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Paco Rabanne launches Invictus, its new fragrance for men, which represents fresh and sporty creation in relation to the other perfumes of the house. The fragrance comes out in July 2013. Invictus, which is Latin for "invincible," represents power, dynamism and energy.

The fragrance opens with fresh grapefruit and a marine accord that lead to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and Hedione jasmine and a woody base of guaiac wood, patchouli, oak moss and ambergris.

The bottle is designed in the form of a trophy. The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette with an accompanying collection. Invictus was created by Veronique Nyberg, Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Grapefruit Sea Notes Mandarin Orange

Middle Notes
Bay Leaf Jasmine

Base Notes
Guaiac Wood Oakmoss Patchouli Ambergris

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Invictus Fragrance Reviews

Pinnacos
Pinnacos

mse-21:

You say it smells familiar but you can't quite place it?

Maybe Grape Kool-Aid and Skittles?

Aug
29
2015
mse-21
mse-21

As a mainstream fragrance it's a very well done woody aquatic. It's fresh and warm at the same time and there is a strong auatic-floral facet to the scent on my skin. It smells familar to my nose but I can't nail any special fragrance saying this is similar to it.

Solid scent with good staying power and moderate silage. It didn't convince me to make a purchase and I specially don't like the bottle! Overall: 6 out of 10.

Aug
29
2015
02098888
02098888

I wouldn't say Jacques Polge's kid is the king of synthetic. Lmao

Aug
29
2015
GeorgeIGN98
GeorgeIGN98

Very synthetic,but who cares? Womens seems to love this... One of my most complimented fragrances !!!

Aug
16
2015
dryckstan
dryckstan

This perfume is excellent! It has a fresh grapefruit scent that I can smell at the opening, I don't know why the others hate this one but for me it is one of the best perfume I'm using right now and I got alot of compliments with this perfume and the longevity is good on my skin it is like 6 hours, the sillage is a bomb! Love this one.

Aug
12
2015
jaretz
jaretz

Got this sample at macy's.Typical desginer, with 1 hour longevity. Not even a skin scent after that just gone. A very light fresh fragrance but honestly smells like something a woman would wear its so light and fresh it just doesnt say manly to me and with the horrible performance i definitely wont be purchasing this.

Aug
11
2015
TheFragranceAmateur
TheFragranceAmateur

An excellent spring/summer scent, Invictus is in my opinion mostly a victim of Paco Rabanne's marketing with its dumb looking bottle and annoying ads featuring a smug looking model. Despite the silly presentation, this comes off as a sportier and more wearable version of Paco Rabanne's superstar, One Million. This fragrance boasts a fresh, sweet, synthetic smelling aquatic/grape scent that draws in compliments for me like few others. I don't judge a book by its cover and think Invictus is a solid designer offering that is casual, fun, and just lifts your mood when wearing it.

Performance: 7.5 - This performs very well for a fresher scent, lasting around 8 hours with solid projection for 4.

Overall Scent: 8/10 - Invictus is undeserving of the hate it gets, mainly getting an unfair shake because of PR and how it markets to its target audience. Paco Rabanne is the master of loud, sweet scents that females tend to love and this one fits into their male fragrance lineup beautifully.

Aug
07
2015
Pianopolice
Pianopolice

This is a sweet smelling fragrance that people from Arabic speaking countries would love. Not very masculine, but women like it on men. It does smell generic sometimes, but again if you are from the Arabic speaking region of middle east you probably should give it a try because I don't think It would be offensive to your nose. If you like this fragrance you probably are a type of guy who likes to hang out with friends. You are either rich or play rich, somewhat easy going, not looking for any trouble. Your are probably a kind of person who can make people like him.

Aug
02
2015
lordjohnknows
lordjohnknows

I totally understand the number of dislikes and negative reviews directed towards this fragrance, for some people it smells 'cheap', too generic, too sweet and minimum masculinity - that gentleman smell. but come on people this does not justify the 2.9 rating at all. the smell generated from this juice is pleasant and refreshing definitely not like 'whorehouse' type of smell in 1 millions if the right amount of spray is applied. 1 spray is enough I believe, anything more than that is going to be overwhelming and too dominant. give it some time, let it dry and believe me it smells sexy and very seductive! longevity and sillage from this juice is definitely amazing. only problem with this fragrance is the lack of versatility, it suits more for informal occasion. so don't be influence by the negative reviews and other's opinion, try it first peeps :)

Jul
30
2015
Knife2
Knife2

Invictus smelled ok on paper strip. On my skin it was too sweet and floral. Not my kind of scent.

Jul
29
2015
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x

Got a spritz of this whilst in the store buying Olympea. Definitely not what I would have expected from a fragrance with a name like this. To me it smells almost fizzy (if that makes sense), reminded me of the smell of popping candy as a kid. Really tricky to describe.

One thing I know for a fact is, a girl I work with said it smells really good.

Jul
27
2015
02098888
02098888

The performance of Invictus depends on how 'hot' the wearer is.
If you don't believe, just try it. Apply some of the juice on your chest( with about 30cm distance), then take a quick shower(don't rub your body or use shower gel, just let water flow through), let steam heat the juice up, then magic!

This is due to the ingredients definitely, ambergris needs your hot body to active.
After activating ambergris, it will enforce all other ingredients!
So I strongly recommend Invictus for those who's body is hot, or, wearing this fragrance in summer time. Just like the commercial demonstrate! Hot guys, please!

Let the heat to active this magic juice. Don't judge, just try it then you will find it.

Jul
18
2015
bizzybazza
bizzybazza

overwhelming notes of sea and ambergris ,this is a powerhouse fragrance and you cant help but love it .....lets hope they dont mess with the formulation.
a blind buy for me and a sensual surprise that adds depth to my wardrobe


yummy

Jul
16
2015
kuba
kuba

if you were disappointed by longevity of Euphoria Men then here we go!!!. In my opinion, Invictus and Euphoria Men smell alike but Invictus came to remedy the sloppiness of Euphoria Men which was slammed by its longevity of cheap fake cologne. Longevity is three days in my skin, scent is 5 star and silage is demonstrated by girls compliments.

Jul
15
2015
spray_and_pray
spray_and_pray

We can all judge this fragrance based on 1 Million's popularity, Paco Rabanne's percieved "money hungry" mass marketing ploys, the young guns in the night clubs wearing this or we can judge Invictus on it's own merits. I choose the latter.

I am a huge 1 Million fan and will defend that fragrance based it's merits 'til the death but that has NOTHING to do with my purchase of Invictus. I initially avoided Invictus at first and am guilty of thinking this fragrance was made as an attempt by Paco Rabanne to reel in even more money off 1 Million's popularity. Of course, some people who purchased Invictus did infact do so because this is the house that produced 1 Million. There are many who did not. This is a big seller because the notes are good and the performance factor is there. Some people think this fragrance's notes purposely follow the same "sweet" blueprint that made 1 Million BUT it's not just 1 Million. Sweet and fresh are the market's trend. It's not just Paco Rabanne doing this. Basically every designer company is following this trend. The public loves this trend clearly. Girls love these scents and guys love these scents and the reaction they get for wearing these scents.

Isn't it those positive reactions that is the driving force of wearing fragrances? Noone wears disgusting scents knowing all they will recieve is negetive comments from doing so. Yes, there are scents that you may love as an individual knowing they are not popular but I bet that you don't wear them on a date or to the club or bar. Those are the scents you wear at home or wherever you spend your free time solo. Invictus on the other hand is one of those sure winners that you wear out when you want to increase your attractiveness. Humans are social creatures by nature and it is those postive social interactions that we thrive on. Scent has a major impact on your social interactions and any young guy out there that wears an unpopular scent when he goes out is nuts if he repeats his infraction. Wether your at the office, the grocery store, or your favorite night club/bar, girls don't give a damn if your fragrance is niche. They care about how good your fragrance smells. Bottom line.

Invictus is a lady killer period. It is fresh and unoffensive. The performance is A-1. I'm not saying that as a collector you must have this in your collection or that it will reach classic status. I'm not saying that it is unique or that it is a testament to the art of fragrance. All i'm saying is, for those all to important social situations, this is a sure bet that is worth owning.

Bottom line, don't judge this fragrance by the house that created it or the other fragrances they created. Judge Invictus by the postive reactions you recieve while wearing this. At the end of the day, fragrances are meant to be enjoyed by the wearer and those around them.

Jul
14
2015
Danceswithscent
Danceswithscent

I don't have a lot of hate for this one. Smells similar to Polo Red, perhaps a bit less sweet, if that is even possible with this sugar bomb. I actually like the smell from a distance, the trail is quite good since it loses some sweetness and leans on more of the synthetic accords in the air. Where it fails at is on price. This is really out of whack with the scent. Nothing more than a ploy to separate cash from every up-sold douche bag that walks into Sephora. Quite as cast of perfumers created this, they are obviously hamstrung by the 1 million craze.

Jul
14
2015
thefragteen
thefragteen

If anyone has a "Invictus" that they are unsatisfied with, i'm ready to swap :)

Jul
11
2015
Onria
Onria

A very safe frag in my opinion, very sweet and fresh.
This smell has nostalgic elements for me.
An easy to wear frag, nothing overwhelming, nothing overly done.
In comparison to majority of my colognes, this one is no match for the fragrant weaponry I yield, so wearing this at work with very picky women who seem to whinge or comment whenever they smell something that is unusual, is a safe bet!

Jul
09
2015
moawiya.alanazi
moawiya.alanazi

each time i go to the pharmacy i must spray from the tester the pharmacists are starting to give me this weird look (dude are you buying or not?) hehe but i love it the frag is decent and has a unique note so def my next purchase.

Jul
01
2015
California 00
California 00

Tested this one out at Ulta store the other day.

I really don't understand the hate for this one. I had zero expectation prior to trying it out. Its not my first pick or my type of scent but it's not bad. It has a a sweet (almost bubblegum) smell so I can understand some not liking it.

Perhaps the rep at Ulta was trying to up-sell me but she swore many guys visiting into her location who tested out a few scents kept coming back to this one and ended up purchasing it.

Bottle design is a bit campy.

3.5/5

Jul
01
2015
massmurderer
massmurderer

A deliberate commercial marketing creation in the vein of 1 Million that tried to use flamboyant packaging and bottle design to sell 25 and unders on its alleged sophistication conveyed in an overinflated MSRP. What you get is an overly sweet and synthetic plastic diabetes candy accord that pulsates loudly off the skin, making it completely unsuitable for summer day wear until it relaxes 30-45 minutes in and becomes a rather generic and very very standard citrus marine woods accord with a heavy dose of bay leaf thst is more of a gimmick and attempt of originality while at the same time a nod to the classic summer citrus aromatics of the 19th century.. Sadly the ambition was there in the concept but the execution fails loudly on both accounts. Yes, it lasts a long time, but so does Fendi's Acqua and it is a much better and more rounded fragrance thwt will get you far more compliments and a more variant and interesting wear. Prices on this are falling dramatically as Paco Rabanne's supply and demand enginerring tactics have been abandoned and their executives focus on the next big marketing bang we will likely see this fall. Try this one out a couple of times before buying, most peoole don't like it off the top but get used to it after a couple hours but don't find it adds much to their wardrobe and is too sweet and synthetic to be an everyday summer staple. Not as bad as some here are saying, but not nearly as good or as mediocre as the marketing campaign land packaging led us on to believe.

Jul
01
2015
dayzaway99
dayzaway99

smells really nice, a very safe, formal to office casual scent. Woodsy and refreshing with a sweet head and cedar undertones make it a nice easy to pull of fragrance

Jun
27
2015
elias.ben31
elias.ben31

As a fan of paco rabanne I really wanted to try and see what I think, overall I really like this fragrance, last up to 6 hours on me and have garner compliment while wearing. Its sweet-aquatic fragrance.that's my opinion i realy like this scent.

Jun
21
2015
carmillajeddah
carmillajeddah

Pleasantly fresh, it plays safe. Ideal for daily wear and young men. It's not very unique, but in the other hand it has a clean feeling that I find apealing.
Discreet sillage and moderate longevity.

Jun
20
2015
CreedSMW
CreedSMW

Beautiful fragrance!

Jun
07
2015
CreedSMW
CreedSMW

Beautiful fragrance!

Jun
07
2015
georgequeue
georgequeue

This is just an OK fragrance at most; it's nothing innovating or surprising, but a mainstream product for those who want to play it safe. Not a fan!

Jun
05
2015
Rio Cappuccino
Rio Cappuccino

This smells good on different people..sweet for sure.

Jun
05
2015
PhiladelphiaSnowboarder
PhiladelphiaSnowboarder

My most complimented fragrance! This 1 Million and Aventus get the most compliments.

Jun
05
2015
KaitlynTara
KaitlynTara

I absolutely love this beautiful fragrance on my husband. Sexiest men's fragrance ever!

Jun
05
2015
EauDeBaldy
EauDeBaldy

So, I've been wearing this for a few days now and, like the reviewer before me, I also don't understand why some have slammed this fragrance.

Without going into the details too much, this is definitely a fresh, shampoo type of smell, at least from what I get from it.


Talking salon style shampoo, not some generic watered down version of an expensive brand.

I've never mentioned something smelling like shampoo but for some reason, thats what I get from this.

I saw some say that this should have been a one million sport, and i think that would have been fitting.

Maybe some didn't like it because it kind of leans towards the synthetic style, but to me, if it smells good, it smells good.


Onto the people who have smelled it on me:

Nothing but compliments. Ladies that I work with have actually asked me to pass them by more than once to smell it again.


So, I guess when it comes down to it, to each his own.

Will I buy it again? Yes.

Is it something to go run out for? Eh, get a small one and you decide, or a sampler.

*Edit 6-9-2015*

I just noticed something, I don't know if it's just me or what but... does anyone else get a smell of chamomile tea on the dry down of this?

I'm noticing this this evening, it's a hot/humid night... still not bad but interesting lol

Jun
03
2015
rnejad
rnejad

I got some samples of this knowing the bad reputation it had on here. After smelling it, I had to make sure I was smelling the same cologne that has a 2.8 on here. Have you guys gone mad? I don't see what all the hate is about. This smells great!

Ironically, I like this way more than Nautica Voyage, which is highly acclaimed in the fragrance community.

So what does it smell like?

It opens with mostly sea water. Not so much salt walter, but a very refreshing blue sea water that doesn't wreak of a synthetic vibe, whereas Nautica Voyage gives off a chlorinated pool water sort of aquatic smell. I don't get mandarin or grapefruit at all. The sea notes are complemented with a wet smelling Jasmine and some of the ginger sweet vibe you get out of YSL L'homme. You almost get a suntan lotion vibe out of it. Very beachy. I can see why some people compare the drydown to skittles, but it smells more refined.

As for what people might complain about: the projection is fairly strong and the opening might be too sweet for some. In fact, some might liken the opening to bubble gum.

Longevity and projection are excellent.

Maybe not worth owning at $60, but not something that deserves a 2.8 either.

May
30
2015
MadMadamMimm
MadMadamMimm

I like this on my husband, and so does he. But I find that the fragrances I love on men are some of the least popular men's fragrances on this site. Go figure.

May
29
2015
pgriff85
pgriff85

No idea what everyones problem with this is. I think its great. Performs really well too.

May
28
2015
abj180
abj180

Pinnacos Obsessed Invictus Troll. Rinse and repeat.

May
27
2015
Jizzoe78
Jizzoe78

It's a great fragrance, my wife picked it out for me cuz she liked it so I bought it so now every time I wear it I get compliments mostly by women though!!On the other hand I do like the way it smells I guess it's because I'm into sweet scents and manly scents the best of both worlds Congrats to me!

May
26
2015
JustAverage
JustAverage

Got my invictus last week. I like this cologne, it's sweet and powerful, the girls like it. My brother hit it spot on when he said it smells like kool aid. I can see why the cologne veterans dislike this. It's like a new guy at the work place. He's not like you, you are refined, confident, but a bit weary due to maturity. He's young, bright, but not your cup of tea. The ladies like him. This isn't a complex scent, you won't ponder it's meaning on your wrists through out the day. People will notice you though, esp the opposite sex.

May
25
2015
Kevin Kastman
Kevin Kastman

My signature! Beautiful scent and long lasting

May
25
2015
zaetown
zaetown

We fume heads are constantly on a stretch for something deeper, richer,or just more complex. That is is why so many of us look towards the niche houses, but in doing so we feel that designer frags like Invictous just doesn't cut it for us which brings me to my point.

If you are looking for a fragrance that will appeal to and please the crowds(young ladies preferably) than this is a great fragrance for that because it does appeal to most women, may be not ALL but most of them.
To me this smell bubble gummy sweet and energetic.
Performance is good in projection at further than arms length. Not too heavy and last 7 to 8 hrs on my skin.

