I first tried La Vie Est Belle by Lancome when I was 16 years old. A friend gifted me a sample she got in a package from Lancome.
The scent was so sophisticated and delicious-smelling that once the sample ran out, I saved money to buy a full bottle. And since then, I have always had La Vie Est Belle in my collection.
Today, I want to share my love for this perfume by sharing with you 7 perfumes similar to La Vie Est Belle.
Why alternatives and not the original, you may ask?
Well, these perfumes include all the things I love about the original while also incorporating their own unique aspects. Check them out!
7 Best Perfumes Similar to La Vie Est Belle
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1. Royal Marina Diamond by Princesse Marina de Bourbon Eau de Parfum Spray for Women
- Notes: Acai berry, jasmine sambac, iris, vanilla, musk
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with gourmand notes
Just like the name suggests, the Royal Marina Diamond is a beautifully bottled perfume that would remind you of a royal scepter.
The scent is just as alluring, with top notes of acai berry and grapefruit. The middle notes include tonka bean, jasmine sambac, and iris, and the base notes consist of vanilla, musk, and copahu balm.
The fruity and vanilla notes add the gourmand elements to make it smell like La Vie Est Belle, but it is actually an amber perfume with a floral heart.
However, thanks to the similarity of the floral notes, this scent still manages to be a convincing La Vie Est Belle dupe.
The packaging is definitely what is most striking about the perfume, though. The stopper is designed like the fleur de lys, which is the French symbol for royalty.
You will definitely feel like a princess after using this bottle before heading out for an event!
2. La Petite Fleur Blanche Perfume for Women Eau de Toilette Paris Elysees
- Notes: Peach, bergamot, iris, jasmine, caramel, vanilla, patchouli
- Similar in terms of: Amber floral fragrance with gourmand base notes
Another beautiful bottle? Is it a rule that all colognes that smell like La Vie Est Belle have to be beautifully packaged?
The top notes in this fragrance are fruity, with peach and bergamot. The middle notes include iris, red fruits, orange blossom, and jasmine. Finally, caramel, vanilla, patchouli, tonka bean, and white musk make up the base notes.
With the amber and floral-heavy accords, this one is a true La Vie Est Belle clone. The caramel and vanilla finish also adds the delicious and necessary gourmand element.
The caramel might be a note that don’t match between the two perfumes, but it’s not particularly dominant. You could easily layer it with a vanilla or praline scented perfume to reduce its impact.
Longevity of the perfume is also a solid 8 hours or more. Due to the strong notes, it might be a bit overpowering, so be sure to avoid over-spraying.
3. Mauboussin Eau de Parfum Femme Elixir Pour Elle
- Notes: Orange, black currant, iris, rose, praline, vanilla, agarwood
- Similar in terms of: Amber fragrance with similar middle and base notes
The next perfume on our list contains a very interesting base note that I wager most of you have not tried before.
The top notes are fruit-based, with orange, black currant, and pink pepper. The middle notes introduce floral elements with iris, rose, jasmine. Finally, the base notes are praline, vanilla, and agarwood.
Did you catch the unique note?
If you guessed agarwood, you guessed right. Agarwood is also known as oud and is a popular note in Middle Eastern or Muslim culture perfumes and colognes.
The woody note actually complements the other elements in the perfume very well, turning it into a perfume like La Vie Est Belle with a Middle Eastern twist! Plus, there is some overlap in the opening and middle notes as well, allowing a similar fragrance profile.
Longevity is very high, as oud is known for being a long-lasting note.
True to the trend on this list so far, this La Vie Est Belle alternative also has stunning packaging. It is feminine, sleek, and eye-catching.
4. The Beautiful Life By Gemina B For Women Eau De Parfum Spray
- Notes: Lemon, pineapple, peony, freesia, musk, amber, and patchouli
- Similar in terms of: Amber floral fragrance with woody finishing notes
Another perfume similar to La Vie Est Belle, another beautiful bottle.
Looking beyond the packaging, the next entry on the list also has some delightfully tropical elements. You can think of it as a cologne like La Vie Est Belle that’s made for an island getaway.
The top notes sound like the ingredients for a beach cocktail: lemon, coconut water, and pineapple. The middle notes are peony, peach blossom, and freesia. Finally, the base notes are musk, amber, cedar, and patchouli.
Despite the difference in fruit and floral notes, the base notes ensure similarity to the original. It’s a very fresh smelling scent and perfect for the summer days.
