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on 12/26/2014 6:35:00 PM
More reviews by bellavee
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
I contemplated getting this perfume for a long time worried I would smell like every other young girl that walks around in a bubble of sugar. But I'm so glad I got this! It definitely is sweet, but it's not too childish, it has this musk to it that makes it somewhat sexy. It's the perfume I like to wear to events because it draws a lot of compliments, it's sophisticated, and it just makes me feel luxurious. It's multifaceted so it's not linear like straight sugar or just vanilla, you can definitely smell the patchouli, the vanilla, and some fruit. It is strong so I can understand why it can give you a headache if you spray too much, but a little goes a long way nd the sillage/longevity is amazing. It's a very feminine and fun fragrance, definitely recommend.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/20/2014 4:05:00 AM
More reviews by lindat52
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This has got to be the worst perfume ever. Sprayed it on a paper strip and some got on my fingers I couldn't get the smell off and I washed my hands 3 times. It's so strong. Gave my husband a instant headache. No way would I purchase this. Just awful!
on 12/18/2014 4:41:00 AM
More reviews by pierce0566
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Beautiful fragrance not over bearing or if you have allergy issues. Long lasting beautiful bottle. My hubby noticed and liked it so for Christmas he bought me the 1.7 oz I was hoping for the gift set but was sold out. Gourmand scent but all the notes blend beautifully so it doesn't smell like food.Can't go wrong with this one
on 12/16/2014 10:29:00 PM
More reviews by FeminineWoman
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse
I have never been a fan of gourmand scents; however, at first spritz, my olfactory senses found this to be pleasant and mouth-watering delicious! I couldn't stop smelling my wrists. It seemed all the notes hit me at once. Pear, light florals, vanilla, thought I smelled chocolate,(but fragrantica.com listed note as praline), and patchouli. Kept hoping the patch would hide out in the background, but within a couple of minutes of spraying La Vie Est Belle, the patch dominated the fragrance. Drydown was dirty, dirty patch with the sweet, mouth-watering gourmand taking a seat behind the patch. Boo. This is the same experience I have with CoCo Mademoiselle. If only I could find a fragrance similar to both Coco and La Vie without patch, I would be making two fragrance purchases without hesitation. There are women who enjoy wearing a glaring patch fragrance, and wear it well; however, I am not one of them.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/10/2014 7:37:00 PM
More reviews by Holly40
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Truly my signature fragrance. A lovely and sweet fragrance; with lots of compliments.
on 12/10/2014 2:21:00 AM
More reviews by PaulaNC
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I rarely read fragrance notes. I did smell this in a magazine, and intrigued, ordered a couple samples from eBay. I liked it after a two-three week trial. Mom bought this for me for Christmas, and gave it to me early. It's delightful, but I'm a child of the early 70s. I do get a hint of jasmine at the beginning, then maybe a sweetness, but that is probably the patchouli. Perhaps this reminds me of Love's Musky Jasmine Flower? Yeah, I wore that for years. It doesn't go powdery or "sweet and floral" on me. I couldn't disagree more that this smells like Madamoiselle. It is so EVERYWHERE that it's boring. I love this one. Will you? It's a hate or love relationship. I definitely do.
on 12/7/2014 3:08:00 PM
More reviews by karleeenicole
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
I absolutely LOVE this perfume. On me, I don't get any flowery notes at all. I get a sweet black currant syrup at the opening, which settles into a heart of a berry-vanilla-patchouli blend, and a dry down of a vanilla patchouli. It is somewhat similar to flowerbomb, but it is by no means a dupe. I like flowerbomb, but I LOVE La Vie Est Belle. It lasts all day and night on me, granted it fades in intensity but I'm still getting whiffs of it the next morning when I wake up.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/30/2014 9:53:00 PM
More reviews by sylivabz
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this perfume and I am a perfume freak. It is the only sent the people follow me around in stores and ask what I am wearing.
on 11/26/2014 8:22:00 AM
More reviews by Fogdew
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Sugary, cheap, boring, schoolgirl perfume. Get lots of compliments when I dare use it. People love it.
on 11/25/2014 4:43:00 PM
More reviews by nc1691
I adore gourmand perfumes and this is no exception. It smells divine, sweet with hints of chocolate and vanilla, completely delicious and mouthwatering, I could not stop smelling myself when I first put it on! It's long lasting which I really look for when looking for a gourmand. It has some lovely floral notes but they aren't too strong at least not on me. It's not your typical sickly sweet teenage scent which is also great, it's unique enough although it reminds me of Estee Lauder's pleasures delight, however la vie est belle is much more refined and has greater sillage. It's quite strong so a little goes a long way. All in all I love this and it just might become my signature scent!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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