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    Default Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    sounds exciting! can't wait to try this!!

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    Am I the only one that thinks the gold bouillon shaped bottle looks tacky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks the gold bouillon shaped bottle looks tacky?
    You're not the only one, so count me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks the gold bouillon shaped bottle looks tacky?
    I'm with you!

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    I think it looks tacky - but I also so really like it - does that make me a bad person? lol.
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    Not any more or less tacky than the guy posing behind it

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    I look forward to try this.

    Anyone noticed the connection? Cdg's 888, gold ,made by Puig
    Paco Rabanne new one ,gold, made by Puig

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    That bottle is too ugly for me.

    and I love the gold Creed MI bottle.

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    Has this been released yet? If so, has anyone tried it?
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    I tried it at the Frankfort airport duty free. It's lovely. Smells like Creed's MI and Unforgetable, but much better IMO because it is finer/brighter than Unforgetable and (as opposed to MI) it does not turn "stuffy" in hot temperatures. Clean, watermelony-like. Still, I guess it suits winter/fall times more than summer (hence it may not well replace my beloved Eau Savage or replace the rather versatile ADP colonia).

    They say it took them 1800 trials to end up with its combo.

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    Thanks, I've just emailed my friend the link.

    He's a Goldbug and has a few gold bars. I'm sure he'll want a bottle or two of this stuff.

    Nothing tacky about gold.
    If they used silver instead, it would tarnish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks the gold bouillon shaped bottle looks tacky?
    I,m with you,but magpie likes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks the gold bouillon shaped bottle looks tacky?

    Um...I'm think'n fragrance housed in a fake gold ingot is in fact pretty tacky. In fact, downright goofy. Looks like some Walgreen's Christmas edition of Lord knows what.

    But, I'm a huge fan of Paco Rabanne...so I will probably succumb...
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossanova_boy View Post
    Um...I'm think'n fragrance housed in a fake gold ingot is in fact pretty tacky. In fact, downright goofy. Looks like some Walgreen's Christmas edition of Lord knows what.

    But, I'm a huge fan of Paco Rabanne...so I will probably succumb...

    You are missing the point! This is so Paco Rabanne of the 70's who was into pop art tacky.

    Great bottle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    You are missing the point! This is so Paco Rabanne of the 70's who was into pop art tacky.

    Great bottle!

    Really?? Is that the point? Okay, thanks for the tip. All the more reason to investigate...
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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    i still can't wait to try this. i LOVE paco rabanne.......so i'm looking forward to it.

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    Do we know who will be carrying this in the States yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde65 View Post
    Do we know who will be carrying this in the States yet?
    That's a good question. Black XS never officially made it here!

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    I was given samples of 1 Million and Infusion d'Homme today and I sprayed 1 Million just on.
    1 Million's opening is very strong, I smell a fruity-citrus-mint combo (not very masculine) and it seems suited for fall/winter as it's very sweet.
    Hmm, it's a bit headachy at the moment

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    20 minutes later, it's less headachy/a bit softened by the rose and cinnamon but it remains way too sweet for me, so sugary!
    The weird thing to me is that the overall smell indeed has a hint of a coppery feeling.

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    Overall impression = new Axe -> strong, cheap, mass-marketed and more failures than winners; this one's a failure.

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    So based on the strength of a few positive comments, I had a buddy bring back the 50 ml (small) bottle from...you guessed it....Frankfurt International Airport.

    The bottle is far from cheap looking or feeling. It's heavy, squat, with its in-your-face gold lingot facing. The spray mechanism is hidden away on the top of the lingot, and the actually nozzle is in the middle of it. Very nice, they got the design right. Not tacky at all, just lots of gold. Sits nicely on a counter top.

    The fragrance: The initial spritz definitely has a Mont Blanc Individuel vibe to it. That same richness. Close up, you want to bite into the blood orange, it's so real. From a bit further away, the impression is one of taffy or butterscotch. A bit sweet, but not overally so. No more so than lots of others out there today (and yesterday).

    Then the fun starts. A heavy, tobacco-ey note mixed with cinnamon and rose takes over and intensifies, turning dry and bitter - a 180º turnaround from that gorgeous fruity opening. Very masculine, and yet.....

    And then, from then on, it oscillates between dry spice and that fruity opening. The finish has a noticeable patchouly base which I also enjoyed.

    Overall, it's rich, I daresay opulent, very much what you'd expect from Paco Rabanne in 2008, and reflects its name nicely, 1 millioin. Maybe not for everybody, definitely not for hotter weather and if so, a modicum of it will do.

    It's quite amazing what they can do with molecules. Oh, and it lasts and lasts and lasts......You'll certainly get your 1 million worth!

    My score: 8.75, maybe up to 9.25 out of 10. A few more wearings will confirm which side of 9 I want to lean to.

    Note to self: I have a feeling the cooler weather will bring out the richer and more faceted aspects of this...well....beauty.

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    WOW! I've been wanting this for months!!
    I m going to london in September i'll definitely check it out!!

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    Is this scheduled for a North American release in 2008?

    And yes, it does sound, er smell, interesting. There have been a half-dozen or so new releases in the last 2 months and I have tried to make a purchase, honestly.
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    My brother is going to Spain this month, so I am hoping to try it before then, so I'll know if I want a bottle or not.

    If the bottle isn't as cheesy looking as it is in the picture, then I might change my mind, especially if the juice is nice.

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    Apparenty I just won a bottle by clicking on the banner ad at the top.
    We will see if it arrives, or whether my junk mail just increases!
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    i tried at harrods... Damn was I disappointed! Its just way to harsh if you smell it right on your skin!!it made me dizzy still after 4 hours. It smells like a cheap perfume which is trying to hard to smell strong. Its Strong indeed but in an artificial way and this puts you off through out the day. The same happened to me with Armani diamonds! Will only buy because of the bottle its rocks!!tacky your ass I hold it in my hands. One of the best idea in design for a bottle!

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by crunkjuice View Post
    i tried at harrods... Damn was I disappointed! Its just way to harsh if you smell it right on your skin!!it made me dizzy still after 4 hours. It smells like a cheap perfume which is trying to hard to smell strong. Its Strong indeed but in an artificial way and this puts you off through out the day.
    is it more masculine or more feminine?

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    Try Armani diamonds it goes in the same direction.
    the scent is 100% masculine

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    I tried this just an hour or so ago whilst in town...

    It opened rather unassumingly, - a bit wishy-washy, and "blah"... but within a half hour or so, it amplified in strength. Trouble is, I do'nt like it one bit. (Perhaps if they'd been a bit clever and incorporated the smell of money, or molten gold or something to tie it all together... but alas, no).

    To me it reminds me of a cheap summer flanker of Ultraviolet, or similar.
    I could probably give you 1 MILLION reasons not to buy....

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