Invictus Aqua 2018

Version from 2018
Invictus Aqua (2018) by Paco Rabanne
Bottle Design Cédric Ragot
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Invictus Aqua (2018) is a perfume by Paco Rabanne for men and was released in 2018. The scent is aquatic-fresh. It is being marketed by Puig.
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Fragrance Notes

WoodsWoods
Marine notesMarine notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit
AmbergrisAmbergris
Violet leafViolet leaf
Brazilian rosewoodBrazilian rosewood

Ratings

Scent

7.1181 Ratings

Longevity

7.0156 Ratings

Sillage

6.8156 Ratings

Bottle

6.5172 Ratings

Value for money

6.921 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.09.2021.
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N471v3
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N471v3
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2018 was ultimately more invicting for me than 2016!
Den Invictus, after all, means "victorious" in Latin.

And I say it honestly, I also had at first a somewhat biased bad opinion about the series.
But it has grown in me, and Meanwhile I wear so some of it gladly. (The normal EdT, but prefer Intense or just Aqua).

Invictus Aqua 2018 has really no easy life... is considered but his big brother Invictus Aqua 2016 the popular and unbeatable insider tip!
And yet I find IA 2018 HAS its raison d'être. And even more than that!
It has an almost "alcoholic" freshness, which I think comes from the grapefruit (previously "grapefruit peel"), as well as the stronger focus on the violet leaf.
Somehow a bit more citrusy than the predecessor, "more ethereal" you could say. (Vl. is that what I mean by "alcoholic"...)
But not unpleasant, not at all!

It has a pretty good longevity, which is really good for a "freshy", and not a given!
Through the notes he gets a slightly youthful feel, which makes you feel really refreshed and sporty when wearing it. I would say he seems fresher and looser than IA 2016, which is neither good nor bad, but on some days I find exactly that simply refreshing.
2016 has just by the yuzu emphasis more... "ground", but is also sometimes somehow a bit annoying or exhausting, I find.
2018 is a bit more citrusy, without the "foreign" yuzu note, which reminds me a little of lychees or something.

To me 2018 gives on the days where I wear it, exactly the feeling and the summery, fresh sexy kick I need, mainstreamer or not! And you can just tell that the makers know their stuff (they probably should as one of the biggest designer fragrance houses ever...) and it has a well considered fragrance DNA.
I find the fragrance really really solid by now, could hold up well as a signature, even in the transitional months. Because so cool / fresh as Acqua the Gio or dgl. he is certainly not. And so bland also not. ;)

I was initially the Invictus series towards something biased, because the original fragrance is then but a little too chemical-sweet to wear it often, just something exhausting. And of course, when you smell the DNA of it, you immediately have that association. But on closer inspection, I find that PR have learned quite a bit with the flankers, and have cushioned the annoying aspects much better.
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Heedscent

2 Reviews
Heedscent
Heedscent
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Synthetic headache
I didn't get to know the 2016 version because it has been discontinued. The 2018 version is a total synthetics (in this bad sense). It is floral here, I would even say feminine (although I honestly admit that for a girl it "smells male"). Incredibly annoying smell - it caused a headache as soon as it reached the nose.

I strongly advise against, and certainly in the form of blind-buy.

Tested with: Own ingot.

Sorry for my English.
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Hegen
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Hegen
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Chemistry in the bottle
In search of a summer perfume, I stood at the Douglas as a young boy. Very inexperienced and hardly knowing anything about perfume, a young lady came and asked, "What are you looking for? How can I help you. I replied: I'm looking for a summer perfume. She quickly reached for Invictus Aqua and said, "Take this one, it's great. Shortly after smelling it, I replied, "That smells good, I'll take that one. I wore it a lot back then. In the meantime I know, unfortunately, that there are much better perfumes. It smells a little too artificial, slightly chemical. Unfortunately this smell is nothing special, but a smell you have smelled many times before. I would not buy this perfume again.
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DarkWinterCS
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Nothing special, but hmmm.... good
In most cases - this is how I myself am polarized - you look for fragrances that are something special, stand out from the crowd and are distinguished by quality, independence or durability. But sometimes this is not necessary or not wanted at all. It's also enough to do the simple, the everyday or the simple that convinces you.
Invictus Aqua is just such a fragrance. A straight fragrance that captivates with a clear line. One knows after the first sprayer what one can expect and what he knows to convince. I myself mainly used it when I got up on the weekend and then made my way to the bakery or took care of other short distances. For these purposes a perfume which radiates more and is more finished is simply too bad for me.
Due to its fine notes, it was wearable all year round, although the winter may fall off a bit, as the aquatic notes show their effect at temperatures >15 degrees Celsius.

