Excerpt: Paco Rabanne has launched the Black XS (for women) in 2007 – two years after the launch of the men version Black XS for men (2005). The feminine fragrance has been created by the perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Mark Buxton. The advertising slogan says ‘modern and rebellious princesses’. The Italian model Bianca Balti is the advertising front of the campaign.
Excerpt: One of the things that became clear to me as I worked on the recent 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try article was just how many perfume brands are entirely off my radar. It has been some time since I could claim to own anything that might be called a "working memory", so I keep notes on every fragrance I test whether I mention the scent here or not. Under Paco Rabanne there is: nada.
Excerpt: If Armani Privé Ambre Soie could be envisioned as richer, sharper, deeper, with the warmth of amber underscored by darkly resinous woods, Paco Rabanne Black XS might be the fragrance that such contemplation would paint. Ambre Soie veils its amber with a gourmand, chocolate-like layer that softens the final result, while Black XS sets amber in a frame that highlights its balsamic woods and fine tobacco facets.