I purchased a bottle of La Vie Est Belle 3 years ago, I was looking for a strong sweet scent for spring, autumn and winter days. It was love at first sight, my skin felt a sweet and powerful fragrance gourmand in the way I always loved. In my skin I feel the praline and banunilha-patchouli, with a touch fruity sour black currant all the time, which is the only thing that bothers me today in this fragrance, because I don’t like black fruits in perfumes. Time passed and the perfume has become generic for me. Very popular even in Brazil, where the minority often use imported perfumes. It became the new ” Fantasy ” and the new ” 212 sexy ” or even something like Paco Rabanne: extremely boring and without identity. It’s sad, because a scent that I really loved to use, is trivialized. I love powerful and sexy perfumes, but I like unique scents and less used in my country for don’t be confused with a generic ballad girl who just wants to draw attention of men. The Lancome’s fragrances are wonderful with great longevity and projection, it is a shame that one of their perfumes become a best friend of basic girls without identity in my country. I give 8/10 for the fragrance, 9/10 for longevity and projection.
Excuse me for my bad english,i must write a review for this one,i just love it
What a misleading name & bottle!!!
soft,light powdered caramel
I picked up this one for my younger sister because i tought it is a teenage perfume,one of those super sweet gourmands
But when i first got a whiff of this,i was surronded with blasts of powder,sweet caramelly powder and i was surprised,what a delicious,lovely and mature scent
Now i happily own a full bottle of prada candy and i enjoy every minute of this,it starts powdery and dries down to a caramelly,vanill,musky cream
It IS sweet but not an irritating super sweet one
If you are a fan of caramel,vanilla,musk and powder just as i am,candy is all you need
Staying power and sillage are good(much more than moderate) but when you wear it you can not smell it after couple of hours,but it is still there,invisible to you but visible to other people around you
I just purchased this scent for the first time, and I love it! It is sweet, but to me it smells balanced: not too fruity and not too musky like some other sweet scents I’ve tried. It also has decent longevity. I purchased the largest bottle which should last me a while, but I do plan to repurchase after I go through this bottle. I think this is a grown-up scent rather than a girly cotton-candy confection. Gourmand lovers should give it a try!
Being that I love my fizzy fragrances, I really love this one. The only problem is the spray device. I didn’t use it for awhile and it does not work as well. I had to take it apart to get to operate again. And, it seems as if some of it leaked out. It would be great if there was a tradition spray in addition to the atomizer in the box. At least there would be a choice. And for long term storage, the atomizer could be removed for save keeping.
This is my absolute new favorite. This is also the perfect time of year for testing this so if you see it buy it! I got mine at tj maxx and I wear it daily. At first I thought it was the same as JLo’s Glamourous or Paris Hilton Passport South Beach and I was going to toss it but I wore and I quickly changed my mind. It is a sparkly, floral fruity but that praline note does this more justice than I can describe. It’s barely there but it gives this an intoxicating and ever so slightly heady aroma while maintaining a fresh and light aroma without being gourmand. It doesn’t have a real heavy wood note and the musk is very light, too. You have to try this on your skin. It smells very high quality and is very well done. I told my bff about this and she found it at her tj maxx and loves it, too. This is the best 10 dollars that I have spent on perfume. It’s an eau de toilette but it lasts for a while on me and has great silage. Everyone says that I smell nice or asks if it’s me who smells so good.
This one opens with a citrus herbaceous (or green) note, mossy perhaps, with delicate powders in the background. It’s not overly sweet baby, a tad sweet, more on the aromatic fresh citrus side if I had to describe it. Gender neutral and pretty wearable. I prefer Tous personally for my baby skin scent needs but this is nice for winter, in my onesie and socks, watching a movie at home.
A masterpiece! This perfume is to Katy Perry what “Passion” was to Liz Taylor. Maybe it’s not a coincidence both bottles are purple? Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t Passion. This is a very unique, complex fragrance. It reminds me of the love-child of Hypnotic Poison and Pink Sugar, but with more jasmine and musk, yet it’s still like nothing I’ve ever smelled! I do notice a slightly “burnt sugar” smell in the dry-down.
By the way, the sillage is huge. I just used the body lotion from my gift-set, and didn’t even need the fragrance with it and it lasted all day. If I use the fragrance as well, it will definitely be a night-time, going out scent.
I read the Katy Perry says this is her chosen going out at night fragrance. I chalked that up to publicity, until I smelled this, and now I absolutely believe her. This smells expensive, classy, complex and remarkable.
The bottle is super-cute and fun, love the ’60’s retro throwback kitsch.
I LOVED THIS! I’m so in love with this fragrance of hers, its my favorite of all of hers! It may be because my chemistry pulls vanilla real well. It’s a mix of boozy, and faintly exotic floral vanilla. The village lasts about 5-6 hours on me. Projection is moderate…not like I want my scent to arrive 10-15 feet before me. It’s aan inviting scent, meant to invite others.
Versace Eros is one of the best designer clubbing fragrances on the market today. If you are looking for a little more youngful, modern, going-out type of a scent, that is quite unique and that will cut through other scents in a club enviroment, then Eros should be a great option.
Think of it opening with a fresh citrus, which quickly then calms down into a spearmint (the sweeter; chewing gum type), tonka bean, sweet vanillic bomb. You will definietly get NOTICED wearing Eros wherever you go, as the sillage is nothing to underestimate in this fragrance.
The performance is top notch, with ridiculous longevity on clothes.(Montales having nuclear overall). I kid you not; One misdirected spray that landed on my rubber watch band made it smell like Eros for a month.
The bottle design is nice and unique which reminds me automatically of something out of Scarface. It looks like something that should be sitting on top of Tony Montana’s desk next to a heap of cocaine and a 80s brick phone.
Be aware that by overspraying this fragrance, you could easily fill up something like a aircraft hangar and annoy more people than you can possibly please. So be easy with the trigger on this one, and you should be set for a great night out and maybe a couple compliments ; m
The scent is great, very floral as the name would suggest, a tad musky and in my opinion, very oriental.
Maybe not the most unique scent but definitely a really feminine scent. On me, the longevity is fine, maybe because I tend to spray a bit more. Lasted me really long (> 8 hours) and I can still smell it after coming out of the shower.
The packaging is, of course, what draws most people. It looks really pretty on the vanity.
Overall, I love it!