Finished this 5mL/0.16floz. deluxe sample of Lancome Absolue Sublime Oleo-Serum a couple of weeks ago but didn't get around to review until now. I got the sample from the Saks 5th Avenue's holiday 2013 GWP.
I guess this is Lancome's premium line because the full size goes for a whopping $187/1 oz., yes you read that right. So this hit it way out of the field for me but I'm glad to have tried this sample. Because guess what, I actually liked it ^.^ The sample came in a hygienic pump tube and I got a good two weeks out of it for morning and night, using 2 pumps each time.
This was a serum that was really pretty coming out of the tube in a shimmery peach pearlescent gel cream. This was not what impressed me at all as I don't actually care for how pretty my skincare products look. I do care how it feels going on though, and in this case it was a refreshing feeling which made me think there was alcohol in it. That said, I didn't smell the alcohol because the serum was scented, and I do admit I did like the scent quite a bit. It reminded me of the Lancome perfume O Oui!, which was one of the very few perfume I actually wore every once in a while. Unfortunately, it looks like Lancome has discontinued this perfume and it's no longer available in the US.
But I digress. The serum spread easily, absorbed cleanly and quickly, and it made my skin velvety soft. I don't know the longterm benefit of using this because, well, I only tried it for two weeks. This is another reason I won't spend $200 for the full size -- it just seems crazy to spend that much on a serum! So even though I do like it, I'll move on to something move affordable.