Never had any problem with longevity or sillage from any bottle.
I love Aventus - in my top 5 no doubt. It really gave me one of those euphoric feelings when I first smelled it, however of course the Longevity and Siliage has been extremely suspect due to batch variations etc.
About 3 weeks ago I applied a small amount of Aventus onto my arm from the tester. No more than 1/15th of a tester vial (just a few dabs), just to enjoy the scent for myself. I threw a sweater on top and went on my merry day. Which brings me to last night sitting and watching a movie with my friends. As I move my arm around I swear "I smell something familiar", sure enough it is Aventus from my sweater! 3 Weeks later, and the most astonishing part... the sweater had gone through the washing machine!
I can't wait to tell this to my friend who has to apply 13 sprays to get anything out of it.
And sadly... I threw away the card that came with my sample, I don't know the batch number!!
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Never had any problem with longevity or sillage from any bottle.
13 sprays and I'd be noticed a block away! A fellow BNer noted that I have a weak batch, but a few sprays is plenty, I wouldn't want it much stronger.
It does hang onto clothing pretty well, but luckily mine doesn't make it through the washing machine.
The nature of Aventus is that it is very noticeable, even with a light application. Probably the best part about it.
Such a great fragrance.
With that being said, I just want to emphasize the distinction between "most complimented" and "most attractive". Aventus generates compliments not just because it smells good but because it stands out. It draws attention and people can't help but to say something about it. To me, a bigger compliment is when women try to smell your cologne without you noticing. I find that subtle and warm scents are more likely to pull this off than the loud and piercing Aventus.
I had worn some Bvlgari Aqva Marine Toniq to college.
I was in my biology class two hours after application, and one of my female classmates kept sneaking a few sniffs of my neck.
She didn't know that I noticed. Even though she didn't say a word, that was one of the best compliments I'd ever received.
Hmm.. it may behave a bit like John Varvatos. Average longevity on the skin but stubborn on fabric. I'm extremely eager to purchase this scent but I'd like to purchase a new car so that's going to take priority!
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Aventus is deceptive to the Wearer but extremely noticeable to people around you. I have had many experiences where I couldnt smell it 20 minutes after application, yet hours later I would get comments on how Great I smelled..
I used to enjoy smelling Aventus weeks later on my jacket, until I took an arrow in the knee.
It's an absolute beast, in both projection and longevity, love it or hate it, it will get you bleeping on most peoples radars, I had to limit myself to one spray max despite not really smelling it too much on myself, weird thing is I smell it more with one spray as opposed to three.
He had a similar scenario as me
Haha! Thanks for sharing that video Now I'll have to buy some Aventus to carry around with me. That way if I'm having a bad day at work, I'll put about 7 sprays on so I'll be able to leave early!!!
Wow...now I find that Aventus is as potent as Amouage Tribute. Hmm.
In any event, I have always thought that part of the reason Aventus is complemented so much is due to it's extreme potency, which isn't necessarily apparent to it's users. But it is apparent to everyone else ;-)
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I've smelled Aventus on clothing for days; as well as my other Creeds. SMW has been on the sleve of my zip hoodie for a week. I get great milage with all my Creeds actually.
Sillage and longevity have never been a problem with my bottle, to the contray, sometimes it lasts too long, especially when I'd rather move on to another fragrance.
I unfortunately get olfactory fatigue from Aventus too, which is too bad as it's definitely one of my favorites.
I used to do 8-9 sprays thinking that it would help me to smell it for longer. I cut down to 2-3 and can smell it all day now.
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I'm sorry to say that Aventus, like most of the Creed line, has been a disappointment to me. I wonder if it is my chemistry but it just doesn't sit well with me. I have worn Aventus and nobody could smell it on me including myself. At a family gathering I asked eight of my immediate family and not one could smell it. I had applied six sprays two hours prior.
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I've used 3 full sprays before, when I 1st got the bottle, and noticed the smell would fill a small room. I actually don't notice much of a difference between wearing 3 sprays vs. 1, but I think with 3 sprays you will project a 10' radius, with 1 it still very noticeable but hopefully toned down to projecting just a couple feet...
How does everyone feel about longevity with Aventus and projection as it is touted as a great compliment getter. Does it do better in cool weather, as opposed to the warm balmy Ca weather right now. After about 3 hours on my skin the drydown is just about detectable, nose to wrist. What a shame .......maybe today was not the best weather conditions for Aventus ?
People with olfactory fatigue should consider doing the following, spray a max of 3 sprays of Aventus on your body and then dab your finger with the lil that spills from the sprayer and rub it on your mustache area. That will guarantee you smell it all day and you do not fumigate the unfortunate people that come across you.
I personally believe that wearing Aventus for 2 to 3 straight days will only make your nose used to it even more. What I normally do is to use Aventus once in every 4 - 5 days or so. In this way, you will less likely to have olfactory fatigue and will enjoy the fragrance more. My '11 Z01 and Z02 batch (I believe this is what I receive from Heperd. Thanks again Heperd!) last close to 10 - 12 +hrs. Amazing longevity.