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My Husband was brought his first bottle of Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man as a birthday present from his colleagues quite a few years ago. When he brought it home we had a bit of a laugh at what we considered to be quite a cheesy sounding EDT. The name Ultraviolet Man brought to mind a perma tanned, medallion wearing, disco king.
I gave the EDT a sniff expecting to be hit by a wall manly old spice style aftershave. So I was very surprised when a wonderful sweet scent hit me, I then chased my Husband down and sprayed him as I wanted to know if it smelt as good on him.
When first sprayed Ultraviolet man is quite an intense scent so it is best to spray this at the start of getting ready to go out, the top notes of Amber and Mint are very strong. Amber is one of my favourite perfume notes so this is probably why I enjoy this EDT on my Husband.
After a short time Ultraviolet man settles and whizzes through the middle notes of Vetiver and Pepper quite fast. At this point I would describe the scent as a little bit pine. Luckily the base notes are already noticeable; they are described as Oakmoss and Vanilla. This is my favourite part of the EDT, the scent is warming and lasts for a good couple of hours.
This is an EDT I really enjoy the scent of on my Husband, it has become his signature scent and is the first bottle he reaches for when getting ready for a night/meal out. The EDT seems to go through the top and middle notes quite quickly which I don't mind as it is the Vanilla and Oakmoss base notes that I enjoy the most.
I have learnt that most men don't really mind what EDT they wear. As long as it gets them complimented they will keep coming back to it.
The packaging for Ultraviolet man is quite distinctive; the cardboard box is a shiny deep purple/blue and stands out on the shelf well. The bottle itself is made of clear glass which allows a view of the purple coloured EDT. The spray mechanism is built into the bottle so there are no caps to remove and lose.
It is worth shopping around for Ultraviolet man as it can be quite expensive from high street shops such as Boots and Debenhams. Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet woman is also available and is something I would like to try.
Thank you for reading.
Want to stand out from the crowd?
But dont want to spend a fortune to achieve this?
Then the Paco Robanne Ultraviolet man is the aftershave for you. This is a very fresh smelling aftershave with a hint of mint but more musky and woody, it's not too heavy and overpowering but can be strong if you over do it! Which means it only requires a few sprays to get the required scent so the bottle will actually last!
The design of the bottle it's self it's stylish but functional the large handle makes it easy to spray and the nozzle itself doesn't turn or move so not only do you not get your index finger wet with the aftershave, you don't waste any spraying in the wrong direction.
It's price can vary because of box sets with shower gels etc but the best prices are found at the perfume shop at £33.99 for the 50ml bottle online and in store (maybe even haggle with the store sales assistant to get a even better deal!) It's a very good price for a quality product thats designed simply, made well and with the product going to last there's not much more out there thats such good value for money.
Overall quality, scent and price is just right for this quality product personal 9.5/10.
I wear this all the time, its a fragrance that most people know, you will be surprised the amount times people comment on how nice it smells.
I first found out about it at my friends house, he had a bottle and I tried it before we went out and was overblown by its sweet smell!
I have stuck with this fragrance as my only choice since then, it offers a unique smell that is empowering and sweet. The scent always attracts attention and people seem to comment on how nice it smells.
I Had to grab a bottle when I first tried this, I highly recommend you go to your nearest fragrance shop and try a bit if you don't take my word for it!
Now the important part, trying to describe the actual smell. Its going to be tricky to try and describe it in words so you can get an idea of what it's like but I'll do my best.
It smells very masculine and sort of rough, but has yet a classy sort of appeal for example you'd imagine james bond to smell like this, not your local mechanic.
The medium size bottle usually lasts me about a month, I'm unsure if that is good or bad personally I think it runs out too quickly. Then again I only use it everyday so that might be why, its in a clear bottle with a nice squeeze in handle on the side which gives you a good aim!
I just recommend you go try some, it might become your new favorite smell!
I have to say that I'm quite particular when I choose my fragrance are going out and generally only stick to a select few. So what I noticed a rather distinctive smelling Dr I had to ask what he was wearing. So it was I came to discover 'Ultraviolet Man' by Paco Rabanne.
I'll start by describing the product visually. It comes in a heavy glass container with nearly half of its size taken up by a silver and purple pump. In order to get the spray to work you have to squeeze the purple applicator, personally I'm not a huge fan of anything that is overly desiged or overly packaged which I feel this is. I understand that image is an important part of the fragrance marketing but I tend to prefer a more utilitarian approach.
