The house of Lacoste is not one that gets mentioned often when talking about fragrances. Still, they have a great selection of fragrances to offer. So, what are the best Lacoste fragrances for women?
The House Of Lacoste And Its Fragrances
The image of the small green alligator with its gaping, bright red maw is ubiquitous to Lacoste, a French brand that started out selling tennis clothes in 1933. Many years later it has expanded to a lifestyle brand, selling even some amazing fragrances under their name.
While Lacoste may be a sporty brand thanks to its tennis origins, the best Lacoste fragrances for women can go with any gal–whether she’s the type who sweats it out on the tennis court, enjoys brunch on weekend mornings with her friends, or runs her company like the boss that she is.
From fresh, fruity notes that belie a sense of liveliness, to light florals and deep woods, there is a perfect Lacoste fragrance for every femme out there. Here we’ve narrowed it down to the 8 best Lacoste fragrances for women, listed in no particular order!
1. Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic
This fragrance may have come out back in 2017, but it remains among the most popular of Lacoste fragrances for women. The bottle is in Lacoste’s signature rounded block, complete with the embroidered alligator, but the gorgeous ombre fuchsia is reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
It opens with its top notes of orange, mango, and clementine, before making way for the middle notes of violet leaf, jasmine, heliotrope, and rose; its final notes are patchouli, tonka bean, and vanilla.
Vivacious and tropical is how this fragrance introduces itself, with its fruity top notes. Its floral middle notes add a layer of freshness and sweetness to its fruity introduction, while the final notes wrap everything up with a touch of warmth.
All in all, this fragrance is perfect for a woman looking to exude an air of playful glamorousness–the tropical fruitiness and warm notes of vanilla lend an exotic aura. And while it certainly is a glamorous scent, the floral middle notes keep things light and grounded, making it great for close quarters like offices, or first dates.
2. Lacoste Pour Femme
Crafted in 2003 by Olivier Cresp, this Lacoste fragrance was created to be as reflective of the brand as possible–sporty, comfortable, but carries an easy and unmistakable elegance. This is apparent enough from the structure of the bottle alone: tall, slim, and clear–simple and straightforward enough to reveal its pale golden perfume, topped off with a sporty but elegant textured golden cap.
The Lacoste Pour Femme opens with top notes of apple, freesia, and pepper. These are followed by middle notes of jasmine, rose, hibiscus, violet, and heliotrope. Finishing it all off are the final base notes of incense, labdanum, cedar, sandalwood, and suede.
This fragrance opens with a recipe of classic elegance with its classic top notes that are equally floral and fruity, with a touch of spice. It then opens up to a garden of floral scents and finishes in a serene forest of woodsy musk.
This fragrance is best for a classic, no-nonsense woman looking for a scent that represents her elegance as well as her sense of freedom and ease. It is a perfect daily fragrance–an easy classic around which nostalgia is readily formed.
3. Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
This fragrance is part of a collection of three that is inspired by and representative of the moods of an ideal Lacoste woman (the other fragrances in the collection are Elegant and Natural). This fragrance comes in a clear pink bottle which easily belies a sense of playfulness even before the first spritz.
The top notes are red apple, mandarin orange, blackberry, and spices, followed by sweet middle notes of macarons, cotton candy, and lily of the valley. Finishing off the scent are base notes of vetiver, musk, cashmere wood, musk, and patchouli.
The scent opens with both fruity zest and spice, closely followed by a playful sweetness that is captured to perfection with the candy essences. The final musky notes finish off the scent nicely, adding a touch of sophistication–a satisfying end to a lively day of play.
This fragrance is perfect for the young, chipper woman whose style is cute, bright, and elegant. The addition of the macaron, a classic French sweet, evokes the image of a Parisian patisserie, making this a perfect scent for daytime parties and get-togethers.
4. Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle French Panache
Designed by Sophie Labbe in 2019, this fragrance comes in a sporty-looking, vibrant red rounded block bottle with only the eponymous Lacoste alligator as a decorative graphic.
Its top notes include black currant, bergamot, and pink pepper, moving on to middle notes of rose, champagne, and jasmine sambac, and finally onto the final base notes of musk, white wood, and patchouli.
