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Welcome to ReviewBox UK! If you're looking for a perfume for yourself or to gift to someone special, you've come to the right place! In this article, we'll talk about how to choose the ideal Lancôme perfume to flavour your days!

Learn also the history of the brand, the differential of its perfumes (including advantages and disadvantages), the best-selling Lancôme perfume and, of course, check out all the perfumes of the brand and their olfactory families. At the end, a smart list with everything you should take into consideration before buying. Shall we go for it?




The most important facts

  • Lancôme's team of perfumers has some of the most renowned professionals in the world, responsible for creations that enchanted and still enchant generations of women.
  • Lancôme is one of the biggest French brands and its perfumes are objects of desire known for the sophistication of the fragrances, design of the bottles and long lasting fixation on the skin.
  • Lancôme perfumes are not exactly cheap, especially if compared to the national alternatives, but they compensate in quality, performance and fixation.

The Best Lancome Perfume: Our Picks

Buying Guide

The universe of Lancôme perfumes is much wider than the fragrances mentioned above. Below, learn more about the history of the brand, the differential of its perfumes (with advantages and disadvantages) and the most important: details about the entire line of perfumes from Lancôme:

Imagem de um vidro de perfume e diversas rosas ao redor.

Lancôme's symbol is the rose, present in many of the brand's fragrances. (Source: Oksana Mironova / 123rf)

What is the history of Lancôme and the distinctiveness of its perfumes?

Lancôme was founded in Paris in 1935 by Guillaume D'Ornano and Armand Petitjean, with the proposal of being a brand of perfumes. Still in the 30s, the company launched itself on the fine cosmetics market and in 1964 it was acquired by the giant L'oreal to integrate its luxury portfolio.

Considered the 7th most valuable brand in France, its perfumes have certain differentials, such as rare and exotic raw materials, excellent hold, sophisticated design and some of the perfumers with the keenest sense of smell in the world.

Did you know that Lancôme got its name in homage to the Lancosme forest, in the Lambrenne region? The forest is full of rose bushes, which gave origin to the brand's symbol, the golden rose

Which are Lancôme's perfumes?

Lancôme has the following women perfumes:

  • La Vie Est Belle
  • Idôle
  • Miracle
  • Trésor
  • Ô
  • Hypnôse

What is the aroma of these fragrances like? We have made a summary of the main olfactory characteristics of each Lancôme perfume:

  • Idôle: From the Cyprus Floral family, top notes are Bergamot and Pear, heart notes are Turkish Rose, May Rose and Indian Jasmine, and base notes are White Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli and Cedarwood.
  • Miracle: Its olfactory family is Floral, with top notes of Lychee and Freesia, heart notes of Magnolia, Ginger, Bergamot, Pepper and Jasmine and base notes of mbar, Musk and Jasmine.
  • Trésor: Floral Oriental (or Floriental) of the brand, Trésor has top notes of Lily and Roses, heart notes of Apricot and Peach and bottom notes of mbar and Vanilla.
  • Ô by Lancôme: Classic from 1969, this citric perfume has top notes of Honeysuckle, Bergamot and Sicilian Lemon, heart of Rosemary, Coriander, Basil and Jasmine and deep notes of Sandalwood, Oak Moss and Vetiver.
  • Hypnôse: Oriental family fragrance created in 2005, it has Passion Fruit flower as top note, Jasmine and Gardenia as heart notes and Vetiver and Vanilla as bottom notes.

The brand keeps the perfume line lean, with only six options, but invests in special editions of these perfumes from time to time.

Check a comparative table with the editions of each perfume. Note that La Vie Est Belle is not included, because it deserves the next topic just for it. Let's go ahead?

Idôle Miracle Trésor Ô de Lancôme Hypnose
Editions No other editions No other editions La nuit Trésor, La Nuit Trésor à La Folie (EDP), Trésor Midnight Rose Ô de L'Orangerie, Ô d'Azur There are no other editions
Sizes (ml) 25, 50, 75 30, 50, 100 30, 50, 100 50, 75, 125 30, 50, 75

Which Lancôme perfume is the best seller?

If you were wondering where the famous La Vie Est Belle is in all this, we've come to it, Lancôme's worldwide best seller. It has top notes of Pear and Cassis, heart notes of Iris, Jasmine and Orange Blossom and bottom notes of Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Praline.

