Lanvin Marry Me ~ new perfume

Lanvin Marry Me fragrance

Lanvin will launch Marry Me, a new fragrance for women, in August. The scent is meant to reflect a moment of intense happiness — whether or not that moment is taken seriously.

Marry Me is a fruity floral developed by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu; the notes include peach, bitter orange, freesia, magnolia, jasmine, rose, white cedar, amber, musk.

Lanvin Marry Me will be available in 30, 50 and 75 Eau de Parfum. (via tendance-parfums, with thanks to Jacob for the link! additional information via osmoz)

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  1. Ari says:

    If anyone tried to propose to me with a fruity floral, he’d get laughed out of town.

    • Daisy says:

      True that! and if he’s got a bottle of perfume in one hand , he’d darned well better have a ring in the other!

      • Daisy says:

        Oh…..I should mention that if a guy proposes with a bottle of , say, Joy parfum or Amouage Lyric in one hand and a ring in the other, it would behoove you to give him serious consideration…. because that’s a man with potential!

        • elise says:

          haha! I was thinking the same thing! If he’s got a bottle in one hand, it better be Lyric Woman!

          • dolcesarah says:

            My husband would ask me what I wanted for my birthday and I kept texting him Lyric Woman by AMOUAGE, he ws like huh? I got joy and two Amouage’s and some good diamonds after that

        • Ari says:

          Maybe I’m just feeling a little cynical because my one-and-only, Orlando Bloom, just got engaged to a Victoria’s Secret tart, but I don’t think men like that exist anymore :( But if I find one, I assure you, HE’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

          • Daisy says:

            ahhhh, Orlando as Will Turner ( one for me please, garcon) but just watch him as Paris in Troy a few times and the love affair will be over, in fact you may want to SLAP him. Now , Eric Bana…..rarrrrr!

          • Owen says:

            oh yea, I read about Orlando in the paper either today or yesterday.

            but this perfume seems like you’d only wear it if you knew someone was going to propose to you, or on your wedding day, or the coming up to your wedding (if you said yes) because of the name.

            so the way I see it, it wouldn’t bring repeat custom (which it probably will anyway)

          • boojum says:

            Ha, Daisy is right, that is EXACTLY what happened for me. Truth be told, while he is very nice looking, he’s not a very convincing actor.

          • Daisy says:

            Yup, 100% agreement here Boo……J said one time that she’d date Orlando if he’d promise not to speak……but she’d toss him over for Eric Bana in .25 of a second….of course she’d have to fight me for him!

        • Ari says:

          Boo and Daisy, you’re both right- Orlando’s not gonna be winning any Academy Awards anytime soon. But he’s sooo pretty….

          • LaMaroc says:

            Daisy, I own the collector’s edition of “Troy” only because of Eric Bana. lol If you’ve never read The Iliad, you may actually enjoy the movie, but I’ve read it several times and it just frustrated me. However, kudos to Eric, Brad Pitt and the stunt choreographers for that one-on-one fight. That was amazing.
            I was never really impressed with Orlando Bloom as an actor until I saw the Director’s Cut of “Kingdom of Heaven”. He really impressed me in that.

          • mals86 says:

            This is either a brilliant marketing move… or the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of. I predict that there are scads of romantically-minded people who will call it “the cutest thing EVer!” Although as pyramus points out, repeat buys could get a little weird.

            And to be honest, the notes sound pleasant to me – although of course it’s all about the treatment, so it’s hard to know what it’ll be like. And I don’t have a Saks either; it’s no trouble to simply ignore.

          • mals86 says:

            Well, OOOPS! I mean to post that down below…

            Here was where I was going to ask the waiter for David Wenham. Cream linen suit and a little bit of stubble please – but if that’s not available, I’ll take him with long hair and Gondorian armor. No ice.

            Oh, and if you’re fresh out of that, I’ll take Matthew MacFadyen anyway you want to serve him.

          • Aparatchick says:

            Sorry mals, Matthew MacFadyen is MY movie boyfriend. You can have Colin Firth in his Pride and Prejudice prime (what is it about P&P that brings out the best in actors?).

