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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    The truth is, Aventus contains Royal Pineapple. Fresco has normal, average pineapple.

    Honestly, I don't understand the sudden negativity in this topic.
    Nobody is required to entertain you.
    If you don't like this topic and you don't want to visit it anymore, you don't need to post about it.
    This topic is the perfect place for Fresco reviews and opinions. Let's keep it that way.

    The fragrance seems to be polarizing. Mixed reviews.
    I think people were expecting too much.
    Whether you love or hate Aventus, whether you love or hate Creed altogether, we can conclude that Aventus is a masterpiece.
    The hype does not calm down with this one.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelight View Post
    the scent is turning sour during the dry down. i understand the cat pee comment.
    Are you sure you just don't need to clean the cat's litter box? Do you guys all work together?

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I received my 3 samples the other day, but have been reluctant to wear it since the cat pee comments lol. Don't need that when I'm in public. I will certainly need to give it a full wearing or two this weekend. Very curious about this one now.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    ^^^^
    Believe nothing of what they say and only half of what you see.....try it, you be the judge, just dont become the Parrot that only repeats what other say as others here been doing. First it was bubblegum now its cats piss....this thread has become EPIC!!

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    Well played Coach Rob!

    I get no Aventus in this at all. In fact, all I get is synthetic lemon.

    Anyone want a bottle for $20 shipped?
    Hmm It's no coincidence the person selling Aventus decants doesn't get any similarities at all.. Yet half the people in this thread does..

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    well, i wore fresco during the day to my meeting at a coffee shop, to a couple books stores and walked around to get some errands done. Talked to a fair amount of girls, zero compliments. came back, scrubbed it off/showered, put on aventus, went to another meeting, compliment in the elevator. Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Whether you love or hate Aventus, whether you love or hate Creed altogether, we can conclude that Aventus is a masterpiece.
    Can "we"? Is that the royal Creed "We" you are referring to?
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Honestly, I don't understand the sudden negativity in this topic.
    Nobody is required to entertain you.

    I think people were expecting too much.
    Whether you love or hate Aventus, whether you love or hate
    Creed altogether, we can conclude that Aventus is a masterpiece.
    The hype does not calm down with this one.[/QUOTE]

    Internet forums are for education, opinions and entertainment. Thanks for making the consensus conclusion.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    why all the sudden negativity, bigtruck260?

    because everybody got their samples and bottles in the mail yesterday lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    why all the sudden negativity, bigtruck260?

    because everybody got their samples and bottles in the mail yesterday lol
    not negative - just an Aventus apologist. Nice thread dude...
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by ScentsforRob View Post
    Hmm It's no coincidence the person selling Aventus decants doesn't get any similarities at all.. Yet half the people in this thread does..
    Everything's a conspiracy with you isn't it.

    I got my sample today. Hmm, I'm quite impressed. Cat piss, no. It's actually a lot closer to Aventus than I was expecting. It even has some of the smokey leatheriness that you get from Aventus. I do get a slight bubblegum note in the opening, it smells like Bubbletape, but it doesn't last very long. I also get lemon in the opening, but that's gone in mere minutes. It definitely lacks the strength/projection of Aventus, but for people who can't afford Creed, this ones for you. Hell, I may even grab a bottle to supplement my Aventus.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Noodlz View Post
    well, i wore fresco during the day to my meeting at a coffee shop, to a couple books stores and walked around to get some errands done. Talked to a fair amount of girls, zero compliments. came back, scrubbed it off/showered, put on aventus, went to another meeting, compliment in the elevator. Just sayin.
    This really doesn't mean anything. The same person could have complemented your Fresco #ImJustSaying

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    lol, you're right it is possible =) I actually did manage to do a more thorough blind test today tho. It was really interesting to see her opinions since she's not into fragrances at all and kinda represented what your average consumer might think (everyone is a bit different i know)

    So I was out with a friend for lunch and i brought some samples with me to have her smell them to see what she thought of each. Without telling her what was what. I had her smell fresco first, then aventus, and then my blend of bleu de chanel + chanel no5 eau premiere as a side test.

