Product Type: Lanvin fragrances
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Lanvin Marry Me Eau de Parfum
Member Name: lillamarta
Lanvin Marry Me Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Complex enough, long-lasting fresh white floral
Disadvantages: Soapiness, underdeveloped drydown
Group: Fruity Floral
I'm currently testing summery, floral fragrances due to the warm weather and while browsing through my miniature collection my attention turned to a fairly recent addition of the Lanvin house, Marry Me Eau de Parfum.
The fragrance comes in a white packaging with fuchsia pink borders and a clear, sculpted rectangular bottle that's adorned with a pink bow. It's not at all cheap or tacky looking, I think it's modern but with a classy feel to it while of course staying girly and flirty.
Top notes: bitter orange, freesia, peach
On first sniff a rather dominant soapy and a plasticky shampoo-like note hits my nose and I immediately go 'aah freesia here we go' without even knowing what notes the composition consists of as I always blind test. Freesia does tend to come out as soapy clean and intensely sweet and musky indeed reminiscent of soaps or shampoo products.
Apart from the soapy floral note I can sense a sharper, fresher facet of some citrusy element as well as an all-enveloping sweet and powdery feel that may well be magnolia accompanied by a strong projection around me. The soapy, white floral freesia accord dominated for almost an hour which I consider long.
Heart notes: jasmine, rose, magnolia
Surprisingly, the heart lost the powdery aspect of the head and turned into a light, fresh bouquet of predominantly white flowers that blended in seamlessly with each other while keeping their individual character making it easy to identify them. This is what I like in the creations of real perfume houses, they don't try to blur too much what goes on and you end up with a clear-cut, honest work instead of a mish-mash of aromachemicals and bubblegum.
I quite liked the interpretation of a sweet, but light and watery jasmine that recalled fresh, dewy flowers in the morning garden paired with zingy, fruity rose that even though had only a second role to play, stopped the jasmine-heavy middle from becoming cloying. I could still discern a sort of soapiness however it was far from distracting or annoying now and actually helped the fragrance project longer and further up to 6 - 7 hours in total.
Base notes: musk, cedarwood, amber
In the final 8 to 10 hours when Marry Me settled into a very light musky base with practically no sillage to speak of the fragrance seemed to become a quieter version of its heart retaining a watery jasmine and a light powdery background sitting on a layer of musk. It never developed a substantial base on my skin which didn't surprise me as modern white florals rarely do anyway. What I didn't like was the soapy, shampoo-like note that persisted until the end.
To sum up, Marry Me is nothing extraordinary or groundbreaking nor did it push my imagination or intrigue me to uncover more of its secrets. It plays its cards fairly openly and does not take itself too seriously. Marry Me is a pleasant and everyday romantic and somewhat powdery sweet jasmine - freesia - musk fragrance with a frivolous fruity kick that would suit the modern audience. The dense musky and soapy white floral combination only softens at the end meaning it's hard wearing and long-lasting. It even lasts after a shower.
As for the name, well, I thought it was a kind of wedding fragrance, however it's not unique or sophisticated enough and a tad too synthetic for that. There are many fragrances out there with the same structure, ingredients and similar smell such as J'adore or Alien that have more presence and personality than Marry Me.
Despite its fruity elements, it's a full-blown, powerful musky white floral number that is sadly- unlike a marriage - easily forgettable. Ideal for all occasions when you just want to wear a light but consistent floral with a carefree, modern attitude that's above the fruity syrupy masses.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Prices vary greatly however you can get a 50ml Eau de Parfum for 26£ on Amazon UK. The 75ml Eau de Parfum costs around 30£ online and around the 60£ mark in shops.
Thank you for reading.
İpowered by lillybee also posted on ciao.co.uk
Summary: A happy-go-lucky, modern jasmine scent that's a bit on the soapy side