Paco Rabanne is a French fashion house founded in 1966. Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo, the Spanish-born fashion designer more widely known as Paco Rabanne, fled Spain with his family during the Spanish Civil War. Growing up in Paris, he is an architect by training, but he started his fashion career designing jewelry for other houses before trying his hand at clothing design. He quickly became known for his eclectic fashions featuring unconventional materials such as metal and paper.
The house's first perfume is the now-legendary women's scent Calandre, introduced in 1969. A series of innovative fragrances in distinctive bottles for both men and women have followed. Paco Rabanne fashions and fragrances are produced in conjunction with Puig.
Designer Paco Rabanne has 66 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 1969 and the newest is from 2016. Paco Rabanne fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Michel Hy, Robert Gonnon, Olivier Cresp, Pierre Wargnye, Rosendo Mateu, Jean Martel, Jacques Cavallier, Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Fabrice Pellegrin, Mark Buxton, Veronique Nyberg, Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion, Loc Dong, Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux, Michel Girard, Beatrice Piquet, Bruno Jovanovic and Gerard Anthony.
Paco Rabanne launches a new feminine fragrance in August 2015 under the mythical name of Olympéa. Olympéa represents the equivalent of the masculine edition Invictus from 2013, inspired by the athletic spirit, competition and victory.
The concept is based on the idea of a modern Greek goddess and evokes strength, dynamism and conquests. The perfume is developed by Loc Dong and Anne Flipo. Its both salty and floral compositions is characterized as fresh oriental, opening with sparkling green mandarin, aquatic notes of water jasmine and fiery ginger lily, with salted vanilla in the heart. The base notes are sandalwood, cashmere and ambergris.
The face of the perfume is Brazilian model Luma Grothe. The bottle is shaped like a laurel crown, designed by Marc Ange. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.