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    Default Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I always hear about how great it is but when i smelled it, it really reminded me of an ash tray mixed with pineapple. And I'm not sure why everyone likes it and says they get so many compliments with Aventus

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    The first time I applied Aventus, I got the ashtray thing going on as well. I was quite repulsed and actually took a shower within 5 minutes to remove it. Came back to it about a week later and tried it again. I fell in love with it, as a matter of fact I now keep a decant in the car. My suggestion is try it again in a week or two. Don't give up on it just yet.
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    Damn Creed batch variations are the culprit, I think.
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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    No dislike here.

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    I sampled it for the first time yesterday and didnt get any ash tray smell. Whilst I do really like it, it didn't 'wow' me as much as I expected it to. Having said that, I think I will become a fan!

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    Is it from the house of Creed? I am going to go ahead and blindly hate it then...


    Seriously though, I thought it was just okay. It was no Millesime Imperial or Green Valley.

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    Average scent that women love.

    Cmax...

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    I love it! I just wish it traveled through the pyramid slower.

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    I wore it yesterday and nothing but positive feedback the entire day, men and women alike.
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    You guys are lucky. I get no love! Nobody has been able to smell this past the one hour mark.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I don't get any ashtray from Aventus but I get it really strong from MI.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I don't dislike it. I just find it to be a mediocre fragrance - and not something worth puchasing.

    I could care less about people complimenting me on a fragrance. I wear my fragrances for my personal satisfaction/enjoyment.
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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    Average scent that women love.

    Cmax...
    Agreed.

    For the hefty price tag one may want to balance it off with the incredibly cheap Homme Nature by Yves Rocher.

    Different scent. No pyramid, but same quality and effect . . .
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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I don't dislike it. I just find it to be a mediocre fragrance - and not something worth puchasing.

    I could care less about people complimenting me on a fragrance. I wear my fragrances for my personal satisfaction/enjoyment.
    Agree 100% , its just ok but really nothing special

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    Yes, I really dislike it. Maybe I smelled a particularly bad batch, but I got that ash tray note together with garish tropical fruit and hints of car tires -- just awful. I don't particularly like Creed overall, but I don't dismiss them out of hand, and happen to really like Bois du Portugal and Selection Verte, so I think I tried to give Aventus a fair hearing/sniffing.

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    Its an average perfume. The ingredients are obviously of quality but the blend (creation, composition) is just ok.
    I have it, a friend bought it as a gift but I wouldn't have bought it myself.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    Don't dislike, but I am highly disappointed. Yes, the first pineapple blast is great, but after that it becomes very boring. Sometimes I wish some fragrances were more linear. One example: Hermes' Pampelmouuse rose. It is grapefruit and will be grapefruit until it vanishes after 6-8 hours. That is why I bought and love it. I don't want my fragrances to change. If Aventus would be all pineapple I would consider it one of the best on the market.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    It would smell awesome if it smelled more like the sample card..... that's what I gather. I don't get much ash from the sample card I have. It is the batch variations.
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    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    The stuff I have is pretty good...I enjoy it.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I haven't tried it, so it's impossible to tell how it's blended or which notes predominate, but from the pyramid and reviews, it sounds like the drydown might be similar to Tristano Onofrio for Men, which has this note pyramid:

    Neroli, Lavender
    Cedar, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Heliotrope
    Ambergris, Oakmoss, Vanilla.

    Tristano is sharp and "sour" at first, then after a couple hours it goes into a base that struck me as Creed-like (if not better), due to the creamy, "dirty," vanillic, mossy, slightly woody quality it achieves.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    i really like it but could never justify the price
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    I don't hate it, but it's not that great either.

    Cmax...

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    Love it.

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    Ive got more compliments on this fragrance than any other, its also my faveourite smelling. so damn fruity its amazing...Literally every morning i get out of bed and sniff the aventus nozzle.

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I found it nice, but bland. One among many in a broad sweep of sleep-inducing, middle-of-the-road fragrances for those who like the edges of things rounded off.

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    I am not an Aventus hater, but it really is mediocre. There are much better scents for the money.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I don't hate it, but after buying it blind and then selling it on, I certainly wouldn't buy it again. I thought it was bland and for the money, nothing special at all

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