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    Question Creed Queries & Discussions.


    well, hi there.
    This is my second bottle GIT, my first bottle was a tester from fragrancenet, which I believed to be real, had a lot number engraved on the bottom, and smelled just like in the store, and had a noticeable difference to my cool water. Fast forward about 1.5~2 years I'm out and its time to order a new one... just so happens i had a bonus 20% off any order waiting in my email (how convienint )
    Anyways my problem with this bottle (gut says its real, but brain saying the stuff isn't matching)

    Things that trigger me to think its not real (compared to other threads I have seen on the net):
    The box, no gold emblem on the front,
    Different looking back side,

    Inside, missing the card of authenticity (i think that is what its called)
    not the card with the pictures on it but the other one with all the writing (seen in other threads)

    On the bottle... no engraved lot number on the buttom rim
    I've read some things yelling its fake, others saying its grey market.

    here are a bunch of photos, maybe you guys can help me.
    as far as smell, It smells like i remember my old one (been empty for 4 months now :S )

    Thank you in advanced for your help

    Images are set to private, so if you click on them it will tell you not available
    here is a guess pass to my Flickr set: http://flickr.com/gp/nathaniel-allen/A8sMU8/


    DSCF1290 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1291 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1293 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1294 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1295 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    top flap

    DSCF1296 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    only card

    DSCF1297 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1298 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1299 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1301 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1302 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1304 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1305 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1306 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1307 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    No engraved lot number on bottom rim!!!

    DSCF1308 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr


    DSCF1309 by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    Again thank you for your help

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks fine to me. If you got it again at Fragrancenet - no worries IMO.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks real, nice crisp embossing on the box, correct cap and nozzle, if it's from Walgreens/Fragrancenet it's fine. 2011 batch if the whole code thing is correct. For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Notice how the word MILLESIME has an ' over the E.....

    I notice your box doesn't the MILLESIME spelled with the ' on the front.






    Notice how the back doesn't have MILLESIME with the ' over the E.

    Creed does this to throw off counterfeiters.



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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Toilet water engraved text alert! FAKE!!!!!








    Just kidding. White inside the sprayer and legit lot number that matches the bottle...it's real brotato.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Thanks for the quick replies,
    This is what is throwing me off
    there is no engraved serial number, and the box is completely different from others I've seen, different fonts, missing gold, and different layout.

    Frosty, what year did you purchase yours? and what lot code year does yours have?

    I'm wondering if they changed box designed b/c by code mines 2011 production year. (which is pretty new, i'll have to check my old bottle when I get home bought it in 09 I believe )
    smell, is very similar to what i remember my old bottle ( that had engraved lot number)

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Well actually that's not even mine....I have seen a bottle like yours in this perfume shop that is sketchy.

    Here is the website tho. This guy gives a full comprehensive breakdown of the real vs fake.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...eed-Looks-Like

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It has an engraved # just not on the rim. Please stop being paranoid. They change the boxes all the time also. If you got it from fragrancenet its real end of story.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe spraying toilet water on myself :P

    Thanks frosty, that was one of the threads that confused me :S

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    No problem man....so do you think its the real deal or what???

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe spraying toilet water on myself :P

    Thanks frosty, that was one of the threads that confused me :S

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    I just checked my boxes, have two current GIT's, neither has the accent over the Millesime, and there are other differences, my batch is another 2011 one. I have gold trim and sides are somewhat different, mine says fondee a londres en 1760 on the front as well. I think the boxes do vary a lot from country to country. The batch I have matches the number of a batch that someone on BN got at the Paris store. I think there are a lot of grey market differences. The main thing is the bottle and the scent, and I'm sure mine is not fake. The fakes tend to have misspellings. Mine has eau de parfum on the sticker on the bottom, yours says toilet water, which I think is used in different countries, as I've heard of that occurring, plus no engraving on the back of mine and lot number is ink jet printed on the bottom. It's a nightmare trying to keep up with the differences in authentic stuff.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    As of late last year Creed took the gold of several of the boxes...helps lower their packaging cost. The sharpness of the box embossing and the distinctive stamping in the cap tell me your bottle is the real deal. Fakes of GIT and Original Vetiver are all over eBay, however.

    Martin

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    multipost lag
    Thanks Mesa, That is why I'm thinking it is real also.

