Audacious and passionate, says Lancome. Spicy and floral, a mixture of saffron, rose and woods. Thus advertised is Lancome Magnifique.
Is that entire company smoking crack?
I just spritzed Magnifique on my wrist anticipating a mainstream version of L'Artisan's Safron Troublant, a wonderful concoction of rose, saffron and vanilla. Instead I got synthetic, chalky red berries. There is no saffron. I smell no blooming roses. Nary a twig to be found, either. It is linear. It is sweet. It is fruity. It is utterly boring and borderline unpleasant.
I think this is one of the most egregious cases of false advertising I've ever sniffed.
You can find this at any major department store or Sephora and sniff it yourself. Let me know if you agree. It runs $65 for a 1.7 oz bottle.

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