There is nothing directly similar to Aventus. I along with a few others have noticed a smokey/leathery note in Michael Kors for Men that is reminiscent of Aventus. That being said, it's not an alterative to Aventus. Jaguar Vision has been thought to be an alternative, but it's not even close. It has a pineapple note and that's where the similarities end. Truth is, Aventus is pretty unique and nobody has copied it yet. If Aventus is too pricey, just get in on a split here. It's always being split and you can get a 50ml portion for around $60-$80. I have two 50ml decants of Aventus (X02 and Z01) and it's enough to last me a long time. If you really wanna go cheap, I know of an eBay seller that makes a clone of Aventus and it smells VERY VERY much like Aventus. It lasts a long time too. It's like $25 for a 4 oz bottle. Other than that, you won't find a good alternative.