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

    Quote Originally Posted by 61824 View Post
    One thing I've noticed with AB Silver is that it lasts and lasts and does the same Aventus trick where you stop smelling it and everyone else still can.

    Maybe it's just because its summer or maybe its because I could never justify the Creed money but this is one of my most worn fragrances.
    I'm wondering if it's playing that trick on me now, or if it's simply disappeared after 4 hours. I can barely smell any trace of it on myself.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    I'm wondering if it's playing that trick on me now, or if it's simply disappeared after 4 hours. I can barely smell any trace of it on myself.
    You should ask someone, because it does that to me too, but my girlfriend can smell it after 8 hours at work.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    My Lomani AB Silver arrived yesterday. First impression - was the quaility packaging. The metal box that it arrives in is pretty impressive. Make other packages look pretty cheap.

    Now to the frag - it is very nice. Very similar to my Aventus sample. I don't get a lot of smoke from either of them, but there is a lot of birch. The experience is similar to my knockoff Acqua Di Gio that I got at Target. When I just put on the knockoff AdG it smells like AdG. This is the same type of situation - when I sprayed Lomani I thought - "Very nice, that's Aventus".

    In comparing them at the same time (one on each arm) they of course have subtle differences. I'm very happy with my $23 purchase. Not quite as strong as Aventus. Sitll going nicely after 5 hours, but not as noticable as the real thing.

    Update: The frag has faded after 10 hours. I only put three sprays on this morning and can still smell it close to the skin. It doesn't appear to be projecting any more. (My nose or scent fading - not sure which.) This is still better longevity than I have on most designer frags at $50-$80 per bottle.
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    Default Lomani Ab Silver = Aventus? Yes, with a BIG catch!

    I received my ab silver yesterday. I blind bought it because of great experience with AB silver platinum (which smelled (90%) and performed (70%) almost as good as TDH).

    After a full day worth of wear, I can report that AB silver does smell like Aventus. Smokier and woodier...very & nice sophisticated. HOWEVER, pitiful longevity and projection (less than an hour). I sprayed almost 15 times, because it kept vanishing. It's not olfactory fatigue, unless there is something special in there that causes it and I don't know what that could be. I have sprayed it on clothes in different room (I got back to check in separate rooms), skin, skin with moisturizer..etc etc. It just doesn't last or project on ME or my clothes. Your mileage may vary...though I doubt it.

    Oh well, a bit disappointing, cause though no points for originality..Lomani did do a splendid copy. If the longevity was anything like AB silver platinum, I would stock up on this big time. I would even pay double, for a 4-5 hr longevity, it would still be a fantastic deal.

    For me..this goes down as a cheapie that "almost" made it. I won't buy it again. $20 or $300 a scent does need to last on one's skin at least 4-5 hours with good projection, IMO.

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    Default Re: Lomani Ab Silver = Aventus? Yes, with a BIG catch!

    Sounds just like Aventus.
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    Default Re: Lomani Ab Silver = Aventus? Yes, with a BIG catch!

    Don't get the grapefruit in the Lomani offering, but otherwise the 2 are very close. I think Blindfolded, pretty sure I could tell the difference off the top but the dry down would be almost impossible.

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    Default Re: Lomani Ab Silver = Aventus? Yes, with a BIG catch!

    Silver goes 6-8 hours easy. Gets compliments 8+ hours for me.

    And platinum is the bomb too.

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    Default Re: Lomani Ab Silver = Aventus? Yes, with a BIG catch!

    This is very similar to another current thread so we'll merge them in order to keep all of the info. in one place.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I've had it on less than 4 hours, and I can barely smell it again. It's great for the first 2 hours, but then just vanishes on my skin. I'm jealous of those it works well with, I love it whilst it lasts!
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    I've had it on less than 4 hours, and I can barely smell it again. It's great for the first 2 hours, but then just vanishes on my skin. I'm jealous of those it works well with, I love it whilst it lasts!
    I must be lucky then, good longevity on me and I think my skin soaks quite a few things up pretty quickly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    I must be lucky then, good longevity on me and I think my skin soaks quite a few things up pretty quickly.
    How strong is it on your skin after say 4 hours? Do you really have to bury your nose to find it? Or is it very obvious?
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I thought there was a better Aventus clone out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    I've had it on less than 4 hours, and I can barely smell it again. It's great for the first 2 hours, but then just vanishes on my skin. I'm jealous of those it works well with, I love it whilst it lasts!
    Is it possible it was reformulated or they cut back to cheaper ingredients to cash in on the hype? I remember that Fresco was supposed to be a dead ringer that was hyped on youtube and the forums. There was a rush to buy it. People started complaining about performance (sound familiar?), and then it ended up on the scrap heap and no one thinks it smells like Aventus anymore. Rinse repeat and you have lomani, IP, and some other one that I can't remember??? Gerri or Perri something? I read reviews on another forum and there are lots of criticism about the performance of Lomani. So there seems to be a disconnect where some people claim its a skin scent after a couple of hours and other claim its awesome. Something doesn't smell right, so to speak...
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    How strong is it on your skin after say 4 hours? Do you really have to bury your nose to find it? Or is it very obvious?
    Quite obvious to me, it's actually one of the better lasting of the ones I own. I keep getting wafts of it throughout the day when I wear it so it's a long time before it dies down to a skin scent on me.

