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    Default HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I tried Invasion Barbare again today and I must say that I am impressed.

    My opinion:

    Reminds me of a big (sillage/longevity) Guerlain type colonia in a bees bottle. I can't remember the names at the moment but this is definitely for the Eau de Coq crowd.

    I see that 31 people on Fragrantica think HDP 1725 is similar. The question is how similar and how similar is the sillage and longevity ?

    The price tag on IB is absolutely ridiculous.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Other than both being Fougère, I don't see the similarity. HDP 1725 is a spicy almond/lavender. I don't get any licorice or star anise. Sillage and longevity is average.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    IB is far superior to me.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Not really...there's, similarities but you could easily own both without it being redundant.

    IB's better, IMO. And worth the price.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Don't see the resemblance either.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    1725 fragrance does remind me of Invasion Barbare but with the violet removed and less complex, if money was no issue then I would choose IB. But 1725 is still a very good fragrance and if money was a issue then it would be a good choice.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I can see a vague family resemblance, but 1725 is much more powdery, which affects wearability for me--
    Sans parfum, la peau est muette.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Thank you so much for your responses.

    IB is really loud on the skin.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I like them both. I do detect a similarity but 1725 is more powdery/smooth and less complex than IB
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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Yes they are similar so worth testing 1725 if you like the feel of IB.
    Only similar mind you....

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I find them similar and prefer 1725 - a little sweeter with the amber base and more powdery. I find IB too loud and sharp.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I see the resemblance between Sartorial & IB but not 1725 & IB.

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    Default Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    They're similar in the meaning they're both "nugeres" (modern fougeres) but 1725 is overall way sweeter while IB is more restrained, more transparent.


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