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    Default invasion barbare - yes?

    I'm considering purchasing invasion barbare, but before I do, I wanted to consult with BN. Is there an alternate option you think I should consider or is invasion barbare a no brainer?

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    No brain-er

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Go for it.

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    If you like it then I suppose so. It is not a blind buy kind of scent though, IMO.
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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    If you like it then I suppose so. It is not a blind buy kind of scent though, IMO.
    Right. Agreed. I have tested this and love it but wasn't sure if there was something competing that I should try before purchasing.

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    There's always something competing, if you like it and your wallet can stand it, why not ?

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    Apparently Sartorial and 1725 by Histoires de Parfum.
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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Apparently Sartorial and 1725 by Histoires de Parfum.
    Thanks. I'll give those a try.

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    IB is on my to-buy list for 2012.

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    If you have tried, and like it, I'd say it's unique enough to not compare. Havent tried 1725, but have Sartorial. I guess they are both modern fougeres, I found IB to be the more modern and unique.

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    I don't find it that unique. To my nose it's a fougere with some spices thrown in (seemingly in a haphazard manner). While no other frag is going to replicate it exactly, many will come close. It smells like a high quality frag to me, however it isn't cheap... so I would try some other fougeres that have been recommended and judge for yourself.

    P.S. I'd add Versace Black Jeans to the "to try" list

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by wmim View Post
    I have tested this and love it ...
    you have tested it, and are impassioned by it ... what more can you ask !

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    Of the three nu-gere's, Sartorial, 1725 and IB I prefer IB, the only drawback is its price. Im wearing Sartorial and it is pretty versatile leaning towards formal. IB being more formal wear IMO. I recommend getting samples of each to make a wise decision.

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    masterpiece


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    I told myself that if I can go the entire month of December without buying any frags, I can have Invasion Barbare.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    masterpiece
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    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Yes, by all means, buy it. Enjoy!

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    A little on the feminine side but very good nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    A little on the feminine side

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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    A little on the feminine side
    I'm not even sure this is a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddlemonkey View Post
    lol!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddlemonkey View Post
    lmao!


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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    Wore this for the first time yesterday after finding the vanilla too prominent on paper -- WOW! Modern and classic, comfortable yet bracing... very impressed. The very dry cedar-woody accord cuts right through the sweet benzoin-musk, miles away from cloying. It's still very prominent on my wrist 15 hours later ... Iso E Super? Whatever it is, it works great. Balking a bit at the price but I may have to do it. It's like a grand baroque sophisticated Azzaro Visit Intense or something. This is some perfumery wizardry of the highest art!

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    I really like it but find the synthetics in the dry down to be a bit.. roughly handled. Up until that point it's excellent. It smells like a princely shaving cream.
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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    From my point of view it is a no brainer

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    Ya, I pulled the trigger on this about 24 hours after the post. Awesome scent.
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    Default Re: invasion barbare - yes?

    I stand by my positive review but it's extremely expensive and I'm not sure it's a bold enough composition for me. It's rather understated, and I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I really like it but find the synthetics in the dry down to be a bit.. roughly handled. Up until that point it's excellent. It smells like a princely shaving cream.
    Hmmm I'm starting to agree with this. Before my first full wear today I was impressed by the fragrances absolute smoothness however the full wear has revealed a slight scratchiness/roughness in the drydown that I wasn't expecting.
    I'll definitely need a decant before I spring the $$$ for a full bottle. Sillage after the opening seems lower than expected too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Hmmm I'm starting to agree with this. Before my first full wear today I was impressed by the fragrances absolute smoothness however the full wear has revealed a slight scratchiness/roughness in the drydown that I wasn't expecting.
    That scratchiness cutting the vanilla is just the thing that sets this frag apart imo.

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    wowzerz!!! Lmao!
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    I say go for it...glad I got it.

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    It was and still is my best blind buy ever, amazing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No brain-er




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