Lolita Lempicka • Forbidden Flower/Fleur Defendue • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow! This perfume is just AMAZING! I never wear perfumes but this one made me change my mind. It has a sweet yet distinctive and very defined smell... as I do not use any perfumes except this one I have no idea how to describe it except.. wonderful!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cute scent. I bought this because it was on sale and I've actually never disliked a scent from this line.
Of all the absinthe fragrances I've tried this one actually smells the most like absinthe to me-- though not the romantic *ideal* of absinthe, but rather like it ought to be poured over the back of a spoon.
The violet and anise notes of the original Lempicka are there with the addition of some piercing cherry and lots of almond. Why do I like it? After years of hating very sweet scents I'm getting strangely attracted to them. I bought a bottle of Miss Dior Cherie, for instance, which also has the strawberries-on-meth appeal. Forbidden Flower actually lacks the menthol notes and medicinal qualities of the original scent, and just goes for broke with the gourmand. Surprisingly though, this works out very well. Drydown is all marzipan. Did I mention how much I love marzipan?
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I had smelled a fragrance reminding me of cherry lips confectionary, but not knowing the fragrance had enquired online. Lolita Lempicka Fleur Defendue was suggested as a similar fragrance. It was my first time purchase of this fragrance and have to say I absolutely love it.I didn't find the atomiser difficult to use but I do wish it had a snap-on cover as I don't find the fragrance to last very well and would like to carry it around with me. It is said that perfume lasts longer if sprayed onto clothes and shall try this. The cherry fragrance seems to be the top note to my nose. I seem to be on an eternal quest for a perfume I can fall in love with and stick to, I think this could be THE one. I shall try the original one just to be sure though so maybe my perfume journey hasn't come to an end just yet! I do recommend this perfume, finding it an unusual fragrance, and although maybe the wrong way to describe this I have to say it is really delicious!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this perfume I am on my second bottle but I found with this second one I sneeze a lot when wearing it and my nose is always runny which did not happen the first time around I think I may have developed an allergy to it I am going to keep wearing it because I love it so much maybe it will go away in time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This purchase was actually an accident, I meant to purchase the original (in the purple bottle) but the lady at the counter got them mixed up. The bottle like all other Lolita Lempicka perfumes is absolutely charming! But I do find the "stem" part where it sprays a little finicky. I found it fairly similar to the original, except the initial spray was a little too strong for my liking, and the dry down more powdery and floral with a hint of almond and cherries.. Sounds pleasant but honestly as much as I wanted it to, this just didn't work for me.
The wear time was not impressive at all, lasting only a couple of hours on my skin before nearly vanishing! I found that the original lasted much longer, was a dreamier blend, and just overall more compatible with my skins chemistry. I would not repurchase, or recommend to those who dislike perfumes that fade easily - but who knows fragrance is such a personal thing.. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have no idea what absinth flower would smell like, but this is lovely. Soft, very light without much sillage, it's sweet like other LLs and is in the same vein as Coral Flower, but not as beachy. It goes on fruity and sweet and dries quickly to a skin scent, a soft possibly vanilla floral, but not distinct enough to pin down as such. It has a fantastic suggestion of rice face powder which I'm loving. Lovely
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Notes: Absinth Flower, Strawberry Leaf, Mimosa Stem, Peony, Violet, Aniseed Flower, Almond Musk, Morello Cherry Musk.
I love this perfume. I was planning on getting it online, and went into Sephora this afternoon to try it on. Let it sit on my skin for about an hour while walking around the mall and shopping, to see how it smelled with my body chemistry...and I could not stop sniffing my wrist. I gave in and paid a bit more to get it today from the store, after my boyfriend and his mom both repeatedly told me how nice it smelled.
At first, it has a powdery, very green and slightly soapy floral scent, but it really shines when you let it sink in and react with your skin. After a few minutes I could really smell the notes described on the website, and it faded to a very light, summery floral scent. Not too sweet and while somewhat of a more mature scent, no "old-lady" smell.
Thankfully I could hardly smell the musk though; I generally can't stand musky scents.
The bottle is gorgeous, but a little tricky to spray. And it is a bit expensive; I've never paid this much for a perfume, but I will definitely buy more when I run out.
It reminds me of springtime and fairytales. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have always seen these Lolita bottles at TJMAXX/Marshalls and have been intrigued, I then happened to see a YouTube video that mentioned this perfume and decided to pick it up. I stopped by Marshalls and they had the gift set for $25, I smelled the lotion to make sure it wasn't completely offensive. I honestly thought initially that it smelled good.
The next morning I went to use this and IT IS AWFUL! I mean, truly awful. I didn't realize that the top piece wasn't the cap so I forced it off and it completely broke the top of it off (glass and all), so unfortunately, I can't return this now. It gave me a killer headache and it smelled like poison ivy. I couldn't even bare to wear it any longer, so I had to wash it off and put on something else.
