Scentsational Finds: La Vie Est Belle L'eau De Parfum

Modern, sweetness of life in fragrance form...

La Vie Est Belle is the gorgeous concoction that left me breathless after sampling it in my Luxury Scent Box. And life indeed is beautiful, with all our unique experiences being the muse of our story. Each beat of the heart, every moment spent with those who count. Every taste of a favorite food or drink. A luxurious dessert savored a little longer. 

The woman who chooses La Vie Est Belle L'eau de Parfum enjoys the femininity of a floral with a sweet quality, one that excites the tastebuds as well as the nose.  These notes are in the gourmand family. Gourmands are edible notes. The candied florals, caramels, chocolates, fruits, and extracts of almond, licorice, or vanilla are just some of these gourmands. Also alcohols such as bourbon are added in to create a boozy quality to some fragrances.

The notes in La Vie Est Belle include the top note of Iris, a flower. The delicate orange blossom and alluring jasmine are middle notes. The depth of the scent, and what will linger a lot longer on the skin, are tonka bean, praline, herbal patchouli, and vanilla. This vanilla has a rich, exotic nature. This balance draws all the qualities of a beautiful scent together, floral impressions at the start and toned down to a warm skin scent by time to reapply.  There is a really good sillage, or staying power  to LVEB. So vanity worthy and certainly a must buy for any woman in your life as a gift. 

An ideal way to test the fragrance for your lifestyle is to join the Luxury Scent Box fragrance subscription service. LSB has a team of fragrance specialists who select your best scents based on a survey and ships out a large 10 ml bottle of perfume out to you every month. The price for this value added service is only $15. By signing up to sample scents,  there are multitudes of options. Or change up scents as frequently as you update your fashion. Or find a few rotating favorites. The choices are always expanding; as the scent library grows, so does Luxury Scent Box's roster of selections. 

La Vie Est Belle eau de parfum could easily find itself in a class of gorgeous, timeless classics. It was released in 2012 and has quickly become synonymous with beauty and a gracious elegance.  This will not overpower, but wears with a spirited confidence. 

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Live life in color (and beautiful scents...)!

Stephanie 

#SUPERMOMVOXBOX for All

I would consider myself a pretty decent stay at home mother of 2. At 40, I don't have the adrenaline of my 20s, but I get the job done. Balancing all the needs of my family as a homemaker and my son's challenges takes mega focus and love, which I have in abundance.  How does a mom become a #SuperMomVoxBox type of mom? It wasn't exactly in the plans, but sometimes wonderful things happen by accident. Just like finding the Influenster community. 

Influenster is this fabulous company that sends out products for review to its "Influensters", those who are engaged in the amazing phenomenon of social media. Somehow they are linked up with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, FourSquare, and may even have a blog. Influenster calls their marketing campaigns VoxBoxes and these are super sweet to receive. For the simple things consumers normally do, like reviews and taking photos, you are rewarded immensely. 

I was not sure what to expect in my box, but knew it was all about the #supermomvoxbox. And what makes things so much easier in the life of someone who takes care of everyone else. My box was chock full of products from major brands that we all recognize at our local favorite grocer or big box stores.  

Palmolive Fusion Clean was the prettiest little lime green wonder. #PalmoliveFusion truly gets the grime out of the toughest stuck on messes. And the scent truly lifts with baking soda and lime. It seems quite natural to put these two together for a gentle on your hands, yet very effective stain release. I fortunately have a dishwasher, but those mac and cheesy pans sometimes need a soaking. 

Suave Purely Fun 2 in One Shampoo and Conditioner and detangler were my two full sized haircare samples. The fragrance is light and cheerful. The calendula extract adds the herbal natural element of the product. I tried it out on my son's coarse and curly mohawk. It was delightfully effective in cleansing and conditioning. His curls truly shined afterward. Also it was easy to run my fingers through. He didn't have the urge to pull the towel over his eyes, and with his special challenges, sometimes it is hard to know whether a simple daily ritual will go well or fail. This time, success! #SuaveBeliever

It isn't a secret that the brand Secret provides a true sense of freshness and protection against underarm situations. So trying out the new Outlast Extend was indeed my pleasure. I received a sample size which will travel with me everywhere. The fragrance Completely Clean has a light, refreshing scent. It doesn't fight your perfume or body lotion for attention at all. It is invisible and stays put the entire day. No fear of a hard workout or a work to dinner with hubby, because reapplication isn't required. Secret has always been my favorite deodorant and this brand continues to better their already tried and true quality. #NeverStops

When I need to jot down a note to myself, which is fairy often, the pen I use is almost as critical as the words. Pilot Pens makes the amazing Acroball line, which I sampled both in white and pink. The pink is get noticed ink, and the way it writes is super smooth, no pulling at the paper at all. Be certain that all the gorgeous calligraphy or precise lines for any project will not fade away anytime soon with the high quality ink. For me, I just need that pen that doesn't go bad in a few weeks flat. And Pilot makes pens for life experiences, ones that go the extra distance. Go ahead, write it down old school without any shame. I am proud to say I have notes everywhere. The white Acroball is also very ergonomic. I don't have any hand fatigue using these. Grocery lists will be prettier in pink with my new Pilot pen. #PowerToThePen

Daisy Sour Cream comes in a squeeze tube now. Yes, no scooping required. I redeemed my coupon for a free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream and let my imagination take over. Well, I don't have too much of an imagination honestly when it comes to using sour cream. Ideally, I think a nice sour cream pound cake was my first choice. But the task was to create a recipe from the Daisy Brand website. Those two guys in my life could see the Tex  Mex before their eyes, so I obliged with the Grilled Shrimp Taco recipe. A few tweaks included a touch of cilantro and garlic. Absolutely yum central! 

Plackers was not a company I knew before sampling the Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kid's Flossers. Now I won't forget how easy it made our flossing routine. My son has some issues with fine motor tasks, as kids with Autism sometimes do. The shape of this product helped him truly take control of the movements involved with tooth flossing. And the flavor also is a nice enticing way to aid children into the habit of daily personal care. If Plackers adds simplicity and streamlines my routine in any way, I am a happy customer. #LoveAtFirstFloss

I love my #SuperMomVoxBox. If you'd like to join this fabulous society of millions of consumers, click here

The Items Mentioned Above Were Samples send out for promotional sampling purposes. All of the opinions listed were mine and provided without payment. Thanks Influenster for the fabulous Super Mom Vox Box; I am truly grateful for the opportunity to review.