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The King? Hmmmm
Everybody knows him these days... Aventus this, Aventus that, Aventus everywhere. soon we will write poems. At fragrantica it not only has its own category (Best Aventus Alternative) but is so good that it has been selected as one of the alternatives. Well...
But I can understand it somehow, even if it's a little... is grotesque.
Personally, I love that smell. Really. It is fruity, smoky and popularly clean. You feel the quality immediately, it lasts a long time. Three sprayers and you feel good, even better if you still perceive it personally and get a nice word from other people every now and then. So what's not to love here? Maybe many other things around the topic, but especially the batch discussions.
Unfortunately, I have to admit that I myself am a bit affected by this demagogy. Yes, "am" and not "was", because even though it's all clear to me, I'm still hunting (but more on that later).
As an owner of several batches (also vintage) I have to write you that the differences are there, but rather small and the perception is just a relative thing. One person is looking for more pineapple and less smoke, another for currant and more smoke and finally they find it because the brain is looking for it. The environment, however, does not care, because they cannot distinguish these nuances. Either you smell good or you don't. Either you meet the taste of others or not (if this is your Zeil). You may also like the scent, but it doesn't like your skin. It smells different on the skin at home and different on a blotter in a perfumery. I believe that these conditions determine how the scent is perceived.
Compared to the earlier specimens, the newer batches are accused of not lasting long, of being diluted. I'm lucky to own a new Aventus and I have to agree that it actually doesn't stay on my wrist for that long, BUT still holds well, at least I can't complain. Perhaps "au nautrel agents" are to blame for everything?
So is Aventus really THE king? The price suggests it, the reputation suggests it, the people support it. It looks like you could really only have one scent. But there is a problem - with a scent is like with a good song - you hear it and fall in love with it, you want to listen to it all the time (at home, in the car, at a party) and you don't notice how fast the too-much limit is crossed... after that you just get sick. But we don't want that, do we?
My conclusion - be glad that you have Aventus (regardless of the batch). It is a really great scent, enjoy it and wear it whenever you want. If you want to come on the batch trip, go ahead. It's fun to look for the deviations. If you have a batch related sleep disorder (because the internet says that the 11Z01, 13Z01, 13ZZ01 or any other should be the Holy Grail and you can't get one of them), the time to go to the doctor is... but not the ENT! Or maybe? Maybe that would be enough :)