Queen of Life 2014

Queen of Life by La Rive
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Queen of Life is a perfume by La Rive for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlackcurrant, Pear
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Orange blossom, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAlmond, Praliné, Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (113 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (97 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (96 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (104 Ratings)
Submitted by Sonjoschka, last update on 03.09.2020.
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SignoraPaola
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Oh la la rive...
My first encounters with the scents of La Rive were not very enthusiastic. After I heard that there were a few decent dupes of branded perfumes, I had to try them out. Who doesn't like to have a great fragrance for little money? So I marched into the next big red R and took the brand's "draught horses" for a nose: Cash and Queen of Life. I sniffed the testers with devotion and withdrew my snuffle. What was that? I was met by a really strong flag of alcohol, followed by a pungent sweetish smell. You could guess the model of Queen of Life, but the whole smell was immediately flattened by a pungent penetrance. Off to the shelf with it and to cash. But here too, the same game. First a flag of alcohol and then again an indefinable penetrance that buries the scent of the role model underneath. A little disappointed I left the red R. I knew from other cheap drugstore fragrances that price is not necessarily the decisive factor for quality, but I couldn't understand all the positive comments about the brand. I forgot La Rive for a long time. But eventually the brand came back to me I clicked myself through the WWW and searched for a dupe to "Love Chloé" and ended up here on Parfumo. I clicked my way from a little wooden stick to a little stick and at some point I found scents from La Rive and many positive reviews. How can that be, I thought? Why so many positive reviews? If everyone had smelled what I smelled, the positive reviews would certainly have been much leaner. So I took a closer look at the fragrances. Armed with a slip of paper with my sniffing candidates, I went to the drugstore and headed reliably to the perfume shelf. Unerringly I grabbed Queen of Life and a paper strip and applied the scent. A few times waggled like wildly and then ran to the nose. And what can I say? Very different from the first rehearsal session. No alcohol breath, no pungent pushiness But before I broke out in cheers I sniffed at the other potential candidates and here the same result. All of them presented themselves to me as fine scents, one of them more in line with my preferences, the other less. I pondered that the first rather meagre sniffing match was probably due to tilted testers. Otherwise I cannot explain this qualitative difference
A trophy to all those who made it this far. But now comes the Rezi to the Queen of Life, I promise;-)

Years ago I once owned the big sister of the little Queen and at that time I was very fond of him. I liked this sweet heaviness and this fine smell of roasted almonds and cotton candy. When I apply Queen of Life, I have exactly this scent back in my nose. The fruity top note I honestly can't smell. At first I smell a fresh sweetness, which however (typical for top notes) doesn't last long. The scent soon changes and becomes sweeter and heavier on my skin, but not so heavy that I feel exhausted. After about an hour this wonderful scent of roasted almonds and cotton candy develops, I also smell a light vanilla note here. So the scent stays with me and maybe gets a minimal tart touch.

To what extent he is now THE DUPE to his big sister, I cannot say 100%. The time when I had the original was a long time ago. But from my olfactory memory, I'd say they're very similar. If you probably don't deal intensively with perfume in general, you probably won't smell a difference.

I wear the fragrance for about five hours now and I still perceive it well on me. So the wearing time is reasonable. To what extent others perceive the scent on me, I cannot say with certainty, as always. Tests with males only produced a "Yes, smells good! But since I still perceive it well on me, I think others can still sniff it when they stand behind me at the cash desk without getting too close to me :-)

If one would like to make a seasonal classification, I would rather place it in the autumn/winter months. I, who like such sweet and gourmand scents very much, wear it all year round. With a spray you are actually quite safe from overdose. Nevertheless, there will always be someone for whom even this is too much. But that is all a matter of taste:-D

Since I bought a small 30 ml version, the bottle is small and handy. So it's well suited for the handbag.

Conclusion: I am convinced of both the scent and the durability of the little Queen. I like this comfortably warm cotton candy note very much. For the little money it is highly recommended. I would also recommend it to all those who are flirting with his big sister but still shy away from spending so much money.

Oh yes, I'm so glad I gave La Rive another chance, thank you!
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Top Review    15  
Beautiful life doesn't always have to be expensive
For me Queen of Life is the best LVEB Dupe there is.
The fragrance starts off fruity, sweet, then becomes flowery and warm and then quickly changes into the sweet, gourmand base. Queen of Life smells very feminine, elegant and noble, just like its role model. It is not only sweet but also slightly woody. That's what makes the scent special, I think. It smells really great, because even Queen of Life has a lot of power and can therefore quickly become to much.
The durability is impressive... On my skin it holds loosely 8 hours. On my clothes I can still smell it the next day. For the price really top :)
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Momentous Hum of Life
I am not averse to LR fragrances and because of the many positive reviews and the fragrance pyramid I bought the fragrance blind. Thought there was nothing I could do wrong. Was a sentence with X. The beginning, as always with LR a little stabbing. But then a heavy, indefinable, sweet all killing synthetic bomb banged around my nose. Pear, black currant, which in themselves are quite bitter and fresh, nothing to smell. Gentle, powdery iris that I like in itself, as well as jasmine and the bitter orange blossom seem to occur in the fantasy of the perfume beamer. I didn't smell it. Even the finish does not sniff out what the scent was supposed to smell like. All just pure chemistry and the finish then like burnt caramel and what cold smoke. Then there's a trace of sweat. But I didn't spray the scent in midsummer. I think one drop would have been enough to empty the bus. If there was at least a scent harmony, but it's not with me. Noisy boom and nothing else. The fragrance is also very affectionate with 6-8 hours. Nausea and headaches cannot be ruled out. I cannot describe the air as a copy of LVEB. Queen of Life smells like what it is, namely cheap. But I'm not a snob who just buys expensive scents. Just discovered a great scent of LR ( Hello Beauty ) again. Only Queen of Life went full throttle for me. Whish and Angel girls may love him, but I don't love him. Can only advise sensitive persons to test the fragrance before use. Maybe they'll get lucky
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Right Riecher
For the first time I wanted to examine the La Rive fragrances under the magnifying glass or nose...I had considered a certain perfume before on the basis of the described fragrance note and comments and had firmly undertaken to buy this perfume. And then when I smelled it, I rejected my resolution again. A little disappointed about the meaningless scent, I happened to reach for Queen of life. Maybe because the name sounds so nice or maybe I just had the right nose...like a sweet, powdery cloud that convinced me.
I found my Queen of La Rive....
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Dark Powder
This is supposed to be a dupe to LVEB... well... i'm not (anymore) sure if that was what La Rive wanted because he smells different.
Likewise the otherwise imitated smells of LR are already very very close to the original while Queen of Life is for me already nearly a completely independent creation.
Immediately after spraying on, fluffy terracotta powder clouds waft around me in the most beautiful form.
In the background a minimal currant which is almost imperceptible during the course of the disease It reminds me more of Obsession ( in the exit ) than of LVEB because it is not lively enough and also not so sugary.
Even after hours only the smell of cosmetic powder or possibly bronze powder remains on the skin.
Durability I find very good and even after showering is a breath to smell on the back of the hand.

In short: made incredible for the price and if you are looking for a real dupe to LVEB you are not quite right here. QOL is if then the powdered aunt in the positive sense.
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