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  1. #91

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    I received a decant from NM this past weekend, and although I loved it, it lacked the 'coveted' pineapple top notes. I think I'll wait until they (if ever) 'standardize' the whole batch number debacle.

  2. #92

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    I also have two different batches, one is really pineappley at the start which is almost like a punch to the face. The second is smokey at the start then shows a really tame pineapple a bit later on. After a while they do smell similar.

  3. #93

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    To quote myself form another thread..."The new batch smells like how I do after coming home late from an evening in my suit (wearing Himalaya), followed by some drinks and cigars at Cigar Maters. I mean, if I want to capture that smell then it's remarkable, otherwise ???"

    Lot # A42B10K02

    And to think, I just sold my bottle of Himalaya 'cuz I was done with that scent!

  4. #94

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    A local store has A42B10K01 (75ml), I wasn't allowed to open the shrink wrap and test it. Has anyone tried A42B10K01 and how it compares to the C42B10J01?

    Need a little help here, having trouble tracking down C42B10J01 here in Australia, or anywhere that current has it and will ship to Australia. Places I've asked say they cannot give me batch number and they only have new batches. So, well I'm not going to waste $300+ on a bad batch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    A local store has A42B10K01 (75ml), I wasn't allowed to open the shrink wrap and test it. Has anyone tried A42B10K01 and how it compares to the C42B10J01?

    Need a little help here, having trouble tracking down C42B10J01 here in Australia, or anywhere that current has it and will ship to Australia. Places I've asked say they cannot give me batch number and they only have new batches. So, well I'm not going to waste $300+ on a bad batch!
    Shrink wrap on a Creed box? Nah....that's not right.

  6. #96

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0n3z View Post
    Shrink wrap on a Creed box? Nah....that's not right.
    More like clear plastic wrap

  7. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    Batch C4210E02. This is the one my flacon has and was likely the first batch as I pre ordered it from the creedboutique. However, I don't find it weak at all. This lasts all day on me and smells great.
    I got this one and agree, not weak at all... 2 spray maximum. I still smell it after a couple days on a shirt. This one has a lot of pineapple opening and while it mellows the top notes hang on for the duration. I really like it.

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    +1 on the A42B10J02. Mine is from NM PHX.
    I like the juice still,but not worth the $.
    A bit weak.


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  9. #99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    A local store has A42B10K01 (75ml), I wasn't allowed to open the shrink wrap and test it. Has anyone tried A42B10K01 and how it compares to the C42B10J01?

    Need a little help here, having trouble tracking down C42B10J01 here in Australia, or anywhere that current has it and will ship to Australia. Places I've asked say they cannot give me batch number and they only have new batches. So, well I'm not going to waste $300+ on a bad batch!
    I'd be very surprised if Parfums Raffy wasn't able to help you. I'd like to think that when your 10% Basenotes discount is factored in, it would be enough to cover shipping o Australia with something left over. I heard from one Creed specialist today that there is some difficulty with the Aventus supply keeping up with the recent demand. She was plumb out of flacons. What a great place to be in for Creed! When I go tomorrow to my local NM for a pickup, I'm going to get a few more samples of their Aventus tester and write down the batch# from the bottle. The samples I received last week from their tester were absolutely perfect.

    Martin

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  10. #100

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    I bought mine 2 weeks ago at NM in MA. I haven't seen this number yet. A42B10K03. This batch has a strong pineapple bergamot opening blast that fades into the rubbery birch note then slowly fades into the birch/pineapple combo till the birch leaves totally and it's just pineapple all day. It seems to last quite a while....but you have to wear 4 squirts.

    After reading all these posts I am starting to think it's all the same scent we all have and just have different effects on peoples skin. When I do close squirts I get a huge pineapple blast at first. If I don't the pineapple fades quick.
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  11. #101

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    Having g tried a tester from the shop for a few days on my skin I decided to buy a bottle. It was from lot a42b10j02 and smells different so I assume this is a bad batch some people have spoken about. As this is the first time I have bought Creed its put me off, guys should we even be having a discussion about bad batches on cologne that costs this much? Its completely unacceptable to me. I wont be buying anything Creed again, a complete let down.
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  12. #102

