Who wants to win a bottle of NEW Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir EDP?

To date, Montblanc’s Lady Emblem bottle really is one of the more beautiful flacons on the shelf. Inspired by the 43-faceted cut of the iconic Montblanc diamond, it’s the kind of thing you really, really want to display. Better yet, its soft, elegant floral scent, a citrusy celebration of rose, means it’s not just a pretty face.

Now, those who love and adore the original are in for a special treat as this year sees the launch of a new interpretation – Lady Emblem Elixir EDP (R745 for 30ml, R995 for 50ml and R1 195 for 75ml).

Again, you’re looking at that incredibly covetable bottle but this time it’s been treated to a rose gold dip and the fragrance is a little more bold.

Notes-wise, you’re looking at black pepper, litchi and mandarin up top, a heart full of Damask rose absolute, jasmine, iris and orange blossom on a sophisticated base of patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.

To compare it to its ‘sister’, the original was lighter and sweeter thanks to a dash of red currant jam, raspberry and peach. Elixir, however, is slightly more grown up with just the teensiest dash of sugar thanks to the litchi and patchouli tempered by the black pepper.

On my skin, it’s love at first spritz thanks to juicy litchi and uplifting mandarin top notes. This gives Elixir a timeless ‘youthfulness’, making it the kind of fragrance suitable for a lighthearted woman of any age. Next, the orange blossom (one of my favourite notes in the world) sweeps in along with a lush, fresh-smelling rose, something that lends the Elixir a lovely romantic aspect.

See the rose gold dip?

After a few minutes I can definitely pick up on the patchouli, but its subtle and clean. Eventually, by the time it dries down, you’re left with a slightly sweet yet warm-smelling mix of comforting sandalwood and creamy vanilla that gives the fragrance a cosy, sensual aspect.

In all honestly, I can’t imagine anyone disliking this fragrance. The original Lady Emblem was something I’d only wear on a summer’s day. Elixir, however, is multi-faceted enough (much like the Montblanc diamond) for all seasons, both day or night, provided you want to channel a ‘forever young’ yet grown up feminine elegance enhanced by warmth, confidence and maybe just a little romance.

Gorgeous from every angle!

So, shall we get to the part I know you’re all waiting for? I’ve got a 75ml bottle of Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir worth R1 195 to give away and there and there two ways to win.

First up, simply leave a comment below telling me what helps makes you feel most confident, be it a beautiful fragrance or a killer good hair day. (Boys, there’s nothing stopping you from entering too!)

You can also enter via my new Facebook page after you like it. You’ll find the link to the competition over here. I’ll be drawing a winner from a pool of Β all entries at COB on the 8th of May. Please note that this competition is open to South African residents only.

Good luck peeps!

Love, love


This competition is now closed. Congrats to winner Kabelo Msimang.

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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

121 thoughts on “Who wants to win a bottle of NEW Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir EDP?

  1. My children’s sweet compliments, always boosting my confidence and making me feel special. A wonderful floral fragrance can totally make you feel more confident because if you smell good, you feel good. πŸ™‚

  2. Just celebrated the ultimate F (I still find it difficult to say “fifty” (whispering) and hearing that I look at least a decade younger…. That is definitely a morale booster and a big up to the products who promotes “agelessness” πŸ™‚

  3. I keep a picture of my daughter in my wallet. Whenever I look at it, I have a reason go live and have purpose in my day. And red lipstick does wonders too!

  4. Wearing heels, doing my hair and cracking open a REAL (non breastfeeding) bra and meeting my girls for a glass of wine. I felt human and confident and it was wonderful!

  5. I feel confident when I am true to myself, nothing has brought me more confidence than selflove….. It’s not easy especially if you’ve always been broken down growing up. But once you arrive at this place nothing feels betterπŸ–€

  6. I think I will have to go with a killer pair of heels and a new bag, to top off the confidence va va voom:)

  7. I feel absolutely confident in a beautiful dress, a dress that is stylish yet comfortable, a dress that epitomizes my femininity and makes me feel good about myself. A dress is to me is like a magical covering I adorn it makes me look great as well give me the confidence to face my fears,over come the challenges etc I face I’m life’s journey.
    Thank you for a brilliant review this fragrance will certainly be a delightful combination to use together with my dresses to give me that extra confidence which is always welcome .

  8. I’m no girly girl, takkies & ponytails are my thing with trying to gym & lose weight. So when I feel its time to make an effort, I’ll do my hair, put on a pretty dress with a hand bag (instead of a sling). Doesn’t take much πŸ˜‰

  9. Mine has to be a good hair and eyelash day. .. You can wear less make up and look amazing with volume on your head and eyes..hehe πŸ˜‰

  10. I am a minimalist type of girl. No frills or pinky fluff for me.
    However, a gorgeous set of lacey lingerie under my simple jean tshirt and pumps outfit is a defibate confidence boost. The secret of knowing that there’s a seductive me underneath puts a smile on my face.

