I like Aventus but it is not one of my top ten. I can easily see why people love it though. It is a big approved quality brand name and also a fragrance that uniquely succeeds in its task of providing fresh green masculine scent.
Aventus is also very exceptional because it evokes a consistent reaction, "that smells nice!" or "I like the way you smell today". Comments like this will always come first to mind when evaluating a fragrance. But, what sets Aventus apart from other fragrances?
Fragrance brands have been trying to capture "green essence" in perfume for a long time. We have a subconscious desire to pull the mystical essence from nature and imbue ourselves with green life giving and healing powers from the planet. Aventus has captured a smell that successfully accomplishes this natural desire to possess the healing green essence and it is also a masculine scent. I know, I know . . . Aventus is not a natural essence! But, it does get that reaction when people smell it. Pinneapple freshness, verdant greens, scintillating woods, a bit of mossiness and it is lasting and it emits a very pleasant lingering vapor trail that smells fresh as the idea of what green goodness should smell like.
Also, people really like to have a big brand name that signifies quality and superiority and the coincidence of having the Creed name on the same bottle with a fragrance that works well is just too much good luck. It is exceptional.