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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    i personally like aventus a lot

    i hope you enjoy silver mountain water. smw is one of my all time favorites.

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    I've managed to get a sample set from Creed which has Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Love in White, Silver Mountain Water and Virgin Island Water in it.

    I'm looking forward to trying the SMW too, and will then decide whether i'm pushing the boat out for Aventus or SMW...

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    Where did you get this sample set?
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    Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked, 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes.' People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves
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    Whoa, this is an old thread that's been resurrected from the dead... While I feel Aventus is a mediocre scent that I personally would never purchase, it smells nothing like Bulgari pour Homme Extreme which I own from a blind buy years ago but also don't care much for (albeit I like it more than Aventus).
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    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I don't know why anyone else hasn't pointed this out, but Creed Aventus smells exactly like Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme.
    I have both of them. I hate Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme, so I automatically hate Creed Aventus.
    It's impossible they were exactly similar, the one who came up first of these two (Bvlgari ?) would surely have sued the copycat. I haven't smelled either one (yet) so i can't comment further.
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    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    No need to feel sorry for me. I am very happy with Aventus, and all the other Creed products that are part of my collection, unlike yourself, I am old enough not to worry what Girls like. It is what I like that counts the most.
    Ditto!!!

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    I will first say this - your nose is your own, this is subjective. I am not going to take a position on Creed Aventus in this discussion, but realize that you have (perhaps, not purposely), insulted the taste and noses of a lot of people. If they spent the money on it and like it, then it is not a waste of money to them. Whether or not you think if one fragrance smells like another - simply mention a likeliness you have found without being insulting.

    Body chemistry, climate, amount applied, and many more factors can alter a composition's notes.

    Enjoy this passion of yours without insulting others who enjoy a scent, regardless of what it is or the price tag.

    Final two points - if you want a wonderful pineapple note, try Kouros Fraicheur (it is magnificent - the entire composition). And, Silver Mountain Water (depending on your taste) is a good scent from the Creed house and one that I enjoy wearing on occasion.

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    Everyone has different likes and dislikes. If this thread was about whatever, there still would folks who like and dislike whatever the subject was about. If you purchase an item and you are happy with it, rock on.
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    If Bvlgari pH Exteme smells like Aventus, then Joop! smells like Encre Noire! I beg to differ by a mile on this one. However.. to me, and a few others in the community Bvlgari pH Extreme smells a bit like Voyage d'Hermes.
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    Aventus is the new Aqua di Gio. And yes, it is a waste of money.

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    Aventus just smells good, fruity and fresh to me. But yeah, its not worth the asking price at all!

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    Threads like this are so silly. One person decides a scent isn't worth it for HIM, so he decides it isn't worth it for anyone. Such foolishness.

    Value works like this: You smell a scent. You see a price. You decide if you'd pay that price to own the scent. If you would, it's worth it. If not, it isn't. Only you can decide how much of your money something is worth.

    If all you want is a fruity scent, you can find many that cost much less. If all you want is a scent that gets compliments, you can find many that get lots of compliments and cost much less. If you want an incredibly versatile scent, again, there are many choices that cost much less. Yeah, Aventus gets a ton of hype, but you're intelligent enough to not fall for hype, right?

    If you fall for the hype, that's nobody's fault but your own... but like I said, you're smarter than that. Right?

    I really enjoy Aventus, but I wasn't willing to pay full retail because that price wasn't worth it for me. I decided if I could buy a new 4oz bottle from a reputable shop for $175 or less, it was worth it for me. I found a great deal. I bought it. I only tend to wear it once a week, so my bottle is going to last me for ages, and I'm very happy about that. I think it is an excellent scent.
    I have a 100ml Gucci Pour Homme 2003 that I'll swap for Reflection Man or De Bachmakov. PM me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basenoter View Post
    Aventus just smells good, fruity and fresh to me. But yeah, its not worth the asking price at all!
    thats why we hit up fragrancenet or ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    thats why we hit up fragrancenet or ebay
    And ebates too! I think I got another $15 from them...? I don't remember how much, but somebody here recommended ebates and, along with a big sale on Fragrancenet, I did really well. It took quite a while to get the cash back from ebates, but hey, cash is cash.

    Fragrancenet plus ebates FTW!
    I have a 100ml Gucci Pour Homme 2003 that I'll swap for Reflection Man or De Bachmakov. PM me if interested.

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    I've spent about $5,000 on Sonos speakers throughout my house, now that is debatable waste of money, haha

    One bottle of Creed Aventus is expensive, but its not like its an everyday wear. I wear it maybe 5 times a month and figure it'll last me quite a few years since I store all my fragrances properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Where did you get this sample set?

    Bought direct from Creed UK for 25. I presume they would have something similar on their US website?

    I had a look on Ebay (UK) last night and there are quite a few sellers of Aventus and SMW and it sells for significantly less than retail.
    The sellers claim to decant from a larger bottle into atomisers. As it won't come labelled with the creed name i suppose there is actually no way of knowing whether it is fake or not, other than just placing your trust in the seller.

    Does anyone have any experience of buying from Ebay or any problems please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Where did you get this sample set?

    Here is the link to the UK website:- http://tinyurl.com/c2hpb4m

    They also offer a 15 discount on your next purchase if you buy the sample set

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    Aventus prices are slowly falling. Legit bottles can be found online for around $180 or less for the 120ml. If you already have a decent sized collection, then this should last you a while.

