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August 29, 2012

Heard of Paco Rabanne?

We’re sure you have. Even if you have not, you would have seen his work, or at least some resemblance or copy of his work. He’s the designer behind those FAMOUS CHAIN MAIL DRESSES!

About Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne was born Paco Rabaneda-Cuervo in San Sebastian, Spain in 1934. He studied architecture at the Exole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his family had moved as political refugees. By 1960, Paco was supporting himself by selling sketches of fashion to Roger Model, Courreges, Cardin, Balenciaga, Charles Jordan and Givenchy.

His first fashion collection, featuring futuristic designs made of plastic and metal, appeared in 1966, and Paco Rabanne was created. Rabanne subsequently became known for his chain mail mini dresses, disposable paper clothing and the like.

Paco Rabanne‘s first fragrance appeared in 1973, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. Paco is a master artist and his perfumes and colognes are examples of the attention to modernism and quality. The Paco Rabanne fashion and fragrance business are owned by PUIG, which houses many premium and prestige fashion, beauty and fragrance brands, including Carolina Herrera, Prada, Valentino and others.

You can read more about Paco Rabanne the designer-extraordinaire HERE.

Today, we’re gonna be talking about two of his recent fragrance creations, 1 Million eau de toilette and Lady Million eau de parfum. This pair of fragrances have been nominated as the finalists for the Best Couple Fragrances in this year’s SA SA’s ANNUAL FRAGRANCE FAIR & AWARDS.

Paco Rabanne once said,

I like my fragrance to be fresh first, then structured, full of vibrations and contrasts.

That should give you an idea of what to expect. Nope, his scents are never boring or predictable. His scents are always distinctive, memorable and yes, textured and definitely very interesting. In fact, we even think that ‘blander’ personalities should stay away from this scents as stronger personalities should be able to wear his scents better. Yup, with more flair, gusto and style.

So now, first things first, the wildly popular male scent, 1 Million.

1 Million EDT

Defying limits, the audacious 1 Million fragrance evokes every masculine fantasy and desire, while exuding a self-assured, intelligent spirit. This fragrance is for the confident man, one who is not afraid to show who he really is.

1 Million arrives in August 2008, and within weeks and months of its launch, it soared to the No. 1 spot in terms of sales at many perfumeries and fragrance stores in the western hemisphere. 1 Million was a runaway success.

From the onset, 1 Million was described as a fresh and sensual blend of notes, with glittery shine of gold, for which creator Paco Rabanne aptly says,

“In all civilizations and religions, gold has always managed to seduce people”.

Yes, if you would look around you, gold is indeed all around us: in architecture, design, jewelry, clothes, accessories, fashion… It is noticeable and respected worldwide and it possesses divine notes. The bottle of this edition for men is created in golden nuances. It represents power, wealth, luxury, durability.

The perfume was inspired by Paco Rabanne‘s metallic fashion and created in cooperation with three famous noses for perfumes, namely, Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard.

They had concocted a heady mix of masculinity from the notes of sparkling grapefruit, red orange, mint, rose, cinnamon, spices, blond leather, blond wood, patchouli and amber.

This high-impact fragrance creates a multi-facetted signature of masculinity. The freshness of grapefruit invites you into this audacious scent, combining in the top notes with mint and blood mandarin. Striking and assertive middle notes follow with a refined yet virile combination of rose, cinnamon, and spicy notes. The base notes evoke the ultimate velvety harmony of leather, white wood, amber and Indonesian patchouli essences.

Once combined, the result is not merely one fragrance but an elegant, one-of-a kind intermingling of essences, achieving the textures and intriguing layers of scents just like what Paco Rabanne wanted to pursue of his fragrances.

The Notes

Top Notes: Blood Mandarin, Peppermint

Middle Notes: Rose, Musk

Base Notes: Amber, Sensual Leather

Following the success of 1 Million, Paco Rabanne went on to launch the female companion in 2010. Just as 1 Million captures the essence of a powerful man, the Lady Million eau de parfum embodies the ideal woman.

Lady Million EDP

Ultra-feminine, glamorous and excessive. The Lady Million woman embodies the ideal woman. No man can resist her and the best won’t ever be enough for her!

The female version of the Million Club fragrance by Paco Rabanne is at once fresh, floral and woody. Lady Million embodies THE woman: the one every woman dreams of being, the one every man would love to seduce.

Excessive and brilliant. Even the best is not good enough for her.

Paco Rabanne‘s Lady Million is an excessive perfume that embodies a powerful, sexy and iconic woman. Oozing sophistication and with an eye for the finer things in life, Lady Million is a sparkling floral fragrance that expresses that powerful, provactive yet playful personality.

With rich notes of patchouli, jasmine and raspberry, this scent is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

This weapon of seduction marries the vibrancy of Raspberry and Bitter Orange with the voluptuousness of Orange Blossom, Neroli and Arabian Jasmine. A bewitching drydown of Patchouli and Honey lends a narcotic sweetness to the carnal yet subtle perfume.

The diamond-shaped Lady Million bottle is the perfect answer to the masculine golden ingot of its male counterpart. This diamond shape is also echoed beautifully in the form of a diamond ring in the promotional video clip for the fragrance.

Timeless, supremely feminine and forever beautiful, only Lady Million could take on and seduce the 1 Million man.

The Notes

Top Notes: Bitter Orange, Fleshy Raspberry, Neroli

Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Arabian Jasmine

Base Notes: Patchouli, Honey, Amber

The Offer (now till 2nd Sep 2012, Sun)

1 Million EDT for men
Buy the 100ml at RM252 (usual RM280), and receive a miniature (5ml) FREE!

Lady Million EDP for women
Buy the 50ml at RM243 (usual RM270),and receive a miniature (5ml) FREE!

And don’t forget, you can also receive a RM20 voucher every time you vote in the SA SA FRAGRANCE AWARDS, which you can use to offset from the purchase price of the nominated fragrances!

PACO RABANNE | 1 Million EDT & Lady Million EDP


You can watch more Million Club fragrance promo clips HERE.

Yours in Pink,
The Shiny Happy Peeps


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