If I had to choose just three fragrances to use from now on, Lancome La Vie Est Belle would be within my top three without a doubt. It’s such a beautiful perfume, and it’s easy to see why it’s Lancôme’s bestselling fragrance.
You can’t ever go wrong when it comes to Lancôme fragrances, and I’m yet to find one I don’t like. I own Miracle, Hypnöse, Idôle, La Nuit Tresor, La Vie Est Belle, La Vie Est Belle L’Eclat and La Vie Est Belle Inténsément. So it’s safe to say, I’m a massive Lancôme fragrance fan, so when the Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum launched back in January, it went straight on to my beauty wish list.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum
“Happiness is more than a feeling, it is an aura that radiates all around like the sun on a warm summer’s day. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal (Crystal Sun) Eau de Parfum captures the essence of a sunny summer day – warm yet fresh, made for those who live to bask in the sun.
Encased within an iridescent bottle, La Vie est Belle Soleil Cristal perfume sparkles like a ray of sunshine, bursting with fresh white florals radiating with top fragrance notes of sparkling mandarin and a warm luminous heart of ylang-ylang, vanilla, and coconut accords.“
The La Vie est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum has launched in two sizes; 50ml / 1.7oz and also 100ml / 3.4oz. If you know and love the glass bottle of the original La Vie Est Belle, you’re going to love this new incarnation. The bottle has the same chunky, contoured shaped, and weighty feel. However, the glass has been delicately finished with an iridescent glow which changes colours depending on the light.
It looks so summery compared to the original and the usual silver grey chiffon scarf around the neck of the bottle has also had a glow up. The Lancôme La Vie est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum features a sparkly, blush pink chiffon scarf which looks so chic against the iridescent finish on the glass.
So, what makes the Lancôme La Vie est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum so special? It’s described as being the most luminous facette of happiness, and is the new solar addiction that shines bright with a warm floral heart.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum Notes
- Transversal Fragrance Notes: Iris, fine delicate accord
- Top Fragrance Notes: Bergamot and Mandarin oils, Pink Pepper oil
- Heart Fragrance Notes: Sunny Coconut accord, Orange Blossom and Jasmine Sambac absolutes
- Base Fragrance Notes: Iris concrete, Patchouli Bali Oil and Vanilla Bourbon Premium Madagascar Infusion
The original La Vie Est Belle is sweet yet woody, and is patchouli based. Whilst the Soleil Cristal is more creamy, and features strong notes of coconut. If I had to describe the Soleil Cristal as being similar to an existing popular fragrance, it’d be Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess.
Except, I feel like the Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum is a little more sophisticated, with a little more depth. Bronze Goddess is a summer staple for many, but it just smells like a straight up coconut perfume. Whereas Soleil Cristal offers the warmth and creaminess of the coconut, with the same summer vibes, but the patchouli, bourbon and vanilla help to keep it remain woody, and similar to the original.
If you love the original La Vie Est Belle, but you find it a little heavy for the warmer months, Soleil Cristal is the perfect, lighter yet summery interpretation, and it’ll leave you smelling deliciously summery for a good six hours before noticing the scent fading. It’s a stunning fragrance, with equally stunning packaging, and it’ll be my go-to summer scent for 2021.
You can find the Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum right here.