On the other hand if you're looking for a daring nose challenging scent for yourself to enjoy regardless of what other people think, than I won'ttell yyou to look else where but you will just have to discover this one yourself, "you just might like it"

Overall: 6/10

May
18
2015
sameh
sameh

Invictus Paco Rabanne inspit of the negative or positive reviews , i gave it a fare try & simply i find it an OK fragrance not because it's Bad but because it's just similer to many in my very humble point of view , for me it's forgettable

May
18
2015
Mansour Hamad
Mansour Hamad

I bought it today because I actually test it and smelled it, and did not believe these falls dislikes. anyway it's very fresh, clean and citrusy perfect for summer, longevity is 8+ and heavy sillage,to me I give it 8/10, and believe me don't you believe these dislikes if you didnt try it first, because you know there are a bunch of reviewers here who disliked, broke up notes, and reviewed fragrances didn't release yet, so to me there are no credibility to these votes anymore.

May
16
2015
NOURNAGY
NOURNAGY

@BroomRider28

first of all thanks for the advice

i am not trying to defend a fragrance or a brand
but like you said it really gets on my nerves when some people try to make fun of your opinion
if you have something useful then by all means share it
and keep the sarcasm for yourself

May
13
2015
BroomRider28
BroomRider28

@NOURNAGY,

One rule to always remember is never try to defend a fragrance or convince someone to like it.
In your case, the obvious response is to remind you that every one has different tastes, and regardless of how passionate you are about a cologne, some are going to dislike it.
But of course, trolls and haters of all ages are always going to saturate the internet, and their goal is to irritate and provoke anger.
I'm with you in believing that Invictus is a great fragrance, and I LOVE when my husband wears it.
Yes, it receives a lot of hate here at Fragrantica, but if you'll notice a lot of the hateful reviews are very, very similar, with the same misspelled words, the same tone and the same phrasing. One consideration is to realize that there are many trolls with multiple accounts here.
Also keep in mind that the same loose screws that bash a fragrance in an alarming, childish manner, will also attack you if you don't like one of their favorites. Just learn to spot the obvious signs and ignore them.
So, the bottom line is to keep on loving Invictus because it appeals to you, as well as many other fans.
Like I stated, I love when my husband wears it, and he gets a ton of compliments, from all sources, every time he does.

May
12
2015
NOURNAGY
NOURNAGY

I don't understand why all this hate
i bought this amazing perfume and it has very good projection and lasts for over 8 hours and you can wear it any time any season in any occasion and let me tell you women love it i mean come on what else do you want

i agree with people who said its a sporty version of 1 million but i am amazed that some people say this as a bad thing because 1 million is one the most successful fragrances of all time and add to it a bit of freshness and take a bit of sweetness you get this masterpiece

yes i said it haters MASTERPIECE

May
10
2015
112237
112237

A nice scent. It smells comforting and common. Easy to accept from the first sniff. Suitable for professional and casual wears.

May
07
2015
bgdi
bgdi

I don't understand why the hate towards this perfume. I like the way it suits every event, i like the fragrance and most of all, i like the longevity, given it is an EDT. So far, it's my all-time favorite.

The citrus notes are absolutely outstanding!

May
05
2015
domcho
domcho

What? Just my LOVE

May
04
2015
iwhiffwaft
iwhiffwaft

I find this largely confounding that people don't like this one. Why, because its so pleasant? Long lasting? Women dig it? Sure, you have to go easy on the sprayer with this one because its strong and lasts forever, but that's a good thing. I kind of think people are just drenching themselves in the stuff, so they find it off putting. I will warn people here, less is more with this one. This is awesome stuff when you realize its really, really strong and potent. Just a couple of sprays. I love that fact because most fragrances you really do have to spray a lot to get them to perform at a high level. Not this stuff, its strong. Its a sweet fresh woody type fragrance. Compliment getter. I haven't had women respond as strongly and positively to a fragrance since I can remember. I have a feeling this one is going to be huge over the coming years when that fact catches on. This is the kind of stuff you wear when you want everyone you are around to think you smell awesome. Now, its not challenging, or a complex note discerner's dream, but it does what a fragrance is supposed to do really, really well. It's new, so everyone and their dog isn't wearing it yet. I say grab this one and wear it until everyone else is, then find the next big thing.

May
04
2015
bobz
bobz

i dont care what most people are saying for me it is a great perfume so i give it 9/10

May
02
2015
Pianomelody
Pianomelody

The opening is very fresh, soft, a little sea notes. after about five minutes I hear the bay leaves that are combined with mandarin, grapefruit and marine notes but remains fairly strong projection (with 3-4 spray lasts 6 -7 hours on me), the bottom is ambergris, patchouli and oakmoss spanning all other notes .. it makes me feel energetic, young, fresh ..... overall I say that not a bad smell, so it may be simple, generic, etc .. but cmq not to hate, may be suitable for summer days, or the sun .. I do not know if I ever will buy this fragrance .. for now I have my sample, I'll see in the future whether to buy the bottle!

Sillage: 7.5/10
Longevity: 8/10
Scent: 7/10

Overall: 7./10

May
01
2015
Wolfgang Mazrin
Wolfgang Mazrin

I tried... bought this one and had to return it. I think this is probably made for High school kids. The mix seems to be wrong. It starts of with mild aquatic top notes that lack the punch or masculinity of Armani Aqua Di Gio, Bvlgari Aqua for Men or Versace Eau Fraiche. All of those are right around the same price point. This scent fades into a smell that is similar to 1 Million. 1 Million is definitely a scent with a clearer direction and better overall composition. However, Invictus is loud and the sillage does radiate.

May
01
2015
mostafa88
mostafa88

یه کار خوشبو و تند و تیز بوی مرکباتي و دریایی خوبی داره خواص نیست ولی دوست داشتنيه.از نظر جنس مخالف هم کشش خوبی داره.نکته جالبش پخش و موندگاريشه.بسیار قوی

May
01
2015
Alpha.Leonis
Alpha.Leonis

When I smelled this on the test strip I liked it enough that I asked for a sample. After applying it, I still liked it. The spicy and aromatic quality was enjoyable at first and honestly I still like that part of it because that part of it does seem quite 'fresh' even now, but this scent is strong and long lasting on my skin and after a few hours I started getting a headache from the very aspects that I enjoyed. When my girlfriend stopped by, I asked her what she thought and she said it smelled like AXE Bodyspray. After she left I washed it off as much as I could. Needless to say, I won't be buying a bottle of this.

Apr
28
2015
zinski19901
zinski19901

I smelled this in store a while ago and thought it was one of the nicest fragrances I've ever smelled. I might pick one up sometime. Don't understand the hate and amount of dislikes on it either

Apr
27
2015
morethanfarpastyonder
morethanfarpastyonder

A very welcoming, fresh, aquatic, and citrus scent, which will get compliments, especially from women. The other side of the coin is that for those who want something mature, unique, or refined, this is going to come across as synthetic and annoying. But Hating on this fragrance is to get upset at the guy at the club who gets the girls because he dances with everyone and is always smiling, and you decided that expensive clothes and being dark and mysterious would get you the same and didn’t.

A friend described this as being cool-watery, and at first it did to me. Then I received it as a gift and began to notice that there are subtle but noticeable changes throughout the day, and there is a very nice floral scent which seems to come and go among other little surprises. So, It’s not just a friendly dancing guy at the club, it’s a friendly dancing guy who speaks more than one language, is pretty smart, and is an all-around nice guy. Try it if fresh is what you want.

Apr
21
2015
Kain
Kain

Considering all the dislikes and lots of bad things that I read* here about this fragrance, I was expecting something terrible!
But to be honest it's not a bad fragrance!
Actually I've tested much worse than this that people adore it!
This is a nice and pleasing fresh fruity and aquatic fragrance that is a good choice for casual use in spring and summer nights. (compliment getter for sure!)

The opening is a fresh and sweet fruity/citrusy scent with a sharp salty aquatic kind of feel mixed with it.
It's not something new and unique but it's pleasant and inoffensive.

As time passes I can smell less citruses and more and sweeter fruity notes plus a mellow floral aroma in the background. I can still feel that salty aquatic kind of feel but way smoother than the opening.
The sweetness is a little too much in the mid and base so personally I believe in the high heat and summer days it can get cloying but in summer nights it's OK.
Projection is good and longevity is around 6 hours on the skin.
I don't like the bottle but the juice inside is decent.

راستش با این همه دیسلایک و فحش و لعنت و نفرینی که پشت این عطر هست شخصا توقع یه چیز فاجعه رو داشتم اما صادقانه بخوام بگم اصلا عطر بدی نیست!!! یه کار شاداب میوه ای و اکواتیک که گزینه خوبیه برای استفاده دم دستی تو بهار و شبهای تابستون

رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی شاداب و کمی ترش ولی بیشتر متمایل به شیرین میوه ای و مرکباتی شروع میشه که در کنارش یه حس شور و تند و تیز آب دریا مانند هم قرار داره
بوی خاص و جدیدی نداره اما خوشبو هست و بوی عامه پسند و قابل قبولی داره

با گذر زمان رایحه های مرکباتی ضعیفتر میشن و حس شادابیپ عطر کمتر میشه در حالی که حس میوه ای و شیرینی عطر افزایش پیدا میکنه و کمی هم رایحه های ضعیف گلها در حاشیه عطر به مشام میرسه. اون حس شور و دریایی رو هنوزم میشه حس کرد اما خیلی از اولش ملایمتره
شیرینی بوی عطر تو قسمت رایحه میانی و پایه به نظر من یه مقدار زیادتر از استاندارد عطرهای تابستونی هست و به طور حتم تو گرمای تابستون اذیت میکنه اما تو بهار که هوا کمی خنکه و شبهای تابستون میتونه انتخاب خوبی باشه
پخش بوی خوبی داره و ماندگاریش هم حدود 6 ساعت روی پوست هست
از ظاهر شیشه اش اصلا خوشم نمیاد اما عطر داخلش بدک نیست و قابل قبوله

Apr
20
2015
ThisGuyNose
ThisGuyNose

The amount of hate this fragrance gets on this site is just not reasonable. It's not amazing but it's definitely pleasant. There's something about the sea note that makes it smell fishy may be thats why

Apr
20
2015
bondianflavor
bondianflavor

Smells like a 126,000 pound male animal in heat. This might be due to Ambergris taken from the alpha male of the sperm whale species. Sex in a bottle.

Apr
16
2015
Bretto66
Bretto66

Invictus is by far the worst perfume I have smelt in many many months possibly years!

Apr
13
2015
hernie
hernie

And the Fifi for worst bottle EVER is for....INVICTUS!!

Apr
13
2015
scentness
scentness

One of my favorites and most complimented colognes. Love it!

Apr
10
2015
MusicalNotes
MusicalNotes

Where it says "this perfume reminds me of____________" I tried to figure out how to get a can of cheap American beer up there. Seriously. Why am I the only one who thinks this smells like beer? The girl at ULTA, upon my insistence that she smell it, concurred. It's like the bucket that you put under the tap that gets all the dirty, nasty, flat beer overspill. I am far from being an oud snob, either. I don't care about the packaging: just the contents. Beer.

Apr
10
2015
FORTEZZA
FORTEZZA

A fragrance from the noses of Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion; A blend of citrus/sea top notes, flowery/leafy jasemine mid, and guaiac wood/patchouli/oak moss... Long lasting and phenomenal projection.

So whats the beef? It's popular and the bottle is tacky?

If this was more expensive and in a chic bottle, people would call it a masterpiece. Albeit a bit feminine, come on give it the credit it deserves.

Apr
07
2015
abj180
abj180

You know you're doing something right when you have the same Poo Poo Oud niche snobs coming back to post there hate on this over and over again. The troll Pinnacos below me is a great example of this.

Apr
07
2015
johnnyK
johnnyK

my 15 year old son wears this and he loves it, though I find it utterly repulsive. I dislike this one so much I told him I would buy him some alternatives if he would stop wearing this one.

Apr
06
2015
Valerie K
Valerie K

Hey Kool-Aid! Oh,YEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!! However, I must admit its a cute fragrance.. Definitely for the 20's crowd..

Mar
20
2015
gary.biswas
gary.biswas

I really don't get all the complaints. Considering that I live in India and during summers it can get up to 40 degrees Celsius, this fragrance is a winner. Even at the end of a hot and humid day, by which most fragrances are long gone, Invictus is pumping. Linear perhaps, but fresh and strong.

Mar
20
2015
arsenal01
arsenal01

smells better than 90% of the groce oud shit being made + selling at 1/3 of the price....whats with all the complaints?

Mar
17
2015
ltj559
ltj559

This one is a bit of a mixed bag.

It's your basic citrusy aquatic with a woody background. Not done very exquisitely, and you can definitely tell it is synthetic. The McDonalds of fragrances.

But then again, there is a reason McDonalds is such a huge business. It does what it sets out to do. And so does this. Just because this isn't high class does not mean that it is bad. It is pleasing to the nose, and young girls seem to love this stuff. If you've ever owned a bottle of one-million, then you know how good a scent like this can get the job done.

Sure all the old stuffy guys out there who prefer to smell of oud and 40 year old mounted deer's head will tell you that this stuff is trash; but if you are a young guy, looking for a scent to wear to the club that will get you some attention from the ladies, then you can't go wrong with this

Mar
11
2015
Stopher22
Stopher22

Invictus might just be genius.. A fresh fragrance which smells completely different than any other fresh fragrance that actually has character, good scent, lasts a long time.

For those who think it's just for people "following the trend" being a sheep or whatever, it could be for some yeah.

The only down side is the bottle, tacky yeah but who cares? You or people around you won't be smelling the bottle, they'll be smelling you. Lol

But has it not occurred to you that 1 Million & Invictus are basically the leading fragrances now because they are NICE?!

Mar
10
2015
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

Rolfii,

I'm betting she wasn't anywhere close to sober.

Mar
07
2015
rolfii
rolfii

the only fragrance that got me a solid compliment in the club. we actually made out afterwards ;)

Mar
07
2015
houstcs
houstcs

if I didn't have two kids I would take another shower. smells cheap and pedestrian. Im sure my wife will like it, not having a passion for fragrances.

Mar
07
2015
yidansheng
yidansheng

a tropical drink with crushed mint leaves, a breeze of cool summer sea, a man with freshly laundered linen enjoying the beach.

Mar
05
2015
thepro25
thepro25

Its a harsh smell something cheap smelling from a can.

Mar
02
2015
snifferdogx
snifferdogx

Truly repugnant, harshly synthetic slap-together of really outdated 90s style aquatic notes mixed with some even more harshly synthetic spices/woods that sit like a square peg in a round hole.

No doubt it'll appeal to the young ones who think that anything "fresh" is great.

Olivier Polge really needs to disavow himself of being involved in the creation of this monstrosity.

Feb
27
2015
navid.tavallaieshirazi
navid.tavallaieshirazi

Its scrumptious for me, unique and decent Scent, i love it.

Feb
25
2015
Ioub
Ioub

my personal opinion i will say this fragrance is for old men's +40 i dont like this kind of smell :(

Feb
24
2015
bondianflavor
bondianflavor

When I first sniffed this cologne, I didn't like it. On a second try, it occurred to me how rich masculine and debonair this scent is. Maybe I didn't inhale deeply enough the first time and let this scent settle long enough to take it in. The first whiff was very musky and immediately repelled me. The second try, which occurred hours later, was like a revelation. This is the most masculine, nocturnal, dark, and magnetic scent I have ever smelt. Buy it.

Feb
17
2015
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

It smells similar to Antonio Banderas blue but like a lot of lavender inside.

Feb
15
2015
rumtumtugger
rumtumtugger

Despite what may accompany it, Invictus is just another Ambrocenide bomb:

Very effective in catching attention (buy it, if this is the only thing you are after). It might really be unbeatable in that aspect.

At the same time Ambrocenide (or maybe Trimofix or something) suffocates all the other notes. It like a muscular guy thinking "Education is important, but biceps is importanter!"

By the way, there are people who are very little sensitive to Ambrocenide. For them it might be great smelling, but they'll offend others noses by wearing it.

Edit May 2015: I just read that Invictus contains the ambery smelling chemicals Operanide and Amber Xtreme, and I guess this (and not Ambrocenide) makes probably the main effect in Invictus.

Feb
14
2015
majid9001
majid9001

I don't understand all of the dislikes here. It is not a masterpiece. But a very good fragrance for clubbing or even office. The scent is fine and original in some aspects.
I'm not a fan of sweet scents but i really liked this one. On my skin most perfumes don't last more than 6 hours but invictus is in +8 hours club!
Projection is good in first 4 hours.
I'll give it 8/10 overal

Feb
13
2015
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

Cheap, synthetic, sugary bilge water aimed toward easily impressionable high school kids and 20-somethings with zero taste. Look for it soon in the 80% off bins at TJ Maxx.

Feb
10
2015
chupadino
chupadino

Don't know which i like the least, invictus or one million. Don't be fooled by the woody notes, they'll only last for 5 minutes and then the good old generic smell is back. GG paco rabanne.

Feb
09
2015
alex.ginhoux
alex.ginhoux

You will get a cheaper price and same smell and sillage with
Guess Seductive..
But very average smell and quality whatsoever is your choice..
Worth make yourself a favour and pass this one.

Jan
29
2015
sly_92
sly_92

A truly Powerful Scent! It gives you a SHOCK then it says... "hurry up, buy me before you change your mind"!!
This perfume changes Obviously with time. I donno how to say it, but it's like u wear a perfume for 5 minutes, then change it with another perfume, and then a 3rd perfume is there after an hour or so. Must try b4 buying & cannot be worn all day ! BECAREFUL!

