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If I find an aftershave that I really like then I like to also buy any matching products because I like a fragrance to be long lasting and also strong because if I am spending that amount of money of it then I want to be able to smell it the entire time that I am wearing it. By layering all the products together it just makes the aftershave last that bit longer and helps to give it a bit more projection.
The fragrance contains top notes of lemon, sage and tagetes while the middle notes are praline and cinnamon. The base notes in the fragrance are ebony wood and black amber.
This deodorant smells almost identical to the aftershave itself. There is that initial blast of sweetness followed by the spiciness and I think it is a brilliant smell.
You can buy the deodorant in either a roll on or an aerosol and I prefer the aerosol mainly because I like to be able to spray it all over my body and not just on my armpits.
It comes in a 150ml bottle which is designed in the Black XS branding which is all black with gothic lettering and I personally really like the branding because it is undoubtable masculine but it is young and gives the bottle a funky vibe.
The aerosol is really powerful with this so you only need to hold it down for a second to get enough out otherwise on each pit then a couple of seconds for the rest of your body. Any longer than this and you are just wasting it as this is enough.
The fragrance from the deodorant is quite strong for a deodorant and can be used on its own for a more subtle way of wearing the scent. Although it starts off strong it does fade quite a lot and you won’t get nearly the same strength or projection as you would with the aftershave. It does compliment the aftershave though and just helps the smell have a bit more projection and longevity.
As it is a deodorant and not an antiperspirant you can also use this on clothing which isn’t something that I do as I think it is better to spray the aftershave on clothing instead as it will last longer. Unfortunately the downside to it only being a deodorant is that it won’t stop you from sweating though it will make your sweat smell nice. It also doesn't irritate skin or feel overly harsh or sting.
Black XS from Paco Rabanne is a fresh sensual woody fragrance / Black XS has top notes of calabrian lemon kalamanzi tagete and sage; heart notes of cinnamon tolu balm black cardamom and praline and base notes of palissandre wood black amber patchouli and ebony wood /