Hypnôse by Lancôme Paris: Ethereal Beauty of the Hypnotizing Fragrance
Name: Hypnôse Perfume type/Volume: Eau de Parfum/standard: 0.16 fl. oz. (5 ml), 1.0 fl. oz. (30 ml), 1.7 fl. oz. (50 ml) or 2.5 fl. oz. (75 ml) Designer: Lancôme Paris Perfumers: Annick Ménardo, Thierry Wasser Launched: 2005 Perfume ad:The hypnotizing fragrance
Olfactory group: Oriental - Woody
Notes (by osmoz.com): Top Notes: Passion Flower Middle Notes: Sambac Jasmine, Solar Notes Base Notes: Vetiver, Vanilla
Hypnôse by Lancôme Paris was the 50th fragrance of the company launched in 2005, so the expectations of perfumista community for a daring novelty were very high. However, according to majority of perfume critics Lancôme took the safe road introducing an unremarkable warm woody oriental fragrance. As for the arts the same goes for Hypnôse by Lancôme Paris, the crowds just loved what critics were bored with.
The elegant bottle was inspired by the legendary bottle for Lancôme's perfume Magie (1950) and mimics the silhouette of a Japanese woman wearing a kimono. Bottle's amethyst color hypnotizes just like ocean-blue woman's eyes and in light its facets shine like a precious stone.
Hypnôse starts with soft fruity-floral top notes of passion flower, smelling a bit like peach. Middle notes give warm feeling with subtle, quiet jasmine touch. Jasmine gives you also a bit of a soothing and relaxing feeling, just like you would smell a cup of gentle green tea. Base notes are vanilla with woody (but not too much) vetiver. Vanilla is sweet, yet inoffensive in my opinion. However, some might find vanilla too intensive and sweet, almost like candy. The long-lasting dry down is vanilla melted into warm woody base. It is at the same time classic and modern fragrance, very feminine and sensual. Warm. Seductive. Hypnotic.
Lady & Feelings
Hypnôse will give you the power of gentle, ethereal, fairylike feminine beauty, cold yet warm at the same time. Iceland comes to my mind, with all the ice and fire, translucent, spacious and thrillingly beautiful nature. But on the other hand Hypnôse cuddles you with its warmth like a warm tropical sea; it feels just like playing with Luc Besson's dolphins of Le Grand Bleu... And the hypnotizing amethyst colour of the perfume goes perfect with that.
Homo Delphinus: Jean-Marc Barr as the legendary French free diver Jacques Mayol and Rosanna Arquette as Johana Baker in one of my favourite movies Le Grand Bleu (1988; directed by Luc Besson)
I didn't like the music in the perfume ad (check above), I must admit. I find it too aggressive and too "techno" for the feeling Hypnôse gives you. I think what goes better with Hypnôse is more gentle and ethereal Enya's Caribbean Blue, even though a bit out-of-date. And talking about Enya, don't you think Liv Tyler's Arwen (Lord of the Rings) would make it a better choice as a Hypnôse spokeswoman?
Perfume's name is just perfect. Hypnôse by Lancôme Paris is guaranteed to hypnotize your walking circle. It is most suitable for a classy feeling woman and is basically appropriate for any occasion or season. However its royal, mysteriously alluring warmth makes it a better choice for special occasions like romantic evening in fall or winter. Hypnôse will make you feel very feminine, gentle and confident. A lot of women choose it as a "signature" fragrance.
Hypnôse will draw many compliments, be sure of that!
Suitable for: - For royal everyday feeling (but use sparingly). - For mysterious and hypnotic impression at special occasions or romantic evenings. - More for the fall and winter.
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