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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Of the 900+ fragrances I have worn in the last 3 years - This is my wife's absolute favorite. She never heard of Creed. No idea of Basenotes. No hype. Just one smell that stands out above the hundreds of others. It is one of my favorites too. Unlike my wife, I had to wear it a few times before I fell in love with it. It smelled too much like newspapers to me at first. But I love it now...

    It's not for everyone. No fragrance is. But love it or hate it, you gotta give Creed credit for making something with amazing longevity, well loved, versatile, and unlike anything else ever created before. No fragrance will be liked by everyone. I am very happy about that. If only there were more fragrances being created that made everyone stop and try to copy them.
    My wife loves Aventus also (one her favorite fragrances on me) and she doesnt know anything about the hype either.............Along with many of my male and female co-workers and clients, that are constantly in awe with this specific fragrance. Its just so different from everything else and to me it smells like "power" for some reason, like authority, sucess, all of that combined (weird explanation, I know)

    Of course, some people will not like it (as with every single fragrance), but i'm pretty sure Aventus is probably one of the fragrances with lowest percentage of "dislikes", coupled with one of the highest percentages of "Loves", which places Avenuts in sort a place by itself. That's my 2 cents (Sorry for using a math analogy on this, but after all, numbers are everything and that's also my profession)

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    I liked my sample of Aventus I received a week ago and can understand the "hype". My only complaint is the the pineapple note was too sweet and sharp. Maybe it was the batch?

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    I tried it also a week ago, buy only on paper.(my arms were already full...)
    Well I thought It smells good and my wife too. So I'll test it on skin in a near future.
    What's funny is that the scent that the paper left, in the part of the living room where I put it, reminded me of another birchy and peppery fragrance... Comme des garçons Black. Of course it has some freshness added to it (flower ? Fruit ?). Don't know yet if it behaves like that on skin.
    Anyone shares that impression ?

    Pretty decent scent anyway. I can see why it's a crowd pleaser.

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    Based on my personal experience with Aventus, me liking it is based on two factors: the age of the juice and the batch. I smelled Aventus for the first time from a small decant. It was way too smokey for me and I didn't understand the hype. About 6 months later, I sampled from that same exact decant, and this time I got less smoke and much more pineapple & apple. People say Creeds smell better age, and I think this is an example of that.

    I later bought a full bottle from Fragrancenet, and I noticed differences from my decant. I get pineapple, but also a lot of smokey leather. I'm happy with it, but I realize that there are indeed differences with batch. I never thought I'd consider Aventus a leather frag, but I totally get pineapple & leather from mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfranz View Post
    I smelled this on a card at Nieman's about a year ago and did NOT get the fuss...it literally smelled like an ash tray to me.

    Yesterday I went into a different Nieman's and spritzed some on my wrist because it still gets so much hoop la...

    ...and today I'm going back to buy a full 4 oz.
    And I am now officially the proud new owner of a bottle of Aventus... I tested it when I got back to my car and it smells AMAZING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Of the 900+ fragrances I have worn in the last 3 years - This is my wife's absolute favorite. She never heard of Creed. No idea of Basenotes. No hype. Just one smell that stands out above the hundreds of others. It is one of my favorites too. Unlike my wife, I had to wear it a few times before I fell in love with it. It smelled too much like newspapers to me at first. But I love it now...

    It's not for everyone. No fragrance is. But love it or hate it, you gotta give Creed credit for making something with amazing longevity, well loved, versatile, and unlike anything else ever created before. No fragrance will be liked by everyone. I am very happy about that. If only there were more fragrances being created that made everyone stop and try to copy them.
    I get the newspapers part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I get the newspapers part.
    Oh, how funny. A woman once told me it smelled like paper and the comment caught me totally by surprise... but after thinking about it, I understood what she meant. She didn't say newspaper though. Just paper. I never got that from Aventus before she said it... but now, I do. That's not a bad thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Oh, how funny. A woman once told me it smelled like paper and the comment caught me totally by surprise... but after thinking about it, I understood what she meant. She didn't say newspaper though. Just paper. I never got that from Aventus before she said it... but now, I do. That's not a bad thing though.
    The birch, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Based on my personal experience with Aventus, me liking it is based on two factors: the age of the juice and the batch. I smelled Aventus for the first time from a small decant. It was way too smokey for me and I didn't understand the hype. About 6 months later, I sampled from that same exact decant, and this time I got less smoke and much more pineapple & apple. People say Creeds smell better age, and I think this is an example of that.

