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    Question Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?
    Why or why not?
    I'm still quite new in this area. Is there an importance of this cologne in the revolution of modern perfumery?

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    Totally don't get it..... French.......


    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973)


    Carrure bien épaulée, démarche assurée, regard vif. Cet homme-là traverse les générations sans prendre une ride. Son nom est le symbole d’un homme assumé qui n’a jamais eu besoin de s’affirmer, de revendiquer et qui, bien campé sur les valeurs de son sexe, inspire les autres : Paco Rabanne pour Homme. Depuis sa création en 1973, ce parfum est l’essence même de la virilité. Composition comme carrure, toute sa personnalité dégage les signes les plus frappants, les plus caractéristiques de la masculinité. Dans le monde entier, partout où les hommes ont le sang chaud et du charisme, Paco Rabanne pour Homme fait des ravages. Audacieux mélange d’intelligence, d’élégance et de modernité, c’est un parfum pour un homme inoubliable. Cet homme-là joue de son regard, comme de son allure. De sa décontraction, comme de son élégance. Il sait se faire tout à la fois rassurant et discret, tendre et entreprenant. II sait aussi s’éloigner, mais ne jamais se laisser oublier. Partir pour bientôt revenir. Abandonner derrière soi, comme un sillage, comme un message, la note puissante et mystérieuse d’une eau de toilette irrésistible, affirmée et virile.

    Parfumeur : Jean Martel
    Famille olfactive : Fougère Aromatique
    La fragrance de Paco Rabanne pour Homme est une révolution olfactive. Pour la première fois, on crée un parfum qui n’est pas inspiré d’un modèle féminin, créant ainsi la famille olfactive des fougères aromatiques. Avant lui, la parfumerie masculine se résumait à des Colognes citronnées ou bien à des accords lavandés. L’idée du parfumeur Jean Martel est d’utiliser une surdose de notes aromatiques : romarin, armoise, estragon, lentisque, armoise et sauge. Typiques de la garrigue méditerranéenne, elles confèrent un charme latin à la fragrance. A ce bouquet aromatique s’ajoute une signature fougère légèrement épicée à base de géranium, lavande, girofle et bergamote. La note de fond réunit puissance et sensualité grâce à un accord boisé de mousse de chêne et de patchouli corsés par la chaleur du tabac. Son odeur à la fois sèche et miellée, complétée par les nuances baumées du ciste, confèrent audace et sensualité à la composition.

    Identique depuis sa création, le flacon affiche une carrure sobre et affirmée. Paco Rabanne voulait un flacon qui ressemble aux flasques de whisky que les Anglais glissent dans leur poche arrière et l’a dessiné tel quel, à la fois simple et viril. Mais parce que la simplicité n’exclut pas la technicité, le rapport hauteur/largeur/épaisseur du flacon résulte d’un équilibre subtil longuement étudié. Le vert sombre qui l’habille évoque la puissance du complexe aromatique de sa composition. Ultime détail de raffinement, le bouchon en acier brillant clique d’un quart de tour, procédé qui a fait l’objet d’un brevet.

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    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973) Build good shouldered swagger, bright eyes. This man crosses generations without a wrinkle. His name is a symbol of a man who assumed never needed to affirm, assert and which firmly on the values ​​of sex, inspires others Paco Rabanne for Men. Since its inception in 1973, this fragrance is the essence of manhood. Composition as stature, his personality exudes the most striking signs, the most characteristic of masculinity. Worldwide, wherever men are warm-blooded and charisma, Paco Rabanne pour Homme havoc. Bold mixture of intelligence, elegance and modernity, this is a fragrance for an unforgettable man. This man plays his eyes, as his pace. His coolness, like elegance. He knows how to do everything at once reassuring and discreet, tender and enterprising. He knows also away, but never let forget. From to be back soon. Drop behind, like a wake, as a message, the powerful and mysterious notes of a toilet water irresistible, assertive and virile. Perfumer Jean Martel Olfactory family: Aromatic Fougere The fragrance of Paco Rabanne pour Homme is an olfactory revolution. For the first time, it creates a scent that is not inspired by a female model, creating the olfactory family of aromatic ferns. Before him, the men's fragrance was confined to Colognes lemon or lavender to agreements. The idea of perfumer Jean Martel is to use an overdose of aromatic notes: rosemary, sage, tarragon, mastic, wormwood and sage. Typical of the Mediterranean scrubland, they give a Latin charm to the fragrance. At this aromatic bouquet adds a fern signing slightly spicy base of geranium, lavender, clove and bergamot. The base note combines power and sensuality with a woody accord oak moss and patchouli bodied by heat tobacco. Its smell both dry and honey, supplemented by balmy shades of cistus, give courage and sensuality to the composition. Same since its creation, the bottle displays a sober and assertive middle. Paco Rabanne wanted a bottle that looks like the flanges of the English whiskey slide in their back pocket and drew it as it is, at once simple and manly. But because simplicity does not exclude the technical, the height / width / thickness ratio of the bottle is due to a subtle balance extensively studied. The dark green dress that evokes the power of complex aromatic composition. Ultimate refinement of detail, the polished steel cap clicks a quarter turn, a process which has been the subject of a patent.