You can probably tell I love the opening notes, but the middle floral notes are also great. They’re unique and manage to include floral accords without being traditional.
The perfume lasts fairly long on the skin at about 6 hours. Even though it’s a very sweet scent, the freshness makes sure it does not become overpowering or cloying even after a few extra sprays.
A perfect vacation perfume!
5. Sofia Vergara Love Eau De Parfum Spray For Women
- Notes: Passionfruit, green apple, orchid, Colombian coffee, vanilla
- Similar in terms of: Floral and fruity gourmand perfume
Sofia Vergara is known for how good she smells, in addition to her great comedic timing and lively personality.
So, you can rest assured that any perfume designed by her is going to smell amazing!
The top notes are wonderfully fruity, with passionfruit, orange blossom, green apple, and mandarin orange. The middle notes include orchid, Colombian coffee, coffee blossom, orris and magnolia. Finally, the base notes consist of praline, vanilla, ambrette, and amberwood.
I love the coffee element and also that it comes from Colombia, which is Sofia Vergara’s home country. It adds to the gourmand element and reminds me of coffee cake.
The combination of floral, fruity, and gourmand notes in this perfume is divine, and it’s probably one of my favourite La Vie Est Belle knockoffs.
The one downside is that it doesn’t last particularly long on the skin, but the bottle is conveniently shaped to carry in your bag.
6. Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau De Parfum Spray
- Notes: Lavender, iris, rose, vanilla, benzoin, sandalwood
- Similar in terms of: Amber perfume with floral tones and iris
All the lavender lovers I know are so obsessed with the floral scent that they can’t use any perfume that doesn’t have it as a note. If you fall in that category, I have good news for you:
Our next La Vie Est Belle dupe not only has lavender in it, but gives it a lead role!
The top notes of this scent are lavender and bergamot. The middle notes introduce more florals with iris, rose, and jasmine sambac. The base notes consist of Tahitian vanilla, benzoin, coumarin, Australian sandalwood, licorice, and patchouli.
The powdery accord is pretty strong in this scent thanks to the lighter floral scents and sandalwood. It smells feminine, clean, and sweet, and is a great, simple perfume for daily wear.
Lavender scents are usually light and so don’t last a very long time on the skin. That is unfortunately true for Mon Guerlain, too, and resprays may be needed every couple of hours.
7. Angel by Thierry Mugler for Women Eau De Parfum Spray
- Notes: Coconut, melon, jasmine, pineapple, plum, orchid, vanilla
- Similar in terms of: Floral, amber gourmand perfume with fruity notes
This award-winning perfume smells so delicious, you’ll feel like an angel cake. Maybe that’s why it’s named Angel?
The notes list is extensive, to say the least:
The top notes include sweet and fruity notes, with cotton candy, coconut, melon, cassis, jasmine, pineapple, bergamot, and mandarin orange. In the middle, we have honey, red berries, plum, blackberry, apricot, orchid, peach, jasmine, nutmeg, caraway, rose, and lily-of-the-valley.
Thought we were done? Think again:
The base notes consist of patchouli, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, musk, tonka bean, amber, and sandalwood.
The spices and gourmand notes make it sound more like a baking recipe than perfume composition!
In addition to smelling amazing, this perfume lasts forever on the skin! It’s probably the most long-lasting La Vie Est Belle dupe on this list.
The star-shaped bottle is super cute, which makes it a perfect gift perfume, especially for young women. It’s a sweet, unique scent which will be sure to turn heads.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1# What are the notes in La Vie Est Belle?
Ans: The top notes of La Vie Est Belle are black currant and pear. The middle notes are floral, with iris, orange blossom, and jasmine. The base notes introduce gourmand elements, with praline, vanilla, tonka bean, and patchouli.
Q2# When should I wear La Vie Est Belle?
Ans: Being a gourmand scent, La Vie Est Belle is better for the winter and fall seasons than the warmer months. It works for both day and night wear.
Q3# How long does La Vie Est Belle last?
Ans: La Vie Est Belle is reliably long-lasting, up to 12 hours or more! While it may vary from person to person, most users of this perfume will agree that you will not need to reapply.
Today’s one is a perfume close to my heart, so I did my best to do justice when picking out perfumes similar to La Vie Est Belle.
I hope you were able to find that perfect cmbo of floral, fruity, gourmand but with a hint of woody perfection that made me fall in love with this scent all those years ago.
Since today’s list had some gorgeous bottles, let me know which design you liked best!