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Aventus Creed for men

Aventus Creed for men
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I have it: 3699 I had it: 416 I want it: 2455 My signature: 470

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Aventus celebrates strength, vision and success, inspired by the dramatic life of war, peace and romance lived by Emperor Napoleon. The bottle is emblazoned with a silver emblem of a horse and rider.

The finest ingredients were hand-selected for this composition, and father and son developed this provocative, masculine and optimistic fragrance as a joint effort.

Top notes: blackcurrant, bergamot, apple and pineapple. Heart: rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine and patchouli. Base: oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla.

Aventus is available in flacons of 30, 75, 120 and 250 ml. Aventus was launched in 2010. Aventus was created by Olivier Creed Sixth Generation and Erwin Creed Seventh Generation.

Perfume rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 3679 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Black Currant Pineapple Apple

Middle Notes
Birch Patchouli Rose Moroccan Jasmine

Base Notes
Musk oak moss Vanille Ambergris

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Aventus Fragrance Reviews

kateapple
kateapple

The "ultimate men's fragrance" - as tested by a woman. I have heard so much hype about this scent through the years, definitely smelled it on men before, so I thought I'd give it a go. Now, I try not to give too much weight to the gender a scent is assigned. Many times I have found that scents made for men work wonderfully on women, and vice versa. With Aventus...this is NOT the case. There's a reason so many people see it as the quintessential men's scent. Because it smells exactly how "men's cologne" smells. It's the very epitome of what you would think of as a good cologne, but it has no variety.
Aventus smells expensive because people know it's expensive, and wealthy people wear this perfume. I smell this on businessmen, investors, men in nice suits. So it smells expensive by associating- but is it actually worth the pricetag? Perhaps. The greatest thing this scent has going for it is its longevity. This easily lasts over 12 hours. In terms of scent, it is not particularly unique, but it is of good quality. The scent is somewhat linear, but if you're looking to smell like a classy man for the next day, you've got it.
Aventus will last you ages. (This is not one to over-spray.) It's a fairly timeless scent, albeit somewhat overplayed, but universally pleasing. If you're looking for something unique, keep looking. But if you're looking for a staple scent, one that is appropriate for every day and is generally well-liked, this might be your goldmine. It's recognizably classy, supremely long-wearing, and not overbearing.

Jun
23
2016
Hamzasbai
Hamzasbai

So I went to a perfume store in Paris that sells creed fragrances, I sprayed Aventus on both wrists, and it was amazing. It lasted more than 12 hours and even a after a shower.
The day after, I went back to the same store and bought a bottle, I'm 100% sure they are not the same juice. With the one I bought, the opening is weaker, the projection is weaker, and longevity is trash.
Sadly, I couldn't get a look at batch number of that 120ml tester that amazed me, but mine is A4216D01. I'm telling you guys, keep away from this one!
Can't understand all these batch variations, but this is just so frustrating, more so after paying 140€ for a 75ml of juice.

Jun
22
2016
nikhilsharan
nikhilsharan

Hey guys. I just wanna say that Aventus is my signature scent. There's a reason. It fits in exactly in between a classic men's scent and a zesty metro affair. It's supremely versatile and smells pretty natural. And creed charges a premium fee for the originality and exclusivity of this gem. You all must have seen the alternative cheapies and their comparison on my channel. Ultimately the choice is yours because I feel Aventus is Aventus and each of the 8 fragrances that I own from this house is unique and lovely. My only gripe is the batche variation which in undeniable. If you take me to be of help please stay away from hyped 13x batches. I love my 14g01 which is highly pleasant with less harshness. Pls buy the recent batches like 15u11 and 15y11. They are actually well balanced and last really long. It's not a compliment galore as such but is a blessing to the nose.

Jun
20
2016
ChrisSmellsGood
ChrisSmellsGood

Ordered a genuine decant of this from a reputable seller and tried it for the first time yesterday. Its very good, but im someone who likes fragrances that are very unique. For me this smells pretty common...almost like Abrecrombie Fierce. I have heard this garners many compliments and I could totally see that. A crowd pleaser for sure. Its great quality, lasting long and strong.

When completely died down after 6+ hours it smells EXACTLY like L'air Du Desert Morocain by Tauer....like EXACTLY.

Jun
16
2016
Meeru99
Meeru99

I think Aventis has to be the ultimate male fragrance. I've not believed the hype for years and was reluctant to try but now I feel like I've been missing out. It sort of has everything you'd want, it's fresh and fruity but grown up and masculine. It has great longevity, I particularly like the body oil out of the shower followed by a couple of sprays of the cologne.

It's the ultimate masculine scent for me and I can't imagine ever not having this at my disposal, such an addictive fragrance.

Jun
13
2016
amer1212
amer1212

"Creed Aventus"

I remembered when I first time tried creed "Aventus" honestly its blown my mind , but because of the huge popularity about this scent in the perfume community I Distracted my attention about it .

After years when I gets a bottle of this manly elixir , I understand the secrets about this very attractive fruity ( apple , pineapple , blackcurrant ) smoky woodsy musky vibe ! its makes me feel about my self taste and lifestyle , positively and unique . this scent its for me a classical modern revolution in the perfumery and 21 century . like the big names or master works as Derby , Habit rouge , Jicky , Caron Un Caron , Heritage.

Aventus ,its classy, refined & captivating , timeless , crowdpleaser in simple and luxury way.

My only coins its about Aventus that highly crazy ridiculous price ! , copycats , but Aventus still Aventus and nothing replace it in my opinion because its class in own world .

On me this scent has a magic :) !

"Aventus" its The Hype .
10/10 .

Jun
12
2016
Cancerian1978
Cancerian1978

Creed is a beast and I like it more than Bond Scent of peace because of what people hate about it. The smoke gives it an edge over Bond no. 9. The fruit note hides behind it but that what makes it to me a men fragrance.

Jun
09
2016
bart4543
bart4543

I have smelled over a 1000 fragrances before in my life and this is definitely a top 10 for me. whenever i want to make a powerful statement and im looking to grab the attention of those around me i always reach for this one. Everything about this fragrance is amazing from quality, blend, complexity longevity and projection. The most authentic fruit (pineapple) note that i have ever smelled in any fragrance. the only downside is the price but if this was priced more reasonably it would be so overplayed like one million and le male, that it would take away from its uniqueness.

P.S- For those who bash this fragrance i have no problem with that as everybody has different taste in fragrances. However those who claim this fragrance smells cheap; well that is something i can never understand. To each his own this bad boy will always be in my arsenal.

Category- Dark Fruity
Quality - 9.5/10
longevity- 8/10
Projection/silage - 12/10
uniqueness - 9/10
Blend/transition - 10/10
value - 7/10
compliment factor- 12.25/10

Jun
05
2016
VanMarlton
VanMarlton

LOL @ the last couple of reviews, especially by "yousmells". Kinda makes me wonder what the hell he's been smelling. But to each their own. I even gave that reviewer a balloon for his efforts. In all honesty, I really would not mind if no one else liked or worn this scent. I also wish this didn't draw so much attention on the forums and youtubes. I would rather see aventus as a well kept secret. But yet every freaking "expert" feels the urge to come on here and cry how "overrated" Creed Aventus is! So folks, here's the truth - this "frag" is awful, now move on to something else please :)

Jun
04
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For Aventus Creed

Top Notes: Bergamot Black Currant Pineapple Apple

Middle Notes: Birch Patchouli Rose Jasmine

Base Notes: Musk Oak Moss Vanilla Ambergris

I want to thank God or any deity that has kept my sense of smell. This is a beautiful fragrance. For Men? Bah! For Me! For anyone who loves fruity floral chypres. This is a classic chypre a variation on Femme by Rochas. At the beginning I get all the fruit. It's always a good way to start a fragrance. The bergamot citrus is there fresh and refreshing, perfumy and old fashioned citrus. Then I smell grapes courtesy of the currant and a big pineapple. I love pineapple fruit in perfume. These are summer time fruit scents and it's so good while it lasts. Then it does turn unisex and the part that is meant for men shows up: birch wood and patchouli. It's still really not a patchouli scent however. The wood note is really evident as it's joined by the oak wood. A light rose and jasmine scent keep it feminine enough for me. It's classy and I've always loved the rose and jasmine combo. At times this part of the scent reminds me of Jivago 24k. Classy floral fragrance. The dry down is pure vanilla on me. It's such a beautiful fragrance. I wish they would advertise this as a unisex fragrance for men and women. Ladies check this out it's for us too.

Jun
03
2016
YouSmells
YouSmells

Over 40 male reviewer:

Could Aventus be "the" most over-hyped bore of a fragrance ever?

Me thinks so.

No one influences my scent decisions. Aventus is alleged to be among the sexiest and god-like deliveries of olfactory bliss that mankind has ever known.

I am assured that if I wear it, women will be falling all over me, in eager anticipation, desperate need actually, to be near me, to hold me, to hug me, to love me up with the most affectionate delight a man has ever known.

But what is it about an incredibly brief yet pleasing pineapple note, accompanied by a long, drawn-out, fairly potent soggy cardboard, that draws the ladies in, silently screaming with romantic fantasy and wanton lust??

Nothing.

Nothing at all.

That's because it does NOT draw them in, because it is NOT the heaven-delivered-to-only-the-special frag that people are making it out to be.

The positives (that I can barely muster): The opening is nice, but lasts approximately .08 milliseconds.

The following heart and dry down is an interesting wet cardboard, that reminds me of something from elementary school in a neat way; perhaps the day I wet myself with a coloring book in my lap.

Soggy cardboard. I've sworn that's what this smells like, and I've proven it with others agreeing.

Please ladies, tell me: WHAT is sexy about wet cardboard.

Creed is over-rated to an absolutely obnoxious degree.

Aventus is the king of that drunken obnoxiousness.

Please frag comm...just stop it. You're all being too silly.

2 out of 10 at best.

I'd give it a 3 out of 10 if it were $30 a bottle.

P.S. How could I forget? After I gave it my first try, I had a lady smell it. She reacted immediately and without hesitation...absolutely true story: "Eww...yuk...I don't like it."

Jun
03
2016
carlosrafael
carlosrafael

I really like the scent. it is wonderful. The quality of the oils, excellent. Very good composition by Creed. On the downside, it has become so popular I smell it everywhere. Everyone seems to have it. It is no longer a unique scent. I wore it on a date and my date told me I smelt like a couple of guys she had dated before. I guess if you live a big cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Miami, you will not stand out from the crowd.

May
30
2016
Russian's man
Russian's man

IMO Aventus it's ''worth the hype'' since it's a different fragrance and with personality. The prominent ''fruity smokiness'' chord it's very addictive and original. The birch give that smokiness. Also, I perceive ambergris and oakmoss.


Longevity it's excellent. In return, sillage it's rather moderate. Clearly, it's a expensive fragrance but worth since it's unique and very versatile because it's not overpowering. If you don't like ''old school'' chypre fragrances, you will have to try Aventus.



Scent: 10
Longevity: 8
Projection: 7
Sillage: 6
Originality: 10
Versatility: 8


Overall: 8,16

May
30
2016
hafidzummc
hafidzummc

a review from not so experienced nose (but a very passionate one):

this is not my favourite perfume. i seldomly wear it but when i do, not even a day passed without me getting at least one compliment. i repeat, never, a day passed without me getting at least one compliment whenever i wear this. guys, girls. same.

this never happened with any of my other perfumes. i have a lot of perfumes and i wear different one everyday but whenever i wear this ive to be prepared for my wrist/ neck/ shirt to be picked up and smelled by random people. lol. im not joking at all. not overhyping anything!

i guess if something is very good, u dont have to overhype it. others (esp the haters) will do it for u (indirectly).

May
29
2016
The Oracle
The Oracle

Whenever any product comes out and earns great acclaim, a certain number of people will lash out at it *just for that reason*. Had they discovered it themselves, they would be its biggest champions; but because others have discovered it, their conscious or unconscious need to feel superior drives them to bash it. Like Jack Daniel's Old Number 7 - no whisky "expert" on earth will ever give it top ratings *only* because it is so popular...but had it come from some "boutique", "niche" distillery somewhere in Finland or Singapore, they'd be raving about it.

Creed Aventus is in a similar category. The brute fact is that of all the colognes on earth, this is in the top five for plunging women into a near-immediate state of sexual arousal. It might even be number one. I don't know the science behind that; I only know that when I've run blind smell-tests on women, this stuff consistently yields incredible results.

The last test I ran was at Nordstrom, where I allowed my subject (a gorgeous young Asian woman) to smell and rate about fifteen different high-end men's colognes. She liked each one to varying degrees...but when I got to this one, she suddenly froze, mesmerized, her pupils dilated, and then said something so graphically sexual I can't type it here. (Yes, I'm telling the truth).

Now...attracting women is not the only reason to buy a cologne. Sometimes that is a secondary consideration. If you don't like this stuff, don't wear it. I'm just saying, if you DO want to attract women, but this stuff. It has about the same effect on them as does dangling raw meat in front of starving sharks.

I'd say "good luck", but with this stuff, you don't *need* luck.

May
29
2016
drakecito
drakecito

Absolutely agree with the previous comments from @Pinaccos and @SamAngelo

And listen, Jeremy make reviews snifing the fragrances in the first minute. Reallly do you tjhink thay this is serious??

And putting in his videos girls (not women) who express their opinion in the first minute after smell the fragrances.

Jeremy has tried Aventus because it sounded fragrance by the many comments I had, etc ... He was happy in his world of Chanel, Dior and YSL and knows nothing of the world "niche", etc ...

I'm not saying it's wrong. Just ask a minimum of seriousness.

P.D .: Jeremy likes the girls, put what gets .. No matter fragrance wearing ... XD
I love his videos...

May
28
2016
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

I'd have to agree with Mr. Licorice. Saying a frag got into "Jeremy's Top 10 List" is about as dubious an achievement as "Neil Sedaka's Best Song."

Aventus isn't bad, but unfortunately it's a terribly over-hyped frag lauded by the compliment-starved and by status seekers desperate to be in the Cool Kid's Club. I won't even get into the ridiculous obsession with batch numbers.

Q: What do Vegans, Crossfit fanatics and Aventus-wearers all have in common?

A: They'll bust an artery if they're unable to tell you within the first 5 minutes.

May
28
2016
snookybg
snookybg

flopi81 I also received 30 ml of 15U11 batch and I share exactly the same experience as you: very fruity opening, the smokiness comes into place after an hour or so, but the fruitiness is still there. Although I expected better longevity/projection! Hope that's due to olfactory fatigue.

May
28
2016
flopi81
flopi81

I recently bought a 30 ml bottle of the Creed Aventus.It a 15U11 batch.
The opening of this one is very frutty and i can feel a lot of bergamot, apple and pineapple.In the middle i can still smell the fruits but a little bit smookier. Performance of this one is awsome,i sprayed 2 on the chest and 2 on the shirt at about 1900 and morning when i wake up i was stiil able to feel it.
Great fragrance.10/10

May
27
2016
starassist
starassist

quite simply THE most overhyped & overrated fragrance in the history of fragrances. i hate this garbage. it literally just smells like smokey birch tree sap within 5 minutes of applying. you get a brief initial tinge of pineapple (literally less than 5 minutes), followed by hours and hours of torturous birch tree smoke. absolutely disgusting regardless of price or status in the fragrance community. this smells OLD, smokey, and I'm going to go far against the grain here, but this stuff is about as far from a compliment-getter as you will find in the REAL world. Don't waste money on Creed, there are far better (and longer-lasting) options out there. If you want the scent of Aventus do yourself a favor and purchase an aftershave called Platinum by a company called FINE....smells nearly identical ....100ml for $15. Save the money and buy some new clothes because I've noticed a large majority of youtube reviewers/fragheads spend all their money on fragrance and not nearly enough on the more important things; clothing, savings, vacations etc. live life don't let it box you in.

May
27
2016
Anast
Anast

I also cant find the pineapple. I found sour, earthy? i cant explain that smell that i get. Is a characteristic perfume and ok is not average but not the best... For sure it mustnt be in top 5 fragrances.
I dont understant why many says tha Terre d Hermes smell like old man and Aventus smell youthfull, playfull, and sexy... for me? It is a mature, musculine scent for over 40s. As all Creed frangrances that smell oldfashion, antique.
scent 7,5-8/10 but for his price.....

May
27
2016
SamAngelo
SamAngelo

I'm tired of people saying the sweetness comes from the pineapple note. When I smell aventus I never think of pineapple. I can only smell it if I think about it. The fruityness is NOT coming from pineapple. It comes from the black currant. I know this because I have eaten a black currant bar and it smelt exactly like the opening of aventus. But people just love talking about the pineapple. Probably out of a trend and now everyone associates the fruitiness with pineapple because that's what everyone else says is what it is. No one considers the bergamot nor the apple. In fact I never hear anyone mention the bergamot and apple. I get loads of bergamot and apple. I would say the top notes of aventus all smell equally prominent with the yogurty fruitiness from the currant ruling for the first couple minutes.

And yes I've considered that it could just be my batch. But why would I be the only one with the black currant batch while everyone else associates the fruitiness with the pineapple?



Overall, Aventus is a gift from the gods. I was expecting it to smell like a cheap smokey, literal pineapple as you dipshits described it. I was telling myself how can something described as that could possibly smell good? Pineapple pieces on a grill? Get out of here. But Aventus got so much praise that I really wanted to smell it. So I ordered a sample last year unsure of what it would smell. It arrived, and me expecting it to smell like ash and pineapple, I smelled the tube, and I smelled heaven. It wasn't at all as I thought it be. It smelled so smooth and luxurious. I never knew something could smell so capturing. It smelt like Sean O'pry had died and come back as an angel.

Anyway, after a while it wasn't pleasing me as it used to. And then I realized that it was because of the temperature. When I received my sample, it was laying in the mailbox in the heat. Essentially, Aventus smells bad in the cold and magnificent in the heat. The cold weather brings out it's nauseating black currant, but in the heat the vanilla and the ambergris influence the aroma to a heavenly direction. I couldn't believe it. A fruity fragrance that smells best in the heat? Maybe that's why Aventus made it into Jeremy's top 10 summer niche.

May
25
2016
sheynose
sheynose

Pineapple, black pepper, smoke, and leather.

Masterpiece!


1010

May
25
2016
guidance101
guidance101

I have researched and found that Batch Lot number #A42B13R01 is the more smoky version of the lot, is this correct? I was given this as a present but became slightly confused with batch codes and all
any help.
thanks

May
25
2016
AnamnesisV
AnamnesisV

I work at a lot moving cars around. Wore Aventus to work one day, didn't event spray just dabbed it on my neck. My manager came to me and she said "I can smell you in every car"
That says a lot about a perfume. It's a beastly perfume especially during the summer and smells good but I wouldn't buy another bottle.

May
24
2016
micp
micp

Just purchased a sample of Aventus. I like it… but I am not amazed by it.

I enjoyed the opening a lot but, for me, it faded pretty fast. Then their is the pineapple aspect, which reminds me of a double-sided foam tape by, I think, 3M that I used to use back in the late 90s. Now, I LIKE the scent - and enjoyed it back then, as well - and I am sure that the 3M smell was much stronger and less nuanced than this, but I can’t say I really enjoy it on myself, as a personal scent. I did, however, get a compliment on it yesterday, so that’s a vote in its favor. I think one or two more wearings may change my take on it.

Then, however, there is the dry down, which reminds me of some classic scent that I used to notice on a family friend back in the 70s/80s (have no idea what it was) and which I have encountered since then, though certainly before Aventus’ 2010 launch date. This is the aspect I like the most like about Aventus, though I assume it may be present in other scents as well. It’s the only one of the scents I have that is listed here as having the ambergris note, and that may indeed be what I am finding so appealing.

May
22
2016
eqbal
eqbal

@ohk1983,

Well-balanced and high performance: 15Y11 OR 15X21.

May
22
2016
hafidzummc
hafidzummc

i own 16A01 batch and its really good! great balance between fruity and smoky. just go for that

May
22
2016
ohk1983
ohk1983

I found many batches of creed aventus in our market, i need your advice which one has high sillage and high longevity:

1- 15y11
2- 15x01
3- 15x21
4- 15R12
5- 16A01

May
22
2016
farshid777
farshid777

جناب اقاي كيوان مشهدي عزيز
شما چه دشمني با خانواده كريد داريد مثل اينكه شما قسم خوردهاي كه تمام محصولات اين شركت را به شدت بكوبيد برادر من قدري منطقي باشيد چرا عطر هاي كريد را حتي از عطرهاي هزارتومني شهر خودتون پايين تر ميدانيد !!!!

May
21
2016
eren.ceylan
eren.ceylan

In my opinion that the best pineapple scent ever. Whenever I wear it my close friends sneeze and compliment my cologne.

May
19
2016
Michaezra
Michaezra

It smells very manly, like oil/ tire smell. Under that I get some fresh pineapple. I kind of get a Dior Fahrenheit vibe. It doesn't really smell like that that it has the same vibe. Although Aventus is more natural and less synthetic than Fahrenheit. This is the epitome of manliness. It's not my favorite scent but it's really good in making you smell like a confident, financially stable man.

May
19
2016
shavenonthedarkside
shavenonthedarkside

Smokey and true pineapple scent. Not synthetic notes here. Smells manly. Performs all year around. I like it better in the winter. I am not even particular about seasons and fragrances lol. It feels like it has a warm feel to it.


8/10 Not perfect. Many people have fell on the bandwagon with almost acting like this is "perfect". IT IS VERY GOOD!!!


DONE.

May
16
2016
aliawaiss
aliawaiss

This is absolutely a royal confident king kinda fragrance, something best for summers. If someone asks me how the word “Confident” smells then I ll let him/her smell this masterpiece. Moreover, its one of the things you must always own because it can never go wrong, especially in summers. It will also get you lots of compliments.

O yes, it is very expensive !!

May
15
2016
NZFH
NZFH

@Matt Oldham There are NO bad batches of Aventus - all batches are "good." There are simply minor differences between batches. These so-called "batch variations" are exaggerated and overstated by certain members of the fragrance community.

May
15
2016
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham

It's super expensive AND only some batches are good? Sounds great. There are dozens of things that are reasonable or inexpensive that are consistent. And the best thing of all is that none of them are by Creed.

May
15
2016
CPRingo
CPRingo

What a great fragrance. One of my most complimented fragrances. The smoky batches seem to be the only ones that get me any compliments though. I prefer the pineapple heavy ones though.

May
14
2016
rakan1985
rakan1985

scent : 8/10
sillage : 7/10
longevity :7/10
70% day / 30% night fragrance

May
14
2016
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

Just got this, curiosity and, what the boys have I ve got too ( I blame having two successful brothers and a dad who used to treat me like his son in skirt and heels, loved it). I find Aventus very well done and interesting. It starts off as most men's scents, fresh and masculine and, even though it maintains its butch character it also develops deeper with more nuances and depths. Within 10 minutes a well blended combo of pineapple and birch appear spiced by musk which gives a depth and an animalic dimension yet without dominating. At a later phase the fruits leave a gorgeous memorable trace and make room for patchouli and ambergris with just a hint of floral input that lends a deep and velvet feel but very subtly. I find the dry down very alluring as leftovers of wood, fruit and jasmine work harmoniously together with birch still going strong over all. Longevity and sillage are extra gigantic, if one dislikes it they are well and truly done for hours! I am sure there are many scents out there just as competent and potent for a fraction of the cost, yet I find that Aventus has a character quite of its own. I must say, I love it.

May
13
2016
ask4fahad
ask4fahad

Its good but overrated and expensive

May
10
2016
koskhandeh
koskhandeh

Hey has anybody smelled "AVENTUS FOR HER (2016)"?! No mention of it on fragrantica and creed distributor in Budapest has just put it up on their website for ordering!!

May
09
2016
groover
groover

I bought this 250 ml bottle a couple
months ago, and i have been thinking
about what to write about it, but tonight
i just had to confess my love for aventus,
the bottle is in the box with strapped leather
on and even then it fills the room with its
heavenly apperance. I think its safe to say its
the most beutiful perfume i have ever smelled.
My bottle is a C4215X21 and its really fruity,

May
07
2016
TheJurisDoctor
TheJurisDoctor

I started with a 2013 batch. It was rather smokey and I never figured out the longevity. Some days, others could smell it for 10 hours. On other days, it was a skin scent after 5 hours. I used the entire 4 oz. bottle.

Now I have a 2015 batch (15Y01). To my surprise, it is a fresher batch. It is still smokey (thankfully), and it's still Aventus, but the pineapple note is clearly more prominent. Longevity is consistently 10-12 hours, which is something I never got out of the 2013 batch. The last few hours are a little balmy compared to the ashy 2013 batch. I'm happy with it, and I haven't noticed any less compliments.

May
07
2016
josevancouver
josevancouver

@Ozymandias86: couldn't agree with you more. I have received more compliments with Aventus than anything else. I also agree - you can try and find some clone or something that smells 'like it', but it's not the same thing. I have owned 'Scent of Peace' and Mancera Cedrat Boise and it's not the same thing.

May
06
2016
Francoparfum
Francoparfum

This is phenomenal stuff!
It makes me feel confident, sharp, powerful, on top of my game.
It is well balanced with an emphasis on sharpness.
It is crisp, has depth, I've been complimented on this, and I do think it is the king of perfumes.

Score: 98.9%
Proverbs 27:9

May
05
2016
Guinea54
Guinea54

This fragrance can be considered one of the biggest hyped fragrances of all time. People love to love it and love to hate it, but I would say this fragrance has more fans than enemies.

Depending on the batch, year, etc. you might get different things out of this fragrance. Overall it is a fruity, pineapple type smell combined with a woody smokey element. The combo just is alluring to many people including myself. I understand the people who say it is over rated, and I understand those who love it. I really find the smell addictive and it is definitely a fragrance you could pull off all year round. I don't believe its the magical juice everyone claims, but I do enjoy it. It has something about it that keeps me interested.

Rating based on overall average from different batches I have tried.

Scent- 5/5
Longevity- 4/5
Projection- 4/5
Cost- 1/5

Overall without factoring cost, I would give this fragrance a 5/5. I think it deserves it for what it has accomplished. But I don't believe it is nearly worth the price.

May
04
2016
Ozymandias86
Ozymandias86

Aventus is something of an enigma. It is completely superb in every aspect. Aventus is awe - inspiring which would explain why so many companies try to mimick its unique scent. It's very popular and Women and men always compliment me when I wear this. This fragrance opens up with smokey pineapple and had a sense of mastery not many fragrance makers can achieve. Quite frankly this fragrance garnishes compliments every time I wear it.

My girlfriend and I are having a baby and my family just threw her a baby shower. There were about 25 women there. At the end I went there to say hello to everyone and hugged all the women. 3 women about fainted they said it smelled so good. My aunt asked me what am I wearing and said I smell manly AF. LOL! One lady who is a family friend asked what I am wearing and said she's buying it for her husband today! I told her and then told her about how much it costs and she said ok maybe for his birthday! Haha!!

One day I was walking in class in college in the early morning around 7:30AM. I Had two sprays of Aventus on my hands, and one on my neck. One guy named Burt said I smelled really really good and two other girls said the same. One time I visited San Fransisco with my girlfriend and we went to her friends house. There were two 17 year old girls, their mom about 45 or so and another woman. They asked what am I wearing and they want it! I have never received compliments like I do when I where Aventus. But that's not why I purchased this masterpiece of a scent. I purchased it because it makes a statement.

Aventus is charming, alluring, sophisticated and downright awesome. Many many companies try and mimick it and some even come pretty close, but it isn't Aventus and will never be. Some people say why would they pay for Aventus when they can buy something that smells similar for $25. I say to you sir, you're not a die hard true collector. I'm not particularly keen on paying for a name brand but with this premium you pay for Aventus you aren't purchasing a fragrance or Parfum. No, you're purchasing a guarantee. A guarantee you will exude confidence, resilience, and elegance. This fragrance is simply sublime.

May
04
2016
Sorush
Sorush

با سلام
من نسخه وینتاژ یا اصلی اونتوس رو دارم و با نسخه جدیدش خیلی فرق داره.
در نسخه قدیمی بوی چرم خیلی واضحه و بسیار بهتر از جدیدش هست.
با تشکر

May
04
2016
Bruno2theV
Bruno2theV

After hearing soooooo many people talking about this one I had to try it. And it was worth to try, I definetly connected with this one. The pineapple note is one of my favourite scent (not to mention one of my favourite fuits) and I loved it on this one.

I would buy a bottle in Selfridges but I was confident that it had on the Stansted Airport in London. Joke was on me :(

This is a really masculine scent and the lady also gave me another one to try that I loved but I can't seem to remeber the name.

Cheers mr. Creed

May
04
2016
renzo
renzo

it is indeed a special fragrance, but after 3 full bottles, I find it to become cloying and I get a little bored with the scent..
Compliments for sure, but that s not the reason one wares fragrances :-)

May
03
2016
VictorLeon
VictorLeon

Finally tested it, and I don't know was it 'cause all the hype around it my expetations were too high, but I wasn't blown away...while it certainly smells nice, I don't find it edgy enough to make a big statement...Maybe I tryed bad batch? Got mostly pineapple/apple/smoke.To me it's nice and safe scent, nothing less, nothing more.

May
03
2016
Merino-Teflon
Merino-Teflon

Too many words have been expended upon the alter of Aventus, but it makes me smell like I'm part of the human race, except with added godliness. I feel like a power ranger.

May
03
2016
Usman Khan7
Usman Khan7

I purchased new 2015 batch and having men on horse with black hair. Need to know that packaging has been changed or what?

May
03
2016
mhiregoudar
mhiregoudar

Batch: 14M01

The picture i get with this fragrance is
Slices of ripe pineapple, apple with a bouquet of fully bloomed roses & jasmine lying on a table along with high quality shaving cream & some woods being burnt in a distance.

Smells really natural & high quality. No clone of this fragrance comes close to this in terms of quality, performance & refinement. Totally worth the money.

It is true that it gives nose fatigue. Lasts easily 12+ hours on me & projection is excellent.


10/10

May
02
2016
MickZ
MickZ

It's fruity, smoky and woody, a touch sweet and well balanced. It's hard to imagine a smoky fragrance as "fresh," but Creed has managed to execute it. It doesn't come across as a tropical cocktail despite the unmistakable pineapple note. The birch tar is strong and central, but it is very natural smelling and not overwhelming.

Calling it "smoky pineapple" doesn't do it justice, but it is an apt description. It is unique and enjoyable to wear, very versatile and safe. Longevity and projection are good, even when you think it's not there anymore. It also garners compliments, if that's important to you. Worth the price of admission. 9/10.

May
01
2016
sajalG
sajalG

I have recently bought a 250 ML Flacon with lot code SO42C14C01. Does any one know how this batch is? Moreover I have purchased a bottle I intend to gift to someone with batch no LT4215P01. I tried to look for 15P01 but couldn't find any reference. I am looking for opinion from my fellow fragrantica members.

Apr
28
2016
Aventus Junkie
Aventus Junkie

As everyone here said it before, this scent is amazing and it will get you noticed, in a good way. My bottles are from newer 2015 batches and they perform really well, I get consistent 10-12+hrs. You may not notice it present past 4-5 hours but it's definitely there and other people can still smell it me from a few feet away.
If you're like me and got interested in Aventus from the descriptions of 11z01 from a few years ago and have not actually tried 11z01 yet, DON'T bother, 15U11 fits exactly into those yummy pineapple legends you read about. Of course, it's no 11z01, but it's all the reviews of 11z01 were about. So, again if you just read about all the amazing fresh pineapple note of 11z01, then it's 15u11 for you, and me.

Apr
25
2016
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - bergamot, musk & oak moss.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the colder months, day or night.

Projection - I did get noticed, I didn't get a compliment.

Longevity - I get 24hrs consistently.

#29

Apr
24
2016
hafidzummc
hafidzummc

if u can get pass the rotten pineapple smell, ure up for quite a nice treat. longevity is fine and mine is one of the latest batch. after one day of using it, id prefer SMW over this one. maybe its just my preference. its a nice fragrance nontheless

edit: i received 2 compliments today and the 2nd person asksd me: "did u go back and reapply ur perfume cuz its kinda strong". i never receive any complimants with GIT, SMW or VIW that i also own. so this is quite something

Apr
23
2016
K1
K1

We don't proceed unless as we consider every aspect of a perfume, specially faults, but temperature on this item is extremely high and you feel too much prejudice and bias towards Aventus. A group of members safeguard its values by thumbing down criticizing statements which means hiding problem instead of focusing on solution! And Creed gave this groups a good lesson with several watered down editions! The topic is about reformulation of debut (that was around smart use of Iso E Super and fresh pineapple) and how turned to current version which is pineapple can from Philippines.

Aventus unfurls with ripe and scrumptious fruity vibe of pineapple and vibrant black currant and green apple. The quality and pellucidity of the trio is marvelous and greatly leaves impact. The core slightly releases joyous fruity vibe. Veers to a musky, soft woody, and slightly marine animalic base that plus exuberant fruits of opening it reaches an extremely welcoming, trust-giving, and inoffensive theme, named for masculinity but it's versatile to both genders. But something is missing. For attenuation of birch and oakmoss in new editions it is not a Chypre fruity anymore.

If you ask what is the biggest drawback of Aventus? Its resemblance to designer groups and its higher-than-luxury price! What is appreciating? It's soothing, popular, and recognizable, and it's unusually enormous longevity and sillage that guarantee feedback. But in overall what hyped Aventus is Creed's name. I'm just thinking would it be so famous if it was a designer? In general, Aventus is an ingenious take from a naïve atmosphere; kind of inventive pop art like Warhol's Tomato Can.
★★★

پیشرفت نخواهیم کرد مگر همۀ ابعاد یه عطر، مخصوصا ضعفهاش، رو در نظر بگیریم اما در مورد اونتوس چنان تعصبی وجود داره که نمیشه ضعفهاش رو شمرد. مجلس عزا به قدری داغه که مرده شور به حال مرده گریه میکنه! گروهی از طرفدارای متعصب حی و حاضر از عفت این عطر با دیسلایک کردن کامنتهای منتقدانه محافظت میکنن که این یعنی "پاک کردن صورت مسئله به جای حلش"! و کرید با رفورموله های متعدد و آب بستن توی این عطر درس خوبی به همشون داد اما هنوز نگرفتن چی به سرشون اومده. موضوع در مورد روفورموله هایی هست که روی نسخۀ اولیۀ این عطر پیاده شد (که استفادۀ هوشمندانه از آیزو ای سوپر و آناناس تر و تازه رو به نمایش میذاشت) و رسید به نسخۀ فعلی که بیشتر شبیه کمپوت آناناس فیلیپینی هست

اونتوس با رایحۀ آناناسِ رسیده و شدیدا آبدار و خوشمزۀ میوه ای و رایحۀ متزلزل اما قدرتمند انگور فرنگی و سیب سبز شروع میکنه. کیفیت و شفافیت این سه گانۀ میوه ای خیلی عالیه توی شروع و تاثیر عمیقی رو که باید بذاره میذاره. توی بطن کار اما حس شادابی و ویوالیته از این تم میوه ای رخت میبنده کم کم و نیل به فضای مُشک، رایحۀ چوبی نرم و کمی حس عنبر و بوی دریایی نمکی میکنه که به همراه اون شروع پرانرژی میوه ای حس دعوت کننده، بی آزار، قابل اعتمادی رو میسازه که مردونه معرفی شده اما کاملا یونیسکس هست. اما این عطر با همۀ خوبیش بخاطر از دست دادن مقادیر چوب توس و خزۀ بلوط دیگه یه شیپق میوه ای نیست

اگه میپرسین بزرگترین ضدحال توی اونتوس چیه؟ شباهتش به عطرهای دیزاینر و قیمت فراتر از نیش! نقطه مثبت قضیه چیه؟ رایحۀ مفرح، آرامش بخش، عامی و کاملا قابل شناسایی، و موندگاری و نشر بوی بسیار قدرتمندش که بازخورد رو حتمی میکنه. اما در کل اونچه باعث هایپ شدن اونتوس شد نام کرید بود. داشتم فکر میکردم اگر این یه عطر دیزاینر میبود اینقدرا هم تحویلش نمیگرفتن. اونتوس برداشتی هوشمندانه از فضایی دون پایه و عمومی هست، یه جور هنر پاپ خلاقانه مثل "قوطی کنسرو گوجه فرنگی" اندی وارهول. یه چیزی رو هم بگم اینکه به من این عطر رو هدیه بدن هم توی ایران نمیزنم. جریان فراگیری اونتوس شده مثل ده پونزده سال پیش که همه یه کیف گیتار رو دوششون داشتن و تو خیابون قدم میزدن و خجالت میکشیدی یه جا بگه گیتار میزنی
★★★

Apr
22
2016
VibeOil
VibeOil

Smells exactly like a dramatic life of war, peace and romance lived by Emperor Napoleon. Nice job, Creed! I heard their first attempt at this was a scent based on Hannibal that used elephant musk and Alpine elderflowers. It never really took off. Nor did their Caesar tribute using anchovies and olive oil. Then, bam! Pineapples and birch, Napoleon's two favorite smells! ...and a legend was born. Seriously, there's nothing more to analyze about this one. No more earnest, detailed run-downs of notes, I'll save those for the quirkier stuff - it's great. Ninety nine percent of the time, it works every time. If you have the means, I highly recommend...

Apr
21
2016
john.warden
john.warden

Probably one of the most popular "niche" frags in the world and to me there is a reason for that.... It's amazing. I can't tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this. Smokey pineapple. Project and longevity amazing. Can do seasonal or make it signature. Definitely my " go-to" on a night out. Awesome fragrance.

Apr
21
2016
dariodp123
dariodp123

does someone knows where I can buy this in or around Oxford Street? I can't find it in Belgium so I'mma search for it when I visit London.

Apr
21
2016
Braveheart 100
Braveheart 100

Beautiful fragrance, can't stop smelling myself when I wear this. Very long longevity, projection I find a bit strange because I can go about half an hour without smelling anything (unless I press my nose against my skin), then all of a sudden I get this big whiff of sweet pineapple. When everything is said and done this is a top class fragrance, it is expensive but you get what you pay for and what you get here is top class and masculine scent. 10/10

Apr
21
2016
c0ssix
c0ssix

@stephan, I feel your pain about the scratches on the silver label. I've noticed that Creed bottles are never perfect, and their customer service claims it's because they're handmade and not mass produced like we have gotten used to. I suppose this is true. My 4oz Aventus has a few small bubbles in the silver label, the black printing on the raised Creed text in the glass is faded in some places, and of course the caps are garbage. Great scent though, I have a very recent bottle and I have no longevity issues. Sometimes the opening smell varies for some reason though, one time it'll be an airy pineapple and other times it will be thicker and more dried fruit similar to Cedrat Boise. Either way I own this for the middle and drydown, once the smokiness comes out, the sillage is a compliment magnet. 2 or 3 each day I wear this. More compliments from guys on average, seems to be more of a "bro" fragrance as it is super masculine and smells better than any guy you're with. Girls like it but not as much as other frags I own IMO.

Apr
20
2016
Tapinview
Tapinview

OK I'm straight woman and yes, this is a panty dropper. I'd put it there with Muscs Koubli Khan, Lonestar Memories, the ancient Brut of thirty years ago, vintage Eau Savage, and vintage Chanel for men. I mean there are gorgeous male perfumes that just smell great, but there are only a few panty droppers per se. Look I'm not trying to be controversial here....haha

Apr
20
2016
stephan
stephan

Just bought a 16A01 bottle from an official retailer. The horse on the metal part of the bottle has some scratches, but I'm sure this bottle is not a fake because the place where I bought doesn't sell fake bottles. Such an expensive fragrance should not have scratches on the bottle. Very nice pineapple, not overly sweet. Very intoxicating juice, can't stop sniffing myself. Great performances.

Apr
20
2016
matthew369
matthew369

i have great longevity issue with most fragrances, even with lots of sprays. i find that Aventus has amazing longevity.... but only with lots of sprays. and as an already expensive fragrance for longevity-fanatics this one is really only for the well off. a true exclusive fragrance. if that wasn't the case then everybody would be smelling like aventus.

Apr
19
2016
FlexYoFace
FlexYoFace

This is a super simple and light fragrance. It's a blast of smooth pineapple and cedar and within less than an hour it become so weak and subtle that I can't tell it's even there. It's a really mellow smooth cedar woods and smoke scent on the dry down and I don't really understand all the hype around it. It's almost as if it's something L'Occitane would have produced. I much prefer the classics like GIT, SMW, MI, Tabarome M, I actually think Himalaya is a better scent, and I'm not really that into Himalaya.

Apr
19
2016
Life's good
Life's good

@eqbal, r u talking about the same batch LT4215N01?

Apr
15
2016
eqbal
eqbal

@Life's good, 15N01 is a very weak batch, "Aventus Di Gio"!!!

Apr
15
2016
Life's good
Life's good

I recently got batch LT4215N01. Does anyone own this batch? Could you plz share your experience regatding its smell and performance. Thank you!

Apr
14
2016
NZFH
NZFH

Hard to imagine anybody actively disliking this scent. It would not be right to use this every day, but whenever I return to Aventus after using other fragrances, I am always blown away again by how GOOD this smells. Despite all the quibbling over batch variations, this just smells GOOD.

Apr
11
2016
hossein_gi
hossein_gi

in my country (IRAN) every 3 men that walk across me in the street, one of them wear Aventus,the other wear lalique(that i hate) and the third person wear 1 million. i dont mean that they really have Aventus or 1million but they have perfume that smell exactly like aventus . in every shop you can find easyly plenty of perfumes that smell exactly like it so now it's not unique and classy scent but even sooo tackyy.it really doent worth this price and even half.
تو ایران از بغل هر سه نفری که رد میشی یکیشون بوی وان میلیون میدهٰ یکیشون بوی مزخرف لالیک میده و یکیشون بوی کرید اونتوس میده. بله درسته که دو سال اولش که هر سه این عطرا اومد فوق العاده هر سه تاشون عطرای خاص و باکلاسی بودن ولی الان شما می توانید با حتی 100 هزار تومن یه عطری بگیرید که دقیقا بوی اونتوس بده . البته نه به این تمیزی ولی خوب همه که تشخیص پیچیدگیه عطر رو نمیدن پس واقعا اگه 800 هزار تومن بابت این عطر بدید پولتونو دور ریختید.

Apr
09
2016
RMB18
RMB18

I used to not believe in the whole "nasal fatigue" bullshit. I thought it was just part of the hype but nasal fatigue is very real with this one. I'll go to work, cone home, sleep, wake up, and can still smell it projecting without having to look for it. It's such a natural scent that your body doesn't pick it up after a while. I get 24 hours of solid projection out of this.

Apr
07
2016
muncierobson
muncierobson

Well anyway....

I love Aventus! I don't care about batches or napolean or even the price.

I like it because it makes me feel confident and recieves lots of compliments.

It's a smooth blend of pineapple, birch and subtle spices.

It lasts most of the day and others can smell it once my nose has gone blind to it.

It does not remind me of anything else, so is unique to me!

If it was cheaper I would wear it everyday, in all weather and to a range of events and occasions.

And me and Aventus lived happily ever after!

Apr
07
2016
Greenbay
Greenbay

I've heard many good reviews on this but its about 400$ for a bottle and very unreasonable price for a perfume.

Apr
06
2016
istvan.buda.779
istvan.buda.779

I can not wear Aventus and i got the fruity batch from Creed boutique in New York . I get nothing but Negative comments . Every girl i met hate that one , apparently collage girls really dislike the scent
I would get more compliments if i wore AXE body spray


Edit : I realized why girls hate aventus... because the black current note and black current can have the cat piss odor profile . I start to think thats why most girls are disgusted by it .

Apr
04
2016
amillimonster
amillimonster

This fragrance is so good, it make me angry!

From top to bottom, it is actually pretty linear. I get an initial blast of pineapple and birch. This is pretty much what I get throughout the whole fragrance, except there is one caveat--- This is the best smelling pineapple I have smelled in a fragrance. This paints the picture of pouring fresh(squeezed?) pineapple juice on and walking through the woods(I don't know why, but it just reminds me of it!) This smell is excellent, and I challenge anyone to find someone who truly does not like it! Is it my favorite scent? No. It's not even my favorite creed! But it just works for every occa..... I digress. After a couple hours, you get the same pineapple/birch combo but the signature musk/ambergris comes into play, prolonging the fragrance for a few more hours until it dies off.

Application: The real question is, when can't you wear this? This is a spring and summer savant, but can easily be worn in any situation in the winter and fall. Would I wear this during the winter and fall? No. But can you? Yes. I really feel the best situation would be casual, work, or date during the spring and summer. This is the definition of signature scent worthy!

Sprays: 2-4(depending on how much you want to stand out)

Longevity: 7/10(The only surprise from this fragrance, I get about 4-6 hours from it)
Projection: 10/10(Yep. I don't judge on how much it projects, but rather if it projects as much as I want it too. I don't want a gourmand to fill the room, but rather leave a nice bubble. This bad boy will fill the room if you go over 3 sprays.)
Versatility: 10/10(Oh yeah. Whenever, wherever)
Compliments: 10/10(This thing is magic. You will be the best smelling guy in the room to most people.)
Smell: 10/10(Smells fantastic. Authentic Pineapple)
Overall: 10/10(Blind Buy it)

*Mini Rant*

This bad boy just works for any scenario, Everyone loves it, it has never failed to get me a compliment, it smells great, it just works! The problem is, it works SO GOOD. The complement factor on this thing put all of my colognes to shame and this isn't even my favorite fragrance. It just seems like I could sell all my bottles and just use aventus, but I won't because it isn't my favorite smell! Anytime I don't get a compliment or I'm not "feeling" a fragrance that I'm wearing that day, I think to myself: should have worn aventus. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Apr
03
2016
Fumehead81
Fumehead81

This is a great fragrance. I get a smokey pineapple feel from this fragrance. This is definitely something you can wear for all seasons and occasions. The versatility is great. The only problem I have with Aventus is the longevity and projection. With the money you spend on a niche fragrance you expect it to be a beast. I know everyone has different skin so the reaction will be different depending on the individual. Overall I give this fragrance an 8 out of 10.

Mar
30
2016
Ulriben
Ulriben

Loads of fan boys. Relax. It is ok. Most fragrances we call generic is generic because of this. So it's sort of the godfather of all generic mens perfume, or "The King of Generic Perfumes" if you like. Let me sharpen that pitchfork for you.

Mar
29
2016
unshkbl00
unshkbl00

Update Review: My bottle was purchased at Nordstrom's, I'm confident it's authentic. I've wore this maybe 3 times in 3 different temps and it still performs like a beast I have to say...if you purchase a REAL bottle of this then you're in for a treat. Believe the hypes that surrounds this fragrance. Not the hype because it's Niche or "High End" but because it's actually a really good scent. I sprayed this around 1:00 p.m., went to the mall, ate at Red Robin, was around cigar smoke and went bowling that night and my GF could still smell it when we woke up the NEXT day???? I'm rarely quick to say this but if you don't have/like this then, you are truly missing out!!!

Mar
26
2016
LoriAlyse83
LoriAlyse83

I bought this for hubby, blindly, merely going off all the rave reviews to get him off Nautica Voyage, which he'd been loyal to wearing for YEARS! And I say, it's magnificent! Everything I'd hoped for and more. Yeah, there's something a bit generic to it but I believe it's because so many frags out there try to impersonate this one. But none truly compare. It smells great on him and he LOVES it! Goodbye Nautica! lol The staying power and projection of this stuff is fantastic, so you won't run through it too fast either. One spray lasts all day and into the next. Well worth forking over a paycheck for. He smells like a million bucks!! ❤

Mar
25
2016
Davidm1105
Davidm1105

NOTE. Make sure you have a real Creed Aventus If you want the best out of this. If you got one that gives off a lemon pine note you do not have the best of Creed Aventus.

Mar
25
2016
Nirogol
Nirogol

I'm dying to try this one, after reading a bit about it I figured out the current versions are very weak and diminished. after seeking for decent old batch I noticed prices I can't afford. it's a shame such an expansive perfume being weak like this. anyone can recommend a new current batch that still has good balance and good Sillage and Longevity?

Mar
21
2016
genny17
genny17

Adventus might be expensive , but I find it is worthy of the price, the balance between the smoky notes and the pineapple is divine!! Then longevity is outstanding , even after several washes, I can still smell it on my husband ' clothes..what more can I say! Refined, Royal, fresh and deep at the same time, I agree there are other nice masculine scents out there, but Aventus is really distinctive.

Mar
19
2016
unshkbl00
unshkbl00

I have both Creed Aventus and Insurrection Pure II, and my final conclusion is they are not the same. Here's why I say that....I purchased Insurrection Pure II initially last year and to be honest I was floored at the scent! The pineapple was first out the gate, immediately followed by this musky, smoky birch that eventually dries down to a soft musk. I did receive a few compliments when I wore it, and more importantly I LIKED IT.

So now that I have Aventus in my collection, the first thing I did was compare the two. I sprayed them both in the boxes and waited....within the first 10 seconds you could already notice major differences. I'll admit CREED just does it right with the quality. Insurrection Pure II will definitely stand on it's own, in reality it is it's own fragrance. Yes the notes are similar, but if you've smelled the two you would understand. My next goal is to successfully layer them and hopefully they'll enhance each other. Both bottles have great sillage and longevity IMO. The bigger difference is the price, which is by at the least $200 hahahaha. Both are good fragrances, both are worth the purchase, Insurrection II just seems like the better deal with price point.

Mar
19
2016
KJS88
KJS88

I didn't get any pineapple, and very little of the legendary smokey-fruit accord. I've tried this from at least three different batches. I've also been given two small bottles as gifts two years apart. So its not as if I haven't given it a go.

What I do get/my experiences:

- Opens quite akin to Guerlain Homme and dries down (very quickly!) like a sanitised (not a bad thing) Euris. I was lukewarm on the Guerlain and I detested the Eucris (and kicked myself for spending so much on dreck--which like Aventus was billed as something legendary). It's got that weird, vaguely minty-black current-smokey thing going on.

- Don't get any of the ambergris (or Ambroxan), vanilla, rose, or birch.

- Overall feeling of disappointment.

For the $429 this going for in Australian department stores, you could do an awful lot better. This is a classic example of how price and hype often lets down.

That's my opinion, I'm not going to care much about the hate that will surely be levied at it.

Mar
17
2016
Shortshanks
Shortshanks

Sadly I have to agree with many of the recent reviews regarding the longevity and weakness of aventus
I must be honest and say that many reviews drive me crazy regarding batch numbers reformulation etc etc etc. whilst im sure everyone is valid to the individual, and most probably correct I have yet to encounter any performance problems on any of the niche fragrances I am lucky enough to buy.

However this one is a whole new ball game.

I have recently bought 2 new bottles with two different batch codes form two legitimate outlets ,and they are both dissapointingly poor. The smell of aventus is absolutely my favourite ever and in my opinion the best ever made. But sadly the performance really is equal to a £10 bargain buy flea market purchase. I asked two of my work colleagues to give it a try as maybe my skin just sucked it up or maybe nose fatigue, but both had the same performance.
I cannot justify paying £215 for something that is difficult to smell after 10mins and has complely dissapeared after an hour or so.
Fingers crossed that the rumoured changes coming to 2016 prove to be correct and Creed Aventus can regain its former legendary glory and return to the top of the pile.

I hate leaving negative reviews,in fact this is probably my first ever,but feel compelled to share my experience as I am just so deflated.

Mar
16
2016
bugsyiii
bugsyiii

This is an amazing fragrance, yet over-rated.

Review; Creed did an outstanding job on producing this scent and it is indeed a hot item. (side note: I acquired a 1oz. bottle, more than half-full, from a fellow fragrance fan (williamssellsllc) on eBay, thx, friend!)

