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I love this scent and becuase its expensive I wouldn't say that if it were not true and lead others astray.
TOP NOTES- NEROLI/ BITTER ORANGE/ RASPBERRY.
HEART/MIDDLE NOTES-ORANGE FLOWER ABSOLUTE/ARABIAN JASMINE ABSOLUTE
BASE NOTE- HONEY/PATCHOULI
I love learning about the different notes as it can help when you come across fragrances that are given to you as gifts or samples etc you can work out if its what you would like and can be helpful.
The reason for 'absolute' can vary between who or where you get information but it's largely known to how the industry describes the different processes of extracting the scent from the flower.
I'm not a huge fan of Paco Rabane [hey that rhymes] but this is exceptional because it is light, sensual, very good for evening wear and remains one of the few perfumes that lasts more than an hour.x
This perfume is one of my personal favourites for many reasons. Firstly - the bottle. Different from the standard perfume bottle, this perfume is contained in a beautifully crafted container shaped like a huge golden diamond. The gold colour of the bottle adds to the class and the sophistication of the perfume. However, it still smells fruity and fun. As well as looking stylish, it functions easily; simple squeeze and the perfume comes out of the front. The fragrance itself is a beautiful light smell, quite sweet but not flowery or at all overpowering. The fragrance stays with you throughout the night but isn't too strong (provided you don't wear too much!) To me it smells fun and flirty, with a hint of summer fun. It fits perfectly in your bag and looks elegant. I would recommend this as a gift to any lady, as it isn't cheap but is really lovely and shows that you've thought about it.
This is my favourite perfume of the many that I own. I first received this for my birthday and now am currently on my 3rd bottle of it. It is so feminine, so floral and lasts all day long. I can spray it before work in the morning and can still smell it when I come home in the evening. You don't need more than a couple of sprays either so it can last a long time - even with use every day.
The bottle is quite a nice design too. Unlike some of my other perfume bottles, it does actually stay on the shelf and doesn't topple over. I've never had a problem with it not squirting out of the bottle properly. Due to the shape of the bottle, I wouldn't recommend carrying this around in your handbag but would definitely recommend the purchase! The bottle also gives it that 'expensive' look too - there's nothing worse than a cheap looking and smelling perfume!
This is level pegging on price with other similar perfumes and I would not hesitate spending the RRP on this as it's so nice and lasts so long
As far as presents go, I would totally recommend this. Whether it's a gift for that special lady in your life, or for a family member, I'm sure they will love it. It's such a gorgeous smelling fragrance, it'll make you feel irresistible!
100% recommended - tried and tested!
I received this perfume as a present. I tested it before I received it (my mum was quite determined to buy this for me) and enjoyed the scent. Due to the price I tend to keep it for night time if I am off out somewhere nice.
Paco Rabanne launched this fragrance in 2010. It is supposed to suggest wealth and luxury
** Scent **
The perfume has top notes of orange and raspberry. These are complimented with the middle notes of neroli, orange flower and Arabian jasmine. The bottom notes of the perfume are patchouli and honey. You are left with a scent that is definitely fruity and floral. It is quite a light scent and could be worn both during the day and at night.
The smell is long lasting and definitely smells like a good quality perfume. Definitely worth paying more for.
** Design **
One thing I don't like about this perfume is the design. It annoys me that it doesn't sit very nice on my shelf but always on one of the sides. It is designed to look like a diamond with its pointed bottom and flattened top adding to the idea of wealth and luxury. It may appeal to some but it loses points from me on this. Minor points as the design of the bottle isn't the most important aspect of the perfume.
** Price and Availability **
This perfume is widely available from a range of retailers (both on the high street and online). The RRP for 50ml is £48.00 but you can find it cheaper than this from many retailers. On Amazon it is currently £35.95 a saving of about £10.
Is it worth this price? Possibly. It isn't a clear yes. I probably wouldn't pay the RRP but the price on sites such as Amazon are more appealing.
** Gift **
I would recommend this perfume as a gift. It is a lovely scent and the suggestion of wealth and luxury that is supposed to come with this perfume makes it even more perfect for a present. Especially if you aren't ready to get a woman a real diamond.
** Overall **
I would definitely recommend trying this perfume out: if you want to treat yourself of treat someone you know. It is a lovely smell and it does last quite well. Price wise you can get good deals especially around Christmas and the January sales.
Back in March we learned that we were eligible for a small bonus at work based on our shops perfomance over the financial year. It wasn't a massive amount but combined with some spare Euros I had brought back from France and then sold to my Uncle I was able to have a bit of a shopping spree to treat myself to things I couldn't normally splurge on. One of the things that I knew I wanted to buy on my trip was some Lady Million perfume and this is my review on it.