The fragrance itself is quite hard to describe but I shall try my best. The first thing you will notice is that it is quite a spicy fragrance. It has a woody element to it as well. After a while you are left with a sweet aroma but not overly sickly.
I have never tried the fragrance all day as I just keep it for evening use but used sparingly it can last a whole night.
In conclusion, I personally love this fragrance and have it as my default evening wear. While I find that it is a little overly packaged I can look beyond that and would encourage you to seek it out along with its accompanying products.
I was introduced to the Paco Rabanne brand a couple of years ago with the Black XS fragrance which is until today still one of my favourites. I don't know how but some way this brand succeeds in standing out from the other brands and other something unique. The Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man fits right in that category of being unique.
When you spot the bottle in the shop it's because of its unique shape and has a funky and modern touch. It's a bit chunky and has clear glass which allows you to see the purple liquid. I like the design and it's a bottle that you are not ashamed of when people see it in your bathroom. It's very trendy and stylish at the same time.
Although it's great to have a good looking bottle, in the end it's all about the scent. What I noticed about the scent was that is actually a warm but at the same time fresh scent. It's not overwhelming when you stray it. It's fresh in the beginning and you can notice the mint ingredient but then when it settles down you have the vanilla setting trough making it more a warm scent. The scent stays with you for a good four hours I would say maybe a bit longer. The mint freshness is the first to go and you notice more the vanilla in the end but still very nice.
I would say it's more a evening fragrance than day time although you can easily wear it during day time because it has the mint ingredient. Like almost every male fragrance it does contain musk, tonka bean and amber which give it a bit more masculine scent to it but more on the background.
Is it my favourite? Maybe not because I simply love the Black XS which is a bit spicier and stronger but it's a unique fragrance and certainly nice enough to buy!
I recently won an incentive at work and was lucky enough to receive a bottle of Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man. I already own the women's version, so was quite happy as I could give this to my partner, who incidentally owns more bottles of fragrance than I do!
Ultraviolet Man retails at around £19.99 for a 50ml bottle of eau de toilette. I love the female version of this fragrance and must say that I'm quite taken by the male edition. The bottle is quite unusual, funky, modern and quite unique. It's quite chunky, clear glass through which you can view the purple liquid inside. The spray mechanism runs the length of the bottle and is a deep shade of purple bearing the Ultraviolet logo, which you press down to release the scent from the nozzle. Very stylish and trendy.
The scent is quite unique also, with some amazing notes, and the most surprising I found, was the addition of mint. However, don't think this could be reminiscent of mouth wash, it is a very green, earthy smelling and very refreshing hint of mint.
Ultraviolet doesn't smell at all like the women's version, so don't be led to believe that they are at all similar. I find the women's version to be quite floral and exotic, however the male is both warm, sharp, fresh, clean and intoxicating, but all done in a very interesting way.
It opens with top notes of capsicum, orange pimento and vanilla, making this quite citrusy, however the vanilla lends a slight warmth to the fragrance, it is still a very powerful scent. I was quite surpised when I learned that it contained Ambergris. This is the pathological secretion of sperm whales found washed up on beaches, gross I know! Whatever it is, it adds an amazing sweet earthy odour to Ultraviolet. The Ambergris mixed with the mint, truly is a delight for the senses very sensual and alluring.
Once this had dried down it is very wearable, and does exude a warmth that is not present earlier on. It contains tonka bean, musk and amber to give a pleasing lasting scent that lingers on skin for quite sometime.
When my partner first tried this, he wasn't too sure, I think the tale about the sperm whale put him off a little, but it has now grown on him and he now classes this as a favourite.
I feel that this would be suitable for both day or evening wear, firstly day since it is so fresh minty, secondly for evening as it has a warmth and exotic finish to the fragrance.
This fragrance would suit men of all ages, it is quite classic, not too old fashioned but still a great scent that will appeal to most. Timeless perhaps.
Would I recommend this fragrance? Yes, without a doubt. I love it when my partner walks past and I get a whiff of this, he smells clean, fresh and dare I say it - sexy! This would make a great present for the special man in your life.
