La Vie est Belle L'Eau de Parfum 2012

La Vie est Belle L'Eau de Parfum by Lancôme
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La Vie est Belle L'Eau de Parfum is a perfume by Lancôme for women and was released in 2012. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Crystal Noir (Eau de Parfum)
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPear, Blackcurrant
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Praliné, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.5 | 851 Ratings

Longevity

8.6 | 660 Ratings

Sillage

8.5 | 675 Ratings

Bottle

7.8 | 693 Ratings

Value for money

7.9 | 23 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 22.01.2021.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is actress Julia Roberts.
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Annecy81
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Annecy81
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Met by chance...
I have to start by saying that I haven't been going to perfume shops for a while. Therefore, I'm quite long 'come around' this throw. He is already a few years on the market. But fl... be thanks, I got to know him recently and find him worth a comment on my part.

After spraying on, rises me immediately the currant in the nose. Jui... Intense... Also the pear and iris does not let wait long on my skin.... Hmmm... Very pleasant.

Over time, the scent becomes much softer, but it's still there and present.

Overall, I find the perfume sweet, floral but also somewhat sensual and it lasts almost all day on my skin. Feminine but not too 'ladylike'.

Meanwhile, I bought a small bottle, because the fragrance is good for my everyday life.
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Vektor
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Vektor
Vektor
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Signature scent
This perfume is for me the perfect Pondon to Dior Sauvage (for men). A perfect all-rounder, which holds very long and has a very very good silage.
La Vie est Belle is an expressive and powerful, yet strongly feminine fragrance.
As a man, you quickly have the impression that many women's fragrances go in the direction of sweet and pludrig. This fragrance is different without being negative. On the contrary, he brings consistently positive comments and convinces with a unique note.
I can not quite understand the bad reviews in my eyes. This perfume is the best seller in every Douglas and can be worn by women of all ages.
Women and especially young ladies can't go wrong with this perfume. It looks sexy, loud and confident.
Greeting Vector
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Amoment
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Amoment
Amoment
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Forever Love
2012 I was 16 and Christmas was coming up soon, I had a fragrance wish again, how could it be different :D

Which scent it should be exactly, I had not even thought of until then.

Mom and I went to Douglas to see if there was anything I liked, I liked a lot of things but I was 100% convinced that there was none
1 week later it was the end of November I saw it on TV and a commercial from Lancome appeared, Julia Roberts was on it (one of my favourite actresses)
I looked at it and it was a new scent, the advertising captivated me and I immediately decided to go back to Douglas the next day.

I saw the new stand at Douglas and the bottle fascinated me somehow, I sprayed it on and thought OMG! NO ! this is not for me.
Disappointed back home, I hung up my jacket in the wardrobe and suddenly smelled something very tasty *.* it was the jacket, it was the smell now it was so of mine! I could not stop smelling it, I had to have it!
(Unfortunately, he is nowadays already one of the standard fragrances that almost everyone has)
The durability is the
HAMMER lasts much longer with me than zb Alien, and you can smell it yourself very long (24 hours no problem, on clothes zb scarf, jacket 1 week!!) which is sometimes not the case with scents although they are strong
And yes it is a strong fragrance but I don't find it pungent or annoying in my opinion. After 1-2 hours you can smell what the scent can actually do

Funfair,Vanilla,Warmth,Feel Good,Feminine,Sensual,Noble,Special,Sexy.

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Eaumygosh
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Eaumygosh
Top Review    22  
La vie est douce-
- or in plain English: Life is sweet. First of all: you may think of "LVeB" whatever you want. Even if it is only distance. One thing you gotta give Lancôme, though. They have created a modern mainstream classic. I don't have any exact sales figures to hand, but I'm sure that "LVeB" is one of the, if not the, best-selling perfume(s) of the past decade. At least the most successful newly released fragrance of the 201X'er. You have to appreciate it- the merketing, the Julia Roberts ads, the name, the bottle. The whole concept is very appealing. And yes, "LVeB" has inspired many fragrances that have been released after it. Whether you love or hate it - it deserves recognition.

Let's get down to the fragrance itself. I have to admit, I got caught up in the hype back then. "La Vie est Belle" was a (half) blind buy. I'm sure I'd tested it a few times, but I never made a judgment call. When there was a big bottle for a ridiculous price, I took it. What could go wrong ? I love sweet scents. Since then, the beautiful bottle has adorned my glass case. But now let's come to the fragrance :

Immediately after spraying on, the smell of caramelized popcorn rises into my nose. After only a few seconds a rather dominant currant joins in - fruity and slightly sour. Acidic fruits and I are a little bit on war footing. Already in "Sì" it was the currant liqueur that makes the scent unbearable for me. But I find the currant note in "La Vie est Belle" tolerable, even if it gives the fragrance a certain scratchiness in the top note, which I could confidently do without. It takes the sweetness out of the sails a bit and even seems a bit harsh in itself, although the fragrance always remains quite sugary - with time it becomes more floral, although I can't identify the flowers individually. However, the flowers are caramelised, with a dash of currant jam. That way the scent remains. The currant never disappears completely, at least not on my skin. After about 8 hours I only notice a delicate touch on my skin - on my clothes it lasts even longer. Also the Sillage is quite strong. You can easily overdose it. 2 splashes are enough for me - and my fellow men - completely.

Now for my conclusion. Maybe I should wear "La Vie est Belle" more often, at least next fall. He did not deserve the ignorance - 10ml in 2 years is not a good consumption value. I love the caramelized flowers, the warmth and the fine popcorn note. Sillage is also convincing, as well as the durability. The only drop of melancholy is the currant. Acidic-fruity notes often seem quite scratchy and inharmonious in combination with a rather heavy sweetness. But this is my personal impression. Fortunately, it is not too much in focus - just a fine disturbing note. Nevertheless I find the fragrance quite beautiful. "Flowerbomb" remains my favourite of the "sugar bomb fraction", because the sour fruit is missing. There are only caramelized flowers, so beautiful! Nevertheless, I will pay more attention to "La Vie est Belle" in future. It is sexy, feminine and sweet. A beautiful fragrance that also goes down very well with others.

Lancôme has done everything right and created a modern classic
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AFreimann

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AFreimann
AFreimann
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La Vie est Belle, or "Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication" - DaVinci
I felt a review was in order as LVEB has become my signature fragrance.

I guess you can say I like the basics; basic like a string of pearls, a well-tailored black suit, and tasteful black leather stilettos. This is the type of "basic" that I perceive of La Vie est Belle.

The composition opens with an enveloping sweetness that somehow manages a concurrent delicacy; like a dancing ballerina, she seems frail but her bones and musculature are strong and true, vibrant and ready. Don't mistake her dexterity for mere frivolity; on the contrary: feminine, sweet, rich and decadent, if you're looking for a candied personal scent cloud, give LVEB a go. This composition is very artfully, masterfully, and deliberately engineered to be precisely what she is.

I heard a YouTube reviewer say in description of this fragrance, something like "La Vie est Belle is basic but it's basic done to perfection". I concur with her wholeheartedly; this treasure has conquered me completely and I say that without shame, dazzled by the sheer beauty of this simple, yet iconic fragrance.

If she loves you (as she loves me - my chemistry, that is) - she will love you passionately and completely.
Fragrance: Still a 10/10.
Performance including projection, sillage, and longevity: 10/10
Value: Superb. To me, worth so much more than present asking prices, I'm grateful to have fallen for this attainable, simply beautiful basic.

I am eternally mesmerized.
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GirlofNow
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GirlofNow
GirlofNow
Helpful Review    43  
I'm afraid I have to disagree with you!
I find most reviews here on Parfumo just extremely unfair + exaggerated! It's really being demonized here...! I have considered very long what I would like to write to this smell here there, I would like to step here nobody on the feet! But I still have to disagree with some of them! Clearly this fragrance is no longer that newest on the perfume market! Everybody has smelled this scent before or owns it at home... Let's just say it like this, it's a fragrance that almost the whole world already knows! Nevertheless I find that this fragrance this big hate or better said this moistening has NOT deserved!
At Lancome it is a bestseller at the moment (especially with us in Switzerland)! And I think if a scent would be so bad, that would not sell so well... Didn't I? However, I just want to say that although I own la vie est belle (not yet), which has a very big value and place in my heart! Why? What's the matter? Since my mother carries then every day and I connect then with her:))) I just think that la vie est belle is a great match for her!:) She gets compliments every day to this fragrance especially at work and that's right as I think:D

I must also say that la vie est belle is completely different, on her skin smells like on mine! It smells simply indescribably heavenly!*-*-*-*-* It smells neither flowery nor powdery... It just smells on her skin sooo nice and tender, feminine and attractive you just want to sit next to her and sniff at her all day long...:D Yes I mean that seriously!:) A lot of people asking them what are you wearing? And she then La vie est belle answers, she just looks at her with big eyes... One notices also there again La vie est belle can smell nice+good;)

Since the last time I described Idol is how it developed on my skin and on the skin of my mother, I decided to do it again:) So I hope that this comment is well received again:)

On the skin of my Mutter❤:
Already when spraying on it surrounds, such a beautiful but nevertheless tender caramel note which is like a warm embrace for the senses.
The praline note is not long in coming:))) You can smell it the clearest in her *-*... To kneel down....*-* The praline note is very similar to the la nuit tresor edp note on her skin (she has la nuit because that's also why the praline note reminded me very much especially on her skin) These two notes are on her skin simply not from this world because they soooo damn good smell!:) Vanilla lets the water run in your mouth!*-* On the skin of my mother the vanilla note develops to the most beautiful at all!*-* It is no artificial or stinging much more a wonderful creamy + delicate vanilla which gets a beautiful sweet and deep by the caramel note.... Looove this❤❤❤❤❤ .... I wish that this scent would be like this with me:D I am decently jealous of my mother;D No fun:))) I just love her from all over Herzen❤:)))) These are the only scents I could smell on her skin... You couldn't smell fruity or flowery ones on their skin but you could smell them good! Nevertheless, the course of the scent on her skin is simply magical!:)

