Thread: A* Men vs Aventus
I know these fragrances have nothing in common... But which one just evokes a more positive feeling in you and just feels better?
I ask this because I just figured out how A* Men's dry down can be a drug... I spray it on my pillow sometimes.
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I much prefer A*men too. More unique and bold. A*men's drydown has a lot of patchouli, which is indeed excellent.
Positive feeling? Aventus just because it's an all-season fragrance. I usually wear A*Men or their flankers (Malt and Havane) on a chilly day so I'm generally not in the most positive mood wearing it . I like both though.
Aventus. If I want a cocoa and patchouli scent LIDGE brings me more joy than Amen, but like Amen I pretty much only reach for it in winter.
Hard to compare because they're so different, but Aventus is the pick. I enjoy Pure Havane the most from the Amen line.
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Neither conjure up "positive" feelings for me. I don't care for either composition, but I prefer A*Men slightly of the two. They are so different though, it makes any comparison a bit odd.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Aventus, even if just for the reason of not having much liked AMen in the first place
Aventus. I can't stand A*Men.
I've never sampled Aventus but I can pretty much certainly say A*Men is a solid fragrance that has stood the test of time.
Aventus' wuality is so much better than A*Men, plus A*Men just smells like every possible sickly sweet smell has been tbrown together into one opening. I got a sample of it and I immediately had to scrub it off (which ofcourse didn't get rid of the scent). People say give A*Men a chance and wait past the opening, but to be honest, I don't want a fragrance that I find repulsive just to appreciate the later stages.
Aventus is the best smelling fresh/fruity fragrance I've smelt in my opinion.
I'm sure some people would enjoy A*Men, and if they did then you'd be noticed a lot easier as the performance is much better than Aventus but it's not a fresh fragrance like Aventus.
I don't really like either! Both of them make me feel sick, but if I had to choose which one to smell on someone, I'd go with A*Men over Aventus. A*Men is gross to me but tolerable. Aventus just really turns my stomach.
To quote the 90's, "Like, gag me with a spoon!"
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I buy fragrances that match my personality. I want to smell like I'll whisk you away with me on a weekend retreat to engage in an exciting adventure in parts unknown.
Can't do A*Men anymore.
I honestly have never smelled the drydown of A*Men. I did smell it on a man in a small bar one night and A*Men was projecting like the sun off him. It still smelled horrible on someone else.
If cost is not an issue, I'd go with Aventus.
Never leave the house without six sprays.
My Top 5:
1. Xeryus Rouge (vintage)
3. Perry Ellis "m"
4. Truth or Dare by Madonna
5. Alien Absolue
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Aventus in spring and summer, so long as the weather isn't TOO hot.
A*Men in fall and winter. The drydown really is fantastic.
That being said... I'm glad I only bought a 1 oz bottle of A*Men. It's excellent, but I rarely reach for it. I have too many other fall/winter scents that I'd rather wear, such as Tom Ford Extreme, M7 Oud Absolu, Interlude Man, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Prada Amber Intense, etc etc etc. A*Men is great though.
Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Tom Ford Extreme
A*men and it's flankers without batch variations.
Aventus is more year-round. I have to agree that LIDG and LIDGE are the sweetness winners and they differentiate themselves from the candy smell in a way A*Men doesn't. Aventus has some interesting blends that come out over time too, like sometimes you can make out vanilla and sometimes you get a lot of currant, depending on the day or the weather or something.