Originally Posted by treeman5823
I for one think they are similar: they're both barbershop retros with a huge musky-vanilla foundation. Where Le Male is juvenile and superficial, however, IB is made interesting with a big violet leaf note. Try it!
I have to agree with this. I like both Le Male and Invasion Barbare equally though.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
Another urban myth, no doubt started by someone with little or no frame of reference to distinguish one perfume from another - it happens a lot these days
I'd have to disagree. The resemblance between Le Male and Invasion Barbare is more noticeable if you have a good nose or knowledge of fragrances (and fougeres, especially). They share a very similar structure, and even some of the same notes, mainly synthetic lavender, a certain plasticky note and a huge dose of clean musk in the base. Although you would never mistake one for the other, they are similar in many ways.
I know both fragrances well: well enough to have noticed subtle and not-so subtle details, such as the rarely-mentioned dose of civet in the base of Invasion Barbare.