Pure XS: A story of excess
Paco Rabanne, the master of fantasies
In 1993, the XS fragrance paved the way and claimed sexual desire, free of taboos. Then came the rock star fantasy with Black XS. In 2017, Pure XS announces the comeback of sex, or rather eroticism. With excess in its very genes.
To give a face to its heir, Paco Rabanne wanted a personality that embodied both vice and virtue, between the romanticism of a Visconti hero and the sex appeal of an irresistible ladies’ man. Francisco Henriques is the one. Far from the virile and monolithic male standards, this 21-year-old model exudes a disturbing erotic power. His noble beauty and juvenile freshness express both masculinity and femininity: intense charm and natural sensuality, an expressive mouth, a certain nonchalance and, above all, a candour that wins over all the girls.
Pure XS is a vibrant, magnetic and fresh oriental with a permanent in-and-out between cold and hot, gentle and intense. Two sensations on edge, brushing against, attracting and echoing each other. The first excess: explosive freshness. During this foreplay, the senses go wild and the palate tingles with an overdose of almost icy ginger. A juicy, delicious, bite inducing,aphrodisiac. A carnal second wind: the green creaminess of vegetal sap and ultra-masculine thyme. The second excess and double indecency: smouldering sensuality. Cinnamon adds a piquant touch and makes mouths water. A spicy sin!Followed by a surge of power with deep, noble vanilla infused with leather-liquor-musk inflections. Sweet animality. Finally, it’s time to let go and sink into the pulsing warmth of myrrh dusted with sugar. A sensation of overheated skin to enter an altered state. And, quickly, a pure longing to indulge once again.