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

    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Doesn't seem to be a European source.
    How do you mean? They deliver worldwide.

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    Just ordered a sample to Italy!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    How do you mean? They deliver worldwide.
    Yes I know it's available, but you can't get a 2ml sample for next to nothing.

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

    I have ordered a sample from the company even though I have never sniffed Aventus. I just wanted to smell Fresco!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Doesn't seem to be a European source.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fresco-By-...item20ceab8027

    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?

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

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

    In. I hope I don't get slaughtered on duty to Canada. Oh well. Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123 View Post
    In. I hope I don't get slaughtered on duty to Canada. Oh well. Whatever.
    The amount of duty or taxes you may owe on an item depends upon the item's declared value. Since it's a $25 bottle of cologne we're talking about here, I think you'll be ok.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    The amount of duty or taxes you may owe on an item depends upon the item's declared value. Since it's a $25 bottle of cologne we're talking about here, I think you'll be ok.
    Thanks. We'll see. It wouldn't be the first time.

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

    yeah i think you will be fine...can't wait to get my bottle in the mail!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by P77 View Post
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fresco-By-...item20ceab8027

    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?
    Pennies. Honestly, change out of £30 man.

    Quote Originally Posted by Osi1s View Post
    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!
    Completely agree.

    Everybody raves about the Aventus' pineapple fizz, some love the smokey batch, but for me I absolutely adore the perfect twist of blackcurrant inherent.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I just have trouble imagining Aventus without the Creed base. That's what keeps Aventus from being just fruit water.
    I agree. Personally that's the part that makes it worth owning. Topnotes are whatever, but the base on Aventus is the part I enjoy.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvalho Diablo View Post
    Everybody raves about the Aventus' pineapple fizz, some love the smokey batch, but for me I absolutely adore the perfect twist of blackcurrant inherent.
    You tried Enchanted Forest yet? That's a pretty heavy blackcurrant scent (multiple aspects of it actually).

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

    I decided to give it a try. Wanted to try Midnight in Paris, but that will probably always be $30

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    Just got my tracking information. Should be here sometimes next week.

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    I just ordered a sample off the Fresco website. Worth a shot to save cash...

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    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!?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Top: PINEAPPLE, BLACK CURRANT, LEMON
    Mid: ROSE, JASMINE, PATCHOULI
    Base: AMBER, OAK MOSS, MUSK, WOODY NOTES

    Looking at the notes, I can definitely see how this could smell like Aventus. For $25 might be worth a shot.
    It's about time too. Creed has been whipping all Aventus lovers with their inflated prices. This should put a hurt in Creed's pocket. I'm definitely getting a bottle, or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    It's about time too. Creed has been whipping all Aventus lovers with their inflated prices. This should put a hurt in Creed's pocket. I'm definitely getting a bottle, or 2.
    I agreed. IF it smells the same why not save cash!

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

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I have ordered a sample from the company even though I have never sniffed Aventus. I just wanted to smell Fresco!
    I ordered from them also. Odd that it was only thru paypal though...wonder how fast they ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    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.
    Wait, coach Rob already has his own discount code on the website that's selling the fragrance? That seem fishy to anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Wait, coach Rob already has his own discount code on the website that's selling the fragrance? That seem fishy to anyone else?
    Not really, seeing as about 100% of their sales are from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSmells View Post
    Not really, seeing as about 100% of their sales are from him.
    But how do they even know who Coach Rob is, let alone that 100% of their sales are generated by him?

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

    i live right next to ny. i should get my sample soon.

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

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    But how do they even know who Coach Rob is, let alone that 100% of their sales are generated by him?
    Well obviously any group that tried to create a clone of Aventus would be quite familiar with the fragrance community. Chances are they are even reading this thread right now, as they are counting their newfound money.

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Wait, coach Rob already has his own discount code on the website that's selling the fragrance? That seem fishy to anyone else?
    Min New York and a lot of other companies give You Tube reviewers discount codes made for them. Would you rather pay a huge amount of money for public advertising or pay a pittance in the form of a discount code and get the same or more exposure?
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSmells View Post
    Well obviously any group that tried to create a clone of Aventus would be quite familiar with the fragrance community. Chances are they are even reading this thread right now, as they are counting their newfound money.

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Min New York and a lot of other companies give You Tube reviewers discount codes made for them. Would you rather pay a huge amount of money for public advertising or pay a pittance in the form of a discount code and get the same or more exposure?


    I was under the impression that the DrScent site was only selling Fresco and no other fragrances, like the Ilum Dean site. I edited my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I was under the impression that the DrScent site was only selling Fresco and no other fragrances, like the Ilum Dean site. I edited my post.
    Gotcha. I believe that the discount code did just go into effect stemming directly from the Fresco hype, for the record.

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