Paco Rabanne Olympea is an Aquatic Floral fragrance that was launched in 2016. To create this piece, Paco Rabanne drew on the talents of IFF, Loc Dong, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. Olympea is focused on the modern-day Cleopatra. She isn’t an absolute mortal, she is a demi-goddess. The fragrance evokes the desires that all women possess: to be wanted, to be successful and above all to be victorious.
The face of this powerful fragrance is the 21-year-old Brazillian model, Luma Grothe, a mesmerizing beauty. Directed by Alexandre Courtes, the advertising campaign demonstrates the true magnetism of Olympea, a woman that didn’t have to choose between beauty and intelligence, because she has it all.
Paco Rabanne Olympea opens with a distinctly floral frame, with notes of ginger, jasmine, orange flower, peach and precious rose accents. All this citric combination leads to the heart of the perfume, which is full of freshness and refinement. The base of the perfume is unique, full of vanilla notes, ambergris, cashmere, benzoin resin, and sandalwood, covered by salt.
- Top notes: Green Mandarin, Ginger Lily, Hydroponic Jasmine
- Heart: Salted Vanilla
- Base notes: Sandalwood, Ambergris, Cashmere
It is a distinct, original and clear fragrance, defined by accents of citrus and rare flowers mixed with fine salt particles. The sublime touch gives a fresh and inspiring breeze to women who choose to wear this everyday aroma. Although sweet and floral the fragrance is still included in the aquatic category. This scent reveals a fresh and seductive introduction, leaves an aquatic arrangement and creates comfort with feminine taste.
The power of this perfume is reflected in the notes of salty vanilla, amber, and cashmere. The vanilla has never been so gentle, feminine. After a while, it is just freshness, without being sweet. This scent completes a fine and quiet personality. This is not for strong women, it is an unusual female fragrance that blends classic elements with the challenging spirit of the modern age.
The fragrance is extremely versatile, it’s easy to wear, perfect for any occasion, it’s easy to adapt to each outfit depending on when it is worn. It is the perfect combination for spring and summer nights. The longevity and sillage are perfect. The amazing bottle is shaped like a laurel crown, was designed by Marc Ange, and it does a good job of displaying the charming character of the scent.
However, I can’t say that is a revolutionary scent because I have met over the years this combination in other perfumes. But I have to admit that the way the two accords are included in the Olympéa perfume makes it unique.
Beyond the superior quality of the notes, Paco Rabanne Olympea is available at an attractive price, proving to be a very good investment on a long term. The fragrance is available as 30, 50, and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.