Words: Alexandra Twohey
After the launch of Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Him last year, we’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for the female version of this sexy scent to arrive – and now we can celebrate! Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her is finally here, and we’re certain you won’t be disappointed…
THE SMELL = A UNIQUE COMBO
In true Paco Rabanne style, Pure XS pushes the boundaries with its eclectic mix of ingredients. Ylang-ylang takes centre stage, with just a hint of jasmine, contrasting with an earthy base note of sexy, leather-hot vanilla. But it’s the daring salty-sweet popcorn note that gives the fragrance its bite. The unique combination creates a scent with serious sex appeal. FYI, we think it’s succeeded.
THE BOTTLE = THE GOLD SNAKE
Bold, sculpted and embraced by a slithering gold snake, this bottle is wildly provocative and We. Love. It. The rose-toned chiselled glass – designed to represent desire – would look seriously kick-ass on any dressing table, and ever since Britney took to the stage with a gold python back in ’01, we’re all for a stunning serpentine repping the sisterhood.
THE FACE = EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
Who better to be the face of a fragrance that screams raw sexual magnetism than the global goddess herself, Emily Ratajkowski? Unapologetic in her campaign for change, she’s all about empowering women, not being afraid to take pride in your body and embracing the skin that you’re in – which we totally love her for! With 18 million followers on Insta, this beauty proudly acts as the voice of a new feminism, much like the seductive scent she’s now fronting.