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    Default CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    I posted this thread a few weeks ago: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319...lse?highlight=

    I was disappointed with the Aventus sample and awful longevity/projection. Several of the people on basenotes told me to try it again. I got some cash for x-mas and decided to purchase a full bottle. It arrived today and WHOA…this is one of the STRONGEST scents in my collection, strongest out of the CREEDs by far.

    1 test spray on the wrist and I am getting strong wiffs of Aventus 4 hours in. I usually get above average projection and longevity with CREED fragrances but I have never gotten such strength off of my wrist out of any fragrance that I’ve tried. I am getting the fizzy pineapple which I didn’t seem to get the first time around.

    I was pleasantly surprised and I am glad I gave this one a second chance. I think I’ll be wearing no more than 1 spray of Aventus. Summertime I might even reduce it to a ½ spray. This is some powerful stuff and I am in awe.

    I purchased it from Fragrancenet, in case any of you are wondering. But to be honest, I believe the strength of a fragrance is all about your skin chemistry and not the batch #.

    A big thanks to the fragrance community here!

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    K mart sells Creed online for cheaper btw...

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    K mart sells Creed online for cheaper btw...
    Why don't you post up a link to Aventus on the Kmart site there bud? Go ahead.
    I'm liquidating my collection to help fund my site. Please show your support for the FPindex and buy buy buy - Tuscan Leather, Egoiste, Costume National 21, etc!

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    K mart sells Creed online for cheaper btw...
    I had no idea, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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    http://www.kmart.com/search=creed%20...ctType=CAT_REC


    Here ya go BUD! Some are cheap..Decent deals

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    Why don't you post up a link to Aventus on the Kmart site there bud? Go ahead.
    lol, might be sold out?

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    And I didn't say Aventus I said "creed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    http://www.kmart.com/search=creed%20...ctType=CAT_REC


    Here ya go BUD! Some are cheap..Decent deals
    some of those are actually more expensive than Fragrancenet or Fragrancex...and there's no Aventus

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    Just some options bro

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    So if I want to pay more for my CREED fragrances I should order from Kmart? Interesting.

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    Geez dude chill out , some are cheaper. Excuse me for offering some advice

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    I hope we can still be friends.

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    Did not know we were friends

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    Glad you gave it a second chance.

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    Lol'd at the kmart contribution. bugsy Aventus is my #1 especially in warmer weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Irish Stud View Post
    Lol'd at the kmart contribution. bugsy Aventus is my #1 especially in warmer weather
    How many sprays do you apply in the summer and where? I am actually a little scared of wearing it in the summer after the initial burst I experienced earlier. It has been over 5 hours and I am still getting significant sillage. I feel like I'm gonna smell like this guy in the summer hahah.

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    Did you get any compliments that Aventus is famous for? I guess I will have to remove Creed from my "banned list" to buy a bottle of Aventus. Another few hours to research the batch number. lol

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    Did you get any compliments that Aventus is famous for? I guess I will have to remove Creed from my "banned list" to buy a bottle of Aventus. Another few hours to research the batch number. lol

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    Aventus is one of the few fragrances in my collection that projects and lasts all day long 12+ hours. I've heard some things about batch variation and that other batches might not last as long or smell the same but I've smelled about 4 different batches of aventus and haven't noticed a difference yet.

    I'd say 2 to the chest 1 to the wrist or 1 to the chest and 1 to the wrist. I tend to spray more than most people though

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    I for one have to say that I'm excited by the idea of being able to get Slim Jims, Silver Mountain Water, and a case of Pennzoil in one trip.

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    Glad things worked for you with that Aventus. You almost missed out on a good one bro!

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    I wish I could get the super projection/longevity that you are talking about. I get decent longevity but have to do several sprays. I guess it's a skin chemistry thing.

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    Hi bugsy, I am in the exact same position as you were. I recently bought a sample of Aventus from The Perfumed Court. I find it weak with poor projection, as if it were watered down. I can barely smell it even after 5 sprays.

    Was wondering whether I should still go ahead and plonk down $250+ for a full bottle in hopes that it would be better than the dud sample I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    I was disappointed with the Aventus sample and awful longevity/projection. Several of the people on basenotes told me to try it again. I got some cash for x-mas and decided to purchase a full bottle.
    Pretty risky purchase, considering you didn't like your sample! Congratulations - glad it worked out well for you! Aventus is wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    Why don't you post up a link to Aventus on the Kmart site there bud? Go ahead.
    I gotta admit - I thought it was a BS post myself (K-Mart selling Creed? Right!) Had to laugh when he posted the link! I would have never guessed.
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    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Dont know why that's funny...cause its cheaper on GIT and a few others. Trying to get rid of my Aventus.

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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Dont know why that's funny...cause its cheaper on GIT and a few others. Trying to get rid of my Aventus.
    Sorry, but no they are not. Fragrancenet is @ $160 with 15% discount, comes out to $136.00 and if you purchase through ebates that is another 6% discount, making it a 21% discount for a bottom line price of $126.40 and no sales tax if you live outside of New York. K-Mart is in every state, so they will be charging sales tax on top of it.

    So exactly who is cheaper for GIT?

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    Awesome Creed thread guys! Can't wait for the next one!

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    I wore Aventus yesterday and I was amazed at the positive reaction. I got 5 compliments (4 women 1 man), 2 from complete strangers. One girl said she wanted to tell me I smelled nice but she didn't want to come off as creepy. I prefer the smell of Virgin Island Water to Aventus but I suppose the projection on VIW lacks and people can't smell it. I don't know why people find this scent so lovely. Don't get me wrong, it is very nice but not a scent I would think would cause such a reaction.

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    People talk about Aventus' batch variations and smoky batches and the fabled pineapple batch, tbh I haven't got a clue what batch my sample came from but the thing I love about Aventus is the wonderful and delicious blackcurrant note.

    I think Aventus is a great frag.
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    Default Re: CREED Aventus sample DISAPPOINTMENT follow-up

    People talk about Aventus' batch variations and smoky batches and the fabled pineapple batch, tbh I haven't got a clue what batch my sample came from but the thing I love about Aventus is the wonderful and delicious blackcurrant note.

    I think Aventus is a great frag.
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    I can only add my agreement on the strength and projection of Aventus.
    I got in on a 50ml decant/split of Aventus here a while back, and it is
    clearly the strongest fragrance I own now, and on par with some other
    powerhouses I've owned in the past--including the legendary Bogart Pour Homme.

    I normally do 5 sprays with most frags, but with Aventus, 2 or 3 is more than enough...usually 2 is plenty,
    and I think in warmer weather/close quarters that 1 spray should be plenty.

    Lasts about 24 hours on my skin, and weeks on clothes. I never spray on my clothes, but I've smelled
    it on my shirts when doing laundry from wearing it at least a week prior.

    Green Irish Tweed is also a sillage and projection monster on my skin, but nothing compared to Aventus.

    I've yet to be complimented on Aventus, but that's ok. I think it smells great, and that's the main reason I wear a fragrance in the first place

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    Wait. Where is KMart getting their Creed from? That is just so out of left field too! Wow.
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    Max 2 sprays of Aventus for me. Usually I only do 1 spray to neck and I'm set. Very powerful projection and longevity. The only fragrance that's even more potent (available on me) is Platinum Egoiste by Chanel which is insane. 2 sprays and it lasts all day and stays on my clothes for a couple of days.

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