Black XS by Paco Rabanne, Black XS for men is a crisp and aromatic cologne launched in 2005 by Paco Rabanne. This sweet and spicy fragrance opens with citrusy lemon and sage. The heart contains warm notes of cinnamon, black cardamom, praline and tolu balsam. The scent closes with dark base notes of black amber, patchouli and Brazilian rosewood.
Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo was born in Spain where he briefly lived until the Spanish Civil War. His family fled to Paris, France where he grew up to study architecture. However, instead of designing homes and buildings, he delved into the world of fashion by designing original jewelry for other fashion houses. He eventually made the shift to clothing designs, and he established his own fashion house in 1966.
Paco Rabanne fashion was first known for creatively incorporating unusual materials such as paper or metal into the designs. Accompanying this success was the first fragrance released by the brand in 1969.