I reviewed Lacoste Eau de Lacoste today because I have seen it everywhere, I have a sample in my sample box and because it has “eau” in the name. Being summer, I need all the Eau I can get.
Eau de Lacoste opens promisingly like a sparkling eau de cologne. If it stayed like this I would love it. Unfortunately some rather sticky scented fruit comes in within ten minutes making it smell like the sort of cocktail that is three colours and comes with an umbrella. There’s a whole fruit salad in there: pineapple, oranges and limes.
The limes I can handle, but the pineapple just doesn’t work for me at all and is horribly synthetic. In the middle some Orange Blossom peeks out, but the base is a sticky fruity mess, despite promising me tempting Vetiver and Balsam. If they cranked up the lime and oranges, left out the pineapple, and turned the volume up on the Orange Blossom, then I might like this. But they haven’t so I don’t.
This is sold widely and I see it often on High Street beauty counters. You probably get a free tote bag. As for me, I’ll save my money and work my way down my non fruity wish list. When it comes to perfume, that wish list never seems to get any shorter.
Hooray! What a lovely dilemma.
PS Fans of Only Fools And Horses might understand why I thought of Del Boy while sniffing this pineapple concoction!