Au Lac by Eau d'Italie
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Au Lac (Eau d'Italie)
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Au Lac is a perfume by Eau d'Italie for women and was released in 2010. The scent is flowery-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFig leaf, Bitter orange leaf, Water lily
Heart Notes Heart NotesOsmanthus, Rosebud, Jasmine sambac
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwood, Papyrus, Mineral amber

Ratings

Scent

6.7 (50 Ratings)

Longevity

5.9 (35 Ratings)

Sillage

4.9 (26 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (26 Ratings)
Submitted by Snowflake, last update on 12.06.2016
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Bottle 10.0/10
Sillage 5.0/10
Longevity 5.0/10
Scent 7.0/10
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Kilian turned pale
AU LAC is an excellent perfume in citrine color. It is a creamy, vetiver-like flower at first sniff, but it knows much more.

At first try it was walking on its own way: metallic sweet => metallic, aquatic, slightly sweet => after 3 hours it faded away.
At second try I paid more heed to AU LAC, and it was grateful for my respect. Its velvety, creamy citrus scent amazed me. I do not know which note caused a timid menthol nightcap, but I really enjoyed this pleasurable fragrance. It belongs to Italy, to Rome, it is a stranger, an outlander, outstanding, stony, moist and clear, like a day-break in the Autumn. Please do not waste your AU LAC samples in the summer. Try it first when you are going to go for a walk. The first day what can be ideal for AU LAC, could be the day, when you can not decide, how warm clothes do you need, and you are sure, that in the morning you will chill, afternoon you will feel hot and bring your pullover in your hand home.

I am surprised, that I became so attached to this heart-warming harmony, because I am not fond of fresh scents. But I am quite sure, that if main creator of by Kilian, Calice Becker would smell this, she would turn pale in envy.
I also have to tell, that AU LAC is totally unisex in my opinion.

Now I am really looking forward for meet Mr Alberto Morilla's new fragrance (Iris Prima by Penhaligon's).
Bottle 5.0/10
Sillage 5.0/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 10.0/10
1 Award
Undine's Song Come to Life.....
AU LAC by Eau d’Italie

Exquisitely beautiful aquatic floral. This is Monet’s “Waterlilies” come to life with all dewy diaphanous pastel splendor. An Undine is singing a siren’s song and combing her hair in an enchanted freshwater lake surrounded by richly fragrant night-blooming waterlilies in the summer moonlight.

Refined scents of delicately spicy osmanthus, night blossoming jasmine, and climbing summer rose vines are woven through the perfumed trails of the waterlilies and leafy papyrus plants. A grove of ripe fig and a flowering bitter orange trees surround this magical lake in a delicately scented herbal embrace. A touch of soft amber and quietly subdued cedarwood gently grounds the whole composition.

I derive absolute pristine freshness without acridity or any trace of sour imbalance on my skin. No sweetness beyond that which is present in the natural plant aromas exist to sully the perfect clarity and elegance of this blend.

This is a fairy tale masterpiece of enchanting beauty.

Bravo and thank you Maestro Morillas.
Sillage 7.5/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 6.0/10
2 Awards
Wearable Water Lily
Floral aquatics are not really my "thing". This probably has a lot to do with the fact that most of them induce a feeling akin to seasickness in me. Eau d'Italie AU LAC is an exception to the rule, no doubt due to the higher quality ingredients used than are found in most mainstream designer aquatic fragrances. Many of those, too, have been designed by Alberto Morillas, apparently under severe budget constraints.

Unfortunately, because of the large number of unwearable aquatics signed by Morillas, I have come to read his name as a red flag danger sign. In fact, I have on occasion vetoed blind buys after learning that Morillas was the designer. The Bvlgari OMNIA series flankers are good examples of fragrances which I would not wear even if someone sent me bottles for free.

Fortunately, AU LAC is a nice counterexample and a demonstration to my nose (and central nervous system) that Morillas and I are not really the perfume couple made in hell. This is a pleasant and wearable water lily fragrance. Granted, that is fairly faint praise, but it means a lot given my typical physiological reaction of revulsion to low-cost aquatic compositions.

If I were going to add an aquatic fragrance to my collection, it would have to be something like this. There is a gentle woodiness--which seems like vetiver--and a bit of greenness here as well, but mostly I consider AU LAC to be a waterlily soliflore. This composition is bound to please aquatic fragrance lovers and is definitely worth testing by them.

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