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    Default Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Just curious - perhaps it is just me. After a few hours of wearing IB I get wafts of a freshly sharpened pencil. Just me? Anyone know what that note might be?

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Not sure what that note could be, but I personally don't get that pencil smell you speak of .
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Likely cedar, many people find cedar similar to pencil shavings.

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    I don't get that effect.
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Me neither.

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    Not to my nose.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Yess, yess, yess...after the first 1/2 hour I'm already getting this tipical graphite smell!
    And this is the note that ruins the whole, otherwise very refined fragrance for me. Shame.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    I find a metallic sharpness that I don't like, though to me it doesn't exactly smell like pencil shavings.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    I guess it's only a problem if you don't care for the smelL
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Cedarwood(cedar), Iso E Super, sandalwood, musk, juniper berries or any combination/s of these notes sometimes come off with a pencil shaving accord on me. Possibly skin chemistry I would conjecture as well? Thanks for the input.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    nope

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    I find IB to smell like dry pasta.
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    It might be an aspect of the cardamom that's used in Invasion Barbare. Although personally, I've never gotten anything closed to a shaved pencil smell with it.

    Too bad. To this day I still think Invasion Barbare is one of the best fragrances on the market.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    To this day I still think Invasion Barbare is one of the best fragrances on the market.
    Shall re-visit it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Shall re-visit it tomorrow.
    You won't like it.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I find IB to smell like dry pasta.
    I've been thinking of how to word this right - while I get no dry pasta smell, IB gives me this reminder of some alcoholic beverage I've had over the years (minus the raw alcohol smell) -just can't find exactly which one it is though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    To this day I still think Invasion Barbare is one of the best fragrances on the market.
    ^^^ Agree!

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    I got the pencil shavings accord with my initial decant and really liked that aspect of the scent. The full bottle purchase that came after finishing the decant did not have that initially but as it's aging, I find that it's starting to come out a bit but it's still nowhere near as strong as it was in the decant.

    Very odd.

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    I also get it. Never was a fan of this one.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Wore this today in an audition for FB... no pencil note to me.

    But sort of flunking the FB test...

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare - sharpened pencil?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    But sort of flunking the FB test...
    same here.....

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