Lancome Idole Nectar Eau de Parfum Review

Lancome Idole Nectar Eau de Parfum Review

In 2022 Lancome are continuing to release incredible new fragrances in ranges we know and love, and they are doing it with sustainability at the forefront. Lancome Idole Nectar Eau de Parfum is a rosey-vanilla scent laced with addictive gourmand facets, labelled as Lancomes first ‘neo-gourmand’; it smells good enough to eat!

I love the original Idole, but have to admit as a gourmand fragrance fan, Nectar takes top spot in the Idole franchise for me. It has popcorn and caramel alongside the rose and vanilla – could it be any more delicious? Read on to find out more…

perfume notes of lancome idole nectar vanilla, popcorn and rose

This Fragrance Smells Like…

A mix of sweet fresh rose and sweet creamy gourmand notes, Idole Nectar opens with a rose souffle accord. A trio of jammy and fresh roses blended to be sweet and luxurious meet the gourmand heart, introducing popcorn and warm caramel. The popcorn is slightly salty amongst the yummy caramel, lightening the scent (so it’s a sickly sweet overdose). Plus, the innovative popcorn note gives the fragrance its neo-gourmand name. The sweet rich scent is then intensified by the base of vanilla, left to become rich and bold over 18 months before being add to the Nectar perfume.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Inspired by the optimism of new generations, Nectar is a bold scent that isn’t for the faint hearted; only those determined for a better future can wear it. The sustainably sourced ingredients showcase Lancome’s movement towards eco-conscious designs, reflecting the fragrance inspiration of standing up to face a brighter future.

lancome idole nectar review

You Will Love This If…

If you love super sweet scents that have depth and longevity, you need to try Idole Nectar.

lancome idole nectar

This Perfume Smells Similar To:

Fans of the original Idole will recognise the rosey signature. How is Nectar different? It has less creamy jasmine and a heavier focus on gourmand notes popcorn and vanilla.

Is Lancome Idole Nectar Unisex?

Whilst anyone can enjoy any fragrance, the extreme sweet floral trail of Idole Nectar has a traditionally feminine feel.


What’s The Longevity Like?

The first spritz is intense, with impressive projection. The scent then settles to sit close to your skin, warming over 5-6 hours.

lancome idole perfume nectar

What’s Special About The Bottle?

The classic Idole shape has been given a serious upgrade; it now stands up! Not only does Idole Nectar have a beautiful fiery peach colour with holographic shift, the slim phone-like design actually has a thicker base so it can stand proudly in your fragrance collection. The rose gold cap is the perfect luxurious finishing touch to the chic design.



The Isparta rose and bourbon vanilla have been sustainably sourced. The outer carton is recyclable.


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