Creed Aventus for Her

I used to think Creed was a little too predictable and I didn’t want to buy what everyone else was buying. But…then I decided to try Fleurissimo a few years ago and gradually they’ve become one of my most loved perfume houses. I now have full bottles of Fleurissimo, Spring Flower and Aventus for Her.

I’ve tried a decent number of their other fragrances. Not enough but more than several.

I think what amazes me about Creed is their ability to make what could easily become bourgeois and pretentious fragrances into ethereal, genius creations. Furthermore, I don’t tend to like the gender opposite version of most classic or popular fragrances all that much, but Aventus for Her is one of those rare exceptions when I not only like it but love it. If Chanel La Pausa wasn’t my signature I’d make it Aventus for Her.

Lilac, styrax, rose, pink pepper, musk, black currant, lemon and green apple all made it into this gorgeous scent. Those are some of my favorite notes. But it’s Creed so none of the notes feel cheap, off or miscalculated. It’s a delightful chypre. Absolutely wonderful.

I was given Aventus for Her by my mom last Christmas, which makes it even more special.


Years ago when I started this blog I intended it as an online thought-space to analyze perfume and process my feelings as my family prepared to be ex-patriots living in the UK. We never did leave the US, although we did move twice and I did write hundreds of posts about perfume.

I’m restarting this blog. I’ll review my current perfume collection bottle by bottle on occasion. And, I’ll certainly share my thoughts. We may still even live in the UK or Dublin for half a year or so in the not so distant future. We’ll see.

I’m still working on my writing. If I publish anything I’ll let you know in a post. One of my cousins published a work of science fiction in the last couple of years and I feel encouraged to push myself to finish my novel sooner than later. Time goes by very quickly, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s all I suppose. It’s been a rough last year for the whole world, of course, and that’s putting it mildly. Please take care.