I cannot differentiate between getting more smoky or pineapple...here, I get birch and smoke and the pineapple is hiding somewhere...wait there it is. Ummmmmm, nice!

A great fragrance from this house that will garner many compliments. Love it!

Mar
12
2016
JAYMZDEEN
JAYMZDEEN

They keep trying to clone this one. They can get close... But theres only one Aventus. Its just gorgeous. If you cant afford it and want to smell Aventus like... Go with Insurrection II Pure. Its great too.. But its not Aventus.

Mar
11
2016
m10m10
m10m10

Just got my Aventus Batch LT4215X21. New cap, new sprayer. Really prefered the looks of the old cap and sprayer though...

Had flu and couldn't smell a damm thing, but everytime i manage to catch a whiff of air - i smell Aventus! Amazing sillage this beast has.

Mar
09
2016
SlackMaster
SlackMaster

This stuff is amazing. It is definitely worth the hype. I really like the heavy smoke blended with pineapple. I wish it were more consistent.

I got a decant so I don't know what the batch number that I have. All I know is that I will be buying a 4oz bottle when my decant runs out.

Mar
08
2016
Wayne
Wayne

Just received my Aventus yesterday, batch number: LT4215X21.

A little to early to give a thorough review of this batch just yet, I like to give my honest opinion after about two month's after initial first spray.

What I will say is that after the first spray on the wrist (just one) a friend of mine asked if I was going out, I said why she said you smell nice, I was sat about ten feet away so 10/10 for the sillage.

Initially I got the sweet pineapple, apples & bergamot after which that smoky birch,leather, vanilla and oakmoss starts to come through after about 15 miutes. With just the one spray to the wrist I was still able to smell this after seven hours. In the "warmer" month's to come I am sure this fragrance will be at it's best.

This is a very unique, distinctive, exclusive and expensive fragrance. Is it worth it? only the individual who wears it can answer that.

If you can afford it? I am sure you will like it.

Mar
07
2016
Kristopher Karp
Kristopher Karp

The great achievement of Creed Aventus is that it has the fruity sweetness that is so popular with modern fragrances, while still retaining a strong masculine formality. It just ticks every box. Sexy? Yes. Formal and sophisticated? Yes. Playful? Yes. Suitable for day or night? Yes.
Perhaps not the be all and end all of men's fragrances, but if I could only pick one to use for the rest of my days, maybe this would be it.

Mar
07
2016
JezzaN1
JezzaN1

Ordered a 10ml decant of this recently, and I must say it's a great quality fragrance. The mixture of the smoky birch and the sweetness of the pineapple, blending with a myriad of other fruity notes and what I presume is the oakmoss leads to a very fascinating fragrance.

That being said... the sheer price of this juice, and the amount of inconsistency in regards to scent / longevity between batches means that I realistically will not be buying a full bottle of this. It's a shame, but it looks like I will stick to buying the occasional decant whilst exploring other options.

Mar
06
2016
Houstonx
Houstonx

Ok great smell and everything but what's with this house's inconsistency. The batch I have has a really weak performance. If I am really heavy on the trigger, maybe I can get a good 2 hour performance from it. But it's a 300$ frag for God's sake. I have 2 other Creed frags (Original Santal and Millissime Imperial) and all have this batch inconsistency problem. No more Creed for me, thank you.

Mar
05
2016
muncierobson
muncierobson

You do not have to spend the most to get the best... But this is not a money saving forum!

I would never spend £200 on a bottle of wine... But I chose to buy Aventus because I LOVE it!

Batch business aside, I smell apple, pineapple and smoky woods...

Colleagues, friends and random people (most complimented fragrance I've worn) can smell it long after olfactory fatigue sets in!

Aventus makes me feel confident and strong - it's become my 'go to' for job interviews, meetings and formal occasions.

I cannot drink champagne every day and Aventus is saved for special occasions...

Mar
04
2016
rnasim
rnasim

Got my Aventus bottle from the creed boutique directly. It is fruity but very heavy and I feel like I am 70 years old when I wear it. It reminds an old eau de cologne from 80th, the one I always smelled in every barber's shops at that time. Overrated, overpriced, unpleasant. Don't buy it blindly, try it first!

Mar
04
2016
fnkdoc
fnkdoc

Have anyone heard of batch no. C4215X21??

I got pretty good deal on decant from this batch.

Would really appreciate your thoughts.

Mar
03
2016
A.Molitoris
A.Molitoris

Another overrated perfume, from two overrated Noses.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Mar
02
2016
micavana
micavana

What more can be said about Aventus that has not already been said... one millions times. Aventus is the KING of fragrances. Hands down the most complimented fragrance in my collection.

One new trend I have been seeing lately from some of the Creed sales reps is the idea that batch variations are in our imaginations. Hmmm... is that so? While I will admit that I do have a very good imagination, I am not buying that approach. I currently own 13Z01, 14G01 and 14K01. I have sampled a few of the 2011s, 2013s and 2015. There ARE differences in these batches. Some are shuttle differences, like 14G01 and 14K01, some have major differences, like 14K01 and 15N01, which are completely different in projection and longevity. While the scent is similar between 14K01 and 15N01, it is not the same scent to my nose. So I do not subscribe to the idea that batch variations are in our imaginations.

Olfactory fatigue is another topic all together that Aventus lovers have to battle. I find some batches stay with me, while others do not, even though other people can still smell them on me.

The rumor on the street at the moment is that in 2016 batch version will go away and all Aventus bottles will be identical going forward. I am good with that, as long as they replicate a good batch with great projection and longevity.

So finding Aventus is not good enough, finding the right Aventus batch that works for you is the challenge. Try a sample of a specific batch before you invest in that batch, or you may regret it.

Happy hunting.

Mar
01
2016
Mikeinmich
Mikeinmich

The only Creed fragrance that I like or that I own. Very unique! Expensive, but worth it. All the hype is true.

Feb
28
2016
Wolfgang Mazrin
Wolfgang Mazrin

When I wear this I feel like I should boating on my yacht with the cool feel of salt spray and the warm sun on my face. Just above a seagull cries, hovering in our wake, looking for its next meal. OH....thats right... I don't have a yacht.
Well, for $300 plus you can smell like you might own a yacht. On the top of this scent, I get a slight pineapple smell but it's mostly Bergamot, Oakmoss, and Patchouli. As it fades the Pineapple becomes stronger and it becomes woody smelling...The birch?...In the final dry down it is oakmoss, birch and patchouli lightened by citrus notes.
On me, a couple of sprays radiated out like a cloud hovering around me for hours and yet it is still a light scent. If people can't smell this on themselves they are going through olfactory fatigue. Everyone else will smell it on you.
The drydown lasts forever and after showering the next day, I can still smell it on me as a skin scent.
Great scent and on me it lasts forever, but I feel a little pretentious when I wear it. Definitely smells like a million bucks.

Feb
25
2016
Gonga
Gonga

Totally overrated and above all opverpriced fragrance. Too expensive and not so good.

Feb
25
2016
spartandawg
spartandawg

If you want to know if you should buy this fragrance let me share a quick story with you. I walk into a bagel shop and as I approach the counter, a man walks up to me and says, "I don't know if this is what you intended to happen, but you walked pass my wife and she says to me that guy smells really good". He then asked me what I was wearing and he put the name of that fragrance in his phone. Mind you, this was five hours after I sprayed it. Long story short, believe the hype.

Feb
24
2016
Smellafella
Smellafella

I have the Pineapple Batch from 2015, LT4215R12. Bought from Neiman Marcus. its lovely, i really love the way the Musk, Birch & Pineapple mingle in the dry down.

This fragrance is awesome stuff.

Feb
17
2016
SirCharles
SirCharles

For generations Mankind has been searching for the perfect fragrance. A fragrance that lasts all day without fading. A fragrance that suits nearly any occasion whether professional, casual, romantic, or adventurous. A fragrance that bathes the wearer in an aura of sublime elegance without being overpowering. A fragrance that was milked from the very essence of refined masculinity. Ladies and gentlemen, in my travels to the distant and dangerous land of Neiman Marcus, I have found such a fragrance. To the indigenous people it is known as a king. To some, even, a God. If you listen closely to the wind whispering across the lonely sea, you can hear its name: Aventus.

A powerfully understated infusion of fruits, woods, leather, patchouli, and musk of impeccable quality. The fragrance equivalent of fine silk. No, not the most complex or the most daring fragrance on the market, but it doesn't have to be those things to be truly great. Aventus is like a crisp white shirt, or a 1964 Aston Martin DB5: simple, yet universally appealing, and eternally fashionable.

Feb
15
2016
kennethzxc
kennethzxc

Hi,

Love this fragrance a lot my girl loves this stuff it is for love making.
batch 13x01 and 13t0l i don't like 13q01 batch

Also
You need to let it sit for a while like two months after spraying the first spray and the performance will improve. during the first month the peformance is quite sucky . Also I do get olfactory fatigue from this one fast , but my girlfriend still smells this stuff after 6 hours but i tend to reapply because i can't smell this stuff. i love aventus so much ! i'll try to buy club de nuit intense man

Feb
14
2016
zcsmith78
zcsmith78

What can I say that hasn't already been said? A smokey pineapple with some fruit mixed in, batch A42B11X02. It's a really nice smelling scent good for all four seasons, though would probably go easy on the trigger during those really hot days. It can be worn for almost any occasion - dressed up, night out, work...although I probably would NOT wear it super casually if only for the cost.

Speaking of cost, Creed retail prices are ridiculous. A 4oz is a shade under $400!!! Discount sites are a bit more reasonable, but WOW - you better really love this fragrance because you can get other really high quality fragrances for less. I still don't understand the reasoning for the batch variations either - I prefer a consistent experience every time I purchase a fragrance based on prior experience or reviews.

Sillage is strong for the first two hours, then sits on my skin for another four hours. That was off of four sprays. More sprays might increase the longevity, but avoid coming into contact with anyone for a few hours because you might gas them out.

Overpriced but a very nice smelling scent.

Feb
14
2016
drumer
drumer

Magic. Absolutely love it

Feb
13
2016
dhari1979
dhari1979

alrasasi has released recently a perfume that is identical to it and costs less than 20 dollars. I bought the alrasasi perfume from kuwait. it is still not listed on fragrantica.

any one who is not familiar with alrasasi, it is an arabic perfume house that produce a high quality yet low price perfumes.

Feb
10
2016
bigphatjohn
bigphatjohn

HAHAHA it cracked me up. It's a very good fragrance but please be reasonable.

Feb
09
2016
genny17
genny17

Well it is worth its price as there isn't another scent close to smelling like Aventus! That smokey / pineapple combination is great! I buy mine in France it is cheaper
My husband' number one scent!!
Then of course not everybody likes it!!

Feb
07
2016
derekjames
derekjames

Had the chance to try this a couple weeks ago. Was expecting so much more, although a fragrance I would buy it does not live up to the hype. The way people talk about it I was expecting to absolutely blown away!

Feb
07
2016
daynierds
daynierds

It is indeed a nice smelling fragrance and made of high quality ingredients...to be honest...given the hype I was expecting for more...I would never buy it at a retail price...a bit overrated to be honest...It does not compare, in terms of quality, with other niche fragrance I have smelled...e.g. Tom Ford T. Vanille...even so...and considering the price..it is a solid 8,5 out of 10

Feb
06
2016
FragAddict81
FragAddict81

This is CONFIDENCE in a bottle.

It's important to not judge it by the opening. Its only 20 minutes later when it gets to the good stuff.

Opening: 8/10
Mid: 10/10
Dry down: 10/10

Projection: 9/10
Sillage: 9/10
Longevity: 10/10

I get the Fresh Pineapple, but 5-10 minutes later it develops into a beautiful, woody and fresh masculine scent (yet sweet and pleasing), that a well groomed Gentleman who is out there achieving in the world would use.
It puts me in this Working/Socialize mood. Other people enjoy this scent too.
Gets me lots of compliments from both Women and Men (Men usually don't compliment me, but with this one...)

After I ran out of my 2nd 120ml bottle I decided to pick up a 500ml Decant during my vacation in Paris. I heard the prices in the US are ridiculously higher than here in Europe too.

Feb
05
2016
vaan1236
vaan1236

I bought a sample of this and here's my take on it:

Firstly, whenever I smell this I imagine a man with pale skin and black hair wearing a black V-neck shirt, dark blue pants, and black oxford shoes. He has the intelligence of a fox and the strength of a lion. The main theme that I am getting from Aventus is that it is dark, mysterious, classy and yet dominant. It's probably good to wear this with any clothing that is dark and black like a tuxedo. Now for the scent itself.

It opens up with the green apple with the smokey birch in the background. 30mins-1hr it turns into a smokey pineapple. Somehow it kind of smells like a church scent. I don't know what batch the company decanted from but the composition between the fruits and the smoke is well balanced. The quality is soft, creamy and heavenly. However, the performance of this frag didn't live to my expectations.

To my skin it is like spraying with flavored water. It lasts about 9 hours with 4-5 hours of good projection and sillage with the rest of being a skin scent. I guess it's because of my expectations after reading so many reviews exaggerating the longevity. So buy a sample and test it out!

In conclusion Aventus does smell good with a score of 9 out of 10. However, I don't get to experience the enjoyment throughout the day which for me is the purpose of fragrances. It has nothing to do with olfactory fatigue. None of the people around me could smell it around the 5 hour mark. Will I buy it? Yes, but only once if I have a few money to spare and to build up my collection. But seeing the fragrance becoming more expensive and the quality and performance becoming weaker, the company should change their name from Creed to Greed.

Feb
04
2016
jean416
jean416

Bought this a month a go. My opinion on it can be described very simply: The best. I've tried a lot of fragrances for finding a new signature scent. Unfortunately I've not smelled anything better than Aventus. Unfortunately because its very pricy. Aventus is a "sharp", fresh, fruity and in the same time very masculine scent. Love it.

Feb
04
2016
RMB18
RMB18

People cannot act civil around you when you're wearing this. People constantly ask me what I'm wearing when I have this on. It's like crack to people. The contrasting citrus and smokey moss makes it alluring and separates it from the rest of the fragrances. Its almost like your wearing two different fragrances at once and that catches peoples attention.


LESS IS MORE WITH THIS. I only get compliments when I wear 3 sprays. If I wear more than 3 aprays, I don't get complimented. 3 sprays is the perfect amount for this. 3 sprays will fill a room for the first couple hours. This is the ultimate compliment getter.


Batch: 15Q01 and 14A01

Feb
03
2016
TonyJ
TonyJ

Creed Aventus is by far one of my favorite colognes ever purchased.

It definitely ranks in my top 5 colognes at #1 easily. It is really a unique scent and very different than anything I have smelled anyone wearing around my area. It's that one type of cologne you do not even tell your wife/girlfriend or your friends/family about because of how amazing this smell is. Haha!

So pros and cons on Creed Aventus:

Pros - Very Long Lasting (I wore this bright early in the morning and it wasn't gone until the next day.) Sillage is okay. I'd say it has a heavy sillage on me, but it might not be that way for other people based on their skin. When I first bought this cologne I sprayed only one spray in the center of my neck and it traveled behind me nearly making the air smell like Creed Aventus. Lol If you're one for compliments, this one will have just about everybody asking you what it is.

Cons - Price is expensive. Although I can understand why the price is as high as it is, I would never use this as a signature scent. A signature scent should be one that can last you all year long. I have wore this once during the summer, once in the spring, and once more again in the winter. It works better in the summer, but still has a good smell that comes out during the winter just not as effective.

So basically I would recommend this cologne only if you were to go out on a date. An evening with your friends/family maybe, but not likely. If you are looking to wear it everyday as your signature scent then I wouldn't recommend it for being the price that it stands at. Overall it is a very enjoyable cologne to have on and it really gets attention. I would definitely buy this cologne again once mine is gone; however, I haven't worn it since November and don't plan on wearing it really until another "special" occasion.

Feb
02
2016
amaranto
amaranto

I get mostly the top and base notes from Aventus. I do like it, though it's not a smell I would want to wear myself. I'm not sure why it's so hyped up. The pineapple is nice, but it doesn't smell natural. In fact, it reminds me of some of the laundry detergents sold here in Mexico, so it doesn't come off as expensive-smelling like several of the other Creed fragrances I really like.

Something in the base notes reminds me of Gucci Nobile, which I also don't like for myself but can appreciate. Maybe it's the way the oakmoss and musk are blended in these two fragrances.

So, in summary, smells good—not great—in theory, but not for me.

Feb
02
2016
drakecito
drakecito

@Guest from Indonesia.

I recommend you never buy this blindly.
I have had 4 different batches, and everyone had a sillage and longevity rather poor, especially the latter, which is the most modern, built in 2015 with the new vaporizer. That was a disaster, because I also did not notice some nuances of the above and also was the most expensive of all. Sillage and longevity, very poor.
A joke.

Jan
31
2016
AlmalkiJeme
AlmalkiJeme

@Guest from Indonesia

You can try this fragrance by German Site ( First in fragrance )

Advice
sillage and longevity very weak

Jan
31
2016
erwin_rodriguez
erwin_rodriguez

Just purchased 15u11 batch, i seem to have some problem with this batch.

- when first sprayed, it smells like rubbing alcohol, and after a few minutes i smell a lot of pinapple, didnt get any smoky note

- based on my exprience the projection and longevity were very poor, 30 minutes and its gone, only a very faint skin scent remains after that

It seems like a watered version of what it used to be

Really disapointed for its price

Bought it from trusted seller, so it was not fake

Jan
31
2016
guest_
guest_

GUYS, I NEED YOUR HELP BADLY.

I'm from Indonesia and 18 years old.I have smelled a thousand fragrance, from the most compliment perfume, until the most hated. And I actually don't really like any 'the most compliment frag'. My most favourite perfume of all time is Terre D'Hermes. When I sniff it after it's been sprayed, I feel like I'm in heaven. you know, my characteristics fragrance is fresh, unique, can be citrusy, a litte bit sweet and vanilla, can be woody. I don't really like YSL La Nuit De L'Homme, it is just OK on me. I really love Acqua Di Gio, Dolce Gabbana The One (but it has poor sillage and longevity which I don't really want to buy), Versace Eau Fraiche, Hugo Boss Bottled, Dior Homme Sport.

NOW, the problem is.. I really want to buy Creed Aventus so bad, because so many people said that this is the best perfume in the world. And it's masculine, sexy, and of course it has great sillage and longevity. You know, there's no creed store in Indonesia. There's no one who sell Creed fragrance unless on the internet. IF I BUY IT BLINDLY, WITHOUT KNOWING ITS SCENT (BECAUSE I CAN'T SMELL THE SCENT FIRST IN INDONESIA), WILL I DISSAPOINTED? SHARE YOUR OPINION GUYS BASED FROM ALL OF MY WORDS ABOVE.

THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!

Jan
31
2016
abaganov
abaganov

I got a few examples in the mail of creed aventus and giving it a try for a few days now.
i have came to a conclusion i do not like this smell , i can understand why so many people praise it though , it does smell good and clean but to me it smell like what a rich white male middle age douchebag would smell , there is certain arrogance to this smell i just can't stand, there is nothing warm and welcoming about it.

Jan
31
2016
toto453
toto453

Ok... Aventus and I, it is a quite long story: I firstly hoped the perfect perfume according to its description (patchouli, moss, black current, pineapple, ambergris...WoW !!), so I bought a 75ml bottle on 2011. Despitely, it was not as perfect as my expectation, not bad but a lack of "je ne sais quoi"...However, a good compliment getter !

On june 2015, my bottle was almost empty even if the juice was not worn a lot throughout the years. I consulted Fragrantica reviews and saw a lot of complaints about batches. Some people described the perfect blend whereas others described a shame...But the fragrance seems to have a universal popularity, I am hesitating at the moment. Actually, I decided to buy another bottle, a big one 120ML !! I am crazy man !

I confirm the variations between the batches.
2011 bottle was just ok, fine (smoky/patchouli batch).
2015 bottle is an indescribable potion (Bright pineapple/patchouli/mossy...a complex bright & sweet & manly scent). This is a fantastic monster in all !!! 2 sprays: 2 days longevity, excellent projection & sillage. Overall, the fragrance is a dream ! My all time favorite fragrance !! It performs better in summer. (Batch 15P02)

I heard there were no more batches issues since 2016 (new manufacturing process), therefore I hope the standard batch will be the same as mine, this is god in a bottle !

Note: I also bought another Green Irish Tweed bottle. What a good fragrance too !!!

Jan
30
2016
smokysymphony
smokysymphony

I tried to love this fragrance after reading many positive reviews, but honestly it is so overrated.
It is a good scent, I liked it.. but extremely over hyped.

I can define the scent by simply a good clean scent.

Jan
29
2016
steve0580
steve0580

I'll summarize my review in one sentence: It's a pleasing scent.

Despite the extended ingredient list, it dries down to a smoky pineapple that has tremendous variance between batch runs. Some are more smoky and some are more pineapple and that's the entire essence of Aventus.

My initial experience was that projection and longevity were poor. It stayed close to my skin and longevity was about four hours maximum. At first, I thought it might have been the bottle but then I sold it and the guy I sold it to said it performed tremendously well on him, with excellent projection and longevity. Longevity for him was ten to twelve hours or more.

Later, I was sent a sample of the famed "Z01" batch but unfortunately, my experience was the same with that one as well.

I've resigned myself to the fact that this fragrance probably just doesn't work well with my skin, however, I enjoy the scent enough to where I plan to reacquire another bottle in the future.

** Update **

Oddly, I ordered another bottle and surprisingly, the performance of the new bottle is dramatically better.

The difference in the bottle that I have currently and the previous bottle was an earlier manufacture date and a different batch. The previous bottle was a 4oz, whereas this one is a 2.5 but I can't imagine how the difference in bottle size could have any bearing on the fragrance itself. While you'll find extended discussion on Aventus batch codes on other sites, for those of you that are interested, the current bottle I own has a batch code of 15R01 from 2015.

With the new bottle, the initial spray was a blast of pineapple, almost as if I'd fallen into a vat of it and there was only a slight smoky effect. The first couple of hours were not exactly suffocating but they were intense. At roughly four hours, there was still a 4-6 inch radiance and longevity was very good. Easily 8-10 hours out of this one.

By no means am I an Aventus fan boy but I will say that I'm quite puzzled by how different two bottles can be. If you believe in the Creed batch variance claims, this would seem to confirm it.

Jan
28
2016
citizenoftriton
citizenoftriton

Description: Imagine yourself by the breezy seaside where the salty air mixes with the scent of a tart, juicy pineapple being grilled over a smoky fire.

Recommendation: A very classy fragrance for nights out in summer, possibly spring.

Creativity*: 4.25 out of 5
Blend**: 4.75
Distinctiveness***: 4.25
Performance: 4
Mass appeal: 4
Allure****: 5
Design: 3.5
Name: 5

Personal appreciation: 4.25

Final notes: The rumors are true: Aventus is a compliment magnet - but for panties to be dropped, as expected by some, you will have to work on your personality. Jokes aside, Aventus is a very well-crafted and non-trivial fresh fragrance by a house that could tone down its anachronistic enthusiasm for everything imperial.

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*Creativity: A frag gets a perfect score if it was the first of its kind on the market and if this kind was a game changer; **Blend: A perfect blend will trigger your imagination, take you places, but won't try to be the exact copy of something that exists in the world (in other words, single-themed gourmands get low scores); ***Distinctiveness: If everybody is wearing it and/or there are uncounted olfactory twins on the market: low score; ****Allure: Assessment based on verbal and non-verbal reactions from my surroundings.

Jan
27
2016
JEDI 2.0
JEDI 2.0

"Bad" is in the eye of the beholder, keep that in mind.

So, if i sampled Aventus somewhere, and loved it, but ended up buying some that was lesser to my nose than my initial sampling......to ME, that is a "bad batch".

I've never heard of so much batch variation for one cologne, ever. That "Aventus note" is nearly impossible to replicate, even for Creed apparently.

So let's instead, stop telling people what they should stop saying about their opinions. ALL opinions are valid here.

Jan
26
2016
Twilighter1
Twilighter1

This review is based on a 5ml sample i obtained of batch C4215U11. It's a nice fragrance, which lacks the synthetic smelling overtones of many - a fresh, juicy, natural scent. But seems quite simple in composition - I'm not convinced i can detect a masterfully complex blend, although maybe that's my nose. A nice roasted pineapple and fresh grass under it that i assume is the birch, but seems quite linear - doesn't evolve a great deal in the dry-down compared to many good fragrances I have tried. I like it but i'm really confused why this is so expensive- judging by the ingredients and the perceivable complexity, i really wouldn't identify this as a top-shelf fragrance, with price-tag to match, based on the scent alone. It's got decent longevity and sillage though. I like it, but not nearly enough to pay for a full bottle when i could get three bottles of other good EDTs for the same money. That's not to say i couldn't afford to if it had stunned me, so this isn't a case of sour grapes as some reviewers are suggesting of others who aren't convinced its worth the price tag- bit of a low shot that one!

Jan
26
2016
bailão
bailão

I've just made a side by side comparison of Aventus with his poor cousin, Insurrection II, and I can testify that Aventus is way more natural and pleasent then pure reyanne... I think that this comparison is a silly thing to do, but I really needed doing such thing, in order to prove for the morons, and guarantee that PR is a cheaper, unnatural and synthetic copycat of Aventus, but I'm not here to judge anyone, but the perfume itself.

Aventus has such an incredible capacity of uplifting my mood and of those who surrounds me when I'm wearing. My co-workers always notice when I'm wearing aventus and depending of how much stressed we are, they give me compliments and ask me to always wear this one, cause it gives a sensation of well-bein in the enviroment that we work (office). I notice in the opening a very natural and juicy pineapple, and after 40 minutes or sum, i feel the birch coming in with the whole thing turning into a fruity/woody/smoky scent, with a well blended musk in the end. Divine!

Aventus belongs to the royalty. Insurrection II to the rabble. Period! But I assume that PR is a pretty good option for daily wear.

I use Aventus whenever I'm tired of my routine, and it holds me down!

Overall 9.5 out of 10 (just don't give a 10 because it's too expensive)

Jan
24
2016
Andrew_89
Andrew_89

It smells really nice... In fact, it smells like it has been farted down from heaven by an angel of the sweetest order. Still, that doesn't stop it being an abominable waste of money. I have used it extensively. It doesn't receive as many compliments as it should, and that makes it a huge paradox. If this was half the price, it would still be overpriced, but would it be as hyped? Definitely not. Creed price themselves into a realm of exclusivity, and people buy into it, hoping that the price relates to some kind of magical quality of the fragrance. These are not elixirs: these are just, fragrances.

So, are you spending lots to smell really nice, or are you wasting lots to smell really nice? That is essentially, what it comes down to with this house. I believe it is the latter, FYI.

Jan
23
2016
Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Those who are only getting 30 minute longevity need to state where they're purchasing their bottles from. I find Creed's far too potent on clothes AND skin (and I only spray once). I've purchased my bottles from Creed and they all have all day longevity/projection. If you want to bash Creed for their outrageous greedy price point then I'll pass you the mic. But please, stop this ridiculous criticism about their performance.

Jan
19
2016
Hatta
Hatta

One of the best perfume i had even though just a decant..
my friend gave me his Z01 version and you know what this is what i want all this time, if i ran out of this maybe I'm just gonna buy the R01 version that's a lot easier to find..

love love love..

Jan
10
2016
shaqkei
shaqkei

finally have this in my collection.

scent: smelled like smthing citrusy at the begining and turn into something like smoky fruit n some bitter scent. hard to explain. nice smell.but i think doesnt mean it is the best scent in the world.

performance: sillage is very good on my skin. people can smell it around 6 ft from me.but it last for 1-1.5 hours only.the rest u need people to stand very close to u. i used 3 sprays only.
after 12 hours, i still can smell it on my skin.
im live in tropical country. its hard to find a fragrance that give performance such as this.

however...the price is sooo expensive.
i will use it for special event only.not for everyday.

i still believe that this is not best scent in d world.
try it first k.

thanks for read my comment

Jan
08
2016
weaselize
weaselize

the fact that sooo many people refer to good performance on "clothes" says it all.

I don,t buy a fragrance to spray my clothes, the stuff has to perform on skin so i can experience the evolution of the scent and aventus fails that ALOT, especially with their late batches.

Before i had great experience with aventus, but now..my shitty batch
A superfruity 30 minute scent. Talk about spraying water. No nosefatigue! tested it on many friends and family. All the same result on each single one of them.

I think the house of Creed is much overrated and their customers care is almost nonexistent when i tried alongside with many others to mention this issue. No comment on that one, never.
Once you bought it, you bought it. Case closed!

Their ultrastiff, stubborn attitude and their ridiculous "Pride" which seems like something they will never forsake, makes me turn my head from this house

Jan
06
2016
vihri
vihri

Yes, this is expensive, but let's leave price aside. After all, money is not everything in this world and you can always get a small tester of this and use this for special occasions, if you are really pressed for money.

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I like this smell a lot.

In a world of citrusy chemical smells, this one sends a rather unapologetic RAW (as in not synthetic) masculine message: I'm a man, deal with it. The manliness comes from the birch with its addictive smoky notes, it is that fresh and very slightly smokey edge that is remembered. I spray this in the morning and every once in a while take a deep sniff off my clothes to get a sense of it. It's just so good.

Pineapple? It might be there, but it is VERY dumbed down. This is all about super fresh birch and a drop of smoke. It's smooth, cold, confident. Yet, it has that very slight sweetness (maybe that's the pineapple) that still makes it so appealing.

Longevity: Excellent, I can smell this on my sweater a week after spraying
Sillage: A bit higher than average

UPDATE: after using this a couple of months: wow, just wow. Aventus is hands down the best perfume in my modest collection. I use it sparsely for special occasions and just a sniff of it gives me tremendous CONFIDENCE. I never do this with other fragrances, but with Aventus I feel the urge to sniff myself every once in a while to get that confidence boost.

I also combine it with others, since the Aventus sticks so well to clothes, but I am not so certain whether it has such staying power on my skin. I would just spray gently Aventus on my jacket and use a second layer of something else, it is awesome.

Update #2: I have an irrational obsession with this smell. Upping the score to the full 10/10.

10/10

Jan
06
2016
tc312
tc312

Great scent that has a fruity opening with a very smoky and masculine finish. It's very expensive, which is obviously a downside and not everyone will find this appealing considering the price. It's definitely worth a try and to get some vial samples to see if it works. It is very powerful, so be careful not to spray too much.

Scent: 9/10
Longevity: 8/10
Sillage: 10/10...it's up there with Theirry Mugler A-Men but not as invasive
Price: 1/10 or 10/10 if you're in love with it...and if you are in love with it, it's worth the 200 plus price tag.

Jan
05
2016
miamidice
miamidice

I like it, but I don't love it. You've got to be careful with this scent as it's very easy to overdo it. People seem to like it on me, but I find the pineapple slightly too sickly and the silage too much. Definitely one to use in small volumes. It's a good clubbing scent though.

Jan
05
2016
istvan.buda.779
istvan.buda.779

I got nothing but Oakmoss at the beginning to an end , it's like 80% oak moss 5% pineapple and 15% the rest
Dry down smells like Burberry London on my skin

Jan
03
2015
mohammad alhasan
mohammad alhasan

In my city there are a lot of local shops where you can buy most of the perfumes for nothing; they sell perfumes 'essences'; that they have essence oil for Aventus..you go there, standing for your perfume to be diluted and filled in your bottle..and then here your Aventus..!!!

I like that and like the idea that I would only pay about 10USD for a 50ml of 'fresh cut' Aventus..LOL

Besides I came across some of Aventus clones and know that they maybe a good reasonable alternative for who can not afford paying all that for Aventus, -and I am one of those- ..still at the end of the day Aventus is a perfume.

I am not obsessed in brands, and know how much someone would pay when baying a branded item just for the name in spite of the quality or the real cost of that item..but believe me Aventus is another story..it is not only about the smell itself..which is indeed a good smell, but also about the quality and performance..I have never owned Aventus,I wish I can buy it once, I worked in a place where the boss's presence was declared from his great Aventus, it was like an early alarm..once he rushed into our floor that great smell -which at that time was still unknown for me- fills the whole space..and leaves a profound trail behind him
Aventus is not just it smells great,but it does that in a great and classy way..It is all about QUALITY.

Greetings from Jordan.. :)

Jan
03
2015
iman_hamishe_payiz
iman_hamishe_payiz

------------------------------Jekyll and Hyde-----------------------------

--------------------------Buy or Pass: Your Call
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The Point is...

After two negative reviews That I have written throughout the last two years and I have included below, I believe that I haven't given Aventus its due, there are many great alternatives with a much less price tag for sure, but the thing is they either don't last or project like Aventus or aren't as unique. The market is exhausted by citrusy, herbal or aquatic ones, and no one( of my limited experience with perfumes) has done pineapple-wood combo with this quality that is also really manly. nobody has done a top-notch perfume for summer that young and old can wear, without any feeling ( on the part of the person who smells them) of discrepancy between the wearer and the perfume.
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Is it Creed's Hegemony?

How a sane person accepts to pay that much for a juice like this is really beyond me, unless he be under the spell of Creed's ideological Appratus. The smell is pleasant without a doubt but PLEASANT is not the password to let +200 $ fly, MASTERPIECE is.
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Demographology of the Bashers

Type 1) Perfume is Personality Type: There is no really dark note to act as antithesis for bright notes and graduate the whole composition to a whole new level. This is too simple and straight forward and is designed for " I'm so cool with everything" guys, I want a complicated and dividing perfume that is targeted to the aesthetes

Type 2) I'm one of them
Don't Believe the Hype and check it yourself Type:This has an awful value for the money. There are much better alternatives with a fraction of the price.(in my case, I can buy at least 3 bottles of Hermes Tres Fraiche and live freshly ever after)

Type 3) Angry with the Variations Type: Fruity?Fruity Woody? Fruity Smokey? Fruity Woody Smokey?...

Jan
02
2015
JEDI 2.0
JEDI 2.0

@hippiechick13, if you truly like Aventus as something you would wear, check out Bondno9.com. It's, dare i say BETTER than Aventus, and also marked as unisex.

Jan
01
2015
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

10/10.

Generally, I am not about the brands. If something smells good, no matter the manufacturer, I will happily enjoy it.

Aventus I came upon in the States recently while traveling and I was first struck by it because it reminded me of Bleeker Street by Bond No 9 - only better, and more value for money! Bleeker is excellent too, but Aventus... god. I am considering buying it and making it my signature.

It has a fresh quality to it but is incredibly classic, intelligent, and sharp - not in smell, but like a well put together outfit. It is the kind of scent that only adds to your wardrobe and personality and if it calls to you, then enjoy it. I made my best friend smell it and she was freaking out too. It's just incredible! As a woman who has no problem wearing male fragrances if I like them, out of all of them, I think this is one a female could get away with the most. Or maybe it just suits my skin... but again.. if you really respond to it, it probably works with you too.


I imagine hugging someone hello wearing this, and delighting them. It's just so striking and beautiful and multi-faceted. Probably one of the best fragrances ever made that will go down as a cult classic.

Jan
01
2015
Kdu
Kdu

My pefume of New Year's Eve ... a happy new year to all of fragantica !

Dec
31
2015
jhitt793
jhitt793

It is not too much of a surprise that 'Aventus' is a bold, rich fragrance which is both complex and enduring, not unlike the life of its inspiring emperor. Utilizing exceptional ingredients from around the world which bear significance within the life of Napoleon, Olivier and his son have created the most popular fragrance ever developed within the history of CREED. The composition opens with a mouth watering amalgam of luscious fruits. Corsican blackcurrent, Italian bergamot, French Calville Blanc apples, and royal pineapple comprise the top notes. One notices a bouquet of fruits upon initially spraying 'Aventus', marked by the pineapple's biting citrus and sweet facets. Blackcurrent imparts a wine-like quality to the fragrance as if smelling a freshly uncorked bottle of Merlot. The historic French Calville Blanc apples' scent is tart yet sweet with a banana-like aroma, deliciously melding with the rest of the fruit filled opening.
The midrange notes include Napolean roses, Louisiana birch, Egyptian jasmine and patchouli. Here it is the birch wood's smokey essence which predominates. It offers a unique compliment to the opening pineapple, creating a smokey-citrus accord which is undeniably mesmerizing. If one is weary of a male fragrance including two feminine florals, fear not. The included rose and jasmine are indeed very subtle, seemingly drowned out by the birch wood's dominating presence. Their inclusion does however serve to gently soften what could have otherwise been an overly harsh fragrance. 'Aventus' concludes upon a base of Spanish oak moss, ambergris and French vanilla. The dry down is laden with oak moss's bitter, peppery, and earthy aroma along with the salty warmth of ambergris. Vanilla's sweetly caressing qualities envelop its wearer in the overall richness of the scent, concluding the fragrance on a high note.

Read my complete review at my personal blog
Fragranceemergency.blogspot.com

Dec
30
2015
ecchance
ecchance

This is a very special scent. I immediately smell the pineapple on first spray, and the scent progresses into what I would describe as a fresh out the shower dynamic beast. I also seem to pick up hints of mint infused within the citrus note, bit mint is not in the notes. The base certainly is heavy in musk and vanilla. This fragrance encases you and creates a cloud of deliciousness throughout the day. I have dry skin so longevity is typically an issue for me, but not with this guy. Aventus lasts from morning to night, with just 3 sprays - but if it is clubbing setting you might squirt 5(max). I also found that my bottle evolved over time and that the potency seemed to increase after a few months of opening it! Anyone else have that?

In terms of it's wild compliment getting reputation. When I first sprayed (or should I say, over sprayed) this on, a female colleague was like "What is that smell??? Its a cologne someone is wearing?" She proceeded to really freak out over this one, in a good way. To date I have received one other compliment on this, in the evening approximately 10 hours after spraying - a testament for how long this thing can last! My girlfriend however told me I smelled like a hairy man? So in someways I guess it depends on the audience and whether this really matches your personality, and I would categorize this fragrance as distinctly masculine. Though I am an androgynous female that enjoys masculine scents, I dont think Aventus really matches my character, and thus will never be my signature scent. I do however enjoy it and love to wear it in casual settings on sunny days perhaps at the beach sort of vibe for me.

It is not a linear scent either, it evolves while maintaining its character, if you have a nose for it you will know what it is from start to finish. I would recommend this one for a playful and perhaps younger (below 35) sporty sort of guy with a great deal of confidence. I don't know if it would really work well in parallel with other (more brooding or serious?) types. I can see why this is a hit amongst basketball players.

Longevity: 10/10 (I can still smell the musky vanilla base after my shirt has been through the laundry)
Sillage: 9/10 This definitely creates a trail
Scent: 10/10 quite unique and special
Versatility: 6.5/10 can easily be signature but only for the right personality, i see this as more casual than work, and more summer than winter vibe

In terms of cost - Lets just say, if this works for you and could constitute as a signature, it is definitely worth the price tag. I blind bought this, and while I can't say it is exactly right for me, I don't regret it, and probably would have still purchased either way as it is one of the most pleasing scents my nose has encountered. I really wish this matched my style a little bit more!

Dec
28
2015
guest_
guest_

Dear genny17
Call me the bully, the boogieman or whatever you want. People usually do when in my perspective i,m just givin my opinion.
Do you come to tell us that your husband is a doctor and you,re a fancy chique little girl who nows all about the world or do you want to tell something about aventus?
You,re totally wrong. The batches do differ pretty clear. Some are more smoky and some are really really fruity. I have both and on my 3rd now. And hey, i,m not a doctor but just an average joe and still i traveled the world.
My point, you really don,t have to be the elite to get aventus. Even a poor man will find a way to get it if it is his passion. The whole fragrance commune knows aventus. I love fragrances but i dislike selfdeclared fancy peeps

Dec
28
2015
genny17
genny17

I care to disagree with the former review, as much as I agree batches do differ a bit, overall the pineapple/smoke combination is pretty much the same from bottle to bottle, and my husband has owned four so far.
Is there a hype around Aventus? Not sure, I think as it is so expensive and prestigious it gets put down a lot by people who cannot afford it.
It is my husband' s favorite scent, there isn't one quite like it, so the price in my views is justified, and again, if it is too expensive for you, there are plenty of nice masculine scents out there!! My husband is a doctor, a man well traveled and stylish, he has worn many good scents, yet none like Aventus!!

Dec
28
2015
cytherian
cytherian

A slightly smoky pineapple/fruity musk with some herbs and florals thrown in to boot. Overall, a very likable fragrance.

But Aventus is fraught with some serious problems.

1) Batch variation. I have just one sample vial in my possession, but I've sampled Aventus on occasion from fragrance boutiques and have experienced some variances (mostly how the smokiness or pineapple can be strong or weak). While I like the balance of my sample, I do not feel comfortable risking a full bottle that will smell differently.

2) Cost. There does NOT appear to be anything in the composition of this fragrance that justifies the high price over other CREED offerings. The only rare/scarce ingredient would be ambergris, but it is not authentic (it's actually synthetic). IMHO, the only reason why CREED has priced it so high is a careful attenuation based on demand. They're getting enough revenue to satisfy their profit margins, while still maintaining a high cachet level that drives continued admiring and attraction to the brand.

Do I like Aventus? Yes... as I understand it from the version I received. But it appears to be a crap shoot as to what it will smell like next time.

Would I buy Aventus? Eh... This is not what I'd call wise spending of money, unless you get a really good discount. I'd much rather purchase other fragrances of similar character that cost significantly less... or just go for a vintage legend (you can easily do so at this price).

Would I accept it as a gift? Depending on the circumstances, probably yes. But if it's from someone who will never see my fragrance collection, I'll sell it to fund something else.

★NOTE★
I find the hype train around CREED to be annoying, to say the least. I don't buy the conjured up past of Victorian elites wearing CREED. And, frankly I find CREED pricing to be over the top relative to what you get... at full retail. Discounted, and now things change up a bit.
I have to admit, I wouldn't have ever considered Aventus, but after sampling more than one batch, I can say that there IS a batch with my name on it. Eventually, I will own Aventus. ;-)

Dec
28
2015
Guinea54
Guinea54

For sale 30 ml glass decant bottle of a more vintage fruity batch. PM me if interested.
This fragrance is about the hype and anti hype. The bottom line is the fragrance got hyped up for a reason. Yes, perhaps any fragrance with this much hype is over hyped.. No matter what fragrance it is.. But it is a very nice appealing smell that is addictive. A smokey pineapple scent that sticks in your nose and gets you hooked. I get the appeal of this fragrance. I personally really like it and could wear it as a signature scent. My main problem with aventus is the price. I don't believe a fragrance is worth 300 dollars.. and the only way I get my aventus fix is by buying and selling splits/decants. I won't pay retail for a bottle. Out of the creeds I have tried, aventus is my favorite thus far.

Dec
28
2015
Sussudio
Sussudio

So .. where to start?

Maybe I should start my review pointing out that I was yet another tool buying into the hype of Aventus. Capital mistake right there but at least Aventus made me aware to take a lot of hyped up reviews with a grain of salt. Lesson learned, let's stay positive and move along.

I do like Aventus, it's a nice and very acceptable fragrance with some unique touches that distinguish it from the other stuff in my collection. It's versatile and fresh and you can almost say it's one of the best fragrances to start with when exploring niche. Why? Because it's one of the least pretentious offerings in the niche and is a very close neighbor of what designers try to do (mostly) : offer something that appeals to most.

What do I mean with least pretentious? No weird notes, no fecal stuff, no musk bombs, no alcohols extracts, no vague herbs for your 250$ but just a good composition of something that will make you smell nice and modern. It's safe with a tiny edge and fits everyone that is nicely dressed.

However, some items need to be taken into consideration for my personal review :

a) This does not drop panties auto-magically, in fact this is one of my LEAST complimented fragrances ever. I still get the panty droppin' going but I'm pretty sure Aventus has absolutely nothing to do with ;)

b) Longevity is one of the weirdest things on this fragrance. You can simply not trust it. One day it will last forever, the other it will last for a few hours tops. Nose fatigue or other strange forces at hand? I don't know but it's not a trustworthy companion making it a doubtful signature choice. Actually, the same is true for projection.

c) Batch issues, if true, really make me doubt in buying this fragrance again. Especially when you keep the price in the back of your mind.

d) Creed -opposed to this fragrance- is a very pretentious company with stupid stories that market the shit out of their products. All allowed but I feel like a tool for buying into the hype but I also feel like a tool whenever a company sells me bullshit stories about their legacy to gimmick their products. It makes me want to throw away the product out of shame.


So.......
I'm glad I have it and I will definitely use it again in the summer but I'm not left in a pool of mouthwatering saliva when smelling it, nor are the ladies so far.

Dec
28
2015
greenpepper
greenpepper

My Aventus experience (for those considering it) : when I first tried it (blind buy but had read about it etc. ), I got a strong, bitter, headache-inducing scent that smelled like oakmoss and a bit of burnt wood. And it lasted: 12 hours later it was still very strong. I thought: thats enough of that !! and put it away.

About 6 weeks later I tried it again - and this time: an intense tropical blast filled the room, pineapple, orange, other citrus, and in the background the smoky birch was present, among other notes. For a masculine, fresh scent, the opening was literally majestic and to me it can't be topped.

It settles down to a mix of tart apple and currant over a creamier base of ambergris and vanilla (slight) with a hint of saltiness - this combination is fantastic. There is an ashy scent that mixes in during an early part of the drydown. The wearer may not smell it anymore, but others will still catch the pineapple and birch mixing in and out.

There are other somewhat similar scents that have shown up, some obvious knock offs (Insurrection etc.), others (Micallef Royal Vintage etc.) that are "working some of the same territory". It should surprise no one that Aventus launched first: Creed will always be a leader, the others can only follow. They miss the open sky wildness and the vision of Aventus - the followers end up being sanitized and domesticated scents with none of the daring.

The price of Aventus is not relevant. Deciding you want to buy a car for 50K instead of your usual 20K or something is a big deal. A few extra bucks for a fragrance is not really newsworthy.

Sillage and longevity are very good as many have noted. Based on my experience as described in the opening, the first time or two trying this may not be a good indicator, the fragrance may need some time.

Dec
26
2015
Ngot
Ngot

Batch c01
Longevity: 8/10
Silage: 8/10 this is good because I hate loud silage
Versatility:10/10
Scent: 9/10

I personally love sweet, warm, sophisticated scents eventhough I am living in hot and humid location like south east asia. I found that almost of refresh scents are very weak in term of longevity and they are also generic and they don't leave any good impression at all. Indeed I am using bleu the chanel for my office wear but it is not complex and too mainstream here but Aventus is an exceptional exception. I don't like much the opening even I love the smell of pineapple but it is too pepery. The drydown is really the beaty of this fragrance, smoky, woodsy but clean, sexy and masculine. I really love it.

The best part of Creed Aventus is its versatility. Yes, if I am wearing it daily for formal office wear and I am also ready for any for very formal meeting where I want to leave a very good image to my business partners. For any date out after work, club, bar, or elegant dating occasions, it is a beast. What I need to have an atomizer to boost and bring the smell back. It can't go wrong.

No matter what people say I think it is worth every single penny that I have spent. Tobacco Vanille and La Nuit de L'homme are currently my signature scents but Creed Aventus is a must and mainstay in my wardrobe. There are haters and lovers due to its fame and Creed's service but if you are fragrance lover, you cannot ignore this wonderful product.

Sorry for my bad English.

Dec
22
2015
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

The projection is good
It is proper for using on days
This product is appropriate for cold and warm weather
spring/summer/fall/winter
It is a masculine perfume/ fruity
سمبل ارحینالشو دارم..طالبین پبام خصوصی بدهد

Dec
21
2015
Wlingle92lx
Wlingle92lx

I want this frag so bad. Finally got around to sampling it and I love it. Super natural pineapple scent mixed with smoke and woods. It actually smells like eating a fresh pineapple in a barbershop with the smell of shaving cream everywhere, high quality shaving cream not barbasol.

Crazy longevity
Very good projection.

I've only sampled this frag a bunch of times and don't know if it was a smokey batch and that's what's keeping me from buying a full bottle.

If anyone on here is wanting to get rid of a partial full bottle please message me.
Thanx

Dec
20
2015
rnejad
rnejad

I've just gotten a 15U11 batch of Aventus and I have to say that it's the best batch I've smelt yet. It's heavy on the pineapple but it's not overly sweet. Very unique scent that the clones can't really capture like they could in the earlier batches. 15U11 doesn't have the pungent plastic or burning sensation of the earlier batches, so if you like the smokey batches, 15U11 definitely isn't for you, but in my opinion, this is definitely the way Aventus should smell as it's very youthful, fresh and fruity.

Aventus had previously not been my favorite Creed. In fact, Millesime Imperial is still my favorite. I was somewhat surprised to find that through a blind test between Aventus, MI, GIT, Erolfa, and SMW, 3 out of the 4 young (<25 years old) women I had smell my Creeds preferred Aventus over the others on men. Across the board, they preferred SMW on a woman. GIT was hit or miss, with 2 of the women saying it smelt too mature and reminiscent of an expensive soap. Erolfa didn't offend, but only 1 of the women considered it their favorite while the others passed it along unenthusiastically. MI garnered moderate satisfaction as well, although one of the women claimed it was too strong. All 4 enjoyed Aventus, and 3 of them said it was better than the other Creeds by a fair margin.

Do with that what you'd like, but in my observations, the 15U11 batch of Aventus is very much liked by women and I can see why.

Dec
17
2015
genny17
genny17

Ok, it smells great, yes it is a luxury to buy it, but very few fragrances compare to it.My husband wears it, and he wears Bleu de Chanel too, Aventus just mixes in a unique way fruits and smokey notes...it smells rare, it smells distinctive..so you cannot argue the quality of the stuff...maybe there are cheaper scents that come close, but so far, Aventus remains a unique and distinctive scent, above many out there..
Don't seem wise to me to critique people who can afford it!? And gees, some reviewers should control their potty mouth!

Dec
16
2015
ignatius94
ignatius94

Not trying to jump on the bandwagon of recent hate but... I smelled it and I don't get the obsession. Wouldn't pay all that money for it.

Dec
14
2015
Escoteric
Escoteric

Creed don't care if you have a poor batch, surely with all the expertise and money they charge they could acknowledge you as a customer. I have 20 Creed Fragrances, but I am shocked how they treat the customers, basically as chumps, so I just threw all of them in the local dump, because that's what their customer service is like, actually I am being cruel to the dump they have better customer service manners. Shame on you Creed!

Dec
14
2015
Escoteric
Escoteric

I am not sure why this is such a hype it is, given the silly price it is. It, to me smells like a damp woody bonfire where your mum runs out to throw lemons an pineapple on it in some sort of ritual. Its woodsy, smokey, and yet a hint of lemony pineapple. There are far better fragrances than this and some that cost 1/10th of the price. Creed Customer Services is very French too. It reminds me of the Songat refugee camp, they don't give a damn even when they know they have a problem. We got our money we don't care! I know that Creed Fragrances are some of the most faked,so I refuse to buy this on eBay, yet when you by this from one of London's Iconic shopping Emporiums, where people will buy a one small chocolate for a bag you know the one and the fragrance is basically crap, you have to ask serious questions. maybe the Ebay version and the non genuine would smell better. It couldn't smell worse. At worse it would smell like water or denatured alcohol How can they ask over £215 for this? I will stick to my Old Spice and not smell like Stig of the dump and pay through the nose, and I wished it had been a blocked nose to that end,when I realised I had just found that Aventus meant success, in this case for the company successfully ripping the people off! Be it the upper echelons or working class!

