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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerII View Post
    Smelled Invasion Barbare today. I am surprised that nobody said about its resemblance to Dior's Fahrenheit.
    I tested this a couple of days ago and thought something similar. It's definitely not as original as I was expecting. It was okay but certainly wasn't me - nor is it worth the hefty price tag, IMHO.

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    Only an hour into my first sampling of this scent but wow. Just wow.

    This is the kind of scent that proves that a scent doesn't need to be crazy unique to be good.

    It's like a cross between Le Male and Dzing! with a hint of Fahrenheit, with a bit of grapefruit thrown in, and very very high quality. The only scent I've smelled in the last year that hit me like this was Amouage Opus II. Oddly, I hadn't smelled anything so amazing all year, and then was wowed by both of these within a few days of each other.

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    Odd, I just made a weird olfactory connection. It's not so much a hint of Fahrenheit that I smell in here, but a hint of Salvador Dali PH. I think it's the way the leather is working against the hints of sulfur from the grapefruit, and perhaps they share a commonality in the leather note as well.

    *sniffs again* Yup, definitely a hint of Dali PH. Just a hint, mind you, but it's there.
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    Default Invasion Barbare...

    I was wondering if anybody knows where I would be able to sample this? I'm assuming I could buy a decant online(not sure where would be the best for that either), but I don't know if I want to spend the money on the sample since the last few I've bought have been a little pricey for what I got....I have no idea how it smells, but I've heard a couple people say it's amazing....

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    Two places you can get samples of Invasion Barbare: The Perfumed Court, Lucky Scent.

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    You could also contact MDCI directly for their sample set - I have tried it from LS but frankly the sample vials are just too small for me to get a real idea of what this one is like so I'm considering ordering from MDCI.

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    I could send you a sample if you like. PM me.

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    i got a 1.5ml spray sample from the perfumed court, it was reasonable.

    in my limited experience, ib is a very nice fougére/oriental. if you would like to sample something similarly nice (though a tad more powdery), at a third of the price, try 1725 by histoire de parfums.
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    Get the MDCI sample set - comes in 5 or 7 samples and Claude (very nice guy!) will apply the cost to a full bottle should you buy any of them. They're huge and will last probably 8-10 wearings. I will certainly get a bottle of IB from him once I'm out.

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    http://parfumsmdci.free.fr/biscuit/catalogueen.htm

    55 Euro for 5 or 77 Euro for 7 all 10ml bottles, fantastic value.

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    this one is epic
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    I'm wearing invasion barbare today...smells awesome!
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    Funny, i was just reading LT's review of this last night in The Guide. He was uncharacteristically grandiose about it, calling it like “one of the three absolute best fragrances of this type on the face of the earth” or something.
    So, I was trying to remember who it was on this forum who was raving about it. I had this weird memory of this thread and someone equating the fragrance with having sex. And now here it is bumped today. Weird. I have been avoiding it due to the prohibitive price, but now I really need to order a sample.

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    Great scent but wish it were available in a larger size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Great scent but wish it were available in a larger size.
    You just love huge flacons don't you?

    This thread made me smile. MDCI Invasion Barbare is indeed excellent though oddly enough, I'd rather fondly describe it as 'lavender detergent'. It is still special enough for me to wear it on special occasions. Bakouche's composition doesn't lend itself to comparisons so if Turin suggested it could be the best of its type/class, it's probably because there is nothing else quite like it. I don't get the Fahrenheit association either.

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    It is one of the best fragrances that one can buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    it's probably because there is nothing else quite like it.
    It's A LOT like Versace Black Jeans with dash of cardamon. Not a bad thing... I agree with the detergent association, although I thought of it as a "Barber Shop" scent...

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    Invasion Barbare has been one of my favorite fragrances for the past few years. Smooth, luxurious and yet so comfortable and clean. I only have great things to say about it. It's a shame the price is so high - I suppose that's why it doesn't get too much attention on these boards.
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    I wore this today when I met my mom. She went "is that perfume or bug spray I'm smelling?". Needless to say, I floated back to earth. I actually like the scent of bug sprays...

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    I've really tried to like this one, but I find it rather dull and uninspired, I like L'homme Sage, Bang, or Sycomore to be in the same Masculine family, but, better, and much cheaper. the bottles with the tops are hideous.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare...

    This fragrance is top of my "must try" right now, but sampling is proving a nightmare.

    With the exception of the Perfumed Court and Lucky Scent, does anybody know where you can buy/sample Invasion Barbare in the UK?

    As alyways, your thoughts are appreciated.

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    Harrods have IB in the roja dove department.

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    It's killer. When my bottle runs dry, I won't hesitate to replace it.
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    IB is an excellent fragrance with high quality ingredients. When I first sampled it, I was amazed! After I purchased my bottle, I realized it was too simple for my taste...lacking depth. However, It's a great fragrance for any serious collector.
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    IB is one of the jewels in my fragrance crown, it is stunning the power it has on people

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    Good juice but not worth the outrageous price!
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    I'll take 2 flacons please
    LMFAO!
    Great 1st post to the OP.

    This one is on my test-list, but I am afraid I will like it. If I have the same experience as the OP my wife will probably shoot me.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    Hm, I think I heard some year back or so in another thread that the sample sets are gone, is that true?
    And if they are still around, could one get a free mix of the scents, say, 3x IB, 2 x AT?
    I know it's not what they are intended for but I just plain and simply cant afford IB otherwise...
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