67% would repurchase
on 7/14/2017 2:51:00 AM
More reviews by snowdon
While I admire the bottle of Lolita Lempicka fragrances (except for the Sweet-line), I must admit I could not be convinced by any of the LL fragrances I came to know, neither on myself nor on someone else, starting from the original. Be that as it may, I had some expectations for L'Eau Jolie because many people on a review website seemed to embrace this flanker as finally THE Lolita for those who couldn't get on well with the other standard versions. Perhaps I could count one such pretty apple to my possession at last?Apparently it was not meant for me to own any of the magical apples. On my skin, I didn't get any of the notes listed, nor the ones that were mentioned by other reviewers. The citrus veers into the cleaning product territory, and otherwise it is like a nice albeit thin floral-fruity shampoo - something I personally do not have the need for.It is spring-like, light, inoffensive, youthfully feminine (not girly in a candy way) and even innocent, as if the namesake heroine had been stripped off of all her premature traits and attempts on seduction and manipulation with her sexual appeal. The bottle colour in soft pink and naming does match up with the concept conjuring the untinted, healthy 'joy' of a preteen girl without all the dark facets that were well presented in the other versions.Surely, I thought there was a delicate and powdery (unlisted) violet somewhere peeking out from time to time, reminding me of the original, and this certainly inherited the DNA as a proud but very different member out of the LL apple family. I could really see both the pros and cons for this flanker and its pitifully unthankful position - those that are avid fans of the usual LLs will certainly dismiss this as nothing they have been accustomed to, and for the rest, like me - it will depend on the chemistry and personal demand.While this is surely nothing 'unique' in the world of perfumes and, as other people have pointed out, there are similar fragrances out there at a much lower pricepoint, I could understand why one of this kind among the other standard LLs was released: It could've (since it was discontinued) got fans outside the usual target group, and the passionate fan and apple collector would perhaps not hesitate to add this to the collection if only for the bottle...For me, perhaps 15 years ago I wouldn't have withstood the temptation to keep it for the vessel's sake; but considering the amount of alternatives, it was not worth even on sale; and there'll be someone out there who'll be happy to actually both wear and enjoy it not only as a treasured object.My low rating is based on the price charged, which I find is not on par with the quality of the content (except for the bottle for collectors' value.)
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on 5/4/2017 9:23:00 PM
More reviews by matildaCPH
Oh my.. I cant get enough of this. . I feel like sniffing myself over and over.. probably the most mysterious, woodsy and fairytalish fragrance ever.. a mix of liquorice, woods and sweetness in a bottle.. just amazing...
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/9/2016 12:05:00 PM
More reviews by Ruby2003
Elle L'Aime has been described as a tropical scent with coconut and lime. I was looking for something of a tropical standout. It turned out to be less of a Coconut cocktail than warm floriental. The top notes: Citrus accord, bergamot and neroli.Heart notes: Coconut, jasmine and ylang-ylangBase notes: Sandalwood, vanilla and myrhhUpon first sniff, this is a warm floral. The jasmine takes center stage. I am missing the citrus and fresh bergamot. After an hour or so the jasmine was still overwhelming but the warmness of the sandalwood and vanilla began to appear. If you are looking for coconut I am not sure if you will find it. Here it lends itself to more of a creamy scent than actual tropical fruit. And what citrus? The initial blast is a little acidic and sharp but any citrus fades quickly.Overall this is a lovely scent. But much more of a floral than anything else. For me its not winner. Something in here reminds me of Estee Lauders Beyond Paradise...which I wore for sometime during my flirting with florals phase but also gave away because it just wasn't "me".
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/20/2016 3:50:00 PM
More reviews by mhubbard
This is basically a watered down version of the original LL. Boring, but inoffensive and doesn't last. It is quite a generic floral scent so the glowing reviews surprise me. I purchased thinking that I loved the original so much, how could this possibly go wrong? Live and learn.
on 7/11/2016 9:59:00 PM
More reviews by allureveil
Just want to put in my "Yea" vote for this amazing Lolita Lempicka fragrance. This one is truly unusual (as per other reviews that describe all its notes), but every bit as delicious, albeit with less staying power, as some of the other LLs. Still...it gives me a great deal of pleasure. Definitely worth a try.
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