Dec
14
2015
Lucbyrnes
Lucbyrnes

This is a pass for me. I'll tell you why. On me, all I get is a sharp shot of juniper berry. It's like your drunk uncles bottle of cheap gin. Plus, all this nonsense about different batches and quality and longevity. For the insane price they charge for this I expect way more. If you like this and want similar quality, give a shot to Voyage d'Hermes. They're quite similar, minus the ridiculous price tag.

Dec
11
2015
Marino419
Marino419

I was reluctant to try this. I feel like most over-hyped fragrances end up not living up. These stuff is worth every penny. Easily in my top 10

Dec
07
2015
ndyttaylor
ndyttaylor

This a nice scent.

My highest complimented.

Met a couple of friends for a my birthday drinks and six guys asked what I was wearing, and where they could buy it.
Three women also complimented me saying "You smell so good".

Expensive, but is niche. Worth every penny.

Rating

SCENT 10/10
LONGEVITY 9/9
PROJECTION 9/9

Dec
05
2015
OneMoreScent
OneMoreScent

Aventus vs. Scent of Peace:

Aventus: Sharper, more citrusy, extremely linear, average longevity and projection

SoP: Smoother, sweeter, more complex, extreme longevity and great projection

I'll take Scent of Peace over Aventus any day of the week.

Dec
04
2015
loganz97
loganz97

I got a tester with batch code C02, and it lasts but the definite main accord is oak moss, it is strong throughout the whole life of the fragrance and there is very little pineapple except for the opening (which is what I was hoping for)

Dec
04
2015
matthew369
matthew369

The performance for the CO1 batch of Aventus is INCREDIBLEEEEEEEEEEEE. i am the sort of person who cannot get any meaningful performance out of any fragrance that isn't super sweet or a heavy floral but i get sillage from aventus - - not just the ability to smell it on my skin, but actual sillage on my neck after 13 hours upon waking up in the morning i can still smell it!

also, do not buy aventus or bleu de chanel for the opening, both are too strong and not particularly appealing. however the drydown of both fragrances should be their selling point, aventus drydown = unbeatable.

Dec
01
2015
Muthu
Muthu

My all time favorite!!!! The best !!!! When I find something better, I will let you all know. You will surely standout.

Nov
30
2015
Ehsanehsan
Ehsanehsan

I tested this perfume and I think it is overrated.it smells smoky more than fruity and its Longevity and projection is up to moderate.there are so many other original perfumes that cost very less than this one.i can't pay so much for this.i think it is just a very usual perfume and its not something special.

Nov
28
2015
Kevin1978
Kevin1978

Creed Aventus. Fresh/ Fruity / Sweet / Tropical / classy / elegant / Masculine / Young and verrrrrrrrrrrry SEXY.

This is a must have for any cologne collection. A for sure compliment getter. Everyone will ask what you are wearing. Its well worth the price of admission. Buy it.

likes Everything

dislikes $$$$Price. if you can find it on Ebay from a trusted seller than go for it. no cologne on this planet (unless it cures cancer) is worth more than $150. instead of dumping $380 on this bottle of liquid buy yourself APPLE STOCK.


10/10 projection
10/10 longevity
10/10 scent

a very safe blind buy if you can afford it.

Nov
28
2015
NickZee
NickZee

Smoky birch softened by lots of clean, sharp musk and and a little fruitiness. I don't get much pineapple in my batch. A nice masculine, an attention getter and personality communicator for thoroughly masculine men, but it is also cold and stark and can come across as imposing and unwelcoming.

Nov
26
2015
PerfumeKing14
PerfumeKing14

am i the only one who finds this overrated? i just find it boring. i think there are many many more fragrances out there that are much better than this, but thats just my personal opinion.

Nov
24
2015
ImGettingIt
ImGettingIt

After trying a creed cologne it's hard to go back to any other scent as it smells fake in comparison. Definately not worth the price but it does smell amazing.

Nov
23
2015
Thodoras
Thodoras

Tried it after purchasing some samples from ebay. It's a great fragrance. The thing about batches is real. I first bought a 30ml Aventus, and then a 75 ml and they smell a little different, but the base is the same. I like it, and it REALLY gets A LOT of compliments from people. Some people said that it smells like a good after shave, but they LOVED it. Others say that they just love the smell.
One last thing, even though you may think that after some hours the smell fades away, people still can smell it. Don't know why, but it works :)

Nov
23
2015
Rick Bennett
Rick Bennett

Finally I get to experience the famous Aventus. Tested from a sample this morning and again this evening.
Unmistakable pineapple right from the start. The pineapple note is so dominant that I found it hard to discern much else underneath. I thought I got a kind of camphory smell too at the start, and woods later on.
After a couple of hours the scent becomes mellower, smoother, but it's still hard to get past the pineapple.
My preconceptions of this scent were of a crazy, totally-tropical thing, like a hawaiian shirt, that would just make me feel silly: so not my thing. However it wasn't at all like that. Actually it's a fresh, fruity, very modern, and extremely pleasant scent. It grew on me throughout the day, and was complimented too. I can see how young guys would want this - it's upbeat, very attractive, clean. It's the kind of scent a younger guy would completely expect to appeal to the opposite sex. Whether it actually does or not is for the women to decide. In this sense for me it's absolutely a young man's fragrance.
Longevity : ages, about 8 hours (maybe too long to smell of pineapple?). Sillage : moderate to a bit more than moderate.
Is it worth the price tag? Who am I to say, maybe it is.
Overall a thumbs up.
November 2015

Nov
21
2015
bohamza
bohamza

today i bought aventus creed based on many online praising, i bought it for 380usd , to my nose i didnt like it smell like lemon to me , and i hate lemon smell if i want lemon smell i could buy a dish soap with lemon smell, and to my shock i have cedrat boise by mancera and afnan supermacy which are the same smell i didnt find creed aventus unique, and did read online that they changed the formulation took out oakmoss which now doesnt make the fragrance last long as they were, if you want creed aventus just buy cedrat boise by mancera or afnan supermacy or insurrection pure II or club de nuit by armaf they all smell the same but much cheaper than aventus really overrated in my opinion.

7.5/10
high price there are many fragrances with same smell which are cheaper.
اليوم اشتريت العطر بمبلغ وقدره 115 دينار كويتي ولا يستحق كل هذا المبلغ, اشتريته بناء على مدح الناس في الانترنت له ولكن الصدمة عندما اشتريته تبين لي أن رائحته مثل mancera cedrat boise و afnan supermacy والمصيبة أن عطر افنان لا يأتي حتى عشر مبلغ افنتس كريد و رائحته ليمون لو اردت رائحة الليمون فالأفضل أن اشتري فيري لغسيل الصحون إني لأكره رائحة الليمون تعطيني شعور بردائة العطر وقد قرأت في الانترنت أنهم قد غيروا تركيبة العطر مما أدى إلى تقليل قوة العطر, والذي يريد مثل رائحة كريد افنتس فاليشتري العطورات المشابهة له الموصوفة أعلاه.

التفييم: 7.5/10
العيوب السعر الغالي إضافة لوجود نفس الرائحةبسعر أقل بالسوق

Nov
20
2015
noseyboysniffy
noseyboysniffy

I like the first 5 minutes of Aventus then after that it's just boring, cold and bland. I smell cut green twigs, no vanilla, no jasmine, no rose and sadly, it reminds me of Philosikos by Diptyque. I'm glad I didn't blind buy it.

Nov
16
2015
JF Dufour
JF Dufour

I wear this fragrance (14M01) approximatly once a month. Every time i get a compliment.
It's fresh, manly, simple, but refined and high class.
Longevity (10-12 hours).
Projection : perfect.

BUT even if it's a nice scent, i can not wear this fragrance regularly. IMO, the simplicity (only pineapple and smoky) of this fragrance can make it boring if it wears daily.

Nov
15
2015
lneleman
lneleman

I was skeptical at first. Story short: believe the hype.

Nov
13
2015
sunrise79
sunrise79

This is a real masterpiece. Needless to write a long story about it, it's simply a wonderful classy fragrance for real gentlemen. As soon as you smell it (if not yet), you will know what I am talking about.

Nov
11
2015
Miotech
Miotech

How can people Love this?First of all
Extremely overpriced it was good between 2010-2012 after that batches are crap.
How is it possible Creed to make different batch each time some more fruity some more smokey,its a customer's rip off,who will pay the price even this is weak as hell.
I owned different batches and few 120ml bottles but sold them ,guess why they was weak or bad batches, i never found what i was searching for,and best batches from 2010 -2011 are extremely overpriced on ebay insane prices.
So good luck finding the real creed,who was really greed with projection longevity etcs...
These days its comercial junk who doesnt deserve the money unless they fix their formula and make it stronger again which never gonna happen since some ingredients like oak moss are not allowed any more..

Nov
10
2015
sdweik
sdweik

I didn't meant literally, but with my humble opinion it is a must in your collection and there a lot of way you can have it with cheaper price if you fragment it with smaller volume like 15 ml, 30m through ebay for example.

Nov
10
2015
ausamamira
ausamamira

THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON A SAMPLE:

After a while, aventus turn to smell somehting like the cheap yet wonderful CITRUS AND WOOD !!!!

i feel that my review will be cicked out :) .... but this is really how i feel aventus ....

Nov
09
2015
Cardenal Mendoza
Cardenal Mendoza

SCENT: I just purchased a 14M01 batch which is great. In comparison to my last batch, this is less fruity with more refinement in the way of polished leather, smokey bergamot and musk. Lasts a good 12 hours with 2 sprays to the neck. The smell of Aventus creates deep nostalgia for me as it reminds me of an Uncle who had an old classic sports car in the eighties, the strong scent of the leather seats, fruity Magic Tree air fresheners, expensive cologne and smoked cigarettes all mixed inside that car. It is quite a specific smell to me, perhaps many will find it endearing but not be sure why. For wet shavers, it layers well with some of the high-end shaving creams from the likes of Truefitt & Hill and Geo. F. Trumper. A very pleasant scent that garners compliments, especially from women (but go easy on the trigger).

PRODUCT: The Napoleon theme is somewhat pretentious and the packaging simply doesn't live up to the theme. It looks more like a plastic toy you would give to a toddler. Very cheap looking...

On a separate note I would like to say that Creed has done a great injustice to it customers. More than 20 batches of varying quality and performance. They even smell very different from batch to batch. And they still cannot produce a cap to fit the bottle properly (???). If you are paying this amount of money for a product, quality control should not be an issue. Totally unacceptable in my book. Sorry, but it has to be said...

Otherwise, my 14M01 batch is excellent!

Nov
08
2015
Dreamscape
Dreamscape

Modern reinterpretation of the 1980's. Magnificent smell of quality shaving foam mixed with pineapple and currant.

I had the opportunity to smell it when it first appeared in the market, and I had it in my collection by the next year.

I neither feel sorry nor is it important that it became mega popular and that the younger generations are doing the propaganda that bothers many. What I do find important is that pleasure and emotions I feel when I'm wearing it.

Aventus is a scent for urban gentlemen, which can be worn throughout the year, combined with some elegant style. Stability and projection are great.

My olfactory signature, the perfume I found myself in.

Masterpiece...

Nov
01
2015
benbaker9405
benbaker9405

One of the best fragrances ever created. A pineappley, fresh, woody aphrodisiac that girls get all googly eyed over. Never have I received so many sincere 'OH my god, you smell amazing!' compliments on a fragrance ever. At least one compliment each wear guaranteed. I luckily purchased the 15R11 batch, and although it took about two weeks to mature into the projection and longevity powerhouse that it is, the wait was definitely worth it! I wanna say the price isn't justified, but... it really is.

Ticks all the boxes. 10/10.

Nov
01
2015
mikijeju25
mikijeju25

I recently purchased this fragrance, and I mostly get leather and smoke for the first 5-10 minutes after putting this on. After that, the pineapple reveals itself and it stays there almost until the very end, where it still smells like pineapple to me, but it does have more woody and floral aspects to it. Aventus lasts a long time on my skin and I can still smell it projecting off my neck 10 hours after application, which I perceive as a truly pleasant surprise, since other fragrances like La Nuit De L'Homme or Dior Homme Intense become skin scents on me 3-4 hours after putting them on - a point at which I have to press my nose against my wrist to be able to smell them, alas! I sprayed this on at 11 A.M., went on a bus trip, visited a friend of mine, went to the football stadium, came back home 9 hours later and Aventus is still there doing its job. A great, great fragrance, without a shadow of a doubt, and most definitely something you will be amazed by if you're rather inexperienced with fragrances, just like yours truly. Heck, this might knock you off your socks, even if you're a fragrance veteran, I don't know. I can only speak for myself.

So yes, the scent is amazing, and so are La Nuit or DHI, but Aventus' performance and longevity makes it better than those two in my book, though I do wish to add that I wouldn't wear this beloved juice of mine too frequently, since I can't afford to blow big bucks on a fragrance all too often. :-)

On a seperate note, I got one of the "bad" batches, as people like to call them, but it doesn't seem bad to me at all. So don't worry about it, if you too got yourself a "bad batch", or if you're about to get one (as a gift perhaps... lucky you!)

Oct
31
2015
Insomnia51
Insomnia51

Here's something i discovered a few weeks ago. Note: This might come in handy... The 1st Aventus Bottle i bought, was Batch Z01 the Fruity Pineapple. Second Aventus Bottle i bought, was the 1N01. The 1N01 is the Smoky, leathery, and far less fruity batch which i did not like. I was very dissapointed cause i felt like my money went down the drain. I kept the bottle but did not use for a year. A few weeks ago i decided to use the 1N01. Believe it or not the N101 became like the Z01 with that legendary fruity scent. I compared both Batches side by side and they smelled exactly alike. The N101 got better with time. The N101 was like a Caterpillar transforming into that beautiful Z01 Butterfly. Creed uses real oils in their fragrances, so it takes time for them to mix or age well in the bottle. Don't throw or give away those so called bad batches, cause they need time to get better.

Oct
30
2015
CesareBorgia
CesareBorgia

Going off a sample from Nordstroms, I find this to be a lovely fragrance with very good performance: longevity is a solid 8 hours with very acceptable projection. Is it worth the retail price? Not in my view. Some people below imply that "contrary" reviews are the result of "sour grapes" from those that cannot afford it. I find that extremely arrogant. Is it a very nice perfume? Yes. Does it smell better and out perform a plethora of beautiful perfumes that can be had for a fraction of it's price? I think not. If someone is so "bowled over" by this perfume that they are willing to pay what some think is an outrageous price, I will respect that. But to disparage those with a more reasoned view by assuming it is beyond their "reach" is the height of ignorance and stupidity.

Oct
28
2015
Ewalk81
Ewalk81

Now I do love the smell of Aventus, but I highly doubt I will repurchase due to the fact that every time I turn around, Creed is increasing their prices. Not worth it imo.

Oct
28
2015
Melted
Melted

Being new to the fragrance community, I only became aware of Creed's products a short time ago. I have had an interest in perfumes since my school days many years ago and since leaving school, I have always had at least 2 or 3 fragrances to choose from. Anyway, I digress. I read reviews about Aventus and thought I have to try that after the positivity it receives and the high esteem in which it is held. So, I sampled it and although disappointed initially, I warmed to it very quickly and I get the hype. I took the plunge and bought a bottle which has just arrived.

This is a classy fragrance, as you would expect given the price and Creed's history and standing in the perfume world. I got the fruity smell initially - I was expecting something along the lines of Hugo Red - but this is better and more fruity. Once it has settled down, it becomes an amazing smell to my nose. I have just been reading about iffy batches and I have to hope that I have a good one. I normally suffer with longevity on my skin, but it's so far, so good with Aventus after several hours. I have recently changed my signature scent after several years to Alford & Hoffs excellent fragrance - time will tell if Aventus usurps it; it's a distinct possibility.

This is as good as many say it is. Take the plunge and treat yourself!

Oct
28
2015
widescope
widescope

AVENTUS DISASTER 2015 batches

I read a lot of people have issues with their 2015 batch including myself.
I suggest you contact creed uk and tell them about your experience with your newest 2015 purchase. Else they will never do something about it.
I too had a bottle from 2011 and 2013 and they performed very good. Whole day.With more smoke than the 2015.
My batch is 2015Q01 and it is a joke. 30 minutes and its gone, only a very faint skin scent remains after that. I have to litteraly put my nose on it to get that very faint smell. Nobody can smell me. I put 6 heavy sprays.
And this has NOTHING to do with nose fatigue. Nobody around me can smell me.
It seems like an extremely watered down version of what it used to be.
I contacted creed about it and they just beat around the bush. Crap

Oct
28
2015
deathpill
deathpill

Somehow this fragrance reminds me of my uncle. Memories of visiting him as a kid and vacations at his house in the hills. The trips to the golf club. I'm not saying this smells old or dated at all. It brings memories of the times. But here is where it gets weird. I've heard others say the same too, that it reminds them of their father or someone from childhood. I was shocked to hear fragrance bros mention it too! well... Nevertheless I love it, and even more because of the memories it evokes.

Oct
28
2015
wilso55
wilso55

Check the batches. This is a massive point! Got the batch 15R11 and lasts half hour. I had a sample from a year ago and lasts all day with a better smell. Stupid creed, who was quality control/consistency?. As if they can't afford mass-spectrometry analysis when they charge prices CEO'S can only afford. Anyways 2013 creed is the greatest and it smells excellent. If you want more pinapple just get the scent oil separate for $6 and mix in. The pinapple scent oil I got smells of excellent quality too, and lasts. I also have the insurrection pure 2 and silver XS, they all vary but the better of the two is XS, because more fruit but has more metallic, while pure 2 has more smoke and no metallic.

Oct
28
2015
waltherP99
waltherP99

Traian and FRANT1C - let me take you both straight to school you noobs.3 bottles of £215/120ml Aventus-that's £1.8/ml-are you out of your mind? Next time buy your Creed fragrances from France-you can get 500ml decanter for €389,00/£280 -that's £0.56/ml - more than 3 times cheaper.Shipping to Woking/Surrey is 12euros.

Oct
27
2015
marcoz
marcoz

I think everything has being already said about this now "legendary" fragrance, but anyway i'm gonna give my 2 cents because that's why we are here right?.

The scent is amazing, and is one of the few fragrances that you get right away what the notes are: pineapple smoked out.
Like someone started a fire and put pineapples in it, that's the smell you get from Aventus. It is warm, delicious and masculine, and the best part is that no other fragrance (at least the ones i've tried) smells remotely like it. So you are guaranteed to smell unique.

On the other hand, the performance on this one is awful. I don't know if it's me or what, but after 30 minutes it became a skin scent and had to reaply. I've never being against Creeds being expensive, because this is a luxury brand whe are talking about, like would you complain about the price of a rolls royce or a Ferrari? no, because you know what kind of brand you are dealing with, however I would not pay a Creed price if I have to reapply every 2 hours; I'll be broke in no time.

If you are gonna charge 200+ dollars for a fragrance, at least make it really strong so yo get your money's worth. A really great and unique fragrance is not worth it if the performance sucks.

Would you buy a Porche if every 10 miles you had to change tires? no?..........that's why I thought.

8/10

Oct
26
2015
Nba2423
Nba2423

Most overrated fragrance in history. Hate it. Literally smells like pine sol mixed with leather. YUK!!!

1/10

Oct
25
2015
LanaD
LanaD

i dont understand why it says for Men. i would say it's Unisex. I fell in love with this perfume. The few things i dont like: design looks very boring and no one can smell it on me ( very light).

Oct
25
2015
sevee
sevee

I have 14M01 batch and it opens up fruity and fresh and after like 20 mins it turns very woody and musky with not a lot of fruit but after 1-2h the pineapple really shows up and its an amazing balance between fruity and darker notes. Longevity is about 8-12h which is very good and projection is good. In my opinion its the best fragrance out there for men so its a 10/10

Oct
24
2015
marlon bersamino01
marlon bersamino01

A must have perfume from the house of Creed. You will receive a lot of compliments wearing this perfume especially to those nose maiden with its smell. It's the smell of a pineapple with a twist.

Oct
23
2015
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

Quintessential haute Classic with the modern-faced fizzy fruits combined with finely smoked-woody ashes at top. Possibly the best 'go-to' of all time - provided you get the 'batch' you want.

Here is a problem; smokey or not to be smokey? How smokey do you want your pineapple Sir/Madam? (not a very common question!)

The infamous batch variations which Creed should really be embarrassed for: there must be 1000's as each sample I've ever tried has been slightly different in the relative amounts of pineapples or freshness vs smoke!

Really, my score has easily swung between a 9 without smoke for me, to 5 with an 'ashy' sample. It's hair-pullingly infuriating!

Let me also say that this is by no means an absolute stunner; the top notes *can be. But the pineapple is a little too green for my liking and there is (related to the greeness or not) a slight orangey-leathery vibe that I also find in Mancera's Cedrat boise.

But with other Houses using stuff like Berries, apricots, bananas as their 'Attention-getter' notes (and successfully) - Creed has no small modern competition on their hands!

Also, more adventurous 'safee' orientals wouldn't have gone amiss, like Tea, tolu basalm, and the wonderful creamy cashmere wood.

Also, I wanted more from the rose, rather than the greeny-leathery stuff to soften it up a bit but meh, the 'standard' will do, even with it's odd tendency to simply disappear after 30 minutes!

This aside - I'll let Aventus slide in general (assuming I always get my favorite batch lol) - it's a modern Classic and well deserved for good reason so now; positives.

Notes used here are great - going with pineapple top means mass-appeal!

But Aventus is so good because it simply does what should always be practiced by all parfumiers, not only the High-end ones. Use of top Quality ingredients and amazing blending. It's easily a benchmark for other niche scents if not actually the finest Quality produced notes itself.

Imo, the designers are simply not worthy of substitute here and I have tested almost all the clones to date!

The fresh fruits are crisp and transparent beyond belief, it's just a real shame Aventus has some very annoying downsides like the misleading 'birch' note should be labelled 'smoky' or even 'burning' birch! The pineapple leans towards the green side but the blackcurrant and vanilla from the base provide sweetness.

The drydown has rich, mildy spiced rose, woods and blackcurrant although sadly again the drydown is very faint - but others appear to detect it much better.

I just hope they fix these issues properly one day.

So for summary, it's not the best but I think it's the best Benchmark.

Becasue of the amazing Top notes of the fruity batch and overall Quality, it squeaks in at an 8; but there are quite a few better (and I emphasize 'better') 'keynote/all-occasion' scents and overall Niche houses out there - don't let the buck stop at Creed!

Scent: 8/10.
Quality: 10/10.

edit: in the meantime, check out the awfully named Cedrat boise! It's by Mancera and is widely seen as Aventus without the smoke and bit more blackcurrant.

Oct
22
2015
aclapes
aclapes

Bought a 75ml of this. The batch number in the bottle is LT4215R11.

Linear pineapple scent. Longevity is above average, from 8 to 10 hours. Projection however is weak after 2~2.5 hours of wearing it. I can barely smell anything. I don't believe in the nose fatigue sh*t in this case. And I don't know if its a batch problem or the new sprayer with a thinner straw that sprays lesser juice than older bottles, but it seems to be weaker than Aventus was before. Not content with the purchase. Overpriced for what it is.

Oct
21
2015
19greg85
19greg85

The Smokey Pineapple blows you away.! really good scent, stays with you, gets tons of attention.!

Excellent 9/10

Oct
20
2015
MYUSIF
MYUSIF

a)Legendary Batches :

C42B11Z01
C42B11X02
A42B11Y02
A42B11Z01

b)Good Batches :

A42B11X02
S42B13W01
A42B13W01
A42B13Z01
A42C13Z01
C42B13Z01
S42B13Q01
S42B13Q02
A42B13U01
C42B11X04
A42B11Y01
S42B12A01
C42B10J01
C42B10E01
A42C14F01
*****13T01
*****13X01
*****13U02
*****13R01
*****14A01
*****14L01
*****14M01
*****14G01
*****14K01
*****13ZZ01 FLACON
*****14D01
****15R11 Caution :good batch but it's kinda Sporty.
****15U11
****15R01

c)Bad Batches :

A42B11N01
A42B13X01
C42B12A01
S42B11S01
A42B11X04
A42B11N01
CB42B13W01
LT42C14A01
A42B12C01
****15N01
****14A01
****14H01
****15Q01
****15U01
***13Q01


Thanks !

Oct
18
2015
denis.kilonzo
denis.kilonzo

Blind bought this. Smells sooooo good. I keep smelling my wrist like an insane person. Id spray my pillows with it but i dont wanna get used to it. Expensive but id trully save up for it. Good job Creed. 9/10

Oct
18
2015
iKhalaf
iKhalaf

العطر جاني هدية من صاحبي ، وريحته مره خياليه !
فوحان + ثبات يدوم لفترة طويلة .

Oct
16
2015
mostpeopleheresmellgood
mostpeopleheresmellgood

So after all the hype, I went and gave this a try. I was very disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's a great fragrance and smells good, but that doesn't warrant the hundreds of dollars you pay for it. Smoke some pineapples over a barbecue and add some vanilla, BAM, Aventus. For that amount of money, you can buy multiple 100ml bottles of a variety of fragrances. Your money is better well spent.

Oct
13
2015
rp6969
rp6969

It's nice and all,
but c'mon... I certainly wouldn't pay that extortionate price for this middling juice.

Oct
13
2015
Aamir Ahmed
Aamir Ahmed

some even call it a juice from paradise.the hype frag comm created, i was like this must be the best thing in the world n i was waiting so eagerly to try this one n when i did, i didnt find it that great, its a good fruity common kinda scent.its nothing earth shattering n for the price point i dont think its worth it.i think one reason for this being loved by many is that this is from the house of creed.here i can clearly see people r paying for the name.if this was created by jacques bogart no one would have cared for this juice.

Oct
12
2015
Aamir Ahmed
Aamir Ahmed

@Sailorman:100% agreed its a good fragrance but nothing special.to me its the most overrated fragrance in the community.be ready for yr comment to be deleted.

Oct
12
2015
Sailorman
Sailorman

I had high expectations for this fragrance and although it definetly has the quality, but honestly there is nothing special in here at all, I can even say it's quite ordinary and most probably you have smelled the same numerous of times and from much cheaper clones.
I'm sorry, but to me this is a quite overrated fragrance and ratings are so misleading.

Oct
12
2015
bodm
bodm

I get the hype... I really don't like it that much, but it's the most masculine scent I have in my collection. I get compliments too, but really I don't think it should be priced that high. If they had changed their policy to designer house, they would gain much more money and popularity. No point of paying 350$ for compliment getter, it's great quality juice, but you can get Armaf CdN intense and you will get similar reactions.

Oct
12
2015
leon23
leon23

My signature scent at the moment. I really like how creed infuse the ambergris on their fragrances, the scent is very comforting. Really feel like an emperor when wearing it!. This and irish tweed are creeds winner combo!

Oct
11
2015
lynwood234
lynwood234

Do I bought Creed Aventus today and wore it tonight to my church. I got the first unsolicited complement I have ever received from a beautiful woman. We met and ended up talking for almost 30 minutes. Aventus is about to become my new signature sent.

Oct
10
2015
Aamir Ahmed
Aamir Ahmed

Most overrated fragrance of the decade.

Oct
10
2015
VILFI
VILFI

So we meet at LAST. I have been reading about this for a year. I got my sample today and immediately sprayed it on. First impression; "more generic than I thought". Sort of disappointed after the hype. I expected fresh but got a more formal sense, I get some sort of Hugo Boss from this amazingly. I'm sure I'm not alone.

It's not as bold or exciting as I thought, however it smells good. Safe for everything-kind of smell. Sexy? A little, but not like Fahrenheit or DHI.

After 5 minutes the scent got a lot more balanced and the richness came out. Now 30 minutes in I keep smelling my hand over and over (the best sign). It just smells proper and nice. Clearly I like it. A little dirty edge too it.

The pineapple is interesting and intruiging but I mostly got it in the top, so not sure why everyone mentions pineapple all the time when it's really not that apparent. After 30 minutes I get mostly a harmonic blend of musk, woods, moss and maybe vanilla.

Will test in field before deciding if buy-worthy.

EDIT - 19 nov 2015:

I have tested this going out about 5 times and, damn, this is just quality. It has grown on me, from a great start to a potential buy - despite the price! This is a scent that I can walk around and really enjoy for myself and it's so fresh that you won't offend anyone on a night out.

I even got a unprovoced compliment yesterday, which I very RARELY get.

Oct
10
2015
alshujairy86
alshujairy86

Seriously guys! Go do smoke pineapple on the cooker and add some vanilla to it, and there you go. It is not worth the hype. For $280, you can buy:

Dior Homme Intense
Dolce and Gabbana
Dior Fahrenheit
Nautica Voyage
Versace Eros
La Nuit De L'homme

Oct
04
2015
Ozymandias86
Ozymandias86

I like the Fragrance. I just got 4 compliments from women in the last 30 minutes. Ranging from 15 years old to 50. Lol. Not a bad fragrance. Fresh and fruity. I get a tropic vibe from it.
I like it not love it. It is what it is. For about 130 dollars an ounce it's overpriced personally

Edit - I've been wearing it lately. I have been getting compliments every single day. Starting to fall in love with it again lol

Oct
03
2015
oranges
oranges

This smells great--especially the top notes. I think reformulated Curve smells better.

Oct
02
2015
Rerik
Rerik

For me Aventus is like an Axe deodorant, only a high quality one. It´s very pleasant, has a big sillage and staying power.

Pineapple, apple and black currant make it a little bit sour, woodsy notes gives it a male background.
This is a fragrance for sport / gym. As I said, a high quality Axe.

I don´t think that it´s a panty dropper.

And I might never fall in love with Aventus, it´s too linear, too expensive and I don´t have any emotions, when I smell Aventus.

Oct
02
2015
Escoteric
Escoteric

What a load of hype. You would think this is the carpenters cup of olfactory experience Indiana Jones picked up. Its not thats great. The fact numerous companies are making clones of it makes you think, that you chose poorly! I saw Aventus copy cat frags for £15 for two on internet auctions. So why not just buy them? It is different if you are shelling out top dollar for a unique smell. This has been emulated and now being sold for 10% of the price so you really need to reconsider shelling out what Creed want. To be honest Creed need to have a good derriere kicking, overpriced, zero customer services and candid affair to people so whilst I hate copy cats if it hurts Creeds pocket power to them!

Sep
30
2015
Paganbunion
Paganbunion

I didn't get what the fuss was about with this but I got a sample, rather than just a spray in a department store, and it's like the heavens opened.
OMG simply amazing scent. It's a true masterpiece.
It's like catnip to me,I just can't stop smelling it.
Will be in my top 5 forever.

Sep
29
2015
Azraman
Azraman

I can't really give too much extra input on the reviews people have left.

I haven't met anybody who disliked the smell, I smelled this originally in Selfridges in November 2014 visiting Christmas Markets and it was sprayed on a scent card, originally I just put the card to my nose, smelled nice, put card in pocket and forgot about it.

Hours later I'm sat watching a film in the cinema and keep getting this smell and I was hunting like a dog for it and could smell it coming from my parka wrapped around my partner and realised it was the scent card and the infamous Aventus dry down smell that we all adore.

This batch I would love to know about as the scent on the card lasted for easily 2+ weeks through November UK weather ie. wet and windy and I could constantly get whiffs of it through my breast pocket and even passengers on the train could smell it.

I can't get enough of the smell and Creed house just have absolutely ridiculous smells and yes, I'd love the fragrances to be cheaper however I am happy that not everybody can wear it (however snobby that may sound). Green Irish Tweed is no doubt next on my purchases!

I will give a word of warning about Aventus batches. They can and will smell different however most agree that it's nice regardless but I do wish Creed could some how get their scent reliable but can partially understand with the purity and popularity of the fragrance, it can be hard to get the blend perfect every time I'd imagine (or maybe I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt).

My batch number is a renowned good one which I got at Harvey Nichols in Liverpool with one of the last boxes in the backstock (A42C14M01). Quite a well balanced one and not overpowering Pineapple through and through which I've noticed the 15Q01 (any 15 batch actually) smells of.

Fantastic fragrance, will purchase this on my death bed still no doubt but would love Creed to do something about getting this fragrance reliable every time.

Sep
26
2015
westside
westside

I did it. Guilty. Jumped into the deep end of the 120 ml ocean of amazing Aventus goodness. On the bandwagon. Part of the club. Proud member. Good is good is good. Haters gonna hate.

It's just one of those scents that I'm immediately captivated by. Deliciously original without being offensive, very smooth composition, and highest quality ingredients.

Top to bottom a real winner.

Nordstroms whacked me for $380 + tax. OUCH!

The legendary compliment getting and unsolicited sexual favors better start happening soon!

;)

I tried most of the Creed range before, and Aventus was the only one that really lit my fire enough to part with so much cash. I was going to splurge this weekend and buy Clive Christian C or possibly X that I've been testing, but ... well you know the rest.

Sep
26
2015
Bundle
Bundle

Really unique and well blended fragrance.

Class in a bottle. A sure compliment getter. Each time when I'm wearing Aventus I get compliments. I can't say that about other popular fragrances. Women love Aventus, guys love it too, all ask what is it called.

LONGEVITY AND PROJECTION. I gotta disagree with some stating that it dies after 2-3 hours or that it lasts only for 6 hours or less.

For me it easily lasts 10-12 hours. Beast mode projection up to 6,5 hours. Can I detect whiffs after 5+ hours? Easily. I do not spray fragrances on my clothes but taking into account how long it lasts on skin, I could argue that it well exceeds 12 hours on clothes easily.

BATCHES: I own a 2015 batch. I've only smelled one other batch in store that was from 2014. No distinctive difference for me. For those who are concerned about batch variations, if it does make that big of a difference for you not to buy a fragrance then just pass it and purchase some other one or go with 2 bottles of quality designer releases.

In conclusion, a very elegant, quality fragrances with great projection and longevity.

P.S. Aventus fills the room and leaves magnificent scent trail. Words by people that complimented me when wearing it.

Sep
22
2015
RMB18
RMB18

This one is so hard to understand for longevity and projection. I get really good projection in the opening but I don't feel that it projects much in the dry down. People always say "it's olfactory fatigue" but I spray fragrances on my clothes all the time. Other fragrances are still potent on my used clothes the next day. This one is difficult to smell the next day. I don't think this one is the performance monster people make it out to be. It smells amazing and is my favorite fragrance but it doesn't perform as good as people say it does. All of the strong fragrances I wear, I can smell all day. I don't get wafts, I can smell them ALL DAY. this one I can't smell after 2-3 hours. If I wear DHI, Bleu de Chanel EDT, or A*Men, I smell them constantly all day. I don't believe in olfactory fatigue with this one. Look at it this way... If you can't smell it after a few hours, odds are, it's not there anymore. Wear other potent fragrances and tell me I'm wrong. Wear Black Afgano or A*Men and overspray or even apply it normally. You'll smell them all day. You won't smell Aventus all day. I have received a lot of compliments with this but they've all been in the opening only.

Sep
21
2015
RMB18
RMB18

I received my second 4oz flacon today. I know own the 14A01 batch and the the new 15Q01 batch. I don't want to wear two bottles of the same fragrance but I put a spray of each on each hand and smelled them side by side. There are definitely some differences but the average person will never be able to tell the difference. The 15Q01 batch is very fruity and the bottle is new so it has the click on cap and the new sprayer. And believe it or not, it puts out more juice than the standard creed sprayers. The 14A01 batch is smokies and when I compared the two side by side, I smelled mint in this batch. Natural mint like you would find in your backyard. Both batches smell good. I haven't tested the longevity and projection with the 15Q01 batch yet but I'm hoping it's as potent as the 14A01 batch.

Sep
21
2015
valantis
valantis

Mister Creed {from father to son since 1760} ......WHERE IS THE LONGEVITY??????

Sep
17
2015
rd115leo
rd115leo

Tried a few clones of this such as Armaf iDivo and one of the attars from ebay by Al Sunnah.

Read all the hype and thought i'd try clones first, didn't want to spend a huge sum blindly. Wasn't really overwhelmed but i got compliments.

Couple days ago my missus bought be a 30ml bottle of proper Aventus from selfridges.

Trying the proper stuff it's evident that the opening is more powerful, the top notes are a lot fruitier, but alas they don't seem to last very long. The drydown i can't differentiate from the clones.

Would i buy the proper stuff again?

No, it's all about the drydown which you can get from clones for far less money.

Sep
16
2015
BurtReynolds
BurtReynolds

I was holding off on giving my view on Aventus because really, what more can be said? What else can be added?

I wear Aventus at least two or three times a week. I fell in love with it the first time I got a whiff. That smokey pineapple smell is just so magnificent. Another huge plus is that it has great performance and longevity for me.

This is without a doubt my most complimented fragrance. I am constantly asked what it is I'm wearing or "can you write down for me the name of that cologne?" I'm always being told how amazing it smells.

Here's the thing about it though and others have mentioned it as well. Olfactory fatigue is very real with Aventus. You may think the scent has gone faint, but it hasn't. I have gotten compliments 6+ hours after applying it.

Is it pricey? Sure. Is it worth it? To me it absolutely is.

Sep
12
2015
magicman4130
magicman4130

oh p,s, for those who love the opening of aventus but dont want to pay the $340 usd price tag check out "fresco" by ilum dean. a cheaper alternative(and a straight up copycat) of aventus. my opinion: it smelled exactly the same as the "pineapple batch" however, nothing beats the real deal. aventus is so much better honestly.

Sep
09
2015
magicman4130
magicman4130

this fragrance is so ridiculously beast! i think people start hating on anything that gets its due praise just because everyone uses, talks about, or has sampled it already. its almost like the same sort of hating chicks have when they see that girl with the same dress she has on.

it seems like as far as any fragrance ive smelled and loved, i'll check the reviews on it and there's just about as much hate on it as there is praise. aventus is what EVERY fragrance should strive to be like. great smell 9/10, great blend 9/10, amazing sillage 10/10, and beast mode longevity 10/10. it gets a 2/10 for that price tho. jesus its expensive!!

Sep
09
2015
bernardonia
bernardonia

Non c'è stata una perdona che io conosca (uomo o donna) che non mi abbia chiesto quale profumo indossassi! Superbo!

Sep
09
2015
Ky1227
Ky1227

Wow.

I used to think it was ridiculous for people to buy Creed Fragrances for so expensive, but then I smelt this one. There is truly nothing out there that is quite like it. I also expected this to be a familiar scent because it is so popular, but I have never smelled this in my life.

The Notes?
Smoky Pineapple, thats all Im gonna say.

Manly, sexy, and incredibly versatile. This one is definitely an attention getter. Would work best for someone with a powerful presence and big personality, but is definitely not limited to that type of person. It could be worn casually at home, definitely on a date or night out, and also could be alright for work. Would do just fine for all ages, but best for ages 18-30 in my opinion. Everyone loves it, but I think men love it a bit more than women.

Presentation: 8.5/10
Uniqueness: 10/10
Longevity: 11/10 (this one lasts me easily over 24 hours)
Sillage: 9/10
Scent: 9.5/10
Overall: 9.5/10

Sep
08
2015
Onria
Onria

Finally Aventus is mine! The wait is over.
From first blast I love this! my batch is LT 11 something like that so I don't know if this is a great batch or not.
I care less.
Fruity heaven! Musk and pineapple/apple/bergamot from the opening, leathery smoky woody on the drydown.
The hype is real, very addictive!
I am unsure that the price tag matches though, although I am not upset with my purchase.

Sillage and longevity is great, I can smell it wafting around me and I have sprayed my hand and can whiff that when I desire, I do get the olfactory fatigue though, but others around me can smell it.

That quality musk that a lot of Creed frags have is present an hour later, like that in Himalaya.

I don't feel that this is a projection monster though, and I don't think I am too upset about that, I enjoy this nethertheless.

9/10 overall

Sep
03
2015
weaselize
weaselize

BATCH A4215Q01 Dissapointment
after being somewhere at the bottom of my to buy list for almost 2 years i,ve finally got myself a 30ml bottle.
Before i had used 2 samples of this and i,ve enjoyed them.
It simply is a good and safe frag and almost everybody who is not into perfumes will appreciate this.
Non offensive. I will wear this occasionaly when i want something clean and safe.
I,ve got the 2015 Q01. I have to say i,m a little dissapointed.
My samples were a little bit more smoky and the bottle i have now is more fruity. The smoky thing was what i enjoyed most in it. My bottle is a little bit to safe and fruity for my taste.
My samples lasted a really long time. Now it,s just an average performance.
I don,t know if people around would get the difference between the smokier one or the fruitier one but i do.
I wish they amped up the birch in it to give it that slighty more dirty and smoky and above all, more masculin feeling. It,s getting downgraded now.

edit:
I,ve wore this batch 3 times till now and every single time it gave me headache. This is the only one i have that does this to me and i,m really curious to learn what the reason is for that. I,m also getting bored of the scent quickly.

Sep
03
2015
fhr
fhr

So..being in the crowd of owners:-), acquired finally a bottle from batch 14F01. Really nice fruity, and extremely long lasting with its lighter smokiness, and thats good.

...as owner of many main mainstream designer perfumes from old and reputable houses, and having some niche ones, recently I can say that this is something special, compared to e.g. GIT (which I really like and think that it is the epitome of the so called 'office scents' - alongside of course with Cool Water, Aspen, Chanel Allure, Allure Sport, Bleu, Pour Monsieur, Dior Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Homme etc. what I also wear) form the same house it lasts far more longer on my skin and gives me - I can emphasize what I feel recently, and this is surprise also me - something joy and happiness what I did not felt for long time.
Saying this despite the fact that did broadened my collections with some of gems in the last month like famous and well accepted Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée, or new hype-candidate CH Men Privé or the far most hunted YSL M7 Oud Absolu (suggested guys,do not leave that out if you find that).

So chaps, I am happy, must say hype or not hyper train it works...:-)

EDIT: still i think it has an olfactory what is outstanding and extremely good longevity and nice quality of fruitiness of pineapple, apple accords, alongside dust like vibe. Continued to be love with it. I am sure it will stay in my rotation.

(one sidenote to comment to some opinions in any reviews: i am really not happy of having super iso-e overpowering something, for me this is kinda like to be allergic to be on some pollens or so, but despite of any mentioning of that in any review here in the fragrantica , Aventus does not give this feeling to me , you shall trust in this, as i really sharpened out to hate that kind of stuff what is ovetoxicated with super iso-e)

cheers, and try, enjoy, use this juice, as it worth to try, really for sure. :-)

Sep
02
2015
FrozanKaos
FrozanKaos

don't understand the hype around this

Sep
02
2015
Rio Cappuccino
Rio Cappuccino

Love this,,but it's is on a super hype train.

Aug
31
2015
Elvis2500
Elvis2500

I wore this a lot back in May-June (to high school, mind you), and received compliments left and right. Class in a bottle. 'Nuff said.

Aug
29
2015
Casiquire
Casiquire

I was pretty turned off by the hype for a while, and Creed's marketing sickens me, so I was behind on trying this. Finally I decided to try it, and this truly is the real deal. Bright, fruity, and a little smoky. That's also a perfect combination for masking or blending with a man's natural body odor. Aventus is quite masculine, despite the fruitiness, so don't let that discourage you from trying it. It's brilliantly well-done. This is an unbelievable compliment-getter. It's also complex enough to be enjoyed by the wearer because, at least in my case, there are elements that you don't immediately notice as separate notes (look at how varied that note lost is!) Just try a sample, and don't worry about batch variations until you've tried it.

After a while of wearing I can smell all the intended notes except for jasmine. The main progression of the scent is a fruity pineapple opening brightened with bergamot and darkened with a bit of smoke. Once the bergamot fades you may be able to smell blackcurrant and apple mixed in with that pineapple and smoke. The pineapple and smoke accord somehow magically sticks around forever. I mean that, I'll catch whiffs of it long after other notes fade. As things progress, the smoke might gain a bit of strength but it never overpowers and is quite pleasant. The "rose" is very gentle and I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I didn't know it was there. As things progress there's a woody quality (Timbersilk) that comes through a bit but it's also fairly soft. I never got much leather out of it but I can see how people would get that impression. The base is hiding way at the bottom of the scent and it's Creed's familiar ambergris with a tiny bit of vanillin to take the sharpness of the scent. It's more there as a sweetener than as an actual note. Even when the fragrance is down to its final whispers and the base is fading, there's that pineapple accord lingering around.

That's not to say there's nothing I wished this fragrance would do differently. For one thing, olfactory fatigue is a real thing. Don't spray it on your neck and upper chest if you want to smell it all day. I'll spray it on my wrists and dab the back of my neck or behind the ears where it won't constantly fill my nostrils. This is one reason why some people say it disappears quickly. There are a lot of stories out there of people saying the scent faded away within two hours...then they got complimented on it ten hours later.

As for batch variations, yes, they exist, but they're not terribly extreme. Originally the fragrance was fairly fruity with a hint of smoke, but between 2011-2013 some batches were made with pretty heavy smoke. That's what started all the batch variation talk. Since 2014,they've been consistent and a bit more in line with the original batches, so it's easy to miss all the major variations if you've only tried the fragrance a few times. That's why I say get a sample and don't worry too much about it; you're unlikely to get anything older than 2014 so you'll be smelling the fragrance as it's meant to smell. All batches have equally great longevity and I believe they all project just about the same amount and they all have the same core smell to them.

Another thing to consider is that the balance is so delicate that any improper storage ruins the scent easily so I'd bet a lot of "bad batches" are perfectly fine batches that have been on the grey market a little too long. Don't use ebay unless you truly know and trust the seller and only buy from sites with great return policies and customer service, or get it from an authorized seller.

TL;DR: this lives up to the hype, don't worry about batches if you haven't tried it, if longevity doesn't seem good it's because your nose grew numb to it, buy from legit sellers.

Aug
28
2015
FragOverdose
FragOverdose

I`ve been thinking of getting my hands on this perfume lately, but reading all the reviews and experiences regarding Aventus just pretty much leave me utterly dumbfounded.

All I can think of is the unbelievable inconsistency that apparently exists within this expensive high-end product (i.e. different batches). One`s purchase becomes a dream come true while the other buyer feels cheated (rightfully so) after paying a lot of money for something that is almost a skin scent and smells nothing they are accustomed to with CA.

I would understand and borderline accept this if it turned out that there was some sort of an explosion at the chemist`s lab which left a particular batch a tad bit smokier and so on and so forth, but I have a strong feeling this isn`t the case and I`m just trying to be cute here.

Now, am I going to start chasing after a particular batch code? Absolutely not! I will probably choose a different house altogether.

Thank you. Now I got it out of my system...

Aug
28
2015
perfume243
perfume243

El piesa el lote cual te gusta mas ..15R01-K01-Z01-LT4215R11-14K01-A42115Q01-A4215R-14L01-4A01......continuara

Aug
27
2015
perfume243
perfume243

Bueno aventus hasta cuando dejare de ver tantos lote es el mismo perfume ta ver es diferente país donde lo estan fabricando?

Aug
27
2015
matthew369
matthew369

ive been VERY disappointed with Aventus in the past year or two but the one I tried yesterday was excellent. didn't check what batch sorry but it smelt good and had acceptable longevity

Aug
27
2015
dest
dest

ITA
Questo profumo è cresciuto su di me..da quando l'ho comprato ho iniziato ad apprezzarlo sempre di più e anche le sue performance sono migliorate..con quattro spruzzi ho più di 12 ore di durata e 5 ore di sillage potente. Apre molto fruttato quasi succoso e poi la corteccia entra in scena e lo rende molto mascolino e deciso..è davvero un profumo stupendo.

ENG
This scent grew on me..since when I bought it I began to like it more and more and also his performances are improved..with four sprays i have more than 12 hours of longevity and 5 hours of powerful sillage. It opens up fruity almost juicy and then the birch comes in and makes it very masculine and strong..it's really a wonderful scent. Believe the hype!

Aug
27
2015
Auminded
Auminded

Yes, Its a Monster.

Its a fragrance like this that makes me want to end my rule of never buying the same fragrance as a close friend or room mate. I have smelled and tried multiple batches and they are all superb, of course the more fruity batches tend to work better for me.

In my opinion this is one of the few creed juices that has a great lasting power. As many have said before me, you may feel that the scent has died when you are really suffering from olfactory fatigue. Yes its still projecting, you have just adapted to it.

Reminds me of a Chanel Allure Homme, but I am most happy when the Pineapple and Rose notes pop. Lasts on me for about seven hours with a four foot projection most times.

BOTTOM LINE: I Recommend it but don't jump into this level of fragrance unless you are ready, you prove nothing by flashing price tags. Though I must always say YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

Thanks for Reading,
-Auminded

Aug
26
2015
Aroma Addictus
Aroma Addictus

What can I say that has never been said before about this fragrance ?

Almost nothing

-It smells great, refined, elegant and sophisticated ("I smell rich people")

-One of the best male fragrances ever created (Pineapple/Leather smokiness)

-Even people who know little about perfume recognize that Aventus is a well crafted scent. ("You smell amazing")

Creed Aventus is an amazing scent that is worth every penny. You will enjoy every single spray. It will conquer you, it will bewitch you and you will love it.
People will ask you what you are wearing.

Take my word. This time, you can believe the hype !!

Aug
25
2015
josevancouver
josevancouver

I love Creed Aventus and have a bottle of the famous Z01 batch. I also have two other bottles that are a little less fruit B01 batch is one.

I recently bought a 4 oz bottle of Demeter Pineapple and blended it with Creed Aventus (2:1 ratio of Aventus to Demeter) and it smells great.

Aug
24
2015
Vickedicken
Vickedicken

Aventus smells great but has poor projection and maybe medium longivity. It's a real drag since it smells like heaven and costs a small fortune.

And batch variations sucks!

With love.

Aug
24
2015
drakecito
drakecito

It has passed through my hands recently, one of the new batches of 2015 (LT4215R11) and has lost much of smoky tones, which supposedly gives birch, staying in a much more fruity fragrance.

Longevity has decreased and is rather weak (5-6 hours) and I found the sillage discreet, touching the ridiculous.

So if you have improved, it is both the closure as the vaporizer itself. Now, the closure does not give the feeling of "cheap" that was before (even with comments leakage, some users). The cap is correctly fixed on the bottle (not before) and the vaporizer is somewhat wider and sprayed better.

It is more fruity is not a problem for me, that I love these notes and smoked no, but the performance has seemed so pathetic that sounds like a real tease the price of this fragrance, you have risen markedly, by the way . Round the scam.

It's a shame because I really like the smell. :(
Definitely not recommended. A theft!!!

Aug
23
2015
spartandawg
spartandawg

When I die, I want this sprayed on my corpse so that everybody that comes up to my casket can remember me by this fragrance......

I know that my sound a little over the top, but that's how much I adore this fragrance. Categorically the best male's fragrance I have ever smelled. It completely exceeded the hype it receives. From the moment I sprayed it from a 2ml decant, I was completely blown away. To conserve my 4oz bottle of batch 14K01, I only spray it on Sundays before going to church, and every time I spray it on, I feel like I'm spraying on a cloak of invincibility, power, and confidence. Nobody else in your social circle will smell like you if you wear Aventus. If you don't ever smell another fragrance in your life, do yourself a favor, and get your nose on Aventus.

Aug
21
2015
Dcarlo
Dcarlo

I’m not very fond of trendy male perfumes, with some exceptions I prefer creations made 20 years ago and older.
Creed Aventus was like a slap on my face to make me reconsider my position that seduced me from the first note to the rest of the pyramid.
Those juicy and ripe fruits made me hungry for more, the flowers specially the rose and jasmine were like a dream and the spices and woods on the base were the most perfect think I have smelled on a modern male fragrance.
While Royal Oud left me totally disappointed Aventus made me fall in love.
Is sexy, really sexy, daring, perfect for day or night, perfect everywhere an unforgettable pleasure.

