Paco Rabanne Lady Million EDP Review

I know this has been out for quite a while but I was quite dismissive of it, I tend to ignore the majority of perfume launches because most of them just smell of vanilla.

Lady Million was unimaginably popular in 2010/2011 because of the success of the men’s version and some people absolutely adore this fragrance, while others detest it.

Firstly, I don’t like the packaging, I know companies want to make the perfumes stand out on the shelves of department stores, but I prefer perfume to be in a traditional, normal shape bottle not a gold, cube that is impossible to travel with.

The base notes are Patchouli, White Honey and Amber. The middle notes are Jasmine, African Orange Flower, Gardenia. Finally, the top notes are Neroli, Amalfi Lemon and Raspberry.

When its first sprayed, the honey and raspberries are the only ingredients which really come through. Once it begins to dry down it becomes a more woody, sweet floral with the honey still being the dominant component but it has a bit of zing to it because of the lemon and orange ingredients. Once it’s completely dried down,  its a powdery, sweet floral with a hint of raspberry. Its warm and sensuous without being overpowering and sickly and it lasts quite a long time, after five hours the smell is almost gone. It’s a nice smell (it smells better that a lot of mass market perfumes) but I don’t think its particularly distinctive or unique.