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Paco Rabanne - 1 Million INTENSE

MikeDropIt

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No one has really brought this up yet, so I figured I might do a thread about it.

The infamous 1 Million by Paco Rabanne is getting it's second flanker (if I'm not mistaken) and it's a Intensified version on the original.

How strong do they really want 1 Million to be? It's already known for being one of the strongest fragrances do date, how come Paco releases a Intense version? The answer I believe is correct: the money. 1 Million is not only one of the strongest fragrances, it's also one of the top selling fragrance of all time! Of course they will release a flanker.

I just wonder how strong this Intense version will be. May God help us all!

Fragrantica artical: http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Paco-Rabanne-1-Million-Intense-3993.html

EDIT: I literally just saw that someone had already made a thread for this, so never mind. :)
 

del

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I'll sample this once it hits the US Market.... the regular 1 Million does nothing on my skin unless I feel warm or close to sweating.




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Ken Cosgrove

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I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.
 

bigsteve

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I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.

I think you are exactly right, bro.
 

dougczar

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I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.

Exactly. I think 1 Million "Intense" will be just what some people are looking for. It sounds like the biggest complaint about 1 Million is that it is too sweet. I think this verson will increase the leather / patchouli so it will be a less-sweet version of 1 Million, and make this a flanker for the older crowd perhaps.
 

scentimus

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I agree Puig now owns Rabanne Fragrances along with Prada and we all know Prada Intense was just a reworking of the fragrance notes. In no way was Prada Intense a mega fragrance bomb instead the sweet notes of the original were toned down.
 

MikeDropIt

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I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.

Well, for the sake of the world, I hope you're right! :)
 

Ken_Russell

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Have to ask for the intense version during my next extensive fragrance purchase/testing. Might not be the most pleasant, but still interesting.
 

timmy-j

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I own and use 1 Million and it is quite mild on me. I think the whole sillage bomb/ "club scent" reputation was started by those who don't own it themselves but were exposed to a younger crowd who bathes in it (probably 10+ sprays). I personally love it and would welcome a darker less sweet version of 1 Million or a stronger more potent one. Can't wait to try it.
 

Caskey

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I tried this on Thursday at Debenhams. Sprayed it on paper and my wrist. I thought the opening actually smelled pretty different than 1 Million, but still had some vibes of it. The drydown just dries down to the usual 1 Million smell, but this stuff projected like mad on me and lasted forever. If I didn't have 1 Million already, I would purchase this.
 

Riverwide

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I tried it yesterday. Very, very similar to the original, but smells heavier, darker and dirtier. I detected more oud.
 

Shanester66

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agreed.

I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.

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agreed.

I think people really seem to misinterpret 'Intense' when linked to a fragrance, call it the DHI Effect if you will. Often the 'Intense' means more that it's darker or more woody. Take AdP Colonia Intensa for example, not particularly long-lasting, but much more woody and deep, less bright so to speak. Same with Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense.

Sorry to be a pedant, it's just rather silly to presume that 'Intense' is shorthand for 'massive longevity and silage'.
 

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