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    Quote Originally Posted by googlewhack View Post
    Having g tried a tester from the shop for a few days on my skin I decided to buy a bottle. It was from lot a42b10j02 and smells different so I assume this is a bad batch some people have spoken about. As this is the first time I have bought Creed its put me off, guys should we even be having a discussion about bad batches on cologne that costs this much? Its completely unacceptable to me. I wont be buying anything Creed again, a complete let down.
    If you still have your sales receipt, original packaging and have only taken a few sprays out of it, return it and purchase a larger size of an acceptable lot#. You could say you got decided you would like the larger size and not even discuss anything about a bad batch. A42B10J02 is the only batch I have direct experience with that is unacceptable and I'm thinking that was the same batch I tried at a local Nordstom's in early December. There was no pineapple/ fruit and very little of anything else--and I applied a ton of it. Judging from more recent batch A42B10K03, it looks like the problem has been corrected nicely by Creed. I have found this scent kind of fun to wear because it is so different and fruity. If you are unable to return to where you purchased contact Creed USA directly. I'd bet my last dollar they will take care of you. Lax quality control is not acceptable--especially from the house of Creed.

    Martin

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    I already gave you tweeds the answer

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/270...ighlight=creed


    even tested on 5 people who have never smelled it before, not one of them picked up any smoke/ash.

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  14. #104

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    PuddleMonkey, are you saying there's no need to worry about the batch number. Just buy one anyway and see if it changes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    PuddleMonkey, are you saying there's no need to worry about the batch number. Just buy one anyway and see if it changes?
    Yep, my ashy top is completely gone after a few months. I've tested this theory multiple times, including on people who've never smelled Aventus before having them describe it.


    What I'd prefer though, is you guys not believe me and trade me your 'bad' batch numbers.

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  16. #106

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    I see your point there PM, does the same rule apply to the batches people claim to be weak or missing top notes as well? Or were you jsut talkinga bout your bottle that was very ashy?

  17. #107

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    Mine is lot #C42B10J01 and I'm very happy with it. Can't comment on how it compares to other batches, but it smells the same as the official sample vials I got from Nordstrom. No complaints here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    I see your point there PM, does the same rule apply to the batches people claim to be weak or missing top notes as well? Or were you jsut talkinga bout your bottle that was very ashy?
    I can't speak for people claiming to have missing notes or weak sauce. Personally I think some people just like to bash Creed. My bottle had ashy notes for the first 5-10 minutes when I first bought it, nothing really bad but they were definitely there. Now it's pure pineapple heaven from go.

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  19. #109

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    PM, I went out and bought 75ml of Creed Aventus yesterday. The earlier yesterday I sprayed some from sample bottle (C4... batch), then I bought the A4... batch and I have to say the smell of the sample and my bottle are DIFFERENT.

    - It doesn't project
    - In it's weak wobbly little introvert life it lasted 5 hours max (2 x sprays in one pulse spot) before I can't smell it at all
    - Pineapple is very faint, I can smell that ashy / rubber you talked about very faintly but still more than pineapple

    Did 7 sprays this morning on me and shirt. A colleague standing a meter from me can't smell it.

    I'm feeling like I've just spent $250 on a bottle of washed out pineapple juice bottle filled with flavored water. If this is the quality I'm going to get from authorised Creed reseller, I'm going to buy all the next Creed from the so called grey market and discounters.

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    I would like to buy the original Aventus that starts with a good fresh pineapple smell.

  21. #111

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    If you still have your sales receipt, original packaging and have only taken a few sprays out of it, return it and purchase a larger size of an acceptable lot#. You could say you got decided you would like the larger size and not even discuss anything about a bad batch. A42B10J02 is the only batch I have direct experience with that is unacceptable and I'm thinking that was the same batch I tried at a local Nordstom's in early December. There was no pineapple/ fruit and very little of anything else--and I applied a ton of it. Judging from more recent batch A42B10K03, it looks like the problem has been corrected nicely by Creed. I have found this scent kind of fun to wear because it is so different and fruity. If you are unable to return to where you purchased contact Creed USA directly. I'd bet my last dollar they will take care of you. Lax quality control is not acceptable--especially from the house of Creed.

    Martin
    Where did you pick up that new batch? And do you personally think it's very close to the first batch released?

