Lancome Idôle Eau de Parfum*

I’m a big believer in scents being one of the best ways to remember, so a recent trip down to The Cotswolds was the perfect opportunity to enjoy my newest perfume – Lancome’s Idôle Eau de Parfum. It’s a habit I latched on to years ago – I’d scour duty free for an indulgent scent before hopping on a plane, and then using it for the duration of the trip. The result is a wardrobe of scents which transport me around the globe with a single sniff, and I love how special each and every fragrance becomes.

We might not be off anywhere exotic this year, but a few days spent soaking up the sunshine in the Gloucestershire countryside was exactly what I needed. It was a great excuse to dig out cosy scarves and sweaters, and enjoy the absolute joy which is Lancome’s newest scent Idôle. Coming packaged in a beautiful rose gold, refillable metallic bottle, it’s like no other bottle on my shelf thanks to its chic flask-like design. Designed to reflect a future without limits, it’s exactly the positive message we’re all in need of at the moment, and if you’re looking for a new winter perfume, Idôle shouldn’t be missed.

It’s a modernised floral scent, which opens with a stunning blast of freshness thanks to top notes of Bergamot, Juicy Pear and Pink Peppercorn. It’s a fruity, almost spicy mix which is lovely and refreshing – especially when applied on cold and dark mornings. As the fragrance settles, the heart notes of Rose and Jasmine become more apparent, subtly shifting the scent, and transforming it into a modern floral. I love the mix of notes, and completely different from any other perfume in my collection.

As the perfumes wears, the base notes of White Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli and Cedarwood come into play. They are so warm and comforting, and when I use the perfume whilst wearing all my favourite knits, it’s these notes I can still smell on my scarf the next day. It’s such a gorgeous, cosy fragrance, and now it’s completely my scent for The Cotswolds, which is super special! I’m going to be wearing it all winter long and pretending I’m back down in one of my favourite places!

Lancome Idôle is priced from £49.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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