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    Default Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    I just bought a decant and it smells so...unremarkable. Other fragrances I can understand even though I don't particularly like them e.g. Le Male, DHI etc...but Aventus? It's so ridiculously average. Nothing stands out about it. The pineapple? Might aswell pour juice over myself if that's the highlight.

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    I think it's nice, but unless the complimenter was standing next to you within seconds after you sprayed it, I don't see how they would notice it, the longevity is so poor....
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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Oh look, it's this thread again.

    I can understand where you are coming from, but I think Aventus is very unique (can you name a fragrance that smells just like it? I can't). It's one of those scents that's pretty polarizing, though not nearly as bad as some others. Still though, I wear it for me, not for others.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus. Something as good as Aventus isn't for everyone though, maybe a nice Brut or Axe is more your speed.

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    I feel the same way. I can see how those sweet scents get compliments, but cant figure out Aventus. But I certainly don't deny it - the ladies (including my wife) seem to really like this one.

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    Aventus is a special one. I don't like pineapple at all, but I love the pineapple in Aventus. For whatever reason, it gets compliments like crazy.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    How a particular fragrance affects one person is very different in how it affects another. I see nothing strange about it.

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    I go back and forth on Aventus. Upon first sampling, I was like really? Pineapple juice on top? It just didn't seem to impress me much. Then I sniff it again..and I like the nice woods after the pineapple goes away. I like that the pineapple doesn't last long. Then again..not too impressed. Then again..I like those woods. They are pretty good. I think I would like it more concentrated..or a black version, lol. Yep, an Aventus Noir. That, I would def sample.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    The same reason why you see Aventus being "ridiculously average" is the same reason other people can think your scents are "ridiculously average". People have different noses... the worst scent to your nose can possibly blow everyone else away in a good way.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Like all art, it's subjective. I can say without a doubt, Aventus is the most magical thing I've ever smelled and have invested in an 8.4 flacon and a 4.2 bottle in the last month alone. I could probably make this my ONLY scent if I wasn't such a 'fume whore.

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    I'm baffled by how ANY fragrance is a compliment getter. There are only 3 types of people who compliment my fragrances.
    1. Family (they know me and are comfortable complimenting them)
    2. Friends (they know me and are comfortable complimenting them)
    3. REALLY extrovert strangers (very rare). I myself tend to be extrovert and can tell you, I don't go around telling people they smell nice, it's just a thought that runs through my head, and stays there.

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    Longevity is awesome on me. 12 hours + including showering. Once I showered twice in 12 hour period and I could still smell Aventus.

    I also don't see the why all the compliments. Right now Creed SMW is my top compliment getter.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    I own and enjoy Aventus. It must smell good to others as well, for they compliment me on it.

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    I only own one sample of Aventus, but I felt the same way as you--I don't see the hype. I've found that with a lot of Creeds, I love some, but the really hyped ones, GIT and Aventus, I just don't get it. I've gotten compliments on Bois du Portugal, though.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    If you don't like it yourself it would seem strange to just wear it to get compliments from others, I mean you yourself are the only critic that matters when it comes to scents regardless of all the positive and negative reviews that exist on Basenotes.

    If it smells average and unremarkable to you, than so be it. Save it to try again later or sell it to get your money back.

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    I feel bad for whoever has a batch of Aventus whose smell doesn't EXPLODE off their skin and last at least 10 hours. I have X02 and Z01 and both are not wimps. In terms of power they're the playground bullies socking John Varvatos original in the stomach and even giving their older yet weaker siblings Millesime Imperial and Silver Mountain Water wedgies. I find Aventus to be the best thing Creed has made so far. I don't think they even realized what an amazing thing it was when they mixed up that potion. It's so elegantly manly. That gorgeous fruity apple and pineapple harmonize with the smokey leather in a way that probably brought a single tear to a random muscle bound strong man somewhere in the world.

