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Ultraviolet for Her / Ultraviolet (1999)
by Paco Rabanne

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Ultraviolet for Her / Ultraviolet information

Year of Launch1999
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 74 votes)

People and companies

HousePaco Rabanne
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About Ultraviolet for Her / Ultraviolet

Described as an oriental with a twist.
The packaging is unique.

Ultraviolet for Her / Ultraviolet fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Ultraviolet for Her / Ultraviolet

Spiced, peppery, warm opening.
On of the most beautiful osmanthus notes, ever, takes over in the heart. Very fruity with still, hints, of peppered things. Little green things - just lovely!

Tiny, little tea leaf nuances.
A subtle vanilla. Another note reveals itself - I'm guessing ambergris. I can't really describe it. Overall, this is quite unusual and quite wearable, for a spicy floral.
07th October, 2019
Chili, purple fruits and vanilla on the gourmand side, woody-powder and salt-fatty ambergris on the other.

In some magic way, the chilli and purple fruits evoke an ethereal twang that's a bit like UV light ... but not exactly. But then Ultra Purple doesn't have the same ring to it. Clever none the less.

The rest of the profile is a version of the 'Don't eat me' anti-gourmand theme, originally found in Angel. But where Angel tied us in knots - by giving us candyfloss and showing us poison - Ultraviolet is more superficial. Instead of mixing up our instincts, it goes straight for the stomach; like I've eaten the wrong mushroom and it's making me feel sick.

Ultraviolet doesn't work because there are two incompatible themes going on : the UV part - which could work as a tricky chypre, and the indigestible gourmand - which is best forgotten.

**

Sample vapo in plastic purple coque
18th September, 2019 (last edited: 19th September, 2019)
Fruity, sweet and fresh. The pepper is on the heavy side (perhaps an understatement) which lends to a certain warmth while the fragrance still comes off as very clean. It's ultimately very synthetic which makes picking apart notes challenging but I do detect berries, apricot and violet along with vanilla.

Certainly this is a slightly unusual fragrance but hasn't quite managed to become anything really special. It's projection is light so I can't imagine it being particularly offensive unless over sprayed. I've read people describing it as an older ladies scent but I would have to completely disagree. This is a fresh, young fragrance, I'm sure aimed at late teens and twenty-somethings. Even going by the name and the bottle, that seems a reasonable assumption. I think the tendency towards overly sugary sweet, gourmand fragrances can sometimes lead people to think that anything outside of that bracket is for an older generation but this would suit a younger person wanting to stand out from the crowd a little.
28th September, 2016
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Paco Rabanne's Ultraviolet is a fruity, plasticized, sweet violet fragrance with an undertones of aspartame, blunt woods and the nose tickling warmth of pepper. The overall character is sweet, powdery and woody, but it feels dischordant as a whole composition and therefore never exhibits the main virtue this type of fragrance: comfort.

Instead of feeling like cashmere, it feels like a soft wool sweater that never stops being just a tad bit itchy. Its a pass for me.
29th October, 2015
It literally smells like "nothing." I cannot identify a single note and whatever is there disappears within a few minutes.
27th September, 2015
I blind bought this and am quite happy with it! It reminds me very strongly of Dreams by Tabu which was a great favorite of mine when I was a teen and has since been discontinued ( I have back stock) . Nice to find something that feels similar and is still available.
27th May, 2014

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