Thread: Creed Queries & Discussions.
I had a 5d2 +24-70L and 70-200 2.8L, It was my work horse.
Just sold it all and picked up a X-pro1 + all three lenses (Hate traveling with a dslr)
here is an image from today :P
Creed by Nathaniel.Allen, on Flickr
have to pay for it still myself x.x, but the cost of living over there is a lot less then what it is here , same with traveling once you get there.
since this thread is open related with GIT fake or not... I have a question I've seen most of the time GIT is a black bottle I saw one in ebay which is a transparent bottle why is that? any difference?
Bottle colours for GIT really is a FAQ. The black bottle is simply the large size, 120ml. All other sizes are clear (see-through).
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Bite the bullet and buy the real thing from N-M, Creed boutique, etc., and if you can't get to a bricks and mortar store, buy online from them. That way you will know that it is real, you will not be supporting the gray market and you will have recourse if something goes wrong. Luxury costs money and if you cannot afford to pay retail, then buy something else that is within your budget. It is a wonderful scent---great taste on your part!
I had the chance to finally sample Aventus. From what I've been reading on BN, I expected one exceptional fragrance.
I like it but certainly not exceptional. For example, I find more complexity and excitement in Azzaro PH.
I have a feeling it gets all the attention in the world just because it's expensive so people automatically think it's exceptional?
What do you think?
The reason it gets so much love is because it has all the mass appeal of the lowest common denominator mass market scents, but still lets people feel superior and snobbish because they spent $100-200 on a bottle of scent that "nobody else is wearing."
Snobby + (compliment)slutty = community hype.
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It is definitely a little overrated (it is a good smell, but I have a couple of scents that I enjoy more), but one can't deny that it is an absolute all-star at getting compliments. Just count how many times you see the name "Aventus" on the stickied compliments thread. That's why it is so exceptional in my mind.
I've only had my bottle for a week, but I fully expect it to become my most complimented fragrance.
I think it's a good fragrance because to me it smells great. It's as simple as that for me.
I'm convinced Creed has included in Aventus some new synthetic. I have a tough time smelling it after 20-30 minutes, but other people, especially women, notice it.
I know they're Creed, they're jerks, snob appeal, etc, etc, etc,.. But I go off of my own experience.
I'm a mature fellow. Really, really old to many of you. Every time I've worn it, women have liked it. Sometimes young women. You can think I'm flacking For Creed for all I care. But they got something right in that one.
I gave mine away- if I can't smell it, I can't wear it.
I got a sample and wore it for a few days, and in the process, I let my nose decide. That's the only way one should make a purchase like Aventus.
Aventus is interesting because it's VERY mass appeal without smelling cheap or needy. Needy? Yeah, needy. When I smell things like Guilty or 1 Million, I smell desperation. OH, GOD, PLEASE NOTICE ME!!! DON'T YOU NOTICE HOW LOUD YET SWEET I SMELL? Those scents scream for attention. Aventus has the fruity pineapple top that makes it easy to notice, but the smokey base keeps it from being a teen scent. It's youthful yet elegant. A confident 25 ear old could wear it, but so could a cheerful 55 year old. It might also be a bit snobby. I hope not, but, I've been told it smells kind of country-club-ish. Two women told me that, but both smelled it on paper rather than on my skin.
Aventus is Creed's attempt to cross over from niche to mainstream, and I suspect they're doing a better job of it than even they thought they would. Aventus is easy to like, and it's selling beyond their original hopes.
Frankly, I think we're going to see more of this from other niche houses. It's smart to make a few scents that are very mass appeal to bring new customers into your line, while also making many niche appeal scents for your loyal customers. It's good for business... but it only works if the niche appeal scents are excellent and the mass appeal scents don't damage your brand identity. Love 'em or hate 'em, I think Creed does a good job with that balancing act.
