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    Default I really love Paco Rabanne - 1 Million

    Every time I see the container in my room I'm reminded how awesome it is.

    My skin is horrible with longevity. Some say Pure Malt lasts 24 hours on them. I get 4 hours.

    But I can spray 1 Million at 7PM on Saturday and go to sleep at 4AM smelling it. It is the only scent I can clearly smell on myself.

    Just thought I'd get that out there

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    1 Million does indeed have excellent longevity, as well as projection. To me, it's a modern day version of Joop!, which you may wanna check out if you have problems with fragrances lasting.

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    lol, I joke. I just sampled this again a couple of days ago. Mixed feelings... I don't think I'd buy a bottle though.
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    First of all. Good for you for finding a fragrance that you really love!

    second of all if your pure malt only lasts 4 hours on ur skin, then u have a fake. i also have terrible terrble skin for projection and logevity, but theres no way a legit pure malt lasts only 4 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    First of all. Good for you for finding a fragrance that you really love!

    second of all if your pure malt only lasts 4 hours on ur skin, then u have a fake. i also have terrible terrble skin for projection and logevity, but theres no way a legit pure malt lasts only 4 hours
    Not at all true. Perhaps a classic case of olfactory fatigue. Perhaps the weather conditions or the way he's applying. Those new to fragrances, or even new to one particular fragrance, the nose has to adapt to it to appreciate it and really understand what's going on. That's why I'm not a huge fan of sampling, because then I end up coming back to the fragrance, and it being a totally different story on all accounts.. smell, longevity, projection. But based on personal experience, it just sounds like nose fatigue. Give your Pure Malt a break, and try it again in a few weeks, hopefully the results will be better.

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    If Pure Malt lasts 4 hours on your skin then 1 million would last 2 hours...could be a fake PM.
    I like 1 Million.

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    lol thanks guys

    and the pure malt was purchased in person at Nordstrom. It comes with the invitation to Mugler's Circle and the registration code.

    I've only worn it once, and I've had a cold since I bought it. So I will give it a break as The_Cologneist suggests

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    Scents work different ways with different people. I for one know that some members here complain about longevity and projection with certain Creed's -- particularly Silver Mountain Water and Virgin Island Water. I sampled SMW today at work, and it lasted a full 8 hours + and held up significant projection. I was shocked. Goes to show, each situation is different.

    I wouldn't give up on Pure Malt just yet. Give it a few more wearings in different situations, and change up your application before you give up on it. Experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Not at all true. Perhaps a classic case of olfactory fatigue. Perhaps the weather conditions or the way he's applying. Those new to fragrances, or even new to one particular fragrance, the nose has to adapt to it to appreciate it and really understand what's going on. That's why I'm not a huge fan of sampling, because then I end up coming back to the fragrance, and it being a totally different story on all accounts.. smell, longevity, projection. But based on personal experience, it just sounds like nose fatigue. Give your Pure Malt a break, and try it again in a few weeks, hopefully the results will be better.
    I agree with this as well.

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    I did not think One Million overly special a year ago, and the new women's scent is an average one.

    I DO like the bottles, and I do like the modern dandy in this pub: the clothes, the liquor, the hot wheels, the gambling, the media, the women, the money...

    Some things remain very 19th century in spirit.

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    l agree the women's version is average, but as l've said before, l LOVE the smell of 1 Million on a guy! lt seems to get a lot of negative comments on here but l for one am glad there are men out there who love it & wear it. Be loud & proud, fellas!
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    I tried this at my Sephora the other day and thought that it was very nice.....Gary

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    Default Re: I really love Paco Rabanne - 1 Million

    I get great longevity with this also.

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    Mix 1 spray million with 2 sprays A*men.

    mmmm chocolate orange..

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    I get decent longevity...its the projection that I've gotta watch. I once sprayed it 4 times...my parents 30 feet up-wind OUTSIDE could smell me. True story...i learned fast to limit my sprays

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    Gotta say Neurosis l love your signature, l'm with you dude!
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    Great commercial, great name, great bottle...subpar fragrance. Simplistic and candy-sweet without any oomph. (In my opinion.) The longevity and projection really are astounding, though. And Pure Malt didn't last long on me, either (only one spray from a tester, mind).

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    I actually really like $1million too, but I don't think I could ever wear something that every chav and guy-on-a-night-out is wearing. It seems to be EVERYWHERE over here.

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    Finally tried this one. I liked it more than I thought I would, but I'm not crazy about it. It's very loud and got old relatively quickly.
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    i finally tried this one at sephora today. please listen carefully:

    IT SMELLS IDENTICAL TO ANTONIO BANDERA THE SECRET. IDENTICAL!!! THERE IS ALMOST ZERO DIFFERENNCE BETWEEN THESE TWO FRAGRANCES EXCEPT THE PRICE AND MAYBE 1 MILLION SMELLS A TINY TINY BUT MORE LIKE BUBBLE GUM, BUT YOU CANNOT NOTICE IT AT ALL.

    EDIT: ^^noob comment. the smells are pretty frickin similar but you can definitely tell the difference.
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    It's ok. Just wore it today and wasn't too impressed by it. It's not a bad scent in any way just not my thing. The opening is way too bubble gum for me. The dry down is much better. Doesn't inspire me to wear it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    I actually really like $1million too, but I don't think I could ever wear something that every chav and guy-on-a-night-out is wearing. It seems to be EVERYWHERE over here.
    Yes, exactly my point. But I've got Joop Homme as one of my nights out scent, because it's less famous nowadays and 1Million is the new Joop as someone said before.

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    it smells like the kind of guy I don't want to smell like...
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    I will say this 1 million does have some very good longevity, at least on my skin, which is typically knocking downs scents pretty quick. Great dry down. I guess if I can withstand the bubble gum opening for the first 30-45 minutes or so it could be a worthwhile ride. I'm not sure I can though.
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    Default Re: I really love Paco Rabanne - 1 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    it smells like the kind of guy I don't want to smell like...
    I agree with this sentiment, and yet, I tried it and thought it was kind of, no, really delicious. I find myself fighting myself not to like it...

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    How many sprays of one million do you guys use?

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    I use close to a half mil each time... I want those gypsy pimps in Europe to smell me coming...

    It's still not all that popular in the US so I can getaway with using it from time to time when I work the clubs....As soon as it gets popular enough I can sell my bottle to someone by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsta View Post
    I use close to a half mil each time... I want those gypsy pimps in Europe to smell me coming...

    It's still not all that popular in the US so I can getaway with using it from time to time when I work the clubs....As soon as it gets popular enough I can sell my bottle to someone by then.
    Half mil = 4 sprays?

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    I might have to get a bottle of this that's for sure!!!
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    My 9-year old loves 1 million. I can't stand the almond cake and cinnamon pudding stench of it.

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