Rated 4.74 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 4712 customers Second bottle
Babz from Seattle
A definite buy
destiny from louisiana
This is the best perfume I've ever brought. It smells heavenly and it lasts ALL day (no exaggeration). I get compliments everytime I wear this. I highly recommend. Also, it's a lot more affordable than other fragrances imo. I will be repurchasing the bigger bottle.
Hershey from Baton Rouge
The scent is the way I want to smell always. At work at play or just relaxing MY Scent.
Very floral strong smell
Judy from North Carolina
I saw a lot of good reviews for this perfume and decided to give it a go. You definitely do not need a lot for this perfume to stay on all day so I can see it being worth the price to have a perfume that can last. Very floral smell and feminine for sure.
I would buy this par fum again snd again!
TWISSY LUE from WARRINGTON, PA
Love this fragrance! So fresh and clean! Holds true to its fragrant smell. Can't buy any other that compares!!!!
yes I love it
yolanda from TX
i love it i would use over and over
ABSOLUTELY NO DISAPPOINTMENTS
CocaSmile from Bloomsburg, PA
So happy I've purchased this perfume! It's the most beautiful, floral scent. I usually don't like florals or sweet scents, but this is the most gorgeous scent ever! I'm ALWAYS getting compliments. Also, one of the biggest factors that are influential to me purchasing a perfume is the longevity of the scent. THIS WILL LAST ALL DAY. I promise you! Perfect all-around! You won't regret buying it!
Lina from New York, NY
This will forever be my favorite perfume. I have been purchasing this for years and I don't think I will ever get tired of the smell. I am extremely sensitive to smells and can easily get migraines however, I don't experience any issues with this perfume. Two sprays will last me all day long and it is perfect for all year round.
Beautiful and light < 3
glendagirl from Shelby Twp Mi
I love this when I need something that isn't an "every day" scent
Side note....It makes homemade slime smell divine!
My lovely daughter used up the last of my previous bottle for that. Will be hiding this one!
I love it
Sue from Shreveport la
SJ from Florida n Colorado
My 40 yr old daughter asked what I was wearing and she went to ulta and purchased. Then my 24 yr old granddaughter asked my daughter what was the perfume she had on and she went out and got her some too. So I realized no mater what age the sent is good for all ages. I love it and it last all day.
I will buy this product again
Patchouli from Haiku,HI
Everything is great about it except the price, but they have smaller bottles too. Better deal to buy the largest bottle size. And I received a great bag as a free gift. La vie est belle. Life is beautiful
Yes I would
Tootie from Corona, California
Excellent fragrance and good price
Seriously my favorite perfume OF ALL TIME!!
Amber Cakes from Wichita, KS.
It's an expensive perfume but it's absolutely worth it! I have form so many compliments on this perfume from guys & girls! Love love love it!!
CG from United States
I tried it in stores and liked it way better? I don't know why, but in stores it was way more of a balanced blend of sweetness and patchouli. With the dry down it's more sweet, but on my skin it's definitely not as sweet as everyone says. I got a 2.5 because I somehow loved it in stores. Maybe I need to give it more time? I wish it was sweeter. It's more so patchouli on me. I think it'll be better in winter.
Soccermom87 from New England
I bought based on reviews on the website and YouTube. I do like it but it is a very mature smell. The scent lasts a very long time.
I love love love.
Fati from Othello Wa
I love this perfume. I enjoy that it last for hours. Funny thing even my car when I turn the AC on it smells sooooo good.
Yes I would buy again!!
Ladybug from Humble, Texas
The only thing is you where giving out a bag with purchase. When I bought my item bags were out. When I went back to get something for my hair you had bags. I ask if I could still get one? Lady told me no, I had to bring back item and re purchase it. Why you can see it on my card. She had no answer. Disappointing
tallbeauT from South Carolina
I wear this occasionally and each time people compliment me of the fragrance....especially men of all ages....ALL THE TIME!
Smells Wonderful, Fades Quickly
Tat2dGinger from Nebraska
I really LOVE this fragrance. I bought the roller ball of it to see if it meshes well with my body chemistry. It's great, BUT has no staying power. After about an hour I can't smell it anymore. Even if I put my nose right up to the crook of my elbow where I usually spray perfume. That makes me so sad, as the smell is unbeatable. Glad I did not buy a bottle.
Nanagirl from Blaine MN
Love the fragrance.
KyndKrystal from Weedsport, NY
This is a fragrance that I would have never picked to try based on the listed notes or presentation but I ended up trying anyway in person and absolutely love. It's sweet, a bit oriental and overall very feminine. I ended up getting a larger size of it and am happy I found it. It's very different from the type of fragrance I tend to gravitate toward, so yeah - different can be good.
doesn't smell good
Starr from 93304
bought because of reviews but it smells old.
Lorraine from Nevada
I bought them as a gift
My New Fragrance!
Hzleyez from Chicago
My son said I smelled like my mom (his grandmother 😂)! Once it settled into my skin, I loved it! I even got an OK from my older son so it must smell good! I guess I will be keeping it. 🙌🏽