In the past days, I had the pleasure of sniffing a classic and one of the most interesting fragrances from the last 45 year. And on this particular occasion something else revealed to me as well. As you probably know by know, besides the incense based fragrances (which became an obsession for me lately!) I also love woody scents and the classical aromatic fougere (from the last olfactory category, the most recent creation that seemed interesting enough for deserving an acquisition was 2008’s Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger!).
Now, when I think about masculine fragrances “par excellence”, one of the names that I picture is 1978’s Azzaro Pour Homme, not solely due to the fact that it’s been in my wardrobe twice, but also because I appreciate so much its olfactory structure. But, at the beginning of spring, I sampled Aramis Classic and it occurred to me that this could have been inspirational for Azzaro’s hit. And after the past weekend I have a better candidate as motivation. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme reminds me of Azzaro Pour Homme, however the base but especially the dry down phase are different enough in order not to put under question the creativity of the trio of perfumer who developed the latter.
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme received the 1975’s Fifi Awards in the category “Men’s Fragrance of the Year – Luxe” and was introduced in 1973 as an aromatic fougere developed by perfumer Jean Martel. This is one fragrance that was on my “for test” list for a long time, and when I finally sprayed onto my wrist, the first minutes were puzzling, because I cannot believe its big similarity with Azzaro Pour Homme. However, afterwards the fragrance evolved to a fresher mid development and a base less overpowering. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme top notes are clary sage, rosemary and Brazilian rosewood; heart is geranium, lavender and Tonka bean; and base notes are musk, amber, oakmoss and honey.
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme impetuous beginning advances after 10 minutes into a heart dominated by the accords of lavender, to finally dry down to sensual musky base, imbued with distinctive notes of honey. The flacon that contains Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is made from transparent green glass with elegant shapes and comes in a packaging box that preserves the color scheme. Overall, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is a scent for a stylish man, definitely not appropriate for an age group below 30.
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Perfume Details
- Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 200 ml Eau de Toilette Splash and Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 ml After-Shave Lotion, 150 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1973
- Perfumer: Jean Martel
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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