La Vie est Belle L'Absolu (2014)

La Vie est Belle L'Absolu by Lancôme
Bottle Design: Catherine Krunas
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La Vie est Belle L'Absolu is a popular perfume by Lancôme for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-gourmand. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPear, Blackberry
Heart Notes Heart NotesDalmatian iris, Orange blossom absolute, Jasmine sambac absolute
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (112 Ratings)

Longevity

9.2 (89 Ratings)

Sillage

8.7 (92 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (108 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 21.09.2019
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Sonnenwende

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Sonnenwende
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Today it must be chocolate
It is a cloudy, rainy day and I think already in the morning :
Today it must be chocolate.
Not much, just a little bit.
I go to the bathroom, see the beautiful bottle with the bow and the red-brown
Liquid - why not spray?

Already the prelude is very substantial.
Orange blossoms and jasmine form a sweet, creamy enamel.
A little fat perhaps, but after some time the blackberry finds its way and a fruity, slightly sour note comes into play, which gives the treat more facets.
Patchouli ground this gourmand and lends a lasting depth
A vanilla impression echoes.

In the evening I take a look at the list of ingredients and am very surprised.
Contains no chocolate and no vanilla.
All low carb, but pleasure
L'Absolu
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Puderduft18

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Not just a winter companion
La vie est Belle has been in my collection for a long time and because there were so many contributions to this'Mainstreamer', I didn't think it necessary to add my opinion and rating. But now, earlier this week, dear Basti wrote to me asking for a comment on La vie est Belle. Two days later I got a sample La vie est Belle L Ábsolu to a souk shop. If that's not enough reason to write a comment...?! ;-))

In contrast to the original, La vie est Belle L Ábsolu starts with a very striking lipstick note, which at first is a bit confusing, but then very pleasing - when the pear slowly rises from the background. I can find no resemblance to the original in the top note. But that was yet to change: Jasmine, lush and radiantly beautiful, comes into action. While you have to wait for the heavy sweetness in the original to be able to clearly name the jasmine, it is much easier in the absolute. Overall, the absolute remains significantly less sweet. This is particularly noticeable at the base. While in the original a sugar-sweet chocolate-tonka mixture spoils the Patchouli's appearance, the Absolu Patchouli becomes a star guest. In addition to the still lush floral notes, of course.
I would not have classified La vie est Belle L Ábsolu as gourmandig-sweet, rather flowery-sweet.

I am a big fan of sweet, heavy fragrances, always get a lot of compliments for it. This is largely due to the necessary economical dosage, so that the fragrance does not turn into a cudgel punch. On the other hand, I have often been told, especially at La vie est Belle or Alien, that it smells completely different to me. Maybe my skin eats up the sugar....which of course would explain other circumstances. ;-))

But which one of them is the best?! The original or the absolute? Even after two test runs in direct comparison, I can't say this clearly, because I like both of them very much in their own way. La vie est Belle is a winter walk favourite of mine, the Absolu I would also choose as a daily companion on the job. It doesn't have such a mega sillage as the original and is altogether more noble and down-to-earth.
The durability of both is exemplary, which is why they have a full score.

A big THANK YOU to FrauLohse for the sample, also thanks to Basti for the always intensive exchange. :-))
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Trucklady 145 days ago
The iris is sharper, the gourmand aspect more pronouced, yet more wearable and kinder on the senses than the edp. Blossoms in winter.+1
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