Perfectly intuitive for the market’s expectations, 1 Million from Paco Rabanne has turned into the best seller of men’s fragrances over the last decade. And because this successful creation asked for a feminine version, in 2010 Lady Million was introduced to the public.
I have no comment on the bottle (designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance), nor the image of Lady Million, beautifully embodied by the American model Dree Hemingway (daughter of Mariel Hemingway and great granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway), but there at least one aspect that bothers me: the bling-bling character highlighted through the golden color.
“A perfume should be as imbued with meaning as it is light to wear” are the words of Paco Rabanne, who discovered the successful formula with 1 Million and now is replicating the same success with its successor. Lady Million is a floral woody musk fragrance for women, designed by 4 perfumers: Anne Flipo, Beatrice Piquet, Dominique Ropion and Bruno Jovanovic.
The perfume pyramid of this scent does not bring anything innovative. The opening exhibits a soft citrus character, mixing Amalfi lemon with neroli and raspberry. Afterwards, Lady Million shift to floral accords with African orange flower, jasmine and gardenia. The base notes encompass white honey and patchouli. Overall, this perfume develops nice and round as a diamond, because it had to be associated with diamonds, given that 1 Million was always linked with gold.
The perpetual fascination of women for diamonds (remember “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”?) has turned Lady Million into a best seller all over the world. And the creation team deserves all the praises for their vision. Now, it is your choice if you decide to go with the crowd (and purchase Lady Million) or you feel that your taste is more sophisticated than that and select a totally different scent for your next acquisition.
Lady Million Paco Rabanne Perfume Details
- Lady Million is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml Body Lotion, 150 ml Shower Gel and 150 ml Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumers: Anne Flipo, Beatrice Piquet, Dominique Ropion and Bruno Jovanovic
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Dree Hemingway Video for Lady Million Paco Rabanne