The famous French fashion house Lacoste not only sells innovative clothing, watches and footwear, but also a range of dynamic perfumes for men and women.
Lacoste was founded in 1933 by Rene Lacoste and Andre Gillier. The brand is most recognised for their distinctive polo shirts adorned with the signature crocodile logo. Lacoste is brand celebrated and worn by many tennis stars, such as Andy Roddick.
The first fragrance to be launched by Lacoste was Lacoste for Men in 1984. Many Lacoste fragrances are refreshing and sporty in image.
The fragrance are produced in collaboration with Procter & Gamble. This guide will explore ten of the best Lacoste fragrances in detail.
10 Best Lacoste Perfumes
Lacoste Pour Femme
A floral fragrance with woody undertones, Lacoste Pour Femme was designed by Olivier Cresp exclusively for women. Launched in 2003, this fragrance is natural, elegant, and representative of the sporty philosophies of the Lacoste brand. The face of the promotional advertising for this scent was Catharine Hurley. Wearers of this scent comment that the perfume instils a feeling of confidence and self-empowerment. Top notes of pepper, freesia and apple are stimulating and refreshing, whilst middle notes of rose, violet, jasmine and heliotrope are a floral bocquet of aroma. The base notes are a soft, woody blend of suede, sandalwood, incense, cedar and labdanum.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. White
Launched in 2011, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. White is a woody, aromatic perfume designed exclusively for men. This perfume is part of a collection of fragrances inspired by polo shirts from the famous Lacoste fashion line. Rene Lacoste created the very first polo shirt for the brand in 1927. The collection is composed of three fragrances representing the white, blue and green colours of the polo shirts; L.12.12. White, L.12.12. Blue and L.12.12. Green. Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 White is symbolic of qualities of freshness and simplicity. The green variety evokes power found in nature, whilst the blue perfume is symbolic of manhood and intensity. The stunning perfume bottle for this scent is subtle and understated, mirroring the scent itself, and is adorned with the crocodile Lacoste logo, with textural qualities reminiscent of a Lacoste polo shirt. Base notes of cedar, suede and leather are warm and soothing, whilst ylang-ylang and Mexican tuberose bring heat and vibrancy to the heart of this scent. The top notes are bright with hints of grapefruit, combined with a herbal fusion of cardamom, rosemary and cedar leaf.
Touch of Pink
Touch of Pink is a youthful, feminine fragrance designed exclusively for women by Lacoste. Launched in 2004, this playful scent has dominating floral and fruity notes. Touch of pink was crafted by Domitille Michalon Bertier. The bright pink bottle mirrors the name of this scent, and is symbolic of joy and femininity. Surprising and intense notes of orange, peach, coriander and cardamom envelop the senses in the top notes, before carrot seeds, violet leaf, cardamom, coriander and jasmine bring warmth to the heart of this scent. At the base is a rich blend of musk, sandalwood and vanilla which enhance the depth and longevity of this vibrant scent.
Launched in 2005, Essential is a sophisticated and elegant aromatic perfume for the modern Lacoste man, designed by Laurent Bruyere. Base notes of patchouli and sandalwood are woody and earthy, whilst the heart is an understated marriage of pepper and rose. The top notes offer complexity, with a unique blend of cassia, tangerine, tomato leaf and bergamot.
Lacoste Pour Homme
Launched in 2002, Lacoste Pour Homme is an aromatic fragrance for men with sophisticated woody undertones. The fragrance was designed by top perfumer Claude Dir. The base notes are a soothing blend of rum, vanilla, musk, sandalwood, cedar and labdanum. At the heart is a heady fusion of cinnamon, cardamom, juniper and pink pepper. The top notes are a celebration of fruit, with chords of bergamot, grapefruit, apple and plum taking to the stage.
Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle
A soft and sensual fragrance, Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle was first launched in 2o13. The deep blue perfume bottle encasing the scent is luxurious and glamorous, whilst the dominating aroma in this scent is nougatine. This scent is inspired by the atmosphere of a summer evening at sunset, when the sky begins to darken. Base notes of nougatine and amber offer heat and gradual, seductive energy, whilst Turkish rose, sweet pea and Gladiolus Inflexus provide complex layers at the heart. A vibrant mix of pink pepper and sharp blackcurrant brings intensity to the top notes for instant impact. Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle is best suited to work as an evening fragrance for a special occasion.
Eau de Lacoste
Launched in 2013, Eau de Lacoste is a fragrance designed exclusively to be worn and enjoyed by the Lacoste woman. Beautiful actress Amy Adams was the face of the promotional campaign for this scent. Symbolic of the Lacoste ideologies of universality and simplicity, this fragrance is subtle and understated; a perfect everyday perfume with dominating aromas of white cotton. The playful perfume bottle for this scent is crafted in the round shape of a tennis ball. Woody base notes of sandalwood, Peru balsam, vetiver and vanilla offer depth and longevity, whilst orange blossom, pineapple blossom and jasmine bring intensity to the heart. The top notes are fruity and fresh with chords of bergamot, mandarin and white pineapple.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
Inspired by the famous Lacoste pleated tennis skirt, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling is a member of an elegant collection of three scents: Elegant, Sparkling and Natural. Each perfume in this collection symbolises a different emotion of the classic Lacoste woman. This collection is designed to be a sister collection to the highly acclaimed collection for men; L.12.12 Collection. Whimsical and fun, this scent opens with an explosion of fruity notes, as red apple, blackberry and mandarin sing in the top notes. At the heart is an indulgent blend of cotton candy, lily of the valley and French macaroon. The base notes are an earthy combination of vetiver, cashmere, musk and patchouli.
Style in Play
Launched in 2004, Style in Play is an elegant floral fragrance with woody undertones, designed exclusively for men by perfumer Annick Menardo. Sophisticated chords of white musk, vetiver and patchouli hum in the base notes, offering warmth, whilst the heart is a comforting woody blend of cedar, jasmine and white pine. The top notes are a fresh combination of green apple and thuja.
Inspiration is a fragrance symbolic of freedom and creative energy. Launched in 2006, this scent has soothing woody notes of musk, iris, sandalwood and vanilla, which contrast with a luscious burst of stimulating pink pepper, pomegranate, mandarin and Mirabelle plum in the top notes. At the heart of this scent is a floral bouquet of jasmine, peony, tuberose, and lily of the valley. Inspiration is the perfect springtime everyday scent.