Rated 3 out of
over ratedIt didn't take Paco Rabanne long to put out a slightly updated version of this and it really shows as this is extremely love hate. The normal Black XS for example was a 6 year gap to make L'Exces. Either way this is one of the longest lasting colognes on the market right now I've tried. It's obnoxiously strong almost musk cologne strong. I could do 2-3 sprays of anything designer and go about my day, This I'm not even exaggerating I can do one spray and go 12+ hours and still smell it. Even after owning it for a year so my nose has gotten used to it. It's a pretty bottle but obnoxiously large compared to other 100ml bottles to the point it stands out like a sore thumb. I've tried every other Paco Rabanne cologne I could get my hands on and own and or owned quite a lot of them and this is slightly ahead of "pour homme" which I'd say is their worst I've tried. Age demographic late teens to 30s. Dates, winter months and that sort of thing. I probably use this every 2 weeks as I have about 10 bottles of cologne. I'd describe it as a regret. Though not as bad as the black and blue bottle with the blue star people think is good.
This is one I'd try before buying and actually spray it on your skin if possible. It's a dark scent similar to black xs, lots of vanilla and ginger. it's complex and hard to describe. I was expecting more of a mens body wash out of this one similar to something easily googled called "marine" or "phoenix" in a black bottle made by the body wash company with 3 letters. Either way I'm disappointed with this and wish shoppers drug mart had testers. I would have bought something else.