Fragrance is such a personal experience, isn’t it? The right scent can make your heart sing, whilst the wrong one can turn your stomach. Thankfully the beautiful new fragrance from Lancome, Idole L’Intense, falls firmly into the former category. I fell head-over-heels in love with the original Lancome Idole which launched roughly a year ago (check out my review here) so I was incredibly excited to get my hands on the newest incarnation.
If the original Idole is your typically pretty, feminine day scent (it really is gorgeous and well worth checking out if you’re floral fragrance fan) then Idole L’Intense is the vampy more soulful sister. This is pretty for grown-ups. Idole original is day, L’Intense is night, although I’m a firm believer in wearing whatever scent you like at whatever time of day.
What I really love about Idole L’Intense is that you can tell it’s a relation of the original Idole, as the notes that made the original so alluringly pretty are present in L’Intense too; rose, jasmine and vanilla (three of my absolute fragrance notes) all make their mark, whilst White Chypre gives this more depth and intensity. The heart notes are heavy on gorgeous jasmine, mixed in with rose and musk. Then the woody base notes give this scent a beautiful base, sweetened with vanilla.
From the first spritz, you can tell that Lancome Idole L’Intense is a carefully created fragrance by women for women, as it’s just so brilliantly crafted. It’s just strong enough without being too overpowering, floral without any hint of sickliness, complex without feeling too overwhelming and it has that allure that gets you sniffing at your pulse points continually to see what other notes you can pinpoint. If you were a fan of the original Idole, you’ll definitely need this beauty in your life too.
Lancome Idole L’Intense is available now, with three sizes and price points available: 25ml for £54, 50ml for £82 and 75ml for £90. Find it here – link – where you can also add a complimentary engraved message to the bottle.
Disclosure: PR Sample provided with no obligation to feature. I was not paid to feature this product.