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    Question Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    I currently own Tom Ford Black Orchid and love it but it's only 30ml so need a replacement.

    I've smelt the Jo Malone and also love it but haven't smelt the Creed.

    So between the Creed and Jo Malone which should I get?

    I'm a 25 y/o guy.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Hi & welcome, Prash!
    It would be best to try the Aventus so that you can decide which you prefer.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Aventus

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    I would pick Aventus, but you should certainly give them both a sniff yourself before putting down that kind of money.

    And Aventus is a completely different creature from Black Orchid, so if you love Black Orchid, you may not [necessarily] like Aventus.

    You should look around at fragrances you can find samples of, or look at notes you are interested in, and read reviews to best come to a decision.

    If you like Black Orchid, maybe you would like Tom Ford for Men Extreme or something (but again, sample first!)

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    ...what Dougczar said. Sample.
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    There is no competition AVENTUS Triumphs once again!!
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents"

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    You should smell both and get the one that smells better to you. Buy samples if you can't find both locally. Sampling is fun! And sampling can save you a lot of money. After all, what if my favorite isn't your favorite too?
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    If you like Black Orchid, maybe you would like Tom Ford for Men Extreme or something (but again, sample first!)
    Yup! That's really good stuff. Or maybe Tom Ford's Sahara Noir.
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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    I remember reading that more than a few people say the Obsession Night is similar to Black Orchid...albeit much more subtle of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    There is no competition AVENTUS Triumphs once again!!



    OP : If you love Black orchid and need to replace it would you not be better just replacing it or looking at other female scents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    I remember reading that more than a few people say the Obsession Night is similar to Black Orchid...albeit much more subtle of course
    Kate Walsh's "Boyfriend" INSTANTLY reminded me of Black Orchid.
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    Aventus IMO.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    I like Aventus better, but if you own black orchid, Jo Malone's dark amber and ginger lily might be for you. Aventus is on the masculine side
    Last edited by Preston H; 13th January 2014 at 11:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    Kate Walsh's "Boyfriend" INSTANTLY reminded me of Black Orchid.
    I saw this a couple months back at my local TJ's and stood there for a good 15 minutes debating on whether or not to get this as I remember hearing good things. Unfortunately I passed on it and am now kicking myself for not pulling the trigger.:/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Aventus IMO.

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    Why do people keep mentioning batch numbers with aventus?!

    Do people really think Creed is mixing up a huge batch of aventus, bottling it then adding extra smoke to some and extra pineapple to others?

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Thats a hard choice, but their all good. I do enjoy Aventus, and the longjevity is good.

    However I'll admit Jo Malone makes a really nice "Bergamot & Oud" as well.

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Black Orchid reminds me of something luxurious, sensual, and exotic. Natori by Natori reminds me of that. It's a feminine, dark rosy plum cushioned by ylang ylang and jasmine (just like the top notes of Black Orchid) over the bed of amber and patchouli (also shared by Black Orchid basenotes). Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prash View Post
    Why do people keep mentioning batch numbers with aventus?!

    Do people really think Creed is mixing up a huge batch of aventus, bottling it then adding extra smoke to some and extra pineapple to others?
    no, thats not a batch number, that is for his personal reference (post count since Huddler switch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    no, thats not a batch number, that is for his personal reference (post count since Huddler switch)
    But is it true that each bottle of Aventus is distinctly different from another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prash View Post
    But is it true that each bottle of Aventus is distinctly different from another?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    No.
    this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    no, thats not a batch number, that is for his personal reference (post count since Huddler switch)

    Last edited by martinijo; 13th January 2014 at 11:57 PM.

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    Just got Aventus. Can't stop smelling my hand...got weird looks on the train

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    Default Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Good you enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Good you enjoy it
    Why bump this when even the OP said to close the thread?

    Closed per OP's request.
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