Rated 4.73 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My all time favorite
This is the very first scent that I have ever purchased without trying it first. It was a leap of faith worth taking and I love this perfume. I truly enjoy perfume and have tried many different perfumes from many different categories and have found it very hard to settle on one that I really adore. I used to have a signature fragrance which I grew out of and I have been searching for a replacement for years now. La Vie Est Belle stands out as the most outstanding perfume I have tried, my favorite all time scent. This is the very first scent I have felt compelled to write a review about. It is a deep scent with many layers, so unique if you are one who notices the beautiful details in life. I have never smelled a perfume that subtly changed so much over the hours of wearing it. It has many different facets between hints of flowers, hints of fruit, hints of patchouli with the base being vanilla which continues throughout. The sweetness of praline and tonka bean just assist the vanilla scent but do not overpower the fragrance because the other notes balance the sweet base. Vanilla is definitely the main contributor to this scent. Yet it is not a sickeningly sweet scent- the vanilla that continues throughout is gentle and soft and the other notes ease the sweetness, making it very well balanced. It is not too sweet and the gourmand qualities are far from overpowering. This is the most delicate use of gourmand- made to increase the warmth of the scent, but not to overpower it. This scent blends with your skin to make it unique to you and does not simply sit on the surface. Yet this scent has staying power and it's wonderful to smell the multidimensional changes of the various notes over the hours. I cannot ever picture getting bored with this scent. It is complex and has such a unique composition of notes which are subtly detectable through the hours of wearing it, making this perfume completely different from any other perfume I've ever worn. If you are someone who notices the small but beautiful things in life, you will be able to detect the unique and subtle changes in the scent over the 10+ hours of wear you will get out of this perfume. I feel like a woman with a beautiful warm sensual scent to complement my radiant smile when wearing this perfume... and yes this scent does make me smile. I have never had a perfume that actually brought a smile to my face before, but this one does. I feel free, happy and beautiful when wearing it, enhancing my love for life. Indeed the saying "Life Is Beautiful" really does describe this fragrance. The bottle too. All of the marketing is completely on track with what is in the bottle. Beautiful overall, truly beautiful. Thanks to Lancome and the three master perfumers who have highlighted the beauty of each of the special notes in this perfume and reminded us of the gift of scent. What a stunning reminder of the beauty of the small things in life- those things which really make life even more beautiful. La vie est belle!!
Most Helpful Critical Review A great gourmand drydown. Beautiful scent and lasts long.
I fell in love with the sample I got at Nordstrom, but after purchasing the 2.5 Oz bottle in the gift set, it smelled totally different. It did not react to my skin like the sample did. It smells like nothing...it actually stinks. It's like a different fragrance that does not work well on me. A total disappointment. And because I loved it so much the first few days I used the sample I ended up with two gift sets. Disappointed.
My summary of it up top is what I fell in love with when I first used the sample. :(
Reviewed by 5358 customers I will buy it again
Mabel from Housto
Smells so good
I would buy this perfume again!
Mona from Texas
Great product not too strong or too sweet.....love it!
Smell like a million bucks
Tay from Marysville WA
This stuff smells so good. You only need about 3 sprays to last you the whole day because it is pretty strong but my goodness it smells amazing. It's not too flowery and has a nice sweet rich smell.
I would buy this again
Cyn from Reno
I love the smell!
Lasts all day!!!
Marilyn from Las Vegas
Little goes a very long way. I use half a spray and it's enough to last all day. I get so many compliments when I'm wearing this.
Shay from Houston, TX
I bought this for my mom for Christmas and she just loved the elegant smell the perfume exudes!
I'll buy this product forever and ever 🥰🥰😍😍
Delaney from Las Vegas
This has been my perfume for long time ago and it'll be forever
Love this perfume!
Private from Mansfield
I have enjoyed this perfume for several years!
I love it 🥰
Sweetness from Fort Lauderdale Florida
Smell so great
Charisma from Texas
The best smelling perfume in the world very subtle and classy
THIS SMELLS AMAZING
Ester from Chicago, IL
This smells so chic and sexy! It's by far my favorite
Smells so good!
LJ from Dallas, Texas
I love this. It smells so nice. I wear this specifically on special occasions < 3
I do buy over and over
Peaches from Fresno Ca
Water bearer from indiana
So I got a Ulta magazine and they had different perfume samples not really samples more like those magazine things u can smell the perfume and I loved the way it smelt. It had a candy like scent to it with a mature scent so I bought the roller ball and so happy I did. When I say this smells nothing like what I smelt in the magazine it smells nothing at all like that. It does have a tiny and I mean tiny sweet scent when it drys but to me this is waaaaay to mature for my liking. It comes off grandma to me like Elizabeth taylor diamond's perfume. lol But with a tiny splash of sweet I'm into mature scents this isn't for me but I don't think it's the worst I've ever smelt or wore. I'm 30 so this was to mature for me. I know everyone's different I think this be best for anyone 40 and up but if u like that grandma smell this is for you.
Rossi from Pennsylvania
Stays on all day and I get compliments all the time. Smells so good too.
Cynthia from Queens, NY
I was debating purchasing this and as I'm sampling the scent, a woman comes next to me and says "that one smells AMAZING!" So I purchased it and gave it to my friend for her birthday (she turned 47). She LOVED it. And so did I! I'll be purchasing one for my sister for Xmas!
Gaby from ♾
Get a tester or travel spray before buying
Lovelym from Ohio
It smells like a sneeze of black currant, iris, and jasmine. I don't get anything else unfortunately. The notes sound so appealing but on my skin even on my clothes it falls flat. It has great sillage and longevity though.
All time favorite
Lina from NY
This will always be my all time favorite perfume. I have repurchased it many times over the last few years. Two sprays in the morning and lasts until bedtime. I am very sensitive to smells however, this is the perfect scent.
Samm from Sally
Smells so sexy! It's not "old lady" smelling and is floral but not too much. The scent lasts all day!!! For real it really last all day! I can smell it the whole day I wear it!
Smells SO good!
SB from Randolph, NJ
My daughter wears this. It smells so good. I bought it for her for Christmas so I could borrow it. Lol.
My husband loves it!
Juiles from Columbia, MO
I received this as a sample from Ulta. I seldom use fragrances because most give me a headache. Turns out not only does this one not give me a headache, but my husband also loves the scent. He says it's very attractively feminine. I purchased the largest bottle right away! Thank you, Ulta.
Love Hate Relationship
Lu from Mission
Smells So good at 1st then it changes through out the hours.
loved it at first hate now
Mrs.h from central Illinois
I went ULTA to find a signature sent and fell in love!! I bought the largest bottle and wore it every day!! I am 55, and was in break room and a young 20 something says, hey you smell like my grandma!!! In the trash it went!! lol. it's a bit heavy. I like Armani code, light blue much better.
Jewels from Dallas, Texas
I love this fragrance. It is longwearing but yet not overwhelming. I get compliments every time I wear it.