sounds fair to me. but you really gotta trust Aventus to go through with it. just my take: I feel this one is over-exposed and over-sold. Creed is having a hard time keeping up with demand, and shipping weak, underdeveloped juice out to customers in the hopes that they'll age in the bottle enough to mask a noticeable decline in quality. Until this scent loses its mega-hit status and gets sent to the backseat by newer releases, it'll be made at a breakneck pace and continue to irk Creed customers who try to wear it. overwhelmingly it seems those who buy new bottles find it awfully weak and with poor longevity. If the demand eases up, the scent will start getting more attention and probably smell a lot better than it currently does. Me? I'm waiting years before buying a bottle of Aventus. There are some guys on here who have good batches, however, and are looking to do splits, so if you can track them down maybe they'll hook you up.