Words: Emily Venables
You’ve just woken up from a siesta, an array of delicious tapas is on the cards for tonight’s dinner and there’s football mad people everywhere. Where are we? We’re in Spain, of course! As part of our ‘Around the world in 80 scents’ series, we’re taking a dip in the Spanish waters to take a closer look at perfume in Spain and which brands call this vibrant country their home.
Paco Rabanne Million Collection
For Him and Her
Fragrance lovers around the world really did strike gold when the house of Rabanne released their coveted Million collection.
Starting with 1 Million, for him, it possesses a captivating blend of wooden, nutty and gourmand aromas housed in a precious golden bar depicting extravagance. With it’s outstanding success, it’s a no brainer to suggest that this scent will be remembered, and worn, for many years to come.
Two years later we were treated to the release of Lady Million, this time flanked in a golden diamond, because diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? (I mean gold or diamonds, we’re not fussy!) Despite the dominant and fierce looking bottle, inside you’ll find a tempting blend of delicate floral, gourmand and woody notes.
Balenciaga FloraBotanica for her
If you have ever visited a public garden filled with rare and exotic flowers, then you’ll have come close to having experienced the scent of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica before. Created with a younger audience in mind, the fresh aromas are exuberant and for a perfume, quite unusual. Vetiver, amber, rose, carnation and fresh mint are combined to create a chic composition that is modern, attractive and a little bit edgy.
Paco Rabanne Invictus and Olympea
For Him and Her
Channelling the exhilaration of being victorious, Invictus (which means ‘invincible’ in Latin) represents power and energy. So, it’s only right that it’s notes reflect the same. Fresh grapefruit opens at the top with an aquatic marine accord that leads into an aromatic heart of bay leaf and jasmine concluding with a woody, warm base of oak moss and patchouli.
For the woman of all victories comes a modern Oriental fragrance - Olympea. Hypnotic, powerful and full of strength, this scent is ready to play and awaken your senses. Fresh aquatic notes perfectly balance with spicy ginger and tempting vanilla to form a fragrance that’s full of charm, character and influence.
Balenciaga Paris For Her
If you like floral scents, without them being too sweet, then Paris by Balenciaga is for you. It has bursts of powdery violet, enticing spicy pepper and mossy woods that’ll trigger memories of long forgotten woodland walks. It’s elegant, sophisticated and subtle enough to wear each day, but strong enough to leave a lasting impression.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS Collection
For Him and Her
Alluring, enchanting, irresistible and insatiably distracting. We think the creators of Paco Rabanne’s Pure XS collection were feeling a little hot under the collar when they formulated these seductive scents! Maybe we can thank the passion of the Spanish brand for that?!
Pure XS for him is the epitome of masculinity and offers a carnal explosion of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and warm wooden notes. While Pure XS for her is widely provocative and simply demands attention! Ylang-ylang, popcorn and sandalwood offer an exhilarating burst of excess!
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