Aventus was created by Jean-Christophe Hérault and Erwin Creed. The top notes are pineapple, bergamot, blackcurrant and apple; the middle notes are birch, patchouli, Moroccan jasmine and rose; the base notes are musk, oak moss, ambergris and vanilla. The high notes of Aventus come off my skin like a charge of chivalry. The heart is a woody floral blend of rose and jasmine juxtaposed with birch and patchouli.
It feels like a cave for men with wooden panels with roses in vases. The base is a mix of three classic perfumery notes: oak moss, ambergris and vanilla. In particular, the interaction of oak moss and ambergris is an example of strength in beauty, and vanilla adds a bit of decadence that in less experienced hands could have become too much. Instead, it looks like a charming and decadent Fillip to close Aventus with a flourish.
It's actually a perfume concentration and doesn't cost as much as Creed Aventus, but I agree, there's nothing new here. I've only smelled Aventus, Milliseme Imperial and Virgin Island Water, so I can't talk to all the creeds, but this is my favorite versatile creed. My favorite from my Creed collection. I prefer it to the original Aventus, more attractive to the masses and with much better longevity (more than 8 hours).
Creed Aventus Cologne isn't a global cologne by any means, that said, you can tell at first glance that it's a wonderfully composed fragrance (Acqua Di Gio vibrations). Frankly, I didn't care if it smelled like something like Aventus, I treated it like a new Creed scent and I like seeing the new Creed fragrances for men, since they don't have too many. It has the DNA of Creed Aventus, without a doubt, but on my nose it's fresher, it has notes of leather, pepper that mixes well and I love smoky drying. I think it's almost great and will wear out really bad this summer, but I really hope Creed will try an Aventus Extrait next time.
Although the quality is very high, like all Creed fragrances, for me, Aventus Colone, in my opinion, is too expensive, but the only advantage of buying it is that you will have a unique, fresh and sexy smell. I had always “liked” fragrances, but one day I was browsing the web and discovered how incredible this Creed Aventus is. This places it directly in the Creed family and will evoke memories of other Creed hits, such as Royal Water, Green Irish Tweed and Spice & Wood. I think that what Creed got wrong, and that's where a lot of the negativity of Aventus Cologne comes from, is the expectation.
You see Aventus Colonge and you think that Creed created an affordable version of Aventus Designer eau de toilette. However, what I do smell, for Creed fans, is a much more familiar presence than Creed's signature musk, which establishes a warm base. I totally agree with other critics who say it smells like Creed combined elements from Versace Pour Homme and the original Aventus. It smells like Vibrant Leather or another good Aventus clone, but of better quality because it's still made by Creed.