Friday Fragrance: The Forbidden Fruit of Lolita Lempicka
When I get my hands on Rance Pauline, I was reminded of how I used to love Lolita Lempicka fragrance and sprayed it every single day that I even stock a spare bottle. In fact, way back when, I only owned two perfumes: MAC MV 1 and Lolita Lempicka. Why Pauline reminded me of Lolita Lempicka? Just because both are a powdery kind of fragrance from the first time you spray them on. One word of advice, this fragrance is not for the faint of heart. So if you like something sweet and soft, skipping this article wouldn’t hurt you. But once in a while, even the sweetest girl needs to be a bit seductive, right? That’s when Lolita Lempicka will save the day.
If there’s a scent for seduction, than this would be it. Though it opens up with a baby powder-like scent that lingers for quite a while, I think the fact that it opens up with a note of violet is what make it so powdery. It’s combined with Ivy and star anise, which creates an introduction to the licorice note that reveals itself at the heart notes. This is what makes it perfect for a night out fragrance or a second date material. Although it seems quite a powerful fragrance at first but it’s way more intriguing than that, because as the dark licorice takes charge, the scent of iris, amaryllis, orris root and cherry are framing it softly creating a soft outer layer for the intense note. Surprisingly, the fragrance is wrapped with a rather creamy and warm notes of tonka bean, vanilla, pralines, vetiver, and musk.
Lolita Lempicka was quoted on this fragrance and said that “I drew on my distant memories to recreate this intense moment when a girl is waiting to become a woman.” An intense one no less, is what you would expect as you spray the first fragrance from Lolita Lempicka. So if powdery fragrance and an intense one is right up your alley, this is definitely worth to get. Especially with the beautiful purple glass bottle in the shape of an apple which I immediately associated with the forbidden apple, that will surely looks beautiful on your vanity table.
I swapped my last bottle of Lolita Lempicka with Ritrit for a bottle of Annick Goutal Songes, that’s the beauty of Fashionese Daily – you get to meet kindred spirits and leads you to swapping. Maybe this will lead me to another bottle to review for the next Friday Fragrance.