Lolita Lempicka • L de Lolita Lempicka • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This review is based on a sample and on the reaction this perfume had with my personal chemistry. The drydown of this perfume is quite nice - sweet, but more grown-up and sophisticated smelling than Pink Sugar - however, getting to this drydown is a journey I do not enjoy. The top notes and the middle notes are just plain harsh, and one of the middle notes becomes especially harsh (sorry I can't tell you what note it is; I am neither familiar with the notes, nor is my nose trained to identify them). I pretty much thought this perfume was a definite no-go; the top and mid notes gave no indication of anything pleasant to come. Surprisingly, in the end, this smells very nice. If only it smelled that way from the beginning, I would certainly purchase it, but it isn't worth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off, I should admit that this is not at all the kind of scent I like. Like some other reviewers here, I snagged this unsniffed at TJ Maxx. I recalled that it's an oriental fragrance, which I generally like. And, well, the price was so good that I decided to risk disappointment. It turned out to be one of those ultra-sugary fragrances that tend to annoy me. But, while it's not my favorite scent, I find that it's actually pretty handy to have around. It's a great antidote to bad tastes and smells. If I've managed to burn the food I was cooking, a spritz of this on my wrist makes things more tolerable. It's not the highest recommendation for a scent, but again, this just isn't my kind of fragrance. Another plus is that the packaging is just gorgeous. I will definitely keep the bottle around after I've emptied it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This was part deux of an unsniffed TJMaxx bargain coup (the other was Fleur de Corail). And, boy, was I happy to discover that I actually liked both of them (and that my husband liked FdC so much that he now wears it Ė despite the very un-unisex looking bottle Ė but thatís another storyÖ). L de Lolita starts off with a citrus flash, with lots of orangey goodness, and becomes envelopingly sweet, but not cloying or artificial. In the heart, there is warm cinnamon and immortelle. Iím discovering that Iím not a huge fan of immortelle (partly through sampling of ELdOís Like This), but I donít mind this note too much here. L is also musky, and although I donít love many musks, this one has won me over by being warm and not overly salty (just a little, like beach air). I really like the drydown, as well, as I am a big fan of vanilla in general, and this one feels complex and not just ďcupcake, cupcake, cupcakeĒ (not that I donít love my cupcakes Ė Pilar & Lucy The Exact Friction of Stars, Iím talking about you, my sweet one!). Well, okay, maybe itís orange-vanilla bundt cake, but Iím not going to complain.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very limited review based on an in-store tester: This is a very heavy fragrance on me. It's caramel and coconut, with just a whiff of burnt plastic for the top and middle notes. The drydown is nice, but identical to Pink Sugar's drydown on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Lemon icing on a cinnamon roll on a plastic plate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I think this is going to be my go too scent for the up and coming spring/ summer season. It is a lot lighter than majority of other perfumes that I have. When I first spray it, it has distinct orange/ citrus notes that mix with the vanilla to create a truly unique smell. As the scent wears on, it smooths out to a delicate and slightly masculine, very clean vanilla scent, not too sweet but just perfect. I love it, I don't think it will become too cloying in the heat, which I find flowerbomb does become in the summer.
The bottle is delicious. I love it, I am a huge fan of all the Lolita Lempicka bottles and boxes. They're all adorable. However it annoys me that they don't have caps of their perfume, as it is hard to travel with them.
I probably will purchase this again. I think it is lovely and a perfect sweet/ gourmandish scent for summer wear, which is often hard to come across.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Initially this is a very sweet vanilla fragrance. As it dries, changes into some kind of bitter smelling base that reminds me of bark with a hint of vanilla. I don't really get any spice or salt from it and it doesn't seem "beachy" or "aquatic" in the least, which I was expecting after seeing the bottle. It is however, a quite strong and heavy scent. The liquid has turned a dark brown color, probably because of the vanilla.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Salt water taffy at the Santa Monica pier on a warm summer evening, that's what this fragrance evokes for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So, I pretty much bought this for the bottle, but returned it.
The bottle is gorgeous, as is the scent, but they don't mesh. This isn't beachy at all, it's more of a clovey orangey spicy scent, very full of incense and STRONG. I returned it because I bought it in the thick of summer, thinking it'd be perfect (I swear, everything changes outside of Ulta. Darn scent overload.)
I'd like to purchase this again for fall, it seems like it'd sing against colder weather, especially with burning leaves. But,
I think I found a decent (and much cheaper) dupe in Pacifica's Tibetan Mountain Temple. To my nose, they're both more sophisticated, wearable mulling spices.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After reading the sparkling reviews here- I think it is safe to assume that my own skin chemistry may have prevented me from enjoying this perfume as much.
The bottle is beautiful- it is a glass pebble with a holden net decorating the upper half of the bottle, with a little star fish caught inside and the 'L' charm dangling from it. As a few reviewers have already mentioned, it is challenging to figure out where the perfume sprays because the pump is so small and discreet- you don't want to accidentally spray your hand or face with this one.
