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    Default What is Aventus similar too?

    Hi everyone. I haven't posted here since Moby Dick was a guppy. Anyway I have heard the buzz about Aventus. It is somewhat hard to get a sample. I guess Aedes doesn't carry Creed anymore hey?
    Amazing. Anyway what does it smell similar to. I only have about 200 colognes so maybe a Basenoter can provide me with a ready-to-hand reference amongst these 200 to sniff. Danke. Roland

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    Default Re: What is Aventus similar too?

    I think the new Gucci Guilty Intense comes somewhat closer than most. Not anywhere near a substitute, but I think they're a similar overall format, and both good. The Gucci isn't as much of a "hider" as Aventus. It resembles the Aventus batches which were light on pineapple.
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    Gucci by Gucci


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    just hit the perfumed court and grab a 1.5ml spray sample

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    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.

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    To me it reminds me of Bel Canto

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    Nothing comes to mind.

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    Default Re: What is Aventus similar too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    hilarious! hahaha and true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    LOL...indeed, it may depend on which batch number you want something to smell like....

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    Default Re: What is Aventus similar too?

    Nothing yet, Some have said Zara Gold, but that is just briefly at the top and getting strawberry mixed up w pineapple. I think Zara gold is a take off on Paco Black XS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    Best and truest Aventus review you will ever find.

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    Default Re: What is Aventus similar too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    Heh, good one!
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    Default Re: What is Aventus similar too?

    To quote the bard, I'd compare Aventus to a summer's day (except Aventus is more lovely and more temperate)

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    Not many smell like Aventus. Gucci by Gucci I guess smells like it, but I own both and dont get that.

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    Cut up some pineapple and stick it in a used ashtray. Leave it for a couple of hours and then give it a sniff. Closest you'll get.

    Not worth coming out of the cave for.....in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Cut up some pineapple and stick it in a used ashtray. Leave it for a couple of hours and then give it a sniff. Closest you'll get.

    Not worth coming out of the cave for.....
    Add a little bit of burnt rubber in there too Then that would be spot on about Aventus

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    I rec'd this today from Perfumed Court and I think it smells like the original Gucci pour homme. I also think if someone were to add ash to Bulgari pour homme you would get this smell too as Aventus has a soapy,peppery smell like BPH. And finally with the ash it smells a little like Havana by Aramis. Do you think I'm nuts?
    Incidentally I must have rec'd the batch with the subdued pineapple because I really smelt primarily soapy,peppery ash. I have been coming here to Basenotes on and off for 10 years and I think this one takes the cake as being overrated. You old Basenoters like me can attest that is no mean feat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roland View Post
    I have been coming here to Basenotes on and off for 10 years and I think this one takes the cake as being overrated.
    Yup. +1

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    To me it smells very similar to RL Purple Label!
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    Overrated, wildly variable, and ashy-pineapple. I only own it because the chicks dig it and I barely tolerate it. It is odd how the two notes actually work...it's a NICE ash note and a NICE pineapple note.

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    Wow! You've been around for a while, have you really been away or just refuse to chime in on the "goings ons" here on BNOTES?

    "Tell me more about the olden days mister"!

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    Yeah I have been away Odious. There is this other little site called Youtube that can really saps someones online time eh? I checked in to see the new darling is Aventus so I had to give it a try. I like it as I like all Creed scents for the most part I just don't see how it gets all these female compliments allegedly. Seems to me very similar to the original Gucci pour homme and Bulgari pour homme. Thanks Roland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried it, but from what I've read here at BN it sounds like it's not even similar to itself ! LOL.
    Saddest and most accurate response yet, this stuff is great and running out of my current bottle scares me. I have a good bottle I think, but not sure if its the best batch A42B10K02. Smells fruity but just a little too smokey if I had to have one complain about it.

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    ok wow, I tried some dole pineapple in an actual dirty ashtray........... nothing like Aventus. Might want to actually try what you suggest sometimes instead of going by foggy memories lol.
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    I'm not a big pineapple fan. It's not the best smelling citrus and I don't see the big "OMG IT'S PINEAPPLE!" fascination with Aventus. Over rated doesn't begin to describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I think the new Gucci Guilty Intense comes somewhat closer than most. Not anywhere near a substitute, but I think they're a similar overall format, and both good. The Gucci isn't as much of a "hider" as Aventus. It resembles the Aventus batches which were light on pineapple.
    W-H-A-T ? ? ? ? Both you and volley2 ? Guilty .... seriously ! I give the fcuk up.

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    ...mostly j/k. But the first time I smelled it I got the pineapple BLAST, which is weird because both my girlfriend and best friend got the woody/birchy base vibe right off the bat and I had to TELL them there was a pineapple note in it...Weird.
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    Maybe it was just batch variation, but the pineapple was a tough cookie to distinguish in mine as well. I got a lot of birch and ash too, though I could smell the pineapple was kicking around in there somewhere.

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