Unlisted Brand • Lostmarch Lann-Ael Eau de Toilette • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This grew on me. At first I thought it was maybe a bit too sweet, but after repeated wearings, it began to get comfortable, like the scent equivalent of breaking in a pair of jeans. It's not dramatic or sexy, but it is sensual. A nice fragrance to put on before sleeping, just to enjoy on your own.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Cereal, milk, apple, and vanilla sounds like it would be so dreamy and comforting, but Lann-Ael is very pale, musky, and clean smelling on me for some reason. The scent does smell milky, but just a tiny bit sweet (and not really sweet enough for me), and mostly just smells like a very clean, slightly powdery skin musk scent. It has a 'clean skin fresh out of a shower' feel, with just a hint of milky, sweet vanilla. It doesn't sound like it would be bad, but something about it gives me a headache, like there's a strong muskiness here that's not agreeing with me. I could see this being pretty on someone else, but it's not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Sweet, creamy, fruity, cheap vanilla. Fruit loops. Ick. Too synthetic smelling. Smells like a Comptoir Sud Pacifique scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been wanting to try this scent for a while based off the notes listed on Luckyscent: Buckwheat, other cereals, whiffs of milk, apple and vanilla. Now, when it said buckwheat and cereals, I thought it would be something grainy... maybe like oatmeal... maybe not unlike Bois Farine. I didn't realize that it really meant Fruit Loops in milk.
The initial blast for me is a lemon poundcake. It's sweet and definitely gourmand, but just on the safe side of sickly. Sugar bomb celebrity scents (With Love, Curious) are the loud brash trashy cousins to this scent. The initial impression is also a softer version of the JR Watkins Lemon Cream lotion which has a huge sillage that screams: LEMON COOKIES!
As the lemon goes away, the Fruit Loops milk comes forward. This is the sweetened pink milk left at the bottom of the bowl after you have scarfed the rainbow rings. Lann-Ael isn't alone in looking to this milk as a source of inspiration. The pastry chef at Momofuku's Milk Bar in NYC has worked "cereal milk" into an ice cream. (And she doesn't mean Kashi cereal--she's using the same High Sugar Mass Market bad for you cereal element that Lann Ael is.)
In the end, it's not the sugar that scares me off, it's the mildly artificial note that keeps making me think of processed food. I don't want to put that in my body, and it turns out, I don't want to smell like that either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Warm, creamy, cookies/oatmeal to me, quite one-dimensional. Lovely to sniff but too foody as a perfume, for my liking. It lasted a few hours on me, which is not bad for an EDT. If you're into gourmands, give it a try.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This does not work on me at all. I get the initial comforting foody notes but then it rapidly turns into a paper smell on my skin. Unfortunately it lasts a while on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I ordered a sample of this from luckyscent.com and upon initial application, I thought wow this is a really nice yummy comfort scent.....cereal, milk, vanilla, a little fruit and then it hit me like a ton of bricks - This perfume smells so very similar to the dry down in chocolovers by aquolina. Yes, chocolovers has a little more "cocoa puff" smell as oppose to plain cereal but the two are too similar for me to own both. You can order chocolvers from many etailers for very cheap as well. Also, Lann-ael does not last very long on the skin at all. I am still giving this a 4 because it does smell very good!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Lann-Ael, you almost made me cry. First because of the miraculous beauty of your soft apple, fluffy vanilla, light hay and cozy cereal and then because of your weak weak weak lasting power and boring Nesquik drydown.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I posted this review elsewhere, also...
I obsessed over this for almost 2 weeks, but couldn't justify the purchase. My little brother got me a 8ml decant for Christmas. It came today!
Sniffing the bottle, I was disappointed. It was...metallic. I spritzed once on my wrist, and out came sweet vanilla, crisp apple, and something like butter cookies, baked to a golden brown. The metallic note was still there, but faded after a few minutes...along with the whole rest of the fragrance.
