Scent Name: Lady Million
Manufacturer: Paco Rabanne
Scent Description and Notes: “Vibrant and sensual, Lady Million is like a voluptuous nectar of flowers. Powerfully seductive, the sparkle of bitter orange and a hint of raspberry reveals the fragrance’s first breath. Smooth and bright, a burst of neroli follows. Then the lethal weapon: heady orange blossom slips out of its sheath. Its narcotic sweetness then reveals itself, bewitching and demanding all attention. Joining with sambac jasmine and underlined by gardenia, the blend soars into something more carnal—yet ever subtle. Now the obsessive pulsing of patchouli enters the fray, pacifying notes of honey with an addictive and supremely tempting sweetness. Amber endnotes become all enveloping, floating around like a ray of light on a diamond.
The legendary house of Paco Rabanne, renowned for its use of glistening metallic color and expressive design, tapped world-famous industrial designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance to create the bottle. The known Regent diamond, which is on display at the Louvre and is considered the most beautiful in the world, inspired the bottle’s design.
Neroli, Bitter Orange, Raspberry, Orange Flower Absolute, Sambac Jasmine Absolute, Gardenia, Patchouli, Honey, Amber.
Seductive. Bright. Luxurious.” -Sephora.com
Perfume Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: I tested from the bottle itself, which is a small, golden geometric orb that rests on its side rather than on the bottom like traditional perfume bottles.
- ITB: I didn’t even sniff this one before I sprayed myself with it. I adore the male version and since I was in the airport, I didn’t really have the means to do the normal testing that I would at home.
- Wet: Without knowing the notes, the impression I recorded on the phone was as follows: “It has notes of lychee and a light rose, perhaps tuberose and some kind of white floral, like gardenia. As it starts to settle, I’m getting something that reminds me of apple, specifically green apple, something sweet and slightly resinous, like honey and amber.”
- Dry: At the end of the day, it’s a softly sensual scent that leaves behind notes primarily of honey, amber, gardenia, and orange flower.