Jan
24
2015
ronjeremyisgod
ronjeremyisgod

Just like when Black XS or one million came out it's worth the price and delivers. This is a great contrast between all the others of Paco Rabannes brand in my collection as I'm sort of a fan boy. If you're a fan of his colognes at least try it out. I'm no expert on colgones as people will see in my review but I know what I like. I don't understand why there is such a dislike for this. This makes my Theirry Mugler Angel the flat black one with the blue star look like garbage, any CK last about as long as dollar store cologne, In my opinion it's 10x better then any over used and totally original musk which companies like Ed Hardy and English Laundry still spew out.

Defintely for someone in high school to someone around 30. It's sweet but not overwhelmingly where it hurts the nose or brain. It gently goes up your nostrils and ends on a very bright, the grapefruits there and it's somewhat spicy. It's bright purpleish color does the cologne justice too as I've had lots of stuff that is this color and I don't intetionally go out of my way to get bright purple stuff as samples or testers are always a given. It's sort of like if Jay Z Gold or that bright purple david beckham with a little more sophistication where you can spray lots of it on and get away with it. I'm sure it'll last as long as one million or any variant of black XS and that is why I went with it over a bottle of Bang by marc jacobs on echo bay. If this didn't exist I would have went with ferenheit (dior) or give aqua de gio another shot if I could get a sample.

Jan
10
2015
Neo Ramaphoko
Neo Ramaphoko

who ever incorporated invinctus was lazy hey , unique smell yes but lasts for like whaaaat?? 3 hours??? you put the cologne on your skin and when you sweat it raises again thats so kool about it. But!! , mmmmmmm it doesn't bring me any women so 5/10 for me. I REP! (South Africa Baby)

Jan
07
2015
lil_taul
lil_taul

i don't understand what the hate is about. i got mines off fragrancenet. its sooo good. but soon as u walk in a department store, this is the main cologne they tryin to sell u. everybody loves it i been around. i love it and ima rock it

Jan
05
2015
ausamamira
ausamamira

cloyingly sweet.... toffee like smell .... over for my taste....

Jan
05
2015
dmirror
dmirror

This is definitely a young guy scent or a outgoing youthful 40+y.o. first time I smelled this scent it was way too sweet for me but I recently went into the store smelled it again and its actually decent once it gets to the dry down smells kind of like a charms blow pop or fruit flavored rock candy or pop rocks that's why for younger guys this scent could work highschool up to college I'd imagine all the younger ladies would like this it smells like candy its none offensive if its not over applied this scent kind off reminds me of diesel only the brave & fuel for life

Update: this becomes more and more likeable each time I try it anyways I tried it again for the fourth time but this time on my skin and its good I like it I'm usually not a big fan of heavy sweet fragrances but this one is good its not a sweet spicy one though more like sweet but fresh after it sits on your skin for about 20min to 30min it mellows out. last the longevity and projection is great 7/10 try it out on your skin and yeah I keep coming across it cause at most stores its selling good so the fragrance department sales people pretty much force it on you when walking through at Macy's and Carson's

Jan
04
2015
mildspicej17u55l
mildspicej17u55l

It's very average at best. It reminds me a lot of 1 million. What I really dislike is how stupid the packaging is. The packaging is a cross between a plastic kid's toy and those bowls you put beta fish in. 1 million's packaging is not as bad but I'd get that before I'd get this. Id say it's a pass.

Jan
03
2015
Casavulva
Casavulva

Invictus takes part in a massive trend the later years: The fresh woody meant for a younger audience.

The variation here is the supposed marine note at the top and the guaiac wood instead of the eternal cedar-/sandalwood at the bottom. I say supposed because the advertised fresh marine quality unfortunately drownes in sweetness, at least for me.

The rest of the fragrance is allright. I would say it is for casual wear, for guys not older than 25.

6/10

Jan
03
2015
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

It's hard to pin what this actually smells like. It's a mash of notes that don't usually get paired together so as a result it comes off as a mix between potpourri and men's deodorant. On the contrary, it smells really nice; yummy, sweet, playful. Another plus is that it lasts forever. Just like 1 Million, it cuts through the air and makes a strong presence.

Dec
26
2014
arenee92
arenee92

Don't know why everyone seems to dislike this one! My boyfriend just got this for christmas, and it isn't bad. I prefer his signature (armani code), but this is nice, too. Woody, slightly sweet, and citrusy. Nothing spectacular, maybe, but a nice fragrance.

Dec
26
2014
bronstein
bronstein

I wonder whether there will ever be a fragrance by Paco Rabanne that I am able to enjoy. This one is just another mediocre exercise that borrows from this and that, but has neither character nor anything sensual to it. Average stuff for the average young man who is afraid of his own personality and hence lacks originality.

Dec
26
2014
Blue Saint
Blue Saint

I've owned Invictus for almost a week now and It's not as bad as most people think. It's a scent for younger people and it does smell fresh but maybe a little bit to o sweet. The dry down however is great but not as good as its competetitors. It smells great on my skin and I get compliments from girls my age (older teens). So if you're young and want to get a fragrance that's not One Million but still be successful with the ladies then this is the one to go with.


The scent smells like grapefruit at the start and then it turns into a sweeter smell. It's recognizeable and not unique in any way but you will get noticed (old people will hate you and younger people will love you). I think the scent is good and thus far the only one that have disliked/hated it is my mom who said it was a synthetic mess and smells too loud.

Scent gets a 8/10 from me.

It feels like it lasts forever... but sometimes it disappears so quickly. This lowers the longeivety down from a 10 to a 9/10.

I get plenty of compliments but also some hate. But overall I would say that it's not a crazy compliment getter but not bad at all. 7/10

Just smell it, ask a girl to smell the dry down and most of the times she will like it. If you're in your late teens then I recommend you to buy this one. If you're not, then don't buy it.

Overall I would give it a 4/10 for people who're not 18-21 years old and a 8,5/10 for people who are.

Dec
22
2014
vitolezio
vitolezio

Love it....smells sweet but fresh, good for winter but still wearable on summer. Longevity is 4 to 5 on me

Dec
18
2014
GRAF
GRAF

Very sweet and spicy simultaneously. It is a very strong scent that annoy my nose. The longevity and the sillage are moderate. I don’t think of buying it again.

Dec
17
2014
soned
soned

Have a few small testers of this one. This one is not as bad as some people say, but is not very good either. Starts with a very sweet jolly ranchers grape candy vibe. At some point, it became a laundry detergent kind of smell, still trying to figure out which one. Then ende with the sae grape vibe, but like a grape soda instead of candy.

Lasts a long time, and projects very well. Very fresh. But One Million is much much better.

EDIT: Now, this is weird. My original impression came from small vials, the samples they give you in stores. There was a local perfume store who had the 3.4 for 40US. Checked the code, and the bottle was manufactured in December 2014. Bought it, just to.....doble check. It's different, still sweet, but does not have that laundry detergent feel. Much smoother than the testers. Lasts and projects like if next day it's going to be the end of the world as de know it. Scary part is... women like the darn thing. Reformulated already?.

Dec
12
2014
craniumbash
craniumbash

Smelt is today, reminds me of shower gel/a certain body spray that I had(can't remember the name)/ and several other fragrances that I have smelt before. This is not bad at but not something exciting either. Maybe a good starter scent.

Dec
11
2014
abj180
abj180

Guys,

Now we have crazy cat ladies who wear $300 perfumes coming here to bash this scent. Jimmies are rustled big time. I thought Chanel Bleu got a lot of hate. Wow. Sniffles.

Dec
10
2014
Vincentium
Vincentium

...ambergris, i was sure it's Ropion (take notice, it's not just anyone!) as for the rest of the reviews, why so hateful?

Dec
09
2014
Anas Ali
Anas Ali

no matter what people say this what aqua marine should have smelled , i love it
its simple , pleasent , decent longivty and decent sillage

Dec
07
2014
calyx93
calyx93

generic and highly unoriginal - like a thousand that came before it.

Dec
04
2014
ian85
ian85

Definitively a bad one, whoever we are, snob or not...

Dec
04
2014
abj180
abj180

Don't listen to people like Pinnacos.

Look at snob boys collection below me. Loser is just looking for attention. Yeah you'll see this at TJ maxx the same time you'll see One Million their. Which is never. Such richness such natural, such pooooooo oud - they've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

Dec
04
2014
Adam300691
Adam300691

Smells like a type of sweet or candy if i put too much on, has to be a tiny amount otherwise i get a headache.

Smells amazing though, in small doses, and all compliments have described the scent as sexy.

Great smell this is indeed, wouldnt so much class it as a marine though, i just cant put my nose on it!

Lasts a hell of a long time for me, put on before work - 7am and i can still smell it when i get home at 5:30pm - without any re-application

8/10!

Nov
28
2014
Toogle
Toogle

Not amazing or something but when the opennig it's fresh and fruity, i tought it will become like mont blanc legend..
When dry down, woody part is coming but little syntetic, you will not feel like rainforest or something.

Scent: 8/10
longevity: 8/10
Sillage : 7/10
bottle desing: 9 it's really looking funny on shelf:)

Nov
28
2014
rafiqi
rafiqi

its a birthday present from my wife.. to me smells great... just like others paco collections such as 1 million and so. i thought invictus better than 1 million. got few compliment when i i tried it fist day when i got it from my wife.. in sum she really understand me in perfumery

Nov
25
2014
vmann393
vmann393

This is one I wanted to try so much and finally tried it its a really pleasant scent I appreciate it for what it is. Its took a lot of stick this has and really .... It shouldn't its a scent that will cover you all seasons in my view opening is really nice with that aquatic sea note. And the Grapefruit and Bay leaf is really well combined in hear longevity is good i get a good 8 plus hours. Compliments really hit me with this one I got 3 compliments in one day with this that's very impressive and will get you noticed


Scent 10

longevity 9

Projection 10

Overall 10

Nov
25
2014
Enigmatic.777
Enigmatic.777

This is a powerhouse & I love it very much. Projection is very strong & longevity is a monster. When applied on my neck & chest (each only 1 spray ), I can still smell it after 12 hrs & even while taking a shower the next day !!

You'll surely get compliments based on my experienced as i do get a lot when i wear this.

I can't understand why lot of people hate it as I find it a truly amazing frag. But at the same time I respect their opinion if they simply not like it.

Nov
24
2014
ethanfp582
ethanfp582

This is absolutely the only website where this stuff gets a bad review. The start is pretty overpowering, and then, once it dries down, it is absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention that it lasts like 9 hours minimum. Very nice. Perfect for every occasion. I think even a confident woman will be able to pull this off. I think that it is much better than one million, much more masculine. Because it is so strong, you don't use as much. When you don't use as much, it lasts longer. You will be smelling your wrists all damn day. The ladies love it as well, like 7 compliments a day.
Great juice :P

Nov
23
2014
Fabulous Kevin
Fabulous Kevin

This one is really sweet, fresh, woody and long lasting but the sillage is just moderate so i give it 8.5/10

Nov
22
2014
dindolin
dindolin

sillagem weak? Where do you go shopping for your parfums ?

Nov
20
2014
christian_yang
christian_yang

It's a great fragrance! But to sum it up it's a grapefruit 1 million. Instead of that powdery bubblegum and cinnamon you get a powdery grapefruit.

Nov
19
2014
John Mason
John Mason

I spray this on paper and smell it.
Calone.
Synthetic. Somewhat fruity sweetness.
Calone.
Boozy freshnes of overpriced, overly advertised colognes.
More Calone.
Hint of ambergris mixed with Calone.
Calone.
Unconquered (indeed!) in its synthetic blast of chemicals.
Calone.
For those men with simple taste in fragrances.
Recommend buying this for a friend you dislike.
Calone.

Nov
19
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

Regardless of how you feel about imagery and advertising, Invictus is still a winning fragrance that fitted the brief of a bittersweet, magnetic and sensual head turner. One of those that has something about it that is noticeable, because you don't think it should work, but it does!

Nov
14
2014
chrtaylor76
chrtaylor76

I don't understand all the hate that this fragrance has received...I am truly enjoying this one... Every time I wear this one it never fails to get a compliment...In terms of synthetic every designer fragrance is synthetic...I believe that all fragrances in terms of scent is ones personal preference..there is no right or wrong answers here...Just like some think that Rodriguez for Him cologne smells good and the fragrance community loves it but I personally can't stand it...just food for thought...

Nov
13
2014
davna
davna

If you can find La Rive brand, try La Rive Brave Man. 100ml for about USD 9 only. This is Invictus twin brother. For me, it got the same taste. Even the juice's colour is the same, just try it. I got 6+ hours of longevity with this Brave Man.
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Nov
13
2014
lil_taul
lil_taul

Either it smells good or it dont. And dis is da bomb. ALLLLLL da women love it

Nov
12
2014
KIDKID
KIDKID

An option, mas, in summer. Fresh air, a citric exit that prevails all the time with something of laurel, is everything what I emphasize. Linear and generic, but his aroma is agreeable, good projection and longevity, approximately 7 hours in my skin. Slightly different in Alpaca Rabanne a fragrance amaderada aquatic. I recommend her to you with high temperatures. He remembers that it happens in my skin and they all are diferentas. My cordial greeting from Argentina.

Nov
10
2014
zeb
zeb

another bottle act from paco rabanne. 1 million is a good one yes, we all know it. but half of its success is coming from the name and the bottle of the fragrance. so paco rabanne is doing the same thing i think.
sea notes are really weak, and after some time all i get is olive smell :) maybe its because of the bay leaves but the olive smell is so intense and i don't want my husband to smell like sth we eat.

Nov
06
2014
Ravisto
Ravisto

I sampled this recently, and the opening of this fragrance is fresh, aquatic and very sweet. Looking at the notes I wonder where the sweetness comes from... rotting grapefruit and oranges?

And then it drys down to er nothing... the scent was gone after an hour! Maybe its just my skin, but I was shocked by the performance.

I hope this lasts longer for other people... for me its an easy pass
The sillage seemed ok for the short while it lasted and longevity was very poor.

Sweet fresh fragrance that I need to reapply every hour or so.
Scent : 12/20
Longevity : 1/10
Projection : 6/10

Total : 4.75/10 ... Not Paco Rabanne's best.

Nov
05
2014
Searro
Searro

A thankful departure from Paco Rabanne's metallic, flat 1 Millon, this new fragrance presents a refreshingly sweet, non-musky men's eau de toilette. Almost immediately, I'm reminded of Giorgio Emporio's Diamonds; a brisk, lightly oceanic and modernist scent which follows the new wave of masculine fragrances, catapulted into popularity in the mid-1990's by designers such as Giorgio Armani and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Although the spray bottle is far from subtle, the citrus-accented formula radiates attractively without knocking over a goddamn horse, in the sense of Chanel Allure or {GAG!} Giorgio Armani's Aqua di Gio. A great aspect the gentlemen can appreciate is it's ageless composition, able to be worn by collegiates as well as retirees with equal refinement and sex appeal. Yes, I said sex-appeal. Two quick sprays of Invictus to my jugular, and within fifteen minutes I'd received five compliments from random strangers--mostly women--while shopping in our mall!

Another perk of this fragrance, is the minimal, Sea Breeze-esque drydown you're left with after a few hours. It's initial potency will take you through two to three hours, but the gentle, clean afterglow stays for nearly a DAY--something I'd rarely expect from any of Paco Rabanne's cloying, abrasive men's fragrances. It's a tad pricey for an eau de toilette, but one of the contemporary designer sprays that exemplify a new, fresh-faced genre of sophistication in today's top-selling fragrance market.

Nov
03
2014
abj180
abj180

A lot of critics are lazy. They don't want to look closely and analyze something for what it is. They take a quick first impression and then rush to compare it to something they've seen before. - Willem Dafoe

Oct
26
2014
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Paco Rabanne does yet another variation of Cool Water, this time opting for a spin on the damp woody citrus theme using unconscionably synthetic and overly-sweetened fruits over a bland vanillic amber of no distinction. The result is a fragrance that smells good in a laundry-clean hand-soapy sort of way, but it makes me yearn for the more rugged originals, Drakkar, CW, GIT, even Aspen. Invictus is like those scents, but dressed like David Arquette with a Justin Bieber haircut. No thanks.

Oct
25
2014
RobbieX
RobbieX

Had a spray the other day and I have to say, I don't really like this - I find it quite cloying, synthetic and sickly. I notice it has been compared with Wings. In my opinion, Wings is much nicer and fresher in my opinion...and much cheaper!