I received this fragrance as a gift a few years ago, and I must say it has been one of my favourites ever since. I had tried a couple of other Paco Rabanne fragrances before and loved them, this one definitely didn't disappoint.
The smell is very attractive and interesting to say the least. It's fresh whilst maintaining that masculine edge. It also lasts a long time and I have realised frequently that a couple of sprays leaves my the smell lingering in my room for hours after, which is nothing to complain about. It's also a very versatile smell, suitable for every occasion.
It seems to be a popular fragrance, as I am complimented pretty much every time I wear it. As far as price goes, a 100ml bottle can normally be found for between £30 and £40. At Christmas it's commonly sold as a gift set combined with a shower gel or antiperspirant at a bargain price.
The bottle itself is also a winner. The silver and purple design is very attractive and definitely stands out on a shelf.
This is my first fragrance review so please be gentle with me...lol
For the most part I am a person who likes a bargain and who likes to save money but there are a few things I am happy to spend a bit of money on. One of those thigns is a decent Eau de Toilette, and my favourite of recent times is Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet. I am now on my third full size bottle having been using it since I first tried it back when it was launched in 2001.
***** Packaging *****
As with most brands of fragrance, the packaging plays a big part in the overall product, and most likely makes up a large part of the cost...
Ultraviolet is packaged in a nice simply shaped metallic blue box. On the box is a the name and a few details on the back. It's very simple and elegant with a bit of a futuristic air about it. (upon researching the price I discovered that it actually won an award for best new packaging back when it was first released)
Upon opening the box and removing the bottle, you are greeted with a bottle of two halves. The back is a rectangular glass bottle with nicely smoothed corners and edges. The front is a equally sized though with a rounded leading edge. This section is chromed and houses a rubberised squeezable section on the front edge. This section houses the spray mechanism. The whole thing continues the slightly futuristic; in a sort of 1970s vision of the future sort of way, theme.
The glass back has changed a little over the years I've been using Ultraviolet, to begin with it was a nice dark blue colour which contrasted nicely against the chrome. These days it is clear glass.
The squeezable section for spraying works very effectively and is definitely geared towards the male user. No dainty little press spray here, the bottle is designed to be held in your whole hand and sprayed with your whole grip. A bit like a futuristic gun from an old Sci-fi film.
Personally (maybe cos I have fairly small hands or not very flexible wrists) I find it easier to hold the bottle the wrong way round and operate the spray with my thumb...this is probably just me being weird!
Along with the change in the colour of the glass section, colour of the actual liquid has changed over the years too. When the Glass first changed to clear the liquid was quite a deep blue colour, these days it's rather lighter blue, which detracts a little from the styling but is nothing to worry about and certainly not a reason to not purchase it!
***** The Scent *****
For me personally, this is my favourite fragrance but it's really rather hard to describe why...
First let me tell you what it is not. It is not your typical male scent, all spicy and rich like some kind of aplha male curry. Nor is it trying to overly embrace the males feminine side by being all fruity and fresh and making you smell like a delicious dessert.
It's very hard scent to describe, I find it nice and fresh, just manly enough to be definitely not perfume but as I say really typical man scent.
Several people have commented on it when I've worn it, always postive I might add, amongst the comments there have been people who have said it has a hint of berriness about it and a few have said it smells a bit like white chocolate. I think this might be a clever ploy by the makers because women love chocolate, so to make men smell a little chocolatey would be a great idea.
My girlfriend loves it when I wear this fragrance and it always brings a smile to her face when I get the bottle out. In fact I think she likes it almost more than me!
Unlike a lot of fragrances which I have tried in the past this actually last well. A lot of fragrances I find tend to smell good for a short time then just disappear completely, this however will actually last a whole evening or night out, and doesn't require you having to bath in in to do so. The spray dispenses a good amount and as such only a couple of squirts are
required when applying.
***** Cost *****
From looking around I think the average price of a large bottle of the Eau de Toilette is about £40ish, which when compared to other fragrances is a bit above average. Ever since it was first launched it has roughly maintained this price, unlike somewhich start higher and gradually get cheaper.
For me, it is worth the extra money over other scents because I really like it and it has proven popular every time I've gone out wearing it.
The packaging no doubt makes up some of the cost but it worth every penny as it is very functional and does look cool, not to mention the fact that it is easy to get every last drop out with the spray.