            I just can’t imagine who thought “Marry me” was a great name.

          • Daisy says:

            oh sorry aparatachik—Mals laid claim to Matthew MacFadyen ages ago….so I’m afraid you two will have duel or something equally Victorian…..

          • Ari says:

            This can only mean one thing… MALS-APARATACHICK DANCE-OFF!!!!
            The answer is always “dance-off”, y’all.

          • Daisy says:

            Cool! I’ll take a ticket to that!

          • boojum says:

            True enough, I liked Kingdom of Heaven. But there again.. he’s best suited for these huge action films where it’s more the action and the ensemble rather than an individual actor carrying the day.

          • Aparatchick says:

            Perhaps mals and I con combine dueling and dancing – tango at 10 paces, anyone?

          • Daisy says:

            at my mark, turn and begin Tango-ing!

          • mals86 says:

            You know, if they’ve got David Wenham in stock, this is all academic…

    • Robin says:


      • Madea says:

        Can I have a side of Jason Issacs as Lucius Malfoy, perhaps with a bottle of Mouchoir de Monsieur and some caustic wit?
        And yes, Marry Me is a pretty silly name. And not even edgy silly, like EOL. Insipid silly.

    • olenska says:

      That chunky bottle design is perfect for clocking your would-be fiance in the head when he dares to use it as a proposal prop.

  2. Daisy says:

    Oh good lord! who picked that idiot name?
    I’ve been in the mood for fruity stuff the last few days —-although yesterday I was just in the mood for ELECTRICITY, sorry, our power was out for some unknown reason until almost midnight …it’s embarrassing how much I missed and longed for my computer! —back to perfume (now that I’m basking in electric) it sounds pretty yummy (peaches!) except for white cedar (cedar often = B.O. to me) but at least there’s no apple or pink pepper…….I dislike apple, and while pink pepper is fine, it’s become so ubiquitous that it contributes to everything smelling sorta like everything else. Of course, I’m sure the above list is not all-inclusive so they could just not be mentioning plenty of notes.

    • Robin says:

      It might make my least favorite name of the last year. Hope it sounds better in France, just as so many names in French sound better here.

      • Daisy says:

        a note to perfume name-pickers: if you have to count on foreign languages or heavily accented speech to make the name sound less idiotic….select a different name. sheeesh!
        Which begs the question we’ve posed here so many times—why, why, WHY don’t they just poll US here at NST?

      • 50_Roses says:

        Actually, I think the French would be “Mariez Moi” which doesn’t sound much different from the English.

        • Bela says:

          In French it would be ‘Épousez-moi’. The verb ‘marier’ means ‘to marry’, but it only applies to the person who performs the ceremony.
          JFYI ‘to get married’ = ‘se marier’

          • 50_Roses says:

            It still doesn’t sound any better in French.

    • sarahbeth says:

      Daisy, you are so spot on! The name IS downright stupid but not if I am a tween in love…

  3. miss kitty v. says:

    A fruity floral? A stupid name? An ugly bottle? Be still, my heart!

    • Ari says:

      Bwahaha! Who could say no to THAT?

    • Robin says:

      In a way it is all the same…it will only be at Saks so I will never get to try it.

      • Joe says:

        Isn’t there a Saks in KoP, or do you just refuse to go in it?

        • Robin says:

          Nope, no Saks! They’ve got Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bloomies, Nordstrom, JC Penny. There is a Saks somewhere outside of Philly, but it’s a ways away (I think nearly an hour) and there is nothing near it that I need, so I cannot be bothered. Every so often I go to the Saks in Chevy Chase, MD and then I remember why I hate Saks — they’re such snots over there! The NY store is wonderful though.

          • Ari says:

            Robin, there’s a Saks at Tysons II, is there not?

          • Robin says:

            Ack, I really don’t remember! Haven’t been there in a few years. I do like that Art & Fragrance store there!

          • Ari says:

            Well, I looked it up, and Tysons Galleria has a Saks, Neimans, and a Chanel boutique for the LEs! Happy shopping!