Oct
24
2014
fiouu
fiouu

Very generic and uncomfortable scent. I feel aggravated by it's presence, cheap. I'm a girl and I'd rather have my guys wear Guerlain, YSL or Dior, I like them to smell manly. This could pass as a girly scent, what a butch lesbo would wear. No T no shade.
Also, Just to add a little note, HERE on pages of mainstream perfume reviews is where you can take apart the hardcore perfumistas and massive consumers. On one side the massive consumers are like "but wait this is Good, it's fresh it's sweet" and on the other hand you get "it's sweet, chemical and mediocre".
Well sorry to bring your worlds down, but in mainstream releases you'll hardly EVER find good quality sinthetics, and even harder would be to find an inch of inspiration When nowdays the releases are mainly dictated by what the younger or the massive consumers want. Why do you think that One Million is the top selling perfume for man? Although it's a mess, not well blended and overwhelmingly OBNOXIOUS. the only important thing is the massive appeal. Sucks because you end up wearing "dated" perfumes (I preffer the term legendary but whatevs). Woman (or girls) like this because it's very ehm, regular smelling. And they Will probably rave about it. And When they do ask them what their favorite femenine perfume is. I'll give you the answers real quickly: Pink sugar, Black Opium, Black XS, la vie est belle, flowerbomb, armani si, Roberto cavalli, jimmy choo, viva la juicy, any other mediocre sugar bomb out there. Sweetbombs and repetitive formulas are the trendy thing to sell now, so brace yourselves, because it's going to stick around for a long while.
Now If you excuse me I'll allow my eyeballs to roll into oblivion while reading the douchetastic reviews of People that stand up for this fragrance, you know, As a "fat and unathletic perfume snob" (aparently because I did not like this perfume) would do. Deuces

Oct
24
2014
Loewengel
Loewengel

I agree with Le Coeur.I live in México, in an all-year-round warm beach town, and the supposed marine notes of Invictus have nothing to do with the smells that fill the air early morning or at sunset and night when I take a walk along the beach avenue. First time I ever smelled Invictus, I was in a gym and could easily discovered the guy wearing it, and it smelled sweet, floral and fuity to me, so I had to approach him and asked him the name of the fragrance, obviously, he was sweating and maybe the aroma changed because of his skin ph. Months later, I smelled it on a piece of paper and it was like a nose-piercing candy blast, and stayed that way for about an hour. I found it very sweet and dry, synthetic. Not my type of fragrance even when I love XS by Paco Rabbane.

Oct
24
2014
Le_Coeur_Gothique
Le_Coeur_Gothique

Four figures enter the lab. One of them is Dominique Ropion. Dominique Ropion for chrissakes! He has created Ysatis... And Amarige... And Kenzo's Jungles... And Krazy Krizia...
He's surrounded by three other perfumers. They have not created anything near as legendary, partially because they're younger, but since they were chosen by the master, it can't be, they must be of some considerable worth and potential.
The perfume world is holding its breath.
And after what seems to be a strenuous effort of taming the extracts, the resins and the oils, an effort from which nothing less than a masterpiece should be expected, they give us...Invictus.
...
Really guys? No, I'm serious, really? Did this storm in a teacup really require the combined efforts of four to create it?
It's not a horrendous fragrance per se, but come on! I could make a better scent in an afternoon.
"But... But this marvellous blast of marine notes topped with delicious grapefruit and crowned with laurel..."
Yeah, right...
Believe me, I know of marine notes, I'm from Greece. These are not marine notes. This is a chemical mess! Not a single person who lives by the sea would perceive this cacophony as "marine". And if the laurel was a hint about its ancient use of wreathing champions with it, it's unfortunately only the grapefruit's bitterness that leaves its aftertaste in the end. And I don't mean in olfactory terms...
And Invictus? For reals? Who were its opponents during its struggle to the title? Nothingness and complete incompetence? It wouldn't last a single round against any of the dudes of Paco Rabanne's glorious past. And I don't mean 1 Million, cause it wouldn't stand a chance against it either.
As for its bottle, unless it's a joke, it's kitsch redefined. It reminds me of something "Made in an Asian sweatshop" that could be found in a souvenir shop with "You are the champ!" written on it. Or a promotional table lighter on the desk of an underground car repair shop. Made in an Asian sweatshop as well.
Oh wait! Wasn't it Avon that paved the way for funny looking bottles? At least Avon bottles achieved a certain cult status over time, while this bloody poseur seems to really expect us to be stunned by its gravitas right from the start.
And to add insult to injury, three out of four noses did the same with Burberry's Brit Rhythm, another benchmark of mediocrity and "forgotten in a heartbeat" quality. In the same year! The whole thing reminds me of some travelling sideshow, blaring about the wonders you'll behold by entering its tent, but all you'll see by doing so, are some miserable fake monsters made of plaster and badly painted. I guess Veronique Nyberg had some dignity left and jumped off the caravan before its downward spiral hit the bottom...
The only positive thing about it is that it spares me the chore of writing a review for Burberry's Brit Rhythm (what an "inspired" name!), cause by simply reversing the names and subtracting Veronique Nyberg from this unholy equation, there, you have it already!

P.S.: I'm sure that some younger readers will go livid on me, but I'm afraid I can't stress enough how someone who has smelled Paco Rabanne pour Homme and Ténéré in their heyday feels about today's releases...

Oct
21
2014
bp
bp

Powerful freshness.
A great scent at all levels.
One of the best creations of recent times.
Again Paco Rabanne not disappoint and throws a perfect perfume.
Congratulations to everyone involved in creating this perfume.
I highly recommend.

Oct
20
2014
gmmcnair
gmmcnair

I tried this at Nordstrom today. Initially I just thought it was too sweet and synthetic...that initial opinion changed as I wore it for a while.

This one is one of the first scrubbers I have experienced in a while. Cloying, vile, nasty stuff. I do have to credit it with tenacity; it did not want to cone off.

Oct
19
2014
VintageDuneFan
VintageDuneFan

It's an OK fragrance, maybe it can be pleasant and you can get attention from women if you wear it... But, come on! Can you believe this average citrusy juice is the working result of 4 expert noses? Meh!

Oct
19
2014
abj180
abj180

@Minimalist. Women Wal Mart Bargain Bra shoppers? Satellite of a Man? Sounds like some interesting deep personal issues you've got there. Good luck with all that.

Oct
17
2014
minimalist
minimalist

When people say Ladies love it, I wonder which kind of "Ladies" they're talking about.
Those ones at Wal Mart compulsively buying six packs and bargain bras? or maybe those ones whose only aim in life is being the perfect satellite of a man?

Oct
16
2014
brucifer
brucifer

Invictus is well... alright. Not great just alright. Fresh and clean for hot summer days. I hear people saying the ladies love it. So guess that's a plus. However I do think there are better options out there. Not sure it deserves as much hate as its getting though. I tested Antonio Banderas King of Seduction recently and thats a better and even cheaper alternative to this.

Oct
16
2014
abj180
abj180

It's crazy that the majority of Colognes the ladies love or prefer on guys get the most hate on here. I wonder what that means??

Oct
08
2014
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

It opens with that horrible, synthetic, not at all convincing grapefruit note I have smelled way too often in modern mainstream perfumery (Hermes Eau de Pamplemousse Rose gets grapefruit right - this one doesn't), and closes with an equally annoying marine scent that sours on me very quickly.

This stuff is nasty and repulsive, cheap-smelling and common. It's a cacophony of unfortunate ingredients. And, what's more, its mother dressed it funny in a silly bottle that looks like the little plastic "just being there" awards my kids used to bring home from elementary school.

Paugh.

("Haters gotta hate." Translation: "I don't agree with you." Can we please retire this phrase?)

Oct
06
2014
The Barber
The Barber

Not my typical scent of choice, nor is it a fragrance my age group (35-40)is "supposed" to wear, but I quite like this! I also enjoy 1million. More importantly, my Wife really likes both. True, it reminds me of a number of other colognes, but honestly how many colognes do not? There are but so many notes of which to create a song. The bottle is a bit silly, (no more strange than a mans torso shaped bottle in a soup can)but it makes it easy to locate on my shelves.

One quick spray on the back of my neck, and in the 6plus hours I've been wearing it, I received at least 10 compliments.

Oct
04
2014
nszlufik
nszlufik

Agree with sparky. In my brief exposure to it, it was an ever-noticeable and unique scent sure to catch someones attention and Not in a bad way. I dont know if this is quite as good as Pacos 1Million which has encouraged many imitators A young mans clubbing scent. This will grab attention for better worse. Women who love their men smelling like a synthetic citrus bomb mixed with other unique notes wont mind at all. Packaging is tacky but creative and clearly marketed to those who always wanted to feel like a champ. Wouldnt be surprised to see this in a discount store in 2-3 years. This scent reminds me in many ways of I Am King by Sean John.

Oct
01
2014
sparky910
sparky910

I've come to the conclusion that Paco Rabanne is the PewDiePie of fragrance houses. It's extremely popular and receives unwarranted amounts of hate because of that. I like this stuff and 1 Million. They aren't my favorite scents of all time, but that doesn't mean they suck. It deserves better reviews but it won't because it's in the spotlight too much. Haters gonna hate, I guess.

Sep
30
2014
Raidersteveo
Raidersteveo

I would have to count myself among the minority on this one. I actually rather like it. I do see the similarities with Wings (which I don't like incidentally) but minus the irritating notes (don't ask me what they are specifically because I haven't a clue). At any rate the detour that Invictus takes from Wings is a nice woody aura on the drydown. I get a bit of a sandalwood vibe that is pleasant. The longevity is above average and the projection is modestly soft but detectable. I do see some similarity with 1 Million but this is better IMO. And as stated by many others before me, the bottle is pretty atrocious but I don't wear the bottle so no big deal, right? I have smelled a few other Paco Rabanne fragrances and this has been the first one that I can say that I like.

Sep
26
2014
olfactoryfan
olfactoryfan

From the sickly chemical concoction on the inside to the tacky Fisher-Price bottle on the outside, with this abomination there are no winners.

Invictus?

More like Inflict Us!

Sep
25
2014
WhoNose
WhoNose

Clean, fresh, fruity fragrance that actually performs well. Nice.

Sep
25
2014
businessmartinez
businessmartinez

I do not know why their are so many bad reviews, perhaps these other individuals got fakes, or got a bad batch. While this is not my personal favorite, I can say that the ladies love it, this scent has generated 6-8 compliments from females in my age group 18-23 in about a 3 week period of wearing it. I keeping wearing it cause I know it's a treat for the ladies. And I don't mind the positive attention.

Sep
23
2014
Dioguh
Dioguh

This one is like apple's phones, everyone knows that they don't worth the price, but everyone buys one!

Sep
23
2014
NeoXerxes
NeoXerxes

Paco Rabanne has finally outdone himself! He has somehow managed to produce a fragrance that is even worse than 1 Million. Despite sharing a name with one of the most excellent poems of all time, Invictus is cloyingly sweet, gratingly synthetic, and in the end, reminiscent of Axe/Lynx body spray. Worse still, the composition would be utterly forgettable were it not so brash.

As for presentation, the bottle may be considered a marginal improvement over the ludicrously false luxury represented by 1 Million's gold bar. However, prospective buyers should keep in mind that by purchasing Invictus, they are actually paying for a trophy - a hideous trophy that represents nothing more than the sad triumph of mass materialism over perfumery as an art.

Shameless on all accounts.

Avoid at all costs.

Sep
23
2014
braindead83
braindead83

This is very generic,stale, and predictable.

Nothing unique or refined about this new release.

You would think with such a name and bottle design this would be something which truly holds its own against others.

The bottle is cheap and tacky also.

Sep
21
2014
MusicalNotes
MusicalNotes

I sprayed this at Ulta today. Pure, partially flat, American beer. NASTY.

Sep
16
2014
EddieGravity
EddieGravity

This scent deserves more love! It smells like bubblegum that has been lightly sprinkled with spice. Sweet, in the same family as Black XS and 1 Million. Strong. Synthetic. BUT, the ladies LOVE it.

Sillage is strong for about the first 30 mins to an hour, then it sits moderately on the skin. I wish it lasted longer, as on my skin i get about 3-4 hours.

It was a hot day in august when I first wore a sample. I just sat next to this older woman as the bus was moving. She asked me what I was wearing and I said, "Invictus, by Paco Rabanne". She replied with "Oh wow! That's amazing!" It was the best compliment I have ever recieved from a scent I wore, and it was Invictus.

I decided to test it out with younger ladies, so i sprayed some on my arm, and asked 5 ladies from my work all ranging from 20-30 years old. They all replied with "That's nice!" I mean it. 5 out of 5 ladies all said the same thing when they smelled it! Then proceeded to ask what it was. One girl was like "If you wore this everyday, I'd totally be down for you," and winked.

It's one of those fragrances that you might not enjoy yourself, but the ladies do love!

Try testing it out for yourself!

Sep
09
2014
sawyer82
sawyer82

The opening is not bad for me, is fresh, very synthetic, nothing new, but acceptable.

The problem comes after 10 minutes... the fragrance becomes more and more synthetic, really messy, it's like to put 4 fragrances in the same bottle(3 feminine and 1 masculine) and shake it. Et voilà, you have a chemical bomb, a headache inducer, and a bit of stomach revolting. Now I uderstand why this fragrance was created by 4 noses.

If you read my previous reviews you may notice I have nothing against to synthetic fragrances, I really enjoy fragrances like Fierce or Light Blue. I'm not a niche fanboy like a reviewer said some posts down. But this... this is synthetic in a very bad way.

And I have nothing against to people who likes this, if you like it buy it, but test it a couple of times and wait for the drydown, please. My fist impression wasn't that bad.

Sep
09
2014
Manny44
Manny44

Nice designer fragrance for young people. I don't hate it one bit and would even wear it myself ( I'm 35 )
if i received it as a gift. Young men could do much worse imo.

Sep
08
2014
hollyms
hollyms

Why such hate? I smelled this today and thought it was so incredibly sexy. I'd LOVE to smell it on my man. Passed it to my mom and she fell for it too. Guys, wear this, it's so delicious.

Sep
07
2014
reboulenorellana
reboulenorellana

Awful fragrance from paco rabanne, nothing special, smells like a bad experiment. One of the worst fragrances I've ever smelled in my life

Sep
02
2014
Glockaveli
Glockaveli

I personally love this cologne. It doesn't give off this "manly" smell that it advertised for, however, it is a very impressive cologne. It stays on me for a very long time and others seem to love it.

Aug
24
2014
Omega Man
Omega Man

Cotton-candy + feminine florals + aquatic fresh note = Invictus. Marketed to urban lads but it smells more like a perfume for young girls.

Aug
23
2014
biscoff
biscoff

This fragrance is awesome. It did set new standards in aquatic fragrances. I can't stand most of Paco Rabanne fragrances (especially 1 million), but this here is a different story. It is clean, fresh, watery fragrance. Most of the people here are racing over each other to say how bad it is. Why? Just because it has huge success? Just because it is No1 best-seller in a number of countries? The bunch of snobs here can't stand the fact that the masses will wear something good.
I like to be unique and that is why I search for special and under-the-radar fragrances, but it doesn't mean that I will call the white black - if something is good, it is good! Because it is a widely popular frag I will not buy it - instead I will wear my Encre Noir Sport, when I am in a mood for fresh, but unique aquatic scent and that will be enough for me - there is no need to turn into the next hater who will spit onto this quite nice fragrance just to join the bunch of "fragrance connoisseurs" here...

Peace on you, brothers!

Aug
17
2014
SmutRavageur
SmutRavageur

I sampled this -- an instant love for my girlfriend; no exaggeration. She smelled this and a huge smile appeared on her face, signalling immediate approval for it. I think it's just OK. It's certainly better than the molecular structured crap that is Black XS (AKA the glorified air freshener of peace), but I'm not blown away or anything.

I'm debating on whether to buy it or not, and yes, I'd only be buying it because she loves the smell so much, and I see nothing wrong with that on the basis that I'd only be wearing it when I'm around her, but I think I'll stick with sampling for now, since it will be a bit before I see her again (LDR).

The bubble gum is there. I honestly can't tell you what I get out of the rest of this fragrance -- some kind of mint, some kind of lavender. It would almost feel redundant, to me, to have this in my collection. I *still* need to get my nose on Versace Eros, and I mention that because it's in the same category of new wave sweet/fresh fragrances. For something that gives off a bubble gum and mint vibe, I already have 1 Million, so I'll just chalk this up as a "like" and a "to buy" if the mood ever strikes and the girlfriend is here to enjoy it on yours truly.

Aug
12
2014
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

i get a lot of sweet like bubblegumy sweet and flowery. i think it could be a ladies fragrance. i dont get any ocean or wood notes. i imagine maybe a metrasexual type. i imagine a business man in a grey tight suit. its fine but not for my husband or my tastes. i think a woman could totally get away wearing this.

Jul
31
2014
Hz.rtro
Hz.rtro

its not bad actually i got a lot of compliments using this frag and my girlfriend loves it, so.. its perfect for me and its my signature scent by now.

projection: 8/10
LongevityL 9/10
Scent: 7/10
overall: 8/10

for the average person this is a excellent scent, but for the "niche fanboys" this must be a synthetic mess.

Jul
30
2014
Dioguh
Dioguh

I don't think it's as bad as haters describe it. ok, it's not as exquisite as i'm used to, but c'mon, it's puig's paco rabanne, it's created to sell.. and it does, it flies off the shelves.. Don't be a moron and read all the nonsense opinions, just go to a store and try it. After all.. "Haters gonna hate"

Jul
29
2014
warlockss
warlockss

horrible . smells like a mixture of both juices mixed together of versace man eau fraiche with paco rabanne black XS .
smelled nice for the first 5 minutes then about 40 minutes later turns into this acidic lemon cinnamon , had to scrub my wrist with a harsh soap to try and get the smell out and still 8 hours later i could still smell it on my wrist . i dont even want to imagine what would happen if i sprayed this liberally .