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

    Not sure if a copy can be reformulated so quickly and still maintain the "copy" smell. I thought changing concentration would also change the smell and it's not a trivial task to thin something down without messing with the smell. I may be wrong though.

    If Lomani did indeed reformulate, then it will detrimental to the sales, because even a cheap copy needs to last for a bit.

    Never tried Fresco, your observation is interesting. How long did it take for them to reformulate?

    Sure, some folks seem to be lucky but my sense is that majority seem to be getting average to less than average performance.

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

    i lost track of this frag about 5-6 hours in, but recieve compliments 10+ hours after the fact. I always gets wafts of it later on, it literally just comes and goes on me.

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

    9 hours and still getting wiffs. I wore this to work today (did get some on my shirt) and its great. 80 degrees outside and between that an inside air-conditioning its still rolling.

    Great stuff even when compared to other more pricey scents - I am really enjoying this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badnaam View Post
    Not sure if a copy can be reformulated so quickly and still maintain the "copy" smell. I thought changing concentration would also change the smell and it's not a trivial task to thin something down without messing with the smell. I may be wrong though.

    If Lomani did indeed reformulate, then it will detrimental to the sales, because even a cheap copy needs to last for a bit.

    Never tried Fresco, your observation is interesting. How long did it take for them to reformulate?

    Sure, some folks seem to be lucky but my sense is that majority seem to be getting average to less than average performance.
    I don't know that Fresco was reformulated. There were Youtube reviewer(s) who seemed to be riding/creating that hype train. It was claimed Fresco was "identical" to Aventus and a good 8+ hour performer. People bought into it, price shot up, and then people started complaining that it was lame. Then the backtracking started. Blah blah blah. May be it was reformulated, maybe quality went down. Or maybe it was never close to Aventus beyond the pineapple top note. I don't know. But it seems that every few months a "new and improved clone" springs up and the old ones go into the ash can. It does seem many "unlucky" folks are getting poor performance. I'll wait until the hype settles down and try to sample it (if you can) first. I am sure there will be more claims of a TdH, BdC, and DHI clones and to hurry up and buy before they are all gone.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyFinger View Post
    I don't know that Fresco was reformulated. There were Youtube reviewer(s) who seemed to be riding/creating that hype train. It was claimed Fresco was "identical" to Aventus and a good 8+ hour performer. People bought into it, price shot up, and then people started complaining that it was lame. Then the backtracking started. Blah blah blah. May be it was reformulated, maybe quality went down. Or maybe it was never close to Aventus beyond the pineapple top note. I don't know. But it seems that every few months a "new and improved clone" springs up and the old ones go into the ash can. It does seem many "unlucky" folks are getting poor performance. I'll wait until the hype settles down and try to sample it (if you can) first. I am sure there will be more claims of a TdH, BdC, and DHI clones and to hurry up and buy before they are all gone.
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puremugler View Post
    Too late. Ab spirit platinum
    I thought it was a Tuscan Leather clone? The whole new car seat vibe...I need a play book to keep track of all the "identical (fill in the blank) clones".
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    Default Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyFinger View Post
    I thought it was a Tuscan Leather clone? The whole new car seat vibe...I need a play book to keep track of all the "identical (fill in the blank) clones".
    Haha, I don't know why people said "new car smell". It's TdH almost exactly
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    tdh in no way smells like a new car seat so no idea wtf people are talking about here vis a vis silver platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyFinger View Post
    Is it possible it was reformulated or they cut back to cheaper ingredients to cash in on the hype? I remember that Fresco was supposed to be a dead ringer that was hyped on youtube and the forums. There was a rush to buy it. People started complaining about performance (sound familiar?), and then it ended up on the scrap heap and no one thinks it smells like Aventus anymore. Rinse repeat and you have lomani, IP, and some other one that I can't remember??? Gerri or Perri something? I read reviews on another forum and there are lots of criticism about the performance of Lomani. So there seems to be a disconnect where some people claim its a skin scent after a couple of hours and other claim its awesome. Something doesn't smell right, so to speak...
    The same goes for the "real" Aventus.
    What doesn't smell right here, is the high amount of Iso E Super.
    The king of nose fatigue.
    It's in the original, and since the clone is a 99% copy, it's also in the clone.
    Like I already said in this topic, you need to amp up the sprays with the Lomani.
    The sprayer emits a very small amount of juice compared to the Creed.
    There is no way they would reformulate so fast since the hype is still pretty new.
    The ingredients of the clone and the real Aventus aren't really that expensive either when you see the price and packaging of Lomani.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyFinger View Post
    I don't know that Fresco was reformulated. There were Youtube reviewer(s) who seemed to be riding/creating that hype train. It was claimed Fresco was "identical" to Aventus and a good 8+ hour performer. People bought into it, price shot up, and then people started complaining that it was lame. Then the backtracking started. Blah blah blah. May be it was reformulated, maybe quality went down. Or maybe it was never close to Aventus beyond the pineapple top note. I don't know.
    I love the fragrance community on Youtube, but you shouldn't trust them for 100%.
    A lot of these guys received huge decants of Pure Wood by Thierry Mugler for example.
    These guys love to get attention and create hype to get new subscribers.
    I think Fresco was the first Aventus "clone" and when these guys would smell a pineapple somewhere, they will make a big deal about it.

