I got this sample of Lancome La vie est belle as a freebie added to my purchase.
The fragrance fits in well within my comfort zone. The manufacturer lists iris, jasmine, orange blossom, patchouli as notes of the fragrance. I would describe this more as woody, musky kind of thing without being sickeningly sweet. The smell that appeals to me most at night time or in winter.
smells a bit dated.
I loved low long this fragrance lasts on me, I could still smell it on my clothes the day after and more.
It comes in a beautiful, classy bottle, quite simple, yet revealing the high-end nature of the product. I always say, simplicity is the key, polka dots and ladybugs look cheap and tacky to me.
The only thing I don't like about the fragrance is that it seems dated to me. I would describe the fragrance as "so nineties nostalgia", it smells to me like a mix of Kenzo Jungle, Miss Dior and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. While I love the latter two, I never liked Kenzo Jungle and these notes repel me in Lancome La vie est belle.
However, this is one of the most attractive fragrances I've tried recently and I wouldn't mind getting it for my birthday or Christmas.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.