Product Type: Lacoste fragrances
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A beautiful fragrance, but poor longevity
Lacoste Eau De Lacoste Pour Femme
Member Name: alyson29
Lacoste Eau De Lacoste Pour Femme
Advantages: Stunning fragrance
Disadvantages: Poor longevity
I must admit that Lacoste isn't generally a label that I consider when making fragrance purchases and whilst I've worn one of their eau de parfums in the past, which I believe was named Inspiration, my favourites are those created by Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein. As I do not own the full size bottle, which offers a spray dispenser and is inspired by the shape of a tennis ball, I do not intend discussing packaging with my review solely focusing on the fragrance itself.
When making a decision to purchase a new fragrance I take a considerable amount of time making my choice, particularly as both the aroma and level of strength can differ from one person to the next with one of the factors being due to skin type. I generally tend to opt for musky and spicy fragrances or those with an element of floral, as I'm not one for overpowering or cloying fragrances, as they give me a headache in addition to making me feeling nauseous. In addition, eau de parfums are generally my preferred choice, particularly as they contain between 7% - 15% of oil concentrates as opposed to the 1% - 6% in eau de toilettes.
As I was totally unfamiliar with the aroma of Eau De Lacoste I carried out a little research where I discovered that it offers a blend of delicate florals combined with refreshing fruity tones. In order to obtain maximum results from my fragrances I always apply to pulse points such as behind the knees and inside of the wrists, particularly as these areas are quickly heated due to them consisting of blood vessels that are closer to the skin's surface.
The eau de parfum opens with uplifting and refreshing accords of white pineapple, mandarin and zesty bergamot, which can initially be described as a little overpowering and rather rich. However, they gradually soften when they are accompanied some ten minutes later with the heart notes, which offer sambac jasmine, pineapple blossom and orange blossom. The jasmine is extremely aromatic and can be described as being both sweet and sharp and whilst I don't generally opt for sweet eau de parfums, I found the scent very favourable, particularly as the initial accords slightly mellow the sweetness.
The base notes become evident some half an hour or so later, which is when Eau De Lacoste really comes to life with the delightful crisp and woody edge of sandalwood; an aroma that I adore. In addition, it is combined with the creaminess of vetiver, peru balsam and vanilla. I'm not normally a fan of the aroma of vanilla, as I find it cloying and as a result, I make a point of avoiding toiletries containing its scent. However, it frequently appears as a base note in many eau de parfums, which I find acceptable, as it is often fairly subtle and barely noticeable.
Unfortunately, I found the longevity of Eau De Lacoste to be a little poor, as it loses the edge of its strength within a couple of hours following application, which is disappointing, particularly for an eau de parfum. I would advise that I generally find most eau de parfums to offer a good level of longevity, particularly as the skin on my body can be described as normal with the exception of a few dry patches. As a result, my skin's moisturise is able to grip the scent for much longer.
Whilst I have spoken rather negatively of this eau de parfum's staying power, I am extremely fond of the fragrance, which can be described as very feminine and suitable for use all year round. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it out for free, but due to the reasons discussed above, I cannot see me making a purchase, particularly with the 30 ml bottle retailing at £33, the 50 ml bottle at £45 and the 90 ml bottle at £61. All of these prices were obtained from the Boots website on 8 March 2013.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A beautiful fragrance, which sadly lacks staying power