Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Gourmandise ~ new perfume

Lanvin Éclat d'Arpège Gourmandise

Lanvin has launched Éclat d'Arpège Gourmandise, a new limited edition flanker to 2002's Éclat d’Arpège. The bottle is decorated with images of candy and macarons.

The notes include lavender, lemon, green tea, peach blossom, white musk and cedar.

Lanvin Éclat d'Arpège Gourmandise is available now at Douglas in Germany, in 50 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via douglas, additional information via nobilis-group)

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  1. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Despite giving it some effort, I really can’t imagine what this would smell like with that unusual list of notes. ;)

    • Emily says:

      Yeah, nothing on that list really says “gourmandise” or candy or macarons to me; sounds more like a light, fresh tea floral. (But who knows whether those notes are a faithful impression of the scent, anyway.)

      • Anne from Makeupwoot says:

        That’s what I was thinking! When I think “macaroons” I think “coconut,” instantly, though that’s probably a result of being in a country where every store that stocks them only offers that kind. I sure don’t see that note anywhere ;-)

        • Kelly Red says:

          I think they mean the french version; those delicate double cookies w/ flavored cream in the center. But I agree that nothing in that list says candy or cookies to me either. By the way, if you can find the french kind…ooo la la :D I love them, so delicate, but they must be fresh fresh fresh and they are hard to make so they don’t travel well.

    • Robin says:

      It certainly doesn’t sound as sweet or candied as the name.

  2. Emily says:

    Maybe — MAYBE — the bottle looks better in person, but in that photo it just looks kind of sad. Like jumbled-shelf-at-CVS sad. Next to the Designer Imposter sprays, with a stray pair of broken sunglasses nearby.

    And the original black Arpege bottle was so gorgeous, and even the regular Eclat d’Arpege bottle isn’t that bad.

  3. Dilana says:

    Well the bottle is lavender, which is the first noted listed. I have no idea if this looks lovely or tacky in real life, but I do like bottles with frosted or opaque glass- it protects the juice.
    The juice itself seems alot like the ice tea my mom makes when here lavender is in bloom.

    • Emily says:

      I was just thinking that those notes would be refreshing over ice.

      • Emily says:

        (except for the white musk)

  4. Anne from Makeupwoot says:

    While it actually sounds like something sniff, I don’t see how it’s related to Arpege original at all. Something that was originally designed specifically for a musician, a daughter of a wealthy designer, hailing from an era of dressing for dinner and cigarettes and sherry in the drawing room afterwards and (judging by the bottle design alone) it’s turned into something that would appeal to my 4 year old nephew?

    • sinnerman says:

      So sad !!! Isn’t it .

  5. Coumarin says:

    Eclat d’Arpege was the fragrance that brought me to the online world of perfume! Now I visit it and go, “Wow, I’ve changed.”

    All I can think about now is calling Barney’s and having a shiny bottle of El Attarine shipped to my house for me to love forever and ever.

  6. Joanne says:

    My first thought was “Christmas ornament.”

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