I was instantly attracted to the beautiful, light peach-coloured bottle, so naturally I strode towards the Lancome fragrance counter, eager to test this new scent.
I was blown away by the loveliness of it all. Hypnose Senses is a light, refreshing floral that wears delicately on the skin.
The scent is certainly not loud or incredibly bold, rather it prefers to be subtle, yet softly feminine and in some ways it embodies a sense of girlish charm which is difficult to resist.
Some of the reviewers here describe Hypnose Senses as being sweet. Well I agree to a certain extent, however it is more of a sweet rose, violet and jasmine type scent rather than being sugary or candy-like.
The lasting power is quite good and due to the subtleness of this fragrance, the scent stays very close to the skin giving it that calm yet intimate quality.
Some have mentioned that they find similarities between this fragrance and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. Personally I too can detect some similarities, however Hypnose Senses is much fresher and lighter, and where Coco Mademoiselle has a slight fruity hit, Hypnose Senses does not.
I'll admit that Hypnose Senses isn't overly unique, yet I find something very charming and appealing about this scent. My only criticism is not on the scent itself but on the bottle which is rather chunky and difficult to hold, with the lid also being rather stubborn and difficult to replace after use.
Lancome Hypnose Senses EDP
Notes: Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, Osmanthus Blossom, Rose, Honey, Patchouli,, Rockrose, Benzoin, Tonka Bean (from osmoz.com)
Hypnose Senses bears only one familiar mark from its namesake Hypnose--VANILLA. Lots and lots of vanilla with roses, powder, generic woody notes and musk. At first, there is a nice balance between flower, fruit and the ever-present vanilla. The fragrance starts very soft and boneless, not trending in any particular direction. Soon, almost all of the distinctive notes have faded to imperceptible levels as Hypnose Senses becomes yet another powder-vanilla-amber-musk. The nod to Shalimar is quite evident. For that alone, HS is not terrible, however, with so many powdery vanilla fragrances to choose from, why settle? Try some Guerlain instead.
Tried this at the Lancome boutique in Dallas what I think Lancome is trying to do is redo Tresor
I must say upfront why I do not love Hypnose Senses, it is much better then the original, where
the original was a bland laffy taffy fruity mix, this go around they at least smoothed out the mixture
with the same candy coated rose that they had in the 90's department store hit Tresor