9 Best Lancome Perfumes

9 Best Lancome Perfumes


After 19 hours of research evaluating 54 products, we picked Tresor Midnight Rose as our top choice.

Curious about Lancome’s best scents? Understandable. The elegant French brand knows how to craft a killer scent.

Lancome is synonymous with luxury skincare, sleek makeup, impeccable packaging, and French style. The Parisian brand’s history of fragrance is rich with expert collaborations and scents that defined entire decades (1990s Tresor, anyone?). 

The Winner

Our top winner is Tresor Midnight Rose, chosen for its well-balanced mix of fruity, floral, sweet, and musk. It also comes out on top for its long-lasting nature and day-to-night wearability. However, there’s a perfume for everyone, whether it’s the sweet headiness of La Nuit Tresor or the crispness of Miracle.

If you're still shopping around, you may also want to take a look at this compiled list of most popular perfumes for women.

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Best Lancome Perfumes

  • 9. La Vie Est Belle
  • 8. La Nuit Tresor
  • 7. Tresor
  • 6. Miracle
  • 5. Poeme
  • 4. Hypnose
  • 3. Idole Le Parfum
  • 2. Magie Noire
  • 1. Tresor Midnight Rose

Best Sweet Perfume


La Vie Est Belle

Best Sweet Perfume: La Vie Est Belle
134 Clicks
81 % Editor Score
82 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Very long-lasting with a very strong sillage
  • Sweet and warm
  • Pretty, vintage-style bottle

If you’re looking for a sweet fragrance with vanilla at the forefront, La Vie Est Belle is for you. While it’s too sweet and sugary for some, it’s perfectly warm and sensual for others.

La Vie Est Belle has gourmand notes (such as vanilla and iris gourmand), with sweet fruits like pear and blackberry. The base comes through with mysterious patchouli for depth and evening-ready orientals.

Pick La Vie Est Belle if you want your fragrance to be noticed by all, leaving a strong, sweet, and syrupy impression.

Best Sexy Perfume


La Nuit Tresor

Best Sexy Perfume: La Nuit Tresor
62 Clicks
83 % Editor Score
82 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Long-lasting
  • Strong sillage
  • Sweet and sexy with vanilla and black rose

La Nuit Tresor comes in an amethyst, diamond-shaped bottle that catches the light beautifully. Inside, the scent is sexy, evening-ready, and intoxicating.

At the top, black rose hits the nose with sweet femininity. In the middle, rich vanilla warms and deepens the sweetness, while incense and patchouli add musk to the base notes.

If you’re looking for a rich, sweet, sexy, and heady perfume with a decent hit of syrupy vanilla, pick La Nuit Tresor.

Best Mature Scent



Best Mature Scent: Tresor
44 Clicks
85 % Editor Score
86 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Long-lasting with a moderate-strong sillage
  • Strong peach and apricot notes
  • Sweet, woody, fruity, and powdery

Tresor was extremely popular in the 1990s and is known for its moderately-strong sillage and great longevity.

The definitive notes are peach and apricot for a fruity-meets-floral sweetness. Rose and lily of the valley are feminine and slightly powdery, while sandalwood and musk bring mysterious depth.

Tresor is the Lancome perfume for anyone looking for a mature, sophisticated scent to last.

Best Crisp Floral Perfume



Best Crisp Floral Perfume: Miracle
53 Clicks
88 % Editor Score
88 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Moderate sillage and wearability
  • Fresh, clean, and crisp
  • Deeper, muskier base notes to round-off the scent

If you were consuming media in 2000, you’ll remember this simple bottle and pink liquid as the “Uma Thurman” perfume.

Miracle is a definitively fresh, crisp scent with complex layers adding a little spice and sweetness. At the top, freesia, lychee, and pink peppercorn sparkle. Peony, rose, magnolia come through with a deeper bouquet. The base brings a deeper tone with musk, patchouli, and amber.

This is the perfume for you if you want a scent that is uplifting, clean, fresh, and perfect for morning-to-night wear. It’s a great summer and spring scent but would brighten up a fall or winter day, too.

Best Sillage



Best Sillage: Poeme
43 Clicks
90 % Editor Score
90 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Extremely potent
  • Very long-lasting
  • Warm, dramatic, sweet, fruity

Poeme is a rich, deep, creamy, and warm perfume best-known for being a firm favorite in the 1990s. The small, simple bottle with golden elixir houses a fragrance that has an incredibly strong sillage and ultra long-lasting performance.

The top and heart notes (the first aromas you will smell), are orange, lychee, and jasmine for a sweet, floral, and fruity fusion. The base notes come forth with deep, warm vanilla and sexy desert datura for nighttime appeal.

This is the perfume for you if you want something that truly makes an impact with long-lasting and complex notes.

Best Evening Fragrance



Best Evening Fragrance: Hypnose
47 Clicks
92 % Editor Score
92 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Long-lasting yet moderate sillage
  • Excellent for evenings
  • A fusion of woody, floral, and gourmand scents

The curvaceous Hypnose bottle serves clean, sensuous lines and gives away the scent within: feminine, mysterious, sexy, and night-centric.

Passion flower and jasmine start the experience off with a sweet, floral fusion that is quite heady. Inky vetiver and vanilla are warm, deep, and ideal for evening wear.

You’ll love Hypose if you seek woody florals and gourmand notes with touches of sweet white florals.

Best Rose Fragrance


Idole Le Parfum

Best Rose Fragrance: Idole Le Parfum
71 Clicks
94 % Editor Score
94 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Sustainable ingredients
  • Clean, fresh, and floral
  •  Reasonably light sillage (strength)

Lancome Idole was crafted by three powerful women, and the result is a feminine and bold fragrance in a simple-yet-stunning blush bottle. Rose, jasmine, and white chypre create a floral scent that is, above all, clean.

This is a perfect scent for you if you’re seeking something with a rose base that isn’t too sweet, powdery, or overpowering. It’s the kind of perfume you can spritz on all year round and enjoy a light haze of fresh rose.

Best Oriental Perfume


Magie Noire

Best Oriental Perfume: Magie Noire
44 Clicks
81 % Editor Score
96 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Super long-lasting and intense
  • A heady mix of patchouli, sandalwood, amber, jasmine, and blackcurrant
  • A little goes a long way

Next, we have Magie Noire, an old-school Lancome fragrance that has been around since the late 70s. It has stuck around for good reason: the deep, intense Oriental notes of sandalwood and patchouli.

To balance these strong Oriental notes, rose and blackcurrant add a little sweetness, floral, and fruit. Magie Noire is incredibly long-lasting on the skin, staying with you from morning to night, when it really comes alive.

Magie Noire is the spritz for you if you’re looking for a deep, powerful fragrance with mature notes that last and last.

Best overall


Tresor Midnight Rose

Best overall: Tresor Midnight Rose
204 Clicks
83 % Editor Score
98 % User Score

Why People Love it

  • Lasts all day
  • Gives a little something of everything: fruity, sweet, musk, fruity, and sweet
  • Great for both day and evening wear

Our top pick is the rich and beautifully layered Tresor Midnight Rose. This is perfect for anyone who loves floral scents but likes a hit of sweetness and musk. Imagine feminine rose, raspberry, and jasmine, with the depth of vanilla and cedar for sexiness.

This is the scent for you if you’re looking for a feminine fragrance that makes you feel sexy, bright, sweet, and slightly mysterious. Plus, the amethyst-tone bottle looks great on your dresser.

Article Staff

Jenna is an Iowa native and former Chicago resident who is currently living her best life in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and fur baby. She has a BS in Political Science from the University of Iowa, as well a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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