PACO RABANNE METAL (1979) : CHAMPAGNE JACUZZIS, BIANCA; BUBBLE-FOAMed ECSTACY, AND THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

ginzaintherain:

I went to Helen’s house last night, and she had an immaculate bottle of vintage Eau De Metal standing there on her dresser. What a beautiful perfume. Frustratingly, because of my knee injury, I can’t go walking about my old haunts as much as I would like to, but I am nevertheless enjoying just marinating in the atmosphere of my parents’ house, my friends: the perfumes they have.

Originally posted on The Black Narcissus:

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This week I find myself deeply drawn to Paco Rabanne’s Métal.

It is spring outside.  Bright, something between warm and cold, and the flowers are blossoming slowly: tulips pushing through, peach blossoms already blown away by the wind.

With the sunlight, the new air, and all the freshness I feel in the atmosphere, as well as the freedom of being off work for almost three weeks (sheer heaven), I want optimism: zest, but with emotional, and aesthetic,  intelligence.

Métal, a sly, forever fresh, delicious concoction, fits the bill perfectly, a scent that is not often written about for some reason, but one that I find very beautiful, and strangely not dated considering the fact that it is already 34 years old.

No: Métal is ageless. A shimmering, (dirty) angel of the disco set who constantly has one eye on the next: a laughing, exuberant, parfum savonneux: always soaped down and…

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One response to “PACO RABANNE METAL (1979) : CHAMPAGNE JACUZZIS, BIANCA; BUBBLE-FOAMed ECSTACY, AND THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

  1. Sally M

    Glad to hear you’re basting in the old familiar. Bad knee apart, perhaps it’s what you need at the moment. I still love all things PR – often used to wear PR aftershave way back when because it sat so well on my skin (and it reminded me of a guy I had a huge crush on at work, but we wont go there).

    Hope you continue to enjoy your trip and have a safe return.

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