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    I have a 4 oz bottle of 10E01 and will say that I've only had 2010 and 2011 batches but I've had about 7 different batches and 10E01 is my personal favorite extremely long lasting on my skin and mostly fruity not much smoke and it's also the one that garners me the most compliments too! Very good batch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
    Which is best between these 3

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    I only have zz01 of those listed. THe zz01 is very nice and pineapple heavy. Even knowing that though, I would buy 10e01 if you can. The story I got from rodney at the creed boutique is that the 2010 batches were very fruity and the most potent of all the batches. Then somewhere in 2011 the batches got smokier. Some loved this twist, others missed the pineapple. Then when the late 2011 batches came out with 2011 x02 and z01 and one other i cant remember they were much closer to what the original release of aventus was meant to be. Now the only issue I find with buying a 2010 bottle is why is it still around? How was it stored? and was it tampered with. If you can answer all those questions without raising any eyebrows then I would pop for it if a good price. But that is just the gambler in me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    I only have zz01 of those listed. THe zz01 is very nice and pineapple heavy. Even knowing that though, I would buy 10e01 if you can. The story I got from rodney at the creed boutique is that the 2010 batches were very fruity and the most potent of all the batches. Then somewhere in 2011 the batches got smokier. Some loved this twist, others missed the pineapple. Then when the late 2011 batches came out with 2011 x02 and z01 and one other i cant remember they were much closer to what the original release of aventus was meant to be. Now the only issue I find with buying a 2010 bottle is why is it still around? How was it stored? and was it tampered with. If you can answer all those questions without raising any eyebrows then I would pop for it if a good price. But that is just the gambler in me.
    These are all good points. The 2010 bottle will likely be fruitier than the others listed. However I love the smoke brought by the birch note, so I prefer balanced batches to pineapple or smoke heavy ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    I only have zz01 of those listed. THe zz01 is very nice and pineapple heavy. Even knowing that though, I would buy 10e01 if you can. The story I got from rodney at the creed boutique is that the 2010 batches were very fruity and the most potent of all the batches. Then somewhere in 2011 the batches got smokier. Some loved this twist, others missed the pineapple. Then when the late 2011 batches came out with 2011 x02 and z01 and one other i cant remember they were much closer to what the original release of aventus was meant to be. Now the only issue I find with buying a 2010 bottle is why is it still around? How was it stored? and was it tampered with. If you can answer all those questions without raising any eyebrows then I would pop for it if a good price. But that is just the gambler in me.
    Yes I have to agree with you there, all concerns. I currently have a Small 1oz bottle of the 11Z01 which is awesome, but those atomizers in the 1oz bottles are god aweful so ive wasted quite a bit of it which is a travesty, which is why im in the market for a 4oz, but recently I acquired a 08 batch of VIW and I was worried about storage issues but it seems okay, although i dont have a fresh batch to compare it to. I have a couple local boutiques that somehow get old batches of creeds at smokin deals so thats why I asked. But then again, Vintage Tabarome has been around quite a long time, I doubt anyone would question how that was stored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    These are all good points. The 2010 bottle will likely be fruitier than the others listed. However I love the smoke brought by the birch note, so I prefer balanced batches to pineapple or smoke heavy ones.
    Hey, trust me I would much rather have a batch with some smoke. But when it seems 90% of everyone who gets into aventus only cares about fruity batches. So that tends to influence my recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
    Yes I have to agree with you there, all concerns. I currently have a Small 1oz bottle of the 11Z01 which is awesome, but those atomizers in the 1oz bottles are god aweful so ive wasted quite a bit of it which is a travesty, which is why im in the market for a 4oz, but recently I acquired a 08 batch of VIW and I was worried about storage issues but it seems okay, although i dont have a fresh batch to compare it to. I have a couple local boutiques that somehow get old batches of creeds at smokin deals so thats why I asked. But then again, Vintage Tabarome has been around quite a long time, I doubt anyone would question how that was stored.

