Invictus Victory Elixir by Paco Rabanne: The New Intense Seduction
Victory. A word we often strive for. Well, we all strive for it. No one likes losing. Invictus Victory was a commercial success, but will the new Elixir version up the ante or will it have us saying “hit the weights, bro. You will get it next season”?
I feel like this will follow in the footsteps of most releases from the house, but maybe with a bit more deepness and maturity. The fragrance industry is surely taking to the elixir trend as of late, even Paco Rabanne has done it before, although Dior Sauvage Elixir has certainly been the most popular of the lot thus far.
The barebones appearance of the note structure, as it is reported right now, seems to not be complete. The Spanish house is offering up their sweet and cream tonka bean on a bed of rich vanilla with patchouli. I have no doubt that this will be sweet, but will it take it in a more mature manner or continue with youthful jubilance? I would assume that this one might contain lavender and olibanum, which are integral to the original. I would bet money on an ambery base as well, which is quite common with these types of fragrances.
Invictus Victory Elixir doesn’t show much right now, but maybe that is the intrigue of a dark and mysterious scent? It doesn’t allow you to expect much up front and then it slowly pulls you in with each layer it reveals. Only time will tell, I guess.
Invictus Victory Elixir is housed in the trophy-like bottle that the line is famous for, foregoing the older bottle’s silver cap and “handle” and taking on its older sibling’s black. The gradient deep blue and black glass look amazing with the golden V on the front. I have to say, if I ever bought an Invictus just for the looks, then this would be it. It currently comes in 50ml, and 100ml bottles Parfum Intense.
Pictures of the perfume: courtesy of Faces.com