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Lancome is a top beauty brand offering an array of skin, make up and perfume products.
The Lancome fragrance range is quite extensive. Magnifique is available in an Eau de toilette, Eau de Parfum, shower gel and body veil. Magnfique is described as :
"The fragrance is a perfect illustration of this ultra-femininity"
The body veil is a perfumed body lotion. It can be used alone on the skin for a lighter Magnifique scent. Alternatively, the EDT or EDP can be sprayed over it to layer the scent and increase the intensity. As well as being infused with the Magnifique scent, this body veil should moisturise and hydrate your skin leaving it silky smooth and scented.
This body veil carries the same scent that the Magnifique EDP offers and is classed as a floral/spicy scent.
*Top note - saffron
*Heart note - rose
*Base note - nagarmota
This body veil is presented in a tall, cylindrical red bottle with a silver cap. The body veil which is available in the Magnifique gift set, is presented in a convenient squeezy tube. There is a 12month shelf life on this body veil.
~Price and Availability~
If you want the 200ml bottle, your outlet choices are minimal. Amazon UK have it at it priced at £27.00. The gift set would be the best option at around £45 from www.onlyminx.co.uk. Boots often have the gift set on offer at Christmas for around £30 and this usually includes a tube of body veil and shower gel.
Magnifique body veil is one of many fragranced body lotions I have in my collection. I received the gift set around a year ago and am just coming to the end of my tube. I find the tube to be much more convenient as easy to use when compared to the bottle. I mainly used this lotion as a stand alone product but have used it with the EDP as well.
The packaging is attractive regardless of which Magnifique product you buy. I used to consider Lancome scents to be a bit too old fashioned for my personal tastes but Magnifique grew on me more than I expected it to. I am a fan of sweet and fruity scents but Magnifique is mainly floral and certainly more appealing than many floral based scents.
I tend to use perfumed lotions instead of a perfume but when I still want to smell beautiful. This body veil is a treat to apply. It has a silky lotion like consistencty and a small blob is plentiful as it spreads like a dream. It is very light on my skin but feels rather luxurious and relaxing. The lotion absorbs penetrates my dry skin very quickly and absorbs in no time at all. Despite being perfumed, the lotion is incredibly gentle and kind to my sensitive skin.
My skin appreciates the moisturising capabilities of this body veil. My skin is left feeling ultra smooth with a powdery, silky texture. The body veil absorbs fully leaving nothing but touchably soft skin. My skin feels and looks moisturised for most of the day after I apply this. It feels hydrated and refreshed so I have no issues with how my skin feels after using this product.
This body veil is highly perfumed, so much so that I can actually smell it when the tube is sealed! It matches the EDP scent perfectly but is a touch subtler - not by much though as it is strong enough on the skin to resemble a light, EDT strength. Due to how strong this lotion is, I found it difficult to wear the veil and EDP together without sneezing - it is simply too strong a combination for my personal tastes. That being said, as the scent of the veil wears off, the EDP would offer the perfect boost to the scent.
When I first apply this scent in the morning, the scent is perfectly presented and noticeable on my skin. A spicy, sweet aroma from the saffron is detectable and is warm yet slightly fresh at the same time. It isn't too heavy or overpowering. The scent lightens and develops into a powdery, sweet aroma which reminds me of Parma Violet sweets.
Around an hour after I first apply this body veil, I can detect the rose scent. I cannot say that rose is my favourite scent but it is presented in a light and subtle way within Magnifique. The strength of the veil at this point is decent and my senses are tempted by an attractive fresh, delicately floral rose with a spicy undertone which I believe takes the edge of a what could have been a floral intrusion. Lancome has captures a pleasant rose scent which comes across as more modern than within some scents.
The rose scent starts to filter away after a few hours on my skin and at this point, the EDP would be ideal to use to intensify the scent. The final scent offered is quite subtle and sits close to my skin. Nargarmota isn't a scent note I have witnessed before trying Magnifique. It adds a woody with a hint of spice closing scent which is quite pleasant.
I would say the scent of this lotion is noticeable for around 7hours.
Magnfique Body Veil is an indulgent lotion which is beautifully perfumed. The body veil is ideal for day wear and is strong enough to not require any intervention from perfume. It is kind to my skin and smells lovely - very modern and suitable for most women in my opinion. It is perfect for the summer when you wish to experience a lovely scent without a heavy perfume.
It is expensive but given the strength and moisturising capabilities, it is well worth it. As a tiny amount is required, one tube or bottle will last well. I don't think it is one that is suitable for wearing everyday but it is a nice occasion scent. It isn't my favourite perfumed lotion but it is one I do really appreciate and can therefore recommend it.
Thanks for reading x