I bought AB Spirit Silver blind a few weeks back & overall, my reaction is kinda so-so. It does smell pretty good, but I don't find it identical to Aventus & I also get horrible longevity from it. I've been using it under my shirt & then wearing Aventus on my wrists & neck, & it works ok for layering & saving a few Aventus sprays.
As far as the scent. Yes, it has the pineapples & smoke, but to me they are easily distinguishable from Aventus. AB Silver's pineapple is sweeter & more candied & the smoke is not "birchy/leathery", but instead is more chemical smelling like the liquid smoke you use for cooking, or the smell from a gas grill.
Anyway, I'm satisfied for the price, but it isn't nearly as close to Aventus as I'd thought based on reviews. Also, I get horrible longevity (either that or I'm anosmic to it after awhile). I can put 3 or 4 sprays directly under my t-shirt & can hardly smell a trace of it on my shirt when I take it off in a few hours. Like I say, it is pleasant, but it honestly reminds me of one of those Dollar Tree Jordache type knockoffs. I'm glad I have it for layering, but it in no way replaces Aventus.