Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold!

1/14/2015


I love fragrance in every shape and form and it's not a coincidence that my Beauty Resolution #8 is to keep building up my fragrance collection. Completely unintentionally I've been set on my path prior New Year's Eve when at Escentual.com I won a Paco Rabanne bundle consisting of the now cult male Paco Rabanne 1 Million and the new feminine edition called Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! I probably wouldn't purchase this novelty myself as I'm not the biggest fan of the original Lady Million - not because I find it a 'bad' fragrance but it's too commercially exploited for my taste. It's the same as with Lancome's La Vie Est Belle. I was told that at one point Zagreb and Belgrade streets predominantly smelled of La Vie Est Belle. It's like the D&G Light Blue for women scenario was happening all over again. The same goes for the male and somewhat female Paco Rabanne gold bar versions. This isn't necessarily a negative point - it actually means that a brand has created such a good, gorgeous fragrance that everyone loves it and wants to wear it. Fussy souls as myself like to occasionally wear 'special' or at least specific perfumes and not to feel drown into the masses. Call it an individualistic feature if you will. I digress, hopefully you don't mind but where was I going with this was that rumors how the Lady Million Eau My Gold! isn't as sweet or commercial as its predecessor. That sparked my interest. And here's why it grew on me.

Mirise volim u svakom obliku i nije slucajnost sto je moja Beauty Odluka #8 da poradim na prosirenju vlastite parfemske kolekcije. Potpuno neplanski sam vec bila postavljena na taj put kada sam na Escentual.com stranici osvojila Paco Rabanne mirisni paketic koji se satojao od sada vec kultnog muskog mirisa Paco Rabanne 1 Million i noviteta za zene pod nazivom Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! Vjerovatno sama ne bih kupila ovaj miris posto nisam najveca ljubiteljica prvobitnog Lady Million mirisa - ne nuzno zato sto smatram da je 'los' miris vec ga smatram i previse komercijalno iskoristenim za svoj ukus. Ista stvar kao i sa Lancome La Vie Est Belle. Receno mi je da su u jednom periodu ulice cijelog Zagreba ali i Beograda mirisale na La Vie Est Belle. Kao da se isti scenario sa D&G Light Blue za zene ponavljao a u nekoj mjeri je ista situacija i sa muskim Paco Rabanne 1 Million (nesto manje sa zenskom verzijom). Ovo ne mora nuzno biti losa stvar - iskreno govoreci, ova masovna pojava znaci da su tvorci ovih parfema ih napraviti toliko dobrim i pozeljnim da je doslovno svako pozelio da ih ima i nosi. Razmazene dusice poput mene vole da nekada nose parfeme koji su na neki nacin 'posebni' ili barem specificni ili kako se kod nas kaze 'da nisu previse isfurani' kako se ne bi izgubili u masama. Mozete na tu zelju gledati kao na pokusaj iskazivanja individualizma. Mala digresija, nadam se da mi necete zamjeriti ali ciljala sam sa ovom pricom da kazem kako sam nacula da Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! mirise drugacije od prvijenca - da nije toliko iskomercijaliziran i sladak. Bas zato me od pocetka zainteresovao. I ispricati cu vam zbog cega me vremenom pridobio.




