As I am sure you are aware Creed is one of the most luxurious fragrance houses, producing some of the best smelling fragrances available today. Creed’s history dates back to 1760 where they created fine tailored leisurewear and fragrances for Kings, Queens and members of the royal court. Their fragrances are among the most popular on the market and are also some of the most expensive but, like with a lot of things, get what you pay for! Creed’s extensive fragrance range offers something for everyone for every seasons and occasion.
One of Creeds most recognisable and bestselling fragrances is the powerhouse that is Aventus. It is a very masculine and unique scent that packs strength and embodies power, vision and success, unsurprising since it was inspired by a historic emperor. Even the bottle shows an essence of power and feels like you are holding a flag above your head after a victorious battle.
The latest creation from Master Perfumer, Olivier Creed, Aventus Cologne is the next legendary addition to the men’s fragrance portfolio. This new, modern and urban-spirited Eau de Parfum is as much individualistic as it is part of the complete Aventus Trilogy. Perfect for the dashing, urban-spirited, this Eau de Parfum is inspired by a classic uplifting cologne; revitalising the wearer with alluring fresh vigour.
I tried to put my previous experiences of the Aventus aside to experience the new fragrance in its own right. This was not easy, as soon as you pick up the bottle you understand you are holding a Creed, and your expectations escalate. Upon application to the skin I was taken back by a wonderful citrusy freshness, which was pleasantly unexpected and incredibly uplifting.
Top notes of ginger and mandarin give you a wonderful burst of citrus presenting you with a feeling of rich vigour. The scent offers a wonderful fresh almost fizzy essence. The longer I wore the cologne the more citrusy it became. If anyone is concerned that this cologne style fragrance doesn’t have the same impact as Aventus, please don’t worry, I was still getting compliments well into the evening thanks to the sumptuous heart of patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver and the leathery balsamic base of styrax, birch, musk and tonka.
Every year Creed’s creator perfumer, Oliver Creed, sources the best quality raw ingredients that are mixed and macerated by hand. I must pay a huge compliment to Oliver Creed for creating a scent that offers such an uplifting and fresh feeling but also one that feels revitalising on the skin and lasts!
Aventus Cologne is far from a cologne in terms of strength, and you can tell the fragrance at its core still holds the rich DNA of the original Aventus and the signature Creed quality. In my opinion Aventus Cologne is a wonderful addition to the Creed House family, perfectly complimenting Aventus and Aventus for her.
Aventus Cologne Notes
Top notes: Ginger, Mandarin, Pink Peppercorn
Heart notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Base notes: Styrax, Birch, Musk, Tonka Bean
Words by Antony Holter, Editor