by Heather on Mar 12, 2014
Elegance is an oriental-fougere fragrance for men. The opening notes are peppermint, thyme, and juniper. Then the fragrance continues blending the heart notes of spicy accords of nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, and raspberry. Base notes bring waves and wafts of chocolate, amber, musk, and sandalwood, which is pretty light here. Pretty smooth, really!
This perfume is an interesting scent for Lacoste, which I always think of as normally being known for extremely reliable sports clothing and rather inexpensive warm/hot weather fragrances for Spring/Summer. I think this is Lacoste's only offering from the world of 'gourmand' and works well for cool/cold weather! It's almost an odd blending of extremely dry chocolate and cold, fresh spices with a sour mandarin note underneath it all toning down the chocolate a smidgen. To me, it's sensual, super original, dark, cold, but warm, and fresh and spicy as well...very hard to explain!
This is, most likely, for the man who has everything else in his collection and can now add something totally different, unique, and interesting! I did hear something about possible discontinuation, so best to try it now as opposed to later...worth a look/test!