Creed (2010)

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Aventus by Creed

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Olivier Creed
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The exceptional Aventus was inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor, celebrating strength, power and success. Introduced in 2010 and crafted by the deft hand of Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son Erwin, this scent has grown to become the best-selling fragrance in the history of the brand. Olivier created its iconic name derived from a ("from") ventus ("the wind"), illustrating the Aventus man as destined to live a driven life, ever galloping with the wind at his back toward success. Aventus is a sophisticated blend for individuals who savor a life well-lived.

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Reviews of Aventus by Creed

There are 344 reviews of Aventus by Creed.

I'm surprised I've not got around to reviewing this one. This is based off of my bottle from during the early years of its release. In the opening, I got a fruity note something along the lines of a pineapple and bergamot. That effect dissipates soon after before a smoky feel of birch comes in the heart of the scent. There's some florals and patchouli in it but it's quite minimal. The base dries down to ambergris and musk. The scent performs fine, I could smell it the entire day, 6-8 hours is what I got from it.

I've got nothing positive to say about this one, I'm trying to keep my dislike thoughts of it to a minimal. It has been the frequent discussion of batch variations between what is more fruity or smoky. For me, I don't enjoy the scent at all to care whether a fruiter batch smells better than a smokier batch or vice versa. While I never reach for this scent myself, others will pull it out for all occasions anytime of the year. Personally it's one of my least favorites Creeds.

Update: okay so I tried this on again and a different sales person properly gave me two full sprays instead of half a spray from really far away and this fragrance is worlds better. I literally smelled this in the car and ordered CDNIM EDP. Spraying this wrong gives a terrible experience. I give this a 9/10 and sauvage like a 9.2/10.

My girlfriend's mom who comes shopping with me smelled it and remarked it was very attractive and she could easily pick out the bergamot, pineapple, and smokey wood.

Original review: This smells like someone put a whole pineapple on a charcoal grill and forgot about it for a few hours, then tried to salvage some of the inside of the incinerated and carbonized pineapple. I washed this off in the bathroom at nordstrom right after I sprayed it on.

Oh, and they even had the bottle of mont blanc explorer right next to it, which I sprayed on the other arm. They smell almost identical, but explorer was better balanced between the pineapple and char smell. To me, you'd need to be insane to buy CDNIM EDP to want to smell like charred pineapple for 10+ hours or however long it lasts.

1/10, the worst fragrance I have experienced so far alongside The One (ashtray) EDT.

Good day base notes people!

This is my first blind buy of creed Aventus.
First impression: Fruity, spicy, and zesty
Season: warm weather
Longevity: unknown
Unique: no. A lot of perfumers have copiesld this one

So first and foremost, let me say this: I am a perfume snob. If I'm paying $$$ for it, I want sillage, longevity, and uniqueness. Because this has been duplicated so often, not unique. For me, I have to spray a lot to get sillage but this is quick dry down skin scent for me.

If you like this but want something a bit more potent choose Kilian Vodka on the Rocks.
If you just want to turn up the juice on this one and save some $$$ Dua Solo makes a scent called Poisedon Elixir 11z. It's amazing, it's Aventus amped up and reminiscent of Aventua original formula.

Overall Aventus is a classic. The other perfumers out there with this similar smell and longevity make the price not worth it.
Anyone that swears by this scent , let's debate it

Caramelised pineapple dusted with vanilla and spice, on top of soft smoke and resin with the right amount of masculine warmth.


Longevity is very good, and I wish projection was better.

The price is ridiculous, but the composition is inspired.


With Aventus (with most fragrances, really), there are two things one must consider:

1. Does the fragrance smell good?
2. Does all of the OTHER stuff surrounding the fragrance (the hype, the marketing, the price, the connotations, etc.) make it “worth the while”, so to speak?

For those that just don’t like the smell, I get it. Aventus will never be everything for everyone, and that’s ok. To be fair, this DNA *is* kind of played out.

As for me, I like it. Not enough to fork over hundreds of dollars, but enough to explore the myriad of wannabes. I could stop there, but let’s also consider everything else surrounding this fragrance.

You have to ask yourself, humble review reader: how much does #2 affect your opinion of #1? Can you separate the smell from all the other stuff (that is, are these two things mutually exclusive)? Put differently: do you wear fragrance for the smell alone, or will all that other stuff (your means, your associations, your YouTube viewing habits) change how you (and others) perceive your fragrance choice? I don’t have answers for you (fragrance is of course a very personal matter), but I can add my two cents to the myriad of other opinions on Aventus.

I like the smell of Aventus, and there is no one in my life who would associate it with any of the negative connotations the fragrance community might have of it. So, I wear Mont Blanc Explorer on occasion to get that vibe. I’d never consider paying $300+ for a fragrance I’d only wear a few times a year, even if the alternatives aren’t quite as good.

Your situation may be different. Perhaps Chad in accounting oversprays it and you just can’t shake the connotation. Perhaps you make six figures and buying Aventus is less of a “flex” and more of a special treat because your significant other really likes it on you. Perhaps your an Alpha Delta, and this stuff just drops ALL the panties. Only you can decide if Aventus is right for you. Just know that - even if you don’t care what others think - your fragrance will carry some baggage, especially with one so massively influential as Aventus.

All that being said, it comes time for my own ranking. I can easily say that Aventus smells very nice on me. If I were rating it on smell alone, it would get a thumbs up. It deserves at least that for being such a hugely successful fragrance. However, I also factor is cost when making my fragrance purchases, and to me, Aventus doesn’t smell like a $300 fragrance. Especially now that every brand and their brother has an Aventus-type fragrance, it’s especially hard to justify the price based on exclusivity. For that reason, I’m going neutral.

Creed Aventus is a masculine, fruity, woody scent that is a very inspired fragrance and beautifully blended. When it came out in 2010 it was a very creative game changer. 12 years later, having been cloned and copied so many times it is starting to feel aged but there is no denying that Creed Aventus is a very good fragrance and has become a classic of masculine perfumery. Aventus opens with oakmoss, fruity notes (the pineapple is there) and ambergris. As the scent dries down the fruity notes become slightly more citrusy and the musk come more to the fore. It is an appealing and very versatile fragrance. Aventus lasts most of the day on my skin although by the end of the day it is a close skin scent. So I would say longevity is good and it projects moderately well for the first few hours. I also have a bottle of the much hyped CDNIM and from my experience it is not anywhere near as nice and refined as Aventus. Montblanc Explorer however, based on my nose, is much closer to Aventus and I actually favour the scent profile of Explorer a bit more than Aventus. Therefore I simply cannot justify the price of Creed Aventus, it is a very good fragrance, but it is definitely not worth the asking price for me. Overpricing aside, I like Creed Aventus and rate it 4/5.

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