Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Creed Aventus Aftershave is part of a huge collection of fragrance from Creed fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. At this website, we research the perfumes and aftershaves, the History of the company and more importantly how do they smell. We test the product to give you our honest opinion on how the fragrance and was it worth the money that you could be about to invest.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Conclusion

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In 1760, The House of Creed was founded in England and provided the English Court with custom tailored clothing, scented leather gloves, and commissioned fragrances.

In 1781, James Creed creates scented leather gloves to give King George III a place to rest his chin and inhale the glove’s fine aroma while riding his horse through London. King George III, inspired by the scented gloves, commissions the House to create its first fragrance, Royal English Leather.

Picture of James Creed


Henry Creed II, Third Generation of The House of Creed, was born in 1824. Considered the most innovative perfumer within the House, he expands the brand throughout Europe. He is heralded as creating the most beloved, well-known scents commissioned by Europe’s monarchies. In 1854 The House of Creed officially relocates to Paris, France.

In 1870 Creed is awarded several Royal Warrants for their dedication to providing fragrances to royal houses across Europe.

Picture of Henry Creed


Olivier Creed, Sixth Generation, Master Perfumer, makes Creed fragrances available to the public for the first time. Olivier propelled the House from the 20th century to the new millennium, creating iconic fragrances including Aventus, Love In White, and Millésime Impérial.

Picture of a young Oliver Creed

1980 onwards

Erwin Creed, Seventh Generation of The House of Creed, was born in 1980. He contributed to the creations of Love In White, Fleurs de Gardenia, Virgin Island Water, and Original Vétiver, among others.

Picture of Erwin Creed


A royal year: Creed celebrates its 250th Anniversary. Royal Service, the most sought-after fragrance among collectors and aficionados, is launched with only 1,000 signed and numbered pieces to celebrate the anniversary.

Olivier Creed introduces Les Royales Exclusives, an exquisite collection expressing fragrances as fine art in every sense. The collection features flacons made of handcrafted Pochet glass and fragrances created from the highest-quality ingredients from around the world.

2010 also sees the debut of Aventus, inspired by the strength and success of a historic French Emperor and instantly becomes The House of Creed’s best-selling fragrance. Superb ingredients blended by Olivier Creed.


Olivier Creed

Picture of Oliver Creed and son

Olivier Creed claims that his inspiration for Aventus was from the French and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte. As a result of this, many of the scents found within the fragrance have a link to Napoleon.

There are prime examples of this as Blackcurrants from Corsica (where Napoleon was born), and Birch from Louisiana (which Napoleon ruled over for 4 years), that were used in the production of Creed Aventus.


Top Notes – Apple, Blackcurrant, Pineapple and Bergamot.

Middle Notes – Juniper berries, Birch, Patchouli and Jasmine.

Base Notes – Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss and Ambergris.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

Although not cheap for a mere mortal like myself the fragrance of Creed Aventus is excellent. It`s a very fruity scent on your first application, that will over time, mellow into a more woody and musky scent. We loved it so much, we will be reviewing the female version of this product.

Just be careful when purchasing this product and others as fake products are out there. You can always tell by the price! If, sounds too cheap then it`s probably fake.

You should be paying around the £185.00 mark and upwards for an authentic Creed Aventus. Although Amazon below are advertising the product at £155.00 as it was the cheapest I found, just be careful!

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Public Reviews

  • WOW. Lovely top note blast of pineapple, a lingering heart of pineapple. I hope you like pineapple, you will need to. I like pineapple.
  • Jokes aside, if you are buying Creed you are buying into the subtle and the refined. It isn’t Brut and doesn’t pretend to be. Its just, delicious. Like a summer shower on a hot day. The Original Vetiver is to die for. This comes second.
  • Definitely an expensive product, but I’d absolutely purchase this again. Unsolicited compliments from strangers are a common theme now, and it really stands out from all the other fragrances people have become accustomed to.
  • As other reviews have put, it is definitely a light fruity mix, but much more of a mature aroma than the common quick-whiffs in other brands, and certainly lingers in your trail for substantially longer.

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Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume or aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advice would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.


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2 Replies to “Creed Aventus”

  1. I really want to like Creed. I’ve tried. I went to the store on Madison Ave, I sniffed. I tried to find a scent that worked for me. I left empty handed, though the SAs were very personable. Maybe I got it backwards, maybe I need my husband to wear Creed and then I can smell it on him?

    1. Hello
      Sorry for the delay in replying to you.
      Probably it is best to purchase a tester bottle first or just take him with you shopping x

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