A fragrance for champions.
Paco Rabanne Invictus, released in 2013, is the original Invictus and is a fragrance that exudes power, confidence, and masculinity. It is also the most popular in the line-up still. Is it a compliment superstar even after 10 years? Should it be a fragrance you add to your rotation?
Let’s dive in…
Exploring the Aesthetics: Paco Rabanne Invictus
One of the things that made Invictus so popular was the ‘Trophy’ design that we see continued with the other flankers. This design was a bold and unique choice, and it helped set Invictus apart from other fragrances on the market. One of my favourite things about Invictus is the integrated atomizer. The atomizer does an excellent job of distributing the fragrance juice evenly, ensuring that you get the perfect amount of scent every time. It’s a small detail, but it makes a significant difference in the overall experience of wearing Invictus.
The design of Invictus is truly eye-catching, and I could easily see a collection from the line-up together looking extremely cool if displayed. The overall design is sleek, modern, and has a distinctly masculine feel to it. It’s the kind of bottle that you’d be proud to display on your dresser or bathroom shelf.
The Symphony of Notes: Unveiling the Fragrance
Top Notes: Marine accord, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange.
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Ambergris, Bay leaf.
Base Notes: Patchouli, Gaïac Wood, Labdanum, Oakmoss.
The scent of Invictus is truly unique, with a bold aroma that commands attention from the very first whiff. I am happy to say it doesn’t smell dated and can be worn currently. The initial burst of fresh grapefruit and sea notes creates a fresh and invigorating sensation that’s perfect for those who want to make a bold statement.
However, what sets Invictus apart from other fragrances is its noticeable bubble-gum scent. It’s a strange direction to go within a men’s fragrance, but it adds a playful touch that’s impossible to ignore. The bubble-gum note is present throughout the fragrance, giving it a youthful, sexy and energetic feel that’s perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd.
The scent is fresh and sweet from start to finish, but the heart notes of bay leaf and jasmine add depth and complexity to the fragrance. The base of guaiac wood, oakmoss, and ambergris all come together to add the signature masculine feel.
Overall, Invictus is a fragrance that’s perfect for those who want to make a bold statement. Its unique combination of fresh and sweet notes, mixed in with the unexpected bubble-gum scent, creates a fragrance that’s both playful and masculine. If you’re looking for a scent that’s unforgettable, Invictus is definitely worth a try.
This fragrance makes you smell sexy – even after 10 years.
A Fragrance Suited for the club: Performance and Longevity
When it comes to performance, Invictus lives up to its name. This fragrance is a true champion when it comes to longevity and projection. Even after all these years, I’m happy to say that the current iterations of Invictus still have over 8 hours of lasting power and great projection.
The scent projects strongly, but it’s not overwhelming. Whether you’re in a boardroom or a nightclub, Invictus will keep you smelling fresh and confident all day (or all night) long.
The Cologne Guy Verdict: A Sexy Scent Used to Dominate
After numerous flankers, the original Invictus still reigns supreme. While the 2016 Invictus Aqua could have potentially challenged its throne, its exorbitant prices are hard to ignore. Nevertheless, the original Invictus remains a solid choice garnering plenty of compliments along the way.
With its impressive performance, bold and unforgettable scent, it’s no wonder why Invictus has become an iconic fragrance in the industry. For those seeking a fragrance that performs as well as it smells, Invictus is the ultimate champion.