Paco Rabanne's reformulation of Black XS for men comes off much the same as the original, with a couple twists. To the original top notes of lemon and sage are added other citruses and sage. The heart remains the same, with praline, cinnamon, balsam and cardamom. The base of rosewood, black amber and patchouli sees the addition of ebony wood. The overall effect of tinkering is a lighter top and a slightly darker bottom. It's rich and woody while sweet and spicy. A great cold night scent.