    Whats the name of the boutique thats local to you and where is it located if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy23 View Post
    Whats the name of the boutique thats local to you and where is it located if you don't mind me asking?
    Assuming you're in Southern California, check out Universal Perfumes in Downtown LA. Their Creed prices are comparable to (and sometimes cheaper) than Fragrancenet. They also have an eBay store (with a great rating, btw) but I generally prefer to buy from them in person because the younger Asian guy who works there (I think his family owns the place) doesn't charge me sales tax when I pay with cash.
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    Hi folks,

    i purchased this bottle of Aventus at amazon. From the beginning I had my doubts about if its real or fake. First thing was the LOT no. was easily to remove with the finger?!
    Also the cap is very loose - you can remove it with a few shakes. My batch no. is S42B13W01. No longevity just an hour maybe two after..only pinneapple and smoke from the beginning..no musk dry down..smells different to the bottles (2011/12) I bought before. So is this a real or a good (bad) fake!?
    Have a look at the pics..

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Assuming you're in Southern California, check out Universal Perfumes in Downtown LA. Their Creed prices are comparable to (and sometimes cheaper) than Fragrancenet. They also have an eBay store (with a great rating, btw) but I generally prefer to buy from them in person because the younger Asian guy who works there (I think his family owns the place) doesn't charge me sales tax when I pay with cash.
    You are aware that IRS has moles everywhere right! You just ratted him out...nice going!
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Quote Originally Posted by apple23 View Post
    Hi folks,

    i purchased this bottle of Aventus at amazon. From the beginning I had my doubts about if its real or fake. First thing was the LOT no. was easily to remove with the finger?!
    Also the cap is very loose - you can remove it with a few shakes. My batch no. is S42B13W01. No longevity just an hour maybe two after..only pinneapple and smoke from the beginning..no musk dry down..smells different to the bottles (2011/12) I bought before. So is this a real or a good (bad) fake!?
    Have a look at the pics..

    Thanks.

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    It's real. Everything you've described is typical of Creed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    You are aware that IRS has moles everywhere right! You just ratted him out...nice going!
    The collection of CA sales tax does not fall within the jurisdiction of the IRS -- that responsibility falls on the California Board of Equalization. Given how utterly broke the state of California is, I'm guessing the CA BoE doesn't have the resources or the manpower to monitor the "Aventus Batch Numbers" thread on Basenotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apple23 View Post
    Hi folks,

    i purchased this bottle of Aventus at amazon. From the beginning I had my doubts about if its real or fake. First thing was the LOT no. was easily to remove with the finger?!
    Also the cap is very loose - you can remove it with a few shakes. My batch no. is S42B13W01. No longevity just an hour maybe two after..only pinneapple and smoke from the beginning..no musk dry down..smells different to the bottles (2011/12) I bought before. So is this a real or a good (bad) fake!?
    Have a look at the pics..

    Thanks.

    apple23

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    Its real. Get some air in the bottle and give it a few weeks. I have a 2 ounce decant of w01 I made from a 4 ounce bottle. Its actually one of my favorite batches.

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    You shouldn't be able to easily remove the batch number from the bottle of a genuine Creed with your finger. Personally, it would bother me to buy fragrances from a place that seems to import its scents from Asia since China is the #1 counterfeiter, but to each his own way of doing things.
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    I wore 1 spray of zz01 at 7;45 yesterday morning. My wife could still smell it on me at 6:30 this morning. I could barely smell it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    You shouldn't be able to easily remove the batch number from the bottle of a genuine Creed with your finger. Personally, it would bother me to buy fragrances from a place that seems to import its scents from Asia since China is the #1 counterfeiter, but to each his own way of doing things.
    If you forget creed isnt the most consistent with its packaging. I have seen inked batch numbers, etched batch numbers, hell Ive even seen inked batch numbers in the etched number. Sometimes people get in a hissy when their bottle doesnt have a batch number at all and sometimes the resellers will add it even though creed somtimes doesnt even put it on the bottle. So even with batch number coming off isnt clear evidence of a fake. If you look at the rest of the bottle everything is spot on from the atomizer, label, box, cap etc. If more than one thing was off then I might question it but everything is spot on for a creed. I would be willing to bet that the number was etched and finger oil made it harder to see by shining it over. Also I have yet to see a fake 1 ounce or 2.5 ounce of any creed fragrance as the 4 ounces are where the money is at. And from what I know amazon sells mostly legit stuff. To each their own though. Personally I like saving money and getting the same thing as the guy who paid double. Call me frugal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I wore 1 spray of zz01 at 7;45 yesterday morning. My wife could still smell it on me at 6:30 this morning. I could barely smell it as well.
    This has been my experience with this batch as well. It's unrelenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byandthrough View Post
    This has been my experience with this batch as well. It's unrelenting.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I wore 1 spray of zz01 at 7;45 yesterday morning. My wife could still smell it on me at 6:30 this morning. I could barely smell it as well.
    This has been my experience too! Just as good as my fallen soldier (turned), the R01 Batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I wore 1 spray of zz01 at 7;45 yesterday morning. My wife could still smell it on me at 6:30 this morning. I could barely smell it as well.
    Is it when she gets close to you? or projection wise? I have 2 batches of aventus (B13R01/B13X01) and they both play mind games on me. lol

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    can anyone comment on batch g13z01

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbert7890 View Post
    This has been my experience too! Just as good as my fallen soldier (turned), the R01 Batch.
    "turned" went bad? or Returned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW View Post
    "turned" went bad? or Returned?
    Turned bad, sadly. You can see my full story in the " turned fragrances" thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by ttac244 View Post
    can anyone comment on batch g13z01
    The general consensus is that only the year and last few characters are important when making a distinction of batches. With that in mind the batch you are asking of has been discussed quite a few times. My feelings on it is that it is a very good batch. Its fruity with hardly any smokiness ( though I do like that note these days).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    Indeed. Ive found the same thing. If you tip an official Creed glass sample vial upside down into an atomiser, youll be waiting forever for anything to come out, you need to keep shaking away for quite some time...
    Use a diabetic syringe much easier.

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    Herbert, chuck and aaron.. how is the smoke/fruit ratio of the ZZ01? I'm thinking of getting a 8.4oz flacon. And is the longevity really that good? I have a choice between the ZZ01 and 2014 A01 btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    Herbert, chuck and aaron.. how is the smoke/fruit ratio of the ZZ01? I'm thinking of getting a 8.4oz flacon. And is the longevity really that good? I have a choice between the ZZ01 and 2014 A01 btw.
    ZZ01 is the best Aventus Batch I have ever tried. Its also the fruitiest batch I ever smelled (around 65% fruit, 35% smoke). The longevity is also superb (Wore it yesterday and I can still smell the vanilla/musk drydown on my skin, 20 hours later). I would buy that flacon in a heartbeat. Now that my other aventus bottle went bad, I'm scared of going ouf of this batch! A flacon would be an excellent choice for making sure you don't run out of one the best aventus batches ever.

    100% Recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbert7890 View Post
    ZZ01 is the best Aventus Batch I have ever tried. Its also the fruitiest batch I ever smelled (around 65% fruit, 35% smoke). The longevity is also superb (Wore it yesterday and I can still smell the vanilla/musk drydown on my skin, 20 hours later). I would buy that flacon in a heartbeat. Now that my other aventus bottle went bad, I'm scared of going ouf of this batch! A flacon would be an excellent choice for making sure you don't run out of one the best aventus batches ever.

