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MagnifiScents: 1 Million Lucky

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The best sequels build off their predecessors by respecting what came before them, while at the same time daring to be different — creating new avenues for the franchise to move forward. 1 Million Lucky by Paco Rabanne does exactly that in this exciting follow-up to the iconic original 1 Million. 

Opening with a nonspecific harshly sharp sweetness threw me off at first. Especially when considering the glorious opening of the original. Luckily, this was all a ruse. If everything was perfect in life, we would never be able to recognize luck. With that shock surprise opening, what comes next is a welcome delight.

Candied versions of plum and honey make their way through covered with a stirring nutty accord. While the sharpness never really goes away, it creates a welcoming edge to what could have easily fallen into pure candy territory. This allows 1 Million Lucky to shine with bold confidence and a mischievous charm.

By taking a daring approach with the ideas that made 1 Million a classic, 1 Million Lucky was able to take all my expectations of what a sequel should be and instead showed me the exciting possibilities of what a sequel could be.

Scent Profile: candied plums soaked in candied honey, sprinkled with nuts.


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Having dedicated over a decade of his life to the study of happiness psychology, he joined Pinappos with the express purpose of creating a happy place shielded from darkness. As part of his personal happiness journey, he has quietly built a reputation as one of the perfume industry's foremost fragrance connoisseurs.

Written by JASON ARSHAN

Having dedicated over a decade of his life to the study of happiness psychology, he joined Pinappos with the express purpose of creating a happy place shielded from darkness. As part of his personal happiness journey, he has quietly built a reputation as one of the perfume industry's foremost fragrance connoisseurs.

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