Product Type: Lacoste fragrances
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A joy to wear
Lacoste Joy of Pink Eau de Toilette
Member Name: xmum2threex
Lacoste Joy of Pink Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Fun and fresh scent
Disadvantages: A little similar to others in the range
'Joy of Pink is the vibrant new fragrance for women from LACOSTE; an exhilarating scent inspired by the lively exoticism of a Curaçao cocktail: colourful, sparkling and full of energy. Featuring effervescent citrus notes underpinned by a smooth musky base.'
This is my perfume of choice for spring and summer despite the poor weather we are having this year. My husband decided to buy this for me for my birthday last year as I had liked others in the Lacoste range, and so it was a safe option for him. It comes in a simple yet inviting glass frosted bottle, which is thin and really just like the rest of the perfumes in the range. There is nothing to make it stand out on your dressing table, but it looks pretty enough sitting there. I would say this scent is aimed at the younger end of the market, but anyone that likes a sweet fruity scent could equally enjoy it. The bottle also looks like it is aimed at a younger person in my opinion.
I prefer the first notes of the perfume as they are more sweet and fresh. What I love is it is not overly sickly, the first snazzy of grapefruit begins to fade a little as the rest of the notes kick in which stops it from being over the top. The middle notes are still sweet but the floral takes a lot of the sweetness away. These kick in after around an hour of wearing the perfume fully, but can start to develop a little earlier at times. This makes it a lot more subtle and suitable for wearing for longer periods, but there is still a real fruity carried throughout which I love. The last notes I am not too keen on as they are musky and I just prefer loud fruity and floral scents. The sweeter notes do trail in and out, but it is definitely more toned down and musky but they are still lovely to wear. I think the difference between the sweetness at the start of the scent, and the way it works down into such a warmer perfume is strange but it is a nice combination. It makes this a little unusual and stands out from other similar fragrances.
I love how this perfume manages to catch your attention within the first half an hour of wearing it, as it almost wakes me up in the morning. It can lift my mood as it is an exciting zingy scent that is really intense at first drawing your attention straight to it. All of the different notes work together well creating a fun exciting smell that work together to make it smell nice rather than cheap. They different tones mix effortlessly so I enjoy the perfume as it develops on my skin. I would say this is better for summertime as it smells so sweet and fresh, and this is not something I could see suited to evening or wear in the colder months. This is the fragrance I wear day to day as it smells amazing, but is not too overpowering to be worn constantly.
The staying power is what I really like about this scent. I can put this on in the morning and the final notes are still drifting around in the afternoon which is great for an EDT. I do like to top it up through the day if I can, as I love the sweetness of the scent once first sprayed. If I apply it in the morning I find it lasts a good five to six hours, which I find on my skin for an EDT this is a long time. I would have liked the first notes to be present a little longer, but really for the price it does well. This has also meant my bottle has lasted extremely well which is always a plus.
I think the name really suits this perfume well as it is a joy to wear. It is a very fruity, floral fragrance that smells absolutely amazing from the moment you put it on, until the second it dies away. The lasting power is fantastic for an EDT and I am yet to find one that lasts longer. The top, middle and bottom scents all work perfectly together and I really could not recommend it more. I do feel that it is a little similar to other lactose perfumes, but this is not a downside for me as I love them all equally. For a 50ml bottle the RRP is around £35 but as this is an older scent you can pick it up from most stores for around £20 which I think is more reasonable. It is a reasonable price but the scent seems more expensive while still being young and exciting. I love it!
Summary: A lovely sweet scent
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