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Paco Rabanne Mens EDT Spray 3.4 oz.
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on 10/19/2017 1:44:00 PM
More reviews by JHA0228
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
There are elements of this perfume that I do appreciate - I like that it's not too floral but more of a gourmand, unisex fragrance for lack of better words. On paper, this would be right up my alley, but it's been standing mostly untouched in my bathroom cupboard for so, so long. Every now and then I spray it on, hoping in vain that it will have grown on me.. I think the problem to me is that it smells so synthetic. The notes of vanilla and cocoa smells nothing like they do in other gourmand perfumes, for example in Mugler's perfumes. Speaking of Mugler - I feel like this is a poor and unbalanced attempt at an Angel-esque perfume. Everything in this perfume smells synthetic and quite frankly pretty cheap, there are no clear notes, and it doesn't settle down nicely on the skin. I am finally getting rid of this one, which I probably should've done a long time ago. + Relatively cheap+ Not the typical flower bomb - I appreciate the attempt at a "darker" perfume - Tested on animals - Not well-balanced - Smells very synthetic
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on 2/12/2017 12:57:00 AM
More reviews by Princessofperfection
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is beautiful. I do love this one forever and it sits in my wardrobe next to my other darker, fragrances. It was love at second spray as the first one threw me a little off guard as I was expecting less personality from an inexpensive fragrance. It incredibly an sensual and confident scent that has power in its rich, unique darkness. It is a beautiful scent which contains both deep and lighter notes which gives it a woody darkness with some touches of fruit tartness just to cut through the cocoa and vanilla sweetness. It dances between dark and light notes with layers of richness. This is what makes it edgy. This may me intimidating for some women, so I would refer to it has a niche fragrance unlike the mass produced, overly sweet, overly-girly fragrances like Viktor's Flowerbomb.I believe for it to feel "right" a woman must in her 30's and not younger to fully pull it off (but it doesn't stop me!). It fits perfectly with a little black dress in winter and a pop of raspberry-red lips!
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on 10/24/2016 7:31:00 AM
More reviews by Shanaya007
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I bought this black xs by paco rabanne from www.xpressionsstyle.com , Very cheap price they offer daily 5 fragrance in cheapest price of uae. i will definitely buy again.
on 10/24/2016 4:30:00 AM
More reviews by sadorange
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her is a perfect example of a gorgeously balanced fruity floral fragrance. Maybe it doesn't smell entirely 'unique', but it's definitely distinctive and got it's own character. This was everything I wanted Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss to be, but wasn't.In the initial spray, Black XS for Her opens up with a dominant note tart, bright cranberries. The top notes is accompanied by ripe pink peppercorn and tamarind notes that quickly steps into the background and firstly reveals a slightly bitter cacao note. In the heart, the black rose adds a girlish freshness to the cacao, cutting the bitterness and turns it more bittersweet. Vanilla cream then starts to envelop the fragrance, giving it a more cuddly feel. Eventually, Black XS for Her settles into a warm, velvety base of cacao and vanillic musk on a amber and woody base with just a kiss of roses and cranberries. Overall, this is my favourite fruity floral fragrance in my current collection. It ticks all the right boxes for me, and it never becomes too sweet or syrupy. It doesn't smell generic, which I really appreciate. I'm not a fan of the marketing around this and it deserves a better bottle but it was indicative of the time it was released, in 2007.
on 9/1/2016 7:51:00 AM
More reviews by LisaLightwood
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I find this way too rich. Sweet but not in a fruity or musky way, it's quite an aging scent and is just way too much. The bottle is pretty, but I won't be repurchasing.That said, my male flatmate loves it. He's been wearing it instead of me. So, who knows...
on 6/3/2016 3:52:00 AM
More reviews by honestopinions
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Sweet but at the same time quite earthy, this scent is quite rich. I find it overly sweet and sickening. Cocoa and patchouli are noticeable. I'd say its definitely a night time scent. Average lasting power.
on 4/1/2016 12:17:00 PM
More reviews by SLIGO
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I first smelled this on a colleague of mine and thought she was wearing something really expensive and exotic (meaning, hard to find at your local pharmacy). But no! My local pharmacy carries it and it`s a steal at $74.00 Canadian. Sillage is not great though, but at that price, I don`t mind re-spraying it several times a day. It goes on strong, but the dry down is quite lovely, all vanilla and roses (hellebore roses, so not your typical granny rose smell, yay).
on 5/1/2015 2:24:00 PM
More reviews by Kidlike101
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
I got this one on a whim a few years back (2012 when it was brand new). I have since not bothered with any other scent, it's become MY scent!The one i'm using is the Black XS L'exces which is a more concentrated scent of the original.so breaking it down :-The Bottle Dark and gothic bottle with a black/purple hue that gets more ombre and transparent towards the bottom.a silver skull and rose trinket on the the neck of the bottle to complete the gothic lookThe Scent you'd expect something more musky and masculine because of the bottle design and I'll be honest, every single time I re-purchase this and they make me smell it I expect to be hit by a strong musky smell.but no! unlike the original this one is actually MORE feminine with alot of floural notes, the most prominent to me are Jasmine, cashmere wood and a little vanilla, sometimes I smell a little pepper in there too but oddly enough this is something I catch more earlier in the day but not when I wear it closer to an event in the evening. guess my nose just doesn't like strong spices that early in the day.there was one floural scent I could not identify but loved the most, according to the website that seems to be night blooming cereus.EffectOn me it lasts a good 4 hours before the scent starts to disappears so not bad. wish it lasted a bit longer but I noticed most perfumes don't on me anyway.It starts off strong so people around you will notice it however once it starts cooling down it becomes more subtle and mostly only those standing close to you will smell it.Love / Hate?This is something you either love or hate, no middle ground. most people I come across that smell it think it and I'm quoting here "gives me a sexy smell" My advice is to try it on your skin (not in a bottle or paper) before you buy. It's either made for you or it over-whelms you.
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on 3/9/2015 9:46:00 AM
More reviews by Tigerlilyfeet
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
Very nice perfume! I originally didn't like it and thought it was too masculine, but it's funny how perception can change sometimes. I still think it's a bit masculine at first, but it dries down to a warm and sweet raspberry skin scent. I can definitely smell the chocolate notes too, and it's really delicious. I will so buy another bottle of this one!
on 5/10/2014 11:18:00 PM
More reviews by nikolkuzmin
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I first got this perfume at the age of around 10-11 from my grandmother. And I was always obsessed with perfumes, and I'm not sure why. I think I love smelling good, haha! I didn't really use it that much, because it's a perfume that smells musky and sexy, yes. So, as an 11-year old, it didn't really fit into my personality. But now, I'm older and I am absolutely in love with this perfume. It has that sexual hint to it, and it's mainly made for nights. It's the type to wear to a party, rather than to school. That's my opinion.
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