Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Special Editions

Julia Roberts for Lancôme La Vie est BelleJulia Roberts for Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Original released in 2012, Lancôme launches several special editions of La Vie est Belle, just before the holidays, among which are limited editions that celebrate 80 years of the house of Lancôme and 150 years of the French store Printemps. The focus certainly lies on the La Vie Est Belle edition, which became one of the most popular fragrances of today.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle, the lminous trail of happiness movie

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Christmas Edition, 2015

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Christmas Edition 2015

Lancôme La Vie Belle Christmas Edition, 2015

Starting from August, Lancôme promoted first their new version of La Vie est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Intense as one of the successors of the popular edition La Vie est Belle from 2012. La Vie est Belle Christmas Edition repeats the composition of the original edition from 2012 in a bottle that has the name of the perfume inscribed in different languages. The holiday edition arrives in a box with a transparent plastic part and is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum limited edition.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Coffret Exclusive, 2015 

LANCOME COFFRET EXCLUSIVE LA VIE EST BELLE

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Coffret Exclusive, 2015

An exclusive gift set was created to celebrate 80 years of the house of Lancôme. Its design is truly irresistible and will thrill even those who are not fans of La Vie Est Belle and its versions. This luxurious set includes a flacon of La Vie Est Belle 50ml Eau de Parfum, two mini flacons of 4ml and three purse flacons of 10ml each.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller, 2015

In order to celebrate their 80th birthday, and to offer fans of the popular collection of La Vie est Belle the most concentrated editions, Lancôme designers, in collaboration with the oldest jeweler house in the world, Mellerio dits Meller, created the luxurious edition La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum as a limited edition in the strongest concentration. Mellerio dits Meller celebrates 402 years of existence and their jeweler house and museum are situated at the Rue de la Paix and the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. In their archives, one can find the data on orders and the creation process of jewelry for Marie Antoinette, Napoleon III, Josephine, Tsar of Russia, King of Italy and other nobility. Not only nobitity, but also many movie stars found their way to Mellerio dits Meller.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle L'Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller

Lancôme La Vie est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller, 2015

Signed by perfumers Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion, the popular composition is enhanced with precious sparkling Iris in the top notes and vanilla in the base. A miniature flacon of 10 ml arrives in the same form as the previous editions and is decorated with a pendant which reinterprets the twin wings of freedom decorated in rose-gold-gilded silver. The perfume was launched in November 2015.

La-vie-est-belle-LExtrait-80th-Anniversary-EditionLancôme La Vie est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller, 2015

The luxurious edition La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller was created in only 80 pieces, one for each year. It is available as 10 ml priced at $950. For all fans of perfume extracts, Lancome presents La Vie Est Belle Extrait de Parfum in a flacon of the same design with a bow as a standard Eau De Parfum edition in the amount of 10 ml.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Boule A Neige Parfumée ‘Wonderland’, 2015

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Wonderland Boule A Neige,  with boxLancôme La Vie est Belle Boule A Neige Parfumée ‘Wonderland’, 2015

In the spirit of the holidays and celebration, Lancome launches a fragrant snowball, the Lancôme Boule A Neige La Vie Est Belle Wonderland. The fragrant ball is available in 180 grams.

 

 

 

Not only for Queen’s

Limited Edition Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian and Bottled in a 24k Gold Cristal Flacon by Maison Saint Louis

Take home this limited edition fragrance, one out of only five, recreated by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and bottled in a 2.5oz 24k gold engraved crystal flacon by Maison Saint Louis! 

The ultimate gift: this limited edition Queen Marie Antoinette fragrance, created by Francis Kurkdjian, and bottled in a handmade crystal flacon with 24k gold by Maison Saint-Louis.

Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian may hail from an Armenian family from Aleppo but everything else about him is resolutely French. Paris is where he started in the business, creating some of the most beautiful and successful perfumes for major designers, it’s also where he co-founded the esteemed Maison Francis Kurkdjian, to create some rare beauties under is own name…

History is one of my passions since I was a child. It is also a great source of inspiration in life in general. It all began in 2003 when I met the historian, Elisabeth de Feydeau. She was written a biography about one of Marie Antoinette’s perfumers, Jean-Louis Fargeon. I have re-created the scent of the queen from his original formulas. The Queen of France had an inimitable style and liked large floral scents.

This fragrance, Sillage de la Reine, has been recreated from an original formula by Jean Louis Fargeon, the Queen’s perfumer, at the end of the 18th century. Francis Kurkdjian has composed a pure perfume made entirely of natural ingredients around an accord of roses from Bulgaria, iris from Florence, and jasmine and tuberoses flowers from India and Egypt. This floral bouquet is modulated by subtle touches of cedar wood and sandal wood, enhanced by gray amber and surrounded by musk.

Limited Edition Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian and Bottled in a 24k Gold Cristal Flacon by Maison Saint Louis

Francis had a particular obsession with replicating a fragrance worn by Marie Antoinette. Sillage de la Reine featured amber essence of jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose, iris, cedar and sandalwood. It retailed for $900 — or $11,000 for this one in a Baccarat bottle.

One bottle was donated by Francis Kurkdjian for ‘Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth’. Wished I could smell this fragrance!