Originally Posted by Buysblind
It smells similar to Le Male and Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova, but of course much different also.
I think these are actually fairly good reference points, especially the 1725, and it does have rather fantastic longevity, as stated by others.
That aside however, my personal feelings towards this one are similar to this:
Originally Posted by ChoppedGarlic
I like Invasion Barbare too, but i disagree about it being innovative or something. I think it is a very well done high quality fougere, but i feel it's still by-the-book and formulaic. Not much originality, i've smelled this fragrance many times before, what we get here is possibly the epitome of this genre (which isn't bad at all obviously) and not a creative breakthrough, which was my hope when i first sampled it.
I mean, I liked it, but over all I was rather underwhelmed. And although I didn't get much chance to wear it, nothing about it intrigued me enough to really want to spend more time exploring it. Like ChoppedGarlic's impression, the only thought that kept running through my head when wearing it was that I'd smelled it before. It probably had a different bottle, and a different name, but it smelled too familiar, and I didn't find it distinct enough, personally.
Just my opinion though, and it appears I'm in the minority on this one. But don't get me wrong, it did smell good, just not my style (also I never got the Fruity Pebbles vibe either).