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    This BNer likes the vintage very much. My latest bottle sux.

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    I've got a bottle of what I'm pretty certain is the latest formulation, and I quite like it.
    I would wear it more often if it weren't my boss' signature scent, but I enjoy the mix of boldness and cleanliness.
    It's not something I go out of my way to wear outside the office (outside business hours is when I wear my more challenging frags), and I doubt I'll replace it when my 100mL is finished, but I definitely like it as a cheap work scent.

    The current formulation is better than many inexpensive current releases, but any time a frag is reformulated and changed or weakened, it loses any regard it had on BN.

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    This Basenoter has always liked it from way back.

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    Just ask Basenoter Ericrico....

    Anyway, one of the best "honey" scent ever produced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    I've got a bottle of what I'm pretty certain is the latest formulation, and I quite like it.
    I would wear it more often if it weren't my boss' signature scent, but I enjoy the mix of boldness and cleanliness.
    It's not something I go out of my way to wear outside the office (outside business hours is when I wear my more challenging frags), and I doubt I'll replace it when my 100mL is finished, but I definitely like it as a cheap work scent.

    The current formulation is better than many inexpensive current releases, but any time a frag is reformulated and changed or weakened, it loses any regard it had on BN.
    agree with you, it's bold and clean.

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    I tried to like it, I really did. But I failed miserably.

    I think it is awful.

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    I like it. Think it smells great.

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    I am also among the ones liking it.
    Currently wearing: Halston 1-12 by Halston

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    I simply think it is inexpensive, decent and basic.
    Not anything charismatic but very safe to wear, not for party though.
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    It's my dad's signature scent. I personally don't like it. It's too sharp.
    My Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    I like it in small doses. Powerful it is.

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    I like it. Not a masterpiece but definitely a good one to have in collection.
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    I love Paco Rabanne pH, and have used it since the mid-70s. I daresay it was a gamechanger in those days, and indeed changed male perfumery somewhat. I have used all formulations and currently have the Metal Prestige Edition which is a repackaged edition of one of the recent formulations. I do not lose sleep over ingredient-reformulation variances, as the foundation is fantastic and would take some effort to ruin.
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    I recently acquired the vintage juice and like but don't love it.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    It was once a great one but nowadays i see it conceptually out of my ranges and frankly dated (despite i don't love using this orrible word). Just for the nostalgic of the Gentlemen's conservative era.
    Currently wearing: Eight & Bob by Eight & Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    It was once a great one but nowadays i see it conceptually out of my ranges and frankly dated (despite i don't love using this orrible word). Just for the nostalgic of the Gentlemen's conservative era.
    Sounds like smell of the coffin. ( just kidding )

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    I once wore it everyday. Their will always be a special place in my heart for this fragrance. Good memories.

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    The current formula is way too weaker than the others in its league, Azzaro Pour Homme etc.

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    Seldom spoken of unlike Kouros and Azzaro Pour Homme, albeit not forgotten and well known of. Many wear it even today just like Azzaro Pour Homme.

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    I like the vintage formulation very much.
    Currently wearing: L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque

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    stinker.

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    Compared to Rabanne's 1 Million -- it's a f...ing masterpiece

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Vintage was great to me. Current version is weak and a shadow of it's former self as are most of the classics.

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    The old version is sharper, but the new version is still pretty good.

    That said I got a small bottle of vintage for free with another purchase - and I really did not like it at all for about a year. I'd sniff it every few months and think 'eeek - is this a joke?'
    Then one day, I sniffed it, liked it, and have really liked it ever since.
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    Don't like it. It's too messy floral and it has too little or no wood notes (rosewood reported, but i don't smell it). It's as well too "nice" and "kind", "good boy" soapy scent that lacks character and temperament. First i thought that i would like it but was wrong. I don't hate it but it irritates me.
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    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
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    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
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    I have a vintage demonstration bottle 100 ml of this with a few sprays missing. How much would this be worth?

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    Default Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Current version of PRPH smells like Irish Spring soap. Not bad by any means, but you can accomplish the same thing cheaper with Sung Homme. Sounds like the vintage PRPH was a different animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraghead93 View Post
    The current formula is way too weaker than the others in its league, Azzaro Pour Homme etc.

    And the strength of the current APH is nothing to write home about, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Compared to Rabanne's 1 Million -- it's a f...ing masterpiece
    I respectfully disagree, brotato.
    PR 1 Million > PRPH
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    I like it. It used to be once upon a time a big thing . I still use it and don't feel it is dated.
    Currently wearing: Devin by Aramis

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