Lanvin L'Homme is what squeaky clean smells like. At first you get a burst of aquatics with citrus. It just wakes you up immediately. The dry down is a soft lavender/spicy/minty fragrance that lingers throughout the day. It is perfect for the office since it is not loud. It is also a very nice and clean Spring/Summer daytime fragrance.
I instantly loved this fragrance. Mr Mookie has the note progression exactly right. I enjoy each stage, but the drydown of lavender folded in between Bergamot, Violetwood, and Amber is absolutely sublime. This elegant fragrance would be right at home in a wardrobe of the exclusive and expensive. As mentioned before, it's projection is understated after the opening and this seems to suit the overall personality of the scent just right. It is not very often that a fragrance can blossom among 3 very distinct stages without feeling synthetic, but Lanvin makes sense of it beautifully.
25th January, 2014 (last edited: 27th January, 2014)
The perfect mild mix
A great scent and very,very wearable for almost any type of man!
I see a sporty,open minded and classy kinda man mid 20's till 50's wearing this best.
Great for spring/summer and office/casual wearing
For me this scent goes in 3 stages :
First 2-5 minutes : Fresh/Aquatic/Sharp/Citrus and projects good no lavender yet?
Then 5-20 minutes : Spicy and italian freshness like Moschino Uomo? Projection goes down and goes mixing from aqua and spices to soft floral.
20- till lasting : Soft/Gentle/Classy/Creamy/Floral and lavender goes his way now playing accords (Its like a brother of ungaro III in its very drydown.
If this masterpiece had more sillage/projection power this scent would be more popular and more expensive for sure! but its a great scent anyway!
If you dont want to be "that cologne guy" and smell good all day long try this! you wont be disapointed be sure you spray some more then 2 - 3 sprays for some effect..
Pros: Stays interesting, good quality and smooth in drydown
Upon losing the floral and citrus elements from its opening, LANVIN L'HOMME dries to a lifeless combination of starched clothing and dull wood.
A quite suitable everyday scent, year round for any event/lifestyle/occasion. But, too boring for me. This is a more subtle version of Love & Luck in my opinion, and far more linear. I basically get a light creamy lavender, with citrus, spices, and white musk. Longevity is mediocre, at around the 5 hour mark. However, it sits rather close to the skin for 4 of those hours. The dry down reminds me of Burberry Touch, but lighter, with a dab of sandalwood.