A Warm Scent For The Cold Autumn | Lancôme La Vie Est Belle



   The cold season is here and with it comes my desperate need for comfort and warmth. I hate the cold but I must admit, I absolutely love snuggling up on the sofa and being cosy with a blanket and some candles, smelling the hot chocolate and watching Halloween and (dare I say?) Christmas movies. To me, warm, calming scents are the best thing ever, especially in autumn. I've always been a fan of woody, floral, more sophisticated perfumes, as fresh or really fruity ones never appealed very much to me. Fortunately, I think I can declare that I've found my new signature scent for this time of year. It's Lancôme's "La Vie Est Belle" Eau De Parfume.

   The concept of this fragrance is centered on the idea of finding joy in simple things and embracing your natural, inner beauty.
   Also, look at this packaging. It's gorgeous, I can't stop starring at it! The color is absolutely stunning and suits the scent very well: feminine and sophisticated. The bottle looks so nice on my dressing table.


   Describing scents is a bit of a difficult thing to do so I'll just lists the notes that I can smell the most and tell you why I love it so much. Firstly, it has patchouli, which is my absolute favorite note in perfumes. I think it gives such a glamorous, grown-up feel to the scent. The other base notes are vanilla and praline, which make it smell like a sweet, warm piece of heaven. As I was saying, floral scents are my favorites in general, so the fact that is has jasmine, orange blossom and iris in it makes me love it even more. The top notes are pear and black currant and even if they are fruits, they have a very sweet and feminine smell which ties in perfectly with the other notes.

   I think it's a great scent for day or night and it definitely makes you feel more elegant, while having a nice relaxing vibe to it. Now, you can try to imagine how all of these would smell together or you can go and give it a sniff yourself.

   Let me know what you think of this scent! What's your favorite perfume for the cold seasons?

30 comments:

  1. I love the smell of this so much! At the moment I love Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb.

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    1. I've never tried that one, I have to give it a sniff next time! x

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  2. Vanilla and Praline!? This sounds yummy! I think you've done very well in describing this. :) The bottle is gorgeous too!

    Musings & More

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  3. I wear Angel or Demon during the colder months, and more fruity scents throughout summer.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I have to give that one a sniff next time I get a chance! x

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  4. It's one of my favourite perfumes. I got it when it first came out and finished it that winter. It smells divine and it is really long lasting. At the moment I am loving Gucci Guilty however I will definitely repurchase this one.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. I know, such an amazing staying power! It's great! x

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  5. I agree with you about how floral scents are more sophisticated. To me, light and fruity scents always reminds me of hand soap and hand sanitizer, stuff we used when in middle school to feel more grown up.
    I am definitely looking forward to the approaching holiday season. The air just has something about it that makes me feel so happy.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha that's exactly how I feel about fruity/fresh scents! Glad I'm not the only one! x

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  6. The scent sounds perfect, Maria. You described it so so well I could pretty much imagine the smell ...mmmm :)
    Yay, I am not the only one who watches both Halloween & Christmas movies in October lol ;)
    Will give this perfume a sniff sniff next time I am at the perfume shop.
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank youu, lovely! It really is dreamy! I absolutely love these holidays..why not start celebrating them earlier haha! x

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  7. this is one of my absolute FAVORITE scents. its just so amazingly cozy and such a difference from the other lancome scents.

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    1. I know! "Cozy" it's a perfect word for describing it! x

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  8. I love love love the scent of this perfume!

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  9. Yay! A post about one of my favourite scents ever! <3 I love love LOVE this one; it's so delicious, feminine and the staying power is amazing! Have you tried the Intense version? I tested it the other day and oh my, I MUST have it! x

    Following on bloglovin' <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree! I haven't tried that one but now I feel like I must try it haha! x

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I gotta give it a try!

    Made in Mauve

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  11. Omg, super pretty packaging?! My favourite perfume has a similar bottle, it looks so luxe, haha. I'm not too big on feminine scents just because florally ones don't hold up too well for my nose, but it sounds lovely!

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  12. The packaging is dreamy, and I don't know how have you managed to describe the scent that well, I think I can even smell it... hahaha.
    Nice post! Have an amazing week! xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I'm glad you think this, haha! Thank you! xx

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  13. Lancôme is by far my favorite perfume brand!
    This one is just as delicious <3
    http://felichica.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Sounds like a beautiful scent! Also love the packaging :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com/

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  15. I've tried this out in Boots before and really liked it too, I think it smells very elegant :)

    Velvet Blush

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  16. sounds lovely I have not tried any of the Lancome fragrences I am loving Chanel Chance Eau Vive at the moment.

    www.MyBeautySleuth.com

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  17. Amazing product :)
    http://modishnessblog.blogspot.com/

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  18. I agree the packaging is so feminine and is a real beauty!! I love Lancôme make-up but I have never tried their fragrance!

    http://emmasworld31.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. This has been my signature scent for about a year now and I receive SO many compliments! I love the fact that it really lingers on everything -- my clothes and hair and pillowcases and blankets. People have really started to recognize this scent = me! Ha ha.
    This was an excellent pick. :)

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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