The fragrance starts with a woody note, light spice and delicate citrus fruit. Depending on the temperature, the fragrance then lets one of these notes flush more through the aquatic notes into the foreground. So in heart and base the distribution (in my case) was as follows :

35 % aquatic notes
35 % spicy notes
20 % woody notes and
10 % Citric notes

In conclusion, a relatively round mixture. It didn't remind me too much of shower gel or aftershave. I don't want to draw comparisons with a certain smell. Simply the association of a pot full of sea water, which is stirred with a citrus fruit stuck on the stick and a spice mixture thrown in
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Lockon

34 Reviews
Lockon
Lockon
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Weaker than it's big brother.
It seems okay...nothing special.
This DNA is copied and is everywhere nowadays.
I have the Invictus Aqua 2016.
And it's better IMHO to me.
The 2016 bottle is thicker: woodier, stronger sea notes & sweeter. Last longer & projects much better.

Now the 2018 bottle is much lighter when it comes to the sweetness, longevity & projection.
But on a hot summer day, this will be enough. After an hour it sits close to the skin.
But if you're sweating and outdoors, it will be mixing with your body chemistry. Any movement will make it seem that it's still blasting out...But its only in your personal space aka scent bubble.
So you can wear this anywhere and people won't be offended by the scent or its projection/sillage.
Grapefruit & violet notes are really great.
I used six sprays...both wrist, back & front of my neck, chest, and front of my shirt.

Will I buy this again? No.

What's the strength of this? EDT.

Can you use it as a unisex scent? Yes.

Am I willing to trade this fragrance? Yes.

Should You Skip It, Sample It First or Blind Buy It? You can skip it.

Is it the old, new formulation? New(2018 version).

What's its availability; in production, limited edition or discontinued? In production.

SKU Number: 3349668563234 (Tester)
Batch Number: 73271 (Production Date: 11/23/2017)

Age: 21+
From: Hookup
Size: 100ML
Scent: 5/5 (Nice).
Value: 5/5 ($20.00).
Sillage: 5/5 (Five feet).
Longevity: 3/5 (Six hours max).
Creativity: 5/5 (Sweet, a bit soapy & woody).
Projection: 3/5 (90 minutes).
Versatility: 3.25/5 (Spring/Summer time only & anywhere that doesn't involve a suit).
Compliments: 5/5 (Nice).

Until next time, I'll catch you on the flipside.
SteelerOpera

22 Reviews
SteelerOpera
SteelerOpera
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Not the same
I have seen talk in fragcom about this being very similar to the 2016 release, I don't find this to be true, but I do find this to be a better fragrance. Many may not agree since the 2016 was very popular.


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StarA1

12 Reviews
StarA1
StarA1
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A refreshing summer fragrance
Invictus Aqua
2018 Version
A wonderful aquatic marine makes you feel refreshed in the summer heat
I would recommend that everyone experience the 2018 version
The fragment has reasonable limits taking into account that it is a summer fragrance
Suitable for morning and afternoon periods

Statements

Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 6 months ago
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The best out of the currently available Invictus Flankers. Fresh, bubblegum with a slight salty touch. Not as harsh as the other ones
BumpyumaBumpyuma 2 years ago
6.5
Scent
Synthetic mess
ScentedGentScentedGent 3 years ago
0.5
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I hate this reformulation! 2016 was the bomb.
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StarA1StarA1 4 years ago
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A refreshing fragrance use in hot summer ... gives you a sense of reviving and self-confidence

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