During the last Lancome event, i was sponsored with a new perfume from the Lancome’s fragrance line.. Known as the La vie est belle, this new feminine fragrance and bottle spells ‘Happiness /Joy/ Freedom’ and it is carefully created by three leading French perfumers, using only the noblest natural ingredients lain on a bed of fine delicacies..
The Philosophy of La Vie Est Belle
Lancome believes that Happiness is by choice and fragrance is more than a scent as it has the ability to make life more beautiful and exciting… Keeping this philosophy in mind, La Vie Est Belle represents the mantra of a new Era as it symbolizes a choice embraced by woman to live one’s life and to fill it with beauty, joy, smile and freedom.
For the first time, three french masters of perfumery (Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo) have combined their talents to compose this exceptional Fragrance. La Vie Est Belle is an exceptional fragrance composed of nothing but pure, note-composed ingredients –Iris Pallida, Jasmine, Orange Blossom Flowers, Indonesian Patchouli, Gourmand Accord..
This composition is a richly simple balance which blends the exceptional superiority of Iris, stirring depth of Patchouli and the child-like delights of Gourmand accord.. This composition is so complex that it took three years of handwork working on no lesser than 5521 versions .
Because the perfume is built around ‘Happiness’, the bottle of the fragrance symbolizes ‘the crystal smile’ (the image of a free and Happy Woman) so as to remind user that happiness lies within a bottle..
Size: Available in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml
Price: $98 (30ml), $145 (50ml) and $170 (70ml)
Iris Pallida – The precise blend of the richness of Florence Iris Pallida (a rare and expensive ingredient) forms the highlight of the fragrance and serves as the scent’s backbone… It is expressed as a middle note that blossoms from the first to the last note.
Jasmine & Orange Blossom Flowers – Sambac Jasmine and Tunisian Orange blossom flowers was added to illuminate and boost the floral scent.
Indonesian Patchouli – As a fractionated Indonesian Patchouli essence, this exceptional composition will increase the intensity and depth of the fragrance.
Gourmand Accord – Well-known for its sweet facet (like spun sugar infused with notes of Vanilla, tonka beans, praline, black-current and pear), it forms the final touch and shrouds the composition’s refined notes.
What i love about this scent:
The fragrance is an EDP so the stay power is excellent and the scent is long-lasting! EDP stands for Eau de Parfum and it consists of 8-16% concentration of scented compounds. Therefore on an average, I find that 2 sprays of La Vie Est Belle scent (full notes) will last about five hours.. At the end of work, i can detect the smell of the base notes lingering on me..
The Fruity Flora Scent is sweet smelling but not too intense (either it is too mind) which makes it elegant and wearable enough for many. Upon spraying on, my nose immediately picks up the gourmand scent (smells like vanilla + sugar + fruits) and once it settles down, it stays and form the character of the scent… After 15 mins, I detected the delicate tinge of Iris, Jasmine and orange blossom as a whole. Pardon my ignorance but i have no idea of how patchouli smells like~ To conclude, La Vie Est Belle is a nice ‘pick me up’ fragrance house in an appealing bottle with a lovely sash and crystal smile. 🙂
What I dislike:
Hmmm! I can’t really think of one but the pricing of this fragrance is on the higher side… While i love the distinctive sweet scent, My fiance finds it too sweet to his liking… If you are looking for a delicate and a more refreshing scent (that isn’t too sweet), you might be put off by the prominent sugarly sweet gourmand scent.
As perfume is something personal, i will urge you to try out La Vie Est Belle at all Lancome Counters to see if you like it.. 🙂
Finally it’s Friday and i wish that all my readers will have a pleasant weekend!
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