    She smelled fresco and thought it was light and fresh, although too fresh and too feminine she said. Then she smelled the aventus and said "ooo this is not bad, I really like it, but it might be still on the fresh / feminine side. Like I could wear this if I wanted to". (she kept sniffing at it before she went on to the next one). Lastly she smelled the chanel blend and was like "ok now this like. very nice and very manly. I like this one the most. The last one was really good too, but i would like this on my man more." (her use of fresh/feminine/manly is questionable in my opinion... but everyone is different i guess)

    So then i had her smell everything again for second thoughts, and thought aventus and fresco were a little similar (i didn't disclose or hint at anything at this point, all 3 are in clear label-less atomizers). she found fresco to be light and kinda cheap smelling, although not bad, but too "fresh" and "feminine". She thought aventus smelled really good, but a bit too unisex for her taste, she said she prefers more "woody" and "manly scents on her man. Then she said she really liked the chanel mix and prefers it to the aventus because its more manly, although both are really good. and in her words "this one (fresco) is decent but nowhere close to the other two"

    So yeah, her opinions resonated with my own as far as aventus / fresco is concerned. similar ball park / tune, but nowhere close to each other in terms of quality / richness. fresco is still decent by itself, but nothing amazing and definitely not an aventus replacement. Perhaps some people smell things differently and may react to the fragrance differently with their skin chemistry, but there's no cat pee scent when we smelled it. so by itself its not atrocious or anything, its pretty decent actually. (although on my skin it turns kinda plasticy, but thats because of my skin and not the scent.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Can "we"? Is that the royal Creed "We" you are referring to?
    I believe one was making a reference to the " *royal pineapple " alluded to in aforementioned companies masturbatory PR.


    *Each pineapple's family tree is thoroughly investigated before it is cleared for appearance in Creed Aventus.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    hm. ok. had to give this additional update. saw/smelled something that kinda changed my mind / made me need to clarify.

    I'm sure this is been talked to death but i didn't really know how huge a different the batch numbers really are until today. I was at scent bar in LA checking on a bunch of stuff and i smelled their bottle of aventus, and I would say the sample of fresco is like a 95% match of that batch, just a bit lighter. The bottle there was NOWHERE near close to my bottle. comparing back to back i would have thought they're different fragrances, maybe even from different houses.

    Now I get why there's such a polarity regarding the hype of aventus. The batch i smelled was all pineapple, with a very slight hint of smoke and even less hint of vanilla, almost like the note wasn't there. To me (and this is my personal opinion), this batch smelled very mediocre. It's like designer-ish pineapple water. I would have been enraged if I had paid $350 for this batch. Luckily i lucked out with my smoky E01 batch. My theory is, This is probably why some people thought aventus was just ok / dont get any compliments with it, etc...

    So, if you like lighter, watery, designer-kinda scents and/or you like that batch of aventus, fresco is a perfect replacement at a fraction of the price. I would say though if you want the "real" aventus, in my opinion, you'd have to find the batch that's right for you. (which is kinda ridiculous that we'd have to do that...but whatever).
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    So the youtube hype train pulled out of the station a few weeks ago with fresco by ilum dean. could it be that it's similar to aventus? Well i contacted the folks at ilum dean and ordered a bottle and 2 samples, in less than a week it arrived from ny to wv ups. pretty fast shipping. So i opened the box and put sprayed some on.i had no problems or leaking from my sprayer and to be honest it smells just like my aventus, so after wearing it a few days imo it is very similar, the only thing it is lacking is in the projection dept,but that could be because we are in single digit temp's here in wv. I decanted my bottle out and mailed some to some friends that also own aventus. I can only speak for myself but this is a great sub for aventus for those who can't afford the price tag for it. The longevity on this one is pretty good on me i got well over 8 plus hours. For the price and performance you can't go wrong with this one, it is a very safe blind buy and i feel like it's better than most of the dept store frags that are out there now. I feel like there customer service from top to bottom has been excellent, they reply back rather quickly to any comments or question's on there feedback form usually within a few hours. I want to say thanks to coachrob and the other's who gave their first impressions on the fragrance, i have been victim to the hype more than i care to recall but i'm glad i jumped on board with this one. thanks

