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Lacoste Elegance was introduced in 2007. It is an oriental-fougere fragrance for men. It opens with notes of peppermint, thyme, and juniper and continues with spicy accords of nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper and raspberry in the heart. Base notes bring wafts of chocolate, sandalwood, amber and musk.

The bottle was designed by Denis Boudard, while the outer box by Lutz Hermann Design. It is available as 50ml (1.7 fl.oz.) and 90ml (3.14 fl.oz.) EDT, 50ml (1.7 fl.oz.) and 90ml (3.14 fl.oz.) after shave balm, 150ml (5.24 fl.oz.) bath gel, deo stick and 150ml (5.24 fl.oz.) deo spray.

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Spices Mandarin Orange Dark Chocolate Caraway

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Lacoste Elegance Fragrance Reviews

rusian88
rusian88

When I saw the name 'Elegance', I felt a little weird - Well, Lacoste is very well-known sports casual brand and my perception towards the brand was all about young, cheerful comfy outfits that are really meant for relaxing holiday in France. Therefore, I thought the word 'Elegance' is not really suitable to be used on the perfume from this French house.

However, when I sampled this perfume in the local perfume retail shop, I felt that the name is not misleading the perfume. It is really elegant men's perfume and quite different from any of the current releases from Lacoste.

As many reviewers mentioned, it does have a very cold opening. There is a very distinctive fresh note which almost disturbs my nose in a harsh way. Thankfully, that cold opening doesn't last that long and it becomes a toned-down sweetness. I don't know where this sweet scent comes from, but as time goes by, it is mixed with very warm spices until it fades away.

I could say that it is somehow elegant, which make me to think a guy in a smart casual wear (or should I say semi-formal to be more appropriate?), such as black kneet and a pair of black cotton trousers with sporty sneakers. I personally find most of the oriental fougere perfumes are a little strong to be worn under hot climate, but this is soft enough to be used during summer or tropic region. I see this perfume as 'Summary oriental fougere' perfume.

Many others have stated that the biggest virtue of this perfume is sillage and lasting power. I do experience same thing here - I think the maximum is around 4hours and it is quite disappointing when I consider the price of this perfume (Lacoste's perfume tends to be very pricey in Asian market). However, if you could find it in the online discount shops, it is quite worth it to give a try. Recommended for those who likes sweet perfume.

Jul
05
2014
headofstate
headofstate

An interesting anomaly for Lacoste, known for extremely reliable sports clothing and rather solid if not somewhat disposable and synthetic hot weather fragrances for spring and summer. This is Lacoste's only entrance into the world of gourmands; with the result a rather odd and obscure blending of extremely dry chocolate and cold fresh spices with a sour mandarin note tucked behind it. This one is hard to access. It's sensual, it's highly original, it's dark, cold, warm and yet fresh and spicy as well. It seems custom made for sensual evening wear and/or winter cold days/nights and will score tremendous points for originality and obscurity. This is for the man who has everything else. Unfortunately for me I can't yet make sense of it yet to give a fair review and will try again in the future. Seems to be on the verge of being discontinued, do not see it any longer available in specialty Lacoste stores in Lyon, Marseille or Toulouse.

Feb
25
2014
sarito84
sarito84

This is sickeningly sweet. Definitely not for me..

Dec
22
2013
kenney77
kenney77

Very sexy

Sep
27
2013
kaju23
kaju23

I have great memories with this fragrance, really liked that chocolate scent.

Sep
09
2013
kenney77
kenney77

I highly recommend this

Mar
27
2013
kenney77
kenney77

Love it one of the best I've ever had love the opening notes very sexy

Mar
27
2013
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

It wasn't bad, it was just a little one dimensional. I like frags with more ingredients. This one sits in the junk drawer and might come out once or twice a year.

Mar
01
2013
sameh
sameh

Lacoste (1984) & Essential r MUCH MUCH better !

Apr
25
2012
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

I enjoy the scent of this one, I just don't like wearing it.

Apr
18
2012
lucky-boy
lucky-boy

Very very sweet! Not for me
Very bad projection and sillage, and not a good longevity too!
But scent is not bad.
Overall: 4/10

Jan
25
2012
GuarDs_OF_AqiDaH
GuarDs_OF_AqiDaH

not my way ..

Jul
09
2011
Bigsly
Bigsly

This is what I'm seeking in a recent "designer" fragrance. I know I'm not going to get the complexity, richness, and natural smell of the ones from the 1980s, for example, but who cares (I have enough of those!)? I don't know if I think of Elegance as elegant, but rather almost "experimental." The reason is that it combines the new raspberry/wood molecule with mint, juniper, thyme, chocolate, and a kind of woody grassiness. Who would have thought such a combination would work? And the thing is that all the notes stay for hours, rather than there being much in the way of development. In this way, a new kind of complexity is created. For me, one full spray to the chest lasts all day, with just the right projection/"sillage," so perhaps the complaints are due to skin chemistry with this one. Note that the much more expensive Tuscan Leather uses the same raspberry/wood molecule, apparently, but I prefer this fragrance (and I enjoy The Knize Ten). Another odd but compelling recent designer fragrance is Magnetism for Men by Escada, so if you like Elegance on principle you should try that one too.

