This review is for the 2021 version.
Admittedly, the ingredients are pretty much the same. However, there are also in the Aventus big differences, depending on which batch code he has, or from which year he comes, everyone knows by now. So I approached the extensive and long test cautiously, in the background always in mind to consider this fragrance as a standalone. OK, this is very difficult...
The same citrusy prelude as the all-round, whether the initial note hated Club de Nuit Intense Man Eau de Parfum
, which goes through here almost to the end, paired with some grapefruit. Pineapple can only be made out after a few minutes with a little imagination, joined by a strange character that could be a mix of jasmine and Clearwood. Clearwood is a substance that can be described as very light patchouli with a slight minty touch. Kind of a mismatch. After a while, it becomes a bit more (er)wearable as a bit of oakmoss embeds itself in the drydown. From smokiness I notice here nothing, at most still some woodiness in the finish. From the scent of a forest far away.
From the initially strong sillage is also almost nothing left after a few minutes and the durability on my skin... after 3-4 hours, everything was over. Beastmode? With me definitely not.
Considered as a dupe: by far the worst clone. Club de Nuit Intense Man Eau de Parfum
and Supremacy Not Only Intense
are miles ahead here.
Considered as a standalone fragrance: does not go because of the similarity.
Can not understand the euphoria and am glad to have received only a sample and not immediately dared a blind purchase.