    The only downside to the cheaper prices is that more guys will be wearing it. Even then, it will never be as widespread as Acqua di Gio.

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    If it becomes too popular and widespread it won't smell as good anymore.

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    I have tried it and thought it was nothing special.

    I reckon most of the positive reviews come from people embarrassed by the fact they've fallen for the hype and splashed out more money than they can realistically afford on something that most people would just say 'meh?' at.

    Save your money.

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    I got mine in a split, so it worked out to be a dollar & some change per ml. Considering I love the scent of Aventus, it lasts forever on me, gets compliments & is my wife's favorite on me, and it's very versatile, I consider it one of my best fragrance values, actually. Would I pay full retail for it? Nope, but these days you rarely have to, as long as you do your research and are patient enough to buy at the right place at the right time.

    There are plenty of "popular" or highly acclaimed fragrances here on basenotes, that either I don't really see what's so great about them, or even can't stand them, so I completely get that there are plenty of people who don't like or see the appeal of Aventus. Personally, I do. It develops beautifully on my skin over the course of an entire day, and maybe I got lucky with my "batch", but I get wafts of pineapple throughout, as well as rose and vanilla at different points, with very little "smoke." Hype or no hype, I don't care...it's easily one of the best fragrances I've ever had.

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    Yak yak yak

    Blah blah blah

    If you like it and can afford it, buy it

    If you like it and can't afford it

    Yak yak yak

    Blah blah blah

    Bleh
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    I keep hearing about how unremarkable this fragrance is. I need someone to send me a free bottle/decant to confirm this.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Joop Nightflight: spicy and ambery pineapple. (..and the price is incredible)
    I like Joop Nightflight

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    Creed Aventus works so well on my skin. I like the fragrance a lot, it lasts for a long time and projects crazy. Worth the money..

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    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I've been interested in the Creed house for a long time.
    I haven't been able to buy any because of the prices.
    I had read/watched many reviews, and decided to try Aventus as my first Creed fragrance.

    I bought a couple of samples, and I was extremely disappointed.
    I don't know why anyone else hasn't pointed this out, but Creed Aventus smells exactly like Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme.
    I have both of them. I hate Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme, so I automatically hate Creed Aventus.

    I seriously don't see why someone would spend $250 for a Creed fragrance when they could get the same scent for about $50.
    I am SO HAPPY that I didn't waste my money on a full bottle of Creed.
    I'm currently wearing both colognes (one on each hand) and they smell the same.
    I hope I'm not the only one who's noticed this.
    The next Creed I'll sample will be Silver Mountain Water.
    I'm going to have to disagree. I have Silver Mountain Water, but Aventus is the best fragrance I have ever smelled. It is high in price, but it's a price I'll pay again, and again....especially with the amount of compliments I get when wearing it. I would say give it a chance, and let the middle notes come out. Also, the samples aren't the best to go off of. I got samples of SMW and Aventus, and my bottles smell a little different. And yes they were all real. I got them from Saks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Style View Post
    Aventus prices are slowly falling. Legit bottles can be found online for around $180 or less for the 120ml. If you already have a decent sized collection, then this should last you a while.

    The only downside to the cheaper prices is that more guys will be wearing it. Even then, it will never be as widespread as Acqua di Gio.
    The real downside is that these are probably counterfeit. Be very careful wear you spend your money. I would never buy a Creed fragrance online unless it from Creed's website. I've done my research, and the likelihood of getting a $260 bottle for $180 or less, and is authentic is slim, or even a 4.0 oz. bottle for that matter. It's $315 on their website. Why in the world, if it's real, would it be less than that unless its used? Just sayin'.

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    Don't tell me it's crap. I've just ordered some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterT View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree. I have Silver Mountain Water, but Aventus is the best fragrance I have ever smelled. It is high in price, but it's a price I'll pay again, and again....especially with the amount of compliments I get when wearing it. I would say give it a chance, and let the middle notes come out. Also, the samples aren't the best to go off of. I got samples of SMW and Aventus, and my bottles smell a little different. And yes they were all real. I got them from Saks.

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    The real downside is that these are probably counterfeit. Be very careful wear you spend your money. I would never buy a Creed fragrance online unless it from Creed's website. I've done my research, and the likelihood of getting a $260 bottle for $180 or less, and is authentic is slim, or even a 4.0 oz. bottle for that matter. It's $315 on their website. Why in the world, if it's real, would it be less than that unless its used? Just sayin'.

    LOL... can we see this "research" that you have done that has brought you to this absurd conclusion that anything other than from the manufacturer is not authentic?
    This should be good.

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    Aventus is not in my top 3 and I think it's never groundbreaking or special, but is definitely a very good scent with good longevity and projection which I never regret purchasing the full 120ml bottle.
    Truely a 4-star scent to me...
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    Tried some Aventus in the department store today, pine needles with a very very slight sweetness to it. No fabled pineapple note. I have another sample of it coming through the mail, I'll see if that is any better. The tester was just opened (wasn't there yesterday) so it couldn't have gone bad. I can't smell any smoke or ash either. I don't get it, is this the batch variation or am I just anosmic to the pineapple chemical?

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