    I later bought a full bottle from Fragrancenet, and I noticed differences from my decant. I get pineapple, but also a lot of smokey leather. I'm happy with it, but I realize that there are indeed differences with batch. I never thought I'd consider Aventus a leather frag, but I totally get pineapple & leather from mine.
    I made a vow to myself well over a year ago to not comment about Aventus. I now break that vow.

    I mostly agree with you. Age does Aventus good...it does seem to get better with some time in the bottle. Not sure that batch variations are all that different. I have sampled several batches and they don't have any marked variations to my nose. IMHO age and how well macerated Aventus is, and/or oxidation determines the smell. The bottle I have is now a beautiful beast after a couple of years. When I bought it it was just a purring kitten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I made a vow to myself well over a year ago to not comment about Aventus. I now break that vow.

    I mostly agree with you. Age does Aventus good...it does seem to get better with some time in the bottle. Not sure that batch variations are all that different. I have sampled several batches and they don't have any marked variations to my nose. IMHO age and how well macerated Aventus is, and/or oxidation determines the smell. The bottle I have is now a beautiful beast after a couple of years. When I bought it it was just a purring kitten.
    You have convinced me to hang onto my bottle and give it some time to strengthen. It just purrs at the moment. I'll wait for the beast.

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    Yeah, I bought mine at a great price from Fragrancenet a couple of years ago, thought it was nice then but gave it mediocre reviews because it did not seem to last. Wore it a couple of days ago and it lasted all day getting complements after 10 hours or more. Seems strange to me, but that has been my experience.
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    Im really curious to try this one out. Everyone on this forum talks about it as if it was THE cologne to wear, so I ordered a 2.5ml sample yesterday.

    Really hope it lives up to the hype. Maybe if im lucky I can score a 4oz for a deal someday.

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    After getting carried away with all the hype and going through a small decant (felt ho-hum about it) I ended up getting into a 50ml split. Today, I wore the last little bit of my 50ml portion and thinking I'd never repurchase it again (still think it's ho-hum), I got a compliment from a fellow coworker (and I almost never do) - "oh, that's you who smells so nice, are you wearing cologne?" I really don't like Aventus and I was thinking I'd ever repurchase it but I can tell you it does have universal appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    but I can tell you it does have universal appeal.
    It really does. Not one I wear for myself, I prefer more interesting complex and rich scents for my personal enjoyment. But when i'm going out and I just want to smell awesome for others, Aventus is my go to scent. I know the majority of people who I'm around will be impressed, and sometimes that's a really good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    I can tell you it does have universal appeal.
    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post
    It really does. Not one I wear for myself, I prefer more interesting complex and rich scents for my personal enjoyment. But when i'm going out and I just want to smell awesome for others, Aventus is my go to scent. I know the majority of people who I'm around will be impressed, and sometimes that's a really good thing.
    I agree. I don't wear it often because, although I enjoy it, I have others that I enjoy much more. I also don't tend to wear it for dates often, because although I get good feedback, I own other scents that I get much better feedback on.

    DHI is so much sexier.
    Hanae Mori HM is so much more playful.
    Interlude Man is so much more daring.
    MI is so much better for a summer day.
    TdH smells so much more important, based on the feedback I've gotten.
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003) is far more manly, again based on the feedback I've gotten.

    I could go on and on. But the thing is, Aventus is a perfectly safe middle of the road scent that, at least for me, is never a bad choice. It has mainstream appeal, and unlike most designer scents, it isn't common among anyone other than the few of us who actually know what niche is.

    The word mainstream gets a bad rap. Hipsterism seems to be everywhere these days as people claim to dislike something as soon as they find out everybody else likes it. That's so childish. In my opinion, Aventus is a mainstream scent that, in terms of its appeal, is perfectly middle of the road. It's a Jack Of All Trades. The Jack Of All Trades is often the master of none, so if you're trying to present yourself in a specific way (sexy? playful? manly? daring? important?), you're probably better off with something else. But if you just want to smell great, Aventus is a great choice. I wore it on a date this week because it was a first date and I didn't know enough about her to make a better guess.

