Paco Rebanne Black XS Pour Elle: WIN!

My boyfriend isn’t all that high-maintenance when it comes to his skincare routine, but he does love a bit of   aftershave/fragrance. One of my personal favourites of his is Paco Rabanne XS – it seriously smells good enough to eat. It’s one of those fragrances that when he wears it, it makes me go all giggly.
What I didn’t really click on was that there’s also Black XS Pour Elle… and it’s pretty delicious. Normally I wouldn’t say that a male fragrance would give you the best indication of what it’s female equivalent would be. But with Black XS you can definitely pick up similar notes to the male version.

The name seems totally appropriate when you read that the heart notes include black violet and base notes include black vanilla… it also includes pink pepper berries and patchouli. I definitely consider this a perfect evening scent – and I do feel a little bit like a rock star with it on. But saying that, I am more than happy to wear it in the day because it dries down to a nice musky smell that isn’t overpowering like some nighttime fragrances can be.

Overall, I really like this as the female version of the yummy male version of Black XS pour homme. This will be my nighttime fragrance of choice for the festive season!

What’s more exciting than the fact I’ve found a lovely new perfume… is that you can too! 
I have two bottles to give away (just in time for xmas too…) – one female fragrance and one male. 
All you have to do to enter is: 
Comment below and tell me one thing you have on your wish list this Christmas…

Terms and conditions:

– UK only
– Must be a follower of the blog via GFC or facebook
– If under 18 make sure you have permission from a guardian
– Comp closes 5pm Monday 12th December 2011 (GMT)
– Winner chosen at random
– Make sure you include a way I can contact you if you win
– Must provide address details within 72 hours of winning or else a new winner will be chosen
Make sure you check out the Black XS Facebook Page and the Be A Rockstar website for more info on being a Black XS rockstar!

PR sample provided.


  1. Emma
    December 3, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    OOOoooo I would love to try this. Well my main thing that I want for christmas (aswell as a ton of other things) is some new GHD’s, I have never owned a pair (so behind) but recently used my friends and fell in love instantly 🙂

    (follow GFC emmath23)


  2. Mel Davies
    December 4, 2011 / 12:35 am

    On my wishlist this year is, unfortunately, cash! As of September I am a university student and as of yet haven’t quite got the hang of managing my money, so a bit extra won’t go a miss, and winning a perfume would be a lovely little treat for me – I’d love to be entered!
    My e-mail is

  3. Nafisa
    December 4, 2011 / 11:37 am

    Hey!! Lovely giveaway! One thing that’s definitely on my Xmas wishlist is new sparkly shoes!!! 😀

  4. December 4, 2011 / 1:46 pm

    good luck to everyone! I’m from the Netherlands,ironically this is the only thing on my wishlist 🙂 it’s my signature smell and I love it!


  5. December 4, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    For me the quest for the perfect red lipstick continues and this year I am going for a classic and asking Santa for Mac’s Ruby Woo. So although I will, in the time honoured tradition, spend Christmas cooking mountains of food, pretending I have only had one very modest glass of wine and that yes I really do love the slipper boots, I will- with luck – have the perfect red pout…

  6. December 4, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    I really want a kindle, i had been undecided but now I’m a convert

    @LouiseRWs on Twitter

  7. December 4, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    I really want MAC mineralize skinfinish and hoping my boyfriend has gotten the hint.

  8. December 5, 2011 / 10:18 am

    i have a curling wand on my list, as i’m bored of straightening my hair


  9. Anonymous
    December 5, 2011 / 12:21 pm

    This year I have a few items from your blog on my Crimbo list, such as The Muppet OPI nail polish collection (wow) and I want to try out some NARS cosmetics as I’ve never used the brand before, in fact I didn’t even know about the brand until I came across your blog! So, thank you.

    I think Christmas is more about having a great time with people you love and care for and for the first year, I think I care more about what my gifts mean to others rather than me receiving but I’m not complaining about a pile of presents from my other half!

    I have your blog in my favorites and always have a peak, I don’t blog myself but I’m following on FB.

    Hope I’m lucky enough…

    Have a lovely Christmas

  10. *Peonies and lilies*
    December 5, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Having been in Australia for the last 2 months, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug and I’d love some plane tickets to travel around Asia. More realistically, I’d love a designer purse/wallet as mine has definitely seen better days!

    Thanks for the giveaway x

  11. December 5, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    I’m wishing for something sparkly this Christmas, a necklace would be lovely 🙂

    I follow you through gfc as choux pastry hearts



  12. December 5, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    I am a follower of your blog via GFC lynbrennan64

    At the top of my xmas wishlist is a day at a spa, i can but dream! 🙂

    great giveaway, thank you

  13. December 5, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    great giveaway!! i’m wishing for some one direction tickets for their tour in 2012, some MAC make up would be nice too!

    following via GFC sarahlouisa90


  14. December 5, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    oh and i am following you on twitter @sarah34090

  15. Diana
    December 6, 2011 / 11:57 am

    I love your blog!

    what a generous give away.

    On my christmas list I have Kérastase Elixir Ultime…hoping for some glossy frizzfree hair!

    PS ..also want the Michael Buble Christmas CD


  16. December 6, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    I Love this scent!!

    The first thing on my wish list is one of the foster kittens my friend is hand-rearing! Unfortunately I know we wont be allowed her so next up on my list is a gold sequin dress!

    I follow of GFC: Sarah

    Thanks! x

  17. December 7, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    My wish list mostly contains books this year, but top of the list is the new Professor Layton game!

    Following with GFC, email address is 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Oops forgot to mention I’m a fan of your FB page as Anna-Louise Brown x

  19. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011 / 8:46 pm

    Cheers for the review, I was thinking of buying this. Paco Rebanne is one of my favourite brands so fingers crossed!

    Facebook: Mike Parker

  20. Jan Atkinson
    December 10, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Lovely giveaway.

    On my wishlist is some new jewellery, I’d love a pair of earrings the most.

    I’m a fan on FB (Jan Atkinson)

  21. December 11, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    I’m a bit of a gaming addict so I’ve got Skyrim on my Christmas list! I’ve had to wait almost a month to get it :'(

  22. Sylvie Jameson
    December 11, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    Hi, thank you for the giveaway. I’d love some plane tickets to see my family in France!

    Fan on facebook – Sylvie Jameson

  23. Chelsea Stuart
    December 12, 2011 / 8:47 am

    Hi 🙂 I’m so glad I found your blog, it’s fantastic! On my wishlist is a curling wand!

    FB Fan – Chelsea Stuart

  24. hazelrigz
    December 15, 2011 / 10:47 am

    on my wishlist is a nice spa day.Iv’e been working 14 hour days for the last few months and need a good rest.
    hope you don’t mind but i have invited all my friends to enter and follow your blog too.

  25. December 15, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    Hi all, Thanks for the comments. The winner picked at random is choux pastry hearts! Congrats (emailing you now)x

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