{URGE TO SPLURGE} Lancôme La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum Intense

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When it comes to perfume options there are different groups of woman. You’re either Flirty Floral, Opulent Oriental, Wildly Woody, Fabulously Fruity or Carefree Citrus. Which one are you? Or are you a combination of two or more? I definitely gravitate towards light floral scents or spicy oriental scents. But regardless of what group we fall into I think we can all agree that perfume is extremely subjective and a very personal choice for a woman. What does your perfume say about you? A woman who wears a spicy perfume suggests that she has a bold personality while  fruity scents are for those women with a colorful and fun personality. What about floral fragrances? These types of scents scream (or rather whisper) femininity and romance.

As C. JoyBell C said “You are never fully dressed without perfume!”. I couldn’t agree more. The last thing I do before leaving the house is immerse myself in a cloud of fragrance. My pick of the day depends on the time of day, the season, my mood and where I’m heading off to. Today’s pick was Lancôme La Vie est Belle. This translates to “Life is Beautiful” and with the right pair of heels, the perfect shade of lipstick and a veil of beautiful perfume we feel like we can conquer the world. Or in my case just conquer the day!

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Lancôme describes this scent as a deeper, more gourmand variation on 2012’s La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum. I mentioned before that perfume is completely subjective and I stand by that, but one thing I can say is that La Vie est Belle Intense is not for the shrinking violet. This heady fragrance is bold and complex but at the same time also feminine and powerful. It’s sweet, but not in a overtly girly way. It’s sophisticated with only a hint of girly charm. If I had to choose three words to describe it I would pick sophisticated, sweet and intense.

Top notes include Pear, Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Blackcurrant Bud while the other complex fragrance layers consist of Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose, Hazelnut accord, Iris and Patchouli. As the name suggests it’s very intense and clings beautifully to your skin so no need to go overboard and spray every square inch of your body.

La Vie Est Belle Intense will be avialbale in September at Lancome counters, Woolworths and Red Square. 50ml for R1,300.00 and 75ml for R1,700.00.

August 6, 2015 • By