    100% Recommend.
    ZZ01 was a batch that I returned. 5 Sprays, and got some pineapple which died off in about 20 minutes to smoke.
    Because I wasn't sure, I polled others what they thought. They couldn't really smell anything either.
    Are there batch #'s that are produced at different times of the year? I have no idea, but all that hunting around has turned me off this brand

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    I'm gonna confuse everybody a bit more and say that 13ZZ01 is in my opinion a very good batch mostly fruity and super long lasting.
    I just wanted to know how it compared to 13Z01. Can anybody compare the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    Herbert, chuck and aaron.. how is the smoke/fruit ratio of the ZZ01? I'm thinking of getting a 8.4oz flacon. And is the longevity really that good? I have a choice between the ZZ01 and 2014 A01 btw.
    I would say that it's very comparable to the original Z01 batch. It starts off pretty smoky, but the pineapple comes back in with a vengeance! Lol. I would agree with Herbert's 65/35 breakdown. It also seems to have sweetened up a little since I got it. It's a tad heavier on the musky side, though. I pretty normally get 8-10 hours, with 12-14 on some wearings. And I have experienced some olfactory fatigue, with my wife REALLY noticing it after a full day at work, and me thinking it's totally evaporated. I wore two sprays to work once, and my friend told me it was almost oppressive, lol. So yeah, a very safe choice, and a great batch.

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    Likewise. I wore it today for work (2/3 blasts from an atomiser) and my work colleagues said it was really strong for the first 2-3 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byandthrough View Post
    I would say that it's very comparable to the original Z01 batch. It starts off pretty smoky, but the pineapple comes back in with a vengeance! Lol. I would agree with Herbert's 65/35 breakdown. It also seems to have sweetened up a little since I got it. It's a tad heavier on the musky side, though. I pretty normally get 8-10 hours, with 12-14 on some wearings. And I have experienced some olfactory fatigue, with my wife REALLY noticing it after a full day at work, and me thinking it's totally evaporated. I wore two sprays to work once, and my friend told me it was almost oppressive, lol. So yeah, a very safe choice, and a great batch.
    I agree with Aaron's assesment about 13ZZ01.

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    Awesome thanks guys! Looks like i'll be taking a little trip to nm tomorrow. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    Herbert, chuck and aaron.. how is the smoke/fruit ratio of the ZZ01? I'm thinking of getting a 8.4oz flacon. And is the longevity really that good? I have a choice between the ZZ01 and 2014 A01 btw.
    I have both batches. Can't tell the difference. Both fruity with not a lot of smoke

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    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!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheredjaredgo View Post
    I'm gonna confuse everybody a bit more and say that 13ZZ01 is in my opinion a very good batch mostly fruity and super long lasting.
    I just wanted to know how it compared to 13Z01. Can anybody compare the two?

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Felito View Post
    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!)
    This has been my experience with A01. I really get shocked when I see guys who say that this batch is a poor performer. But of most of the comments that I have seen saying that I think only 1 or 2 of them I would say are credible.
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    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

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio2012 View Post
    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

    thanks
    If it is too fruity for you you may find the 2014 batch to be more of the same. If you want a smokier batch I would look into T01 from 2013 and even 2013 W01 has a moderate amount of smoke. The 2014 batch I have smelled has virtually no smoke to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    If it is too fruity for you you may find the 2014 batch to be more of the same. If you want a smokier batch I would look into T01 from 2013 and even 2013 W01 has a moderate amount of smoke. The 2014 batch I have smelled has virtually no smoke to my nose.
    I imagine that 2014 and later batches will have a lot less smoke. The newest EU regulations severely impact the strength of the birch note, which tends to come across as smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio2012 View Post
    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