    So long as you don't wear too much of it (and that's true for anything), in my experience, Aventus is never a bad choice. For anyone who is building a wardrobe of scents, I think it's wise to have a scent like that.

    In a sense, it's like a bottle of wine. Some people might prefer whiskey, others might prefer scotch. Some might prefer a martini, others would rather have Guinness, maybe a Porter or, ew, Coors Light (eww!). But if you're entertaining and you want to make a good impression, it's hard to go wrong by offering to open a bottle of wine.
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    I have the pineapple batch, and it smells fantastic. Incredible longevity.
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    Aventus, Hmmm strange for me, I didn't care for it at first. I got it for $180 for 120ml bottle. After wearing it on 2-seperate occasions it gathered many compliments.

    I liked it the more I wore it. It's good, but its not Jardin d' Amalfi, Royal Oud, Windsor or even Feuilles Vertes. Overall its a great Creed and I'm glad to have 3bottles of it including the perfumed oil. It's a wonderful go-to fragrance.
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    I'm not too impressed with it either. My batch smells like patchouli and grilled pineapple

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    The first time I smelled Aventus I thought it was way too smoky and immediately dismissed it, despite the sa's best efforts I walked away from the boutique empty handed. But as I walked around the outdoor mall the smokiness faded into a well developed wonderfully understated scent. After my wife's insistence I bought a 120ml bottle of 2013 Z01 and it is easily one of my favorite scents. Oddly, though, I don't get that heavy ash/smoky note that dominated my olfactory on first whiff, it's presence is much less pronounced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxavage View Post
    After my wife's insistence I bought a 120ml bottle of 2013 Z01 and it is easily one of my favorite scents. Oddly, though, I don't get that heavy ash/smoky note that dominated my olfactory on first whiff, it's presence is much less pronounced.
    I've had a very similar experience with my bottle of 2013 Z01 Aventus. After smelling the J01 and U01 batches and originally hyped Z01 batch, I've come to love my bottle of the new Z01. It's so well-balanced and it's performance is the best I've experienced in any Aventus batch I've tried. I saved of months, paid full retail for it from the Creed boutique, and I've not once regretted my decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Why were you expecting to be impressed? Because other people say, blah blah blah? The smartest thing you can do in terms of fragrances is learn your own tastes.
    That's why I got a sample, to try it out and see if it matched my tastes.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Figure out what you like and stay true to that.
    This thread is the manifestation of that goal.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Plenty of people rave about Green Irish Tweed, but it does nothing for me. People rave about Musc Ravageur. It's not for me. How many millions of bottles of Le Male have been sold? I don't like the stuff.

    Aventus doesn't impress you? No worries. For me, it's a very strong like but not quite a love. And it's nowhere near the top of my list of most complimented scents. It's quite nice, but I have so many others that people seem to enjoy so much more - based on compliments I've received.

    Different strokes for different folks.

    Never forget that hype is just other people's opinions, often blown out of proportion. Only you can be the judge of what you like and how much you like it.
    Yeah I think so as well

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    I tried Aventus today for the very first time. I can see why some people love it, and I do like it - it's a really nice and pleasant scent...but unless someone gave me a bottle, it's one that I probably will never actually own. I was a little more impressed with Royal Oud and Millesime Imperial than I was with Aventus, in all honesty. I dunno....maybe my expectations were simply not realistic, because based off of the hype, I expected a masterpiece but merely got a really nice fragrance instead. The lasting power wasn't that great on me either.

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    Aventus is a pretty interesting fragrance and I totally understand why it raises so much discussion. In some ways, it strikes me as being the "delicate and eccentric genius that you need to be understanding and patient with" of men's fragrance and people seem to cut it a lot more slack than they would any other fragrances. I don't know... does anyone else feel this way?

    I wore Aventus last night and enjoyed it but it didn't last very long. No compliments. No panties dropped. My life didn't change. It just smelled good and interesting for a while and went away, like a lot of other fragrances do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMiguel View Post
    No compliments. No panties dropped. My life didn't change.
    You have to leave the house after applying for it to take effect.
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    Haha man, the sales rep at Neiman Marcus didn't tell me that part.

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