Without so much enthusiasm, on my latest visit to Sephora, I decided that I should sample some of the most recent launches from Lacoste. The decision was sustained by the lack of options, of course. So, from the Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 series, introduced in February 2011, I turned to Bleu. Announced as a trio of scents dedicated to the brand’s famous polo shirt, the collection that consisted initially from Blanc, Bleu and Vert, was completed in December 2011 with Rouge, a woody spice addition to the series.
And since my first and only contact with the series was Bleu, I will resume my experience over the next couple of phrases. First and foremost, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu is so discrete and close to the skin that, within no more than one hour, you are no longer able to perceive on the skin. The fragrance is deemed as a masculine aromatic fougere, characterized in the official press release by “strength, aquatic life and masculinity”. The visual and the video commercial is so connected to this attributes that I’m no longer puzzled by its lack of persistence (in here I’m referring to the odorless trait of water, sic!).
The olfactory structure of Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu begins with a mix of citruses and green notes, that seems to vanish quickly afterwards into something more airy. Finally, in the dry down, which happens after approximately one hour you will detect a feeble aroma of wood notes, but that it. The listed official notes include pink grapefruit, crushed leaves and watery fruits for the top notes; clary sage, orange flower and pure air accord in the heart; and vetiver, suede, cedarwood and georgywood in the base.
The flacon that holds the essence is dominated by a blue hue and was specifically designed to replicate the shape of a polo shirt, being made from transparent glass of the respective color. Overall, I’ll say that Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu is the perfect choice for a workout occasion, taking into account its necessity for constant spraying and the minimal sillage.
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu Perfume Details
- Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu by Lacoste is available in 30 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 2 hours) and the sillage is minimal.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu Video Commercial