Product Type: Lancôme fragrances
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No miracles here
Lancome Miracle Eau de Parfum
Member Name: walsha11
Lancome Miracle Eau de Parfum
Advantages: glass bottle, warm scent, long lasting
Disadvantages: colour, design, outdated, dull, not fresh enough
This is a perfume I received as a miniature in a set of lancome fragrances. This is probably my least favourite of the set based on smell, appearance and price.
The perfume comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a silver metal pump and lid. The perfume itself is a bright pink colour and the bottle has miracle and the brand name across it in silver lettering. The appearance of the bottle, for me, is decidedly uninteresting and just a little bit outdated I think. There is nothing about the bottle that strikes me as interesting or fun other than the colour, which frankly, I actually find a little insipid. That bright pink, although standing out amongst other perfumes (and probably for the wrong reason), is a little unforgiving and in comparison to a more subtly colour just looks a little garish and cheap. The appearance of the perfume has very little of the trademark lancome elegance and luxury which I heavily associate with the brand. I do believe this is one of their older fragrances and obviously a favourite if they are still selling it but personally it just struck me as a little boring to look at.
The scent is pleasant, but not particularly new or exciting. I prefer a fragrances which combines feminine floral smells with a fresh classic scent that seems both young and timeless (not a hard task!). Given the prestige of the brand my expectations were high, and honestly I felt a little let down by a brand that espouses quality. The perfume is described as 'vibrant' and 'fresh', neither of which I felt it was and you can understand why when you read the list of notes. Core notes of lychee and freesia are combined with undertones of magnolia, jasmine, ginger and bourbon pepper and overtones of musk and amber. The overall effect is not particularly fresh, it is fruity with a musky spiced base. It isn't unpleasant, but it isn't exciting either.
I think the price is probably the biggest let down of all. At £36.00 for 30ml this product is at the higher end of designer brand fragrances. For a perfume that feels a little outdated in terms of both smell and design I find this particularly disappointing - am I just paying for the name?
I think my personal rating would have to be 2 stars, but I am giving this perfume 3 because I understand how subjective smell can be. I think 2 stars would be suggesting the product is inherently unpleasant, which it isn't, or is ineffective as a perfume, which it isn't. It is a perfectly fine perfume that is certainly not to my taste and not exciting enough.
Summary: I wouldn't ever use it again, it might be perfect for someone else though...
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