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Paco (1996)
by Paco Rabanne


Paco information

Year of Launch1996
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 56 votes)

People and companies

HousePaco Rabanne
PerfumerRosendo Mateu
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About Paco

Paco is a shared / unisex perfume by Paco Rabanne. The scent was launched in 1996 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Rosendo Mateu

Reviews of Paco

Rather good. Unisex? There are more feminine fragrances out there, marketed as frags for guys. Paco is not bad at all. I can sense some quality here, however also it's quite contemporary, that is congruent with time when it was made. By that I'm not insinuating it's old fashioned. There's character here, it's not bland. Fresh but also not light, there's heaviness here. Green, sweet but in a subtle manner, with emphasized citrus notes. Smooth, not sharp.
Not unique but definitely it is distinctive.

Originality 5/10
Scent 8/10
Longevity 9/10
Projection 8/10
30/40 = 75%
26th July, 2015
This is an ok summer fragrance. Citric notes are the most dominant ones here but I found some minty tea and even cardamom and caraway in it, too. I also spotted a hint of crushed blackcurrant leaves in the opening and that's a scent which always makes me happy. Apart from those pleasant whiffs and a mildly interesting base Paco is a rather generic citrus which quite much resembles cK One. It also has something in common with some wet wipes, which is not that great, really. Longevity and sillage are ok for a summery cologne.
28th August, 2014
Well, got it as a birthday gift and It's almost exactly what I expected: a very green/lemony fragrance. I'd say It's a mix between CK One and CH 212. If you like Ck one but think It lacks "personality" and longevity or if you like 212 but can't put up with its incense note, Paco is what you've been looking for.
By the way, Longevity is average.
01st April, 2014
Excellent value for money. I use it from time to time. Got 100ml bottle in duty free shop for $30. Really fresh, citrus smelling opening, not strong at all. You feel like you need more sprays and it wears out pretty fast. Like 3 hours or so. Thumbs up!
20th December, 2012

Paco is effectively so close to Ck One because of its tea/aromatic/lemony/cedary approach, it's a sort of frozen (at the beginning and i mean cool/minty/aromatic) tart citrus/patchouli with green invigorating notes, some sharp floral pattern (jasmine) and a final cedary and slightly smoky dry down. It's a bit metallic and sporty/casual. I don't find it particularly synthetic, at least more synthetic that the average. Is a basically sharp minty/lemony fragrance with a dry down made of dry smoked woods and a touch of musk. A decent juice and nothing else.
20th October, 2012
i used this when i was in my teens. it has a sweet sugary smell and the fragrance last quite long on my body. its really an affordable casual young fragrance for teenagers. i wouldnt say it repulsive. i dont mind use it again provided it is given to be free.
18th December, 2009

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