Idôle has been a highly anticipated perfume; it has been seven years since Lancôme released a completely new scent. The theme of Idôle is self-empowerment, being strong and outspoken, finding your own idol from within. Today I’ll be giving you my thoughts on the new scent, enjoy!
*Product kindly gifted for review, thoughts my own!
About Lancôme Idôle Eau de Perfume
Released in 2019, Idôle is a modern floral scent that combines musky and citrus notes with Lancôme’s signature rose. Created by three women: Shyamala Maisondieu, Adriana Medina and Nadege le Garlantezec. Available in 3 bottle sizes, all refillable at selected Lancôme counters. The face of Idôle is Zendaya, an American actress and singer. Prices: €53 / 25ml, €85 / 50ml
Idôle Perfume Bottle
The bottle is pretty and minimal, very thin but substantially weighted. According to the press release Idôle is world’s thinnest perfume bottle. The design reminds me of cellphone more than a traditional perfume bottle. There’s even an indentation for your fingers, making the bottle easier to hold. It’s pretty and modern, but barely stands on its own and annoyingly I’ve knocked it down several times.
As far as I know the engraving was custom made and not currently available at counters, but may come to selected department stores during the Holiday Season.
Top Notes: Bergamot (Citrus), Juicy Pear, Pink Peppercorn
Middle Notes: Rose and Jasmine
Bottom Notes: White Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood
I don’t recall testing Lancôme’s previous perfumes, I always imagined that “mainstream” scents would be too sweet and generic to have personality. I tried to keep an open mind when first trying this scent and I was pleasantly surprised. Usually I’m not a fan of rose scents, but Idôle is far away from powdery, artificial and overpowering rose smell (I’m looking at you, By Terry…). The core of Idôle actually combines four types of rose with jasmine, making it modern and clean. After initial top notes of fresh of citrus, Idôle reveals its elegancy, followed by grounding and comforting chypre accord.
I don’t find the scent particularly complex, but very pleasant and easy-to-wear. I don’t notice the vanilla, but the pleasant hints of musk and cedarwood last long on my skin. I had worn Idôle +5 hours and my boyfriend still complemented how nice I smell! This perfume has the potential of being a crowd pleaser, easy to gift and suitable for many occasions.
Lancôme Idôle is pleasant modern fragrance. It lacks some of the complexity of luxury perfumes, perhaps because Idôle is strongly a feminine scent and designed to be worn alone (not layered). I appreciate Lancôme’s empowering message and how the bottles are designed to be refilled; that saves both one’s $$$ and the environment. I recommend keeping Idôle in mind if you enjoy feminine scents or looking for present for someone special.
Have you tried scents by Lancôme?