Lady Million is a perfume which was released by the Paco Rabanne fashion house. For a while my only knowledge of the brand was actually the fact that my brother liked the male version and had asked me to buy him some for Christmas. After a while though I decided to have a little sniff of the female version in Boots and I loved it straight away. It isn't cheap though, coming from a designer name, and at around £40 for a 50ml bottle it wasn't something that I could just go out and buy given that I am a single parent and always have more important things to buy than to just go and treat myself so I was delighted I was able to treat myself with my work bonus.
The perfume is available in eau de toilette or parfum form. Eau de toilette is cheaper than the parfum and is the one that I bought but next time I will probably try the parfum as they tend to last longer and so you use less. The perfume comes in a cube shaped golden coloured box which has the brand and product name on there. It looks like a classy perfume even from the packaging but when you open the box you have a glass and golden diamond shaped bottle which I just love. It won't stand up nicely on your dresser due to the shape and so it kind of sits on its side but I love how different the bottle is in terms of others that I have. I think it looks an expensive perfume and I think that is also looks classy and grown up as well if that makes sense. You can see the perfume through the clear glass bottom section of the bottle but as it is an odd shape it tends to fall on to one side and so it can be tricky to see how much is left.
When it comes to the scent of this product I have to say I absolutely adore this one! It has such a sweet yet sexy and sophisticated scent to it. I am rubbish with notes but according to the internet it has top notes of orange and raspberry, middle notes of neroli, orange flower and arabian jasmine and base notes of honey and patchouli. I am yet to meet anyone who doesn't like this scent to be honest! For me it is most definitely my fragrance from now on. I do mix and match my fragrances and like to have a good few bottles on the go but this one I know will be used for years and years to come. I even want all of the matching bath and shower products as well! Whenever I wear this perfume I am always complimented on how good it smells. In fact at the last Matt Cardle gig I went to we had gone VIP and so we were having a quick cuddle before he had to go on stage and he actually said as he let me go "You smell lovely by the way" which is good enough reason for me to keep buying this perfume!
One thing that I would say is that this perfume does have a lot of similarities with Burberry Weekend perfume which is much cheaper to purchase but I do find that this one is nicer somehow and it lasts better as well. It doesn't last all day by any means without reapplication but it does last a good few hours and I wouldn't feel the need to reapply it during the working day for example. I like how when I have used this I can still notice it as I move around which isn't always the case with perfumes.
I'm sure you can tell that I adore this perfume. I think if you are looking for something which is sexy, fruity but sophisticated and modern too then you can't go wrong with this scent. I think it probably will be a scent that I buy over and over now and it is certainly one of my favourite scents being up there with Chanel Chance. As I said a 50ml bottle costs around £40 whilst 80ml is around £55 on amazon and so if you can afford to it would be an idea to get the larger bottle in terms of value. This is on my Christmas wish list already!
Thank you for reading my review!
~~~Introduction-why Lady Million?~~~
This is really popular ladies fragrance played on adverts literally everywhere (airport duty free stores, normal stores, online, TV). The advertisement shows a woman who gets whatever she wants at the click of her fingers and this fragrance can also be suitable for a couple - where the guy buys his "1 Million" complimenting scent. This ideal clicking our fingers situation to get what we what and having our 1 million men by our sides doesn't really happen in real life! But the closest I can get to feeling as in control as portrayed by the girl in the advert is by wearing it myself!
I received mine as a present however they are available on the market for around £35 in a pretty golden box. Inside, the perfume bottle is a beautiful diamond shape (all gold, not really gold obviously) which is supposed to be like the Regent diamond in Louvre museum, Paris (for all the architects out there interested!) and the 'Lady Million' logo is inscribed on the top of the bottle which is actually the bit you push down to spray the perfume.
I personally thought it smelt quite sweet, strong and fresh, I've received compliments on it and it lasts fairly long. However I'd hate to smell the same as everyone since it's popular but I don't wear it everyday. It's not cheap so if you're gonna buy it make sure you like it, mine has lasted for ages! (over a year) because I don't use it everyday/use others. It also stays on clothes for a good few days so no need reapply if you're going to wear the same cardi or jumper.
~~~Would I recommend this?~~~
Yes, if you have that much to cash out on a perfume.. that said most fragrance are quite pricey these days (thank god mine was a present) but even if I did buy it myself, I would say it is good value for money and one of a kind fragrance in that it doesn't smell like a generic fragrance, it's very unique and fits its image well.
