Just ordered a sample to Italy!
I have ordered a sample from the company even though I have never sniffed Aventus. I just wanted to smell Fresco!
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
Only thing I'm wary about is the potential tax which can be put in it through customs. Does anyone know what the maximum customs could charge on it to send to UK?
Interesting, not a massive Aventus fan these days but for that price and those notes would buy a bottle. Look forward to hearing how it goes.
In the interim blackberry/blackcurrent fragrances need some loving, to the fragrance directory!
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
In. I hope I don't get slaughtered on duty to Canada. Oh well. Whatever.
***My friend, there are two kinds of people in this world : those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.***
Hype machine or not, Cool Water still doesn't seem to be considered an equal substitute for Green Irish Tweed by most GIT fans on the board, or Meharees being able to deliver up to the same standard as Musc Ravageur (at least from what I've noticed people saying).
Knock offs are fine, but I'm usually skeptical that they'll nail it.
Then again I'm not bananas for Aventus's opening, and I'm sure Fresco smells fine for $30 bucks, so no one is really losing out.
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I decided to give it a try. Wanted to try Midnight in Paris, but that will probably always be $30
I just ordered a sample off the Fresco website. Worth a shot to save cash...
Just ordered 2 samples. Never tried aventus before but if its as good as I've read and this smells exactly the same why not!?
Well I'm in too... dammit. Snagged by the hype.
FYI- about a buck cheaper than ebay when you use the drscent.com website with the discount code COACHROB. Including shipping mine came to $31.41.
Edit: just checked the DrScent website. They sell all sorts of fragrances, not just Fresco, so I doubt that 100% of their sales have come from Coach Rob. The coupon code has probably been in effect for a while. I'll take off my tinfoil hat now.
Last edited by JiveHippo; 18th January 2013 at 03:08 AM.
i live right next to ny. i should get my sample soon.
This is such weird timing. I was planning on purchasing Aventus when eBay finally collected their sales fees from my PayPal account and then this fragrance hit Basenotes hard. I think I'm going to wait this one out. Hopefully the price of Aventus on eBay drops because of this fragrance. I really don't want to support Ilum Dean since their first release showed absolutely zero creativity. But then again, I almost want to praise them for being the first company to almost clone a well-recognized fragrance...hmm...
Not saying for sure that Coach Robbie isn't in on this, but I don't find them creating a discount code for him all that odd.
Last edited by silentrich; 18th January 2013 at 03:29 AM.
I'm looking forward to this bottle. I've certainly experienced the batch variations with Aventus and much prefer the pineapple heavy, lighter/smoke/musk batch (which seems to be the opposite of most). I only had a small decant of this and it's gone. Admittedly the longevity on the batch was not as good but I preferred the smell.
It sounds like Ilum more closely matches the preferred batch... We'll see.
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