Fragrance


Lancome La Vie est Belle edp review

lancome la vie est belle edp review

pictured: C/O Lancome La Vie est Belle edp limited edition bottle for the holiday 2020 season /

‘Tis the season for a warm and sweet gourmand! I was thrilled when Lancome sent me their warm and sweet fragrance, Lancome La Vie est Belle edp. This cozy, floral gourmand fragrance is perfect for cooler temperatures, and the limited edition bottle is fabulous eye candy. Love!

For the holiday 2020 season, Lancome designed a sparkling bottle for their classic La Vie est Belle eau de parfum. The bottle has a sparkling little ribbon on its’ neck, and an ombre, silver glitter finish starting at the base, and thinning towards the middle. It’s festive, pretty, and wintery. This will be a beautiful bottle to keep on the counter, as well as give as a holiday gift to the fragrance fan on your list!

If you are a gourmand fan like me, you will love the heart notes of delicate Iris, tasty spun sugar, and warm vanilla. When you first spray Lancome La Vie est Belle edp on your wrist, the Iris scent will instantly capture you. Roughly five minutes into settling on your skin, a slightly spicy, and very warm scent takes over which balances out the Iris. You can detect the vanilla and sugar wrapped around the soft Iris scent. It’s pretty, warm, and ideal for cooler temperatures. This is definitely a warm and comforting scent for the late fall, winter, and early spring months. Loving it!

Lancome’s holiday 2020 beauty collection is selling fast. If you love gourmands, or have a gourmand fan on your holiday list, I highly recommend shopping early, and snapping up a bottle of this limited edition of Lancome’s La Vie est Belle edp now.

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Are you a gourmand fan like me? Stay tuned for more holiday beauty posts coming up!

XOXO
Cathy

*thank you to Lancome for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

lancome la vie est belle limited edition holidays 2020 edp review


Spring 2019 fragrances

spring 2019 fragrances

From top left: Vetiver 46 / Roja / Agua Allegoria / Estee Lauder Belle Beautiful (one of my fav’s-I wear it often) / Twilly D’Hermes / Murdock Vetiver / Tiffany / Replica /

Spring 2019 is here! This means it is time to move away from our warm, heavy winter fragrances, and into something more fresh and spring-like. . .or is it?

For the spring 2019 season, we are seeing a resurgence of the heavier fragrances from the late 1980s and early 1990s. This was the era where you left a trail of scent in your wake. As fashion tends towards this era, so does fragrance! Get ready to pair your bold hues, biker shorts, and puffy sleeves with vetiver; and be sure to leave a trail.

My signature fragrance in the early to mid-1990s was Gio de Giorgio Armani. It was a heavy vetiver scent which always left a trail. When fragrance softened up in the late 1990s, vetiver was left for men’s cologne only; even then, it was watered down. This season, perfumer’s are featuring the heavy fragrance note, and designing entire perfumes around vetiver! I think I am in love!!!

So, for the spring 2019 season, look for medium to heavy fragrances. Look for something warm, leathery, and woody. Mix those florals with something slightly masculine, and always leave a trail!

I went smelling, and found a few fabulous scents which embody different facets of the fragrance trends this spring season. There is something for everyone in my collage above! Find your ideal floral, citrus, or vetiver! I hope you love these as much as I do!

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What is your favorite spring scent? Are you ready to leave a trail? Or will you continue to wear skin scents?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle eau de parfum review

pictured: Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP c/o Estee Lauder /

Looking for that perfect fragrance to wear on your next date? Perhaps you need the ideal scent for a wedding; maybe even your wedding?! Well, Estee Lauder has a fabulous new fragrance aptly named “Beautiful Belle.” This floral oriental fragrance was created with a carefree, rule breaking, modern woman in mind who is hopelessly romantic. That’s you right? Of course it is! It’s also the ideal fragrance for a bride, to wear out on a night on the town, or anytime you are in a romantic mood. Love it!

Top notes: Lychee, Rose Petals, Mimosa

Heart/Middle notes: Orange Flower, Gardenia, Tuberose

Base notes: Orris Root, Blush Suede Accord, Marzipan Musk, Ambrox

Isn’t that a fabulous combination of notes? I love fragrances with rose petals, orange flowers, and musk. Musk is one of my favorite base notes, it’s always so smooth and warm! It really creates a beautiful balance in this fragrance. Estee Lauder combines warm top and middle notes with traditionally oriental and woody base notes, which when combined, offer a floriental fragrance experience that lasts throughout the day. Love!

The fragrance experience offers medium complexity which allows you to smell the base notes as the floral fades throughout the day. This allows Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp to offer a warm fragrance experience which is ideal in moderate to cool weather. This scent is perfect for fall, winter, and spring temperatures! Since Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp offers a medium strength fragrance trail, it can be worn to the office with one spray, and 2-3 sprays on date night, for a wedding, casual days, weekends, and any special event. The edp is long lasting, and will remain active from morning until bedtime. Love that!

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp also will make a fabulous gift for someone you love; especially that bride-to-be on your list! Of course, why not snap up a bottle for yourself? I’m finding myself wearing it on a daily basis. This is a beautiful fragrance!

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What are your favorite types of fragrances this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy