For those of you able to see beyond the aggressive marketing campaigns developed by Paco Rabanne in the last couple of years, this brand means more than the best-sellers bling-bling called 1 Million and Lady Million. There was a time (more than a decade ago!), when the fragrances produced by the Spanish cosmetic giant Puig were focused on ingredients rather than image.
From that period, one of the most representative scents is Ultraviolet Man, arrived on the market in 2001, two years after its feminine counterpart. Designed by perfumer Jacques Cavallier and belonging to the woody aromatic olfactory group, Ultraviolet Man was imagined as a fragrance destined to arrest a male sensuality. Shaped around the accord of grey amber, Ultraviolet Man is, subsequent to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, one of the most interesting and complex perfumes sampled by me from the fashion house founded by Paco Rabanne.
The opening in Ultraviolet Man id dominated by a fresh and green structure, which transforms in no longer than ten minutes, into a clearly identifiable heart shaped from vetiver. This green facet remains until the end, when it is doubled by a warm and woody accord that renders the scent with a reassuring effect. Ultraviolet Man’s official notes are scarce and encompass the following: ambergris (grey amber), mint, vetiver and crystal moss.
The shape of the bottle that holds the fragrance was meant to represent “a technologically advanced object”, benefitting from an innovative pump system and dominated by a serene color scheme that veers to a violet hue. Overall, Ultraviolet Man behaves like a masculine character, an aspect that strangely sets it apart from the ultra acclaimed 1 Million. In my opinion, having them both in your perfume wardrobe is inappropriate, to say the least.
Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man Perfume Details
- Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion and 100 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2001
- Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man Video Commercial