Sooo go on:)

The fragrance description on my skin:
When I sprayed it on, the fruity notes were very present (thank God they weren't artificial!) especially sweet and juicy:D But the fruity notes weren't present for long;) With me I could smell a very interesting but nevertheless very beautiful cotton candy note, which irritated me a little bit because nowhere something of a cotton candy note confessed... But smelling good does it:D I was able to smell the vanilla more and more clearly and intensively over time, the vanilla was nice creamy and sweet sweet*-* The praline note is the finest note ... Beautiful tender and seductive:) With this note I sometimes almost want to bite my wrist myself:D But also the iris dominates clearly on my skin which was funny enough not the case with my mother... Nevertheless, it was a beautiful powdery but not heavy iris that harmonized perfectly with the tonka bean:) For me the tonka bean is powdery and slightly milky*-* Great:)

Again you can see how different a fragrance can be on every skin!:)
It doesn't have to mean that everyone smells the same! My mother is that, perfect example! With her La vie est belle is simply just dreamlike + beautiful Gourmandig*-*❤
I wanted to show with this comment that la vie est belle did NOT deserve all these bad reviews (not all of them!)! Because of the H+S I can only say EXTREM! 3.whole days my mother and I smell this perfume both on the skin and on the clothing!
I can only say gives this fragrance a chance:)))) Or test more precisely and better:))) I hope the description was interesting and detailed for most of you again:)))
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Scarletrose
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Very helpful Review    30  
For love of fragrance ❤️
My declaration of love to my signature fragrance ❤️

You're my darling...
You met me in the middle of ❤️
You're wonderful...
You give me a feeling of security...
You're everywhere I am...
You have an incredible Sillage ...
You must be sprayed carefully .... otherwise you annoy your fellow men ;-)

You give me so much warmth...
You're so cuddly...
You're like a sweet powder cloud...
You smell like a fair...
You're a gourmand iris perfume You're flowery-vanilla ...

You're sensual and enveloping...
Once applied, they won't get rid of you ....
You're already very mainstream...
At Douglas you are usually in the front row :-).....
You always cost the same...
I've bought you many times...

You're mysterious...
You have a strong character...
You're just unmistakable...

When we go out together, I get compliments ❤️

I like you best when it's raining or snowing outside, when the sky is cloudy and I need someone to cheer me up, then you're there and won't let me go.

You were my first great love ...
Meanwhile I often cheat ;-)
You're not angry with me ...
Because you know I will never forget you and always return to you...

In love
Scarlet :-)
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Schnupper
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Very helpful Review    10  
If life could always be soo sweet...
... then much would not be quite so complicated and actually totally easy. I have only heard good things about this fragrance so far and had to test it myself a few times. It is strong and sweet, caramel like sugared popcorn and immediately in the nose, even over a longer period of time. I think it's good that it's not a little flowery, but is and stays directly in the sweet, pleasing sugar chocolate note. Nevertheless, it does not get boring and it is present all day long and does not cause headaches.

I like it best in the cool season, in summer a very small dose should be sufficient.
This sweet perfume is addictive, and I can endorse it.
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Sonnenwende
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Sonnenwende
Very helpful Review    24  
For a short hug...
'La vie est belle' polarized.
Many love him and can't get enough of him..., others avoid the wafting wafts of fragrance that can be found in high doses in many places.
Mainstream is regarded as uncool and can also be a nuisance.
When I have to take cover between perfume shelves because the atomizer is used to diesel in a large area, I suspect what is going on in some bathrooms.
But as they say, the dose makes the poison.
I like 'La vie est belle', its fruity warmth. Not every day.
But sometimes I say:
Come to me, beautiful.
Embrace me for a short moment, accompany me with your scent and let me feel:
Life is beautiful
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Janinaelli
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Janinaelli
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like visiting the fair in summer
When I smelled the fragrance on someone else for the first time, I immediately thought of popcorn caramel and citrus fruit. A warm, pleasant fragrance that smells wonderful when it has really unfolded. The scents contain my absolute favourite scents: patchouli, vanilla and tonka bean. After Black Opium and anais anais my absolute favorite scent.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 1 year ago
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La vie est....gourmande! The blackcurrant-praliné combo dominates the bouquet giving a very sweet character to the scent.Pleasant in winter
Alex1984Alex1984 3 years ago
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Guilty pleasure, once a year. Killer sillage/longevity, why can’t my other perfumes be this strong? Extra cold days praline/Iris/o.b hug.
OPomoneOPomone 6 years ago
If you married a woman of taste, don't give her La Vie est Belle on her birthday or she might file for divorce.
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