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

    After smelling both Insurrection Pure II and Ab Silver Lomani I ended up getting Ab Spirit Silver because it is probably the closest in my opinion. Definitely missing the pineapple fruitiness that Aventus has so it leans more towards the "Smokey" batches of Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwu View Post
    After smelling both Insurrection Pure II and Ab Silver Lomani I ended up getting Ab Spirit Silver because it is probably the closest in my opinion. Definitely missing the pineapple fruitiness that Aventus has so it leans more towards the "Smokey" batches of Aventus.
    I get a lot of pineapple out of AB Silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellyD View Post
    Haha, I don't know why people said "new car smell". It's TdH almost exactly
    It seems a little odd that in the 2 years AB Platinum has been around, none of the early reviewers here or on Fragrantica ever associated it with TdH. All you heard was leather and a new car smell. Not TdH. And now that the Silver hype is fizzling and people are complaining about performance issues with AB Silver, all of a sudden we hear that Platinum is now a clone to one of the community's other favorite fragrances. A bit suspect.
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    I didn't realize AB Platinum was 2 years old. Are all the great reviewers at Fragrantica gone because no one there made the TDH connection, but the new car smell was the prominent theme. WTF. Makes no sense.

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

    I'm not sure if you think there is a conspiracy or something, maybe we should get our tin foil!!!

    I have never smelled aventus. So I have never commented on its comparison to silver.

    Tonight however, I took my bottle of platinum to my local sephora and compared it side by side with TDH edt. The difference is minute. In my opinion it's 99% the same. I sprayed one full spray of each on my wrist at the same time and as of right now (2 hours into it) they are the same on my skin and to my nose.

    I think guys on here are forgetting the whole point to these frags. When I pay $25 for a frag I have low expectations. When I pay $70 dollars for a bottle I have higher expectations. When I spend $300 on a bottle I have extreme expectations. When I purchase a $25 bottle that is of the same "family" as the $300 bottle and it gives me a similar smell at a "subpar" performance, I'm still happy with my small investment. There are always going to be guys that are dissatisfied with a product. There will also always be people that get a completely different experience from the same bottle of cologne. Look at all the aventus threads. They range from "heaven on earth" to "lady killer" to pictures of barbecue on a grill with a pineapple ring on top of it. Everyone is going to have mixed feelings and performance with different colognes. There is no conspiracy. In my opinion the only conspiracy is that some guys are a little annoyed that other guys can buy a $25 bottle that resembles their $300 bottle and they are on a mission to limit the awareness of such products.

    I feel better now

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

    if Lomani Platinum == TDH then LOL at the fragrantica reviews. Definitely a discredit to that community if no one made this connection. I'd say TDH is one of the top 5 most well known designer fragrances.

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

    Well just like on here, there is no minimum qualifications to post or leave reviews on other sites. So you have to take guys opinions in to consideration.

    Very new frag I buy I immediately form my opinion, then I browse reviews all over the web to see whose nose is similar to mine. There are guys that just get completely different vibes than I do. That's the way it goes.

    But im shocked that people haven't noticed the extrme similarity between TDH and platinum. It's simply undeniable

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