Today I bring you a really fabulous gift set for the man in your life! Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne Gift Set is an amazing value for your guy, and it’s one of the more unique gift sets out there for holiday right now. 

The new fragrance from Paco Rabanne conjures images of a world of golden flamboyance and elegance where bold scents share leading roles with seduction and sensuality. The searing, slightly citric top note plays across a garden of spicy tones. Sweet cardamom vies with intense black pepper and mixes into sparkling blood mandarin. Mellow saffron and warm scents of nutmeg and cumin entangle themselves in the senses. Intense and refined, the heart is captured by rose absolute, the zest of cinnamon with its delectable charm, and sublime neroli.The base opts for daring and unexpected woody encounters. Bold sandalwood balances with the vibrant and textured character of spicy pepperwood. Finally, leather casts a light on butter of iris, giving the fragrance a distinctly sexy trail.

-Sephora.com

I was immediately struck by the beauty of this gift set. It’s housed in a gold box that is actually quite sturdy, and could certainly be reused after this gift has been given. I think it would be perfect for storing nail polish inside, or holiday cards, or photos. It’s a really nice box (I say that even though mine got dented in transit!) But really…the packaging is definitely reusable, especially if you buy this in store where there’s no chance of denting.

The set contains a 3.4 oz Eau de toilette, 3.4 oz Aftershave lotion, and a 2.2 oz deodorant stick. I first smelled the aftershave (the bottle on the far left) and thought it was the cologne at first. It smelled a lot like sandalwood and leather, but it was a little more subdued than the bold fragrance I was expecting.

Notes:
Sweet Cardamom, Black Pepper, Blood Mandarin, Saffron, Nutmeg, Cumin, Rose Absolute, Cinnamon, Neroli, Sandalwood, Pepperwood, Leather. 

Style:
Elegant. Bold. Seductive.
Next I opened up the gold bar looking thing in the middle. THAT ended up being the cologne. This is such a nice fragrance and I really liked it! My husband goes for scents that are a little bit darker and deeper than this one, so he wasn’t a fan. This one smells really manly, but has some really sweet undertones (it’s the blood mandarin, neroli, and rose absolute I’m thinking!) It applies very rich and definitely dries to something a little sweeter. The colognes my husband currently loves are Nautica Aqua Rush Gold and Gucci Guilty, if that gives you any insight- both of those are pretty bold fragrances with no sweet, floral, or fruity notes.
I thought the deodorant (which is roll on) smelled like straight alcohol, rather than the scent of the gift set. I can’t attest to what it smells like once it’s on because we didn’t use it! This gift set went straight to our friend, Carlos, who LOVES this scent. In fact, as soon as I smelled this, I just knew he would like it, because it reminded me of him and totally smelled like something he would wear. He wears it now, and he has reported that this cologne makes him a real lady killer! 
If you are looking for something for a guy on your list who has style and likes sweeter notes in his cologne, I think this is an absolutely perfect gift. I love the cologne bottle in the shape of a gold bar. It is so awesome! In fact, as soon as I saw the packaging, I was wishing this was something for ME and not for a dude because it’s so cool looking. 
Have you bought the men on your list anything yet? I’d love to know!

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