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    Default Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I just saw this posted on a facebook group. We were wondering when the flood of inexpensive Aventus clones would start (Bond No 9 HTTP and SOPFH don't count), and I believe it's finally upon us with Insurrection Pure and now this. I know some of you are fans of this house (hednic if I recall correctly), so I was wondering if anyone had tried it yet? What's next - Cuba Prestige Platinum?

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    Note Breakdown:

    Ab Silver: 'Top notes are citruses, bergamot, black currant, pineapple and apple; middle notes are elemi, coriander, bulgarian rose and moroccan jasmine; base notes are moss, amber, woody notes, leather, bourbon vanilla and white musk.'

    Aventus: 'Top notes: blackcurrant, bergamot, apple and pineapple. Heart: rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine and patchouli. Base: oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla.'


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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Notes are interestingly similar granted, but they don't smell at all alike, at least to me. AB Spirit Silver along with the Original, Millionaire & Platinum are nice for what they are - very pleasant inexpensive French made mass-market scents (think I paid $10 net) that might to some bear a resemblance to.more expensive better composed fragrances.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Interesting, thanks. So they are not even close? What would you say is closer - this one or Insurrection Pure?

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    Interesting, thanks. So they are not even close? What would you say is closer - this one or Insurrection Pure?
    I was never one of those to jump on the "smells like Aventus bandwagon" with Pure. To me they're both fruity in their opening (the cheapies) and have a somewhat smoky dry down (if you can call it that) but all three smell substantially different, at least to me. Sorry, really can't pick one or the other.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Have to pass on that one.

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    I'll have to wait a bit for some reviews.. Not gonna waste 20 plus for cheap swill.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    If they could tone down the vanilla in Insurrection Pure and add some smokiness and leather to the base this would be very close to Aventus. It's just a matter of time before someone hits the nail on the head.

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    How about one of those scent matching outfits? They should be able to replicate Aventus, right?
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I just pulled the trigger on this, it was only $20 so it won't make or break me. I'll be sure to comment on it when I receive it. Note breakdown is fascinatingly similar to Aventus, I do own and absolutely love Aventus but I don't use it much because of its price tag.

    @hednic what are your thoughts on this fragrance and can you comment on longevity???

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    @hednic what are your thoughts on this fragrance and can you comment on longevity???
    As a mass-market fragrance goes, I think it's fine. Is it meant to take the place or substitute for something else - No. I respect it for what it is. It has a nice smell and longevity is surprisingly good on my skin for only having paid a "Hamilton".
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Notes are interestingly similar granted, but they don't smell at all alike, at least to me. AB Spirit Silver along with the Original, Millionaire & Platinum are nice for what they are - very pleasant inexpensive French made mass-market scents (think I paid $10 net) that might to some bear a resemblance to.more expensive better composed fragrances.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I was never one of those to jump on the "smells like Aventus bandwagon" with Pure. To me they're both fruity in their opening (the cheapies) and have a somewhat smoky dry down (if you can call it that) but all three smell substantially different, at least to me. Sorry, really can't pick one or the other.
    Aren't you the guy that saw no similarity between Fresco and Aventus? I think I'll take your opinion with a grain of salt.

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on this, it was only $20 so it won't make or break me. I'll be sure to comment on it when I receive it. Note breakdown is fascinatingly similar to Aventus, I do own and absolutely love Aventus but I don't use it much because of its price tag.

    @hednic what are your thoughts on this fragrance and can you comment on longevity???
    Will look for your take on this.


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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Will look for your take on this.

    Would love to hear your opinion on this also when you get it frostyicy.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Will look for your take on this.


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    I will definitely post an initial review and give my opinion on its comparison to Aventus.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Would love to hear your opinion on this also when you get it frostyicy.
    Thanks for your response. I read that quiet a few of the Lomani fragrances seem to have good to amazing longevity which is a plus. I will post it as soon as I receive it.

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Well, for $23 and free shipping, I couldn't pass this up. Actually like Lomani fragrances and if it's even close to Aventus, I'll be happy. Spirit Millionaire smells better than 1 Million. Not expecting Silver to be better than Aventus but I think Lomani is good at making clone like fragrances. I'll throw my two cents in on it after I receive it and wear it for a day if anybody is interested.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKisGR8 View Post
    I'll throw my two cents in on it after I receive it and wear it for a day if anybody is interested.
    Please do.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKisGR8 View Post
    Well, for $23 and free shipping, I couldn't pass this up. Actually like Lomani fragrances and if it's even close to Aventus, I'll be happy. Spirit Millionaire smells better than 1 Million. Not expecting Silver to be better than Aventus but I think Lomani is good at making clone like fragrances. I'll throw my two cents in on it after I receive it and wear it for a day if anybody is interested.
    I think you should. Just update this thread. No need for more Aventus threads. Lol

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    I think you should. Just update this thread. No need for more Aventus threads. Lol
    Hah! I agree, no more Aventus threads.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    They do sound similar, although I'm guessing this AB Spirit Silver will be more fruity and sweet, lacking the smoky undertone, due to no birch. Could be wrong though

