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    Default Invictus Aqua 2016

    Is the older one that much better? Worth ordering a sample?


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    Default Re: Invictus Aqua 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by bpl12 View Post
    Worth ordering a sample?


    Just to satisfy yourself one way or the other, IMO yes.
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    Default Re: Invictus Aqua 2016

    I would suggest testing the current Invictus Aqua, then buy or pass accordingly.
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    Default Re: Invictus Aqua 2016

    Yes, the 2016 is better. Better performance and better smell. 2018 is nice, don't get me wrong, but it lacks whatever that 'x factor' is that makes 2016 so nice.

    Be careful of FAKES if you're out there shopping for the 2016. Read my thread in the perfume appraisal forum. I'm currently stuck with 3 IA2016 Fakes because I couldn't tell any visible difference via pictures online (Btw, my fakes are now for sale in the marketplace for $25 a piece if you're interested )

    You really have to watch it right now. There are a lot of counterfeits out there, and they're good.

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    Default Re: Invictus Aqua 2016

    Pretty big difference for me between the 2016 and 2018. The 2016 version scratches that itch for me with the same genre and use it sparingly during the summer. Definitely sample them if/when you can.

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    I haven't tried the 2018 version, but the 2016 version is still a huge guilty pleasure for me even after my nose has matured throughout the past year or so. I can't wait to break it out this summer. However, I think they reformulated it because it was so ridiculously strong. There must be banned substances in here, it's the strongest "fresh" fragrance I've ever smelled in my entire life.

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    Default Re: Invictus Aqua 2016

    I'd opt for the earlier bottle.
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