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1 Million Lucky (2018)
by Paco Rabanne

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1 Million Lucky information

Year of Launch2018
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 26 votes)

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

About 1 Million Lucky

1 Million Lucky is a masculine fragrance by Paco Rabanne. The scent was launched in 2018

Reviews of 1 Million Lucky

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United Kingdom
Nut, citrus and fruit - this are the nuts and bolts of the first part.

The nut veers towards hazelnut indeed, whilst the citrus is a mix of orange and grapefruit - both on the ripe side. The nonspecific fruitiness in the background adds a bit of sweetness but nothing much more.

Later on the drydown adds a nonspecific woody element, and towards the end site a soft and rather bland patchouli is evident.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and seven hours of longevity on my skin.

This flanker for spring and autumn days is different from the original, but too generic in the second part and too synthetic to warrant a positive score. 2.75/5.
14th April, 2019
Paco Rabanne 1 Million (2008) helped revitalize the then-sagging name of Paco Rabanne in the eyes of mainstream male fragrance consumers. The brand hadn't really had a true successor to the smash hit of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (1973), even if XS Pour Homme (1993) and Ultraviolet Man (2001) had some minor success of their own, milked further by armies of flankers. 1 Million has had some of its own flankers as well, with 1 Million Lucky (2018) being the second attempt at a more casual iteration of the main line, following 1 Million Cologne (2015) in that regard. We don't know who the perfumer is on this little ditty, but we do know that they took some notes from Azzaro because this could be a distant cousin to Azzaro Wanted (2013). To keep this concise, what you get in a bottle of 1 Million Lucky is a hazelnut-inflected gourmand-ish casual workplace iteration of the original Paco Rabanne 1 Million, freed from heavy blood orange tones and sweet woody amber richness. Of course, the expected "ambroxan bomb" base riff is present, but here it is not so leg-out like in so many late 2010's contemporaries. Is it enough to win your heart? That's up to you.

The opening of 1 Million Lucky is that aforementioned hazelnut note, mixed with some ginger (recalling Azzaro Wanted), lemon, and grapefruit. The slight sweetness present here is nowhere near as stifling as the original 1 Million can sometimes be, and the scent quickly merges into a plum-like accord furthering the food association, with a brief booziness like a fruit liqueur that ends up drying a bit once a cedar note appears. The ambroxan-fueled base is also stuffed with denatured "white patchouli", or the olfactory equivalent to food-service mayonnaise in my opinion, meant to add body and thickness without really giving any flavor of it's own. The white patchouli here also reminds me a bit of Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017), but without any vanilla to help give it some texture, making me feel like 1 Million Lucky is just empty calories with an ambroxan base by the final drydown. This last part is a real shame for me, as everything was going along so well up until the scent falls apart in the end, but the top notes do come back now and again. Wear time is average for the category at 8+ hours. and this is still no summer fragrance, but at least in median weather you can pull this off without asphyxiating anyone.

1 Million Lucky fills a niche in the lineup of "fall/spring casual day use" that I don't think the line really needed, since the gaudy gold bar and the heady juices of past flankers (outside the wrecking ball that is the original) all just imply that this is a "party time" scent where excess is expected. The 1 Million Cologne flanker is still the better casual warm weather option, since the marine notes in it and the slightly-crisper finish basically make it an aquatic version of the original, even if that concept in and of itself may be limited in appeal. Still, if you wanted a lighter and more apologetic version of 1 Million which has some neat nutty creamy things going on in the development, this might not be a bad option, especially if you're a fanatic for the line, but I just can't find this satisfying enough considering the collapse into singular base notes at the end. I consider myself "lucky" for being able to test this without blind-buying it for the tacky packaging like I did the original, so there's that I guess. I give this a neutral, but your opinion may vary so I suggest testing this, since it shouldn't be hard to find at any major department store or retail cosmetics chain, at for the first few years after release until Paco Rabanne hits us with another flanker.
24th March, 2019
Ok yes, a little on the sweet side. The amber and hazelnut do suggest youth. Not for a business suit. But the cedarwood and patchouli do temper it enough for me to turn the thumb up. It projects well and does last for quite a while too.
22nd February, 2019
Sweet and strong. To me I get fruit loops cereal. That being said I do like it. A predominant amber and hazelnut fragrance. Just not sure it’s for me. I already have Muglers Ultra Zest which is similar. A try before you buy due to the over the top strength and sweetness. Enjoy!
27th January, 2019
1 Million Lucky is another loud flanker from the ever-loud 1 Million series from Paco Rabanne. While the previous flanker released, Prive, was a more subtly winter take on the original composition, and perhaps the biggest departure to date from the original formula, Lucky is a nod to the sweet-toothed (nosed?) lovers of the sweetness of the original but not its bubblegum centricity. I fall into this category, as I like that the original 1 Million is sweet, but I don't prefer HOW it is sweet. Lucky replaces the bubblegum vibe with featured notes of hazelnut and plum, sweetening the mix in a semi-dessert way rather significantly, though the result is neither particularly nutty nor fruity.

These highlights do blend well with the amber and woods that constitute the bulk of the rest of the fragrance, and it becomes a more modest fragrance after several hours of drying down. Performance is excellent, on par with the rest of the line, and it can already be found on grey market sites and other discounters (like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc. in the US) so the retail $88 for 100ml need not be paid.

Some might find it redundant, but I regard it a thoroughly sweet a dessert-like departure in the line that pleasantly explores what would result from making 1 Million a bit more cavity-inducing. Not for everyone, certainly, but quite for me, and perhaps my second favorite entry in the line after Absolutely Gold.

7 out of 10
26th November, 2018
Too agressive, too heavy and too sweet. White colour is tempting and insinuating that the frag you get is a fresh one. It is not. More for the early spring, autumn and winter for sure. For the younger crowd unburdened by life.

Rather reduntant unless you have the original 1 Million or any of its flankers. The best one, in my opinion, is the Prive flanker.

Conclusion: redundant, but not all that bad. Nice sweet frag that offers nothing new. One more on the long list of many flankers of the same house and hybrids of similar concepts from other houses.


Originality: 3/10
Scent: 7/10
Longevity: 9/10
Projection: 8/10
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