Thread: 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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Go for it.
If you like it then I suppose so. It is not a blind buy kind of scent though, IMO.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
There's always something competing, if you like it and your wallet can stand it, why not ?
IB is on my to-buy list for 2012.
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.
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
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.
I told myself that if I can go the entire month of December without buying any frags, I can have Invasion Barbare.
A little on the feminine side but very good nonetheless.
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!
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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From my point of view it is a no brainer
Ya, I pulled the trigger on this about 24 hours after the post. Awesome scent.
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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.
I'll definitely need a decant before I spring the $$$ for a full bottle. Sillage after the opening seems lower than expected too.