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If you listen to Creed, you inevitably think of Aventus, but what about Aventus for her? The fragrance, which according to Creed is supposed to be the feminine counterpart to the legendary men's perfume, and yet it came on the market 5 years later, in 2015:
The first and only time I tested Aventus for her was 2 years ago: So this is the counterpart to the most hyped-up men's scent of all time? If you read my statement, which I wrote at that time, you quickly realize that we didn't really want to get warm together. After the fresh start, a prickly-woody mood quickly followed, the whole creation seemed to me to be even unround and I threw the sample disappointedly into the next corner. Who knows me, of course, knows that it wasn't just any corner, but a creed bag in the sample section of my perfume cabinet. But the sample should have waited for me for a while as well, which it luckily did.
In the meantime I tested a lot of other perfumes, got to know interesting brands, single fragrances and many perfumes better. And again and again I heard that one or the other wore Aventus for her, so much so that they were looking for fragrance twins to save the expensive fragrance for special occasions.
One thing first: I did not find a worthy scent twin or scents that remind me of Aventus for her, here Creed has done a good job in terms of uniqueness.
A few weeks ago, maybe also due to the summer slump and the general boredom, I dug out the said sample again and wanted to give it another chance.
Sandalwood is one of the fragrances I had to get used to, not one that immediately seemed pleasing or even endearing, like patchouli or vetiver. And you definitely have to like sandalwood to be able to wear Aventus for her.
After several wearing tests, it was revealed to me what the fans of this fragrance love about him: It's an apple-sweet freshness that lies almost tenderly on initially slightly prickly, later creamy to almost powdery sandalwood. Decorated with fruity and rosy notes, the fragrance gains velvety tendencies in drydown through peach and ylang ylang. A perfume that, unlike the men's version, doesn't scream for attention, but gently caresses the skin of its wearer. It seems completely unisex to me, as it never seems too sweet or feminine, contrary to what the company's own website says.
Furthermore I feel it to be independent of the seasons, although I did not wear it on the very hot and humid days. Its fragrances probably bloom best in a golden late summer and autumn time. Here I would like to wear it again. I would classify it as suitable for most occasions, be it in everyday life, at work, in leisure time, or even as a wellness fragrance, it should be easy to use, and I would also give it signature scent qualities
The durability is excellent: sprayed on in the evening, I can still feel it on my wrist the next morning, with medium to good sillage, with 3-4 sprays you are on the safe side here.
However, there is a slight synthetic quality, because apple notes are mostly not of natural origin, these, as well as woody notes should be liked to appreciate this perfume
Even though woody notes will probably never be mine, I am still glad to have made the acquaintance of this extraordinary fragrance.
Thank you for reading,