Notes: Lemon, Basil, Lime, Petitgrain, Patchouli, Bay, Cedar, Jasmine, Musk, Amber, Labdanum, Tonka
Pros: Rich, green aroma, the scent of a freshly mown golfcourse.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Development: With a fresh blast of sweet basil and tart lime in the opening, toned by petitgrain and jasmine, the scent, seamlessly blended, eventually dries with warmer accents of cedar, labdanum and bay.
Longevity: Excellent, a good 6-8 hours on my skin.
Sillage: Enough to make a presence, but not overwhelming.
Reminds me of: Sisley Eau de Campagne; Diptyque Virgilio
Where can I buy it? $29.95 for a 100ml edt spray at BigDiscount.com
Bottleworthy: Absolutely, and something for the ladies to look into as well!
The Bottom Line: A somewhat forgotten gem from Lancome, and usually overlooked by women, Trophee Lancome was a 1982 homage to the Trophee Lancome Golf Tournament. It's no wonder then that this scent is a smashing blend of leafy greens, along the lines of Sisley Eau de Campagne, but without the tomato leaf notes. Though not as bitter as Virgilio, the two scents share the same somewhat salad-ish effect, but I think Trophee does a much better job. To my nose, it's hard to find a better green scent, and one that could more easily be a good unisex fragrance.
Rating (out of 10): 8
What's your favorite leafy green fragrance?