    • Daisy says:

      ….it’s got a pretty ribbon…..

      • miss kitty v. says:

        I wonder if they agonized for months over the bow the way they did with Chloe? ;)

        • Daisy says:

          I can’t imagine having so little to worry about in my life that I would agonize over a bow….of course they’re being PAID to agonize over a bow……how does one get THAT job??? :-)

          • miss kitty v. says:

            Seriously. I’d take it. I’ve also always wanted to be the person who names lipsticks.

          • Daisy says:

            LOL –yuppers, head lipstick namer—my dream job. But that’s before I knew about the head perfume-name-picker position.

          • aimiliona says:

            I want to work in the Vatican office that creates Latin names for things the Romans didn’t have.

          • RusticDove says:

            A while back, one of my decorating magazines featured the Hamptons home of the woman who comes up with [often] witty names for the Origins line. Definitely a cool job, but what totally amazed me is that *that* job affords her a vacation home in the Hamptons. As well as her place in Manhattan. And one can only imagine some other glorious perks.

          • boojum says:

            I love Origins…and confess that the product names only help their cause. How could I resist buying my husband an aftershave balm called Firefighter?

          • 50_Roses says:

            I want to be the taste tester for Blue Bell ice cream.

  4. thenoseknows says:

    Me Like! :-) Cheeky Name! I think it’s not meant to be taken so LITERALLY! IF Albaz has anything to do with this, then, I am for SURE it’s meant more comically than the Name Suggests! The Bottle is ADORABLE and the notes make me swoon times two! Peach, Freesia, Jasmine, ROSE, AMBER, MAGNOLIA!!!! HOW YUM! Waiting and Wanting this excitedly!

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I do agree it is not meant to be taken literally, but that doesn’t mean customers won’t take it literally…how many people at the perfume counter have even heard of Alber Elbaz, for that matter?

  5. Asha says:

    Vera Wang, anybody?

    • Ari says:

      Oh, I bet Vera is just FUMING that she didn’t think of it first!

      • Daisy says:

        maybe she could still do “Marry Me Princess” and then someone will do “Marry Me Nude” (but they’ll get sued by Ms. Bono…)

        • No, they’ll get sued by Marc Jacobs for “marry me Nude, Boom!” or something.

          And I want to name lipsticks, too.

          • Daisy says:

            HAHAHA! can we vote on who gets to be nude in the ad with a ginormous bottle covering their dangly bits? :-D

          • Tama says:

            hahaha – I might buy something called Marry Me Nude, Boom

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, she should have got there first.

    • Coming this fall, Jock Princess

  6. Owen says:

    “oh you smell nice, what are you wearing?”

    “marry me”

    • LaMaroc says:

      Yeah, just what I was thinking. Maybe it should be prefaced with the designer name “Lanvin Marry Me” – then at least it sounds like you’re proposing to someone named Lanvin. Although it will still make you sound nutty.

    • Tama says:

      My first thought, too! Could get one into trouble.

  7. pyramus says:

    I don’t actually understand the name, at all. Is a woman going to buy herself a scent called “Marry Me”? Because I’m pretty sure most women buy scents for themselves, and the name doesn’t convey *any* of the things that scent names usually do–romance, youth, tigerish passion, mystery, wealth and luxury, comfort, or stylishness.

    Is a man going to buy it for a woman? Only if he intends to propose, and then it’s sort of weird if she uses it up and he has to buy her more. (Although that does suggest a flanker–“Marry Me Again”.)

    The only sense I can make of it is if they’re going to market it as a bridal scent, and even then the name doesn’t work. I think someone really dropped the ball on this one, but what the hell do I know? Maybe legions of wedding-mad women will think it’s perfect.

    • Daisy says:

      it could come with a lifetime subscription to Modern Bride magazine…

      • Thanna says:

        Or perhaps with a pair of dyed to match shoes!

    • Joe says:

      Maybe it’s meant to evoke that second-grade joke:

      Oooh, I really really LOVE this perfume.
      – Well if you love it so much, why don’t you MARRY it?!