    thanks
    If you like the smokier batches keep the U02.. I just had that batch and it was really smokey compared to the ZZ01 batch i have now. If its new give it a few months cuz when i first got the U02 it was really fruity & after 3 or 4 months it got smokier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    I imagine that 2014 and later batches will have a lot less smoke. The newest EU regulations severely impact the strength of the birch note, which tends to come across as smoke.
    these regulations are really bothering me. It should be a wear at your own risk situation. I have yet to see a case where someone died from fragrance and if they did there were other very curious circumstances surrounding the case. How do you ask an artist to create a masterpiece if you take away their paints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    these regulations are really bothering me. It should be a wear at your own risk situation. I have yet to see a case where someone died from fragrance and if they did there were other very curious circumstances surrounding the case. How do you ask an artist to create a masterpiece if you take away their paints?
    You're not allowed to have art if it offends anyone. Welcome to the new logic.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2eZ4Mins View Post
    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.
    This is entirely up to you. Many will suggest purchasing from discounters since you can receive the same juice, but I would much rather purchase at full price. It is more expensive, but by purchasing from Creed direct or an official retailer you are guaranteeing authenticity, fresh juice, and proper storage (and high end customer service if these fail). Plus I prefer the experience of walking into a store that I like and purchasing a bottle from a SA with whom I have developed a sampling relationship. There are certainly cheaper options, but for me this is the preferable one.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    This is entirely up to you. Many will suggest purchasing from discounters since you can receive the same juice, but I would much rather purchase at full price. It is more expensive, but by purchasing from Creed direct or an official retailer you are guaranteeing authenticity, fresh juice, and proper storage (and high end customer service if these fail). Plus I prefer the experience of walking into a store that I like and purchasing a bottle from a SA with whom I have developed a sampling relationship. There are certainly cheaper options, but for me this is the preferable one.
    You're guaranteed all these things when purchasing from fragrancenet too.

    @ 2eZ4Mins make your purchase from fragrancenet. Batch variations are completely blown out of proportion here, and if you think you've gotten a "bad" batch, you can always return it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    You're guaranteed all these thing when purchasing from fragrancenet too.

    @ 2eZ4Mins make your purchase from fragrancenet. Batch variations are completely blown out of proportion here, and if you think you've gotten a "bad" batch, you can always return it.


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    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.
    Amen, brother, amen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    You're guaranteed all these things when purchasing from fragrancenet too.

    @ 2eZ4Mins make your purchase from fragrancenet. Batch variations are completely blown out of proportion here, and if you think you've gotten a "bad" batch, you can always return it.
    With reputable discounters you will probably get an authentic bottle, but there are also gray market bottles from the Middle East in the mix. Moreover they will not have the most recent batches, and those that are not fresh may have been stored improperly. Having had bad experiences with shady Creeds from FragranceNet and Amazon (direct), I decided to get all my bottles from official retailers.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    Having had bad experiences with shady Creeds from FragranceNet and Amazon (direct), I decided to get all my bottles from official retailers.
    Please tell me more about these "shady" Creeds you got from Fragrancenet and Amazon. What was so shady about them?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    With reputable discounters you will probably get an authentic bottle, but there are also gray market bottles from the Middle East in the mix.
    So? Are you implying that bottles destined for the middle east are not authentic, or that they are different from the bottles that are meant to be sold in the US?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Please tell me more about these "shady" Creeds you got from Fragrancenet and Amazon. What was so shady about them?

    So? Are you implying that bottles destined for the middle east are not authentic, or that they are different from the bottles that are meant to be sold in the US?
    Sure I'd be happy to. I purchased Royal Oud from Amazon direct. It is a middle east bottle, was obviously improperly stored, and smells like nail polish remover. Had the same experience with a bottle of GIT from FragranceNet.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2eZ4Mins View Post
    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.
    As it has already been mentioned, you can specifically request the batch number if you call Creed and order. Given your desire to pick a specific batch, it might be worth reviewing the feedback on this forum, selecting a batch, and requesting it from the Creed boutique. The new 2014 batches (14A01 and later) will probably suit your needs.

