I am a fragrance enthusiast. No biggie, right? Well, that right there often places me in the pot of, “what scent do I wear today.” For those with a signature scent, you wear the same thing everyday. I like variety and sometimes I suffer from indecision. As one of the often used twitter hashtags go, that’s #firstworldproblems. Take for instance, however, Thanksgiving – what do I wear to a family gathering? Do I go modern and rock something I love but is untraditional in my book like Rose 31 by Le Labo or Cereus 11 by Cereus? Or do I keep it traditional with something like Sartorial by Pennhaligon’s or Sandalwood Vert by Fresh? (Sorry, no link. I’m holding onto the few drops I have until they bring it back…if they ever do.)
This Thanksgiving, the decision was an easy one. Creed’s Aventus has been a go-to of mine for a bit now. It’s the first Creed scent I own and the one that really drew me into the brand. A lot of people love Green Irish Tweed but it never really moved me. But talk about a great name and juice combo. As the Creed website says it’s “inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor who waged war, peace and romance on terms he set, riding on horseback to victory.” The name is majestic and its scent is unequivocally masculine. The type of scent you want to wear when you’re around generations of men in your family.
Aventus opens with a burst of freshness but its warm. The top notes of blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples and pineapple gives it an airy leathery smell. That’s a punch of masculinity from the jump. From there is smooths out to an enjoyably woody scent that nestles right into your skin. It reminds me of something my uncles would love and after a few drinks or two or three, who wants to be told he smells like a girl?
Here’s to a moment to give thanks and rejoice in all we’re blessed to have. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.