Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by RitaRM AMAZING!
This perfume has been with me since 2005, it's by far my favorite! The warm floral scent just makes me feel and look pretty! I would recommend this person to any woman or young girl that likes floral, warm scents!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bioca Delicious smell of beeing loved.
I always put a bit of this perfume on my pulse, to feel the fragrance all over the day. It brings me the confort of beeing loved, refreshed and free. Hipnose of Lancôme takes me to a special place, where my soul belongs.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mialu Magical!
A very special perfume that makes everyone turn their head, just love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bopper I absolutely love this perfume but cant get it in the area I live in
Why does this product come in a violet color, but if bought from fragrance net.com it's a peach color
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreeAsAButterfly Idyllic tranquility
This perfume reminds me of being in or near a tropical jungle or on a tropical island with it's exotic scent. It reminds me of the island of Mauritius where the ocean breeze carries an aroma of tropical flowers, vanilla and earth. When I smell this scent, I imagine a turquoise blue lagoon, the sound of the waves caressing the white sand beaches and the scent of the sea and earth mingling with tropical flowers and vanilla orchids. A scent of paradise to cherish. Relaxing, romantic and soothing idyllic tranquility.
On my skin I can identify all the listed notes, but most certainly the strongest scents here are passionflower, vanilla and vetiver in that order. The scent overall reminds me of being in a tropical forest or on a tropical island. This makes sense since passionflower, vanilla and vetiver are all from the tropics. It delivers a passionate and soothing trail of scent that is indeed hypnotizing and sensual.
I would not say this is sweet enough to be considered gourmand and I do not sense any edible character to this. This is definitely woody oriental on my skin, although the vanilla is certainly there, but yet only to balance the fragrance, not to take it over. The passionflower is at center stage with both woods and vanilla to deliver a striking balance. The passionflower is a somewhat rare note in the perfume world and this is what makes this perfume stand out. This tropical flower is both warm and cool at the same time offering a very unique twist. The sweetness that the vanilla contributes is balanced by the earthy woody note of vetiver.
The bottle is gorgeous, and the twist reminds me of the unique twist that the purple passionflower offers the fragrance. However, the add campaign unfortunately doesn't do this scent any justice in describing what it's about. It's not that the add campaign is bad, it just doesn't have the depth to capture the beauty of this fragrance. The campaign could have used the beautiful passionflower to demonstrate how natural beauty can hypnotize us in wonderment. This scent is hypnotic in a more beautiful natural sensual way, exuding passion... like running through a tropical forest or walking on an island and leaving a trail of lingering scent. A woman who is so free in her carefree love of life that her natural beauty is hypnotic... people wonder what it is that she has, what scent it is that she wears, and they want to find her passion for life...
Overall this scent is a unique, well composed blend of stunning notes delivering a passionate, inviting, soothing and sensual character. Although I only discovered this magnificent fragrance 8 years after it was created, I feel so lucky to have found the final missing piece to my perfume wardrobe. Well done Lancome, Thierry Wasser and Annick Menardo. I love it and hope Lancome keeps producing this one!!