Aug
19
2015
dalco2208
dalco2208

I don't know anything about batch #'s, nor can I break the scent down scientifically like some of you on this site, but all I can say is AVENTUS IS AN ABSOLUTE PANTY DROPPER! I just bought some last week after research (including this site) and sampling, and I couldn't be happier.

Guys be honest, your intention behind wearing nice cologne is getting women to notice and compliment.
I wore it 2 days after purchasing on a date, and had her telling my at least 7 times how good I smelled. She couldn't get enough the smell.

The fragrance lasted an incredibly long time, and would re appear when I least expected it. Its so fresh and clean, and just made me feel better about myself when wearing it.

I also received 2 more compliments this weekend at friends get together- it will get you noticed.

Buy it!

Aug
18
2015
torog
torog

Batch: A4215Q01

Creed Aventus can either be a treisure or a disgusting fragrance depending on the batch that you get. Some people say that the batch variations exists but you still feel the same DNA. No way! these people haven't smelled enough batches.

I first smelled Aventus on a trip on St Maarten island.It was a glorious juicy pineapple mix with the exact amount of birch that made the perfum not smell like smoke at all but rather like pineapple in a gaseous state. Really interesting and unique sensation. It must have been the so called Z01 batch as this was in 2011 (and I guess they still had the oldest bottles since they didn't sell that many). I ended up not buying it because I decided I already had a pineapple based fragrance (Mont blanc legend intense) which was very inferior but costed much less. I decided to buy Dior homme intense instead since I just began my fragrance journey and didn't have anything in that category.

Last year, I decided to give it another try and bought a sample. It was nothing like the first one I smelled. This one was only smoke with no trace of pineapple. Though, I still appreciated it because it was winter at that time and this "fire" with it's projection was comforting.

I then went in the Creed boutique in Paris in June (3 months ago). I sampled some fragrances. Out of those, I liked Original Vetiver and Aventus better. This Aventus was also smoky without any trace of pineapple, but with an incredible projection that gave it an out of this world Aura. I decided to buy Aventus, even if this batch seemed to induced a little headache, it was a beast of a fragrance. Unfortunately, I didn't pay enough attention and forgot to ask the SA if she could give me a bottle of the same batch as the tester. I was very happy on my way home with the whiffs I was getting from the fragrance. When I came home and reapplied with my bottle this time, I realised it was nothing like the tester: it was lighter, not as projecting, not as smoky which is a thing I actually liked because it wasn't headache inducing like the tester and I later realised that it wasn't also as long lasting as the tester. I was so hesitant to send it back but eventually I decided to keep it because I told myself an headache inducing fragrance is probably unhealthy anyway so I kept this one who is neither impressive in smell nor in projection and longevity.

I haven't worn Aventus a lot until now since, really, the weather this fragrance can suit depends entirely on which batch you get. The first batch I smelled in St Maarten (Z01 I guess) was excellent for summer and I think it could have suited all other seasons as well. But the one I got is plain disgusting in summer.
So, as far as compliments goes, I will be able to give an opinion in winter and spring which are the only seasons I'm intending to wear it in the part of France I live in.

To me, this fragrance is a disappointment, unless you get the batches which smell like what this fragrance smelled like in its very first releases.
I think if the different batch variations of this fragrance were actually sold as flankers, not many people would buy these flankers. A lot of people buy Aventus and hope they will be lucky to get the REAL Aventus. As passionates, we take that risk because we know the Z01 batch was a fragrance of a kind that we want in our collection. Unfortunately, we get garbage instead. Shame to the Creed house.

As for my final ratings, I can't give any to the fragrance as a whole because each batch is a different perfume. The fragrance is too inconsistent. I would give 10/10 on every aspect (including longevity) to the batch I smelt in St maarten (which I think was the Z01) and 4/10 to the batch I currently have (which I bought by mistake because I didn't pay attention to the batch of the tester). I'm not being too hard with the rating I give to the batch that I have but I'm simply realistic: the scent isn't pleasant at all and can't compete with the average designer scent out there. If I didn't buy it in the Creed boutique, I would have questioned it's authenticity.

Aug
13
2015
mateerdelyi
mateerdelyi

Very classy, luxury scent with good longevity. My only problem is that I always had a headache when I wore this. Poor me...

Aug
12
2015
Basey85
Basey85

Creed Aventus is a winning fragrance in my book and one that should be in every man’s collection. It is one for the confident man, as it certainly can make you feel confident, sophisticated and attractive for this is a compliment magnet, and please guys you only need one or two sprays to get noticed, suitable for smart-casual or suit & tie gatherings I’d say.

This fragrance certainly is well crafted, carefully and lovingly throughout all the notes. Top Notes I can pick up black current, pineapple and apple. Middle notes I can pick up patchouli and rose and finally, the bottom notes I can pick up musk and oak moss. A very well blended fragrance as the aroma of Aventus I consider divine

I have a 10ml decant and 20ml left of my 120ml bottle of this, longevity of Aventus (on my skin) is about 20-30+ hours. Yes, it’s true, this gem does linger long after you’ve sprayed it. It projects like a beast too.

Top quality IMO.

10/10

Aug
11
2015
RMB18
RMB18

Okay I am not a "1 spray" kind of guy. I like my fragrances to be loud and in your face. Therefore, I always apply at least 5 sprays of any fragrance. I went into work yesterday only wearing 1 spray of Aventus because there's a cute girl I always walk passed on my way in. I wanted to smell good but at the same time I didn't want to waste 5 sprays. So I only wore 1. I walked passed her and went behind the counter where I work and as soon as I got behind the counter my coworkers were like "you smell so good" and I was like 10 feet from them and didn't walk passed them. Within the first 5 seconds they could pick it up. I don't know how but it surprised the hell out of me. About 5 hours later, another worker came in and only came 15 feet from me and was like "what's that smell?" And 4 of my coworkers simultaneously said "it's rob" lol so this thing projects. Then today at work the cute girl I always walk passed (who is also a coworker) left work, did her hair and makeup, and then came back to get something from the counter I was working at. This stuff is amazing. So worth the money. Purchasing a second bottle soon.

THE Compliment God

Aug
10
2015
MrBumblepants
MrBumblepants

I just got a 5ml decant of this from a popular youtube fragrance reviewer. I already have Insurrection Pure II the popular clone of Aventus and I enjoy it, but I wanted to see for myself what the real Creed Aventus smelled like. Curiousity got to me. I'm by no means any sort of expert of scents or notes. I'm just a casual collector who likes fragrances.

And I have to say to me this smells exactly like Insurrection Pure II. It's a bit sharper and sorta gave me a headache but to my nose I swear I can't tell the difference. Insurrection seems to be a tad smoother.

I know the hardcore Creed fans or fans of the higher end fragrances will probably disagree, but I think if you wear either noone who smells you, unless they're a fragrance aficionado, would be able to tell the difference.

So if you just wanna say you are wearing Creed and or want the bottle for your collection by all means go for the real thing. But if you want the same scent and can't afford the real thing, go for Insurrection Pure. I don't think any minor nuances there might be between the two are worth the large price difference. And you won''t have to worry about batch numbers either. Just my two cents.

Not a hater, because I do like this scent, I just don't think it lived up to all the hype for me. And you can get the clones for a fraction of the price and get the same scent. Maybe my nose isn't sophisticated enough, but I swear Pure II is the same scent to me.

Aug
07
2015
Maeldron
Maeldron

It’s easy to tell whether a Creed fragrance is great. If it’s discontinued then it was great.

Aventus will never be discontinued while the Creed brand exists. I hope you get what I mean.

Just by looking at the bottle you can tell what a tasteless, crowd-pleaser, dumb fragrance to expect. It’s as boring as the designer perfumes, except that it does not smell synthetic.

Now think about how funny it is that one of the most admired perfumes is exactly the one for which every reviewer has to mention the batch number. Surely, inconsistency yields for quality. Creed has invented the fragrance lottery.

When people look at the history, they tend to be nostalgic and romantic, and they think Napoleon was a hero. Nowadays he would be considered as an aggressor, a dictator and a serial killer. Fortunately, he had been shut down at the end.

Symbolic-wise, Aventus is a perfect creation. It reminds us how big the difference between popularity and quality is.

Aug
07
2015
dazed1
dazed1

very good fragrance, i'm not yet so well trained to explain all the notes and such stuff, but this smell amazing to me.

Its smoky and fruity, very pleasant and all occasion scent (with being best suited for moments when you want to make statement) its very unique smell which is one of my biggest things with fragrances, i like to smell different, special.....and like nothing else.

Performance? (projection) and for sure silage absolutely INSANE!!

batch - 14L01

I had some friends of my brother in my yard, and when i enter my yard, one of them asked me what i was wearing, 5h after i apply it. To make this even more impressive, i use 5ml decant, (it was my first encounter with Aventus) only 2 sprays which is less or equal to just 1 spray from full size bottle! he detect my smell (open air ofc) from like 5 meters! and after i asked him really? you can smell me from there? i then came a bit closer to say hello, but intentionally stayed like 2 meters away from him, he told me he gets big whiffs of my scent, as i move.....from all directions LOL, absolutely insane!

Later on, at 3 am, ( i sprayed at 20:00 remember?) my brother asked me what i was wearing, i passed near him like 1 meter away, and he told me this is a fragrance you should be wearing, i left stunned, 7h+ and only 1 spray?

But that's not all, lol. I woke up the next day at 12pm, first time i noticed, it was Aventus, LOL. Absolutely insane performance, and on top of that my mother then detected it 1 meter away from me, this is after 16h!!! also as a final insane moment, my pillow was smelling like it for the next 2 days as well. GG WP Creed.

Olfactory fatigue is a big thing with this scent, please ignore the "i don't smell" moment, you do project like crazy in 90% of the situations, ignore your nose.

Aug
07
2015
stephan
stephan

Cédrat Boisé has more woodiness than Aventus, Creed has more fruitiness and I think this helps the sillage. I think the Creed would be a better compliment getter. I like both, not sure if I need this kind of fragrance. It hurts me to say that, but if I had to buy, it would be Aventus. This is not the kind of fragrance that I would wear for me but for others, and I think Aventus will do the job better. But I don't need them because I already have Fierce when I need compliments, even I don't love Fierce.

Aug
06
2015
RMB18
RMB18

If youre one of the people saying "it's not worth the hype or price" that's because your expectations are through the roof. It's a great fragrance but after hearing that it's made from unicorn tears youre expecting it to blow you away. It's a fragrance remember that. So if you're complaining about it sucking, you were too deep into the hype.

Aug
03
2015
RMB18
RMB18

Okay I own the 4A01 batch and just picked it up 2 days ago. I believe this is a more fruity batch. I don't feel like the longevity is very good but it's famously known for nasal fatigue. However the projection is monsterous. One thing about it that I don't like is the sprayer. It sprays an amazing amount of juice however it doesn't always work correctly. Sometimes it just won't spray but when it does it's amazing. This one draws attention in a very good way. The fruitiness attracts attention and makes people want to come closer. I think it's the hint of smokiness mixed with the pineapple that interests people. Yes it's safe but it hasnt really been done before. Anyways after I got home from work I payed down on the couch 2 feet from someone and asked if they could smell it and they said yeah that it smelled good.

Projection: 10/10
Longevity: who knows
Sillage: 10/10
Smell/ 10/10 it smells weird on first impression but it's smells good

Aug
03
2015
MehrSD
MehrSD

I had a try on this elegant perfume and despite the price ,it was totally satisfying. Fresh opening and fresh ending. I think it opens with citrus scent, mostly apple and pineapple. It dries down slowly within at least 3 to 4 hours with magnificent projection. I can claim that It is about your arm length. Afterward the scent of middle and base notes appears. I can smell fresh floral scent mixed with musk and ambergris significantly. This is the time that the silage is near to skin. It doesn't disappear at least for 2 to 3 hours. Therefore I can say the longevity is at least 5 to 7 hours, however the trace of the scent stays on your skin more than it. Let me say for 3 hours more, but it is not significant.
I consider it is a summary and somehow spring frag and more diurnal than nocturnal. The good point is it is wearable for all occasions.
This is the perfume that never makes u feel boring. Every time that u smell it, u feel comfortable and satisfied. The point is how much do u you want to spend on a perfume? I think the price is the matter that does not satisfy u. For sure perfumes buff would do. This is a professional and subtle perfume which u never regret buying it. Thumbs up for CREED AVENTUS. Lovely but expensive.

Aug
02
2015
Joshuawrng
Joshuawrng

Just purchased a bottle of batch A4215R01....
This batch has solid contaminant (dust particle).
Hopefullyit's not affecting the shelf life of it.

Jul
30
2015
badri
badri

A little bit overrated IMO

nothing wrong with it but it's not "wow" !

Jul
28
2015
warrioromar
warrioromar

Here is the update after buying and wearing Aventus I disregard my mixed review I wrote earlier. I came to this conclusion.

Aventus is in one word: ***EMPEROR***

big question WHY?

1) Outstanding performance:

But there are many that performs well, kings like Pure Malt, Fahrenheit, Bleu de Chanel, but they will seat in the corner When Emperor Aventus enters the room, kings will be all shaky and fearful, ladies will be on their knees with the powerful strong confident masculine aroma.

2) Smell:

It smells amazing, tropical, fruity, leathery, smoky, semi sweet, hint of floral, musky you name it. it has never been balanced to perfection before Aventus, I can not think of anything more masculine than this, but it is still subtle, made make one feel good, and confident in any given time.

3) Versatility:

So far in my fragrance journey, nothing came across as versatile as Aventus to me yet, Aventus will sail you through in any given situation at any time.

4) Quality:

True Niche quality that is easily wearable, unlike other niche houses that makes quality perfume that is hardly wearable. Creed is way to go, if you are looking to impress people around you as well as perfume snobs. I find it is ridiculous to smell like leather shoes in the name of leather. Quality, transition on the smell is indeed is art of beauty, but if that only impresses perfume snobs and not people around me just like me and you, I do not care about niche houses, but Creed aims for quality by ensuring the get the best quality ingredients to make simplistic perfumes yet with artistic beauty which can be liked by both snobs and mass. WIN WIN!

5) Price:

Aventus is not overpriced for what it is: even if it is a million pounds, I will still have a decant for a special day.

Jul
28
2015
basti.onehouser
basti.onehouser

I finally got me a 50 ml decant and i really love it.
First of all al little story,I told my girlfriend i finally ordered a decant of it and that it's a really great fragrance.
When she arrived, she asked if i already got my package and i said, "Yes, it finally arrived, you can smell it later after I took a shower, I put on a cheap frag earlier and dont want to ruin the aventus. "
She answered "Ok, but the one you're wearing is a cheap one? What is it, it smells really nice, I like it a lot!"
Of course she didn't know, I was already wearing Aventus and I only wanted her true opinion on it.

So, what do I think of it:

After spraying, it starts with this woody, fresh and a bit smokey pinapple note.
I think the freshness comes from the Black Currant and the Bergamotte but I don't really smell them as own notes.
Then the pineapple fades into the Birch wood, that will stay there the whole experience.
Now the musk and the oak moss come in to round it up.

I dont really smell the other notes as own notes, but to me it's an overall nice and round frag, with great development and you really can smell the qualitiy this has.

Overall, this smell elegant, manly, strong, but also a bit playful, dreamy, adventurous.
You can wear this to a job interview as well as a date.

Scent: 9,5/10
Longivity: 10/10 (12 hours minimum)
Projection: 9/10

Jul
28
2015
mohammad alhasan
mohammad alhasan

not to offend anybody..To me this is like Gucci by Gucci layered with a light version of Black XS..I did not try this formula but that what crossed my mind when tested Aventus..but not to forget that Aventus is a great perfume..:)

Jul
25
2015
FADROS
FADROS

Aventus. The Emperor of Summer. Napoleon in vacation.

Pineapple. Ash. Birch wood. some people call it smokey pineapple, others call it a fruity Ashtray. I see where they all coming from however I have a more accurate image: You get a pineapple, you place it on some birch wood, then you set fire. you get this smell of burning wood and fruits. it's interesting though that the whiffs you get may vary as if those three elements are really burning; sometime you get more pineapple, other times the burning wood strikes. all in harmony.

Not the best smell in the world but no doubt the best fragrance in the world. Monster longevity, sillage, and projection ( without being heavy) even when it fades out and you can't feel it anymore , it surprises you and returns back again and you still can get some whiffs. I got compliments 15+ after I applied it.

I'm not a big fan of the smell itself, I just like it, however because of it's Performance I mentioned, ultimate versatility, and masculinity it gets overall the title of the most solid fragrance ever made and this put it among my 6 most favourite fragrances of all time. Numbers up there in Fragrantica tells you something as well.

This gives you a conclusion that Aventus haters are solely evaluating it from a smell perspective. which is only 7.5/10 so that's why they can't understand the hype. the smell is just very good but not excellent but it gets full mark in anything else a fragrance need.

I see it as only a hot weather fragrance, as heat help it to radiate the pineapple and the fruity nuances it has, while during winter the Ash and woods take over. two to three sprays in the summer are enough to get you noticed at least 10 hours.


The conception of this Fragrance is inspired by the dramatic life of Napoleon Bonaparte and it symbolises his power, endurance and reflects elements from his life of war, peace and love; Blackcurrant from Corsica – the birthplace of Bonaparte, Calville Blanc apples from France, Ambergris, symbolising the naval reach of Napoléon’s army, Pineapple, his favourite food. Birch wood bark, from Louisiana (ruled by France at that time in history).

I can say that the role Napoleon played in history is now played by Aventus in perfumery, Masculine, Powerful, Enduring, Ambitious, successful, and prestigious. it ends victorious though unlike Bonaparte's tragic end.

Jul
24
2015
Toogle
Toogle

Come on guys it just pineapple explosion and little citrusy green vapor on it.

Not longevity or sillage monster, Not elegant, not deep... Just daily fresh,green and sweet cologne.. Smells good but;
"WOW" ?
I don't think so.

for all catagories 7 / 10

Jul
21
2015
rubens.bng
rubens.bng

Just bought it from local reseller. 75ml. Got 2015 batch with p02 in the last.
Its really smells like apple and pineapple at the opening which is i love it. The dry down is a bit smokey but still have apple smells on it.
Awesome projection and easy 12 hours longevity on my skin!
Its smell different if you spray it on your clothes better to spray it on the skin.

Scent : 9/10
Projection : 10/10
Longevity 10/10

Jul
21
2015
richardjw
richardjw

Recently acquired a 30ml bottle of this because I wanted to try it out since it was so popular! My bottle is from the M01 batch, and I have to say, it deserves all the hype it gets! Clean, fresh, citrusy, masculine, outdoorsy, easy to use...what more could a man want? I'm definitely going to get a much bigger bottle of this soon because it's now my signature scent.

Scent: 9/10 really good, but not the best
Projection: 8/10 arms length at least
Longevity: haven't tested it properly, and I don't trust my nose on this one because of its notoriety for causing olfactory fatigue so I will give a proper rating when I do

Overall, very good fragrance if you're looking to purchase an all round, easy to use scent that does the job for anything. Of course, like the reviewers below, there are better fragrances for each occasion...but if you want to own only one, buy this!

UPDATE: Longevity is amazing on this...easily at least 12+ hours!!! Worth every penny in my opinion..

Jul
19
2015
Pianopolice
Pianopolice

At the opening It is pure green tangerine peels. After a while I can pick up some smokey masculine scent from it. Awesome for sure.

Jul
19
2015
Kraglos
Kraglos

my most complimented fragrance.
fits every occation, all year. everyday all day.

if you only need one fragrance, then this is it.

but the problem comes if you got soem fragrance experiance.
aventus is 9/10 for every occation, while there are always a fragrance thats better for that single occation.

if you think its better to own just 1 fragrance and be 9/10 all the time, or have 30 fragrances and putting some effort into choosing whats best and be a 10/10 for every occation, then thats up to you.

i think that may be why its both hyped and boring people at the same time.

its the best overall fragrance ive smelt, but variation feels better.

Jul
14
2015
Traian
Traian

To me this is a MASTERPIECE! First niche scent that I smelled is this one (and bought). It opens with something fresh (bergamot), little animalic (musk), little sweet (apple). After I spray Aventus, I CAN SEE myself in a forest of pines (not pineapples, just pines), in the mountains, just don't know why, probably because of the oakmoss. Ok, now the others opinion: UNIQUE, fruitty, beautiful, sophisticated, smokey, extravagant, MASTERPIECE! All the girls in the office are used to my fragrances. They like all my frags, but they're not complimenting me anymore. First time I wore Aventus at the office, from the moment I passed the office's door, all colleagues said "WOW, what is this beautiful scent ???" They were all wet, literally. Longevity is very good, projection very good, but your nose will get used to it and you'll think is gone (after 1 hour) so I did a experiment with a friend, I gave him Aventus and after 6-7 hours the projection was still pretty good on him. I was like "Something smells good in here... oh wait, it smells like me... you wear aventus" and he said to me "you forgot that I wear your perfume?" Try ON SKIN before you buy (you might don't like the musk part).


10/10 MASTERPIECE!

Jul
14
2015
mruhollah
mruhollah

تا به امروز شرح خاصی برای این رایحه ندیدم و وقتی هم خودم این عطر را استفاده کردم دیدم واقعا قابل شرح و توصیف نیست و تنها شرح تکراری برای این رایحه اینه که فوق العاده است و بسیار تکه

Jul
13
2015
Stallone Italiano
Stallone Italiano

parvenu fragrance

Jul
12
2015
ficusmuskus
ficusmuskus

Predictable masculine fragrance,done many times before some how got out of hand and a lot of men love it, the same as a lot of teen girls love Justin BeaVer:)

Jul
06
2015
Me.Teejay
Me.Teejay

Smells nice? - Yes
Mainstream appeal? - Yes
Worth the hype? - Yes And/Or Probably not.

Enough has been written about it already.
But, I'll just throw in my 2 cents anyway.

Olfactory fatigue is a big issue with Aventus.
In order to test performance, its better to spray on your wrist or arms, 1-2 sprays. Anything more, can cause olfactory fatigue and prevent you from testing its longevity properly.

Whether I can smell it on me or not (somedays I can, somedays I can't), others definitely smell it on me.
It may feel like it's gone and vanished within an hour or two, but that could very well be a common case of olfactory fatigue - so try out the wrist application method before making a final decision about its performance.

As for me, I'm still trying to figure out which application method works best for me, but I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you all.

Jul
06
2015
CLW
CLW

If you have only smelled this once, then try it again...

I had a sample of this and thought it was just a nice, generic citrus / woody scent... Oh boy was I wrong.

I bought a 20ml decant and tried it for the second time..SIMPLY BLISS... I couldn't believe a smell could bring such pleasure until I wore this for a second time & the performance was outstanding.. Watch out for Olfactory Fatigue though... this is a nightmare for disappearing to your nose only while others can smell it fine >:/

(This was the Z01 Batch, I have tried the C01 batch but I don't know what it was but the Z01 felt much fresher on the opening, maybe more pineapple?)

An amazing balance of Fruit and woods, it's like a youthful playful scent & a more classy, manly one combined, Versatile as F**K!

I think it's a masterpiece! I wouldn't pay retail though... you can get decants of this for WAY cheaper than buying it from the stores... JS :)


A Perfect, Unmatched 10/10 - For me anyway ;)

Jul
03
2015
Walking Unicorn
Walking Unicorn

Tart black currents and the citrusy sweetness of pineapple infused into a smokey birchwood, yummy...a very summery scent. The sharpness of the birch is the only thing making this smell a little more masculine than not, but overall it's kind of a unisex fragrance. As a woman, I think I'd actually rather smell this one on me than on a man.
UPDATE: An hour later after a lengthy dry down Aventus does become masculine as the musk, birch and oakmoss come to the forefront with a BBQ smokiness. It has now become too masculine for me to wear. It's not an androgynous scent but rather it's manly, confident and sexy.

Jul
02
2015
Leetronf
Leetronf

Disgusting cheap italian fragrance. Creed is a fake brand created in Italy (in Milan) in the 80's, no kings and queens, only bullshit! And you buy lies, no natural ingredients, no history... And Olivier Creed is not the owner of the brand!

Jul
02
2015
ahmedzkhan
ahmedzkhan

Must agree with the folks who say that this is a bit over-hyped. That's not to say that it's not good or isn't a pleasant scent, but it's just a bit...standard. It does however, stay true to what is mentioned in the notes: sweet, a bit fruity, with a musky dry-down. For mine, the pineapple and green apple are apparent immediately. The pineapple is fleeting and the fruitiness that remains is from the currant and the apple. From there, it develops into a very unimaginative, modern men's scent, not too masculine, and maintaining the sweet musk thanks to the plethora of ingredients (think Gucci Pour Homme II or F by Ferragamo). The vanilla and oak moss aren't there as much as I would like (the oak moss especially is very hard to detect), just the musk and fruit are what remain at the end. Overall, quite disappointing considering the House and its reputation.

Jun
30
2015
muscle frag
muscle frag

Another gripe on this is the packaging. Bloody hell Creed! You've been making fragrances for ages and you can't even be consistent and fussed about your packaging! I know the juice is the most important thing but we're paying for the packaging too cos obviously that's included in the price. We're not paying a fortune for such fragrance just to get a not perfect presentation. That embossed crest bit on my box has some parts that aren't coated perfectly in black. The wrap-around leather-like sticker on my bottle isn't perfectly stuck on the sides and there's a tiny air bubble in the back bit. Ive seen a young bloke reviewer from the UK on youtube where he was showing his bottle on his review, and i couldn't help but notice the tiny air bubbles on the back sticker of his and he bought it from a reputable boutique in UK cos it had the legit Creed paperbag that came along with it. I mean, damn Creed! We're paying heaps of money and we expect a pristine presentation. Perfect and flawless presentation packaging are that of Tom Ford's, Xerjoff's, Amouage's, Bond No9's, just to name a few. We get what we pay for on those fragrances as a whole, but Creeds, bloody hell.

Jun
26
2015
psycobata
psycobata

Finally got my hands on a sample. I must be the only one. But what I got after the interesting opening, was Bvlgari pour homme.I'll pass for that price.

Jun
26
2015
muscle frag
muscle frag

Haven't tried YSL m7 yet Bob Marley, but it's been compared to TF's oud wood. Just want to share a story of my testing/wearing of Aventus. Wore it to work, and 2 lady workmates of mine didn't compliment me or say anything really but i could see them scratching their noses. Lol. My point here is you could get compliments out of this but it could be offensive to some people too. It was one spray on my arm at the time. I can see the love for this frag by most people and i respect that. I like the frag but i don't love it. Is it bottle worthy? Yes and No. Im a collector and enjoy fragrances so i dont mind adding this to my collection. To the average noses and practical consumers, this will just be another citrusy-masculine scent.

Jun
25
2015
krysch
krysch

This is the best men's fragrance IMOP- waited a long time to pull the trigger- even ordered sample vials but I'm very happy with the investment. Top notes might be overwhelming for some so a little care is required in its use [read: do not use like a Gillette Deo] but after the initial power notes it settles down to a more smooth and attractive tone.

It's long lasting without being overpowering and most important, it is distinctive and 'special'.

Jun
25
2015
muscle frag
muscle frag

Just to add on here. This is definitely a masculine scent. Longevity and projection is beast on me. I only sprayed one on my arm and i could smell myself to the point that it was already stinging my nostrils lol
just to give you an idea of its strength, this is like Ck escape, it smells nice but can sting your nose in the long run. They're not the same cos the other one is synthetic and aventus smells natural but you guys get the point of the strength and potency comparison. If you're not a collector you can do fine without aventus in your life.

Jun
25
2015
1Ryan808
1Ryan808

I have gone through 3 bottles of the 4 oz flask of Aventus since 2010. Lets just say that I like it alot and I will continue to wear this until the day I die. It is one of my signature scents that gives me the most compliments because it is people pleasing versatile and the projection and longevity is amazing. I describe it as a fresh blast of pineapple with some apple and woods in the backround and masculine smokiness and i get also a leather vibe as well. Every man should have this in his collection. 10/10

Jun
24
2015
muscle frag
muscle frag

Here is my honest take on this frag, and to help the would be buyers of this. Cos i was curious and bought myself a bottle just to see what the fuss was all about. I dont want to step over the creed fanboys or the fan of this frag but this frag is good but not awesome or the holy grail of fragrances. See what others were saying about the pineapple and smokiness and what they're trying to describe arent really true, at least on my skin and nose. I dont get the natural pineapple smell like what others were describing. I got it the first time i sprayed it but it only lasted 1 to 2 seconds then immediately the whole scent as a whole came up. The smokiness that others described isnt a smell of a smoke, if they meant a note of masculinity or woodsiness then im guessing thats what theyre trying to say. You wont get pineapple here unless you really dig your nose on your skin and find it (but people around you normally wouldnot do that wont they? Lol) i grew up in the Philippines and there's a tropical fruit there called lanzones. When you open that small fruit and break the skin, you will get a sharp citrusy semi sweet aroma and This is what itAventus reminds me of plus some woods added in. Overall this is a nice and pleasing scent but not something that would wow you. If you have money to spend and if you're a collector like myself then go for it but if you're just looking for a fragrance that would make you smell good, there are other cheaper alternatives out there. Im sorry Aventus fans but it didnt take me to the moon just as much as Tom Ford prive blends did on me. Like i said aventus is ok and smells pleasing but this not the best. Sorry mates.

Jun
24
2015
the_badger
the_badger

Got a 5ml sample yesterday from the decantShop. This on my skin smells different than on fabric. On my skin, the scent takes a dark turn, it is citrus but a bit spicy and smokey, and longevity and projection is not good. I must say, I wasn't impressed. On clothing however, the scent is light and heavenly, absolutely gorgeous, and lasts longer. It's got that "je-ne-se-quoi" aspect to it that makes my knees weak! Divine! I don't even think it's the notes! If you catch whiffs of it, it will get into your nostrils and do circles inside tingling your olfactory senses. I haven't yet tried the imitations they say are similar to Aventus but I don't expect them to have the same magic even if they get the notes right. As they say, "you might have the moves but not the touch!"

Update
I got a decant of a u02 (smoky) batch to compare it to my sample and I must say, I like the fruity version better. The good news is, the smoke is not predominant when smelled from a distance.

Jun
23
2015
m.saberi84
m.saberi84

همه چیز در دنیا سلیقه ایه ادکلن هم یکی از اونا یه ادکلن خوب و مورد علاقه هر شخص همون موقع طرفو میخ کوب میکنه و احتیاجی به بررسی نداره ه

Jun
21
2015
Shayan.k
Shayan.k

گرچه دو سه شرکت سعی کرده اند که این عطر را کپی کنند اما اگر عطر اصل را در اختیر داشته باشید،در طول چند روز استفاده متوجه قدرت و زیبایی این عطر میشوید.چیزی که با یکی دو بار تست متوجه آن نخواهید شد به علت سبکی و ترکیبات خاص عطر.و سپس با استشمام مدلهای کپی به تفاوت فاهش وبی ارزش بودن آنها پی خواهید برد.ظمنا مدلهای کپی ماندگاری بسیار کمی هم دارند.

Jun
21
2015
jimmyo1
jimmyo1

This is without doubt an absolute compliment getter. Girls love it beyond belief and I must agree if I was a girl my legs would buckle too probably.
My main issue as with a lot of people is price. I have a 30 ml decant of this and will stop there I think.
If you want a nearly frag which for me on my first wearing got me 4 compliments from ladies ..no lie.... and is an absolutely wonderful fragrance and 90 % aventus just without the smokiness then that is ADNAN B NOIR. ..END OF!!

Jun
20
2015
m.saberi84
m.saberi84

نت دودیش اذیتم میکنه ولی تو بیس نت خیلی بهتره چون همه شرکت ها ازش کبی کردن مخصوصا ماین نخریدمش و ماین خریدم بجز نت اولش مخصوصا بیس نت ماین انقد شبیه زده که اگه بهتون نگن کدوم اونتوسه فک نکنم متوجه شین ولی بخشش از ماین بهتره

Jun
19
2015
holland50
holland50

'Aah...it is you'
The secretary put her head inside my room at work and then stated that I smelled great. She asked if I had been upstairs in the conference-room earlier, because she had smelled this great perfume before. After that she had been searching all over the workfloor.
'You have to tell me what you are wearing, I have to get it for my husband.'
Overhyped? Maybe for some people. Overrated? If you think so. Overpriced? It is not cheap. All I know is that I own about 40 flagrances and tried over a hundred but Creed Aventus is the one that gets me the most compliments. By far. That is just the way it is.

Jun
16
2015
Pare159
Pare159

Over rated hype train smh. Too many batch varations which creates this buzz for a holy grail batch z01 don't buy into it. It's either fruity or woody. Depends on the batch. Either way it's a nice clean smell of woods fruit and smoke with short projection & sillage.

Jun
14
2015
libou
libou

Rien d'exceptionnel !!! une ouverture agréable fruité surtout avec l'ananas et le fond est majoritairement du musc. Me fais penser aux huiles de parfum(attar) à 1€50.Je ne comprends pas pourquoi tout ce battage médiatique.

Jun
13
2015
DSun
DSun

Ok, so your Aventus from that "legendary" batch is smokier than the Aventus I got for my birthday. Here, let me put a couple of drops of birch tar into mine.

Plop! Plop!

Now my Aventus is smokier than your Aventus.

Anything else?

Jun
12
2015
Sergio14
Sergio14

Yes, This is one of the best fragances that i have ever worn. I´m pissed that it took me so long to find it, even though I have other creed Fragances. Well, the First person that smelled it on me said something like " I Love the way you smell" twice, at the beginning and at the end of the night.

it is all said in previous reviews about composition. about the batch number i dont know which one i got, so thats that.

Must have, Became one of my top 5... Perfection

Nasonnatto Duro, still need to try that.

Jun
12
2015
Zycore
Zycore

Smokey pineapple, black currant and woods.
Very nice scent that you can wear all year around.

Very good performance, projects like a beast, even though you may not think it.

Olfactory fatigue is big on this one, even though you may think it's gone - it's not. People will still smell you!

Jun
09
2015
benbaker9405
benbaker9405

Iconic fragrance, but avoid batch number 15N01. Lasts about 1 hour before turning into a meagre skin scent, even considering the fact that Aventus induces olfactory fatigue. I was lucky enough to get a refund on my 15N01, but for those of you thinking of buying this in the near future, it'd be a good idea to check the batch number beforehand!

Jun
04
2015
renzo
renzo

monday, I bought my 3de bottle Aventus and a bit dissapointed :-(.. The last one I bought had a delicious pinapple - smokey accord, while the new one is much more smokeyer, wich I don't really like... So the batch thing is true I guess.. I feel kind of ripped of, paying much money and never knowing if you have a good batch...And I don't want to check everytime the Internet for the batch evolutions..

Jun
04
2015
deepakdubai1
deepakdubai1

overrated, underperformer of the century
just because it comes from a old renowned expensive house people are talking about it
had it been released by any other mainstream perfume house it would have dissappeared into the bin of the failed and forgotten

Jun
03
2015
SmellsTerrific
SmellsTerrific

Aventus is a nice scent. Perhaps a bit overrated, but very nice nonetheless. Great compliment getter. I don't obsess over batches. Mine is fine.

I got the 120 ml for about $200 from a major department store. I recommend that you only purchase any fragrance from an official retailer (department store, directly from vendor, boutique etc). I am not in the business of receiving fakes,.

Jun
02
2015
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

For the life of me, I don't know why this fragrance gets so much attention. It goes on smelling of pineapple - and if you're lucky you also get a smoke note. I did with a previous sample but I didn't with the present sample. I guess this is what's at the heart of the whole Aventus batch variation controversy.

At any rate, on me it dries down to a boring sweet/fruity thing. Also, it doesn't last. And it doesn't seem to project.

I'm convinced, when it comes to nude emperors, this is the one with its junk hanging out.

Jun
02
2015
InfirmièreParfumée
InfirmièreParfumée

As a woman with an opinion ?

Aventus IS one helluva GREAT men's fragrance ! OHMAGAD.

The first time I was exposed to it, I didn't think so much about it.
Then when I took a sample home with a little sample of GIT, I sprayed a little bit of Aventus on my linens and I was going back in my room all day...

The smell is addicting... Then every time I would get stuck in traffic, I would bring out the bottle from my purse and sniff the sprayer and it gives me a feeling that gets me so excited, I have to look sideways if anyone was watching.

All my men friends who I sampled this fragrance to ended up purchasing a bottle. Never mind the price. It is all about smelling nice and great.

Aventus is long-lasting.

May
31
2015
S.Banks
S.Banks

On the outside looking in, Aventus seems like the best fragrance, based on all the hype and reviews. Despite all the numerous batch variations, you're still compelled to get your hands on this cologne. However, once I bought it, it didn't live up to all the hype. Whats more frustrating about this fragrance is that there's no definite way to know if your experience was the same as other reviewers, due to all the batch differences. I did get a very juicy and natural pineapple, with campfire smoke, and light woods that are pleasant, but slightly too mature. While some will say differences between them all are slight, and mostly detectible by trained noses, there's still a inbalance between quality, and brand of the product. With all of this going on, incorporate the price tag, and I don't feel it's worth it. Not because of the high price solely, but for that much I better be getting a bottle that says panty dropper as an active ingredient. Inoffensive cologne though, professional would be an understatement.

May
30
2015
toto453
toto453

I definitely confirm that there are batch variation. As many said, it's a shame ! I like to be sure the perfume I will buy will be the same as the perfume I liked. And those batch variations seems to be huge in some cases. Hopefully, the new bottle I bought is better than the previous one, but noticeably different ! But I repeat that's a shame from Creed...

However, my new batch is a monster ! The most complimented fragrance I had !

May
30
2015
Yoga14
Yoga14

@perfumelover87 I think i totally agree with you. What the heck! before coming on fragrantica, your thoughts were my thoughts. How foolish people made me change that. I love few fragrances which i wear and im gonna continue doing just that without being bothered wthr who likes or dislikes. It heightens my moods and thats what that matters.
Thanks!

May
29
2015
perfumelover87
perfumelover87

@yoga14

My friend, in my country the woman are more reserved and not as outspoken as in some western countries but hey who cares cause at the end of the day what matters most is you know that you smell good right :)


That aside my review is based on my full bottle (14F01) and sample vial (14L01).
The longevity of the full bottle is monstrous 10 hours any given time but its much more smoky, the vial is much sweeter cause of the pineapple but longevity varies, sometimes 6 sometimes 8. Overall i'd say its a mighty fine perfume, if i were a cat this would be catnip for me lol

May
29
2015
bigphatjohn
bigphatjohn

My guess is that it has a lot of to do with a culture you're from. In some cultures people are more outspoken and speak their mind freely in others they're more private I'd say.

May
29
2015
Yoga14
Yoga14

"ALL YOU GUYS WHO SAY YOU GET COMPLIMENTS FOR YOUR PERFUMES" im jealous cos i have never ever got a single compliment from any one including my family. I have the best house, the most expensive ones but never have i got a single compliment who said i am smelling good. Only and only if i take my hand towards them or make them smell my clothes do i get their reviews wthr the fragrance good bad or excellent. I dont know the reason. I think alot of people in here lie when they say they get complimented

May
29
2015
Takeshi
Takeshi

Rewrite: Who needs my review, right? I started using this last year, and I bought the bottles long before that. Don't grab a fake, okay? I don't know if any fakes are floating around or not, there are many informations available for the lot numbers, that's as far as I can go for my due diligence. It has an awesome quality scent, if you like the smell, you know you got what you paid for. That being said, would it be perceived as that expensive stuff? Probably not. Forget you're wearing Aventus, the king of men's cologne!! And you'd be a happier man. And I remember from an old review that said a girl fell in love with the scent, let me just say, when you review this, tone it down if you can, ppl are watching! Thanks. :)

May
28
2015
Platone
Platone

An iso e super fragrance with intense note od pepperwood
Is enough for a great fragrance??????

May
27
2015
kal2001
kal2001

One of best fragrance in market and top from all creed fragrances. I have total four flacon and its like addictive and not enought. No other fragrance comes close on freshness and all year round versatile fragrance.

May
26
2015
INJEN
INJEN

Am on my second bottle of this Juice , I have no regrets ,
10/10 all the way.

May
25
2015
Parfumsa
Parfumsa

Cheap juice, big price. Awful fragrance for boring people.

May
25
2015
Sarius
Sarius

It smells like Minions of Gru in despicable me 2(the wedding at the end).

May
23
2015
JEDI 2.0
JEDI 2.0

I really can't say anything that hasn't already been well said. . ..so I'll just offer my opinion. ..

I feel like the wildly different batch qualities is a really good reflection of how fresh, volatile and REAL the ingredients are for this. As in nature, you can't always predict how grown things will taste, look or smell.

The largest note that I notice, and stays, is the awesome pineapple with an underlying smoky-leather feel. It's a very crisp fragrance, that's what i like most about it, and honestly that's what I personally think draws the attention and for some, the compliments.

Absolutely wonderful. A man's man scent. 10/10 for me, totally bewildered and enthralled by this stuff. Can't stop smelling my wrist!!!

May
22
2015
Jassar
Jassar

Aventus is the wild younger brother of Green Irish Tweed. GIT is the buttoned up older brother that is perfectly fitted with a business suit. Aventus is what you wear to a backyard cookout or just hanging out. It is perfectly smoked pineapple musky goodness.

May
18
2015
sum888er
sum888er

aventus deo:
the container is pure white with a sticker on the back with the logo "aventus". obviously all deodorants shares the same white container with the silver cup. the stick inside is also white. the gel is silky and smooth. slides on the arm pit even, if it's hairy, like cotton. one slide is enough. when you re sweating a cream comes out that not stains the clothes. it's really effective. lasts all day even after work out. and of course smells like the parfume but more faint. best deo ever.

aventus soap:
nice creamy soap that produces light foam and smells soooo nice. the soap is better than the shower gel. smells more and cleans better. the combination of deo, soap and one apply of of the parfume are what you need to totally smell aventus on your neck and clothes all day.

both deo and soap are rather expensive but are perfect for not mixing different parfume, shower soap and deo, with the Creeds way. discrete and classy.

May
18
2015
Takuma
Takuma

My review is based on a sample of L01 and a bottle of P02.

Are there batch inconsistency? Yes, but only for first few minutes, and the differences are not dramatic.

It starts with smoky pineapple, which last for few minutes and become dry woody mossy scent. It remains as this woody mossy scent for few hours till it gradually disappears from my skin.

Many people would find the scent pleasant and versatile. But, if you don’t like birch (woody) note, you might not like the scent.

Because it is not cheap, if you are considering to get a bottle of it, I personally recommend to try it first.

Is it worth the hype? Yes, it seems many people really love this scent. It however does not mean everyone loves it.

Is it worth the price? This would be subjective. I can see, for many, the price does not justify the value.

May
17
2015
warrioromar
warrioromar

**EDIT: Just bought an Aventus to really see how it works on my skin and compliment factor. and will update soon. **

Hope I will not offend anybody who loves or hates Aventus, but I am only going to share my thoughts on this.. So I have tried this on, and I thought it is a lovely smell, so many others are, it is not something I would instantly fall in love. So why I should get Aventus? As it is believed to get enormous amount compliments, and that is a good sign of a great cologne, if it's not good, people would not be bothered to tell you smell great. SO I believe it's a great scent. But what inconsistent and unacceptable is this, "different batches excuse". I do not consider myself a fragrance expert but I have been wearing cologne since school days(typically splashing dad's after shave). So I do understand all this reformulation business, and so on.. fragrance may very, but from the House of Creed, which is supposedly one of the best perfumery I find it highly disappointing. Although Creed's colognes are generally fresh, and high quality, no doubt about that, and there are people truly adore and swear by Aventus, but sorry to say I will not agree that Aventus is something like and emperor of all fragrance. There are people who has 100s of fragrance including niche and they find Azzaro Chrome is one of their absolute favourite, so I completely understand people who love Aventus for the smell, or uniqueness, but if you tend to be wanting Aventus just for all these talks, and and experience people had with it, test yourself first, not once but few times and then follow your instinct.

Now good bit about Aventus, well it's a project monster, unlike other project monster are generally spicy or sweet, and fresh cologne either too sharp or close to skin, and lack of longevity. But Aventus is a quality cologne that have the right balance, and incredibly long lasting, head turner, and project, and it has strong silage, you literally leave your scent trail even after you leave the space. And if you compare Aventus with Creed's other cologne, they are nicer smelling than Aventus IMHO, but Aventus is more masculine, and that makes it one of the best fresh cologne out there.

It is pricey but when you purchase a product, especially if that is in your hobbies, do not consider price tag reflect your decision, but follow your passion, if you love this go for it.

** That's my take on Aventus **

May
14
2015
sdcga161
sdcga161

Can the entirety of the fragrance community be wrong when they almost universally proclaim a scent a masterpiece? Of course they can. But with Aventus, they are not. I purchased a decant last year, and I don't think I ever wore it without getting at least one compliment. So I finally purchased a full bottle. I don't think there is anything else on the market similar to it. Yes, it has a fruity, smoky scent that in itself is exquisite. But for me, it's the whole rather than the parts that make the fragrance. It reminds me of Platinum Egoiste, not in the notes but in the general impression. It reeks of confidence. Yes, it's expensive, but it's worth every penny. And if you're a serious collector, it's a must own. They hype is real, and it's true.

May
09
2015
Rockfrag1995
Rockfrag1995

To be honest it took me quite a long time to grow to this one, it wasn't a love at sight fragrance. Now it is my number one fragrance by a mile and is the only niche fragrance I can think of worthy of the huge price tag. Aventus smells great, performs well, gets compliments left right and center and is extremely versatile. Creed Aventus, best fragrance in the world!

May
08
2015
Charles
Charles

Vintage Drakkar Noir leather base with pinapple. Absolutely fantastic.

May
08
2015
sawagurumi
sawagurumi

Another miss, although from the talk of inconsistent batches that might change. With what I have (a decant) it is just pineapple, nothing else. It is a very pleasant scent in itself, I like the smell of pineapples, but not on me. I just don't see the appeal of smelling like a piece of fruit. Oh well, saves me some money, I guess.

May
08
2015
jays786
jays786

very nice scent, but very very overpriced. could easily by 2 bottle's of something else and still have some money left.

May
07
2015
iwhiffwaft
iwhiffwaft

This one is worth the hype. Best stuff out there. I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said, except I agree. Its awesome stuff. Unfortunately, its way to expensive. Is any fragrance worth this cost. No. Not for me. Lots of awesome fragrances for under 100 bucks, so I wouldn't ever justify buying an entire bottle of this stuff. Its nice to have a decent size decant for some special occasions though. Oh yeah, and don't get any of the dupes. This stuff is EDP strength for a reason. That pineapple note needs some major concentration to last, that's why this is EDP and the pineapple note lasts. If you find a worthy dupe at EDP strength, it may be worth it, but all the EDT strength dupes i've tried only last for a meager amount of time. This stuff is hard to replicate for that very reason I think. There isn't anything I've found that does the job this does with the same notes............Special occasion scent.

May
04
2015
sum888er
sum888er

aventus shower gel.
well I got this just a few days before as a gift. the person who gave it to me knew that I use aventus perfume. first surprise: the cup shown in creeds site is not that but a simple flipping white cup. the product was purchased on line from a famous German site. (I'm mentioning this to avoid maybe fake products from eBay). the price was 50 euro instead of 70 pounds in Creeds webstore. I was very curious to use this. the composition is thick but weak. no foam at all. I had to apply again and again. the scent is the well known aventus, more fruity maybe.
but..... even I was hopping to experience the most luxurious shower in the world nothing like that happened. it's not even a typical shower gel. produces no foam at all, smells very lightly and ... that's all. well ok it cleans the body...
for the most expensive shower gel in the world this one is the most disappointing. I used many other design shower gels, costing about 20 euro, with nice rich foam and hydrating effect and mostly to fill the bathroom with their smell. Also my clothes smell nice.
don't buy this creeds shower gel. it's way too expensive. I understand that Creed is a high end company but waste of money have limits.

May
04
2015
EauDeBaldy
EauDeBaldy

So I'm currently wearing this one and usually I try to wait till the end of it to give a thorough review of it but had to give my two cents now.

When I first wore it, initially, the picture I got was a barber shop. A Barber shop set in like the 1920's, the days of the fedora hats and pin stripe suits.

I do not know why but that is the image I got when smelling this.

It has this pineapple, talc mix to it, fresh like again, you've just gotten a haircut but because of this unique mix, it doesn't overdue it on the barbershop talc smell.

This is a fresh, polished, clean scent that is definitely a spring/summertime smell to it, for a person who wants to smell like they look... rich, not a snobby rich but a nice rich :D

Definitely one to check out, I enjoy this one, not just because of the smell, but because of it's uniqueness and the picture it painted for me when smelling this.

May
04
2015
king_basim
king_basim

من افضل العطور اللى شممتها على الاطلاق

اناناس مدخن بطريقة فخمه وراقية

ولكن يعيبه ضعف الفوحان

ولكنه رائحته الجميلة تعوض ذلك

May
03
2015
dhancaringal
dhancaringal

Awesome scent,leaves a trail,lingers, it sticks to people (when kissing) and pleasant.Sprayed it, went to the toilet, gf went to toilet when i left, scent stayed all over. 9/10, unless you guys help me out with my query!
I need some help, i bought a almost extinct batch of creed here in oman, the c01 batch..it is awesome, my dad fell in love with it, started using it. so i decided to go to dubai and buy the M01 batch (they are selling this everywhere, duty free and stuff). Even the dubai mall staff suggested it was the best batch seller, bought it.. smells more smokey…but fabulous!…i just wanna know if anyone out there has this latest batch and what do they think about it over all….please help a guy out! The c01 batch lasted quite a long time, the m01 batch maybe not as much in my opinion unless olfactory fatigue was in the works..just need some info.

May
03
2015
john.warden
john.warden

One of the best. Not cheap but so amazing!!!

May
02
2015
Vanillacarmelcoffee
Vanillacarmelcoffee

Just bought another bottle yesterday and although I do like this scent a lot, for me it's not to die for. However, I enjoy it because I love the feedback and wow factor I get from it randomly, especially the compliments. Sometimes I can see a look in a persons face when they know they smell something amazing, then pause and finally garner up the balls to ask, "wow what are you wearing". So for me, it's a lovely scent but I kno when I wear it, it's a win-win situation.

May
02
2015
bentos7
bentos7

I remebered when i was about to buy a fragrance from a perfume shop and i was looking for a fresh scent that will be my signature scent. I have bleu de chanel, versace pour homme, giorgio armani essenzaand ysl l'homme libre. Im used to all these fresh scent and they are all great . Thought everything fresh scent wouldn't surprise me already. Only 2 fresh scent amazed me to almost disbelief. Prada infusion d'homme shocked me and creed aventus. They both are the best and both of them have excellent sillage, projection and longevity. The best scent ever these two. :)

Apr
30
2015
sum888er
sum888er

.....ok my friends. you were right. there are different batches indeed. I tried many samples and they are all different. I noticed two main types. the one with the more fruity and the other one with the more smokey direction. tested em for weeks now. although the differences are only in the opening. after 10 minutes the projection is the same. 2 sprays are enough for a whole day. whatever you are smelling (pineapple or smoke or apple) other people smell soap, cleanliness, fresh washed linen and finally a sexy man.

verdict:
aventus is a masterpiece. masculine and classy. women adore it. from time to time female colleagues turn again and again to my neck to smell me.

longevity 10
silage 10
class 11
price 20 but you get the best

Apr
30
2015
ddadam
ddadam

The pineapple and musk in this fragrance is to die for indeed. However, the birch is a little off-putting. But even that is not a problem. The biggest problem is, that after 10-20 minutes I can't notice the fragrance anymore. For the rest of the day the fragrance is unknown for my nose. I wan't to enjoy i my self, its not intended for the past by walkers! I even noticed that by the end of the day i have breathing trouble do this this fragrance. It must be some of the new aroma chemicals they have used. I even tried two different bottles, so i really had to let this creation pass.

