Hypnose was launched by Lancome in 2005, two years before its masculine counterpart Hypnose Homme, as an oriental vanilla fragrance developed by two perfumers: Annick Menardo and Thierry Wasser. For this anniversary product (Hypnose symbolizes the 50th fragrance launched by the French House of Lancome) the creators have imagined a scent dedicated to a woman who is proficient in making use of her charms. The fragrance’s dominant notes are the woody combined with powdery ones, with a little hint of gourmand accents in the base.
Hypnose starts on an exquisite top note, based exclusively on passion flower. Later, in no more than 30 minutes, the mid development unveils a floral blend of jasmine and gardenia, while the dry down encompasses sweet vanilla and vetiver. The construction of Hypnose is simple and as a result the fragrance exhibits a nice projection in time.
The bottle that holds Hypnose has a shape that resembles with the silhouette of a beautiful gown, while the amethyst blue chromatic confers it a sensual energy. Actually, the shape of the bottle represents a re-interpretation of the classic form introduced by Magie, a scent from 1950, which found its source of inspiration in the design of the Japanese kimono.
The face employed for the fragrance image is the Ukrainian Canadian model Daria Werbowy, who managed to capture perfectly the essence of this creation. On this occasion, she became the spokesperson for the French beauty brand. The video commercial is focused on the model’s beauty paired with the hypnotizing character of the fragrance. Overall, Hypnose is a shining fragrance, for a woman pleased with her looks.
Hypnose Lancome Perfume Details
- Hypnose by Lancome is available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 50 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Vanilla
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2005
- Perfumers: Annick Menardo and Thierry Wasser
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Daria Werbowy Video for Hypnose Lancome