To be honest when you first spray it on your skin it smells a bit cheap. But when that dies down it will become a sweet and salty aqua vibe.
Invictus Aqua which was first released at the beginning of 2016. Composed by perfumer Anne Flipo this was a nice take on the masculine aquatic.
The new Aqua 2018 is overall fresher than Invictus Aqua 2016. I. Besides the scent profile the perfume was composed by a trio of perfumers who joined Mme Flipo; Nicolas Beaulieu, Juliette Karagueuzoglu, and Dominique Ropion.
Aqua 2018 opens with that set of aquatic notes making the first few seconds slightly sharper. When the grapefruit comes forward in Aqua 2018 it begins to dovetail with the previous version more closely. From here until the finish the two perfumes are on the same track but when wearing them side-by-side the Aqua 2018 always felt a little cleaner and a little lighter than Aqua 2016. So, the green violet leaves, the light woods, and the synthetic amber are close enough.
Invictus Aqua 2018 has 10-12 hour longevity and average sillage. The sillage is another difference from the Aqua 2016 version; 2018 has a bit less of it.
Try it and let us know what do you think about it!