform up to the standard of any normal mass market car, and could run for 4 hours without the engine malfunctioning. Don't hate on Creed Motors, troll!
    I think it would go something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Yeah, but then you could expect responses like;

    Do you know how hard it is to consistently make a car that works safely? So what if every other manufacturer in the world is able to do it, THIS IS A CREED! Elton John drives one, Prince Charles drives one, the ghost of Michael Jackson drives one. The Paparazzi just aren't fast enough on their camera's to get any pics of them to prove it. And chicks dig them. Isn't that enough for you? And they're well established in the auto industry. In fact they started making cars as a side business of their flower shop 200 years or so ago. Of course all the cars were made of wood back then, so there isn't any actual proof of this around these days. We can however provide you a certificate that the Earl of Sussex once dropped by to use our... I mean their toilet and smell some of the roses. If you don't have the money to drive multiple Aventus S series', you don't have the sort of money to actually worry that your life is worth protecting. I had to go through 4 S series models before I found one that was able to perform up to the standard of any normal mass market car, and could run for 4 hours without the engine malfunctioning. Don't hate on Creed Motors, troll!
    Brilliant. I am sure Zzbottom will appreciate the humor in this.

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    I am not a creed fan boy by any means but i do enjoy a few of their fragrances. I will say that i have smelled a few of the batch varations and its safe for me to say that the batch i received from Kron has a great mix of all the notes, and fors ure has the pineapple note i can detect throughout the day. ZERO longevity problems here and honestly i think going more than 2-3 sprays with this batch is a bit too much. I wore one spray and walked in local grocery store and had cashier smell me from the back of the line lol. Yes, it was a postive comment she made

    But i have had my experience with some horrible batches that honestly are zero pineapple after 10 seconds its gone and the rest is the smokey ash smell. Don't have it in front of me but i believe it ended in K03

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    Creed takes more heat around here than all other houses combined. Any time a Creed thread is being discussed, there are several of you, that for some reason, find the need to drop in and state your dislike for anything Creed.

    If I did that with all the fragrances I disliked, I would be posting in A LOT of threads. But why on earth would I go out of my way to do that? Creed's success really seems to bother some people. So instead of ignoring it, they constantly post in such threads, which bumps them to the top of the page - the very thing that upsets them! It's like burning yourself with a lighter, and complaining about the pain at the same time.

    Before I buy anything Creed, I make sure I know what kind of batch I'm getting. It's not a lottery to me, it just takes a bit more research. The little bit of reading is easily worth the enjoyment I get out of Creed fragrances. If someone around here doesn't "get it," what do I care?

    If you don't like Creed fragrances, don't wear them! It's actually that simple.

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    I like my MI and Himalaya well enough but I'll be very cautious if I decide to ever buy another Creed.
    My Aventus purchase was more of an adventure than I bargained for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Comeone HDS, you know that Creed does not get a free pass here despite what Mazeltroll says. Infact Creed does get a fair bit of stick here and other brands not punched enough..
    I didn't suggest for a moment they did get a free pass ZZ.

    I just find it ludicrous that a thread like this is still running about what purports to be a top end fragrance house that can't get its quality control together - particularly with a fragrance which has been treated like the Second Coming on this board.

    I think I am fairly even handed in giving stuff a bit of stick here as I am quite happy to call it as I see it. It just gets nauseating the kind of almost onanistic rapture exhibited where Creed is concerned. Objectivity seems to go out of the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Creed takes more heat around here than all other houses combined. Any time a Creed thread is being discussed, there are several of you, that for some reason, find the need to drop in and state your dislike for anything Creed.

    If I did that with all the fragrances I disliked, I would be posting in A LOT of threads. But why on earth would I go out of my way to do that? Creed's success really seems to bother some people. So instead of ignoring it, they constantly post in such threads, which bumps them to the top of the page - the very thing that upsets them! It's like burning yourself with a lighter, and complaining about the pain at the same time.

    Before I buy anything Creed, I make sure I know what kind of batch I'm getting. It's not a lottery to me, it just takes a bit more research. The little bit of reading is easily worth the enjoyment I get out of Creed fragrances. If someone around here doesn't "get it," what do I care?

