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    Default Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    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.

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    Our noses must be different....
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I don't think they smell anything alike.
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    Yeah. I have the Pour Homme Extreme on my right hand and the Aventus on my left hand.
    I do get a faint smell of the pineapple in Creed for the first 5 seconds, but after that, it's straight Pour Homme Extreme.

    In contrary to a lot of reviews I've seen, I think this Aventus has good longevity. It's just not something I'd pay big bucks for.

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    i think aventus is top draw. i usually always go for gourmonds and vanillas,
    but this stuff blew me away. with creeds your paying the extra for the quality of the ingredients
    aventus pretty much does what it says on the tin but better.
    what kind of smell are you looking for?
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    ur rong dewd
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I'm looking for a fruity fragrance. That's why I bought the Creed Aventus. The pineapple note is what caught my attention. I have tried another Creed, but I forgot the name of it. It had a strong coconut smell,and I kind of liked it.
    Do you know of any good fruity masculine fragrances?

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I'm looking for a fruity fragrance. That's why I bought the Creed Aventus. The pineapple note is what caught my attention. I have tried another Creed, but I forgot the name of it. It had a strong coconut smell,and I kind of liked it.
    Do you know of any good fruity masculine fragrances?
    The Creed with a coconut smell is Virgin Island Water. What kind of fruit are you looking for? There are so many options of melon, apple, orange, pineapple, etc.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I'm looking for a fruity fragrance. That's why I bought the Creed Aventus. The pineapple note is what caught my attention. I have tried another Creed, but I forgot the name of it. It had a strong coconut smell,and I kind of liked it.
    Do you know of any good fruity masculine fragrances?
    Mambo. Acqua di Gio.
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    coconut note creed would be virgin island water its got a lime tropical vibe
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    OH!!! Virgin Island Water! That will be the next Creed I try then. Thanks!
    I'm guess the fruity type I'm looking for is melon. It's hard to try different colognes in my area because the shops over here usually only carry the "safe" colognes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I'm looking for a fruity fragrance. That's why I bought the Creed Aventus. Do you know of any good fruity masculine fragrances?
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    milliseme imperial is famed for its melon note
    cheaper alternatives could be ed hardys love and luck .or sean john unforgivable
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Wow! Thanks for the help, guys I'll also try out that Milliseme Imperial and Legend Mont Blanc.

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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.
    It smells like Irish Spring. A $250 bar of soap.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Nah...for me it was a good investment.
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    As I mentioned in another thread, I have a sample of Aventus and I too didn't understand the hype at first. It was way too smokey and I didn't get much fruity notes. Few months later, I tried it again and I was starting to understand why people liked it. The pineapple vibe was starting to emerge over the smokiness.

    And then about a month after that, I truly got it. It smelt heavenly. Got a really nice fruity/pineapple note and the smokiness was more in the background. A very classic and addictive scent. Definitely going to get a bottle in the future. I liked it so much I couldn't get the scent out of my mind for a while.

    Of the Creeds, I have full bottles of SMW and Himalaya. Next bottle I'm getting is VIW, but after that, it'll be Aventus. Can't believe Fragrancenet used to sell it for $140-$150 back earlier this year. I missed out on that bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    Nah...for me it was a good investment.
    Me too also.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    We're happy you're happy you didn't buy it. I don't particularly like Aventus myself, but I'm quite sure it doesn't smell like EXACTLY like Bulgari Homme Extreme. You may not have noticed yet, but there are hundreds of Basenoters here, and dozens of threads about Aventus. With all due respect for your nose, I think one of the other thousand plus posts about Avenus just might have made note of the similarity if it smelled "exactly" like Bulgari Pour Homme Etreme. M

    Millesime Imperial is king of the melon scents, and it's really good, but be advised some find it's longevity lacking. Most fruit scents are fairly fleeting. Keep sampling till you find one that works for you.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Haha! I didn't get the Irish Spring vibe out of mine. It smells very smoky to me. It's like when people have bonfires in their back yards; that type of smoke.

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    All noses are different and yours may be an extreme case or it just flat out doesn't work on your skin. But Aventus is a truly great scent. And while it may not be worth the cash it costs for some people, it certainly rises well above your typical designer fragrance. I bought it the first month it was out...the only niche I paid full NM price for, and I'm glad I did it. Again, maybe it just doesn't work for you...too bad really. I haven't come across anyone who doesn't have some sort of positive reaction.

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    I agree with you. A lot of people love One Million, but I think it's disgusting as well. To make it even worse, women actually love how One Million smells on me. I wish I could like it too, but it really makes me sick.

    Both Creed Aventus and Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme are amazing fragrances, but they smell disgusting to me for some reason.

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    Bro if you want fruity pineapple and you got around $20 to spend, do yourself a flavor and get Lapidus Pour Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I don't particularly like Aventus myself

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    Don't like it.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Quote Originally Posted by AZsmells View Post
    I don't think they smell anything alike.
    Agree

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    I love both, they smell totally different...

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I agree - it is a waste of money.
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    Good to know as I already own BPHE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slesperado View Post
    I'm looking for a fruity fragrance. That's why I bought the Creed Aventus. The pineapple note is what caught my attention. I have tried another Creed, but I forgot the name of it. It had a strong coconut smell,and I kind of liked it.
    Do you know of any good fruity masculine fragrances?
    Joop Nightflight: spicy and ambery pineapple. (..and the price is incredible)
    my current top five (always in transition)

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