    • kaos.geo says:

      Thank you Pyramus for articulating my thoughts on this matter! :-)

      It makes it difficult to give as a gift.
      I mean I have given perfume gifts to my sister, my mother my sisters in law, my mother in law, and some close female friends..

      But giving “Marry Me” to any of those as a gift could mean a disaster of Oedipical, freudian and legal impact! ;-)


      • Daisy says:

        they’ve pretty much guaranteed that 99% of men wouldn’t dream of purchasing a bottle for anyone…and then there’s women who will roll their eyes at the name and walk the other way… about chopping down your customer base right from the start! They’ll be left with die-hard Lanvin fans and teenagers….and some intrepid perfumistas…

  8. Jill says:

    I guess I’m alone here, but I kind of like the bottle. The name, no. But yes, I’m sure it’s much better in French!

    • Joe says:

      I really like the way the bottle looks too. I think I’d like it more without the ribbon.

      • Daisy says:

        I love purple….send me the ribbon….

        • Joe says:

          OK. And who will take the juice?

          • zeezee says:


    • RusticDove says:

      I like the bottle too, but to me, this concept doesn’t seem to fit the Lanvin image.

  9. Alyssa says:

    Laughing at all of the above, but think the name is part of a grand tradition. After all, anyone buy a bottle of Love Me (Aimez Moi) lately?

    • Daisy says:

      hey, that just indicates I’m available….not that I’m lemming a wedding….lol ok, I’m having too much fun with this one…

      • Alyssa says:

        Hee, hee! You’re on a roll today, D!

        • Daisy says:

          ha! it’s two cups of chocolate/coffee talking! ;-)

    • 50_Roses says:

      Actually, I bought a FB of Aimez Moi about a month ago.

      • mals86 says:

        Mine’s about a year old now.

        You can love someone any time, but marriage is rather more limited, no?

        • 50_Roses says:

          Yes, and you can love many people, but you can only be married (legally, at least) to one at a time!

  10. SuddenlyInexplicably says:

    We already have the polling idea about if the bottle design affects your desire to buy a perfume, so how about polling about fragrance names? What’s the worst perfume name ever? What’s the best name? Do you have any perfumes that you love with a name that you hate? Do you have any perfumes you bought because you loved the name, but were disappointed in the scent?

    (I can say that because my name is Nina, someone, of course, bought me a bottle of Nina by Nina Ricci and I disliked it so much I got rid of it.)

    • halimeade says:

      I know I feel silly when I have to tell people I am wearing “Bronze Goddess”. The name didn’t SEEM silly until the moment someone asked. Now its even more humorous since I have sunburn : D

    • boojum says:

      I tried to love it bc my daughter’s name is Nina (plus face it, the bottle is cute)… but I put some on and she wrinkled up her nose, so I tossed it aside.

    • 50_Roses says:

      There are a lot of perfumes with terrible names, and I often recoil from trying something because I imagine what will happen if someone asks me what perfume I am wearing. I can’t imagine having to answer “Let Me Play the Lion” or “The Unicorn Spell”, and there are others even worse.

      Best perfume name ever: possibly Joy. Simple, direct, easy to say, happy, and everyone understands it.

  11. bjorn says:

    They really blew it with this one, they should have launched first “Lavin – Buy Me a Drink?”,
    then “Lavin – Second Date”,
    followed by “Lavin – Maybe We Need a Break”
    and finally “Marry Me”.

    How much does perfume consulting pay, and where do I apply, Lavin?

    • tsetse says:

      Hah! I love that. I would totally buy a perfume called “Maybe We Need a Break.” But then again, I’d love to see a “I Think We Should See Other People” or a “It’s Not You It’s Me”, so maybe I’m just not the romantic type!

      • Suzanne941 says:

        Or the ever-popular flanker, “It’s Not You, It’s Me”.

        • Oh, count me in for this one!
          …other flanker in my collection: I am leaving you. Only as expensive extrait, of course.

          • Daisy says:

            of course….as part of the settlement…. y’all are killing me!

