I know many people who are totally enamored by Creed Aventus; it’s a delightful men’s fragrance, after all. But those same people gripe at having to pay the small fortune it takes to own a bottle. Even so, they’re willing to fork out for this quality perfume.
The problem is that ‘fakers’ have realized how many people don’t want to pay over the odds so there are a lot of fakes out there. Before you invest your money, it’s worth understanding how to spot the real deal.
1. How Does It Smell
One of the things I have seen so many people talking about online is how different fake Creed Aventus smells. Aventus is a chypre fruity fragrance that’s insanely long-lasting. Note, I said long-lasting and not strong.
While this is a high-end perfume, it isn’t sickening or in your face. Some rip-offs might be overly strong or even offensive. It’s difficult for inexperienced perfumers to get that balance of elegance and rich, fruitiness that Creed does so well.
There’s been a lot of comparison between fake vs real Creed Aventus, which involves how different the fake versions smell. They’re known to only have around 15% similar notes so if you’re well-acquainted with Aventus, you’ll immediately notice the difference.
What’s more, if you’re anything like me, you want a long-lasting perfume. Knock-off versions probably won’t even see you through the morning, never mind taking you through to after work drinks. The real deal lasts beautifully both on clothing and on the skin.
2. Check The Packaging
There are several things about the packaging that you can use to determine if you’re holding a real bottle of Creed Aventus.
Verify if there is Cellophane Wrapping
For starters, Creed prides itself on the presentation of its products so that cellophane wrapping will be immaculate. If it isn’t, or there are any inconsistencies, you can be pretty sure this isn’t the real deal.
Inspect the Creed Logo
Another thing that might appear sloppy on a bottle of fake Creed Aventus is the Creed logo that’s printed on the glass. With genuine bottles, the logo will be well-placed, centered, clear, and look professional. With fake bottles, you’ll notice things can be a bit haphazard.
Bottle base with a thick wall
Once you have checked this, flip the bottle over and take a look at its base. Creed supplies its perfumes in high-quality glass bottles with a thick base that prevents damage. However, when you look at a fake, the glass at the base will be much less dense and might even feel flimsy.
When you buy a fake product, the atomizer will always be of lower quality. An actual bottle of Creed Aventus will have a high-quality atomizer that can handle up to a whopping 1500 sprays; this means that you’ll get use out of the entire bottle, whereas a fake will only last up to 200 sprays. You might have paid less for the fragrance, but you certainly won’t get as much out of it.
Printing On The Box
Moreover, you’ll want to check out the box and any text that appears on it. Again, if it’s been made by Creed, you’ll have clear text that’s easy to read. Compare this to a rip-off box and the writing might be blurred. Once you open the box, check the inside of the lid; if it’s a genuine Creed product, it will have a printed label.
Magnetic Bottle Cap
Another great way to tell the real from the fake is to look at the condition and quality of the bottle cap. Creed is a high-end brand that only supplies its customers with the very best and the attention to detail really is something else. This includes supplying their bottles with a weighty magnetic cap.
When you have a fake bottle of Creed Aventus, the cap certainly won’t have those qualities and will likely be a cheap plastic imitation. The reason for this drop in quality is that these fake companies sell their fragrances for much less so they don’t have the money to invest in high-quality packaging.
3. Consider The Price
We all know that Creed Aventus isn’t the most affordable perfume on the market. But there’s something special about it and so many consider it to be worth the money. If you want the quality, longevity and class that real Aventus brings, you have to be willing to pay for this.
Of course, sales and special offers may allow you to get your hands on an excellent value bottle of genuine Creed. However, do keep in mind that the brand itself does not do sales on its fragrances and you cannot buy a sample. If you’re being offered something with a price that seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
4. Where Are You Buying The Fragrance
If you want to guarantee that you get a real bottle of Aventus, you should always buy directly from the brand. Their website may not be the cheapest but you can rest assured that you’re getting nothing but the best.
Finding cheap bottles of Aventus on places such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay and other third-party websites where anyone can sell things, there is a chance that they may not be the real deal. While many discount fragrance websites such as FragranceX may stock genuine Creed Aventus, you should still research to ensure that you’re getting your hands on that high-end perfume that we all know and love.