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    Would this make a good summer scent?

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    Works fine year round. But if you are looking for something particular fresh or refreshing, this is not it.

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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
    It would be easier to choose between saving my wife and saving my son than choosing between these two.....
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    I’ve never smelt anything similar. Very unique, pleasant scent. It is in my top 3 now.
    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasenmann View Post
    Works fine year round. But if you are looking for something particular fresh or refreshing, this is not it.
    I find it rather refreshing with that ginger and cardamom.

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    I'd love to see PersianPrince come back and update this thread. Reading through it again, it looks like he actually bought a bottle of IB blind! But I don't know if he ever posted his thought on it after receiving it.

    So, if you're reading this, Persianprince, please let us know how everything worked out!

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    No question: the single very best scent I've ever come across. I don't think I'm snobbish just because of the MDCI name: I don't understand Chypre Palatin, washed it off - period. Ambre Topkapi - I can see people loving it, but surely not me. But IB - it is out of this world. If I'll never smell other scent than this one and APOM Homme, I won't regret it.

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    I have 85ml of this stuff if anyone is interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymes View Post
    I have 85ml of this stuff if anyone is interested!
    Free?

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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.
    It's funny reading this now, my girlfriend said I smell like "Apple Jacks" when I wore it over the weekend (not the first time I wore it around her). She loves it though, it's a win/win for me. I love the juice.
    Current obsession...Invasion Barbare

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    I have a sample, along with other MDCI's, coming from Lucky Scent in the mail shortly, you guys are killing my patience :P

    Not sure if anyone has seen this video..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uJk01xvmD8

    I really REALLY hope I don't get the band-aid smell they got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    I have a sample, along with other MDCI's, coming from Lucky Scent in the mail shortly, you guys are killing my patience :P

    Not sure if anyone has seen this video..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uJk01xvmD8

    I really REALLY hope I don't get the band-aid smell they got.
    You never can tell. Some say Puredistance M is the greatest thing since the sliced bread, yet I found it so food-spice-like that I had simply no idea how others don't smell it Go after your own nose (and worship IB )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    You never can tell. Some say Puredistance M is the greatest thing since the sliced bread, yet I found it so food-spice-like that I had simply no idea how others don't smell it Go after your own nose (and worship IB )
    Puredistance M was just entirely too much for me. Maybe it was the the sprayer on the 2.5ml decant I have and it just put out way too much. Next time I am feeling ballsy enough to wear it, I'll be dabbing. One does not have to be remotely close to as cautious when applying IB.
    Current obsession...Invasion Barbare

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerloop View Post
    Puredistance M was just entirely too much for me. Maybe it was the the sprayer on the 2.5ml decant I have and it just put out way too much. Next time I am feeling ballsy enough to wear it, I'll be dabbing. One does not have to be remotely close to as cautious when applying IB.
    This is good advice for me as I have samples of each on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    This is good advice for me as I have samples of each on the way.
    I picked mine up from The Perfumed Court. The sprayer on those 2.5ml bottles pack a punch. Definitely way too strong for Puredistance M. I'd HIGHLY recommend treading lightly once you receive it, especially if you opted for a spray sample. That stuff is extremely potent (it is extrait, that's for sure!)
    Current obsession...Invasion Barbare

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    I can remember a scent which has a kind of similar character - Jean Pascal's Quimbaya. I never could warm up to it, perhaps it was too sharp where IB is mellow, perhaps it was too near to Fahrenheit - I don't know. But that name came first to my mind when this morning I dabbed my new IB sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I can remember a scent which has a kind of similar character - Jean Pascal's Quimbaya. I never could warm up to it, perhaps it was too sharp where IB is mellow, perhaps it was too near to Fahrenheit - I don't know. But that name came first to my mind when this morning I dabbed my new IB sample.
    I had Quimbaya about 4 years ago. I liked it OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I had Quimbaya about 4 years ago. I liked it OK.
    You'll find comments/reviews connecting IB to Fahrenheit. According to my previous post, in my view the connection is more apt to Quimbaya, though Fahrenheit is not far-fetched either. I'm curious if you'll find the similarities.
    Nevertheless IB is a much superior scent.

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    I seem to be about the only person that doesn't like Invasion Barbare. Maybe my sample from TPC was corrupted or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I seem to be about the only person that doesn't like Invasion Barbare. Maybe my sample from TPC was corrupted or something.
    I'll let you know my opinion in a few days. I'm excited to sample Pure Distance M as well. I put these off for as long as I could!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I seem to be about the only person that doesn't like Invasion Barbare. Maybe my sample from TPC was corrupted or something.
    Probably not. Given your top 10, I'm not surprised IB wasn't up your alley.

