Product Type: Lancôme fragrances
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Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum
Member Name: walsha11
Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum
Date: 26/03/12, updated on 28/03/12 (29 review reads)
Advantages: smell, bottle, fun element, rich, luxurious
Disadvantages: Colour, price
This perfume is one of five lancome fragrances I received as part of a gift set from my Grandmother. I like almost all of the perfumes but this was one of my favourite ones.
The fragrance sits inside a tiered glass bottle which tapers towards the base. On top is a very elegant clear, square lid with black rim and pump. The pump is extremely effective and works exactly as you would expect it to. The bottle has the effect of cut glass/crystal and is very elegant and expensive looking. It certainly feels very luxurious. The bottle feels very heavy from the weight of the glass which adds to the image of expense - though if you were travelling with it or a little clumsy I would worry about breaking it. That said, for home use I think it adds a refined touch to your dressing table and stands out among other perfumes. In fact I liked everything about the appearance of the perfume excluding the perfume itself. I find the bright orange colour of the liquid a little gaudy and I think it ages the style and design of the bottle which is a shame. It looks more like a drink than a perfume and I find this a slightly disappointing touch from lancome.
The fragrance is fruity and floral with the subtle, sweet warmth of vanilla. I really like the smell of the perfume, though a little sweeter than my usual scents, it achieves a sense of richness and luxury which I associate with such a well established brand. The core notes are rose petals, apricot blossom and peach tree flowers. This is complemented by lilly of the valley, vanilla, heliotrope and iris flowers. The overall impression is expensive and elegant with fun, flirty edge. Again I think the design of the perfume, and the colour in particular, ages the perfume and really does it a disservice. The actual perfume is quite young smelling, though rich and expensive it does achieve a timeless quality that you would associate with a designer brand like lancome. In terms of scent I would say this is best suited to evening as it is a little heavy for a day perfume. That said, the warmth and sweetness do make it a perfectly uplifting smell for cold winter days.
The price of the perfume is probably the deciding factor for me and this one is a little overpriced. At £52.00 for 50ml it is just too expensive for me to overlook the things I don't like about it. If you absolutely loved everything about it then it might be something you treat yourself to once a year, but it certainly isn't something I can afford on a regular basis. If I did buy it at that price I would feel very precious about how much I am using - which takes away some of the fun of using a perfume you love.
So, there are cheaper perfumes on the market and there are perfumes from lancome that I prefer too. It wouldn't be my first pick for a perfume to buy for myself and therefore I probably won't buy it. However, as a gift it would be perfect for me. It is a little outside my comfort zone in terms of fragrance and design and not something I would buy myself. I do think you would need to be careful buying it for someone else though just because of the luxurious design and distinctive smell - it certainly won't be to the taste of everyone and that is okay because it gives it a unique edge.
Overall, too much money for a perfume that has some minor flaws.
Summary: Just too large a cost for a perfume I'm not 100% in love with.