    BUT as for being a compliment getter...no way. I have gotten more compliments from 24 the Fragrance Gold than with the x8 times more expensive Creed heavyweight. I love Aventus, but it's not as big a compliment getter as everyone says, at least not for me.
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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    For one thing it's a sillage beast. For another it smells good. Combine the two and your going to have people notice you and most likely will complement you. Easy math.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    I have never gotten a compliment with Aventus. I've also never worn Aventus. Awesome thread though, can't wait for the next Aventus thread!

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    simply because a large majority of women and even men love the way it smells. It may seem unremarkable to you, and that's ok...we all don't see the same thing in many of the commonly liked frags here on BN. But, Aventus is just one of those frags that seems to have universal appeal for the majority. It's just an easy-to-like - or at least not hate - frag with good longevity, sillage and projection for most.

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    I've been hearing this too.
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    Aventus is the scent of God. Jesus is wearing GIT and the Holy Spirit wears Terre d'Hermes!

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    ...and you only just begun..further adventures with that MONSTER!
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    I adore Aventus and I wear it for myself. I also love keeping a cotton ball sprayed with Aventus stashed in my top desk drawer with my iPad and my pens. God, I love being treated to a whiff of that smell every now and then while working. Aventus is the only smell I've ever come across that affects me this way. I love it.

    That being said...

    ...Aventus is not a great compliment getter for me. I've been told I smell nice while wearing it, but I've received much more enthusiastic reactions when wearing scents like Curve ($15), Bvlgari Black ($30), Hanae Mori ($35-ish) and Gucci Pour Homme I or II ($73 each). Curve is my biggest compliment catcher by a mile, which totally cracks me up. I know that's not considered cool to admit on a site like basenotes, but it's the truth.

    I learned a long time ago the difference between scents I love and scents others love on me.

    In the end, it doesn't matter if Aventus is a compliment catcher or not, nor does it matter if a billion people freakishly rave about it. Really, who cares? All that matters is whether or not you like it.. If you do, wear it. If you don't, don't. Hype has no smell, so it's pointless to try smelling hype.
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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus. Something as good as Aventus isn't for everyone though, maybe a nice Brut or Axe is more your speed.
    Not this pretentious nonsense again. Funny, I had the exact opposite happen. The more developed my nose becomes, the more I realize how overrated Aventus is.

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    Have not tried it as by Creed (too expensive, making up their own history, synthetic, not real, unicorn tears, etc) but, frankly, smelling of pineapple doesn't really sound all that good to me. Might have to break my no trying Creed rule just to see what sort of pineapple smell we're talking here.

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    I don't understand it myself but I have witnessed it's effect on people. I know two people who wear it and women at work have purchased it for their boyfriends. They must have put pheromones in the juice, its the only way to explain it.lol

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus.
    Or not... It does not take a developed nose to recognize that the fragrance is indeed unremarkable, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus. Something as good as Aventus isn't for everyone though, maybe a nice Brut or Axe is more your speed.
    Yeah that makes a lot of sense since Aventus is a compliment getter and therefore appreciated by undeveloped noses as you call them. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.

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    I have a Z01 batch btw if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Aventus is part of the Holy Trinity. It's a PCG (Pure Complement Getter). It measures it's complements in CPS (Complement's Per Second). If Aventus was in Lord of the Rings it would have been the ring. Boba Fett in Star Wars. The Rabbit of Caerbannog in The Holy Grail. Hulk as a Marvel Character. In other words it's the Cat's Ass! It's odd that everyone talks about this as being underwhelming, but I don't see it for sale that often in the Sales Forums.
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    I am with some on this one as well. I own a small 30mL bottle that I purchased of this online. I have the one that favors the pineapple more, and while I do agree it is nice and certainly is different, I think this is one fragrance that is too hyped up. I does not last very long on me either, and I definitely smell pineapple, but not too much else. I also get a lot of compliments on most of the scents that I wear, as I work in an office where most of the guys smell alike, with their Chanel Blue, Le Male and the like. Personally I have gotten more compliments off of my beloved KOUROS or some of the others that I wear DHI, LIDGE, Rocabar. Almost everything but this one. All in all nice, but to me, I can think of a lot of other different scents I would pay a lot of money to own a full bottle of, and this in not one of them

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    Yeah that makes a lot of sense since Aventus is a compliment getter and therefore appreciated by undeveloped noses as you call them. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.

