March 12│Win a free Lancôme Trésor In Love Gift Set

Congratulations to last month star reviewers: gypsonic and bresnahan

With 331 reviews, 206 listings and 164 threads, gypsonic was our most active member, followed by bresnahan with 389 reviews, 1 listing. They are the co-winners of our February 2012 prize, the Yves Saint Laurent Opium Gift Set.

Lancôme, 76 years of luxury and elegance

Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean with a simple motive: to create a beauty brand that would deliver French elegance around the world.

The name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Château de Lancosme, while the roses in the area inspired the company’s symbol of the single golden rose.

Since the launch of its first five fragrances in 1935 at the World's Fair in Brussels, Lancôme has expanded its business into makeup and skincare products.

The brand represented by the most famous actresses, global supermodels, makeup artists, and perfumers has been part of L'Oréal since 1964.

Lancôme Must-Have Skincare Travel Set

Twenty years ago, Lancôme created a unique perfume which became a Legend of Haute Parfumerie: Trésor.

Discover Trésor In Love, Lancôme's fragrance sensation that captures the spirit of the first moment of love.

The treasured moment when everything starts, a liberated spirit of romance conveyed with floral notes... Both luminous and vibrant, sensual and radiant, Trésor in Love is a soaring hymn to love. The heroine of Trésor in Love lives her love story with a disarming spontaneity.

The juice of Trésor in Love was made with many contrasts: a new irresistible floral, composed of a touch of nectarine and wood of cedar, a characteristic rose and a bright jasmine. Object of desire with slender lines, the bottle of Trésor in Love delivers a resolutely modern energy, like an essence of today. A black satin rose adorns the bottle like a lucky charm around the neck.

This month, we are giving away a Lancôme Trésor in Love Gift Set to our top reviewer containing:

How to join our free online competition?

  • To qualify you must be a registered member and you must post the highest number of reviews in March.
  • Only the reviews validated by our team moderators would be taken into account.
  • We will select and contact the top reviewer of the month by the 31th March 2012.
  • The prize can be delivered worldwide. 
  • Click here to access the list of the past winners of our monthly competitions.
  • As seen on ThePrizeFinder, and Loquax.

How to choose a fragrance that suits you?

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How to choose a women's fragrance? The olfacroty families

Fragrances are traditionally classified into main olfactory families. Fragrances from a given olfactory family share certain characteristics or facets and therefore give similar sensations.

  • Citrus: Fresh and fruity, bursting with crisp and zesty essences like lemons, limes and oranges.
  • Floral: Flower based perfumes. The height of femininity with flowers such as roses, lily of the valley or blossom accords.
  • Fresh Aquatic: Refreshing, invigorating scents with green aquatic notes
  • Fruity: Full of ripe, fresh edible fruit notes.
  • Oriental: An exotic, sensual and heavy fragrance typically with dry woods, vanilla and musk.
  • Spicy: Warm and punchy, enhanced with exotic spices such as clove oil, cinnamon, ginger and lavender.
  • Woody: Warm, earthy and dry containing mossy and leathery notes.

How to choose the best perfume? The concentration of materials

A fragrance is a blend of different raw materials along with a certain amount of perfume, alcohol and water. The percentage concentration of these last three components determines the type of perfume. An Eau de parfum has a higher concentration of perfume than eau de toilette and offers more longevity. Choose your fragrance according to the intensity and longevity you are looking for.

  • Perfume: Ultimate luxury, like an Haute Couture dress. The higher concentration offers strength, hold and persistence. Perfumer Creator François Demachy focuses on the nobility of the base notes to accentuate longevity and volume.
  • Eau De Parfum: A unique and sophisticated creation, like a subtle and refined cocktail dress. A unique, intermediate concentration. Perfumer Creator François Demachy focuses on the heart notes to accentuate radiance.
  • Eau De Toilette: The fragrant reflection of every moment. It evokes an elegant and relaxed daytime outfit. A light, sparkling concentration. Perfumer Creator François Demachy focuses on the head notes to accentuate the initial burst and freshness.

How to apply each perfume type? The tips

The alcohol content determines how long a fragrance will last as well as how it should be applied.

  • Perfume: Perfume, also referred to as perfume extract, enjoys long-lasting hold. It is the most powerful and purest type of perfume. A delicate trace of perfume on the skin is enough: on the neck, inside the wrists, décolleté and even behind the knees. These pulse points allow the fragrance to open further.
  • Eau De Parfum: Eau de parfum has a high perfume content and comes in two forms: bottle or spray. From a bottle, dab the fragrance onto the skin. Or spray the fragrance into the air and walk into it.
  • Eau De Toilette: Eau de toilette is lighter and can be used more generously than an eau de parfum. It is generally used in the morning: spray the eau de toilette around you and lightly spritz it into your hair for lasting hold

How to use a perfume? The know-how ritual

Are you familiar with the perfume ritual of women who leave a fragrant wake of desire as they pass?

  • Fragrance: First, spray the eau de parfum into the air and stand under it to clothe your skin.
  • Moisturize your skin: Then gently massage a body moisturizer into your skin. This step leaves the skin soft, smooth, radiant and deliciously fragrant.
  • Hair: Lastly, use a lightly fragrant mist for hair. This will intensify your fragrance and give it lasting hold. It will be your signature all day long.
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