Jul
29
2014
perfume243
perfume243

Es el mismo un milión con meno canela meno especias ..

Jul
28
2014
Madholm
Madholm

I've yet to smell a Paco scent I didn't find tacky in some way and this one isn't much different. It's a loud and brash which is odd because it's an aquatic/citrus fragrance so good job making that happen; too bad the scent is obnoxious is an axe body spray kind of way. Most negative reviewers are correct in that it smells like a cheap body spray or deodorant than a perfume. The smell isn't as bad as it sounds until you combine it with the massive cloud of scent it puts out where it becomes annoying rather quickly.

The other issue is that I dislike both patchouli and oakmoss so once the base shines through = instant stomach churning. I can see some people enjoying the scent, but it's definitely not for me and I would probably ask you to go outside if you were wearing it heavily at my house.

Also the name and logo remind me of Invicta which is a maker of many hideous and tacky watches (most of those massive ugly watches you see on people are Invicta). They have a few decent ones of course; though they are clearly in the inexpensive segment.

Jul
28
2014
JPS1979
JPS1979

Ok, I'll admit the model for the fragrance drew me to the bottle the other day to smell it. This smells uninspiring. I sprayed it on my wrist, and it dried down to something I've smelled before but can't put my finger on it. It smells like a teenager's fragrance. Not my style. NEXT!

Jul
26
2014
Ad nauseam
Ad nauseam

I could not resist trying this. The marketing blitz worked on me. The bottle is original. I recognize that, but it just looks like they tried too hard to come up with something different. I only sampled the fragrance on the trophy shaped paper card. First reaction: I had smelled this before. It took me back twenty years. This is not new. It reminds me of Polo Sport. I also get the association with Wings. I'm sure this will sell by the droves, but I will definitely pass. Paco Rabanne, you have come so far from your glory days. Todays buyers will not realize they are buying a knock off of Polo Sport. I just grin and keep on walking.

Jul
26
2014
kaysee
kaysee

I've mentioned before that it's a bit cheap and generic. For some reason I'm realy feeling this right now. Seems I'm changing my mind about fragrances all the time.

Ok, It's not something wow or special. But to be honest, there's no way u'll wear this and not be attacked by a girl. or a guy for that matter.

It's effing sexy. Maybe overanalyzing fragrances and notes doesn't matter. It is what it is. It's sexy.

Jul
26
2014
junior halston
junior halston

I can't believe a good population feel this is a week scent with soft sillage ....oh my gosh our whole Macys is reeking of this stuff it's STRONG ! & LOUD !

Jul
26
2014
RonaRona93
RonaRona93

If my partner would wear this perfume, I would EAT him alive.

Too bad it's my father's signature :| !!

Jul
24
2014
falconfpv
falconfpv

Yep, Pretty much the ultimate cologne. Recieve complements every night from both genders. no word of a lie.
it works like a dream. Absolutly recommend. the chicks dig it, so do yourself a favour and invest in invictus

Jul
24
2014
jonr951
jonr951

Ok, I'm sure I'm crazy, but the first thing that popped into my head when I sprayed Invictus on yesterday was, wait for it, it's coming, are you ready? Bubblegum! It's unfortunate that it dries down to typical teenage boy cologne though. But, and I hate myself for saying this just a little bit, since my taste is so juvenile, I LOVE it! And WANT it! And I hate myself even more for actually liking the bottle! Haha! It shall be mine soon. Damn you Paco! ; )

Jul
23
2014
kisherceg
kisherceg

At first I wasn't very interested in this scent but once I went to Müller (for other things) and smelled Invictus. I saw here some people found it similar to Wings which I like very much. So I tried Invictus.
...And I was suprised how I liked it immediately. I don't like bay leaf in foods but in Invictus this note smells very well blended with the freshness of marine note and grapefruit. The beginning is super fresh blast then it becomes sweeter and sweeter as time goes by.
After an hour it's super-sweet on my skin . I can say it's sweeter than the legendary Blue Sugar or A*Men :) And I like sweet scents and bought it.
I don't care how many people wear it, like it,hate it, Invictus is good on me :) The similarity to GBH Wings is very little, only the lavender-like something is common - after 20 minutes of the application and only for 10-15 minutes- (despite no lavender in Invictus) but Wings is an extra herbal, non-sweet aromatic scent while Invictus is a super sweet still fresh cologne.
The flacon is question of taste :)
All in all, I like quite few scents from Paco but Invictus is one of them.

Jul
15
2014
Hemphead
Hemphead

I really like this scent i wanna smell it on me and i wanna smell this on my wife too could be unisex i think but yeah it smells good.

Jul
11
2014
garfimacs
garfimacs

I'm not in love, but I like it.... I like, because it is not a boring linear smell, but something playful. However I wouldn't buy for myself. ( longevity: 3-4 hours on my arm )

Jul
09
2014
Ahlamsarah
Ahlamsarah

This could be easily a unisex perfume, i like it on me and on my men too :D

Jun
30
2014
tavo
tavo

I got this as a present, And I didnt expect this to be so sugary sweet, waht note give it that sweetness.

Jun
27
2014
kikivsdiablo
kikivsdiablo

I hv no idea why i bought it. My hand was pointed the one million. But my wife loved it. She says its sweet n sexy. Actually not my type but hey we are not just wearing something that suit our own perspective.

Jun
27
2014
PocketRocket
PocketRocket

Ugh thought I would like this. Ads hype and all so I bought blind. Freaking mistake. This frag's juice color should be dark purple with black bits floating in it.
Smells like a really expensive car freshener, a really bad and expensive car freshener, or deo. Take your pick. Liked the urn bottle though.

Jun
27
2014
Apocalyptos
Apocalyptos

Reminds me alot of "Issey Miyake Pour Homme Sport". Just sweeter and ghastly synthetic. Commercialsm may be invicible, but this is getting ridiculous. Tacky Rabanne, no more please...

Jun
19
2014
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I don't hate this one, but it smells very strong and that's probably its success. It is above Axe Instict. Not a bad smell, but a little bit "done" like a male version of a perfume-y female one. It's like "oh, someone sprayed perfume here"
It makes a statement for sure, but not sure what kind of a statement.
The commercial says it all: the hidden dream of power of any man. Very funny and phoney.
Nothing subtle here, not the perfume, not the ad and not even the bottle, that is the worst part of the whole thing. Awful bottle, but as long as one like the smell, bottle is less important to me.
What I find interesting here is blending contrast between fresh notes, aromatic ones and wood. It's not a clashing blend. By high and low piches it manages to smell at least not boring and not dis-harmonious, when compared to so many other male colognes. I think that's the Ropion's touch.
Granted it's chemical...Guaiac wood... yes...and oakmoss, of course! Oakmoss is forbidden. It should be clear for all people reading reviews and note list that what is discussed here are not raw natural materials, rather chemical replacement of nearly all notes. In this view and as a modern acquired taste, Invictus stands up to its Latin name, for lack of competitors.

Jun
16
2014
MelihElitas
MelihElitas

There is a one simple truth about perfumes i know . The colour of your skin determines how the perfume matches you. As a dark skin man i can easily say that invictus is a masterpiece. How i know it . Generally i buy or try perfumes frequently and i have 7 bottles of different styles of perfumes that i use according to the situation. Invictus in any case , day time or night time gives a total good reaction. As i see the reaction of females on it ( generally they try to touch you ) . Invictus deserves every peeny spend on it.

Jun
15
2014
Dioguh
Dioguh

Not something I would wear but it is a best seller in my country

Jun
07
2014
dindolin
dindolin

In the first hour smells like soap, the best part is its drydown,
Sillage: 9/10 (Monster)
Longevity: 10/10 ( 12h+)
scent: 7/10

Jun
06
2014
JoeOM
JoeOM

Poor Paco Rabanne. So much unnecessary hate for a good fragrance.
Even though Invictus is highly synthetic it doesn't deserve the hate it gets. A good blend of sweet citrus, spice and aquatic notes here. Major projection with myself and good longevity.
Also one of my most complimented fragrances (which is really bizarre. Even though I like this I didn't think I'd get 3 compliments in the space of 10 minutes with it but I did. Goes to show I guess)

Jun
05
2014
Aakash
Aakash

Bought brand new one..reading all reviews..lets c..hope it does well on my skin..

Jun
02
2014
Etheras
Etheras

So many hateful comments for a mediocre fragrance. Ok its not the best ou there but its not horrible. Nice summer perfume with sweet tones and nice mix of summer tones. The real problem in this fragrance is its name. Has nothing to do with "invictus" its a sweet fragrance which has nothing to do with "mucho" psychology and intense masculinity.
Now on judging the fragrance itseld i think is a decent parfume that you can wear and have a good longevity and a nice projection. is not on my top list but i enjoy it wearing this on days when the sun is up and you see life with much joy and you are prepared to go for swim. 7/10 for me
Ps: Its extremely long lasting!

Jun
01
2014
Joejitzu
Joejitzu

My Wife and I love it. So very Fresh, so very Summery, so very Vibrant.

Got complimented in work only yesterday from a female colleague, after a sort of deep breathe taken in by her, came the "Ooooaaaah..... Nice!" moment......

Cannot understand all the negative comments. 5/5 for me (& my darling other half) now my signature scent.

May
23
2014
daynierds
daynierds

Generic piece of s...that is vomit inducing in occasions. One I would never buy for sure, thanks god I have just a small decant of this...too much ordinary...it has the same ordinary vibe of Hugo Boss just different and the last Karl Lagerfeld for man....for me it has an overall 5/10..I am being generous about it!

May
22
2014
Travis453
Travis453

Smells of a dark beer with Belgian yeast, then turns into smelling of a candy shop filled with the cheap nasty candy everyone hates. Thought it would smell way different, then again I thought Invictus the movie would be about rugby it be good. The name must be a curse.

All in all, I'd never wear it and it kind of sucks.

May
22
2014
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

With the fragrances I like, I thought after reading the reviews that I'd hate it, but far from it, what a gorgeous and unique sent, I can normally identify a few notes, here I cant, it's just so good, lasts ages, whoever thinks this is like wings needs a nose check, love it. Perfect for summer days

May
17
2014
jdawg
jdawg

Not bad, perfect for everyday and night use. Too common among guys my age (19-20).

May
16
2014
perfume243
perfume243

Ganador 2014 premio

May
07
2014
cologneking
cologneking

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE! It is very weird, yet, oddly compelling; can't stop sniffing my shirt. It is definitely different, nothing like what is out on the market. Also, Invictus has NOT been getting any love from the critics or the crowd, but I for one, really LOVE this fragrance!

This may sound odd, but it seems to be a little bit more mature version of any of the Axe body sprays.

May
03
2014
frisc.rio
frisc.rio

Cassiano, congrats on your great review!

Apr
26
2014
Sh_oK
Sh_oK

I simply love the scent of this fragrance. It's very powerful, long lasting and it has a very good silage.
But the best part of it, it's that it smells really good.
A combination of citrus and aquatic notes that to me smell incredible.
I cannot get enough of this scent

Apr
21
2014
Niazy
Niazy

First I don't like long story comment
I want to say about this fragrance it lasts so long and smiellsnice and all woman love it and u will get a lot of compliments and every one will smell it on u will love it but for me and most me will not like it wear because it a bit sweet and we like woody citrus and classic perfumes like channel and hermes
I'm a man and have this perfume I don't love it too much I get a long compliment and good comment

Apr
17
2014
eldahukfrancisco
eldahukfrancisco

Sweet and boring scent, nothing special.... at all!

Apr
16
2014
mikedvd5588
mikedvd5588

mungkin invictus adalah parfum yg bertipikal fresh segar yg ter long lasting dalam koleksi saya. 24 hours +++ di baju & 12 hours +++ di kulit. ruarrr binasaaaaaaa :D

Apr
10
2014
FrozanKaos
FrozanKaos

Blind bought this and what a terrible mistake I made.. it smells like generic deodorant stick.
decided to sell it the same day after had one spray to test the scent. Even something 1/5 the price smells more classy and sophisticated.
three words to describe the scent? generic, synthetic, cheap
invictus? more like awkward.
1/5

Apr
02
2014
EzioAuditore
EzioAuditore

Good perfume just like One Million.
BUT it's not a refined perfume, it doesn't change when wearing it...
Walk in the club with One Million and everyone knows what you're wearing.
With this scent it is or will be the same story.
With all respect for the lovers of this perfume, when someone who doesn't know very much about fragrances will know Paco Rabanne One Million, so will ask when he's at the perfume store to buy a scent from the house Paco Rabanne and will go for Invictus because it's the newest one .. It's just to popular and not exclusive enough. But if you love the scent then buy it. This is my opinion about this scent. Longevity and silage is good!

Mar
30
2014
husain.a.m
husain.a.m

Axe deodorant but with litle bit better quality!!! Totally synthetic.

Mar
30
2014
dzikae
dzikae

That 1st spray or even the scent on the bottle gives u a real kick, its exciting and popss your eyes out...but 30 - 60mins later thats all gone it becomes something familiar almost feminine - it even reminded me of my mum...geeez!!!

Mar
14
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

HOW people are able to suggest close similarity to 1MILLION is not computing. The only similarity is the Ambergris base. 1MILLION is continually warm due to the richer notes and I never choose 1M for an active or energetic day.
I'm notoriously difficult with fresh fragrances as they inherently fail to achieve a hold on the skin that doesn't need re-application. I like my fragrances to last all day, otherwise I'd stick to generic deodorant. It was a joy to find INVICTUS had achieved this balance... And in such a comprehensive manner, combining a zest and freshness without that sickly lemon/lime acid, too much vetiver or rusty metal aldehyde weight, but retaining and tempering the Amber notes I find suit me best. FINALLY A 'SPORT' FRAGRANCE FOR MEEEEEEE!!!!!

I wear Invictus for a couple of reasons and one of those is it's aquatic note in the opening as it reminds me of the spray from North Atlantic warm(as in UK warm... only we know the pleasures!) surf sessions. I thought long and hard about this fragrance and it's effects and what it brings to mind when smelling it on the skin and dried down. It reminds me of a refreshing breeze that evaporates the sweat on your skin after a really hard, energetic bout of exercise, tired and spent, but totally invigorated and pumped.
The slightly salty, bitter opening stays dry thanks to the Bay Leaf note, emulating the clean, just showered but still glowing relaxation of loose muscles still full of oxygenated blood.
The remainder of the fragrance, which is the best part is just under the surface within the first few minutes, is mainly the soft Patchouli and the all important Ambergris notes.
Now to me, Ambergris is a massively carnal note when handled properly and PacoRabanne has been a tease with the inclusion in this case.
Erm... there's no way to be subtle about it...
This fragrance, I think, is designed to emulate sweaty, heavy carnal action. Re-read above and I was trying to be coy about the description.
Watch a woman smell this, then watch her pupils dilate like I have seen on more than one occasion. Invictus appeals to women on a completely subconscious level. I've noticed this through observation since the release late August last year.
Doubt that? Okay, you're entitled to your opinion... but bear what I've said in mind. You might change your view.

I don't work in a necessarily female dominated environment, but when I first wore Invictus at work,...
"Oh wow. Is that you?..."
"... Mmmm, THAT'S so nice..."
"... What's it called? I'm getting my boyfriend that"
"... Oh my God... SOOOOOO nice, mmm..."
And the best one:
"... Ohmigod!... ... ... MMMM!!... ... Where can I get it, ... I'm getting this now, ... all the kids are out of the house tonight, he's in for a good night with this!"

No joke, she said it.
Any more doubts?
It's now reliant on your skin accepting this and bringing out the best of it.
Excellent lasting power on my skin, good projection, good responses. Who needs to know it came out of a trophy? It may look brash and a cliche, but PacoRabanne is known in his Designs for his bold and challenging attitude; 'Barbarella' anyone?


Paco, you sly dog... You're so NAUGHTY!!!

Mar
11
2014
ScentPanther
ScentPanther

Sometimes I like to read old newspapers, on a leather recliner, with my feet raised. This excites me. But on a hot, humid summer day in the tropics, this can be a very unpleasant experience.

Did I mention that I like to read these newspapers nude? Oh that's important. You see in this tropical heat and humidity, the body sweats profusely. This sweat makes my buttocks thighs and back stick to the leather chair, and the newspaper I am trying to read get damp and cling to my body in a most inconvenient manner.

The smell of the sweat soaked old newspaper and my hindquarters as they stick to the leather of the chair, and the scent of the leather on the chair itself blend together to remind me of a very special night in Australia.

This fragrance comes in an interesting bottle.

Mar
11
2014
MSC
MSC

Hello,
I ordered this online, because i smelled it before in winter and i thought it would be fun to spray in spring. But after ordering it online i went to perfume shop sprayed it and realised i have to cancel the order.
To me it seemed too sharp and annoying for spring. Not to mention that it is very linear at its best...
I think this can be called One Million Sport. The only case you can think of it as the best option for something is when you dont know other designer fragrances.

Mar
11
2014
biggkingg
biggkingg

Don't understand the negative reviews.
Good fresh and sweet smell.
Finally a fresh/aquatic fragrance that projects and lasts.
Way easier to wear that many other Paco creations.
Will be a hit for spring/summer.
Cool bottle and very good juice.
7.5/10

Mar
02
2014
renzo77
renzo77

very expensive for what it is creating more of Antonio Puig paco rabanne owners can buy at your price 2 best colonies and the packaging is horrible.

Feb
18
2014
ThiagoRRGomes
ThiagoRRGomes

A bit sweet at the beginning, but a nice combination of notes.
Gotta be careful with the amount used (as with any other cologne, as well)!
Liked it a lot!
Maybe a new summer hit about the beat Paco Rabanne´s One Million.
A good call for a sunny summer day!

Feb
16
2014
webish
webish

After using Invictus for three months now, I think it's good. I like it personally.

Since it's citrus fresh and just a little sweet, I use it for work.

I've got many compliments almost more than when I wear IM-Intense.

2 full press spritz usually enough for me.

Feb
13
2014
phreaspirit
phreaspirit

Fresh,seriously? To me, Chanel Allure Edition Blanche is fresh, not this one. It is heavy and sweet to me. Reminds of Axe/Lynx Dark Temptation. Maybe i have to give it another try, but at the moment i find One Million Intense much more interesting and well blended.

Peace!

Feb
04
2014
marko.tiution
marko.tiution

Well, I tried it and I have to say this is really bad..
Firstly, i smelled the bottle - which is the best part of the perfume in my opinion - and it had awesome smell, i mean grapefruit, mandarin orange so I thought it will be nice.
But I was wrong, the top notes are good but after it is really bad, it's absolutely annoying for me..
The longevity is great, about 6 hours.
The silage is fine also, 6 feet.
Later I smelled it on my friend and my opinion didn't changed.
So i skip it, i prefer Armani, Versace perfumes.

Jan
28
2014
TrudyAmanda
TrudyAmanda

I must say as a woman I love this scent. I am trying to encourage my other half to get it. I find some aftershaves smell very same-y but this one I find smells unique and memorable. In the UK there has been a 150ml bottle released! I can't imagine how huge that is and how long it would take to use.

Jan
26
2014
shoryuke
shoryuke

i just got this from the Mazzolari shop in Milan. this is just another masterpiece from the house of paco rabanne! i dont understand why so many people hate this stuff, i feel sorry for you guys.

for those who wanna try it, go for it and see it for yourself. dont just judge a perfume becoz of what you read here, maybe it doesnt work for them but it might work well for you like me.

Longevity is 7+ hours and it sits close to the skin for the whole day. and the sillage is moderate to heavy, it is still winter so i think that the performance will be better during warmer seasons.
over all score 8/10

Jan
23
2014
nightcat23
nightcat23

I don't understand all the hate with this scent. It's fresh, clean and very wearable. A great men's scent in my opinion.

Jan
18
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

i'm agree with the idea "nothing new"
but also there is no excessiveness. i mean some scents are very sugary or sharp just because for gain attention. but this one dont need this.
for this aspect, it smell nice, cool, and charismatic*

* imo

Jan
17
2014
AZ
AZ

I tried it and have not thing anything spiecal. The Hate hype comes from the high expectation we expecting from PR. They alway bring out unique perfume from 1 Million to Ultraviolet but this one have nothing special to it.

Jan
17
2014
Ridhwan0103
Ridhwan0103

Look at who create the invictus. They are the legend that create very impressive frag. I respect that.

Jan
05
2014
maio2012
maio2012

I tried it, but after four to six hours I can´t stand me no more. The advertising is bad, the bottle is rustic. Some women I´ve talked about said they hate it. The four perfumers made a serious damage to Paco Rabanne´s name.

Jan
03
2014
ian85
ian85

It's nothing else than something we can find in a supermarket; and I respect supermarket fragrances. This one isn't better than axe or linx...but it's more expansive!
To answer to a few posts, I hope we don't buy perfumes only because they are a way to seduce boys or girls. Animals do that with phéromons... And I believe in art, not in magic elixirs.
On the other hand, it would be a pity if nobody buy this one, with such a marketting plan...
Four great perfumers to create this boring one : it's a shame.
Paco Rabanne lost his soul... Où est le grand couturier?
4 /10

Jan
03
2014
JimmyG
JimmyG

I agree with Speirune`s comment: "let's hate this fragrance".
I don`t know why people should hate this perfume?
Pacco Rabbane releases 1 perfume per year and this is their lates and they have other amazing fragrances.
I would guess that people hate this one because it is to good and everyone knows about it and is buying it. I askes a lady in the perfume shop what is the perfume they sell most and she told me it is "Invictus" by pacco Rabbane, i just did not bought it for myself because she told me it is the most selled bperfume on her shop but i think i gona buy it anyway.

I work with alt of women and usualy i bring some samples so they can smell and vote for, the amazing thing is that all of them voted for Invictus.
I guess this is one of the favorits among women i and like it very much.
They also like Givenchy Gentleman Only and Gucci Pour Homme II.

Jan
02
2014
puria_stalker
puria_stalker

بسیار بسیار چیپ و تکراری با یه شیشه به شدت مسخره
که ادم رو یاده عطرای ارزون میندازه که برای جلب مشتری این شیشه ها رو تولید میکنند.
So boring . . Awful bottle. .

Jan
02
2014
Speirune
Speirune

Wow. Don't know what is with this "let's hate this fragrance" hype... I will just tell you how I met this fragrance, and you will get the general idea.

I tried maybe 25 fragrances before I decided what to buy for myself. To decide what to buy for my boyfriend, it took one try. I wanted to try Invictus, we tried it, my boyfriend loved it, I fell in love with it, I did not want to try any other fragrance after I smelled it, and we bought a 100ml bottle immediately. That is how good this fragrance is, I am normally very picky and want to try every other option before buying a fragrance, but this was an immediate favorite. End of story.

It has moderate sillage, but after a while (in 2 hours app.) the range of the sillage fades, and it stays close to skin for over 20 hours. It is incredibly, knee-shakingly sexy, not sweet but spicy, fresh and very, very masculine. The bottle is gorgeous, very classy and again, sexy. I don't understand why people don't like the fragrance nor its bottle, but reading these negative reviews, I'm happy to see that not everyone is gonna smell like my boyfriend.

P.S. My boyfriend still has a half bottle of 1 million and it smells NOTHING like this.

Jan
01
2014
matiassantafe
matiassantafe

It's fresh, it's nice. It's a "Blue XS". I dont like the bottle, "Invictus" and a trophy... too tautological. (As long as you don't confuse this trophy with a blender)

Dec
30
2014
nikola.443
nikola.443

It is very cheap for the smell..Is very fresh and is good for younger boys...For Paco Rabanne this is opposite from One Million..
7/10

Dec
29
2013
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

There is something about Paco Rabanne fragrances that simply cannot be ignored: their fragrances are good fragrances! Tastes differ but let's face it, they are very successful with their creations and Invictus is no exception! I also loved 1 million, I think that's the best clubbing scent ever made. I guess why we have mixed feelings about PR fragrances is because of the hype and as we are fragrance lovers, we love to spend "a bit more " then the average guy for fragrances and it feels good to be bit snobbish sometimes. But what is a fragrance made for? In my understanding, to make you feel good and to get compliments from people around you. If this 2 goes together, you are lucky with your choice. I can't tell, I had more compliments with this one than with all the amouages and creeds I also own... I could feel sad that I spent so much on those juices and people still appreciate Paco Rabanne! But I like this and love the others too. The point is always to wear whatever you like. No gender restrictions or brand preferences. Just follow your nose... And believe me, Invictus can take its place on your bathroom shelf amongst all the niche wonders!

Dec
29
2013
Valfar
Valfar

I can't understand why all the hate for this fragrance. I think some people here are "too cool" to like a mainstream fragrance. I really enjoy this one and i'm planning to buy it in the near future (probably when winter will be over). A sweet-aquatic fragrance. It is perfect for summer especially if you are into sweet fragrances but not a big fan of citrus/aquatics. This fragrance balances perfectly between sweet and aquatic, being a wonderful fragrance for spring-summer. Lemon and bay leaf are blended perfectly. And the good thing is, this will last all day and it will project very well.

Dec
29
2013
pronose
pronose

rubbbbbbbbbbbbbbbish generic and common scent like many others!!!!!!!! waste of money to buy that crap!

Dec
29
2013
greenmile
greenmile

i like it ..... i feel it is the same of mont blanc legend spacial edition..... the best for me 2013.... i like the design and the quality of the bottle

Dec
28
2013
pasquale
pasquale

Il profumo che ogni uomo deve avere! ottima miscela di fragranze che iniziano con le note sensuali marine e di pompelmo, rilasciando una sensazione fresca e virile,per poi proseguire con quelle di alloro che insieme alle NOTE legnose del muschio di quercia danno molta longevità. La sensazione di attrazione che si innesca nelle donne E'
molto tangibile quanto percepibile. Tale profumo per me rappresenta la fusione tra one million e black xs di paco rabanne annusando dopo diverse ore le note di fondo ambrate. Consigliatissimo!!!

Dec
28
2013
mrdrdre
mrdrdre

I have to be honest and say that this Paco Rabanne fragrance is absolutely beautiful. At first it's sweet and the silage is enormous, after about an hour it's clearly strong oceanic and another hour later it goes back to the sweet smell. I got the 100 ml bottle for Christmas as a present. I had about 10 testers and and I didn't really like it but now... pretty much one of my favourites.

Dec
27
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I'm sorry, but for me it smells synthetic and causes me a headache. It's first PR fragrance that caused such reactions in me, it was a lot worse than with 1 Million.

Actually, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw who made it. Such great noses, great perfumers indeed and such a disaster as a result. I don't really care about the shape of the bottle, but I know a lot of people do. And it attracts them even. Why - I have no idea...

It's too sweet and too chemical, if you asked me what I dislike in it. Sillage is good and longevity isn't bad as well - about 7 hours on my skin.

Dec
26
2013
O2
O2

من تجربتي لعطر باكو ربان إنفيكتوس ، والذي صدر في الربع الثاني من العام الحالي ٢٠١٣
وجدت انه يحمل جينات عطر “ون مليون” القديم ، وهو مناسب لجميع الأوقات ، والفصول !

تقيمي للعطر :
الثبات ٨/١٠
الفوحان ٧/١٠
الرائحة ٨/١٠

العطر يستحق التجربة ..

Dec
26
2013
warlockss
warlockss

looks like its a cremation urn , very ugly bottle . what happened to you mr paco rabanne ?
stop trying so hard with these damn ugly bottles and make us some better juice damn it .

Dec
26
2013
Toom_Snoopy
Toom_Snoopy

Why so many dislikes?
Fresh, watery, sweet, sort of typical scent for men but it's not bad at all and it's better than the mainstream citrus scents. Great for summer or warm weather.

Dec
26
2013
The Brain
The Brain

This smells like Quicksilver for men as they both have similar top fresh notes and mid spice notes (Bay leaf and Eucalyptus). The only main difference is that Invictus is much more sweeter. So if you like this you may consider buying Quiksilver instead as it is very cheap.

Dec
23
2013
ru2
ru2

This aftershave smells BEAUTIFUL! Now its not the manliest, let me tell you that I wouldn't mind wearing it myself, but that doesn't mean its feminine.

Such a fresh, woody, musky almost sweet but different scent. Smells really sexy. This is the most popular mens fragrance as women always immediately buy it for their man when they smell it. Usually at the time they are trying loads of different smells, and this one is always the stand out one without fail.

I'm not sure if this is what men want to smell like, but it certainly is what women want their man to smell like!

Dec
22
2013
1millionintenseboy
1millionintenseboy

I don't understand why there are so many negative reviews about this one. It's great. I mean, what more do you want? This one is fresh enough to be worn in hot summer days or nights, it's spicy and woody enough to be nice spring/fall signature. Only down side is poor projection in colder days. I had this on my neck yesterday and it disappeared very quickly. But I don't complain. In winter, when you're not using it, the bottle, which is the best looking one I've ever seen, could be used as decoration.

10/10

Dec
21
2013
andronicos
andronicos

On the paper it was just OK. On my skin it smells too sweet. Definitely not my cup of tea.

Dec
20
2013
robbledino
robbledino

this just smells like lady million, 1 million and black XS all just mushed up, nothing new at all but not a bad scent.

Dec
18
2013
Legolas
Legolas

One off the worst smell I have ever tried.. freshnes..sweetnnes..spices.. woody notes..common.. it's discusting and very unpleasant scent.. total mess.. big dislike..

Dec
15
2013
carera
carera

i have seen better than Versace eros anyway its kind of taste what u like will be dislike for other and vice versa.

Dec
14
2013
petranfx
petranfx

i will give this an another name.One euro no one million

Dec
14
2013
orchidlover
orchidlover

im in love with this,its so sexy, sweet, deep and masculine. my bf doesnt like it, but he must use it as I gave it to him as a gift. :)
I find really unique and nice this bottle , and the fragrance makes the women go crazy.
what else do you want guys?

Dec
13
2013
livio.marucci
livio.marucci

Rabanne repeating the same cliché of 1 million...

An extremely sexist and boring advertisement/bottle with a appealing sweet scent (but ordinary)... Like a jerk that punches the face of his wife until it gets deformed... later on he gives her beautiful flowers before her friends and family.

I am no longer cheated by Rabanne...


So this award goes to...

...the biggest loser around you!

Dec
13
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Paco Rabanne is today perhaps the most popular brands of perfumes designers and this occurs by similar releases but with a beautiful marketing and creativity.
However this lack creativity in their fragrances. Invictus opens and fresh metallic medium with the passage of time it is remarkable with fresh grapefruit and over minutes nuances appears think the bay leaf almost a touch herbal-floral spicy and hard to describe and somewhat spicy way .
After that moment comes a twist that brings me to this house dna a fruity amber colored synthetic metallic chord which is one of tutti frutti vibe here appears softer along with woody notes on drying.
A deja vu that sent me to perfumes as Joop Wild Polo Red and 1 Million.

Dec
11
2013
gzalvares
gzalvares

Another sporty fragrance based on aquatic and fruity notes. Sweet, "common", without personality. Good for boys, but not for men.

Dec
09
2013
vicvic
vicvic

This one really reminds me of Wings for Men - Giorgio of Beverly Hills. Candied fruits and tarts come to mind. The drydown gives that warm guaiac wood that makes the fragrance masculine. Not the typical Paco Rabanne rich complicated master class luxury scents. This one is a light sporty fragrance. Good for casual occasions. Sillage is moderate even on hot climate. A bit pricey for this scent.

Dec
09
2013
missan
missan

I don´t think it´s really possible to have these four perfumers to create something good together. What were they thinking.

And the bottle is so bad there is no words for it IMO.
It has been many years since PR presented anything good IMHO like PR Sport.

Dec
04
2013
blaiseantoine
blaiseantoine

this perfume is absolutely the wrost thing ever created in these last years ,chemical and insignificant and totally disgusting




2/10

Dec
04
2013
cheeseplease
cheeseplease

I don't understand all the negativity towards this scent! It's absolutely gorgeous. I bought it as a Christmas present for my man recently, and had to hand it over early as I love it so damn much. This is EXACTLY what a man should smell like. I don't smell anything but masculinity. It's literally manly musk in a bottle. And not in a bad way, the manly musk that radiates off the muscular and sculpted torso of a man who swims daily and plays football for a living. It's divine. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. But then again, I'm a woman, so what do I know, right? :P

Dec
04
2013
bazil14
bazil14

so heres the update after much time being undecided over this fragrance i decided to go for the splash on over the eau de toilette and can say im happy with it because af version has the advantage over edt in terms of not being as strong the notes dont seem as harsh as they did with the edt and actually make the scent much more pleasant so id advise buying the splash on over the edt and it actually has decent projetion and longivity and at just over 30 pounds for 100 ml its a winner

Nov
28
2013
Cassiano
Cassiano

From the market point of view, there are several types of cologne’s users: those who little understand (or understand just the basics), seeking only a good scent, and the fragrance addicts, art scholars, who want to know the story behind each creation. Doing a comparison, in a more simplistic way, I would say it's the same thing that happens with consumers who buy a product by price or brand and those who give preference to environmentally friendly products, organic, etc.

Within this context, before speaking about the fragrance itself, with its notes and impressions, it is important to speak of the concept and the marketing activity that exists behind this release. Because, since the launch of Ultraviolet for Men (1999) - with its bolder aroma - and the sales success of Black XS (2005), the brand reached a completely different male audience than was usual until then, with the faithful users of the classic Paco Rabanne for Men (1973). As a result, the brand began to be envisioned by younger men, eager for more modern, nocturnal and differentiated colognes. And the latest releases prove this: 1 Million, 1 Million Intense, Black XS L’exces, in addition to the full range of women's fragrances, which followed the same trend.

