Now I am a big fan of Lacoste. I’ve been wearing the shirts since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I have never however really gone for any of the ancillary products. Although I cannot face life without a few Lacoste shirts (pink, purple and navy are favorites) I have never fallen before, say sneakers. Or for that matter scents. But, I am a member of the Amazon Vine program, where you review stuff they send you for free. Usually books, but I’ve gotten products from laundry soap to razor blades. This month I was offered a bottle of Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir.
Naturally being a total snob I was prepared to loathe it. Especially when I read the notes on Amazon: “Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir is an intense, refreshing fragrance inspired by warm summer evenings; refreshing watermelon and lively basil intensified by patchouli, all beautifully wrapped in the smooth texture of dark chocolate.”
First off, this is about as intense as an episode of “Newhart.” I don’t get watermelon, but I do get basil and since that is one of my favorite scents on the planet I was happy. the patchouli is a whisper and the dark chocolate is a shadow. There isn’t a lot of development in this and the lasting power isn’t great. But it’s a nice fragrance that’s worth looking at, especially at the price point and certainly as a gift for someone starting out in the world of scent.
Would I buy it? Me? Mr. Skank Monster? Have we met?
It’s like a really nice, fresh, honest salad. I appreciate but wonder when my black and blue pepper encrusted steak is coming..
I told you, total snob..
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir is $69 for 100ML at Amazon, sephora and seemingly everywhere else in the solar system. Mine was free from Amazon Vine.