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Thursday, 15th June, 2017

Creed Aventus Review [UPDATED]

Creed Aventus Review - Is The Best Men's Fragrance Worth The Hype?

I got Creed Aventus back in 2014, and I still have the same bottle, and it’s still going strong in every sense of the word. It’s still a firm favourite, so is it worth getting?

Updated Review For 2017

Creed Aventus – Worth The Hype?

Is Creed Aventus worth the hype? In my opinion, yes. It’s a very expensive men’s fragrance, especially if you’re not into scents and fragrances as I am (check out all my men’s fragrance reviews). Having said that, it’s not just a scent for fragrance aficionados. It may not be cheap, but it could be your go to bottle and your own signature scent.
What that does mean is that it gives it an exclusivity, not too many people will be wearing this or even consider it, however over the past few years it has become more and more popular because of the hype which surrounds it.

Why Is Creed Aventus So Expensive?

Unlike other designer brands which licence their name to a mass producer and may use cheaper ingredients, Creed use a lot of natural ingredients in their products. They’re also a genuine perfume house, and produce the fragrances in house, rather than licencing out their name to a mass manufacturer. My Creed Aventus was made in France.

What Does Creed Aventus Smell Like?

A blend of a fruity and woody scent, Creed Aventus is an interesting and amazing smell. The fragrance combines an inviting fresh and citrus scent with a woody smell, the combination of this produces a really alluring scent, smokey and well rounded. It really is unique and something I have not smelled before, so for that alone it is a great thing to have in your fragrance repertoire. Creed is a proper perfume house rather than a fashion house putting out a fragrance, so you know you’re getting a top quality produced scent.

Creed Aventus 30ml 75ml 120ml Bottles

Creed Aventus comes in a variety of bottle sizes, including 30ml, 50ml, 75ml and 120ml spray bottles, as well as larger 250ml and if you’re feeling baller a 500ml splash bottle. If you’re just getting started then a 30ml bottle will do fine, this currently costs around £115. If you want the best value, a 100ml bottle comes in at £230. The bottle shapes vary depending on the size, with my bottle being a 30ml bottle it’s a distinctive shape. Larger bottles are a more regular shape.

UPDATE: Creed Aventus Bottle Sizes 2017 Onwards – Creed Discontinued 30ml, 75ml & 120ml Bottles

From 2017 going forward, Creed has new bottle sizes. They have discontinued the 30ml and 75ml bottles of Aventus. The standard size bottles for Creed Aventus are now 50ml and 100ml bottles for the spray, along with the 250ml and 500ml bottles of the splash. That means there’s no small ‘starter’ bottle available which was just over £100. If you want a bottle of Creed the 50ml bottle will now set you back £170, with the 100ml bottle being £230. The 100 ml bottle represents the best value, but this of course means you have to splash out over £200 for a bottle of Aventus now, rather than the £115 which would have given you a nice introduction to the scent.

Creed Aventus Free Samples

Samples of Creed Aventus, especially free samples, are hard to come by, but you may be able to get one from an authorised retailer. If not, you can always go into the shop and try it. Authorised retailers in the UK include the major department stores such as Fenwick, John Lewis, Selfridges and Harrods.

Creed Aventus Dupes & Alternatives

You may have heard the phrase dupe or clone when it comes to aftershaves and fragrances, and may not know what they mean. As you may guess a dupe is a duplicate, the same as a clone, and it means a scent, usually from an unknown or lesser know brand, which smells exactly or as close to another. Clones and Dupes usually exist for 2 reasons; The original scent no longer exists, or it’s very expensive. In the case of Aventus, it’s because of the high cost. You shouldn’t really buy a dupe, for so many reasons. When you buy a fragrance you are not only buying the great smell but the brand which goes with it, if you buy a dupe and someone asks, “You smell fantastic, what scent is that?” You’ll have to explain it’s a copy of a more expensive fragrance. There can also be questions of quality, longevity and strength of the scent if you buy a dupe. If you want to smell like Aventus the advice is to buy Aventus, if you need to save up it will be worth it in the long run.

Fake Creed Aventus

As it’s not cheap but coveted, there’s fake bottles which are sold online. To be sure of getting the genuine product, always buy from an authorised retailer (see above). Creed aftershaves and perfumes are not as widely available as other high street brands, and you’ll find it is sold for the RRP in most places, you’ll not find this one being sold by Amazon (beware of 3rd party Amazon sellers and stay away). If you’ve seen it for cheap at a discount shop, the advice would be to stay clear.
There’s the obvious signs of non-genuine products, the usual things to look out for are the quality of the smaller things including the logos, graphics and style, the bottle top and box. Don’t go for a copy or a clone, you’ll more than likely be disappointed.

 

Creed Aventus Longevity

It’s expensive, so does it last? Well in every sense of the word, it does. First of all the longevity of the scent from spraying, it will go all day or all night, depending on when you put it on. It stays with you a long time, several hours, a few sprays is all you will need. This is due to the fact it’s an EDP, Eau De Parfum, which is stronger than an EDT or cologne, so less is definitely more.
It also lasts a long time in the bottle. I’ve owned this for around 3 years and it still smells as good now as it always has, and there’s no noticible difference in how long it lasts. This is partly due to how I store my scents, in a draw, and this one in particular, in it’s own box.

Check out everything else you need to know from the official UK site here.

Do you own Creed Aventus or have you tried it, and do you think it lives up to the hype. Let me know in the comments 🙂

Top Notes – Blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples, Pineapple

Middle Notes – Rose, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, Patchouli

Base Notes – Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla

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