How much does the 100ml aluminum bottle of IB cost?
Thread: Invasion Barbare
I bought an aluminium bottle of IB straight from MDCI after getting the sample set. At 100ml, it is more bang for your buck than the tassel bottle. Bar none the best "male" targeted scent in the line in terms of smell, longevity and projection. When I initially wore I was somewhat worried that it had an "old school" vibe from the Lavender overload, but got was pleasantly surprised when I got quite a few positive comments from ladies in the office and the girlfriend.
Looking forward to trying Puredistance M, thanks to Palmbeach for hosting the split!
I also enjoyed Un Coeur En Mai. Chypre Palatin was great in the top & mid but it dried down to a "meh" quiet amber.
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^Concur. Same as the 60ml tassel (EUR180 + shipping). You get a sample set if you didn't buy it initially. You should check with Claude from MDCI whether he still has any 100ml bottles.
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Am I the only one who doesn't like this fragrance? I've dabbed from my sample on multiple occassions and tried to like but I just don't, despite the luxury feel of it. Smells too much medicinal lavender / bandaid to me and it's quite strong.
This review thinks exactly the same: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uJk01xvmD8
Damn you basenotes had to see what the hype was about and now my wallet will suffer once again, this stuff is absolutely great.
Is LuckyScent the only place this stuff is available?
Now I have interest in trying Santorial too as well, argh
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Hey BB, I actually bought a 10ml decant and was very impressed. I was considering a bottle at the time, but continued sampling and to be honest have not had a chane to revisit it to see if its something I want to get a bottle of. It's quality juice and unique, but i wish it had a bit more power...but i can't complain i did get a good 7-8hrs from it.
I'm interested in trying Santorial since it's suppose to be very similiar and much cheaper.
Good to see you report back!
My bottle of IB projects and lasts an insane amount, so I've never had that problem. I recently received a nice sample of Sartorial from Parfum1 so I'll have to give it another test. I remember thinking it was good, but not great. But that was a looong time ago.
Anyway, thanks for the update. As you can see, I was wondering how it worked out for you!
I tried IB a few times. It's been a while, but I remember it as basically an attempt at a modernized fougere with some parts stripped out and replaced with unusual synthetic notes. That's not a bad thing per se - I like Sartorial you could also describe that way - but overall IB doesn't gel as a seamless composition.
A classic fougere smells like a fougere because all of the pieces merge together to create that effect. IB smells like a jumble of notes that never coalesce into anything.
I think IB was a more ambitious composition that Sartorial. It seems the intent was to break the fougere mold and reinvent the genre. The thing is - the fougere is one of those timeless magical accords that is greater than the sum of its parts. That's why its been around forever. IB doesn't feel like a fougere, and its not a new timeless accord either - it's just a jumble of high quality parts.
IMO, of course. I know many people with better noses than I that love it. I just think they are wrong when it comes to this one.
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I wore this twice this week just because this post popped up man it's good stuff still in my top 3 I think. It just makes a wonderful aura of fragrance around you, manly, gorgeous but not annoying or over the top and works in Winter and Summer for me. It was 85-88F here past week and it was amazing both times. I am starting to get a dent in the bottle !
Worked really well with 1 extra spray to my shirt kept it around all day, not that it's weak but I love the top and drydown on it.
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Invasion Barbare got my sample today, This is nice!!! DAMN!
Plan on wearing mine tomorrow, I'm giving it every chance to impress me...we'll see.
It starts really good but then turns in to this tomato marinara sauce type of smell without the herbs in it.
Not a fan at all. There are much better fragrances out there for half the price. Thats my personal opinion.
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I am a fan of Pen's Sartorial, and I have seen the comparisons to IB and HdP 1725 so I ordered samples of both of those (among others) from LuckyScent last week. I wore 1725 once this weekend, and IB today to work. I prefer Sartorial to both of them. It has some other complexities going on that I like, even though I occasionally get a whiff that makes me feel like I'm wearing Brut when I have it on. Between IB and 1725, I definitely think IB is better. They're both softer than Sartorial (kinda powdery?). 1725 is really soft with lots of lavender. IB is like a mix of Sartorial and 1725 to my nose. Given the prices of Sartorial and IB, I'm really glad I prefer Sartorial.
Brilliant nugere. No-go for me because for 99% of people out there, it just smells like another old $15 fougere .
The sample i owned was my signature scent a while back,
Smells like Brut, re-formulated for a Prince.
I am sensitive to some dry woody thing in it though and it gets quite scratchy and irritating in the dry down.
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I am enjoying this more today. I used many more "dabs" from my sample. Excellent suit and tie scent. IMHO, it's still not worth $250 for a headless bottle. I'll beggar along with my humble Creeds.
I'd heard all the hype, so purchased one of those 12ml splashes that had been broken out of a sample set.
I generally like things that are sort of different and out there.
This stuff smells pretty conservative and old-fashioned, but oh brother; now I know what everyone is talking about.
Some truly great stuff.