btw, lets all grow up, but the Women’s Aventus does?

Aventus challenge my friends ;0)
My well documented annoyance with the Aventus fan club aside (it’s not you guys as individuals I still love y’all, it’s the insistence that no other fragrance matters compared to “the king” that grinds my gears), it’s the boy’s club “panty dropper” mentality.
Even hanging out with other frag heads, I’ve never gotten a compliment wearing aventus. Ever. Ever. Literally ever. And thats all anyone seems to care about with this blasted pineapple runoff.
Aventus for her, on the other hand, has pretty much always gotten me attention, from both genders, stranger and friend alike.
Challenge issued to the Aventus fan-boys: get Aventus for her and actually give it a shot. It does what you say it does, on the tin.
If regular Aventus gets me zero compliments or attention or dropped boxers or panties (gross btw, lets all grow up), but the Women’s Aventus does? Then for you it should be a silver bullet right?


  1. Giancarlo Riso says:

    This is better than Aventus to me. And unisex in my opinion. I think Aventus doesn’t smell good at all. I’ve never been a fan and most people I’ve let smell Aventus, think it smells like “cheap cologne old man”

  2. Ahmad Hafed says:

    You are going to start a fight with them lol

  3. Deric Metzger says:

    I’m here to give tough love. If women’s aventus is a banger for me, and regular aventus is worthless…for the regular aventus guys: it should be a home run.

  4. Ahmad Hafed says:

    Deric Metzger I agree, I have never gotten a single compliment from aventus at all, its smells nice to me. But there are 100 better fragrance imo

  5. Ahmad Hafed says:

    Personally I like Mencera’s cedrat boise much better

  6. Deric Metzger says:

    Ahmad I must admit I have avoided all “Aventus clones” like the plague just out of exhaustion with them.

  7. Marko Siklich says:

    G.I.T. is the best Creed offering in my opinion, that said, I do enjoy Aventus, I’ve got decants, but never owned a full bottle.

  8. Deric Metzger says:

    I had three bottles, multiple decants, the best batch of Aventus for me was the 16C01 and it still does nothing.

  9. Deric Metzger says:

    If it performed better than a whisper, Id say Royal Mayfair is their best.

  10. Marko Siklich says:

    I have to say I’ve always found the performance of Aventus to be great, 4 plus hours of great projection, good longevity, and it does get compliments, but for me, G.I.T. anyday over Aventus.

  11. Marko Siklich says:

    Bois du Portugal is the other I love, but it feels just a bit too old for me, maybe in another 5 years time it will feel right on me.

  12. Andrea Gonzalez says:

    Marko Siklich agree, GIT is by far the best

  13. Chris Young says:

    I have it. Too feminine for me really. 1 spray however, adds a certain finesse.

  14. Deric Metzger says:

    Ladies like feminine fragrances. If all any bro’s care about is getting the ladies attention, I expect to see the new Joy fly off the shelves ;0)

  15. Carlos J. Duncan says:

    Why do compliments matter so much to the frag community? I thought we were all in it for the love of a fragrance not the adoration of others.

    Sure compliments are nice ego boosters though, but does it validate your purchase more than what you actually think of the frag?

  16. Chris Young says:

    Word. I buy fragrances because I love them. Not because of what others think, except my wife. She’s about the only reason I wear Hindu Kush

  17. Deric Metzger says:

    Chris Young how is that btw? It’s piqued my interest.

  18. Gabriel Rodriguez says:

    Because that’s what some people enjoy. This is a hobby after all, we all enjoy different aspects of it. So if someone enjoys compliments and the feeling you get from others liking what you’re wearing then I see no issue at all. Then I say go for it. We all have our own way of enjoying this amazing hobby. There’s no right and wrong way.

  19. Chris Young says:

    Deric Metzger, I would say it could be summed up as a sandalwood and musk. A little harsh in the opening, but anywhere from 5-15 minutes, it’s perfect.

  20. Deric Metzger says:

    Saw somewhere that it’s subtle for a mancera? Your thoughts?

  21. Chris Young says:

    Deric Metzger only others I’ve tried were Cedrat and Wild Fruits. I didn’t like those. I can dig Hindu Kush though.

  22. Chris Young says:

    I would say subtle though. It projects for HOURS.

  23. Deric Metzger says:

    I like em loud. Thanks for the insight :0)

  24. Chris Young says:

    It’s loud as much as it is smooth. Really

  25. Chris Young says:

    Maybe it’s not any more feminine than MI though…

  26. Don Edirisinghe says:

    So the female version gets you compliments but men’s version don’t. If you have never questioned your sexuality now is a good time… My friend

  27. Deric Metzger says:

    I like dudes and I like to fight. Chicks love that.

  28. Michael Goodman says:

    Idk about a fan club but Aventus definitely gets me a lot of compliments. People love it

  29. Deric Metzger says:

    I wish it did for me what some people get out of it. ??‍♂️ it’s probably been one of the worst investments in my entire collection if we are going by the compliment metric.

