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Lancôme goes vintage with its summer fragrance trio

I got a press release the other day announcing Lancôme‘s summer 2011 fragrance trio – the trio of Ôs. There are, obviously, three fragrances - Ô D’Azur, Ô de Lancôme and Ô de l’Orangerie. So I emailed back and asked for a sample so …

Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 10:30

   

I got a press release the other day announcing Lancôme‘s summer 2011 fragrance trio – the trio of Ôs. There are, obviously, three fragrances - Ô D’Azur, Ô de Lancôme and Ô de l’Orangerie. So I emailed back and asked for a sample so I could tell you lovely people what one of the fragrances, in this case Ô de l’Orangerie, is like.

First off, these fragrances look lovely and, as you can see from the photo above, great together. The fragrance is in a tall glass bottle, and my only gripe would be that the lid kind of sits on it, which is very dainty, but it wouldn’t be great for toting it around in your handbag. It’s got a distinctly vintage feel to it, and wouldn’t be out of place on (I’d imagine) your granny’s dressing table, or in a movie set in the 1950s.

See what I mean? Lovely vintage carved glass. And really beautiful colours as well – they remind me of The Cherry Blossom Girl, and summery picnics . . . you know, because I host so many of them.

So what did I make of the fragrance? I love it. It’s really fresh, almost like watermelon, lightly fruity – citrus with a hint of jasmine – and has lasted now since 8am without fading. That said, you can’t smell it off me when I walk into the room. Initially I thought it might be a little “old” for me, as it is a slightly prim fragrance, if that makes sense. Floral and citrus notes do not a distinctly sexy scent make, but Ô de l’Orangerie, in my opinion, is a keeper.

Available at Lancôme counters from June 1st, priced at €35 each.

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