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

    As someone that owns Aventus I'll let you know when my bottle of Fresco arrives, hopefully this week. I'm definitely not a Creed Fanboi. Yes I own a few Creed's because I like them, not because I love the brand which I guess is a key difference between me and many others(no offense intended)..I buy and keep frags that I like, I don't buy frags based on the comments of others so I feel that maybe I can give a honest opinion on how I feel about Fresco.....Currently I'm silently excited about Fresco but lets see if that lasts once I have my hands on it...

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

    I thought it smelled a lot like Aventus upon application. However, it does not last or project like Aventus. Overall, not a bad substitute. Maybe have to make a little decant for longer days.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

    Fresco is definitely a good substitute for Aventus for those on a budget. I wore it to the gym today, and two women complimented me on it. That's not bad IMO.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

    Do we REALLY need another thread ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonemanager3 View Post
    So the youtube hype train pulled out of the station a few weeks ago with fresco by ilum dean. could it be that it's similar to aventus? Well i contacted the folks at ilum dean and ordered a bottle and 2 samples, in less than a week it arrived from ny to wv ups. pretty fast shipping. So i opened the box and put sprayed some on.i had no problems or leaking from my sprayer and to be honest it smells just like my aventus, so after wearing it a few days imo it is very similar, the only thing it is lacking is in the projection dept,but that could be because we are in single digit temp's here in wv. I decanted my bottle out and mailed some to some friends that also own aventus. I can only speak for myself but this is a great sub for aventus for those who can't afford the price tag for it. The longevity on this one is pretty good on me i got well over 8 plus hours. For the price and performance you can't go wrong with this one, it is a very safe blind buy and i feel like it's better than most of the dept store frags that are out there now. I feel like there customer service from top to bottom has been excellent, they reply back rather quickly to any comments or question's on there feedback form usually within a few hours. I want to say thanks to coachrob and the other's who gave their first impressions on the fragrance, i have been victim to the hype more than i care to recall but i'm glad i jumped on board with this one. thanks


    Christ, this is getting ridiculous.



    It's like they took an online testimonial for Extenze and substituted the word "Fresco" where necessary.


    Somehow, this guy with 3 total posts is so bowled over by "Fresco" (what's been determined to be a pretty crappy fragrance) that he creates an account just to express his passion for it.

    Okay.


    Oh yeah...nay.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

    Nay.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum dean yea or nay

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    Nay.
    agreed

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    Lol.

    I have no idea how fresco smells so i shall refrain from comment on that one, but these are beginning to read like advertisments/promotion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Christ, this is getting ridiculous.
    It's like they took an online testimonial for Extenze and substituted the word "Fresco" where necessary.
    Somehow, this guy with 3 total posts is so bowled over by "Fresco" (what's been determined to be a pretty crappy fragrance) that he creates an account just to express his passion for it.
    Okay.
    Oh yeah...nay.
    So he's not just some simple boy from the hills of West Virginia who just has to express his love for Fresco?
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    Can we get a ban please? Obvious troll is obvious....
    You bet! Right after I ban all the sock puppets who've congregated here.

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Aventus is an all time favorite of mine. I don't know if i'd want or need to go looking for something that was similar as i'd be disappointed unless it was exactly the same.

    However, i was at Zara a while back and they had 2 frags at the register. One silver bottle, one gold. The gold bottle resembled Aventus slightly. It was basically what the OP's description of this Fresco stuff sounds like. Pinapple without the smokiness.

    $19.99 for the big bottle!

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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I returned a leaky bottle which was received by them on Janary 24th. I have had to remind them twice to send out the new bottle and refund the return shipping, but it is apparently on its way. I was informed that the liquid on the outside of the bottle was not due to a leak rather "it is spraying at bigger velocity, too much pressure". Make of this what you will, but my Aventus has a high velocity sprayer and does not leak all over my hand and the bottle.

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