  11. What makes me feel more confident? When I’m wearing something that really compliments my body, when my make up and hair are on point and when my fiance tells me how beautiful I look and what a lucky guy he is. Sometimes you just wake up in a good mood… that also gives me more confidence. πŸ™‚

  12. Without a doubt, I feel at my sexiest and most confident when I’m wearing gorgeous lacy underwear. The more frilly, girly and feminine, the better… it’s like a naughty little secret that only I know about! Oh, and then dousing myself in a beautiful, luxurious fragrance is the icing on the cake.

  13. most definitely perfume. I cant afford to buy me these fancy perfumes as its really expensive but I do have 2 bottles of β€œfancy perfume” (which is coming to its end) that I wear only on special occasions and date nights. When I have it on I feel like a new person especially because I don’t wear it often and also the compliments I get with it especially from my husband always sneaking a whiff in my neck πŸ™‚
    I love all the notes described in your review and its soooo my scent already… I think im inlove and the bottle is amazing cute as well.

  14. The thing that gives me the most confidence is this world is smelling great! We all have off days sometimes be it a bad hair day or make-up not on point but the one thing that can make up for that is a beautiful smelling fragrance. It uplifts my soul and honestly I think it works better than my anti-depressants, works faster too πŸ˜‚ Thank You, that is a beautiful bottle of perfume ❀

  15. A fresh head of newly highlighted hair, that smells delicous and feels amazingly soft. Paired with a beautiful bright pink lipstick. πŸ™‚

  16. When I achieve a goal I have set for myself and have spent time and effort to accomplish it. Being confident is about being happy with yourself and your abilities. And also believing in yourself.

  17. What makes me feel confident is when I am neatly groomed (nails and toes done and freshly painted ) and wearing my favourite Perfume (at the moment aromatics black…luuurve) …on a crap day you can stillool “vaal en pedanties” ..but as soon as someone says : wow woman you smell so damn nice!! ” -> DAY MADE ,CONFIDENCE 10/10 πŸ˜‰ I love perfume.breaks my heart to know that somewhere is a lady thats relying on a body lotion or spray to give her that hmmm mmm moment ,that why I always share mine (or collect samplessamples of the one im wearing and give it to people when they say I smell nice,I want them to smell nice too πŸ™‚ )

    Hope who ever wins this beauty will be so uplifted ans remember that we are all so unique and awesome… Biggest compliment and boost for a girl is from another lady!

  18. When I am not in the mood, a hot red lipstick with fresh hair curls can do wonders to my confidence level. It can literally transforms my day! I love the design of the perfume and the Damask rose (also Rose of Castile) is an amazing smell in my mom’s garden!

  19. What makes me feel MOST confident is a pep talk to myself, a slick of red lipstick and a squirt of beautiful perfume. There is nothing quite as nice as like having people comment on your scent and how it suits you!

  20. Spray the air with Lady Emblem and walk through it confidently …. it’s as good as dancing in the rain…. that makes my day everyday!

  21. Hi Leigh
    The word β€œConfidence” to me means being prepared, content and completely in control. I started up my own little business a few months ago. As I left the corporate environment with the dream to run a full online business and not having to worry about dressing up everyday. I quickly learned that I was greatly mistaken for what the future did hold for me. I now run arround seeing clients, doing pitches, attending networking opportunities and alot of events and I can honestly say that the way I prepare for my day influences my confidence in a huge way. Getting up and doing a quick cardio session at the gym, preping my hair and painting my face, topping it of with my favourite fragrance makes me feel more confident to approach people and to dominate a room. After all confidence is not something you can see, but most definitely a presence felt or an expensive sent in the air.

  22. Believe it or not… Going to the shops alone with my baby! πŸ˜‚ Pram ain’t glam… You gotta rock it!

  23. I must be honest if someone compliments me on smelling good it really boosts my confidence but then again having a great hair day does wonders to. So id say If I smell good and have a great hair day then shut the damn door…..nothings going to dampen my spirit πŸ˜‰

  24. When my make-up is nothing short of perfect and I finally manage to get my eyebrows on fleek! When you look good, you feel good and your confidence shows… cue the compliments and score a lekker ego boost for the day!
    I find something special in the moments when women compliment each other on their looks and chat about how theu achieved it, during those sincere moments new friendships are made…. at least that is how I learned to be able to do my makeup almost perfectly.

  25. A perfectly glossy mani, a slick of lipstick and and spritz of my favourite fragrance, and I can face anything x

  26. There really is NOTHING better than a Divine Fragrance to lift your spirits and make you feel confident. Never mind when you’re feeling up and fab, you spread that energy around you, and leave everyone else feeling awesome and Fabulous too!

  27. What makes me feel most confident is when my skin and hair is looking amazing, without me having to put on makeup or blow out my hair. Rare moments, but I love them most.

  28. Definitely having a great hair day boosts my confidence.. running my fingers through my long hair and letting it fall back into my face.

  29. Definitely a well applied smokey eye, a flattering outfit, a great hair day and obviously an amazing scent all lead to feeling incredibly confident.