I absolutely love the bottle this comes in. It's trying to be a diamond shape glass bottle , and whilst logistics of the bottle made that difficult and it kind of fails in my opinion to look like a diamond I still really like it. Its topped with a gold twist/pull lid which fits in the the diamond look of the bottle well and is easily removed. I think the design of the bottle on the whole is quite innovative,and it important to me that a perfume bottle looks good on my dresser. Its kind of wobbly though, and easily knocked over so most of the time I keep it in its cardboard box. That's not too bad though, as it's a gold shiny colour, so it still looks nice.
First, some product info:
Top notes- Orange and raspberry
Middle notes- Neroli, orange flower, Arabian Jasmine
Base notes- Honesy and Patchouli
Now when it comes to perfumes, I will admit I have never really been able to smell all the individual scents the manufacturer claims are in it, and the same occured with this perfume. The scent you first get when it is sprayed on skin (the top notes) are, as per the description actually quite light and fruity, but this scent really only gets 6/10 from me, as it is a little sharp for me personally. But what I do love about this perfume is the scent that comes out about 5 seconds after the scent is sprayed. It is sweet, but not too sweet, and with a deep, rich complex kind of scent that makes you take a deep breath in and smile and go 'mmmmmm'. Most importantly for me, it passed the 'boyfriend test'. If it hasn't passed that, I would hardly wear it, but he loves it! I would put it as an evening perfume, due to its richness if I had to categorize it, but it is light enough to wear during the day (and i have done!)
I have never had much success with perfume staying on my skin, and this was no different. After 2-3 hours it had stopped providing the kind of haze that means if someone bumped into you they could smell it. Having said that, I do occasionally catch whiffs ( and smile with pleasure everytime I did so) during the time i'm wearing it. I also have sprayed it onto a scarf I was wearing, and 3 weeks later when I took the scarf out the drawer it was still there pretty strongly!
Price: I received this as a gift- I got 5 samples in a box and had to pick one to spend a voucher on. I have a 30ml bottle, and it was £30, which I thought was a fair price. You don't need to spray a great deal, so it lasts ages!
Age: I'm in the under 21 demographic, and I agree with the lady in the perfume shop who recommended it for ladies my age. I'm not sure personally this would be suitable for those in the 30+ demographic, but I'm not a perfume expert by any means, so please don't be put off by that opinion if you are 30+, there are some very young thirty-somethings in this world :)
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum has always been a perfume that I save for special occasions. I only wear it when I am going to weddings or when I am going to church for sunday mass or for special evenings. Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum is made in France. The brand Paco Rabanne was started by a spanish fashion deisgner called "Paco Rabanne " and he was born 18 February 1934. This is one of the perfumes that I am proud to have on my dressing table and it is always dutifully replaced when the perfume bottle finishes.
The staying power of Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum is excellent and the smell stays on clothes for days. The top notes are neroli, lemon and rasberry. The heart notes are jasmine, orange, flower and gardenia. The base notes are patchouli, honey and amber. The perfume smells sort of fruity and the scents of jasmine and orange stand out most for me when I wear it!
Design of the bottle
The design of the bottle of Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum is very compact and pretty. The top cap of the bottle is gold and is an octogon shape. The square on the lid has the logo which says Lady Million in curly handwriting. The rest of the bottle is made of glass and is also in an octogon like shape. Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum is a light whisky yellow shade in colour.
Value for money
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum is definitely value for money as a little a goes a long way! At the time of writing this review, Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum costs the following at:
The Fragrance Shop - 30ml bottle costs £35.99, 50ml bottle costs £41.99, and an 80ml costs £64.50 (plus a free bag for the 80ml).
Boots - 30ml bottle costs £32.85
Fragrance Direct - 30ml bottle costs £28.99, 50ml bottle costs £39.99 and an 80ml bottle costs £51.99
House of Fraser - 30ml bottle costs £36.50, 50ml bottle costs £49.50 and an 80ml bottle costs £65
Next - 30ml bottle costs £37, 50ml bottle costs £50
After conducting the price comparison above, I was quite shocked to see how the price of 30ml bottle of Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum varies at different shops. It seems that at the time of writing this review, Fragrance Direct is selling this perfume for lowest price.
I would definitely recommend that you buy Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum as it has great staying power and smells really nice and fruity.
This perfume is a lot of looks and packaging - there has been a lot of marketing for it and in this respect you get what you pay for - the name and a nice bottle which has some Kudos mainly because it's been on TV.
The packaging looks nice, but for frequent use it is cumbersome and a bit fiddley. I haven't been able to decant it into a atomiser because I daren't open the plastic top for fear it will crack and become unusable. It would take up a lot of room in a handbag! It does look nice on display as its a distinctive bottle.
