17 July 2013

Paco Robanne 1 Million Perfume Review

Perfume is a real passion of mine, I find it magical how a certain smell can transport you to a different time or place and bring back memories that you didn't even know you still had. Fragrance is the one thing that bypasses the rational part of your brain and trick you into the emotional response that you associate with getting a waft of a familiar smell. Clever eh? Fragrance training at work has also heightened my love for perfumes and their makeup and its definitely something that fascinates me.

My beloved perfume collection is pretty extensive and when I was approached by new website Essential Fragrances I jumped at the chance to try out a fragrance that I've heard lots about but never experienced before. Step forward Paco Robanne 1 Million(*)!
1 Million is marketed as a fresh spicy leather fragrance and I would stand by this. It has top notes of fresh fruits and blood mandarin which quickly melt on the skin into warm heart notes of musk and rose. These lovely warm smells are then held to the skin using base notes of warm leather and amber and settle together into a warm but fairly sweet oriental group scent ( my favourite!). One of the things that I've loved the most about this fragrance is just how long lasting the scent is. It settles quickly and becomes a signature smell almost instantly and stays smelling the same day long and well into the evening.
Whilst marketed as a male fragrance and I definitely wouldn't complain if I had a boyfriend who smelt as lovely as 1 Million, I think that the sweet tones to the fragrance make it a very wearable as a female scent too, especially if you aren't into the typical floral scents that are marketed for women.
The packaging itself is fairly masculine; a gold ingot shape with a thick glass back to it and its definitely very striking. The one thing I have noticed though is that the bottle is fairly heavy which I think is from the bulkiness of it but when a fragrance is sat on a dressing table this isn't a problem.
Paco Robanne 1 Million retails at £39.50 for a 50ml bottle and is available *here*

Have you ever had a sniff of 1 Million? What do you think? What sort of smells do you usually go for?
Annie xx


  1. My brother uses this religiously - he loves it. Whether I'd wear it, I'm not so sure.

    Serenity of Beauty

    1. Are you more of a fan of sweet, floral scents? This one definitely has a musky rich smell to it xx

  2. I've heard good things about the female version of this - sometimes I do really like the smell of men's fragrances for myself!

    Milly x
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    1. I'm not as keen on Lady Million personally. I'm a big fan of the deeper oriental scents that tend to be marketed for men. I just think they're a lot richer and long lasting xx

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  4. I have used this perfume and I must say this is just awesome with delightful and Soothing fragrance.

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