Black XS Potion Femme 2014

Black XS Potion Femme by Paco Rabanne
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Black XS Potion Femme is a limited perfume by Paco Rabanne for women and was released in 2014. The scent is fruity-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Puig. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

GrapefruitGrapefruit
Baccara rose
Christmas roseChristmas rose
Black sandalwoodBlack sandalwood

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Scent

7.436 Ratings

Longevity

8.225 Ratings

Sillage

7.628 Ratings

Bottle

7.143 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 07.01.2020.
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
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A smouldering potion
The original Black XS was too sweet and too fruity for me, but "Black XS Potion" is quite different! It's more aromatic and it smells surprisingly good. Neither pretty nor romantic, "Potion" gives the impression of a wilful, tempestuous beauty. "Black XS Potion" is loaded with dark flowers, spices and sandalwood, but I can't smell one aspect predominating, as if all the ingredients had been thrown into a cauldron until a rich and warm scent emerged. I think it could develop some seductive powers - but you'll either be drawn into its magic or you'll dislike it completely. This fabulous new Paco Rabanne scent could be described as a floriental with a touch of woody "masculinity". You'll certainly make your presence felt wearing it.
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
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7.5
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Karinoula

82 Reviews
Karinoula
Karinoula
Helpful Review    3  
Aromatic gothic perfume
Extraordinary winter perfume with depth and wonder. Less sweet from the other Black XS edt/edp in the same vibe of Boss intense edp. Long lasting and aromatic. The bottle is lovely black and heavy and there is some kind of gothic style about it. Best for winter and fall and it will be highly appreciated to those who wear and love Boudoir/John Galliano edp/Deep red/Boss intense edp. I am very happy adding this to my collection. "rich perfume".
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7.5
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7.5
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7.5
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DarkMatter

24 Reviews
DarkMatter
DarkMatter
Helpful Review    6  
Dark and Soapy
I would never have put those two adjectives together before smelling Black XS Potion Pour Elle. But this is a perfume that is most definitely both dark and soapy. Now, I like both types, especially dark, deep mysterious fragrances. Initially upon application the Bacarra or "black" rose is most evident, with a slight sharp hint of grapefruit. I needn't have worried that the grapefruit might "lighten" this perfume into a summery category. The grapefruit is very slight and only seems to prevent this from becoming too sweet or floral. Black XS Potion is beautifully blended, this is what I originally imaged the L'Excès should have been: Dark, sensuous, the scent of a femme fatale. But I found the original and L'Excès both to be too sickly sweet to be truly "dark".

However, THIS is what I have been waiting for from Paco Rabanne. It is as if they realised that there was something that they missed from the "Black XS" and have concocted the perfect "potion" in POTION! I am a huge fan of the gorgeous black sandalwood from which the soapy note emanates. It is a refreshing change to discover a dark perfume that doesn't rely on berries or patchouli. I honestly cannot fault this. If one loves dark perfumes, black roses, soapy notes and has a gothic penchant, then adoration will soon follow. Beware, this is STRONG! Not much is required, it will go a long, long way. I am now going to stock up on lots of back-up bottles as this is a limited edition (as all great perfumes seems to be these days!)

Black XS Potion Pour Elle is a pagan goddess dressed in layers of black gossamer with alabaster skin, red lips and big mahogany eyes. Her dark silken hair whips around her like a cloak carrying the fragrance of her many magickal potions on the breeze.
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