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This is a funky, fresh and exciting fragrance, that even now I still buy because it always reminds me of the first time I spritz this for an amazing party and it brings back so many memories of a great time in my life, so it's become a little more personal then a run of the mill perfume as many perfumes do to us men and women.
This is a very sensual looking colour, bottle and fragrance and quite rebellious and rock n roll looking.
The colour is quite bold and flamboyant, very dramatic and mysterious looking.
On first spritz of this, it's not often I fall for perfume straight away as I know that it may take the fragrance a while to develop and then smell completely different later on.
I did sample this first on my break time and then headed back the first chance I got to make a purchase because it's one of those fragrances you get a gut feeling about that is just right.
Another bonus is the price on this if you shop around online is amazing.
I use this lightly as the scent can develop and become more intense as it settles. I would say this does not last all day and you may need to top up.
This is available in the body lotion which helps enhance the scent and last longer. Also in this range is a deodorant.
I received this as a birthday present just over a year ago. It has a nice fruity smell that isn't too overpowering. I have liked this perfume so much that I have now bought it for myself on several occasions as I can't live without it.
I think the bottle is really appealing to the eye with its dark pink and black glass bottle with screw on black lid. I am happy to have this displayed on my shelf and feel it really stands out compared to other perfume bottles.
One reason that I really like this perfume compared to others that I have tried in the past is due to how long lasting the smell is. Often after a few hours I feel the need to spray a bit more as I feel the perfumes affect has faded. However, this perfume can last me all day without losing any of its original potency. This means that I often use this perfume for everyday use as I don't have to worry about the smell fading. However when I first got the perfume I used it for evenings out as this perfume is suitable for all occasions
I would definitely recommend this product as it is now my most used perfume.
About the perfume
I received the "Paco Rabanne Black XS Pour Elle Eau de Toilette Spray" perfume as a Christmas present. I actually received in a gift box set which also contained the matching 100ml body lotion for the Paco Rabanne spray. The box set consisted of a pink metallic tin and I have re-used the tin box as a keepsake box.
The design of the bottle
The bottle of the perfume is beautiful. The design of the bottle is in a lovely heart shape with a rose engraved on the front of the glass bottle. The colour of the bottle is dark pink and the name of the pefume "Black XS"is engraved on the front of the bottle in italic silver writing. The top spray nozzle is black and the base of the nozzle is in an octagon shape and this helps stop you from dropping the bottle as the octagon shape gives you grip to hold the bottle.
The smell of the perfume
The smell of the perfume is fruity/flowery. The top notes are pink pepper berries and cranberries. The base notes are patchouli and black vanilla. The heart notes are cocoa flower. The perfume has excellent staying power. It is a nostalgic smell.
The Paco Rabanne Black XS Perfume Spray currently costs £27.50 for 30ml, £37.50 for 50ml and £51.50 for 80ml at the perfume shop. I would definitely recommend that you buy this perfume as it smells gorgeous and looks good on the dressing table! I hope you enjoyed reading this review. I have also posted this review on ciao.co.uk under my same username Angela150.
Black XS Pour Elle is fragrance full of contrasts / The initial burst is all radiance and sparkle with cranberry pink pepper berries and tamarind flower blending femininity and sensuality / Hellebore rose voluptuously blooms in warm addictive woody ambery notes / This ultra feminine carnal fragrance may cause addiction / among tough guys with a tender heart!