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I'm in the pink ! Lacoste Joy Of Pink Eau De Toilette
Lacoste Joy of Pink Eau de Toilette
Member Name: GillMN
Lacoste Joy of Pink Eau de Toilette
Date: 20/12/10, updated on 20/12/10 (152 review reads)
Advantages: Looks nice, smells nice . Not expensive
Disadvantages: Not a huge amount of staying power . Certainly not up there with the classics .
The rewards of Guilt!
I was lucky enough to be given this at the end of November, as a very late Birthday gift. (My Birthday was in May) I think my Brother in Law might have been over compensating a bit because he usually gives me a very uninspiring box of Maltesers. Having been given this lovely gift, I'm hoping that he will forget again next year and we'll see what gift the power of guilt can extricate from him then! I think this product is probably aimed at a younger demographic than I belong to but I don't mind if my BIL thinks I'm younger than I am!
Lacoste have brought out a number of perfumes in the Pink range and this is a variation on their theme. They are widely available in department stores and perfumeries. Amazon have them for sale at the moment at around £27.00 but that is not the cheapest place to purchase this set. As the EDT was part of a set I will review that first then add some thoughts about the rest of the set.
I do like the smell of this Eau de Toilette, at first I thought it smelt a bit harsh and artificial and as it dries on my skin it felt a bit flowery for me and a little too sweet. Fortunately as the first tones subside it is possible to smell a lovely spicy woody fragrance that I really enjoy. That's the smell which endures and it balances the sweetness nicely. The perfume lasts for about an hour and then it's possible to get little whiffs of it now and again. It is a medium strength perfume which isn't overpowering and doesn't make you gag in lifts, when someone has bathed in it. (Don't you just hate that?)
The bottom line for me is that the perfume is an interesting mix of floweriness and woodiness, but in order to be a bit more helpful I looked up what the experts said about it. Which was...
"Heart Cedar Woods, musky notes. Top notes Grapefruit. Base notes Blue Curacao, Peony"
I can smell the pleasant woodiness and the 'Peony' floweriness, but the 'Grapefruit' scent doesn't smell like any grapefruit I've ever eaten! It is certainly a sharp citrussy smell but it doesn't ring true to me. My guess is that it is an artificially constructed perfume but I am not an expert. (Unlike some of the amazing perfume reviewers on here) I am a bit dubious about the 'Blue Curacao' too. I have a feeling that that description is advertising speak for alcohol. There is a very faint muskiness. I would have liked that element to be a bit stronger.
Having said all that, at around £25.00 it would be ridiculous to expect pure essences with no help from the chemical industry. As a middle of the road scent it is good enough.
I use it as a light day scent but use a more classical perfume for an evening out. I find that the scent doesn't taint my clothes like some stronger perfumes do and this is a bonus.
The bottle is a pretty glass one which is shaded in tones of pink which grow darker towards the top. It isn't a perfect cylinder and the indented shape makes it comfortable to hold and unlikely to slip from my grasp'
The spray nozzle works well and doesnt clog. It delivers a comfortable amount of scent easily. The clear lid clips on fairly tightly and prevents evaporation.
A few comments about what came with the EDT.
The shower gel is contained in a plastic bottle with the Pink Logo written across it. I was glad to see that it is one of those bottles that stands on it's top to make it easier to squeeze out. It's a flip up top which is much better to handle in the shower than a screw top. The gel is pink, fairly thick and foams up nicely. It rinses off easily and doesn't leave my skin feeling dried out as some perfumed shower gels can. It doesn't smell as sweet as the EDT, more spicy, and the smell lingers in the bathroom which is nice. I use a shower puff to apply it and this makes a little go a long way.
The Body Lotion is in a bottle very similar to the shower gel. The lotion is easily absorbed and doesn't leave a greasy residue, just a faint sheen on my skin. The squeezy tube means that there will not be much wasted.
It's a nice set. It won't 'set' the world on fire but it was a very acceptable and generous present. It is on special offer in Boots at the moment for £25.00 and a hundred extra Boots points. As the EDT retails at about £25.00 on its own this is a pretty good deal! It looks nice and is well presented so if you give this as a gift you will accrue a lot of Brownie Points along with the Boots points.
Summary: Its not top end of the market perfume but it's a pleasant gift and worth the money it costs.