Invictus hits the market to perform more than a personal satisfaction. It comes with the responsibility of supporting personal projects of sportsmen from all over the world, involving the internet users, in its Invictus Award. Basically, it is a competition in which were gathered 7 athletes, from 7 distinct nationalities, practitioners of different sports to experience challenges and persuade the internet users to vote for them, in pursuit of the prize of 50 thousand dollars, to be reversed in the realization of their social projects. The winner of the first season (Yes, there will be a second season!) was Ricardo Carpentieri, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor who lives in Milan for some years.

Once you understand the story that exists behind this release, it becomes easier to understand the creation of the advertising campaign that brought, as a representative of this concept of "invincibility", the Australian sportsman Nick Youngquest, who helped guide the candidates during the whole competition, was their mentor, transmitted the values of sport, etc.

Now, let's talk about the fragrance: forget any attempt to compare it with 1 Million! Invictus is a cologne of fresh and sensual aspect. I would put it into a fruity-woody classification, which is composed by notes of grapefruit peel, marine accord and Bay leaves, balanced by notes of patchouli, ambergris and guaiac wood.
In time: some specialized websites list other notes, such as: Mandarin orange (output), Jasmine (in the heart) and oakmoss (at the base). However, this information does not exist in the official website and therefore I think it is unfounded.

The aroma of grapefruit peel and bay leaves is very rich in the first few minutes, while the marine accord gives a certain freshness, that permeates throughout the evolution. After about 20 minutes, the fruity tone gives way to the sweet brilliance of ambergris, coupled with the creamy-smoky of the guaiac wood. It is worth mentioning that the sweet tone of ambergris is very synthetic, even because, it has been reproduced in laboratory in recent years. Anyway, the fragrance can be quite versatile, thanks to its marine content.

Finally, I couldn't let talking about the bottle. Although it seems to me that there is a movement to simplify the bottles of today, making them very straight, cylindrical and/or discolored, Paco Rabanne still believes in the legend (beyond true) that a large part of worldwide sales of perfumes is due to the beauty and creativity of their bottles, together with what the fragrance represents. And in this case, the bottle has everything to do with the topic, in addition to being much more beautiful closely than in the pictures in the media.

Working with median projection and lasting very well, Invictus is beautiful inside and out, which makes it a real trophy to your collection.

Nov
23
2013
juanma
juanma

Esta nueva fragancia de Rabanne sigue la línea semi-deportiva de otros perfumes lanzados últimamente al mercado. A que me refiero? A que no es totalmente deportiva. Tiene la suficiente frescura y atractivo (aunque no originalidad) para tener éxito entre las narices poco exigentes. Fresco, chispeante y ligeramente dulce en la primera etapa. Hay momentos que me trae recuerdos de Ultraviolet pour homme quizás por la nota de ámbar gris, aunque sin la originalidad y densidad de Ultraviolet. Se siente algo lineal. Algo común sin ser ordinario. Creo que le falta algo para ser brillante. No es lo mejor de Rabanne aunque tampoco es malo. La longevidad en mi piel es buena y el sillage es regular. Definitivamente hay que probar antes de comprar ya que quizás sea mejor invertir en otra fragancia más interesante.

Nov
10
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Paco Rabanne Invictus is the fresh marine scent taken to the extreme, and it is pretty good for all that. The world hardly needs another aquatic scent, but this one at least is distinctive in a Paco Rabanne kind of way (bash me over the head, please, thank you). The first few hours consist of lots of bitter grapefruit, astringently herbal bay leaf, and a massive overdose of ozone-marine (probably Adoxal, strong fresh ozonic waxy floral). Suprisingly, this eventually morphs into a quietly pleasant oak moss and wood base with a touch of patchouli. Not a great scent, but an interesting one not worthy of such widespread dislike. I imagine a scarred and weatherbeaten Achilles emerging from the sea to do battle with Hector (and try to forget the oiled model strutting around admired by the bevy of naked babes, ugh).

By the way, saying Invictus is like 1 Million, as some do here, is very strange. Except for being strong and both being from Paco Rabanne they have nothing in common. Nothing. One is cinnamon candy bubblegum write large and the other is ozonic marine and grapefruit writ large. Very large.

Nov
10
2013
cassio
cassio

Many people here complain about the perfumes launched nowadays. They are weak, normal , boring, not long lasting. My opinion is that if you search for some personnality in the perfume world you have to go back to the 70's and 80's fragrances, at that time they use to make wonderfull and strong fragrances.

Nov
10
2013
cassio
cassio

I bought it because I found the bottle very attractive.
The smell is also very good but not strong as Black XS.

Nov
10
2013
carera
carera

its not bad and in the same category of I million not identical but close . the bottle is the champion .

Nov
09
2013
peferrarine
peferrarine

I don't have anything to say about the bottle, cause really, what i'm interested in is the fragrance. Cause really, the bottle would be in my closet, it doesn't matter if is tacky or gorgeous.

But the fragrance... I don't like it. It's a synthetic version of something we all have seen before. I actually don't have anything against 'common fragrances'. I don't care if is not new or innovative, but the problem with this one, is that is REALLY synthetic. In my opinion, smells like a really strong and pungent laundry soap. You can see that it was design to be clean and fresh, but it actually gave me headache.
It's not a clean laundry and pleasant smell (that gives you the nice feeling of getting out of the shower and putting on good clothes). It's just off. Everything about it is just off.

Nov
09
2013
bazil14
bazil14

Ok so im gonna start my review by saying that there is something definatly off with paco rabanne fragrances as of late and ive noticed this due to rebuying 1million the smell is exactly the same exept the new bottle has a strange underlying aerosol/hairsray smell thats not present in the old bottle and now on to invictus this frag opens up really well with a fresh blast that reminds me of hugo by hugo boss from back in the day the longivitys good as is sillage but a few hours in and invictus dries down into what smell like cheap washing powder then reverts back to to the top notes for the finish its a very strange fragrance and can niether say i like or dislike it because it is not without its charms so the vedict is beautiful if not uninspired opening dodgy middle and ok finish its a fragrance youll both love and hate so defo test run this before you buy

Nov
03
2013
tavo
tavo

Just on the tacky bottle I pass.

Oct
31
2013
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

I gave invictus another try... And my like turned to dislike... I knew it was cheap and synthetic, but maybe i was taken by all the hype about this new perfume. For me, it smells horrid... It's the first time i witness a designer copying one of it's own creation while at the same time have the guts to sell it as a "NEW" perfume!!!

Again, I can't stand that stupid commercial!! Is that what a champion is all about? really?

Oct
31
2013
scenturian
scenturian

What is different here? Same as Black XS and 1Million

Oct
31
2013
MilicaaR
MilicaaR

Synthetic, cheap-smelling, boring. 0 points for creativity. I guess they thought that the masculine bottle is going to do all the job. But no. I'm sorry, but I think it's really bad.

Oct
31
2013
ebila
ebila

IMO,it's hard to get original scents these days.They all copy one another and Invictus isn't an exception.I actually like it and would give it a 6/10.

Oct
23
2013
Saint-Patrik
Saint-Patrik

I think Paco Rabanne just gave them selfe the "World cup for strongest concoction ever made"

As the commercial movie suggest, with this you can go out on an arena and everybody in the audience will be able to smell your scent. Gosh this is strong stuff.

I brought a sample from a shop near by my work on a blotter and after deciding that this was not for me I through it in the paper recycling and I can tell you that my officeroom smelled of this for three days.

I find this scent rather cold. Its absolutely not a new 1 million. For me it was like Boss pure on steroids. What I felt most in this was the Greapfruit and the jasmine. But then there was something else in it that was quite annoying. Maybe the bay leafs or the seanote or the guaiac wood. Yes, this scent is abit sporty but since its so strong I would suggest nighttime and very modest use of sprays. Just one goes a long way here.

Good quality when it comes to potency but not exactly my (world)cup....

Oct
20
2013
nannaje
nannaje

Tacky and cheap design, horrid smell. Pass!

Oct
19
2013
leomat2008
leomat2008

I hate popular-made-for, commercial and appelative fragrances like this.
One Million, Only the Brave, Fuel for Life for me are all worthless.

Really good and distinctive fragrances are in houses like Hermés, L´Artisan Parfumeur, Ermenegildo Zegna and others..

Oct
19
2013
lovetribe
lovetribe

i think that isn't so bad.
for me is a good scent but many commercial,but is good.i'll not spend my money for a edt similar.
is as a summer one million.many boys will buy this.i like the marine initial,after is fruity and sweet.
initially is similar to l'erbolario nostos.
what longevity! from 10 am of 05/09/13 to 01 am of 06/09/13 after a big shower!!!!!!

recension 2
synthetic and also sweet..... but also fresh.for all the seasons.a perfume for club little boys.very commercial.it is good,cannot be denied.sillage and longevity sublime.
there is something of base of one million.I don't know if i'll buy this.good advertising and marketing.exhausted in many shops.
as to make to become a simply perfume a good perfume with the marketing.I will put only even it to go to the disco.
it is not banal as the last novelties in the Italian market.

Oct
17
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Smelled Invictus for the first time in David Jones today as it has only just been launched here in Australia close on the heels of Burberry Rhythm,Versace Eros and Polo Red.Paco really shouldn't have bothered as all these fragrances smell strikingly and eerily similar i.e generic,synthetic and boring with no easily distinguishable notes.Its like these perfumers were conspiring to 'create' scents from the same gene pool.I like jasmine but cannot smell it here along with the other notes mentioned above.
I even tested out the Paco Rabanne salesgirl who was doing a promotion today to test her knowledge of the scent she was trying to flog off.
I asked her what the individual notes of the fragrance were.Nothing to hard to answer for someone versed in the product.Her reply was stunned silence.I thanked her for her time and walked away and prompted threw the scent card in the bin.I will stick with more individualistic niche fragrances and this just reaffimed it.The bottle is cheap and nasty just like the perfume too.

Oct
15
2013
Anatolian_Swarthy
Anatolian_Swarthy

i tried yesterday and i must say that dont like it, the longevity is really long but the scent is bad.really bad (imo).

the mandarin orange is aggresive in this perfume.not well balanced

Oct
11
2013
letyek
letyek

It's a pretty good perfume with amazing longevity.9/10

Oct
09
2013
carlosdavidz
carlosdavidz

Just one word: awful! just a generic perfume, not original at all, it's smell like some perfumes in the market.

Bad...

Oct
09
2013
JoeMacchiato
JoeMacchiato

The smell is not bad. I'll categorize Invictus with YSL L'Homme, both ideal for night out.

Oct
07
2013
cheppl
cheppl

It smells good the first minutes. Then it smells like Paco Rabanne Energy and mandarin kitchen cleanser.

Oct
03
2013
Thee Arabian Knight
Thee Arabian Knight

This doesn't smell aquatic. I thought it smelled sweet at first. I will give it another try when I take a look at the new 2013 releases one day.

Oct
02
2013
CarmeloNY7
CarmeloNY7

I don't understand why so many people hate this fragrance!
It should be obvious that it's form shows that it's sport type of fragrance. My GF and I really like this one , not the best you could get , but definitely great for every day use.
Score 8/10

Sep
30
2013
elias.haddad.908
elias.haddad.908

I have it its a good perfume fresh and new ! I like it and the longevity is amzing ! I washed my hands two times and its still on them ! So overall its a 8.5/10 perfume !

Sep
28
2013
Aleccsei
Aleccsei

I'm sorry to say, but it's incredibly cheap and soapy. For some people, this might be something worth while, but It's not my case.

Sep
28
2013
Endymion
Endymion

I really like the name, it's very good I think.
I like the scent, it's not horrible, c'mon people, it's a nice, ok fresh scent.
I haaaaaate the bottle so much I would never buy it because of that!

Sep
28
2013
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

This noxious bilge water reminds me of that famous quote by HL Mencken: "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public," although this swill would likely sell anywhere that bad taste existed.

Pinnacos

Sep
28
2013
34THN13
34THN13

5 hours later I smell again... And this is not Paco Rabanne Invictus ! This is Diesel Fuel For Life ! I'll pass...

Sep
28
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I wasn't in hurry to try this one. I did today. I truly regret I did.

Yes, I can smell a bay leaf here quite clearly. And that's the only plus actually. The rest is a chemical smell to my nose. And both longevity and sillage are bad.

If PR keeps making such "fragrances", I'll pass on this brand.

Sep
28
2013
34THN13
34THN13

I tested Invictus today. This stuff copy of Versace Eros and Diesel Fuel for Life... I'm very disappointed because Paco Rabanne make so good fragrance but Invictus fail for me. First spray I smell so copy of Versace Eros than 1 hours later smell like Diesel Fuel For Life and a little bit Black XS... Longevity 4 hours on my skin. Friends, this stuff for 16-18 teenages...Maybe girls like it this fragrance but not characteristic, not good smell and not best... Commercial is good and bottle so different this is marketing tactics... Versace Eros,Paco Rabanne Invictus, Fan Di Fendi and Burberry Brit Rhythm this fragrances like as same smelling but different characters. Versace Eros smelling intense than Invictus but Brit Rhythm notes intense than Versace Eros. Versace Eros smell clean, fresh, rich and have a good longivety and sillage than Invictus. Brit Rhythm same category with Versace Eros for me. Brit Rhythm smell fresh, woody, dark, masculine and longevity is so good. But Invictus smell really so cheap. You have perfume bottle collection ok you should go buy this fragrance.Finally Invictus smell so cheap, not different another fragrances, not best than 1 Million or Black XS maybe worst fragrance for Paco Rabanne Firm... I think this stuff wearable summer and spring... Good luck for this scent. I'm sorry Paco rabanne this is very cheap smelling not for me.

Sep
28
2013
jacqomo
jacqomo

So today i bought my paco...I had before one million and also black xs but invictus is for me something new, something fresh, sexy maybe less aggresive and strong but very nice.After the reading of majority bad reviews and after trying this cologne in parfumery i was surprised why you guys are soo dissapointed with this paco..

To resume it's very fresh, nice, and very balanced cologne..good choice for young men as me(am 21)...maybe no for middle aged men.

sillage-moderate, but good
longetivity- about 3-6 hours

So guys, don't worry just try it!

Sep
26
2013
arzacu
arzacu

sorry @ManliAnoen... but "Toujours Fidele" Is much complex, rich and fresh than this perfume...

This fragrance smells cheap, the bottle seems very pretentious, I just get the jasmin and guaiac wood notes...

Sorry but has all the facts of a mainstream, cheap cologne...

didn't like it today when the man of the store gave me a sample, he said: "it's fresh, it has lavender notes and mint"... ahahahaha sorry but he only wanted to sell... but this cologne has nothing fresh, I get a terrible sweet smell.

Sep
24
2013
fuggerone
fuggerone

a scent for the teen age party goer, just another mass marketed scent for the naive buyer, a ludicrous bottle for a ludicrous scent!

Sep
21
2013
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

I like the scent but that's just it! It's fresh, pleasant, and immature like a small escapade from adulthood. Sweet but not overly sweet like black XS.

This fragrance kept me from loving it by it's generic feeling and synthetic vibe. Not good quality at all! I miss ultraviolet... After 1 million, this scent feels just as common. And just like one million it lasts and lasts until it gets annoying.

Plus, and it's a minus for me, the add campaign is totally cheap, corny and banal... Like if victory is now all about having some kind of harem. Destroying the image of a hero and a champion in their way!!

Sep
17
2013
ManliAnoen
ManliAnoen

There was a lot of promotion over this new scent these days in the perfume shop I went today to buy a scent as a gift for a friend, so they gave me a sample tester of this one. I have to say that I never enjoyed any of recent Paco Rabanne perfumes, Million included, they just smells like someone arrogant but too young or with no character to have a good taste. So this didn't exceeded too much my expetations, and since it was a free sample I gave it a try on my wrist anyway.
DAMN Rabanne, THIS IS EXACTLY a copy of TOUJOURS FIDELE from Fragonard of 2012, a niche perfumer brand of Grasse of which I have a attached collection of juices. I know that very few people might have the chance to know and buy Fragonard fragrances, but trust me when I say that when I get back home half hour later I sprayed Toujours Fidele on the other wrist, the smell was identical, same opening and the same drying, not even a small shade of difference.
Probably the only difference I can spot is that I can cleary smell a sincere and much better quality of the ingredients in Toujours Fidele, it is much less synthetic and natural feeling, not giving any uncomfortable feeling to your nose to deal with as in Invictus in the opening. Also the longetivity on me is noticeably different: Invictus was gone after 2 hours, when TF was still around even after a hot shower.
This is certainly a sweet juice to my nose, too sweet for my everyday taste, so I usually use a one single spray of TF before going to bed to be surrounded by a fresh and pleasant smell when I sleep. I would never say the same of Rabanne, it just smells cheap and unpleasant.
If you liked the scent anyway, give a look to the Fragonard online shop and order a Toujours Fidele from France, it's cheaper and won't disappoint you, garateed.
So PLEASE people, don't fool your nose with these commercial poor quality scents that gives you only the impression of a tasteless, displeasing and invidious character to deal with, your nose and your wallet deserves of better.

