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Eau de Metal Paco Rabanne for women

Eau de Metal Paco Rabanne for women
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Eau de Metal is a fresher and lighter version of the original Metal perfume by Paco Rabanne from 1979. Paco Rabanne Eau de Metal was launched in 1986. The nose behind this fragrance is Robert Gonnon.

Perfume rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 38 votes.

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Aldehydes Floral Notes Oakmoss Woody Notes Musk Citruses

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Eau de Metal Fragrance Reviews


Eau de Metal.
I soooooo miss this one. It was my signature scent. And it has nothing incommon wit Metal Raco Rabanne


Gentle Readers, your faithful Eloquaint has a bone to pick with this perfume.

I'm a jeweler by trade, and one of my many hobbies, when I was younger, was working on car and motorcycle engines. I know a lot about the smell of metal. Metal that the sun has been beating on, metal that has just had the heat of the torch taken off of it, freshly cast metal, freshly quenched metal, how copper and silver smell when you polish them...

Eau de Metal doesn't smell a damn thing like metal in any incarnation that I know of, and I wish it did. I got nervous when I saw that galbanum wasn't listed as a note, because-and I've thought about this-a perfume that was really going to smell like metal should probably be based on galbanum, with oakmoss and a touch of vetiver as well. Come on, Grasse, do I have to do this myself?

That being said, it's a perfectly nice scent. Starts out with an intense green, not a sweet green, the initial sweetness is from a light musk, and twenty minutes later it smells of roses. Later on I do get some oakmoss, but what's the point?



Vintage version.Very elegant floral chypre, nothing unpleasent, but classy and lasting.


it has beautiful jasmine note, why it is not listed as a note


eririco is so knowledgeable and describes a fragrance so well, that I feel like a dunderhead writing anything afterwards. I didn't recognize individual notes in this, myself. When I initially put it on, I thought it was pleasant in a different way. At one point this morning I thought, I like it and I'm glad to have some, but I wouldn't want to wear it too often. I think it was the aldehydes tickling my nose! This isn't so much a wrist sniffer, because the true essence goes away trying to get close to it. Instead wafts of pure beauty would be around me and in short time, I was captivated. The longevity was greater than I expected, I was still getting the occassional sillage at 4 hours. But reapplying was divine, especially after about 20 minutes. It transports you.

I think it smells like wind chimes in pure, clean air on a cool spring or autumn morning. Or granite rocks.


A rare treasure, but one definitely worth seeking out. This rather unique release by Paco Rabanne is part of the rich history of the house. It came out in 1986, and was actually, according to some old marketing I found, released "for Men". However, most people would probably agree it is truly Unisex. The bottle I have is not as shown, but instead came in a reddish/silver box with a big silver "Pr" logo on it with the bottle having the large, Vintage "Pr" logo - clear glass with all red lettering, no white border or white cap. The cap is actually black and is as wide as the bottle. You can find what I am talking about on Ebay, hopefully.

The notes here are actually wonderful! A vibrant opening of wonderful, fizzy aldehydes, hyacinth (gorgeous here), lily-of-the-valley, tea rose (not dominant), jasmine and a nice note of ylang-ylang as well as a light iris which offers a touch of powder. There is also basil, which adds a nice green, herbal note that balances nicely and carries into the heart of florals. After many wearings side-by-side with Original Metal EdP, I find galbanum in here (showing near the top, but after the aldehydic opening and some florals breathe), transitioning into the heart. Not too resinous or heavy, but present and it stays persistent into the drydown.

The base is well done as it doesn't dominate the florals. You will find oakmoss (more of a fixative than a note, but it is there and keeps the green notes alive and the florals fresh), a light "glassy" vetiver and a nice clean white musk that breathes on the skin so naturally.

On my skin, I find it to be very fresh and a wonderful radiating aura scent with just a single spray! I have done a wearing (3-4 shots or so) on a warm spring day and it lasted for hours. Definitely a scent for men who want to explore fragrant florals on their skin and don't mind presenting their feminine archetype (as Carl Jung would express). I have a static feminine with a dominant masculine, but I feel totally confident and comfortable wearing this. A composition to admire and one you will not find in today's mainstream boredom.

Glorious and harmonious. One of the better (and least known) Paco Rabanne bottlings, Eau de Metal in the clear glass (no white border) and red lettering...I prefer it during Spring, Summer and Fall days - with sunshine! The sensation is one of the flowers opening on your skin when the rays of sunlight interact with this fragrance. I deeply love masculine florals - and this one is even short of that and is fully Unisex (my wife wears it and it smells amazing on her as well). Enjoy...this is truly beautiful!!


It's such a shame this fragrance has been discontinued. It still can be found online though.

It's sparkling, fresh, effervescent and dewy, like a freshly picked out bouquet of lily of the valley and hyacinth pulverized with a cloud of aldehydes.


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