Summer Scent Lancome La Vie Est Belle
I’m very particular about the fragrances I wear. I’m so used to of wearing same fragrances over and over again that it sometimes gets boring. So, I was on a hunt for something that was out of my comfort zone. I couldn’t find any perfume that I actually liked. Of course I found some that I liked for a moment, but I knew I wouldn’t wear them very often. With my Sephora purchase I got Lancome La Vie Est Belle sample. And it was strong, like it lingered in the bag, and everything that was inside it. And I thought to myself that’s such a nice summer scent. I kept it on my vanity, just as a reminder because I was still iffy about it. Only because, I am not a sweet scent wearer. I don’t like sweet scents at all. And Lancome La Vie Est Belle is definitely a sweet scent. It’s not a young kinda sweet, like Prada Candy, that’s just not my thing. I like scents that are more on mature side. Anyway, it’s sweet but sophisticated at the same time.
This is how Lancome La Vie Est belle is described on their website:
“La vie est belle”, a French expression meaning “Life is beautiful”; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.
Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.
Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before.
Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth.
Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance.
La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.
A true testament to Lancôme’s heritage, the bottle is inspired by a masterpiece from the Lancôme archives. A modern take on “The Crystal Smile” created in 1949 by artistic director George Delhomme. This bottle captures Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean’s vision of femininity, represented here in the shape of a smile.
Even though the notes in this fragrance are floral, it doesn’t really smell floral. If you don’t like floral scents, don’t be fooled by the notes. In my opinion it’s such a nice summer scent. It lasts soooo, sooo, soooo long. It lingers on the body and clothes all day. The lasting power is amazing. And if you pair it up with the Lancome La Vie Est Belle lotion, you’re gonna smell amazing all day, all night. The bottle is so beautiful, very simple and elegant. I got a 30ml bottle, just in case I change my mind, since I don’t like sweet scents, but now that I’m using it I think this is going to be my summer scent for 2015.
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