Apr
27
2015
lou6
lou6

This fragrance is very tricky for me.
First I like the smell:smokey pineapple, very long logevity and huge projection even I can't smell it because Aventus is one those fragrances of nose fatigue. I would give it a B+ but to be honest ...this is not of what I would wear most of the time.
Glad that I sampled it before!

Apr
25
2015
DSun
DSun

LOL @ ArabianKnight!! You hit it right on the head. "It smelled rather quite plain."

A-ha! So, this is what overrated smells like.

Apr
24
2015
DSun
DSun

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

I didn't know how to feel when I got this for my birthday. I'd have been happier with a new mobile.

Anyway, I know the cost of production for a single bottle of this would not run north of $100. Not even $50. People are so gullible. *sigh* I like it just fine, it's worth having. But not at those exorbitant prices!! I would NEVER pay $200 for it.

Apr
24
2015
subhan08
subhan08

I hardly never go a day without getting a compliment when I'm wearing this, an absolute crowd pleaser , great longevity and projection too.

Apr
23
2015
FORTEZZA
FORTEZZA

It's good, but totally not worth the hype. I could see 100$ for 3.4 but 250$? Theres better alternatives that fit the bill. Nice scent though, good longevity.

Apr
21
2015
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

"There once was a scent called Aventus,
whose plaudits were truly momentous.

The rich and elite fell over their feet
to praise it in glowing consensus.

So keen was my nose to assess this,
I liberally sprayed it on both wrists.

Alas, what a shame, it smelled rather quite plain;
A boring, pretentious non-eventus."

ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ


Joking aside, "Aventus" really doesn't live up to the hype. I've smelled hundreds of perfumes in the last few years, from mall brands to some very exclusive and absurdly priced niche ones and even natural vegan perfumes. In that time I've come across scents that are so rich, so multi-dimensional, so full of texture they have literally reinvented the way I smell and judge perfume. "Aventus" is not one of those scents. In fact, smelling it today was like taking a few steps back in my perfume education; This is something I would have liked to have worn when I was a teenager, but now I find it too generic.

There are hundreds of perfumes just like Aventus. Walk behind a well-dressed man on the street and you will usually find yourself in a trail of transparent, ozonic woodiness with a hint of fruits, and that's exactly what Aventus smells like. Tangy, sweet fruit and synthetic wood that ends up smelling predictably of dusty pencil shavings after a few hours. Pleasant enough, fresh, inoffensive, but worthy of the insane price tag? Worthy of the mass gushing appraisal? In my opinion, no.

I try to avoid calling a perfume "over-rated" but in this instance it is quite apt.

Apr
18
2015
shravanevana
shravanevana

Why do a lot of people like this one? Because of the following;

Versatile
Long lasting
Nice fruity, smokey scent

Above all, girls LOVE it!

Apr
15
2015
YourFragranceTake
YourFragranceTake

A quick comparison of Aventus and it's "clones" worth mentioning that I've gotten around to smelling.

Creed Aventus ($240-350 USD for a 4oz spray bottle):
What I like: QUALITY stuff, amazing scent, refined smokiness, and VERSATILE as heck.
The bad: Price-point :(((

Afnan Supremacy Silver (Approx. $80 USD on eBay):
After the first 5 minutes of intense alcohol, it is BY FAR the closest thing you will find scent wise to Aventus.

Lomani AB Silver ($20 USD):
A REALLY nice fruity and smoky summer frag. Several nuances in the dry down DO remind me of Aventus from time to time. I really like this one. I will be purchasing a second bottle soon.

Glenn Perri Unpredictable Adventure ($17 USD) :
A stale yet sweet vanilla with a thick and heavy ashy note. The ashy note does remind me of that of Aventus but without the quality. A distasteful mess. PASS!

Insurrection Pure ($25 USD): Smells like Aventus but lacks the quality, vibrancy and fruitiness that makes Creed Aventus good. Stale and lifeless to my nose (though a great crowd pleaser).


Projection:
Lomani < Glenn Perri < Insurrection Pure < Aventus < Afnan Supremacy

Longevity:
Glenn Perri < Lomani < Insurrection pure < Aventus < Afnan Supremacy

Smell/Quality of scent:
Glenn Perri < Insurrection Pure < Afnan Supremacy < Lomani < Aventus

Compliments (Not the name of the game but they sure don't hurt!):
Glenn Perri < Lomani < Afnan Supremacy < Aventus < Insurrection Pure

My personal overall ranking:
Glenn Poopie < Insurrection Poop < Afnan Supremacy < Lomani < Creed Aventus

Hope this helps :D

Apr
13
2015
truongnhatminh273
truongnhatminh273

I really don't know why people like it :( I think it is a normal fragrances, no speciality

Apr
09
2015
Nbond007
Nbond007

Magnificant fragrance....beautiful, fresh, clean, elegant, and high class......12/10 in all aspects except for the price...a beautiful smokey pineapple fragrance which i have yet to experience in any other fragrance....Extremely expensive and very difficult to find at a discounted price...MSRP $350 for the 4 0z bottle...However, in terms of appeal, still highly recommended if willing to spend more money than your average fragrance

Apr
06
2015
dremerick
dremerick

I was early to Aventus; back in 2010. Last year, while on a trip to Germany, I was introduced to Tierra del Fuego by La Martina.
I ask that you look at the notes [lets say identical]. As for the scent . . .also IDENTICAL . . .but, the reflection is to an earlier/smokey Aventus.
I have no doubt this will upset some on this site. I am also sure many will doubt me. I have experienced both. I know what my experience was [and my surprise]. I have no doubt in a blind "scent off", not a one would be able to pick a difference.
Try them side by side and make up your own mind.

For those who have experienced other fragrances by La Martina . . .you know the quality is there.

Apr
06
2015
protosv
protosv

I own Aventus, Lomani AB Spirit Silver and Reyane Insurrection II Pure. The original is, as many have said, the best of the three. No surprise there. However, between the "imitators", Insurrection II is easily the winner here. The Lomani still smells nice, but is definitely more synthetic, has poorer staying power, and is more "smoky/musty" than the Insurrection II. Insurrection II is brighter, sweeter, and more natural smelling (very close, but still not as good as Aventus itself). I also get 8-10 hours of longevity, which is better than the 4-6 I get from Lomani. If you have to pick, go with the Insurrection II Pure, without even thinking twice. Since we're talking imitations, I also recommend the imitation perfume oil from Hayward Enterprises. It's also pretty close to the original, far closer than Lomani is, and it's pretty cheap too. Lasting power is also about 10 hours, but sillage is more reserved as it's an oil and not an EDT/EDP. I have not smelled any of the other clones, including Fresco, Unpredictable Adventure, Mancera Cedrat Boise or Afnan Supremacy Silver, so I can't comment on those.

It's a similar deal with Creed Royal Oud and Lomani Intense Black, both of which I also own. The Creed is hands-down the winner, with the Lomani coming in a distant second. Intense black still smells nice (decent lasting power too), and I can see where they were trying to go with it as an imitation of RO, but it's more of an "impression" of the original than a close replica. Same goes for the Hayward oil on this one. While nice-smelling (and closer to RO than Lomani is), it still should be approached as more of an "impression" than an attempt at copying.

Apr
06
2015
emrahmutku
emrahmutku

Hi all! Maybe one day i will purchase the real juice! But right now i dont have this chance unfortunately. I have a question please! Which one of these is MORE closer to Aventus and bring more compliments/projection/sillage? Afnan Supremacy Silver vs Insurrection Pure II vs Lomani AB Spirit Silver ??? Which one would you pick? I also heard Adnan Noir B which is very close to Aventus, what do you think? Thank you all in advance!

Apr
06
2015
Omar.Vancouver
Omar.Vancouver

روووووعة..يميل الى التفاح والاناناس والحمضيات والعنبر...مع سعر فاحش جدا

Apr
06
2015
Erikkkk
Erikkkk

It's all abou the batchs.

Mans, I got a sample if a smoky notes, AMAZING, the open reminds me sweet groselha with smoky tuscan leahter. DOPE. but its fresh not deep like TF, and makes me happy. The dry is like a cold smoky fahrenheit azzaro oil, amazing blend, fresh gentleman... SMOKE ON THE WATER.

Try this, masterpiece anyway, doesnt matter has apple or pineapple, the smoke is the way!

Apr
05
2015
sentman
sentman

What a great fragrance. For me it's the very best by far from any other fragrances. It opens with a wonderful smell of wealth and style. I truely gets a lot of compliments when I wear it. Longevity is wonderful (above 10 h)and projection is great too. Strong but not too much. Definitely noticeable (please be careful not to put too much on you. 2-3 sprays will be enough). The main downfall is the price… but truly if you want the best and you can afford it - buy it. I can promise you - You will never regret it.

Apr
01
2015
jernesto.galtesm
jernesto.galtesm

Heaaaaavily reformulated. Smelled it a few years ago and said to myself, wow this is some delicious pineapple and the drydown, which came after the 4 hours mark, was a smoky, woody, semi sweet magnet.
Tried again and at different stores and an online sample this year because I just couldn't believe how different this was from what I smelled. No pineapple, no apples, strong old school bergamota and flowers, very lineal and soapy that never seems to get to the drydown.
What a disappointment. This is absolutely not the same fragrance they released in 2010 and this is coming from someone who has liked and knows about perfume for more than 10 years.

Mar
30
2015
sherifmango
sherifmango

دعونا نتفق أوﻻ أن رأينا حول العطور مسألة شخصية، ليس بالضرورة ما أتقبله أنا يناسب غيري و العكس كذلك ...
ظلت الدعاية في عالم العطور مصدر تأثير ﻻ يمكن إنكاره، وهي ﻻ تقتصر فقط علي فريق التسويق الخاص بالشركات و مصممي العطور ذات أنفسهم بل إمتدت لتكون سجال بين محبي العطور في اﻷسفير الﻻمتناهي ...
أيقنت ذلك عند تجربتي لسامبل من عطر كريد Aventus، وكل تلك الدعاية و الحديث المبالغ فيه حول العطر طبعا من قبل معجبي العطر خاصة عندما تجد الدعايات تقول أن العطر يحتوي علي "اﻷناناس الملكي" :) ...
ﻻ أريد بالطبع أن أنقص من قدر العطر ، فهو عطر جميل محبوك بإتقان و أحد العطور التي ﻻ تؤذي من هم حولك ويمكن وصفه أحد العطور التي تنزل بردا و سﻻما علي اﻷنف. عطر رقيق هوائي جميل مبهج، لكن .... ﻻ يرقي لهذا التبجيل الذي قرأته عن العطر في رأيي الشخصي ...
العطر رقم المكونات التي يضمها يبدو لي خطي و ﻻ يظهر تطورا كثيرا من ناحية تدرج النوت فهو في رأيي فاكهي مووسي خشبي دخاني في المجمل ...

يفتتح العطر بنوت حمضيه قويه من البرغموت. و هنا يظهر الطابع الزيستي "قشرة" للبرغموت و يغلب علي الطابع الحمضي المتواجد أيضا و المرفوق بلمحة فاكهية خضراء ثم يأتي نوت اﻷناناس بصورة واضحة و الذي أكثر ما أعجبني أنه عصاري حلو مريح عكس رائحة اﻷناناس الكيميائية المعروفة في عصائر البودرة :) ...
دقائق قليلة تظهر لمحة ترابية جافة يبدو أنها من اﻷشنات و التي تظهر هنا بشكل مختلف عن ما هو معروف عنها من السمة العصارية الندية التي تشبه رائحة الغابات، لكنها هنا أكثر جفافا و ترابية، كأنك أخذت حفنة منها و فركتها بين أصابعك و تنشقتها مباشرة. تلك السمة مصحوبة بلمحات معدنية ملحية قليلة ربما يوجد مركب اﻷمبروكسان المميز بهذه الرائحة ...
بعد أقل من نصف الساعة تتجلى رائحة خشب البتوﻻ و هي دخانية هنا وﻻ تظهر رائحة القار التي ترافق الجلود، بل رائحة خشبية دخانية مكتومة، و أظن إجتماعها مع اﻷشنات أدى لظهور تلك الرائحة التي يشبهها البعض برائحة دخان الشواء :) ...
رغم أني قرأت من قبل أن العطر هو نموذج رائحة اﻷناناس، لكن لﻷسف ﻻ تستمر هذه الرائحة إﻻ للساعة اﻷولى فقط ثم تخبو بعد ذلك وﻻ تميزها إﻻ إذا قصدت شم مكان الرش عنوة ...
العطر بصفة عامة جميل و مريح يعيبه الثبات الذي لم يستمر بالكاد ﻷكثر من 4 ساعات و الفوحان المخيب لﻷمال. فأنت بذلك في حاجة لتكرار الرشات خﻻل اليوم، و هي عملية غير منطقية نظرا لسعر العطر المرتفع جدا :) ...
بالنسبة لي كانت مجرد تجربة لكني لن أفكر قطعا في شراء العطر، إذ لم يشدني و يبهرني كثيرا و اراه عطر ضعيف و يفتقد للقوام رغم المديح المفرط للعطر، لذلك أنصح اللذين أسكرتهم تلك العبارات الرنانة بالتجربة أوﻻ ...

Mar
29
2015
zorkov
zorkov

nice scent, performance well, but so many clone of this cologne

Mar
29
2015
nielK nivlaC
nielK nivlaC

"O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily
do, not knowing what they do!"

Much Ado About Nothing
- William Shakespeare

Mar
28
2015
nielK nivlaC
nielK nivlaC

Just to reiterate...


Things that USED to mean something:

CLIMBING MT. EVEREST
Once Earths ultimate challenge even for the most seasoned climbers is now considered a bucket list to-do and a "selfie" destination with the native Sherpas doing all the work.

HAVING A TATTOO
Used to be the trademark of bikers, rock stars & gangsters, now everyone and their... well you know... has one. At least you knew who the pariahs in our society were at the time.

GROWING A BEARD
C'mon guys... not all of you are man enough to rock the scruff. Beards at one time stood for wisdom, rebelliousness or lack of hygiene... but at least those who sported, owned it. Ice hockey players were just added to the Bearded Endangered Species List (now those are beard-worthy men).

DRIVING A BMW
Still a great luxury vehicle, but it's symbolism of those who accomplished in life has passed. Doctors, lawyers and those on Wall Street are not the only ones behind the wheel. "Minimum wagers"... for lack of a better description... are now seen polluting down our streets (emissions and music) in this once prized German sedan.

BEING FROM BROOKLYN
"Brooklyn! Stand-up!". Stay seated. The boro of NYC known for its rough streets that bred toughness and character, is now home to hipsters and yuppies (many of whom have beards) who wait hours on line outside the local organic cupcake shop.

WEARING AVENTUS
I was walking down the street and some guy looking like a sloppy dressed Louie Anderson passed me wearing Aventus... need I say more :(

Mar
28
2015
sum888er
sum888er

update after 1 month of using it:
even if I m in love with the pineapple and apple notes and I smell them mostly, other people smell soap and something like you just had a refreshing shower.
keep in mind that. they don't smell smoky notes or all the other notes we re talking about in this forum

Mar
25
2015
MeterminatorX
MeterminatorX

For those that don't know this already...every cologne will smell different on us because our body chemistry is not the same. I always wanted to give ADG a good try on my skin but sadly it smells horrible on my skin even though it smells great on my brother. That is why sampling is so important before buying a bottle of cologne. I used to buy colognes just by the great ratings and good reviews. I had to give away 3 bottles of some great juice because they smelled weird on my skin. I then sampled a few colognes that had mixed reviews and even some of the bad review ones smelled great on my skin. From then on I sample a few times before making a decision to buy a full bottle. It took me three 5 ml samples to finally decide to buy a full bottle of Aventus. All 3 were different batches (E01, Z01, G01). I got to experience the Full on smoky batch as well as the pineapple batch. This juice smells great on me and it mixes well with my chemistry. As far as longevity goes my skin is some what naturally moisten but I use fragrance free lotion to help with that. Actually everything I use is fragrance free. You do not want other smells mixing with the fragrance. My deodorant, soap, laundry detergent, lotion, everything is fragrance free. 1 spray to the chest will last me 6 to 8 hours and the projection is good. 2 sprays (one spray to each side of my neck) will last me the same but projects better. 4 sprays (1 to each side of neck, 1 to the chest, and one to the head) is beast mode for me. Over 24 hr longevity and I get monster projection. I try to mix the sprays around too. Sometimes I do 2 to the neck and 1 on each wrist. Sometimes I do 1 on each wrist and 1 to the chest. It all depends on the occasion. Indoors 1 to 2 max.

Mar
24
2015
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I was snobbish about Aventus without trying it. Silly, I know, but I just hate Creed's outrageous prices, poor longevity and all the invented stories, even if I like some female ones
There was never a tester around to see what all the fuss is about.
Then I found a tester (don't know about batches) and tried it. Wow! I liked it! Yes, it smells pine-apple at first, but not in fruity way and that's all. I was intrigued by the smoky woods edge, something that smelled very balanced together with pine-apple. In my book I see this as totally masculin, but everybody wears whatever they like.
Very enticing and aromatic. Anyway there's no way I'll buy some for my bf, because of the crazy price and he's not into perfumes anyway.
A few days later I spotted a very good dupe at 50 euro /100 ml with a better longevity.

Mar
22
2015
amir68
amir68

@dubairob, thanks for your informative input bro!

Mar
20
2015
non_Stop333
non_Stop333

If you are looking for a good alternative of Aventus with a very cheap price, you should try ( Rasasi code 9325) from the house of rasasi.Very similar with a good quality.The only negative point is the longevity which i also face it with Aventus but with Rasasi code i could decant and reapply it freely because of its cheep price ;-)

Mar
20
2015
dubairob
dubairob

Just a point on this last comment....

I have purchased a 14A01 batch in Dubai within the last six months and it has very good longevity and projection. It is more on the apple/pineapple/fruity side of the Aventus spectrum, but it is very appealing.

Because of the nature of Creed's global distribution channels and the grey market that is being served, I would strongly recommend that you try to sample from the exact bottle you intend to purchase. I know this is far from ideal but such is the nature of this fragrance and the subjective nature of how it appeals. Vendors in Dubai are very generous about allowing you sample on the skin and walking out to spend some time with the fragrance. If it does not appeal or perform, don't go back. Their returns policies upon purchase are very good too - and I have returned fragrances long after purchase, though this has been because of malfunctioning sprayers (rare and not Creed).

If your juice is changing colour (going green!), I would suggest you immediately bring it back to the vendor and demand a refund. Mind you, for all the debate about Aventus, this is the first I have ever heard about a colour change in the juice. This seems very peculiar.

Furthermore, there is a comment earlier from someone who has seen two different sprayers on Aventus bottles in the duty free in Dubai and has raised questions over this. Be aware that Creed has changed its Aventus sprayers in the last year or so and there have been alterations in the design and functionality in this time. This has included removing the ball-bearing from the sprayer tube and altering to a spray which is supposedly less voluminous. Nothing to get too worried about as it is not entirely unusual for Creed (or any other fragrance manufacturer) to alter their production features. With Creed this may actually happen even within a batch. (Wow, I think I need to write a research paper on this.)

Lastly, if you want to entirely avoid the grey market in Dubai, go to the Creed boutique in Dubai Mall. They have wonderful staff and are very helpful, though you will be paying more.

I must get around to actually reviewing this wonderful fragrance one of these days, but at the moment it looks like the Emperor needs some defending.....

Edit 6 June, 2015: Without doubt Aventus is a fragrance that improves and gets richer/more complex as you use more of the bottle. I have noted this in many fragrances before, but in Aventus this aspect seems to be much more pronounced. It seems that any oxidation happening from the headspace in the bottle adds considerably to the fragrance.

This could well be one of the reasons behind a lot of the batch variation talk. A lot will depend on whether you spray from a sample or a bottle and how much aeration has occurred in time.

Mar
20
2015
kamijo2car
kamijo2car

Its near ten months that the quality of this perfume is getting down in middle east T the color of liqued is going to green ... even sillage and longevity is poor ... why ?

Mar
20
2015
amir68
amir68

Beside it is a respected and famouse juice for reason so I just would like to share an odd experience with you guys which I encountered last Thuesday when I was back on my way home from Thailand at Dubai duty free. To make a long history short, If you happened to stop by Dubai duty free and do buy Creed Aventus so be extra aware!!! There are 2 different type of Aventus that I noticed for same price tag 350$!! The one with batch number, Creed logo on top of the spray, the sprayer itself is taller, and of course the characteristically squirt when you press the trigger. And the other one (real vs fake) no batch number, shorter sprayer, no Creed logo on the sprayer and no squirt at all! I might be wrong about the latter one but if anyone of you guys have a clue just shoot, please! Cheers

Mar
19
2015
fuggerone
fuggerone

don't let haters misguide you..this scent is great..you can wear it all year around...anytime/anywhere, batches with the smoky haze are slightly better, but the scent is famous not by chance....

Mar
19
2015
seabrown
seabrown

Amazing! Simply amazing.... just a tip if you do buy.. buy it from creed fragrances uk... you get 2 free samples, I always get 2 aventus ones just to get a bit more aventus for my money.

If you wear this you are guaranteed to be asked what your wearing. It is a panty dropper, conversation starter and a good chat up line all in one as well as making you stand out in the crowd, save your money dont buy mid range fragrances and buy this,

It smells that nice you could drink it,
But, Lomani silver (not sure what the fragrance is actually called, Lomani Silver AB spirit, which ever one it is) do a bottle which I paid £20 for 100ml and its very much the same fragrance, obviously not as high class, but it has been mistaken from my friend asking if I was wearing Aventus. So if money is a problem get the Lomani

Mar
17
2015
marco67
marco67

7.30am, body still at home wearing the business suit, mind already at work concentrated on the 10 o'clock important business meeting... every detail is ready... only the last one is missing: the fragrance. A moment of hesitation... don't want to be ordinary but don't want to show-off, don't want to offend... maybe this... maybe that... in the end Aventus is the choice! Simply want to be perfect...

Mar
17
2015
Sergio14
Sergio14

Exellent Review nielK nivlaC, I agree 100% with the conclusions you jarrived. Specially the beard, Which I Only grow Neck beard, I would look Awesome with full Beard.

But, Does it Smell Good?... I think Imperiale is more popular and also Terre Hermes. Both smell Great!! Just Like the BMW, anybody can drive a BMW, but that doesnt make it a bad Car.... Just popular.

Mar
16
2015
dfm2014
dfm2014

Scent: 10/10- fresh, fruity und smoky.
Longevity: 9/10
Sillage: 9/10
Versatility: 8/10
Overall 9,5
one of the Best Fragrances i have smelled.

Mar
14
2015
mathieuq613
mathieuq613

Nothing to be said the king of all fragrance if I had to get only 1 fragrance this will be it for the rest of my life!!!!!

Mar
13
2015
Gator83
Gator83

If you are a perfumery that charges a premium price for a product, it damn well better be excellent and consistent every time. What is up with these inconsistent batches? This batch is better than that batch blah, blah, blah.

I understand people shell out more cash than they should for Creed but I think that has to do with the feeling of success and saying you had enough extra cash to spend on a fragrance even though it's subpar.

I know, I know, you love it, everyone gives you compliments, your wife and best friend adore it; "everyone thinks you smell good". Well maybe you got lucky and got a "good batch". That is still not a justified reason to denounce all the other issues, not only with this fragrance but with the Creed line.

The facts: Most people realize that this and other Creed fragrances don't last longer than a body spray if you're lucky. If this is such a great fragrance/ house, why is it clearly subjected to ridicule for longevity and quality issues more than others?

Surely it has to be good, I mean you did pay any where from $450-200 for a bottle that may be a good batch or may not, but who cares it smells good because it has to after you spent that much, right?

Mar
13
2015
sum888er
sum888er

I don't know what are you talking about batses but I tested a card vial and I ordered a full bottle and I have to say that this is a beast. two sprays last 24 hours. even after shower the scent stays on the the skin. the sillage is great. one spray is enough for a whole day. quite everyone asks what this smell is. the women love it. it's elegant fresh and unique. still surprised why it took me so long to discover this. after 3 years of using Amber oud by kilian, aventus is suitable for all seasons. it's very pricy although but it worths it. thanks creed!!!!

Mar
10
2015
xoxoMyke
xoxoMyke

Overrated, over-hyped, and over-priced.

I'm not saying everyone who enjoys Aventus is this way, but I believe most of the hype surrounding Aventus is the cost of the fragrance. Spending hundreds of dollars is supposedly "brag" worthy, I guess. It's a shame that people believe cost = quality. That's not always the case ESPECIALLY when it comes to fragrances and perfumery.

Aventus is an ashy, bitter, musk cloud with heavy cat-piss/cat-urine accords (thanks to black currant + pineapple combo!).

I remember inquiring about fruity fragrances way back in 2013 and multiple people had the audacity to recommend Aventus. Aventus is not fruity by any stretch. There is an occasional wisp of a super sweet pineapple note but it mostly contributes to the cat-urine accord that dominates Aventus along with the bitter ash accord.

Calling Aventus a "fruity fragrance" because of one submissive note is like calling Acqua di Gio an "amber/balsamic fragrance" because it has amber in the basenotes.

Try before you buy! If you genuinely like it (cost and popularity aside), congratulations!

Mar
07
2015
Scentmad
Scentmad

I adore the pineapple note. Delicious. I think this could be unisex.

Mar
07
2015
cl600599
cl600599

beware-- the person at the fragrance counter said everyone is buying this and is getting too played out

dont follow the crowd, it smells great but you may not be different

if you like it thats fine but dont get pushed into buying this because of its success

Mar
04
2015
MarioDelBarrio
MarioDelBarrio

Creed Aventus has been a real adventure in my case. It has been my first footfall - my first "giant step", let say - into the niche. The step has been successful, I can not complain.
At the time being, I am exploring the niche, and coming across extensive areas beyond Aventus...

I have to do him justice. He has been my porter, my qualifier, my "ciccerone". The journey is not ended. After all, Aventus has unfettered me, in a way.

Frankly speaking, I like the scent. I respect it. Regrettably, I don't want to continue my acquaintance with him. Sorry, Man!

I will not write that Creed Aventus doesn't deserve to be held in high esteem (because yes, he does). But I will not pronounce for him (he creates commotion).

I am departing in the direction which is known only to me. I will send you a postcard, Aventus.

Mar
04
2015
Annica
Annica

For me it conjures up images of sun, summer, salt water,boats, tar and an umbrella drink with pineapple juice.

Mar
01
2015
kraskata
kraskata

For some reason, the smell of Aventus makes me sick. It has good staying power and projection. Smells kind of familiar and kind of old school.

Feb
28
2015
dest
dest

ITA
Per cuoriosita la mia fidanzata ha voluto che le spruzzassi sul dorso della mano aventus..beh dopo più di un giorno e due docce lo si sente ancora..longevità direi mostruosa
10+

ENG
My girlfriend wanted me to put a spritz of aventus in the back of her hand for pure curiosity..well after more than 24 hours and two showers i can still smell it..i would say that longevity is monstrous
10+

Feb
23
2015
INJEN
INJEN

I am on my second bottle of this gem . Excellent for all year round.

Feb
19
2015
craigvpower
craigvpower

I have never written a review before and if i'm completely honest i can't say i am a master or that my nose can pick out every note in colognes, but i love a fragrance and am very passionate about scents and just had to write about Aventus.

The very first time i smelt this was about 3 years ago on a customer that came in my shop, My mind was like "OH MY GOD THIS BLOKE SMELLS INCREDIBLE?!" he smelt of money, but it was a smell i'd never encountered. After debating weather or not to ask another guy (that i was serving) what Fragrance he is wearing i decided i better had because i need to have it! When he told me Creed i was like "Creed!?" "Like the boxer in Rocky 4?!" when he left the shop i jumped straight online and checked out this so called Creed…….. Price……….. I was gob smacked at the price, i was like WHAT!!!!!!!!!? but i had to have it.

so, here i am, i own a bottle of Creed Aventus and it's 100% my favourite fragrance in my collection. It's simply incredible, on my skin It goes on this intriguing magical journey of transition Like David Bowie's style throughout the years, opening with a Fruity burst of Pineapple and drying down to a smoky intriguing bombshell. It lasts ages and the sprayer itself is amazing, you get a lot of juice out of one spray.

Aventus is classy and draws attention, like many others have said on here, its a compliment getter. Don't get me wrong, I don't get chased up the street by beautiful women (That only happens when wearing Lynx Java) but out of all my fragrances this one is the master. Its classy, its amazing and i am so glad i asked that bloke what he was wearing 3 years ago.

Feb
17
2015
FRANT1C
FRANT1C

So I went to Selfridges and bought another bottle as I wanted to try a different batch which I found to the last one I returned to the shop. 30ml bottle batch number A42C1L01 and I can confirm this is a better batch last about 8 hours on cloths and about 6 hours on skin and projects ok.

Feb
16
2015
arsenal009
arsenal009

Smells different every time I smell a different batch. What a joke.

Feb
15
2015
zulf147
zulf147

I have three different bottles of Aventus and without doubt there are differences in the batch variations which affect the opening, sillage and longevity. The smokier batch gets me a lot of attention and goes for hours and hours come wind, rain or shine, whilst the other two can be hit and miss although I’ll still get at least 12 hours. I own around 150 odd bottles of niche and designer fragrances and this is the only one which draws in the relentless compliments- I’ve even been followed down corridors at work by random women! In fact I’ve easily had more compliments from Aventus alone than all my others combined. I know some people are put off by the price but think of it this way- you get a brilliant fragrance which lasts all day, which you know smells good, which the person 6-10 feet away knows smells good, it is very versatile and the price tag keeps you from not smelling like the bloke next to you? There are some alternatives and I have both Cedrat Bois by Mancera and Royal Vintage by M Micallef which are both nice in their own right but neither really smells like Aventus although both have slight resemblances.

Scent: 9.5/10- fresh, fruity, slightly floral, smoky and leather. Masculine and adored by women.

Longevity: 9.5/10- on clothes it would be an easy 10- stays on as though you had just sprayed it. I get 10 hours on skin.

Sillage: 9.5/10- people know I’ve walked through a hallway 5 minutes ago and that’s from just 2 sprays which were applied 3 hours prior!

Versatility: 8.5- very good but there are better fragrances to go for in the cooler months. Aventus really does its damage in the summer when the heat is there.

Feb
13
2015
FRANT1C
FRANT1C

@Salvation5ive

I guess so. Really strange cause the sample I got from scentsamples 3 sprays lasted all day. Yet a retail purchase from a respected Retailer and I'm left disapointed..

So glad i didn't buy it direct from Creed otherwise all the hassel of posting it back ect.. Ive done a little research and have found the earlier production of creed Aventus were the best (Batch Numbers) but were going back about 3 years ago..

It's like they are watering the product down or have become very inconsistent in production and seen as Aventus is pretty much a new fragrance you have to suspect Creed are cutting corners to make an Extra $buck.

Simply shouldn't be happening for a company of Creeds reputation really.

We can all go out and buy Paco Rabanne Black XS for £30/$38 and be guaranteed an absolute sillage Bomb yet a £215 of Creed and you don't know what your getting and more or less have to hope you can find one that's been on the shelf for 2 years when the quality was good..

Feb
07
2015
dabluntman
dabluntman

To me, Creed frags all possess wonderful scents, just none that seem suitable for skin. Aventus is the closest they've come to making a scent that makes sense to wear, hence the popularity.

I got a huge burst of pineapple with some tanginess to it. Once settled, the smoke and birch start to come out to play. It is quite nice and simple. Exactly what you'd expect after tormenting yourself with hundreds of reviews before parting with too large a sum of money to play with this hype bomb.

This frag projects strongly and has a lengthy longevity, which to me is actually its downfall. For a fragrance this rich and loud, I find myself trying to scrub away the ostentatiousness by morning. Aventus would be best enjoyed on occasion; shame that you can only find good deals on the 4 oz bottles.

Buy yourself a decant and move on, you will find no signature scent here.

Feb
06
2015
FRANT1C
FRANT1C

**** UPDATE TO LAST REVIEW ****

After the sample I bought the full bottle (75ml) from Jown Lewis and i have to say I'm pretty let down it doesn't last no more then 3 hours. I had to return it and tell them im not paying £150 for a frag that doesn't last. they took it back tho.

had to be a weak batch or something.

Feb
06
2015
mhaddad88
mhaddad88

Never have I smelled a fragrance that I thought could go well in absolutely every occasion. Not only that, but it smells like a high quality fragrance. It smells like very natural and high quality ingredients are used.

This fragrance is a versatility beast. With the pineapple, it is playful enough for casual occasions. With the woody notes and the very natural smell, it is classy enough for formal occasions. It has the strength to power through winter, and the natural fresh fruitiness to go through summer.

I don't know much about the batch number differences. I first smelled aventus from a 1ml decant. It smelled like pineapple from beginning to end. I then bought a bottle and it opened very sharp and smokey then dried back down to that delicious pineapple.

This is my most complimented fragrance. The first day I wore it from the 1ml sample, I got several complements. This may also be my best performing fragrance. Projection, sillage, longevity are all excellent. This is a perfect 10/10 for me.

Feb
05
2015
tekarslan
tekarslan

Tropical Paradise on Fire...class of the European aristocracy combined with the aroma and the wilderness of the New World.

Sillage: 7/10 Longetivity: 8/10 Smell: 10/10

Feb
04
2015
FeelingRisky
FeelingRisky

Overall: 9.75/10
Here's Why:
The only thing stopping this scent from being a perfect 10/10 is the variables in purchasing a new bottle and the amount of differences between each of the three bottles I've had.
No need to go over the notes, they're SPECTACULAR and this is in my top 5 all time best wears.
However, each of my 3 bottles has smelt different. always of the same accord but different. My first one was slightly musky and damp smelling in the dry-down, my second bottle was out of control sweet for the first hour or so (then died into that wonderful blend), and my most recent bottle was a total PINEAPPLE BOMB! I know that sounds so strange, but I've bought all of my bottles at SCP Nordstroms, and this most recent buy is the strangest thing i've ever smelt!
It's like Aventus, with 100 pounds of pineapple pulp poured into the top notes.
At the end of the day it also dies down into the lovely aventus fragrance, but its strange to me that there have been such drastic changes in the formula here.

UPDATE: 02/09/2015
Based on the msg's sent to my inbox, it seems a lot of people are experiencing trouble with the different purchases of this. Some people are getting very weak Parfum, some are getting very strong notes while some go by the wayside.
Look's like popularity was the undoing for this one.
Creed appears to be cutting corners with the newer bottles of this. what a shame!

Feb
04
2015
buddyabello
buddyabello

This is an absolutely BRILLIANT effort from Creed. Admittedly, I'm a devotee of the Creed collection (though there are a few horses in that stable that really turn me off -- Virgin Island Water, for one), but even the objective sniffer in me is in love with Aventus. I don't find the fruit too forward; there's certainly a very sweet opening, but the leather comes through powerfully and lasts all day. A buddy of mine likes to say it smells like a rich guy's wallet, and it kinda does.

Feb
03
2015
Fmorejon14
Fmorejon14

To me the entire fragrance collection journey has been about finding this gem. THe compliments Aventus generates are all about the wow factor. The smell of Aventus is a combination of a smoked pineapple with apple leather and birch. The scent is fresh and fruity but in a masculine way. To me it is the master piece of the creed house that can change the way you look at parfum.

Feb
03
2015
FRANT1C
FRANT1C

I only stumbled upon this Frag on this site after getting some reviews for my Prada - Luna Rossa.

After seeing the reviews on Creed - Aventus I really wanted to try it but was a little shocked at it's price tag which just made me wanting to try it even more.

I got a sample from scentsamples.uk.com (Great Site) for a small fee. And i have to admit I am totally blown away by this EDT easily the best Ive come across yet, smells so Classy & Rich you feel above everybody else with this, it's like a drive of confidence everybody was right on here when they said it's a game changer.

Not everybody can afford this type of luxury so it's unique. I will be purchasing a full bottle pronto.

Jan
30
2015
slehm
slehm

Mrs asked me what i wanted for a present one birthday and i said surprise me with a fragrance. She came back with this and i was like "OK". Only 10% familiar with the Creed brand at the time and i did not think much of it but knew it was something special due to its presentation.

When i finally got round to trying it i was simply blown away! Smelt amazing and not like anything i had before. The Fruity, woody and smokey accords are a perfect blend for my special occasions. On me the Fruity and Woody accords are always there but inter change with the smokey accord.

When i put this on it is the final touch to an outfit and makes me feel like Superman! Has great projection and longevity.

First class frag!

Jan
30
2015
mike_miristis1
mike_miristis1

A subtly smokey, woody and exotically fruity scent that both men and women like and will compliment.

you can wear it all year round - day or night. It is a high quality fragrance that will last long and will project a great deal - so go easy on the number of sprays!

just get it.

Jan
29
2015
atsk
atsk

Creed´s Aventus is an incredible masculine perfume with ingredients based on the life of emperor Napoleon. This is perhaps the most talked, most hyped and most popular fragrance in the high-end/niche category.

Of course this popularity and hype made me – as a fragrance lover – curious to smell Aventus by myself. The first time I did that, I really liked it. It was a great fruity fresh scent with a masculine rough touch that made it unique. After buying the travel size and wearing it the first few times, I realized how strong this stuff was and that this powerhouse was capable of garnering some great compliments. However, as time went by I was slowly thinking that this perfume was overrated. It had a very high quality and I enjoyed wearing it, especially when I got the fruity waves from time to time, but was it that spectacular that it deserved all this hype? The answer is yes and came when a friend wore the same Aventus.

Only when smelling Aventus on another person, I was aware of the absolutely spectacular masculine aura of smoke and fruits. And no, unlike many other fragrances, you cannot smell this aura directly from the bottle, a piece of paper or spraying it on your own wrists. As a wearer I was aware that it smelled very good and unique, but not that it was this astonishing. So if you really want to experience the effect of Aventus, I recommend you to spray it on another person to experience this phenomenal smoky fruity sillage that it leaves. This will make you love it(even) more.

During the last months I smelled Aventus in different countries and stores when I was in a perfumery, as I wanted to know whether the batches could vary considerably from each other. My experience was that my single travel size bottle was also smelling slightly different to my nose each time spraying it. When smelling Aventus in different stores, it was very clear to me that despite the subtle differences I smelled Aventus each time and no other fragrance. However, after I bought my second Aventus bottle I was really surprized at the first initial spray. This one was extremely fruity and slightly greener. At initial spray, It smelled more like Micallef’s Royal Vintage than Aventus. However, after a few minutes the smoke came in and it was the same old Aventus, but still less smoky and more modest than my initial travel size bottle. The fruity part and the smoky part are the two ends of a single continuum and depending on the batch, the bottle will be either more smoky or more fruity.

Scent : 9.5/10
Longevity: 10/10 (more than 12 hours)
Projection/Sillage: 10/10 (Keep in mind that more than two sprays will not be appropriate in an office, unless if you want – like Napoleon – to create an invasion. Therefore, I do not consider this as the safest fragrance).

Jan
24
2015
cassandra5322
cassandra5322

The impression I get from this is, smells like a very rich and slightly hoity toity Italian man.
The smell of wood is the strongest, like wet raw and green wood straight from the tree of a wet forest. The sour tropical fruity note of pineapple rounds it out, but I have to say the pineapple is not really distinguishable, only the sour note is noticed mixed along with the raw wood. There is a tiny bit of bergomot making this smell fresh and airy. It's hard to distinguish other notes, but the over all smell is woody earthy and sweet. This would look silly on someone wearing casual clothes. More appropriate for formal events.

Jan
20
2015
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

I finally got to try this today from the Creed Boutique in NYC.

First I must say all the hype IS about something. I am not sure I praise it to the extent that some people do but the juice is UNIQUE. It isn't something you smell often so in that regard this juice does stand out.

I was expecting a heavy smokey aquatic from all the reviews I read and that is pretty much what I got. To be honest I didn't start noticing any pineapple until a 1/3 of the way through the pyramid. At first it was a smokey lemon that I was smelling. I was enjoying it very much until the lemon reminded me of Lemon Pledge Cleaner. Now that I am in the pineapple phase I actually miss the smoky lemon phase that I got before it reminded me of Pledge. It seemed to work better with the smoke than the pineapple does. The combination of pineapple and smoke doesn't make as much sense to me.

Projection seems very average after one hour. It sits very close to the skin but might re activate with heat. At first I thought I had found the holy grail of aquatics. The opening was very intriguing but after an hour it was long forgotten.

I put this in the "frustrating" category...." If only it smelled like the opening for longer " " If only........."

Jan
16
2015
siwek755
siwek755

Really unique, masculine and elegant fragrance. Quite spicy and fresh so fragrance rather for the day. Longevity and sillage - unexpectedly good! One of my favorites but there is one disadvantage - price. I wonder if Ilum Dean Fresco will be a worthy counterpart...

Jan
14
2015
bibibling
bibibling

Full disclosure: I am obsessed with pineapple scents. L'Artisan's Ananas Fizz is one of my most favorite perfumes of all time.

Although Aventus is a man's cologne and is pretty manly, I believe it could be unisex for the right woman. The initial blast on this smells more like pineapple + grapefruit to me but oddly enough grapefruit is not in the notes. Maybe musk + bergamot + black currant is causing that effect?

After about a minute or so, the citrussy effect burts and a softer fragrance takes over where you can pinpoint each individual note more easily. This IS a very summery scent for me. I see a tanned man wearing shorts, brown leather sandals and a silk Tommy Bahama shirt wearing this... (And me checking his ring finger to see if he has a wedding ring!)

But yeah, as a woman I'd definitely wear this myself. Ananas Fizz has been discontinued indefinitely and it's been so hard to find another pineapple fragrance that isn't sugary and childish.

Blind-buy safe for pineapple lovers. NOT gourmand.

Also: all I used was ONE drop on my wrist. Though this juice is expensive it's pretty potent. Use sparingly. Sillage and Lasting power are both monsters.

Jan
11
2015
drakecito
drakecito

UPDATE:
Few months ago, tried it on a day of amazing heat. In the morning, happily, I sprayed some 6 sprays of Aventus to give some joy to the day, around 08:30 am.

After the output with the more cheerful fresh pineapple, it's been a lapse of time when hardly noticed the fragrance. Sooo light and disappointing. As it was dissapear. After this half hour, things started to change ...

20:30 (12 hours later ...) and have to say that still smells clearly and what is more. Perfectly projected to nearly two feet away.

Mention this only to say that I have NEVER noticed this in any perfume before. (Well, maybe some vintage like Kenzo Jungle or something like this...)

The smell ... Well, it's really very unique and striking. I do not find particularly smoking, is fruity-tropical with a pinch of many more notes like green apple, leather, rose, vanilla, etc ... The truth is that goes through different phases and is quite complex.

Jan
11
2015
Rossyh
Rossyh

When it comes to fragances I'm a bit of a an addict to say the least and own/owned many in my collection. I have never worn anything in my collection that gets compliments like Creeds Aventus.

People don't really compliment each other too much where I live and I very rarely recieve any comments when I wear any other fragrance, but this guarantees me some every time I wear it. I've had complete strangers telling me how nice it smells to people who never talk to me usually making comments about it.

I'll be honest, when I first smelled it I didn't think the fragrance lived up to the hype. Perhaps it's all the positive feedback that I've recieved whilst wearing it, or just my olfactory maturing - either way Aventus is a main stay in my collection from now on. This makes you feel like a man, so a nice change from my usual gourmand options!

10/10

Jan
07
2015
Kutch
Kutch

I purchased Aventus blind after reading all the positive reviews on here. Not knowing what to expect, other than my preconceived notions shared via other users, i was blown away at first whiff.
Aventus smells like opulence, power, integrity. I imagine a stone-willed man of great wealth wearing this cologne. This juice does not strike me as the every day spray but rather a scent to be worn when an extra dose of dominance is needed.

Jan
05
2015
Bewar
Bewar

this is the best fragrance I've ever smelled in my life .. but it's very expensive :(

Jan
03
2015
TadCat
TadCat

I only ordered a sample, because it's expensive, but i think the scent may be worth the price. i absolutely love this one, on my skin, the bergamot is very distinctive in the opening, along with a woody/spicy note. I'm not getting to much of the fruity scent, but i love the scent i'm getting, it's really different from anything i've smelled, but very nice. i'm kinda getting a rosemary-ish scent with a bit of incense, though i don't see those listed above. i feel like i could wear this on a special occasion during any season or time of day.

Jan
02
2015
marcus71x
marcus71x

This is my absolute favourite. I don't know of any other fragrance that gets as many comments and compliments as this.

Dec
30
2015
Subzero0
Subzero0

This is pure masculine power in a bottle! If you first spray this on, it soon becomes clear this is a high class masterpiece, not worthy the comparison with some other designer fragrances. However, I wouldn't want to wear this every day, it's too much 'in your face' overpowering for the office. Reminds me of the best colognes my dad was wearing in the 80s, but this one includes a complex, modern touch which can be used by every age group. I save this one for special occasions, because of its unique scent (and price) :)
overall: 9/10

Dec
27
2014
SNOOPY
SNOOPY

For that $$$ the batches should be relatively consistent.
Dont they write the recipe down?Blackcurrant is one of my favorite notes.
I will spend the cash provided i get more than a name brand in return.
Have not tried this yet, but I never had batch issues with G.I.T.
Beware counterfeiters!

Dec
26
2014
AZJeff
AZJeff

I couldn't wait any longer to try this frag. out after hearing about so many positive reviews on this site and others. I put off ordering a sample long ago after first hearing about it because it's so expensive. There seems to be so much hype going around about this fragrance.

I looked it up and it's in the "Chypre fruity" group. There's not many mens' frags that are in that group.

The scent itself when I put it on my skin is kind of strong then it mellows out. It smells sort of like some other strong men's fragrances that I tried out. In the beginning, I detect a smoky scent with some fruit scents mixed with it(mainly Pineapple). In saying that, this somewhat reminds me of if I would have pineapple smoked in my grill. This fragrance isn't too sweet at all and that's what I was skeptical about at first with trying it out, because of what I read about it having some fruit notes. I don't mind some sweetness to a frag. but not too overly sweet and not in a wrong direction that turns my stomach(like Alfred Dunhill's "Desire") I'm sorry to say that I don't like it enough to think about purchasing any larger samples in the future. And as for buying a bottle, it's way too expensive along with the other Creed frags. I think anyone could wear this frag,but I think it's geared more for guys after college age to about early 60's to wear at special occasions, to the clubs, and casinos at night. I'm glad I at least got to try a sample of this out. It's kind of an interesting scent. I recommend at least trying a sample of this out, but it's not for everyone. The longevity of this for me, is long lasting like most other Creed fragrances that I've tried.

Dec
24
2014
GianGG
GianGG

synthetic fragrance.
I've read on a famous website that the cost of production of this fragrance must be very low.
However I don't like it, it smells so chemical, sometimes it's even nauseating.
Aventus is the proof that in perfumery expensive doesn't mean quality!
1/5

Dec
23
2014
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

. . . but, but, but what's the batch number?

Dec
22
2014
Mistical
Mistical

Cheap fragrance, expensive price. Thumbs DOWN! I'm not so stupid to buy a Creed's fragrance....

Dec
21
2014
bluecs9
bluecs9

This must be the best smell. It's opening just perfect. I got no words for this beauty ( except from flipping expensive).
No more other words or introduction...
here is my 10/10

Dec
21
2014
Gandalfsson
Gandalfsson

Just got it today, and now smelling ;)

It is good, very good, but not sure it is worth the huge price - you have to decide yourself, I can first tell later because = there are a lot others with fine smell and much cheaper

- can not say anything about the projection for now, but I have read severel places, that there are different batches with different smell, longevity and perhaps also different sillage?

I think we have to live with that, I am not sure it could be different, unless robots alone made it.

And I have examined it, it is a genuine bottle, as far I can tell after searching a lot here and other places to see, what to check for, ......thanks for this information.

But I sure like it - the opening is very fresh, fruity with a hint of pineapple and now I can smell it begins to change a bit = really not bad ;)

Can not smell the vanilla (at least not yet), but perhaps that is because I have just worn Prada (men) the last few days.

Dec
19
2014
Smelly old man
Smelly old man

Crazy stupid or just have too much money to spend I'm guessing stupid , I have 2 bottles now and I have heard the different scents you can get from different batches well I'm here to tell you it's true on spraying one I get a warm smoky smell with a hint of a fruity backdrop yet after say 6 hrs the smoke has disappeared and the pineapple scent seems to take over , longevity awesome 12 hrs easy with 1-2 sprays , then the other no sign of a smoky scent just pure sweet fruity refreshing smell with again longevity around the same , confused yes but very happy I have a day and night creed lol are they the real deal have heard of fakes , are mine ? who knows and really who cares well I do as I paid enough and they were reputable sellers I will enjoy these until I'm told otherwise

Dec
14
2014
ScentedGent1
ScentedGent1

Nowhere does this scent get that much hype than in the fragrance community. There is ONE catalyst for this - one only .. and that is that Aventus DOES garner a lot of compliments (at least the batch I had right from the beginning - about that a little later).

All Aventus is, is a fruity top that dries down smoky with some woods and leather. Musk is there and ambergris as well.

It IS an overall pleasant scent that oozes class and sophistication to some degree as well. Good Creed DNA essentially.

Apart from that, this is NOT the epitome of the fragrance world. The hype around it a year or two ago has been transferred to other houses in general ... Roja Dove comes to mind, and this hype will continue to others as the years go by.

Batch issues: One of the biggest factors why hype died down considerably in recent times ... if you have poor consistency (please no talk of 'oh they use natural ingredients' etc), then your product loses support.

On aggregate, Aventus remains one of the best sellers for Creed, retains a considerable fan base, still garners compliments BUT overpriced.

Dec
12
2014
aderz
aderz

I absolutely love this juice! Its the daddy of fragrances in my opinion! its unique & oozes class big time.
Forget what the ingredients smell of I can just smell expensive taste, chic, panache & a man who knows high quality fragrance.
So to my mates jay & leigh buy your own bottle ha.

Dec
09
2014
maio2012
maio2012

One of the most "I have" and one of the most "I want" in Fragrantica. What does it mean? Is it outstanding? Is it only hype? I don´t know, but I´m very curious about.

Nov
30
2014
John Mason
John Mason

Designed to appeal to the modern crowds.
Masculine, roasted pinapple creates a cloud of authority around you, giving you the confidence you need, perhaps, for important meetings with clients or investors. It projects an aura of sensual dominance in a modern, superior and almost erotic way.
The pineapple note stays to the dry-down phase, which, as in many Creed perfumes, is a soft mix of salt and grey amber.
Good for office wear with good longevity and sillage.
Highly recommend.

Nov
22
2014
lollotyp
lollotyp

If you love iso e super, ananas and a lot of bullshit, Creed (a brand founded not in 1760 but in 1980!) is for you (give your money to them)!

Nov
20
2014
patrick-fragrancelover
patrick-fragrancelover

I have been using Aventus since July of this year (2014). For years I had seen it on the Creed counter, but it never really intrigued me. After falling in love with Creed's Sublime Vanille, I decided to go and see what else they had.