I bought this perfume in the duty-free lounge at an airport following a holiday with a friend who wore the 'One Million' for men which I absolutely adored each time I caught a whiff. I tried the female version on a whim, hoping it might capture the same essence and to be honest in the excitement of not wanting to let go of holiday bliss and getting caught up in the whole 'buy quick while I'm here' business of duty free that's why I bought 'Lady Million'. It did have and essence of the male version, which is what prompted the sale, but after a few weeks and after the holiday buzz and tan had faded I realised I didn't like it that much!! Don't get me wrong, the scent is very nice, but it's not 'One Million'.
I'm sure some people love this perfume, but for me it wore off too quickly - literally but also in that I got bored of it. It doesn't have the essence that a good perfume has which is that you feel good when you smell it and it brings a smile to your face every time you spray it. This doesn't achieve that "I'm running out, must get some more soon" feel - in fact I'm nowhere near running out, which says a lot about it really!!
This perfume was a gift I recieved from my mother in law at Christmas. Lady Million is a scent I've seen around in various places for sale, but (being the kind of girl who sadly DOES judge a book by it's cover) I'd actually found the bottle design rather blocky and masculine, and had never bothered looking closely enough at the name to realise it wasn't cologne.
The bottle design is as you see above - multifaceted to resemble a diamond, with the bottom half made of clear glass, and the top in a rather blinging gold effect. This part actually contains the sprayer device, simply depress it and the scent comes out.. I guess the idea was to make it look expensive, and I does - in that unsightly rapper bling sort of way. The bottle really doesn't appeal to me - I like quite feminine, or quite dark and mysterious bottle designs, and this just looks garishly out of place. I think it looks cheap ad tacky.
The scent however - well, that's a bit better. On first spray, you get a strong tangy nostril-flaring scent of bitter orange peel, with the slight sharpness of raspberry. I didn't particularly like this, but luckily in about 15 minutes it had changed to something much nicer, the floral but yet still fruity combination of Jasmine, Neroli, and something else I couldn't quite identify that was a powdery scent, and also a hint of woodiness.There is also, as the day goes on, a hint of the sticky sweetness of honey and the musky heaviness of Patchouli. It's a complex scent that does take it's time to develop, and while the top notes were a little too 'in your face' for my taste, the subtler, yet still attention grabbing, heart notes of the scent were very appealing to the senses.
This is quite light, yet still very deep perfume. I think it's suitable for day wear, but may be a little too subtle for evenings. It lasted well, and I didn't need to respray. I won't say it's one of my favourite scents, but it certainly isn't as bad as I thought it would be from the ugly bottle.This retails at 36.50 for 30ml at Boots, which is fair money if you love the scent. I don't, I merely like it, and I probably won't be buying it again, but wouldn't be too sad to receive it as a gift. 3 stars.
I purchased this item as a treat for myself and instantly loved it.
The item was around £40-£45 so for a student, this was a bit expensive but worth it.
The scent- length
This is a perfume that I only use for evenings, it has a long lasting scent that lingers throughout the night. The great thing about this perfume is that you only need a few sprays and this will stick to your skin, I have had so many compliments about the scent of this perfume. It is divine, but probably only suits night-time use, it may be too strong for daily use for work etc.
The scent- smell
The smell is gorgeous, probably the best perfume I have purchased. There is a richness and depth to this perfume that you maybe would not get with more affordable options.
Top notes- Orange and raspberry
Middle notes- Neroli, orange flower, Arabian Jasmine
Base notes- Honesy and Patchouli
This item comes in a beautiful bottle, the bottle is gold and almost in a diamond shape to enhance the expensive quality about it. The only thing which is a disadvantage about the bottle is that it always sits at a slant, so on my make-up table, if there is even a slight knock, the perfume falls to the side which makes me go into panic mode encase it drops off! This is a very minor niggle, put maybe it would be better if it had a square bottom so that it would sit still.
It is a grown up adult woman's scent that screams fashionista! This is now my signature perfume and I adore it!
A perfume should be as imbued with meaning as it is light to wear - Paco Rabanne / The Bottle: The French designer Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance took his inspiration from the shape and size of the famous Regent diamond on display in the Louvre museum in Paris to create the Lady Million bottle / While the Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau De Toilette bottle retains the architectural, sparse appearance of this Regent-style diamond in every way, its colours differ very slightly / The gold of the cap adopts a soft, luminous shade on which Lady Million's iconic logo is inscribed in white letters / The Fragrance: Created by the renowned perfumer Anne Flipo, Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau De Toilette is like a diamond and offers a multitude of facets / We find strength, femininity and sensuality, but with a more luminous, fresher signature / With green and floral notes such as lily of the valley, gardenia or even hyacinth; white flowers give a fresher approach to bring a distinctive illumination / The base remains the same: sensual, soft and sexy /