The French fashion house founded by the designer Jeanne-Marie Lanvin and mostly famous for their feminine creations, presented in 1997 their second fragrance for men (after the classic Monsieur Lanvin from 1964) called simply Lanvin L’Homme. Their new creation from that time was categorized as a woody floral musk fragrance, while the man responsible with the process of development was the famous perfumer Alberto Morillas.
I admit that I’m not so much interested in Lanvin’s fashion, but then, on the other hand, nor their distribution is as it should be, therefore I only managed to sniff Lanvin L’Homme 11 years after its arrival on the market. The conclusion was interesting, since this perfume has all that it takes to be successful.
The opening in Lanvin L’Homme is a blend of citruses and blossom flowers and is perceived pleasantly on the skin. The most intense notes from this stage are lavender and bergamot, juxtaposed to pomegranate blossom, mandarin orange and neroli. Then, in a couple of minutes, the initial aroma subsides and is replaced by a spicy and refreshing heart that brings balance to the construction. The dominant note in the mid development is pepper, offset by accords of cardamom, sage and mint. In the dry down, Lanvin L’Homme settles to a musky base, filled with notes of sandalwood, amber, sensual and masculine musk and sweet vanilla.
The bottle that contains this perfume exhibits nice curves and with a shape which is appropriate for a dynamic man (the rounded edges make it easy to hold in hand) it offers the desired freedom, yet preserving the elegance, an attribute of the Lanvin fashion.
Lanvin L’Homme Perfume Details
- Lanvin L’Homme is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion, 100 ml After-Shave Balm, 100 ml Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1997
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual