Paco Rabanne launched a new duo of variations of Lady Million and 1 Million in October 2012 called Lady Million Absolutely Gold and 1 Million Absolutely Gold. To keep true to the spirit of the fragrances, an effort had been made in the past to make collectors feel particularly rich owning a special bottle of 1 Million. This is however their plushest attempt to date where the juices themselves are concerned. The flacons by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence have been given a new aesthetic treatment by encasing their gold metal in glass (the press pictures do not do them justice), and the fragrances have been enriched and reinterpreted by both adding and substracting ingredients...
They are called "pure perfumes" by the brand which wanted to propose more saturated, opulent versions of the originals.
"In their gold ingot and cut diamond bottles, 1 MILLION and Lady MILLION have gone for extravagance and own it! All with a degree of detachment and a hint of insolence.
Their powerful, voluptuous fragrances sound out like a declaration of war on the consensus, on discretion and on indifference."
1 Million Absolutely Gold was composed by perfumers Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard, the original creators of this best-selling masculine scent. This is in part a 1 Million influenced by a classic Arabesque accord, the rose-oud harmony, but completely appropriated by Western codes of perfumery.
The perfume features notes of mandarin, florals, red rose absolute, blonde suede leather, oud, saffron, amber.
Lady Million Absolutely Gold was created by perfumers Anne Flipo, Béatrice Piquet and Dominique Ropion. Its sillage comes alive even in the bottle. It is serpentine, sinuous and ladylike.
This new scent features notes of bitter orange, neroli essence, jasmine sambac, orange blossom absolute, woods, amber, patchouli, cashmeran, cistus labdanum.
Prices: men's: 88€/100 ml; women's: 100€/100ml.
Via press release