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    Default Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    I am a huge CREED fan. They are by far my favorite niche house. I have read a lot about the Aventus hype and I was expecting an amazing and unbelievable scent. When I got the sample, I was so disappointed at how weak it was. Don’t get me wrong, Aventus smells nice, but nowhere near the $250 price tag and hype that it’s been getting.

    The longevity on it was very poor, after 3-4 hours I couldn’t smell it anymore. Although I’ve read people say they couldn’t smell it themselves but others around them could. Most CREED’s last longer than average on my skin. Has anyone else been disappointed by this scent or am I just crazy? Maybe my nose was off that day. I still have the sample; perhaps I should test it out tomorrow…

    Nothing was wrong with the batch, the sample I got was from a tester out of an upscale store.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Give it a few more tries. I was full of expectations the first time I tried it at the store, but was disappointed too. It took awhile for me to appreciate the pineapple and smokey leather combo.

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    yep smells nice but very weak on my skin too.
    nothing special.
    i like GIT better than this one.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Had the exact same thing happen to me with an official carded sample. Could barely smell anything, definitly nothing special, just boring. If it's just that I can't smell it on myself and others can, then no thank you. Why would you want a cologne you can't smell on yourself. Oh yeah, because the ladies love it.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    It's just an ok scent for me, definitely not among the best the house has to offer.
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    It's my favorite from the house and it lasts 8-12 hours on me.
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyhokie View Post
    Give it a few more tries. I was full of expectations the first time I tried it at the store, but was disappointed too. It took awhile for me to appreciate the pineapple and smokey leather combo.
    Sweet, I'll Start tomorrow!

    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    Had the exact same thing happen to me with an official carded sample. Could barely smell anything, definitly nothing special, just boring. If it's just that I can't smell it on myself and others can, then no thank you. Why would you want a cologne you can't smell on yourself. Oh yeah, because the ladies love it.
    Haha! At least someone is enjoying it

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    It's my favorite from the house and it lasts 8-12 hours on me.
    Whoa, 8-12 is amazing. Definately testing this out tomorrow. BTW, do you get 8-12 all year round or just in the summer?
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    I think Aventus is a wonderful scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyhokie View Post
    Give it a few more tries. I was full of expectations the first time I tried it at the store, but was disappointed too. It took awhile for me to appreciate the pineapple and smokey leather combo.
    This. I sampled it once and I was sorely disappointed. Way too smokey for me. A few months later I tried the same exact sample again and I was blown away. Pineapple note became prominent and it really impressed me. I truly feel as though Creeds age and get better over time.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    I personally love it, but it's definitely not for everyone. You should, as others have said, give it some study and wear it a few times. At first I didn't really get pineapple, and instead got a lot of smoke and some woods, but after a while I got the pineapple and found it rounded out by some crisp, dry, apple, and some woods and just enough smoke to pull everything together.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Aventus is one of the best IMO.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    I was pretty disappointed by it, but in a different way. I get very good longevity, but I have yet to have an issue with that, with any fragrance. The scent itself wasn't mind blowing. I have worn it several times, and I do not love it. I do like it, but hardly ever wear it. I might wear it for a week and see how that goes. I usually just wear it one day and then put it away for a month. Again, you definitely aren't the only one

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    It's just an ok scent for me, definitely not among the best the house has to offer.
    Ditto.

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    I personally really don't like it...at all. It is one of my least favorites from Creed that I have experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    This. I sampled it once and I was sorely disappointed. Way too smokey for me. A few months later I tried the same exact sample again and I was blown away. Pineapple note became prominent and it really impressed me. I truly feel as though Creeds age and get better over time.
    This. I was incredibly disappointed when I first tried it. All I smelled was smoke. I blind bought from a split. After first wearing, I still didn't get what the fuss was about. I didn't get the pineapple I heard everyone talk about, even though mine was supposedly the "pineapple heavy" batch. Longevity was pretty average 4-5hours?

    But after giving it more and more time, I started getting the pineapple, it's not a sweet pineapple but rather a sharp fizzy pineapple. It's very masculine smelling rather than the playful fruity vibe I kinda expected. And the smoke started fading more and more into the background. Even my friends who smell it agree. I don't believe it's because it ages, I think it the nose getting more used to the smell and taking a liking to it. As for longevity, I believe its olfactory fatigue. I couldn't smell it after 2hrs, but after 6hrs and taking a bath, I could still get very slight whiffs of it in bed..

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by dudelove View Post
    I couldn't smell it after 2hrs, but after 6hrs and taking a bath, I could still get very slight whiffs of it in bed..
    A lot of people mention this, maybe it's one of those scents that the person gets used to quickly.