This fragrance announces itself with its zesty and spicy top notes, then reels you in with more calming, but still vibrant middle notes. This combination of fresh florals and a nice touch of zesty bergamot makes for a rather fresh scent that still has some weight to it. It then leaves you with a heady final impression as it dries down with its woodier final notes.
This bold fragrance is a journey that is most suitable for a mature woman who wants to make a luminous and lasting impression. Bright and fruity, this fragrance is also best for summer–or for keeping summer around all year.
5. Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Natural
Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Natural is a lovely fragrance that was launched in 2015. This fragrance has a sweet scent of fruits and citruses and can even come across as tropical.
The top notes of Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Natural are pineapple, mandarin, and raspberry leaves. The middle notes are jasmine, orris, and rose. The base notes are coconut, sandalwood, and amber.
When you first spray this fragrance, you’re immediately greeted by a wonderful, fresh, and fruity scent of pineapple and mandarin. These two notes make for a juicy sweet opening and perfectly set the tone for the remainder of this scent.
Shortly thereafter, hints of fresh floral notes start to appear, adding a sense of elegance to the perfume. And along with the florals is a creamy, tropical scent of coconut and amber.
All in all, you’re left with a wonderful scent that smells fresh, slightly sweet, and a little tropical, perfect for a relaxed summer day.
6. Lacoste Touch Of Pink
Created by Domitille Michalon in 2004, Lacoste Touch of Pink has been among the most popular Lacoste fragrances for women. The tall, slender bottle seems a departure from Lacoste’s signature blocky, sporty look, with only the alligator logo for assurance.
The top notes for Lacoste Touch of Pink are peach, orange, blood orange, cardamom and coriander, leading into middle notes of more coriander and cardamom, jasmine, carrot seeds, and violet leaf, drying off into the final base notes of musk, sandalwood, and vanilla.
This playful fragrance opens up with its fruity, spicy top notes to energize, then makes use of its floral and herbal middle notes to surprise and astonish. It finishes with its woodsy base that is warmed and softened by the notes of vanilla.
This Lacoste fragrance is perfect for a younger, energetic, and outgoing woman. Really, any woman looking to bring about an aura of joyful youthfulness about her. Fresh and summery, this fragrance is best spritzed on for a trip outdoors–a picnic, a garden wedding, or a patio brunch with friends.
7. Lacoste Eau De Lacoste
This fragrance was created to be the bastion of simplicity. Its bottle is evocative of a golf ball but structured elegantly as is the spirit of the Lacoste brand.
The top notes are fruity: mandarin, bergamot, and pineapple, followed by floral middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine sambac, and pineapple blossom. The base notes dry off with Peru balsam, sandalwood, vetiver, and vanilla.
This fragrance opens with a beautiful scent of multiple fruits, paired with a nice touch of fresh florals. This creates a fresh and delicate scent that fits right in with the simplistic approach. As the fragrance dries down, though, it becomes a bit warmer and slightly sweeter, but still manages to keep it nice and simple.
The fragrance uses several white blossoms as well as bright citruses to achieve a scent that is very reminiscent of a fresh, cotton shirt. This is perfect for a delicate, traditional woman whose objective is simplicity as well as elegance. Light and subtle, this is a perfect daily fragrance, an easy favorite for those who prefer a more nuanced profile than a bold head-turner.
8. Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle Eau Fraiche
Launched in 2018, this fragrance is floral and aquatic. Its top notes are bright and zesty, with yellow mandarin, grapefruit, and pink pepper, leading into Egyptian jasmine, magnolia, and water notes. The final base notes round everything off with Indonesian patchouli and musk.
Bright and energizing, this fragrance aims to refresh. Its introduction of citrus and spice lead into luxurious white florals, ending with an invigorating wooden base. This makes for a fragrance full of contrast that still manages to come across as easy-going.
The clash of fresh fruits and citruses makes for a refreshing scent that appears slightly brighter due to the florals. A nice undertone of aquatic notes finishes off the freshness, leaving room for a sweet and spicy backbone of patchouli.
This lively fragrance is best for an active woman from any age group seeking a light and bright fragrance that won’t weigh her down as she goes about her day, sport, or task. The aquatic notes of this scent are also perfect for a hot day, lending coolness and immediate relief and respite from the musk of sweat.