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    I decided to put another review up, so this is a great opportunity to discuss one of the best selling fragrances of the early 2000's.

    This fragrance is sweet without being cloying, fresh without lacking sophistication, masculine without being loud, and spicy without being overwhelming. In simplest terms, you can consider it a little similar to Le Male, in concept, but a little darker, heavier and more sensual.

    If you can forgive the outlandish bottle design, you are in for a real treat.

    Seasons: Best for spring or fall, but good any time.

    Age Group: Age 25 to 35 is best, but good for anybody.

    Blind Buy: This is as recommendable as a blind guy can get. (LMAO, i realized the typo)

    Rating: 8 out of 10

    Verdict: This is a real gem of it's decade. If you are a serious collector, you should have this one in your collection, or at the very minimum, sample this.

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    I couldn't disagree more...there's no need to forgive the bottle design, it's as tacky as the scent. It gets extremely cloying, it is very loud, and if I saw a 30+ wearing this I'd think the same thing I thought about seeing a 30+ year old wearing a shirt from Hollister. The only thing I can agree on is being similar to Le Male in concept, but only in the loud and obnoxiousness theme.

    To quote my girlfriend "that fragrance ruined my appetite, I no longer want to eat"

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    I have it and think it's OK although nothing special. I don't have the negative feeling for it that many seem to have.

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    I expected something generically commercial, but I must say, this scent is not bad, its notes do have a certain appeal to me - maybe because I also belong to the age group of targeted consumers or slightly above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    To quote my girlfriend "that fragrance ruined my appetite, I no longer want to eat"
    Well if nothing else, this could sell as a weight loss product.

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    The only fragrance in my wardrobe that I'm not too thrilled about, but people around me enjoy it when I wear it. Now that I've smelled so many high quality niche fragrances, 1 Million is a bit too synthetic for my taste. I'll still probably wear it every once in a while during cooler weather.

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    1 Million by Paco Rabanne is a perfect clubbing scent, and has a sweet, spicy, bubble-gum smell. It has great projection, wherein the scent goes beyond your personal space, and average longevity, about 8 hours. However, it can get cloying, so easy on the tigger - spray sparingly.

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    Don't like the bottle design but really like the scent. Don't understand all the hate it gets. Prefer it over Spicebomb every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    1 Million by Paco Rabanne is a perfect clubbing scent, and has a sweet, spicy, bubble-gum smell. It has great projection, wherein the scent goes beyond your personal space, and average longevity, about 8 hours. However, it can get cloying, so easy on the tigger - spray sparingly.
    I agree with this. The only time I wear it anymore is clubbing and everyone does seem to love it I get the most compliments from this fragrance. I hate how common it is though there is no individuality while wearing it.
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    I wish guys who wear this would learn to NOT pour a whole bottle on themselves. This has an almost raucous projection.
    A guy at work put only 3 sprays on himself and it was apologetically raping my personal space.

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    This is the only scrubber I've experiences so far. I could only take about thirty minutes.

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    I think its in the same boat as joop great clubbing scent smells great but its very loud, I already have joop so I don't really want 1 million. Also its becoming overused now I smell it on a lot of people. Not bad though 7.5 out of 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Rating: 8 out of 10

    Verdict: This is a real gem of it's decade. If you are a serious collector, you should have this one in your collection, or at the very minimum, sample this.


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    Probably good for high school age through late 20s. Way to synthetic for me. I cannot see a serious, gentleman wearing something like this.

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    It is what Joop! was on 80's, loud and offensive.

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    I actually like the bottle. Tacky or not, it's fun, like Spicebomb. As for the scent itself, it reminds me of a wicked and demented carnival. Where the cotton candy is questionably old and there's not so much entertainment, as there is despair. It's sugary sweet and strong as an ox. 1 Million certainly is this generation's Le Male. It's not elegant or suave. It's not even remotely masculine. It is however, an interesting and unique scent. I reserve it for bar/club use and I'd never wear it on a date. I'd give it a 7/10 due to it's incredible staying power and projection alone.
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    Woody amber galore. Horrifying.


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    I disagree with everything hat the OP says. I do own it, but for sentimental reasons and only ever wear it around the house, mainly because I'm not overly keen on it and every Chav and his Uncle who's really his Dad wears this. I've just ordered the Pure Perfume (not sure how pure it's go into be given its 100ml for 60) to see if it improves the overall concept of the fragrance as I do feel it needed something in the original to weigh it down a bit. Hopefully the leather will do this nicely.

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    The scent is pleasant, but too synthetic. Worth a bottle if you like it and want a sweet scent.

    Not too worried about the bottle.

    The advertisement shows a modern man of fashion: Wheels, dice, money, women, liquor. Although this man of fashion, unlike those of the last century, does not look like he'd last long in bare knuckle boxing match.

    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

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    Wow... I. Couldn't. Disagree. More.

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    This fragrance is sweet without being cloying
    Huh? It's nearly the definition of cloying.

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    fresh without lacking sophistication
    ...sophistication??!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    masculine without being loud
    ...WITHOUT BEING LOUD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!??!?!?!! !?!?!?!!!!!?!!?!!!? ...it's a clubbing scent. It is intended to be loud.

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    and spicy without being overwhelming.
    Are you absolutely positive the juice you smelled was 1 Million, as in, Paco Rabanne 1 Million for men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Although this man of fashion, unlike those of the last century, does not look like he'd last long in bare knuckle boxing match.
    The 20th-century was indeed the heyday of boxing, though I am not sure that much perfume was sprinkled around the ring. Perhaps as a cunning method of reviving antagonists from a swoon?

    I have tried this once, and found it rather forgettable. Of course, there is much worse out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    The advertisement shows a modern man of fashion: Wheels, dice, money, women, liquor. Although this man of fashion, unlike those of the last century, does not look like he'd last long in bare knuckle boxing match.

    Unless it were versus a 4 year old girl.
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    I was at Macy's yesterday and saw 2 women smelling men's fragrances. One looked like she was in her late twenties and I'm guessing the other was in her early to mid teens. I got the feeling the older one was looking for something for her boyfriend and her little sister (?) was tagging along. Just a guess. I wasn't intentionally eavesdropping, but the teenager was being really loud... and that was before she found the tester for 1 Million.

    Teenager: "OMG! OMG! OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!!"
    The older one: "Ok, let me see... [spray / sniff] ...EW! OH! GOD! That's AWFUL! OH GOD, AND IT'S ON MY HAND NOW. OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD."

    It was all I could do to not burst out laughing. I guarantee if you were to see sales figures for 1 Million, they skew really young... but, to be fair, that's a market to be served and 1 Million does it well.

    1 Million = bottled Beiber Fever
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    I think this is the first time I've seen it described as 'sophisticated'. Its just loud chemical tat for teenagers who don't know any better.

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    i've got a sample i like, but it's over-worn, and I can't justify spending that much for something I'll hardly wear

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    When I first came onto the fragrance scent I loved it but as I became more experienced lets say with frags, the less I liked it. Im at a point now when I think "did I actually wear that?" it's awful awful stuff (to me)

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    I still liking this beast but here at Brazil it becomes VERY commom, everyone wears it. You can smell it everywhere.

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    It's a sumptuous fragrance, but it's so autonomous I'm afraid it would wear me...

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    I must say it's one of the rare sweet scents i like. (Another one being Rochas Man).
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    .08 out of 10

    agree

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