Outside of kicks, clothes, music, cars, and cigars I enjoy a nice bottle of smell goods. Ain’t nothing better than picking a fragrance to match your style for the day. This year the #1 scent of choice is Aventus by the House of Creed.
I’m not going to play like I am a fragrance expert. In other words I can’t sniff a piece of paper and tell you exactly what aroma I am smelling. I’ll leave that to the other blogs. But what I can do is distinguish shit that smells good from the bullshit, and Aventus my friends smells great. Now I know some of you who frequent UML already know about Creed, so this review is not for you. However some of you may need to be put onto something frsh and new, so this one is for you.
First let me start of by saying Aventus is not for everybody. A 4oz bottle will set you back around $380 if you cop it from a brick and mortar shop. However, I will say if money is no object to your fresh, Aventus is the way to go.
Aventus Creed’s notes:
black currant, bergamot, apple, pineapple, rose, birch, jasmine, patchouli, musk, oak moss, ambergris and vanilla.
When I first apply Aventus on my skin I get the smell of bergamot, which after a while turns into a fresh scent of pineapple. To put it in common man’s terms it starts off smelling a little smoky and over time turns into more of a fruity scent. I will say however, for this to be a parfum the scent is a little thin. Now this could be due to the fact that different bottles of Aventus smell different due to the whichever batch it comes from. Some batches have more of a smokey vibe, while others have a strong pineapple scent that rides throughout the life of the scent.
On my skin once the scent switches over to pineapple it rides out for the duration of it’s life, which can be be anywhere from 5-8 hours depending on how much I apply. I have read of some men spraying as much as 10-12 pumps on them. Now in my eyes that might be overkill, but I can understand the need for the over saturation. The airy smell can seem to be gone after a few hours so one may feel the need to squirt away to make sure it is still present after a few hours. However, you want to make sure that you aren’t killing the people in your office, after all you don’t to smell as if you took a bath in Aventus before you stepped out the house.
Speaking of…. this is one fragrance that gets plenty of compliments from everyone who catches a whiff. Aventus is damn near like catnip to anyone within a five foot radius of you. “Danny P what are you wearing?” “Someone smells good!!” What is that?” Those are the questions I hear whenever I put this on. And I guess ultimately that is the point of wearing cologne isn’t it?
So I guess the $400 question is is Aventus worth the price of admission? That is a question which answer largely depends on you and your fragrance game. If you are satisfied with the “commercial” cologne that you can get at any store Aventus or any other Creed scent may not be worth it for you. But if you enjoy being the only person in your circle who smells unique Aventus may be the way to go, because this truly a one of a kind fragrance. Wearing this puts you on another level from the One Million or Spice Bomb wearers.
As for me I enjoy the fragrance. Enough so that it has become my signature scent as of late. The fresh, airy scent of smokey pineapple is a beautiful mix. It is light enough to be worn in the hottest of weather, but yet complex enough to be worn during your Christmas break.
I give Aventus 5 bowties.
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