  30. Michael Goodman says:

    yah I feel you not all frags can work for everyone. but Aventus being a compliment getting frag is undeniably comsidering how many people that remains true for you know? even though it may not work for you, there’s so many factors that play into that. …See More

  31. Deric Metzger says:

    I wonder how many people actually get the compliments they say they do, and how much of it is “oh yeah well I totally score all the time” as every seventh grade boy claims ;0)

  32. Justin Davis says:

    I hear a lot of people say this smells unisex or masculine enough for a man to wear but I just dont like the Aventus for her, I have given it 2 wearings and ive felt a little wierd wearing it, its a little too feminine for my liking. Now I do wear Aventus regularly and I do get some compliments here and there when I do wear it, but that is not why I wear it, I could honestly care less about compliments. I really enjoy the whole life of the fragrance from the opening until the end of the fragrance. But I do agree with you, I wear a lot of other fragrances, mostly designers and some niche fragrances. I dont care much for the people that laugh at others and say, ” Oh you wear Armani Code Profumo or Acqua di Gio Profumo that’s so unoriginal.” I believe we all wear what we like and in the end I believe that is how it should be.

  33. Giancarlo Riso says:

    Sometimes I’ve wondered if people only compliment aventus because it projects. Meaning, if you can smell it, it gets a compliment. But doesn’t necessarily mean the scent itself is good. It’s just something that is noticeable. Lol

  34. Deric Metzger says:

    That’s a great question. Undeniably I get more compliments on my loudest fragrances because more people can smell them, so maybe that has something to do with it. But still no compliments on Aventus. ??‍♂️ I think it’s all an elaborate marketing strategy and it’s clearly worked. Mad props to the marketing department at Creed ;0)

  35. Brian Alexander says:

    AFH is a clone of Rasasi’s Yazan.

    At least Aventus was an original when it arrived on the scene.

  36. Deric Metzger says:

    Got a pic of the bottle? I didn’t find it.

  37. Deric Metzger says:

    I’m gonna check that out. Thanks!

  38. Brian Alexander says:

    No doubt…..If you get a bottle, make sure to post your thoughts.

  39. Deric Metzger says:

    Hows the performance?

  40. Brian Alexander says:

    It’s a Rasasi so performance is great. Great for me is 8 hours of solid performance in both longevity and sillage.

    There’s a few reviews on YT for it.

  41. Deric Metzger says:

    Damn I’m having a hard time finding sellers in the US

  42. Brian Alexander says:

    I’m not surprised…. I was able to grab it from Notino before they closed shop.

  43. Ali Abbas says:

    How close are those two to each other? I enjoyed Aventus for her more than the regular one but was sadly off put by the name.

  44. Deric Metzger says:

    Ali Abbas who cares what it’s called? I will never understand this.

  45. Ali Abbas says:

    Yes, you’re right. It doesn’t and I’m inclined to get the bottle now ?

  46. Moe Moaddab says:

    I’ve gotten so many incredible compliments wearing Aventus.

    The thing I love about it is that when people compliment me…it a radical compliment. It’s not just a typical “oh you smell nice” or “what are you wearing”…I’ve had girls tell me shit like “omg you smell so sexy” or “you’re gonna get yourself in trouble wearing that around me”.

    I get more compliments with Invictus/Invictus Aqua but they are basic compliments. I’d take less compliments and more radical remarks over more compliments that are just basic you smell nice/good.

  47. Josh Moody says:

    It’s kind of weird to hear people say they wear fragrances to get compliments. I wear what I like to smell like. If someone around me enjoys it, then that’s great. If not it’s for me and my wife.

  48. John Romas says:

    Bought this for my girlfriend and I wish I hadn’t. Shit is POTENT! She loves it. Me, not so much. Aventus would truly be undeniably king, if it were as strong as the female one.

  49. Deric Metzger says:

    Still just smokey pineapple water ??‍♂️ change my mind.

  50. Will Chung says:

    Aventus for her is way fem in my opinion. A powder bomb.
    Try before you buy!

  51. Deric Metzger says:

    See thats whats so cool about all this, no powder on my skin, nearly beastmode fruity woody floral but definitely not feminine for me.

  52. Zach Malan says:

    This is strangely passive-aggressive lol

  53. Deric Metzger says:

    It’s not passive.

  54. Vennie Venividivici Williams says:

    Their just going to say you had the wrong batch!??

  55. Deric Metzger says:

    Lol the abused tend to defend their tormentors. Three bottles, numerous batch decants, and I whittled it all down to one single bottle (16C01 for the batch-obsessed) as it was the best of them all to me performance and scent wise.

  56. Kenny De Wit says:

    Man i love aventus , its fresh sparkling. I dont get much compliments with it , sometimes, yes you smell good. But i dont care , i love the scent for myself and for this it remains my favorite fragrance.

  57. Deric Metzger says:

    See that’s a good reason.

  58. Brandon Yambura says:

    I’ve only smelled this once and I think I remember liking it but can’t remember what it’s like at all. I’ve always thought Aventus was overrated though… plus 3 different co-workers who know I collect frags said it smells like something an old man would wear. Only thing I’ve ever worn that got negative feedback aside from Sean John’s I Am King.

  59. Deric Metzger says:

    In fairness to Aventus, I wore it again today layered with Boadicea the Victorious Intense and really like the two together a lot. I also grabbed a bottle of Armaf CDNIM just to see if it’s the scent profile on me, or Aventus in particular.

    See I’m open minded and willing put my money where my mouth is ;0)

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