Sunday, 7 December 2014

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle | Review

Today I'm going to attempt to do a review on my new favourite perfume "la vie est belle" by Lancome. I got this perfume as a gift for St. Nicholas Day from my mom and I'm just so in love with this scent. I've never done a perfume review on my blog before so please let me know if you like these kind of posts and if you find them somewhat helpful. I'll try my best and describe the scent as accurately as possible :P

Starting off with the easiest bit, the packaging. The perfume comes in a lovely white box with sparkly panels all over it. It definitely has a Christmassy touch so I think it would make a great gift for Christmas. The overall design of the bottle is elegantly simple and very feminine. I also love the grey sparkly ribbon around the neck, it almost looks like a little scarf. The bottle has apparently the shape of a smile which is why they choose Julia Roberts as the model for the campaign because of her beautiful smile and she's got a pretty impressive smile indeed.

I'm a huge fan of Lancôme products in general, I love their lipsticks, skincare and apparently they also know how to do fragrances right. La vie est belle to me, is a perfect combination of the most amazing ingredients, it leaves such a feminine sophisticated scent on my skin all day long. It's definitely a higher concentrate than any of my other perfumes so I would spray it on a little while before I go out as it can be a bit overpowering when you first put it on.

It's a very sweet, powdery and floral scent, but in a sophisticated way. I adore gourmand fragrances, la vie est belle smells divine, sweet with hints of vanilla. The top notes such as Blackcurrant and Pear add a freshly sweet and fruity smell, notes like Iris (key ingredient) and Jasmine add that slightly floral scent. If you're not that much of a sweet perfume person then this one probably wouldn't be your first choice it's like the mother of sweetness. I can definitely see that some people will find the scent too potent or just way too sweet but I'm all about the sickly sweet scents. I also love that it is a strong scent as you don't need a lot of product therefore it will last you a really long time as well. It's a win-win situation.

Overall, I think it is a glamorous perfume for sure and I very much enjoy wearing it not only for special occasions. Definitely give this one a sniff if you're on the market for a new perfume it's!


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