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    A legitimately great fragrance. Looking forward to more from this perfumer, Stéphanie Bakouche Kouidri - protege of Jean Kerleo (Patou pour Homme, etc)

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    I really like Invasion Barbare, but I honestly don't see why it's priced so high. If I'm to pay $375 for 60ml, I want to be knocked off my feet in amazement.

    I get really nice grapefruit & violet notes out of this, but I don't see what sets this apart from other great niche frags, such as Creed.

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    Folks,
    Would somebody please take md outta my dilemma?
    I have common interest on all basenotes
    Highly hailed and talked about scents,
    the likes of LADDM, Rose 31, GIT, Homage, Terre de hermez, Guerlain vetiver.
    I blind bought most of them and was never dissappointed and I had
    tha WOW moment.
    But for IB, I really dont get it!
    And given the too much praise for IB, I was expecting an instant love!

    e.g me and Volley2 have very similar interests (in my observation)
    But i do not get it for this one,

    Would somebody shed some light on this?

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    ^^^^^

    Pretty simple. What is one persons Filet Mignon is another persons McDonalds Hamburger.

    I own and like IB, and think it is a very nice fragrance, but to be honest, could easily live without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    I really like Invasion Barbare, but I honestly don't see why it's priced so high. If I'm to pay $375 for 60ml, I want to be knocked off my feet in amazement.

    I get really nice grapefruit & violet notes out of this, but I don't see what sets this apart from other great niche frags, such as Creed.
    I think Claude mentioned somewhere that you can get a 100mL aluminum spray bottle from them with a sample label for like €160. I'd have to look again, but it is at least cheaper than the more expensive bottles and you get more juice.

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    Bo'3naim, I had the exact response whn I tried it.

    A huge HUH on my face.

    Quality ingredients and masterful blend , but so it's too conservative and restrained.

    I know from your taste that you expect more from a perfume.

    I find Sartorial very similar to it and better. It's possesses the 'oomph' you're looking for.

    Lastly, it was hyped. Between IB and Sarotial, sartorial was more deserving of a hype if one were to be enforced.

    That said, I'll definitely be getting a bottle of IB. I enjoy the genre amd will fit IB into the rotation.
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    Interesting. I thought Rose 31, LDDM, and honestly LDDM were all okay. I ended up giving away LDDM, swapping Rose 31, and now trying to swap GIT, but I would NEVER swap IB unless it was for a flacon of Jardin d' Amalfi or 100ml of M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    ^^^^^

    Pretty simple. What is one persons Filet Mignon is another persons McDonalds Hamburger.

    I own and like IB, and think it is a very nice fragrance, but to be honest, could easily live without it.
    Well said!
    Same with u, I could live without it.
    But I can never go without mitsoku or Shalimar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Bo'3naim, I had the exact response whn I tried it.

    A huge HUH on my face.

    Quality ingredients and masterful blend , but so it's too conservative and restrained.

    I know from your taste that you expect more from a perfume.

    I find Sartorial very similar to it and better. It's possesses the 'oomph' you're looking for.

    Lastly, it was hyped. Between IB and Sarotial, sartorial was more deserving of a hype if one were to be enforced.

    That said, I'll definitely be getting a bottle of IB. I enjoy the genre amd will fit IB into the rotation.
    Thanks Saif
    I guess it is time for me to try Sartorial, especially the price is very good for a quality house
    Although most penhalligons are weak, but i really enjoy them

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISS80 View Post
    Interesting. I thought Rose 31, LDDM, and honestly LDDM were all okay. I ended up giving away LDDM, swapping Rose 31, and now trying to swap GIT, but I would NEVER swap IB unless it was for a flacon of Jardin d' Amalfi or 100ml of M.
    Well, this is a perfect example that people vary in taste.
    But for Jardin d'Amalfi: this is really amazing stuff
    For the last 3 years or so, it is my best discovery
    Although it is flagged as Femme, but well suited for man

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    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    Well said!
    Same with u, I could live without it.
    But I can never go without mitsoku or Shalimar.

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    Thanks Saif
    I guess it is time for me to try Sartorial, especially the price is very good for a quality house
    Although most penhalligons are weak, but i really enjoy them

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    Well, this is a perfect example that people vary in taste.
    But for Jardin d'Amalfi: this is really amazing stuff
    For the last 3 years or so, it is my best discovery
    Although it is flagged as Femme, but well suited for man
    Sartorial projects like a Xerjoff.
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