Sep
16
2013
masak389
masak389

After the total failure of the flankers that have accompanied black xs, paco rabanne try to use again the synthesis component (allyl amyl glycolate) used repeatedly in mens frag which provides the slightly metalic fruity accord mixed with this new velvety lemony note from a macrocyclic musc used in black excess l'excess. Longevity and sillage are above average but the fragrance falls into the same repetitive "cliche" repeated ad nauseam. Aromatic base used is the same fougere note used in Diesel Fuer for Life to connect with male memorabilia. Again a total flop.

Sep
14
2013
nonsisa
nonsisa

I'll take you to the candy shop...lalala.

Surprisingly well made.

Its also very intense and you get a lot of sillage.

Dominant notes to my nose:

Sea notes, jasmine, oakmoss, patchouli and ambergis.

It's not another 1 million but it ain't bad either.

Update: This has been lying around for 2 weeks now and is still projecting like a beast!!! R E S P E C T

Sep
12
2013
Gault
Gault

Ok, its clear that most people have a preconception about this one (not exactly without reason tho) and simply could not imagine the right opportunity to wear it, but you shouldn't bash a fragrance because you are not the target audience (or because the advertisement fails and cant take aim at the right audience).

Let me tell you first if you are looking for a natural smelling fragrance from Paco Rabanne, you weren't around in the last 15 years, of course its synthetic and loud. It shouldn't be the next 1 Million, but for sure there are people who will overspray it and use it as The Must Have Party Fragrance Or Die because of the reputation of the brand.
Its an aquatic, sporty version of the popular oakmoss based fragrances like Mont Blanc Legend, in addition with a lot of patchouli, synthetic pineapple, just like in Black XS L'Exces.
And when I've written aquatic, its more like an energy drink than watery (Brawndo the Thirst Mutilator, its got Electrolytes!), when sporty I mean like a true "gym" scent, the purpose of this type of fragrances to energize the wearer after physical exercise or any outdoors activity (as the complementation of a shower) and Invictus do this job almost perfectly.

However there is a big problem with the fragrance and therefore cant compete for the ultimate sport category rightfully. Im not gonna say this often about a cologne, but its too damn potent. As a sport oriented scent the longevity shouldn't exceed a 4-5 hours limit and moderate projection in my opinion, because maybe you want to wear something else that night, and whats good for refreshing you isnt necessarily good for the people around you in x meters. Dont take it wrong, its not an unpleasent smell, but these intense attributes will surely offend someone (especially if you arent handsome enough lol), too strong for work, it seems somewhat vulgar or "cheap" for any important or special occasion, maybe some find it too ordinary or boring for partying, but the loudness, the longevity and projection just screaming at you for that purpose.
So summarily it tries to be both sport and party fragrance, but falls between.
With very careful spraying this could be ok for casual wear, but for that intent there is a high chance you can find a better cologne.

Sep
02
2013
MrMookie
MrMookie

As i hated 1 million for its corny appearance and pushing marketing/advertisement seeying all the stacked up gold bars pushing away other great fragrances on the perfumshelves ( actually happened in a big perfum store where they put away 12 masterpieces to make place for the 1 million wussy frag ohhh the stupids ... This department told me that they sold so many of this fragrance they needed to make place ( yeah right ) ... i thought this was a one timer of paco rabanne who gave us so much good fragrances in the past

Now they suprise me again ( been on vacation) came back and saw this pointless crappy commercial of a dude walking in a stadium with a trophy on his shoulder .. Yea and? At the same time i was thinking how the bottle design was made of this fragrance and to my suprise its the corniest and most pathetic attempt of bottle design ive seen in years , well its a trophy !

Smelled it and tested it , so forgettable so ordinary and mehhh in the beginning as i expected a scent based on older formulations which had succes in the past ( chanel bleu, nikos sculpture) this is synthetic aqua with sweetness which in the base goes on the tour -de-cloying pointing to warm guaiac wood amber finish but gets the wrong turn, and falls apart in pieces. ... buy Nikos Sculpture for homme for less and get double impact , this is a perfect example why i love perfumes from the past

This is invisible not invictus... Please discontinue fast so they can make room for some golden oldies.

Sep
01
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Here's a quick updated review on this fragrance.
I just feel quite cheated by my own nose on this one, as I previously mentioned I liked it at first in the shop and made a rash decision to purchase.
In hindsight it was a bad choice. After a while now it has become positively insipid something really cloying and headache inducing about it.
However, All this being said I can still smell the thing that made me enjoy it in the first place...If nothing else this scent is certainly an enigma.
Finally, my mum commented on it today which she never does, saying it was too strong.
It is very strong, which is obviously what they think people like about these modern colognes....not for me really this one.

Aug
31
2013
richard.price.123276
richard.price.123276

I love this fragrance.

I get grapefruit and for whatever reason pineapple from the off. There isn't a massive change throughout it's life from opening to dry down, but 7 hours later and I can still smell it close to the skin.

I don't understand all the venom aimed at this scent at all.

Aug
31
2013
Habanita
Habanita

Personally I find this way too fruity and overwhelming for a good scent. Also the advertisement is more embarrassing than anything else.

Aug
30
2013
Svezzy
Svezzy

The shop assistant at the airport tried to push me on this one, as soon as i smelled it..puaah..it is revolting.

Aug
28
2013
Crazysurfkid
Crazysurfkid

Firstly, the bottle put me off trying it sooner. When I did try it, the assistant kindly sprayed my wrist band!! Some 5 days later it's still smelling strong - and better! The low down is quite nice but took days to get there. Does remind me of Champion by Lacoste. Quite a clean chemical smell underneath. Would I buy, no. Why, because it's a smell that demands to let ypu know it's there. And it'll give you a headache.

Aug
24
2013
tenortelfer
tenortelfer

I feel i must expand on my previous notes.Not only is this a bad fragrance,the branding is truly awful.Some macho guy expecting to have his wicked way with 5 or 6 ladies.Spare me please!The fragrance doesn't match up to the image.Insipid fragrance,bullish marketing campaign=crap.

Aug
22
2013
petranfx
petranfx

why the house of paco rabanne did this shit

Aug
22
2013
msanders1
msanders1

Lets be fair, it's not a terrible scent. It's fresh, longevity is okay - about the same as other marine scents and sillage is okay. But...it's is like everyone has said, a PR take on only the brave and as such you can't help but feel disappointed that they didn't come up with something different. I know with a fragrance being launched every two seconds its difficult to stand out from the crowd, but there's enough know how in the industry for something unique to be created. Which means the marketing departments are leading the company rather than the perfumer. IFF get a D for effort, must try harder next time. I'm sure plenty of people will buy this anyway and I'll expect to smell it everywhere I go which for me is a turn off, I don't want to smell the same as the next 50 guys! Unfortunately alot of guys go for generic scents so PR will probably sell alot regardless. I'll stick to Allure Homme Sport thanks. Oh and bottle is I find difficult to use, and looks stupid.

Aug
17
2013
snails
snails

what a pathetic joke.... Wasted Rabanne's "many millions" on advertising... smells cheap, generic... a copycat. And what is all about the "new man's ego"? Is this the new theme in fragrance industry? see Eros, Invictus, Only the Brave... What's next? Look at my hairy chest or i will slap you face you f@%$^&ng pussy??

Aug
17
2013
JoeMacchiato
JoeMacchiato

First impression(on paper): Generic. Powerful with good silage. Party scent.

Aug
17
2013
Dirk
Dirk

Smells cheap, all i get is a lot of the sea notes thing.
There s nothing really going in this scent.
Expected something much better than this.
I see comparisions with Versace Eros.
I can understand, but only a very little.
Eros is so much better than this imo.

4/10 for Invictus

Aug
17
2013
Gazo30
Gazo30

When i 1st sampled this i was quite disappointed, not because its a bad scent, the scent is Actually Quite Nice, the main reason is because paco rabanne could of gone completely out of the box and made something completely different just like they did with black XS, 1 million etc, but to me there's a bit too much blandness with this, nothing stands out for me. its not a bad scent by any means but nothing special either, there's better options out there for the money

Aug
15
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Woah! A lot of hate for this one evidently.

Hated 1 million and didn't expect much from this but I have to say I was pleasantly suprised to be honest.
Once you get passed the hideous bottle which does resemble an ern.
It's okay...I liked it more in the shop at first(so beware) but then after a week or so of using it I'm fairly indifferent.
I have smelled it everywhere when out and about since, obviously lots of people trying it.
I don't go off hype, the fact that it's new or how it looks anyway.
After the initial accrid flyspray moment It settles down and smells quite nice...that is all.

Aug
14
2013
Na0
Na0

Well Done, Rabanne, Well done !

For what ? 4 NOISES to make one sh*t ! 4 people ! What's wrong with you ?!... Worst than 1 Million, I don't think it could be possible. *clap clap clap*

Aug
13
2013
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

Aww my aww my, so many noses behind all the "hard work" and they REALLY came up with this? And Olivier Polge is one of them, I certainly have lost respect in him... this is just some sweet cloying concotion of Notes, nothing worth the time. It will get 1/5 for the expenses the incured in creating it, otherwise dont waste your time, even if you are looking for something generic. Sorry, not me.

Aug
13
2013
storm61
storm61

Absolutely awful, nothing to review, just stay away from it.

Aug
13
2013
Dioguh
Dioguh

how can you people compare this one with versace eros? they have nothing in common --"

Aug
13
2013
tomerits
tomerits

one word : BORING .
smells a lot like versace's eros which is also very very boring.
my rank 2/5.pass.

Aug
13
2013
pronose
pronose

another cheap and worthless scent!!!!! just stink and i won't even use this in my w.c!!!!!!! rubbish generic cologne for losers!!!!!!!

Aug
12
2013
ian85
ian85

Infectus : ughly bootle, ughly supermarket fragrance. No soul in it : another way to earn money with crowds! Buy a deodorant, it will be less expansive...and perhaps better.

Aug
10
2013
perledejasmin
perledejasmin

The only thing I like about this perfume is the face of the campaign!

Aug
10
2013
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Here we have another tacky bottle from Paco Rabanne and the scent must have been a afterthought. As you get a intense sweet fresh jasmine type scent. It's cloying and a bit sickly when worn so do not judge it from a quick spray on your wrist or you will be sorry.

Aug
05
2013
meama
meama

Just for information when I was trying to say : Paco=L'Oreal. It's because it's important to me to try to explain the lack of idea behind this kind of perfume. They are all created by IFF without any intervention of a designer. Mister Paco Rabanne does not even know probably he has released a new perfume.
By cons the best sellers of the last year defines what will be this scent. For IFF It was Only the Brave (Diesel-l'Oreal) so the next big launch will be a copy of this best selling. That's all.
It's not important for them to educate to subtlety or be adventurous, more you buy a perfume more the same thing will be launch next year. It's even better if you're not familiar with high quality because it's a better profit.

IFF= International Flavors and Fragrance = L'Oréal PBI

Aug
04
2013
jtappenden
jtappenden

Tried it today.Marine notes are brilliant.So fresh,jazzy & upbeat.Fabulous.

Aug
03
2013
lalelu
lalelu

wore it 2-3 days out now. have to give it a score reduction because the scents longevity sucks hard and the scent itself is really pretty synthetic ( little bit like deoderent )

6.5 - 7 / 10

Aug
02
2013
brs
brs

ugly bottle , synthtic smell and incredibly cheap smelling for the price, buy axe deodorant you'll get same quality for cheaper

Aug
02
2013
lalelu
lalelu

This is a pretty decent fragrance. I find it much better then shitty eros ( smells like a cheap allure homme sport to me ). I get watermelon * a very ripe one * with salty and woody notes in the background. When the fragrance dies down the woodsy notes start to dominate, the saltines and melon notes still lingering in the background.

scent: 8.5 / 10 ( not unique enough )
projection: 8 / 10
longevity: 6 / 10

Aug
01
2013
antonpan
antonpan

Undoubtedly, Invictus is an exceedingly contemporaty fragrance, though it doesn't make the world better. If 1 Million was a trendsetter, this one is not the first one. For example, we already have Versace Eros in the era of a new wave fresheness. That's the semi-sweet freshness full of synthetic, without any prominent note, with a handful of modern masculine molecules in the base and a touch of 1 million-ness. On a skin Invictus smells like a lighter Eros without mint. In the dry down Invictus becomes fruitier reminding of Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme. On a paper I feel saltiness that doesn't notable on skin. The sillage is low (though it's comfortable to wear this fragrance), the longevity is decent.

In fact we have something pleasant, trendy, but without any WOW. Not new enough to become as popular as 1 million.

Aug
01
2013
tenortelfer
tenortelfer

Very synthetic,smells like bubblegum to me!

Jul
29
2013
mshilov
mshilov

Crap in a cremation urn, that's it.

Jul
27
2013
kaysee
kaysee

Just like @riverwide said, it's a bit boring and generic. and a bit cheap smelling

Jul
27
2013
aysel yilmaz
aysel yilmaz

Parfüm alana kupa bedava :)

Jul
25
2013
Riverwide
Riverwide

Extremely bland and generic. Like a watered down Only The Brave with some $1 Million thrown in. I'm not a huge fan of either of those fragrances, but they're vastly superior to this one.

It smells incredibly cheap. Like a basic mens' deodorant or something.

Jul
25
2013
marekkalinowski
marekkalinowski

this one is a GOOD one is less powerful then 1M and a little like UV. it is a fresher and a little spicy with ambery flavour. lasts quite long and it projects well too. don't write about it without testing it.
The bottle looks very good too,
overall 9/10
well done P.R.

Jul
25
2013
dozza14
dozza14

when i first heard about this I was a little concerned but having tried it today and holding the mighty cup in my hand, I believe they have done a very decent job with this. Longevity is not fantastic, but it is very fresh and great for sunny weather.

Jul
25
2013
terry lennox
terry lennox

Very excited about this love all paco rabanne fragrance's haven't smelt it yet but im going to order it right now.

Jul
20
2013
Dioguh
Dioguh

some people should do some research.
Anyway, its a light fragrance, summer scent, good sillage and longevity. The bottle looks better when you hold it in your hand. :)

Jul
18
2013
Almiro
Almiro

this perfume is awesome and it's different so haters gonna hate... it's fresh and appropriated for summertime and yes it reminds me of something i had before maybe Only the brave but none can say this is a shity perfume...
quit free samples and buy a bottle then you'll know how it is.

Jul
13
2013
lalelu
lalelu

wow meama seems really pissed ;)

Jul
12
2013
antonpan
antonpan

meama, L'oreal has nothing to do with Paco Rabanne. The owner of PR license is Puig.

Jul
12
2013
meama
meama

87) Infectus
Like L'Oreal who assigned the creation of one perfume to 3 noses(from IFF) P.Rabanne do the same (4!! from IFF) and I wonder what is the point exactly? These are the same noses as La Vie Est Belle and already it had ultimately given mashed praline with sugar. By trying to sell more they adjusted everything downwards.
Invictus is mostly a copy of Only the Brave halfway with 1 Million.
It's a "contrast" fragrance, dissonant, built on an opposition of notes where the various facets emerge intermittently.
The "freshness" is represented by a powerful metal marine note mixing aqueous fruits giving a final effect of a dish of dried watermelon shrimp.
Power is as huge as 1Million. This seems to be the new trademark gives by IFF to Paco Rabanne as for L'Oreal. Again the advertising investment is huge and again a distressing bad taste. After the shameless new rich who snaps his fingers for a free girl, it will be the champion who wins 6 easy girls without doing anything, good 80's macho mentality.
But who should use this fragrance at the end? Well it's mostly a perfume that would run on a neat young girl or a casual active woman. To avoid for? all the men who love this publicity or find the design of this (shitty) bottle interesting.

Jul
12
2013
chilicocoa
chilicocoa

can this bottle be more stupid !

Jul
08
2013
Net_Holer
Net_Holer

WTH... this isn't fresh at all.
Tried it today, it's a nice fragrance but not one of the bests.

Jul
05
2013
Bruno2theV
Bruno2theV

FashionAlliance:

This fragrance arrived in my country (Portugal) just this week, I actually am surprised no one else reviewed it by now.

Jun
16
2013
Bruno2theV
Bruno2theV

This is actually a very good perfumo, props to PR.
This gentleman has never let me down, with great successes like Black XS and 1 Million, this one will be the new powerhouse from the Rabanne family.

Quite fresh and watery but still it's a very good fragrance excellent for summer days.
It reminds me of something I smelled before but can't put my finger on it.

The bottle looks a lot better live than this image but it took me a while to spray this on my wirst.

Anyway, this one is a 8/10 in my book. Definetly a future achievement

Jun
14
2013
meama
meama

87) "Oh it's so fresh...but it reminds me something?!"It's what you'll hear in 99% of case after trying this perfume.
After One Million (Paco) the best selling for men was the very basic Only the Brave (Diesel in L'Oréal Group, by IFF). So obviously the new fragrance from Paco is a copy of Diesel ($, €, £, ...) realized by IFF.
Everything depends on the marketing focused on masculinity, male strength, in short all these stupidities that make men buy a perfume without even open it.
Avoid writing a description, go read that hundreds of other fragrances that smell the same.
"Come, come small wallets on legs" .... er I mean "Welcome man with oversized masculinity, will you be able to wear that?"

Jun
11
2013

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