La vie est Belle - life is beautiful, what a beautiful name for a perfume, isn't it? I have recently purchased it while the dept store where I work part time was having 20% + 19% off discounts for the employees.
I had been wanting to buy the perfume for so long but it was quite expensive so I didn't really want to spend so much money on a perfume. But it smells so good that I finally caved in. Fortunately it was on discount so I didn't feel really guilty :p
As describing perfume is not my specialty, let me quote this from fragrantica.com here ;
"La Vie Est Belle is a new Lancome fragrance, available on the market from fall 2012. The concept of this fragrance is centered on the idea of natural and simple beauty, freedom from conventions and the choice of once own vision of happiness. The fragrance is a kind of outlook on life, inspired by joy and pleasure in small things.
This gourmand yet elegant composition is developed by perfumers Olivier Polge,Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo. The final formula is the result achieved after three years of probation and 5000 versions. Iris is the key ingredient of the perfume, surrounded by orange blossoms and jasmine in the heart. The composition’s opening provides fruity flavors of black currant and pear, while the base is warm, gourmand and powdery due to almond-like accords of tonka bean, praline, patchouli and vanilla.
The flacon is a redesigned version of the classic Lancome bottle from 1949. Actress Julia Roberts is the face of the campaign, shot by director Tarsem Singh."
Top Notes : Pear , Blackcurrant
Heart Notes : Iris, Jasmine and orange blossom
Base Notes : Patchouli, Praline, Tonka Beans and Vanilla
To me, la vie est belle is the perfect scent for any kind of season. It smells kind of opulent the first time you spray it , then it becomes warmer but not too overwhelming. It is a bit on the heavy side, and more suitable for colder months, but it is summer now in Berlin and I think la vie est belle smells just fine for summer. Though on very hot days, I usually switch to Alien by Mugler or my The Body Shop Cherry Blossom.
I am in love with this perfume. It smells soooo good it is almost therapeutic . The longevity is impressive as well.
Please tell me your current favorite perfume ;)