    It smells real, and its from a reputable dealer, not an ebay special
    -Heperd, that is exactly why I posted here, hoping someone like you would confirm they change the box design

    Thank you all!

    Martin and Puig, Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Sounds like you have a real one man....I wouldn't worry. You got it from Fragrancenet their legit.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    p.s., Correct me if I'm wrong but the fakes don't have lot numbers that I recall, and I'm sure someone here has the same lot as you do.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    So how much did you score it for with the 20% off?
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    picked it up for $136
    Could of got another tester for $110, but I wanted the cap and box :S haha,
    my old tester was good, but had no cap or box, so it was more difficult to travel with, and the cap looks cool ! :P

    I might of been able to get it from Walgreens for cheaper, theirs is listed at $140

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Yes, and GIT's not the only one.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's definitely legit. I have this bottle too and got it from CheapSmells here in the UK.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's real, but the most telling aspect is the smell.

    That being said, the fake I got aside from the smell being way off, had a bunch of telling signs. Details commonly missed are the white plastic under the sprayer, "creed" absent from the sprayer top, and the cap being 1 piece instead of 2. Also my box said "Yreen Irish Tweed"...so yea.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's real. I too have exactly the same bottle, i.e. plain white logo on box, no gold trim, etc.
    Good cap, good nozzle, good card...all good and genuine.
    Slight difference though is that mine has the lot no. engraved on the bottom rim. But I wouldn't be too worried if I were you.

    The bottle showed by frostyicy is probably a more recent version of the box, which has the accent over the 'e' in 'Millesime'. This happens with my more recent acquisitions, e.g. Royal Oud and Silver Mountain Water.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Details commonly missed are the white plastic under the sprayer, "creed" absent from the sprayer top, and the cap being 1 piece instead of 2. Also my box said "Yreen Irish Tweed"...so yea.
    Most fakes now have 'creed' engraved on nozzle nowadays I think.
    One sign I'd point out is that 'MADE IN FRANCE' at the bottom is often misspelt 'FRANOE'...LMAO...

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks completely real to me. The box is the same one I bought back in February. I would have no worries buying from Fragrancenet. With their clientele, if they sold fakes, they would be out of business really fast.

    One thing people keep missing is that all fragrances change over time, especially ones with a lot of natural materials in them. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I think the better brands actually improve with a little age, like the better wines. If your previous GIT was several years old by the time you finished it, it would smell different from a fresh batch and probably different from when you first bought it.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks completely real to me. The box is the same one I bought back in February. I would have no worries buying from Fragrancenet. With their clientele, if they sold fakes, they would be out of business really fast.

    One thing people keep missing is that all fragrances change over time, especially ones with a lot of natural materials in them. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I think the better brands actually improve with a little age, like the better wines. If your previous GIT was several years old by the time you finished it, it would smell different from a fresh batch and probably different from when you first bought it.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Pretty sure he figured out it was real yesterday. Probably wont be back for another couple of years when he buys another bottle and needs to verify its authenticity.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    hehe ^
    I don't take it personal
    I'm very active over on a photography forum so i feel what you're saying

    Thanks everyone,
    My old bottle was an 08 batch purchased in 09 when i was a sophomore in college, It's my most complemented fragrance,
    I used the last of it back in december on my trip to china.
    This will probably be the only one i take with me on my upcoming trip to thailand for 6months~ just need to be sure to pack it in the check baggage!

    Also feel free to use any of the pictures in a "real/fake" GIT thread
    Last edited by bedojo; 5th May 2012 at 02:25 AM.

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    6 month trip overseas? You must be rich unless you are travelling for school.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by bedojo View Post
    hehe ^
    I don't take it personal
    I'm very active over on a photography forum so i feel what you're saying

    Thanks everyone,
    My old bottle was an 08 batch purchased in 09 when i was a sophomore in college, It's my most complemented fragrance,
    I used the last of it back in december on my trip to china.
    This will probably be the only one i take with me on my upcoming trip to thailand for 6months~ just need to be sure to pack it in the check baggage!

    Also feel free to use any of the pictures in a "real/fake" GIT thread
    I was going to ask what camera you have. Those pics are nice.

    D7000 here.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Yes, and GIT's not the only one.
    +1 ... I've noticed that with just about all Creeds. The more it gets used, the better the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I was going to ask what camera you have. Those pics are nice.