    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 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    With reputable discounters you will probably get an authentic bottle, but there are also gray market bottles from the Middle East in the mix. Moreover they will not have the most recent batches, and those that are not fresh may have been stored improperly. Having had bad experiences with shady Creeds from FragranceNet and Amazon (direct), I decided to get all my bottles from official retailers.

    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.
    Thats simply not true. Creed themselves have been known to sell old stock. Case in point the mystical appearance of 7 or 8 17 ounce z01 flacons that they sold just about a month ago. Many discounters have the new bottles. I just got a 4 ounce aventus from perfumes4us that is the 14A01 batch with the new atomizer. I know of only one batch newer than that and the boutique still has the 14A01 in stock. And nearly all the reputable discounters offer a return policy on items people arent happy with for any reason. Most of them end up selling those returned bottles at a further discount for people who want an even better deal. This idea of "improper storage" can happen at any point in transit from its country of origin. Even the bottles destined for the boutique could have been exposed to poor conditions in transit as your relying on the integrity of the shipping company. Just because its sold by the boutique doesnt mean something didnt happen on its way to the boutique and they have been known to sell old stock. Sure there are discounters selling Arab Market fragrances. I have bought a ton of them. Some directly from countries like Kuwait and dubai. Honestly, they take fragrance very very seriously over there. And I have yet to get anything even slightly off. I do however agree that I dont know of a bad batch of aventus. Different? Yes. Bad. Not really.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 2eZ4Mins View Post
    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.
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with being picky especially when one is putting out a sizable amount of money. The important thing is that you are completely satisfied with what you choose to buy and have peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2eZ4Mins View Post
    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.
    basically what it means is the boutique has an estore that operates independently from the boutique to handle the load of online purchases from customers who dont care which batch they get and need limited hand holding. If you need something special and want that 1 on 1 experience you dial them up directly and speak to one of the associates. Some disagree with me and some have confirmed my beliefe that the 14A01 batch is the one to have from the recent ones produced. I have said it before and I will continue to say that I feel its one of the best batches so far. I think many will appreciate the new atomizer as well that does not waste as much juice.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with being picky especially when one is putting out a sizable amount of money. The important thing is that you are completely satisfied with what you choose to buy and have peace of mind.
    This I actually agree with. While I do not in any way shape or form agree that you are guaranteed to get a better or fresher product by paying full retail I do agree that in the end the end users happiness is the most important thing. And if that means buying directly from the boutique then so be it. Whether its placebo or not if paying top dollar is the only way to guarantee satisfaction then its money well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    basically what it means is the boutique has an estore that operates independently from the boutique to handle the load of online purchases from customers who dont care which batch they get and need limited hand holding. If you need something special and want that 1 on 1 experience you dial them up directly and speak to one of the associates. Some disagree with me and some have confirmed my beliefe that the 14A01 batch is the one to have from the recent ones produced. I have said it before and I will continue to say that I feel its one of the best batches so far. I think many will appreciate the new atomizer as well that does not waste as much juice.



    This I actually agree with. While I do not in any way shape or form agree that you are guaranteed to get a better or fresher product by paying full retail I do agree that in the end the end users happiness is the most important thing. And if that means buying directly from the boutique then so be it. Whether its placebo or not if paying top dollar is the only way to guarantee satisfaction then its money well spent.

    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    Sure I'd be happy to. I purchased Royal Oud from Amazon direct. It is a middle east bottle, was obviously improperly stored, and smells like nail polish remover. Had the same experience with a bottle of GIT from FragranceNet.

    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.
    Tmoran's post sums up my thoughts on the issue, but nail polish remover? Really? C'mon man. I think you may be exaggerating a bit. And what do you mean by "but the juice either was bad to begin with"? All the bottles that Creed produce are meant to be sold by authorized dealers. The bottles sold by the Creed boutique are the exact same as the bottles sold on fragrancenet, only difference is they cost twice as much. Your post makes it sound like Creed are producing inferior or "bad" juice for the grey or Arab markets, which is completely untrue.

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