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.
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.
Sweet Cardamom, Black Pepper, Blood Mandarin, Saffron, Nutmeg, Cumin, Rose Absolute, Cinnamon, Neroli, Sandalwood, Pepperwood, Leather.
Elegant. Bold. Seductive.
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