I've read criticism regarding the visual identity of Lady Million Eau My Gold! but I find it immensely better looking than the original Lady Million which didin't even have a removable cap and it felt too plasticky. Lady Million Eau My Gold! EDT has a gorgeous and really luxurious looking bottom made of glass. It looks like a carved diamond and in my eyes is very reminiscent of La Panthere by Cartier which is on my wish list! The gold plastic cap is made out of plastic but doesn't look cheap to me and the entire 80ml bottle which I own looks very beautifully made. I've noticed a detail which I personally appreciate - the plastic tube which goes down from the pump into the fragrance is undetectable. I think that's a nice touch and the aesthetic of the bottle seems more elegant thanks to it. As for the fragrance itself, it's supposed to be a festive version of Lady Million and it's replacing the EDT version from the 2012. Video commercial features a beautiful model Hana Jirickova bathing in a glass of champagne and it indeed has a festive vibe. I love how the juice inside the bottle appears to even look like a glass of bubbly champagne. I'll list of the notes below but I'm under the impression that this is a predominantly citrus/fruity fragrance with just a hint of underlying florals. At the opening I mostly get a blood orange vibe which is mandarin orange mixed with mango. I usually don't like mango in my perfumes and it's too 'in your face' if I wear this fragrance during winter. I like it best for spring and summer due to its tropical vibe. I generally adore orange blossom and neroli in perfumes and that's what I love the most about Lady Million Eau My Gold! Violet isn't dominant and base is rather 'a safe bet' with musk, sandalwood, cedar and ambre. It's quite a simple fragrance, linear - what you see is what you get. It's of weak to moderate longevity on my skin (approx 4h-6h) and sillage is moderate (within arm's length) Some people will like it, some won't mostly because of mango's presence as it's specific. I actually do wear it and find it a nice daytime fragrance. Nothing revolutionary but it has its place in my collection. It kinda made me nostalgic for Paco Rabbane Black XS. Perfumes sometimes do that to me...

Citala sam kritike na racun vizuelnog identiteta bocice Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! ali ja zaista moram reci da mi se vise dopada od bocice originala. Lady Million uopste nije imao odvojivi cep i cijela bocica mi je bila previse plasticna dok Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! ima krasno, izduzeno dno od stakla koje izgleda luksuzno. Podsjeca me na izrezbareni dijamant te mi slici na La Panthere od Cartiera (jedan od mojih mirisnih favorita 2014. i aktivan clan wishliste!). Plasticni cep mi ne djeluje isuvise 'jeftino' i uopsteno mi se dopada izgled bocice od 80ml. Jedan detalj koji me posebno dojmio i koji cijenim je sto se cjevcica koja se spusta od rasprsivaca unutar bocice ka parfemu uopste ne vidi. Tako je delikatna i transparentna da uopste ne narusava elegantne linije bocice. Sto se tice samog parfema, on bi trebao biti praznicna verzija Lady Million-a i na parfemskom trzistu mijenja EDT verziju iz 2012. godine. Video reklama za miris prikazuje prekrasnog modela Hanu Jiricikovu kako se brcka u predimenzioniranoj casi sampanjca. Dopada mi se sto tekucina mirisa zaista slici pjenusavom sampanjcu. Navesti cu sve olfaktorne note ispod a sada cu prenijeti licni utisak. Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! opisala bih kao citrusno/vocni miris sa blagom dozom cvijetnih nota. U otvaranju najvise osjetim miris crvene narandze sto bi ustvari mogla biti mjesavina nota manga i mandarine. Obicno ne volim mango u parfemima i zaista je problematican sastojak i zbog njega ovaj miris ne volim nositi tokom niskih temperatura - cine mago predominantnim. Najradije bih nosila ovaj miris na proljece i rano ljeto zbog tropskog smeka. Ono sto inace volim u parfemima su neroli i cvijet naranzde koje ovaj miris sadrzi dok je ljubicica dosta slaba. Baza je prilicno siguran izbor sa kedrovinom, mosusom, ambrom i sandalovinom. Prilicno je jednostavan i linearan miris. Slabe je do prosjecne postojanosti (cca 4h-6h) i sillage je umjeren (u dosegu ruku). Nekima ce se jako dopasti a nekima nece, ponajvise zbog manga i toga kako ce im se ponasati na kozi (specifican je). Meni se iznenadjujuce dopao i zadrzati cu ga u kolekciji u kojoj svakako da vec ima svoje mjesto. Nosim ga tokom dana i lijep mi je, lagan dnevni miris koji nije nametljiv ali ostavlja sarmantan trag. Cak me ucinio nostalgicnom za Paco Rabbane Black XS parfemom. Mirisi inace umiju da tako djeluju na mene...

Top: Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Mango, Bergamot
Heart: Orange Blossom, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Cedar, Musk, Amber

Otvaranje: grejp, mandarina, neroli, mango, bergamot
Srce: cvijet narandze, ljubicica
Baza: sandalovina, kedar, mosus, ambra


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