    If you don't like Creed fragrances, don't wear them! It's actually that simple.
    This is an open forum where people exchange different views, for and against. That's the simple bit.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Yeah, but then you could expect responses like;

    Do you know how hard it is to consistently make a car that works safely? So what if every other manufacturer in the world is able to do it, THIS IS A CREED! Elton John drives one, Prince Charles drives one, the ghost of Michael Jackson drives one. The Paparazzi just aren't fast enough on their camera's to get any pics of them to prove it. And chicks dig them. Isn't that enough for you? And they're well established in the auto industry. In fact they started making cars as a side business of their flower shop 200 years or so ago. Of course all the cars were made of wood back then, so there isn't any actual proof of this around these days. We can however provide you a certificate that the Earl of Sussex once dropped by to use our... I mean their toilet and smell some of the roses. If you don't have the money to drive multiple Aventus S series', you don't have the sort of money to actually worry that your life is worth protecting. I had to go through 4 S series models before I found one that was able to perform up to the standard of any normal mass market car, and could run for 4 hours without the engine malfunctioning. Don't hate on Creed Motors, troll!
    Bravo!
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    Bravo? Cliche garbage from people trying to hard. Its quite sad how its always the same people without anything remotely constructive to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Bravo? Cliche garbage from people trying to hard. Its quite sad how its always the same people without anything remotely constructive to say.
    Sir Tristan! You've come!

    I don't view someone's fragrance preference as an inanimate extension of themselves, so I didn't mean anything personal by it. Just joking a bit, that's all.
    Last edited by Partario; 26th August 2011 at 11:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    This is an open forum where people exchange different views, for and against. That's the simple bit.
    This thread is about Aventus batch numbers. A helpful exchange for some of us. Not sure why you're here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    This thread is about Aventus batch numbers. A helpful exchange for some of us. Not sure why you're here.
    Not sure why I'm here?

    Because I cannot believe that sentient beings are seriously entertaining this thread that's why.

    I've been around fragrances a good many years and know full well that perfumisti frequently get into a lather as to whether a reformulation is better than the original.

    But this debate about Aventus is a farce. An absolute farce of scandalous proportions. Aventus seems to be in a constant state of reformulation simply because Creed (all hail the mighty Creed) can't get their act together to produce a consistent fragrance.

    If Creed DID reformulate Aventus, how could anyone ever tell? It seems to go through so many incarnations any note pyramid is only ever a thumbnail sketch of what a buyer might or might not expect to receive.

    I can honestly say, this is one of the most ridiculous debates I have ever encountered on Basenotes, with normally rational human beings not seriously questioning the central issue: that Creed are screwing up majorly and instead of people being outraged about it, they are swapping notes anxiously hoping the considerable amounts of money they have spent on this fool's folly is on one of the good ones - and then feeling insecure if they have a bad 'un.

    It's not even a question of waking up and smelling the coffee - because if Creed made coffee, it would probably smell like tea and people would still buy it.

    Oh and as an aside - I smelled Royal Aoud the day before yesterday. It was quite nice. Apart from the lack of Aoud of course. Or maybe that was a batch problem...

    So in answer to your question. THAT is why I am here.
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    3 days of wearing. Each day was different so I've thrown the batch/longevity argument out the window. It went from lasting 4 hours to all day. What I will say is... No pineapple here just blackcurrant and apple at the top.

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    Default Now I understand what they mean by Creed Aventus batch variations

    The first time I tried Aventus, it was this very pineapply and musky (a relatively strong and smoky musk) thing that - although it smelled good - wasn't something I saw myself wearing.

    But this past week I took my time with a different batch. In this batch the strongest note is red apple (a very accurate apple too) which is an underrated note now that I have smelled it. There is a little pineapple in there too but it's in the background, and the musk/smoke is barely there. This is definitely something that I could use as a signature scent. Amazing stuff.

    The problem is I don't know what I'll get if I buy a bottle.

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    It is unacceptable for there to be so much batch variation from such a reputable house.

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    Yes. Musky pineapples is an entirely different fragrance from Red Apple + a little pineapple and musk in the background. The former is a very masculine and "pop culture"-ish juxtaposition of notes. The latter is a very smooth, unique and amazing scent. I had completely forgotten what red apple smells like, because the smell is so subtle that you don't notice it, but it really smooths out the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    This is definitely something that I could use as a signature scent. Amazing stuff.

    The problem is I don't know what I'll get if I buy a bottle.
    It will probably be hit or miss.

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