I think I understand why some might say this is not really a "personal fragrance," but it does settle in nicely for me, and there is note separation and dynamism. The "synthetic" quality is interesting, unlike some fragrances that have a syrupy "chemical soup" quality to me (like a couple of Adidas ones I've tried). I tend not to wear this one if I am going to do a lot of sitting during the day. It's better if you walk around when wearing this one, so that the "synthetic" quality never becomes bothersome. It's an "oddball" that's worth a try if you enjoy variety, but it's not a typical fragrance for any specific social occasion. Also, if you don't care about note separation or have not developed your ability to detect several notes in a fragrance, this might not work as well for you as it does for me.

Jun
19
2011
Miro
Miro

it's but 1 hour later, none can feel it, none even you!
Who cares it's a nice perfume so if you want to buy it go ahead!

Apr
06
2011
Anywhereyouare
Anywhereyouare

It doesn't last for long on my skin. Unfortunatelly!

I would call it "nicely done", I just love that hint of mint warmed with so sensual note of raspbery. A touch of woodsy notes mixed with a chocolate impression makes it just delicious. It's not too official, feel playful and youthful, not immature though. For free spirits.

For special occasions I will look for something more refined, but still, it has that elegance. For a spring/fall time it's very good choice, day-time or evenings.

Jan
17
2011
VanAllan
VanAllan

Fresh fruity opening, with a touch of suede/leather that evolved on my skin pretty fast (10-15 minutes) into a sweet soft spicy gourmand middle-base, with nutmeg, caraway, chocolate and amber as most evident notes.
Low sillage and longevity (I've got no more than 3-4 hours with 5 good sprays).
A safe oriental-fougere, nothing remarkable or different enough for me to deserve a purchase.
It reminded me at some stages, of a less peppery version of Hugo Boss Baldessarini. My rank 7/10. ☣☣

Nov
11
2010
nattonline
nattonline

Strangely good scent. I can smell the plastic (or chocolate or leather?) at first then freshen up with something orangey. The spices are stronger than chocolate note; giving the scent some warmth but not spicy. The scent isn't exactly elegant, but more like cozy and comforting scent. Great for this time of the year; fall-winter. Sadly, the plasticky smell bothers me a bit, so I won't be investing on a bottle any time soon.

Oct
14
2010
hay81hay
hay81hay

opening with touch of leather, spicy, 10 minute later change to oriental woody, with some sweet.
chocolate and caraway are easy to smell in dry-down .

longevity and sillage are ok
nice fragrance worth the try, but for me not very special .
attractive bottle.

Oct
10
2010
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

A very sexy laid back unisex smell. Perfect for leisurely autumn evenings.

Jun
17
2010
Rich28
Rich28

This is a nice fragrance. As the name suggests, it does conjure images of a certain kind of elegance however, it needs to be stronger, it's way too weak.

Jun
06
2010
guest_obama
guest_obama

the message the man in the advertisement for this perfume want to say to people around him (hey, i put a perfume can any one smell it can any women attracted to me) but all people around him thout that this guy is idiot.
this is a meaningless perfume , may be a a bad after shave. I am sorry for money i paid for it.

Mar
26
2010
periquito89
periquito89

I agree with rebella as the refreshing and almost cold start, it is nice. The scent captivated me at first but then a particular and lasting smell with a flowery tone (to my nose) ruined the experience :-(. I don't get a chocolate note, and even less a "dark" one. The scent itself is a bit fruity and flowery, for sure doesn't smell bad, is a little different from many others I've tried but then, not a choice for my own use.

Mar
03
2010
minister smellgood
minister smellgood

nice and mellow, but the sillage lacks in this one. a good frag tho

Dec
30
2009
SaintLue
SaintLue

This one really has Grown on me. At first i wasnt a big fan of it. But once i started collecting a few more colognes i grew a love for it. Its Very spicey But smells great on me.I only have asmall tiny bit left so i kinda left it untouched for awhile but im REALLY missing it so i might take a wiff of it pretty soon

Jul
10
2009
master_Shaiki
master_Shaiki

Scent of a very great

Jul
03
2009
SaintLue
SaintLue

Not bad.Smells quite nice.but dosnt last long.I Usually wear it before i go in to work

May
10
2009
urobian
urobian

the ad and name is ridiculous..but the important matter is really great, lovely floral-fruity touch, versatile and sexy.

Apr
11
2009
Abbas
Abbas

A new purfume that i got in present, it is nice and warm purfumes but not lasting for long time.

Mar
27
2009
AZ
AZ

It unique but I didn't like the smell, I got it as a present.

But it not bad and the you could wear it for daily use.

Jan
05
2009
Mahmoud_agd
Mahmoud_agd

Hmm, Smells very unique and different ... But not my personal kind of choice when it comes to colognes.

Sep
24
2008
rebella
rebella

This is a modern fragrance. The top is very refreshing, a bit icy and almost cold and when my husband wears it, I always feel a curiosity about what that comes next. It´s a sursprising perfume... because in the end the cold, crispy notes are taken over by hot, varm and creamy chocolate. Lovely!

Feb
16
2008

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