Lancome La Vie Est Belle

3.7

165 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This has become my favourite fragrance. Someone at work has said it's chocolatey. It's strong enough to last all day yet not overpoweringly strong. I love the simple elegant bottle & adore the sparkly white box. Expensive but worth it

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Simply the best for the summer!!!!


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I remember when this launched and there was nothing about the advertising that made me the least bit interested in trying it, so I didn't and forgot it existed. I'm glad I never read any reviews mentioning comparisons to Flowerbomb and Angel or the list of notes or classification as a 'fruity-floral-gourmand' - all of which would have put this firmly into the category of something I should dislike very much. As it turns out I wanted to try the new Armani Si and headed to my local perfume shop to do so. I quite liked it. Then the SA said 'smell this... this is my favourite and some people think there is a similarity between the two.' She passed me the smelling strip containing LVEB. Wow! I was blown away. This was pure olfactory euphoria. And it reminded me of something, in a good way... I got a flash of a feeling, of good memories, but nothing specific and I couldn't pin it down. I bought the biggest bottle and then, mistake, doused myself with the tester before leaving the store. My husband smelled me as soon as I opened the front door of the house and wasn't exactly euphoric himself. But once I took my coat off and we realised most of the perfume was stuck there, what evolved on my skin was quite a mellow but rich, pipe-tobacco oriental... and I realised of what it had reminded me - the original Mauboussin. The similarity is so strong I was surprised not to find Christine Nagel in the list of names behind this one. The drydown of LVEB definitely has that "biblical oriental" vibe that 'The Guide' mentions as one of her signatures. No matter. A great reminder to me not to dismiss fragrances without trying, and on skin. It's true it can be strong if you over-do it, but two squirts carefully applied last all day and yield that perfect level of sillage. In my opinion this is a perfectly engineered masterpiece with the sweet fruity notes dissipating quickly, the bright florals hanging around for a few hours to lift the scent (which is what I prefer about it over Mauboussin which is overall heavier/darker), and that gorgeously rich oriental base providing a low hum for a good 12 hours. I'm really pleased I found it now that we're heading into autumn as it's definitely more of a cool weather fragrance, and I can't wait to have it lingering in scarves and jumpers over the winter months.

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I got some samples from a store and loved this so much. Sweet, feminine, long-lasting. But i smelled this on someone while i was outside and changed my mind about the perfume. I felt it was too strong, too sugary sweet and trying too hard. I could smell the girl metres away, surely that can't be good if you're hitting everyone around you with your overbearing perfume. That aside, this perfume reminds me of coco mademoiselle wannabe that doesn't really live up to the careless but enchanting glamour of coco. but it still comes off as a good perfume if you don't think of that comparison. If i were to buy it, i would grab the small bottle only as i love it enough to wear it sometimes but not faithfully for years as i have with coco mademoiselle.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

smells really good reminds me of flower bomb


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I got a same of this today from Lancome. I wish I knew that it contained patchouli. I hate patchouli! Needless to say, I hate this fragrance. I got a small dab of it on my hands and I have washed them at least 10 times with 4 different soaps and the scent is still lingering. I have a headache from it now.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I finally got a lovely large sample of this fragrance and I will be buying the large bottle. I am not going to list the ingredients as I see others have done so already. I will just add here that I find this scent very lovely, soft, and lady like. It makes me feel wonderful when I wear it and I think others probably get a lift from it too. I don't find it too strong or over powering. At first spray it is powerful but that fades pretty quickly and stays closer to the body. It remains on my clothes for quite a few hours and stays fresh. It sort of reminds me of Miss Dior and Shalimar combined. Two of my favorite scents and now this one will be added to my list of favorites.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Simply stated, I find this to be a cheap (in the olfactory sense) rip off of Coco Mlle.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my favorite new perfume. I absolutely love it!!!! I also love the lotion (almost as much) and the shower gel.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I've had a sample of this for a while and avoided trying it, because the patchouli & praline made me think it would just be a disappointing Angel clone (I love Thierry Mugler's Angel, but the million fragrances made to somewhat copy it tend to be awful on me). Much to my surprise, I really like this and can't pick out the patchouli or praline at all. On me, this is mostly jasmine, iris, and vanilla with undertones of pear and currant. It's definitely a warm, sweet fragrance, but the jasmine and iris give it a sensual, perfumey feel that cuts through the sweetness nicely. A lot of floral blends tend to be too sharp and give me a headache, but I really like La Vie Est Belle. Sweet, vanilla-y floral. It's almost warm, sunny, and reminiscent of honeysuckle and golden sweetness on my skin (actually, it reminds me quite a bit of the sweet Miss Dior Cherie). I'm not sure if I'd ever purchase a full bottle, in part because I own a bottle of Miss Dior Cherie, but I do like this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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