Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche is a flanker to 2007’s Hypnose Homme, a soft version of the most important men line from Lancome since 2001’s Miracle Homme. Arrived on the market in 2008, this woody aromatic fragrance is based on lavender as “a symbol of modernity and originality”, according to the description from the press release.
Having a construction that replaces some of the original ingredients available in Hypnose Homme, this fresh scent is the ideal choice for a hot summer or late spring time. For example, in the top notes, the note of cardamom was replaced with ginger and instead of citrus a combination of mint and bitter orange was added. Then, after the initial period of 15 min, Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche moves slowly into a mid development, which remains unchanged, filled with lavender of Provence, just like in the original scent. For the final part, the Indonesia patchouli is maintained in the recipe, while the blend of musk and ambergris was replaced by a barely perceptible aroma of oakmoss and woods notes.
Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche comes in a bottle that is a replica of the original swirl shape, exhibited by the 2007’s fragrance, except this time the transparent glass is revealing a soft green liquid, which makes you think instantly of fresh cologne. Due to the fact that I am a fan of Hypnose Homme, I wanted to sample Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche to observe how far is this new brand’s extension from the innovative concept of lavender presented 5 years ago. Sadly, as far as I’m concerned, this flanker did not generate a buying thought, much like the case of its predecessor (sadly, this impulse never became reality.
Lancome Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche Perfume Details
- Hypnose Homme Eau Fraiche by Lancome is available in 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual