What do we know about online fragrances, which can be ordered through numerous catalogs? All of them are similar to each other, have literally a common base and are often "supplied" with a thick alcohol fragrance. In a word, they do not pull on "luxury". But in each catalog you can find the so-called author's items - that is, fragrances that have their own special character and style. Such is "Lucia" from "Oriflame". Reviews of the fragrance and critics' opinions agree - this is a subtle and unique perfume that can compete with elite brands.
Perfume from "Oriflame"…
In the late 90s, Russian women had the opportunity to order cosmetics and perfumes through catalogs. In those days, all the products selected on the pages of such a "magazine" were something magical, mysterious, transcendent. Valued not only cosmeticfunds, but also perfumes, which were not to be found on store shelves. Each fragrance was unique in its own way, inimitable, sounded expensive and lasted a long time. Years passed, and network perfumery left the ranks of the favorites. Tons of luxury and niche perfumes “showered down” on domestic consumers, which turned out to be many times more original and better, and against their background, almost all bottles from the catalogs turned out to be unworthy of attention. But as it turned out, in every catalog there are perfumes that can compete with even the most expensive fragrances. Among these spirits were Lucia, Oriflame. Reviews of women who previously used them, and very young girls who did not know them before, converge. This fragrance deserves the highest praise.
Catalog is not branded
We used to categorize fragrances: mass-market, middle-up, luxury, niche, and all depending on the brand that produced them. But surely many have encountered such a problem: you buy expensive perfumes, and they stink with alcohol, or they turn out to be completely unstable, or have another defect. Why? It's not about the brand that came up with an attractive package, a name and shot a beautiful advertisement. The mystery lies in the perfumer who developed the fragrance. For chain brands, the same masters work as for Chanel, Dior, Versace, etc., they put their soul into fragrances, they don’t care how much they cost or under what name they come out.
As for the spirits "Lucia" from "Oriflame", then theirdesigned by Gilbert Apollo, who previously worked for the benefit of the fashion houses Revlon, L'Occitane, Neotantric and others. The fragrance turned out in his style: delicate, thin, slightly woody, light, but with a twist.
Before we study in detail the reviews of "Lucia" from "Oriflame", it is worth getting acquainted with the perfume itself and finding out its characteristics. By the packaging itself and the appearance of the "water" it becomes clear that we are talking about a fresh, light, perhaps a little ringing aroma. This is a pure spring bouquet, which contains white flowers, citruses, oriental plants, and even woody notes. On the skin, the perfume sounds incredibly subtle, light, but at the same time remains tenacious, sonorous, memorable. The most interesting thing is that it is impossible to say with certainty whether the fragrance is winter or summer. In each of the seasons, it reveals itself in its own way and at the same time remains itself. This composition is only light at first glance, but it is worth wearing it for one day, and you understand how many facets it can reveal to you.
The manufacturer claims that the perfumed water "Lucia" from "Oriflame" is a combination of innocence and love, passion and chastity, fun and peace. It is these "polar" characteristics that best describe the style of this fragrance. It is very contradictory, and the creators also decided to include this feature in the appearance of the bottle. It is extremely simple, made in the form of a drop of water (or dew) stretched in width from transparent light glass. Through hima white liquid is visible. Note that in earlier versions there were specimens with a liquid of a more saturated, yellowish hue. Reviews of the perfume Lucia "Oriflame" also confirm this fact, this is due to the fact that the manufacturer has slightly changed the composition. Women point out that the smell has changed a little, but the basis has remained the same. The name of the fragrance and brand is written on the front of the bottle, and a plastic cap made "under glass" flaunts on top. The "passionate" notes of the perfume are reflected on the packaging - it is white and seems to be stitched with red ribbons in a chaotic manner. Very simple and expressive at the same time.
Let's move on to the key question about all fragrances - these are its ingredients. What are the ingredients that gave the perfumer the opportunity to create such a masterpiece? Immediately, we note that the composition is very rich and multifaceted. It combines the freshness of citruses, and the spice of oriental sweets, and the refinement of tree bark, and the sharpness of musk. In general, Lucia eau de toilette from Oriflame sounds rich, elegant and multifaceted.
- Top notes: black currant, Amalfi lemon, mandarin orange, magnolia, ivy.
- Heart notes are hyacinth, jasmine, rose, violet and orchid.
- Base: white peach, Indian sandalwood, woody notes, damask plum, blackberry & musk.
It is difficult to overestimate the richness of this perfume - it is inimitable. That is why it became a hit against the backdrop of numerous similarfragrances from catalogs, and still, despite its "advanced" age (it was released in 2005), pleases women all over the planet.
Separately about durability
This issue in perfumes is one of the most important. After all, everyone has different tastes - someone loves fresh, someone spicy aromas, but each copy must be persistent and tenacious, so that both the owner and others can feel the unobtrusive sound of their favorite perfumes during the day. As for Lucia toilet water from Oriflame, reviews say that its durability is average. Perhaps this is where the network segment of perfumery has proved itself. Women argue that it is necessary to constantly carry a bottle with you so that at the right time there is an opportunity to impress others. Let's say you put fragrance on your body in the morning, and after lunch it starts to fade. Therefore, it is worth refreshing it a little, and you again envelop yourself with an aura of freshness and originality. Perfume stays longer on the hair - about 2 days. On things will shimmer with woody notes for a week. But it is not recommended to apply them to the fur. The composition contains fragrances that over time will change the smell for the worse, and you will not be able to wash such a thing.