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    I have a Z01 batch btw if that makes a difference.
    I thought your original post was in jest, I was simply responding in the same vein. Sorry, didn't realize you actually meant it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I thought your original post was in jest, I was simply responding in the same vein. Sorry, didn't realize you actually meant it.
    Nice backpedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    Nice backpedal.
    You had less than twenty posts, an undiclosed wardrobe, I don't think it was unreasonable to assume you were a sockpuppet trolling the fans of Aventus. I'm still not convinced you are actually not a troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Aventus is part of the Holy Trinity. It's a PCG (Pure Complement Getter). It measures it's complements in CPS (Complement's Per Second). If Aventus was in Lord of the Rings it would have been the ring. Boba Fett in Star Wars. The Rabbit of Caerbannog in The Holy Grail. Hulk as a Marvel Character. In other words it's the Cat's Ass! It's odd that everyone talks about this as being underwhelming, but I don't see it for sale that often in the Sales Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You had less than twenty posts, an undiclosed wardrobe, I don't think it was unreasonable to assume you were a sockpuppet trolling the fans of Aventus. I'm still not convinced you are actually not a troll.
    You're not fooling anyone pal, you tried to belittle me with your "undeveloped nose" remark and it backfired. Deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    You're not fooling anyone pal, you tried to belittle me with your "undeveloped nose" remark and it backfired. Deal with it.
    Calling it Pineapple with a cigarette in it doesn't help your case. I don't think your nose is the problem.

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    Aventus is a wonderful scent but it sucks on longevity and price . I can't find any other downturn. Love this one though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    You're not fooling anyone pal, you tried to belittle me with your "undeveloped nose" remark and it backfired. Deal with it.
    Maybe if you came off as more approachable and less defensive like this people would give you a fair shot. You are entitled to an opinion, but that does not mean you have to be entitled.

    As for myself, as I said before, I like it a lot, but it doesn't get me any compliments. I can see how it would be a polarizing scent with the woods and smoky notes in the base. As for pineapple, I never really got it all that much. I get some on the opening, but not a whole lot otherwise.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    You're not fooling anyone pal, you tried to belittle me with your "undeveloped nose" remark and it backfired. Deal with it.
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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Aventus is an amazing compliment getter.

    For those who know me and my posts, they should be well familiar with a fact that a young attractive female cop was interrogating me and stopped midsentence to ask me what cologne i was wearing. i told her it was a bit pricy, but she said that was okay because it's better than that "varvatos crap he wears all the damn time".

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    Also, are we really getting into the whole inferiority complex of "you don't like the scent i like, so your nose is poorly developed"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Maybe if you came off as more approachable and less defensive like this people would give you a fair shot. You are entitled to an opinion, but that does not mean you have to be entitled.

    As for myself, as I said before, I like it a lot, but it doesn't get me any compliments. I can see how it would be a polarizing scent with the woods and smoky notes in the base. As for pineapple, I never really got it all that much. I get some on the opening, but not a whole lot otherwise.
    I'm plenty approachable, I just don't take kindly to condescending remarks that don't even make any damn sense.

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    I bought an Aventus sample recently. Wanted to smell what all the fuss is about. Tried it and found it unremarkable, I was underwhelmed. I don't find it bad or vile but I didn't think it smelled great and pleasant. I accidentally dropped the sample vial on a tile floor and spilled the contents all over it. Oops. I can't say it made the hallway smell great. My daughter and wife didn't say a word when they got home later that day. No one mentioned anything about smelling something (either good or bad) in the hallway. Weird. Aventus, it's not for me.
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    Like many scents I own, I get a different perspective when someone else wears it. When I wear it I think it's just OK, when I smell it on others, I think it's amazing.

    Just my 2 cents ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    In other words it's the Cat's Ass!
    Aventus smells like cat's ass?

    Wait...what?

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    Err, no.

