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Jeanne Lanvin was born in Paris in 1867 and was recognized as one of the best known fashion designers of her time. In 1927 she became one of the first fashion designers to launch a fragrance in the name of "Arpege", which was described as a perfume that "gave a woman what music gives life". In 1998 they launched "Lanvin L'Homme" in the United States and after that it was launched worldwide. As mentioned, in several of my opinions, I am reviewing all the fragrances that came in my gift box. Lanvin L'Homme is one of these and after this I only have two more left. Prior my laying eyes on this gift box of mine I had never really heard much about Lanvin. To me it is not a name that stands out prominently like Armani, Calvin Klein and a host of others. One of the factors for this is probably that uptil 1998 Lanvin were only producing fragrances for women. It is only four years ago that they decided to venture into the male fragrance market, thus making it very much a newcomer. According to the makers and connossieurs alike, Lanvin L'Homme is a composition of fresh citrus, spicy and aromatic coriander and warm woodsy notes such as musk, amber and sandalwood. On my personal evaluation the citrus is certainly evident from the initial smell. Then follows the spicy element that certainly does smell woody and sort of tobacco like. The musk is also very evident at the end of the smell and lingers wonderfully in the air. I personally like the smell but it is not one of the best that I have used. One of the most attractive features about Lanvin L'Homme is the packaging. The bottle is a clear transparent one and the top is chrome finished and quite elegant looking. The actual fragrance is a wonderful ever so light blue. Infact at first glance the contents might appear to a clear colour but on further examination the slight shade of blue is evident. If you put the bottle against a white background you can see the wonderful shade to perfection. Infact this colour is referred to as the signature Lanvin Blue. The words "Lanvin" are written in silver and runs vertically down the center of the bottle. Overall it is a very elegant looking bottle and the colour is absolutely gorgeous. As far as the box is concerned this information I can only give you from looking at pictures of the product on the Internet. This is because all the minatures in the gift box collection are bottle only and set six in the box. At first glance the box also looks wonderful and classy. It is a darker shade of blue, almost a purplish type of blue. The words "Lanvin" are written in big silver letter running verticall down the middle of the box. This is a simple and great looking box and a wonderful unique colour. This is something that should be worn for evenings and for casual and formal gatherings. It is certainly not a day time fragrance. As mentioned in my other opinions I do not purchase any fragrances locally, rather I purchase them at the Duty-Free. For the purpose of being objective I have done a bit of research and can inform you that Lanvin L'Homme is available in 50ml. and 100ml. bottles. The 50ml. bottles go for around £20.0 to £ 25.00. This is in line with other leading French brands. Overall I found this product to be quite good, especially in view of the fact that Lanvin have only been in the Mens Fragrance market for four years. It is well worth buying or adding to your collection. I must warn you that they are rather difficult to find at present here in the U.K.. However they are easily available at most European airports in Duty Free such as Schipol (Amsterdam), Paris and others.
Reflecting its contemporary and confident image, Lanvin L'Homme is a composition of fresh citrus, spicy and aromatic coriander and warm woodsy notes such as musk, amber and sandalwood /