Seriously ladies, this is horrible, don't waste your money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this by accident. I told the seller I wanted the other Lolita Lempicka and she gave me this. I did not mind to return it since is a bit familiar to the other one but this one had more floral notes than the other one that has some floral woodsy notes. The staying power it last around 5 to 6 hours on my skin. At first when you spray it is strong but then as it dries out it soft cherry almond musk scent.
Will I buy it maybe if I can not find the original one. Funny is almost the same perfume but with more floral notes with almost the same bottle the only difference like I said is the green color in the bottle with more floral notes. I admit I use this fragrance a lot when I am bore out of my season fragrance. Also is my transitional summer fragrance. Is a nice summer gourmand fragrance. Which is good if you follow up the next season with a sweet woodsy floral gourmand fragrance like Lolita Lempicka.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
A lovely flanker by Annick Menardo (she of the absolutely rapturous Bulgari Black)--and you can smell a hint of rubberiness in this one too. It's another sweet gourmandy floral, with peony and violet in the heart and almond, cherry and musk in the base according to Fragrantica.com--very pretty, very wearable, and yes, featuring that lovely apple-shaped bottle again. And the even better news: as of Nov 2010, my local discount shops all seem to have stacks of half-price gift sets of this and other Lempicka scents. Definitely time to stock up!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this fragrance, It's the best smeling perfumes ever! this is my HOLY GRAIL item because I can't leave the house without spraying some on =)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I already own the original Lolita Lempicka and L...I decided I wanted small bottles of the other scents if I can get them. For some reason, this line of fragrances react very well with my body chemistry. I've tried popular scents where people rave over them, and have them smell awful on me. That being said...this smells like the original LL mixed with a dryer sheet when spritzed on a tester paper. Not good. I decided to try it on myself, and it smelled infinitely better. It is similar to the original minus many of the super complex notes, but with an added freshness. This also fades really, really fast. Still prefer my original one better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very cute bottle, i so love it, only if there's a way to open the bottle and switch out the fragrances.
I dont like the scent because way too strong for me.Smell also like the dry detergent you use to wash your clothes.
This is give me an headache for sure.
I am allergic to certain fragrance's scents, but I I mostly prefer floral over fruit or food. There's some fragrances that as soon as i smell it I start sneezing right away. Some example of scents I like are waterlily, lavendar, freesia, amber, jasmine, vanilla, orchid, and patchouli. Some that I don't like are grapefruit, passion fruit, pear, apple, anis, orange, peach, and strawberry. But usually it depends on how they are mix and the proportion they use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
On the prowl for a summer scent, I sampled this scent recently. Was not impressed. Very light and powdery... like there is a thin quality to it, as if it is not concentrated enough.
It's a shame, as I'd love to own the bottle; it's an exquisite tiny golden-green apple. Oh well, the search continues....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
creamy, sweet and easy to wear but Forbidden Flower isn't going to blow anyone away. i don't notice the cherry or any other note standing alone. it feels more like the base of a fragrance than a finished scent, and the name does not fit at all. i do not think that i will try anymore of the Lolita Lempicka line of flankers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky Eyes: Brown
I purchased I needed another spring summer scent like I need another hole in my head . . . . . but who's counting??? But really because I love the original LL I decided to give this a go. The similarities are detected instantly. There's no mistaking that FF is definately LL's springtime alter ego or fraternal twin sister. But this is lighter, sweeter, greener yet still sensual like the original. I really like it. If I were to type to buy fragrances more than once this would make the cut as does the original LL.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Of course this is similar to the original LL but only in the way two sisters are alike but not quite the same. This one has a lot more green and a lot less pronounced vanilla/licorice accord. While I wear the original on really cold days, this calls for a bit more warmth and sunshine.
Notes per Sephora:
Absinth Flower, Strawberry Leaf, Mimosa Stem, Peony, Violet, Aniseed Flower, Almond Musk, Morello Cherry Musk
vs. the original
Ivy Leaves, Aniseed, Amarena Heart, Violets, Iris Roots, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Musk.
Interesting how such different ingredients arrive at a seemingly similar result.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Green, powdery, flowery, with a bit of sweetness, and very SOAP like. Seriously smells like floral soap. I really don't care for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Add me to the list of reviewers who don't understand the low ratings. The only explanation I have is the baby oil/powder edge, which some people detest. So if you're one of those, stay away. Otherwise, it is so inoffensive and shy, I cannot understand how some labeled it as cloying. To my nose, this is not similar to the original (which reeks of anise). This one is more like a soft floral with a lot of musk and maybe just a hint of anise to make it a flanker. Th whole composition has a creamy Cacharel vibe to it, if that makes sense. The bottle is a bit too cute.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My absolute favorite. I'm down to the last few sprays of my bottle and can't wait to repurchase. A great fragrance for daytime and night-time use, and the scent lingers for a while. I work as a cashier and regularly have customers telling me how good I smell! I can't express enough how great this perfume is.