    D7000 here.
    D7000 is a nice one
    I had a 5d2 +24-70L and 70-200 2.8L, It was my work horse.
    Just sold it all and picked up a X-pro1 + all three lenses (Hate traveling with a dslr)

    here is an image from today :P

    Creed by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by DAX View Post
    6 month trip overseas? You must be rich unless you are travelling for school.
    Rich nooo! But I am self-sufficient, it is for my international business degree, stayed in school incase one of my business fail a double degree in finance and international business should come in handy if I need it.
    have to pay for it still myself x.x, but the cost of living over there is a lot less then what it is here , same with traveling once you get there.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    +1 ... I've noticed that with just about all Creeds. The more it gets used, the better the smell.
    +1, my last bottle definitely evolved over time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    Looks real, nice crisp embossing on the box, correct cap and nozzle, if it's from Walgreens/Fragrancenet it's fine. 2011 batch if the whole code thing is correct. For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Ill stay away from the WG. Creed. and for as Frag.net its probably old Creed.. $300 bottle going almost half the price most like something isnt right about it.. just buy it from an authorize dealer and youll be 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTJScent View Post
    Ill stay away from the WG. Creed. and for as Frag.net its probably old Creed.. $300 bottle going almost half the price most like something isnt right about it.. just buy it from an authorize dealer and youll be 100% sure.
    I recently got my GIT from Fragrancenet. It's a 2011 batch and smells great and has great longevity. I can't imagine paying triple the price to get it from an authorized retailer. I don't think it'd be any better/different.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    since this thread is open related with GIT fake or not... I have a question I've seen most of the time GIT is a black bottle I saw one in ebay which is a transparent bottle why is that? any difference?




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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Bottle colours for GIT really is a FAQ. The black bottle is simply the large size, 120ml. All other sizes are clear (see-through).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Bottle colours for GIT really is a FAQ. The black bottle is simply the large size, 120ml. All other sizes are clear (see-through).
    thanks a lot kinda marketing stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlochacon View Post
    thanks a lot kinda marketing stuff
    Yes, quite possibly marketing. Personally, I've never understood why they're different. Still, it should hopefully protect the juice inside from direct sunlight exposure. Anyone else know for certain why the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Yes, quite possibly marketing. Personally, I've never understood why they're different. Still, it should hopefully protect the juice inside from direct sunlight exposure. Anyone else know for certain why the difference?
    The clear GIT is tester. And of course the black one is the main one.. also the other creeds blends bottles differ as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    I recently got my GIT from Fragrancenet. It's a 2011 batch and smells great and has great longevity. I can't imagine paying triple the price to get it from an authorized retailer. I don't think it'd be any better/different.
    If you believe so go ahead. You will.always be in doubt if its real or old.. I rather have piece of mind and buy it at an authorized dealer then I know I'm getting the real deal. Until I can a good confirm why the price are so different I wouldn't buy creed from frag.net. 300 to 150 something ain't right. Just like everythings else when the price are cut its either old, fake, used, or stolen.

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    Bite the bullet and buy the real thing from N-M, Creed boutique, etc., and if you can't get to a bricks and mortar store, buy online from them. That way you will know that it is real, you will not be supporting the gray market and you will have recourse if something goes wrong. Luxury costs money and if you cannot afford to pay retail, then buy something else that is within your budget. It is a wonderful scent---great taste on your part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Bite the bullet and buy the real thing from N-M, Creed boutique, etc., and if you can't get to a bricks and mortar store, buy online from them. That way you will know that it is real, you will not be supporting the gray market and you will have recourse if something goes wrong. Luxury costs money and if you cannot afford to pay retail, then buy something else that is within your budget. It is a wonderful scent---great taste on your part!
    Good advice. Many people want nice good things but dont wanna pay the price. They rather take a chance. Like u said if ya can't afford it buy something else.

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    Default What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I had the chance to finally sample Aventus. From what I've been reading on BN, I expected one exceptional fragrance.

    I like it but certainly not exceptional. For example, I find more complexity and excitement in Azzaro PH.

    I have a feeling it gets all the attention in the world just because it's expensive so people automatically think it's exceptional?

    What do you think?

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    The reason it gets so much love is because it has all the mass appeal of the lowest common denominator mass market scents, but still lets people feel superior and snobbish because they spent $100-200 on a bottle of scent that "nobody else is wearing."

