I have to confess that I’m not what you might call a Lacoste fan, in spite of the fact that I managed to sniff almost all of their latest releases. However, all these fragrant creations have failed to impress me, I imagine due to the fact that they lacked that certain something that separates a common scent from an interesting one (in order to reach the “exceptional” status , there is still a very long way to go; consider that I can only think of a few that really deserve this title).
Moving on into garment department, well I’m not into Lacoste’ clothing either, most certainly because I do consider it over priced, compared with what you might buy for a similar level of quality. In spite of all these, and as I confessed above, I succeed in sampling a large number of the most recent perfume from this French company, famous for their polo shirts.
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc was presented in January 2011 as a masculine woody aromatic, part of a fragrant trio that included as well Bleu and Green. Described on the official website as “woody floral… based around a natural Tuberose for a clean a crisp scent”, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is not far from the ordinary, doing what was supposed to do. For this series, the creative team has imagined the design of flacons so as to replicate the silhouette and minimalism of a Lacoste polo shirt, including the texture model present on the bottle and the packaging box.
From the olfactory point of view, Blanc reports an interesting combination of aromas and ingredients. The beginning is represented by a citrus-spicy combination that stays on the skin enough for leaving a pleasant initial impression. Then, as the scent moves towards mid development, it turns to a floral heart, tamed by a hint of smoke. Finally, the last part is reserved for an elegant blend that features green and woody accords. The list of official notes is quite comprehensive: grapefruit, cardamom, rosemary and cedar leaf for the top notes; tuberose absolute, olibanum resinoid and ylang-ylang for the heart; and vetiver, suede, cedarwood and georgywood for the base notes.
Overall, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc might be assimilated with the purest and simplest of the series, hence qualifying for a decent day-to-day perfume.
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Perfume Details
- Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc by Lacoste is available in 30 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Video Commercial