The endless Aventus threads have made BN virtually unreadable.
Thread: Aventus batch numbers
The batch debate on Basenotes for Aventus and other Creed frags is so ridiculous and over the top that I sometimes think I'm just not in on the joke. The only way it makes sense is if most of the posters are posting tongue in cheek.
The endless Aventus threads have made BN virtually unreadable.
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I think its the Aventus threads that's causing BN to shutdown from time to time
Even the machine is unable to stand the stupidity...
There is a very long thread already about Aventus Batch Numbers. I heard some of the 2010 batches were a bit different, but all since smell almost identical. I have only smelled a few - all were 2011-2012 and the all smell pretty much the same to me. If you are curious, you should go here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267...-batch-numbers
Understand Creed's perfumes are costly and you're hoping to find one exactly as you expected. But i think the whole Aventus batch number scenario has been blown out of proportion and people begun chasing thing that isn't there.
Creed may have some quality control issues when this fragrance first released. But since this is one of their best seller item recently, i believe they would(should) have already figure out the perfect formula for the recent batch. I am not a Creed "fan boy" by all mean, but imho, quite often the very same juice from the same bottle could smell vary under different weathers.
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The "best out of all" is the one that doesn't exist...
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I have X02, Z01, and E01. All are fantastic, all are projection BEASTS, and all last 12+ hours. I wore E01 the other night and it stayed on my shirt the next morning and I could smell it as soon as I walked into the room after a shower. Even after washing the shirt, it still smells like Aventus. I think they're all pretty comparable honestly.
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I bought a bottle before the batch hype exploded, and have never bothered sourcing out other batches to compare.
My advice is to buy it and be happy.
I have the dreaded K01 batch and the hyped E01 batch. Both dry down to the same thing.
Don't worry about 'batches', buy and enjoy.
I own the C42BI2C01 batch and it is absolutely amazing. Pineapple, with a nice hit of the smokiness. Lasts 24hours on my skin....no lie, projects amazingly for about 6-8 hours and it lasts forever on my clothes. 3 sprays and I'm set.
I have a z01 batch, almost no pineapple with heavy sweet musky smoke. Ive tried a few batches and i think they all dry down the same, But i do miss that pineapple opening thats not present with my z01
Not another one of those which Aventus batch wins me the lottery threads.
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Just bought C42B13N01 from the boutique in NYC. It's heavy on the pineapple with very little smoke. Longevity is also excellent...people who buy this batch will be very happy.
I bought A42B12J01 the other week. It has a very smoky, almost tarry opening. I have to say I was pretty disappointed because it wasn't like when I tested it, when the opening was much sweeter, more of the pineapple I guess.
Still, the drydown is the same and it smells divine... I just wish I had the pineapple opening!
I just bought c42b13N01 from Holt Renfrew here in Vancouver last week. This is my third bottle (returned a very smoky/ashy bottle from Fragrancenet back for a refund).
This is a good batch. There is a lot of pineapple, but at least for me there is definitely more smoke than the bottle I picked up in late 2011 (don't have the batch #).
Longegivity on this is very good.
What do we think of the F01 batch ? seems to be not a lot of talk about this one.
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
there is almost none of the fruity cassis/currant note...which always was a synthetic....(c)
Amazing juice. They even cut you down on synthetic currant note. I can only imagine what other commercial houses are doing. Worthless garbage.
Any consensus on what batch and comments if you order from fragrancenet? They have a 4 oz tester for around $168
edit: They had one left and I pulled the plug. Ebay was $163.23 which was a lot less than their website offered it even with the 20% off coupon. Amazon was about $5 more. Hope, from what I am reading, I get an '12 batch with longevity and more pineapple than ash.
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Anyone order from fragrencenet recently and if so, how was the batch you got?
Proof that batches really vary.
In pakistan, I bought a batch no a42B12CO2, about 4 months ago. I was disappointed with the purchase outright. (see my post on page 24 dated 19 dec 2012). I was attracted to this batch because the price was comparatively low. (Rs.19000/-).My observations about the worthlessness of this batch are documented in the subsequent posts.
A few days back happened to visit another outlet and saw a bottle with price 22,000/- . Batch no was A42B12E01. Didnt buy it as I wasnt ready for the purchase.