  22. #112

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNY View Post
    I have the same batch code. Bought it at the NYC boutique the week it came out ... And it's amazing. Excellent longevity and silage. I can smell this stuff 24+ hours.
    I too have C4210E01. Very strong, LOTS of pineapple. Longevity is good, smells very nice. Im happy with it. Bought it at Neiman Marcus back in August I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    Yep, my ashy top is completely gone after a few months. I've tested this theory multiple times, including on people who've never smelled Aventus before having them describe it.


    What I'd prefer though, is you guys not believe me and trade me your 'bad' batch numbers.
    So you contend that the juice needs to ripen?

  24. #114

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    So you contend that the juice needs to ripen?
    Adonis, I hope this is the case no matter how unlikely as I'm one of the unsatisfied customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    Adonis, I hope this is the case no matter how unlikely as I'm one of the unsatisfied customers.
    I have noticed a shift in smell in one of my batches (I have 3 decants - all different). Maybe you've got a Beaujolais Nouveau?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.T. View Post
    Where did you pick up that new batch? And do you personally think it's very close to the first batch released?
    First, let me say that I have yet to open my flacon of C42B10J01 because I have been working down multiple samples of A42B10K03 that I like a lot. Hence, I cannot compare them. The samples came from the tester at Neiman Marcus Newport Beach, CA. The notable fruity opening and first few hours of A42B10K03 are very satisfying to me. It begins to fade from there. Tonight I stopped at Nordstroms South Coast Plaza. The 120ml tester was same A42B10K03 batch. They had stock on hand but no 250ml flacons. I have no idea if their bottle stock is of the same batch as the tester. Once I open the flacon I have on hand, I'll report back what differences, if any, I notice. I'd be real pleased if C42B10J01 is at least as good as A42B10K03.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    I have noticed a shift in smell in one of my batches (I have 3 decants - all different). Maybe you've got a Beaujolais Nouveau?
    Beaujolais Nouveau? Is that one of the ingredients in Aventus? Google search turned up as some kind of red wine. What kind of shift did you get, worse or better?

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    I bought my A42B10K03 at Neimans in Natick MA. It was a 4oz. I wanted a flacon but they were out so I bought the 4oz. Like jazz says it has a huge blast of pineapple/bergamot opening that's almost like sweet grapefruit at first. Fades with and into that weird rubbery note then that fades into creamy pineapple over the next few hours....depending on how close the sprays are. It's pretty satisfying and rediculously addictive! I have 200 fragrances and when I wear something else I miss Aventus! I have never gone from a meh ok fragrance to loving one like this!
    The other odd thing is you think you can't smell it anymore 6 hours later.... But then you wake up the next day like 18 hours after putting it on and somehow get a huge wiff of it still on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    First, let me say that I have yet to open my flacon of C42B10J01 because I have been working down multiple samples of A42B10K03 that I like a lot. Hence, I cannot compare them. The samples came from the tester at Neiman Marcus Newport Beach, CA. The notable fruity opening and first few hours of A42B10K03 are very satisfying to me. It begins to fade from there. Tonight I stopped at Nordstroms South Coast Plaza. The 120ml tester was same A42B10K03 batch. They had stock on hand but no 250ml flacons. I have no idea if their bottle stock is of the same batch as the tester. Once I open the flacon I have on hand, I'll report back what differences, if any, I notice. I'd be real pleased if C42B10J01 is at least as good as A42B10K03.

    Martin
    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    I bought my A42B10K03 at Neimans in Natick MA. It was a 4oz. I wanted a flacon but they were out so I bought the 4oz. Like jazz says it has a huge blast of pineapple/bergamot opening that's almost like sweet grapefruit at first. Fades with and into that weird rubbery note then that fades into creamy pineapple over the next few hours....depending on how close the sprays are. It's pretty satisfying and rediculously addictive! I have 200 fragrances and when I wear something else I miss Aventus! I have never gone from a meh ok fragrance to loving one like this!
    The other odd thing is you think you can't smell it anymore 6 hours later.... But then you wake up the next day like 18 hours after putting it on and somehow get a huge wiff of it still on!
    Thanks guys. Looks like A42B10K03 is the flacon I'm after then.

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    I just opened my flacon of C42B10J01 Creed Aventus and applied some. I am very satisfied with it so far. The fruity opening is definitely there and not missing like it was in A42B10J02. The fruity/ pineapple is more prominent in batch A42B10K03, however. That is all I can say for now.

    Martin

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