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    Default preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    I know most on here say the sample does not do aventus justice, i got a bottle and i much prefer the sample, with the sample it was nice and simple clear pineapple and then dries down to that ashy feel, with the bottle it is very fruity at the top i can just about make the pineapple out and remains fruity for alot and the ashy type feel is not really there, The bottle is a very good batch based on youtube reviews etc but i dont enjoy it as much, perhaps its just me as i am new to this game

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Personally have never encountered a sample to be better or worse than the bottle of the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggsy View Post
    I know most on here say the sample does not do aventus justice, i got a bottle and i much prefer the sample, with the sample it was nice and simple clear pineapple and then dries down to that ashy feel, with the bottle it is very fruity at the top i can just about make the pineapple out and remains fruity for alot and the ashy type feel is not really there, The bottle is a very good batch based on youtube reviews etc but i dont enjoy it as much, perhaps its just me as i am new to this game
    I had the opposite. My sample was ashy and full bottle fruity. Luckily for me, that's the way I liked it. Shame samples don't come with batch number printed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggsy View Post
    I know most on here say the sample does not do aventus justice, i got a bottle and i much prefer the sample, with the sample it was nice and simple clear pineapple and then dries down to that ashy feel, with the bottle it is very fruity at the top i can just about make the pineapple out and remains fruity for alot and the ashy type feel is not really there, The bottle is a very good batch based on youtube reviews etc but i dont enjoy it as much, perhaps its just me as i am new to this game
    The same thing happened to me. Stupid Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I had the opposite. My sample was ashy and full bottle fruity. Luckily for me, that's the way I liked it. Shame samples don't come with batch number printed.
    Same here. My sample was a 2010 decant and the FB was born in 2011.

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    If I really knew that I would get a good batch I would buy a flacon of Aventus...sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    If I really knew that I would get a good batch I would buy a flacon of Aventus...sigh.
    You can call the Creed boutique and request a flacon of the fruity pineapple batch(X02)

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Can you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Can you do that?
    I am pretty sure thats very possible
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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Haha this somewhat happened to me. I like the ashy ness, but I like it more in the dry down. My X02 batch is reversed. Sooo much ashyness in the first few hours, almost to the point of moth ball smelling, then it dries down to pineapple. Wish the ash was a bit more balanced...

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Unfortunately, that's due to the batch problems.

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    My sample is almost identical to my bottle. The bottle I got is slightly more fruity, but the difference is very slight.

    I was mostly concerned about the longevity and projection of the batch, I'm not trying to pay a couple hundred bucks for some crap that no one can smell. Luckily the bottle I got is a beast, I used 4 sprays to a club last night... Showered this morning, and I'm still getting whiffs of it right now 18 hours later

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by baggsy View Post
    I know most on here say the sample does not do aventus justice
    There's no reason a sample should perform any differently other than batch number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Shame samples don't come with batch number printed.
    Surrender to Chance tells you what batch number the sample of Aventus is coming from. Don't know if they deliver to the U.K.

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    Default Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    I don't think the samples perform differently, they're just used differently a lot of the time. I transferred my creed splash on sample to a sprayer and gave it multiple full wears

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