Deciding which fragrance to buy can be tricky sometimes, as there are a multitude of factors from which to consider. This can become especially true when the colognes that you are considering cost in the triple digits to buy. It is one thing to purchase a crummy scent that was $20 for the bottle versus one which was $175. Creed is a luxury boutique brand known for its high quality ingredients and beautifully crafted scents. In this post, I want to do a bit of a comparison between two options from Creed, Aventus vs Imperial Millesime and break down which will be the better option for most people and highlight the pros and cons of each.
Creed Aventus Tale of the Tape
Notes of Creed Aventus:
Top: Blackcurrant,Italian bergamot, French apples and pineapple
Middle: Rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, and patchouli
The opening of Aventus can be a pretty harsh citrus to deal with. I don’t really like the opening of Aventus and if all I’d have to go by was the first 15 minutes or so, I’d think that this fragrance wasn’t worth wearing. Meanwhile, the opening of Imperial is much smoother, with a wonderful melon type of scent that blends with sea salt to create something quite pleasant.
Edge: Imperial Millesime
Neither one of these fragrances is slipping in quality when it comes to projection. Aventus never really requires more than two sprays while Imperial is no slouch either. Aventus is the stronger of the two and I’d say it projects more than Imperial does.
Wearing both of these colognes, I haven’t noticed a difference in terms of how long they last. I usually get 7-10 hours of solid performance out of each.
Creed Aventus is best worn in the spring and early summer in my opinion. I don’t think that it holds up well in the heat. On the other hand, Imperial Millesime is great for summertime wear as well as the warmer months of spring. However, Aventus can be pulled off rather well in the winter months, to whereas Imperial would seem out of place in the cold weather.
As far as, on what occasion each of these scents could be worn, I’d say that they could arguably be worn anywhere for any event. I wouldn’t really call Imperial a date night type of cologne though and even if I’d wear other scents besides Aventus on a night out, it could be done well.
Aventus develops into something that is woodsy/masculine/leathery and the citrus notes become undertones as the fragrances wears on. Meanwhile, Imperial has that unique fruity quality blended with salt notes that just reminds me of the summer and the ocean. I actually like Imperial better in terms of its smell BUT I think that most men would be better served by Aventus out of the two. I say this simply because of its greater versatility of being worn. Imperial Millesime is a great signature type of scent but I feel that it does have its limitations.