Product Type: Paco Rabanne fragrances
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Sweet and Sexy!
Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces Eau de Parfum
Advantages: bottle, price, long lasting, smells sexy, strength
Disadvantages: I can't think of any
~Black XS L'Excès~
Launched : 2012
'An excessively sensual oriental floral'
This eau de parfum is part of the Paco Rabanne fragrance range. A male version is also available.
*Top notes (the initial scent) - neroli and black pepper
*Heart notes (the main body of the scent) - Queen of the Night jasmine and rose absolute
*Base notes (the final scent) - black vanilla and cashmere wood
I love the bottle holding this perfume. The bottle is curvy and made from thick, faceted glass. The lid is black and the colour gradually changes through deep purple tones. The design is finished off with a neck charm of a skull and a rose. Just gorgeous.
~Where To Buy~
Black XS L'Excès is readily available in 30ml and 50ml sized bottles. 80ml bottles are available too.
*The Perfume Shop - £31.50/£41.50
*Amazon - £30.56/£39.39
*www.fragrancedirect.co.uk - £26.99/£37.99/£32.99 (good deal on the 80ml bottle)
I have been trying new perfumes recently to try and find a few new ones to buy over the next few months. One which I have been sampling over the past week or so is Black XS L'Excès and I must say that I have been absolutely addicted to this perfume so it will be treating myself to a bottle.
L'Excès EDP is stunning from the moment it hits my skin. The open is simply divine and quite intense. The neroli is evident but the emphasis is on black pepper. It doesn't smell like any other peppery perfumes I have worn before - it is bold, warm and gorgeously sweet as opposed to a heavy spicy aroma. It is a rich and undeniably sexy scent which whilst quite strong, never becomes heady or overpowering. It sits at just the right level on my skin and leaves my smelling lovely.
After an hour or so, the heart of L'Excès seeps through and mingles with the sweetness of the top notes. The scent is equally as gorgeous here and very alluring. Notes of sensual, sexy jasmine blend with the sweet and not too floral rose absolute. This blend with the sweet trace makes for a beautifully feminine yet confident and slightly 'dark' scent scent which I adore wearing. There is something dramatic about the scent and it lacks nothing at all in my opinion.
A few hours after application, the dry down of L'Excès becomes evident and it is most definitely worth waiting for. At first, a powdery smell is evident but this soon settles to reveal a heavenly sweet and woody aroma. The black vanilla is incredibly rich and smooth. I love the smell of vanilla and it comes through absolutely perfectly here - authentic and not sickly sweet. It is laced with the cashmere wood which is blended well with the vanilla to form an addictive scent which is a treat for my skin, clothing and nose. It is strong enough to be noticeable by those around me and my fiance has often commented that he loves the way it smells on me. It starts to fade and become close to my skin around 6 hours after I first apply it but remains for quite some time on my clothing.
I consider Black XS L'Excès to be a grown up scent would likely appeal to those over the age of 20 rather than teenagers in my opinion. It is a sweet scent so if you do not favour sweet scents then you may not like this. The warmth of this EDP makes it perfect for wearing in the evening and it is ideal to wear through the cold months.
I love this perfume and at times, it reminds me of Dior Hypnotic Poison and at others times, I think of Thierry Mugler Alien. It isn't identical but similar notes make the resemblence evident over the course of a few hours. I have been impressed by the way this smells on my skin and find it to be a confident and sexy yet comforting scent. I feel great when wearing it and it lasts well on my skin. It isn't overly expensive either and would make a lovely gift (hint hint). Highly recommended.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: an addictive scent from Paco Rabanne
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