This is probably the “hundredth” version of the classic, but if it sells, I understand the brand’s move
For me, it is a composition very much in the style of the classic. The difference is that there are less cinnamon-tasty tones here. At the beginning there is a shadow of something that resembles an herbal landrace. Later, the composition has a bit of “fruity” accents, but just with something fresh – and not as apple pie-like as it was in the classic.
Unfortunately, the base of the Paco Rabanne 1 Million Elixir perfume is already cheap and comes off, in my opinion, much weaker than the classic. It makes an improvement with tons of synthetic fixatives that mimic vanilla, wood or ambergris. This base is very common in current “sweeteners-sticky” in the style of Stronger With You.
Final opinion on the perfume Paco Rabanne 1 Million Elixir
Similar to the classic, but inferior, more bulk and with a low-quality base. At the same time, it could have been definitely weaker, yet the composition holds some level.
+/- considerable similarity to the classic
cheap and very improved base
Notes: tonka bean, rose, osmanthus, cedarwood, vanilla, apple, patchouli
Year of release: 2022
Creator: Olivier Pescheux
Price, availability, line: eau de parfum available in 50, 100 and 200 mL.
Persistence: very good, about 8 hours