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Invictus Aqua (2016)
by Paco Rabanne


Invictus Aqua information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 84 votes)

People and companies

HousePaco Rabanne
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About Invictus Aqua

Invictus Aqua is a masculine fragrance by Paco Rabanne. The scent was launched in 2016

Invictus Aqua fragrance notes

Reviews of Invictus Aqua

I wish I had more hands, so I could give this fragrance four thumbs down.

This has to be the worst frag I have smelled since sampling and collecting over the last few years. It is an insanely synthetic chemical sharp pungent mess. I've smelled this on a passing stranger before and thought 'what in the hell?' I thought it was The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner with perfumers alcohol at the time. Then it had to be a month later, I ordered a sample and when this came I had to laugh a little. Somehow there's a small cult following of this release and trying to understand the justification for it is completely mystifying.

Smelling this, I can picture a 22-year-old trying way too hard with his man-bun and invictus aqua ready to conquer the loudest overpriced club in the suburbs.

An absolute 0/10.
11th October, 2018
I only put this on clothes I plan to wear hours later. The fragrance is too floral and obnoxious for me during it’s opening and for a few hours after that. However, after about 4-5 hours the scent becomes organic and quite amazing: soft, watery and sweet.
13th June, 2018
This is a great scent, albeit relatively simple. Take the heaviness out of Invictus, but keep its trademark sweet smell, bolster it with a nice aquatic note to give it a buoyant, aqueous feeling, and you have Invictus Aqua. It's a fragrance that's enjoyable and easy to wear and seems to spread cheer wherever it goes. Performance is solid, about 8 hours of longevity with good projection for the first four. Unfortunately the 2016 version was discontinued.
11th June, 2018
This is a very bold high seas typhoon force aquatic scent. The bitter green citrus opening washes into an off centered violet dark green then sprays outward into turquoise and lightning charged ozonic air. One of the aquatic characteristics of this scent derives from how expansive the fragrance is. It projects like an electrified burst into crisp ocean storm vapor. While clearly aquatic, Invictus Aqua holds hints of past great violet fragrances, but seen through an aquatic oceanic aesthetic. I like the work on this scent and prefer it over the other versions of Invictus, but it is a little too bold and assertive for me to pull off. It is nice bold statement.
23rd May, 2018
This is really quite fantastic as far as marine/oceanic fragrances go and reminds me both of Bvlgari Aqva pour Homme and Nautica Voyage. I can't really detect individual notes but I do get a very watery violet and violet leaf with a hint of ambergris, and a very dominant marine note that is similar to the one in Nautica Voyage (doesn't smell like saltwater but more like freshwater). Sillage is moderate leaning strong while longevity is strong. I haven't tried the 2016 Invictus Aqua, but even this is pretty fantastic. I've tried a lot of aquatic fragrances (one of my favourite genres) and this is one of the best I've tried. You have to get your nose on this.

14th May, 2018
As someone who has experience as a live aboard yachtie, it's possible to relate to the aquatic, woody and salty notes of this frag. It would suit sun-drenched days sailing, moored in a marina or beachside.

For sure, guys can rock this frag with good results.

The ambergris note seems more natural than the synthetic ambroxan in frags such as Dior Sauvage.

I have 2 bottles of the ORIGINAL BATCH 53511.

On a hot day, with a bit of airflow, near water, INVICTUS AQUA 2016 has real credibility.

Let's walk along the beach or chill in a seaside cafe....

Song: B52s Rock Lobster
03rd April, 2018

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