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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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    Creed has always been a wonderful, fantastic compliment getter no matter how numerous the negative reviews which are written about the house's fragrances. Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial, Bois du Portugal. Wonderful scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    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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    A child, however, who had no important job and could only see things as his eyes showed them to him, went up to the carriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Calling it Pineapple with a cigarette in it doesn't help your case. I don't think your nose is the problem.
    Nailed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus. Something as good as Aventus isn't for everyone though, maybe a nice Brut or Axe is more your speed.
    This!

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    You probably have an undeveloped nose. In time it may be possible for you to appreciate Aventus. Something as good as Aventus isn't for everyone though, maybe a nice Brut or Axe is more your speed.
    This!

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    The bottom line is if you don't like it, don't buy it! That leaves more for the people who appreciate Aventus!

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    Personally, I love Aventus and can vouch for the fact that it does indeed draw compliments. Also everyone talks about the pineapple, but to me, it's all about that smoky birch note. The birch with its smoky/ashy/leathery vibe is what truly makes this scent magical and intrigues people. (especially when mixed with the pineapple/apple top and hint of vanilla in the base.)

    I've always found birch to be an underused note that can bring so much to a fragrance. Depending on the type and way it's utilized, it can evoke smoke, tar, ash, leather, or minty wintergreen qualities. To me, it's just a very intriguing note and I think it's really the glue that holds Aventus together and creates it's magical effect.

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    Aventus smells like pineapple (fact)
    Eating pineapple makes semen taste sweet (so I am told)
    Women prefer sweet semen (so I am told)
    A woman's brain unconsciously makes these connections... (presumed)
    Women love Aventus (fact)
    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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    Default Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Quote Originally Posted by El_Guapo View Post
    Aventus smells like pineapple (fact)
    Eating pineapple makes semen taste sweet (so I am told)
    Women prefer sweet semen (so I am told)
    A woman's brain unconsciously makes these connections... (presumed)
    Women love Aventus (fact)
    We have a winner.

    /thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH1016 View Post
    Personally, I love Aventus and can vouch for the fact that it does indeed draw compliments. Also everyone talks about the pineapple, but to me, it's all about that smoky birch note. The birch with its smoky/ashy/leathery vibe is what truly makes this scent magical and intrigues people. (especially when mixed with the pineapple/apple top and hint of vanilla in the base.)

    I've always found birch to be an underused note that can bring so much to a fragrance. Depending on the type and way it's utilized, it can evoke smoke, tar, ash, leather, or minty wintergreen qualities. To me, it's just a very intriguing note and I think it's really the glue that holds Aventus together and creates it's magical effect.
    I totally agree with this. One note that also is underused in fragrance but used in Aventus is oakmoss. It's blended really well in the sent and I love this note too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    I just bought a decant and it smells so...unremarkable. Other fragrances I can understand even though I don't particularly like them e.g. Le Male, DHI etc...but Aventus? It's so ridiculously average. Nothing stands out about it. The pineapple? Might aswell pour juice over myself if that's the highlight.
    First is your decant truly Aventus. If it is put it away for several months. Come back to it without any expectations and re-sample. Thats what I did and I fell in love with this fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusman View Post
    First is your decant truly Aventus. If it is put it away for several months. Come back to it without any expectations and re-sample. Thats what I did and I fell in love with this fragrance.
    YES! That's such good advice, not just for Aventus, but for any scent. When in doubt, put it away and return to it in a month or two, if not longer. Expectations can really mess with your perception because your brain tricks you into smelling what you remember smelling as well as smelling what you expect to smell rather than what's really there.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    The smell is just allright to me as well. On my skin I get more of the smokey pine sorta smell. But when my friend has put it on his skin and when ive just smelt like..the air around I get more of fruity vibe. Go figure... I will say its pretty strong though so you are sorta(well.. no again its hard for me to justify any cologne being worth hundreds of dollars)getting your moneys worth for each spray. It also is a compliment getter though.. so if you are wearing it for the ladies and not your self...... I was actually wearing it one day and my mom who is normally a psycho crazy bi polar insert whatever word you want to for bitch walked in and was like "what is that smell omg it smells so good.. I just feel like singing" 0_o lol

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