I recently had a bottle of Creed Aventus gifted to me by a n industry rep, and while my wife really liked it (I liked it too, but that's not the important part - haha), I was not going to wear $300+ cologne on the daily, even if I didn't pay for it. So, I ordered Alt Executive No. 26. When I first received it, I did a side-by-side comparison, and I would say that, while they are not exactly the same, they are pretty darn close. So, I switched to wearing the Alt daily. First of all, my wife did not notice. So, it passed the most important test. I would say that I am also generally unaware of my scent unless I switch colognes, at which point I am very aware for at least a few hours, because it is something different. Well, to that point, I recently had a couple occasions to put on a suit and tie, and if I am wearing a suit and tie, I am wearing the real Aventus. AND, in switching between the Alt and the Creed and back, I didn't really notice myself much. So, again, while it is not an exact copy, it is an entirely passable clone for a fraction of the price!