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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I was going to ask what camera you have. Those pics are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAX View Post
    6 month trip overseas? You must be rich unless you are travelling for school.
    Rich nooo! But I am self-sufficient, it is for my international business degree, stayed in school incase one of my business fail a double degree in finance and international business should come in handy if I need it.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    +1 ... I've noticed that with just about all Creeds. The more it gets used, the better the smell.
    +1, my last bottle definitely evolved over time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puig View Post
    Looks real, nice crisp embossing on the box, correct cap and nozzle, if it's from Walgreens/Fragrancenet it's fine. 2011 batch if the whole code thing is correct. For some reason GIT does seem to get stronger once some air gets into the bottle.
    Ill stay away from the WG. Creed. and for as Frag.net its probably old Creed.. $300 bottle going almost half the price most like something isnt right about it.. just buy it from an authorize dealer and youll be 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTJScent View Post
    Ill stay away from the WG. Creed. and for as Frag.net its probably old Creed.. $300 bottle going almost half the price most like something isnt right about it.. just buy it from an authorize dealer and youll be 100% sure.
    I recently got my GIT from Fragrancenet. It's a 2011 batch and smells great and has great longevity. I can't imagine paying triple the price to get it from an authorized retailer. I don't think it'd be any better/different.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    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?




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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    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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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Bottle colours for GIT really is a FAQ. The black bottle is simply the large size, 120ml. All other sizes are clear (see-through).
    thanks a lot kinda marketing stuff

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Quote Originally Posted by karlochacon View Post
    thanks a lot kinda marketing stuff
    Yes, quite possibly marketing. Personally, I've never understood why they're different. Still, it should hopefully protect the juice inside from direct sunlight exposure. Anyone else know for certain why the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Yes, quite possibly marketing. Personally, I've never understood why they're different. Still, it should hopefully protect the juice inside from direct sunlight exposure. Anyone else know for certain why the difference?
    The clear GIT is tester. And of course the black one is the main one.. also the other creeds blends bottles differ as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    I recently got my GIT from Fragrancenet. It's a 2011 batch and smells great and has great longevity. I can't imagine paying triple the price to get it from an authorized retailer. I don't think it'd be any better/different.
    If you believe so go ahead. You will.always be in doubt if its real or old.. I rather have piece of mind and buy it at an authorized dealer then I know I'm getting the real deal. Until I can a good confirm why the price are so different I wouldn't buy creed from frag.net. 300 to 150 something ain't right. Just like everythings else when the price are cut its either old, fake, used, or stolen.

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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    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!
    Currently wearing: Guerlain Homme by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    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!
    Good advice. Many people want nice good things but dont wanna pay the price. They rather take a chance. Like u said if ya can't afford it buy something else.

  11. #41

    Default What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    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.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Agreed. Plus the bottle looks badass with the black band and unicorn stallion.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I think it's a good fragrance because to me it smells great. It's as simple as that for me.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    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.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Sadly, there is some truth to this. I should note that I own Aventus and I really enjoy it, but I didn't buy it based on any of the hype, and I absolutely do not think it (or anything else) could live up to the hype.

    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.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I find it to be exceptionally just okay.

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    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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    overrated. twince.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I think it's a good fragrance because to me it smells great. It's as simple as that for me.
    Agreed.

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    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    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?
    I confess I was unimpressed with it as well, loving the pineapple-laced open but finding complete disappointment in its smokey facets later-on which were quite unoriginal and mundane, IMO. The allure Aventus has with many people befuddles me, but as they say... "Different strokes for different folks"... The great thing about trying out fragrances is there are so many options that if one does not like a scent like Aventus, there are literally thousands of other choices to be had.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    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.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    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.

    See also: New Haarlem, LIDGE, DHI.
    Nail on the head

    That's not to say I don't enjoy it from time to time, when I'm fishing for compliments or just going out in a certain mindset.

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    Its attention-whore, air-freshener vibe.

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.
    Pretty much this! I could care less about the hype (of this or any frag). I happen to dislike a good majority of hyped frags here on BN. Aventus is just one I happen to like because to me it's well blended, smells good start to finish, and it has great longevity, projection & versatility. I wouldn't care who makes it, if it were niche, designer, knockoff, mainstream/popular, a hidden gem, universally disliked, $10/bottle or $200/bottle. If it can accomplish all of the things I want/look for in a frag, I'll gladly & proudly wear it & enjoy it.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    The unicorn tears in the mix - it's magical stuff

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    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.
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