In the heart there are: rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, coriander, sensitive plant, tuberose, violet, and geranium.
The base consists of: sandal, vetiver, patchoulis, vanilla and musk. The beautiful figures on the black misted background representing mother and daughter (wife and daughter of the perfumer), who are getting ready for the ball.
Lanvin celebrates 120 years of the house with sketched black flacon with golden details and pink hearts around mother and daughter.
Arpege is something I would wear to a “shareholder’s meeting”.
In October 2009 the house of Lanvin presents Arpege 120, their popular fragrance created back in 1927, reformed in 1993.
The fragrance is composed of such notes as aldehydes, peach, bergamot, orange blossom, honeysuckle, iris, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, coriander, mimosa, tuberose, geranium, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, vanilla and musk.
The musky florals of this era are both masculine and feminine at the same time.
For me, they convey the message, “you don’t know what my game is, so don’t mess with me”. Curent version of perfume is saddly weaker then before, like five time used tea bag. For me it´s one of worst perfume reformulation and it´s heartbreaking.