Today visited yet another outlet on model town link road. "Do u have aventus by creed?"
" Whats the price ?"
" 18,000/ sir." Thought I was lucky today just before checking the batch no.The batch no was A42B12C02. If it had been someone,s first purchase without knowledge of this batch no, he would sure have thought of himself to be very lucky for some time at least.
I had no intention of testing this batch again and came back.
For what its worth I have a decant of C42B11Z01.. Ive worn it maybe 25 times or so ever. I cant compare it to any of the others(and im afraid to use money to even try), but it is by far the most compliment cologne I wear. I have only ever ONCE not been stopped while going through out my day by some random person telling me how good I smell. Projection and longetivty on it are amazing. Ive never been able to go higher then 2 sprays. Just 3 sprays and it feels like I could choke someone out. It lasts all day easily as well. Although saying that your nose does get use to it after a few hours and it seems like its gone/becomes very faint even though its still beast mode for everyone else. Which if you are wearing it for youself and love the smell is pretty unfortunate id imagine.
I myself dont think it smells that amazing, but it doenst matter who it is, random girls coming up to me, or guys. Everyone seems to love it. Probably the only cologne id ever think of buying a big bottle of because of just for compliments and ego trips.. But the batch stuff is scary and honestly its pretty ridiculous considering what you the consumer has to pay for. Hell even if it was 50 dollars the quality of a product that you the consumer should are buying should never vary as far as im concerned. So for now just going to pray my decant lasts I guess lol.
UPDATE: Found the lot number hiding on the backside of the bottle below and under the black label.....
pi,possible to find if I didn't pealed off the black Aventus sticker.
but I still can not any lot number anywhere on the Aventus box
Batch number on my bottle is: A42B11Y02
I get the ashy/smokey start and a great dry down of bergamot, pine apple and woods.
Out of the bottle the smell is all natural pine apple.
Longevity : 10-12 hours I guess. Applied 3 sprays to my wrist 8 hours ago and I still smell it quite clearly 2 feet away.
My GF also just picked it up and says it smells nicely, not divine, but very nice.
I just received 3 of the 8 Creeds I ordered from Cheapsmells.com and fragrancex.com - but my Aventus 120 ml has no lot no. On neither the bottle nor the box
The inner part beneath the sprayer is Creed white, and the black paper around the flask has already pealed off and the cap is loose so typically Creed quality, no fake alarm there
More important - I sprayed 3 sprays of the Aventus on my inner arm 4-5 hours ago and it still smells pretty great, an ashy vibe with fresh pine apple and out of the sprayer it smells of fresh high quality natural pine apple.
I have looked all over but can't find a lot number anywhere - neither on box nor on the bottle.
The other two Creeds I received both have lot numbers on both bottle and flask.
If the Aventus smells still projects and smell nice in 2-3 hours, I might just accept it as a very good fake or a genuine Creed without a lot number instead of risking getting a genuine that smells poor and has poor longevity
I will contact cheapsmells now........all the 3 of the 8 Creed I bought are from Arabia some where.....pretty normal for online Creed bottles.
Last edited by CHSeifert; 18th April 2013 at 05:05 PM.
Claus The Danish Viking
I got a42b12e01 and it is balanced. I can still smell it on my wrist pretty good after 5 hours
Never thought I'd jump on the Aventus batch bandwagon cause it annoyed the hell out of me, but here I am. Long time ago I tested a sample which was very ashy and I didn't like it at all. Then recently I tested another sample which was very fruity with a lot of pineapple and I liked it a lot, of course I didn't know what batch it was. I decided to order a full bottle and the bottle I received is definitely not as ashy as my first sample, but also not as fruity as my last sample, it's somewhere in between and I like it a lot. I also get great longevity and projection from it. The batch I received is A42B12J01, which isn't mentioned a lot on here.
Also, the logo on my bottle is in black, it was mentioned elsewhere that these are middle-eastern bottles but mine isn't. I bought it from a very reputable dealer in the Netherlands and there's no Arabic writing on the box, bottle or booklet, so apparently there's also differences in that regard. Just my 2 cents...
I have the A42B12E01, smell awesome.