It seems that the perfume "Lucia" from "Oriflame" is very thin and light, so they can not have a train. But this opinion is erroneous, and, despite their "innocence", Lucia leave behind a very richaftertaste. Entering the room with the "hostess", the perfume will fill it with floral and citrus chords. The air becomes crystal clear, you will get the impression that you are in a field where there is a lot of morning dew. But when the owner of the fragrance leaves the room, woody tenacious notes will play with might and main. They will very calmly evoke memories of past freshness and give a feeling of warmth and comfort. However, the sillage of this perfume does not last very long. And this is its advantage, as others will reach out to you more and more, in order to fully experience your unique and very alluring scent.
Spring and summer…
The article has already noted that there is no one suitable time of the year for "Lucia" from Oriflame. "The reviews of various women confirm that you can wear the fragrance both in the summer heat and in the winter cold. But it is worth remembering that, depending on the weather, the perfume will play different notes, and, using it throughout the year, you will realize that it can be even more multifaceted and unique.So, what can you feel if you wear Lucia in the warm season? the skin warms up along with the air temperature, and this makes it possible to reveal all the sweet notes that are present in the composition.These are blackberry, plum, magnolia, jasmine, hyacinth and peach.The fragrance becomes very sweet, deep, but at the same time gentle and touching.In a word, it complements the summer mood and gives a feeling of warmth and harmony.
In the cold of winter
When the cold comes, the fragrance-chameleon Lucia adjusts to the winter mood. Previously absent "notes of rain" begin to appear in it. They are very fresh, very thin and even a little sharp. The aroma of lemon and mandarin is fully revealed, ivy breaks through, musk and wood become more pronounced. From afar, you can hear an orchid and a rose - they seem to balance the composition, preventing it from becoming completely frosty. According to reviews of the perfume "Lucia" from Oriflame, in winter they are like "silver bells" or like "frost crystals" that can evoke a feeling of an upcoming holiday and a majestic celebration. But the most interesting thing happens when you get into a warm room. It is here that, against the background of all the frosty beauty of this perfume, oriental notes begin to play - sandalwood, plum, blackberry. The fragrance becomes cold and sweet at the same time, and it cannot but captivate.
Recently, the Oriflame catalog has risen in price significantly, while many consumers note that the quality of products has remained the same, and in some products it has even deteriorated a little. Indeed, many of those fragrances that were previously sold at an affordable price and matched it, are now obscenely expensive. The cost of Lucia perfume has also risen, but in this case it is quite justified. Women are not stingy to give 1,700 rubles (without discount) for 50 ml of magical fragrance, because when compared with luxury brands, this price is not so high. Whereinthe quality of the perfume is very acceptable, and most importantly, their smell is unique. If you often browse the Oriflame catalog, then you can certainly buy "Lucia" at a significant discount.
"Lucia" from Oriflame - white, clean, transparent and very fresh toilet water, which with all this has its own character and zest. Women claim that this is one of the most winning options for every day, the fragrance is really sonorous, clean and transparent. And with all this, there is a place for sweetness - fruity and floral notes make it more tender and warm, more comfortable. The fragrance is universal - there are no age restrictions and seasonal preferences. It can be worn by anyone at any time, in all cases it will be not just appropriate, but dizzying and magical.
Due to the fact that the initial version of the fragrance Lucia was incredibly successful, it was decided to release a flanker. His role was played by the spirits of Lucia Starlight, which translates as "Starlight". It is like an evening and even more magical continuation of the original perfume. Deeper smell, more tangible plume, richness and versatility - all this is squared. These perfumes are both sharp and sweet, viscous and sonorous, they are like the night - cold and impregnable, while incredibly beautiful. What are the ingredients behind them?
- Top notes: yuzu, pear, pink pepper.
- Heart notes: honey, lilac, mirabilis.
- Base notes: peach, golden amber, white patchouli.
Compositiononly at first glance it seems simple. It is worth putting perfume on the body and you understand that they play for a very long time and reveal themselves with the most unexpected notes.
Does Oriflame manage to please women this time too? Reviews of "Lucia Starlight" are full of enthusiasm. This is the aroma of the night, a fairy tale, a holiday and magic. Such a smell is difficult to find even on shelves with niche items, despite all its shortcomings (small durability, too thin plume, etc.), perfumes are praised and idolized. They are unique because they combine notes that are opposite in sound. They are recognizable and easy to remember, although it is very difficult to meet them on passers-by or on acquaintances. This is a fragrance for the elite, evening and whimsical, unique and incredibly beautiful.
The freshest and lightest version of this fragrance, which went unnoticed by many, and became No. 1 among the elite. Why is that? The thing is that Lucia Bright Aura eau de parfum is a fruity-woody composition that includes notes:
- Top: green apple, lemon peel, white currant.
- Middle: magnolia, white peony, forget-me-not.
- Basic: forget-me-not, white currant, cedar.
A barely perceptible, extremely light and extremely fresh composition, which is filled with a delicate aroma of forget-me-nots and a slightly sweet, but at the same time very sour shade of white currant.
In "Oriflame" toilet water "Lucia" has always been a symbol of freshness, innocence, but this flanker "surpassed" all its predecessors. It is unique in that it is very subtle, fresh, light and subtle. The fragrance is suitable exclusively for young girls, combined with light, flowing outfits. It is also worth noting that such extreme purity is not too typical for the Oriflame brand. Reviews of the water "Lucia Bright Aura" confirm the fact that the aroma is unique. And let not everyone understand his subtle nature and consider him extremely light and elusive. Only connoisseurs of beauty can catch all its notes and understand how unique it is.