Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Lancôme La Vie est Belle perfume

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We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

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Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Guillaume d’Ornano and his business partner Armand Petitjean who were both from Paris. The companies name came from Guillaume’s fondness for an area of France called Lancosme in the Indre Valley, France.

In their first year they produced five fragrances, Bocages, Kypre, Tendro Nuit, Conquete and Tropique. In 1936 the company expanded into the skin care market which it is more renowned for today.

Lancôme continued to sell products up until 1964 when the company was sold to L’Oreal and has continued to use the original name of Lancôme as part of the L’Oreal group.


Master Perfumer – Dominique Ropion

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Ropion was born in Paris in 1955 and homed his skills while studying at Roure Bertrand Dupont art of perfumery.

In the year 2000 he joined International Flavors & Fragrances Inc and also continued to work for other famous perfume brands which include Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Givenchy, Frédéric Malle, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Body Shop and still continues to work bringing us more masterpieces.

  • Givenchy Amarige (1991)
  • Kenzo Jungle Elephant (1996)
  • Calvin Klein Euphoria
  • Thierry Mugler Alien
  • Cacharel Amor Amor (2003)
  • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2004)
  • Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower (2005)
  • Frédéric Malle Geranium pour Monsieur (2009)
  • Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme (2009)
  • Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady (2010)
  • Lancôme La Vie Est Belle (2012)


Anne Flippo

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Anne has created or collaborated on major releases for Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy, Burberry, Lancôme and many more.

In 2019 Anne became the first woman to be credited by the IFF (International Flavour & Fragrances) organisation as a Master perfumer.


Top Notes – Pear and Blackberry

Middle Notes – Iris, Orange blossom, Jasmine Sambac

Base Notes – Patchouli.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

Public Reviews

  • I’ve always admired this happiness in a bottle for a long time, until late last year I got one! I fell totally in love at first sight!❤️❤️ It has a very unique way of announcing your presence, and it lasts really long, with few drops. I’ll recommend any day to everyone!❤️
  • This is such a beautiful fresh smelling fragrance that lasts all day. Yet another favourite. Genuine product at a fantastic price.
  • I love this parfum. The fragrance is wonderful. I get complements and always asked, “What are you wearing?”. The fragrance lasts all day.
  • Most amazing, delicate, soft, yummy perfume ever! Great any time fragrance… winter, spring, summer or fall. I usually switch my scent each season to match the season, (Such as Dolce’s “Light Blue” for summer and then Gucci’s “Guilty” in Winter) but this perfume seems to go lovely with every season. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.

Romance is in the air!

What was our Findings

Lancôme La Vie est Belle is a long-lasting fragrance which will last you up to 8 hours from one spray This product is perfect if your busy in the office all day or out for an all day party.

The fragrance gives you a scent of a more floral fragrance than most perfumes, so you will feel and smell fresh during the day. Summer or winter, it doesn’t matter, this fragrance is perfect for all seasons.

Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your Perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because you will over time use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
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Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your aftershave.

Aftershaves hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advice would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as to the manufacturer specifications.


Media Section

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With a price range of between £50 – £90 depending on the size, this product would be a perfect purchase, Great smelling product that will last you even if you use it every day. The reputation of Lancôme perfumes and other products are second to none.

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