Is Creed Aventus the best male fragrance ever?
Introduced in 2010 Aventus by Creed simultaneously earned global attention. 2013 Creed Aventus was awarded Best Ever Men's Fragrance award from Basenotes. Since that time formula of the perfume changed so many times, so it is probably impossible to smell that original Aventus inspired so many.
Perfume formula can not be the same, since trends and generations are replacing each other. Perception of the fragrances are changed as well, so more vivid pineapple scent representing strength power and success can not appeal to mass people. Today's Aventus are more calm and airy with pineapple and apple in the beginning and much more soft patchouli and oak moss on dry down.
Updated version is still very appealing to both, men and women. It is fragrance that men wears to office and dates, perfume that highlights status, bring some fresh and juicy notes when you working in tighten space of the office
Is the Creed Aventus fragrance really worth buying?
Why are Creed perfumes so damn expensive?
These two questions always pop up in my head before considering buying any Creed fragrance. Perception of the fragrance is totally individual thing, it is amalgamation of the feelings, experience, child memories and mood, sometimes all this factors give us struggles choosing the one and only one perfume. Frankly I wouldn't buy full bottle without a testing perfume at least 3 days on my skin.
Despite knowing the history of the brand and legend behind Aventus, as well as the fact that it is the best selling fragrance for over a decade, I would not ruin my wallet by purchasing it.
Sure more optimal for me will be testing it, check how people around me reacted, ask my better half opinion and then decide to commit for a full bottle. That is where perfume decant can be indispensable, for just 30$ you will receive perfume enough for 2 weeks at least, that is ultimately enough to understand if it is worth it.
A decade later after introducing Aventus still shining and captivating people from around the globe. 2021, the Fragrance Foundation Austria awarded the prestigious perfume prize DUFTSTARS at a festive gala in the Museumsquartier in Vienna.
Perhaps the only issue with this one is it’s so popular, so Creed decided expand the line of Aventus. Nowadays, the line consists of:
- Classic Creed Aventus, with concentration eau de parfum
- Creed Aventus Cologne
- Creed Aventus for Her
- Creed Aventus 10
- Creed Aventus perfume oil, shower gel, aftershave balm, soap and even a candle
Indeed, now scent has grown to a whole complete world of Aventus.
How hard is it to make perfume?
This question is akin a question how hard is it to make a painting, not hard at all, but to make not just a perfume but outstanding perfume it takes all efforts and persistence. You need to sacrifice a lot of time for finding one formula that galloping with the wind.
Sure 6th generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son spend a lot of hours creating perfectly balanced structure of the perfumes body.
Top notes of Blackcurrant leaves, Italian bergamot, French apple and Pineapple
Heart notes of Pink berries, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine and Patchouli,
Base notes of oakmoss, musk, ambergris and vanilla, to form a fruity, complex fragrance that dries down to a pleasant, long-lasting scent, good for daytime or evening use.
More and more companies inspired by the success of Creed Aventus, trying to imitate or adapt that idea of emperor celebrating strength power and success. I personally against dupes, fragrances like an art, it someone imitate it that leave copy without a soul.
Here I tried to find most interesting perfumes that have some similarities with Aventus but still have something unique and valuable in the scent
The light, sunny and positive aroma of redcurrant welcomes its owner from the first moments of applying perfume to the skin. Piquant sourness is intertwined with the freshness and coolness of bergamot. They are contrasted with the honey sweetness and juiciness of pineapple, which brings an exotic accent to the composition. Apple nectar spills with caramel sweetness, and smoothly turns into a plume.
The “heart” of Tiziana Terenzi Orion is jasmine: the velvety tone and silky tenderness of its voluptuous sound complement the woody-leather shade of birch, the fragrant charm of thyme and the resinous base of patchouli. The base reveals notes of sweet and balsamic incense, warm, sweet-smoky oud wood and coniferous white cedar. The sweetish-earthy tone of amber solos with a gentle and soulful musk chord.
Top notes are Pineapple, Apple, Bergamot and Red Currant; middle notes are Birch, Thyme, Patchouli and Jasmine; base notes are Cedar, Incense, Agarwood (Oud), Musk and Amber.
Mancera Cedrat Boise was born under the influence of the legendary myths about the Hesperides of amazing women, demi goddesses assigned to guard the golden apples in the garden of the gods. These cute creatures attracted the attention of ancient Greek beauty singers with their original images, which were a model of strength and wisdom, tenderness and authority. Approximately the same characteristics can be bestowed on a perfume composition from an aristocratic family, in which the freshness of sound is surprisingly combined with tenderness, calmness and nobility.
A piquant combination of citrus motifs and noble wood in the form of a beautiful fragrance Mancera Cedrat Boise shines through the faceted walls of an elegant bottle, complemented by a simple black cap. So a perfume composition of this magnitude will surely become the color of even the most sophisticated fragrance collection, as you can see for yourself and without delay.
Top notes are Sicilian Lemon, Black Currant, Bergamot and Spicy Notes; middle notes are Fruity Notes, Patchouli Leaf and Water Jasmine; base notes are Cedar, Leather, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White Musk and Moss.
Ripe juicy pineapple sparkles with freshness notes of bergamot slowly transitioning in grapefruit tart with slightly jasmine notes, like a boat captain that feel fresh breeze near Greece coast he is calm and confident everything is under control. After the landing smooth and calming scent of Cedar and Oakmoss wrap you up. It is time to savor a life without a hesitation and anxiety.
Top notes are Pineapple, Grapefruit and Bergamot; middle notes are Cedar, Patchouli and Jasmine; base notes are Oakmoss and Woody Notes.
It is totally up to you what to choose, do not get caught by hype or someone review, fine and sophisticated fragrances works different on each person skin, that is their best part. Perfume decants helps you choose your own decision according to your feelings. Highlight you individuality, create a special mood or just enjoy your day fragrances will be your best helpers.