The perfume notes are as follows:top notes of, Bitter Orange, Orange Flower, and Cinnamon, complimented by middle notes of: Immortal Flower and Vanilla, and tied together by base notes of, Woods, Amber, and Musk
The combination sounded so beautiful, warm, and sunny. However on me the vanilla note smells cheap and synthetic,rather than warm and inviting. It overwhelmed and spoiled the other scents for me, distorting them so i could hardly make out the fresh orange, floral and cinnamon notes that would dance with the amber and musk. I encounter this problem a lot with perfumes, the vanilla some perfume houses use is often too strong- phew vanilla based fragrances have managed to capture the true warmth that is vanilla- instead it smells much too sweet. Overall, I think this perfume has a lot of promise- if your skin chemistry works, that's a bonus because that means you will enjoy the delightful notes I have described to you. If it doesn't- than it's time to pack away the beach ball and move on to the next sea inspired number.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Took this to the Yucatan not realizing how perfect it would be. It's a loud fragrance even as it hints of relaxing, never-ending days in the tropics. The bottle is lovely. The only drawback, if you can call it that, is that it is sometimes hard to see where the fragrance is spraying out. But I do not detract lippies for that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
EDT: Sweet vanilla with a beachy note, similar to Dune with more vanilla. A gentle, calm, but pretty scent that evokes summer afternoons on the beach and the other finer things in life. The EDP, however, is the showstopper: Sweet, spicy, cinnamon-y incense with a swirl of vanilla and a hint of something wild and primal. It's a much more "mermaid" (i.e. seductive) fragrance than the EDT. Either one lasts 24 hours between showers. The bottle is beautiful faceted aquamarine glass heart with a golden net decoration and a clear, irregular glass cap and decorations, including a golden "L" charm studded with cabochon clear stones - I could almost buy it just for the packaging. It's funny - I had a bottle of the EDT, but left it behind when I moved internationally. Then I recently smelled it on a girl on the bus and had to have it again. People usually pick the wrong perfume for themselves, so I don't generally like to smell someone else's perfume in public, but this was delicious on her.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I picked this up on a whim at TJMaxx, and I think I just found my HG perfume! Sense of smell and chemistry must really vary, because I can't imagine wearing this and NOT thinking of the beach! It feels/smells like a romantic stroll on the beach on a warm summer night.. while holding a stick of beautiful incense (lol). I don't get cookies or cake at all! This perfume is just.. dreamy. I've never before had a perfume call forth such lovely images in my mind.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is quite a unique fragrance. It is sweet and spicy at the same time. I think I will wear this mostly in the fall and winter time. It reminds me of a fresh hot apple pie right out of the oven....not because it smells like apples, but more like the spices you find in pies (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) with a hint of vanilla and orange. I find this perfume lasts quite a while on the skin as well. I got very lucky and bought a 1.7 ounce bottle of this at T.J. Max for $25! I also love the bottle that it comes in.....it looks like a little treasure you would find at the bottom of the ocean : )
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This was disgusting on me. I don't know if it was the licorice, but this turned into straight-up pipe smoke smell on me. Yuck!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
After going back-and-forth on trying to decide whether or not I love this scent, I now know that I love this scent. I originally bought it a few months ago after thinking I loved it. Then I wore it once or twice, and decided I didn't like the spicy cinnamon note, so I returned it to the store. Now 3 months later, I found myself missing it, especially on warm summer nights, so I repurchased it. Love the orange-vanilla scent thats blended with a good dose of cinnamon. It's sweet, it's spicy, it's a very warm scent. It's not an everyday-all-purpose scent, but it's perfect for when you want/need it. Plus, I found it for just $16.99 at Marshalls.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The bottle is kind of weird, honestly. Pretty but weird.
The scent is a warm complex scent with strong vanilla basenotes.
I find it a warm skin-scent musky neutral scent. Very pleasant.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
L is a sweet, musky, woody vanilla. Smells orangey and warm. Comparable to TM Angel, but not as sickeningly sweet and it lacks the stench of patchouli. Still, it's an odd little scent and I wouldn't say it's entirely pleasant. I'm not a big fan of gourmand orientals because there's something sickly about most of them. Florientals are less offensive and more fresh.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not really into notes but i found this vanilla fragrance to be a bit depressing. It's not bad and I wish i could put my finger on it. There's something very old, boring and dark about this. Luckily it only last for about 3hours.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is some orgasmically delicious perfume. It smells just like my bedroom used to smell when I was in my goth incense-burning phase :D
On me, it breaks down to bergamot(which is oneof my all-time favorite scents) vanilla, incense, a bit of cocoa, and burning leaves. It reminds me of my old theme song from high school, 'Black No. 1' by Type O Negative- "Her perfume smells like burning leaves..." Lol! Oh, nostalgia... It also kind of reminds me of Amorito from The Body Shop, which was one of my favorite perfumes before they axed it. Its got a similar 'fudgy' quality to it.
I love, love, LOVE this. I just ordered a huge 2.7 oz tester off ebay for about $32 & and I just wanna bathe in it. I can see how some people wouldn't like this though. I actually didn't like it at first until about half an hour after testing it. I couldn't stop sniffing my shirt, and I got a compliment from a male coworker right away. You definitely have to have the right chemistry for this one, but if you do, OMG. Smell heaven. Guys seem to really like it. This stuff lasts forever too, I sprayed some on my hoodie on sunday & I can still smell it on tuesday.