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    Default Invasion Barbare

    Man, this stuff is sooooooo good. In fact it's perfect. 10/10.

    I've been fooling around with a sample for a little over a month now. It blows me away every time I wear it.

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    Yep, it's pure class. I hate doing it but I give it 10/10 too! Possibly the perfect scent. It's a shame I can't afford it, haha!!

    Have you tried Penhaligons Sartorial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    Yep, it's pure class. I hate doing it but I give it 10/10 too! Possibly the perfect scent. It's a shame I can't afford it, haha!!

    Have you tried Penhaligons Sartorial?

    I've never tried it. Do they smell similar or is sartorial another one you'd give a 10? I'll have to sample it.

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    To my nose they are somewhat similar. Both nu-fougeres (newgeres). I'd try it out and see what you think

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    Still dreaming someday to own a bottle of this one.

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    I have not tried it either. Tiffany for Men is another must try. My list keeps getting longer and longer. Thanks a lot. lol

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    Invasion Barbare is a much more modern intrpretation of a fougere. I bought a decent sized sample and wore it a couple of times and can't embrace it myself. Something unfamiliar about it I can't wrap my nose around. But this is not a knock...it's a neat scent. Just not for me ( right now anyway).

    I tend to think Sartorial is warmer and a bit more traditional.

    I'll say this for IB. The scent from the previous days wearing was waiting in my car for me 20 hours later.
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    To me it smells very similar to fruity pebbles - that whif you get when you first open a new box. Not a bad smell, but "Invasion Barbare" is a complete misnomer. It should be called "childish candy smell." It has very strong projection/longevity though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    To me it smells very similar to fruity pebbles - that whif you get when you first open a new box. Not a bad smell, but "Invasion Barbare" is a complete misnomer. It should be called "childish candy smell." It has very strong projection/longevity though.

    I don't get that at all. I can see the M7 Fresh//Fruit Loops comparison, but Fruity Pebbles or childish candy does not come to mind when I wear Invasion Barbare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Still dreaming someday to own a bottle of this one.

    I just ordered one! I can't wait till it comes in.

    I figured I'd probably end up buying 5 moderately priced frags over the next several months so instead I decided to get this and just put an end to spending for a while.

    In fact I hope to take that approach more often in the future.

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    Shame it doesn't come in a larger size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I figured I'd probably end up buying 5 moderately priced frags over the next several months so instead I decided to get this and just put an end to spending for a while.
    I would have done the same. It's not about quantity....it's quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I don't get that at all. I can see the M7 Fresh//Fruit Loops comparison, but Fruity Pebbles or childish candy does not come to mind when I wear Invasion Barbare.
    OK, fruit loops. But with a name like invasion barbare you expect something manly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerel9 View Post
    OK, fruit loops. But with a name like invasion barbare you expect something manly.
    I meant the comparison of m7 Fresh to fruit loops, not Invasion Barbare to M7 Fresh or fruit loops. Sorry, didn't mean to confuse you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post

    I'll say this for IB. The scent from the previous days wearing was waiting in my car for me 20 hours later.

    It lasts forever on clothes too.


    And cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    It lasts forever on clothes too.


    And cats.
    Lol

    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.

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    I also think IB is great, and wanted to share my strategy for dealing with the high cost:

    MDCI has a popular samples program, and there are a lot of 10ml bottles of IB floating around. By targeting samples, I was able to build a 60ml stash of IB for less than half of the price of a bottle. Just an idea for fans who care mostly about the juice itself.

    I also really like Sartorial, apparently this "nu-gére" genre is for me. The beeswax and linden of Sartorial make it warmer and earthier, but I still find plenty of time wear both scents.
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    One more IB thread and I'm buying it. It's not the cost that's stopping me, it's the hassle of ordering it online and worrying about it till it gets here and if it gets stopped at customs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    One more IB thread and I'm buying it. It's not the cost that's stopping me, it's the hassle of ordering it online and worrying about it till it gets here and if it gets stopped at customs...

