Lacoste fragrance



An exceptional athlete who competed in the greatest tournaments around the world, René Lacoste was also a visionary creative who was able to bring style into the court by defying all the conventions of the 1920s. His stroke of genius? The creation of the iconic L.12.12 white petit piqué polo shirt, emblazoned with the famous green crocodile in reference to the nickname given to him by journalists and opponents.

To this day at the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments, the Lacoste collections are still everywhere to be seen, worn by players and keen spectators alike. Each according to their own codes and own style. And this is even more so the case at the Roland-Garros tournament. One of the most eagerly awaited sporting events of the spring, it has remained a privileged partner of the brand since 1971.

Celebrating 50 years of close collaboration between the prestigious tournament and the crocodile, Lacoste has created a limited-edition Roland-Garros scent to join and enhance the L.12.12 range.

Naturally, the fragrance is inspired by the playful yet decisive back-and-forths that have occurred on the legendary clay court, in an explosive and unique mix of refreshing notes.

L.12.12 Roland-Garros Limited Edition: a winning serve for freshness played upon the clay court

Making no compromises on freshness, this light, masculine elixir features the sparkling citrus top note of L.12.12 Blanc, paired with a unique “Clay Court” accord. Perfumers Marie Salamagne and Ane Ayo recreated this scent from a sample taken from the renowned Court Philippe-Chatrier.

And the result of this utterly unique match? An instantly impactful and invigorating aromatic-woody fragrance. It is marked by the vivifying energy of citrus fruits, a thrilling rush of green herbal notes and the enveloping power of a set played between clay and wood. 

  • Top notes: Finger Lime – Grapefruit Essence – Star Anise Essence
  • Heart notes: Parsley Leaf – Clary Sage Essence – Eucalyptus Essence
  • Base notes: Roland-Garros Clay Court Accord – Cedar – Vetiver Essenc

A new bottle, cut to order

While the bottle’s design still harks back to the shape of the famous white cotton polo shirt, sporting its iconic embroidered crocodile, the colours on its front incorporate, in a modern graphic style, the legendary orange and green of the Parisian tournament. Upon the intertwining R and G insignia, the legendary player’s signature emerges in triumph, like an autograph given upon finishing a winning set.

Find the Lacoste X Roland-Garros collection on sale in the official Roland-Garros online store.