Lalique Satine EDP Perfume Review

Lalique Satine

In a world of patchouli-gourmands, one would think that I would be tired of smelling these things. And for the most part, I am. But, I’m telling you, it’s worth it when I find one that is good. Lalique Satine is one of these that makes me have renewed faith in this subgenre of perfumes.

Satine opens as a marshmallow floral. It’s a sweet almond-heliotrope syrup on a bed of tonka and caramelized brown sugar. Jasmine and bergamot add an airiness to the sweet cloud of vanilla/almond – cherry pie filling. It reminds me of a sunset when the white clouds turn to puffs of pastel pink candy floss. It’s airy and “fluffy”. But,there is a contrast of a camphoric patchouli and dry, spicy pink pepper that adds depth, cutting through the sweetness. After hours of wear, I’m always surprised by the dry-down. It’s a creamy vanilla with a warm, velvety patchouli. The perfume wears feminine in my opinion and then the dry-down is like a masculine gourmand – vanilla cream, patchouli and vetiver. I love this transition.

It’s not an inventive idea but it’s really well-done for this genre. Because of this, it doesn’t feel redundant at all. It’s actually interesting because of the contrast of feminine/masculine.

Diana Ross

Notes listed include jasmine, heliotrope, gardenia, tonka bean, vanilla, pink pepper, sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli. Launch date 2013. PERFUMER – Nathalie Lorson

Give Satine a try if you like sweet oriental perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like DSH Perfumes Guimauve de Soie, La Praire Silver Rain, Prada Candy, Guerlain Cuir Beluga, Mugler Innocent, Prada and/or Guerlain Shalimar Initial.

For a Lalique bottle, it’s absolutely hideous. They always offer these limited edition versions with fancy bottles, but you’re really just paying for a limited edition fancy Lalique bottle. The perfume is the same.

Projection is average. Longevity is above average.

The 1.7 oz bottle retails for €76 at Lalique. It’s not easy to find in the U.S. as of right now but you can find it at discounters like Fragrancenet…and at a discount.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA fluffy cloud of almond/heliotrope/cherry pie, vanilla whipped cream and patchouli. I think it’s a really great addition to the gourmand-patchouli genre.

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*Sample obtained by me. Fragrancenet contains an affiliate link. Thanks! Product pic from Fragrantica. QUEEN Diana Ross pic from www.fanpix.net.

18 thoughts on “Lalique Satine EDP Perfume Review

    • And I already had a shopping bag opened on fragrancenet from yesterday. I stopped myself from buying in a brief lapse of common sense. Now I have decisions to make!

    • I really only like my sweets with patchouli (well, in perfume). I feel it can be really candied but if it has patchouli, I can wear it.

      I was surprised by liking this one. I don’t know what I thought it was, pink juice? It’s saccharine but I think that is why I like it.

      • A little OT: have you tried Shalimar Ode de Vanille Sur La Route du Mexique? It is in my fragrancenet bag but this Lalique one sounds pretty good. Do you know if they are similar?

        • I wouldn’t say that they are similar but they both have vanilla and woods. It’s just the interpretation is very different.

          Shalimar Ode blah blah is like vintage Shalimar with tons of yummy vanilla, so more “mature” in a way because it’s still very much a Guerlain. This one is more modern, more “pink juice”…less serious (if that makes sense).

          • Thanks! I went ahead with Shalimar blah blah blah since I wanted it from before but Satine is definitely on my ‘to try’ list!

    • I never recommend blind-buying as I try to be a voice of reason…but I’ve blind bought before. Sometimes it just happens, especially if the price is right.

      Just think, if you don’t like it, is there anyway you could regift it? Trade it with another perfume pal? And if you love, then you got a cheap thrill.

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