I loved Aventus from smelling the bottle cap, but it didn't smell of anything on my skin, or the test paper. But I wasn't really settled with that, so I looked at the fragrance forums to see what people were talking about regarding Aventus. I couldn't believe all of the talk about batch numbers, "good years" for the scent, packaging serial numbers vs. numbers on the bottle - it was insane. I've never seen such craziness online over a scent. This already tells you, there's something incredible about this fragrance that everyone desires.

So after much trial, online searching, and messaging (yes, this Creed stuff is serious) - I purchased a bottle with the batch code SO42C13ZZ01 (bottle number) / SO42C13ZZ1 (packaging number). Yes - that seems absurd to even be that specific, but some people even note variances in the spray cap. Some say different caps incapsulate fragrances that vary in aroma.

I love it. It's absolutely gorgeous. I wore it all summer and it was the perfect scent. Fresh and cool, but warm. Citrusy, but hardly pungent. Sweet, but not cloying. And some sort of calm, friendly, worn-in scent... smoke. The fragrance is incredibly alluring and sexy, but in an approachable way. Everyone wants to know what you're wearing and the compliments are endless - from strangers.

As my bottle ran out (I went through it quickly... it was an obsession) - I bought another of the same batch. And then bought a small bottle of batch (bottle number) A42B13U01. This batch smells practically the same to other one I own. The only difference is that it is smokier, warmer and less sweet. Yes - it really does smell different! But either way both versions are stunning.

So, while it may all seem completely ludicrous - what these Creed fans do to find the perfect scent - it clearly is a benefit to finding an excellent batch. I think if you want this scent at its best, you have to do that research. Some people's "blind buys" have amounted to very expensive bottles that hardly smell of anything. Other's have been more lucky.

For myself, I can wear this all year. It always seems to work. No matter the season, temperature, occasion, mood, target... Aventus works beautifully.

Believe the hype, this is something special.

Nov
19
2014
vitolezio
vitolezio

Iam sorry guys, I tried and tried this legend but that is not for me. I am 25 by the way and I can't see people of my age using this one

Nov
09
2014
criichou
criichou

Perfume that holds very well !
I put 2 sprays in the morning at 7am , and at night I can still get compliments . It lasts me easily 13h !

I just wanted to leave the " eau de toilette " to find something that lasts longer .
I 'm thrilled there :-)

At the moment I have the batch 14D01 .
It is fruity at first.
It starts fast enough to more smoke and musky notes (but we keep the smell of fruit in the background)

Furthermore , the fragrance is hardly worn in Europe.

Not the cheapest , but the smell is so unusual scent where I live .. It lasts so long ...

now it's my signature scent :-)

Nov
09
2014
nixonnaire
nixonnaire

I like many other Creeds but Aventus gives me a bad bad headache. I get notes of High School Locker Room and Strip Club.. very ordinary. This one is not for me.

Based on a sample from the Creed boutique.

Nov
08
2014
ausphil
ausphil

Im not going to bother writing a review for this, there are a zillion of those on fragrantica.

All I can say is that this fragrance got me hooked on niche houses. The saying you get what you pay for is so true in this instance. This was a game changer for me and is still probably in my top 3, if not top, fragrances.

5/5 - perfect

Nov
08
2014
Q80
Q80

i have tested this fragrance more than 7 times in different places and sorry to say but all i get was a smell that i can't differentiate between other big brands. it was quite normal, nothing interesting at all to my nose! maybe it was lighter than i like, and i couldn't even remember what i have smelled!! so it's forgettable to me.

on the other hand, a friend of mine was with me that day when we tested this fragrance (the 5th time to test for me and the 1st for him). My friend is a smoker, he's not a fan of fragrances but he loves Burberry fragrances, he loves citrus fragrances and no flower fragrances for him. i remember that day the seller was so excited to show us his best selling fragrance and to see our reaction to it. from the first sniff my friend loved it as the seller told us that it's a smoker's choice and always a win. but to me it wasn't. and honestly since then i understand the hype around it. it will work for you if you're a fan of those big brands like polo, DKNY, CK, Burberry, etc.. the only drawback for you would be it's price that's because you're buying the brand name :)

Nov
05
2014
bonacosta30
bonacosta30

Batch variation, that is the first thing you heard about that fragrance, but is their realy a noticeable variation in different Aventus over the years? That is the true question...As far as i m concerned, i try 4 différents one and didn t notice any change. What i do notice it is an incredible natural smell. By far one of the best that i ever get my hand on. I get pineapple, blackcurrant, musk and birch with a little oak moss. It seem to be perfectly blend, a scent that come straight from heaven. If it wasn t for the price, i would wear this almost every day. You are sure to be noticed while wearing this, just enought projection without been anoying, a pleasant smell that could be used any time of the years, in every occasion. Exept for the price, the only weakness of this fragrance is the longevity, for something that has such an high price tag, you would like to have a better longevity and not need to reapply every 6 hours...i would use it a lot more if it was half on his actual price.
So there is the final divine score:

Smell: 9,5/10, one of the best that i ever smell. Very natural smelling.
Longevity: 4/5, i get 6 hours, sometime around 8 when i am lucky.
Projection: 4/5, you will be notice and receive compliments with it.
Versatility: 5/5, an all year around, all occasion, but dont waste it and keep it for great time.
Overall: 22,5/25, an excellent fragrance, but it is true that the price tag is too high.

Oct
28
2014
Ferrogamo2015
Ferrogamo2015

Very masculine!! I love it!!! Great scent

Oct
28
2014
Mak90
Mak90

Does anyone have experience with the 14C01 batch? Would love to hear your opinions!!!

Oct
27
2014
Smyle12
Smyle12

So, I finally got to sample this a few days ago and I can honestly say, "I DO NOT GET THE HYPE!" It smells fine (decent fragrance), but if you're spending $300 on a bottle of fragrance based upon hype alone, then surely, it's going to smell like the best thing in the world.

Oct
23
2014
pdubrogers
pdubrogers

Finally purchased. Sale price was out of my comfort zone and this new purchase does not have the wow factor of my initial sample. I really like it still but it's different. The sample lasted hours, even in to the following day, but the new bottle seems to not hold it as long. Still an instant classic-these are my observations.

Oct
21
2014
picknenders
picknenders

Like it or hate it - this is unanimously attractive to the opposite sex. It's the acqua di gio of this decade. Quality Is undeniable.

Oct
20
2014
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

Today I finally test the man, the myth, the legend - I got a tiny amount of this with my Surrender to Chance sample order. As I opened the package I smelled something amazing, but masculine. Since Aventus is the only men's frag I ordered, I knew that's what it was. It was overpowering all my little girly samples, before I even opened the little plastic bag they were all in. I haven't gotten to test this very long but so far, I can tell this is destined to be a sillage bomb.

I haven't tested very many men's colognes so I really don't know what notes I'm getting here. It smells like the color grey, if that makes sense to anyone but me LOL. There is definitely a lot of musk, that's all I can really identify. I think this scent is VEEEERYYYYY masculine. LOVE.

P.S. My fiance has some deodorant from Dove, it's called Cool Silver, and I think it smells similar to this. I used to be obsessed with that deodorant, wishing they made a cologne version of it because it smells so good. Well, I've found it now!

EDIT - a few days later I found myself at the Creed counter, and of course picked this one up for a sniff. Whoooooeeee I understand 'batch differences' now! The sample I have smells very clean, musky, and a little fruity. The one I smelled at NM today smelled smokey and woody. Almost like they were 2 totally different colognes. Strange!

Oct
20
2014
whatsthataftershave
whatsthataftershave

I believe this is one of the best fragrances ever made. The combination of pineapple with the woods, the smokiness and the leather. It smells expensive. It is unique, I haven't ever smelt anything that I could really compare to this. Good longevity and very good silage. I honestly don't feel there is any downsides to this fragrance. I have batch LT42C14A01, previously mentioned on this thread as being one to avoid.... I personally disagree, it has been fine for me.


10/10 My favourite fragrance, faultless.


*One other thing, many fragrances although I enjoy them, others around me may not (if they aren't into fragrances). This is different, its liked by almost everyone. A compliment getter.

Oct
19
2014
Rorshach1004
Rorshach1004

Aventus by Creed has a huge reputation, and equally huge price tag, so I was expecting a wave of knockout wow factor, olfactory delights to overwhelm me when I first sampled the perfume. That didn’t happen. I got some smokiness, some spice and fresh fruit, but it was all very subtle, not the marching band down the high street that I was expecting. So I gave it some time to settle on my skin, and time for myself to contemplate what was happening here. It didn’t take very long for me to understand. Subtle, understated quality is what makes a superior scent, not the synthetic, dry and overtly loud perfumes that are going to make anybody coming within a ten yard radius of you go into a coughing fit and run for cover. Aventus is a scent of quiet, contemplative self-assurance. It’s a superior scent for an unostentatious man, a man who doesn’t need to convince anybody else of his worth, because he already knows, and that is all that he needs.

Oct
18
2014
E-Jam Q
E-Jam Q

This frag. maybe the best or one of the best from this house.It's a bit pricey but for this.It's a must have. If you're a collector or simply a user of nice frag.Treat you're self to a bottle and it will bring a smile on you're face.Confident and a sharp smelling.Niche or designer frag., if I like it I'll buy it...period.

Oct
17
2014
machsta14
machsta14

Brilliant fragrence. ... Deserves the hype and praise.... That is all

Oct
15
2014
andrew.spratlin
andrew.spratlin

There are better versions out there of this type of fragrance. I just don't care for this particular one. This one is definitely one I thought I was going to like, but after I tried it....I just don't. BUT...I have found that I have a hard time with Creed Frags on me (with the exception of Royal Oud....which I LOVE).

Oct
14
2014
bsgraider
bsgraider

I really wanted to like it, especially after reading all of the reviews.

It is a quality fragrance, I will admit that, but it is not for everyone. It quickly settles into patchouli and musk with an overwhelmingly old fashioned vibe to it.

To me, this smells like it should be worn by someone in their sixties, and I cannot believe people stating that this fragrance is 'appealing to the opposite sex'. My wife's first reaction was ‘Ugh, I don’t like that. You smell like an old man’.

My advice: Do yourself a favor and do not believe all the ridiculous hype on the internet – try it and judge for yourself. Not worth the price tag, imho.

Oct
14
2014
frenchwhore237
frenchwhore237

what a great scent. its really great for men of any age who need to attract a woman for sex. particularly great for attracting goldigging women if you are of a homely nature. ex: "this smells great on my boyfriend" of course it does.. because if hes rich then you dont care if he smells of poo because youre after the cash.

Oct
14
2014
jeremy fragrance
jeremy fragrance

Did a Youtube Review about this, check out my Channel "Jeremy Fragrance"

Its an amazing scent, Its an addictive scent, I totally understand the hype around it because the ladies love it and it somewhat of a secret to us "Fragrance Guys" that most average Joes will never find out about, they just wear 1 million and le male

Oct
14
2014
Bunino
Bunino

Okay, I understand that my original review may not be helpful.

To clarify, Aventus is a nice frag. It's spicy and the pineapple is shockingly appropriate.

However... however you will notice that this is a fragrance that is primarily worn by wealthier men, so much so that it's a cliche. It just is what it is. There's nothing wrong with that of course, but it doesn't stand out in a crowd. Creed is Neiman Marcus' trendy, too expensive for the Sephora crowd but still worn by too many fragrance house.

I'd rather not smell like every single successful older male that I encounter. If you're comfortable with conformity... hell, sometimes getting rich enough to by Creed involves following the herd I'm sure, then go for it.

Oct
14
2014
Charmianne
Charmianne

Some reviews here are simply bashing the scent or what they ALWAYS say as hype while others really love it. Majority of the bashing reviews are not even helpful, it's so funny how the hatred just flows. :) Oh well, I'll add in my review.

I like Aventus, wait, no, I love it. I love how it smells spicy crisp and clean on my bf and it lasts all day on him. I get a bit of the smoky pineapple along with other subtle citrus notes. Beautifully spiced yet fresh and wonderfully unique. That's it! No expectations of it bringing me to sublime ecstacy like so many disappointed people here, lol. Besides, as a female I even wear AVENTUS at times I crave the smell of it.

Oct
14
2014
Ajcalderonmd
Ajcalderonmd

I previously commented positively on this perfume.
Today I want to reiterate my obsession for this perfume, I have quite a collection of fragrance in my room, I wore different scent daily, in the right mood I often layer them experimentally with diff combination be it night or day. I tell you with all those combination, no other perfumes receives compliment better than aventus. I hate to admit it but 50% of the time I am wearing this perfume because people who knows me look forward to this fragrance and i don't want to disappoint them by wearing others. I have consumed 3 bottles already. in my experience the longevity is usually similar, if there is a slight difference in notes, my untrained nose only detected it faintly. In fact I have bought from different source, duty free, grey market and even in the Creed house, their the same though the price differs considerably. Personally I wear it during summer or rainy days, it is a very versatile perfume.

Oct
13
2014
ThePerfumierWorldTraveler
ThePerfumierWorldTraveler

The best batch is Z01 with gorgeous notes. Love the pineapple, and apple tones in it. I haven't found in other batches near this good.

Oct
11
2014
Anthony174
Anthony174

I have been purchasing this fragrance long enough to justify that batch variations don't matter, the longevity is just about the same for every bottle of Aventus I've purchased. The same goes with the scent, all alike.

For anyone looking for a cheaper alternative let me tell you..There is none other like this, not Fresco or any other cheap knockoff. this is a quality fragrance that no other perfumer can imitate. This is a must have for anyone looking for something unique that screams masculinity. The sweet smell of pineapple and musk in the opening gets me every time, such a gorgeous smell.

Do not listen to any of these reviewers who have only tried this cologne with just sample vials. You can't get the best out of this cologne with just a sample vial. Sample vials don't preserve the juice well.

Oct
10
2014
sunrise79
sunrise79

This fragrance is UNBILIEVEABLE in the most positive sense. Masculine, SEXY, seductive, CLASSY, elegant...I have never smelled something so attractive before. 10/10

Oct
10
2014
LadyKiller
LadyKiller

What can I say about this scent really ?
This is not worth the money I wouldnt event buy this If it was 100 $ for 4 oz.
Scent : 6.5/10
Projection Longevity Sillage : Only good side of this fragrance 9/10
Overall : Quality lacks 7/10

Oct
09
2014
bchavi
bchavi

Shaver - you're too funny. I've had samples of this in the past and just recently bought a full bottle, although I'm not sure that for me it's bottle-worthy. I do feel that any well-rounded men's fragrance collection should include this based on it being somewhat unique. Funny enough, when I had samples I was never caught up in the "hype train", but I was in Las Vegas this summer in 102 degrees of heat and I wore it and, in my opinion, that's when it was at it's best. I find that there are a lot of reviewers on Fragrantica who believe that projection, sillage and "beast mode" make for a great fragrance. I've never subscribed to that. I tend toward skin scents and my approach is a bit more subtle - I only need a couple of sprays of this to last an entire day and I'm good.

Oct
08
2014
ShaverX
ShaverX

I was in a small pizzeria with my wife. Sally's in New Haven to be correct and if anyone knows this place they will know it's small and packed (and makes the best pizza in the US). Anyway, I couldn't help but notice that someone was wearing this and by wearing it I mean severely over applying it. My wife and I thought we where going to throw up. It's so god awful when the top notes of the pineapple and fresh fruit fades off your are left with this overbearing birch and patchouli grossness.


The hype train has run a muck on this one. Guys keep on dreaming that this is your sex potion, while everyone around you is whispering about the awful nostril burning odor...Enjoy this crap at your own risk...

Oct
08
2014
hgonzalez
hgonzalez

Well i purchase 2 samples of Aventus Creed from 2 reputable samples websites. I try side to side with "Fresco" and "Insurrection Pure II".

The first site specifies that decant from the batch C42B13W01 purchased in June of 2014 directly from the Creed boutique. This sample is disappointing. Sillage close to skin and longevity averange. This batch seems to be smoky. I'm suspecting if they gave me a sample of "Fresco" cause are very similar (include the longevity and sillage).

The other sample if more fruity (sweet) but have a very good longevity and good sillage. This sample is superior to Fresco, Insurrection Pure II and the other sample.

My rank will this way:

1) Fruity Sample.
2) Insurrection Pure II (Smells good and decent longevity and sillage, and for the price, worth it)
3) Smoky Sample C42B13W01 (not quite bad but have low sillage and longevity for the price).
4) Fresco (this is last for the poor longevity and sillage, but smells good).

Conclusion:

I will not purchase a full bottle of Aventus until i be sure to get a good batch. I have afraid to buy a bottle and get a bad quality batch.

Oct
04
2014
gd15329
gd15329

Good? Yes, but NOT good enough! Jo Malone Cologne Intense Oud & Bergamot is VERY similar but only BETTER to aventus...

Nothing so-so special considering the price.

Oct
01
2014
ShaverX
ShaverX

I think I have the worst batch of Aventus ever made 13Q01. Lets just say it smells like pineapple for about 15 minutes and then dries down to a dirty nasty patchouli. True story, I had a house party last week and a bunch of people asked me if I had on patchouli. I was thoroughly embarrassed WTF!!!! Creed!!!!????

Sep
26
2014
jackfort
jackfort

Man, this is very good but an aquired taste for me. At first, I was putting too much (5-6 sprays) and it killed everybody in a two mile radius, a patchouli bomb I tell you. But now with only three sprays WOW this fragrance is the cream of the crop with compliment from left and right. I have yet to meet someone who does not like it.

"Aventus is a temple for all fragrance pilgrims to visit" is so very true 'cos Aventus is the perfect fragrance... well for me at least.

A perfect 10

Sep
24
2014
j26354
j26354

I asked for Creed to send me a sample of this stuff, they did and I fell in love. This is the most I have ever spent on any frag, but it was so worth it. It makes me want to try more reed frags, but due to the high price, it won't be happening anytime soon.

Sep
24
2014
thiefofnoses
thiefofnoses

(I don't particularly care about batch numbers myself but for those who do, I have the Z01 batch)

I was ambivalent about Aventus when I first received it, but it did grow on me. I find the liquid to be oilier than most other fragrancs. Starts with a juicy pineapple which very quickly settles down into something that is very well-blended and without any rough edges. If there is smoke in this composition, it is only the tiniest whisper. Maybe barely-there hints of rose, birch and ambergris.

As others have mentioned longevity and sillage are both deceptive, as you can think it has disappeared but will subtly make its presence known again.

I find Aventus perfect for daytime wear in a crisp white business shirt in Spring. I rarely get compliments on my fragrances, but have received one for this: from a female client who leaned in closer to my chest and said, "Mmmmmm....." Mind you I did not particularly like said client, but I took the compliment in the spirit in which it was given.

Worth the price? The jury is out.

Sep
23
2014
silvrsrfr
silvrsrfr

7/24/12 lot ..12A01: quite pleasant, lasts, all notes are there.
11/30/12 lot ..12C02: more pepper, less pineapple.
9/20/14 lot ...14D01 subjectively, not as good as previous lots, more ashy, but still pleasant overall. Pricey, but a worthwhile acquisition.

Sep
21
2014
iziqism
iziqism

Stay away from batch LT42C14A01. Weak projection and almost zero longevity.
I just can't believe the quality of this batch. It is absolutely horrible. So much for the 'CREED' brand.

Sep
19
2014
miracleborgtech
miracleborgtech

This was a surprise. After reading the reviews, I was expecting pineapple, but what I got was a wonderful green fall apple smell in the top notes. The kind you find at the farmer's market that are so fragrant you stick your head in the basket to enjoy it! When it dried down, the smoke, oakmoss and birch took over for an elegant accord. Gorgeous scent - didn't last long on my skin, but I loved it while it did! Although thought of as a masculine scent, it is such a beautiful perfume I think we ladies would love wearing it too.

Sep
16
2014
abjezed
abjezed

This is it. The cologne you've been searching for. Stop wasting anymore money on anything else.

Look no further than Aventus. I'm only 19 years old and i've tried over 100 fragrances trying to find the perfect smell and there's nothing that comes close to being as good as this.

The price for it may be high, but it's worth the confidence boost and compliments that it gives you. It's not your subtle gourmand smell... It's one of those scents where everybody in the room turns their head towards you and ask who the heck smells so good.

And i'll tell you...

There was no better feeling than walking by a group of girls and them all just looking at me and saying "damn". And considering I don't look like Channing Tatum, I figure it was the Aventus doing its magic.

This cologne is the smell of confidence, success, and maturity and just simply can not be matched.

Perfect for every single occasion in every single season.

Sep
15
2014
cityscape
cityscape

It's hard to say something that hasn't been said before. All I can say is that I was a sceptic upon my first spray. Now it is perhaps one of my favorite scents and one that can be worn in nearly any occasion.

Smokey pineapple is the best and simplest way to describe this scent.

For those concerned about batches, I have 14C01 and it leads with a strong pineapple smell before settling into birch.

Sep
14
2014
nero77
nero77

Beautiful smoky pineapple and woods...

I really like this one. I tried it out in the summer and everytime I smell this in hot weather it impresses me! A really great choice for hot weather but can also be worn on other occasions across the year.

So Aventus was inspired by the life and legacy of Napoléon Bonaparte, using some the ingredients associated with his memory. Pineapple, his favourite food. Birch wood bark, from Louisiana (ruled by France at that time in history). Blackcurrant from Corsica, his place of birth... and finally Ambergris from the ocean, representing his navy.

It's a lovely smelling fragrance, mostly unique because of the Pineapple note, which I don't see in many other fragrances (it smells like a ripe, juicy Pineapple being freshly cut open with a knife). I also detect Rose, a little Patchoulli, and a tiny hint of Jasmine. I think it's all about the fresh, juicy Pineapple and smoky wood. I also really love the Ambergris base which is musky and salty at the same time. It smells like eating Pineapple by a campfire with something salty. It's a strange combination but it somehow works.

By the way for people who talk about batches, my bottle was bought in 2012, and I get a very fresh Pineapple note, perfectly balanced with the Birch wood.

I do think this one is really unique (ground-breaking... perhaps). But I also see this is a very "safe" fragrance, I think it's different, and I respect that. I also love it enough to wear it quite a bit, but mostly in hot weather. I can't see anyone disliking this... and I would imagine that many people both male and female would find it a very pleasing smell. I think this is one of those fragrances that you should buy only if you really love it, because only you can decide whether to pay the price which is asked for it. I think I do really admire and love this fragrance, for me it does the job. Bottom line is, if you love it it will be worth the money to you. No more no less.

Edit: A very curious thing happened... this fragrance has started bringing me compliments! Unsolicited! A woman smelled this on me as I was passing by saying "what is that smell? It's wonderful!", so I showed her the bottle later and told her the price. She replied "No wonder it has that price, it's quality". What more can I say? Believe the hype!

Sep
12
2014
ttuz71
ttuz71

I've had my bottle for a few months, and think I can give an honest review, even if it's nothing new or exciting compared to the hundreds of other ones online for the fragrance. First off, I purchased samples of Aventus before buying the bottle, and they were definitely fruitier than my bottle, which favors the smokey notes more.

If you've read online about how this is the holy grail of fragrances that gets compliments everywhere, you're probably curious like I am. It's a unique, masculine scent that demands attention, and it will only get compliments if you're confident. A young guy dousing himself in this and going to class will honestly probably gross everyone out. Aventus is very versatile due to the silage and longevity, and can be worn for many seasons, but the only time I really wear it is if I am going to a party or gathering outdoors, especially if I know that there will be people grilling, smoking cigars, etc. It goes hand in hand with warm outdoor weather, and I've had people blurt out "wow someone smelling amazing" that aren't even standing by me.

TLDR; Buy a sample first, and wear it accordingly if you do purchase it. Using Aventus in the proper situation will garner it many compliments, but I tend to think it's far too demanding of attention to be worn everyday to work or class. A unique fragrance to set yourself apart from the hoards of people wearing Mt. Blanc Legend and One Million for sure!

Sep
09
2014
FarOut5150
FarOut5150

Question: do any other users of Aventus have problems "breaking out?"

Quick back story: got a couple of samples from Amazon Prime.
I assume it's the real deal. Have used the samples, and absolutely LOVE the scent; however, when I use it, I notice that I tend to break out a little bit (on my forehead).
Considering that I am 40 years young - that is a little strange.
I don't typically get pimples.
I tend to think that this is due to the oils within this frag - in addition, I am placing the product directly on my hand, and then patting my face; dabbing behind my ears; and a little bit on my neck.

At any rate - I do so enjoy this scent.

Any input / experience would be appreciated very much.

Take care!

Sep
09
2014
guest_
guest_

To add to the fire... without knowing the batch ordeal, I tried Aventus at Saks and thought that I was missing something or my nose was off b/c I a) wasn't very impressed and b) didn't smell pineapple - just a sharp indistinguishable smoky citrus.

Fast-forward a week and I tried it again at Bergdorf... I noticed what seems like a pretty distinguishable difference - definitely pineapple and a more enjoyable scent. It ended up pushing this into a purchase from one where I was originally disappointed.

Now that I know about the batch talk, it looks like others have had similar experiences. For the record, my purchase was batch 14C01 and it smells great (more fruity than the Saks sample).

I was also a big fan of MI, which I was going to buy if I didn't like my second try at Aventus.

Sep
09
2014
G-Bon
G-Bon

A little overrated I believe. I don't think it's bad, it just doesn't leave me curious or wanting to keep sniffing like a great cologne should. Then again fruity, summer-type scents are usually a hit or miss for me so take that for what its worth.

Sep
05
2014
ThisGuyNose
ThisGuyNose

Almost too masculine, but still refined and tasteful. The top notes were refreshing but for some reason I smelled little too much smoke. The most remarkable thing about this one was its lasting power on my skin; that is 72hours -with showers and all-. So Scent 8.5/10 Sillage 8/10 longevity 15/10

Sep
05
2014
jiujitsuhero
jiujitsuhero

Just plain wow! I'm an average guy, with an average job (Audio Visual Technician) Today I wore this for work and school. All I can say is wow!wow! Wow!.... I don't know and pretty much don't care about batch inconsistencies. This is a great frag all round. I wore it for the first time today.. It got me noticed by VP's and the cute cubicle chicks at my office. Still not better than VIW... But this I will definitely try to buy again when I run out of my current bottle. Love it.

Sep
04
2014
ShaverX
ShaverX

This is a fragrance that all us guys think is what all women want us to smell like...Smokey and mysterious with a light fruitiness in the background. The truth is most women thinks it smells so so but not ideal. Sorry guys. I wanted to believe too.

Sep
03
2014
Jack_Lumber
Jack_Lumber

A very special thankyou goes out to my beautiful friend Justin for giving me the opportunity to sample this amazing, and incredibly masculine fragrance.

Straight off the bat this one hits you with a juicy burst of fresh pineapple!

Like you have just sliced off a big hunk, taken a man-sized mouthful of the golden fruit, and the juice has soaked your caveman beard!

This lasts all of about 30 seconds before the sweet and fresh sensation transitions to more of a smoked pineapple scent. It's like you have thrown down that hunk you were just munching onto a hot grill plate, the tough green skin and the zesty yellow flesh charring and smouldering on the dancing flames.

You pull the pineapple from the fire and toss pieces of it through a mixture of ginger, mint and lemongrass. These cool and refreshing flavours also carry with them a kind of heat, and mixed with the smokey charred pineapple, create an amazing zesty green fusion of herbal sweet and sour.

Now I get something that struck me as really unusual, something I have not encountered in a fragrance before. It was like I had crushed Chinese Elm leaves in my hands, their scent filling the space around me. Those roughly textured, crinkle-cut, apple green heart shaped leaves have a very distinct smell, and brought back memories of growing up in the Adelaide Hills. All the while the Asian salad vibe as mentioned above is rocking around inside my nostrils.

I would have to describe the opening and heart of this fragrance as very green and smokey. Crushed foliage, zesty herbs, sweet, sour, smokey and delicious!

As the fragrance starts to transition into the dry-down, it feels like a slightly fizzy, and almost powdery veil masks the smokey greenness of the heart. It's like all the ingredients in that Asian salad where placed into a tall glass and submerged in tonic water to create an effervescent and refreshing cocktail.

The fizziness then becomes warmer and sweeter, with the green elements of the opening and heart taking a backseat. Now a creamy and comfortable animalic muskiness translucently masks the other notes, all of which are still very much still present, however now they are weighted down by Creed's seemingly signature pelt.

Deeper into the dry-down the sweetness slightly dissipates and becomes cooler and more tart.

I really enjoyed the entire journey of this fume. Definitely masculine with a capital M!!!

Aug
23
2014
MrChrisD
MrChrisD

Wow! This stuff smells great! Do not be afraid to buy a bottle no matter what the batch is. They all smell great! It's a very fruity and smoky scent that projects like a beast and last all day! This is probably one of the best warm weather scents I have tried. Very classy and high quality. It's a pretty expensive buy but it is worth the money if you can swing it. Very safe as a blind buy and is safe for any occasion as I'm pretty sure you would have a hard time finding someone who will say they don't like it. Simply a masterpiece!

In my opinion Creed and Bond No. 9 scents have to be my top two favorite brands I have come across with Bond No. 9 Chez Bond being my personal all time favorite scent so far.

Expensive but well worth it!
I give it a well deserved 10/10

Aug
21
2014
Merdogan1
Merdogan1

Fransa'nın Lyon şehrinden ünlü bir mağazadan 30ml ve 120ml olarak iki ayrı şişesini aldırdım. Ancak nedense iki ayrı kokuyla karşılaştım. 30ml olan şişe daha karanlık ve tütsü kokusu üzerine meyveli bir koku iken 120ml olan şişe çok daha meyveli hatta biraz fazla şekerli çıktı. İkisinin de tarzı ayrı şekilde hoşuma gitse de ufak şişe daha erkeksi ve kaliteli bir his verdi. Büyük şişe ise daha fazla seveni olan ama süpermarketlerde 30-60TL arası fiyatlarla satılan parfümlere yakın bir his uyandırdı. Sanırım batch olayına yakalandım. Temelde iki şişedeki parfüm de benziyor ama ben 30ml olan şişedeki kokuyu daha çok sevdim sanki. İki şişenin ortak noktası ise kokuları çok güzel olmasına rağmen verdiğim onca parayı ne kadar hak ettiği noktasında oldu.

Çevremde istisnasız olumlu yorumlar alsa da bu fiyata pek değmediğini düşünüyorum. Zaten Türkiye'de insanların koku hissi nedense 10TL değerindeki taklit parfüm ile orjinali arasındaki farkı anlayamaz durumda iken bulunduğunuz ortamlarda kaliteyi farkedemeyecek insanlarla çevrilmişseniz bir şişesine sahipseniz bile kullanmaya değmiyor.

Benim tenimde kalıcılık bakımından gün içinde 6-8 saat rahatlıkla sürüyor. Fark edilirlik ise 4 saat sonra çok yaklaşanlar hariç bitiyor.

Önerir miyim? Fiyatı ve bulunabilirliği sebebiyle "kullanmasanız da bir şey kabetmessiniz" diyorum.


Not : Yorumlarımı ve özel mesajlarıma cevaplarımı sadece Türkçe olarak yapacağım. Böylece yabancı dil konusunda sıkıntı yaşayan arkadaşlara gerçekten denediğim parfümlerdeki kendi görüşlerimi paylaşmayı amaçlıyorum.

Aug
21
2014
Syzygy73
Syzygy73

Lovely sweet and smoky, but almost identical to Mancera Cedrat Boise. Both are good, but I think Aventus is a bit over-hyped. A superb scent, not worth the price though, unless money isn't an object then go nuts, drown in the stuff.

UPDATE 26/1/2016

It's take sme time but yeah, it's probably the best there is of its type. Seductive, complex, smoky-sweet joyousness.

Aug
14
2014
kazalbash
kazalbash

there is no use to say anything about it.if you want know that what it is.you have to see yourself.one of the most attractive perfume that i have ever sniff with the rest of my life.

Aug
13
2014
Jack_Lumber
Jack_Lumber

My "blowhard short story" on this one is yet to come after a few more wears of this beast...

First Impressions after one wear...

Made me feel like a MAN!
Made me proud to be a MAN!
Made me want a MAN!
Made me glad I love MEN!

Like a thick and rich smokey pineapple nosegasm!
WOOF!

Aug
07
2014
420
420

Creed Aventus, where do i begin... The hype on the cologne got me so excited to get that first sniffle of this beast, and ill tell you now, i was not let down. This fragrance is the king of all fragrances (accept dior homme intense) I tested all the creeds and this one was the best, by far, i mean even for the money this one was worth it. This stuff is what makes women attracted to men, whom who wear this juice get laid, on the daily, if you have the money, buy this stuff and dont waist it, its a nice suttle but not to suttle cologne. It lasts as well, just a few squirts will get you smelling like a greek god for most of the day. I cannot rate this fragrance because that would mean im comparing it to all other colognes and i just cant do that because it is something different.

Aug
03
2014
torog
torog

I will be quick on this one.

It's a good fragrance but not worth the price. I don't even consider buying it and I'm someone who spend the money when it's worth it. No surprising scent. It's just very pleasant to smell but again a lot of perfumes are pleasant. Not enough difference to be worth the price.

Aug
03
2014
MonsieurK
MonsieurK

Aventus.

A for 'Agreeable' (Very hard not to like the scent of fresh char-grilled fruits permeated by light smoke)

V for 'Versatile' (Name one instance where this wouldn't be acceptable. Neither can I)

E for 'Exhibitory' (Only Pinnochio says he's not wearing it to be a peacock among peahens)

N for 'Narcissistic' (Just a tiny touch....wait till you've had a couple of compliments)

T for 'Territorial' (The Alpha in you is flexing his biceps. Just don't be a dimwit about it though)

U for 'Unapologetic' (Customer drops coin and has to learn a new word. 'Batch.' If true, replace with 'Unreasonable' or 'Unacceptable')

S for 'Standard' (The standard of excellence? Or just 'standard'?)

Aventus - try it on, be this fella for at least a day and make up your own mind. Might see you at Nordstroms.

Jul
31
2014
Neillondon
Neillondon

So I did a lot of research on best colognes and settled on aventus. I bought a 30ml bottle from selfridges at £99 on 26 July 2014 and sprayed a load on. I then wandered around and went to a couple of pubs, no attention so far.

I ended up in a sushi place and chatted up the mega cute Chinese waitress (yes there are very few Japanese waitresses any more) I went for broke and asked for her phone number and got it. I texted her after and she asked where I was as she thought I would wait for her! Now, I'm 48 and I'm usually told I look 37, she is 23.

I told her to meet me at Piccadilly the next day. On the date I asked what made her give me her number. Get this, she said two reasons. Number 1 reason was THE SMELL, I can't remember the other one but Aventus rocks!

I really love the smell too, especially the first 30 mins pineapple but I take it with me for a refresh when I'm out.

Lot: LT42C14C01

Jul
28
2014
Matttheguy
Matttheguy

I just bought this cologne based purely on the reviews. It smells fruity at first, in fact that's all you can smell but within about 20-ish seconds it starts to change into a more rugged leathery mature smell which is very nice.

I mean honestly it smells incredible, there's not much debating when it comes to the quality. The only problem I have with it, if you even consider this a problem, is that I can't just put on a tshirt and wear this anywhere, it's too rich, I feel like it deserves an occasion to be worn. Even though I love this cologne I feel like Green Irish Tweed is more of a daily casual tshirt cologne.

Jul
27
2014
ShaverX
ShaverX

Either I got the burnt patchouli batch or this stuff is plain retched. Not a fan. Perhaps if i tried this fabled Z01 batch. But how silly is it that one would have to do this. When you go to the store and drop $300+ on a bottle of cologne it had better smell consistently awesome all the time.

Jul
25
2014
Fatcatclub
Fatcatclub

I did a lot of research before i bought this perfume. I was looking for the more fruity version than the smokier ones. So i bought the zz01 batch code witch is awesome fresh fruity. Your nose blend the scent out after max 30 min and you'll think its a weak eau the parfum, but the silage is still strong for the surrounding people. The longevity is specially at this batch very outstanding. You always smell fresh and clean like you just came out the shower. Its not a heavy alcohol straight in your nose perfume smell. Its dezent, delicious and stays for a while.

I am 22 years and i payed 170 Euros for 75ml (2.5oz). Very expensiv for me, so i really had to do research for my special batch code because im sure they all different in smell, silage and longevity.

If you interested to buy one, do not hesitate and buy a good batch. Its a great nice summer scent.

At basenote.com forum you can read a lot of very helpful stories, tests and opinions from people with different batches about Creed Aventus. More than 2000 comments on a topic. I really did read them all haha. But it was fun to read and of course worth it afterwards. Now i am confident about my smell because i know whats up with my Perfume.

CREED AVENTUS S42B13ZZ01

- Strong Fruity Pineapple and Apple Smell
- Less maybe almost no Smokiness
- Great Longevity and good silage

Best batch in my opinion!

Stanley :)

Jul
24
2014
lollero
lollero

This is very masculine scent. I personally don't like the pineapple in this at all. Well maybe if it weren't smelling so strongly. I also think this has the same kind of smell as there is in a cow feces due to the mix of pineapple and musk. I like it but not enough so I won't be bying a bottle. I can see though why this is the ladykiller and it is because the drydown is very sweet but manly and in a way so so sensual. This scent gets better and better the more it develops on your skin.

Jul
22
2014
seekritdude
seekritdude

For me personally the smell is only alright. However I will say this is one of the few worth the hype fragrances in the community I believe. Compliment wise its the best thing I have. Its popular both with women and men as well.

For me its very masculine. The scent it self im sure has been described by much better noses than mine, but for the batch variation fiascos. Ive had 2 different ones, first was the famous z01 and I can say compared to my most recent. Its not vastly different that I have noticed so far. Maybe when smelling from the sprayer and at the top a bit. But for me aventus is pretty smokey, pineapple batch or not. In terms of what others have said, I have been told by others that they smell more "leather" in my non z01 batch. Anyway..I havn't smell a "smokey batch" thank god, so I cant comment on those. But what I have smelled has worked.

I can see how this would rub some the wrong way as instead of being a manly sorta pineapple with smoke. The pessimistic view would be it smells like a ashtray. And as someone who as a child had to deal with a lot of smokers I can see that.

Saying that though ive honestly never met anyone in real life that doesnt like the smell so I digress.

I think the smell is sorta great in the sense that it smells manly so it caters to those wanting a their man to smell like a man. And at the same time it has that sorta "cleaner" smell. That so many people just want to smell someone who smells clean. So you can get compliments from both demographics.

Projection and longevity both tend to be good(especially for a creed). Although there is quite a bit of nose fatigue that comes into play.

A must try I think. Again for me myself, just ok. But its popularity cant be denied. Again actually worth the hype I think.

Jul
17
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

Is this the most popular mens fragrance of all time? I haven't had a chance to smell it.

Jul
13
2014
mabelcruet
mabelcruet

I'm not sure I believe Creed's publicity department stories of fragrances being created many years ago for various superstars and only released for general use many years later but there is no doubt they create some spectacular fragrances. They tend to be love it or hate it with me, and this is one of the loves. I know its for men, and I can only get my hands on it when him indoors lets me, but I think Aventus can be worn by women. On me, I get strong bergamot, citrus but not sweet or too fruity, and only a light hint of smoky pineapple. In the dry down there is a sweet pine wood note and light musk. On my other half the wood is accompanied by a leather note, but that doesn't seem to come out on me. The base note on me is rose with musk, but on him its more musk and masculine. I love it on me, and I love it on him. It lasts about 6 hours on me, 8 hours or more on him, but the sillage is minimal staying close to the skin for both of us. I think its generally a clean, crisp summery scent.

Jul
01
2014
Elite Gentleman
Elite Gentleman

@colinssmith: See that number you got in the middle? "13". That's the production year of the batch you have. The 2013 batch is said to be decent or average, but I've heard worse things about the 2012 batch. The 2011 batch however is superb, but unfortunately very hard to find, and will almost cost you a kidney to get.

Do a reasonable split with someone gents. No need to throw 165 dollars or more to get the fancy Creed box and bottle. Again I love the stuff, but nothing is worse than wasting money.

Jun
25
2014
joov84
joov84

a fresh, safe, versatile masculine fragrance

z01 2011 batch: starts off with a fresh fruity smell. the smoky birch notes then start to show up providing more masculinity to the mix. i then get accustomed to the smell and almost stop detecting it. it then shows up under certain conditions (e.g. body heat) out of nowhere as a very nice musky fragrance. the musky drydown stays there close to my skin for more than 24 hours.i love the drydown. its a very versatile scent that almost never disturbs people around you. gets compliments.

8.5/10

Jun
23
2014
Ajcalderonmd
Ajcalderonmd

I bought this abroad aabout a year ago in a creed store for about $200 dollars, and without a doubt an original, I even did my research online and confirmed it to be an original, a very good fragrance, receiveing a lot of praises. By the way I live in the Philippines, I usually buy designer perfume in the grey market (I know the owner and can vouch that all perfumes there are oriiginal and I've been buying there for more than a decade, and been comparing the same perfume to those I've bought abroad, mall prices here are too high almost evil), but I am not really that comfortable in buying niche fragrance here knowing that even abroad such brands are hard to find. A month ago I noticed that my Aventus is running out of juice so bought it in the same grey market, and lo and behold the price is just P6500, roughly about $150 and the owner insist that its orig. I bought it and compared it to my other creed aventus, and I'm telling you its the same, they have different batch numbers, but everything is the same even the smell (btw I don't have a good nose so I thought they're the same). No perfume is long lasting in a tropical country such as ours, and people here often use the fresh, aquatic or summer scents only, winter/night perfumes is not used here often. Its one of the best perfume out there, it is uniqie and masculine, its fruity (pineapple) is surprisingly masculine compared to the lemony smell of issey miyake. If there is a difference among the batch of this perfume like what I've read is not obvious to me, maybe because this is just my 2nd bottle or I have a poor nose, whatever it is, I'm still happy with this fragrance I just hope my latest bottle is original.

Jun
22
2014
Thecameltotem
Thecameltotem

People complaining about batch variations get over yourself.


I have the 2014 w01 batch and this perfume is INSANE.

20 hours after application with 4 sprays(2014 sprayer is much less than the previously bottles)i sat down at McD to eat and the ladies behind me stood there and asked each other what smells so good and couldn't figure out what or who. But they loved it.

Then 26 hours later i greeted my sis and she instantly said i smelled good.

I've never encountered a perfume like this.

Buy this now!!

Jun
22
2014
Elite Gentleman
Elite Gentleman

Let me give you gentlemen a heads-up. This fragrance has massive batch variations. This is more problematic than with any Creed fragrance I've smelled! If you buy from the wrong batch you risk getting a cologne that lacks longevity, smells like dry tobacco with zero fruit or have an overly synthetic vibe to it.

Creed should begin notifying their customers about what batch they are buying, because making people blind-buy horrible batches is almost criminal. I love this fragrance as I've stated before, but paying three-digit numbers for a bottle that is worse than the bottle the year before is inexusable.

Get your act together, Creed.

Jun
21
2014
Amparo Noir
Amparo Noir

pineapple cuts on a grill and lightly dusted with some spices, they get caramelized, infused with the smoke of the fragrant wood... wow... just wow...

One of my husband favorites, and he knows I love this on him so much. Simply irresistible.

Jun
18
2014
hasan abdul
hasan abdul

one good thing or rather "excellent" thing about Aventus is the unique smell. Simply amazing.

but:
it is very expensive (expected)
sadly does not last very long for me, despite the EDP concentration.

if this lasted for 8+ hours , it would be perfect.

Jun
18
2014
jesseo11
jesseo11

The pineapple literally lasts a minute but man does it ever smell like pineapple for that minute.

I'm sure they exist but I can't imagine a more smokey scent than this.

Through the smokey haze, I get the tart blackcurrant offset by rain-soaked birch. The florals take a bit of time to come out and help to smooth everything out.

I think this is a great masculine fragrance that you should feel confident wearing. Smelling it up close can definitely be a bit much, especially during the smokey stage.

Jun
17
2014
youngfragranceconnoisseur
youngfragranceconnoisseur

A very unique but I do not enjoy this fragrance that much. I don't think this is a blind buy, you definitely need to sample this out. It is not really a pleasant scent it is very masculine and powerful. Something a confident man would wear. It is somewhat bold. If this scent was under $100 I might buy it. Overall I think it is ok but not incredible and it is only worth the price if you love it. I have smelled a couple creeds and I have Green Irish Tweed. GIT is much different but I think it is a much better scent. I actually liked it probably the least out of Original Vetiver, GIT, and Royal Water. I am not hating on this scent I just want to give my honest opinion. I can see how a lot of people like this, it is just not my type of fragrance.

Jun
17
2014
jerseyjoe1981
jerseyjoe1981

Ya I agree, this is the ONLY frag that MULTIPLE people will bother and bother you until they find out what scent you are wearing so they can get it for themselves or their husband/BF.

It's funny, now I have this fun game I like to play where I guess which person in a setting will approach and ask me what smells good or what the cologne name is called. I've got a eye for these people now it happens so often

Also, this is the only cologne I enjoy for myself as well. When I'm just sitting alone I love the cloud it forms all day around me and makes my nostrils tingle. It's so tarty I want to eat the air.

Jun
14
2014
Elite Gentleman
Elite Gentleman

The fragrance of an illusive, malicious, intelligent 21st century prince. Raw, posh and fruity with an unparallelled drydown.

Unless you're broke and wear something like Acqua di Gio or Cool Water this is the one. The only one you need to have in your otherwise useless fragrance collection.

Jun
14
2014
EnragedApollo
EnragedApollo

I am a proud owner of the Z01 batch. If you're not impressed with the way it smells then you're smelling the wrong batch.

Aventus Z01 is literally the elixir of perfection. The balance between its fruitiness of the pineapple and the smokiness especially the oak moss is just immaculate.

I get amazing longevity and projection on this beast and it definitely garners compliments. A masterpiece well done!

I'm no fragrance connoisseur but this masterpiece sure as hell impressed me. Great job on that Creed but at the same time, screw you for discontinuing the best batch.

Jun
11
2014
jerseyjoe1981
jerseyjoe1981

recieved a 2014 batch from the Creed Boutique. I miss the old sprayer. This newer one kind of looks a little cheesy and doesn't pump out huge sprays anymore. Plus it doesn't even say Creed on it anymore :( Also, the word Creed is now in black on the bottle. The smell though still smells great and super fruity/smoky perfectly blended. Lasts approx 10 hours. Doesn't have the shower effect as my other bottles. What I mean is spray at 6am, get home, go to the gym, the smell reignites and then shower. After shower, my skin usually still smells like Aventus. Not with this batch. Perhaps it's because of the smaller sprays that the new pump puts out. Still can't complain because it smells great nevertheless and lasts a great amount of time.

Jun
10
2014
vserdar
vserdar

Masterpiece.Even the smoky part is perfect.This is pineapple birch apple , black currannt and other sweet stuff.And it still smells smoky in a very very good way.We think of the inside of the pineapple , maybe the outside can be smoky.Anyways thank you creed family for your gift to the perfume lovers....

Jun
09
2014
ShaverX
ShaverX

Would be so much of a better fragrance if only they would take the patchouli out of it and tone down the birch smokiness. I have actually had a girl ask me if i was wearing patchouli oil? Another has told me that I smelled musky and like cigar smoke. Now i have no idea if i got one of the good or bad batches but if this is what the scent is supposed to be, it's really not that good for a young man to wear.

This is not the cologne that young women go goo-goo and ga-ga about. This is a cologne that us men buy with the alpha male looking bottle and the luxury price tag and think that we have the secret to being a super stud who dominates the world when in fact we just smell like some head shop patchouli oil mixed with fruit and cigars.

Jun
09
2014
skal1971
skal1971

Received a 120ml bottle today for Father's day!

I do feel a significant difference between this new bottle (produced in January 2014, according to the infos on the box).

This 2014 Aventus millesime is more fruity, less smokey than the 2011 version. I smell more apple and pineapple right away

It is even better, fresher, tasty and gorgeous: the smokey part in Aventus wasn't my favorite one.

Welcome back Aventus, so beautifully blended, well balanced, and longlasting.

Jun
07
2014
kingdanny4754
kingdanny4754

I finally got my nose on the famous Creed Aventus. What I get from this fragrance is a very fresh apple and smoked pineapple. The smoke on this fragrance is real smooth almost too smooth and the fruit notes smell like you just cut them open. I smelled better but this fragrance should be in your collection. I personally think people love this fragrance because of the compliments not the smell itself. 10/10

Jun
07
2014
biscoff
biscoff

Well it can be described by one word - elixir - it is healing, sexy, mysterious, sexy, calming, did I mentioned sexy? :-)

Best fragrance I've owned so far and my #1 of all time! Quality and balance - blended to perfection...

And what was most strange is that when I sprayed it for the very first time, I had a deja-vu feeling - it felt so familiar, so mine!

Scent ★★★★★★ of 6/5 (yeah, it's not a mistake)
Silage ★★★★★ of 5/5
Longevity ★★★★★ 5/5
Bottle presentation ★★★★★ 5/5
OVERALL ★★★★★ 5/5

Jun
06
2014
Altorhys
Altorhys

J'ai acheté le mien il y a trois jours: c'est seulement une odeur de fumée sur moi, j'ai pas vu d'ananas être à l'intérieur ...

Peut-être tordu sur ma peau? J'ai besoin de filles autour de moi pour recueillir leurs impressions.

*** *** ***

I bought mine three days ago: it is only a smoke smell on me, I have not seen Pineapple be inside ...

May be twisted on my skin? I need girls around me to get their impressions.

Jun
06
2014
Bodda89
Bodda89

@cursed 66
That's a lie creed makes patch variation to convince people that they use all natural ingredients to justify their horrifying prices and there is a very well known fact fruits usually doesn't produce aromatic oils if any oil can be extracted at all and ambergris is banned for use in perfumery so creed doesn't use the precious material they use a synthetic alternative either cytalox or ambroxane that's why i respect houses like kilian they disclosed the use of artificial agar wood as it simply won't make since using the real stuff a 1 ml of it's oil is worth $ 75 - $ 200 according to the grade so it's not possible to be used unless you will buy your bottle for $ 4000 or so don't believe every thing most of the perfume industry is to shine out the product not to make it real

Jun
05
2014
Cursed66
Cursed66

Just to share that I have a 75ml bottle bought recently and it smells slightly metallic and more fruity as compared to the tester which I have tested a year ago that is more robust in roasted, smokey, ashy pineapple notes.

So when I saw this young Sales Lady in her early 20s at the Creed counter in one of the shopping mall,I asked her why are there inconsistent scent on Aventus as discussed frequently online about different batches smells differently and here's what she said...
"There are different seasons in fruits and they tasted and smelled differently during different seasons, that's why Aventus don't always have the same consistent scent..."

WHAT?!? Though it is quite a logic explanation from this young lady about the "Seasons of Fruits" ,I find it quite ridiculous that if that particular season have a bad harvest of mostly inferior pineapples wouldn't we be like buying Wines rather than Perfumes?

Just hoped that the perfumers at Creed at least tag "Smokey/Ashy" or "Fruitty/Mossy" on Aventus so at least people can get to choose the variance they preferred due to the inconsistency of Aventus.

Jun
05
2014
mikedvd5588
mikedvd5588

terlepas dari issue aventus memiliki notes yg berbeda di setiap batch, aventus bisa di katakan the king of fragrances. buah nanas serta woods dan sensasi bau asap yg di mix menjadi 1 kesatuan yg tak terbantahkan. benar2 luar biasa dari creed. saya mengeluarkan uang 1,7jt untuk tester 120ml dan tidak akan pernah menyesalinya.

Jun
04
2014
Manny44
Manny44

The Alpha and Omega. Sometimes its almost too good. I'm wearing it to work today and its almost too sexy. Actually not almost...it is too sexy. What is that from ..."Too Sexy..too sexy". Is it from an SNL skit?