    Snobby + (compliment)slutty = community hype.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    It is definitely a little overrated (it is a good smell, but I have a couple of scents that I enjoy more), but one can't deny that it is an absolute all-star at getting compliments. Just count how many times you see the name "Aventus" on the stickied compliments thread. That's why it is so exceptional in my mind.

    I've only had my bottle for a week, but I fully expect it to become my most complimented fragrance.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The reason it gets so much love is because it has all the mass appeal of the lowest common denominator mass market scents, but still lets people feel superior and snobbish because they spent $100-200 on a bottle of scent that "nobody else is wearing."

    Snobby + (compliment)slutty = community hype.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Agreed. Plus the bottle looks badass with the black band and unicorn stallion.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I think it's a good fragrance because to me it smells great. It's as simple as that for me.

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    I'm convinced Creed has included in Aventus some new synthetic. I have a tough time smelling it after 20-30 minutes, but other people, especially women, notice it.

    I know they're Creed, they're jerks, snob appeal, etc, etc, etc,.. But I go off of my own experience.

    I'm a mature fellow. Really, really old to many of you. Every time I've worn it, women have liked it. Sometimes young women. You can think I'm flacking For Creed for all I care. But they got something right in that one.

    I gave mine away- if I can't smell it, I can't wear it.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The reason it gets so much love is because it has all the mass appeal of the lowest common denominator mass market scents, but still lets people feel superior and snobbish because they spent $100-200 on a bottle of scent that "nobody else is wearing."

    Snobby + (compliment)slutty = community hype.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Sadly, there is some truth to this. I should note that I own Aventus and I really enjoy it, but I didn't buy it based on any of the hype, and I absolutely do not think it (or anything else) could live up to the hype.

    I got a sample and wore it for a few days, and in the process, I let my nose decide. That's the only way one should make a purchase like Aventus.

    Aventus is interesting because it's VERY mass appeal without smelling cheap or needy. Needy? Yeah, needy. When I smell things like Guilty or 1 Million, I smell desperation. OH, GOD, PLEASE NOTICE ME!!! DON'T YOU NOTICE HOW LOUD YET SWEET I SMELL? Those scents scream for attention. Aventus has the fruity pineapple top that makes it easy to notice, but the smokey base keeps it from being a teen scent. It's youthful yet elegant. A confident 25 ear old could wear it, but so could a cheerful 55 year old. It might also be a bit snobby. I hope not, but, I've been told it smells kind of country-club-ish. Two women told me that, but both smelled it on paper rather than on my skin.

    Aventus is Creed's attempt to cross over from niche to mainstream, and I suspect they're doing a better job of it than even they thought they would. Aventus is easy to like, and it's selling beyond their original hopes.

    Frankly, I think we're going to see more of this from other niche houses. It's smart to make a few scents that are very mass appeal to bring new customers into your line, while also making many niche appeal scents for your loyal customers. It's good for business... but it only works if the niche appeal scents are excellent and the mass appeal scents don't damage your brand identity. Love 'em or hate 'em, I think Creed does a good job with that balancing act.

    I know this will read as blasphemy here, but I believe someone like Andy Tauer could increase sales 4X by creating one scent that is a mass appeal version of what he does. Use it as a hook to bring non-niche people into his line. That's what Creed is doing with Aventus. It's what they did with GIT, though I think GIT was a bit less intentional (meaning, Aventus is a blatant attempt at creating a mass appeal scent, whereas I think GIT's success was a happy accident). I think that's the trick for any niche: create a few (FEW!) mass appeal scents to bring new customers into a high end and high quality niche line.

    It good for business.

    The main problem with hype is that it's often implied we should love whatever the hypers love. But if you pay attention, you'll notice that some of those hyping a frag today will be selling the frag in a few months because they bought into the hype rather than trusting their own noses.

    So... to the OP: You weren't thrilled with Aventus? CONGRATULATIONS! You were wise enough to trust your own nose instead of buying into the hype, and you saved yourself money. Sweet, eh? The good news is, there are plenty of scents that you'll love. Choose one of those instead.

