Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum is one of the best selling fragrances in the world. Its iconic sparkling imagery with Julia Roberts can be seen across the globe, and I’m sure there are millions of people who wake up each day and wear this fragrance. This article goes through all the different versions of La Vie Est Belle and explains the difference between them.
|La Vie est Belle||2012||Praline, Vanilla, Patchouli, Iris||Eau de Parfum|
|La Vie est Belle L’Eclat||2017||Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Iris||Eau de Parfum|
|La Vie est Belle L’Eclat Eau de Toilette||2018||Orange Blossom, Neroli, Orange||Eau de Toilette|
|La Vie Est Belle En Rose||2019||Rose, Raspberry, Peony||Eau de Toilette|
|La Vie Est Belle Intensément||2019||Praline, Vanilla, Patchouli, Raspberry||Eau de Parfum Intense|
|La Vie est Belle Soleil Cristal||2020||Coconut, Vanilla, Orange Blossom||Eau de Parfum|
|La Vie est Belle Blanche||2021||Ambrette Musk, Iris, Sweet Patchouli||Eau de Parfum|
|Oui La Vie est Belle||2022||Iris, Sweet Notes||Eau de Parfum|
|La Vie Est Belle Domaine de la Rose||2022||Rose, Iris, Patchouli||Extrait de Parfum|
|La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu||2023||Iris, Gourmand Notes, Orange Blossom||Eau de Parfum|
|La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait||2023||Iris, Oud, Frankincense||Eau de Parfum Intense|
Table of Contents
- La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum
- La Vie Est Belle Intensément
- La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau de Parfum
- La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau de Toilette
- La Vie Est Belle En Rose
- La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal
- La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Blanche
- La Vie Est Belle Limited Edition 2021
- Oui La Vie Est Belle
- La Vie Est Belle Domaine de la Rose
- La Vie Est Belle 2022 Limited Editions
- La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu
- La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait
La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum
La Vie Est Belle Intensément
A recent addition to the La Vie Est Belle is their La Vie Est Belle Intensement. Very similar to the original, this one has some fruity berry notes added (particularly Raspberry), which in my view makes it even better than the original La Vie Est Belle.
La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau de Parfum
Iris is quite a strong floral note which is creamy and adds an air of mystery to La Vie Est Belle L’eclat. I think this perfume feels like a white floral version of the more recently Oui La Vie Est Belle (reviewed later in this article).
Unlike it’s Eau de Toilette sister, the Eau de Parfum isn’t discontinued.
La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau de Toilette
La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’Eau de Toilette is a really pretty Orange Blossom perfume. Fresh Grapefruit and Orange hit you in the top note; making me smile immediately. Neroli and Orange Blossom make up the heart notes with a hint of Ambroxan and Vanilla in the base; but La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau De Toilette isn’t sweet like the original La Vie Est Belle is.
Unfortunately, La Vie Est Belle L’eclat L’eau De Toilette is now discontinued.
La Vie Est Belle En Rose
Another fresh addition to the range is La Vie Est Belle En Rose. As the name would suggest, the white florals from the original have been replaced by fresh roses, but actually the main notes which come through for me are fruits.
Red berries, raspberry and bergamot make this fragrance the fruitiest and most innocent in the range. I can see this fragrance appealing to a younger market, who tend to favour fruity notes.
My only complains with La Vie Est Belle En Rose is that its an Eau de Toilette so it doesn’t have the same lasting power as the Eau de Parfums in the range.
La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal
If you like Dolce Garden, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess and the discontinued Guerlain Coconut Fizz, I think you’ll like this. It keeps the white florals and vanilla of the original but the vanilla is paired down and replaced by a tropical and warm coconut note which instantly whisks the wearer away to an island parade.
Perfect for summer and vacations, and amazing for lasting, I think this is my favourite from the range. If you’re a fan of Coconut fragrances like me then check out my article on the Best Coconut Perfumes.
La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Blanche
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Blanche was a 2021 limited edition which wasn’t released in North America. The signature gourmand notes of the original La Vie est Belle are there but a soft musk has been added. The addition of musk, iris and orange blossom make this soft and almost like a skin-scent.
The sweet vanilla and praline from the origional are gone so the muskiness can shine through.
I feel like Lancôme La Vie est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Blanche smells like fresh snow in Paris.
La Vie Est Belle Limited Edition 2021
For Christmas 2021 a Limited Edition bottle of La Vie Est Belle with a sparkly star on it has been released.
Oui La Vie Est Belle
Like the sparkly silver Christmas limited editions, the bottle for Oui La Vie est Belle has a gold sparkly spray on the front.
The perfume is a sweet Iris which is very reminiscent of the original but without the Vanilla undertones.
The lasting power is just as good as the original; Lancôme Oui La Vie est Belle is an Eau de Parfum. I also get a hint of Rose and Raspberry but its the sweet Iris note which is the star of the show here.
La Vie Est Belle Domaine de la Rose
La Vie Est Belle Domaine de la Rose Extrait de Parfum limited edition is a strong, highly concentrated perfume which focuses on Centifolia Rose. This is a celebration of the brand’s Le Domaine de la Rose in Grasse, France. La Vie Est Belle Domaine de la Rose comes in a recycled paper packaging, rather than the usual box packaging.
The scent is a strong and sensual Rose with hints of Iris and Patchouli and the signature Gourmand feeling of the original La Vie Est Belle.
La Vie Est Belle 2022 Limited Editions
La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu
La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu is a fragrance for lovers of Iris perfumes. The dominant iris note creates a slightly powdery, deep feeling to the fragrance which in my view makes it the ‘darkest’ so far in the La Vie Est Belle range.
The signature gourmand accords and patchouli base of the original perfume remain but really this fragrance is predominantly about the iris note.
La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait
2023 sees the release of La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait. This perfume comes in a shiny golden bottle with a sparkly bow which is super cute. Although the notes include Oud and Frankincense, I actually find the Iris note to be the strongest fragrance accord. The deeper amber notes come through in the base but overall I think La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait is very similar to La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu.