Scented; One in a Million

By Jo Phillips

Million; yup it’s a number we know that, and yet is so often used in a far more descriptive way than just in straightforward numerical terms. ‘A million-pound project‘, ‘I must have told a million times, ‘I have a million things to do tomorrow’ .. colloquial phrases that easily runs off the tongue. That’s because it has such an immediate impact both emotionally and visually. Its impact can be seen in songs as well as fragrance enjoy a bit of millionaire thinking here in Scented; One in a Million.

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American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, dancer, and television judge Ne-Yo’s music sits within the genres of R&B and also incorporates parts pop and hip hop in as well. One in a Million is the third single from singer/songwriter fourth studio album Libra Scale in 2010.

Guns N’ Roses are an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, that formed in 1985. The eighth track on the album G N’ R Lies and was released in 1988. The song is based on lead singer Axl Rose’s experience of getting hustled in a Greyhound bus station when he first came to Los Angeles. The song’s lyrics caused great controversy among many different groups, and accusations of homophobia, nativism, and racism were levelled against him.

Pet Shop Boys are an English synth-pop duo formed in London in 1981. Consisting of primary vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe, and talking of millions they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. One in a million is from their Very album which is their fifth studio record.

So when we talk about Millions we can’t not mention one of the most iconic fragrances One Million (for men) by Paco Rabanne.

This audacious fragrance evokes a rush of self-assured, intelligent spirit. Its bottle, shaped like a gold bar, a bullion ingot, says rich, confident, and powerful, and was inspired by Paco Rabanne’s 1960’s metallic fashion.

1 Million was created by Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux, and Michel Girard . Find in the top notes are Blood Mandarin, Grapefruit and Mint falling into middle notes of Cinnamon, Spicy Notes and Rose; and finally resting it sits base with Amber, Leather, Woody Notes and Indian Patchouli.

The creator Paco Rabanne said at the time, “In all civilizations and religions gold has always managed to seduce people”.

1 Million became a huge success when it came out in 2008. It was immediately loved by young men of all backgrounds, an instant hit but also a perennial top-seller 15 years later. A heady and boozy fragrance, it’s impressive that 1 Million is still today a best seller.

However, the brand has just bought out a new elixir version heightened, for a new dawn. Meet 1 MILLION ELIXIR their new intense perfume. Described as deeper, stronger, richer and more intense than ever before, the new 1 MILLION ELIXIR is an explosion that still holds to its origins and is a fruity woody oriental scent.

“intoxicating blend, deep and addictive, that infuses rich floral-fruity notes into the very finest matières. A “grand cru” that vibrates with the contrast of the warm vanilla-infused woods – and the more liquorous davana.”

Opening at the top with a bold start, find natural sweet apple oil and the first hints of the Davana leaves that when distilled small somewhere between dried fruits and sweet tea,(you will mee these again later) for a distinctive start.

These notes then move towards the middle of the very best Turkish Rose and Osmanthus, a floral with leathery, apricot notes and wild-grown tonka beans, bringing the luxurious touch to the fragrance.

Before it settles at its base with precious extractions of patchouli and cedarwood oil distillations, and black vanilla seed pods and the final lingering facet of liquorous Davana again.

This new facet for the scent has been created by the perfumers Christophe Raynaud, one of the composers of the original 1 Million, and Quentin Bisch, both exploring the ideas behind the brave juice;

And the bottle of this edition is of course gold, the updated bullion ingot, but with added details. This iconic gold bar now carries a distinctive new sign of power. A black triangle carved proudly sits front and centre-top of the bottle, a sign of its new strength. As before these golden nuances represent power, wealth, luxury, durability.

And last but by no means least the new fragrance Made in France can proudly claim a vegan formula with 91% of natural origin ingredients, strictly respecting the strict cruelty-free policy. The outer box of 1 MILLION ELIXIR is 100% recyclable with an FSC accreditation, being sourced from responsibly managed forests. 

So if you feel brave enough I Million Elixer launches on 26th January.

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