Luxe perfume house Creed's newest men's scent is Aventus. Aventus is a tribute to Napoleon . Aventus means success and this fragrance will debut here in the US ( September) before Europe. Usually it is the other way round.
Aventus is citrus ( the bergamot) and lavender to my nose in the beginning. Mind you lavender is not one of the official notes . As it moves midway, the apple and patchouli come out but neither is strong, not is it fruity. I also smell oakmoss and the vanilla which are both listed as drydown notes.
This is a very English type scent I think and one that would easily appeal to women as well as men. When my friend Kathy aka the Minx smelled it , she immediately said " I would wear this".
Full note list :
Top - Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Calville Blanc Apples, Pineapple
Middle- Napoleon roses, Louisina Birch, Jasmine, Patchouli
Bottom- Oakmoss, Ambergris, Vanilla
Part of the proceeds from Aventus will will benefit American Rivers, a charity that tries to protect US waterways from harm. Nice cause and well needed.
Aventus is available now at http://www.creedboutique.com/ and will debut in October at Bergdorfs, Saks, and Neimans( now on pre-order)
30ml is $140 or 75ml is $240.