Perfume: Maison Margiela ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’


Maison Margiela ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’

“Recollection of silky skin, crumpled linen sheets and the reassuring scent of fresh laundry. Time stands still, leaving only memories and sensations.”


Top Notes: Aldehydes, Pear, Lily of the Valley

Heart Notes: Iris, Rose, Orange Flower

Base Notes: White Musk, Patchouli, Ambrette Seeds

Perfumer: Louise Turner


In Review…

Ah! Does fashion get any cooler than the elusive Maison Margiela? I think not! Which is why I had to do a little investigation into the ‘Replica’ perfume collection by the same label. Each fragrance is inspired by a different moment, place or time in life; Lazy Sunday Morning, Flower Market, Tea Escape, Jazz Club, Funfair EveningPromenade in the Gardens and Lipstick On. I have Lazy Sunday Morning, because it’s a time and place I’m always happy to return to and it’s such a beautiful, quiet rose-based fragrance.

Whilst I normally favour rich, heavy, dark and smoky fragrances, sometimes it’s just too early in the day for perfumes like that and a girl needs something a little softer and airier. Maison Margiela ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’  is like the most perfect memory of a Sunday morning. True to it’s name, it really does conjure up feelings of clean white linen, open windows, early mornings, fresh flowers and newsprint, all enjoyed with a loved one by your side. It’s subtle but never boring, sun-bleached but not beachy and clean without being sterile. It contains notes of translucent florals; Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orange flower and Iris, with a hint of  fresh Pear. As for the Aldehydes, this accord gives it both a clean, lemony, floral soapy feel, but also give the fragrance a slight nod to the classics (it’s a similar note to that you will find in Chanel No. 5, Lanvin Arpege and Hermes Caleche). Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning is the scent of clean sheets, soft roses and endless sunday mornings, it’s perfect for the summer mornings and also those who favour their perfumes to be a little more casual, quietly elegant and minimalist. It’s just lovely!

Maison Margiela ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’ is priced at £95 for a 100ml bottle and it is available from SelfridgesJohn Lewis and Nordstrom for my US-based friends.




  1. Amie Cadwallader
    July 12, 2017 / 8:43 am

    That scent sounds absolutely lovely & that bottle is amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
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    • fashionforlunch
      July 12, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thank you so much! It’s so so lovely Amie! xxx

  2. July 12, 2017 / 9:28 am

    This post makes me really want to smell that fragrance! Love the bottle too

  3. July 12, 2017 / 10:33 am

    This sounds exactly like the kind of fragrance I love for everyday! I need to get my hands on some of this! x

  4. July 13, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Your photos are so beautiful! This perfume sounds lovely but I think it is a little out of my price range x

  5. Laura
    July 13, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I haven’t smelt any of the scents, but this brand intrigues me!! X

  6. July 13, 2017 / 7:09 am

    I love everything about this and I haven’t even smelt it!

  7. Roxie Watt
    July 13, 2017 / 7:25 am

    I’ve never heard of this fragrance before but it sounds lovely. I’ll keep an eye out for this brand in the future.

  8. July 13, 2017 / 7:27 am

    It sounds so bright, fresh and lovely! Beautiful

  9. Megan McCoig
    July 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This sounds like such a perfect weekend perfume. I love the packaging of these fragrances. I need to treat myself!!

  10. July 13, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I love this simple, clean packaging and your photos are *amaze*! x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 13, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you so so much xxx

  11. July 13, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    This sounds really lovely xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 14, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Thank you so much xxx

  12. MakeErinOver
    July 14, 2017 / 12:26 am

    That sounds so incredible! So so nice! I would love a fancy scent like this 🙂

  13. July 14, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I love the way you describe scents, I recently when to a workshop where we tested out essential oils and I find the way they make perfume so fascinating!

  14. Cass
    July 15, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Sounds like an incredible perfume! Love the bottle and overall design.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • fashionforlunch
      July 15, 2017 / 9:14 am

      It’s just lovely and you are right, the branding is incredible

  15. xkass
    July 15, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Ok so I’m not really a massive perfume lover as I am really sensitive to smells but this sounds so lovey! I Love how you have described it x

  16. July 18, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I love how you’ve photographed this with the shadow of the Baby’s Breath – it’s very tempting! xx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 18, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      ah thank you so much! I got lucky with the light that day! xxxx