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    Default What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    Top notes: Finest blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples and a burst of royal pineapple.
    Middle notes: Exquisite roses with a complement of dry birch, Moroccan jasmine plus a hint of patchouli.
    Base notes: Musk with a touch of oak moss for depth, then ambergris and a dab of vanilla.

    Been testing a well balanced 2012 batch from a decant these past couple days..

    and as far as the drydown 6+ hrs in, I'm not sure what it is that i'm smelling..

    still a bit of fruityness.. and farther down the road whiffs of vanilla. Also, what does ambergris smell likem exactly?

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    A smokey vanilla with a hint of light pineapple in my bottle.

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    A smokey vanilla with a hint of light pineapple in my bottle.

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    For me it's all about the patchouli - and I get a lot of it in the dry down.
    I also get the oakmoss and the smoky vanilla mentioned above. Vanilla gives it the sweetness (which is probably what draws compliments).

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    A pleasant feeling.

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    A pleasant feeling.
    This.....

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    A slither of blackcurrant does it for me. Wonderful.
    ***My friend, there are two kinds of people in this world : those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.***

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    I get an uncontrollable rash.



    Nah, a dying campfire with grilled (?) pineapple.

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    I get frustrated because I applied the scent only an hour ago.

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    You should be smelling heaven. Any attempt to put that into words is blasphemy.

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You should be smelling heaven. Any attempt to put that into words is blasphemy.
    "Heaven" is a word. BLASPHEMER!

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    To me the base seems to be musk with a touch of oakmoss + the Creed millesime base (ambroxan). With a little of the smoke and pineapple from the earlier stages hanging around.

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    Honestly, not much. It sort of feels like the same scent throughout its life, with not much dynamic interplay between the notes. Now call me a snob, but you gotta admit, Creeds are pretty linear. Sure, you can say that some moments are more pineapple, and some more smoke, but it's pretty stagnant throughout.

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    Default Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    In this order:

    Patchouli, Oakmoss, Birch, Musk, Ambergris (Ambroxan, Cetalox, Cedramber) The Pineapple/Apple Aromachemicals pop in every now and then depending on your body heat, and finally a hint of Vanilla. Blissful.

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