First, I feel the need to apologize for Anglicism in the title. I could have written: "CdNi vs. Aventus". That sounds kind of weird. So far it has come.
But now to the topic:
I don't need bargains! I need good scents! I don't care if a good fragrance costs 15,- Euro or 150,- Euro. The main thing is that it's a good scent. That's the point. (But I do care if a fragrance costs 300,- Euro or more. Somewhere the fun stops.)
In this respect there was actually no need for an Aventus clone with me. Why should I? I am satisfied with Aventus and at some point my bottle will be empty. Then I would like to buy a new one, even if the 200,- Euro will of course hurt a bit. Topic done.
But now it happened that during one of my wanderings through the world of perfume dealers I came across a great offer for this fragrance here. So, what the hell, you can still sell him. And I was always curious, as you often read that this is supposed to be the best Aventus clone.
Arrived, unpacked ... oh, dear, what's that? A giant trump of bottle, equipped with small glass diamonds, unwieldy and not exactly what I would call "beautiful". Seisdrum. The scent counts.
I usually test new fragrances on a curtain. I like it when I enter a room and am suddenly confronted with the scent. This usually leads to a spontaneous and reliable fragrance impression.
I found Club de Nuit very attractive in the beginning. He reminded me of an earlier version of Aventus where the pineapple was more in the foreground.
When after two, three hours the base was visible, I was reminded again of an earlier version of Aventus. It must have been in 2012. There was a rather angular tar note in this fragrance. A little cold ashtray. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.
It didn't help: Club de Nuit had to be tested on men. At the moment I only use Aventus at home. It's just too cold outside. But on some Sundays, when I know that I will not leave the apartment today, I use Aventus. Just for me. The fragrance blows around me from morning till evening and I enjoy it.
So the test also took place on a Sunday at home. Club de Nuit smelled like Aventus. Maybe he had a bit sharper opening notes and a bit more smoky tones, but in principle it was an image of Aventus.
But I still wasn't really happy. Was I missing something? Was something too much for me? Was there more synthetic in the game? Or was it just my consciousness to wear a cheap dupe that played a trick on me?
The bag test had to bring clarity: Two Kleenex wipes were sprayed with one fragrance each and deposited in two plastic breakfast bags. In addition a note with the fragrance name, folded, so that the name is not visible. The bags were sealed and were to be sniffed the next morning. Blind, of course. Without prejudice.
After the bags were tied up, I heard an intense smell, somehow after citrus bath cleaner, which penetrated from one of the closed (!) thin bags. MUST be the Club de Nuit. And indeed, that was the culprit. So one thing could be said: the top note of Aventus is more natural, smoother, rounder, better.
The next morning the stinging citrus note was gone. Nevertheless, I could identify the Club de Nuit twice blindly, because it smelled a little more severe. But that changed in the course of the next two days. Now I could hardly distinguish between the two scents and sometimes I typed correctly, sometimes I was wrong
Conclusion: Even though Aventus is ten times more expensive (which is also due to the fact that I had made a real CdN bargain), I will stick with it. The difference is marginal but decisive for me.
But Club de Nuit comes so close to Aventus that it is really an alternative. Almost like another batch