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Ok, so I got my bottle of AB Spirit Silver in today. Comparing it to my Aventus sample, I have to say that it is a good copy. It's got the smoke, it's got the pineapple but it also has a more synthetic vibe. I wasn't expecting Silver to capture that smokey pineapple vibe but they got it. For $23 dollars, I am more than pleased with my purchase. Not saying the quality is as good as Aventus but I don't mind using the bottle of Silver without doing the math on how much each spray is worth. I can honestly say AB Spirit does in fact smell like Aventus but as a copy, I won't say it's an exact copy. Great bottle for the price.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKisGR8 View Post
    For $23 dollars, I am more than pleased with my purchase.
    Glad to hear it. Enjoy it!
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Glad to hear it. Enjoy it!
    Thanks Hednic!
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKisGR8 View Post
    Ok, so I got my bottle of AB Spirit Silver in today. Comparing it to my Aventus sample, I have to say that it is a good copy. It's got the smoke, it's got the pineapple but it also has a more synthetic vibe. I wasn't expecting Silver to capture that smokey pineapple vibe but they got it. For $23 dollars, I am more than pleased with my purchase. Not saying the quality is as good as Aventus but I don't mind using the bottle of Silver without doing the math on how much each spray is worth. I can honestly say AB Spirit does in fact smell like Aventus but as a copy, I won't say it's an exact copy. Great bottle for the price.
    Right on! Thanks so much UKisGR8 for taking the plunge and giving us such good insight, it's greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Well I couldn't resist, I pulled the trigger on this....figured since I missed out on the Insurrection Pure hype train before it sold out everywhere, I'd give this a go.

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    Whats up fellas?!?!? I just received my package 20 mins ago and did a side by side comparison.

    First off Ab Spirit Silver by Lomani has very good packaging, I love how the fragrance is in a tin box wrapped in plastic, ensuring that in transit there will be no chance of the fragrance getting abused!

    Ok now the big question, does this smell like Creed Aventus?????? Yes it does! Is this an exact clone/carbon copy of Aventus??? As UKisGR8 stated, no it is not.

    UKisGR8 pretty much hit the nail on the head with his take on Silver. It does the smokey pineapple very very well. I sprayed Silver on 2 sheets of paper and sprayed Aventus on another labeling them 1,2 and 3. I then put each piece of paper in separate hats and closed my eyes dug in and smelled.

    I was easily able to pinpoint Aventus. The "royal pineapple" in Aventus is a bit sweeter and more distinct than the pineapple note in Silver. However, Silver is not shabby, the actually smokiness that exist in Silver and Aventus is about 95 percent identical, I feel that if Silver could have sweetened the pineapple in their fragrance just a tad that overall it would be about 99% Aventus like. Another thing I detected rather easily was the apple note in Silver, anyone that has ever smelled a yellow apple will easily detect it, it adds a bit of sourness to Silver (but not in a bad way).

    I can actually say that Silver however, is a great substitute for Aventus for those on a budget, I mean $26.60 including shipping and handling wasn't bad at all. I can not attest to longevity and projection, however I sprayed it on my hand and it is still going strong. It's going to be 80 here tomorrow so this will be my SOTD and I will report back with longevity and projection.

    I like UKisGR8 am very pleased with this purchase! I would say that overall this is about 85-90% Aventus like, and the average nose wouldn't be able to tell the two apart. Sorry if this got too long, just wanted to give my opinion on this fragrance.

    PS my Aventus batch is C42B12C01 if anyone wanted to know, it is well balanced with the sweetness of the pineapple and the smokiness.
    Last edited by frostyicy; 3rd April 2014 at 10:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Just a quick update a lil more that 2 and a half hours of applying one spray I got a compliment from a cashier. I ordered take out and she said

    C: OMG you smell good!
    Me: (Wanting to hear her say it again) Excuse me?
    C: You, are you wearing some sort of fragrance?
    Me: Yes, I am.
    C: You smell so good!
    Me: Thank you!

    So at least for the first 3 hours projection is a good 3ft and possibly more. Mind you this was with only one spray to the hand. I can tell this has lasting power because it actually smells just as strong as when I first sprayed it.

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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Whats up fellas?!?!? I just received my package 20 mins ago and did a side by side comparison.

    First off Ab Spirit Silver by Lomani has very good packaging, I love how the fragrance is in a tin box wrapped in plastic, ensuring that in transit there will be no chance of the fragrance getting abused!

    Ok now the big question, does this smell like Creed Aventus?????? Yes it does! Is this an exact clone/carbon copy of Aventus??? As UKisGR8 stated, no it is not.

    UKisGR8 pretty much hit the nail on the head with his take on Silver. It does the smokey pineapple very very well. I sprayed Silver on 2 sheets of paper and sprayed Aventus on another labeling them 1,2 and 3. I then put each piece of paper in separate hats and closed my eyes dug in and smelled.

    I was easily able to pinpoint Aventus. The "royal pineapple" in Aventus is a bit sweeter and more distinct than the pineapple note in Silver. However, Silver is not shabby, the actually smokiness that exist in Silver and Aventus is about 95 percent identical, I feel that if Silver could have sweetened the pineapple in their fragrance just a tad that overall it would be about 99% Aventus like. Another thing I detected rather easily was the apple note in Silver, anyone that has ever smelled a yellow apple will easily detect it, it adds a bit of sourness to Silver (but not in a bad way).

    I can actually say that Silver however, is a great substitute for Aventus for those on a budget, I mean $26.60 including shipping and handling wasn't bad at all. I can not attest to longevity and projection, however I sprayed it on my hand and it is still going strong. It's going to be 80 here tomorrow so this will be my SOTD and I will report back with longevity and projection.

    I like UKisGR8 am very pleased with this purchase! I would say that overall this is about 85-90% Aventus like, and the average nose wouldn't be able to tell the two apart. Sorry if this got too long, just wanted to give my opinion on this fragrance.

    PS my Aventus batch is C42B12C01 if anyone wanted to know, it is well balanced with the sweetness of the pineapple and the smokiness.

    Awesome review and breakdown frostyicy!!! And yes please let us know how the full wearing goes tomorrow, curious about longevity!

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    I definitely will bigzb, as my above post stated I get the sense that it has lasting power!

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    Appreciate the reviews UKisGR8 and frostyicy. I was honestly hoping for less than stellar reviews, because now I have no choice but to spend the $25 or whatever haha.

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