          • miss kitty v. says:

            Lanvin I Changed the Locks and Your Clothes Are in the Front Yard.

          • Daisy says:

            LOL!!! perfect!

        • Tama says:

          Or Lanvin Pre-Nup.

      • Jill says:


      • 50_Roses says:

        Lanvin I’m Not Ready for a Committment? Or perhaps they could have launched Marry Me as a men’s fragrance, along with a women’s version: Lanvin This is So Sudden.

        • miss kitty v. says:

          They need to hire us. Or maybe we should all just start our own line.

  12. 1. Eric Bana is better than Orlando Bloom (Just watch his racing documentary).
    2. I laughed at this perfume’s name. I love the ideas for the flankers! Hahaha.

  13. dominika says:

    I take it there won’t be a “Marry Me Pour Homme…” What a marketing blooper.

  14. Kitty says:

    OMG you all are SO funny! I may never try/buy the perfume, but I will never forget it! Thanks so much for some most enjoyable reading!

  15. dea says:

    I’m surprised no one mentioned Arrested Development, here!
    Remember how Maeby always said ‘Marry Me!” when someone asks her something she doesn’t want to answer.

    • faintlymacabre says:

      Yes! That was my first thought! I think the creator of Arrested Develoment should sue. Or come out with a line of perfume called Love Indubitably!

      • BlackCat says:

        I actually thought about buying the fragrance just because of the name (for those who aren’t Arrested Development fans, that phrase is a running joke in the series). But I can’t imagine they’re trying to appeal only to AD fans–we’re a very, very small market–talk about niche!

        Oh, and off-topic, but those of you who have never seen Arrested Development, go out and rent it stat!

  16. frangelicahsrh says:

    Congrats to Orlando and Miranda! They are simply lovely! Marry Me sounds okay but I can’t imagine someone asking me what I was wearing and I say “Marry Me!” I suppose it has a deeper meaning that Lanvin may elaborate on.

    • Ari says:

      Oh fine, take HER side… *mutter mutter*

      • Daisy says:

        don’t fret Ari, you and Orlando can still have a torrid affair on the side.

  17. FragrantWitch says:

    Love the flanker suggestions and have to weigh in on the man debate with a vote for Eric Bana..or Hugh Jackman…choices, choices

  18. eminere says:

    So this is what desperation smells like :p

  19. annemarie says:

    And this is the company that brought us Arpege … ?

    Actually, I suppose it’s channged hands so many times that no, it’s not the company that brought us Arpege.

    • 50_Roses says:

      Certainly not, since Arpege is not Arpege any more.

  20. Absolute Scentualist says:

    I’m just thinking of all the celebrity flanker potential… Lanvin and Liz Taylor present Marry Me Again!… and Again… ad infinitum. Of course there could be a Zsa Zsa Gabor luxe edition, too, and a celebrity prenup His and Hers set…

    I always wanted to name OPI polishes myself. They’re great fun.

  21. sarahbeth says:

    You people have actually brought me to heartily laugh out loud (HLOL) at the computer!! Other suggestions:
    Don’t Marry Her
    Divorce Me
    I’m On My Knees
    Wedding Dress Noir

  22. lilydale aka Natalie says:

    What, no Lanvin Let’s Form a Domestic Partnership?!

  23. 50_Roses says:

    How about:

    DInner and a Movie
    Go Steady With Me
    La Grande Robe Blanche (Guerlain might take umbrage at that)

    They could offer an “anniversary” flanker each year, such as Paper, Wood, Tin, Crystal…and then, for those who manage to stay together until death do they part–Bury Me!

    • dominika says:

      I was just reading about vetiver the other day, and I really see that note in something like Bury Me! With incense and lilly thrown in, and an ad campaign featuring black lace dresses and a Cure songs.

      Well, I’d buy it.

      • Absolute Scentualist says:

        Dominika, I’d totally buy that, too. :)

  24. pigoletto says:

    I can only imagine this will freak out many a man on a first date who says that he likes the gal’s perfume!

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