Paco Rabanne Invictus was released in 2013, a woody aquatic for men. Created by Veronique Nyberg, Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion. Notes of sea, grapefruit, mandarin orange, bay leaf, jasmine, ambergris, guaiac wood, oakmoss and patchouli.
Invictus is Latin for "invincible," and the fragrance is inspired by power, dynamism, and energy. Paco Rabanne's men's fragrance seem to go right into a love/hate groups. But even through the hate, they get compliments. It gets referred to as "bug spray" and "Windex," but over and over, "and the compliments just roll in when I wear it."
From Fragrantica - "I don't know why but I'm always drawn to this fragrance. From time to time I have to go smell it without even applying it. I know it's a more youthful fragrance, very casual, you might say it's a "douchebag" fragrance and that there are a lot of better fragrances with the same vibe but to me there's nothing quite like Invictus. In french I would say it has a "je ne sais quoi", too bad people are hating on it so much, it makes me kind of embarrassed to like it like I do but whatever... I like Sauvage, One Million, Ultra Male and Eros too so just put me on the stake."
"Its opening is sweet and it is true that it smells like chewing gum, this phase is the one I like the least because it feels very youthful, but later it becomes more pleasant, a little ozonic, marine and with a rich amber base and some herbal tone. It's a fragrance that you get compliments on and that sparked a trend for sweet marine fragrances."
"Super easy to wear, never expected to get that many unsolicited compliments with this"
"Wore it for a late-night walk through the beach yesterday and wow nothing change this is still a compliment monster in 2021. Girls (25-27 yo) with masks on, asking me what's my perfume.
I'll be rocking this one this summer for sure."