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    Default eBay scam Aventus

    I am not sure where to post this, so administrators please advise and redirect. I recently purchased a 10 mL decant of Aventus from a person on EBay, and it didn't seem like a Creed quality fragrance. The silage was horrible and within an hour, my nose had to be within 6" from my arm to detect the fragrance. The seller's user name is aiyden from Burbank, Ca. and the batch is 16J01. The initial spray smells authentic, but there are many hours to be desired. It should also be mentioned that the fragrance immediately goes to the base notes. Opinions or comments, please?
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    I guess you didn't lose much on a 10ml decant.
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    Return via eBay policies. Buy splits from here.

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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    Not looking for sarcasm, techt. It was meant as more of a warning with invitational advice about the batch mentioned. Do you have anything of value to add?
    Last edited by My2scents4u; 14th September 2017 at 01:07 AM.
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    This thread belongs in the SubForum where resident Aventus experts can give you a more definite answer on performance relating to that particular 'eBay batch'.
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Return via eBay policies. Buy splits from here.
    Solid advice.
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Return via eBay policies. Buy splits from here.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Return via eBay policies. Buy splits from here.
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    Ignoring your previous sarcasm, I will return to the sender.
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    The problem is as follows, on a number of occasions I've walked into department stores, sprayed from a bottle of Aventus and walked away thinking

    1. This smells like an Aventus clone
    2. Where is it gone? Within 2 hours

    It's so difficult to know what's real anymore when even Aventus doesn't smell like Aventus. Once my bottles finish I'll stick to Supremacy Silver
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Envy View Post
    The problem is as follows, on a number of occasions I've walked into department stores, sprayed from a bottle of Aventus and walked away thinking

    1. This smells like an Aventus clone
    2. Where is it gone? Within 2 hours

    It's so difficult to know what's real anymore when even Aventus doesn't smell like Aventus. Once my bottles finish I'll stick to Supremacy Silver
    While fragrances can be subjective, there is this matter of same person, different experience by bottle. Aside from the daunting batch variations within reason (ranging from fruity to smoky), this inconsistency on longevity is a real problem. Like you, I have no patience for it. There are plenty of variations on this theme to enjoy, for much less. The CREED brand has fostered a luxury cachet that I do not think is deserved--again, my opinion.

    So yes, that decant may actually be authentic. I wouldn't buy any decants from eBay unless I knew the seller, they have been confirmed by other Basenotes members, or they've got a long track record of doing decants with positive feedback.
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    Default Re: eBay scam Aventus

    I bought one from the same seller and it smells fine and lasts long.

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