    LOL. I feel your pain man....I'm already anxious about it getting here safely and it's only coming in from Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmopolit View Post
    I also think IB is great, and wanted to share my strategy for dealing with the high cost:

    MDCI has a popular samples program, and there are a lot of 10ml bottles of IB floating around. By targeting samples, I was able to build a 60ml stash of IB for less than half of the price of a bottle. Just an idea for fans who care mostly about the juice itself.
    Exactly what I'd have done myself. Whether you're wearing a fragrance from a full bottle or a decant/sample, it still smells the same. No one else has to know. That is if you're into fragrancewear, not fragrance bottle collecting.

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    Bump

    I have just got a sample of this from lucky scent. It opens with a candy type fragrance and seems to morph on your skin with lavender and violets weaving in and out and I can tell its a very complex fragrance. After a while I find it gets warmer and woody with that candy fragrance in the background. The more I smell it the more I like it and it seems to grow on you.

    What I find amazing about it is it seems alive on your skin in the way the scent keeps changing everytime you smell it.lol This may sound crazy but it seems to morph when your actually smelling it. Excellent creation. I hope my other sample which is Puredistance M matches up to this one.

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    10/10.

    This makes it in to my top 2 (along with Poivre 23)- It's as close to perfect as I think I can expect to find.

    Buy some. Love it. It's pure magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
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    I have just got a sample of this from lucky scent. It opens with a candy type fragrance and seems to morph on your skin with lavender and violets weaving in and out and I can tell its a very complex fragrance. After a while I find it gets warmer and woody with that candy fragrance in the background. The more I smell it the more I like it and it seems to grow on you.



    What I find amazing about it is it seems alive on your skin in the way the scent keeps changing everytime you smell it.lol This may sound crazy but it seems to morph when your actually smelling it. Excellent creation. I hope my other sample which is Puredistance M matches up to this one.

    I don't know if you noticed yet but there's also this very slight, animalic musk underneath the whole thing that really brings it together.

    It's cool that you pointed out how it morphs. It really does, to the point where it never actually smells exactly the same but it's almost like it's always a different version of itself. Sometimes the vanilla is more prominent, sometimes the orange or the woods, and sometimes the musk or the candy aspect. I find it also works really well on clothes, in fact I had a sample and sprayed it on a shirt, then accidentally put the shirt on about 3 days later and couldn't get over how good it smelled. That's what finally convinced me to get it.

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    I have a real dilemma as my other sample was Puredistance M and I like them both but can only buy one. But which one?......Making the choice is going to do my nose and head in.lol

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    I really love the opening and the basenotes. Opening gives me different dried fruity aroma a la fougere style. I get a powdery, ambery, "incensy" sillage that is so addicting in the basenotes - my favorite part. Now there's something in the heart note that's making me hesitant of getting this one. Something that turns me off. Perhaps I am not a fougere loving fume head. I'll try this one again, this time with light application and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I have a real dilemma as my other sample was Puredistance M and I like them both but can only buy one. But which one?......Making the choice is going to do my nose and head in.lol
    I really disliked M, which I suppose was lucky for my wallet. I think Invasion Barbare is the best perfume I have ever smelled and will definitely be looking for some at some point.

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    After a year of sniffing new things niche and non, this one is still the one that strikes me as the one that has the most quality. It's just amazing every single time I smell it and the compliments have rivaled Aventus. Super manly , perfect spice, and musk and a hint of dirty in there somewhere but JUST barely.

    This would be THE bottle I would keep out of 65 ish if I had to drop all but 1, the price atm keeps me milking the wears but I will never regret the full bottle of this.

    Nothing I have sniffed so far even comes close to imitating the combo here.
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    Definitely 10/10. Classy classy scent.

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    Hey BB, i'm thinknig of blind buying a decant of this, 10ml of it, wondering if you think its a good choice? do you still feel the same about this stuff?

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    I'm keen to try IB as I like Sartorial, but the off notes and synthetic musk/ambroxan base ruin it for me.

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