Paco Rabanne Lady Million and Five Hundred

10 January 2012

I'm a bit of a perfume collector but as yet I've not dared to dedicate a post to any of my favorite scents to wear. The problem is no matter what I tell you, no matter how I try to verbalize the scents, the fact will always remain that you can't smell a blog post. So, with that in mind, I thought it'd be a great idea to try. Excellent logic on my part, no?!

I picked up Lady Million by Paco Rabanne yesterday. I first spied, or should I say, smelt this perfume on my way through Duty Free and regrettably didn't buy it. I would have saved myself a few pounds but having said that it wasn't too badly priced in comparison to some of my usual selections.



The perfume comes packaged in a beautiful gold box embossed with the name. The bottle itself has been inspired by a jewel and the name and atomizer are gilded with gold giving the impression of something luxurious. So that's the packaging described, now onto the smell. You'll have to forgive me here if I can't do this well. To be honest what I'd be inclined to say first is 'it's nice' but I know that doesn't suffice as a description. So here's my best effort...
  
Described as a sensual, seductive and a floral scent, when you first spray it the overall smell is most definitely floral. There's hints of Jasmine amongst the floral bouquet. Unfortunately my sense of smell and knowledge of flowers won't take us any further than that. After a few minutes the scent develops and you definitely can smell the notes of honey and orange. I find the smell to be rather sweet but not in a sickly way. It does, as the description states, seem quite sensual and I find it very smooth. I think it's a versatile scent that can be worn in Winter because of the honey and orange or Spring because of the brightness of the florals. But really that's down to personal opinion and preference though. 

As for staying power, the perfume envelops you nicely for the first few hours and then begins to fade, it can still be smelt if you're up close and personal but by the fourth or fifth hour you need to spritz yourself again to maintain it's strength.



Overall, I love everything about this perfume. The design is sophisticated but compact enough for me to sling it in my handbag easily. The scent is bold without being overpowering and it develops well over the first few hours. I'll be re-buying this again I think.

You can buy Paco Rabanne Lady Million from The Perfume Shop for £59.99 for the 80ml size I have or if you don't need quite so much, £32.99 for the 30ml. It's available from Sephora too, for people in the US and elsewhere, starting from $48.

Five Hundred

Now, enough talk of a million, 500 seems pretty good to me. This week I passed 500 followers! I was so thrilled, I never thought it would happen this quickly. For the first few months I didn't try to attract any readers (since I didn't have anything for them to read) but I remember when I finally passed 50 followers in November and it seemed huge to me. Now I've passed ten times that!!

I want to say thank you to all you lovely people who read my ramblings, comment and of course follow me!
Although I really enjoy blogging, knowing you lovely ladies are somewhere in the world actually paying attention to what I write is not only a strange feeling but is also an awesome, unbeatable feeling and great motivation to keep at it. Your kind words always bring a smile to my face and encourage me to try and make my blog better.

So a BIG thanks! Without you I'd probably have given up a long time ago!


xxx

35 comments:

  1. I love this perfume! You've got such a great blog here! I've just hit 20 subs after 1 week of blogging and am thrilled so I know excatly how you are feeling!

    http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com/

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  2. OMG this perfumes is on my wish list , i love it so much ;-)

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  3. Very nice packaging!!! Never tried it, now I'm curious!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  4. My auntie absolutely loves this perfume and I've heard so many good things about it plus it's pretty! going straight on my wishlist.

    well done on hitting 500 subscribers! I've only just started but have 22 subs and when I get a new one it makes me so happy so I can only imagine how you feel with all yours haha!

    carmen x

    handbagfullofdreams.blogspot.com

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  5. This perfume is definitely at the top of my scent wishlist! Though I think the advert for it on TV is so silly. Just clicking her fingers and she gets rows of shoes? It's a bit tacky in my eyes. Still love the fragrance though :3

    Maisyetc.

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  6. with just a simple name
    you gave me goosebumps
    why? when i was little i would
    always hear my mom talk about
    that designer .. brought back
    memories when i was in Argentina :)

    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  7. I have this perfume and i love it! I love some off the other paco rabanne ones too. My fave is ultraviolet x

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  8. Sounds lovely! Definitely want to smell this and try it out myself now!

    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  9. Awh, congratulations on the five oh oh! You deserve every one and many more (who you just know will be here very soon) ;)
    Love, love Lady Million! For me, it is my Late Autumn/Early Winter scent. Everyone needs to test it, I can't really think of any perfume very like it. For me, it is one of a kind.

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  10. ooooh.... I must try this!

    Thanks for sharing !!

    HUGS!


    xxxoo
    -> BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  11. This is one really nice perfume :)
    http://confessionsofthepsychocat.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh! I'm always up for a new perfume! Congratulations on having over 500 followers, that's so amazing! I've just recently subscribed but have been reading for a while! Keep on blogging, I love keeping up with your blog!

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  13. Wow, congratulations on reaching 500! Great blog, you've got a new follower xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  14. I´ve never smelt it but I will because it seems to be really nice just like you describe it! I love your blog! It´s amazing! xoxo

    http://littlepocketful.blogspot.com/

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  15. Congratulations!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for following me. I love your blog too, and I follow you rigth now.

    kisses

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  16. The confection is fantastic and I guess also the parfum! Really nice post, I like it!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress by entering the Free People giveaway on my blog!

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  17. my bf has the million one and it smells delish!! havnt smelt the lady millio one before though

    http://tzeyien89.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  18. I'm sold on the bottle alone!!
    Thanks for your sweet comments xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  19. I fell in love with this perfume a year ago and still love it to this day. I think it's perfect for winter it has a floral mysterious smell to it. Glad you like it too!

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  20. I am looking forward to try it! You got a new follower <3<3

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  21. beautiful!

    xx
    Alexa
    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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  22. ..I like the scent but the bottle could be more expensive looking !

    Following you now..

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  23. love it, so perfect!

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  24. love it, so perfect!

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  25. Congratulations on 500! That is HUGE and so exciting!!

    And that perfume bottle is so pretty! I love how little it is, so easy to take on the go! :)

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  26. I have a special surprise for YOU on my blog, hon :)
    Take a look: http://www.viewfromheels.com/2012/01/blog-award-7-facts-about-me.html#more

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  27. Hmm I have never heard of this perfume but you have peaked my interest and I will be sure to give a sniff the next time I see it! Congrats on the 500 followers!! I guess I make it an even 550!

    XO,
    Erin

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  28. just found your adorable blog, now following! :)

    this perfume looks amazing!

    XO
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  30. I work in a Fragrance department inside a department store and it has to be said this is one of our biggest sellers!
    It's an amazing scent (and don't feel silly writing a post about something you can't smell) It's really interesting to see what people's opinions are on certain fragrances
    www.beautywondersuk.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  31. I've never tried this perfume before which is weird as I'm perfume obsessed! Going to try it the next time I'm out shopping xx

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  32. I have this perfume for more than one year (since male version is my favorite) and I simply adore it, so glam & fab!;)
    Btw u have really pretty blog and style!:)
    xoxo

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  33. i absolutely adore this perfume! however my top perfume is definately the "alien" perfume! stunning smell!

    http://itsthoselittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com/

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