I know this will read as blasphemy here, but I believe someone like Andy Tauer could increase sales 4X by creating one scent that is a mass appeal version of what he does. Use it as a hook to bring non-niche people into his line. That's what Creed is doing with Aventus. It's what they did with GIT, though I think GIT was a bit less intentional (meaning, Aventus is a blatant attempt at creating a mass appeal scent, whereas I think GIT's success was a happy accident). I think that's the trick for any niche: create a few (FEW!) mass appeal scents to bring new customers into a high end and high quality niche line.
It good for business.
The main problem with hype is that it's often implied we should love whatever the hypers love. But if you pay attention, you'll notice that some of those hyping a frag today will be selling the frag in a few months because they bought into the hype rather than trusting their own noses.
So... to the OP: You weren't thrilled with Aventus? CONGRATULATIONS! You were wise enough to trust your own nose instead of buying into the hype, and you saved yourself money. Sweet, eh? The good news is, there are plenty of scents that you'll love. Choose one of those instead.
Like I said, I love Aventus, but I think the hype is silly, and I DON'T buy into the idea that it's the ultimate scent. I get more compliments when I wear things like Gucci Pour Homme II ($73), Bvlgari Black ($40) or Curve ($15!). Aventus is a scent I love, and I bought for myself and wear for myself. It's a people pleaser, and that's great! It's also excellent as a room freshener. I'm not kidding. I spray a cotton ball and stick it in the desk drawer I keep my pens and pencils in. Sounds silly? Maybe, but man oh man, whenever I reach in there for something, it smells great, and the scent from 1 spray lasts for weeks.
tl;dr: Buy what you love and love what you buy. Hype is silly. Trust your nose.
I find it to be exceptionally just okay.
I think you have to give them some credit. It's not for the older crowd and it's meant to be a crowd pleaser, but they did it first and they used reasonably decent ingredients. I get by with Zara's Gold and don't wear it often but the smoky pineapple idea is one I like.
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Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.
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Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Mostly its the countless new threads it inspires including the one I made for Aventus as well as the fact that its a damn good fragrance.
Its attention-whore, air-freshener vibe.
It may be overrated, but there is usually a reason a fragrance becomes popular. Sure, you can disregard the fragrance and say it gets compliments (I've owned it for a few months and I have yet to be complimented, so...), but as seen in those parentheses over there, it's not always the case. I decided to try Aventus because I liked the note profile, and because it was popular around here. I trust those who give advice around here, since, as Blake would put it, they live in a world of experience, whereas I live in a world of innocence (see, ignorance) when it comes to fragrances.
Naturally, as I smell more, I get more experience, but when someone said "Hey, try Aventus," I did just that. I love the scent, and for me it's as simple as that. It's one of those fragrances that comes along and makes you feel comfortable.
That's enough for me.
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I absolutely love it. It is unlike anything else. Great longevity. The first time my wife smelled it she said "WOW!". She has no idea what it costs. She never heard of Basenotes - or Creed. She loved the way it smelled. Period. I suspect 95% of people who compliment someone wearing Aventus have also never hear of it before. So, to attribute the love of Aventus to the "hype" is incorrect.
Aventus is one of the most versatile fragrances on the market. It can be worn day or evening, summer or winter, casual or formal. It is not adored simply because of it's high price. It is not any more expensive than other Creed fragrances. It is actually less expensive than many other lines like Xerjoff, Puredistance, Clive Christian, or even the Royal Exclusives line from Creed- all of which are less "hyped" despite being more expensive.
I love the stuff. It doesn't matter to me who else loves it or hates it - it won't change my feelings towards it. Oddly, it seems like the "haters" are more obsessed with it than the fans. That is the real question... why are people who don't like it so obsessed with it?
I scratch my head wondering why people like Dior Leather Oud or Creed Imperial Millesime. I guess everyone likes their own thing - it doesn't always have to make sense to everyone else. It would be kind of boring if everyone wore the same thing anyway.
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Original Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Creed - Aventus
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water