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    For me Aventus is best of CREED (I haven't smelled exclussive line yet). Smoky pineapple really works with my skin, I easily get 8+ hours...

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    I don't like the stuff much and would consider it a "weak effort" by Creed. That said, if you mean "weak strength" I think you should re-try as it is definitely not weak in that respect.
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Its a pretty great fragrance. It's very smooth and mellow. very relaxing, and everyone loves it on me.

    Best longevity of any Creed i have tried or own, absolute.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Diamondflame, the same here; a decent scent but not great on me.
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    I am a huge CREED fan. They are by far my favorite niche house. I have read a lot about the Aventus hype and I was expecting an amazing and unbelievable scent. When I got the sample, I was so disappointed at how weak it was. Don’t get me wrong, Aventus smells nice, but nowhere near the $250 price tag and hype that it’s been getting.

    The longevity on it was very poor, after 3-4 hours I couldn’t smell it anymore. Although I’ve read people say they couldn’t smell it themselves but others around them could. Most CREED’s last longer than average on my skin. Has anyone else been disappointed by this scent or am I just crazy? Maybe my nose was off that day. I still have the sample; perhaps I should test it out tomorrow…

    Nothing was wrong with the batch, the sample I got was from a tester out of an upscale store.
    You've made a start. now you just need to do 'that batch number thing'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    Why would you want a cologne you can't smell on yourself. Oh yeah, because the ladies love it.
    Or you can find a scent many "ladies love" that you do too and can actually smell and enjoy. There are so many other choices available that one can easily find a scent that accomplishes both if that is important to you, IMO.
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    With all the over-hyped love of the scent on BN, many new people are disappointed when they try it. It smells nice, but projection and longevity are poor considering the pricetag. Ladies do seem to like it...It is one of the few that my wife actually compliments me when I wear it, but for that price? Lucky I got a discount or I still wouldn't own it. Surprising how many BN'ers sell their kids into slavery for money to buy a flaccon, name their firstborn Aventus, and generally worship this "elixir of the gods" Makes me wonder if they ever sniffed a "real" parfum...
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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    I am a huge CREED fan. They are by far my favorite niche house. I have read a lot about the Aventus hype and I was expecting an amazing and unbelievable scent. When I got the sample, I was so disappointed at how weak it was. Don’t get me wrong, Aventus smells nice, but nowhere near the $250 price tag and hype that it’s been getting.

    The longevity on it was very poor, after 3-4 hours I couldn’t smell it anymore. Although I’ve read people say they couldn’t smell it themselves but others around them could. Most CREED’s last longer than average on my skin. Has anyone else been disappointed by this scent or am I just crazy? Maybe my nose was off that day. I still have the sample; perhaps I should test it out tomorrow…

    Nothing was wrong with the batch, the sample I got was from a tester out of an upscale store.
    Keep testing it

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    I gave up on it after about 5 wears - just does nothing for me

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Tested it at Neiman Marcus in Chicago last month. I, my wife, and younger daughter were all quite unimpressed, especially given the high price. Also tried GIT and MI. Same story. And yeah... I did test them on my skin.
    But, lots of guys (and supposedly women) love the Creeds. To each his own.
    Last edited by bigsteve; 26th December 2012 at 12:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Guys, you have to remember that the sillage is what others smell and what you smell when you catch a whiff of someone's fragrance.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    Guys, you have to remember that the sillage is what others smell and what you smell when you catch a whiff of someone's fragrance.
    +1. I used to be a critic of this cause it faded really fast and couldn't smell it and enjoy it, but the "sillage" remains for a while, and later on in the work day still catches people's attention when I am walking by....and this has all been recent for me, late fall months (in the summer should be even better, can't wait).

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    I get amazing longevity and projection out of aventus. 2 sprays and i'm set. If i spray more people around me will die. I have Y02 batch and I really like the pineapple - smoke -combo.

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    Default Re: Got a Sample of CREED Aventus…Pleasantly DISAPPOINTED, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyhokie View Post
    Give it a few more tries. I was full of expectations the first time I tried it at the store, but was disappointed too. It took awhile for me to appreciate the pineapple and smokey leather combo.
    Same here! It went from average to amazing!

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    Same here. Aventus went from average to amazing in a few wears.
    Quote Originally Posted by nyhokie View Post
    Give it a few more tries. I was full of expectations the first time I tried it at the store, but was disappointed too. It took awhile for me to appreciate the pineapple and smokey leather combo.

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