Fact: there’s a 94.76 per cent chance you’ve either bought, gifted or been given a bottle of the Paco Rabanne 1 Million fragrance.
That stat is entirely made up, but stay with us.
Widely known as the ‘sexiest scent on earth’, Paco Rabanne 1 Million and its recognisable sleek gold bar bottle sits pride of place in bathroom cabinets and on department store shelves around the world.
The traditionally male cologne is a classic noughties scent – masculine, flamboyant, heady and a little bit much.
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You see, the world’s sexiest fragrance is made from… sex smells. Really.
We know what you’re thinking. As if someone would want to make a perfume out of my post-coital sweat… right?
When we asked the creator of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne how she went about designing sex in a bottle, turns out that’s really not that far from how it, erm, went down.
Johanna Monange, Founder and CEO of Parisian perfumery house Maison 21G, worked as a ‘nose’ (a professional perfumer) designing cult fragrances for some of the world’s top luxury brands for more than 20 years. She started work on creating Paco Rabanne 1 Million in 2006.
The brief? “Make the sexiest scent you can.”
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