The fact that it is a longlasting and strong smelling (as in you don't need much to actually be able to smell it) scent also means it is actually fairly good value
***** Conclusion *****
Personally this is my favourite fragrance and one which I shall continue to use for as long as they keep making it. If you want a change from the 'manly' spicy fragrances or the overly metro-sexual super sweet scents this is a really good alternative and I am sure it will get you a lot of nice comments.
Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne is a fine fragrance.
It is available in all good shops, my better half buys it for me as she loves the woody smell against my skin, it is £29.99 for 100ml, or £23.99 for 50ml in Boots, it is also available in Superdrug, the Fragrance Shop and online via Amazon for slightly more.
The box it comes in is a dark blue one with a white line 'Ultraviolet' marked through it.
The Bottle itself is an attractive rectangle bottle with a vaporiser spray, a 100ml bottle should last you at least 6 months if you use it a couple of times a day as I do, its great when you've just shaved as its so fresh and powerful.
The smell is a lovely mix of its woody scent with a zesty minty twang, apparently it also has Coriander, Black Pepper and Indonesian patchouli and oak moss in the smell although I have to be honest these smells aren't too common in my house so I wouldn't really have been able to pick these out without advice from the shop assistant.
The packaging was voted best new male packaging in 2001 on its release.
The smell of this is something that does get commented upon when i'm at work in a nice way so it does give me confidence that I smell good when I wear it, its fresh and not overpowering and has a nice combination of natural smelling ingredients without making your eyes water like some of these products can.
You can also buy shower gel and anti-perspirant to go with the Eau de Toilette to get that all over smell, but it can be very expensive so I recommend this as the best of the three products, it is also available in Ultra Red but i've never tried this so can't advise on that.
Overall I like this smell and my better half and the women at work love it so its well worth checking out.
I was going to list the ingredients but it is really irrelevant unless you have a degree in chemistry but it does contain violet compound to give it the specific smell
This is my fella's choice of smell and from a woman's point of view I think it's a winner.
Paco Rabanne markets this as a 'woody oriental fragrance with top notes of vibrant, fresh ingredients, peppery and aromatic middle notes and a masculine, woody and warm base. In simple terms this is a fresh frangrance that is easy on the nose, and not too overbearing. The frangrance is very long lasting and can be smelt just as nice on clothes the day after use.
The bottle is a unique one, one which I haven't seen on a fragrance before, it is an oblong shape with clear glass on half and the other half is silver with a long purple spray button which carry's the name of the fragrance. Paco Rabanne liken the spray action to a 'gun' which may say why it continues to be my fella's favourite!!
Ultraviolet comes in 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette and you can expect to pay around £30 and £40 for the 100ml, often it's worth looking around christmas when gift sets are available as there is good offers and you tend to get either shower gel or deodorant. Also searching on the internet can find you cheaper prices.
Ahhhh, Ultraviolet. It brings back so many memories when I use this.
I first found this product back in 2006 when I noticed my brother had some, I tried it and I instantly fell in love.
One of the things you notice when you wear it, is the comments people give you. I used to work on the customer service desk in a busy clothing store, and the girls I used to work with always came up and hugged me - just to smell this fragrance. I have yet to meet a person who says they dislike this product.
The product is listed on many websites as mainly a woody smell, which I would agree with to a certain extent. It is one of the most unique smells I have ever known of. I personally feel that is has a fruity smell mostly, but I just can't pin exactly what fruits!
This aftershave IS quite an expensive one, but it is definetely worth the price. You can pick a 100ml bottle up for around £30-£34, the fragrance is a very strong fragrance which lingers, so a 100ml bottle can even do you for a few months, if you frequently wear ultraviolet.
The bottle is an unusual shape, it is shaped in a sort of 'gun' shape, and the fragrance liquid is a violet colour, which goes with the name quite nicly.
I would definetely reccomend this product to anyone, for yourself or even as a gift to someone.
Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man, Eau de Toilette
I was given Ultraviolet by my wife for Christmas three years ago. She had been testing out new fragrances for me in her lunchtimes and had come up with about three or four different perfumes for me to pick from. I don't like the actual act of shopping much so this was the best way for her to find me something new. Out of the choices I chose Ultraviolet.
