Invictus Aqua Cologne by Paco Rabanne, Evoking the spirit of athleticism, invictus aqua revives the trend of aquatic colognes . The top notes of yuzu, grapefruit and pink pepper are an exhilarating start as the perfume sprints off the blocks. The notes then shift to sea water, keeping in line with the product’s name and helping to temper the stronger notes at the head of the scent. This is balanced out with a violet leaf fragrance that adds just a hint of delicacy to counter its strong masculinity. The base notes of ambergris, amber wood and guaiac wood leave a lasting earthiness, peacefully grounding the fragrance. Paco rabanne originally released invictus in 2013, using the latin word for “unconquerable” or “undefeated” as the namesake for the cologne inspired by the idea of competition and victory. To further emphasize the aquatic nature of the scent, the french fashion house released invictus aqua in 2016. The bottle, shaped like a trophy, captures the athletic spirit of this fragrance. The frosted blue color gives a distinctly marine feel to the packaging, and the silver accents add to its masculine overtone. This fragrance is perfect for the spring and summer seasons but can be used year round. Apply a light mist and enjoy a scent that lasts for hours.