Lanvin's latest fragrance for women is the new Lanvin Me. Per Lanvin, its credo is "be myself, become ME", but it also promises to embody elegance, style and Parisian chic — if that doesn't sound like you, perhaps you need Lanvin Me all the more?
Elegance, style and Parisian chic are personified here by a fruity and sweet floral gourmand, with a decent dose of blueberry in the opening and a full-bodied floral heart. There's also plenty of licorice (the notes: mandarin, blueberry, licorice, rose, tuberose and sandalwood). Like nearly any licorice-heavy fragrance, it calls to mind the gold standard, Lolita Lempicka, but only vaguely — this one has a warm woody base, but without the Thierry Mugler Angel-inspired dark patchouli sugar. It might be more useful to think of it as a kind of cross between Diesel Loverdose and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, although it lacks Loverdose's youthful sparkle and it isn't really quite as sweet as Flowerbomb. The floral notes are done here with a heavier hand than in either of those examples, especially in the later dry down, which of course you may or may not find preferable.
Verdict: the notes sounded like they held at least the potential for what a perfumista might call a 'hot mess', but Lanvin Me is nicely done, and I liked it more than I thought I would. It's too sweet for me personally, and I found Loverdose much more fun — I'm not dying to own either, but if offered a choice, I'd go with Loverdose, despite the fact that Lanvin Me is arguably the more sophisticated of the two, and is probably geared towards a somewhat older age cohort. Still, if you like most or all of the primary elements, and you don't mind sweet, Lanvin Me is definitely worth a shot.
Lanvin Me was developed by perfumer Domitille Bertier. It is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.