This is SO FAINT. After 10 minutes, pressing my nose into my wrist brings me a *barely detectable* whiff of vanilla and brown butter. To get any enjoyment out of this, I'd have to reapply it all day, and with an $85 price tag, that just ain't happenin'. It's really a lovely fragrance, but it's longevity is Not At All.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Lostmarc'h is a small niche perfume and toiletry maker in Brittany. According to the website, Lostmarc'h is the Breton name for the last beach in continental Europe (what the Romans considered Land's End), and Lann-Ael is Breton for angel heath. The notes according to Lostmarc'h are buckwheat, 'other cereals', apples, milk, and vanilla. The notes according to me are, in order; egg nog- probably due to the alcohol which evaporates pretty quickly, milk-soaked fruity breakfast cereal (or fruity breakfast cereal-soaked milk? Others before me have pointed this out and they are spot-on), and A&W cream soda. This is an extremely gourmand fragrance. The vanilla is very reminiscent of another vanilla, the one in État Libre d'Orange Vraie Blonde. Whichever vanilla this is, it's a wee bit too synthetic and foody for my tastes, although the synthetic nature of the note sort of prevents this from being as edible as it's trying to be. I have to give the company credit for creating a perfume that smells like such bizarre and un-perfumey things, but ultimately the vanilla drydown is giving me a headache. I could see liking this in passing, on someone else. Unfortunately, when you have to live with the entire life of the fragrance, a disappointing and cloying to the point of nausea finish is a deal-breaker.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Straight from the bottle, I really do get the lovely apples and cereal scent that everyone raves about. But everything all comes down to skin chemistry, and on me, this disappears as soon as it dries. All I'm left with is something vaguely sweet that I can't even smell unless I press my nose to my wrist. But I can see it works for others, so it's not a bad fragrance and I do like the concept.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am a HUGE gourmand lover so this is right up my ally. This was love at first sniff, thankfully since I bought this un-sniffed. It smells a lot like Fruit Loops cereal to me. This definitely is a comfort perfume as many previous reviewers have noted. Very yummy, warm and cozy. I actually find this to be a nicer more "sophisticated" gourmand perfume as that it's not overly sugary sweet or cloying. It just wraps you in it's awesome creamy goodness!
The staying power is pretty good. Lasts about a good 5-6 hours on me before it starts to fade. The price isn't too bad either. It is $85 for 100 mL (3.4 fl. oz). Not to mention the bottle is very simple yet elegant.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Apples, milk, & warm oatmeal all fuse together to form an impression of a hot cereal breakfast, lightly sweetened barley & grains, or a freshly baked sugar cookie (no topping, just plain).
Gourmand fragrance lovers will appreciate it; but if you're looking for something foodie-sexy, forget it. It is devoid of all sex appeal. There is no musky vanillic complexity to add an enticing depth to this fragrance (which would have been interesting!).
The general public has strong associations with pure milk & cereal notes evoking an innocent, cozy grandmotherliness; baby food, even.
(Therein lies the double-edged sword of Lann-Ael:)
It's a "comforting" fragrance that soothes & warms the heart like a bowl of oatmeal. A big, fluffy, cable-knit sweater.
But at the same time,
Lann-Ael may be hard to wear around a Significant Other *because* of these same qualities. (The last thing I want my boyfriend to think of is "Grandma in the kitchen!" when he smells this.)
Just keep this in mind if you decide to buy or wear it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Lann-Ael gets high marks for creativity and idiosyncrasy. Here we have both food crop and food in a plump little fragrance that sings the praises of nursery food. Buckwheat and "cereal grains" are lamentably brief and paper-cut sharp, but before they do any damage (which we might interpret here as a limitation of sales appeal) they are gone, cooked into a soft breakfast cereal pabulum whose main feature is that it invests heavily in small chunks of dehydrated apple.
If you are American and are reading this, you may be thinking "Quaker Instant Oatmeal." You'd be right. The freeze-dried apple is unmistakable, pleasurable, but not off-beat. Lann-Ael is too innocent for that; it's whole raison d'etre seems to be the celebration of cereal.
When I first tried Lann-Ael, I thought it reminded me of Satellite Ipanema. WIthout Lann-Ael's sharing of Ipanema's notes, they both smelled of Froot Loops. It was in the Pop Art fruitiness of both, yet compared side by side, Ipanema eventually seemed harsh and possibly detergent. Lann-Ael is that mild that it made Ipanema seem distressed.
