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Do you have a fragrance that you go back to time and time again? Occasionally you feel like a change and try something new, but something always draws you back to your old favourite. This is how I feel about Arpege by Lanvin. I have been using it for over 20 years and no matter what other fragrances I try, I have never found anything that has the same appeal.
Arpege was introduced to the world in 1927 and although it has been refined and updated since then, it is said that it is not far removed from the formula originally developed all those years ago. It is one of those fragrances that is timeless and can be worn by young and old alike. Although it contains honeysuckle, orange blossom, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla, please don't think of it as a heavy floral fragrance, as this is certainly not the case. It is surprisingly light, but is one of those fragrances that can be for either daytime or evening use. However, it is a classy fragrance which makes you feel you want to wear it for special occasions. It is especially good if used with other items in the Arpege range such as soap, talc and body lotion. This layering of the fragrance helps it to last even longer and you really feel as if you have pampered yourself.
The orb shaped bottle is clear glass and has a mother and daughter design on the side. This is supposed to represent the creator and her daughter preparing for a ball. The only draw back with the size and shape of the bottle is it doesn't fit easily into a handbag. However, as the fragrance is quite long lasting you shouldn't need to carry the bottle with you.
I find that it is now quite difficult to buy Arpege over the counter; however it is easily available to buy online. It can be quite pricey but, in my opinion, well worth the money. Examples of prices are £32 for 50ml of Eau de Parfum or £28.50 for 100ml of Eau to Toilette. As with everything, shop around as prices can vary.