    Like I said, I love Aventus, but I think the hype is silly, and I DON'T buy into the idea that it's the ultimate scent. I get more compliments when I wear things like Gucci Pour Homme II ($73), Bvlgari Black ($40) or Curve ($15!). Aventus is a scent I love, and I bought for myself and wear for myself. It's a people pleaser, and that's great! It's also excellent as a room freshener. I'm not kidding. I spray a cotton ball and stick it in the desk drawer I keep my pens and pencils in. Sounds silly? Maybe, but man oh man, whenever I reach in there for something, it smells great, and the scent from 1 spray lasts for weeks.

    tl;dr: Buy what you love and love what you buy. Hype is silly. Trust your nose.

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    I find it to be exceptionally just okay.

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    I think you have to give them some credit. It's not for the older crowd and it's meant to be a crowd pleaser, but they did it first and they used reasonably decent ingredients. I get by with Zara's Gold and don't wear it often but the smoky pineapple idea is one I like.

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    overrated. twince.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I think it's a good fragrance because to me it smells great. It's as simple as that for me.
    Agreed.

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    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    I had the chance to finally sample Aventus. From what I've been reading on BN, I expected one exceptional fragrance.

    I like it but certainly not exceptional. For example, I find more complexity and excitement in Azzaro PH.

    I have a feeling it gets all the attention in the world just because it's expensive so people automatically think it's exceptional?

    What do you think?
    I confess I was unimpressed with it as well, loving the pineapple-laced open but finding complete disappointment in its smokey facets later-on which were quite unoriginal and mundane, IMO. The allure Aventus has with many people befuddles me, but as they say... "Different strokes for different folks"... The great thing about trying out fragrances is there are so many options that if one does not like a scent like Aventus, there are literally thousands of other choices to be had.
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    Mostly its the countless new threads it inspires including the one I made for Aventus as well as the fact that its a damn good fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The reason it gets so much love is because it has all the mass appeal of the lowest common denominator mass market scents, but still lets people feel superior and snobbish because they spent $100-200 on a bottle of scent that "nobody else is wearing."

    Snobby + (compliment)slutty = community hype.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Nail on the head

    That's not to say I don't enjoy it from time to time, when I'm fishing for compliments or just going out in a certain mindset.

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    Its attention-whore, air-freshener vibe.

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    It may be overrated, but there is usually a reason a fragrance becomes popular. Sure, you can disregard the fragrance and say it gets compliments (I've owned it for a few months and I have yet to be complimented, so...), but as seen in those parentheses over there, it's not always the case. I decided to try Aventus because I liked the note profile, and because it was popular around here. I trust those who give advice around here, since, as Blake would put it, they live in a world of experience, whereas I live in a world of innocence (see, ignorance) when it comes to fragrances.

    Naturally, as I smell more, I get more experience, but when someone said "Hey, try Aventus," I did just that. I love the scent, and for me it's as simple as that. It's one of those fragrances that comes along and makes you feel comfortable.

    That's enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.
    Pretty much this! I could care less about the hype (of this or any frag). I happen to dislike a good majority of hyped frags here on BN. Aventus is just one I happen to like because to me it's well blended, smells good start to finish, and it has great longevity, projection & versatility. I wouldn't care who makes it, if it were niche, designer, knockoff, mainstream/popular, a hidden gem, universally disliked, $10/bottle or $200/bottle. If it can accomplish all of the things I want/look for in a frag, I'll gladly & proudly wear it & enjoy it.

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    The unicorn tears in the mix - it's magical stuff

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    I absolutely love it. It is unlike anything else. Great longevity. The first time my wife smelled it she said "WOW!". She has no idea what it costs. She never heard of Basenotes - or Creed. She loved the way it smelled. Period. I suspect 95% of people who compliment someone wearing Aventus have also never hear of it before. So, to attribute the love of Aventus to the "hype" is incorrect.

    Aventus is one of the most versatile fragrances on the market. It can be worn day or evening, summer or winter, casual or formal. It is not adored simply because of it's high price. It is not any more expensive than other Creed fragrances. It is actually less expensive than many other lines like Xerjoff, Puredistance, Clive Christian, or even the Royal Exclusives line from Creed- all of which are less "hyped" despite being more expensive.

    I love the stuff. It doesn't matter to me who else loves it or hates it - it won't change my feelings towards it. Oddly, it seems like the "haters" are more obsessed with it than the fans. That is the real question... why are people who don't like it so obsessed with it?

    I scratch my head wondering why people like Dior Leather Oud or Creed Imperial Millesime. I guess everyone likes their own thing - it doesn't always have to make sense to everyone else. It would be kind of boring if everyone wore the same thing anyway.
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