Lanvin’s latest fragrance for women is the new Lanvin Me. Per Lanvin, its credo is “be myself, become ME”, but it also promises to embody elegance, style and Parisian chic — if that doesn’t sound like you, perhaps you need Lanvin Me all the more?
Elegance, style and Parisian chic are personified here by a fruity and sweet floral gourmand, with a decent dose of blueberry in the opening and a full-bodied floral heart. There’s also plenty of licorice (the notes: mandarin, blueberry, licorice, rose, tuberose and sandalwood). Like nearly any licorice-heavy fragrance, it calls to mind the gold standard, Lolita Lempicka, but only vaguely — this one has a warm woody base, but without the Thierry Mugler Angel-inspired dark patchouli sugar. It might be more useful to think of it as a kind of cross between Diesel Loverdose and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb…
Lanvin will launch Lanvin Me in April. The new fragrance for women promises to embody elegance, style and Parisian chic…
The news from Balenciaga: Nicolas Ghesquière is out, Alexander Wang is in.1 It’s always hard to know how much influence a designer really has on a licensed perfume line, but Ghesquière certainly was a visible presence in the marketing of Balenciaga Paris (2010), Balenciaga Paris L’Essence (2011) and Florabotanica (2012). The new Balenciaga Paris L’Eau Rose appears to be something of an orphan, without a designer spokesperson or a face (the first two fragrances had Charlotte Gainsbourg; Florabotanica had Kristen Stewart).2
No matter, L’Eau Rose is a decent enough flanker, and we all know they’re rare enough. And the description is accurate enough:
A sparkling violet fragrance. A twist of the iconic violet with a sparkling touch of blackberry and musk. The scintillating and youthful fragrance is a feminine scent that captures the sophistication of Balenciaga Paris with an enticing, floral musk.
Plain speak translation: a sort of mash-up between a blackberry musk and a traditional powdery rose-violet…
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