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Lacoste: Touch of sun, is perfect for a hot summers day. The packaging consists of a a tall two toned orange rectangular box, which features the word lacoste and the iconic crocodile in silver, the bottle is tall and cylindrical and is deep red at the bottom and the colour gradually gets lighter up the bottom, so near the top its a pale orange. The bottles colour change represents a sunset. The fragrance contains the following notes grapefruit, rose, jasmine, peony, amber and musk. This fragrance is very fruity and fresh, you can immediately smell the grapefruit when sprayed, and it gives you a real sense of energy. The scent of this fragrance doesn't fade out, a couple of sprays will last virtually all day, also the perfume has good consistency so it isn't sticky on the skin it just nicely blends in. This fragrance is a limited edition so may be quite hard to get hold of but large retailers including boots stock it, and online it can be purchased from amazon, eBay and fragranceX. Prices range from around £20-25 for a 50ml bottle and £30-35 for a 90ml bottle. Overall i would describe this as a summer citrus burst.
This is another perfume sample from the www.lacoste.com site that I received through the post in the form of a postcard and bit of perfume soaked fabric. You can still apply for a free sample if you leave them your name and address. After trying it from the fabric I decided to have a try of the real thing in Boots to get a real idea of quality and to see whether it would last long enough to be worth it.
This bit also appears in my review of The Touch Of Pink but may interest anyone who hasn't read it.
The Lacoste brand and logo of the crocodile is well known all over the world but did you realise it was all down to a tennis player. Rene Lacoste was one of the winning European Davis Cup team way back in 1927 but it wasn't until 1933 that he joined forces with Andre Gillier to produce a sportswear line with that crocodile design on it. These days the latest tennis player to take part in their advertising campaign is the American Andy Roddick.
Of course it's not just clothing that Lacoste produce nowadays and their list includes eyewear, watches, leather goods and of course their extensive range of fragrances for both men and women.
The notes in this fragrance are meant to represent the zest of youth, vitality and femininity. You'll instantly find top notes of a fruity nature. In this case it is grapefruit that is mixed with bergamot then blended with rose, jasmine and peony before coming down to the base notes of amber, musk and sandalwood.
The bottle is tall and slender and there are no intricate designs on here. It starts with a deep orangey red at the bottom and gradually pales to a creamy colour near the top of the silver topped spray container. It does go in a little bit at the waist of the bottle and on the front there is the little silver crocodile above the wording Lacoste.
You can get the Eau de Toilet in both 50ml and 90ml bottles. It works out much cheaper to buy the bigger bottle so if you really like this then I would recommend the extra few pounds.
The only other item in the range at the moment is a 150 tube of body lotion.
I was a bit unsure as to whether I would like this one after trying Lacoste's other fragrance, Touch of Pink but as soon as I rubbed the small fabric square of tester onto me I knew I was going to like this one. As you'll know if you've read any of my other perfume reviews I'm not to keen on anything to sweet and flowery but this one has a lovely fruity fragrance that is just right for a summer daytime scent. It was much nicer than the orange blend of the Touch Of Pink perfume as the tang of the grapefruit came through. Mixed with the flowers and the musk it develops into a lovely fresh perfume that instantly makes me wish for the sun to come out. If I shut my eyes and breathe in I can almost feel the warmth on my face.
The scent lasted quite well from this pad - about 4 or 5 hours - but I thought in the interests of fairness I should go down to the shop for a proper squirt from the bottle as I'm fully aware that sometimes it can smell a little bit different. If anything my experience was made richer by doing this. I went down to Boots at around 10am and by 6pm when my bloke came in from work, it was still strong enough after a couple of small squirts to wrist and neck, for him to notice that I had a different fragrance on to normal.
The impression of others in my household was that it smelled lovely on me but of course it is worth remembering that perfume does smell differently on individuals and it is a good idea to test it out for yourself before taking my word on it, before you start hinting to loved ones.
I've never owned a Lacoste fragrance before but I've now put this on my birthday list, as I don't really own many perfumes that are more of a daytime fragrance like this one.
***Who is this aimed at?***
It does seem to be aimed at a young woman than myself but at the same time it's not too young for a 35 year old who feels younger at heart. It's light enough to be used by a teenager but I would think that it would be the 20 something woman who will go for this the most.
***Price and Availability***
Since I tested this at Boots I priced it up there too. The 50ml bottle is available for £31 but the 90ml is only another £8 extra so as I mentioned earlier it's worth spending that little bit more for almost double the amount. The body lotion is a rather expensive £17 but I suppose it would be nice as a gift. Not something I would splurge out on for myself though.
If you like to shop online the best prices I could find were from a company called strawberrynet.com who sell the 50ml for £27.50, the 90ml for £35 and the body lotion for £16. There is also the added benefit of free postage.
Top notes of bergamot, aquatic notes, grapefruit, green accord / Middle notes of rose, peony & jasmine / Base notes of amber & musk /