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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    WOW! An Aventus thread...I haven't seen one of these in-oh...an hour!!!!!! ARGGGG!
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    I have a feeling it gets all the attention in the world just because it's expensive so people automatically think it's exceptional?
    Prices do that. I find it a good perfume though.

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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!
    I would usually agree with buying from an authorized retailer but I'm not as well off as I was 2 years ago. I can't really afford $300 bottles of cologne anymore but GIT is by far my favorite.

    The reviews I read seemed to confirm that FragranceNet sells legit Creed products so I gave them a shot especially when they were offering GIT @ $120 shipped (with 25% discount).

    When I received my initial order, they sent me a bottle of Silver Mountain Water which was inside a Green Irish Tweed box. Hmm?? Anyways, they finally shipped me the right bottle but in the meantime, I contacted Creed to check to see if FragranceNet was a authorized distributor. They told me no and said there is only one authorized distributor in New York which I'm assuming is where other companies source their Creed products from.

    I intially questioned the authenticity of FragranceNet's Green Irish Tweed because of their ridiculously cheap prices but after looking on Creed's website, I realized there was a significant mark-up on the smaller bottles compared to the larger bottles. $315 for a 4oz spray bottle and $420 for an 8oz flacon bottle.

    I would tend to agree with everyone that says the GIT from FragranceNet is 100% legit. Smells the same as the bottle I bought from Nieman Marcus a couple of years ago.

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

    I got my GIT today from fragrancenet and it looks exactly like this. I'm glad you're all saying it's real. I thought a little note was in all Creed bottles.

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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.
    I agree, somewhat. But I think there are two agendas on basenotes. 1) Those that do it for the ladies. 2) Those that do it for their nose. And not always do the twain both meet.

    The three biggest compliment getters do happen to be expensive - Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial. So it's not hype, they're compliment monsters, but expensive compliment monsters. Rochas Man is the one that needs to be getting the attention because of it's a dirt cheap compliment getter at a steal for under $30. Then perhaps La Nuit Homme, and Issey Miyake's Pour Homme at $50 and up.

    But those two sell well, which brings us back to Rochas Man.

    Less Known/Worn + Ladies Likey (Compliments) = Group 1 Agenda.

    Which is what any single male of a certain age group is looking for here...
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    I tried it several times. I respect it as a decent fragrance, but on my skin it is nothing special and I felt not bottle-worthy, at least not at his point in time. Go for it if is is good for you. Hype - any hype - tends to make me prejudiced against a product, but I tried to judge Aventus without bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manteuse View Post
    I agree, somewhat. But I think there are two agendas on basenotes. 1) Those that do it for the ladies. 2) Those that do it for their nose. And not always do the twain both meet.

    The three biggest compliment getters do happen to be expensive - Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial. So it's not hype, they're compliment monsters, but expensive compliment monsters. Rochas Man is the one that needs to be getting the attention because of it's a dirt cheap compliment getter at a steal for under $30. Then perhaps La Nuit Homme, and Issey Miyake's Pour Homme at $50 and up.

    But those two sell well, which brings us back to Rochas Man.

    Less Known/Worn + Ladies Likey (Compliments) = Group 1 Agenda.

    Which is what any single male of a certain age group is looking for here...
    Obviously the entire field of olfactory stimulation is subjective...First I don't know where you get the "3 biggest compliment getters... GIT, Aventus, and MI." That doesn't hold in the general crowd here, only with the biggest Creed lovers. I have found among non fragrance people, GIT and Cool Water are so close as to be confused. Compliments I have gotten wearing GIT are "OH! I LOVE Cool Water!" (And Yes I know my GIT is genuine, and fresh) Aventus is a smokey gourmand that isn't sickly sweet. It seems by observation, women compliment gourmands ie Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (which used to be obsessed over nearly as much as Aventus.) Lastly, if the wearer is hyped over the frag he is wearing, it will project psychologically to others, even to the point of casually trying to draw out a compliment. I enjoy Creed frags, but NO MORE than other houses I have, and I am sick to death of the Creed worship where people interject Creed into every thread. ( I know...this started as a Creed thread...) When I wear Creed, I get no more or no less compliments than other frags. I have been watching with some incredulity as a group of Creed lovers bid a 2.5 tester bottle of Windsor up over $280 on EBAY in a frantic effort to be part of the Creed Crowd. That particular frag is probable the weakest link in the Creed chain, with zero longevity or projection. We all have asked with chagrin where the quality control went, as we buy new bottles at top price with labels peeling, pumps on atomizers squeeking and ejecting anemic amounts of frag. There are whole threads devoted to panic stricken buyers worrying about grammatical errors on the boxes, and the thickness of the cardstock. and what LOT # is "Cool"
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    ..........What do you think?
    Like most Creeds, it has the bone structure of a sea cucumber.

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.
    I concur with both!

    Aventus is the mass market Creed. While in Neiman Marcus a man came over to the Creed counter with a bottle of Bleu de Chanel and asked "Of all of these which one is the most similar to this." and lo and behold the rep says Aventus. I just shook my head because I see absolutely no resemblance in the two. Ironically the female with him said that she did not like Aventus because it smelled too "smokey like burnt wood".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Easy answer: great longevity, great projection and great overall smell. Also very versatile.
    Well said.

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I'm convinced Creed has included in Aventus some new synthetic. I have a tough time smelling it after 20-30 minutes...
    I also get the feeling they've either hit upon a new synth or came up with a rather novel combination of existing synths that account for its longevity of legendary status. These molecules are probably quite large, which would account for both the longevity and anosmic trouble some have. Me? I've got no trouble with big molecules. I received a split of this a week ago last Friday (t/u mr. heperd!) and applied 3 good sprays on my favorite 'wake up & knock around' heavy terry cloth bathrobe the next morning. I'm still getting clear wafts of it 8 days later. The only other frag I've ever come across with such staying power is Joop! Homme. I appreciate Joop's drydown and use it on bath and bed linens but haven't considered it for personal wear in years. Aventus, on the other hand, seems as versatile as they come.
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    Big compliment getter. It's a good 'un

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

    Any creed that is not bought from the creed boutique or neiman marcus is a fake. Not only that but they contain deadly cancerous acid that is not friendly to the skin.

