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C'est la vie by Christian Lacroix

C'est la vie

by Christian Lacroix (1990)  
68%
68 of 100%, 48 Ratings
Released in the year 1990, production apparently discontinued.
Perfumer: Edouard Fléchier

Fragrance Notes

Aldehydes, Amber, Pineapple, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carnation, Heliotrope, Raspberry, Iris, Jasmine, Cassia, Musk, Orange blossom, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vanilla, Ylang-ylang, Cedar

Ratings

Scent
68% (48 Ratings)
Longevity
86% (31 Ratings)
Sillage
74% (22 Ratings)
Bottle
70% (28 Ratings)
Researched and submitted by Lobelia
02/24/2014
Longevity: Good
Sillage: Strong
Bottle: Average
70%
3 Review Awards
Big and Beautiful
I remember the first time I smelled this in the early 90's, and I thought it smelled like nothing I've ever smelled. I know some may find it loud, but if you use this sparingly, it smells classic. It's probably not something I'd wear to work, but sometimes you want a fragrance with presence. It's got a lot of notes , but they go together. I also don't find this dated because it's well-balanced, and like it or not, big is still with us now (Flowerbomb and Alien, for instance). The sillage and longevity are great with this, so a little goes a long way.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I even like the quirkiness of the "heart" bottle.
Helpful Review - 03/04/2013
70%
3 Review Awards
Perfume for bubble skirts, big hair
Gotta hand it to Christian Lacroix: This tuberose-heavy fume is the olfactory equivalent of his famous late 80s bubble skirt-- kooky, impractical, overblown, a hot mess with too many notes competing for attention in each tier of its fragrance pyramid. Kind of lovable for all that.
1 Reply
Dulcemio 337 days ago
It seems to be priced like a beloved discontinued, so maybe it's all that? In addition to tuberose, is it heavy on carnation too, as the note pyramid on that other site would suggest?

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