Thread: Aventus batch numbers
Awesome thanks guys! Looks like i'll be taking a little trip to nm tomorrow. :-D
I have the A01 batch, it's a superb batch! A good balance between fruit&smoke! This one lasts 20+ hours on me (no joke!)
These are one of the few two batches that to me are so close I cant tell the difference. At first I thought ZZ01 was a little weak but like all my creeds it has got some air and its pretty good. I still prefer 14A01 but thats just me.
Last edited by Tmoran; 30th August 2014 at 12:25 AM.
hi basenoters has anyone had experience in the UK ordering flacons from creed uk ? if so can you request a particular batch? as i would like to get the newer 2014 batches? as i currently have the uo2 from 2013 which i do not like at all as it is too fruity for my liking
Hello everyone, I've been trying to hard to acquire a bottle of Aventus for quiet some time, and recently I've decided to purchase a bottle. I've been doing my best following several different blogs regarding batch variations and etc, but for me I guess I like the fruitier batches more. I thought about buying one from fragrancenet or Nordstrom/Creed Boutique Online, but I wanted to ask the community here for an advice. Is it worth it to spend more money and just buy it straight from retail/online shop (which in a way guarantees good recent batches), or buy it from fragrancenet and not know which bottle you're going to receive? I'm in a dicey position, but at the end of the day, I don't mind spending full $350 if it guarantees a strong, powerful, and long-lasting batch of Aventus. Any ideas? Thanks.
Speaking of the U02 batch, I have this one and when I first got the bottle I believed the projection and longevity were a little less than desired. Fast forward a few months, and this batch is a strong performer. I get moderate projection (although Aventus is hard to gauge for me), but as for the longevity, I can smell it days later on my clothes.
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Last edited by JiveHippo; 1st September 2014 at 10:48 PM.
I would also recommend perfumes4us on ebay. The dude is stand up and I have always got great service and good product. Its hard to get fresher than the new 2014 batch with the new style atomizer. I guess I just believe in a dollar saved is a dollar earned. I take no pride in paying full price. To me, it only means you have more money than you do smarts. And just because you pay full price, doesnt mean anything. There are plenty of people asking top dollar for grey market creeds. The only way to guarantee anything from anyone is to do your homework and know what to look and smell for.
with atomizer issue
my wardrobe http://i.imgur.com/PBj508C.jpg
As for the batch variations, they are not blown out of proportion. There are significant variations. That said, like most things, it operates on a bell curve, so most batches will smell relatively similar. And incidentally, I am not sure that there are any "bad" batches of Aventus (I can certainly think of a bad batch of GIT however), though you might receive one that is not to your taste.
Thank you all for the speedy responses. Since I've already mentioned that I'm willing to spend the full $350 to guarantee the latest and freshest juice, I think I'll go ahead and order from either Creed Boutique or Nordstrom. I live in Oregon and having ordered from Nordstrom in the past, I know it takes around 3-5 days for delivery. Creed Boutique however is shipping from the East Coast and the website has indicated that it will take at-least 5 days for delivery. I know fragrances can get damaged during the shipping (mostly heat issues) process so it would make sense to order from Nordstrom. Now does anyone know the difference between Nordstrom's Aventus and Creed Boutique's Aventus? My gut feeling tells me that ordering it straight from the Creed's site would increase my chances of getting the latest juice over Nordstrom, but again, I'm not sure. I have absolutely no idea why I'm being so picky, maybe because I've never dropped this much money on a bottle of cologne. But 5 days of ground shipping may result in my bottle being exposed to heat for a long time. Anyway, I know for a fact that I'm spending the full price on a bottle of Aventus, the next and final question is where. In the state of Oregon, Nordstroms don't carry Creeds, which means that direct purchase from any retailers is out of the picture. I've sent Creed an email asking them what the batch number would be if I purchased a bottle this week.
If you want control of the batch you receive, contact the Creed Boutique on Madison Ave at (212) 439-7777. They are operated independently from www.creedboutique.com.
Call them up and let them know what you're looking for. They'll send it to you with no shipping charges and some samples.
Bottles from the middle east may be authentic in that they are manufactured by Creed, but the juice either was bad to begin with or was decimated by the time it spent in hot warehouses or in transit. I'm sure other people have had different and good experiences, but this was mine. YMMV, however for me, it was enough to justify the extra money.
You make some good points on shipping, however I have ordered from Europe to sunny California before (which took a lot longer than 5 days) and the fragrance arrived just fine. I suspect that the heat experienced during shipping isn't extreme, or perhaps it is simply not a long enough duration to harm the fragrance. Either way, I wouldn't worry about the shipping aspect, as long as you aren't leaving the package on your porch for a while.
Ordering from Nordstrom or the Creed Boutique will be just fine. I wouldn't worry about it at all. Enjoy your juice .
Seriously? How are they not part of Creed Boutique? That's interesting, I might give them a call tomorrow. Now what's the longest lasting/fruity batch? I want a bottle closer to 2014/current batch.
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Last edited by Tmoran; 2nd September 2014 at 01:59 AM.
So I'm part of numerous different facebook groups (Fragrance Swap, The Fragrance Community, and etc), and someone has offered a bottle of Aventus 4.0 14A01 for $216 shipped via paypal. I think I might resort to this dude, seems like he's reputable. But I'll go ahead and purchase the 14A01, great longevity and projection and more fruity.
Laddies and Gents, I want to proudly announce that I purchased a bottle of Aventus 4.0 14A01 for $216 shipped via paypal from a reputable guy in Fragrance Swap. I think this is the best deal one can get for a legit Aventus with this batch number. When I checked out Perfume4Us, they were selling batch (LT42C14C01) for $224. I went a head and purchased it from the "guy" on facebook. This is the most money I've spent on a bottle of fragrance and knowing that I got a good batch for an exceptional price, I'm happy as of now. I'll update with pics upon arrival. This dude is sending it from PA and said 3-day shipping would be provided for me. Now let the time tick