‘smells like teen spirit!’
What happens when you combine Iggy Pop and director Jonas Akerlund with a great new fragrance? Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Exces, that’s what! Even if you’re more Jack Black in School of Rock than Guns N Roses’ Slash, this is the olfactory equivalent of throwing on a studded leather jacket and doing your best air guitar performance.
Created by talented perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, Black XS L’Exces is a woody aromatic fragrance whose initial citrus bursts Calabrian lemon and lavender give way to more woody and sensual amber base notes. Our testers fell for not only the black rock star styled flacon with attached skull charm, but also the young and powerful fragrance within. Crucially they also liked how this scent developed over time to reveal a more complex and sensuous wood/amber base.
It’s the perfect partner for the female counterpart by Paco Rabanne, Black XS L’Exces For Her, which our girls loved for its’ electrifying oriental floral scent, evoking images of rock singers Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett (luckily without the obligatory 70’s mullet!)
Verdict: If your life is more mundane than rock stars, grab a touch of excess!
Price: Black XS L’Exces For Him EDT £41 for 50ml.
Available: Stockists 0207 494 6220.