Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million brings together two of my top Enjoys — diamonds and cologne! This isn’t any standard casing — modelled after the famous Régent bead (a colossal 410-carat uncut sparkler from the Golkonda mines, which was created into a 141-carat cushion brilliant that went on to grace the crowns of Louis XV and Louis XVI, before adorning Marie Antoinette’s headpiece; it is presently on display in the Louvre), this multifaceted bottle has been visualised by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, renowned designer of both objects and interiors. Rabanne’s own architectural influence is also evident in every detail, right from the carefully calibrated depth into the quality and weight of the glass as well as the colour (diamonds are chilly, but the bottle is a warm, sensual gold).
As for the fragrance itself, to be truthful I had been Blown off at first whiff. However, once it came home and settled down a little (how could one resist such a striking design), somehow, someplace things clicked into place and its currently my favourite cologne for this season. The honey notes (uncommon in a odor ), combined with the voluptuousness of orange blossom, patchouli, vanilla, neroli and Arabian jasmine make it equally mellow and theatrical — perfect for your party nighttime or as a fast pick-me-up during a long and weary day which necessitates some cheering up!
1 Million Privé ~”Seven years ago, Christophe Raynaud Combined forces with Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard to dream up 1 Million Eau de Toilette. The leathery, animal odor illuminates a bit of blood mandarin and cinnamon. He’s retained luscious components and these two blazing . In a twist, he incorporated materials that were noble to take it from classic to special and has improved the fragrance. The heart is an outstanding experience of nargile tobacco enriched with valuable myrrh. The base notes are sensual and hot with a blend of tonka bean absolute and legendary patchouli. Exciting and volatile! This is a composite of rare materials in hot gold and copper tones with the oriental reflections of myrrh resin and the matte thickness of tobacco. The 1 Million Privé man seems beneath your nose: elegant, sometimes frivolous extreme. Never where we expect him, he is always out of step and… Intense.” In Eau de Parfum.
“forbidden”… When Anne Flipo, creator of Lady Million and the Privé version, evokes the odor of the attractive and irresistible woman, it’s a world in itself which comes through in fragrant waves. With notes of wood that is vibrant and orange blossom, Lady Million Eau de Parfum and the tarot card play, attracting her partner into a nearly dangerous romantic pairing. Lady Million Privé requires the experience one step farther to lands that are deep and hypnotic, oriental and sensual far from toning things down. The trio of sexy and creamy vanilla, heliotrope flower and strawberry seals the enchantment. In the bottom notes cocoa bean comes to the fore, followed by vibrant and honey patchouli. An irresistible narcotic effect and a wave of heat like a voluptuous, enveloping and gentle sirocco wind. An invitation to want and a fragrance of escape.” In Eau de Toilette.
Lady Million Privé and paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé will Debut this summer.
Gold is the symbol of power, royalty, something profoundly Virile, claimed Rabanne. Those quantities are harnessed by the One Million concept by Paco Rabanne, teamed with bling, fantasy, desire and seduction.
The striking 1 Million jar, made by sculptor Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, looks like a gold ingot, and is engraved on the front using all the One Million Paco Rabanne logo.
The Paco Rabanne Aftershave is a concerted effort between Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard — opens on new notes Of mint, grapefruit and bloodstream flow, resulting in a heart of rose absolute, The base is called a velvety harmony of leather, Wood, patchouli and amber.