Thread: Aventus batch numbers
I've maybe lucked out (by what I've read at least? ), I have 2011 Z01 and 2013 R01.
The R01 may end up draining faster than the Z01. I may mainly, if not entirely, use the Z01 for (more) special occasions.
I felt it was odd that the 13U02 I had smelt so different and upon further discovery, forum member 1280adam helped me confirm that the bottle I got from Neiman was fake. Most likely someone pulled a fast one on Neiman and returned a fake. I will be going to Neiman at 10am this morning to sort it out with them and will update you with my findings.
Hi there! Just received a C42B13N01 and felt it too smoky. After maybe 30 minutes I can smell a weak pineapple ...I keep on trying for more days to have my final opinion. I'm afraid I'm suffering of olfactory fadigue...
BTW, does anyone here has this batch?
Thanking in advance,
I have another post waiting for Mod Approval because it contains pictures, but long story short the bottle I received (13U02) was fake and the juice inside was fake. I confirmed it an hour ago with my SA at Neiman Marcus who was very embarrassed. Appears someone had returned a fake bottle in a real box.
I can share more pics after my first post gets approved.
Bottle difference aside, the SA smelled the juice and said "What is this? It's not Aventus"
If it wasn't for my interest in fragrances and joining this forum (lurked for a few months prior) I am glad I was the recipient as I was able to identify it and return it. What if it was someone buying it based on the "hype" or even worse, someone giving it as a gift and not aware of what Aventus should smell like.
Glad you got things squared away! People are crazy, haha.
I can only imagine how many times that's happened and people unknowing sell it thinking since it was bought at Neimans it was a legit bottle.
Couple pics I took at Neiman.
Real on the left, Fake on the right.
Did you happen to check under the cap of that one?
Edit: Also, you paid retail price at a NM for an Aventus and it turned out to be a fake? and probably not only that, but it was probably a RETURNED fragrance (though, maybe the fake one wasn't sprayed, thus not bringing about concern, if it was even checked?) Arg. I've talked to Saks Fifth Avenue employee(s) about how to spot a fake Aventus/(Creed); maybe it'd be helpful if y'all do the same if you haven't already? .
Last edited by ILikePeeps; 19th March 2014 at 08:43 PM.
The 2010-mid 2012 batches though.. are identical to the real vs. fake side by sides I took in the stickied thread in the mens forum.
I imagine this hasn't been the first time something like this has happened either. eBay was flooded with fake's earlier in the week.
I have a sample of aventus (C42B13W01) and it opens up with a lot of pineapple, with a moderate amount of smokiness emerging later. Has very good longevity as well. So I decided to purchase a bottle and I opted for a batch A42B12E01 . Sadly, I found it to be very smoke heavy, smells like an ashtray with whiffs of pineapple during the day. It smells good but certainly nothing spectacular. It lasts much longer than the sample I got though.
Now I am considering getting a bottle of A42B13W01 . However someone on this thread said this batch was very week, not sure if his bottle was off because my sample smells excellent, or maybe it varies from flacon to 120ml within the same batch? my other option is batch...A42B13X01? Anyone can say anything about those 2 batches
It's disappointing that this batch variation issue turned out to be true afterall.
Last edited by Ekove; 20th March 2014 at 02:25 AM.
Than I googled it and came here.
I have read a lot about it and now I know the 1 ml tester I received is the smoky one. It has pineapple but the smoke kills it. I applied two sprays but had to wash it, it was choking. I ordered online emailed for the batch number but no answer.
I am searching for the sharp citrusy pineapple scent with minimum or none smoke. Probably like Your z01 I gues.
Last edited by Petyke77; 22nd March 2014 at 10:48 PM.
hi has anyone bought from this seller
First spray of likely oxidized straw juice was unreal strong.
Subsequent sprays of fresh juice was pretty uneventful, fizzy citrus (bergamot?), nothing but hints of tart smoke, then not much.
I've been spraying this maybe once a week, 2 sprays to use it, and get some extra air in the bottle.
I have been shaking the bottle vigorously every 2-3 days to essentially aerate the juice, I shake it hard enough to where the air foams.
Ive been doing this for about a month now, and I definitely notice a change in how fast it gets to the sweet-ish fruity part, there isnt a "gap" of "nothingness" like before.
Its definitely lasting longer and longer on me the more I do this.
8 hours in today, girlfriend smelled it on me and loves it, and agrees that it doesnt smell the same as a month ago.
Before everyone jumps all over me, remember, I sprayed the initial spray and it was very strong for about 8-10 hours.
I had a sneaky suspicion about needing to oxidize the juice based on that.
I will say, even at the price I paid ($165), its ridiculous that this fragrance is this touchy and requires aging.
I still think there is less complaining over older juice batches because they age.
I see a lot of complaints over very fresh bottles.
Just my take and experience, take it for what its worth.
Likely my last Creed fragrance after this frustration.
5.5oz of this stuff should last me just about forever anyway.
Last edited by MegaMav; 26th March 2014 at 01:12 AM.
Well, if my observations are really true, I don't see anything wrong with it. Allocating a small amount of juice to my atomizer in order to "age" it for immediate use is no big deal. At least I know that my bottle is aging for the better.
Anyone else experience the same thing? Maybe we should start a new topic? I'd like to hear other's experience about this since I am new to fragrance (Aventus is the only one I have ).
Anyways, just took a sniff of the shirt I wore today (with Aventus) and smelled something totally new - a little more smoke this time - AND DAMN I SMELL GOOD.
This batch is the good stuff for sure: A42B13X01
Which batch numbers creed boutique new york selling ?
Need to get a bottle for my brother.
I received a bottle of Creed Aventus today and noticed that the size of the sprayer is of smaller size than the rest of my bottles of creed fragrances. I purchased from a legit department store so I doubt it is fake but I am a little surprised. Have they switched over to this new size of sprayer now? I hope somebody can shed some light onto this for me.