Cacharel • Lou Lou • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ordered Loulou unsniffed online at Parfum1 in a 30ml bottle for practically nothing, and it was instant LOVE!!! Was intrigued by LT's review in Perfumes: The Guide - 5 stars - and the positive reviews here on MUA. I wasn't disappointed...it's wonderful! In fact, I'd say it doesn't seem vintage at all. It's in a similar genre to a few new releases, like Parisienne and Ma Dame; but IMO, Loulou blows them all away. I don't find it sweet. It's an edgy, in your face, floral oriental with a warm base. Addiction.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have over 20 fragrances, but wearing just Loulou I get compliments from men of all ages
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This purchase was inspired by Luca Turin who calls it one of the greats. Don't be put of by the low price, he says. Well I'm not one to be deterred by a bargain (!). I WAS put off by the packaging though, which is simply hideous - the box and the bottle both represent the worst of 80s taste imo.
However - it's so worth it when you get to the juice. I have the edp which has good staying power and is not overwhelming. A gorgeous oriental, warm but not too powdery, with a floral beginning and a delicious drydown. Not a quiet fragrance to be sure, but lovely if you can carry it off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I remember not liking this when I was sixteen; I sprayed it on yesterday, thinking maybe my tastes had 'matured': big mistake!! This stuff is impossible to get off. One single spray resisted multiple soap & water scrubbings, & even reappeared after I sprayed tom ford black orchid on top. The fragrance is a strange mix of washing-powder soapiness and headache inducing oriental notes. Not sexy.
On the plus side - nice bottle, and only £9 in Boots at the moment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
No no no no no no don't even think about buying this perfume. It stinks of public toilets. GHASTLY.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So many memories around this scent!
I used to wear it in the 80's and felt like a powdery princess (or sort of) but it wasn't until I grew up that I understood how disturbing this perfume is. A cloud of powder mixed with concentrated yellow Baby Shampoo Johnson.
Most Cacharel scents are meant to be soft and innocently feminine, almost dreamlike according to their marketing profile, but they are very invasive in the results. I can't stand Anais Anais. Same problem.
Gloria was cloying and raw. Noa is just ok.
The bootles are very pretty. I still keep a beautiful LouLou bottle but never wear it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love it!!!! I have been wearing it since '88 or '89. I was 14 and I seen the ad in Sassy magazine and I have loved it ever since. It is my signature scent. I can't even describe it except, mysterious. I will always have a bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Only in the '80s would a perfume house design a wacky triangular bottle in clashing colors! But the juice inside is very nice and unlike anything else I've encountered. I scored a big bottle of the EDP when my mom cleaned out her fragrance stash.
Lou Lou is a soft, warm, powdery floriental that reminds me strongly of L'Heure Bleue, but with more vanilla and spices and less outright melancholy. It definitely has that mysterious "blue" vibe that was so popular then (Ombre Bleue, Blue de Chine, etc). It goes really well with cozy chenille sweaters and winter evenings. The sweet but definitely womanly "waft" this creates when it settles on the skin is very sexy. Lou Lou is a masterful composition-- it's very well blended. The '80s really produced some distinctive, never-again fragrances, for better or worse. This one's for better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've always been a perfume lover and combine that with the fact that you're learning to love perfume when you're really young, it's sometimes hard to discern whether you really love a scent or whether it's just nostalgia.. Loulou, "too sweet, too strong" Loulou. In school I never bought this because I thought I coud not carry it. Just was too sweet or something. At the same time, I loved it... This girl in my class wore it and honestly, she was 2x more beautiful because she wore this and carried it well.... When I revisited Loulou in "adult age", I was amazed that it was not simply a sweet-strong scent, it was really layered and rich and amazing!!! I revisited those teenager favourites, all of them from the lovely but spritzy ones to classics that will always have a place in my life (e.g., Knowing) this one should really get some credit. Loulou, I can't wear you every day but I love you and I am glad you exist. (I know many hate the bottle, I for one actually love the blue and red together...)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I discovered this scent when I was in high school in the early 90's. I'm not sure where I first smelled it but I know that I desperately wanted it and it wasn't sold within a 500 mile radius of my hometown on the windswept prairie. So my auntie bought it where she lived & sent it for Christmas. I loved it then & I love it now! So much that when they quit selling it here I started hoarding mine and only wearing it on special occasions. I just found some online, I'm going to order a new bottle & wear it all the time. Now that I am truly a woman, this fragrance suits me so much better than it did when I was a teenager. My boyfriend hasn't smelled it on me, I hope he loves it as much as I do. I adore the bottle, the contrast of robin's egg blue & crimson is gorgeous. It reminds me of a way more awesome version of Dior Hypnotic Poison, which on my wrist turns to root beer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
1/4 exotic island dreamer à la Gaugin
1/4 psycho bitch
1/4 sensual enchantress
1/4 gamine ingenue
stir it well, let it ripen in a wooden cask and open it for a very special occasion.
serve well-chilled in a champagne flute and decorate it with a maraschino cherry.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm a little late to the party as usual, but I'm so glad to have discovered this little gem at last!! Loulou was reduced in our local department store (£9 to be exact) and I felt so sorry for the lonely, little, blue bottle that I gave it a home on a whim.
