Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Lanvin Jeanne

RRP: from £28.42; sizes from 30-100ml

--What does the promo say?--
"The essence of modern femininity, Jeanne Lanvin is floral and voluptuous, with its joyful fruity notes. The fragrance opens with sweetened blackberry surrounded by citron and scents of pear nectar. The raspberry heart suggests femininity, underlined by a delicate floral bouquet of white freesia and sweet peony. Warm and sensuous, the base blends sweet, milky sandalwood and ambergris with musk."

--About the brand--
This severely underrated French brand was established in Nanterre in the early 1900s. Initially consisting of clothing, the Lanvin fragrance house was created in the 1920s, and the signature fragrance, Arpège, was launched in 1927. Her light, floral colours and embellished, classic style is still popular today, a hundred years after the establishment of the Lanvin brand, making it the oldest fashion house still in operation.

--Packaging--
Just as you see above: pink and pretty, with netting in the same colour stretched across the Lanvin logo. It's a basic spray-top setup, and the whole thing is just simple and feminine.

--Application--
Spritz away to create the ultimate feminine impact.

--Scent--
Really beguiling; perhaps a little TOO sweet initially, but it soon develops into something deeper, combining the various flavours beautifully, but with the sweet summer and autumn fruits still shining through. The combination of fruits and muskiness can't be *that* new, but it feels new with this. Very feminine and girly and yet somehow grownup.

--Longevity--
It's up there with the best of them, lasting many hours.

--Value for money--
This is my favourite scent since Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle, and at a far more attractive price. This is a scent of high quality that simultaneously reflects the tradition of the Lanvin fashion house and the modern femininity of today's women. Quite simply utterly perfect.

perfect partners
Jeanne shower gel, £16 for 150ml
Jeanne body lotion, £18 for 150ml

1 comment:

Susan said...

I have tried and I love it!!