Beauty Without Fuss

Thursday 27 May 2010

Review - Lancome Climat

Scouting around trying to find myself a bottle of Cuir de Lancome in Selfridges (I was offered O de Lancome five times, but no matter), I came across this little beauty.

First released in 1967, it is described as a floral aldehyde, and was re-released by Lancome a couple of years ago.  I find it beautiful, it's very feminine - even ladylike - but it's another scent that's sweet without being candy-ish, and floral without being too single-note.

On first spraying, it's a very scent-y kind of scent, it reminds me in a dim and distant kind of way of Chanel No19. It's a classic fragrance in that sense, calling to mind boudoirs, and negligees and wedge-heeled mules.  And yet, when it dries down, it's powdery and warm, a little comforting, and lingers close to the skin.  It's old-fashioned, almost, in it's powdery-ness, but it's intimate and lovely, and it's been a fine addition to my perfume wardrobe.

Climat costs £38 and is available exclusively from Selfridges.


  1. Your description has made me want this sooooooo badly! It sounds like my ideal fragrance! Will be hunting for it the next time in the vicinity of Selfridges.


  2. I hadn't heard of this before your post - shall have to smell it now as it sounds gorgeous! x

  3. I love Chanel No19 - it reminds me of my childhood as I had a miniature bottle of it I treasured! I must give this Lancome one a sniff!
    Kat x


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