I am so glad I did. This is a warm,expansive, womanly, sexy scent - a no holds barred type of perfume. When I looked up the notes I realised why we had fallen in love : iris, mimosa, vanilla, incense, mandarin, heliotrope - all the notes that I adore in a fragrance together in one beautiful little package.
If you are not afraid to say out loud what you feel and if you like to be noticed then this is the perfect scent for you. Give it a whirl, if you can find it. If not, I know where I can find some.....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Lou Lou! I remember smelling this on people years ago, it's ok. I got a small decant of Lou Lou, it's kinda on the too sweet side for me, but in a small amount is very pretty. It's easier when you can dab on instead of spray. Less is best.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Oh, Lou Lou! I adore it since it was introduced in 1987... I was just 11 then but it was love at first sniff.
A perfect floral oriental fragrance, just right from the fruity & flowery top notes to the great dryout, where incense, tonka bean and sandalwood create a long lasting, enchanting magic.
Can't live without it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
OMG, the best, ever ever ever!!
My favorite fragrance!!
The only thing I don't like about it is the flowery box which I think is kinda cheesy, and the bottle is just alright, not cute but not totally terrible either... but who cares about the packaging when the fragrance is like this... OMG, the best!! Too bad it's so hard to find these days.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is such a peculiar little fragrance. From the scent itself to the bottle. I'll start my review with the bottle. A lot of people probably wont remember this but there was a saturday morning television show where the main character would say "shazam" and he would turn into some type of superhero. I cant remember the name of the tv show but that tv show is the first thing i thought of when i saw the Lou Lou bottle. Also, remember the 70's movie Logan's Run? You know those death/taser guns that the police would carry around the kill people who tried to escape the city? The bottle reminds me of those taser guns. Now the scent. It makes me think of gingerbread. Imagine a bunch of freshly baked gingerbread men coming alive and dancing around your kitchen and house. It's very strong and quite unisex in my opinion. A peculiar little fragrance indeed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Up until recently I had decided this was too 80's smelling but today I tried it in a store and I can't stop smelling my wrist! I really think LOU LOU could actually make a comeback. It's an incredibly unique and powerful fragrance with rich floral and musky notes. This has been my aunty's signature scent for many years and it smells exquisite on her. She is a very classy, glamorous and sophistocated woman. To me this fragrance should not be worn by anyone under the age of 30 or it could just come across as tarty. It's a very intoxicating scent and if you like strong, heady fragrances like Hypnotic Poison, Angel, JPG, Addict, Samsara etc then you should give Loulou a try! I'm very tempted to get some myself! The vintage style bottle is kinda cool too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love Lou Lou ... my mom always used this fragrance when i was very young and it remembers me of all the happy times of my childhood.
i think Lou Lou smells like Grape, Powder and Cherry-Petals. My bf LOOOOOVES it !!!!
BUT only apply a few drops on your skin... else it would be too much...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wanted to like this. It is a rich, sweet, thick floral blend, much like Ombre Rose or Lipstick Rose. To me, it is overly sweet, syrupy and powdery. Here is a description from Jan Moran:
Year introduced: 1987
Scent Type: Floral Oriental
Top Notes: Bergamot, blackcurrant buds, green leaves, marigold, mandarin
Heart Notes: Jasmine, heliotrope, mimosa, tiare, ylang-ylang
Base Notes: Tonka bean, incense, iris, musk, vanilla, sandalwood
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Green
Even though I was a teenager in the 80's, I did not own this perfume. Oddly enough, I purchased it for the first time last fall (2006). It definitely brought back memories, and fond memories they are! I must have smelled this on someone while I was growing up because upon smelling this, I was transported back to my teenage years, which was a very good time in my life. My life is much different now, as I am about to be married for the first time (late bloomer!). I think the thing that I like most about this fragrance is the way I FEEL when I wear it. I feel carefree, confident, and happy when I wear it; all the things I was a young girl. I'm about to embark on one of the most important events of my life: marriage and hopefully toward motherhood, and I like wearing this perfume because it reminds me of who I used to be when life was so much simpler:-)