Rose, Birch, Jasmine, Patchouli.
Oakmoss, Ambergris, Musk and Vanilla.
I have a friend in his early twenties who is a passionate fragrance enthusiast. Our interactions are interesting because he is always having me try all the newer releases or recent purchases that he makes. I have him try some of mine as well and systematically, we broaden each others palette without doing it deliberately.
Enter Aventus. My friend seems to have a proclivity for this house, but months ago informed me how much he detested a decant of Aventus he purchased. He recently gave it to me and wanted to know what I thought of it. I think he was hoping I'd hate it too, but he was soon disappointed.
Aventus opens with a slightly alcoholic blast of citrus. It's a nice version of bergamot that has a hint of spice. In less than a minute, the Aventus mutates into a spicy, citric apple accord and it's very pleasant. The spice resembles a very mild nutmeg to me, but never do I have an apple pie association.
I must confess that the florals are lost on me. I experience no rose or jasmine to speak of. The middle of Aventus is leathery with a touch of earthiness and young wood. It's a nice accord and transition that adds an element of contrast to the opening.
The base and drydown reveal a mossy character. The amber and vanilla never take this in the direction I thought it would go. Both moss and musk bring Aventus the rest of the way with only miniscule contributions from the van-amber. This could be my skin however and as nice as it would have been to experience a louder tuning of these two, Aventus still succeeds in smelling masculine and contemporary.
Sillage is acceptable and longevity is approximately 5 hours on me. Thumbs up from Aromi for Creed's Aventus and as always, a sample wear is recommended.