  30. I’m mostly confidential just after I’ve had my deep cleans facial laser treatment. This is my magic beauty trick because my skin just glows especially since I don’t wear a lot of make up.

  31. Smelling good is one thing, but feeling good and having self love comes from within. If you look and feel good, we are more inclined to love ourselves back. I am all about self love this May month. Time to do me. Great comp by the way. X

  32. Smelling good whether It be a good perfume or a good smelling body butter! Anything that lasts for the day. Plus having my nails done, that always makes me feel like I have my life together.

  33. A bottle of champagne!! Ag…did I say champagne?? I meant “a bottle of perfume!” πŸ˜‚

    Other confidence boosters are nice clothes, clean hair, face maked up and a pair of heels! πŸ’™

  34. What helps me feel confident is a killer smile with the perfect outfit and shoes hair done. And to top it of a nice scent of perfume

  35. This might sound funny… But shaving my legs! Hahaha! If my legs are nice and smooth I feel great. Being a mom of two… Well, you don’t always get time for yourself to do the necessary “grooming” The other thing that makes me feel good is having a tan. Everyone looks better with a bit of colour on their skin πŸ™‚

  36. A really good hair day! if my hair does not look good i wont feel good! nothing boosts my confidence like a good hair day! my outfit will never look good if my hair is a mess!

  37. My husband makes me feel confident he encourage me everyday to tell me i can do what ever i want ❀ and a good hairday off course😁

  38. Wearing matching underwear, having glowing & healthy skin (I love facials) and smelling good.

  39. When I have my hair done at the hairdresser and the next morning it still looks amazing. That makes me feel like a supermodel.

  40. What gives me confidence all day through, πŸ’ƒπŸ»
    Is a fresh face of makeup and wearing a new stylish dress too! πŸ‘—πŸ’„πŸ’‹
    Confidence isn’t something
    only other people possess,πŸ‘„
    Though it’s a quiet self-assurance that
    what they do will be a success.πŸ†πŸ₯‡βœ¨
    You can fake it β€˜til you make it.πŸ˜ƒ
    Never given,πŸ™πŸ»
    You need to take itπŸ’ͺ🏼
    and create the conditions πŸ‘ΈπŸ»
    where fear of failure πŸ™…πŸ»
    matters less
    So that you can truly be the best πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ†πŸ₯‡βœ¨β€οΈ

  41. I’m a fragrance fanatic. Love perfumes from the time I was a teen. Somehow if you smell great it makes you feel confident and amazing. Besides makeup my perfume is what makes me feel confident the mostπŸ’œ

  42. When my hair, outfit, shoes and fragrance are on point it boosts my confidence. I love looking and smelling beautiful

  43. HI there, I feel confident when I am at my ideal weight and I fit into my clothes, my skinny jeans and feel lighter! not too far away from that weight at least!

  44. When you need that boost of confidence, simply treat yourself to a good haircut beautifully blowdried and styled, have those hands and feet massaged and gel painted, spritz a little of your favourite fragrance and voila! You’ve just walked off the cover of a magazine! Go get ‘en!

  45. Nothing makes me feel more confident and elegant other than a good fragrance. I am a fragrance fanatic. #onlytherealdeal

  46. To see that I have dropped 2 dress sizes makes me feel confident and bold as a woman

  47. I feel my absolute most confident self after a full 8 hour sleep and when my hair is washed and blow dried and my eyes aren’t puffy and my eye liner glides on to have the most striking effect. Also…I feel my best 2 weeks after my period when my weight is perfect and my skin spotless. My mum always told me that true beauty is skin deep and doing at least one act of kindness is worth all the difference at the end of each day which I strive to do and that keeps me going to be my best self.

  48. If I have a good ,strappy pair of heels and a awesome looking dress with a special fragrance on,then I’m ready to take on the world.Tjetes nothing more alluring than a good long lasting perfume to turn heads as u walk.

  49. There’s nothing like a good perfume to make u feel all woman with confidence… Absolutely love my perfumes,I normally use Red Door or Dolce&Cabana light blue but I would really like to try Lady Emblem elixir…

  50. Definitely fragrance. The perfume I wear depends on my mood, weather, outfit etc. I don’t leave the house without applying perfume

  51. The perfect hairdo, perfect perfume and perfect lipgloss makes me look and feel fabulous all day long!!!! Please please please pick me, i want to win this so #bad. Cant afford to buy it, and it smells beyond awesome! This would be the best Mothersday gift ever.

  52. If my hair looks good I’m happy, the other things have to come from the inside….. Kindness, love, respect!! That makes me feel beautiful and good about myself. πŸ’—πŸŒΈπŸ’—

  53. when my hair is done…i feel i can take on the world, mainly because its always in a pony tail…also a nice matching outfit and a leather handbag…makes me feel unstoppable.

  54. There’s nothing like a good perfume to make u feel all woman with confidence… Absolutely love my perfumes,I normally use Red Door or Dolce&Cabana light blue but I would really like to try Lady Emblem elixir… Feeling confident after a warm soaking tub, washed hair… dressed to kill with the best smelling perfum on!

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