Lann-Ael's profile (nursery) is so low-key that it might seem helpless. It certainly isn't a sophisticated scent, but nor does it pretend to be. It's completely gratifying in its childhood-breakfast affinities, whether they be French or American.
Without it being listed, I sense a minor white rose note in the center, more for texture than for notation. Once the grains are gone, Lann-Ael sets itself into the very gently spiced apple strewn about the cooked cereal, enlivened by nothing more than a drip of vanilla extract. It's a bit mushy, but in the mushiness is the key to Lann-Ael's appeal. A complete lack of challenge coupled with familiarity might make it seem as if Lann-Ael is headed into lassitude, but the opposite is true. It's a comfort scent par excellence, especially suited to taking the chill off the winter bones.
I was afraid that Lann-Ael might have an overly creamy, powdery quality, but it does not. The notes list milk, but this is milk minus most of the cream on the top. That's a plus, because butteriness would have sent Lann-Ael into a too-thick porridge state. As it stands, Lann-Ael is a medium-weight cereal, neither too thin nor too thick.
All too often, scents like Lann-Ael slop into a synthetic musky drydown that ruins what has gone before. Because Lann-Ael rejoices in its nursery situation, everything in the base is as mild as everything in the top. The Froot Loops were gone as fast as childhood. The drydown, which did have a musk obscured by vanillic milkiness, lasted until the teenage years, which faded into the kind of sweet oblivion that one remembers with absolute fondness without actually being able to recall exactly why.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this fragrance! Very edible and uplifting and good staying power. The lotion is heavenly too by the way!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A lovely, warm scent, (but not too warm), foody and comforting, as others have described. It dries down to something even better. Not powdery or overly sweet, although it is quite sweet in the beginning.
I love the layers that develop and the subtlety. On me, it lasts and lasts, I can smell its cozy yumminess on my skin even the following day.
I think it brings up childhood and having hot cereal, or rice pudding..yummm. Definitely comforting.
I liked it also layered with Sacred Tears of Thebes (Sacrees de Thebes)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Absolutely delicious!!! One of my top 5 favorites for sure. Smells so sweet. Actually like milk and cookies..milk and hot cereal..creamy type of um um um. You get the picture lol. A very unique gourmand fragrance. Never smelled anything quiet like it before. Im so glad that i've found it! This ladies is the type of fragrance you wear and when someone ask you "what perfume are you wearing" you straight up lie and say "i can't remember the name" just so they won't go out and bye it lol. You keep it all to yourself! I don't think many mainstream people know about this perfume so if your into sweet, comforting, foody scents i would give this a try. Just unique and yummy beyond words. The body milk and shower gel..yummmmm. Yes..i will always have this in my collection...perfect*
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Yes, this is sweet milky cereal which becomes vanilla after a while. Fine but it's nothing much and not very long lasting. This is not worth the money , I think .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
First impression: gak! Cookie Dough! Second impression: Hmm. Cookie dough. Upon drydown I discovered... cookie dough. (Let the record state the diminishing capitals are actually intentional, and that the cookie dough contains no chocolate chips!) It's pretty linear, I get next to no development. The sillage is not fantastic, although it seems to last and last...
This will no doubt find its lovers, and on a dark, cold night I could see myself opening my sample surreptitiously, but this one I will have to shelve "not for me!"
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
When it comes to reviewing fragrances, I tend to use a gentle touch. That said, the only thing that I found complimentable about Laan-Ael is its uniqueness. But for me, that was simply not enough. This stuff smells like it fell right off the CSP Amour de Cacao truck ... but what, that's not a chocolate note, it's ... buckwheat? Yes, buckwheat. Which, on it's own is kind of a nice idea until you pile on the sweet compote and maple notes. But other than these small differences, the composition is eerily the same in tenor and feel as the CSP. It's definitely a comfort scent ... it's like being hugged by someone with a beaming smile and a big, soft cashmere sweater. And hugged. And hugged some more. And then you notice that said person has maple syrup all over that cashmere sweater. Such is the sticky, cloying can't-shake-it-off-of-me resonance of this fragrance, and gosh, I SO wanted to love it. I can't even bring myself to use the rest of my large-sized decant. Putting this on at night was an ill-fated notion, too, as it's a clinger. I woke up feeling like I'd fallen asleep in a pile of pancakes.