La Vie Est Belle is so successful that Lancôme is always creating new editions with delicious scents that give a new face to what was already good. Learn more about each one of them below:

  • La Vie Est Belle L'Éclat: On 30, 50 and 75 ml versions, it is a Floral Gourmand perfume with Bergamot, Mandarin and Freesia top notes, Orange flower, Iris and Jasmine body and Vanilla, Sandalwood and Patchouli deep notes.
  • Intense La Vie Est Belle: Another Floral Gourmand fragrance, it is inspired in a French dessert, it has top notes of Bergamot, Orange, Pear, Cassis and Rose Pepper, Tuberose body, Iris, Orange flower, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, with deep notes of Hazelnut and Chantilly. Available in 30, 50 and 75 ml versions.
  • La Vie Est Belle En Rose: On 50 and 100 ml versions, it belongs to the Floral Gourmand family as the original perfume. Its top notes are Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Raspberry, with body of Damascene Rose, Rose, Peony and Lily of the Valley and bottom notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood and Musk.

Muitos perfumes lado a lado em uma superfície espelhada.

Despite counting few options, Lancôme has a very diversified line. (Source: Natanni / unsplash.com)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Lancôme perfume?

Anyone who has ever used a Lancôme perfume knows that its fixation is one of the biggest advantages. You can even consider the high price of the bottles as a disadvantage, of course, but if you take into account the fact that a spray will last much longer and the perfume will last longer, the balance is more than positive!

The great asset of a Lancôme perfume is its fragrance.

Another great advantage is the sophistication of its perfumes. Yes, the brand itself is already wrapped in glamour, the bottles are small works of art, but the great asset of a Lancôme perfume is its fragrance. Lancôme's perfumers take great pains to create harmonious and surprising perfumes - and combining these two things requires mastery!

Buying Criteria: What to consider before purchasing a Lancôme perfume

Now that you know what you had to know about Lancôme and its perfumes, let's check out what you should take into account before making your purchase:

  • Olfactory Family
  • Size
  • EDP or EDT
  • Kit

Let's look at each purchase criteria in more detail:

Olfactive Family

The scent family of your Lancôme perfume is pure personal taste. To make your life easier, we have divided the perfumes by olfactory families:

  • Floral Gourmand (or Fruity): La Vie Est Belle (and its special editions);
  • Floral: Miracle;
  • Oriental Floral (or Floriental): Trésor (and its special editions);
  • Oriental: Hypnose;
  • Citric: Lancôme Ô (and its special editions);
  • Floral Cyprus: Idôle.

The name of each family describes well the main effect of each perfume on our senses.

A floral gourmand perfume can refer to flowers, fruits and even desserts. The floral family, as the name implies, has a very floral scent - perfect for the more romantic.

The Oriental perfume (formerly known as mbar) has as characteristic the use of exotic flowers, woods and spices, and if it is united to the Floral, as is the case of Trésor, it gains more delicate notes.

Citric perfumes refer to citrus fruits like lemon, orange, bergamot and Sicilian lemon.

Finally, we have the Cyprus family, with those earthy scents - they really remind us of moss and, if added to floral notes, as is the case of Idol, can be softened in a surprising way!

Size

The size of the perfume is very important as it involves more than the aesthetics of the bottle and brings us to the question of cost-effectiveness. A 100 ml perfume costs twice as much as a 30 ml bottle.

Putting it on the tip of the pencil, we see that it is much more economical to invest in a larger glass, especially if you use it frequently.

Mulher loira de cabelos presos passa um pouco de perfume em seu colo vestida de pijama branco.

Just one spray of Eau de Parfum Lancôme is enough to stay smelling all day long! (Source: freepic.diller / Freepik.com)

EDP or EDT

The question of Eau de Parfum (EDP) or Eau de Toilette (EDT) will depend on your personal preference, but we'll explain both so you can make the right choice.

In the case of EDP, the concentration of fragrance varies between 18% and 25% and its durability on the skin is 12 hours. The EDP, on the other hand, has a fragrance concentration between 10% and 15% and its average durability varies between 6 and 8 hours.

As you can see, it is a matter of taste. The EDP perfumes are stronger and this can bother very sensitive olfactors, so if you prefer something softer, you should go for the EDT. On the other hand, invest in EDP if you have a dynamic routine and want a guaranteed good smell until the end of the day!

Kit

Lancôme was one of the pioneers in making perfume kits, and it's no wonder the brand does it so well that the kits are true objects of desire.

There are several types of kits and with several perfumes, but it's possible to find versions with perfume + body moisturizer + liquid soap, for example, or perfume + lipstick + mascara - all of them with divine packaging that makes it beautiful to give as a gift to that special person!

(Source of the highlighted image: morris71 / 123rf)

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