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Pure XS (2017)
by Paco Rabanne

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Pure XS information

Year of Launch2017
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 18 votes)

People and companies

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

About Pure XS

Pure XS is a masculine fragrance by Paco Rabanne. The scent was launched in 2017

Pure XS fragrance notes

Reviews of Pure XS

I sort of like this ..reason being, there's something in this that gives off a really clean sophisticated vibe ..I think it may be incense and myrrh mixed with the fresh notes..simular to the magical clean and incensy profumo or bleu de chanel but in no way as accomplished as those two. The sweetness from the artificial vanilla in the mix kind of spoils things a little in my opinion, instead of intensifying the fragrance it just blankets over all the other promising notes. Performance isn't great either, roughly 3hrs of note worthy performance. Great chunky glass bottle and an ok fragrance inside..glimpses of something great but never quite getting there, a weak mix of Dylan blue and la nuit de l'homme.
26th October, 2018
The "One" Redux...

So, for my impressions with this one, I am reminded of The One for men by Dolce & Gabbana. I find Pure Excess extremely similar in that it is a warm, spicy oriental with ginger, amber, vanilla etc. Not only that, but it also has the same poor longevity of The One (or maybe even less) which would make me recommend this only for summer use in hot weather (and summer nights).

The perfumers here apparently wanted to evoke the smell of skin, and there are a few different perfumes that try to do that in fact. I do get the faint impression of warm skin and I think that this, coupled with the fact that the projection and longevity are not good enough to be worn throughout the day, I would recommend it for summer date nights with a significant other, and for use in intimate occasions.

As for myself, as I already own The One, I can't see myself purchasing this. However I would recommend it for summer date nights, as well as hot summer days, because this really only has the longevity of an eau de cologne, not an eau de toilette.
26th August, 2018
Candy/powdery sweet (like one of those chalky valentines candies) with some fruit-citrus in the opening. Smells similar to Azzaro Wanted. The vanilla is so harsh it's almost not detectable as vanilla. The drydown drops the fruit and you're just left with powdery sweetness. It's pleasant overall but very synthetic and loud.

Feels a little heavy, so probably best for cooler months. Casual might be best but not the worst for a dressed up event.

Very good projection, so couple that with the sweetness and it will probably garner some compliments.
23rd January, 2018 (last edited: 24th January, 2018)
Modern fragrance for mature men that I really don't appreciate, at least not how it smells on me.

I think it's more or less quite unique. It doesn't directly copy Bleu de Chanel and Dior Sauvage + YSL L'Homme. I think that PR tried to create it's own concept based on those fragrances. In that they succeeded, however when it comes to appeal, I think they failed miserably.

Originality 6/10 - pretty high for today's age
Scent 4/10 - I just can't click with it whatsoever
Longevity 7/10 - it lasts ok, could be better
Projection 6/10 - not tragic but concerning the theme and the type of scent, should project more.
21st January, 2018
A more than mediocre super chemical gingery/cardamomish/woody aroma with zero structure and articulation.
04th December, 2017
I am undecided on whether to give this three or four stars.
A bit too much Vanilla in the first 15 minutes. The vanilla stays there providing a buffered entry zone into the smoky spicy woody dry down and is there to lighten it up and give it some extra interest to prevent it being too unidimensional but fails as it is the wrong ingredient, and ultimately the sharpness ends up causing olfactory fatigue.
This answers my opening dilemma. Nice but I would not wear it so 3 stars. Shame. PR almost nailed it but its a wistful 'also ran'.
I absolutely get Philistine's comment about incense fragrances. My absolute ideal is Eau du Tigre which mixes citrus with incense to perfection for 15 minutes then you are left in Church for the remainder. We need something where the citrus does not burn off.

Fragrance: 3/5 It could have been so much better
Projection: 4/5
Longevity: 4/5
04th December, 2017

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