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    Default fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    UPDATE: wow over 267 replies. i've made 249 threads here on basenotes and this one managed to topple all of them (by far), with my average thread getting 10 to 50 replies.
    i knew aventus would be the culprit.


    i've had a lot of people talking to me about this one. at first i thought it was just a shill, but more and more people actually convinced me that it could be possible.

    with all of the popularity that creed aventus has, at some point i knew somebody would clone it. and it goes for $50 for a 100ml bottle.

    a lot of people have been saying this is very very close to aventus, but i've also seen a lot of cases where people say two things smell exactly alike and they don't smell alike at all.

    how many people on here have tried it?

    how's the projection and longevity?

    and most important: the drydown. a lot of fragrances smell like niche clones at opening but then become generic at drydown. is this an exception?

    i expect to see more hype on this fragrance this year, and i might blind buy it, but for now i'm going to wait and see.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    A lot on Ebay going for $27 for 100ml which I personally feel is about right for this US made scent. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=140906299431

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    A lot on Ebay going for $27 for 100ml which I personally feel is about right for this US made scent.
    made in america! a true patriots scent!!!

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    I watched CoachRob's review on youtube and bought a bottle for $26. I figured why not try it out

    ETA:
    http://youtu.be/3uHYeJduBuw

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

    I just received my bottle today Noirdrakkar and it smells VERY close to Aventus. This is not an imitation or something that smells similar. This is a straight up clone of Aventus. Gotta give credit to a YouTube reviewer named CoachRob619. Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle of this and subscribe to his channel.

    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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

    how's the drydown?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    how's the drydown?
    It's been 4 hours now and it still smells just like Aventus. It's linear, but what everyone loves about Aventus is in the opening and that is what you get all the way through this fragrance.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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

    Looks like the drydown has no birch tar which is what makes Aventus smokey. I can't stand birch tar so maybe I'll try this stuff.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I just received my bottle today Noirdrakkar and it smells VERY close to Aventus. This is not an imitation or something that smells similar. This is a straight up clone of Aventus. Gotta give credit to a YouTube reviewer named CoachRob619. Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle of this and subscribe to his channel.

    I've been checking out CoachRob619 for a while on YouTube. That cat tells it like it is. I ordered a bottle of this also. Enjoy man!

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

    .....Here we go. I'll report back next week.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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

    HMMMM I really need to check this out.

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    While I realize the top notes are an Aventus clone, I'm curious to know where the scent goes over time. How many hours do you get from it? What does it dry down to? Without the birch tar, it sounds more like it would be an Aventus Lite, not that that's necessarily a bad thing. I just have trouble imagining Aventus without the Creed base. That's what keeps Aventus from being just fruit water.

    I envy you New Yorkers! I wish I could walk into a shop and try this. I'm curious enough that I may have to seek out a sample.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    While I realize the top notes are an Aventus clone, I'm curious to know where the scent goes over time. How many hours do you get from it? What does it dry down to? Without the birch tar, it sounds more like it would be an Aventus Lite, not that that's necessarily a bad thing. I just have trouble imagining Aventus without the Creed base. That's what keeps Aventus from being just fruit water.

    I envy you New Yorkers! I wish I could walk into a shop and try this. I'm curious enough that I may have to seek out a sample.
    True

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

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    While I realize the top notes are an Aventus clone, I'm curious to know where the scent goes over time. How many hours do you get from it? What does it dry down to? Without the birch tar, it sounds more like it would be an Aventus Lite, not that that's necessarily a bad thing. I just have trouble imagining Aventus without the Creed base. That's what keeps Aventus from being just fruit water.

    I envy you New Yorkers! I wish I could walk into a shop and try this. I'm curious enough that I may have to seek out a sample.
    It's going on 6 1/2 hours and I can still smell it. I always perceived the smokiness as more of a patchouli/leather mix. Yes, it smells just like the Aventus dry down.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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

    That's really impressive. I mean, that's REALLY impressive.
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    I'm tempted to order a bottle
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    you can get a 2ml sample for $2 on the ilum dean website, which i did purchase.

    if i really like the sample, i'll buy a full bottle, but i am skeptical.

    i'd really hate to see a mass sell-off next week if everyone realizes that it's nowhere near Aventus.

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

    ..I just ordered from ebay yesterday after seeing coachrob's video. 27+shipping from drscent. will update when i have it. But i am excited

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    Which Aventus batch does this emulate?

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

    Snagged it. Why not. I throw more away on stupid basketball bets.

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

    I went the $2.00 sample route like noirdrakkar as I don't care for Aventus and can only hope that this is a superior fragrance. If it is indeed an near or exact clone then I am only out $2.00.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I bought the 100ml bottle for $30 shipped on eBay. The notes pyramid looks promising as it's very similar to Aventus. If it sucks, oh well, I'll have a scent to keep in my gym bag.
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    Default Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    you can get a 2ml sample for $2 on the ilum dean website, which i did purchase.

    if i really like the sample, i'll buy a full bottle, but i am skeptical.

    i'd really hate to see a mass sell-off next week if everyone realizes that it's nowhere near Aventus.
    Come on, friend. It's 30 bucks. There are 5ml samples that cost more. Take the plunge!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    i'd really hate to see a mass sell-off next week if everyone realizes that it's nowhere near Aventus.
    If it smells good, those people would be idiots.

    What matters most isn't whether it's an exact clone. How can there be an exact clone of a scent that experienced so much variance between batches? My sample of Aventus was the famous A42B10K04 smoke heavy batch. The bottle I bought smells very different than that - but it smells great, and that's what matters.

    We're talking about perfume. What matters is how it smells and how it wears. Sure, it'd be interesting to see how close this scent comes to being an Aventus clone, but what really matters is: How does it smell? How does it wear?

    Even if it isn't a perfect match for Aventus, if it doesn't smell cheap, I won't be surprised at all if Fresco is a excellent.
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    Currently wearing: Tzora by Anat Fritz

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    Interesting. For those who have tried it, what do you think of the quality of the ingredients compared to aventus?

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

    thinking of order a bottle. need more reviewers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    .....Here we go. I'll report back next week.
    Looking forward to hearing your experienced opinion.

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

    Placed my order last night! I'll test it to my bottle of Aventus upon arrival next week and follow up.

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