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Essential (2005)
by Lacoste


Essential information

Year of Launch2005
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 370 votes)

People and companies

PackagingQSLD New World
PackagingDenis Boudard
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > P&G Prestige Beaute

About Essential

Essential is a masculine fragrance by Lacoste. The scent was launched in 2005 and the bottle was designed by Denis Boudard and QSLD New World

Essential fragrance notes

Reviews of Essential

A decent fresh, fruity and floral fragrance which is a good choice for a guy who don't has any fragrance in this genre and he want something pleasant and safe to wear casually in spring and summer.
But if you already have great fragrances in this genre, save your money!
The opening of this fragrance is a sweet, green and fruity smell which is light and transparent.
This sweetness is smooth and OK. it's not that strong.
The fruity notes are not that fresh and citrusy. in my opinion the fruity scent smell more like juniper berries instead of bergamot or tangerine. but all and all, it's a sweet fruity scent. it's not citrusy. don't let the citrusy notes fool you!
In the mid the green vibe of the scent settles down and now the rose scent join in and you have this scent to the end.the rose note here is sweet and light but it's not feminine.
Average projection and weak longevity on my skin.
02nd June, 2014
It´s a light and improvement version of Issey Miyake (L´eau D´Issey), less overpower and less overwhelming with regular longevity...the fragrance much better than Miyake more pleasant.
04th March, 2014
When I first tried this from a sample I thought it was nice and soapy. A few months later I swapped and got a huge bottle, only to realize that this stuff is extremely, extremely light, and what is detectable is a green, sour mess.

Not recommended, spend your money on better stuff. Lacoste is not a good at making fragrances.
05th January, 2014
review by stefly321

Pleasant enough as a summer daytime fragrance, but not for a night out. Its very green and fruity imho. Stays pretty linear and doesnt develop into much.Longevity is average/good.

26th July, 2013
Nothing special everyday scent

Tried it at sephora and i've got to say that the tester smelt better than the one I bought from them. Top notes were a bit harsh and the fragrance got irritating after a while (to me at least), also had a roommate who owned the same bottle so I got tired of the smell pretty quick.

Pros: Fresh everyday scent
Cons: harsh top notes

01st July, 2013
KSG Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Very nice, fresh and clean, nothing special but nothing offensive here either. Great for spring or summer when i'm not sure what to wear or just for casual use. One of the better offerings from lacoste
02nd April, 2013

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