A Fragrance Made for Women by Women
An ode to the women’s love of adventure. Women who do not conform. Tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Women who are empowered and are not afraid to be their own Idôle. This is the essence behind Lancôme’s latest fragrance for her, and perhaps the most popular.
Created by women for women, Lancôme’s Idôle perfume is a modern chypre with floral notes (rose or jasmine) and bergamot, layered over a patchouli and musk base. It’s a perfect illustration of the style executed in a delicate and diffusive manner.
First, in its opening, Lancôme’s Idôle is fresh, feminine, and luminous. A subtle bergamot glow illuminates the scent, while hints of pear impart a juicy sweetness and citrus, adding bright tartness in the process. The heart of this fragrance is a lavishly soft aroma composed of sustainably sourced radiant rose and jasmine absolutes. Combining rose absolute, rose essence, and water with jasmine and a jasmine infusion, Lancôme has managed to create a truly extraordinary blend; one that captures a trail of floral facets that is neither too strong nor overpowering. Further adding depth to this scent are the base notes of sultry white musk and sweet vanilla. They add an unexpected warmth throughout, radiating from the bottom of the fragrance all the way to the top.
Idôle’s tenderand voluptuous scent shows off every aspect of a woman’s personality. It accentuates her best features to people around her – wherever and whenever she wears it. Simple and effortless, this is a perfect fragrance for the office, for social gatherings, or for simply wearing around the house.
Then there’s the matter of the fragrance’s bottle. Lancôme’s Idôle truly comes to life in the world’s thinnest perfume bottle – a breathtaking, horizontal design from the architect Chafik Gasmi. Its rose-gold colored structure catches the light like no other, and the flat shape lays flat on the hand for a touch of modern elegance and a hint of vanity. A golden sphere, placed in the center, symbolizes the raw determination of the female spirit.
Additionally, the scent has inspired some truly lovely flankers. Notably, Lancôme Idôle L’Intense, an Eau de Parfum launched in 2020. In this reimagined fragrance, roses and orange are combined with a bitter undertone, giving it a spicier and more aromatic scent. In addition to the original Idôle scent, Lancôme has also released the Idôle Aura Eau de Parfum, which, while still retaining its sweetness, Is much softer and more floral than the original.
Also available in the fragrance line are the Lash Idôle Mascara, the Idôle Foundation Stick, and the Idôle Limited Edition Gift Set, which contains two bottles of EDP spray.
Dossier’s Floral Musk is a Lancôme Idôle dupe designed to emulate the scents in the original. We’ve recreated the iconic Idôle using a fluffy combination of rose and jasmine, topped with a bright, fruity pair of pear and lychee. Our Lancôme Idôle replica is a floral and musky scent that works splendidly any time of year. It’s a lasting testament to the beauty of the women who dream big: determined, empowered, and outspoken.