Just remembered...its from the Antonio Banderas skit. I also own Insurrection Pure and the thing its missing is the smoke. Simple but crucial missing ingredient.

Jun
04
2014
sNaKey
sNaKey

AVENTUS - That said, everywhere you look, there are reviews about it, you do not need many words to say a perfume is GOOD!

Unfortunately I hit batch starting 2014 which is more fruity. The first sniff reeks of strong pineapple, apple and bergamot. Later after one hour begins to feel the true spirit Aventus, smoked pineapple, slightly woody, but smoked.

And this is Aventus strong smell that lasts .. and lasts .... and lasts. Projection monster-kill within 6 hours, about 10-12h longevity on my skin.

Recommend, but hope to get lucky to hit an older batch which is better than this in 2014.

Overall - 9.5 / 10
Price/Quality - 6.5 / 10

Jun
01
2014
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

I have reviewed this before after 2 weeks of wearing this and LOVED it but after wearing it 4 months now I now ABSOLUTLY ADORE this !

The story for me with this fragrance is that upon 1st spraying this in the air I liked it but wasnt quite seeing what all the hype was about. So I only dabbed a little bit on my skin to test it out and put on another fragrance(ROCAWEAR 9IX) So my gf came home and hugged me and was like "OMG, What are you wearing today because you smell amazing". So initially I thought it was the rocawear so i let her smell my neck and she quickly told me that this scent couldnt be it. Afterwards, I let her smell the small area on my wrist where I dabbed and instantly she got a smile on her face and said "Yea, thats deffinitly what I was smelling" ... And after that day that has been both mine and her favorite scent on me hands down.

But the compliments ive received are through the roof with this. In fact, if im in a mood where I dont want to be bothered I stay away from this stuff because it honestly does attract that much attention.

Now on to what this smells like.. To me its a masterpiece !!! This has just the right amount of freshness and fruitiness to make this appealing and people pleasing. But it also has just the right amount of spice to make it masculine,attractive and sensual at the same time. To me its the perfect fragrance for the modern man :D

As far as the notes go though I mainly smell the apple and birch with the pineapple and smokiness in the background, along with the vanilla to kind of smoothen the scent out.

Performance: This thing projects VERY WELL for id say 6 hours and after that you will have a scent bubble about a foot off of you for the duration of the time your wearing this. The total time of projection for me at least is anywhere from 10-14 hours.

My 1st rating of this was a 9.5 but Id now rate this a 10 !!!

Its great all season long,smells amazing,gets a crazy amount of compliments,projects like a beast but not to the point your choking people out, and its just perfect in my eyes :)

May
27
2014
petyke
petyke

This is as good as can be. I have tried a few different bstches untill have found a fruity one wich fits my taste and can not stop using it. It is not just me, a lot of compliments from ladies too. This is perfect I love it!

May
27
2014
landon1
landon1

extremely smoky! i love this fragrance but at first spray was disappointing. I ended up not buying it from the price tag but on my drive home ended up considering a purchase. This is a fragrance that stayed on my wrist AFTER a shower. All of the disappointing thoughts vanished after i really let it dry and found out how GOOD the longevity is.

May
25
2014
Kjordan441
Kjordan441

Everything else except my Green Irish Tweed just became obsolete. Between the two, Aventus and GIT, there's no reason to rock anything else.

May
23
2014
TBARANTOR
TBARANTOR

Dont know about batch variation. but what i sampled was just good, i think its the pineapple blackcurrant thing. There is something amazingly strange about this scent, for me when i take a whiff of it it smells good but than when its getting into my nose the scent than takes a turn and just smells amazing like it changes in my nose. GF like it very much. still havnt got a full bottle yet but looking forward to get one. If batch variations do exist i hope not to get too smokey batch.

May
18
2014
Ridhwan0103
Ridhwan0103

I don't know how to tell but this stuff is amazing and can go wrong. This stuff like iron man. Everyone staring
at you. ;)

May
16
2014
brent0529
brent0529

@Pelagic...I have a J01 2012 batch of Aventus which is beast. My buddy also just went crazy over Aventus and started buying samples off of Ebay for a few weeks, then finally broke down and bought an 8oz flacon of Aventus and Millesime...So what I'm getting at is that I have thoroughly smelt and tested about 7 different Aventus batches in the last two months. And for the most part, all the ones Ive smelt are exactly how you want... projection monsters, and last 8-24 hrs. WITH THE ONLY EXCEPTION being the R01 batch. My boss has this bottle he bought in town, and you are right, it lasts about 2 hours with little to no projection. Ive worn it after testing all the others and also wearing my J01 for a yr now. And so I know what you mean with this particular batch. Also all the batches Ive tested and smelt are from 2012 and 2013 as best as I can remember. Maybe the R01 is 2011 and that was just a shitty year, IDK. Either way its the worst of the lot but all the rest you'd be safe and happy with. I think 2010 batches were so beastly that Creed toned it down in 2011 and thats where all the Aventus batch HATE comes from, but theyve fixed this Im pretty certain...Dont fear any A01,A02,T01,J01, batches from 2012 or 2013.

May
14
2014
sahara82
sahara82

good fragrance, but try the fresco at first, a lot of money to save

May
14
2014
Pelagic
Pelagic

Aventus creates a lot of controversy and now I finally own a bottle - I know why

Firstly I'll go with all the comments about this being the most complimented frag people have ever owned. I own quite a few rare and expensive men's fragrances, and the impolite truth, which I'm sure goes for many here, is that I like to think they make me a bit special and unusual. I secretly wait for folks to stop me in the street and enquire "What is that you're wearing?" Sadly it never happens.

Except it does with Aventus, a lot, and I'm shallow enough to admit it feels good

The first time I tried Aventus in John Lewis in London, two lots of people had stopped me before I even got out of the store. Rather amusingly, I passed an attractive young couple who'd just rejoined each other, and she commented to her boyfriend: "What have you been trying on - I absolutely love that" He rather miserably informed her that she was smelling me, not him :) That kind of thing puts a smile on your face, women and men alike seem to love the stuff

Opening with a blast of tropical and sour fruit and drying down to a wonderful Birch Tar leather and musk that stays close to your skin for hours, it feels modern, unique and sophisticated. I'm totally addicted to it - I find myself smelling my shirt or skin constantly to catch a blast throughout the day

Except there's a problem. I thought the comments here and elsewhere about batch variation were just pettiness or over zealousness, but they're not

The batch that I originally tried on in John Lewis lasted a good 24 hours with excellent longevity, albeit you lose the fruity top notes relatively quickly, but I've ultimately ended up with 2013 Batch R01 which has all the Aventus good stuff going on, but barely lasts 2-3 hours.

To get any kind of longevity, I'm having to spray 6-8 blasts, and given that it's £200 a bottle, a crack habit would be cheaper

It's great that it's not cheap, it means I'm not smelling it on every man and his dog, but for £200 a bottle and given Creed's peerless reputation, a lot more consistency is needed frankly

Amazing stuff, but caveats apply

May
10
2014
toto453
toto453

Strong smoky/fruity patchouli. During effort or hot weather, the smell changes nicely.
Not fresh scent enough for me even if it indeed is a great frag!

May
09
2014
FTW Nose
FTW Nose

This is as close as I could get to a signature scent. I just love Aventus! It isn't my best smelling cologne to my nose, but oh the versatility. Every man should have this in his collection if only to see how people react to it. By far, this is my most complimented scent. Both men and women feel compelled to ask me what I am wearing. It can be used year around in virtually any occasion and make you come out looking like a sexy James Bond. Worth every penny and more if I had to pay it. A modern classic!

My Score: 10

May
07
2014
Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Anyone think the woody note has a creamy and gourmand smell? The dry down is so delicious and yummy. Also, I think its funny how most analyze the pineapple note but overlook the other notes.

May
06
2014
lynwood234
lynwood234

smells awesome. i tried it again. the peppery oakmoss smell is what i get most with the faint pineapple sweetness. later it evaporates. I bought Fresco which is similar the smell is very close. peppery oakmoss is more mellow but lasts longer. it is light so i would spray 2 sprays of fresco for 1 of aventus. the dry down of both is about the same.

when i tried it again today the salesperson said not to believe anyone that says it smells like something else. i don't have to believe it because i know it does. LOL

May
05
2014
Belvedere
Belvedere

Love it love it love it. It smells wonderful, it's as simple as that!

May
04
2014
margaritatee
margaritatee

ha, how eloquent kenni :) i think this is right. for those born in the eighties, & the cool water genealogy, aventus brings brightness and warmth rolled together in luxury .. who can resist? i bought it this week for my male friend (c. 1980), and now he smells like an absolute boss. it's a celebration y'all! xx

May
01
2014
Kenni
Kenni

Very simple: If you are male and born in the 1980's, the king fragrance for you were Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water. The new king is called Aventus.

Apr
29
2014
Jools63
Jools63

jmansar.....how sad that you can find little better to do than make a personal attack on someone you do not know. I feel your comments say far more about YOUR personality (or lack of it to be more precise) than they will ever say about mine.
Maybe you should change your user name to 'tosser'.....

Apr
24
2014
Jools63
Jools63

I find whenever I wear Aventus it attracts more positive comments than any other fragrance I have ever worn, which sort of sums perfumes up for me. If the people I work with and whose opinions I value rate it so highly, then I am happy to buy it.

Apr
24
2014
mohmd.taha
mohmd.taha

Aventus is the least Creed fragrance talking sillage & projection otherwise it is just a beautifully composed fragrance with high quality ingredients.Top notes are so fresh thanks to the beautiful pineapple note and the Bergamot... After 15-20 minutes the patchouli & birch combo take place which compose a kind of (ashy scent) and stll you can feel the pineapple there , 3-4 hours later it becomes a lovely skin scent of smoky pineapple which will last long but only as skin scent .
Finally I think its one of the best fragrances for the summer period but if only it projects more .

Apr
23
2014
kaysee
kaysee

Creed Aventus is so good, it makes me wanna give up on life.
Because...
I can't afford it!!!! It's not fair. :(

Apr
22
2014
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

Simply the most ethereally beautiful scent in the world. Creates a duality on the wearer of the earthly ground before and a truly heavenly sense after smelling Aventus. Makes one feel lucky to have lived to smell this absolutely wonderful fragrance. Very few scents can offer the same thought provoking and sensory stimulating qualities as this one. Aventus will be a favorite of mine forever.

Apr
21
2014
jyan727
jyan727

Aventus is an extremely odd fragrance for me. Not that it smells odd, but rather the roller coaster of emotions this thing has put me on.

I bought two sample vials of Aventus and as soon as I got them in I dabbed a bit on. To say the least, I was underwhelmed. The smokiness was pretty apparent and I just could not get over that. The only things I ever want smoke on are my BBQ and my Lapsang Souchong, and I don't want to wear those as colognes.

After some thought I considered the problem may be that I dabbed it on. So I bought an atomizer and poured one of the vials inside, put on about four spritzes and off to work I went(I work in a retail store).

Using this form of application seemed to balance out the smokiness and brought a few other notes to the same level. I was surprised at how much I liked it....but then I couldn't smell anything anymore and just assumed that the longevity was horrible. I was a little frustrated until I turn around to find a coworker who came to see me. She gave me a hug and smelled me saying, "I thought that was you". Turns out she smelled me from about 25-35 feet away and followed the smell. Just keep in mind she has a great nose though. Also, she said she loved it.

Later on in the day I got another compliment from a coworker who loved it as well. She works in the beauty/fragrance department of our store and another so she isn't easily impressed. All this attention made me feel great about the fragrance.

I decided to wear it again the next day to church for Easter Sunday. The smell was slightly different and this time around the smell went out on my nose a lot sooner. Also, I received no attention from it, so who knows if it was still there or not (a lot of factors can go into no receiving compliments).

So an underwhelming day, followed by an awesome day followed by an underwhelming day. I have never really experienced that before.

All in all I have come to really like this fragrance, but I am on the ropes about buying it. Though I do like the compliment factor, I am now accustomed to enjoying a fragrance for myself and don't care about the compliments as much anymore. Since this fragrance goes out on my nose so quickly it kind of takes away that enjoyment factor.

Considering all factors:
9.5/10

It would be perfect if I could smell it on myself just a little longer, but the compliments and projection really put it on top.

Even still I suggest you try it a few times before you make a final decision on buying this. Its quite a bit of money for something you may or may not like.

P.S.- I own Insurrection Pure and a "fragrance type oil" and neither have come close to the quality or performance of Aventus. Each are no doubt good fragrances in their own right but do not expect them to take the place of Aventus. Again, try before you buy on any of them.

Apr
20
2014
estewart51
estewart51

After several tries of Aventus (I just sprayed it on 10 minutes ago as I write this) I can not surrender to the hype of this one. I must be the only one here that cannot get past the overwhelming smell of smoke and burning fruit. I could go as far as saying Aventus is very very harsh in the opening.

The fruity notes are there but they are covered in musk and fire. Ok - after some time, 25-30 minutes the fruit finally comes forward a bit more and Aventus becomes more bearable. I guess this is just one of those frags that you have to let develop over time, otherwise there's a chance you won't like it. It gets many of its points for being unique and not like many other fragrances. No longevity issues on my skin and its powerful enough to not need any reapplication.

Aventus is NOT safe blind buy, this one is all over the place for me. I'm in between not liking it, really liking it, and just not being sure.

7/10

Apr
17
2014
liamcallender1
liamcallender1

Despite being unique in Creeds fragrance portfolio, I believe that it's costs too much money for what it really . I find that you can get the same if not near same fragrance from Armani called attitude. You save around £100.

Apr
16
2014
LanceDior
LanceDior

The cologne Superman wears !

Apr
13
2014
Have_some_scents
Have_some_scents

I'm not going to knock it, nor will I glorify it - it's a nice scent. Also, I don't get all this nonsense with people obsessing over the the batch numbers and batch variations. You will get variations with ANY fragrance - be it subtle or blatant - not just with Aventus. A certain note may stand out a little more, it may stand out a little less. You many even pick up on something you never noticed in your previous wearings, or a certain note or two may seem to elude you. Batch variations - what moron started this crap? Give it up already. Just wear it, enjoy it, and ignore the damn batch number.

Apr
12
2014
kitti90
kitti90

i honestly dont think there is a big batch variation. not at all really.
most of the creeds seem to smell differently from time to time. and same goes with longevity and projection. its awesome but u can NOT smell it yourself. others do, but not you.

and your skin doesnt really matter that much with the fragrance, unless you have strong B.O
sprayingon paper is one thing, but if you spray on your shirt, you get the true smell of the fragrance. Nomatter how your skin is. again. only thing interfering is body odor.

and back to the batch variety.
some people need uses it to justify to them selves and others that they have the best stuff and that they put alot of money into a fragrance.
if someone dont like it, "then it must be the batch" etc etc.
when i first got my aventus, i wasnt sure about it. it seemed off. not like i remembered my sample to be like.
but then i got the good old smell back
when i used an atomizer, i felt something was wrong with the smell again.

the opening isnt always pineapple. just because its a topnote, its still mixed. its not like a lillipop when the outer layer HAS to be licked off before the other stuff comes forward.
thats why some people get more of some notes that others. often its because we smell something we recognize in either a very good or very bad way.
so pineapple and the bbq smell are the biggest smells, and those two will make a big impact on people.

if you dont like it. its just not a good fragrance for you.
and its mostly psychological when u smell the difference from different batches, and stuff have been stored in different ways etc etc.

anyways. my own personal experience with aventus:

its the best fragrance i own. i have lots of creeds, the original formulation of m7 etc etc. but i NEVER find an occation where the others are better than aventus.

aventus is unique, one spray lasts half a day (maybe a whole day idk.)
and it smells natural. not like a natural perfume, but like you just smell that way naturally.
everyone likes it.

Apr
10
2014
ryzrien
ryzrien

Nice one. Very classic, masculine, not too strong, nice to my skin. But just like others, the top note is not my favorite. Will grab dis superb fragrance for sure.

Silage - 8/10
Longevity - 8/10

Apr
10
2014
Marciu
Marciu

I'm writing this review for the second and the last time.

Aventus to me is a gorgeous fruity fragrance, the most natural pineapple fragrance I've ever smelled in a perfume. Actually to me it's a mix of pineapples and apples with beautiful woody drydown. I can't feel anything more...

Longevity on my skin is spotty and it really depends on the weather that is outside. It lasts on me from 5 to 8 hours which is a good score for such a fresh fragrance. Actually to me it's a daily use fragrance, could be eventually used for dates because I find it quite sexy. And I've gathered few compliments while wearing it too.

I realise that it's hyped for a reason. The quality is here. The price is also probably quite reasonable, I'd pay a little less for it though. Nevertheless it's my fourth favourite Creed. First three are : Silver Mountain Water along with Green Irish Tweed and Tabarome.

Apr
03
2014
[email protected]@r
C@nn@r

I was finally able to sample Aventus on a trip to New York. I took a quick stroll through Bergdorf and when I walked through the cologne section a man asked if I would like to sample some creed. I said yes, he handed me a strip of GIT and aventus. When I first smelled Aventus I was completely underwhelmed. "That's it?" I thought to myself. I smiled at the man and said it was nice. For $330 a bottle that smells like this? I wasn't buying it! Only recently was I at my local Neiman Marcus when I finally just asked the sales rep for a sample. He hesitated and then finally agreed. As I waited I sprayed some on my arm. WOW! What a 180! it smelled so much different then on a strip. It took on a sweet, smokey, woody scent that reminded me of roasting pineapple on a camp fire or wood grill! All the reviews I have heard finally made sense. I was so excited to finally get a sample and test it out.

Aventus is a deceiving fragrance. When you first spray it on it is strong and almost a bit harsh. The pineapple is very strong and the birch is in your face. However, as it dries down it gets better and better! It goes from fruit woody to sweet fruit, vanilla, musk with smoke. I don't pick up on the rose or the patchouli but I do get a hint of vanilla at the end that is really nice.

On the contrary to many reviews this is not a projection beast. However, it does project pleasantly, not overwhelming. I would say it lasts at least 8 hours which is good enough for me. Overall I can see wearing this casually, to work, upscale event, in the summer, spring, fall, and maybe on a slightly warmer winter day. The fruit and smoke will really be sharp and uplifting in the cold. The major draw back to this cologne is price. If you are unsure about it, don't spend the money. It is $275 for a 2.5oz and $330 for a 4.0oz! That is a lot of money. However, if you enjoy colognes, niche brands, and quality scents I see no problem with making a purchase. It all depends on the person.

Longevity: 9/10
Projection: 9/10
Versatility: 10/10
Scent: 10/10
Overall: 9.5

Side note: as far as batch variation goes I cannot comment. I have smelled at least 6 different bottles from different stores. I have had 4 different samples and all smelled the same as far as I could tell.

Apr
03
2014
yellafella789
yellafella789

I have a 30mL decant of the U01 batch which was made in 2013 and I mainly get smoke, flourals and oak moss. There seems to be a tiny hint of pineapple but the note isnt that traceable. I have a bottle of Gucci Nobile at home and to me the scents are very similar at this very moment. Dont get me wrong, I regard Gucci Nobile as a very classic and appealing scent, but this was totally unexpected from Aventus. I would have hoped to smell more of the sweet pineapple freshness but I've been let down thus far. I will give more time and see what happens and if that doesnt work I might even try to oxidize the fragrance to see if it will liven it up a bit.

Apr
02
2014
StardustHK
StardustHK

Pure birch tar, very smoky and masculine. Smells like a day spent next to the campfire. No hint of fruit detectable. Best season: fall/winter,age: 35+

Apr
01
2014
fresher81
fresher81

I just received the A42B12X01 batch. It has a beautiful fruity scent, which is dominated by the pineaple note. There is a also a smoky camp fire smell in the background to balance the fruity accord. I love it.

Longevity 10
Scent 10
Projection 10

Mar
31
2014
steve1991
steve1991

Wonderful fruity/smokey fragrance, but very moderate. Don't own any niche due to prices, including this. Sampling is a must.

Mar
28
2014
Javy_Medz
Javy_Medz

(W01 batch)
Smells like roasting pineapples during a bonfire. Although, this does have a disinfectant vibe at the top. Probably the black currant and its ammoniac characteristics. Also has a tinge of greenness to add a dirty earthy touch. As it dries down to the heart a watery fresh rose note becomes very apparent. With this, an amazing vanilla undertone intensifies. Way better then any designer vanilla i've came across. The leather and smoke that reveal themselves as this frag melds to your skin just adds an undeniably rugged persona.

It's a bright soul with a shadow lurking at its feet. The fruits and florals vs the smokey birch, leather, oakmoss and patch.

I get 8+ hours with this scent.
Still have to test this in the summer but in this 40 degree windy weather it came off very fruity and extremely crisp. It invigorated me throughout the day.

Mar
26
2014
girasolina
girasolina

for the love of the sky! please stop throwing away your money and use your right nose and your head!
First of all, it's nothing special and it is unique!! but if you like this cologne, do not waste your money on this scam because there are colonies exceptional and above this, at half the price! Creed, was the founder of the nose, the other small chemical bear only the name ... the talent you can not pass in perfumes.
Shame! the money stolen from the people for a bunch of molecules that do not last less than two hours!

Mar
23
2014
subhan08
subhan08

I was a little skeptical buying this one as Longevity and projection are a high concern for me and I had come across many reviews stating it lacks in those departments. I am usually very lazy about doing review but I though i owe to the people of fragrantica. I got this in the post 3 days ago and on the first 2 days of wearing it at work I got crazy compliments. My colleagues were telling me things like they could smell me all day and it smells really strong. I don't know if its my skin chemistry or the batch I have but I have to say this scent is very, very good. Longevity and projection are beast mode too. I recommend anyone who is interested in fragrances to at least try it if not sure about buying.

In terms of scent, what I get out if in the very opening is a strong blast of tropical fruits at the very top. Then it starts turning little smokey with the Birch and Musk. The middle and base of the fragrance smell like a Smokey Pineapple, thats all I get, a smokey pineapple. I understand this analogy has been made a million times but it is what it is.

Longevity and Projection are excellent too. On me the scent lasts 12+ and projects for at least 7-9 hours. On the first day I wore the scent i remember coming back home from work and getting soaked in the rain on the way. As i got home I thought it would have washed off but It was still projecting very loud throughout the house.

Final rating

Scent: 10/10

Longevity:9/10

Projection: 9/10

overall 10/10. You get what you paid for.

By the way I have the batch ending in R01.

Mar
22
2014
AUNZBOX
AUNZBOX

On my skin, it opens with beautiful fruity for 10 minutes , then quickly develop to light floral.
On the base, I can smell a lot of patchouli, light oak moss and rose.
This cologne has weak longevity and no silage after two hours on my skin.
The perfume creator plan to please the young people by the fruity top note, but when it dry down, it smell very simple boring, not complex or sensual seductive.
Aventus is not for a man who have strong personality, but for a young tame and timid boy.
Before you buy this cologne, wait for the base note or the dry-down. I mean the patchouli !!!!

Mar
20
2014
warlockss
warlockss

of course there is only 1 aventus , and that's why its got "REMINDS" me of . it doesn't say EXACTLY of . there is a difference for those who understand the english dictionary . nothing wrong for listing a fragrance that it reminds them of something similar . get your facts right before talking verbal diarrhoea.

Mar
18
2014
prodigy
prodigy

Aventus has changed drastically to my nose over the last year that i have owned it. At first my initial impression was that this is immensely overrated then after wearing it for around 7 months off and on i have come to love this fragrance instead of just liking it. The smokey, leathery pineapple is so alluring to me now. Its funny how your nose changes. One of my favorites just wish it would last like a Amouage. Would like to add that there is only one Aventus and no other fragrance smells exactly like it. That means all you Fresco, Cedrat Bois, and Insurrection Pure fans out there.

Mar
18
2014
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

After 3 wearings this is my new signature scent !!! When I 1st sprayed this I liked it but wasnt completely sold on the fragrance. But WOW did that change ! The initial spray kind of smelled like a mix of bugspray and pinesol but once it started to mesh with my skin chemistry it really became a thing of art. :)

After about 20 mins when it reached the heart I got a pleasant but tart fruity smell to give it sweetness and sensuality, but I detected a spicy and leathery note as well it to give it masculinity and depth. And pretty much it keeps the smell till the drydown to which the drydown is more woody but it still keeps the freshness of the pineapple.When I wear it it just gives me a confident, modern man type of vibe...

And a good story to back up Aventus is that the 1st time I wore this my girlfriend as soon as she came in the door she instantly asked what this was and said I HAD to buy this and now is insisting I wear this for Valentines day...lol

Also an interesting note is I have 30 colognes and this easily is the most complimented ! I was honestly surprised

Strength and Longevity: This isnt a beastly fragrance but it is quite strong and 2 or 3 sprays will last 6-10 hours

Occasion and Season: Any season and occasion maybe with the exception of working out as this is quite pricey

Id rate this a 9.5 out of 10 ! This right here is by far my personal favorite as well as my most complimented fragrance :)

Mar
14
2014
Odiee99
Odiee99

Just purchased this for a really good price and I'm not really that impressed. I had a sample and it was OK. It was $179 for a 4 oz so I figured if I didn't like it I could decant it and make my money back. Like a lot of other people are saying all I'm getting is smoke out of this. It is a very distinct and intriguing scent, but I'm not so sure I can pull off smelling like smoke. I'll give it a few wears to see if I like it. Good thing though, the longevity is around 8-11 hours with this. I don't know how to tell the batch #. Here is what's on the package. Lot:A42B13R01

Mar
10
2014
LanceDior
LanceDior

Very lovely masculine scent, but to be honest I couldn't suffer the batch variation quality control nonsense for such a high pricetag. I mean, Amouage would not have the same problem... ;)

Mar
09
2014
Romashka
Romashka

Here's a disclosure:

I've sampled the original Aventus and own a knock off version.

The Creed Aventus opens with a fruity pineapple but quickly dissipates to a smoky/musky smell. It's a fantastic scent but suffers from poor sillage and a hefty price tage (like all Creeds).
The imitation scent I own from the UK keeps to this fruity opening without becoming smoky and does last longer. The two smell similar but the original has something about it that I don't think can be copied. If I could afford it I would buy the original fragrance.

Mar
07
2014
warlockss
warlockss

i love this stuff now , i have the 2013 batch and ive came to love it , i dont have any problems with it and actually the extra smokiness makes it more manly , mine smells nice sweet and friuty and taking off the cap the aroma just dazzels my senses .

Mar
05
2014
[email protected]
peeck@charter.net

Not to knock this quality fragrance I got to try it out in Neiman Marcus and yes I was impressed with Aventus... I liked the smokey razor sharp pineapple freshness it gave!

Funny thing, Yesterday on (MYMICKERS-youtube), someone I trust... reviewed a solid sleeper scent "Insurrection II Pure by Reyane". And boy was he blown away by the hype on the fragrance. How much better it compared to Aventus by Creed than Scent of Peace for Him Bond No 9 being a bit more woodier... I also purchased Silver by Al-Rehab perfume oil $6, which (Man Loves Cologne-youtube) reviewed and it was very close. I have heard that Insurrection II Pure even blows Fresco out of the water! Which the fragrance community says smells alot like Aventus.

So if your like me and really would enjoy Aventus and just cannot spend the money $165-$330. MY WIFE WOULD HAVE A COW... THATS A CAR PAYMENT... Keep your eyes out for Insurrection II Pure. Ya, and get this... I ordered it for $22 Shipped...

I Will edit this review when it comes in... cuz its not even on Fragrantica yet.

Mar
01
2014
marios4
marios4

I remember Aventus very fruity, but, on my skin, it's only at the beginning; instead, faded the head notes (slightly citrusy and very fruity), the heart and base notes are especially woody, slightly powdery, but not very soft.
Is not suitable for the hot season, but is really good on fall/winter. This fragr is really elegant, but especially for men from up to forties, non for a teen ager.
It's similar to Daytona of Panama 1924 (a very good fragr, simpler than A, but to try), but only in the head note; the evolution is quite different, the woody notes in Daytona are soft and sweet, instead the dried and powdery ones of Aventus (at least on my skin).

Feb
27
2014
MysteryBuff
MysteryBuff

Aventus really is two different fragrances. If you bought it cheap or caught a bad batch from a legit retailer, you probably have the Aventus that smells like an ashtray from start to finish with a tiny bit of pineapple in the background. That's it. Not worth my money. The good Aventus batches I've sampled open with a full, lasting burst of fresh pineapple, followed by fir tree, apple, leather and incense. Extraordinary and worth the money. Like most things, you get what you pay for. Very versatile, all seasons, business, romance, dress up or casual.

Feb
27
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

My batch had no pineapple or fruit notes at all. It was straight exhaust pipe. After hearing all the rave reviews, I was shocked to smell this. I literally smelled like I've been standing behind a 1975 Ford Pinto. How can anyone like this, let alone spend $225? Perhaps there is a different batch...

Feb
26
2014
Headhead1000
Headhead1000

I don't like this one to many people tell me that it smells like b.o iv tried to give a chance time after time still no good for me it's a pass

Feb
23
2014
lflat
lflat

I have had the X02, Z01, and E01 batches of Aventus. Great scent that garners tones of compliments. The only thing that might keep folks away is the price! So I would suggest you try out Insurrection Pure by Reyane Tradition. For the price of $20, you will smell exactly like Aventus. Your nose may pick up SLIGHT differences, but the folks who smell it on you won't know its not Aventus. I still give credit to Creed for creating such a wonderful fragrance. It has been a great addition to my collection. HOWEVER, when I'm finished my last 10ml of Aventus, I will never buy another bottle! Insurrection Pure will do me just fine.

Feb
21
2014
Krupp
Krupp

Aventus Creed comes into my nose, but not into my heart. Fresh, yes, fruity, yes, presentable, yes, predictable, yes, boring, yes.

Feb
20
2014
Elenany
Elenany

This really doesn't smell like a niche perfume - sure, the ingredients might be good quality, but the overall effect is not special enough to buy this for my man! I'd rather rely on brands that are still into making art with perfumery!

Feb
20
2014
crossdx
crossdx

After waiting a good while since starting this hobby and trying other fragrances, I finally decided to go for a full bottle of this polarizing concoction. Don't regret it, as it's now in my top 5. It wasn't love at first sniff, like GIT was for me, but it grew on me after trying it out a few times. At any rate, I haven't had any issues with the 2013 batches, to be honest, of which I own two examples. They're just as good as some of the older ones I've sampled from '11 and '12. Not trying to be a Batch Variation Denier, just a humble opinion based on my limited experience.

Longevity is rather epic, in my experience. 7-8 hours of strong performance; from 8-12 hours it still projects about a foot to six inches with decent sillage, then becomes a skin scent that lasts 12+ hours until showered off. On clothes it can last for a week until washed.

Projection and sillage are highly impressive, even when I initially wasn't too impressed with the scent itself, I had to give it respect for that. Potent stuff. Can draw attention to you from across the room for the first 4-5 hours, solid for the next 3-4. Olfactory fatigue is indeed funny with this scent. I can think it's faded a bit after 4 hours or so, then suddenly get a strong whiff at the 7 hour mark. Odd, but in a good way.

To sum it up, I'd give it excellent marks, perhaps knocking off half a point because I'm not even that big a fan of pineapple. I do love this fragrance though and how everything comes together in that smoky, musky drydown. Great longevity, sillage, and versatility as well. Cheers.

Cheers, indeed. To update this review, what can I say... I've grown to love this fragrance. I've been trying not to, given that it's so overly popular and there's always that desire to be the "different" guy with the totally unique parfum that nobody else wears, but I suppose it is for good reasons. Longevity and sillage were always top of the class from the beginning, but now the scent itself has also become one of my all-time favourites. Go figure.

Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 10/10
Projection/Sillage: 10/10

Overall: 10/10

Feb
20
2014
wrbenjam
wrbenjam

It's getting love from older batches! The new stuff sucks IMO. If you haven't had a chance to smell them you couldn't quite understand. Basenotes have a few great articles on its website that can help explain the difference in batches and quality. If you care I suggest you to head that way. I think most of the love is for older bottles. I agree what I've smelled at Saks Fifth and other depts just isn't the same.

Feb
19
2014
jaylim87
jaylim87

Wow, so many people loving this stuff!

For those of you who love this frag so much, good for you. But, that doesn't mean that you can criticize the people who don't love this.

I go to Neiman Marcus once a week to sniff, and I tested this fragrance only once which means it didn't attract me that much. I like the scent, it is smoky in the beginning and the dry-down is somewhat fruity on my skin. Pleasant enough. But definitely not worth $330 + tax in my humble opinion. On my skin, this stayed for about 5-6 hours. Lots of Creed fragrance smell pleasant to my nose, but none stay on my skin long at all and thus don't get to be in my collection (well, I have a tester of Original Vetiver and I like it a lot).

I personally don't get why this gets so much attention here, but that's just me.

Feb
18
2014
buds51
buds51

@ drakecito , Aventus is a fragrance that has major nose fatigue. I myself can't really smell Aventus on me after the 2-3 hour mark. However I have gotten compliments with Aventus after 6 or 7 hours and that's with a single spray. Your nose gets used to the smell, but when others step into your scent cloud and they are not used to the aroma they will definitely catch it.

Feb
18
2014
drakecito
drakecito

I'm totally agree with @luna rebel

I've tried 4 different batches and none have the projection that people say.
I have come to have a full bottle of 120ml bought in Fragrancex.
Is not my problem because I've tried it with more people, my wife, my sister and 3 or 4 friends. None detected it without sticking their nose. (A pitty because I love de pineapple and the red-apple in this scent).
Aventus seems a good aroma, well made and with natural ingredients, but adequate to go to the office and very overrated and overpriced.

Feb
18
2014
wrbenjam
wrbenjam

@luna rebel.. Fair enough! I have heard many issues of ppl not being able to smell it on themselves but get whiffs here and there. Do you not think you temporary became anosmic?!? Aventus is a monster and it leaves a major scent trail. Ppl smell it on me sometimes when I can't detect it. I understand that you don't like the scent and that's fine, but for u to say it has poor longevity I really have to disagree. And for you to happen to describe this as mostly fruity baffles me (I see it says that above). I have one of the most coveted "fruity" batches and eventhough I can smell a great burst of red apple and pineapple.. the smokiness (almost of a log cabin on fire) dominates the fragrance. So again either a bad batch or a fake.

Feb
17
2014
Phényl
Phényl

To AndrzejK: I understand your disappointment and the fact it should not be a lottery. It is frustrating with an expensive product. Of course, they use artificial ingredients, the legislation enforces to get rid of allergic components, and the only way is to use these artificial molecules. But claiming that they use mainly artificial ingredients supposes they should lead to constant quality, which is not. So, their lack of linear quality is not a result of incompetence. What I believe is that several of their perfumes (not only Aventus) are great commercial successes and they struggle getting constant quality from their natural sources. So, they have two choices: increasing the price to lower the demand or doing their best to supply (or doing both !!!).

Feb
17
2014
AndrzejK
AndrzejK

REFERENCE TO PHENYL REVIEW AND NONSENSE ABOUT CREED'S NATURAL INGREDIENTS:

It is absolutely untrue that Creed uses mainly natural products and home-made processing and therefore it is not possible to always have the same linear quality from its flowers, woods, etc.

Creed uses mainly artificial ingredients and only some natural ones. Go into some more detail, examine and then make your statements that have nothing to do with facts.

Creed is one of mainstream producers using lots of artificial ingredients. Do not allow to fool yourselves with statements about natural essences!

Differences in production batches of Aventus in terms of scent differences and longevity is a fact, too.

Feb
17
2014
guest_luna rebel
guest_luna rebel

Creed Aventus is a subpar fragrance whose quality does not reflect its preposterous price tag. This was my first introduction to this house and I am completely underwhelmed with this scent. It starts out with a huge sweet blast of herbal pineapple and really doesn't go anywhere else from there. I must say that I was not impressed with the sillage and projection either, and no, my sample was certainly not fake (who bothers faking manufacturer's samples anyways?) After trying Creed Irish Tweed, I know this house has better offerings, but Aventus just doesn't live up to its hype. There are so many cheaper fragrances out there with a similar vibe and better projection/longevity. Sorry, Aventus, you and I were never meant to be.

Feb
17
2014
Phényl
Phényl

PLEASE, STOP ALL THIS NON SENS ABOUT BATCHES.

Creed is a fantastic house using mainly natural products and home-made processing. Because nature does not give always the same linear quality from its flowers, woods, spices, amber... you will get differences from year to year. They know it and they adapt. It is inevitable. Why is it expensive ? Extracting the best with traditional methods and delicate fragrances takes time with few quantity in the end. This is true high quality luxury providing rare products.

True luxury is not a famous brand name with pleasant advertising pretending you will be part of hype people. If you cannot stand for what nature is giving us, please, see other houses that uses nature-like molecules for linear quality. They will provide also very good products.

If after one spray, you find the perfume to be very different (unpleasant) from the (pleasant) sample you got before buying a bootle, bring it back !

Feb
17
2014
wrbenjam
wrbenjam

Luna rebel... All I can say is that you must have a fake! Aventus is no where near soft and can be smelled for a week some days... Never heard that ever!

Feb
16
2014
Martaynd
Martaynd

*****PLEASE HELP
How do you know which batch your bottle of Aventus comes from? If you have a store same how do you know what you are buying later is from the same batch. How do you go about making a purchase of Aventus with this inconsistent batch problem. Will someone please explain? I have not run into this problem in fragrance before. If there were "Special Editions" or "Limited Editions" of a scent, you knew that in advance. Bottles were clearly labeled and you knew what you were buying, similar to buying vintages of wine. Really confused and interested in how Creed is handling this situation. Thanks in advance!!!

Feb
12
2014
Martaynd
Martaynd

Most men's fragrance rely on lime, musks and woods to masculinize them. I think that is why so many men's fragrances smell alike and common. The smoky aspect of Aventus is what I think separates and elevates it above the rest.

Smelled this today for the first time. Hubby brought it to me on a swatch. My first reaction, "hmmmm, sexy". Exactly how most people describe it. It is presently Feb and quite cold in the Midwest. I wouldn't think this scent would wear well in warm weather. I picture my man wearing this when he is dressed for success, in a suit. A power meeting. Attendance at a conference where his strong impression needs to be left. For an up scaled evening out when slow dancing might allow me the chance to snuggle into the crook of his neck and float around the dance floor dreaming of what the night will bring. It does not strike me as casual. This fragrance is manly, confident, elegant, strong, sexy, unique, memorable. It hits it's mark and lingers. 4Stars!!! The ladies will want to keep whatever this fragrance touches, so they can keep sniffing and remember!!

Feb
12
2014
olfactoryfan
olfactoryfan

Believe the hype. Aventus is an awesome scent worthy of all the adulation and attention it rightfully receives. This is a fragrance of epic proportions - it's big, it's bold, it's fresh.

Enough has been said here already about its wonderful distinctive and distinguished smell, the high quality of its ingredients and its stellar performance.

Once my precious sample vial supplies run out, I'll be investing in a full bottle.

Aventus is momentous!

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Update: September 2014

Well, my sample vials eventually ran out and I purchased a full bottle back in April.

Straight away I noticed a difference between the smell of the Creed sample vials and the juice in my full Creed bottle. My new bottle appeared to be more smoky. The Creed sample vials were definitely fruitier.

I wondered if this was due to the difference in application - spray atomiser 'vs' dabbing the juice on with your fingertips? Or is it the much talked about variations in batches?

Anyhow, I'm happy to report that after about 30 minutes, the smoky birch note begins to settle down and the fruitier pineapple note I love starts to push forwards.

Feb
11
2014
wrbenjam
wrbenjam

I thought most people already knew there are inconsistencies in the batches of aventus...if not there are .. and the older 2011 batches seems to trump the others...

Feb
10
2014
abj180
abj180

One word comes to mind when I think of CREED. Shady.

Don't believe me? Call up the Creed boutique in New York and Place an order for Creed Aventus. A couple months later have a friend (or yourself) order another bottle of Creed Aventus. Now compare batches and smell both bottles of Creed Aventus. I guarantee you one will smell dramatically different then the other.

Now you both have dropped around $200 to $350 each blindly for a scent with no consistency in "batches" aka smell.

I'm here to warn the fragrance community. Don't fall victim to Creeds overpriced bait and switch tactics.

Feb
10
2014
kambelz
kambelz

One of my all time favorites. Raw scorched pineapple, apple skin and smoke and ashes from both a barbecue and a pile of burnt birch. Dries down to an almost creamy, still fruity musk with the smoky ash more prominent. Really am surprised at how much I love this. The hype is justified in my opinion.

Feb
09
2014
JustSmellGood
JustSmellGood

A fruity, fresh, and versatile fragrance. There seems to be a difference amongst the various batches that affect how much birch there is. Longevity is solid while projection is average.

GRADE = B

Feb
09
2014
Laurdess
Laurdess

This scent is a HOME RUN! My brother in law wore this to a family get together and I swear he had everyone asking what it was. I am shocked the price of it is hideous, and there is a cologne that smells just like it but cost 50$ called Fresco. Check it out, its worth the price cut.

Feb
07
2014
wrbenjam
wrbenjam

If your top 5 favorite scents and your avatar name is filled with mugler ..of course this scent and some creeds may seem overrated to you. ..But the millions of people that dont have a huge fascination with gourmands tend to like it...I myself have a Z01 batch and I must say it is very good...I think the newer batches are not as good. If you havent tried the older batches id save the judgement for its worth the price for some of us. Not my favorite scent but definitely not my worst

Feb
06
2014
muglerian7
muglerian7

OVER-RATED!!

Feb
05
2014
maio2012
maio2012

It may be a wrong perception, but it seems that Creed is selling so hugely that can´t maintain stable the composition of this frag. Or it may be intentional, to make people buy "different batches", or to create "quests to the lost bottles". Alternatively, someone may be instigating it to make lots of money at EBay...

Feb
03
2014
AndrzejK
AndrzejK

worse and worse every year. Every batch smells differently.

Definitely not worth the purchase, especially when Creed is not able to produce same Aventus as it was in the first production batch.

Creed house has become one of those poor, unstable quality product companies with niche prices.

Just ordinary fragrance - nothing special, no niche-like but mainstream/Sephora-like.

Terrible quality control on the batches in Creed.

See my former detailed comments and reviews.

Feb
03
2014
thehighend
thehighend

Wore my samples of Aventus during a trip to Vegas and received tons of compliments. Its fruity, yet mature. Very "manly." Has an ashy fruit vibe to it. Couldn't smell it as well on myself after an hour but others obviously could. Damn you, fatigue! Needless to say I'm looking to acquire a 4oz bottle.

Jan
30
2014
HerrFrun
HerrFrun

Lovely fragrance. The best in my collection.
Fruity, smokey and highly addictive.

Smell 10/10
Longevity 7/10
Sillage 8/10

Jan
30
2014
hullhockey91
hullhockey91

Interested in batch variations??????

Here's my take on it....

I never believed in the people who complained about batch variations because, honestly, I thought they were just Creed Fanboys complaining about something that's in their heads. I am by no means a Creed fanatic and YES I think they are overpriced, however, I love Aventus....Anyways....

I just received a bottle of Z01 (one of the "infamous" batches). I had a bottle of B01 that I recently sold and acquired a bottle of J01 right before the bottle of Z01.

So I have done a paper AND skin test comparing each batch side-by-side.

RESULTS:

J01 and B01 start *slightly* different but after 20 minutes they smell identical. I find that B01 lasted longer on me but not by that much.

Z01 vs J01 & B01 - Z01 is truly a different breed of scent. it has WAY more fruit tones and WAY less smoke tones. I honestly cant believe they are considered the exact same cologne. I think of J01 and B01 as "Aventus Intense" compared to Z01. I can detect a very very light smoke note and noticeable red apple and pineapple note in Z01.

Now, l love both (or all 3) batches of Aventus, but I now honestly think having Z01 and J01 is a great option. One has a heavy feel, and one has a light fresh feel.

I cant comment on longevity yet but, YES IT IS TRUE, these batches are actually different smelling.

Jan
27
2014
Jay T
Jay T

Beaucoup de gens aiment ce parfum et donc j'ai eu de grandes attentes pour Aventus par Creed. Tous ont parlé de l'ananas, mais j'ai été surpris par la fumée. Personne n'en a parlé et pour moi c'est la meilleure partie.

Jan
27
2014
wquiggle25
wquiggle25

Im looking for a bottle of this, if anyone has one message me!!

Jan
26
2014
majecatracho
majecatracho

I love this fragrance but my only gripe is that whenever i wear it i get the impression that it has faded away after an hour, most other people around me can smell it and they always compliment me.
Dont care about it giving me olfatory fatigue, i will always have it in my arsenal.

Jan
25
2014
DMA
DMA

When you first think of a fresh pineapple fragrance i no exactly what comes to mind...

Childish, fruity, sweet, feminine?

THINK AGAIN!

This fresh/dry fragrance is mainly based around pineapple, but here it is 100% dumbed down and muted. It only has the slightest of sweetness and it has a very raw masculine quality to it.

This fragrance is completley void of any personality, character or depth, heartless with no soul. Unlike the charming Green irish Tweed, Aventus is a cold hearted bitch, make no mistake about that!

Now this is all sounding rather negative isnt it?

Wrong again! There is a time and place for everything, and Aventus is a very clean cut, proffesional and serious smelling fresh fragrance, sometimes this is exactly what you need in life. Perfect for someone who wants to portray an air of authority and confidence, particually at work in the office but also playtime to, this is the versatility king of all situations and seasons.

Dont believe the hype or negative, if you like clean cut and straight to the point then try it yourself and give it a thourough testing and see if it works for you.

This is a staple in my wardrobe and im on my 2nd bottle, wouldnt be without it.

Jan
24
2014
buds51
buds51

@ Trmjkd989 I agree with you 100 % my friend. That smoky ashy woody note is what makes this fragrance! Also giving it that huge masculine appeal.

Jan
23
2014
dozza14
dozza14

It's a lot of money to smell like trees, could just take the dogs out for a walk in the woods!

Jan
23
2014
paramedic
paramedic

i love this scent so elegant so upper-class
So upper scale
So dam good
but The price is not good

Jan
22
2014
Greg1965
Greg1965

Hi,
i finally got my sample and I must admit it is a very nice scent. However, and I posted the question in "the club" under Is it worth the money. And that is what keeps going on in my mind. I don't think I will pay that much for this scent.

Jan
22
2014
Caist
Caist

I don't want to be just another review on how flawless Aventus is. Yes, it's fantastic, and I have about 15 vials I drammed about a year ago that I'm going to age and put into a fancy decant. In the future.

I guess I'm one of the few that thinks this is more a winter an especially fall fragrance, just because it has a pretty vibrant line up in the fruit notes doesn't necessarily make it fresh, the leather and birch aren't just sitting around on the job. If anything Aventus can be an everyday signature but with the higher end retail I've worked in..

EVERYONE WEARS/ HAS AVENTUS.

And I mean I smell it at least four or five times a week outside of the fragrance department. So yes if you just want to smell splendid, go for Aventus, but you won't be your own unique little snowflake, unless you blend with it.. in the fragrance world at least.. Anyone from my hometown would think I'm talking about a sell-out Christian band when I say Creed lol.

"With arms wide open"

Jan
18
2014
str8gahbidge
str8gahbidge

Creed's number 1 best seller for a reason. I love the blast of pinapple/leather/woods/smokey vibe this frag gives. I have a 2013 batch ending in U01 and longevity is amazing. Easily 8 hours. As others have said your nose will accomodate to this scent and you will think its gone, but others can still smell you easily. Dont put more on at this point or you will be labeled "that cologne guy".

Great stuff. probably the most versatile fragrance I can think of. Could be worn, day, night, date, work, formal, and even casually (although its expensive for that). I can easily see this being someones signature scent if it werent for the coin.

Jan
15
2014
Amouage100
Amouage100

I have the A42B12c01 batch, very smoky heavy fragrance no pineapple there no floral in this only bad cheap smoky scent ,very disappointed don't worth the price.

Jan
12
2014
respect1983
respect1983

Contrary to the views about this fragrance,I can barely detect the scent of pineapple.In the early minutes I smell Birch, bergamot and red apple come into my olfactory.After about 15 minutes, the apple scent becomes weaker. The smell of moss and inky notes of black currant is added as well as the scent of birch becomes stronger.Consequently , smoky aroma and bitterness takes that course, however it does not harm to the coolness of perfume.I can easily feel the pineapple flavor from Mont Blanc Legend Intense and Dior Higher Energy but whatever I tried I could not see any trace of it in Aventus.

Jan
09
2014
natrance
natrance

Amazing scent, and i have fallen victim to different batches, which the pineapple heavy batch, not only was my favorite, but gained the most compliments of all the batches. I now have a smokier batch, wishing that i had the pineapple batch back. Enter Demeter! Try layering Demeter Pineapple with any batch of Aventus, and voila!! The sweet pineapple in syrup smell blends beautifully, and i picked up 4oz for $22!!

Jan
09
2014
natrance
natrance

Amazing scent, and i have fallen victim to different batches, which the pineapple heavy batch, not only was my favorite, but gained the most compliments of all the batches. I now have a smokier batch, wishing that i had the pineapple batch back. Enter Demeter! Try layering Demeter Pineapple with any batch of Aventus, and voila!! The sweet pineapple in syrup smell blends beautifully, and i picked up 4oz for $22!!

Jan
09
2014
rum
rum

Aventus had landed on my door mat several times - I got a couple of samples sent complimentary here in the UK when it was first launched in 2010. I didn't get it at first, so used the samples up and thought nothing of it. Some days later, I noticed a strong but sweet musk/smoky/woody scent on some of my clothes which really made my mood up-beat. Several in-store samples later and I bought my first bottle!

Overall, this is no different to a classic 'citrus on the top, with a woody base' scent. Absolutely nothing new here as a concept. But it's the way this is crafted that makes this fragrance just.... majestic! The citrus is replaced by fruit, with some very unique notes - pineapple, apple and bergamot. The base isn't just your usual woody mix of sandalwood and vetiver - instead they've used notes like oakmoss, birchwood and musk mixed with a little vanilla (yes, vanilla!). The heart is quite unique too - rose and jasmine are a great combination, but quite rare in men's perfumery. Unique and high quality ingredients all round, making this a top quality fragrance.

Granted, each bottle/sample (well almost) has smelt differently to me, with the birchwood and apple fighting for overall control with the pineapple. I am not going to talk about this here at any great length as I am reviewing the fragrance, not the company's Quality Control. Having said that, the differences are there.

Overall, it has turned some heads, but not as some people have mentioned, although I don't wear it all that much - it's a fragrance for important occasions! It's definitely a 1 or 2, maximum 3 sprays fragrance, due to it's strength. The wearer ought to take this into account on hot days and in confined spaces or unventilated areas. It projects like crazy at times and is an all-round, all-weather fragrance. It's my number 1 Creed and definitely a permanent addition to my wardrobe!

Jan
09
2014
Guy001
Guy001

Creed Aventus is among my top three in any order along with Tom Ford Noir de Noir and Dior Homme Intense.

Jan
07
2014
edge42
edge42

Browne54 summed this up for me best when he said: "Before smelling Aventus I would have thought I was outside of my mind to purchase a $300 fragrance.".

I own and have smelled 100's of fragrances - niche, indy and designer. But this is the only one with this kind of price tag that had me immediately reaching for my wallet. There's something intoxicating about that combination of smoky pineapple, birch and leather that ticks all the right boxes. Doesn't hurt that it lasts all day, projects with just the right amount of authority and is perfectly versatile, too. Like I said, this one ticks all the right boxes. The only snag is the price...

