The Creed Aventus fragrance possesses the spirit of the man whose ambition in life knows no limit. Introduced in 2010 by the hand of Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son, Erwin this scent has become the best-selling fragrance in the history of the brand. Creed Aventus gets its name from an ancient word meaning ‘success’. Aventus was inspired by the life and legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, using some ingredients associated with his memory. The first note you can remark is the black currant, an ingredient from Corsica – the country where Napoleon was born followed by the pineapple Napoleon’s favorite fruit.
Creed Aventus Qualities
The scent starts with good citrus and fruit notes. These are crisp, vibrant, and natural. The natural excitement of citrus resonates with the strong spirit of leather. What reflects the traditionalist pattern is the very quiet development of the fruity notes, transposed into a supremacy game between the apricot and the osmanthus. In fact, this duet is more to inspire the smell of the symbol fruit – the pineapple.
The heart begins with a sweet smell of rose. As you can go the placement of the pineapple in the middle of the perfume is as original as it may be, somehow surprising. Then follows an early light musk-moss phase with a smoky amber and patchouli scent. The vanilla is restrained here. Tonka beans, sweet beans, and coffee been are the accents that go over the patchouli scent. The dry-down also reveals soft and attractive shades of caramel and coffee.
What is interesting at Aventus is that beyond its strong personality is pleasing and appealing, it does want to impress you. Like life itself, Aventus itself is not logical but eventually succeeds in striking a strange balance, just like the daily routine. So far, the scent has my approval if not my admiration. It’s quite pleasant and unique, especially when you sense its presence in the dry-down.
Creed Aventus is one of the best perfumes, made with good ingredients and tightly constructed. Some may complain about the fruit notes, some may say that the patchouli isn’t enough, and some may complain about the low key base notes.
What can I truly say, is that this is a lovely smelling fragrance, mostly unique because of the pineapple note, which I don’t see in many other fragrances. It has a dark vibe which is really light. When people say smoky pineapple, it’s completely true.
It’s pleasant, calming and provides a very relaxing but strong confidence vibe. It tends to project reasonable well, without being offensive or intrusive. Its masculine and musky, but also light at the same time. For those who want to get out of the comfort zone of aquatic or citrus creations, Aventus is a roadrunner to other perfumes landscapes. I would definitely recommend trying it before purchasing, but only because of its expensive price.