A guide to picking your perfect perfume or aftershave
Paco Rabanne know how tricky finding your perfect fragrance can be. With so many varieties on the market, how will you ever find the one for you? Whether you’re looking for a cologne or perfume for a boyfriend, girlfriend or for yourself, there’s something for everyone out there!
Choosing a scent
Selecting a scent is the first step when it comes to finding your dream perfume or aftershave. Every fragrance is made from a collection of carefully selected notes which account for the overall scent. Most fragrances have top notes which hit the nose first, then middle and bottom notes which are traditionally subtle and softer on the senses. These elements are never random: they’ve all been meticulously selected to work together for harmony and balance.
There are a few main classes of scent, the first being floral. Flowery scents are most common in Paco Rabanne fragrances for women, although fresh floral notes are by no means exclusive to ladies - guys can pull them off too! Rose, lavender and geranium can be used as top notes in feminine fragrances or as bottom notes to balance a stronger, spicy scent.
Other popular fragrance types are spicy, musky, crisp, oriental and exotic. There are plenty of spicy fragrances in the Paco Rabanne fragrance for men collection, many boasting cinnamon and lime for a punchy kick. Musky scents often use leather and sandalwood for a timeless smoky appeal, while crisp scents use apple for a gorgeous clean aroma.
What’s the occasion?
When picking a cologne or perfume, you might want to consider where and when you plan to wear it. If much of your social time is spent at parties and evenings dos, cater to that with a rich, warm scent that won’t get lost in the crowd. There are plenty of Paco Rabanne fragrances for men and women designed especially for socialites and party animals.
If you’re looking for a daytime cologne or perfume, you'll also find it in the Paco Rabanne range. Light floral scents, fresh fragrances and subtle musky blends are perfect for daytime wear. Choose a cologne or perfume with lavender, vanilla or apple for fresh, understated glamour - ideal for the office!
Changing with the season
Are you a beach-basking babe or do you dwell in colder climates? Many Paco Rabanne customers choose their cologne or perfume based on the season. Some pick up both a winter and summer fragrance to last the year, while others simply choose one best suited to their surroundings. Florals and crisp scents traditionally make the best summer fragrances. Aim for light and airy aromas which will add a necessary spritz of freshness to a hot summer’s day. For the winter months, you should aim to bring the warmth to you with full-bodied, sensual fragrances. Orientals are a great example: these timeless colognes and perfumes feature woody, spicy notes that will make you forget all about the weather outside.
Popular Paco Rabanne fragrances for women
For an unignorable, seductive scent, look no further than Lady Million Lucky Eau De Parfum. This Paco Rabanne classic features bursts of raspberry, voluptuous sandalwood and intimate, warm woody notes. In a bottle shaped and coloured like a diamond, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a real gem!
Another classic Paco Rabanne fragrance for women is the Olympea Aqua Eau De Toilette. This powerful scent turns all your ideas about perfume on their head with salty vanilla and ginger flower. These unusual ingredients will set your scent apart from the rest. Why stick to the mould when you can break it?
Popular Paco Rabanne fragrances for men
The ‘his’ to the Lady Million Lucky Eau De Parfum is the masculine 1 Million Eau De Parfum Spray. This scent boasts woody hazelnut and zesty green plum for an exhilarating rush of fragrance. One whiff of the bold, masculine scent and the world is yours for the taking! Another cologne you might opt for is the Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau De Toilette, famed for its zesty citrus notes. Grapefruit, bay leaf and jasmine, all within in a trophy-shaped bottle, will really make you feel like a real winner.