To me, this fragrance is not a question of "if" you should buy it, it's more a matter of if you can justify spending this kind of money on a fragrance. In my mind, that's an easy question to answer. Besides, you can find 120ml bottles now for $190, which isn't even all that bad when you're talking about something this good. It's strong, too. A couple sprays with it's "fire hose" atomizer is all you need, so a bottle will last a long time.

There are 3 things I know about Aventus:

#1: I love it.
#2: Women seem to love it as I've gotten some of the most enthusiastic responses ever wearing this fragrance
#3: It is Nieman Marcus' top selling Creed fragrance (at least in Scottsdale) and won their fragrance of the year award, so obviously a lot of people think this is worth the coin even at full retail (which is $330 I believe)

The bottom line is, does Aventus live up to the hype? Hell yes it does! Moreso than many other overhyped fragrances.

MY RATING:

Scent 4/4
Longevity 2/2
Projection 2/2
Versatility 2/2

9/10 (-1 for price). Aventus would be a full 10/10 if it was more affordable. But if the price point keeps this from becoming too popular, I'm all for it... can't have everyone smelling this good.

Jan
06
2014
Refxo
Refxo

CIT:

"This is simply to address the hype for this fragrance.

I like this fragrance (not love) but it definitely does not deserve the hype it gets. At it's worst, it reminds me of a freshly opened bag of Fruity Pebbles with weak sillage. At it's best, it's a smoked, fruity, and delicious head-turner.

I own several small decants of Aventus, but I will admit... this fragrance simply does not deserve the hype it gets. Not even close. I think most of the people on here are blindly buying the hype and not judging it for what it is. It's a nice fruity scent that is unique. But there are dozens of fragrances I'd rank ahead of Aventus in terms of performance and smell".

I think the same thing!
The mystery is that there are only so many votes in favor here, but the stores do not have the same strong sales success.
I've got on me only this comment: "oh, it's fresh," thanks, I feel me like a walking pineapple...

Jan
06
2014
djews
djews

Definitely way, way, way overrated. Very masculine. Seems like it's trying a bit too hard though. Could rattle many perfumes off that will do the same job but far better.
Longevity is surprising, I get far longer out of virgin island water which being a fresh fragrance it amazes me. Am still deciding whether VIW is worth buying a bottle of but I wouldn't even take aventus for free as it would basically be a dust trap in my cupboard.

Jan
01
2014
Gault
Gault

Its not even close to be the Alfa and Omega of perfume making what some might suggest, you can divide by 3 what praising you read about this. Also overpriced by at least 20% in my opinion.
No wonder it is a popular scent, its a simple but well made mainstream fragrance with fine ingredients that will appeal to the majority, and the longevity and sillage are unbeatable.

Dec
31
2014
jp1990
jp1990

Where to begin? I knew about Aventus before I knew about Creed. I purchased a small 1ml vial sample and fell in love. I ordered this along with GIT and Aventus stood out by a mile.

Powerful, masculine, unique. Is it flawed? Yes, batches are slightly different but this biggest let down is that longevity varies. Luckily mine last close to 24 hours and sillage is plenty. Out of about 4 batches only one has poor longevity so im hoping that this isn't too common. As far as variations go this has been talked about everywhere so I wont go into that.

This frag opens up with a punch of smoky pineapple then slowly fades to a birchy musk with the pineapple sitting in the background. The drydown is very airy and is extremely feint to the wearer and you may think it is not there but believe me, it is and this is where I receive the most compliments.

I have tried most of the big boys creed has to offer and I feel this is above MI and GIT. I have worn both on a few occasions and none have come close to Aventus with regards to performance or compliments. This juice is magic.

Dec
30
2014
awesomecaprico
awesomecaprico

Its just awesome, mind blowing.
Stays very long.

Dec
30
2014
bazil14
bazil14

very nice fragrance but there are many many others on the market that do what aventus does for far less money quite simular to black xs only a lot lighter and more refined its a beautiful fragrance but the projection and longivity are poor and so the hefty price tag is not justified otherwise id happily buy overall 6/10

Dec
23
2013
nielK nivlaC
nielK nivlaC

In the words of ring announcer Michael Buffer:

"AND STILL, THE UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD..."

Long story short: it's a modern day classic, whether you like it or not. Think of it as the LeBron James of fragrances... it's so well rounded & complete across all aspects with really no weaknesses (some batches may be a little too smoky to be nitpicking) . The overall scent, longevity, projection & sillage are all 9/10 or 10/10, along with it's versatility for any season or occasion. Not necessarily my favorite, yet I still have admiration for it's uniqueness & affect on people. Picky people I know that don't even like most fragrances love this... & want to buy it for themselves or a loved one. That says a lot. One of the few gems where the hype is legit.

Dec
20
2013
Jason Harrison
Jason Harrison

Young friend of mine sang its praises endlessly. Bumped into him in a Pub. Lots of people around. Could only smell a hint of `pineapple` that`s it. A hint.

Whats the point for £100 if nobody can smell it?

Dec
18
2013
prodigy
prodigy

It a nice fragrance but it is way overrated. All i get is a hint of pineapple and the rest is smoke. Stop boosting this fragrance up the ladder. Its good but nothing extraordinary.

Dec
16
2013
galoguiu
galoguiu

Creed Aventus my nose is amazing. Mix Pineapple and Apple make an interesting result. I'm not an expert in notes, but I know there is something else in the mix. Maybe the Leather. Until today found no scent at least be close to Aventus in aroma. I do not understand why so many negative comments about it. I introduced this scent for several people and no one negatively criticized. Everyone who knew passed saying it was gorgeous. On my skin has a good silage and longevity. Certainly one of the best home Creed. The problem is the high price, but in my opinion worth a try. There are also reports on the differences in current and former lots aroma. Before buying I did a long search on the internet. Maybe there is, but I compared a sample of age, with another sample of 2012 and honestly found no difference. Single Perfume. I am very happy with Aventus. WONDERFUL! Thumbs up.

Dec
16
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

I mixed Aventus and Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather and agree that Aventus does tone down the full on leather overload and add some sweetness to the fragrance.
At drydown stage it compares quite closely to Byredo's Black Saffron to me.BS has a more distinguishable raspberry note though.

Dec
11
2013
bsbnsc
bsbnsc

Quite surprise. I haven't been a fan of Creed, (I named silver mountain the worst fragrance) this one however, smells so good. Finally the scent that matches the hype

Dec
10
2013
thoushaltnotdefy
thoushaltnotdefy

If you own both of them, try combining this (Spraying 1 spray of each on top of the other) with Tom Fords Tuscan Leather... Seriously, I get compliments with Aventus alone but double when it's mixed with TL, they go together extremely well.
I can't stand Tuscan Leather alone because on me all I get is leather, none of the raspberry, Aventus makes it fruitier and smoother.
Definitely worth a try if you haven't already.

Dec
10
2013
TonyTele
TonyTele

Aventus is a fragrance with Gillette massive dose of pineapple aroma. A fragrance that appeals to ridicule people who think that the scents Gillette or Adidas are not cool because they are cheap. Creed arrives and sells perfumes smell cheap at 10 times its real value, and they bite the bait.
Rating: 1/10

Dec
08
2013
niro25
niro25

This is a HIGHLY reviewed fragrance and generates a lot of hype. Is all the praise deserved? Well, my opinion is no. All I get from this is a nauseating, headache inducing smokey note that persists throughout the entire fragrance. It smells like a campfire or stale cigarettes suffocating any traces of the pineapple note. Also, this does not smell modern at all. Yes, it does smell unique, but not in a good way. If you are considering purchasing this fragrance do not blind buy.

Dec
07
2013
Kanarata
Kanarata

This is a great everyday signature high quality frag. It is fruity woody smoky cocktail that's amazingly well blended very smooth and masculine with a hint of tobacco perhaps, such a vers fragrance for every season day or night really great stuff. The only negative for me is longevity( around 5hrs max) which is dissapointing as hell. Other that that if it lasts longer on your skin I'd say buy it, not very complexed in composition it actually is quite linear on me with very little development.

Smell 9/10
Longevity 5/10
Sillage 7/10
Overall 8/10

Recommended !!!!

Dec
06
2013
allan.goco
allan.goco

Creed really nailed this one right. With Napoleon as inspiration, Aventus speaks of Triumph and tragedy, war and peace, love and lust. It evokes memories both good and bad. A true masterpiece and bar none the best male fragrance to come out in the past 30 or so years.
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Dec
02
2013
Critic
Critic

Beautiful scent.

I understand the hype. It's just such a likeable smell. Citrus dominant with a pineapple note. This is a very dry pineapple compared to the full, sweet and indulgent pineapple is something like Joop! Nightflight. Much more restrained, less sweet and a lot more tame.


Lasts a long time. Gets compliments.

9/10.

Nov
28
2013
icufish
icufish

Aventus smells almost exactly like Afnan - Supremacy (Silver), which is probably less smoky, so better for my nose :) .

Nov
26
2013
jaxxsun
jaxxsun

Putting aside all the press, Good or bad. For a moment.

I really liked this scent a lot. No I do not know the Batch# Don't care.
But I would like to get a full bottle and wear it every day or at the very least have it in my small rotation. But the cost is pretty high. I can get a couple of other favorites for the same money. I guess it's a matter of priorities. But If I had to wear only one cologne . It would be this.

Nov
21
2013
usas
usas

Too agressive for me. I get a overwhelming bleach-detergent smell. By coincidence, I actually own a bleach detergent that smells a lot like Aventus.
When I'm testing Aventus, it is like cleaning the toilet.

The drydown doesn't get any better: Nasty and heavy tabacco-like smell. This smells exactly like a shaving foam I bought a while ago: Nivea for men Ultra Glide. So for the ones who like Aventus and are looking for a matching shaving foam: this is it.

3/10

Nov
19
2013
buds51
buds51

I've tried so many, and nothing comes even close to Aventus. It's unique, and VERY well blended. The birch/wood note makes it so masculine. My "go to" and #1 fragrance.

Nov
17
2013
Redbeard
Redbeard

Coming back to this after a while, I'm reminded how unique it is, at least at the beginning. It's a little green, a little woody, and a little fruity, but very well balanced, with all those elements contributing just the right amounts. It seems like it's taken some cues from the typical designer dreck of today, but not gone all the way toward conforming. I might liken it to Paco XS in its green sharp woodiness, but without some of the synthetic edge that gives me pause with XS, probably due to being less metallic. I know that some see Aventus as dull or weak, and while I'll acknowledge it isn't very strong, I think that its passivity is an asset; like Monsieur de Givenchy or Armani Eau Pour Homme, it won't assert itself enough to bother anyone but it's strong enough to be a presence in the background. Later on, it has some of the wet concrete or even newspapery vibe of Narciso Rodriguez, but without using much (any?) violet...a grayish khaki green that is clean but conveys the organic reality of the leaves on a bush. Overall a conservative but respectable addition to its genre, just be prepared to smell like a fresh newspaper during the later stages.

Nov
16
2013
tdwctdwc
tdwctdwc

The brilliancy in this is how the birch wood affects the entire composition. Yes the pineapple is there, but i adore the birch effect in this.

Whenever i wear this, i feel like i am sitting beside a remote wooden cabinet located on a mountain, where the air is crystal clean and the breeze is bringing along the smell of birch trees surrounding the area, while i cut myself a nice fresh pineapple and enjoy the scenery.

This deserves all the praise. Period.

Nov
12
2013
claytron
claytron

I honestly can't say anything that has not been said before about this fragrance. I was expecting more... I guess I got a sample of one of the overly smokey batches because that is almost all I can smell when I put it on my skin. I would love to try one of the other batches to see what everyone else is talking about. I will update this reveiw if I ever get that chance.

Nov
12
2013
Yogamarc
Yogamarc

I like this fresh, clean scent quite a bit but honestly I can't get away from the fact that it reminds me of Abercrombie. Now, I may just be too sensitive to this as I hate the overpowering cloud that intoxicates the local trash mall. This is not to say that I believe they smell the same but that I'm simply reminded of it. Aventus is of course more sophisticated but am I the only one the sniff the similarity? If I'm ever asked if it's Abercrombie, it'll be the very last time I wear it.

Nov
12
2013
BillC3
BillC3

i have owned over 40 colognes in my lifetime and without question creed aventus is by far my favorite
nothing beats the opening of this pineapple inital blast however after the first blast dies down i have a hard time picking it up again i just down smell it on my skin. i wanted a cheaper alternative to this so i bought fresco. fresco smells like aventus for about 5 seconds then it just smells cheap and synthetic. i love aventus but hate the creed prices.

Nov
07
2013
kongtatsu
kongtatsu

This is the best perfume I ever smell. Beautiful scent with great silage and good longevity. After I try this, I never want to wear other perfume anymore.

Nov
05
2013
newbv11
newbv11

Creed Aventus to me is more like air-fragrance/re-freshener.Modern, sophisticated and urban.Projects heavily but smells extremely pleasant and longevity is above average. Use it to scent my room, backpack, and in my wardrobe.
I won't wear it on me except when everybody is showing off their fragrance like in the club maybe.

Nov
04
2013
SDavis93
SDavis93

This fragrance is unique, but for me not a good unique. it smells very smokey and woody with a sweet pineapple note in the background. longevity and projection are good 7.5/10. But for the price i do not want to be smelling of smoked fruit. really do not understand the hype this fragrance gets, unique, yes, amazing maybe not, i don't smell this and get that 'wow' this is a real good scent kind of feel you get when you smell other unique and different fragrances.

i have sampled a few creeds and was putting this one off due to the hype but eventually blind bought it. be cautious when buying niche fragrances especially if you are unable to sample them first and only going by reviews. To me this fragrance shows that people just follow what everyone else says or thinks, its ok but i personally do not like this.

Nov
01
2013
donnie12
donnie12

i'd like to share to you my story about this bad boy... to be perfectly honest, i didn't like it at first (who would wanna smell like pineapples all day?!). but after several wearings, i've grown to understand this fragrance. when balanced, the pineapple and smoke creates a well blended and unique scent. it smells very manly to my nose (probably due to some musk added to the mix). this is marketed as a unisex fragrance, but i have to disagree. its a scent made for men (sorry ladies, just my impression. but if you could whip it and be comfortable with it, then you may as well wear it). i get great longevity on this (8-10 hours) on 3-4 sprays (just right in a tropical country like the philippines). now, im a converted fan boy. i love this scent and it serves its purpose. if applied correctly, far from the nose, the wearer will be able to enjoy this scent just as others close to him.

Oct
31
2013
omar88
omar88

افتتاحية مثيرة لهذا العطر .. اما النهاية فالرائحة رخيصة جداً

Oct
28
2013
abj180
abj180

Smells like Fresco, Jaguar Vision and Joop Night life. I'd rather pay $28 for the Fresco Z Batch :) . At least I know what I'm getting. You know blowing $280 for a chance at a supposed good batch is just not good business.

Oct
27
2013
dayzaway99
dayzaway99

One of my personal favorites and worth every penny. It opens with a sweet juicy smooth pineapple, and quickly is met by an intense leathery, woodsy, musk sexual scent that turns head when you barely ware it, both men and women will want to see who smells so delicious. The men looking down after the realize its you, the women keep staring, trying to get a deeper whiff of you. I am a young man and wear it at the office, evenings, and out doors. After i had set foot in a sexy older womans office to leave a paper on her desk. As i left she came back in and was like MMM! something smells good, i came back in and she followed her nose back to me, licking her lips and starting at me. Its you!. I awkwardly smiled and said you have good taste. A few days later i fucked her.

Oct
27
2013
craniumbash
craniumbash

The sad truth:

I don't understand the rave about the pineapple in this fragrance which most of the people are going crazy about, it smells exactly like jaguar vision. I say this as one of my teenage cousin uses jaguar vision and the day I tried Aventus on my skin I couldn't help but be reminded of Jaguar Vision, which is a bit more sweeter than Aventus. Though a couple of friends could detect a smokey vibe in it which I wasn't picking up.

A bit better side:

As some people know creed has a bit of inconsistency in their products which is known as batch variations. The other day I tried Aventus at another shop and to my surprise it was quite different and more smokey. I'd say I did like it better than the pineapple heavy version of Aventus but not enough to make me pay anything more than 100$ for this scent.

6/10 for the smokey version
4/10 for the pineapple version as I can get jaguar vision for much much cheaper.

Oct
27
2013
FirefighterJ
FirefighterJ

Dior homme is so much better than this. GIT is so much better than this. Anyone can get compliments wearing any perfume. Just be confident and dress well.

Oct
26
2013
josevancouver
josevancouver

Everyone talks about how this fragrance is 'overhyped', and that there must be a bunch of Creed SA's posting positive review about Creed Aventus. For me, this fragrance gets the most positive compliments. I've had my hairstylist ask me what I'm wearing. I've had a flight attendant ask me what I'm wearing. I've had an SA at a department store that doesn't sell Creed ask me what I'm wearing! This stuff smells gorgeous. The sweet pineapple, woods, musk, vanilla, ambergris blend is amazing.

I have had issues with batch variations and luckily have two bottles of the Z01 batch which should last me a long time. I can wear this all year long, in any occasion. Yes, it is hyped a lot, but there is a reason why.

Oct
21
2013
Anon_gibs
Anon_gibs

Wow! I am truly amazed at the variability in these reviews. It clearly reflects how different our noses and body chemistry are. Imo. This juice will continue to reign in my top 5. Some days i spritz it on with less jubilation, but once I'm out n about, its only minutes before ppl are complimenting on it, inquiring about it reinforcing my garner for all its wonder. Its always uplifting and light, fresh and seductive simultaneously and is simply "Joy in a Juice" i would say it is definitely a "manly" frag that would not likely be enjoyed by most guys under 25... But it is a gem for sure. A staple requirement in any serious frag wardrobe. Enjoy!!!

Oct
18
2013
m1156943
m1156943

Hands down fragrance of the decade!

Oct
17
2013
The New Monaco
The New Monaco

There is a good classy scent - laying under this strange toast hawai (pineapple & ham) odor. Very linear. Not my case.
-> tested it and sampled it different sources - in germany always the same scent.
Sample before spending (too much) money.

Oct
17
2013
pavel.dumitrescu007
pavel.dumitrescu007

This fragrance brings me the closest to perfection.

Oct
16
2013
ed
ed

Bough a decant of Aventus. Very fresh, fruiy, pleasant opening with a natural vibe. After the top notes are gone, the heart is more woody and masculine. Although I don't want to overpower those around me, this one is too mild for my taste. Would not spend £££... but if it was much cheaper, I would buy a large bottle and use an extra spray or two during the day.

I have no idea why someone posted that they're too young for this. In my opinion, it smells pretty versative - anyone could wear this, and it certainly won't offend your workmates.

Oct
13
2013
vhtnrdl
vhtnrdl

After I bought Aventus,I sold all my 'day' fragrances. Aventus makes other frangrances look like squid. In Korea, lots of people use ferrari, john varvatos, bvlgari and polo. guess what.. Lots of people make complements and ask me what I'm wearing. Ladies love it too!

Oct
11
2013
jacobbonilla
jacobbonilla

This fragrance is priceless.
What I mean is its a masterpiece. If this was ever discontinued it would eventually end up going for thousands. It would be hunted like a deer in a famine.. I'd gladly pay $300 for this! Thank goodness for Amazon though. $200's even better.. no problems

Oct
11
2013
dayzaway99
dayzaway99

I only buy creed and bond no 9 fragrances. I didn't even test this one out i got it, with silver mountain water to add to my collection, All i know is that when i use this, I know I smell amazing, it projects so well that i feel it lift everyone's mood that i encounter, i dunno why but i smell a deep woody almost musky leather with a juicy sweet fusion. Smells really sexy.

Oct
11
2013
cologne guy 2010
cologne guy 2010

I feel like all the love of this fragrance is just a circle jerk of people wanting to feel good about spending $300 on a cologne. i smelled this briefly once before and thought it was all right. maybe im missing something

Oct
10
2013
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

Still fights for #1 in my collection and I have smelled so many things, purchased so many things and split so many things. 20 years from now this fragrance will still be talked about.

Oct
09
2013
RobNL
RobNL

Totaly agree, not worth the money imo.
Well if the sillage and longevity where more it would be great, scent is realy nice.

Sample first.

Oct
08
2013
pbatemman26
pbatemman26

Funny that I also agree that Aventus and Tuscan Leather are similar. Tuscan Leather has more longevity for me though. A lot of the Creeds have longevity issues....

Oct
02
2013
pbatemman26
pbatemman26

I was so pumped about Aventus about two years ago when no one else knew about it. Now its like more expensive acqua di gio. Everyone knows what it is and will ask you if its what you are wearing. Yes, its a great product, but longevity and projection become an issue for me over time.

Oct
02
2013
pjd1234
pjd1234

CREED AVENTUS what can I say I tried this today first impression pineapple definitely then it evolves into a smoky scent of a vibe very complex scent. I cannot do a full review as I only tried it once at the counter. I will be honest though DEFINITELY NOT WORTH THE 300 USD RETAIL NO FREAKIN WAY good news though you can find it online for 180 usd that is the lowest price I found on line still a bit pricey. AVENTUS is a preference in my opinion and it is a very good scent its unique in the positive side but for 300 bucks retail that's the downfall for this frag youre really paying for the name not for its scent in my opinion.

Oct
01
2013
songofstorm
songofstorm

To me this smells like an ashtray with some pineapple thrown in. Why would I want to smell like I smoke cigarrettes? No thanks I'll pass.

Sep
29
2013
Filetoui
Filetoui

It's complex, and unique but not a girl catcher. It's an over 40 scent and has a very slight essence of Tom ford's Tuscan Leather (which smells a whole lot like cocaine) which I think works here unlike Ford's which is just too bizarre. It's a Creed so of course it last and lasts. Use it for Fall and Winter.

Sep
29
2013
O2
O2

توجد عطور مقاربة جداً لرائحة هذا العطر منها :

- Cedrat Boise Mancera for women and men

- Royal Vintage M. Micallef for men

Sep
22
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

This is an updated review as I only had a sample sprayed onto a card by a lady at the Creed counter and suspect she didn't spray enough.
I've had it on my skin and I have to say I have a much better understanding of this fragrance now!
I'm still not blown away I get the lovely pineapple note in the top and the masculine heart of the fragrance coming through...and it's nice, very nice.
Look you're never going to be disappointed by Creed.
Every Creed fragrance I've tried (which is most of the popular ones now) I have loved and have massive respect for this house as a result, but this isn't the best one for my taste.

Update: I have persevered with this scent and finally have a sample to wear regularly which is what is required to truly get to know this scent. Well do you know what? I'm starting to believe the hype. More than just a fresh fragrance Aventus has great longevity slight smokiness and a wonderful base. I've never disliked this scent but I think I'm growing to love it and to find something so versatile you can wear in any situation and on a regular basis is becoming a rare thing for me.

Sep
19
2013
NobleRoman
NobleRoman

Update-- a few months back I posted that I liked CA, but it wasn't worth the price.
I was wrong! Picked up a bottle and I love it. Yes I'm a convert to the mighty house of Creed! 10/10

Sep
18
2013
Sunflower77
Sunflower77

This is a unique and interesting scent. It is very strong, very sophisticated, and very long lasting. Very good projection too. On my husband, it lasts three times longer than Silver Mountain Water, twice as long as Millesime Imperial. But out of the three, it is my least favorite. Maybe I just prefer fresher scent. Aventus is too smoky and too strong for my taste. But I can see why so many people love it.

Sep
17
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

FRUITY SMOKE

....or is it smokey fruit?

Either way, this rock star fragrance is a bit of a let down. I was hoping for depth and note evolvement. Instead, I got a linear fairly interesting scent.

I did receive a compliment - but that was only after shoving my wrist into a friend's face demanding she rate my new sample.
"Citrus and wood?"
Well - she was intoxicated.

My other friend loved it - kept sniffing my arm all night.
(Also intoxicated)

I won't buy it - but if given as a gift (hint hint) - I'd wear it.

Sep
15
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Well...I finally got to try this fragrance today!
I very nearly bought it blind due to the massive hype surrounding it.
I wasn't necessarily expecting to be blown away as I've done so much homework on this fragrance I feel I know as much as you can without actually trying it.
Well my verdict... Very underwhelming indeed.
I got a huge amount of smoky notes and not pleasant ones either like accrid cigarette smoke and stale ash, rather than sweet creamy Havana cigar tabacco.
I actually thought the woman on the Creed counter had just been for a fag! (she hadn't)
Once that subsides you do get a fruit freshness, a bit of spice and quite a nice masculine fragrance emerges but nothing awe-inspiring.
As it dries down it has got nicer and I must say I do like it more now it has and it may grow further still.

Sep
14
2013
abbasacc
abbasacc

Its is nice and modern man type perfume
The smell is sweat, dark citris as pineapple but same time a bit spicy and smoky
Excellent projection and longevity. ..
U can easily wear in office ...very modern and sexy ...
Not fresh as GIT
Lot of compliments
I was in shopping mall and a lady came to me .....what a wonderfu smell you have......o

Sep
13
2013
impala45
impala45

Wow. What a disappointment. Testing this thing out on my skin during summer all I got was the smell of burnt cardboard boxes. I don't know if women enjoy it or not, but I certainly don't want to smell like this.

Sep
12
2013
cmagot
cmagot

I cant deny it anymore, i love this perfume... I wanted to hate it, cause I really am angry with the Creed brand, first of all the circus around Creed family creating the perfumes, give me a break! then some of their perfumes being obvious copies, like original vetiver=cologne thierry mugler, just to mention one.

But this one is really amazing, there is a musky woody whisper that I cant identify at all, very brigh and luxuriuos. The price is outragous though, I am waiting for a cheaper copy.

Sep
11
2013
Egyptian Goddess
Egyptian Goddess

smokey, sexual, rolling around in money
I have no self control when I smell this on
my boyfriend. none.

Sep
09
2013
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

This fragrance is literally living on my skin! There is no day when its the same. Sometimes I can smell it for 1-3 hours, the next day it stays with me for 6-8 hours...I never had such an experience with any fragrance like Aventus! I dont know why its happening, but Im sure its connected with the skin PH. This is a way overhyped fragrance but there is a good reason for it! Its magic!!

Sep
08
2013
jroc716
jroc716

This is definitely one of my favorite creeds in the house. Sweet smelling and i love the smokey or pineapple note in each different batch. Everyone should own at least a 5ml decant and try it out. Mad compliments from people when wearing this. Lasts on me for 6 or more hours and projects very well imo.

Sep
07
2013
abj180
abj180

Even this biased site won't let you say the scent smells like FRESCO. The cult has been working there magic. Does anybody know where I can get the batch code that doesn't smell like a $300 Smokey camp fire?

Sep
07
2013
frog23
frog23

Yes this is a hyped scent, but for a reason. What i smell is moss/pepper and sometimes it reminds me of the way a dollar bill smells like. Yes, it smells like money. First time i kissed my gf (now wife) and she pulled away and whispered "oh my god, you smell so good." Winner in my book.
Day/Night scent. I wear it at the office but really lightly. Good date scent. Probably won't wear it in the really cold months.

Sep
04
2013
jude1321
jude1321

The quality of this juice is incredible and very obvious. I would say that this is a highly interesting scent that for some reason reminds me of Terre Hermes - not that they smell similar. Both are amazing scents that I particularly don't find all that sexy. Original Santal is sexier than Aventus, but Aventus is an outstanding fragrance. In my experience, both have somewhat question longevity, however. Terre Hermes EDP is cheaper and better than Aventus, IMO. I do want to stress that I really like Aventus, but find it more interesting than sexy. Others might disagree though. Just my take. Overall, this is a very serious try. I would not recommend blind buying this juice. Test it out first. But, it is really good.

Sep
03
2013
Super Sniffer
Super Sniffer

I must have olfactory fatigue with this one. I have no idea how rate it's longevity. Sometimes I think it's gone, then my wife says hours later she can still smell it. By the way my wife is not crazy about this one which defeated the purpose of me buying it.

When I can smell it up top I get a in the blink of an eye shot of pineapple and apple then it goes straight into a faint birch vanilla combo. Not bad smelling just not what I was expecting.

I don't buy into batch variations I've smelled Z01 all the way up to the 2013 batches and its all the same.

Aug
30
2013
Scentica2009
Scentica2009

Love this. Perfect for any occasion, smells quite 80's but has so much modern sophistication. Always draws compliments.

Aug
30
2013
gcaprotti
gcaprotti

When I tried and tested the first time this perfume I was not convinced 100%.
I decided to wait, looking for other brands and other emotions.
No way!
I tried for the second time and I understood it was so perfect.
I never tried a perfume like this: my wife she's getting crazy and she loves it. I really like the pineapple and the smokey aroma. When is getting dried it's so amazing.
I finally found my unique signature.
Many people at the office they are asking me what kind of frangrance I'm wearing: they don't understand! Usually they recognize immediately Million, Acqua di Giò...
This perfume is absolutely unique and I received so many compliments from woman! But please don't tell to my wife!

Aug
30
2013
drakecito
drakecito

Smells good but is too overpriced.
Pineapple and pineapple with a touch of red apple and vanille.
Longevity and projection are moderate.
Maybe for 80$....

Scent: 7/10
Longevity: 7/10
Sillage: 6/10

Aug
29
2013
Valfar
Valfar

Finally got a sample of this one today. I was dying to test this because all the hype around it, and, of course, because of the price. It's a great fragrance but,seriously, doesn't worth the price. The projection and longevity are very poor actually. There are more cheaper fragrances out that are more superior to this one. I can't understand all this hype around it, nothing special. Rating this 6 out of 10. Don't even think about blind-buying this one.

Aug
26
2013
colognefan85
colognefan85

Opening: Strong burt of Pineapple and bergamot, fruity vibe but lasts less then a minute. One of the shortest lasting openings that ive smelt. The pineapple smells natural and fresh. For such a short opening its invigorating.

Dry down: A very strong dry birch thats rich and musky, with hints of oak moss. The mix with these notes creates a smooth ash scent, with undertone of apple. Then mellows to a smoke vibe after a few hours.

Projection: Very high, almost every time I wear this I get noticed. Projects farther in heat.

Longevity: Long lasting 6 to 8 hours.

Overall: Its been well liked for good reason, it projects well and it smells great. I wouldn't imagine wanting to smell of "ash" or smoke but something about it keeps me wanting to smell more! In my opinion the notes are unique and intriguing.

Purchase: Try! Another love or hate fragrance for most. Some will be intrigued by the scent, and some will find it nasty.

Aug
25
2013
ateghipc
ateghipc

Yes, there is a lot hype surrounding this product, and yes some of that hype is well deserved. I actually came across a sample of Aventus before reading anything about the house of Creed, and of the 6 or 7 samples that I had from the house, I enjoyed this one and SMW the most. It's not the holy grail of fragrances, and its not nearly as great as the hype makes it out to be, but it really is possibly the best smelling thing Creed has put out. What I love about Aventus is that it filled the gap between sweet and smoky for me. I had been really into citruses and aquatics before aventus, and aventus was able to provide me something that still had those elements, but they were balanced with something muskier and heavier.

That being said, I really do understand how this could be unappealing to some. Forget about batch variations because that's just a way for the fanboys to discredit your opinion. The initial blast of "royal (please...) " pineapple is fantastic but in my experience, it sits farther from the skin. That is, I can smell a beautiful combination of pineapple and musk in the projection, but what sits closer to the skin is incredibly harsh and smells a bit like rotting fruit with an overpowering accord of musk and smoke. After half an hour to an hour Aventus finally settles down, feeling more comfortable in its own skin. It is here that Aventus shines, but even then I can still understand how some could dislike the scent- it is aggressive to say the least and so will offend many by default (i'm looking at you clean scent lovers).

The bottom line is, if you want introduction into a muskier, darker, men's fragrance this is a great place to start because its pineapple addition makes it less harsh than many other options on the market. However, if lighter fragrances are more your cup of tea you are certainly going to hate this (in this case you fall in the majority, there might be a reason why there isn't a designer clone of this).

Even though I don't think projection/longevity is important in a fragrance, on me, this is the best performing Creed, topping out at around 9 hours with very strong sillage to boot (for a creed at least).

Aug
24
2013
angel66
angel66

I bought a bottle this Morning , but its gone within the hour. Cannot believe it.

Aug
24
2013
Scentica2009
Scentica2009

Never fails to attract compliments from women of all ages. My favourite scent at the moment.

Aug
23
2013
hullhockey91
hullhockey91

Here's my take on Aventus....

I bought a sample of batch Z01....Did not expect it to smell like it did, didn't like it. I thought it was way to smoky, leathery. I was expecting something more fruity.

A few months go by, and curiosity got the best of me and I bought a bottle, batch B01. At first I wasn't sure of it, but I noticed this HUGE pineapple not. Way bigger than batch Z01.

I sprayed three sprays, two on my shirt, and one on my neck. I then left for work. When I walked into the office two guys said I smelt "REALLY" good. I don't typically rack in the compliments, so this was a huge plus. A week later, one guy said I smelt strong...strong as in a beast manner, not because I sprayed too much. Then I started thinking about it... I really do feel like this is a cologne for the almighty, strong, powerful man. A man who is about to break out of his shirt because he's huge!

Haha anyways, this stuff is definitely not suitable for girls, at least in my opinion. This is some crazy masculine stuff. Is the longevity and projection an issue? No. This stuff is a monster in both categories. Three sprays and I smell it on myself for at least 6 hours. Thats huge for me.

SCENT - 4/5
LONGEVITY - 5/5
PROJECTION - 5/5

OVERALL - 14/15

Oh....do the ladies love it??? Not in my case. The few girls that have smelled it hate it. But do I care? No. I love feeling like a beast wearing this stuff.

Aug
21
2013
jcastano
jcastano

I finally got my nose on this "legend" among Creed fanatics and fragrance aficionados alike but truly, disappointment doesn't begin to tell the story, especially after the mass amount of hype surrounding the "holy grail" of a fragrance that is Aventus, accompanied by its hefty price tag. I'm not sure which "batch" I received in my 5 ml decant but in a nutshell, Aventus is a faint pineapple dominated by an extremely heavy smokiness. A natural birch and fresh cut florals annex a green and slightly herbacious element to the smoldering ash that eventually engulfs any fruity note to this fragrance. More so, I'd probably categorize it as a smokey incense smell that lasts well above 8 hours and projects fairly heavily.
I would probably purchase a bottle eventually, but it's definitely not at the top of my niche list.
At the risk of possibly receiving death threats, Fresco by Illum Dean bares a minor resemblance and makes up about 40% of what Aventus is, especially in the top notes. I love Fresco and always receive great feedback while wearing it. Unfortunately, when I wore Aventus on several occasions and even had my girlfriend smell it, no one complimented me and instead gave me odd looks as if I was offending them. In fact, my girlfriend thought it was so overrated and awful. She much rather prefers Green Irish Tweed and Bois De Portugal. I absolutely agree. I'm not sure if the cut I received was technically one of Creeds worst batches, but Aventus certainly feels over-hyped and underwhelming.

Aug
07
2013
Big Beak
Big Beak

@ jacobbonilla.
Although I'm hesitant about using the reviews section to address your comment, I think your question is legitimate. Skip to point #4 if you wish to avoid reading personal stuff. Sorry for the long response!

1) I have an addictive personality. Currently, I'm obsessed with fragrances; before, it was high-end audio and wine. I create lists of things to purchase, but spend too much time researching reviews and testing one product against the other i.e. Cool Water v. GIT. The 'what if?' drives me crazy.

2) I did decide for myself by testing Aventus. This is a pretty good fragrance, yet it's surrounded by a dense cloud of brilliant marketing, hype, and "fanboyism". The admittedly time-consuming test cut through that, and it proved how susceptible consumers can be to the above. Had I not done so, I could not accurately guage whether I loved this scent enough to pay the premium for it. Frankly, that's a lie for money isn't the real issue, but it can be for other people.

3) Although I have more free time and money than the average person, I cannot will myself to pay a cent without all the hassle above. I love the 'hunt', and deep down realize that I can buy every Creed or whatever addiction I desire with a mouse click. Problem is, I don't want that because then I will have to confront the depression. Perhaps that avoidance is "pathetic", as you said.

4) The bonus to all who read Fragrantica is that they get one more review which offers a different perspective on a product that mostly has everyone talking about it in a certain way. I believe many of those other reviews have been subconsciously influenced by factors which businesses exploit often. I wished to highlight that as I was taught in my undergraduate studies.

A friend who is still a student craves this scent, but cannot afford it. If an over-the-top review like mine can dissuade someone like him from spending what little he has, I will be happy.

Aug
06
2013
Dsanz
Dsanz

Aventus has a great ashy, yet fruity smell that surely turns heads. Yet by itself the scent isn't Holy Grail status for me. On the other hand, I have a small decant of it in which I've mixed Aventus with Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino and THAT is amazing. The orange flower in the TF mixed with the slighly incensy aroma of Aventus transforms into something superior in everyway. Never received compliments with Aventus by itself, yet this mix gets everyone I get close to asking about it.

Aug
06
2013
ryanmaes
ryanmaes

This stuff is underrated granted it's hype just because as soon as one person gives it anything less than a 10/10 it's underrated...

Aug
06
2013
Big Beak
Big Beak

I'm sad and disappointed. The Aventus club won't have me for a member. After reading countless threads on various forums, each extoling this scent with phrases like the "cup Indiana Jones drank from" or "my hunt for fragrances has ended after so many years", I had to know what the fuss was all about. However, I did my best to blind test it because I obsess over the "What if?!". Overhyping anything can unfairly tarnish it. Aventus is partly an example of that.

The test:
I talked to friends who had different batches of Aventus. They each sent me a sample; I ordered a separate decant for myself. I also ordered samples of Bond No 9's "BondNo9.com" + Riverside, Ananas Fizz, and Fresco. The first day, I turned away so I couldn't see the scent, and I asked a sibling to spray my elbows, wrists, and neck. 5 parts of my body = 5 different scents at a time out of 8 total (4 different batches of Aventus; 4 scents with pineapple in them). Only she knew which was which. For three weeks, I tested them blindly. Then I asked various friends and family members what they thought of them every day at different stages in the dry- down. The results confirmed my suspicion of marketing and social media in the context of internet culture...

Out of roughly 27 people, most people liked Aventus, although they did not love it as most do on here. Men liked the scent more than females. Bond No 9's Riverside got me the most compliments from men and women. Women, but not men as much, loved Ananas. Only 1 person could detect any differences between the various batches. 4 people couldn't detect batch differences before I told them to look for them. I was actually wearing the same batch. So, it was placebo (for this group at least). In addition, this group wasn't involved in the modern fragrance community. They mostly wore designers like Dior and Guerlain, and cheaper mall scents.

Only until I began to rave about Aventus being the king of fragrances, how it was adored by millions, how everyone couldn't stop talking about it on YouTube and the web, then the group began to like it a LOT. Women more than men responded more to this priming. I was disheartened. This actually is a great fragrance, but consumer behavior has morphed it into something else.

Conclusion:
Since everyone else has already discussed this as nauseum, I'm posting this review for the tiny minority out there not convinced by the hype. I haven't felt this left out of the hype since I heard Nirvana. Although longevity on my skin was poor and sillage as well (< 4 hours), on my family members it was greater at about 6-8 hours. However, the notes were largely the same on them as they were on me.

Although I love the burnt pineapple effect of Aventus, I can't pay for a bottle after the informal test above. Prices for this fragrance are at a premium, like an Apple product. Unlike Apple's iPhone which was a game changer back in 2007 (and still dominant today), I can't say the same for Aventus.

The hype will die down. Years from now, maybe. I'll pick up a bottle then. Even the lowest prices on eBay are $100 more than I'd pay for the 4oz/120ml. Please sample this with an open mind and blind smell test before joining the crowd.

Aug
06
2013
WRS67
WRS67

I recently got a sample of this, and I was immediately taken with the clean fresh opening. I like the dry down, too, and I could easily see this becoming my signature warm weather frag. Its scent makes me feel like I just stepped out of a refreshing shower.

The bad news is that longevity and sillage on my skin are horrible. Has anyone else had these issues? I applied it fairly liberally (throat, both sides of neck, inside of elbows, wrists), and two-three hours later I could barely smell it. With the hefty price tag, the longevity and sillage issues make this a definite no-go for me.

Could I have gotten a bad batch? I really like it and would be willing to give it another run.

Aug
05
2013
Jomoves
Jomoves

I've been giving this a good run, but can't help but think that they started off creating a beautiful scent, packed with natural oils and essences, then handed it over to the chemists and said "Now, can you make synthetic version of this?"

Aug
05
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

I agree with LuckyStar 1,I have found the one.After months of smelling all the luscious fragrances at the Creed counter at David Jones in Sydney CBD and being somewhat deflated by the way their in store batch smelt on my skin, i.e overly linear smokey campfire incarnation, today I found the right batch.The batch that most reviewers have been raving about.The naturally sweet pineapple delight which has real staying power and variation between top,middle and base notes.It has now taken pride of place on my niche shelf alongside SMW,Original Vetiver and Tabarone.On an equal standing I have and highly rate Oud Ispahan and Leather Oud from the Dior couture collection.These also are a must have for the man who likes distinctive and mature fragrances which are exceptionally well constructed and have unparalleled longevity.I'm in niche heaven..

Aug
03
2013
shrouded
shrouded

clean scent. smells nice, no doubt. but it's too boring for that PRICE. doesn't evoke strong emotions. if i'm gonna spend that much money i'd rather go for a complex frag.

sometimes I feel like giving in for this as a daily wear. but I can't really pull the trigger.

Aug
02
2013
joplinbaby
joplinbaby

if you want to be like Sean Connery go ahead!

Jul
24
2013
Grantgaff
Grantgaff

Has a great die down, a great manly musk scent with hints of a sweet and spice spell

Jul
23
2013
tbook15
tbook15

I highly suggest getting a decant of aventus of the specific batch you want, rather than paying $315 for retail bottle that probably is one of the overly smoky batches. As for the people that say there is no difference in batches, you probably havent smelled enough different ones because there is no just minor but major differences in creeds, especially aventus. Its a pain but i love creed frags so much i overlook the steep prices and batch disparities.

Jul
22
2013
Art2112
Art2112

Very well done. Smells fantastic!
8.5/10

Jul
20
2013
jacobbonilla
jacobbonilla

Aventus is the Led Zeplin of the perfume world! I agree with the reviewer below, sadly my search for my perfect fragrance is over.. Bitter sweet

Jul
17
2013
browne54
browne54

HOLY. SHIT. and I stress the Holy. This is the first fragrance where I have literally been mesmerized. I had smelled GIT by Creed. Wasnt impressed for the price. Millesime Imperial, which I like a lot, but not for the price. After those two I just wrote off the Creed House as overpriced and not worth the products produced. However, I was strolling through Neiman Marcus and gave this one a try in attempts to crush the what I was certain to be hype. I was so taken aback I shouted "My God" out loud in the store. I have NEVER smelled anything quite like this. Never. So incredibly unique. Inspired by Napoleon? I believe it. It smells like power. I understand that is an obnoxious statement but congruent with my reaction and the perfume's inspiration.

Up top: pineapple. and fresh cut, real, not synthetic pineapple. I detect a hint of black currant.

Middle: starts to get smokey. I detect birch all the way. Birch and patchouli with a hint of rose. God it is so wonderful.

Base: an oakmoss/leather base. It says leather is not a note but I think the oakmoss/musk/fading fruits make some type of leather accord. Divine. Literally.

Longevity: I got 9 hours on my skin and it was projecting for 5-6.

I walked out of Neiman Marcus with Aventus on my hand, to check it with my chemistry, to meet my gf in the hair salon. I walked into a wall of compliments. Every woman in the salon was in awe. Walk out of the salon, a male stranger passes, walks back to me and taps me on the shoulder to ask what cologne I was wearing. That has never happened in my life. I intend to purchase the 4.0oz after my next pay period as well as the shave balm. Before smelling Aventus I would have thought I was outside of my mind to purchase a $300 fragrance. But I believe it is because I know my search for my perfect/signature scent is over. I will always have a few staples in the collection; Fahrenheit, Encre Noire, Dior Homme Intense for romantic evenings. But I can never see myself liking anything more, or feeling anything suits who I am better than Aventus. And I must say, it is a beautiful thing. This is the best fragrance I have EVER smelled. Breathtakingly beautiful and seductively powerful.

Jul
15
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

I really wanted to like this fragrance juggernaut as I wanted another niche to add to my collection which already included Original Vetiver and Tabarome by Creed.However I am one of the reviewers who experience a linear campfire smell and not the delicious pineapple top note which others have reported on here.Maybe I sampled an irregular batch.I opted today instead for Silver Mountain Water,for its crispy freshness and Dior's couture Leather Oud,which projects from here to Bondi on me once the initial civet onslaught has subsided and is also much smoother than Creeds Royal Oud in my opinion.

Jul
13
2013
amirabbas
amirabbas

This one is one of the most unusual perfumes that I've ever smelt. It is not similar to anything.

After applying it starts with pineapple and smoky scents!! I've never thought that the smell of smoke could be beautiful but in this one, it is. Most of the time I don't like the opening note of the perfumes but this one is an exception. To me the opening note the most beautiful part of this perfume.

The middle note is mostly smoky and I can smell a little leather among the smoke. Middle note is also beautiful, smooth, very manly and also classy.

Dry-down is very smooth too and I can feel pineapple again. It’s musky in the end.

It has good projection and sillage is also good. For the first four hours it radiate with full power and after that it’s going to be close to skin. It stays around 6-7 hours on my skin.

It's not suitable for teenagers. If you want to smell like a true man, go for it.

UPDATE 1:
I think my nose was tired of this scent yesterday so i couldn't feel the scent anymore. today I can smell it on my skin after 19 hours. It's so faint but it's still there :)

UPDATE 2:
I've never had any chance to test other batches. Mine have a heavy smoky scent but I've found out something about this scent. When I was wearing it in the hottest days of summer it was smokier and the sharpness of the scent was more prominent but at this time the weather become colder and now the smell of pineapple is stronger and the scent is not sharp anymore. I think temperature and humidity can affect this scent heavily.

Another thing that I want to add is that it’s not compliment-getter as it advertised in the comments and on in the real shops. It smells beautiful and also a little strange. I don’t say that it’s not beautiful. Actually I’ve tested many different fragrances and still I love this one so much but keep in mind that few people find the smokiness of the Aventus a little annoying.

یکی از عجیب ترین عطرهایی هست که تا به حال بو کردم. شبیه به هیچ عطری نبوده که تا به حال تست کرده باشم.

بعد از اسپری کردن، اول با بوی آناناس و دود شروع میشه. هیچ وقت فکر نمی کردم که بوی دود بتونه برام جذاب باشه ولی این یه مورد استثنا هست و واقعا بوی جالبی داره. از نظر من نت اولیه اش به نسبت نت میانی و آخر خیلی جالب تر بود. دوست داشتم نت اولیه بیشتر ادامه پیدا می کرد.

نت میانی مخلوطی از بوی دود و چرم هست و مقدار بوی میوه ای هم اون وسط استشمام میشه. بوی خیلی با کلاسی داره. به نظرم نت میانی مثل نت آغازین جالب نیست ولی در کل خیلی خوبه.

در آخر هم که بو خیلی خفیف میشه یه بوی ملایم مشک و دود ملایم میده و دوباره بوی آناناس به مشام میرسه.

پخش بوی خوبی داره و برای 4 ساعت به طور مداوم پخش بود داره و بعد از اون خیلی بوش خفیف میشه و فقط از فاصله نزدیک قابل استشمام هست. تا شش هفت ساعت هم بوش روی پوست به وضوح قابل استشمامه

در کل به درد افراد کم سن و سال نمیخوره. کسی که می خواد بوی مرد بده باید بره دنبال این عطر

به روز رسانی اول:
فکر کنم دیروز از بس این بو به مشامم رسیده بود که سیستم بویاییم مختل شده بود و دیگه حسش نمی کردم :)) امروز بعد از بیدار شدن از خواب هنوز بوی این عطر رو روی دستم حس می کردم و هنوز هم این بو بعد از 19 ساعت روی پوستم هست

به روز رسانی دوم:
من نتونستم بچ نامبر های دیگری از اونتوس رو تست کنم ولی یه چیزی رو متوجه شدم. زمانی که وسط گرمای نزدیک به 40 درجه تو تهران ازش استفاده می کردم و بوی دودش خیلی شدیدتر بود و کلا یک تندی خاصی تو عطر وجود داشت ولی الان که هوا خنک تر شده بوی آناناس مشخص تر شده و دیگه اون تندی توی عطر وجود نداره و بوی نرم تری پیدا کرده. من فکر میکنم گرما و رطوبت هوا روی بوی این عطر تاثیر زیادی داره.

یه چیز دیگه هم اضافه کنم و اون هم اینه که مثل خیلی از عطرهای دیگه وقتی استفاده کنید تعریف و تمجید نمی شنوید. اینجا تو کامنت ها و همینطور تو فروشگاه ها خیلی ها میگن که این عطر باعث جلب توجه میشه ولی اندکی زیاده روی شده. من عطرهای مختلف زیادی تست کردم و واقعا این عطر رو دوست دارم ولی متوجه شدم که بوی دودی اش بعضی وقت ها حتی برای بعضی از اطرافیانم اندکی آزار دهنده هست

Jul
11
2013
mrluctoretemergo
mrluctoretemergo

yes the hype is there for a reason - i sprayed some CA and walked with that ultrafresh breeze outside the store with my wife...the moment we got in the open air she said 'oh my god this is the best men's cologne i have ever smelled !! - she said it was nothing like the 'normal' edt's - it was an ultimate, truly fresh ,delightful man's fragrance she said...i got 2 or 3 headturners in the next 30 minutes...you should know where i live Creed isn't very well known/available...so it's got to be something special...it's a lovely frag folks ! It's expensive, but where i live also quite rare/exclusive and that makes it kinda extra special ... :o)

mmm (almost) new signature scent....?? Almost... :o)

update : my warm(er) weather signature scent !!!

Jul
11
2013
hedward
hedward

I sprayed some Aventus in a perfume shop. 3 days and 3 showers later I can still smell it! This is stuff is radioactive....

I expected it to be sweet but it was actually VERY woody with sour pineapple. Very mature actually

Jul
11
2013
eastcoastguy128
eastcoastguy128

My everyday fragrance... Enjoy the pineapple scent... very pleasant and unobstrusive.

Jul
09
2013
Brandon_4078
Brandon_4078

I purchased a sample of this to see what the hype is about and now I know why people buy niche fragrances. Now let me set something straight, for me it is not the uniqueness or complexity that makes it out standing (because it isn't really that unique or complex), it's how unbelievably real it smells.

Up top it is a blast of fresh cut pineapple mixed in a bowl with a little red apple and black current. In the middle I get one thing and one thing only...BIRCH!!! It reminds me of cutting up a Birch tree on a sunny fall day with a soft cool breeze. As it dries down you get the musk and moss to roll in slowly but the birch stays prominent. Again this fragrance is unforgettably real. You can't help but let it paint pictures of fond memories in your head.

I don't get smokey, campfire, or leather at all. It could be that I live a country life style and I know exactly what the bark and wood of a birch tree smells like. I could understand where someone could get slightly smokey/leathery from the birch.

This is a scent I could wear all year long, day or night, and dressed up or down. Aventus is an absolutely wonderful Birch (woody) fragrance with a fruity sweet top note that makes your mouth water.

Jul
08
2013
jotalopez
jotalopez

I just bought a tester after reading the plenty of good reviews this fragrance has.What can I say? I'm somewhat disappointed. To be honest, I expected much more from such an overrated scent. Fruity pineapple notes are quite noticeable from the very first spray, but soon after, a strong smoky ashy smell c