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    Default Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    I am looking to get one of these for the warmer months, but find it extremely difficult to choose one over the other. Both are subtle scents and have an air of sophistication and class. For those of you who own either or, what would you say?

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Invasion Barbare.

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Have not smelled Dia, but IB is amazing!

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    IB you already know my thoughts. Though one though.

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    MDCI Invasion Barbare

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Dia Man easily for me.
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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Both very good, and, as you say, with an air of sophistication and class. One is more modern fuzzy, and richer (IB), the other is woodier and drier, and more subdued (Dia). I wish Dia had more sillage on me, but then perhaps this is a plus in certain circumstances.

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    Invasion Barbare for sure
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Both are nice!

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Own a full Dia and a 12 ml IB, and I'd lean towards IB for warmer weather. I use my Dia when it's cold'ish outside, like now. I might use it come spring, but it's a warmer fragrance than IB for sure.

    You should spend all those 8 usd to sample them both, though. Who knows what YOU actually prefer.

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    Dia would definitely be my pick. I like both but find Dia better in the long term.


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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    Out of those two I would definitely say Invasion Barbare. Beloved Man might be worth a sniff though as I find it has some qualities of both Dia (the floral softness) and IB (the woodiness and pleasant slight bitterness).

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    Out of those two I would definitely say Invasion Barbare. Beloved Man might be worth a sniff though as I find it has some qualities of both Dia (the floral softness) and IB (the woodiness and pleasant slight bitterness).
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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    I don't find either very 'subtle', but in both cases, this is a good thing. I think IB is better for the colder months due to it's lush woods. DIA is slightly more refreshing, but personally I wouldn't wear either in the summer. Value for money wise = DIA.

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    Default Re: Amouage Dia Man or MDCI Invasion Barbare?

    I pick IB. I don't like aldehydes much, so Dia loses, though it's certainly high-quality juice.

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