Paco Rabanne claim that Ultraviolet is a woody oriental fragrance with vibrancy and freshness about it and a warm, masculine basenote. The bottle is a gun spray apparently combining "the purity of glass with the strength of metal" - Don't you just love marketing?
-Price and Accessibility-
Ultraviolet is widely available from stores such as Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser on the high street. Alternatively it can be purchased from Amazon, The perfume shop or The scent store online.
It is available in the 50ml bottle at around £27 or the 100ml bottle at a cost of around £31.
Occasionally department stores do some really good deals incorporating the 50ml bottle with shower gel. I must admit I usually buy during these offers to get a little added value.
I have to say I love Ultraviolet Man. It really seems to have lasting power that other fragrances don't. I have tried many other eau de toilettes such as Clinique's Happy and Calvin Klein's Crave and they just don't last as long on me as UM does. Ultraviolet Man will easily last 7 or 8 hours. Not bad for an Eau de Toilette.
It comes in my favourite colour packaging, purple, ok I know that is a little biased! However, the box looks luxuriant, which therefore makes me want to wear the perfume more. Once sprayed I can smell mint and a peppery scent combined with a earthy, woody, very masculine smell that I have yet to get fed up with.
I only spray on each arm and once around the neck so even a 50ml bottle lasts the best part of a year. So I don't think that economically it is going to break the bank.
I would highly recommend that you go and try a sampler of this product. In the end it really is the only way to buy any perfume. However if you do like the eau de toilette I can highly recommend the shower gel as well. This also has real staying power.
As I stated at the beginning I chose Paco Rabanne's Ultraviolet Man from a small sample that my wife liked and hoped that I would like to. Well I have never been disappointed with my choice and this is now my favourite perfume. I do wear others but I always come back to this time and time again. I feel that for around £30 it is very good value.
I have bought this for my husband on two occasions and he has had it bought as a present once as well. The bottle this comes in is simple but effective, the 50ml version is pretty huge and easier for a man to spray. It is a purple colour in the bottle, but is one that my husband can put on once, and I can still smell it on his pillow a few days later. It isn't like most mens fragrances, it has a delicate smell that lasts not one that knocks you out the moment he puts it on then turns to must a few hours later. This aftershave is one that lasts for several months even when worn every couple of days, it doesn't seem to evaporate into thin air, meaning that you save money as well as having a husband that smells great all day long.....what more can a woman ask for.
When did I start using it?
After being bought this as a christmas present many years ago I was curious on how it smelled because I had never heard of it before. Ever since then I have bought it over and over again whenever I run out.
What does it smell like?
The smell is really amazing, I wouldn't say it is my favourite aftershave but it is definetly in my top 3. The woody, fresh, modern and sensual smell really does get you compliments on a regular basis.
What does it look like?
The bottle that it comes is really stylish and is easy to press. Along the scoosher handle it has the name "Ultraviolet Man". The liquid inside is a purple colour contained within a rectangle glass bottle with a funky wavy design inside it. Take a look at the picture if your curious.
How long does the smell last for?
The bottle last a long time as you only need 2 or 3 sprays. This is great as you dont have to run out and buy a new bottle every month. Usually a bottle will last me about 3 - 4 months on average, which is pretty decent dont you think?
What size of bottles can you get?
You can get the bottles in size 50ml and 100ml. I go for the 100ml as it is not that much more expensive than 50ml.
Is the price reasonable?
I think yeah the price is reasonable considering the quality of the product. It Was Voted "Best New Male Fragrance Packaging Fifi 2001".
I give it two thumbs up from me!
When choosing a fragrance it needs to be chosen like you would choose shirt or suit trousers, fit and elegance is the key. This is A must buy fragrance for either yourself or for your boyfriend/husband. A fresh fragrance that will stay close with you all day, not like some fragrances that will loose there aroma by the end of the day. The sweet undertone will stay fresh around your collar. This for me has been a head turner and will get you noticed whether your around the office or from across the park.
Not just a great smell but also an easy to use and stylish dispenser, supplies a good distribution with one squeeze, unlike some bottles which can feel like a mouse is spitting sweet saliva at you.
Remember this fragrance is good quality and has a lush aroma so beware your friends may get the hint of what successful smells like.
Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne is based on the rare mineral ambergris. It has masculine, sensual, woody-amber undertones blended with liquid mint, organic vetiver, and moss crystals.