    Sincerely,

    Your pals at the creed boutique

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    Any creed that is not bought from the creed boutique or neiman marcus is a fake. Not only that but they contain deadly cancerous acid that is not friendly to the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Any creed that is not bought from the creed boutique or neiman marcus is a fake. Not only that but they contain deadly cancerous acid that is not friendly to the skin.

    Sincerely,

    Your pals at the creed boutique
    Well, there is no Creed Boutique here in Oz, yet you can buy genuine Creed here.

    I hate BS claims from boutiques trying to protect there own market. The fact is, you can buy genuine Greed from other places other than the Creed boutique.

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

    It's from the Grey Market, the lot numbers on those bottles are engraved on the back of the bottle and NOT the rim! Also the boxes are different...with that said you have the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E Buoy View Post
    Well, there is no Creed Boutique here in Oz, yet you can buy genuine Creed here.

    I hate BS claims from boutiques trying to protect there own market. The fact is, you can buy genuine Greed from other places other than the Creed boutique.

    Though I am clueless about most things, I have a teensy suspicion the post to which you respond was sarcastic.

    But yeah, all my Creeds have come from the gray market or even (shudder) Ebay. And I've never had a fake yet.
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    Default Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    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!

    You really bought into that advertising crap, It's this attitude that lets Creed get away with overcharging, as there are always people like you who think they are part of some exclusive club because they are paying over the odds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John E Buoy View Post
    Well, there is no Creed Boutique here in Oz, yet you can buy genuine Creed here.

    I hate BS claims from boutiques trying to protect there own market. The fact is, you can buy genuine Greed from other places other than the Creed boutique.
    totally not true. the only real bottles (outside of neiman marcus) are at the creed boutique. the people at the creed boutique said so themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    totally not true. the only real bottles (outside of neiman marcus) are at the creed boutique. the people at the creed boutique said so themselves.
    I don't know what is sadder......the fact that they said that....or that you bought it.

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

    I don't see anything to indicate it's a fake. By the way, very nice job with the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E Buoy View Post
    I don't know what is sadder......the fact that they said that....or that you bought it.
    Well said.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I am loving this stuff!

    I am new to basenotes and am not going to pretend im clued up on this subject.

    Heres what I get, a very expensive quality smelling cologne/bath/shower scrub scent.

    I dont think ive ever smelt this good, i was so sceptical after reading the bad and meh reviews online that I was nearly discouraged completley from hunting this down and trying it.

    I am so glad i did.

    This smells absolute quality, make no mistake about it! Its fresh, its sporty, its classy, like the most expensive sparkling grapefruit cocktail that exists on the planet.

    It makes a statement: It says, this costs alot of cash, i am clean, i am classy, i have impeccable taste.

    Theres something in a different league to other scents I own. (yes, and im aware the shocking price is one of those things)

    I cant see my 30ml lasting that long, I may invest in the 75ml and possibly deodrant for special occasions

    Love it!

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I simply still don't understand why these "niche" fragrances get so much attention when there are so many great scents from the past waiting to be re-discovered.


    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?

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrč Moreau View Post
    I simply still don't understand why these "niche" fragrances get so much attention when there are so many great scents from the past waiting to be re-discovered.
    Depends on which fragrances from the past your talking about. Getting into vintage collecting can be more time consuming and expensive that what some of the highest priced niche bottles sell for. Reformulation hasn't been kind to some of the older fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    It's pretty unique. It leaves a great scent trail.

    The question is: is that desirable?

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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Thing is, I like what I like...and I like Aventus.

    Infact, I think Aventus smells great, and I especially love the hint of blackcurrant that snakes in and out throughout it's lifespan.

    If you don't like Aventus, that's cool as well.

    Vive le difference etc
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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.
    Totally agree, but can't say the same for DHI - as its not very pricey and easily within reach.

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    lots of people like it!
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    The guys at Ilum Deam know what make Aventus so exceptional apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikthegreek View Post
    its an ok fragrance but not worth the money.
    i could easy spent 180 euro instead on a hermesesence fragrance.now thats quality!
    Really? Those Hermessence fragrances last for about 15 minutes and aren't cheap either. Dreadful value for money.

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    Aventus is a beautiful scent, but oh so expensive unfortunately.
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    Default Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Really? Those Hermessence fragrances last for about 15 minutes and aren't cheap either. Dreadful value for money.



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    Aventus is a beautiful scent, but oh so expensive unfortunately.
    Vetiver Tonka and Poivre Samarkand lasts close to 12-14 hours on an average day, and another day or so on fabric, masterfully blended, unlike anything else in the market, clearly you need to give it another "proper" go.

    Theres a $9.90 cologne that came out in 2001 entitled "Dashing : Pineapple for Men", try it what a striking resemblance, after success of aventus, i was told dashing is reissuing it again as Royal Dashing for Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    Vetiver Tonka and Poivre Samarkand lasts close to 12-14 hours on an average day, and another day or so on fabric, masterfully blended, unlike anything else in the market, clearly you need to give it another "proper" go.
    I've had a soft spot for Poivre Samarcande for years actually. I even owned a bottle for a while. I loved it, but never felt it was strong enough for me. Maybe 2-3 hours max and with minimal sillage. I must sample it again. Great scent, but not worth the exorbitant price for something so light.

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